Tuesday, January 31, 2012

More Reward Art by Jon Gibbons!

This piece was created by Jon Gibbons for contributor Jonathan Thompson. A proper name is still being considered for this archer - but I'm told Hunter and Night-Hunter are on the short list

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Embarrassing Video That Didn't Make the Cut for the Kickstarter

This was almost used a funny bit tacked onto the end of the Kickstarter video.
Luckily, wiser heads prevailed.
Thought it might amuse the handful of folks who actually pay attention to this blog :)

We met out Kickstarter Goal and more!

Thanks to everyone who has contributed - we've raised the 400 dollars - we're actually up to 483 at the moment.

Just $67 away from unlocking another Improbable Tales adventure. So - please - spread the word!

Here are two images of reward art that we've already given to contributor John Post

the first is of a character named Dark Pharaoh - it's by Adrian Smith

the second is a character is a dark hero type called Necromancer - it's by Jon Gibbons

Friday, January 13, 2012

Friday, January 6, 2012

Kickstarter Reward Idea: The TDB slot

There was some discussion on the ICONS Yahoo group about what ICONS fans want to see.

John McMullen (of Hope Prep fame) suggested that once something is at the Kickstarter phase, its tone and direction was already set -- and he does have a point

So - here's how I responded:

This is something I struggled with on the Kickstarter.You want to incorporate feedback.But you want to do in a meaningful way.Guys who do kickstarters for films or webseries will give the contributors avote on casting options, for example.
So - I'm debating adding a TBD slot. A 6th adventure which is yet to bedetermined and whose content will be selected by the contributors.
It will unlock when the original funding goal is set - and everyone who hascontributed at a certain level or higher (5 or 10 bucks) gets to vote from aslate of possible adventures (some suggested by me, and some suggested by othercontributors.)
Along those same lines, we'll probably have input from the contributors on coverideas, the images of the villains in the adventure and so on.
If we do better than expected, we could have additional TDB slots that unlockfor every additional $120 we raise above the initial goal.

Just an idea - what do you guys think?