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Louis Porter Jr. Design, has released Worlds of Obsidian Apocalypse: Life After Undeath at RPGNow.com and DriveThruRPG.com. Here is information on this product:

A dark star fell from the sky bringing with it the end of all things! The sanctity of the world known as Abaddon was shattered when a global apocalyptic event of a meteor impacting the planet causing a destructive ecological and eldritch change. Now there is no day or night, just never ending Apocalypse. An undead world ruled by fear and horror. Inevitably, in campaigns set in Abaddon, player characters will die. No matter which campaign model you use, it will overflow with mind-shattering horrors and lethal threats. Here, the world of the living is shared equally with the deceased, who linger in physical form before finally passing through the great beyond. Whether currently living or dead, residents and visitors are assured of an eternity of action and intrigue. Worlds of Obsidian Apocalypse: Life After Undeath expands the rules your options for when player characters die.

Inside this book you will find you’ll need to embark on adventures in the exciting setting of Life After Undeath:

• Toolkit Setting Templates: Life After Undeath
• Highly detailed regions and history, new organizations to launch your Life After Undeath campaign
• Undead Character Options: Riven and Sundered (As races or character classes)
• Over a dozen new feats and Magic Items
• And much more.

Available at RPGNow.com!!!


Oceanshieldwolf wrote:
Any more info on the Riven and Sundered? Not just the mechanics (either class or race is intriguing) but flavor?

Good questions, so here we go with a little taste:

Riven
For a PC to become riven, he must die and his player must succeed on a level check at the moment of death. This check represents the force of will required to preserve the connection between soul and body in death. Riven call this moment “rejecting the Threshold.”

Sundered
Sometimes an individual cannot reject the Threshold, but possesses too strong a will to simply dissipate into the ravaged world-aura of Abaddon. These disembodied souls are the sundered.

And as you know these come with options for being either races OR character classes. Hope this helps increase your interest.


Louis Porter Jr. Design, has released Worlds of Obsidian Apocalypse: Life After Undeath. Here is information on this product:

A dark star fell from the sky bringing with it the end of all things! The sanctity of the world known as Abaddon was shattered when a global apocalyptic event of a meteor impacting the planet causing a destructive ecological and eldritch change. Now there is no day or night, just never ending Apocalypse. An undead world ruled by fear and horror. Inevitably, in campaigns set in Abaddon, player characters will die. No matter which campaign model you use, it will overflow with mind-shattering horrors and lethal threats. Here, the world of the living is shared equally with the deceased, who linger in physical form before finally passing through the great beyond. Whether currently living or dead, residents and visitors are assured of an eternity of action and intrigue. Worlds of Obsidian Apocalypse: Life After Undeath expands the rules your options for when player characters die.

Inside this book you will find you’ll need to embark on adventures in the exciting setting of Life After Undeath:

• Toolkit Setting Templates: Life After Undeath
• Highly detailed regions and history, new organizations to launch your Life After Undeath campaign
• Undead Character Options: Riven and Sundered (As races or character classes)
• Over a dozen new feats and Magic Items
• And much more.

Available at the LPJ Design PDF Store!


May I suggest the Cross of Fire Saga Adventure Path? I think two RPG Superstars writing for it might peek your interest.


80 Donors Threshold Goals Reached!!!!

We reached the first of our all new Donor Threshold Goals. These goals help us give the donors of our kickstarter to live out their dreams of becoming a RPG game designer. At this level we are offering all donors at $9 and up the ability to submit 2 Traps for possible publication in a LPJ Design upcoming project. Make your dreams and ours come true and help get more people to support this kickstarter. And as always, thank you for your support.


80 Donors Threshold Goals Reached!!!!

We reached the first of our all new Donor Threshold Goals. These goals help us give the donors of our kickstarter to live out their dreams of becoming a RPG game designer. At this level we are offering all donors at $9 and up the ability to submit 2 Traps for possible publication in a LPJ Design upcoming project. Make your dreams and ours come true and help get more people to support this kickstarter. And as always, thank you for your support.


LMPjr007 wrote:
Do you think when 3PP make new campaign settings, should they have the standard races in the setting or nor and why? Thanks!

Since I started this thread I guess I should give more detail on what I was looking for asking this question.

A while ago I was speaking to another game designer about my campaign setting, NeoExodus. He said to me that he didn't get the setting. I asked why and he said the main issue where the races. For him, the races were no traditional fantasy, so that caused issue for him. He wanted to play more traditional races in the setting. I said you could play those races in NeoExodus but those races were not native to the setting. He once again commented for that reason he would not be playing int he setting. When I built NeoExodus the reason I did not want to use the standard race was due to the perception of what they were and what you expected from them. I wanted the setting to be new and different from the typical fantasy you always see. On top of them players are always clamoring for new races to play, so I though this would be a win-win. But the biggest resistance I keep hearing, No standard races, then I don't want to play it.

Am I missing something here?


19 days and less than $5,000 to go…

Time is getting short. Only 19 days left. Will we make the Cross of Fire Saga Adventure Path for Pathfinder RPG a success? That is an interesting question and mean we have all these great rewards planned. We have two Paizo RPG Superstar attached to this kickstarter project. We have an AWESOME concept for an adventure path. All you fans of survival horror and post-apocalyptic material like the Walking Dead should be checking us out and supporting us. So tell your friends, family and gaming buddies that we need all of your help to make this kickstarter successful. As always, thanks for your support!


19 days and less than $5,000 to go…

Time is getting short. Only 19 days left. Will we make the Cross of Fire Saga Adventure Path for Pathfinder RPG a success? That is an interesting question and mean we have all these great rewards planned. We have two Paizo RPG Superstar attached to this kickstarter project. We have an AWESOME concept for an adventure path. All you fans of survival horror and post-apocalyptic material like the Walking Dead should be checking us out and supporting us. So tell your friends, family and gaming buddies that we need all of your help to make this kickstarter successful. As always, thanks for your support!


Do you think when 3PP make new campaign settings, should they have the standard races in the setting or nor and why? Thanks!


If you were wondering and wanted to learn more about the Cross of Fire Saga Adventure Kickstarter, Four Horsemen member, Steven Helt was kind enough to record this video that gives you a GREAT DEAL OF INFORMATION about the Cross of Fire Saga adventure path. So if you are still on the fence and not sure if you want to support this kickstarter, then check out this video. It should answer all your questions and get you pumped to back this kickstarter. Talk to you later...


It is nice to see that Paizo is working with Yama Orce. He is a great artist and did a lot of great work with LPJ Design.


If you were wondering and wanted to learn more about the Cross of Fire Saga Adventure Kickstarter, Four Horsemen member, Steven Helt was kind enough to record this video that gives you a GREAT DEAL OF INFORMATION about the Cross of Fire Saga adventure path. So if you are still on the fence and not sure if you want to support this kickstarter, then check out this video. It should answer all your questions and get you pumped to back this kickstarter. Talk to you later...


Steven T. Helt wrote:

I'll have two more AaWBlog during the Kickstarter campaign. Tune in Wednesday, 15 October for new fear spells and a haunt that sets up your other creepy encounters nicely!

If you like those, go to our kickstarter page and back it. You'll get adventures that suit those spells and haunts. You could very easily fit the entire "Halloween month" of the blog into an Obsidian Apocalypse campaign!

Are you telling me that you are creating EVEN MORE awesome content, on top of the already awesome content you created for Cross of Fire Saga? Madness you say. Madness...


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MikeMyler wrote:
Proud to back it, Louis! We bumped this great project on the AaWBlog! :D

Thanks! Congrats on your successful kickstarter (especially since I back it)!


Over $2500 raised so far, and only 4 backers away from donors being able to submit 2 insanities.


And with that we reached our 60th Donor!!! With this threshold, all donors at $9 and up can Submit 2 Haunts for possible publication. For all you wishing to be game designers here is another opportunity to show everyone what you can do. This doesn't happen every day. Don't miss out in your opportunity to be great. Once again thanks to everyone that made this possible! We could not have done this without you.


Shadowborn wrote:
Now just one donor away from the second threshold goal: every backer that pledges $9 or more can submit two original haunts for possible publication. If you want an example of what you can do with the haunt mechanic, check out Steve Helt's blog entry over at Adventure-A-Week.

Now THAT is a haunt. Ouch!


A Sword for Hire interviewed Louis Porter Jr. Design about our Kickstarter for Pathfinder RPG by Paizo. If you want to get a little behind the scenes look of why and how I do it, check it out!


If you are thinking to Back Us For a Buck, now is the great time! We just need 4 more donor to reach our nect donor threshold goal of 60 Donors: All Donors at $9 and up can Submit 2 Haunts for possible publication. We have said it before and we will say it again: Lookign to break into RPG Gaming Publishing, NOW is the time with this kickstarter. Don't miss out!


If you are thinking to Back Us For a Buck, now is the great time! We just need 4 more donor to reach our nect donor threshold goal of 60 Donors: All Donors at $9 and up can Submit 2 Haunts for possible publication. We have said it before and we will say it again: Lookign to break into RPG Gaming Publishing, NOW is the time with this kickstarter. Don't miss out!


Endzeitgeist wrote:
A quick download showed me that the Fleshwraith-pdf has not been updated yet.

You are correct, this has not been updated. The main raison that we planned to update was during my wife's issues with cancer. This project revision has been placed on the back burner since then. I do plan to update these rules I just can't give you an exact date.


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Just reached 25% of our goal! I want to give all that supporters of this kickstarter and LPJ Design my personal thanks that has supported this launch! Without you fans, we at LPJ Design are nothing. Every single encouraging message and e-mail, every single share on your social networks, and every single pledge has only reinforced what I have long known and thought for a while: You want to see more Obsidian Apocalypse material. We have reached 25% and let’s keep this going all the way to the top! Thank you again!


And with that we reach our 50th Donor!!! Can you hear that sound? That is the sound of success. Reaching our 50th donor is just the start to this amazing kickstarter. With this threshold, all Donors at $9 and up can Submit 2 Hazards for possible publication. So all of you who ever wanted to be a published game designer, NOW IS YOUR CHANCE!!! So while this kickstarter continues, just think about what hazard you would like to submit and see in print. We will announce the deadline for submission after the kickstarter ends. Once again thanks to everyone that made this possible! It only gets better from here. And as always, thank you for your support of LPJ Design, the Cross of Fire Saga adventure path and everyone who worked hard to make this dream a reality. We could not have done this without you.


And with that we reach our 50th Donor!!! Can you hear that sound? That is the sound of success. Reaching our 50th donor is just the start to this amazing kickstarter. With this threshold, all Donors at $9 and up can Submit 2 Hazards for possible publication. So all of you who ever wanted to be a published game designer, NOW IS YOUR CHANCE!!! So while this kickstarter continues, just think about what hazard you would like to submit and see in print. We will announce the deadline for submission after the kickstarter ends. Once again thanks to everyone that made this possible! It only gets better from here. And as always, thank you for your support of LPJ Design, the Cross of Fire Saga adventure path and everyone who worked hard to make this dream a reality. We could not have done this without you.


And now only 9 donors away from our first threshold. Like waiting for a bomb to explode...


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Looks like Wednesday, October 1st will be all about Cross of Fire Saga Kickstarter!.


Now only 10 donors away from our first threshold. Soon, very soon.


Insain Dragoon wrote:
I currently have a Dollar in it now, just so I can add to your backer numbers. My goal is to get my backing up to 65$ by the end of the month and get the B&W Print+PDF. If I have an outstanding month at work (commission sales) I'll bump up to 90 for the full color. I had a significant car repair this month and it ruined my plans to support two other Kickstarters. I chose Cross of Fire over SKR's Five Moons RPG and the Reaper Mecha mini kickstarters.

Not a problem because we know that with LPJ Design kickstarter every dollar is important. So if all you can give right now is a buck, thank you for that buck!

Quote:
I've been spreading info around about this Kickstarter and Obsidian Apocalypse too because I really want to see this succeed. I like the attitude you display on these boards and how you guys describe yourselves, so I'm naturally inclined to want to buy your products.

As always, thanks for the support!

Now for some great news we are only 13 people away from reaching our first donor goal of 50 Donors: All Donors at $9 and up can Submit 2 Hazards for possible publication. That is right you get the opportunity to submit material that will give many of you your FIRST published writing credit. And is only the beginning. See what as little as $9 can get you. As always, thanks for the support!


Skeeter Green wrote:
PS that's why some companies, I wont name names (lol) release 3-500 page books...it can be more profitable than 32 page adventures.

If done right, 48 pages can be the "sweet spot" for publishing success. The cost of printing doesn't really go up that much and you can price at 15.99 to 17.99 and not one blinks and eye to the price.


Insain Dragoon wrote:
My only regret is that I can't afford the full color print copy.

Don't forget this kickstarter does end until November 4th. You can still save enough money in that time to pick up the PDFs which will be in full color. Just a thought...


Anguish wrote:
What's up with the cranky?

That sound you heard from me was not cranky. It was laughter.

Anguish wrote:
Just letting you know that when someone is effectively agreeing with you, and it's the Internet, pulling out a sentence with "I think you missed" in it isn't likely going to rub them the right way. A more constructive response might've been something along the line of "yeah, that's all true, and of those drains on income, the distributor is a huge one". Y'know, if you were looking to make friends. <Grin>

I think you are taking this personal when that was not my intent. I was giving you something that people can overlook when thinking of cost of making an RPG. I am sorry you thought I was coming off like an ass, that was not the intent.

Steve Geddes wrote:

I don't have the numbers with me, but I set out a business plan to produce a 32 page adventure a la Paizo's old modules.

I worked on twenty cents a word split between designer and developer in some proportion and around $1500 (I think) for editor. Then a layout person, art director and about $3000-$4000 for art/cartography.

20 cents a word split is WAY too much. Like WOW you could never recoup your money paying rates like that. A 32 page adventure in 20K words. Six cents a word for designer and developer and 3 cents a word for an editor is realistic. $1,500 for art and layout is the "high end" for a 1st time 3PP.

Steve Geddes wrote:

The whole thing came to $12,000 before printing/distribution costs (I was planning on getting a thousand printed and shipped to Seattle for $4000 but didn't have any electronic distribution plans.

All in all, it came out a little more than I expected going in, but I think that's a reasonable budget based on what I think people should get. My disappointment, to be clear, is that RPG fans are not willing to pay more to justify proper salaries and investment of capital. That's just life, but I wish things were different.

Those numbers are just too high to be successful in this industry.


Anguish wrote:

The problem is scale. If an 4,000 word RPG book/PDF sold 200,000 copies, there'd, the fixed costs of paying the author, the artist(s), the editor, and the layout person would be spread very wide. In theory those people could be paid very well. On the other hand, what happens if a PDF product sells 200 copies at $10 each? There's only $2,000 to spread around between the publisher and all of the individuals involved. There simply isn't room for great pay.

Shrug.

$2,00 to go around? I think you missed RPGnow's 30% to 35% or Paizo 25% take of selling at their sites. So that $2K becomes between $1,300 or $1,500. Welcome to the world of RPG publishing.


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Insain Dragoon wrote:
Yeah, when I saw the art on the KS page I thoufht "this is 3PP?!" It's amazing art.

I kope to show off MUCH more artwork over the next few weeks of this kickstarter. Everyone in the 3PP community knows how serious I am about artwork so I only want the best possible to show off with this kickstarter. An artist's work you might want to check out because he is going to do a LOT of head shots and magic items is Lance Red. Lance has done a LOT of great work I can not wait for people to see.


Steve Geddes wrote:

You guys work for 8 cents a word? :(

I find that disappointing.

OK let me ask this incredibly loaded question: What do you think writers should get paid a word? What about editors?


Shadowborn wrote:
I think what Insain Dragoon is saying is that if someone doesn't follow your video posts, they aren't getting that personal touch. You could always put a link to the Transparency Agenda on the Kickstarter page, so newcomers get a background on how this all got started.

Stop looking at my personal notes...


Skeeter Green wrote:

Didn't question LMPJr Design, I questioned LMPJr. yourself. And I guess you glossed over the part where I equally suggested you were a marketing genius? No matter, kinda makes my point. And I agree with End, 'tis a good product from what I have seen.

SG

I am not taking what you said as a negative, I did take it as a compliment. (That is the main problem with the internet. There is no inflection in what you write, so thing comes out sounding very different then intended.)


Jeffrey Palmer wrote:
Backed at 65 bucks. Good luck!

Thanks for the support! Every little bit helps!


In less than 12 hours and we’re nearly at 30 backers!!!

I want to thank everyone who took time out to support our kickstarter. I am also glad to see so many of you taking us up on out Back it For a Buck (B4$) Challenge. Every little bit helps us reach our various threshold goals and we are thankful for you. It is the kind of start I wanted and I only hope for use to continue in this fashion. As always, thank you for your support!!!


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Skeeter Green wrote:

On a separate note, LMPJr.'s title to the thread is pure sensationalism. One might question if he's more sizzle than steak?

Or a marketing genius?

SG

When I offer freelance jobs to several of the individuals mentioned in this thread at 8 cents a word, I will call it a good business strategy of only hiring the best people that people want to buy.

And if you think LPJ Design is all sizzle, check out End's review of Obsidian Apocalypse. That's ALL STEAK!! Prime grade A!!!


Insain Dragoon wrote:

The page is great. The pitch is strong. The goal and stretch goals are fun and reasonable.

The only thing that feels off is the lack of spoken word in the Kickstarter video. I believe that every kickstarter needs that personal touch.

Personal touch? You mean after all these videos and blog post about Cross of Fire Saga for the last 6 months you need MORE of a personal touch? OK I get it. Personally I am not a fan of the "talking head" video that people are starting to do of late. That is why I do my Transparency Agenda videos for the fans. Transparency Agenda is 100% LPJ with no filter while the Kickstarter videos are more for a clean and professional look to them.

But with all that said the thing that should sell you on this is the quality of the people involved with it. I mean we have not just one but TWO RPG Superstars working on this project. That alone should get most people interested.


LMPjr007 wrote:
You have waited patiently and now all the waiting has paid off, The Cross of Fire Saga adventure path kickstarter is now LIVE!!! Please go and show your support for this likstarter! As always thanks to everyone who helped make this dream come true!!!


You have waited patiently and now all the waiting has paid off, The Cross of Fire Saga adventure path kickstarter in now LIVE!!! Please go and show your support for this likstarter! As always thanks to everyone who helped make this dream come true!!!


You have waited patiently and now all the waiting has paid off, The Cross of Fire Saga adventure path kickstarter is now LIVE!!! Please go and show your support for this likstarter! As always thanks to everyone who helped make this dream come true!!!


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Here something that most DON'T do and should:

Spend three to six months BEFORE you start your Kickstarter talking about the Kickstarter and getting people excited. While three to six months will be a LONG time, it will people the time to talk about, spread and get other people interested in your Kickstarter. Often overlooked but very important.


Only 48 hours left to support us in the Back it for a Buck (B4$) Challenge. We need you help and every little bit DOES help.

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