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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:

Your Early Access to "Anansi's Tapestry of Lives" is Here!
9 months ago – Tue, Jul 11, 2023 at 03:56:01 PM

Exciting news! The early release version of "Anansi's Tapestry of Lives" is now available, and an exclusive download link has been dispatched to your email from DriveThruRPG! That's assuming you completed the Backerkit Survey, and were supposed to get the PDF for the main book. This version comprises the detailed layout of 318 pages, showcasing 106 of the 110 promised NPCs, along with a plethora of other captivating content.

If you haven't seen the email in your inbox yet, don't worry! These things can sometimes find their way into the spam folder, so be sure to check there.

The early release is your first taste of the rich tapestry we've been diligently weaving for you. While we continue to add the finishing touches and finalize the remaining content, we wanted you to have the opportunity to be able to enjoy the bulk of the content right now.

Remember, this is just the start. We've got a lot more content on the way, as we work towards finalizing the complete 350-page version of "Anansi's Tapestry of Lives." Your patience, enthusiasm, and support have played a massive role in bringing this project to life, and we can't wait to deliver the full experience to you.

We're thrilled to hear your thoughts on the early release, so please don't hesitate to share your feedback and experiences with us. It's an honor to have you all on this incredible journey.

Until the next update, happy adventuring!


Best, 

Jamie Van Doren

And the Anansi's Team

Email from DriveThruRPG Coming Soon
10 months ago – Sat, Jul 08, 2023 at 04:26:22 PM

Quick update! We're just waiting on approval from DriveThruRPG to send the links so you can download your copy of the 320 page PDF. Remember, there's still more content coming!

As soon as we get the all clear, the emails will go out to backers with the download link to the current PDF for Anansi's Tapestry of Lives. Stay tuned!



- Jamie

An Abundance of Adventure: Update on Anansi's Tapestry of Lives
10 months ago – Thu, Jul 06, 2023 at 02:11:46 PM

Greetings, extraordinary backer!

We hope you're as excited as we are for this update, because we've been laboring relentlessly to deliver the magic of Anansi's Tapestry of Lives. As you're aware, creating an immersive, beautifully crafted products (2 books, NPC cards, an app, dice) is a labor of love, requiring constant refinement. And we're delighted to share our progress.

Page by Page, NPC by NPC

We are thrilled to announce that we've successfully laid out 318 pages of Anansi's Tapestry of Lives. That includes the personalities, bios, goals, quirks, and extras for each and every one of the 106 of the 110 promised NPCs. As we type this, we are doing some last minute polishing so we can send an updated version of Anansi's Tapestry of Lives to you. So mark your calendars, this Saturday, you will have a chance to witness what we've been pouring our hearts and souls into.

The Magic of Side Quests

We have at least a rough draft for all of the promised 20 side quests. Most of these are...significantly more robust than we anticipated. But, hey, that makes your life easier and more fun. As our creative team puts finishing touches on these fantastic quests, we couldn't be more excited about the adventures you're about to embark on!

An Unexpected Bonus: TOO MUCH CONTENT!

We've stumbled upon an interesting issue - we have too much content. That's right, we've outdone ourselves! As we're taking everything through editing, we're realizing with our current layout, it would take the book about 382 pages. Consequently, we're making some slight layout adjustments and going through another round of edits, focusing more on tightening up some of the content and language. However, this is wonderful news for you - you're getting a LOT, a gargantuan amount of content.

To clarify, thefinal version ofAnansi’s Tapestry of Lives will be LESS than382 pages. 382 is the estimate with our current layout and word counts. We’re working to reduce the page count, however, this is still a ridiculously wild amount of content.

Beautiful Lands, Exquisite Locales

We haven’t forgotten about Anansi’s Journal of Common Places! I hope you haven’t either. Of the 70 detailed locations, we have 62 of them finalized or in editing. This is such an amazing book, and with the ability to add depth to even the most mundane location, you’re going to wonder how you lived without it.

Hold onto Your Hats

Stay tuned for our next message on Saturday. We'll be sharing how you can access the current 318-page PDF of Anansi’s Tapestry of Lives (assuming you pledged for at least the PDF, and you completed your pledge on Backerkit). You'll be able to delve into the rich tapestry we've been weaving and get a taste of what's to come.

Your patience, enthusiasm, and unwavering support have made this journey worthwhile. The end result will be something we can all be proud of, a book bursting with inspiring characters, epic side quests, and countless hours of fun and adventure.

Thank you, as always, for being a part of this incredible journey.

Stay tuned, and happy gaming!


All The Best,

Jamie Van Doren

And The Anansi's Team

Locking Orders, Charging Cards & Tales Unfolding
10 months ago – Mon, Jun 26, 2023 at 11:28:00 AM

Hello, dear backers!

Once again, we're immensely grateful for your continued support and patience as we continue to weave the intricate threads of "Anansi's Tapestry of Lives". Your faith in us fuels our resolve to create a compelling compendium, bursting with TTRPG content for your adventures.

Order Lockdown & Card Charging

Take Action Now! Mark your calendars for Thursday, June 29. On this date, we will be locking orders and charging cards for add-ons. I know we had said Saturday, June 24 - but I really wanted to give people a little more time. If there's anything you wish to add or if you're considering upgrading your pledge, now is the time! Although orders will be locked, you can still unlock them upon request until three weeks prior to shipping. Don't worry, we'll give you a heads up about this too!

Still Need Surveys

A friendly reminder to our 90 backers who have yet to complete their surveys: we need your input! Please fill out your surveys as soon as possible to confirm your rewards.

Writing Progress

Adventures Await! We've hit some more milestones in our writing! Five more Non-Player Characters (NPCs) have been lovingly crafted, bringing our count up to 103 of 110. We've also completed three fresh, exciting adventures for you - a haunting journey on a ship where someone or something is stealing dreams, a high-stakes chase along the coast to retrieve a precious item, and a diplomatic mission to stave off an impending orc invasion. These detailed side quests not only tie into specific NPCs, they have different approaches and tones, allowing for very different play experiences.

Weaving a Grand Tapestry

The creation of our beautiful art continues to move forward steadily, each stroke of the digital brush bringing the tapestry closer to completion. While it's been a journey filled with challenges, it's a journey we wouldn't trade for anything. Our imagination is transforming into imagery one piece of art at a time, and we can't wait to share it all with you.

In the Midst of Creation: A Work in Progress

Despite being a behind our original timeline, we are diligently working on making "Anansi's Tapestry of Lives" the best it can be. Quality, as we've all heard, takes time and we're dedicated to creating the finest collection of NPCs, intriguing side quests, and delightful magic items. We’re still committing to getting everyone an updated 300 pages of fantastic content the first week of July, so you can start spinning your own tales with this amazing cast of characters. As a reminder, we'll also have an update on expected shipping by that time.

Thank you for your continued understanding, enthusiasm, and most of all, your faith in us.

Stay tuned for more exciting updates!


Jamie Van Doren

And the Anansi's Team.

Project Update: A Tapestry of Progress & Plans
10 months ago – Thu, Jun 15, 2023 at 11:01:40 AM

Bo Blossomstrider, Bellaluna Blossomstrider, Poma Brightstone, Huckleberry Thatcher, Amon Ker

Hello, wonderful backers!

We want to thank you once again for your unwavering support and patience. It's time for an update on our beloved project, "Anansi's Tapestry of Lives" (and other products).


Writing Progress: Almost There!

We've made enormous strides with the writing. Out of the 110 unique and enthralling Non-Player Characters (NPCs) that make up Anansi's vibrant tapestry, 98 have been meticulously crafted and are ready to be brought to life. We still have about 12 NPCs, 6 magic items, and a dozen or so side quests left to write. The crafting of our side quests has been a challenging, yet rewarding, endeavor. Striking the right balance between providing enough details to ensure engaging and fun gameplay, without making the side quests overly lengthy, has demanded our utmost creativity and effort. Not to mention, ensuring each side quest aligns meaningfully with specific NPCs takes thoughtful craftsmanship. But worry not, we are committed to delivering fun and intriguing adventures!


Weaving the Tapestry: Turning Imagination into Imagery

Our quest to capture the essence of Anansi's stories of these amazing characters through artwork has been more time-consuming than anticipated. Despite the challenges, we're committed to delivering only the highest quality illustrations, worth more than a thousand words each, to truly bring these vibrant personalities to life.

Please enjoy another sneak peak of some of the amazing NPCs we're bringing into the world for your enjoyment!

Corvus Regulum, Gunther Roth, Igna Harrowrock, Erkesh, Jeremiadon
Albadore Abadore, Anika, Neeksha, Ozzif, Lucky

 First Look: A Sneak Peek For EVERYONE

While we work on completing the artwork, we're excited to announce that we'll be releasing a nearly-complete PDF (minimum of 300 pages) to all of you (who would normally get the PDF as part of your rewards) in the first week of July. This PDF will include completed characters and VTT tokens, along with some of the other completed digital rewards. We're incredibly proud of what we've achieved so far, and we can't wait to share it with you!


On Printed Books

Previously, we aimed to deliver the printed books and other physical products (NPC cards, dice) by July/August. However, the pace of the art, the little bit of outstanding content,  and our quality checks to eliminate any potential grammatical or spelling errors is delaying this timeline. We want to ensure this is the best book possible, and sometimes, quality takes time. Our very small team is doing our utmost and we appreciate your understanding and patience on this. We hope to have a better estimate of the delivery date when we get you the first version of your digital rewards in July.

 Backer Surveys! Please Complete Yours!

A quick reminder for those who haven't yet completed their backer surveys: we still have about 90 outstanding. Please complete these as soon as possible, so we can process your rewards efficiently.

 Last Call: Add-Ons and Upgrades 

We will start locking orders and charging cards for add-ons on Saturday, June 24. Yes, I had said May 19, previously, but we wanted to give people more time to get any last minute additions (like NPC cards or the softcover location book, "Anansi's Journal of Common Places") If you're considering any additional purchases or wish to upgrade your pledge, please do so before this date.

SO MUCH CONTENT. So Much.

We apologize for the delay and the shift in schedule. We set out to create a book filled to the brim with compelling content—110 NPCs, 40 magic items, 20 side quests, plus loads of story tables, inventories, and more. Not to mention all the other amazing storytelling tools like the location book, the app, the NPC cards, VTT tokens, and so on. This endeavor is mammoth, and we might (might!) have underestimated its size at the outset. Please rest assured, we're committed to delivering a project that you'll love and that will bring endless joy to your gaming experiences. Our goal is to create a book and set of tools that you love. We want Anansi's to be something you simply can't put down, and brings endless inspiration and joy, whether you're a seasoned GM or a brand new player. I believe we're well on our way. And all of us are exceedingly grateful that you're on this journey with us and helping to make it possible.

Thank you once again for your patience and understanding.

Stay tuned for more updates soon!

It's not just character art. Anansi's is filled with sprites and splash art, that make it a joy to flip through and browse.

Jamie Van Doren

And the Anansi's Team.