Crimson Terrain

Crimson Terrain

Survey Emails Sent
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8 days ago
by Anthony Qualkinbush
I want to quickly thank you all for supporting this project. I have just a quick update for today to let you know that the smoke tests have been run and I found no issues with the surveys so I sent the survey emails out to everyone a few moments ago. You should see an email from Backerkit about these surveys showing up in your inbox soon if you have not already. If for some reason you don't see the email in your inbox check the usual spam folders and if you still don't see it try using the link below to access your survey. If the very unlikely situation occurs that this still does not work for you please leave me a comment or send me an email, addressed to contact@crimsonterrain.com and I'll get things straightened out for you as soon as possible.

https://azalea.backerkit.com/

Also as to the determining a winner for the last Terrain Takedown. I decided not to add this question to the survey after all and simply declare them both the winners since they were both equally popular and produce both sets!

Thank you again for your support. I can't wait to share more about this project with you as it continues to develop in the near future.
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Surveys Are Setup
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14 days ago
by Anthony Qualkinbush
The pledge manager surveys are set up. I will have the Backerkit crew review the setup and help me apply any necessary credits and promotional rewards to the cart of everyone who qualifies. Once that is complete I will run a smoke test to send out a handful of surveys to monitor for any issues that might crop up and after 24 hours from the smoke tests going out, I will send the rest of the surveys out to everyone.

I am also launching the preorder store and will have that available for anyone who didn't make it into the campaign but would still like to support the project.

Thank you again for supporting the project.
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Quick Update
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22 days ago
by Anthony Qualkinbush
Hey everyone I wanted to quickly update you all on where we are since I know it's been quite a while since the campaign wrapped and I posted my last update.

I am working on setting up the pledge manager and surveys to go out to you to collect the necessary information to deliver your rewards as well as offer you the chance to grab any addons you might want as well as make changes to your pledge. The items are all set up for the most part. The survey is still getting refined a bit and I'm working up some images to give you an idea of what is in the addons that I haven't shown any art for up to this point.

I am still waiting for the funds to clear and be transferred. Once they clear I'll be free to send out the surveys as soon as they are ready.

While we all wait to get the surveys and post-campaign going I'd like to share with you some of what I've been up to lately.

I have launched a Ko-fi where I am sharing everything I am working on. Mostly early draft versions of my work, behind-the-scenes looks at projects, opportunities to provide feedback on projects in development, and playtest copies of upcoming projects. Explorer & Adventurer members get access to all of my direct published work for free with their membership as well. I am also considering using this page as a way to chronicle the development of the terrain sets. If any of what I have mentioned is something you are interested in feel free to give that a look.

I also launched a website! www.crimsonterrain.com and have been working on developing a small blog there called The Vorpal Spoon as well as offering my published works for sale direct from me.

I have been significantly ramping up my release schedule this summer. I have begun publishing a small one-shot adventure series for 5th edition fantasy called Tiny Terrors. I recently released the second issue and have already begun work on the third. I am shooting for a weekly release schedule on these tiny books for Tier 1 adventurers. I have seen a good amount of success with them so far and have been enjoying writing them so you can expect to keep seeing these pop up regularly for the foreseeable future, they are available (along with all my published work) at DriveThruRPG and CrimsonTerrain.com

As always, I also encourage you to follow me on whatever social media platform you prefer. I am most active on Twitter, but I also post to Instagram and Facebook with some regularity (I'm trying to improve this last one). Follow me there @CrimsonTerrain Twitter | Instagram | Facebook 

Until next time I want to thank you again for your support and I can't wait to get these terrain sets out for you to use in your game.
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Campaign is complete! + Terrain Takedown Final Result
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about 1 month ago
by Anthony Qualkinbush
We did it! Thank you so much for supporting this project! 

So, what happens now?

Please read through this update and check the campaign page if you have any questions!
 
Charging Cards
BackerKit will soon begin charging your cards and processing your pledges. If your card is declined, you will have a window in which to fix the payment method before they make a second attempt.

Pledge Manager
In about 2 weeks
, you will receive the BackerKit Survey where you choose your pledge rewards, pick up any add-ons you want to add from the post campaign add-on shop, and make any changes to your pledge you might want.

So we have a bit of an unprecedented result. Unless I am mistaken prehistoric and modern have tied. However, as the highlander would say, "there can be only one." So I have decided to take this last round to the survey. I'm going to include the vote in the survey when they go out and whichever pack wins will not only be the one added but since they were so popular the runner up will be one of the first new sets I work on once this project is completed and delivered. 

That's right, of course this isn't the end. I'll be making even more terrain sets in the future. Starting with all the sets we didn't quite get to make part of this project. Keep your eyes on your inboxes as I'll be posting frequent status updates and peeks into the terrain I'm working on throughout the post campaign process as I bring this project to life.

I really couldn't do this without you all. Thank you again for all of your support!
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less than 48 hours left + Terrain Takedown Update
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about 1 month ago
by Anthony Qualkinbush

Thank you all so much for supporting this project. We have reached the final 48 hours of the campaign. If you could take a minute of your time to share the campaign wherever you spend time either on social media, forums, or in person it would be a major help in reaching some of our extra goals and adding even more content to the final result.

I'll have a more substantial update as the campaign comes to an end to let you know what you can expect from the post-campaign phase of this project. Until then let's get into the final phase of the final round of the Terrain Takedown! As you may have already expected the Yumm pack was just a little too wacky for its own good. It put in a valiant attempt at rallying but it was just too little too late for our all-too-sweet contender.

That means that it's the Prehistoric Terrain Pack vs the Modern Terrain! Who will win? Past or Present? It's up to you to decide which pack shall reign supreme! Cast your vote in the discussion below.



Thank you again for backing this campaign. It is a real joy for me to have the opportunity to pursue these ideas and know that something I am creating will help others have an even more enjoyable experience playing their favorite roleplaying games.
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Terrain Take Down Final Round! + Winner
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about 1 month ago
by Anthony Qualkinbush

It's the Final Terrain Takedown! Round 3 is going to be a little different than prior rounds. Instead of voting once we are going to do this twice. I want you all to vote today for your top 2 terrain packs. We have two returning packs from the last two rounds, the Modern Terrain Pack and Yumm Pack, and a brand new challenger has risen, the Prehistoric Pack. Vote for your top two choices!

This is going to be a short round as the campaign is quickly approaching its end. We only have 3 days left! So share the campaign on social media and tell your friends. Tell people why you are supporting this project and why they should too!



Back to the final round, the way this is going to work is that you vote for your top two choices and whichever pack has the lowest vote count by tomorrow morning when I tally them up will be eliminated. I will then make another update and let you know who is left standing so you can vote for your favorite between them. After the campaign has closed, when I post my campaign wrap up I'll announce the winner! That's all folks. You know what to do now!

Oh, obviously the Spooky pack absolutely ran away with the last round. I don't think anyone is surprised by this result.

Thanks again for all your support I have had a lot of fun running this campaign with you and I look forward to the rest of this journey as I complete the project.
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Terrain Take Down Round 2! + Winner
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about 2 months ago
by Anthony Qualkinbush

Thank you all so much for supporting this project. I just have a quick update for you today but I want you to know that I really appreciate you backing this campaign and taking part in the votes and providing feedback when I have asked for it. Your feedback has been incredibly valuable to me.

First I want to announce the winner of the last Terrain Takedown. The Sci-Fi Terrain Pack! If you voted for that congratulations you guys pulled through and took the win. If you were looking for the modern terrain don't fret, while your champion didn't win this time I am throwing in an honorable mention sorta deal and creating that playground terrain pack because well, it sounds awesome and I really want to.



Now that we have the last round taken care of let's dive into Round 2! This week we have a Spooky Terrain Pack going head to head with an odd but fun Yumm Terrain Pack. The Spooky Pack as I'm sure you have guessed by now is very much Halloween-themed and will feature lots of fun gothic-inspired pieces and of course pumpkins and jak o' lanterns! As for the Yumm Pack that one I'm sure is a bit more of a mystery. The short and sweet (heh) of it is that this is a terrain pack where the world is literally made of sweets and baked goods. So candy trees, bushes, rocks, rocky roads, you get it by now I'm sure. So quick, vote for your favorite in the discussion below, before time runs out. Voting ends on Monday 7/04/22 and I'll be announcing the winner on Tuesday! I am planning to try to cram one more short 3-day battle as we run head-on toward the end of this campaign.
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Fully Funded + Reveal
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about 2 months ago
by Anthony Qualkinbush

Thanks to all of you we have reached our funding goal! You are amazing. Truly, none of this is possible without your support and it blows me away to see a group of people come together to make creative projects like this become a reality. I appreciate every one of you and I can't wait to dive deep into completing this project. Hopefully, once completed, you will share some photos with me and I'll get to see some of you use them! I can't tell you how much that would mean to me. I get a great feeling hearing about how backers are using the roleplaying tools I create for them.

So what's next? We still have the Terrain Takedown going strong. Make sure you vote for your favorite either in the terrain takedown update or the pinned discussion. Reaching our initial funding goal is by no means the end of our campaign. I have revealed the first additional funding goal. If we can get the project to 4k I will be able to devote myself to creating an additional Wacky Wizards Tower terrain pack and one-shot adventure, which will be delivered for free with everyone's pledges. This adventure is separate from the Crimson Spire adventure companion book. I need your help to reach this new goal.

What can you do to help? Spread the word far and wide! Share the campaign with your friends and family on social media. Tweet it, post on Reddit, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, or wherever you spend time engaging with fellow TTRPG fans. The more you can let the world know what we are making here, the better this whole project will end up being. I have so many awesome ideas for ways to expand the project with free upgrades, but I need to be able to fund all that creative work. A ton of illustration and design goes into every piece of terrain and I'm just one guy with a pad and a pen. Tell the world why you are backing this project so we can grow together and produce something truly amazing.

Thank you all so much for backing this project. Seriously. I know I say this every time I communicate with you, but I truly can't express how much your support means to me. You enable me to pursue my creative goals and it is truly an honor to get to create these tools for you. 
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Terrain Take Down Round 1! + Crimson Spire adventures & More!
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about 2 months ago
by Anthony Qualkinbush

Thank you all so much for supporting this project. It means so much to me and I am really looking forward to making all of this awesome content and sharing it with you.

The first Terrain Takedown is finally here! Vote for your favorite terrain pack in the Terrain Takedown Round 1 discussion before I select the most popular terrain and declare a winner Monday morning 06/27/22. I have made a few pieces of each set to best illustrate the theme for you. Round 1 features a Modern Terrain Pack and a Sci-Fi Terrain Pack going head to head.
You decide the winner. Vote for your favorite in the Terrain Takedown Round 1 pinned discussion!

I am excited to announce the Crimson Spire adventure book
will be made available in the post-campaign addon shop or you can grab a copy with your Planeshifter Pledge Reward! This book will feature a collection of 4 one-shot adventures using one map from each terrain set as its encounter location. The book will include everything you need to run the adventures including monster entries, new items, and more! I'll be sharing some cover art and possibly some additional details with you in a coming update.

I have made some additions to the rewards at no extra cost to you! Each terrain set now comes with a dungeon draft custom asset pack and Foundry VTT prefabs to help you make your own amazing digital maps! I have made these additions based on feedback I have received from several backers. If you have a suggestion or concern or would just like to let me know what you think please feel free to reach out to me in the comments. I am absolutely listening and taking action on your feedback! I want to make a product that we all love and the best way to make that happen is to talk to me.

I want to thank you all again for backing this campaign your support really does mean the world to me. 
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Sick
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2 months ago
by Anthony Qualkinbush
Unfortunately I have had to delay the updates and terrain takedown I had planned to release yesterday. I am sick. Nothing serious but I am unable to work right now being in and out of sleep with off n on fevers. I should be better soon and able to provide a bunch of cool updates next week.
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Campaign Overhaul + Celebration!
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2 months ago
by Anthony Qualkinbush

First things first, I want to thank all of you for supporting this campaign. Your decision to pledge and back the creation of this project means the world to me.

I have some exciting news to share with you! As you may notice if you go poking about I have made some big changes to the campaign. The only thing that impacts your rewards or pledges in any way is that I have reduced the price of the 1-4 set pledge tiers by $5 bringing the total cost for each set down to $15 rather than 20. As for the Complete Collection tier, while I have not altered the price, what I have done is sweetened the deal by adding your choice of my last two published game supplements (pdf) to the pledge rewards. When the post-campaign surveys are sent out you will get to choose either Riddlehosue vol. 01, a collection of one-shots, monsters, magic items, spells, diseases, & a lot more, which retails for $15. Or you can choose to snag a copy of It's Tough to Be a God (pdf) normally $20, which features tons of divine content to provide you rules and information on creating, playing, and destroying deities in your game, plus a unique new class and tons of spells, items, monsters, and more.

In addition to these reward changes, I have revamped the campaign page to feature the project more heavily, hopefully providing a clearer picture of what we are creating together. As well as dropping the long-winded title "Azalea's Bottomless Bag of Maps" instead I am opting to use the far better in my opinion and much clearer title of "Crimson Terrain" which is the name that I publish under. Really why did I do anything else?

Let's celebrate the campaign "relaunch" and the official launch of Backerkit Crowdfunding this week by giving away a Free Spell Terrain Pack to everyone who has already backed the campaign and anyone who backs this week!



I hope you are as excited about this as I am. I spent most of the time I had allocated to the campaign this weekend seeking feedback and overhauling the campaign. As a result, I am going to delay the launch of the Terrain Takedown feature until later this week.

Once again, Thank you so much for your support. I couldn't do any of this without you.
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Updated Terrain Counts: It really was a Bottomless bag after all!
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2 months ago
by Anthony Qualkinbush

Thanks to all of you our project is off to a great start, and wow do I ever have some news to share with you.

I was going over the project outline, counting all of the terrain I was planning, and started to realize something. My count was way off. It wasn't off by a little bit either, In fact, the total terrain count was off not by hundreds but by thousands of individual pieces.

At some point, I started using the count for individual settings as the count for the entire themed book sets. Instead of counting each book of terrain as having 1000 pieces, I was counting them as having 500...

There are 4 books of terrain in this project. That's not 2000 pieces but 4000 pieces of terrain. Once you add in the addon packs which are each about 500 pieces. The complete collection is actually over 5500 total pieces of terrain. 

So I think it's safe to say, this bottomless bag really is....bottomless

Oof...lol if that hasn't run you off please know that I am so grateful for your support and am so excited about this campaign.

Thank you.

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Day 1 Update
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2 months ago
by Anthony Qualkinbush
First things first, I want to thank everyone who has backed this project so far. Your support means so much to me and I'm looking forward to the rest of this campaign. I have some fun and exciting ideas in mind including a weekly Terrain vs Terrain feature where you and your fellow backers will get to decide between two different addon terrain packs that will be made available in the post-campaign.
The Terrain Takedown as I've decided to call it will be starting next week and will have two new challengers going head to head each week with the winner announced on Monday and a new set of hopefuls rising to the challenge, resulting in a total of 3 new terrain packs being made available by the end of the campaign.

Let me know what themes you would like to see represented in one of the takedowns and your suggestion might find its way into the weekly Terrain Takedown.

Additionally, I have added a new pledge level available for anyone who is more interested in just getting a ton of new premade encounter maps. This Tier is made just for you.  With this pledge, you will receive over 40 maps from across all 4 of the terrain sets listed below.

Please be aware this set does not reward any of the 4 Terrain sets and only grants you access to the premade encounter maps and all of their variant options including the VTT maps.

Thank you all so much for backing this campaign. Your support means I get to make all this cool stuff for you and I can't wait!
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