For the current Hardcover + Adventures campaign, we're $1400 away from Hite with 60 hours left. Yeah, we did $800 in the past day so this is no pie-in-the-sky thinking. I already pulled the Hite goal back from $15,000 to $13,500 to help get this done, so it's up to you guys. You want it or not?
Surely there's still 14 Refs out there that want a shiny set of revised hardcovers for their group? Or 5 that want that Aino art in it?
Monolith and God that Crawls are coming along. Monolith is in layout but has some extra space in it. I polled the comments section over at the crowdfunding page to see what people wanted me to do with it... and a good number said to put more charts etc. in the empty space. Problem with that is there's only one part of the adventure where it would make real sense to do that, right in the middle, which would basically mean the entire layout gets thrown out the window and would need to be started from scratch. Putting charts in the back that relate to something in the middle just seems rather patchwork and putting unrelated content in there is right out - the Monolith is a tight concept and I don't want to kill the atmosphere with unrelated stuff in the book. So the choices are to get some art to fill in the gaps or have a few blank pages at the end.
The Monolith has gotten such a "wha? huh?" reaction from people when I've run it for them I think I'm going to go for the added artwork. It'll help communicate some of the ideas I think, giving strong visuals instead of the previously intended text-only approach. Not to mention making the book look really alien and awesome. Alfrey's hard-friggin-core.
The God that Crawls will hopefully get a final test run through next week (watch for announcements for the Google + game!) and then that's off to editing and layout.
I'm currently making prelim editing notes on two adventures, Zzarchov Kowolski's Scenic Dunnsmouth and The Colony by James Carpio. I won't be daft enough to actually estimate release dates for them, but I can tell you both feature innovative adventure formats. They are not static locations.
(I won't be crowdfunding these because there's no question of doing them or not...)
In July I will be doing a series of 16 crowdfunding campaigns at the same time. It will be for a series of adventures, but with a different lineup than the current campaign, and in a much different format to correct some of the issues people have noted. If you want to just go for one or a few adventures you can. If you want to go for all of them (and get a significant discount), you can. And Gardening Society members will have even bigger discounts available to them. The lineup so far for these adventures:
Mike Pohjola with art by Joel Sammallahti
More names, and more info on what these names will do with their adventures, in the weeks to come.