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PROJECT UPDATE
Tim Roberts
CREATOR
about 7 hours ago

Project Update: Thank you for being an amazing community!

Hey there,

That's a wrap!

I want to thank you for your support with Punk is Dead and give you a couple of pieces of great news:

1. I sneakily brought the Hip Hop Stretch Goal down to 72k, meaning we hit it. Everyone gets three new roles to play!

2. In March, I will send out a free PDF of a silly little game called PENNY ORCADE to every backer. 

You are a wonderful community, and I can't stress how important your backing is to the survival of independent businesses like my own.  

I'm away to get an early night now as I have a 23-hour journey from the South West of England to Louisville, Kentucky, tomorrow morning. However, once the dust has settled, I will return with more news on the campaign and what to expect next. 

Once again thank you! 

Tim <3

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PROJECT UPDATE
Iris Cassandra Saintclaire
CREATOR
about 17 hours ago

Project Update: New Goal Unlocked: It's Time To Accessorize

Iris here once again!

It's less than two weeks until everyone here gains access to the prototype full PDF... it's been a long ride, but Nora and I both are super excited to share what we've got ready for you! Hope you're just as excited as we are, eheh.

But... ahem. Without further ado, first order of business... the champion tiers.

Unlocked: Six New Champion Tier Slots!


When we first released the crowdfunding campaign for Perfect Draw!, it took a matter of mere hours before every champion tier slot was taken; ever since then, we've seen several people wish they had been there to grab one. Well, wish no longer; your opportunity has arrived!

With six new champion tier slots, that means six people will have the opportunity to work with us and have their character and deck idea immortalized within the final book. This will, of course, functionally also mean up to six new NPCs available to everyone as a result!

In order to make sure everyone has as fair a chance as possible to grab a champion tier slot, we're not opening them up just yet. These six new Champion Tiers will become available to take on Sunday, March 3rd, 11:30AM AEDT / Saturday, March 2nd, 4:30PM PST / Saturday, March 2nd, 00:30AM GMT; we'll also be sending out a public notification in the Discord just before it happens, so feel free to join if you want to be alerted in advance!

Well, that's all for the Champion tier details. But hey, that means we've got a new stretch goal to look forwards to! Here it is -

Revealed: Print & Play + VTT Assets!


We're about to make Perfect Draw! even more accessible than before for both online and offline play! Have you been craving a playmat design optimized especially for Perfect Draw!, with trackers to help you monitor combat resources and stats like Advantage and Response Moves? If this stretch goal is unlocked, we'll be including those and more as downloadable files to print or use in virtual tabletop systems! We'll also be releasing all of the Perfect Draw! character art assets for you to use for any non-commercial purposes you like, including any new designs that might be included in the post-crowdfund bonus content!

With us on the very cusp of 700 backers, I just want to say a massive thank you to the whole community for having such enthusiasm for this game. Watching people share ideas, feedback, and bond over one another's deck ideas in the main Discord has been a treat! Can't wait to see what new ideas you might come up with once the prototype PDF is in everyone's hands - I'll be sure to keep my eyes peeled!

~Iris
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Lone Colossus Games
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2 days ago
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Tim Roberts
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4 days ago
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Now that we've hit our £40,000 stretch goal, we will be adding a 24 page booklet to the Heart GM screen! We are very excited to cram this booklet to bursting with useful tables, references, and handouts that will let GMs take their Heart games to new heights (or depths?).

The idea being that you crazy GMs can cut out parts of the booklet and stick them all over your screen, to create your very own 'red-string-murder-board' GM screen custom made for your game.

With that in mind, what sorts of tables or references would you like to see in the GM booklet? Comment below and we might be able to add them in! 

Here are some ideas provided by the RRD team and the Rowan Rook and Decard Discord to get your creative juices flowing.

Tables:
- Trinkets, rubbish, and pocket-lint.
- Random NPCs and Delvers.
- Havens and what makes them unique.
- Environmental descriptions by Tier.
- Strange sights.

References:
- Skills, Domains, and their associated uses.
- Equipment tags.
- Fallouts.
- A flowchart of how Delves work.
- An index of the rulebook.
- A simple rules summary.
- Class Beat Sheets.

Handouts:
- A ratty return ticket for the Vermissian, never used.
- Strange sketches of creatures, landmarks, and other disquieting sights.
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PROJECT UPDATE
Elaine Lithgow
CREATOR
1 day ago

Project Update: Dagger in the Heart Fully Funded in 43 Minutes and Stretch Goals Unlocked!



Dagger in the Heart is funded!

Tremendous news, everyone: we’ve funded! In 43 minutes, no less! So you’ll get your book, now, with luck and a following wind and several months of work for multiple people and at least one (1) massive boat sailing across the Atlantic. 

Thank you all for your support - this is our first time doing a crowdfunding campaign on Backerkit, and we’ve had to get used to a new platform and all the challenges that brings, so we’re really glad to see that you’ve followed us over from Kickstarter.

(That said, if you want to tell your friends about it - your richest friends, preferably - you should definitely do that. You’d most likely appear as a trendsetter - some sort of maven no doubt - and they’d thank you for it. Maybe with some of those aforementioned riches!)

Double thanks to those of you who joined us on the launch party. We’ve never done one of those before; usually we just vibrate nervously in tight circles until the project funds and then lie down in a dark room. It was great to be able to share our excitement with you, and to finally give the Heart community the enormous, doomed, gruesome adventure it deserves.

We’ve also hit some of our stretch goals!

Somehow, in less than 24 hours, we've also managed to blast through some stretch goals, happy days! Here's what's good:

£40,000: The GM screen now comes with a booklet, and we have plans for that booklet. We want to offer a fully modular GM screen that you can stick together yourself, and that only has the bits you need to run this session. So you’ll be able to pick out sections for - say - Tier 3 encounters, and aelfir names, and Technology and Occult delve inspiration, and tack them to your board ready to run that overpriced Vermissian ramble for gullible up-Spire high elf tourists that your players cooked up at the end of the last session.

Broadly: we wanted to give every Heart GM the chance to make their own lunatic murderboard, stitched together with hope and good intentions (and probably some blue-tack), and we reckon that this might be the best way to do it.

We're also hosting a discussion thread on the Backerkit to see what sorts of tables and references Heart GMs would like included in the booklet. Join in here and we might just make your most twisted dreams come true.

£55,000: Sar’s doing more art for us. They’ve already done loads but we’re paying them to do some more - incidental stuff mainly, to round out our collection and make sure every spread is as beautiful as it can possibly be.


Next up: more stretch goals! We’ll say more about that sort of thing in the future, so stay tuned to the campaign and let's see how deep this Delve will go.

- RRD



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PROJECT UPDATE
The Wanderer's Tome
CREATOR
about 11 hours ago

Project Update: Trailer for Mystified! And an exclusive sneak peek ✨

Hi everyone!

So excited to share with you our trailer for Mystified:



Let us know what you think! What are you all most excited to see in this upcoming campaign?

Finally, make sure you're following this page :) It'll help us have a better launch! We'll also be sharing exclusive sneak peeks with followers before the campaign.

- Fleur & Chelsea

 
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PROJECT UPDATE
Tim Roberts
CREATOR
1 day ago

Project Update: The final 24 hours for Punk is Dead! Important Info.

Hey there,

This is it. We are on the cusp of the final 24 hours for the Punk is Dead campaign, and what a journey it has been!

At the time of crafting this update, I'm preparing for another long journey to Louisville, Kentucky. This Friday, Sarah and I will head off to attend GAMA, one of the most significant tabletop gaming events in the industry calendar.

Before that, I have a few things to say as we bring this wonderful campaign to an end.

Firstly, thank you to everyone who has backed, shared and just stayed with me through many updates. You have been such a great community, and I loved reading your comments. It doesn't have to stop when the campaign ends. Please keep the discussions alive, as I will be hopping in there with my two-pence regularly.

I'm thrilled to announce that we hit 65k, which means there will be a web app (Distortion) for one-click creation of characters, quick-run scenarios and bad guys. I'm not sure we will hit any more stretch goals, but I have pencilled in, and we don't make for future expansions.

Now, onto what comes next. I will go through this in more detail in a post-campaign update, so if you are suffering from update fatigue, feel free to skip this list.

  • I'll be on a live stream to see the end of the campaign tomorrow at 5:45 pm GMT. Backerkit will send an email out around an hour prior to the stream starting. You can watch through the campaign page or over at https://www.twitch.tv/critical_kit

  • There will likely be radio/update silence from me until around the 10th of March as I will be away in the states. If you want to keep up to date on that little adventure, please follow me on https://www.instagram.com/critikituk or https://www.facebook.com/critkituk

  • At some point in the next week, the URL www.punkisdead.uk will be redirected to a late plegde/preorder page. 

  • Around March 14th, the backer surveys will open which will allow you to pick up any more items you missed out on as well as provide any shipping information. These surveys will remain open until April 25th so you can hop in and update info whenever you wish. We will provide contact information in a future email in case you need to change delivery information after this date. 

  • Between March 14th and April 25th we will doing the hard work of proofreading, more playtesting and begining production of any items that are not the book. On or around the 25th of April we will send the book to print. During this period we will ensure you are kept up to date with progress as well as give you ample warning of any issues that occur.

  • Around May 1st, your card will be charged for shipping. All of the rates are at the bottom of the campaign page, but we will send out a reminder of them in a future email.

  • Sometime in June, we expect fulfilment to begin with a view to being completely fulfilled by the end of the month. During this month you will receive a communication with your tracking number.

And that's it!

Once again, thank you so much for making this such an enjoyable and lively campaign. 

Tim <3

At 75k we bring in new three new Hip Hop Roles.
Goal: £72,200.43 / £75,000
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We need £2,799.57 more to reach this goal.
At 65k we create a web app: Distortion
Goal: £65,000 reached! — We did it! This project reached this goal!
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PROJECT UPDATE
Tim Roberts
CREATOR
3 days ago

Project Update: Preview of the amazing Band Manager Screen.

Heya,

Today, we received the prototypes of the Band Manager Screen, and I'm thrilled to be able to share some images of them with you.

This screen provides a handy way for the band manager who runs the game to keep their notes, and some of their dice roll out of view of the players - think of it as an anti-spoiler shield.

Below are the prototypes for our screen, followed by some more details about their design and production.

The front and back of the BM Screen


Firstly, the screen is an actual 7-inch vinyl record gatefold. It is manufactured and printed in the United Kingdom by Cram Distribution. We chose Cram because they also press records and create tapes, and we knew they would give us an authentic product.

The printing uses Pantone colours used on the Sex Pistols album, Never Mind the Bollocks. These high-contrast colours make the design pop and easy to read.

The player-facing side portrays two Fender amps. I chose this design to represent the world being transmitted to the players by the BM. There is also a parental warning sticker, so the BM can use as many rude words as they wish.

The BM-facing side has some handy references, including skills, skill checks and ruckus rules (combat). There is also space to pin some of your own rules. I'm currently working on a slide-out faux-vinyl section that will allow you to extend the screen and add more of your references for running the game.

Finally, the BM is manufactured on 350gsm card stock and comes with a rigid clear plastic sleeve to make it durable, even for the travelling gamer.

This is the first physical item I can show you that draws on the attention to detail I have put into this project. I hope you like it!

Hasta la proxima,

Tim <3
At 65k we create a web app: Distortion
Goal: £65,000 reached! — We did it! This project reached this goal!
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Lone Colossus Games
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about 7 hours ago
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