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122
backers
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 23 2014

About

Art Complete!!!

We've finished drawing all the initial launch art! Here is a sample of some of the different MyVatars you can create. Obviously the races aren't to scale because we wanted you to get a good look at the gear! 

Not to Scale! Have you ever tried to see the detail on Gnomish armor at real size?!?!!
Not to Scale! Have you ever tried to see the detail on Gnomish armor at real size?!?!!

Interface Design Complete!!!

Using MyVatar is as easy as selecting your gender, race, and physical features (like hair style / color, skin color, eye color, scars, tattoos, etc.

From there you just pick out whatever gear you want from our easy to use interface and you are ready to roll 20's (rolling 20's not guaranteed with this product). These are just a few of the screens that will make equipping your character super easy!

Reward Info

We've added some rewards! To simplify, if you would like to select multiple rewards, just select a reward level, then add more to your pledge. Then, simply send us a message about what rewards you would like to include.

Print it out for the game!
Print it out for the game!

Funding to Finish!

The Best Thing about this project is that we are already 75% done with it! We have a ton of art already complete; we just need some additional funds to get it out to the public!

Bonus Reward Level - ART!!!

Here is an awesome example of art you could receive if you select the art pledge level!

Our artists draw your character!
Our artists draw your character!

The Spiel

Have you ever been sitting around the game table while everyone is describing their character, when that one person holds up an amazing picture doodled on the back of a character sheet? Yeah, MyVatar was invented because, let's face it, we aren't that guy. We're the people who get to describe our character after that guy is done, and end up holding a piece of paper with a stick figure wielding glaive that looks like a halberd. And then the whole game is bogged down in the age old glaive/halberd discussion.

If you want to show off that sweet character you dreamt up, this is the app with which to do it! The goal of MyVatar is to let you create an avatar for use with any fantasy pen and paper RPG game. We want you to be able to select sex, race, skin color, hair style, hair color, scars, tattoos, eye color and a multitude of other options! And that is just the physical character. Once that is finished, you will be able to equip all different types of armor, clothing and weapons. Huzzah! We'll even figure out if it's a glaive or halberd for you!

App Overview

The goal is to create a mobile/tablet app (iPhone/Android) that allows you to construct your own basic characters. We will add more character options as we reach each stretch goal. 

The app will be free and allow people to make a male or female version of the races listed above. There will be basic gear to equip free of charge but all other gear will be an in-app purchase using gold coins. The coolest of you Kickstarter backers will get gear unlocked just for helping us out!

As word and popularity spreads for this little app, future versions of MyVatar will be made so you can create avatars for cyber punk, steam punk, sci-fi, gothic horror, and whatever else our audience desires!

Just a few of the millions of options!
Just a few of the millions of options!

Stretch Goals

All stretch Goals are in the chart below. Look below the chart for the next description as each one is unlocked!

Stretch Goal #1 - We will create 3 more heads for each race (male / female) so you can choose from different facial expressions and even change your eye color!

Mystery Bags of Holding!!!

In case anyone missed it, this is a sneak peak at the mystery bags you'll be getting! They will be chock full of awesome stuff from Sand Diego Comic Con and Gen Con so hurry and get yours!!!

Mystery Bags - Only 1 Left!
Mystery Bags - Only 1 Left!

How the Money Will be Spent:

The initial funding amount will be spent finishing up art, coding the application, writing descriptions for the remaining items, and in marketing the app once it is complete. Some of the money will also go toward kickstarter and credit card processing fees.

 Oh, and in case you were wondering...

Halberd | Glaive
Halberd | Glaive

Risks and challenges

Outside of the standard risks and challenges presented by natural disasters, this is a fairly low risk project. We have done a lot of the work already so are well invested in it's success. We also have the artists and programmers ready to go to finish it out.

That being said, depending on when this funds, we may not be able to start immediately if one of the resources earmarked is not available. Our deadline to complete reflects this. We would prefer to move forward with a proven resource than to waste time trying to get someone new up to speed.

We do face a challenge regarding copyrighted races and, to a smaller extent, equipment. We will reach out to Paizo and Wizards of the Coast regarding licensing for these few exceptions. We may not be able to put those races in the app, though. However, our launch goals reflect all open source content that can be used by anyone. So we are mitigating copyright risk in that way while maximizing content for the user.

Since we are planning on launching in the apple store, there is a significant chance that we complete our end of the project and it sits for several months in review. There is very little we can do to hurry their approval process, but we have added time into the project schedule to try and account for this.

Our team just hired an Android developer, but the development cycle will be slightly behind the IOS version so it will launch after the apple version.

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    :: Level 0:: An hearty "Thank You" from us and a amazing piece of in app MyVatar art for your refrigerator! Or FB profile pic. Or your locked phone screen. You can do whatever you want with it! Maybe even print and make paper boats! You get this even if the project doesn't fund, which, of course, it will!

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    Unlock ALL items at launch PLUS 6 save slots! That's 300 weapons, 80 clothing items, 44 sets of armor, and 16 shields! We'll even list you as a Super Backer, FTW.

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    :: Gen Con EXCLUSIVE Bonus Level 1 :: Everyone who pledges at this level before the end of Gen Con Sunday at 6PM PST will receive a Kickstarter Exclusive armor set PLUS Level 5. Already pledged? No worries! Simply upgrade your existing pledge if you want to get in on this!

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    :: Gen Con EXCLUSIVE Bonus Level 2 :: In this bonus pledge you will receive a Kickstarter exclusive weapon set PLUS Gen Con EXCLUSIVE Bonus Level 1! That’s a full set of exclusive Kickstarter armor and a full set of exclusive weapons! Already pledged? No worries! Simply upgrade your existing pledge if you want to get in on this!

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    :: Level 6 ::
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    :: Bonus Level - T-Shirts and dice :: Pledge at this level and we'll give you a lucky Up Up Down Down t-shirt and a nice new set of gaming dice! What could be better?!?! Oh yeah - you also get Level 5!

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    :: Level 7 ::
    Everything in reward level 6 but we will be adding on 8 extra cards, giving you a total of 16 of these lenticular masterpieces, as well as getting the artists to sign these limited edition beauties! Even better, the backs will have a secret QR code for ongoing Up Up Down Down Games promotions! Mind = Blown.

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    :: Bonus Level - ART!!! ::
    5 x 7 black and white sketch of your gaming character done by one of our amazing artists! Tell us all about your Half-Orc multi-class wizard 5 / ranger 3 who was raised by mermaids in the Abugarbaldi desert. We want to draw it! Plus reward level 5!

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    ::Bonus Level - Comic-Con / Gen Con mystery bags!! :: These puppies will feature a secret selection of hand picked goodies from our 2014 adventures to both Gen Con and Comic-Con. To celebrate Gen Con, we will be letting them go for a pledge of $80 + s&h. This deal expires this Sunday night at 6PM PST, at which time the pledge level will go up to $125 + s&h, so get them while they're hot!! They will have a treasure value of a guaranteed $60+, but everyone knows that the delicacies picked up at these events are priceless!

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    :: Level 8 ::
    You create a MyVatar and we get it printed all Bad Ass like on a soft, no chafing, t-shirt! Then you can just point at your chest when people ask what your character looks like at the gaming table! We'll also slot you in for reward level 7 AND you get listed as a Super Backer in the app credits!

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    :: BONUS BAG :: Introducing the Comic Con / Gen Con mystery bags! These puppies will feature a secret selection of hand-picked goodies from our adventures to both Gen Con and Comic Con. They will have a treasure with a value of a guaranteed $60+, but everyone knows that you can't put a price on these secretive gaming satchels. You will also receive reward level 5!!! There is only 1 left after the GenCon Exclusive offer, hurry and get yours!

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    :: Bonus Level - Mini :: We will create a 3D model based on a single MyVatar you create and get it turned into a tabletop mini you can paint and use in your game! You also get Level 5, Bonus Level - Art, and a MyVatar tshirt!

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    :: Level 9 ::
    5 x 7 color illustration of your gaming character created and signed by one of our amazing artists! Such art. Much pretty. Plus reward level 8 AND Bonus Level Mini!

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    :: Level 10 ::
    Unlock all in app purchases FOR LIFE. Everytime this app gets updated with more gear, more races, more genres (steam punk, pirates, sci fi, steampunk space pirates, etc), you get all those in app purchases for FREE. A veritable cornucopia of gear is yours for the wearing! And reward level 9 is all yours as well.

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    :: Level 11 ::
    We will create a 3D model based on a single MyVatar you create and get it turned into a tabletop mini you can paint and use in your game! But wait, there's more! We will even create a collectors' edition set of in app gear for you! This set will be limited to reward levels 11 -12 backers! You'll get credit under the heading: "SUPER MEGA BACKER".

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Funding period

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