Monday, July 2, 2012

The Campaigns are Live

So we've started.

Insane and ambitious, but it gets wildly strange and creative stuff out into the world if it works.

The campaigns and the links to them (including adventure teasers and author/artist bios):

Escaping Leviathan by Aeron Alfrey
The Seclusium of Orphone by Vincent Baker (art by Cynthia Sheppard)
Strange and Sinister Shores by Johnathan Bingham
Towers Two by Dave Brockie
The Unbegotten Citadel by Monte Cook (art by Eric Lofgren)
The House of Bone and Amber by Kevin Crawford (art by Earl Geier)
Of Unknown Provenance by Michael Curtis (art by Amos Orion Sterns)
Machinations of the Space Princess by James Desborough (art by Satine Phoenix)
Horror Among Thieves by Kelvin Green
We Who Are Lost by Anna Kreider
The Land that Exuded Evil by Cynthia Celeste Miller (art by Rowena Aitken)
Pyre by Richard Pett (art by Michael Syrigos)
I Hate Myself for What I Must Do by Mike Pohjola (art by Joel Sammallahti)
Broodmother Sky Fortress by Jeff Rients (art by Stuart Robertson)
Normal for Norfolk by Juhani Seppälä (art by Rich Longmore)
Poor Blighters by Jeff and Joel Sparks (art by Mark Allen)
The Depths of Paranoia by Jennifer Steen (art by Jason Rainville)
Red in Beak and Claw by Jukka Särkijärvi (art by Jason Rainville)
The Dreaming Plague by Ville "Burger" Vuorela (art by Juha Makkonen)
There is also a page set up where you can look at the progress of all 19 campaigns in one place here.
More information about the campaigns (Why? Why another campaign set so soon? Why this format?) can be found at the special LotFP sub-board here.
There will be a full-court press of publicity including a banner ad campaign and podcast interviews with many of the authors.

A note about the bundle deals:

Pembrooktonshire Gardening Society members get discounts on the bundles. Bigger discounts than the cost to become a member, actually. Want to become a member, or just see the usual benefits? Look here for info.

I really think the bundle deals are what will get projects funded. It would take 600 people going in for the PDF or 300 for the Print+PDF to get an adventure funded... but only 34 if they go for the full Faithful deal (or just 12 if going for the Collecting Faithful hardcovers+slipcase deal). But it is a bit of money and a bit risky the way the campaigns are set up, so I offer this as an incentive:

If you contribute to a project at the $160 level or greater and that project becomes the only one to fund, you will get a 100€ coupon code for the LotFP store. If that project and only one other funds, you get a 50€ coupon code. These codes will be good through the end of 2014.


Those wanting the full bundle ($160+ levels) should put their money on one of the top three as-yet unfunded adventures and put their money down on one of those. Get adventures funded. Getting half of them funded is better than getting them all half-funded, yes? Once something's funded, don't put any more full bundle contributions on it, get the next one done. And they'll start to add up.

(Think that's bad advice? Have a better idea? Share it at the message board here.)

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