Whoah, Nelly! [Monday Meeting Notes]

Monday Meeting, News

The Masters Tools for Dark Eras Companion by Justin Norman

 

Shhhhh.

Don’t startle the bronco, as so far it’s a bit of a calmer start to this week than last. (Last week’s blog was entitled “Bucking Broncos” for those unfortunate few who missed it). While I expect that horse to start buckin’ any minute now, let’s enjoy the calm between yee-haws!

I’m feeling better this week, thanks for asking. The coughing can still be back-muscle-tearing intense, but the spells are less frequent and I finally got some decent sleep this weekend.

Much more capable of getting things done.

The first thing that I got done was the prepping of the shipping sheets for both the Deluxe Exalted 3rd Edition Kickstarter and the Deluxe W20 Shattered Dreams Kickstarter. KS allows creators to download Excel spreadsheets containing the backers’ shipping addresses as well as their responses to the Backer Survey, which is where backers note the Add-on items that they have added money to their pledges for.

It is the Add-ons which are the time killer because there is no programmatic way to assemble that info besides the spreadsheet as adding on to your pledge is something KS creators invented, not Kickstarter itself. (Another reason why adopting BackerKit as our back-end program was so helpful, as they do add up and keep track of Add-ons).

The Ex3 KS has five possible physical Add-ons as well as upgrading to the Ultra Deluxe, and something like 4,000 backers getting physical rewards. So it was necessary to go backer by backer, line by line, through each spread sheet and reconcile the pledge amount with the amount added and the Add-ons selected by the backer. Let’s just say that these numbers often did not match.

And it is really important to us that backers get the items they are expecting, especially since they have had such a long wait.

 

Fire Orchid for the EX3 Jumpstart by Melissa Uran

 

 

Then I did the Shattered Dreams sheets and they took 1/10th the time. Book and maybe Screen? Fiendishly simple!

While I’m reconciling the pledges and add-ons, I’m also making a very simple list next to each backer containing the number of each item that will go in their rewards box that the shipper packs. We’ve discovered painfully that we need to create what is basically a bill of lading for each backer in order to increase the odds they’ll get the right stuff.

Finally, I delete any columns that contain information that the shipper doesn’t need. Like what names the backers gave us for inclusion in the book, that sort of info. And now the shipper sheets are out to our fulfillment shippers, and they are reviewing them and already have gotten back to me with questions, which is a very good thing.

Much as we always say to freelancers: communication is key. A shipper who feels he can talk with you and ask questions can often point out mistakes before they bother the backers, and can suggest better methods that may improve things all around, or even save us money.

Which with shipping costs where they are, we need all the help we can get.

 

 

Fall of Iserion for Dark Eras Companion by Alex Sheikman

 

 

The thing is, and one of the reasons I shared this process, is that with feeling ill and my concentration being a bit short, this all pretty much took up my week along with the aftermath of last week’s upset. In an organization the size of Onyx Path, it only takes one of us to get sick, and some things just don’t get done.

But a lot more got done than if this had happened last year, because we now have Rollickin’ Rose and Mighty Matt on board. Now, they can pick up tasks when I can’t do them, and visa versa. In addition, between the three of us we now have the bandwidth/infrastructure to step in and assist projects, or entire game lines, get back on track. Or even onto a whole nother track that is better.

I’ll be writing more about those sorts of changes in the weeks to come as I let you in on some of the leaps forward we are making.

 

 

BLURBS!

KICKSTARTER!

I’m finishing up the KS pages for the Prince’s Gambit casual card game this week. Things look good, and we are all for starting the KS in early March so long as the process of pulling the KS together cooperates. If so, then Monarchies of Mau KS would be next, after Gambit.

 

ON SALE!

DTRPG’s GM’s Day Sale starts March 2nd and runs for about a week! Check out all sorts of sales and bargains on Onyx Path and White Wolf PDFs at DriveThruRPG.com!

 

 

 

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Looking for our Deluxe or Prestige Edition books? Here’s the link to the press release we put out about how Onyx Path is now selling through Indie Press Revolution: http://theonyxpath.com/press-release-onyx-path-limited-editions-now-available-through-indie-press-revolution/

You can now order wave 2 of our Deluxe and Prestige print overrun books, including Deluxe Mage 20th Anniversary, and Deluxe V20 Dark Ages!

 

 

Continuing our individual Dark Eras chapters, we’re hoping that we can offer you Dark Eras: Fallen Blossoms this Wednesday, March 1st, if the USPS fates are kind to us and we get the PoD proof!

 

 

From the massive Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras main book, we have pulled this single chapter, Dark Eras: Doubting Souls (Hunter 1690-1695 Salem). Immigrants and tribes struggled to co-exist on the Eastern Seaboard in the ever-expanding Colonies. Violent clashes, supernatural beliefs, and demonic influences spelled disaster for Salem Village and its surrounding towns, while others fought werewolves and vampires on the frontier. With so much at risk, only god-fearing men and women were deemed innocent — and those were few indeed.

Available in PDF and physical copy PoD versions on DTRPG: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/204372/Dark-Eras-Doubting-Souls-Hunter-the-Vigil

 

From the massive Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras main book, we have pulled this single chapter, Dark Eras: The Bowery Dogs (Werewolf 1969-1979 NYC). New York City in the 1970s. Crime. Drugs. Gang violence. Vast economic disparity. And werewolves. It’s a lean, ugly time to be alive, and the lone wolf doesn’t stand a chance out there. In the end, all you really have is family.

Available in PDF and physical copy PoD versions on DTRPG: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/203762/Dark-Eras-The-Bowery-Dogs-Werewolf-the-Forsaken

 

 

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The Locker is open; the Chronicles of Darkness: Hurt Locker, that is! PDF and physical copy PoDs are now available on DTRPG! http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/199275/Chronicles-of-Darkness-Hurt-Locker

Hurt Locker features:

  • Treatment of violence in the Chronicles of Darkness. Lasting trauma, scene framing, and other tools for making your stories hurt.
  • Many new player options, including Merits, supernatural knacks, and even new character types like psychic vampires and sleeper cell soldiers.
  • Expanded equipment and equipment rules.

Hurt Locker requires the Chronicles of Darkness Rulebook or any other standalone Chronicles of Darkness rulebook such as Vampire: The Requiem, Werewolf: The Forsaken, or Beast: The Primordial to use.

 

 

 

Both the Beast: the Primordial http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/198773/Beast-The-Primordial-Condition-Cards & Promethean: the Created 2nd Edition Condition Cards http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/202619/Promethean-the-Created-2nd-Edition-Condition-Cards are now on sale on DTRPG in PDF and physical card PoD versions! Great for keeping track of the Conditions that are on your characters!

 

 

 

From the massive Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras main book, we have pulled this single chapter, Dark Eras: Ruins of Empire (Mummy 1893-1924). Perhaps the quintessential era of the mummy in the minds of Westerners, this period saw the decline of the two greatest empires of the age: British and Ottoman. Walk with the Arisen as they bear witness to the death of the Victorian age, to pivotal mortal discoveries in Egypt, and to the horrors of the Great War.

Available in PDF and physical copy PoD versions on DTRPG. http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/178801/Dark-Eras-Ruins-of-Empire-Mummy-the-Curse

 

 

From the massive Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras main book, we have pulled this single chapter, Dark Eras: The Sundered World (Werewolf and Mage 5500-5000 BCE). At the birth of civilization, in the shadow of the Fall, the Awakened stand as champions and protectors of the agricultural villages spread across the Balkans. In a world without a Gauntlet, where Shadow and flesh mingle, the steady taming of the world by humanity conflicts with the half-spirit children of Father Wolf.

Available in PDF and physical copy PoD versions on DTRPG. http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/202272/Dark-Eras-The-Sundered-World-Werewolf-the-Forsaken-Mage-the-Awakening

 

 

Night Horrors: Conquering Heroes for Beast: the Primordial is available now as an Advance PDF: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/202615/Night-Horrors-Conquering-Heroes

This book includes: 

  • An in-depth look at how Heroes hunt and what makes a Hero, with eleven new Heroes to drop into any chronicle.
  • A brief look at why Beasts may antagonize one another, with seven new Beasts to drop into any chronicle.
  • Rules for Insatiables, ancient creatures born of the Primordial Dream intent on hunting down Beasts to fill a hunger without end, featuring six examples ready to use in any chronicle.

 

 

The PDF and physical book PoD versions of Reap the Whirlwind, the Vampire: the Requiem 2nd Edition Jumpstart swirls into being on DTRPG! http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/201127/Reap-the-Whirlwind-Revised-VtR-2e

You are a vampire, a junkie. Every night, you beg and you borrow and you steal just a little more life, just a few more sweet moments. But there’s a guy at the top. The Prince. He’s got everything. The money, the secrets, the blood.

Tonight, you’re going to take it from him. Tomorrow, there’ll be hell to pay.

This updated edition of Reap the Whirlwind features revisions to match the core rulebook for Vampire: the Requiem 2nd Edition. Text edits and rules clarifications have also been updated.

Reap the Whirlwind Revised includes:

  • Rules for creating and playing vampires in the Chronicles of Darkness
  • The first two levels of every clan Discipline, the dark powers of the dead
  • A complete adventure by noted horror author Chuck Wendig

This new revised Reap the Whirlwind Revised includes an updated booklet, 7 condition cards, and the interactive Vampire: the Requiem 2nd Edition character sheet.

 

 

 

 

It is now the preordained time for Dawn of Heresies, the Mummy: the Curse novel written by internationally renowned author Brian Hodge to arise! Both PDF/electronic and physical book PoD versions are now available on DTRPG! http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/198720/Dawn-of-Heresies

Rawhead and bloody bones

Steals naughty children from their homes,

Takes them to his dirty den

And they are never seen again. 

So says the nursery rhyme that gives birth to Rawhead, the most fearsome entity to imperil the living since the infamous Roller. Once an obedient mummy by name of Benefre, a desperate bid by his cult fails in tragic fashion, and in so doing, sends him to the Devourerís waiting, corruptive maw. What remains of Benefreís ambitious soul rises again, impure and unholy, set to the execution of a scheme so baleful, it constitutes a heresy even among his own misbegotten kind.

All that stands between Rawhead and his terrible aim are a lone mummy, Kemsiyet, and what little remains of her cult following its destruction at Rawhead’s hands. Declan, her prized security aide, and Fiona, an Irish researcher only just recently inducted into the cult and its blood-soaked world, must fight both the odds and the clock in order to prevent a calamity the likes of which the world hasnít seen since the days of the mummies’ creation.

About the Author:

BRIAN HODGE is the acclaimed author of 11 novels, almost 125 short stories, and four full-length collections. His first collection, The Convulsion Factory, was ranked by critic Stanley Wiater among the 113 best books of modern horror. Heís currently wrapping up his fifth, The Immaculate Void. Among gamers, he is perhaps best known as the author of the first official Hellboy novel, On Earth as It Is in Hell.

Recent works include “The Weight of the Dead,” from Tor, and novelettes of cosmic horror in The Mammoth Book of Cthulhu and Children of Lovecraft. His oft-reprinted 2013 novella, “The Same Deep Waters as You” has recently been optioned by a London-based production studio for development for television. Brian lives in Colorado.

 

 

Open the V20 Dark Ages: Tome of Secrets now on DTRPG! Both PDF and physical book PoD versions are now available! http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/197358/V20-Dark-Ages-Tome-of-Secrets

The Tome of Secrets is a treatment of numerous topics about Cainites and stranger things in the Dark Medieval World. It’s about peeling back the curtain, and digging a little deeper. Inside, you’ll find:

• Expanded treatment of Assamite Sorcery, Koldunic Sorcery, Necromancy, and Setite Sorcery

• A look at Cainite knightly orders, faith movements, and even human witchcraft

• Letters and diaries from all over the Dark Medieval World

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONVENTIONS!

Starting this Wednesday, Mighty Matt McElroy will be at Seattle’s Emerald City Comicon, walking the floor, taking meetings, and generally talking the talk. Make sure you say hi if you see him there!

Impish Ian Watson will be on a Q&A panel at CAiNE http://www.caine2017.ca/ being hosted in Hamilton Ontario March 16 to 19th 2017!

Discussing GenCon plans. August 17th – 20th, Indianapolis. Every chance the booth will actually be 20? x 30? this year that we’ll be sharing with friends. We’re looking at new displays this year, like a back drop and magazine racks for the brochure(s).

In November, we’ll be at Game Hole Con in Madison, WI. More news as we have it, and here’s their website: https://www.gameholecon.com/

 

 

 

 


And now, the new project status updates!

 

 

DEVELOPMENT STATUS FROM ROLLICKING ROSE (projects in bold have changed status since last week):

First Draft (The first phase of a project that is about the work being done by writers, not dev prep)

  • Exalted 3rd Novel by Matt Forbeck (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Trinity Continuum: Aeon Rulebook (The Trinity Continuum)
  • M20 Gods and Monsters (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • M20 Cookbook (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • M20 Book of the Fallen (Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • CtD C20 Jumpstart (Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Ex Novel 2 (Aaron Rosenberg) (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • C20 Novel (Jackie Cassada) (Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Pugmire Fiction Anthology (Pugmire)
  • Monarchies of Mau Early Access (Pugmire)
  • Hunter: the Vigil 2e core (Hunter: the Vigil 2nd Edition)

 

Redlines

  • Scion: Origins (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Scion: Hero (Scion 2nd Edition)
  • Kithbook Boggans (Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • VtR Half-Damned (Vampire: the Requiem 2nd Edition)
  • WoD Ghost Hunters (World of Darkness)
  • Trinity Continuum Core Rulebook (The Trinity Continuum)
  • Pugmire Pan’s Guide for New Pioneers (Pugmire)

 

Second Draft

  • The Realm (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Dragon-Blooded (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • BtP Beast Player’s Guide (Beast: the Primordial)
  • Book of Freeholds (Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • V20 Dark Ages Jumpstart (Vampire: the Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • GtS Geist 2e core (Geist: the Sin-Eaters Second Edition)

 

Development

  • W20 Changing Ways (Werewolf: the Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Signs of Sorcery (Mage: the Awakening Second Edition)
  • SL Ring of Spiragos (Pathfinder – Scarred Lands 2nd Edition)
  • Ring of Spiragos (5e – Scarred Lands 2nd Edition)
  • SL Dagger of Spiragos (Pathfinder – Scarred Lands 2nd Edition)
  • Dagger of Spiragos (5e– Scarred Lands 2nd Edition)
  • Arms of the Chosen (Exalted 3rd Edition)
  • Changeling: the Lost 2nd Edition, featuring the Huntsmen Chronicle (Changeling: the Lost 2nd Edition)
  • BtP Building a Legend (Beast: the Primordial)

 

Editing:

  • W20 Song of Unmaking novel (Bridges) (Werewolf: the Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • CtD C20 Anthology (Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Wraith: the Oblivion 20th Anniversary Edition

 

Post-Editing Development:

  • CtL fiction anthology (Changeling: the Lost 2nd Edition)
  • VtR A Thousand Years of Night (Vampire: the Requiem 2nd Edition)

 

Indexing:

 

 

 

ART DIRECTION FROM MIRTHFUL MIKE:

In Art Direction

  • Beckett’s Jyhad Diary – new stuff AD’d
  • W20 Pentex Employee Indoctrination Handbook
  • V20 Dark Ages Companion More sketches… need to ping a couple of artists as they missed sketch deadline.
  • Dagger of Spiragos  – Sketches in and approved… as far as I know maps are on schedule.
  • VTR: Thousand Years of Night
  • Cavaliers of Mars – Sending notes out.
  • Monarchies of Mau Early Access – Prepping notes for artists

 

Marketing Stuff

 

In Layout

  • Prince’s Gambit – Kickstarter Prep.
  • C20  With Aileen
  • M20 Book of Secrets – Moving into layout, but still dealing with artist shenanigans. It’s a large book… so it’ll be a while before it hits proofing.
  • Pugmire – Inputting errata and prepping final file for indexing.

 

Proofing

  • EX3 Tomb of Dreams Jumpstart – first proof.
  • Dark Eras Companion – First Proof… and hopefully artist shenanigans wrapping up soon.
  • V20 Lore of the Bloodlines

 

At Press

  • Ex 3 Scree– Shipped to fulfillment shippers.
  • Ex 3 core book – Shipped to fulfillment shippers. Addresses at shippers.
  • Secrets of the Covenants – PoD proofs ordered and we are waiting..
  • Beckett Screen – Shipped to shipper.
  • W20 Shattered Dreams – Shipped to fulfillment shippers.
  • Shattered Dreams Screen – Shipped to shipper.
  • Beast Conquering Heroes – Prepping PoD files.
  • Mortal Remains: Beast- Red In Tooth and Claw – Uploaded and processing.
  • Dark Eras : Fallen Blossoms – PoD proof ordered, may go on sale Wednesday if we get the proof in in time.
  • Dark Eras: Beneath the Skin – Uploaded and Processing.
  • Dark Eras: Out of the Cold – Uploaded and Processing.
  • Necropolis Rio – Uploaded and processing.

 

 

 


TODAY’S REASON TO CELEBRATE: Tomorrow is Gen Con Exhibitor hotel room allocation day! Celebrate because you don’t have to go through this, and Mighty Matt and I do!

  37 comments for “Whoah, Nelly! [Monday Meeting Notes]

  1. Dwight
    February 27, 2017 at 10:10 pm

    So I’m curious about when you say artist shenanigans, do you mean the kind like ex3 and Dark ages companion had?

    • richt
      February 27, 2017 at 10:22 pm

      Artist shenanigans is a catch-all term Mirthful Mike uses that runs the gamut of all of the possible interactions beyond the regular illustration steps and delivery. Basically, “something happened”.

      • Phaolan
        March 1, 2017 at 12:37 pm

        As an artistic type AND an aficionado of shenanigans, I totally understood this wording… However, not everyone has my background, so I appreciate RichT’s repy. You know, for the REST of y’all. 😛

  2. Chris
    February 27, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    WoooooHooooo!!!!! Movement on Trinity Continuum.

    This is a happy day.

    • Sprucestripedgoose
      February 28, 2017 at 2:11 am

      What tier/type of play does that first core book cover?

      • Ian A. A. Watson
        February 28, 2017 at 3:35 am

        The Trinity Continuum core rulebook contains a modern-day action-adventure setting, and rules for playing Talents — what Adventure! called “daredevils.” People with an extraordinary amount of skill or luck.

        • Holeyshirt
          February 28, 2017 at 8:58 am

          Soooooo… Archer? 🙂

          • Ian A. A. Watson
            February 28, 2017 at 2:16 pm

            Sure. Might need to wait for a bit to properly handle Mitsuko Miyazumi, but most of the rest of the show should be able to be handled out of the core without any problems.

        • perverseness
          February 28, 2017 at 9:08 am

          YEAS!! brothers and Sistuhs. Soon Verily shall we see the CONTINUUM in all its Glory! And as our Compatriots in the Mietal Militia say “It shall righteously melt faces.”
          Go tell it on the mountain, Continuum FTW!
          Lawd have mercy!

  3. Nocte ex Mortis
    February 27, 2017 at 11:42 pm

    EX3 is coming!!! Yes!

  4. Andrew McGraw
    February 28, 2017 at 1:45 am

    Karal Fire Orchid is looking pretty cool, if I do say so myself.

    Ya’know, it’s funny thinking that this week I might actually have the 600+ EX3 corebook in my hands… mostly because I dont’ know if I have somewhere to put it. :/

    • richt
      February 28, 2017 at 9:10 pm

      Next week at the earliest, I think, judging from the notes I’m getting from the shippers.

  5. nifoc
    February 28, 2017 at 5:26 am

    Is the Exalted cloth map coming now as well or is that being delivered later? I don’t remember anything about it in the updates.

    • Tim Flannigan
      February 28, 2017 at 2:01 pm

      A good while back they said it would ship with the book. Hopefully that is still the case.

    • welverin
      February 28, 2017 at 5:13 pm

      I believe the other stuff has been ready, and they were just waiting on the book to send it all out together.

      • richt
        February 28, 2017 at 9:07 pm

        Yes, exactly. The map is one of the extra items besides the books going into reward packages I am referring to in the blog.

  6. perverseness
    February 28, 2017 at 9:11 am

    What news of Deviant. What news of the Renegades?
    I am ready. Rage Against the Machine is poised to launch in and turned up to 11.

    • richt
      February 28, 2017 at 9:09 pm

      Dave Brookshaw is very close to finalizing his writing guidelines, last I heard.

      • perverseness
        March 1, 2017 at 10:08 am

        AWESOME. TO MUCH COFFEE MAN LOVES THIS!! BOO-FRIKIN, HELL-YAH!!!
        On a side note, did you know if you wash down an energy mix multivitamin wish a quad espresso and a mocha – you can see through time?

  7. vertical8
    February 28, 2017 at 9:23 am

    Lore of the Bloodlines moved forward!!!!

    So excited.

  8. GaggikClaw
    February 28, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    I don’t know if this is normal or only me but I didn’t receive as usual the monday meeting notes update through my e-mails last night. Just wanted to help and flag it out.

    • Zilaenor
      February 28, 2017 at 8:05 pm

      Same here. Also wasn’t posted on FB.

      • Tim Flannigan
        February 28, 2017 at 8:20 pm

        Interesting, same for me.

      • Ian A. A. Watson
        February 28, 2017 at 8:24 pm

        The blog post hasn’t been auto-posted to FB in years, thanks to how FB chooses to parse links. We usually post it manually sometime on Tuesday. I see we haven’t posted it yet, so I just did that.

        I assume the post didn’t go out to the mailing list as a one-time glitch. There’s no reason on our end for why it might not have gone out. Today’s Release Roundup post seemed to go out just fine.

  9. Anthony Damiani
    February 28, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    Is there any word on the Exalted line’s post-kickstarter books (Dragonblooded, Arms of the Chosen and The Realm)?

    • richt
      February 28, 2017 at 9:06 pm

      Not now, but we’ll be saying some things about the EX3 roll out in the weeks to come. Stayed tuned!

      • Chazz
        March 2, 2017 at 7:36 am

        This makes me very excited!

  10. Wandering
    March 1, 2017 at 12:56 am

    Just wanted to say that I enjoyed this little look behind the scenes at KS fulfillment. Good thing there’s Backerkit! Looking forward to Tomb of Dreams release and more EX3 news!

    • richt
      March 1, 2017 at 6:34 am

      BackerKit has other challenges, but they are more about using their set-up well instead of slogging through spreadsheets. Of course, we haven’t done a ship-out with them yet…

  11. Rob
    March 1, 2017 at 2:31 am

    Did e-mails for Monday Meeting Notes not go out this week? I got one for the week of the 20th, but not yesterday.

    • Danny James
      March 1, 2017 at 10:53 am

      I didn’t get one either.

    • Ian A. A. Watson
      March 1, 2017 at 1:51 pm

      See the comment I made to GaggikClaw’s post above.

  12. Christopher Streb
    March 1, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    With (hopefully) Dark Eras Companion wrapping up soon(ish) would it be possible to dive into how the highly interactive and (IIRC) highest word count books KS differed from a “typical” CoD KS?

    Off the top of my head the Eras chosen more then doubled the initial book size for the first book and there was a real concern that the size of the book would be hard / very expensive to bind in a physical form thus the split.

    That said the opportunity to vote on Eras got my pledge early on vs waiting until the final days to see what the whole thing would look like. In my case I backed Lore of the Clans only after Lore of the Bloodlines hit Baali or Sulubri (I forget which hit first).

    Obviously stretch goals are a powerful incentive, but was DE too stretch goal packed upon reflection? Will that impact the planned Dark Eras 2?

    Thanks for the transparency every week. It really helps.

    • richt
      March 2, 2017 at 1:01 am

      I think we should have made the call to start putting chapters into the Companion earlier so the books would be closer in size and DE itself wouldn’t be quite so gigantic. I really don’t think it had too many Stretch goals, we just needed to manage how they were utilized. As for the voting, I was thrilled by how that whole process worked out in terms of excitement and enjoyment, although we’ll be looking at ways to try and do it differently for Dark Eras 2. Some backers felt that their favorite ideas were unfairly left out because of how the voting worked, so we’ll be looking to see if there is a way to prevent or at least ease down anyone coming out of Dark Eras 2 feeling “cheated” of a particular Era.

      • NateD
        March 2, 2017 at 8:09 pm

        OBVIOUSLY you just need to include ALL THE ERAS.

  13. Trippy
    March 6, 2017 at 5:48 am

    I’ve just noticed that C20 is with Aileen, soooo…..

    Come on Aileen, oh I swear what he means
    At this moment, you mean eeeeverything!!!

    Anyway, when is the Kickstarter for Trinity Continuum going to happen roughly?

    • richt
      March 6, 2017 at 7:46 am

      We’re hoping to run the Trinity Continuum KS later this year if the stars align!

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