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Purple Duck Games is looking for multiple freelancers
Project Length: 5,000-6,500 per entry.
Pay Rate: 1 cent per edited word paid via paypal
Additional details: We are looking for NPC pitches for our upcoming Giants of Porphyra. Obviously, familiarity with Purple Duck Games products and Porphyra is helpful. Send your pitch to gedakm@gmail.com. We will be selecting 5-10 pitches to be included in this supplement following the close of this open call. If you have any questions feel free to email me.
Respond by: March 13th, 2015

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Cardinal_Malik wrote:

Its worked for the 20 submissions I've received so far ;)

www.malikjoker@gmail.com
http://www.waywardrogues.com/?p=222

Am I correct in assuming that the "www" is not part of the email? Also, since you mentioned getting a bunch of submissions, should I bother sending anything in at this time? If so, are you looking for pitches, or simply an introduction and expression of interest?

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Purple Duck Games wrote:

Purple Duck Games is looking for multiple freelancers

Project Length: 5,000-6,500 per entry.
Pay Rate: 1 cent per edited word paid via paypal
Additional details: We are looking for NPC pitches for our upcoming Giants of Porphyra. Obviously, familiarity with Purple Duck Games products and Porphyra is helpful. Send your pitch to gedakm@gmail.com. We will be selecting 5-10 pitches to be included in this supplement following the close of this open call. If you have any questions feel free to email me.
Respond by: March 13th, 2015

I've been thinking about giants a lot lately, so this might be cool. Are you looking to each writer to create a single NPC? What should we be including in our pitches?

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owenstreetpress wrote:
Purple Duck Games wrote:

Purple Duck Games is looking for multiple freelancers

Project Length: 5,000-6,500 per entry.
Pay Rate: 1 cent per edited word paid via paypal
Additional details: We are looking for NPC pitches for our upcoming Giants of Porphyra. Obviously, familiarity with Purple Duck Games products and Porphyra is helpful. Send your pitch to gedakm@gmail.com. We will be selecting 5-10 pitches to be included in this supplement following the close of this open call. If you have any questions feel free to email me.
Respond by: March 13th, 2015
I've been thinking about giants a lot lately, so this might be cool. Are you looking to each writer to create a single NPC? What should we be including in our pitches?

I can answer that it's a single NPC that you'd be creating. Mark would need to give the other details.


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For the pitch, I would think I'm just looking for a brief sketch of what type of giant he or she is and a bit of background. Basically a 100-300 words to see what you could bring to the project.

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Thanks! I'll read up a bit and send something along!

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owenstreetpress wrote:
Cardinal_Malik wrote:

Its worked for the 20 submissions I've received so far ;)

www.malikjoker@gmail.com
http://www.waywardrogues.com/?p=222

Am I correct in assuming that the "www" is not part of the email? Also, since you mentioned getting a bunch of submissions, should I bother sending anything in at this time? If so, are you looking for pitches, or simply an introduction and expression of interest?

yeah, the www. isn't in the address. Shows how internet savvy I am.

I have received a bunch of submissions and some are much better than others. I welcome more.


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The first couple of pitches for Giants of Porphyra have now been received. We have a couple more days for further entries.

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Porphyra is a great setting. Make sure you get some ogres in there. I love ogres :)


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Thanks Cardinal_Malik we hope for a broad range of giants in it as they were mininions/partners of the Elemental Lords before The Calling.

Sadly, I've only received a couple pitches so far so I think I'll extend the pitch deadline until next Friday.

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Purple Duck Games wrote:


Sadly, I've only received a couple pitches so far so I think I'll extend the pitch deadline until next Friday.

I was looking for information about the Porphyra setting and I see a lot of what seem to be supplements, but nothing that seemed to be the main setting document. Where would I look for that information?

I was considering submitting an idea but I know literally nothing about the setting.


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Currently, the campaign setting is in development but there have been peeks at the setting across multiple books. You could email me at gedakm@gmail.com and I can send you a rough of the campaign setting in development or you could rummage through the setting website.

Most of our supplements are Porphyra-related as we started to build-up this kitchen sink landscape way back in Legendary I: Legendary Blades but things started to get more formalized and internally consistent starting with Gods of Porphyra.


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Purple Duck Games wrote:

Thanks Cardinal_Malik we hope for a broad range of giants in it as they were mininions/partners of the Elemental Lords before The Calling.

Sadly, I've only received a couple pitches so far so I think I'll extend the pitch deadline until next Friday.

This actually works out well for me, as I've got an idea I want to develop into a pitch, but haven't had the time to actually work on it.


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Amora Game is looking for freelance designers needed to design archetypes for our “Expansion Series”.
Project Length: Various; enough to flesh out your archetype or other support (average300 - 500 words).
Pay Rate: Flat Rate: est. $10 - $15 per archetype, twisted spirit, etc – (average .02 - .03 per word)
Additional details:After having successfully funded a Kickstarter for Liber Influxus Communis, Amora Game has additional funds left over to build support expansions for the book. Due to project load and since LIC was a community inspired book, we have opened this up to the gaming community to see fan driven support for the book. We are seeking freelance designers to create archetypes for the classes and other support (twisted spirits for the warloghe, primary and secondary planes for the umbra, phenotypes, evolutions, etc) found within the pages of Liber Influxus Communis.

Submittal Process: The first process is to pitch us your idea. You may do so by emailing us Amore Game at Gmail. Our name is one word before the @. If we accept your pitch we will continue with a brief discussion on your estimated word count and what we are willing to offer. Once accepted by both parties we will move forward. All payments are made via paypal. Or you may message us on via our FB page right here. Additionally you may pitch us your idea via PM here on the message board.

Respond by: April 30, 2015


Just to clarify you are looking for archetypes for classes from LIC correct?


TarkXT wrote:
Just to clarify you are looking for archetypes for classes from LIC correct?

Archetypes, survivor talents, etc. Anything and everything, but yes it must be associated with something LIC.

We will even entertain the idea for alt classes.


Amora Game wrote:

Amora Game is looking for freelance designers needed to design archetypes for our “Expansion Series”.

Project Length: Various; enough to flesh out your archetype or other support (average300 - 500 words).
Pay Rate: Flat Rate: est. $10 - $15 per archetype, twisted spirit, etc – (average .02 - .03 per word)
Additional details:After having successfully funded a Kickstarter for Liber Influxus Communis, Amora Game has additional funds left over to build support expansions for the book. Due to project load and since LIC was a community inspired book, we have opened this up to the gaming community to see fan driven support for the book. We are seeking freelance designers to create archetypes for the classes and other support (twisted spirits for the warloghe, primary and secondary planes for the umbra, phenotypes, evolutions, etc) found within the pages of Liber Influxus Communis.

Submittal Process: The first process is to pitch us your idea. You may do so by emailing us Amore Game at Gmail. Our name is one word before the @. If we accept your pitch we will continue with a brief discussion on your estimated word count and what we are willing to offer. Once accepted by both parties we will move forward. All payments are made via paypal. Or you may message us on via our FB page right here. Additionally you may pitch us your idea via PM here on the message board.

Respond by: April 30, 2015

Not going to be throwing 10,000 words down on an infernal/celestial cosmology for the umbra?

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Wanted: Crunch work, specifically stablocks. I'm willing and eager to work with someone possessing far superior able to produce flavor text, as that is my weak point.

Feel free to review my body of work HERE, and then contact me HERE.

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Cardinal_Malik wrote:

Wayward Rogues Publishing looking for writers for realm and kingdom creation.

Project Length: 1500 words.
Pay Rate: .01 cent/ edited word. Pay on acceptance.
Additional details: I am looking for 5 additional human cultures and realms to fit into our campaign setting. Ideally, realms should be able to "stand alone" without setting background. Human cultures have bronze age tech.
Respond by: Mar 28, 2015

www.malikjoker@gmai.com

The deadline for submissions is in a few days. We have some good entries so far, but only a couple great ones. Is yours the one we're looking for?


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Expeditious Retreat Press is looking for authors for three 1 on 1 Adventures.

Project Length: 10k-14k words, with target of 12k words.

Pay Rate: $0.01 cent/edited word. Pay on acceptance via PayPal or USD check.

Additional details: I'm looking for three new adventures in our line of 1 on 1 Adventures. We've put out 16, I've one in manuscript form right now, and I'm looking for #'s 18, 19, and 20. 1 on 1 Adventures are for one player and one GM. Any expressing serious interest will be provided examples of published adventures for guidelines in terms of format and style.

1 on 1 Adventures require a different creative hand than standard adventures. For example, any magic that paralyzes is effectively a death sentence when there is only one player (barring the intent to capture, of course.) Prospective authors should take this difference into consideration.

I prefer site-based adventures over plot-based adventures (but any type of good adventure is desired), and am particularly looking for adventures for the more martial classes.

Respond by: I would prefer responses occur prior to May 1, 2015 to josephbrowning@gmail.com with title "Paizo Messageboard Call for Adventures." If you're interested, please contact me.

Sincerely,
Joseph Browning
Expeditious Retreat Press
josephbrowning@gmail.com


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Publishers, get Justin for crunch-work. His builds are things of pure beauty.


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Endzeitgeist wrote:
Publishers, get Justin for crunch-work. His builds are things of pure beauty.

Funny you should say that....

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jgbrowning wrote:
1 on 1 Adventures require a different creative hand than standard adventures. For example, any magic that paralyzes is effectively a death sentence when there is only one player (barring the intent to capture, of course.) Prospective authors should take this difference into consideration.

Are you planning on going beyond 20 volumes for this line? It sounds really cool, and it's something I'd really like to try my hand at, but I've got enough on my plate already, and couldn't realistically take this on at the moment.


owenstreetpress wrote:
jgbrowning wrote:
1 on 1 Adventures require a different creative hand than standard adventures. For example, any magic that paralyzes is effectively a death sentence when there is only one player (barring the intent to capture, of course.) Prospective authors should take this difference into consideration.
Are you planning on going beyond 20 volumes for this line? It sounds really cool, and it's something I'd really like to try my hand at, but I've got enough on my plate already, and couldn't realistically take this on at the moment.

Yes, I'm planning on going beyond 20 volumes. I'm only focusing on the next three because I didn't want to leave a wide-open call for manuscripts here as some mentioned they prefer a limited-time submission window. If you don't have time to take it on now, don't worry. I have no difficulties waiting 6-12 months for a manuscript as the line's release dates are very fluid.

Sincerely,
Joseph Browning
Expeditious Retreat Press

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Endzeitgeist wrote:
Publishers, get Justin for crunch-work. His builds are things of pure beauty.
Funny you should say that....

It has begun!

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Wayward Rogues Publishing looking for a Cartographer for a campaign world map.
Project size: Full color map with roughly 5 continents. .PSD format.
Pay Rate: 100.00-150.00 USD. Half of payment to start, the rest on final acceptance, paid immediately to artist's paypal.
Additional details: I am looking for a professional cartographer to redraw our world map for our campaign setting. After viewing samples of work, I will email you our amateur map (made by me) with additional details (mtns, rivers, islands, etc)to include.
Respond by: Apr 30, 2015

malikjoker@gmail.com

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Correction on our email Amora with an 'a' instead of an 'e'.

Sorry for the mistake.


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Just sent off a new art order of two pieces to a new artist who approached me looking for work. I looked over their resume, and it said he worked with people that I knew personally. I liked their work and decided to give them a shot. In less that one hour this art was hired and working with us after send just ONE email. Tell me again how tough it is to breaking into OR get work in the RPG Industry?


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Flying Pincushion Games is always happy to entertain budding writers and artists. Come check us out at http://flyingpincushion.blogspot.com/ Or feel free to email Frank Gori or myself, Jeffery Harris, or throw us a PM.


Dotting for later. This is neat.


Purple Duck Games looking for artists for an upcoming project.
Project Length: 8-12 NPC illustrations for an upcoming book
Pay Rate: To be negotiated
Additional details: We like to have the pieces in three form (line art, grayscale, and colour) to work with the project across multiple formats. We often resell art as stock art under agreement with the artist. Send samples of your work, price lists, links to your portfolio, and references from other publishers to gedakm@gmail.com
Respond by: April 30th, 2015


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jgbrowning wrote:
Yes, I'm planning on going beyond 20 volumes. I'm only focusing on the next three because I didn't want to leave a wide-open call for manuscripts here as some mentioned they prefer a limited-time submission window. If you don't have time to take it on now, don't worry. I have no difficulties waiting 6-12 months for a manuscript as the line's release dates are very fluid.

Took me a while to get back to this thread, but thanks for the response! Is there any particular format you'd like for pitches? I have some ideas but nothing past the pitch stage yet.


So what would be considered a fair rate for an artist?

Like how much for line work, inked, colored?

Do people usually give discounts for multiple art pieces? Like "I'm X$ usually, but since you're ordering a bunch I will charge X-10$ per" ?


Artists prices can vary dramatically. Depending on size, complexity and form of the piece. Sometimes deals are struck for volume discounts other times they are not.


Some artist have set rate list that they have posted on there websites on within product catalogs. Rick Hershey has such a file I believe.


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Insain Dragoon wrote:

So what would be considered a fair rate for an artist?

Like how much for line work, inked, colored?

Do people usually give discounts for multiple art pieces? Like "I'm X$ usually, but since you're ordering a bunch I will charge X-10$ per" ?

Soooo many variables-- experience of the artist, their available time, size of the image, color vs. black & white, level of detail, ect.

If you are looking to commission art your best bet is to ask an artist whose work you like for a quote after describing the project.


@Justin Sluder:

Drop me an e-mail, using my pseudonym @ the gmail thingy. Dotcom, of course.

I want to chat about collaboration.


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Here's the minimum guidelines for illustration work from the Graphic Artist's Guild Handbook of Pricing and Ethical Guidelines:

  • B&W two-page spread: $500
  • B&W full page: $500
  • B&W quarter-page: $100
  • Color spread: $700
  • Color full page: $500
  • Color quarter-page: $200

It goes without saying that most third-party RPG publishers cannot afford these rates (and I know I personally charge more for complex scenes). However, my piece of advice to publishers is to offer something. Anything. Even $10 bucks. Just not for free, and don't use the "exposure" or "portfolio building" line. Just...don't. It makes Baby Shelyn cry. (There is a time and a place for free work, but most of the time, it is not.) Be up front about what your rates are, and you'll save yourself a lot of unnecessary drama.
Another point to consider is: are you asking the artist to sign over all rights to the piece, or is it for that publication only? If it's the former, pay more (a lot more).


Dot.


Lilith wrote:

Here's the minimum guidelines for illustration work from the Graphic Artist's Guild Handbook of Pricing and Ethical Guidelines:

  • B&W two-page spread: $500
  • B&W full page: $500
  • B&W quarter-page: $100
  • Color spread: $700
  • Color full page: $500
  • Color quarter-page: $200

It goes without saying that most third-party RPG publishers cannot afford these rates (and I know I personally charge more for complex scenes). However, my piece of advice to publishers is to offer something. Anything. Even $10 bucks. Just not for free, and don't use the "exposure" or "portfolio building" line. Just...don't. It makes Baby Shelyn cry. (There is a time and a place for free work, but most of the time, it is not.) Be up front about what your rates are, and you'll save yourself a lot of unnecessary drama.
Another point to consider is: are you asking the artist to sign over all rights to the piece, or is it for that publication only? If it's the former, pay more (a lot more).

[Italicised Emphasis mine] And the same bolded part goes for written content too. That is not cool.


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Corollary: If you, as an artist, are ever asked to do free work for the "exposure", run for the high hills. It's a scam, even if the person asking did not intend it to be such and genuinely believes it to be fair; furthermore, artists accepting free as a good rate only makes it more difficult for all artists to find for-pay work.


Arachnofiend wrote:
Corollary: If you, as an artist, are ever asked to do free work for the "exposure", run for the high hills. It's a scam, even if the person asking did not intend it to be such and genuinely believes it to be fair; furthermore, artists accepting free as a good rate only makes it more difficult for all artists to find for-pay work.

That gives a new meaning to "indecent exposure".


Arachnofiend wrote:
artists accepting free as a good rate only makes it more difficult for all artists to find for-pay work.

Honestly, the same goes for any line of freelancing work, be it photography and even game designers.

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Dot for later :)


When I do professional illustration (game cartography) for the commercial publishing industry (not the RPG industry), I get the pay that Lilith introduced with the Graphic Artist's Guild Handbook of Pricing and Ethical Guidelines. I create the maps for video game strategy guides, like most recently the multi-player maps for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. (For those I only do full color work).

For the RPG industry its much less than that, but I never work for free, for exposure, nor for a possibility of royalty. Publishers must pay the quoted price at job completion. Simple.

Another possibility for publishers regarding illustration costs, once you have all the written work completed, and possibly doing a rough draft page layout with placeholders for needed illustrations and maps. Run a Kickstarter for $1000 or some defined reasonable goal to pay for those illustrations. This would be for hard covers or other larger publications like setting guides.


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Ok everyone, I am trying something a bit different and unique here, so please do take the time to check out the detail on the link below.

I am not a publisher, I cannot offer money, only the chance to be put before Paizo in a different but constructive manner. It is a one off exercise that may or may not work out.

This idea is an open challenge that might interest new designers and artists wanting to break into the field through a public domain development to celebrate Paizo's up coming AP #100 achievement.

Feel free to PM me any questions or offers of participation after you have checked out that thread.

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