(Frog God Games) Richard Pett's The Blight Kickstarter


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Yep, all the stretch goals are indeed missing from the backer kit.

(And almost all my pledged add-ons were from the stretch goals, so I can't much with the survey as it stands right now.)

Matt Finch was right when he said it was complicated!

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Sqn Cdr Flashheart wrote:

I think you should be able to do that, but I can't remember. There were lots of discussions around that!

But I cannot see:
$80,000 Horror in the Sinks (add $10 softcover/$4 PDF) UNLOCKED
$82,000 The Blight Player's Handbook (add $16 softcover/$7 PDF) UNLOCKED - (available in PATHFINDER ONLY)
$84,000 The Crooked Nail (add $10 softcover/$4 PDF) UNLOCKED
$88,000 The Children of the Harvest (add $10 softcover/$4 PDF) UNLOCKED
$90,000 The Tome of Blighted Horrors (add $12 softcover/$5 PDF) UNLOCKED
or any of
$103,000 - The Blight: Pathologies (add $3 PDF each) - (available in Pathfinder, 5e, and Swords & Wizardry versions)

???

I need to change all of mine - it did seem like it was a little less than I remembered.

Actually, I will probably just add more money once these are up since I used the overpay to pick up other things.


Greg is aware of the missing Stretch goals. I expect it to be fixed in the coming week.

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Thanks silverhair.


My backerkit had the stretch goals up as of a few hours ago, but I can't speak for anyone else.


justmebd, I believe the stretch goals have been added. They were in my backerkit.


I can't see the stretch goal The Blight Player's Handbook for $16 softcover.

The Player's Guide is there but not the handbook. Do I need to contact someone about this or will it be updated?


The Player's Handbook is up now, near the bottom of the pledges.

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Well, that was painful. Added in another 54.00 of stuff that was missing from the first backer kit.

Still may add in the Players Handbook.


Painful, yes, but nice that FGG reacted so fast.


There's still an issue with the later addons since there isn't a specific option for each system.

I want two each of: Horror in the Sinks, The Crooked Nail, The Children of the Harvest and the Tome of Blighted Horrors. However, I want one copy for S&W and one for 5E.

I can choose two copies but am limited to the same system. Also, the issue I mentioned above remains - I pledged for a leather+regular copy but can't choose a leather S&W and a regular 5E.

If it's only me mixing and matching like this, I can just order two copies in S&W and then sort things out "manually" if that's easier for FGG (?)


Steve, try contacting FGG or Chris directly.

Silver Crusade

Um so if you've already done the backerkit when it first came out are you able to do it again in order to get the addons that weren't available the first time?

Scarab Sages

Yes, you should be able to get FGG to unlock your BackerKit if you've already submitted it.

Silver Crusade

Yay! Thankies!


I was able to re-open my backerkit and add several options that hadn't been there the first time... and now I'm $22 poorer!

Silver Crusade

lol same :3


Haladir wrote:
I was able to re-open my backerkit and add several options that hadn't been there the first time... and now I'm $22 poorer!

With us, that's looking a bit steeper, as shipping is a whopping $88 outside of the US/Canada, which is somewhat harsh for a single (admittedly enormous) book.

Were there an option to cancel the hard copy and just spend the pledge on extra PDFs, we would. Sadly, Kickstarter isn't really set up to handle such changes after the project is funded.


Raynulf wrote:
Haladir wrote:
I was able to re-open my backerkit and add several options that hadn't been there the first time... and now I'm $22 poorer!

With us, that's looking a bit steeper, as shipping is a whopping $88 outside of the US/Canada, which is somewhat harsh for a single (admittedly enormous) book.

Were there an option to cancel the hard copy and just spend the pledge on extra PDFs, we would. Sadly, Kickstarter isn't really set up to handle such changes after the project is funded.

Yerp it is so expensive. I maybe buying KS material off nobleknight, shipping is a third what FGG charge for whatever reason. They often back at retailer levels so you get the lot :D

A box of FGG goodness was 50, then 60 now 88 in shipping. too much :(


Steve Geddes wrote:

There's still an issue with the later addons since there isn't a specific option for each system.

I want two each of: Horror in the Sinks, The Crooked Nail, The Children of the Harvest and the Tome of Blighted Horrors. However, I want one copy for S&W and one for 5E.

I can choose two copies but am limited to the same system. Also, the issue I mentioned above remains - I pledged for a leather+regular copy but can't choose a leather S&W and a regular 5E.

If it's only me mixing and matching like this, I can just order two copies in S&W and then sort things out "manually" if that's easier for FGG (?)

I've lodged a backerkit query and contacted FGG, but am still having this issue.

Are there any FGG people who can help me? Should I just order enough books and manually sort out which system to get them for down the track?

Scarab Sages

I was able to multi-pick the add-ons by system, so I could click Horror in the Sinks from the add-ons page and there was a system dropdown box where I could specify 5e or PF or S&W. So I ended up with this in my pledge confirmation:

Horror in the Sinks SOFTCOVER - Swords & Wizardry
Qty: 1 x $10.00
Horror in the Sinks SOFTCOVER - Pathfinder
Qty: 1 x $10.00
Horror in the Sinks SOFTCOVER - 5th Edition
Qty: 1 x $10.00

The splitting of the leather and regular book would have to be an ad-hoc thing, so I'm guessing they'd just need to make a note for your order. You've been on most/all of their KS's, so I'm sure it will be easy for them to handle.


Ah, yeah. Thanks. I was kind of expecting them to be like the earlier ones, so just didn't experiment further. Appreciate the help.

I suspect you're right that the splitting of the base pledge will be done manually after the fact. Probably there aren't many looking for that option.

Cheers.

Scarab Sages

Good to see the backer surveys have come out.

I'll crack on with it tonight, after I've brought Snorterdaughter back from hamster-feeding.


Apologies if this has been asked before, but are there any plans to make the PDF version available to the general public? The only buying option I see is a Hardcover version on Frog God Games, and I'd really like to check the book out from what I heard of it. However, as 100% of my games take place online a purely physical copy will not be of much use unless I break the binding and scan the pages. Something I'm loathe to do to a $160 book.


I would be extraordinarily surprised if they did not end up selling a PDF version of The Blight. The Hardcover option is just a pre-order - the book isn't finished yet. Chances are that PDFs will be put up for sale when they're actually, y'know, finished. XD Maybe a bit after the Kickstarter backers get their copies.

(Incidentally, KS backers usually pay less for stuff. If you really like a company, it's usually worth following their campaigns.)


Yeah they'll 100% offer it as PDF once it's finished. That could be on a go-slow because of Chuck's (layout Frog) medical problems

Pathfinder Creative Director, Frog God Games

We'll definitely release a pdf version of the book for sale when the book comes out and, as always, the purchase of the physical book thru FGG will include the pdf for free.

Greg

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I'm please to see the success of GoFundMe to help Chuck out. Layout seems to be a big problem for publishers. My perception is there's not enough people with the skills. Perhaps I'm mistaken.

Does FGG have someone to cover for Chuck pending his recovery?


@James, I sent your post to the Powers-that-be.

EDIT: Yes, they do have someone to cover Chuck being out. But he is the primary Art/Layout Director.


The Kickstarter update noted he's a fairly important part of their team, and they do anticipate some delays in production. They also said they'll let us know when they have more information (and, given FGG's excellent reputation for openness with their customers, I have no doubt they will). The book is still in production, and getting it delivered remains a high priority.

Pathfinder Creative Director, Frog God Games

It's not ready for layout yet, so it hasn't become an issue at this point. Though I do anticipate that it will cause some delay. We're just going to have to see how things go with Chuck day to day and what we're able to do with what. However, in the meantime, the development of the book continues. Never fear, FGG will still publish the book. :-)


Hard to push this without being insensitive, as I only wish the best of recovery for Chuck and not to push him too hard. But, I'm really kinda betting for this to received before October 2016. Otherwise I'm gonna have to change shipping address outside US and have to pay the higher cost. Well, it will be what will be.


Not wanting to be pushy, but I was wondering if there would be a status update sometime in the near future?

I just really want to unleash this onto my unsuspecting players...

Thanks!


I will be sure to ask when I see all of FGG next Thursday at NTRPG. In the meantime I sent an email to The Powers That Be.


Bard's Gate now up!: Bard's Gate Kickstarter in 5E, PF & SW

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Hi All,

I'm writing this from North Texas Con...the week after Paizo Con...the week after my last med school final of third year. All that is to say, things are keeping me hopping right now and away from updating on The Blight and such. However, all is still good, and I'm goad you asked.

The writing for The Blight is finished in its entirety except for Bill's adventure and has been turned into me. It is about 80% through its first developmental pass with Al Rigg, Jeff Swank, and others, and is sitting on my desk for its final development and canon pass. Which brings me back to my hopping mentioned above.

So rest assured the product exists in almost its entirety and is now at the mercy of one guy trying to get through the quantity of writing that has amassed. The good news is it's happening. :-) But unfortunately, it's happening at the speed of Greg. :-(

Anyway, I wanted to pop by and give an update since folks are asking to let you know where we are in its progress.

Thanks for your support!

Greg


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As someone who reads Frog God Games' books for fun at night, I can confirm that it takes time to go through them in serious detail. XD Take the time you need - the quality of the end product is the most important bit.


@GM Rednal,

+1000


Rednal, you got that right. I do the same thing, curl up in bed with Rappan Athuk, and wish for sweet froggy dreams...


Heathansson wrote:

Aye; have you seen The Road movie wit Viggo Mortensen?

That's some hard stuff to watch man. Heavy movie.
It's Like Book of Eli except divorced from the male "Im a solitary badazz postapoc samurai gunslinger badazz" fantasy.

On the subject of Aliens meanwhile, I grokked Prometheus as eye-candy but the movie story left me extremely irritated.

Mad Max: Fury Road......absolutly no complaints. Watched it 3 or 4 times.

HUZZZAH!!!

Of course people are saying, the book was better than the movie. But it had nothing to do with the movie, but the movie had something to do with the book. For reals.


Hoping we can get some sort of update on the progress of this? Its July which was the original delivery date and we havent heard anything concrete in a long time.


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Kinimpizle Fordlins wrote:
Hoping we can get some sort of update on the progress of this? Its July which was the original delivery date and we havent heard anything concrete in a long time.

They gave an update less than a week ago.


Luthorne wrote:
Kinimpizle Fordlins wrote:
Hoping we can get some sort of update on the progress of this? Its July which was the original delivery date and we havent heard anything concrete in a long time.
They gave an update less than a week ago.

Well a week is a long time... in politics!


The update a week ago was pretty scant on details though. It was mostly about the bardsgate kick starter. Was hoping for a few more details about where the blight stands and what to expect going forward.


Here is just part of what Greg posted on July 2nd:

"I'm about 80% through the development of Bard's Gate (a significantly lower percentage through development of The Blight - though other than a few odds and ends Alistair Rigg is still tinkering with, the manuscript for it is 100% in). This is just a perfect storm where products from two different arms of FGG ended up on my desk at the same time. Considering BG was about 50% a previously released and formatted book and I did the developmental groundwork for the new parts in spring 2015, it's just much faster work in progress than The Blight. I've just basically living under a rock since North Texas Con cranking on both of them. :)

So by way of update on The Blight, it's still going. It just has a lot more complexity and moving parts to it. That said, I hope to have some Tome of Blighted Horror art previews for you next week. :)"


I just saw the updates on the Bards Gate page. Starting to worry a little about the this project.

Why is a project that was kickstarted about the time that this one was supposed to be DELIVERED already in layout while all signs point to this one not even being close? More importantly why are staff being pulled off the blight to be put onto a project that was started so much later?

In the bards gate thread a FGG rep stated that Bards Gate will be released before the Blight and he is hopeful bards gate will be released by the end of the year. Does this mean the blight is delayed at least until after the end of the year? I understand why that one is taking a little longer to deliver (it did have a lot of addons) but 6+ months late at best?

Can we please get some real concrete info on where the project stands and when it will be delivered?


I'm not backing another FGG Kickstarter until these two get sorted out, and I think I've backed everyone hey have done for Pathfinder so far. I love those guys.

But I'm terribly concerned by the lack of info on The Blight. Not sure what it is, but something feels like it's off right now.


The last update, about a month ago, was that all the content was written and that they were moving into purchasing art and finishing up the rest of the development. This is likely to take at least a little while longer - checking THAT much text for consistency and such isn't exactly an overnight job, and the thing with Chuck threw off the schedules a bit.

As a backer, I'm not particularly worried. I know that Kickstarted projects can be - and often are - delayed past the original release date, especially if it funded well enough for additional content to be made. They've done this quite a few times, though, and never (to my knowledge) failed to deliver in the end, so I'm content to wait. I'd rather have something high-quality delivered slowly than something low-quality delivered quickly.

Still, another update soon wouldn't be a bad idea. Personally, I've recommended that companies provide updates every two weeks, regardless of what has or hasn't been done. Few things build trust better than regular communication, after all. ^^


I was surprised and somewhat disappointed to hear that Greg Vaughan was pulled from The Blight to work on Bard's Gate.

I don't know what to make of it all, but I can't help but wonder why Frog God Games felt it was necessary to take this course of action.

It seems odd and it makes me worry about The Blight.


Really, with the excellent 100% record I'm not worried at all. It may make more sense to the FGG schedule for them too hammer out the shorter Bard's Gate then concentrate on the massive Blight once it's done. Rather than jumping between the two. As stated I'm sure that Chuck's misfortunes have changed plans and they are juggling as best they can.

So I'm not worried, but totally support GM_Rednal. Better slower beats faster crappier every time. The more updates the merrier, although I'm happy with monthly on long term projects.

What I think you often get from KS creators is a reluctance to post updates with no real news. For me that's wrong, if we just hear 'oh it's tootling along, now at 75% or so complete on the layout" is much better than nothing.

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