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Evil Hat Productions
3 months ago
Shipping COMPLETE, Stretch goal(s) update plus: Our next project
Hello Hunters, Keepers, Monsters, and Mystery Lovers! It's safe to say that shipping for Codex of Worlds is complete. Most packages went out by the end of July. If you orde...
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Evil Hat Productions
5 months ago
Digital Rewards sent! Next up: ADDRESSES LOCKING for physical rewards. Stretch goals to come later.
Hello friends, here's a quick run down of where things are at as we have begun delivering the core rewards for the Codex of Worlds: PDFs, Roll20, + POD: These items have been f...
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Evil Hat Productions
5 months ago
Printing Complete, PDFs + Roll20 Coming July 10
Hello friends! As you can see, the Codex of Worlds is real! We've received our advance copy from the printer, the rest of the print run is on its way to our warehouse. In t...
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Evil Hat Productions
6 months ago
Fulfillment update, plus: Our latest crowdfunding effort
Hi friends, we've got a quick but comprehensive update for you all. Barring any sort of wildly unpredictable disaster, we will be locking orders on July 10th. Delivery of ...
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Evil Hat Productions
8 months ago
BackerKit Surveys Going out Soon
Hi all, pledge management for Codex of Worlds is about to start. We're going to do a Smoke Test (which will send surveys to 5% of backers) and then, if all goes well, 48 hours l...
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Evil Hat Productions
9 months ago
A Flash, and the Portal Fades Behind You
Thank you for a truly amazing conclusion to this crowdfunding campaign. We smashed the final Double Feature stretch goal which means y'all are getting two cool new ways to p...
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PROJECT UPDATE
Evil Hat Productions
CREATOR
3 months ago

Project Update: Shipping COMPLETE, Stretch goal(s) update plus: Our next project

Hello Hunters, Keepers, Monsters, and Mystery Lovers!

It's safe to say that shipping for Codex of Worlds is complete. Most packages went out by the end of July. If you ordered a physical book as part of the campaign and did not get it, contact us at [email protected] and we'll work to get it sorted.

A copy of the Codex of Worlds casting a deep shadow against a bright teal background.


If you are looking for the PDF, visit https://codexofworlds.backerkit.com/backer/digital_rewards to log in and download your files.

Stretch Goal Update
The stretch goal material is written and edited! We're now sourcing art so we can finalize the layout. Reminder that all the stretch goals will be delivered as a PDF - they're not in your book. Good news is that the bonus material will be available as a print-on-demand offering through DriveThruRPG. We'll have a more specific delivery timeline for you once we get closer to the end of the layout process.

A graphic of three competitors with shotguns and baseball bats silhouetted by the flames of a brightly burning van. Caption: Deathmatch Island. The game is just the beginning.


Our Next Crowdfunding Effort: Deathmatch Island

Congratulations. You have been selected to participate in Deathmatch Island. Winning will mean fame, freedom, and unlimited wealth. You may be experiencing some confusion and memory loss. This is normal following the Selection and Recruitment Process. It is important that you do not panic.

Deathmatch Island is a fast-paced roleplaying game about a deadly gameshow on a chain of mysterious islands. If you're a fan of Squid Game, Severance, Battle Royale, Control, or messed up Reality TV, you're going to enjoy Deathmatch Island.

Designer Tim Denee puts a striking spin on the PARAGON game engine in this fast, flexible RPG that explores corporate dystopia, paranoia as a tool of control, and competitive survival as entertainment.

Crowdfunding begins on October 17th. Reserve your place on ISLAND ONE now.
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Hi, I just got my physical copy of the new MotW Core Deluxe Edition and was surprised to see that the 4 playbooks from Tome of Mysteries weren't included. Weren't they also supposed to be included in the new core book or am I misremembering? Apologies in advance if that's not the case!

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Nice hole in the box and damaged the cover of the Monster of the Week.

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Whoop whoop! Just had an email that my pledge is on its way! Can’t wait to get the books in hand! πŸ˜„

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PROJECT UPDATE
Evil Hat Productions
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5 months ago

Project Update: Digital Rewards sent! Next up: ADDRESSES LOCKING for physical rewards. Stretch goals to come later.

Hello friends, here's a quick run down of where things are at as we have begun delivering the core rewards for the Codex of Worlds:

PDFs, Roll20, + POD: These items have been fulfilled and are awaiting download or redemption. Log in to your BackerKit account and check out the Digital Downloads page for your rewards. These are the FINAL versions of the book as it will be printed so if you're in Europe and want to place an order for your POD copy (or you just want a softcover for your shelf) feel free to fire that off at any time.

Hardcover books: These are at the warehouse. Our next steps are to get the warehouse people a final list of orders and addresses. That means you have less than 12 hours to UPDATE YOUR ADDRESS. Early Wednesday morning we will extract the backer file and send it to the warehouse so they can start tooling up their fulfillment process. Again, log into BackerKit and make any necessary address changes NOW.

We anticipate that, barring emergencies or postal interruptions, most books will arrive the 2nd or 3rd week of August. We won't be able to pin that down until the warehouse gets the pallets of books unloaded and organized and they actually start shipping orders. We'll send an update once that happens. Right now our spot in the fulfillment queue is scheduled for the end of July.

If you have a concern about receiving your book, reach out to us ASAP at [email protected] and we will do our best to accommodate your situation.

Stretch goals: As we noted during the campaign, stretch goals will be delivered separately as PDFs. They will not be in the book. (The only way we can fund the campaign, finish the layout files, print 6000 copies, and start shipping physical books a few months later is because the text was already locked.) The stretch goals are underway and we will release them incrementally, as they are finished. Like all the other digital rewards, you'll get them on the Digital Downloads page. We'll send you an update when we hit one of those milestones so you know to look for them.

In the meantime, we hope you're enjoying the final, fully-illustrated version of the Codex. If you've never used one of our Roll20 modules and you pledged for that reward, we think you will be truly impressed with the lavish and convenient tools we provide for Roll20.

Physical books will be going out within weeks. Stay tuned, we'll be sure to post an update when shipping starts!

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Is there any chance that there will be an epub/mobi version of the MotW corebook at some point in the future?

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PROJECT UPDATE
Evil Hat Productions
CREATOR
5 months ago

Project Update: Printing Complete, PDFs + Roll20 Coming July 10


Hello friends! As you can see, the Codex of Worlds is real! We've received our advance copy from the printer, the rest of the print run is on its way to our warehouse.

In terms of delivery timeline, here are the latest details:Β 
  • The books are currently on a truck, trundling their way to our warehouse.Β 
  • After they arrive, our fulfillment partner will put them in queue and prepare the pick & pack process. They have one crowdfunding project from a different client in fulfillment now and another one on deck after that.
  • We expect your physical rewards (whether that's for the Codex or both the Codex plus the new hardcover edition of Monster of the Week) to start shipping in the second half of July.
  • When everything is teed up, you will get a notification 48 hours in advance warning everyone that we will be locking shipping addresses. If you've moved in the past few months, please update your shipping address.

Last week we locked orders and charged cards. That means we're now ready to move on to fulfillment of your electronic rewards. On July 10th we'll be dropping you PDF, POD, and Roll20 codes for Codex of Worlds and any other digital rewards you pledged for. (Reminder that stretch goals are still in process and will be fulfilled as they are completed.)

That's the update! We want to thank you for your patience. We're still ahead of schedule but we understand the eagerness and anticipation of getting this big BIG expansion on your table and into your game.

As a final tease, here are a few other images of the finished book:

Codex of Worlds as compared to the hardcover edition of Monster of the Week and two of our other titles with beefy page counts: Apocalypse Keys (386 pages) and Band of Blades (466 pages).


Preview of the endpapers inside the Codex


A sneak peek of pages 110-11, showcasing the Suburban Watch Group team playbook.
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Hello, I backed at the $150 level and my card has been charged but I am unable to access any of the digital rewards yet. I saw another comment about a dropbox link. Should I have received anything yet for this now that I have been charged?

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I got the link to Dropbox, select a file, but Dropbox says 'There was an error downloading your file'. Not very helpful. I am logged in. Anyone else having this issue?

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PROJECT UPDATE
Evil Hat Productions
CREATOR
6 months ago

Project Update: Fulfillment update, plus: Our latest crowdfunding effort


Hi friends, we've got a quick but comprehensive update for you all.

Barring any sort of wildly unpredictable disaster, we will be locking orders on July 10th. Delivery of all rewards (PDFs, Roll20 modules, physical books, etc) will begin shortly thereafter.

  • Creation of the Roll20 Compendium Bundle is in process.
  • Art, editing, and layout are final.
  • The books are at the printer and they estimate that our warehouse will receive them near the end of June.
  • Once we get the final shipping prices nailed down, we'll lock BackerKit orders and initiate the delivery process.Β 

We originally projected we'd deliver Codex in September 2023, but if all goes according to plan you'll have books in your hands (or hard drives) 4-6 weeks early.

So you have about a month and some change to add to your order or update your mailing address. (We'll send another update out before we lock orders down so don't panic if you have plans to move soon.)

Our next big crowdfunding project launched this morning. Magical Girls grapple with their daily struggles and defy the world as they transcend into their true selves!


Inspired by Sailor Moon, Steven Universe, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, The Vision of Escaflowne, and more, designer Andrew Gillis delivers an innovative take on the Magical Girl genre using the rules engine that hums beneath Blades in the Dark.

Girl By Moonlight funded in less than hour and we're currently on the brink of 1500 backers. With final delivery of Codex in sight, we're excited to bring this next TTRPG project to BackerKit.

We hope you'll check it out.

And if you're on the fence, we've posted a 50-page preview on DriveThruRPG that's absolutely free.
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Hello! When will those of us who backed for MotW + Tome of Mysteries see those PDFs in Backerkit? I sent in my survey weeks ago and I've got the Codex of Worlds prototype PDF showing up in there, but nothing for the other books.

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Hi all, I responded to my BackerKit survey and just checked my digital rewards, but I don't see the MotW PDF in the digital rewards section. Any word on when that will be added? I'd like to run a MotW session before the hardcover comes out.

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Evil Hat Productions
CREATOR
7 months ago
Creators Marek Golonka and Michael Sands are going to do something just a little bit different. Case closed is a simplified ruleset to solve mysteries in under an hour. "Wait, monsters are real?" starts a group of newbies facing your first monster!
Goal: $200,000 reached! β€” We did it! This project reached this goal!
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Evil Hat Productions
CREATOR
7 months ago
When we reach this goal, award-winning game designer Banana Chan will bring their indelible style to a new Mystery for Gothic Century.
Goal: $185,000 reached! β€” We did it! This project reached this goal!
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Evil Hat Productions
CREATOR
7 months ago
Rumour has it the old plantation owner was a cruel man, could he be behind it? Or maybe those legends of the plant being built on stolen native land are true? Either way, the Hunters will find out.
Goal: $165,000 reached! β€” We did it! This project reached this goal!
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