Category: Updates

Woo-hoo! Stretch Goal UNLOCKED!!

It is now official, everyone pledging at the $45 level or higher will now be getting a free color PDF copy of the spell book so they could print out their own scrolls, separate pages, and other options as props in games or just to have around.

I am extremely excited and grateful to all backers out there that we made it this far, and look forward to seeing you at the next stretch goal!


Another Stretch Goal!

I hesitated to do this because I was being a little overprotective of my work, but it is clear backers would get the most use out of the Spell Book if they could also have it as a color pdf so they could print out their own scrolls, separate pages, and other options as props in games or just to have around. So, there you have it.

Stretch Goal $20,000 – Spell Book in Color PDF!


Spell Book at Comic Con

Thanks all you backers and just curious visitors who came out to see our booth at Comic Con and flip through the pages of the spell book and game rules we had on display. We got lots of positive feedback from everyone, including from a certain someone who may have found a similar type book in one of his movies…
Steve Metze & Bruce Campbell


First Stretch Goals!

We’ve been listening to your input on what Stretch Goals you would like to see, and we have adjusted our plans accordingly. Future Stretch Goals will be announced as we solidify our plans, but we can announce that at the $25K level of funding we are adding the FREE Pinkerton Government Services Official File on the Spellbook!

$25,000 – Pinkerton Government Services Official File

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What is this file you ask?

In general – This is a custom printed prop folder filled with loose pages analyzing the content of the spell book. It will have the look of a rough document from a fictional government organization with handwritten and typewriter typed commentary (Not a font. I actually bought a manual typewriter for this)

For those getting a book – It will translate all the Latin text, and all the R’lyehian text, while also interpreting a few of the diagram or mystical symbol pages. It will cover 30 of the interior book pages (mostly from the Ancient section). There will still be a few untranslated pages in the book in other languages, but the Latin and R’lyehian will all be translated.

For those getting a game and not the book – Each of these pages in the file can be used as a prop in a game to reference a book, even if you don’t have the book physically on hand, and make a great addition to either a Table Top or LARP scenario.

$30,000 – More Pages to the Pinkerton File!

The Pinkerton Sketch Files and a 200+ word dictionary of R’lyehian! The game rule book already contains all of the Pinkerton Sketch files, but many of them are 1/4 page size. We will reprint them here as full-size individual pages.

Example:

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However, since that is not new content, merely higher quality content, we will also be adding a printed 200+ word R’lyehian ancient language dictionary in a short academic paper as well.

R’lyehian (or Cthuvian) is the language used in this famous quote

“ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn.”

which translates into

“In his house at R’lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.”

Most R’lyehian (or Cthuvian) dictionaries online have approximately 86 words translated from the language originally created by H.P. Lovecraft. I’ve taken those dictionaries and expanded them to 200+ words by taking a logical look at the syntax and using that to build new words. For example

  • ep = after
  • hai = now
  • Therefore ephai = Later (literally “after now”)
  • If you add agl which = place
  • Then ephaiagl = Future (literally “place in the after now”)

With this as a guide, I was able to more than double the existing vocabulary without having to create anything wholesale.

NOTE: Stretch goals apply only to pledge levels of $45 and higher. We will continue to add more stretch goals as we unlock the current ones. The Lovecraft based Spell Book and RPG just got more interesting…

Tell your friends!


Going to Comic Con Austin?

Hello all,

If any of you awesome backers are going to be at Comic Con Austin this weekend, we will be too, in booth 428. There we will have the prototype versions of each type of spellbook, as well as a copy of the game book and the damage cards. None of that will be for sale until the Kickstarter is over and all the backers get their rewards first, but you can come by and flip through any of them and see what they look and feel like first hand and also ask questions.

Look forward to seeing you this weekend!


We just hit four times our Kickstarter goal on the second day!


Wow

First off I wanted to thank everyone who has pledged and everyone who has helped spread the word. I am already amazed at the HUGE amount of positive feedback I am getting on this project.

I will be adding this note to the FAQ, but based on the very clear feedback:

We are now going to provide a free copy of the game on PDF to everyone who pledges at any level.

We will be posting stretch goals and rewards in the very near future.

Thank you all again for your support and kind words!


The Kickstarter campaign has begun!


Finally, the OTHER side of the Apocalypse story…