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02.07.2012: LotFP July Grand Adventures Campaign is Live!

19 adventures up for funding. In separate campaigns. With some of the biggest and best names in gaming. Campaigns end July 30.

Insane and ambitious, but it gets wildly strange and creative stuff out into the world if it works.

The campaigns and the links to them (including adventure teasers and author/artist bios):

Escaping Leviathan by Aeron Alfrey
The Seclusium of Orphone by Vincent Baker (art by Cynthia Sheppard)
Strange and Sinister Shores by Johnathan Bingham
Towers Two by Dave Brockie
The Unbegotten Citadel by Monte Cook (art by Eric Lofgren)
The House of Bone and Amber by Kevin Crawford (art by Earl Geier)
Of Unknown Provenance by Michael Curtis (art by Amos Orion Sterns)
Machinations of the Space Princess by James Desborough (art by Satine Phoenix)
Horror Among Thieves by Kelvin Green
We Who Are Lost by Anna Kreider
The Land that Exuded Evil by Cynthia Celeste Miller (art by Rowena Aitken)
Pyre by Richard Pett (art by Michael Syrigos)
I Hate Myself for What I Must Do by Mike Pohjola (art by Joel Sammallahti)
Broodmother Sky Fortress by Jeff Rients (art by Stuart Robertson)
Normal for Norfolk by Juhani Seppälä (art by Rich Longmore)
Poor Blighters by Jeff and Joel Sparks (art by Mark Allen)
The Depths of Paranoia by Jennifer Steen (art by Jason Rainville)
Red in Beak and Claw by Jukka Särkijärvi (art by Jason Rainville)
The Dreaming Plague by Ville "Burger" Vuorela (art by Juha Makkonen)

There is also a page set up where you can look at the progress of all 19 campaigns in one place here.

More information about the campaigns (Why? Why another campaign set so soon? Why this format?) can be found at the special LotFP sub-board here.

There will be a full-court press of publicity including a banner ad campaign and podcast interviews with many of the authors.

A note about the bundle deals:

Pembrooktonshire Gardening Society members get discounts on the bundles. Bigger discounts than the cost to become a member, actually. Want to become a member, or just see the usual benefits? Look here for info.

I really think the bundle deals are what will get projects funded. It would take 600 people going in for the PDF or 300 for the Print+PDF to get an adventure funded... but only 34 if they go for the full Faithful deal (or just 12 if going for the Collecting Faithful hardcovers+slipcase deal). But it is a bit of money and a bit risky the way the campaigns are set up, so I offer this as an incentive:

If you contribute to a project at the $160 level or greater and that project becomes the only one to fund, you will get a 100€ coupon code for the LotFP store. If that project and only one other funds, you get a 50€ coupon code. These codes will be good through the end of 2014.

Strategy?

Those wanting the full bundle ($160+ levels) should put their money on one of the top three as-yet unfunded adventures and put their money down on one of those. Get adventures funded. Getting half of them funded is better than getting them all half-funded, yes? Once something's funded, don't put any more full bundle contributions on it, get the next one done. And they'll start to add up.

(Think that's bad advice? Have a better idea? Share it at the message board here.)

02.06.2012: $16,240

The Hardcover IndieGoGo campaign is over and you guys funded the revamped hardcover Rules & Magic book plus an adventure by Kenneth Hite.

I'll have more thoughts on the blog later this weekend, but for now, THANK YOU!

19.04.2012: LotFP Hardcover + Adventures Campaign is LIVE!

See the graphic over there to the right? It's a new crowdfunding campaign to see if people really want the LotFP Rules & Magic book in hardcover like they've been telling me.

To sweeten the deal, as stretch goals there will be adventures written by Aeron Alfrey, Graeme Davis, Tina Engström, Kenneth Hite, Frank Mentzer, Jason Morningstar, Steve Kenson, Cynthia Celeste Miller, Richard Pett, Stefan Poag, Stuart Robertson, Zak S, Juhani Seppälä, and Jukka Särkijärvi.

If enough people contribute, this just might be the best deal ever in gaming.

10.02.2012: Crowdfunding Campaign for Next Two Adventures is Live!

The Monolith from beyond Space and Time and The God that Crawls are the next two adventures that are in production.

Sponsorship opportunities are detailed here!

14.12.2011: Carcosa and Isle of the Unknown OUT NOW

Carcosa Weird Science-Fantasy Horror Setting. 288 A5 size hardcover. Full description of what it is here, PDF preview of actual book contents here.

The PDF version (which comes free with a print order) is an absolute state-of-the-art example of PDF technology, with extensive links, layers, and bookmarking. Click around on the maps.

Isle of the Unknown Island hexcrawl full of the strange and unusual, suitable for any fantasy campaign. 128 page A5 size hardcover. Full description of what it is here, PDF preview of actual book contents here.

The PDF version (which comes with a print order) isn't quite state-of-the-art with the interior cross-linking as Carcosa, is fully bookmarked and layered.

Extras Both Isle and Carcosa have optional add-ons. 250 of these are available for each book. Each book comes with an A4 sized map printed on canvas-like material and a double-sided full color A3 poster (both sides of the individual posters are shown in the pics here). Extras for each book are 5€ each. They are added by default, so toggle it to "No" if you don't want them. But you want them.

Discount Offer 1 Pembrooktonshire Gardening Society members get 2€ off the print versions of Carcosa and Isle of the Unknown as long as there are extras left for each book. When the extras run out, the discount is reduced to 1€ per book (the same discount Gardening Society members get on all print products in the LotFP store).

Discount Offer 2 Missed out on the Grindhouse Edition? If you buy at least 50€ worth of stuff from the LotFP store (say, the new Carcosa and Isle of the Unknown books), coupon code ULFIRE will get you a 12,50€ discount off the Grindhouse box through December 31.


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