It's your last chance to get these TTRPG and D&D 5E resources at a discount! 1,300+ players, DMs, and GMs just like you funded our Kickstarter, so we could bring you a ton of fun tools for your table! Richly detailed NPCs, virtual tabletop tokens, location descriptions, a storytelling app - Anansi gives you everything you need to make your games less prep and more fun! Pre-order now to get discounted access to all the tools Anansi has to offer. Don't miss your last chance to get the books, PDFs, app, cards, tokens, and more at a huge savings.
Anansi's Tapestry of Lives: 350 pages of NPCs, items, side quests and more. 5E compatible, but perfect for any tabletop roleplaying game.
Anansi's Journal of Common Places: 140 pages of detailed locations the adventure books don't cover. Fits perfectly into any homebrew world.
VoxStoria web app: Phone, tablet, desktop access to every NPC description PLUS professionally voice acted intro monologues to bring these beloved characters to life.
Explore the bundles, and pick the one that's best for you. We're keeping the pre-order store open for just a little while longer. Once these discounted bundles are gone, they're gone for good! Happy gaming!
Latest Updates from Our Project:
Email Validation Fixed. You'll see a few NPCs in VoxStoria on Tuesday.
about 1 month ago
– Wed, May 03, 2023 at 05:18:12 PM
I really, really think we have the email validation code issue solved. I believe the reason some people were getting error codes was that the email client wasn't generating the emails. There's a bit of a long technical reason why - but I won't bore you with those details.
Please let me know right away if you're still getting an error when you try to create your account (or generate a validation code).
We have a bunch of the NPCs uploaded into the app, but are waiting for final VO files. We're going to put the handful of ones we have that we were planning to have as free/teasers for everyone live on Tuesday, May 9.
We'll then work to wrap up the town and village NPCs, so you should have those. Waiting on a few VOs.
Sorry for the trouble with the logon/account creation.
As a reminder, once you create your account, you'll also have access to the character builder, where you can make portraits like this one.
Let me know if you have any troubles with anything! And thank you for your continued support!
You can Login to VoxStoria Now (no, really. this time you can.)
about 1 month ago
– Fri, Apr 28, 2023 at 01:52:13 PM
VoxStoria is LIVE! + Updates on delivery schedule and a lot more. (this is a long one)
about 1 month ago
– Thu, Apr 27, 2023 at 02:05:38 PM
First, I apologize that it's been a bit over a month since our last update in March. We've been wrangling artists, developers, and writers and it's been a lot of work. But I'm going to try to do better about ensuring we're on top of updates.
Down the page I'll provide more directions for creating your account, but know that VoxStoria is live and you can start using it to create and share NPCs! You'll even be able to sell your content! We haven't uploaded the Anansi NPCs yet. We're still missing art for many and several voices. Our goal is to get the pack of 20+ Town & Village NPCs released first. We're targeting May 12 for that.
Digital and Print Publication Update
We have had difficulty wrangling some contributors. We have two main bottlenecks - side quest writing and art. We've brought on some new writer to help, but the art bottleneck is a tougher challenge. We're doing our best to produce, but we also have to be sensitive to the work-life balance of our illustrators and there are only so many hours a day they can draw. The art delay has put us behind by quite a lot.
Our original estimated delivery was May. Unfortunately, with the amount of outstanding content, it's not going to be possible for us to hit that date. Our new target date for the digital release is mid/late June. We're targeting mid/late July for the physical products. We've discussed as a team, and we agree those are achievable!
I will 100% let everyone know if there are any other delays and why, and what we're doing to solve for it.
Early Release Content
If you pledged at the $68 or above level for Early Release Access, we'll get you the first sets of tokens and sample of the microsettings May 19 (assuming those are part of your pledge!). If you didn't pledge at that level and you want early release content, you can go to Backerkit and update your pledge - as long as you do it BEFORE May 19.
Some of our backers pledged to have their own NPC brought to life in Anansi's pages. Here's a look at three of these fantastic fellows you could encounter in your campaign. Just... watch your step around that thirst-trap!
If you want to see more of the art that's been created recently, check out our TikTok! There are already 10 NPC speed draws you can check out, with more on the way.
There are still 109 people who have not completed their pledge. We are looking to lock pledges May 19, so we can ensure we have accurate print numbers. We don't plan on doing a print overrun, so if retailers are interested - pledge on Backerkit now, because there likely won't be another opportunity to get this content. Same for anyone you know who is on the fence.
As a reminder, people who didn't back can pre-order here - https://anansi-lives.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders
For those who haven't completed your pledges - Please complete them!
Creating Your VoxStoria Account
All backers will have access to VoxStoria. But only backers who pledged for the app will get all of the NPC info and voice overs FREE. Other people will have to buy the NPCs.
If you are a backer, simply go to https://voxstoria.beneverending.app/
You'll see a little sentence asking you to click if you're a Kickstarter backer. Click it.
You'll get a screen asking you to submit your email address, so we can send you a verification code. PLEASE USE THE SAME EMAIL ADRRESSS AS YOUR KICKSTARTER EMAIL ADDRESSS.
Go to your email and get the code. NOTE: If you don't receive a code it could be for one of three reasons:
1) you didn't use your Kickstarter email address, so we couldn't verify you.
2) you did get it, but it was intercepted by your overzealous spam filter - so check your spam.
3) the imps - in which case email us at [email protected] and let us know what email address you entered so we can get it figured out.
Enter your verification code and the other handy-dandy details, agree to the TOS, and hit submit.
We have to collect B-Day info, because we'll be selling on the app and we're not selling to kids AND if there's mature content NPCs, we need to filter those out for anyone under 18.
When you create your account you'll also have access to our Character Builder/Comic Maker and the Beta version of animated avatars (soon with facial recognition and custom avatars). If you backed at a level that includes a subscription to the Character Builder and other digital storytelling tools, that subscription will be applied.
And a quick explainer for the animated avatar app, Vstreamer.
REMINDER: When You Create Your Account in VoxStoria, you will automatically have an account using the same, email, user name, password for these other apps. No need to create multiple accounts!
You'll likely see that there are no NPCs in the VoxStoria yet. We'll have some free ones in next week! You can also create and share your own.
Our future goals for the app are to allow you to collaborate with other writers, editors, artists and VO actors to create and share (or sell) NPCs, Locations, Spell descriptions, Magic Items, or anything that could be enhanced with a little bit of colorful language, art, and sound - or animation! You won't HAVE to include art or sound or animation, but those are pretty cool.
I think that's it for now. If I missed something, please hit me in the comments or a direct message. I know it sucks that we're behind schedule. I can promise you that all of us are working our @sse$ off to get you super-high quality TTRPG content as fast as humanly possible. Send us well-wishes and positive vibes (and prayers if you're inclined). There's a heck of a lot of content and pieces and contributors to manage. BUT we're incredibly excited to get this book into your hands (along with the other book, the tokens, the NPC cards, the voiced monologues, the dice, and all the digital art).
Thank you for your support. And thank you for your kindness and patience. I appreciate you!
PSA: Posting NPC Speed Draws
3 months ago
– Wed, Mar 22, 2023 at 03:40:43 PM
Super quick PSA. We'll be posting more speed draws of some of the NPCs on our TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@neverendinginc. It's a great way to enjoy sneak peeks of some of the art you'll see in the book! Expect 2 - 3 speed draw posts per week on our TikTok going forward. Enjoy!!!
UPDATE: Player Options and Early Preview Draft of Anansi's Tapestry of Lives Sent!
3 months ago
– Sat, Mar 11, 2023 at 01:35:24 PM
All backers who are set to receive the PDF of Anansi's Tapestry of Lives should have received an email from Backerkit with a link to download a PDF of the draft player options.
All backers who have pledged at least $68 on Kickstarter or through Backerkit should also receive an email with a link to download a PDF of the early 218 page draft of Anansi's Tapestry of Lives.
IF YOU DON'T SEE THE EMAIL, PLEE CHECK YOUR SPAM.
Both PDFs contain a link to a Google Form where you can provide feedback on the content.
Please email us at [email protected] if you think you should have received one or both files, but did not. We really appreciate your support and look forward to hearing what you think!