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Dark Wizard
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Posted - 03 Oct 2014 :  04:43:45  Show Profile Send Dark Wizard a Private Message  Reply with Quote
A preview PDF for the Southlands from Kobold Press is up at Paizo: Here.
The Kickstarter page is Here.

The project is 43 backers away from achieving the stretch goal of having the Bestiary as a standalone book, which necessitates more monsters, including 25 spots for backer submitted entries.

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Some other interesting projects I've been keeping an eye on (your wallet and non-gaming spouse/partner will hate this list):

- Feng Shui 2: Action Movie Roleplaying Game by Robin D. Laws: This is an update of the Feng Shui system from the '90s which sought to emulate the style and pacing of Asian action cinema. They've gone through some stretch goals that expand the themes beyond Asian movie archetypes (gene freek, two-fisted archaeologist, pirate, swordsman, musketeers, looks like Kaiju Patrol 'pop-up juncture' (seems like mini-settings) is next).

- Demon Hunters RPG: A Comedy of Terrors: This is from Dead Gentlemen Productions (makers of the films The Gamers, The Gamers: Dorkness Rising, and The Gamers: Hands of Fate). Demon Hunters was an RPG inspired by supernatural and/or action TV shows like Supernatural, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and The A-Team, along with movies like Army of Darkness, Evil Dead 2, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, Ghostbusters, and James Bond. Originally published by Margaret Weis Productions, for this iteration they've decided to recruit experienced game designers and artists (such as Cam Banks and Jason Engle) to work for them instead under their own banner. The new system will be inspired by Fate.

- 13th Age in Glorantha: This kickstarter offers a 13th Age (Archmage system, a modified mix of 3E and 4E from Pelgrane Press) rendition of the venerable Glorantha setting (of RuneQuest fame, and one of the earliest and long supported game settings). This may be the first time Glorantha is presented in a d20 style system.

- The Ultimate Adequate Commoner: This is a smaller project focusing on playing the Commoner NPC class in a world full of menacing monsters and mighty heroes. Product is designed for Pathfinder and other d20 games, possibly of value for other systems as well. Perhaps with this playing really regular folk with some impact amongst the adventuring classes wouldn't be much a stretch after all.

- Chill 3rd Edition: A Horror Roleplaying Game: Chill from Pacesetter games and later Mayfair games was one of the original horror genre roleplaying games. This will be the third edition of the game, based more on the Mayfair edition with some modifications/updated rules and modern layout, design, and production values.

- Worldspinner: Fantasy RPG Worldbuilder & Map Maker: Appears to be a cartography tool and campaign setting note organizer. Not sure if there's a subscription based useage, as that would kill it for me. However, a lot of known names in gaming and game fiction are involved as stretch goals (Bill Webb, Mur Lafferty, Lisa Smedman, Wolfgang Baur, Philip Athans, John Wick, Ian Irvine, Mark Teppo, Elizabeth Bear, Matt Finch), so this project may be worth further reading.

- Hex Chests: These are hexagonal boxes made of premious woods for storing dice. They seem to be compact, have good fit & finish, and constructed of woods that look gorgeous. Standard precautions for a new company on KS applies, but the images and project layout look nice.

- Quests of Doom - Pathfinder and Swords & Wizardry Modules: A Frog God Games offering, this time Pathfinder and 5E updates for two 3E-era module sets of "themed" adventures Demons & Devils and Vampires & Liches. As the funding increases, these adventures will be joined by similarly themed adventures written by some of the most notable names in old school-style gaming, including, you guessed it, Ed Greenwood. He's not the only one, here's the full list (parentheses indicates number of individual adventures under that title):
  • (3) Demons & Devils - Bill Webb and Clark Peterson
  • (3) Vampires & Liches - Casey Christofferson and Bill Webb
  • (1) Lycanthropes - Steve Winter
  • (1) Elementals - Michael Curtis
  • (1) Lycanthropes & Elementals - Skip Williams
  • (1) Men - Jim Ward
  • (1) Monstrosities - Matt Finch
  • (1) Men & Monstrosities - Casey Christofferson
  • (1) Giants - Michael Curtis
  • (1) Dragons - Jim Ward
  • (1) Giants & Dragons - Ed Greenwood
  • (1) Bugs - Bill Webb
  • (1) Blobs - Jim Collura
  • (1) Bugs & Blobs - Matt Finch + Bill Webb
Also read the Risks and Challenges section for general hilarity and an occurrence that may very likely happen to (harmlessly) delay Ed from completing his contribution to this project.
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Posted - 04 Oct 2014 :  23:53:46  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Dark Wizard

Worldspinner: Fantasy RPG Worldbuilder & Map Maker: Appears to be a cartography tool and campaign setting note organizer. Not sure if there's a subscription based useage, as that would kill it for me. However, a lot of known names in gaming and game fiction are involved as stretch goals (Bill Webb, Mur Lafferty, Lisa Smedman, Wolfgang Baur, Philip Athans, John Wick, Ian Irvine, Mark Teppo, Elizabeth Bear, Matt Finch), so this project may be worth further reading.



I was just coming here to share that one... I know some of our map-making folks will be interested in this one.

I like the looks of it, but I'd be more apt to support it if it included a local installation. I'm not a huge fan of that which is online-only.

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Quick update on Kobold Press' Southlands Kickstarter. The project has exceeded the 600 backer goal, thus the Southlands Bestiary is expanded from a chapter in the main book (~20 to 25 monsters) into its own book (perhaps ~50 to 60 monsters).

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Originally posted by Wooly Rupert


I was just coming here to share that one... I know some of our map-making folks will be interested in this one.

I like the looks of it, but I'd be more apt to support it if it included a local installation. I'm not a huge fan of that which is online-only.



I too liked standalone offline software.

With minimal effort a program can have a pretty decent lifespan (decades) even if not supported for years, provided the base program has the features needed to accomplish its purpose. Once the online aspect comes into play, the second the company decides to stop supporting the program, then its over.

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The Southlands Kickstarter has gained a lot of steam, and a lot of stretch goals and add-ons. I've upped my own pledge twice, now!

55 hours left on that one.

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Dark Wizard
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Posted - 16 Oct 2014 :  02:35:51  Show Profile Send Dark Wizard a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Southlands is very close to having an introduction written by Jeff Grubb.

(Edit: Make that, Southlands is having an introduction written by Jeff Grubb.)

Increased my pledge a while ago to leap into a higher tier, have added again to pick up some add-ons, will probably do so again for the dice and other things.

Most likely the project will knock down the next couple of goals. The revealed "end game" goals are very intriguing and I hope the project reaches, because those would expand the material of the book yet again, or in the case of the backer goal, add 25 more monsters to the bestiary.

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quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

The Southlands Kickstarter has gained a lot of steam, and a lot of stretch goals and add-ons. I've upped my own pledge twice, now!

55 hours left on that one.



13 hours left, and 934 backers... I really want the stretch goals for 1001 backers, so let's jump aboard, folks!

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Posted - 18 Oct 2014 :  00:39:44  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Huzzah! 4 hours left, and 1001 supporters reached! I'm stoked about getting those stretch goal goodies.

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Dark Wizard
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Posted - 18 Oct 2014 :  05:44:10  Show Profile Send Dark Wizard a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Southlands ended even better than I had hoped, $97728 total with 1044 backers. It reached all the backer number stretch goals and most of the funding stretch goals.
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I was kinda hoping to get that $101,000 stretch goal, but I'm happy with the stretch goals we go.

I actually more than doubled my original pledge, to get more of the goals and such.

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This is pretty nifty... But the one I want is out of my price range.

The Dice Chest

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The perfect dice box for tabletop and RPG gamers, finely crafted in a variety of wood with customizable features. Holds 96 dice!

The Dice Chest is a hybrid dice case and rolling tray for tabletop gamers. The lid doubles as a rolling screen for GMs and players who prefer to hide their rolls. Each case is made from wood that is hand selected for it's beauty and strength. Cases are built in our on-site woodshop to our exacting standards.

With a footprint of 9.5" by 5.75" (241mm x 146mm) the Dice Chest holds 96 standard d6 dice, has ample room for pencils, cards, and gaming supplies.

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Dark Wizard
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Can't believe I missed pledging to the Chill kickstarter by 11 minutes. Towards the end they met a stretch goal for a limited edition boxed set. I'm a sucker for those things, unfortunately for my wallet. Maybe I'll pick up the hardcover down the line.

Next on the maybe horizon for me is Vampires Dark Ages (Deluxe V20 edition). I haven't delved into those games as much as others, but I encountered V:DA on my first brush with RPGs (in fact the first RPG book I read) and found the lore particularly juicy with the pseudo-historical setting. This may be a nostalgia buy.

An update on the Midgard Southlands project, a total of 130 monsters submitted by backers are being relayed to the monster wrangler team who will decide which creatures gain entry into the Southlands Bestiary. This is well more than the 100+ entries Wolfgang preferred in order to have a good selection for inclusion into the bestiary. To think about a week ago the design team had a contingency plan for if the submissions fell short of the available slots. The Southlands Bestiary is shaping up.

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There's also THIS - a Kickstarter for an artist who is doing the races for the World of Ark. Any donation would be appreciated.

I am very surprised Dalor didn't post this here.

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quote:
Originally posted by Markustay

There's also THIS - a Kickstarter for an artist who is doing the races for the World of Ark. Any donation would be appreciated.

I am very surprised Dalor didn't post this here.



I forgot!

On THAT note however, there is also THIS - a Kickstarter for Ravenlore Press that will feature a foreword and short story by Ed Greenwood, a short story by Erik Scott de Bie...and more in the works (such as a novel by Richard L. Byers)!

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This one really isn't my bag... I got one of the Grimtooth books, back in the day, and found it quite underwhelming.

Still, I know the Grimtooth's Traps series was enjoyed by many, so I am sharing this one.

Less than two weeks left, but they've already blown way past their goal.

Grimtooth's Ultimate Traps Collection

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This is what the humans at Goodman Games say you need to know about this Kickstarter event:

Published by Goodman Games under license from Flying Buffalo (and with my permission), this 460-page hardcover collects of all five of MY Traps books, including the original eponymous 1981 edition as well as Traps Too, Traps Fore, Traps Ate, and Traps Lite. Every trap from the original five Grimtooth’s books is included – there are no exclusions!
This massive tome is systems-neutral, containing more than 500 traps suitable for all fantasy systems and games. You have never had so many trap options before – use them well…
My book will be available to you mortals in multiple formats: a basic softcover for table play, a durable hardcover for longer shelf life, and a gold foil edition for the serious collector (available in both faux and real leather, and with a slipcase).
The book is also available in PDF edition. All print backers will also receive a copy of the PDF edition.
Face it – this is a homage to a VERY important piece of gaming history. (Mine!) The book features a foreword by noted dungeon designer Harley Stroh, and also includes an extensive interview with the original creative team, a cover gallery showcasing 30 years of editions (in both English and many foreign languages), and a look behind the mysterious submission process – including my legendary “Grimtooth’s Submissions Box” that sits majestically on a shelf in the Flying Buffalo offices.
And I have created more than a dozen new traps specifically for this volume. For the first time in a decade, the Grimtooth’s submissions box has been cracked opened again, and more great entries have poured out to an unsuspecting world!
Plus the humans at Goodman Games are giving you the possibility of several exciting stretch goals to make this epic project even more impressive: printed endsheets, a satin ribbon bookmark, the cover gallery in full color, a custom dust jacket for KS backers, and a gatefold page featuring the Grimtooth board game that was first mentioned more than 20 years ago!
And if you’re really lucky we might do a cross-over with the Dungeon Crawl Classics line, allowing me (Grimtooth) to make an appearance in a special DCC module produced just for this Kickstarter!
And to wrap it all up, primary Grimtooth illustrator Steve Crompton has dug through his archives to find original art from the earliest books. This original art is available as part of the deluxe book pledge levels!

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I'm supporting a couple of new Kickstarters this week... One is the Exploding Kittens one that has, pardon the pun, blown up so spectacularly. No link on that one; it doesn't fit the rules of this discussion.

AKO Dice, though... I'm a bit of a dice geek, like many gamers, and this is going to be the fifth dice based Kickstarter for me. These dice are pretty freaking nifty looking.


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The use of dice has been recorded to ancient times. The oldest known dice were excavated as part of a 5000-year-old backgammon set at the Burnt City, an archaeological site in south-eastern Iran. Dice collecting began with the popularity of the Dungeon & Dragons series of board/role playing games. Since it's inception, players have grown attached to and have collected a wide variety of dice. This started a trend in unique dice designs incorporating various aspects of the gaming world and tapping into themes such as space, fantasy, and more.

For the newest design, I have taken the traditional dice and turned it on it's head. I am using a simple idea, yet complex design concept. The new design is inspired by new age concepts, and has a sleek, space-age, cutting-edge technology style. AKO DICE takes the traditional dice design and improves upon it for a trendy, one of a kind design perfect for all gamers as well as collectors.

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quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

I'm supporting a couple of new Kickstarters this week... One is the Exploding Kittens one that has, pardon the pun, blown up so spectacularly. No link on that one; it doesn't fit the rules of this discussion.

AKO Dice, though... I'm a bit of a dice geek, like many gamers, and this is going to be the fifth dice based Kickstarter for me. These dice are pretty freaking nifty looking.

Hmmm, the anodize black ones look interesting, but the price is a bit much for a pair of six siders to me. The only dice one I got involved with was one where they were making d14's, d16's, d18's, etc... and I gotta admit that the d14's and d18's were too close to differentiate them from d12's and d20's. The d16 was an easily identifiable beast though, and I'd probably use it to replace instances where "upgrading" weapon size from a d12 becomes 2d8.

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The use of dice has been recorded to ancient times. The oldest known dice were excavated as part of a 5000-year-old backgammon set at the Burnt City, an archaeological site in south-eastern Iran. Dice collecting began with the popularity of the Dungeon & Dragons series of board/role playing games. Since it's inception, players have grown attached to and have collected a wide variety of dice. This started a trend in unique dice designs incorporating various aspects of the gaming world and tapping into themes such as space, fantasy, and more.

For the newest design, I have taken the traditional dice and turned it on it's head. I am using a simple idea, yet complex design concept. The new design is inspired by new age concepts, and has a sleek, space-age, cutting-edge technology style. AKO DICE takes the traditional dice design and improves upon it for a trendy, one of a kind design perfect for all gamers as well as collectors.



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This is a really cheap kickstarter with a decent little reward. Basically, all it is is bookmarks with nice artwork on them, but at the top it says things like "spell" or "race" or "class" or "item" or "feat" or other stuff... so that if you wanted to take a rulebook and mark the section in that book that is where the feat information is, you could just stick a marker in there and leave it. For $14 + $6 shipping you'll get up to 75 bookmarks. For $25 + presumably still $6 shipping, you can get up to 195 bookmarks (if you have a lot of books, or if you just figure for a few bucks more you can make gifts to your players). You can go even cheaper ($8 is the cheapest buy-in). For the relatively small buy-in cost, its not too bad

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nordgames/fantasy-rpg-bookmarks-for-players-and-game-masters?ref=hero_thanks

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This is a really cheap kickstarter with a decent little reward. Basically, all it is is bookmarks with nice artwork on them, but at the top it says things like "spell" or "race" or "class" or "item" or "feat" or other stuff... so that if you wanted to take a rulebook and mark the section in that book that is where the feat information is, you could just stick a marker in there and leave it. For $14 + $6 shipping you'll get up to 75 bookmarks. For $25 + presumably still $6 shipping, you can get up to 195 bookmarks (if you have a lot of books, or if you just figure for a few bucks more you can make gifts to your players). You can go even cheaper ($8 is the cheapest buy-in). For the relatively small buy-in cost, its not too bad

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nordgames/fantasy-rpg-bookmarks-for-players-and-game-masters?ref=hero_thanks



I looked at those... But in my opinion, they are pricy for just bookmarks. I could accomplish the same end goal by spending a couple of bucks on those sticky tabs that you can write on. Not as aesthetically pleasing, certainly, but much, much cheaper.

I'm picky about my fantasy artwork, too. I'm not saying this artwork is bad, but having grown up on Elmore, Caldwell, Parkinson, and Easley, I am not easy to please, in this category.

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These look pretty dang nifty. I think I'm going to get some just to have them.

Fantasy Coins and Bars

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We are excited to be bringing you 10 new coin sets for 2015! Like last year, they will be made in the same high quality but most will be THICKER (when appropriate)! We have made many improvements to our processes which will allow for faster production and fewer misprints so hang on to those rare coins if you have them!

New Thicker Coins

Many of our new designs will be 3mm thick which will provide for more heft and a better feel. Sound is also important so if a coin is circle and 30mm in diameter, it will be 2.5mm thick since anything thicker would begin to sound dull.

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quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

These look pretty dang nifty. I think I'm going to get some just to have them.

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We are excited to be bringing you 10 new coin sets for 2015! Like last year, they will be made in the same high quality but most will be THICKER (when appropriate)! We have made many improvements to our processes which will allow for faster production and fewer misprints so hang on to those rare coins if you have them!

New Thicker Coins

Many of our new designs will be 3mm thick which will provide for more heft and a better feel. Sound is also important so if a coin is circle and 30mm in diameter, it will be 2.5mm thick since anything thicker would begin to sound dull.




One of my PC's got me a set of the elven and dwarven coins for my birthday. They are pretty sweet. They have a good heft to them, as advertised, and are pretty durable. I've been carrying two of them in my pocket for work, spinning them on counter surfaces when work gets slow, and the finish hasn't tarnished too badly.
My only minor, and I stress minor complaint is that the silver and gold pieces don't sound that different when dropped.

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quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

These look pretty dang nifty. I think I'm going to get some just to have them.

Fantasy Coins and Bars

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We are excited to be bringing you 10 new coin sets for 2015! Like last year, they will be made in the same high quality but most will be THICKER (when appropriate)! We have made many improvements to our processes which will allow for faster production and fewer misprints so hang on to those rare coins if you have them!

New Thicker Coins

Many of our new designs will be 3mm thick which will provide for more heft and a better feel. Sound is also important so if a coin is circle and 30mm in diameter, it will be 2.5mm thick since anything thicker would begin to sound dull.




WOW, these ARE pretty

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quote:
Originally posted by sleyvas

quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

These look pretty dang nifty. I think I'm going to get some just to have them.

Fantasy Coins and Bars

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We are excited to be bringing you 10 new coin sets for 2015! Like last year, they will be made in the same high quality but most will be THICKER (when appropriate)! We have made many improvements to our processes which will allow for faster production and fewer misprints so hang on to those rare coins if you have them!

New Thicker Coins

Many of our new designs will be 3mm thick which will provide for more heft and a better feel. Sound is also important so if a coin is circle and 30mm in diameter, it will be 2.5mm thick since anything thicker would begin to sound dull.




WOW, these ARE pretty



And here's the real selling point (for me, at least.) The Water Helm set they have this time around bears a strong resemblance to the toal and harbor moon coins made for the Lords of Waterdeep boargame. They aren't exact replicas, but close enough for visual aid purposes.

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Posted - 02 May 2015 :  17:01:04  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the heads up. While I don't have the real LoW game yet, I plan to get it. Those coins will come in handy. Have pledged accordingly.

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These look pretty dang nifty. I think I'm going to get some just to have them.

Fantasy Coins and Bars

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We are excited to be bringing you 10 new coin sets for 2015! Like last year, they will be made in the same high quality but most will be THICKER (when appropriate)! We have made many improvements to our processes which will allow for faster production and fewer misprints so hang on to those rare coins if you have them!

New Thicker Coins

Many of our new designs will be 3mm thick which will provide for more heft and a better feel. Sound is also important so if a coin is circle and 30mm in diameter, it will be 2.5mm thick since anything thicker would begin to sound dull.




WOW, these ARE pretty



And here's the real selling point (for me, at least.) The Water Helm set they have this time around bears a strong resemblance to the toal and harbor moon coins made for the Lords of Waterdeep boargame. They aren't exact replicas, but close enough for visual aid purposes.



I had the same thought!

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Hey, look! Another Kickstarter for Larry Elmore artwork! The Complete Elmore Volume II: Black & White

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The Long-Awaited Sister Book is Here!

My first Kickstarter, the Complete Elmore full-color art book, was a huge success! I am very happy with how that book turned out, and have heard from many very happy backers about its quality. Now, I want to make available, through this project, the sister book to that one.

I have found more than 600 drawings I’d like to include in this book, from rough sketches to finished drawings. Some are pencil, some are ink, and some are a combination. These span my full 40 year career, from my TSR days through last week! Some are sketches and drawings used as the basis for some of my more famous paintings, but many you've probably never seen before.

This book, being the sister book to that first one, will be the same 9" x 12" size and encompass 256 pages. Depending on your pledge amount, you can own this book as a standard coffee-table hardback edition, or a deluxe leather-bound limited edition; as well as other bonuses, such as special prints, a Complete Elmore slipcase for both books, or even the original drawing used for the cover itself.


The Kickstarter has more than a month to go... But it's already funded.

I'd love to get the hardback and the slipcase for both books... But damn, I can't justify spending $50 on a fancy box.

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