Random Access Memorabilia, Schlock Mercenary Book 13, has launched on Kickstarter.
That link has all the details, but here are some bullet points:
- Kickstarter and Backerkit are how we’ll be handling pre-orders for Random Access Memorabilia.
- The funding period is just 24 days.
- Books will begin shipping to backers in February of 2018.
For the next four weeks I’ll probably be something of a one-note symphony. Schlock Mercenary feeds (and houses, and educates, and transports, etc) our family, and the book collections are the largest part of how that happens.
We really look forward to putting this book in your hands. It’s one of my very favorites, and the bonus story is looking amazing.
Thank you for your support!
On Tuesday, September 19th, we will launch a Kickstarter for the printing of Random Access Memorabilia, Schlock Mercenary Book 13.
The book itself is complete, the bonus story is currently being illustrated, and our layout architect says the cover blueprint is almost ready for elements that have color in them.
Watch this space for links early next week!
This Kickstarter of ours is a quick one¹. It closes on Friday, so if you want the Game Chief’s Deluxe RPG “Handbrain” Screen, you should pledge today. Or tomorrow. But don’t wait until Thursday, because by then you may have become distracted by other things, and then it will be Saturday…
I’ll be posting a photo tutorial later today explaining how to use some simple hobby paint tools land techniques to make the ABS plastic screen look like it’s made of rusty wrought iron.
¹ The project had to fit between a couple of other things: the earliest date at which we could, in good conscience, launch another Kickstarter, and the last possible date at which we can give the manufacturer numbers for the run, and still ship stuff in July².
² Why July? Because August is full, and September is full, and October is aghast at how ragged we are after our slog through August and September, and November is like “are you ready for the holiday stuff yet?”
Two years ago I had this idea for what I really wanted in an RPG screen. We spent a chunk of R&D budget determining whether it was a thing that we could actually make, and it turns out we can. So we are!
The project is 97% funded as of this writing. The molds have been tooled, and the manufacturer is waiting on us. When our Kickstarter closes we will tell them how many to make. This is going to fulfill very quickly¹.
We’ll be including PDF templates for the half-sheets, to help you align whatever information you want on the drop-ins you print, and we’ll be including some Planet Mercenary drop-ins as well. Oh, and we’ll include an adventure, “Size Might Matter,” which will debut at Gen-Con.
If this is a thing you want, you should act soon. The Kickstarter only runs for 17 more days, because our manufacturer really does need to get started.
¹ The Planet Mercenary Kickstarter is going to be fulfilled at around the same time as this one, because it’s off to the printer now. By the end of July we’ll have gotten everybody their physical products for all this stuff.