Sojourner and Our Lost Lambs
My new position as Director of Story Development at THE VOID added to our holiday madness this year and, at last, I have a moment to sit down and search... Read more
Sometimes Miracles Do Happen
Next week is my 60th birthday. I've been getting some wonderful early gifts over the last few months which, while not having anything to do with my birthday, have nevertheless... Read more
Beware of Dog: A Dan Shambles, Zombie P.I. Story
"The snarling whirlwind of fur struck a quiet drinking establishment in the Unnatural Quarter just after happy hour. Rampaging destructive hairy beasts weren’t all that unusual in the Quarter, however—especially... Read more
Stellar Rift and The Void
We're reporting today on the space suspense & horror SSM 'Stellar Rift' and thought you might appreciate an update.
I always like to start my designs with a... Read more
Frustrations and Solutions
It's been far too long since our last update. I honestly thought all of our shipments would have been handled before now and you would all be enjoying our game. ... Read more
Relative Time Approaching the Speed of Life
Or why is this (fill in the blank) project so late?
Starting about the time I was in Junior High School, I became fascinated by Einstein's theories of Relativity. Mind... Read more
Sojourner Creator's Workshop Revisited
We had an outstanding workshop today here at the Hickman Pearl Cottage! Not only did we enjoy hosting many Sojourner Story Module creators from our local region but were even... Read more
Creator's Workshop Expanded
UPDATE: We are expanding our Creator's Workshop tomorrow into TWO sessions. One will be held in the afternoon at 3:00 pm (Mountain Time) and the second will be in the... Read more
United States Shipments Complete
It's been quite a week. Our hands are sore, our backs are stiff but we have managed just before noon today to complete the processing on all the backer's shipments... Read more
Secret Mission ... and then the Big Push
Last week I was in Renton, Washington for a Secret Meeting. I cannot tell you what the subject was or who the amazing people were that I was meeting with... Read more
Tailgaters & Final Address Update
We held our Salt Lake City Tailgate delivery this last Saturday. The day before had brilliantly clear skies but by Saturday morning it was pouring rain like a waterfall. Armed... Read more
UPDATE: The First Shipment was Posted Today
Just a quick update to let you know that the first Sojourner Tales backer shipments went out today. Our schedule is still not cleared up and it is going to... Read more
Conventioneers! Sojourning in Atlanta and Salt Lake
FIRST, AND MOST URGENT...
A number of you have emailed me or messaged me here on Kickstarter regarding your changes of address. I am, you might understand, anxious to make... Read more
Last Call for Dragon Con Deliveries!
We are coming to the Dragon*Con convention in Atlanta, Georgia (August 28th - September 1st). We will be shipping these games tomorrow in order to hand them to you at... Read more
Dragon Con Atlanta ... here we come!
Laura and I just returned from the Gen Con Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana yesterday. It was quite a wonderful time for us, especially as we were able to deliver over... Read more
The Games are Afoot ... and Underfoot!
This morning, I received the call I had hoped would come. The truck containing our Sojourner Tales shipment was fifteen minutes away from delivering our games. Perhaps the day after... Read more
Welcome to the United States, Sojourner!
UPDATE: I received notice via email today that the cargo ship APL Southhampton has just delivered our shipment of Sojourner Tales games to the port of Los Angeles!
There's customs... Read more
Sojourner's Journey: The Games are on their way here.
Just a very quick update today. The games have left the manufacturing facility in China and are now aboard transport on their way here. I will have more details available... Read more
We are GO for GAME!
Late last week, we received one of the most important milestones in the production of our Sojourner Tales game ... the Mass Production Sample. This is the approval sample of... Read more
Disks and Bumps Along the Way
If everything is going smoothly ... then you just don't understand the situation. Old Hickman Proverb
Just wanted to share a quick update with you on Sojourner Tales. April has... Read more
Prototype is Awesome!
Yesterday, a box arrived on my doorstep which caused tremendous excitement here at the Hickman household. It contained the production prototypes for our Sojourner Tales storytelling board game.
This... Read more
Christmas, Chinese New Year, Getting it Right & New Stories!
Sojourner Tales continues to be an adventure of its own!Here's the latest update on the game and, just how soon Laura and I will be able to get it... Read more
Things have been quiet on this website for a while, but that doesn’t mean that we haven’t been busy! Quite the contrary; we have been working harder than ever to... Read more
Sojourner Adventure Dice
One of the stretch goals for our Sojourner Tales funding on Kickstarter was to include special, custom dice in the game. Of course, for our creators who are writing their... Read more
Rise of the Creators!
Earlier today, I flipped the switch on the Sojourner tales website which allows all licensed creators to open up their own storefronts for their Sojourner Tales adventures.
If you are... Read more
Our Holiday Gift to You!
As a special gift to our backers from our Kickstarter Project,I have put together a little Sojourner Tales Module just for the holidays. It’s a retrofit of our original... Read more
Sojourner Holiday Helpers
We all need a little help during the holidays ... and we're pleased to announce a pair of offerings that we hope will add to your cheer. Both of these... Read more
Sojourner D.I.Y. Now Available for Download!
The Sojourner Tales Do-it-yourself (D.I.Y.) game is now available for download to all backers at the D.I.Y. level and above!
Simply go to the Sojourner Tales website, log in... Read more
DIY (slight) Delay ... and a good thing, too!
We were gearing up for the release of the DIY version of Sojourner Tales we encountered a slight artwork delay ... partly because of your outstanding input! One of the... Read more
"'Ramp up' describes the period between product development, and maximum capacity utilization, characterized by product and process experimentation and improvements."It seems to me that having so successfully completed the... Read more
Sojourner Designer's Guide Released
Laura and I are delighted to announce the release of our first Sojourner Designer’s Guide. This is a work in progress but we have had such demand for a... Read more
An Incredible Conclusion ... a New Beginning...
Thank you! With your help, we have concluded the Kickstarter Phase of Sojrouner Tales with a phenomenal $55,651 in pledges ... 214% of our original funding goal!
We have... Read more
4 Hours: Twisted Dice Achieved!
What an amazing day! We've just swept past our next stretch-goal...
Now every game will be upgraded to include specially designed dice. These dice will add entirely new levels of... Read more
8 Hours: Rocketing Past Two Stretch Goals!
We are in the last eight hours of our storytelling board game kickstarter and we've been zooming past two exciting stretch goals!
EVERY Sojourner Tales Game will now include the... Read more
24 Hours: Special Shroud of the Avatar Offer!
Shroud of the Avatar and Sojourner Tales are excited to announce a very special offer to celebrate the final 24 hoursof Tracy and Laura Hickman's Sojourner Tales Kickstarter (and... Read more
28 Hours: The Lord British Decree!
Richard Garriott (a.k.a. Lord British) gave such a wonderful, heartfelt plea last night on behalf of our Kickstarter for Sojourner Tales that we thought we might want to share that... Read more
36 Hours: Shroud of the Avatar Hangout for Sojourner
Last night we enjoyed one of our best Sojourner Hangouts ever with Richard Garriott and members of his development team for the 'Shroud of the Avatar' computer RPG.
Laura... Read more
Countdown to Sojourner: Richard Garriott
T-57 hours and counting to the successful lift-off of Sojourner Tales. Today we are sojourning in the realms of both space and fantasy with Richard Garriott de Cayeax and his... Read more
New Stretch Goals: Dave Wolverton
We are counting down that last hours of our Sojourner Tales kickstarter campaign and could not wait to announce our stretch goals ... in reverse order, of course!
Pro Author:... Read more
4 Days Remaining: New Stretch Goals & Kevin J. Anderson
With only four days remaining in our Kickstarter phase, we're pulling out all the stops! Last night's google+ hangout with Kevin J. Anderson was a delight.
It includes Kevin... Read more
Lord British and Sojourner
One of the great privileges in my life is to be able to call Richard Garriott de Cayeux my friend. I am excited each day to be working with him... Read more
Hard Magic Comes to Sojourner Tales!
Larry Correia's Grimnoir setting is coming to Sojourner as we pass our third stretch goal!
All of our backers will be receiving a download copy of Larry Correia's Sojourner Story... Read more
Larry Correia's Sojourner Hangout
Tonight we had a really great Sojourner Tales hangout with our first pro author, Larry Corriea.
It was great to chat with him and hear his thoughts on story... Read more
R. A. Salvatore is a Sojourner
We are delighted to announce our latest amazing stretch goal: R. A. Salvatore wants to Sojourn with you!
R. A. Salvatore is an American author best known for The DemonWars... Read more
Hickman's Tuesday Hangout
We held a much-improved Google Hangout last night, took questions and had a wonderful time.
Tomorrow we hope to have the preliminary Sojourner Design Guide ready for your perusal... Read more
Design Guide Hangout Tonight
As we head into our final week of our Sojourner Tales Kickstarter project, we're excited to announce a series of Google Hangouts that we'll be hosting online. We'll be updating... Read more
Sojourner Story Modules: Where to Start?
We have less than ten days from the completion of our Kickstarter! We are driving hard toward the finish line to bring you the best possible game we can produce.... Read more
Hangout with the Designers
Tonight we will hold the first of our hangouts on Google plus, and you are all invited. It will be at 9 pm Eastern, 6 pm pacific time. We've created... Read more
14 Days: Professional Sojourners
An epic game of Sojourner Tales was played last week at GrandCon in Grand Rapids, Michigan, one which I approached with both excitement and not just a little trepidation. It's... Read more
Sojourner Pro: Kevin J. Anderson
THANKS TO YOU FOR MAKING OUR GAME POSSIBLE!I am thrilled today to announce our second set of stretch goals which is topped off by a VERY exciting addition to... Read more
Special Announcement: License Bonus & Add On
We are packing our bags with fierce determination for our flight in the morning to Grand Rapids, Michigan and the Grand Con convention there this weekend. However, something happened today... Read more
High Wire Act: Stretch Goals, Add Ons & You
Hurry! Hurry! Step right up! Now appearing in the center ring, the Flying Hickmans and their death-defying Kickstarter balancing act! Thrills... chills... and the looming threat of spills will leave... Read more
FUNDED! ... thanks to YOU!
It happened sometime last evening. The cumulative efforts of you good Sojourners brought our dream into reality by pushing our funding total over the full funding mark.
Thanks to you...... Read more
Many of you have asked us for a sample of how the game flows during actual play. Here is a video sampler that should give you an idea of how... Read more
Stretch Goals Part 1: Near Funding Experience
Dear Fellow Sojourners...because of your support and the incredible backing of others like you, we are approaching the full funding goal for Sojourner Tales. We are both overwhelmed and... Read more
Day 6: A Peek Behind the Curtain
Many of you have been asking about just how the Sojourner Story Module ... the part of the game where the story takes place .. relates to the play of... Read more
Day 4: ComicCon and the Stretch Goal Rush!
Laura and I meet Krynn -- literally -- at the Salt Lake City Comic Con convention. The parents of this lovely lady between us named her Krynn as she very... Read more
First day: 200+ backers and 44% funded!
What an wild and wonderful first day! Laura and I are at the Salt Lake City Comic Con and thrilled with the response to our game both at the convention... Read more