Hey all. This is just a quick update on some things in the short-term works...
December 1st is the release of FAL Adventure 4. It's called Journey Into the White and its the first part of a two part directly linked adventure.
Also in December will be the release of Far Away Land Webisode 6 as well as the release of a special Christmas Webisode. Both of these episodes will be available for Patreon folks.
I will also be releasing a new Let's Draw Far Away Land video. This time I will be doing an isometric dungeon from start to finish. It should be fairly informative, especially for folks who draw their own dungeons.
I am thinking about increasing the release of Let's Draw FAL videos as they are really fun to make. I also think they serve as nice references for other people drawing and worldbuilding. I would like to do two a month if possible.
So, that's whats in the works for December.
With the Patreon going live and a bit of fiddling about with rewards, content, and pricing, I think we have reached a nice balance. I am looking at loads of work but I am excited about it all - the deadlines, the content production, and just being involved in a big project again. For now though, I will set aside my excitement and talk a bit about what we are offering through Patreon. There's a bunch of stuff, so get ready...
This is a breakdown by reward level...
$1 The dollar you gave helps shape the Materiosphere. You will get behind the scenes posts, videos and artowrk for Patreon backers only.
$5 If you pledge $5 a month you get everything from the previous tier plus you get the FAL webisode two weeks early!
$10 If you pledge $10 a month you get everything from previous tiers plus you get a pdf of the newest FALRPG adventure a month early. You also get the FAL: Fantasy Pawn comic and Let's Draw episode early. Any goals unlocked will be yours as well.
$20 If you pledge $20 a month you get everything from previous tiers plus you get a pdf of one of the Far Away Land RPG core books. These books include the Core Rules, Creatures Vol. I, Companion Rules, and Tales of Awesome. This is a great way to get into the game at a cheaper price! At this level we will also send you a postcard with new artwork each month!
Here's an even simpler breakdown...
$1: Behind the scenes content
$5: everything from the previous level plus
And to make everything clear, here is a breakdown of everything offered...
Far Away Land Webisodes
Each month we will release a new adventure webisode in the world of Far Away Land. Join Mirabell the human, Gruun the Orka, and Buzzles the simian as they make their way through the world. Patreon backers get these episodes and extra episodes early.
Each month I will do a Let's Draw episode. These episodes will feature an image drawn from start to finish. These are time lapse drawings that start with a sketch and move to a finished line drawing. The video culminates in the coloring of the image.
Far Away Land: Fantasy Pawn Comic
That's right, Fantasy Pawn. Join the cast of Fantasy Pawn as they work in a pawn shop in Far Away Land. Starting in December 2014, each week we will release a new comic page that looks at the lighter and quirkier side of FAL. Patreon backers get to see these pages before anyone else.
Every month we are releasing a new FAL Adventure. These are great little sandbox supplements for your Far Away Land RPG campaigns. Each adventure has a cool cover, interior art and maps, adventure hooks and ideas, NPC stats, and much more. These little pdf booklets are between 5 and 10 pages (usually) and they are awesome.
Once we reach these goals, we will begin to distribute monster packs to Patreon backers. Each pack will have a handful of new monsters that can be used in your FAL game. Once we get a bunch of these packs finished, we will compile them into a book called Creatures Vol. 2 (cause Creatures Vol. I is already a thing). Patreon backers will be privy to these monster pack pdfs before anyone else.
Once we reach these goals, we will begin to create FAL stories. Each story will be a look inside some part of Far Away Land. Each story will feature an illustration as well. Patreon backers will get these pdf stories before anyone else.
Some backers ($20) will get a postcard mailed to them. These postcards feature FAL artwork and will also feature a note written by me!
I' m so bad about keeping up this blog. I guess that's what the FAL Facebook page is for.
I wanted to talk a bit about what's coming up for FAL in the near future. The first big thing is Patreon. This is going to start on November 3rd. We are going to feature a bunch of rewards for Patreon users. These rewards will include early release adventures, early release webisodes, custom content such as sketches, podcasts. Higher levels can get pdfs of the books, postcards with new FAL artwork, and high level backers will even get to create monsters to be included in monster packs and Creatures Vol. 2. Plus, we are going to have a bunch of goals which unlock new stuff like FAL illustrated stories, Monster Packs, and extra episodes. We have more stuff in the works but we want to gauge our experience in Patreon first and go from there. We hope you join us on Patreon.
The second big thing(s) are the upcoming books. Next year we will release Creatures Vol. 2 which will be jammed full of monsters from FAL. We will also be compiling and releasing a book of adventures which will feature the free pdf adventures along with additional things such as artwork, histories, genealogies, and maps. Finally, we hope t release a book of FAL stories sometime next year. This book is to be called Legends of Far Away Land Vol. 1. The stories will all be illustrated.
So, that's were things are as of now. A lot of stuff going on. A lot of new content.
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