|Christina Stiles Contributor|
• Misfit Studios: The Rogue Mage RPG Player's Handbook
I may have to wait until after I get paid, but after a look at the list of contributors, enlightened self-interest dictates that I support this. Wow...
Yes, we are AMAZED by the 3PP community support. You don't want to miss out on this bundle!
Many third-party publishers have banned together to produce a massive bundle of 68 PDFS (and growing) for a $25 contribution to help send industry pros Christina Stiles, Amanda Hamon, and Owen K.C. Stephens to GenCon. Additionally, the publishers want to get fan-favorite reviewers ENDZEITGEIST and KTFISH7 to the Big Show.
GO HERE to view what's available from publishers like Super Genius Games, Rite Publishing, Fat Dragon Games, Fat Goblin Games, Green Ronin Publishing, Pinnacle Entertainment Group, Clockwork Gnome Publishing, Legendary Games Publishing, Battlefield Press, and many others!
The newest additions include the following (added to IndieGoGo very soon):
CLOCKWORK GNOME PUBLISHING
FAT GOBLIN GAMES (8 MORE!)
we are at 68 PDFs for the Get Industry Pros/Reviewers to GenCon! This is well over $300 now.
Here are some of the new things we've received:
CLOCKWORK GNOME PUBLISHING
FAT GOBLIN GAMES (8 MORE!)
We have officially funded Owen's appearance at the con, thanks to everyone! Now, us ladies need to secure a way. And we want to meet our stretch goals, as well. Please help us spread the word. We need for this to go viral to get Thilo and Josh to the Big Show!!! These guys deserve to get there for all the hard work they do for the industry and gamers!
Jason Bulmahn, would you give us a social media shout-out, good sir?
We won't lie, it's close to 2K to get Thilo over here. However, where there is a will, there is a way. We just need a lot of gamers to buy in. Thilo and Joshua have both done a tremendous amount of work over the past few years--work out of sheer love. Yes, they get some cool free stuff, but that's A LOT of work, even for free stuff. They have my TOTAL admiration!!!!
They are on the page, yes. Sorry about that.
Btw, I can't get the home computer to update the IGG page, but there is a great call from 3PP publishers to do something to get ENDZEITGEIST and KTFISH to GC. I also want to get Jess Hartley to the show to get another woman designer to the show. I've also posted a plea to help get Marc Radle to PaizoCon (on the Kobold Press site).
Anyway, we need to ramp up this campaign and spread the word far and wide. I'm going to change up some of the reward levels to let publishers pay their respects to these reviewers.
Wolfgang Baur wrote:
So just out of curiosity, what's the total $$ value of the bundle right now? It seems like a LOT.
I'll have to sit down and total it all up! IMO, it's PRICELESS that so many individuals and companies have been so generous. ;)
Right now, some Kobold Overlord guy has me chained to an editing desk, though, so I won't be able to tally that all until later in the evening--or in the morning, when he's sleeping. Shh! Don't tell him.
See, koboldminion7 needs a minion to research such things. :)
Thanks to Scott Gladstein, we now have Tome of Leaf & Thorn (ranger redesign)added to the bundle.
And the glorious geniuses have added the following:
The Genius Guide to the Godling
And thanks to Daigle for the twitter shout-out! See, even the maestro of monsters wants us to succeed!
Seriously, you can't go wrong for $25!
AND, if we can get this thing to exceed our demand by a good bit, we just might be able to get Owen out to PaizoCon! It's going to take your spreading the word to make that happen, though.
Kobold Press has included Tyman's Taunting Tower (a short PF encounter by me) and Alleys of Zobeck.
Dreamscarred Press is donating a TBD pdf.
Rite Publishing has blown us away with the addition of 6 PDFS: A Witch's Choice (AE) part 1 of Rituals of Choice adventure path, The Secrets of the Luckbringer, 101 New Skill Uses, Adventure Quarterly #1, #30 Haunts for Houses, Faces of the Tarnished Souk: Belladonna, the Face of Love Unrequited.
This is getting BUNDLE-LICIOUS for $25! I hope you will consider supporting us. The full list of pdfs is in the project:
Here is the list so far:
Misfit Studios: The Rogue Mage RPG Player's Handbook
Scott Gable did some stuff with incantations. Kobold Press loves them--they are cool! And, Steve, Mr. Ben McFarland is excellent at writing those. You should hit him up after he's finished his Ars Magica stuff.
I'd like to see several of us take a particular topic and spin 4 different pdfs off the subject matter. The pds wouldn't necessarily have to come out at the same time (within a month or so, maybe), but we would reinforce each other's products. I know the SGG, Rite, and LPJ folks, so those would be the ones I'd like to work with on doing so. Remember the days of GR/Paradigm Interlink? Something like that.
I may, in fact, have a topic for us--which would lead into future topics--and Mike Welham is working on the pdf for me.
Jim Groves wrote:
Jim, Paizo doesn't discriminate...even against the undead. Besides, undeath helps freelancers work longer hours. :)
It depends on the product as to whether or not I want to spend the $300+ cover art price. If it's for print, then yes. If it's an artist with name recognition, then yes--still for print, though.
I'm gearing up to do more PDF projects in the future, though, so I need to learn from you guys! ;)
Paris Crenshaw wrote:
Great choice, Christina! I ran a Faery's Tale game at PaizoCon 2010. I only had two players (a mother and her son), but we had a lot of fun.
Great to hear. I am running off grid, so anyone interested, PM me here. I have 2 or 3 kids already. Parents welcome to play as well!
Did Mikaze's character get mentioned? I included it as a boxed text bit, but it may have been cut. I haven't seen the final book.
Sean K Reynolds wrote:
I'd be interested, Sean.
Get thee to MACE: West this weekend in Hickory! Mike Welham and I will be there. :)
Marc Radle wrote:
Well, at least two of the RPG Superstars are from NC, so let's host it in Charlotte! :)
Now, if we can only get Lisa to send a handful of employees this way, we can start a PaizoCon East at MACE in November. :)
Btw, in case you guys didn't know it, Wolfgang Baur is going to be the Gaming Guest of Honor at ConCarolinas in Charlotte, NC at the end of May/beginning of June. It's a sci-fi con with gaming--about 1100 people or so. They have a dealer's room. MACE is pure gaming with about 400+ with a dealer's room. We'd love to have 3PPs come our way.
I really hope this means that there will be an expanded paladin options. champion of Justice(LG), champion of Freedom(CG), champion of Tyranny(LE) and champion of Corruption(CE). Justice and Corruption already exist i just wanted all the option to be shown. Maybe a champion of Balance(N)can show up? Balance will be a tough one though.
not to thread jack, but that will be in the PF version of SpirosBlakk revision from 3 .5. Keep an eye out for a Misfit Studios announcement in the future.
That isn't wha t this book is about, though.
We are on the same page, Thilo! Those are the types of things I'd like to see in the book and help bring to the book.
James Jacobs wrote:
At AP #73, may I just say: It's about freakin' time!!!!!!!
I love you guys, but I really can't believe it took this long to let a woman into the AP-writing stable. We women game writers aren't THAT rare.
To Amber: Congratulations!!!!!! Represent. I'm looking forward to this one. :)
I've posted Part I of what Tilo's been working on. Forgive me if there are typos, as I had to post while trying to get packed for a trip. Putting Some Bite into Lycanthropy by Thilo Graf. I will try to get Part II up when I arrive at my destination later this evening.
Yes, certainly. Wolfgang and Dave are detailed on the KS page, with Dave writing a were short story to be set in SpirosBlaak, and Wolfgang writing the foreword and a section on lycanthropes in Midgard.
Steven Trustrum of Misfit Studios, main author of SpirosBlaak (a Misfit Studios property), is writing about lycanthropes in SpirosBlaak and adding feats, traits, etc. We'll be pulling some OGC from SB, of course.
Rick Hershey and Jason Stoffa of Fat Goblin Games will be discussing lycanthropes in Vathak.
Louis Porter Jr. is discussing lycanthropes in NeoExodus.
Steve Russell of Rite Publishing will be writing about lycanthropes in Questhaven.
Ben McFarland will be writing the wereblooded (aka weremarked) alternate PC race, and I hope to talk him into doing an incantation or two.
Owen Stephens is doing a prestige class (or an archetype). SKR is doing an archetype.
Mike Welham is working on a werebadger and is on the stretch goal for the Bite Me! The Gaming Guide to Dhampir! He'll likely be adding to the races and feats, traits, etc.
Liz Courts will be working on the moon's effects on weres.
Crystal Frasier will likely be doing a race or alternate ways of getting rid of lycanthropy. We are still talking on her part.
Thilo Graf (ENDZEITGEIST) is writing a bit called Meat-That-Screams. I'll have a teaser from this up on the Misfit Studios site soon.
And Dawson Kriska and I will be dealing with other parts of the book, our weresharks writing new lycanthropes, and my wereapprentices writing parts of the book and new lycanthropes.
Did I miss anyone?
Thanks for asking!
EDITED for Mike Welham's role.
Hey, if you are a Dave Gross fan and just want a copy of his new were short story from our Pathfinder Lycanthropes project--or you just want to spread Dave's awesomeness LIKE lycanthropy, then I've added a pledge level for that!
It is definitely a smart move for a publisher to give themselves a lot of leeway. Numerous people are involved in the making of a book, and many of them are only doing it part time. Family crises and illness and life changes happen, so it's best to have some breathing room.
Btw, I've long admired END's analytical, on-the-spot reviews and have offered him some work on the Bite Me! The Gaming Guide to Lycanthropes for playing lycanthropes in Pathfinder. We are working out the details now.