Coyote & Crow: Stories of the Free Lands

Coyote & Crow: Stories of the Free Lands

Print Run News!
3 days ago
by Coyote & Crow Games
Stories of the Free Lands Physical Print Run
Funding Goal: $175,000
In progress (80%)
We need $35,675 more to reach this goal.

We're heading toward a print run of Stories of the Free Lands!
And now you can add them on in this campaign!

Okay, so after quite a few discussions with backers, my team, our printer and a lot of sleepless nights, I've decided to go ahead with creating an add-on option for physical copies if we hit our print run goal!

So, what does that mean for you and how can you ensure you get a physical copy through this campaign. Here's the deal:
  • We'll greenlight the print run if we hit $175K
  • If you've already backed, you can up your current pledge amount to help us get to this goal
  • Based on our current projections, we expect the books to be $40 in retail
  • If you've backed at least the $40 level (the Stories of the Free Lands Volumes 1&2 or higher), you'll get a $20 discount toward a book purchase (maximum 2, 1 of each volume)
  • If you haven't backed, you can pre-load your pledge with that extra money to help us get to the goal, if you'd like.
  • Other than upping your pledge, there's no other action needed for now. When the campaign wraps up and you are sent your surveys, you'll be able to choose your add-ons and finalize your pledge.
  • Please be aware that if you choose to purchase books through this campaign, you will have to pay for a second round of shipping if you back for other physical items as the new books will not be ready for quite some time and other physical rewards will likely be ready to roll out by early November.
  • Also, just a reminder, that we will not be shipping these out to backers outside of the US and Canada.

That's it! Hopefully we'll hit that $175K goal and we'll be able to produce some stellar books for you.

In Other News

  • We hit our $125K goal and we'll now be producing color covers for each volume of the Stories, we'll be creating a whole new Story from Allen Turner that will be free to all backers at $20 pledge levels and higher, and all of the creatives on SotFL are now getting a 20% pay bonus!

  • We announced our $225K goal - a podcast! This goal will allow us to create and sustain an ongoing podcast for Coyote & Crow. We'll have interviews with Indigenous creatives, talk about Indigenous futurisms, folks from across the TTRPG and gaming community, create audio dramas and actual plays, share exclusive content and more. As things stand, it's not likely we will hit this goal (let alone our $275K one) but I think it's important that you all see what we have in mind and where we're trying to head as a company.

  • We've got an official launch date for Coyote & Crow on Roll20 - the full version! The game will be available with full functionality on 10/20/22!

  • Community content tools are launching on DriveThruRPG! We don't have a hard date yet, but I can say that it will be before the end of this campaign. As soon as we have it locked in, I'll let you know. 

That's it for now folks!
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$100,000 And Add-Ons!
13 days ago
by Coyote & Crow Games
Color Covers & an Allen Turner Story
Funding Goal: $125,000
We did it! This project reached this goal!
We just hit six figures!
Thank  you all for showing the Coyote & Crow team so much support and love. We're really excited to get these stories out to you and to start shipping out all the good things heading into our warehouse.

And - we're only $25,000 away from two more pieces of amazing cover art and an additional story from Allen Turner!

We've had quite a few people ask about our pledge levels and adding on specific items. So I wanted to take a moment to clarify a few things and explain your options.

First, this campaign is about Stories of the Free Lands and it's what we're crowdfunding for. So there are no pledge levels that don't include it.

With that said, you can back at any level you like at $20 or higher and you'll gain access to our pledge manager after the campaign is over. What that allows you to do is to add on any number of specific physical items (2 copies of our core rulebook, an extra copy of Naasii, whatever you'd like really).

How does that work? Let's say you pledge at the "Story Bundle & Naasii" level ($60) but you also know you want an extra copy of Naasii as a gift. How would you do that?

Two ways: - First, you could pledge $80. Then when it comes time to do your pledge management after the campaign is over, you can assign that extra $20 to a copy of Naasii. Easy Peasy. This also has the added benefit of helping us reach our stretch goals. - Second, you could just pledge $60. And when the pledge management roles around after the campaign, you can tack on another copy of Naasii and you'll just be charged an extra $20.

"But, wait," you might say. "How do I know how much individual items cost?" Here you go!

  • Each copy of Naasii: $20

  • Each copy of the Story Guide Screen: $25

  • Each copy of QWorkshop custom dice: $30

  • Each copy of Coyote & Crow the Roleplaying Game: $70

I apologize if this caused any confusion for anyone. The goal here was to create fewer pledge levels and to base them around what we thought were going to be the "typical" needs and wants of folks. For our last campaign we added on a number of pledge levels during the campaign and it caused some confusion for folks who weren't sure what they were supposed to be getting. 

Connor and the team

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New Stretch Goals and Contests Announced!
15 days ago
by Coyote & Crow Games
Color Covers & an Allen Turner Story
Funding Goal: $125,000
We did it! This project reached this goal!
Welcome to day 2 of the Stories of the Free Lands Campaign!

We've got great news:
  • Our first stretch goal is unlocked
  • Our next two have been announced
  • We've announced three contests

Our first stretch goal is unlocked and we've got ten new color pieces for our stories on the way! We'll post some sketches and works in progress soon.

Our next two stretch goals have been announced. The first is full color cover pieces for each volume of the Stories of the Free Lands. In addition, we're bringing on Allen Turner, the creator of Ehdrighor, to write an original Coyote & Crow story, which will be given to every backer who backs at $20 or higher. We'll announce the artist for that story soon.

The second stretch goal announced is our physical print run! We'll create two soft cover books, one for each volume of Stories of the Free Lands. These will eventually go into hobby distribution and will be sold through our webstore and Amazon. We don't have a timetable for the release of these physical books yet, or a cost. However we expect them to be roughly $35-40 and release sometime late next year.

Finally, we have three contests to announce!
For full details and rules, go HERE
In short:
  • Twitter - post an original post that includes a link to this campaign and the hashtag #SotFLContest. At the end of the month, the five tweets with the most retweets will receive a copy of our core rulebook and a set of dice!
  • Discord fan art - join our Discord and post a piece of Coyote & Crow fan art. The art with the most votes will win $500 and become an official piece of Coyote & Crow art
  • Discord art prints - join our Discord and once a week we'll drop a trivia question. The first person to answer correctly wins a set of limited edition art prints!

Let's see if we can get to our next stretch goal today!

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Funded! Stretch Goals & More!
16 days ago
by Coyote & Crow Games
Funding Goal: $75,000
We did it! This project reached this goal!
We funded in 82 minutes!
Thank you all for the love and support. It means so much to me to see the Coyote & Crow community grow and know that we're going to be able to keep bringing you these stories.

So, just a quick update here.
First - stretch goals!

We've just added our first one, which is ten full cover covers from various artists, all of which will also be added as digital prints in the bundles. In addition, all the creatives on Stories of the Free Lands will get a 10% pay bonus!

Pledge Levels & Individual Items
We've had folks asking why pledge levels include certain items but exclude others and why we're not doing a print run of the Stories. We'll have a video out about the overall campaign soon. But the short answer is, publishing is risky lately and we're going to do a print run as a stretch goal. But we wanted to get these stories out to you as fast as possible. You'll be able to add on any physical items during the pledge management portion of the campaign. We didn't want to create too many pledge levels as during our last campaign that caused confusion for backers.

More news soon! Let's kill those stretch goals!
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