Project Update: We are in the final 48 hours for Character Options!
We've added the Posthuman Studios Hoodie into the add-ons — these are in-stock, super cozy, and durable.
We're going to shamelessly ask you to please share this campaign with your friends/gaming groups/social media one more time, please. All funds raised at this point are going towards the Eclipse Phase Second Edition reprint!
Project Update: Eclipse Phase Character Options 💾 Digital Backer Release
I saw Dessa on Thursday in Minneapolis, collapsed with sore throat and feet after the show, woke up early on Friday morning and dashed to catch the Amtrak to Chicago. I worked all day on the train, rolled into Sprite's place around seven, caught up a little bit and did some more work. Nine PM I poured some vodka into a Red Bull, chugged it down, and promptly fell asleep. An almost perfect day, except I didn't get chance to play Baldur's Gate 3. Saturday I spent working until it was time to head across town to see Dessa again.
One of her songs, I Already Like You has a lyric that has always caught my ear:
"Fucked up the trust fall / Caught a concussion"
Running any kind of business, any kind of venture is a series of trust falls. The ongoing collaboration that you know as Posthuman Studios has been pushing forward long enough that it could legally drink. Along the way, we've taken a bunch of trust falls and tried to be holding hands underneath others doing the same. Of course there have been concussions.
If I work backwards, itemizing and categorizing those trust falls — caught or concussed — there's one commonality to them: our fans always catch us. You support our Creative Commons releases. You back our crowdfunding campaigns. You sell out our games at Gen Con and then come to the booth to tell us how much fun you had. You share your stories, not just about your games but also how they have impacted your life, your friendships, your feelings about life, love, community, acceptance. And capitalism. Lots of feelings about capitalism.
So with that, we're letting everyone backing this campaign download the digital version of Eclipse Phase Character Options today — the link comes after this backer-only jump-cut:
Project Update: Morph Recognition Deck Upgrade, EP2 Reprint, and NPC File 2!
As we wind up this week, glad to say that the Morph Recognition Deck Upgrade has been unlocked — at the same price as the original deck. If you'd been waiting to select it as an add-on, now is the time!
A few answers to FAQs that have come up on the way:
- Yes, Character Options is Creative Commons-licensed!
- The Character Options PDF will be released on November 20th or 21st.
- We will add some more merchandise to the project later in the campaign as well!
Eclipse Phase Second Edition Reprint — Price Lock
We are incredibly close to needing to reprint Eclipse Phase Second Edition. It is possible that the cover price will have to be raised for the second printing. If you are getting EP2 via this campaign — by pledge level or add-on — you will lock in your copies at the current price.
Not Stretch Goals
We want to elevate the following information: if you back this campaign for $100 or more (not counting shipping) you will also get free digital copies of NPC File 2 and Your Whispering Muse when they are released! These titles are stretch goals from the Eclipse Phase Second Edition Kickstarter campaign, and they're both in writing/development now.
NPC File 2
If you're a Patreon subscriber, you'll have seen some NPC File 2 excerpts recently, but if you haven't we have some news about that book!
The original NPC File book included 33 NPCs and 9 variants, all packed into only 15 pages. Our initial plans for NPC File 2 were a little expanded, probably around 24 pages and 40 NPCs. As we outlined the book, ideas flowed and we ended up expanding the NPC list to 46 archetypes — and also 46 named NPCs for each archetype. We expected that we'd do a half page for each NPC, ending up with a book about 48 pages. Here's the complete list of NPC archetypes — those in green are written and laid-out (including their named compatriots, who I've redacted for now!).
As we got into writing and initial graphic design it became obvious that plan wasn't feasible — we were simply trying to jam too much onto each page. So NPC File 2 will now be a ~96-page book, and we've shared some pages on our Patreon to certain backer levels. Here's a couple of those pages for you:
Once we've finished writing and layout we'll be commissioning art, and then the digital book will be available for supporting backers, and shortly after that available to the public!
Thank you for your support of the Character Options campaign, and stay tuned for the PDF coming nearly next week!
I've always felt we could do with a bit more variety to Aptitude Templates. But when I saw the Patreon preview to the Random Aptitude table it felt even more needed than ever. There must be a balanced alternative for three new options, right?
I have the softcover edition of the Eclipase Phase 2E base manual, but it's from a couple of years ago (I think). After it was published it seems to me that some updates and fixes to the manual were released. Does this hardcover version include those updates and fixes?
Will we be able to upgrade or add extras to our pledge after the initial campaign ends (have to watch the monthly spend this close to Christmas, so being able to upgrade later would help)? Also, would it be possible to have any of the small scenarios available as print add-ons? DriveThru is ok for smaller stuff, but they don't always arrive in the best condition. Being in the UK I have avoided ordering them direct from your store as each was released because of the shipping costs, but if they were all available here combining the shipping cost makes them more affordable. Thank you
Project Update: Character Options is Day One Funded!
With that momentum, we'll be shuffling up the Morph Recognition Deck at the $30,000 stretch goal in no time and speeding towards the deluxe upgrade!
A few people have requested that we add a few more individual items as Add-Ons and those will be available within the next 24 hours.
Please Spread the Word
Over the last few years, the social media landscape that Posthuman Studios has a lot of support from has fractured and become less effective. We would really appreciate your help in talk about this campaign on gaming message boards, Facebook groups, Discords, and anywhere else where you talk about gaming!
If you're not a member yet, please join our Discord to hang out with other Eclipse Phase fans. See you there.
Project Update: 🎉 Morph Recognition Cards Unlocked + New add-ons!
There are now some new add-ons — EP2 in print, additional copies of Character Options, Condensed Player's Guide, and a $5 digital version of Morph Recognition Cards!
Thank you so much for your first-day support of the Character Options campaign, and please keep sharing it with your friends and other gamers. It is wonderful to see many names we have known for years support this campaign, but those new names on the list is an equal thrill!
We're sitting at just under 400 backers right now, and over 10% of backers will be wearing an Octomorph t-shirt in 2024. 🐙
So, just wondering how the PDFs for the kickstarter will be delivered; I'm assuming it's probably DriveThruRPG, but I'd love to get that confirmed. Also, will people who order the USB Drive get online copies as well so there's an "off site backup" of the purchase?
Hi, If I am not mistaken the cost for CO (Physical + Digital) and shipping is around $100. Quite a high amount of money for a 152 page book. Of course since it is EP material I took the digital version to support you (and to enjoy your production) but I think that for many overseas the cost is very high, especially when everything is costing more and choices have to be made. I hope that the book will one day reach our local game stores to, at least, mitigate the shipping cost (fingers crossed!). Other than that I am really happy that the campaign is a success! Hope you'll attract many more people to this campaign and to this wonderful game and universe you've created. Kudos!