As we head into the last week of the KS I thought I would post an update and let everyone know what is going on, where I am with things, what is coming up, etc..
I have been completely surprised at having reached our 5k goal and from what I have been hearing and with the way some projects surge in the last days, we may be unlocking some more of the stretch goals. I set these goals up and limited them in scope and there number as I wanted to be able to complete the project in the time promised. I also didn't want to get bogged down in a ridiculous amount of stretch goals and have to rush and cut corners. With that said, I have been steadily working on the goals already reached...
All of the additional artwork has been completed. I had intended to add only a few new drawings to Tales of Awesome but as I got in and started playing with things, I got all inspired. In all I have added around 8 new pieces of artwork to the Tales of Awesome and some new work to Creatures Vol. I as well.
Dragons are completely finished, tested, proofed, and ready to roll. They should prove worthy adversaries for most any party.
I had intended on adding 10 new Heroes and Villains, which would have doubled what I already had. As of now there are 24 Heroes and Villains total. Each has his/her own image and description. Most of these characters are historical figures and tie directly into the FAL history and story.
I have also gone through Tales of Awesome and added descriptions for most of the important places on the Map of FAL. I had not intended to do this previously but I felt like it was necessary. Now there are a ton of short descriptions for locals. Oh, and I also added 8 new pieces of art to go along with the descriptions (these are a separate art count from the Xtra Sketches and Artwork in the 2k stretch).
So next up is Religions and Cults. There will be around ten entries in this area and they will describe various humanoid religions and cults. For example, the Agnuns and their Temple of Marsheeria, where the ancient Robo Bear is housed - the cult that has grown up around their electronic soothsayer... Anyway.
I would love to see the final three stretch goals unlocked as I am feeling good about where the project is and what it is growing into.
So, with about a week left, I want to thank everyone again. You have all made this thing come to life and it is has excited me greatly. Let's give one last push. Tell your friends. Post on forums and Facebook and Twitter and let's unlock these last goals.
Hey everyone. FAL is well on its way to the third stretch goal! Extra Art, Sketches, and Dragons have already been unlocked. Some dragon artwork is posted below to give everyone a fairly good idea of what they will look like. There are six dragons as of now (which was my goal) and I have a couple more in the works (these will be added if time permits). Also, all of the additional artwork has been completed as of tonight. I have been cranking out the work and my updates and forum posts have been lax for this reason. I will be more diligent in the future.
Also, as a reminder, the dragons will be included in the Creatures Vol. I as well as the Monsters Cards.
Thanks for reading and being part of this project! If you are new to all this, check out the FAL Kickstarter here
Hey all. I guess this is the first blog post since FAL was funded, which is weird because it feels like a lot of time has passed but it has only been a few days.
I really want to thank everyone for backing this project. It means a lot to me that people are excited about FAL. It also brings a certain level of creative vindication, that ideas and drawings and gaming wasn't just going out and into a void. So thank you. FAL is funded and will happen. And not only that, but we have already reached our first stretch goal and are well on our way to the second strtech goal (Dragons!).
I want to talk a bit about the first stretch goal and what it will contain as I thought the goal was a bit vague, at least in terms of fine detail. So here is finer details and some pictures...
I have already begun working on and finishing new art as well as dragons. I thought I would include one of the new pieces below. I'm not sure exactly how much new art will be added, probably 5 or 6 full page pieces plus several of the more finished sketches. Also, some of the smaller pieces that are within the books are going to be added as full page pieces - this is in addition to new art and sketches. :)
I almost forgot. Someone suggested line drawings that could be printed and colored. This of course would be aimed more at kids and I thought it was a great idea. So I have included a line drawing below. After the project finishes and everything ships, I am going to add a bunch of the line drawings to the site. These will most likely be pdf format and will be free to download and color. I hope we can do a thing where people can send in their colored pieces or original FAL artworks to be featured on the site.
Well, the time has finally come. The FAL Kickstarter just started! Here is the link to the project.
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