Final 72 Hours! Plus Thief of The Sky and Avatar of The Sky Gods Revenge
11 months ago
– Thu, Oct 27, 2022 at 08:10:08 AM
You may have noticed last night we were over $84k and today we're over $82k.
Someone had to cancel their Avatar of The Sky Gods Revenge $1,500 pledge, and someone else had to reduced their Thief of The Sky $650 pledge. Sometimes someone's situation changes, and we never want anyone to pledge more than they can support. We're grateful for any level of support!
I sharing so that you're all aware what's up.
I'm confident we'll make up the difference and unlock that $85k stretch goal!!! (and more)
You can help by sharing our posts about the project!
- Twitter Post - https://twitter.com/BeNeverEnding/status/1580622369382891520
- Facebook Post - https://www.facebook.com/BeNeverEnding/posts/528439319286121
- Instagram Post - https://www.instagram.com/p/CjszwXPgnlv/
Thief of The Sky
Since we're in the final hours, we're opening up the Thief of The Sky ($650 pledge) which get's you pretty much EVERYTHING. The extra special reward at this level is we work with you to write, stat, illustrate, and professionally voice your original NPC. They even get a custom magic item. This is HUGE!
We heard from 2 backers that they just wanted to support at this level and aren't getting the actual commission. That means we have room for 3 more backers before closing the reward!
I'd just set a number limit on it, but my cat literally walked across the key board changing the limit to 8000 and if I set a number limit I can't set it below 8000. Ooof. The tyranny of cats.
Avatar of The Last Sky God's Revenge
We have two slots now in this $1,500 mega tier. This get's you everything in Thief of The Sky, AND you get to play D&D with some amazing voice actors and writers. I'm not allowed to say who just yet, but ummm... trust me this is an amazing once in a life-time opportunity!
I hope you all are excited for all the incredible content we're bringing you. This is seriously going to be one of the best supplements on your shelf or on your hard drive! I can't wait for you to see the finished products!
Stretch Goal Updates! Plus more magic item art, and "Kids on Bikes!"
11 months ago
– Fri, Oct 21, 2022 at 02:50:00 AM
I've been out of town, so no updates for a few days. BUT, I'M BACK! And I am happy to share, we're less than $5,000 from our next Stretch Goal!
Also a formal correction, in one of my earlier updates I incorrectly stated the stretch goal numbers. The current stretch goal we're unlocking is #7, not #8. It's Still The Same Stretch Goal. I was just off on my counting.
I promise you, you and your table are going to LOVE everything in this stretch goal!
Update on Stretch Goal #4 - Magic Item Mini-book
We've added "Anansi's Gifts of Magic" to all of the pledge levels. We unlocked magic item evolutions AND five more magic items, which takes us to over 40 magic items in the main book "Anansi's Tapestry of Lives."
All of the magic items will STILL appear in the main book. However, to make your life easier, we're also compiling them into an easily navigable PDF: "Anansi's Gifts of Magic."
This has been added to every pledge level and has resulted in an unexpected bonus!
Previously, we simply did not have enough space to include art for each magic item listing in the main book. However, since the items will now be duplicated in this new PDF, we don't have to be concerned with page limits.
The result is that each item in "Anansi's Gifts of Magic" will have art!
Are you excited? Because I'm excited!
The Kids are back…Live and Let Ride!
Enhanced, with even more adventures, Kids on Bikes 2nd Edition is from the same creators, Doug Levandowski (Home, Aunt Aganta's Attic) and Jon Gilmour (Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game, Dinosaur Island) that brought you the original super versatile, ENnie award-winning system playing on top gaming channels everywhere (such as Dimension20, HyperRPG, Roll20 and more)!
This new edition is fully compatible with the original Kids on Bikes, including Strange Adventures #1 & #2, but here are just a few new game experience to look forward to:
- Create compelling new creatures with our updated storytelling devices in the expanded Game Master section.
- Play with the Improved Powered Characters and unleash your inner hero.
- Get back on your feet after a fight: Fatal and violent altercations have been adjusted to allow for difficulty, age of players and ease of play
- Decide on intensity of play and adjust to each interaction accordingly- just like your favorite video games!
- Last but not least: Bike-ride-themed tools are here!!
Some of our wonderful collaborators are also on the Kids On Bikes project. Check it out!
Stretch Goal UNLOCKED! Plus, should we have standees as an add-on?
12 months ago
– Sun, Oct 16, 2022 at 01:05:34 AM
Thanks to all of you, and a new "Avatar of The Sky God's Revenge" pledge, we unlocked Stretch Goal #7!
We're excited to create these higher tiered stat blocks AND create some variant art for these NPCs!
Stretch Goal 8!
Our next stretch goal has something Extra special for you! In addition to some more stat blocks, we're also including player options inspired by a few NPCs.
Let us know what you think in the comments!
Stretch Goals 9 and 10?
We're looking at new side quests and story hooks for Stretch Goal 9. We're looking at additional NPCs for Stretch Goal 10.
However, some backers have also mentioned standees. If we were to make Stretch Goal 9 Acrylic or Cardboard Standees as a purchasable add-on, how many people would be interested?
Tell us in the comments what you want!
Thanks again for all of your awesome support and for hyping us on you socials!
Stretch Goal Update! Player options?!?
12 months ago
– Fri, Oct 14, 2022 at 10:32:58 PM
We're less than $1,000 away from unlocking your next stretch goal, so let's talk about what you're getting!
More Stat Blocks. More Art.
Our $75k stretch goal will unlock two variant stat blocks for several of the NPCs! Having three stat blocks for each of these NPCs make it easier you to slot them into campaigns of different levels or allow you to "level" the NPCs along with your players.
We heard the feedback that not everyone will use the stat blocks, so we're also including some variant art for each of these NPCs! That will give you a visual way to depict them at a different level.
Next Stretch Goal! $85k
We're inching closer to a big milestone, and want you to feel rewarded and motivated to help spread the word, so this next stretch goal is fully loaded! Maybe even Overloaded?!
When we unlock this massive stretch goal, we'll add:
- 5 NPCs without stats get stat blocks
- 5 Subclasses inspired by NPCs
- 5 Feats inspired by those subclasses
- Bard: Aerialist (dancing through battle, you inspire and dazzle friend and foe alike)
- Fighter: Guardian (the halflings' tradition of knighthood - mastiff included)
- Paladin: Oath of The Vagabond King (sometimes to save the world, you have to tear it down)
- Sorcerer: Soothsayer (the spirits of nature whisper their secrets to your soul)
- Wizard: Thrall Lord (living or dead, all things bend to your command)
- Acrobat - You're exceptionally graceful in and out of battle.
- Cavalry Knight - What if your mount didn't die all the time?
- Petty Nobility - Even if they hate you, they'll respect you.
- Rebel Leader - Inspire fervor in your allies and fear in your enemies.
- Tempestarii - Is it really "predicting" the weather when you can change it?
For ease, the player options will be added as a separate section in the book and as a separate PDF handout you can give to players. Subclasses and feats are in draft form. We'll have rounds of playtesting, feedback, and revision to ensure these are balanced, interesting, and fun at the table!
IF we can reach this new stretch goal by Sunday at 12 pm Pacific Time, we'll also include Bonus Art of iconic characters for each of the subclasses! It'll be almost like having 5 more NPCs!
Please Help Us Hit The Stretch Goal! Share On Your Socials.
There's TWO things you can do on Twitter that will help us get the word out.
1. Quote retweet our current pinned post, stating what you like about Anansi's, or why you backed it, and ask people to support it if they can, like, comment, and share if they can’t.
Note: If you also like and comment on it, that really boosts its standing in the algorithm.
2. Comment on and then retweet Matthew Mercer's tweet from October 5. You can do the same with Deborah Ann Wolls' tweet. Commenting why you like the project and retweeting will also get more people excited for Anansi's!
Similarly commenting, liking, and sharing our pinned FB post will get new eyes on the project.
Shocking no one, you can do the same with our pinned post on Instagram.
You do the best job of spreading the word! Were grateful for the hype. Let people know why they should back Anansi's, and we'll be unlocking more stretch goals in no time!
Thank you for your support, and please keep the comments and ideas coming. Obviously, we are listening!
Make your own stretch goals! Plus, did you check out DesiQuest!
12 months ago
– Wed, Oct 12, 2022 at 01:14:53 AM
Hey, everyone. I don't want to spam you with updates, but something occurred to me. We've planned our stretch goals, however, there might be stuff YOU really want included that we didn't consider. You'll have a chance to see the content and give feedback as we do edits and polish the content, but I want to create some space for feedback right here, right now. :)
In terms of stretch goals, what would you really like more of?
Broadly speaking it could be more:
- Stat Blocks
- Magic Items
- Story tables/inventories
- Side quests/story hooks
Or maybe there's something else? Like you want the ability to upload and save your own NPCs on the NPC Voices App? Maybe you want maps for some of the side quests? Maybe you want free coffee for life and a world free of goblins who steal the one sock from the dryer? (freaking goblins!)
I can't promise we'll be able to do everything everyone suggests, but if I know what excites people most, we can see if and how we can make that happen for you!
Let me know in the comments what content you're most excited for and what you'd like for stretch goals!
Also, follow up to Update #11: Enchanting Music has won out. Thank you for your feedback. We're going to be updating our Twitter with the enchanting music version of the vid! And getting it posted EVERYWHERE! (Epic is up on Twitter now because we needed to post something, but I'm excited to switch it up!)
Check Out DesiQuest! Last 48 Hours!
DesiQuest is a high-quality actual play Dungeons & Dragons show featuring an all South Asian cast, led by GM Jasmine Bhullar, and directed by Sandeep Parikh.
Jasmine Bhullar, the director and show creator, is a writer on Anansi's and a truly legendary GM. She is phenomenally talented, and has brought together an equally talented team of performers to delight you with an epic tale of adventure!
In addition to funding an incredible show, you can get a soundtrack, and gaming content rewards.
You can support this campaign for as little as $11.
Check it out! www.kickstarter.com/projects/sandeepisbrown/desiquest?ref=5xu6bc
Support if you can, hype it on socials if you can't!
Thank you again for your continued support. Always feel free to reach out with questions, comments, and feedback!
Almost forgot to do an art drop! What do you all think of this beautiful travelling merchant's wagon? I think it has some stories to tell. Also... it's just a feeling, but don't trust that little jewelry box. Swear to god, I think it winked at me.