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Anansi's Tapestry of Lives: 110 NPCs, 40 items, 20 side quests, 70 locations & more

Created by NeverEnding, Inc

Don't miss your golden opportunity to experience tabletop gaming like never before! Anansi's Tapestry of Lives is packed with unparalleled tools and resources that will take your Dungeons & Dragons 5E (or other TTRPG) gaming sessions to the next level. Backed by over 1,300 players, DMs, and GMs, our Kickstarter campaign was a smashing success. Now, it's your chance to reap the benefits at a remarkable discount! Anansi's Tapestry of Lives: Immerse yourself and your players in a universe brimming with 110 unique and indispensable NPCs to enliven your world. That's not all, it also features a treasure trove of magical items, side quests and more. While compatible with 5E, this resource is a remarkable addition to any tabletop roleplaying game. Anansi's Journal of Common Places: Step into 70 meticulously detailed locations, each harboring their own concealed secrets waiting to be discovered. These are the overlooked places your regular adventure books don't cover. Whether your players stumble into the castle kitchen or want to know what the inside of their rented carriage look like, these location description help you easily add another level of immersion. VoxStoria Web App: So much of an NPCs mood and personality is communicated by voice. With our app, you don't just read about the NPC's, you listen to them too! Featuring professionally voice acted introductory monologues, these loveable misfits help bring your world to life. Choose from a plethora of bundles to find the one that fits your gaming needs and your budget. Act swiftly as the pre-order store won't be open for long. Grab this opportunity and prepare yourself for an unforgettable gaming experience at a great discount. Once these limited-time bundles vanish, they're gone for good! Happy gaming!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Update on November Progress. Updated Timeline Coming Soon.
2 months ago – Tue, Dec 12, 2023 at 04:27:22 AM

Hi, everyone. I'm sorry for the delayed update. I have mixed news to share.

CW: Hospitalization and Cancer

In a previous update I shared that my mom was going through some health issues. Unfortunately, there hasn't been significant improvement - in same ways things have continued to spiral. Without going into too much detail, my mom had emergency surgery in early November, and that has resulted in continuing complications and multiple ICU visits. Two weeks ago she almost died while getting a blood transfusion, and had to be treated for sepsis. It appears that the surgery may have created more problems than it solved, and we weren't properly informed of multiple risks and potential complications. Because my mom has been intellectually disabled since she was a toddler, she can't effectively advocate for herself. That leaves me responsible for ensuring she receives the care she needs. It's necessary advocacy. We've experienced multiple instances where the healthcare system has failed us during this extremely trying time, and if I hadn't stepped in, she wouldn't have received the care (diagnostics, treatments, etc) that she needs. It's sometimes been a battle just getting her food that she can eat. All of her health issues are complicated by the fact that she's also been battling stage 4 breast cancer since 2015. She's been hospitalized almost the entire month of November, and while she finally returned home November 28, she is back in the hospital as of yesterday. Things are not looking great. November 30, I came down with what I thought was the flu, and later turned out to be a bacterial infection. As of yesterday, I'm back to 100%. I'm not sharing this to say "poor me." It's just been a lot, and the near constant health crisis that come up make it difficult to focus and make progress on the project.


Next Steps for Anansi's

The bad news

November was a wash. We made little progress on the book and materials. Our producer who has also been doing layout couldn't put off her vacation any more, and I was struggling to balance new health issues/complication with my mom on a weekly basis. 

The good news

That said, I've picked up a consulting job, so I can invest some funds in additional help into getting the rest of the book, app, etc out to everyone.

My goal this week is to send a special "thank you" gift to everyone who backed at at least the Print level (or all digital). You should receive a link to download our Commoner's Token Pack from DriveThruRPG, tomorrow. If you already have this pack, please message me through Kickstarter, and select a different pack. I understand this isn't the same as getting your outstanding rewards, and it doesn't replace those. I simply want to send you something extra as a good faith gesture and thank you.

I couldn't have predicted these health issues, and I am very, very sorry for the negative impact they've had on my ability to keep up progress. I don't want this to be a bad experience for you, and I don't want you to lose faith. That's part of the reason I picked up a second consulting job, so that we can invest more for help without dipping into any of the print budget. 

I'll post early next week with an updated timeline.

Now that I'm learning to manage all of the competing issues, I need a few days to figure out what the new timeline is. I'll post an update early next week outlining when I think things will release, and where I think we are with printing, etc.

I really appreciate your patience and understanding. This is a crappy situation. I'm sorry. We were humming along with decent progress, and now things have unexpectedly been further delayed. I sincerely regret the delays, and I promise to do my utmost to get us moving forward more timely and get your rewards to you.

If you have complaints, suggestions, want to vent, want more info - I invite you to reach out to me through Kickstarter or at [email protected]. I promise to listen to your feedback, and implement any actions I can. I'll even set up Zoom calls with anyone who wants to talk through the project. Whatever, I can do to help you feel better about the delays is on the table, if it's reasonable and doable.

In the meantime, please send some positive thoughts, prayers, vibes, or whatever you can spare to my mom. This has been... hard. I'm personally struggling, because, in spite of m concerns and reservations, I'm the one that gave consent for the surgery, and it seems like that was a mistake. That said, we will get through this one way or another, and everything Anansi's will get delivered to you. 

Stay tuned for the updated timeline. And I'm hoping to be able to share some good news soon.


- Jamie

Anansi's Gifts of Magic Preview
3 months ago – Fri, Nov 10, 2023 at 02:46:38 PM

Quick updates. First on a personal note, thank you to everyone for your patience - and a special thank you to those who rwached out and sent well wishes. I really appreciate it. My mom's surgery was a little tougher than expected. She ended up in the ICU for a few days after recovery, but is on the mend now and going to a regular room today.

Prior to her needing emergency surgery, I thought we'd have Vox Storia populated today with some voice overs. My schedule got a little upended. However, we were able to work on Gift's of Magic, and I'm happy to share the following video preview:

Anansi's Gifts of Magic: Over 70 Magic Items

Yeah, so we put a little extra into this PDF, and you'll have over 70 magic Items when I put it up on DriveThru next week. There's a little extra art as well.


DRAFT preview of the cover for "Anansi's Tales of Adventure."

This has a few extra stat blocks, and we made sure that any NPCs or magic items referenced are in here, so you don't have to bounce between books. 

I may be incommunicado for a few days. I'm behind on work and everything. But I wanted to update you with something so you could see that there's progress and the project is moving forward every day (or close to every day). If I'm behind on replying to any emails, please ping me again. Thank you again for all of your support.


- Jamie

Quick family medical update
4 months ago – Mon, Nov 06, 2023 at 08:16:55 AM

Hey, folks. I've been slow to repond because of work travel, and now my mom is in the hospital. She has surgery today, so *fingers crossed* 🙏 

My mom is always so positive.

Still working on your rewards. 

"Gifts of Magic" PDF should drop this week. Guving you some bonus magic items and new spells, because youve all been wonderful and patient. I really appreciate everyone.


Jamie

Anansi's Tapestry of Lives UPDATED!
4 months ago – Tue, Oct 17, 2023 at 09:25:51 AM

If you backed the project and had the PDF of Anansi's Tapestry of Lives as one of your rewards, you should have just gotten a message form DriveThruRPG that the title was updated. That's right, not only is all the content in there, we've made a bunch of layout updates. This does bring our page count down significantly, but that means we'll actually be able to afford book printing at these crazy higher prices (oof!).

If you didn't get your link, please email [email protected] and be sure to include you Kickstarter or Backerkit email address, please!

What's next?

Well, we're looking to update the book with more art, but most importantly, we're going to really get going on proofreading and fixing those typos and grammatical errors!


Note: This is a short update, because I've been doing travel/events for work for literally the past 3 weeks straight and I'm late to get on the road to drive to NY *groan* BUT I wanted to get this updated copy out to you.


Thank you so much for your support. It keeps me going!!! Stay tuned for more updates.



Best,

Jamie

and the Anansi's Team

Exciting Progress & Key Milestones: Anansi's Journey Continues!
5 months ago – Wed, Sep 27, 2023 at 09:37:40 AM

some of our newest voice actors, who are bringing these NPCs to life!

Hello, to our Remarkable Backers!

September has been a whirlwind, but with each day we're coming closer to bringing Anansi's vibrant tapestry to life. Here's what we've been up to:

Anansi's Journal of Common Places 📖 The layout phase for "Anansi's Journal of Common Places" has come to a triumphant end! We've submitted it to DriveThruRPG, and if everything sails smoothly on their end, all backers can anticipate a link to this early release version on Tuesday, October 03. A small note, however: as excited as we are about Ed Greenwood's generous contribution, the companion art for his "The Dark Den Club" is still in the works. We promise to update the online version as soon as it's in our hands.

Big Bad Con Interlude 🎲 I'll be attending Big Bad Con from September 28 - October 1. While it's an exciting event, it does mean I might not be able to send out the DriveThruRPG link sooner than stated. Your understanding is appreciated.

Voice Overs 🎙️ We've made significant strides since our last voice actor update. From 35 roles outstanding, we're now down to just 6! Check our Twitter and Instagram to catch up on our latest casting news. We're aiming to wrap up casting by Sunday, October 1. I'm hoping another incredibly talented voice from "The Dragon Prince" will be joining our cast! *crosses fingers*

Anansi's Tapestry of Lives 🕸️ Final edits for "Anansi's Tapestry of Lives" are underway. As reiterated, the content is ready, but it deserves a thorough review to iron out those lingering typos (I think they reproduce like tribbles if they're left in too long). I'm targeting to conclude this round by October 08, which should enable us to refresh the PDF on DriveThruRPG and share an updated version with you. Though we're hoping for an October 9 release, please bear with us if it shifts to October 14 due to unforeseen obligations.

Printing Press Woes 🖨️ Our quest for an affordable yet quality printer continues. While the sticker shock of some updated quotes (increases of 30% - 100%!) was daunting, we might have stumbled upon a promising lead in China. I'm currently ensuring they align with our quality expectations before we finalize anything.

As always, your patience and encouragement drive us forward. We remain committed to delivering a product that echoes our shared passion for storytelling and immersive gameplay.

Gratefully,

Jamie

and the Anansi's Team

P.S. We're always here, so feel free to reach out with any questions or thoughts!