Project Update: Survey Emails Sent
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.
Project Update: Long Overdue Update
Project Update: Much Needed Update
I hope you're all doing well. I wanted to give you a quick update on the status of the project. As you know, I've been working hard to get this project closer to the completion mark and providing you all with a massive set of test pieces. Unfortunately, life has thrown me one curveball after another, which has impacted my schedule.
Project Update: Quick Update. What has been going on.
Unfortunately, due to these setbacks, I have not been able to provide you with any other previews or progress updates. This is something I will rectify next month where I will provide a nice chunky update for you to test out and provide feedback on.
Thank you for your patience with me while I get everything back on track.
Project Update: First Monthly Update
I have arrived with our first Monthly update. I am starting out small with this first reveal but will provide much larger sets for your review in subsequent updates. I have decided to release some amount of terrain pieces and dungeon tiles to you all each month to give you an opportunity to test the pieces out and provide feedback. This will serve two purposes, the first being the most obvious you get to have access to some of the pieces early. The second and most valuable in my opinion is you get to provide some early feedback on the product before we get too far along to be able to make any changes without causing any extreme delays to the final delivery.
Since Halloween is just around the corner, here are some asset previews primarily from the Spooky bonus set. Next week-ish I'm planning to send a link through the pledge manager for you to download one of the maps as a printable pdf with a few format variations for VTT use. Additionally, you will find one printable page of tiles and scatter terrain pieces included. I will hopefully include a few of the VTT-ready images as well as a dungeon draft asset pack with this download and will try to do so in future previews as well.
Thanks again for your support and please let me know what you think about this little teaser. As you may or may not notice from this image I am using a mix of fully top-down views and some slightly tilted views. I am utilizing one "camera" angle or another based on what I think presents each asset in the most readable way.
Project Update: Quick Update
Most of you have already completed your surveys but we still have a number of outstanding surveys to be completed. If you don't seem to have received an email try the following link https://azalea.backerkit.com If that doesn't work or if you have any trouble completing your survey please reach out either in the comments below or send me an email at [email protected] and I will get back to you as soon as possible to help you out.
I'm going to give things a little bit more time and then I'll send out the PDF copies of It's Tough to Be a God and Riddlehouse Vol. 1 to anyone who has selected those options in their survey as part of their pledge reward. If you pick them up as add-ons we'll have to wait until we charge cards to send those out.
The Crimson Spire book is turning out pretty neat. I have designed the tower itself to be something of a puzzle and will be including some maps for this location as well. Various rooms that one finds within magically transport those who enter to faraway locations (the settings for our adventures). There is a kind of hilarious order of mystics who operate spire with some characters that might be inspired by Terry Pratchett's incredible work. I can't wait to share this book and everything else with you all soon.
I'll have another update later this month where I will showcase some of the new pieces I have completed. My intention going forward is to have an update at least once a month where I will showcase bits and bobs that I have completed or have in a near-finished state. That way you have an opportunity to provide some feedback and thoughts while I work and I can take that input into consideration.
Thank you all again for your support, this project is a lot of fun for me and I hope you will all enjoy using it as much as I am enjoying creating it.
Project Update: Surveys Are Setup
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.
Project Update: Quick 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.
Project Update: Campaign is complete! + Terrain Takedown Final Result
So, what happens now?
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.
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.
Project Update: less than 48 hours left + Terrain Takedown Update
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.
Project Update: Terrain Take Down Final Round! + Winner
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.