We started placing shipping orders for the physical rewards today (for the FAL Kickstarter). Over the course of the next few days, we will place all orders and send backers the books they have been waiting for. There were some hiccups along the way, some minor changes, some print issues, but alas, we have made it to that fantastic moment in a Kickstarter project when rewards go out.
I want to thank everyone for being patient with this project. Five books was a tall order but I am confident backers should receive all their rewards by the delivery date.
So what am I working on besides fulfilling KS rewards?
I've had a FAL card game in the works for a while now. Playtesting has been leisurely but that is picking up and some major progress has been made. Ive already started on the artwork and nearly a third of it has been completed. This is a stand alone card game set in FAL where players build armies, roll dice, battle their opponents, defeat dungeons, trick and foil opponents, and gather XP to win. It's a simple battle card game that uses d6s. Playtests have proved to be really fun. I am hoping to make it available next spring. It will most likely be the next project to launch.
I have also written a novella exploring the adventures of Mirabell the Human, Gruun the Orka, and Buzzles the Simian. It's based on the short-lived YouTube series I did a few years back and never completed. I am thinking to do a few illustrations for the book and work on making it available in the near future. It's around 35,000 words. Chapters are short. Action is heavy. New characters are introduced. Its a fun little book that focuses on a story that has been at the center of FAL since its inception. The book is yet to be named. It will most likely be at least a trilogy exploring these characters. It has been really fun to work on.
Adventures in the Materiosphere is still underway. I've got tons of artwork for it. I've noticed a bit of a lull in my daily work on the project as I sometimes need to step back after an intense workload. However, as of late and with the shipping of KS rewards, that lull is coming to a close and work will once again commence.
So, three big projects, two of which are well under way, a third which is in good shape. I will not hoard up FAL stuff anymore but rather release elements as I complete them. Also, I will never do a five book Kickstarter again, ever.
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