Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Monday, May 28, 2012
Friday, May 25, 2012
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
There has been a HUGE error on Barnes & Noble for the listing of Rappan Athuk. We are NOT under contract with them currently and these prices are NOT being honored. Even after the kickstarter project is complete these prices are NOT accurate and will not be available. We are working with them now to fix the problem. No books will be offered through other distributors until the kickstarter project ends. Meaning you cannot pre order this product anywhere but through us!
Friday, May 18, 2012
Thank you all for the faioth in us, you keep buying and we'll keep adding stuff!
Thursday, May 17, 2012
In other news, new books are off the the printer, and may make Dallas (NTRPG) and will make PaizoCon. Hex Crawls 4 and 5, Unusual Suspects (Pathfinder only), Castle Baldemar, and a couple others may make both shows. A big shout out to Chuck and Dawn for the amazing speed in production (I am going to have to let them sleep before Rappan Athuk is in layout next month).
I just approved the Battle Mats for production, and we are well along our way to making all the deadlines for delivery of RA before Gencon! The electronic monster files (Herolab) and maps (d20 Pro) may come a bit later. I still have to update the introduction and Level 0 to get people's names on Tombstones and make sure it all flows cohesively. All the maps are done except the crossection (its just a little complicated...lol), which Rick is working on right now.
I just got a draft of the players guide to review, and I have outlined level 7B. Should have it written in 3 weeks or so. Matt is cranking away on Cyclopean Deeps #1, and we are giving Blond Frog a week off to spend time with her husband who is on leave from overseas (which means my posts will be fraught with typos, and updates will be less clear and less flashy:)).
A special thanks to Blond's husband and all our other military servicemen for the sacrifices they make to keep us safe at home. All of us at FGG support our troops!
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
In addition, we have 2 new spells, half a dozen more magic items, another new feat (for Pathfinder), and we are expanding the side view of the dungeon levels to TWO PAGES for ease in reading and finding where the levels connect (Grumpy Frog has a hard time reading the tiny print).
So, in addition to the bonuses given out for raising the pledges, we're adding content for free!
Monday, May 14, 2012
We've moved up the button to the $80,000 bonus goal so that all backers of $40 and more will receive the below Orcus Button. We have exciting updates to the 100K bonus goal but we will be revealing these when we hit 80K.
New Pledge Level $325 - Get both miniatures!Both unpainted Reaper Miniature, Both versions of the PDF, Exclusive Bonus module "Level 7B Caves and Caverns of the Ancient Gods", the exclusive Frog God Games battle mat, along with a Froggy T-shirt, plus your signed & numbered hardcover copy, plus the option to add your name at the back of the book as a Death Knight of Orcus & Tsathogga.
Friday, May 11, 2012
On Rappan Athuk--we are almost at $80k--I bet we will be over by the middle of next week at the latest. So-advice requested. what would I need to add to the $10k reward to get a bite? I want bragging rights on a $10k buyer on Kickstarter. Tell me what it would take.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Blond Frog has added several new additions to the rewards--we wanted to perk the collectors without making any more material unavailable to the pure players. Keep the faith!, We are slowly inching towards the $80k goal and more free stuff for all!
Monday, May 7, 2012
I am going to have to think up some other stuff for you guys for a $120k level. Spread the word and let people know about this. We could never have done this without the amazing show of loyalty to our fans. I will soon be announcing a couple of new projects that I am pretty sure will make all of you happy. We are also considering adding a few end-buy items at a discounted rate for those of you who participated in this kickstart. We can't do that until the end...but we are all ears as to what all you guys are interested in. We are raising eyebrows all over the net..proof perfect that there still is a tabletop RPG market out there.
We are beating the horses hard to get everything done this summer. I am hoping to have several new releases in Dallas (on the plane with me) and at PaizoCon. Matt is hard at work on the Cyclopean Deeps, and we ordered the cover art this morning.
Thanks again for all the support!
Sunday, May 6, 2012
So..if we do break the record, I will pass some of that back to you guys. I am working on some great perk ideas for both the heavy hitters and everyone else. Keep the ideas coming! I have 3 more rooms to write on the main book is all (Level 5B), and then I will embark on the bonus level. Matt is hard at work on his first (of 3) Cyclopean Deeps modules.
In other news, Greg has delivered the new book "Unusual Suspects" for Pathfinder only.
Our goal is to release all of these modules by PaizoCon, and release Rappan Athuk by Gencon.
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Friday, May 4, 2012
We have exceeded $45k, and the frogs are very happy with their fans. In response to this, if we get to the $80k mark, we are adding a Players Guide to Rappan Athuk to make up for our fubar on shipping rates. This book will be a softcover module for your players, describing the wilderness, the town of Zelkor's Ferry, and several short bits of wisdom from grizzled and often mained or legless veteran's in the town. We are also looking at a few other goodies that we may be able to afford, thanks to all of you.
Keep sending feedback of what it is you want us to add to the mix, and thank you again for making this a total success!
I have asked Blond Frog to add a few new levels of rewards, and am sweetening the deal on on some of the existing levels, as well as adding bonus items for hitting the bonus goals (+minor cost since we can't change existing reward levels).
I think we can set an RPG Record!! Thank you all again for the amazing support!
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Wow...I have no idea even what to say. Here I was, at a school board meeting, and I came home and looked.
What I do know is that we need to sweeten the deal a bit at the $500 level, and that the $3k prizes need to include a copy of Reloaded. I am really hoping folks will take me up on the Convention Trip Offer. Heck; I hope someone gets 8 folks together and buys the $10k item. Please add feedback on how I could sweeten that deal.
I love meeting new gamers; and Greg is dying to make me learn how to play Pathfinder (running a SW game for 2 days is right up my alley). What if I did iconic character sheets for the 8 players and put them out where the buyer got to name the PCs? Oh, and if we hit the $80k mark, EVERYONE gets a copy of YOUR Characters as a bonus! Eternal Fame for your named PCs!
I'll update the site tomorrow on the $500 level, and possibly add a 2 books no frills level between $250 and $500 (maybe $375--2 books, 2 modules?). I also need to add a perk to the $100 level if we crack $80k, and it looks like I might have to add a $100k level.
Lots of questions on shipping. Shipping will be billed as a separate item, it can be combined with several other books (please order normally from the site--don't pay postage, and email me that you want combined shipping WHEN I send the shipping bill--not before). The reason I do this is that from a shipping standpoint, I can minimize errors by printing automated labels from paypal with your info on it (just like we are doing for Tsar). I can likely fit 3 RA's in one large box easily--or 2 RA's and a Tsar (hint, hint--we still have about 120 signed, numbered Tsar's left--and yes Tsar is related to RA).
You guys have made the frogs really happy. I am overwhelmed by the support, and reminded again of why we do this. The confidence that you all showed on first Slumbering Tsar and now this effort makes me well up. Tabletop and old school gaming is NOT dead.
I will start my Lisa-letters very soon. Matt and I both have a few bonus levels to write, and Team Frog has a ton to do before Dallas. Thank you all!
wow, our fans are spectacular. We have raised almst $6,500 in the first 45 minutes since we went live!!! Papa and Mama frog and all the froglings love you guys!
Rappan Athuk's kickstarter went live a few minutes ago. This will be an epic release of an epic product. The new material represents the last 10 years of play in my home campaign, and I think all of you will truly enjoy this book. Wait until you see my treatment of that will-o-the-wisp on level 12B!
This faux-leather bound book will be textbook stitched for durability. I am really proud of this thing, and I want to thank Ron Hawkins of Reaper Miniatures for partnering on the project with me. I'll post more later--frankly I am just in awe of what the response has been so far:)