Greetings Vigilant Ones!
It’s been a busy couple of months, but we’re very close to the first major milestone for Tianxia: Blood, Silk & Jade! The PDF is in final approval now, and assuming we don’t need to make any changes we’ll be releasing it very shortly to our backers via RPGNow and Drive-Thru RPG. There will be an email coming to you with instructions on how to do this, so keep an eye on this space and the Kickstarter update page.
For those of you who joined after the Kickstarter campaign ended, you have until February 28th, Friday, to finish your BackerKit profiles and make sure your payments went through. For many of you, this is simply book-keeping to make sure I have your information accurately entered into BackerKit, but for some this is a final chance to complete payment on your rewards. Check your spam filters for BackerKit invites and if you don’t have one, be sure to let me know!
With luck, the final PDF will be going out to backers as early as this weekend, but it should be next week at the latest!
We’ll be asking for feedback from our ardent followers before sending the PDF files to the printer, and instructions for that will be released shortly after the instructions to obtain your copy of the PDF.
Tianxia Update 27- Lifepath Playtest starting soon, book is in layout, Backerkit invites ending soon!
I just wanted to direct everyone over to our Kickstarter Update for Tianxia, in case you haven’t seen it yet. In it, I detail some of our plans for Spirits, Beasts & Spells, as well as go over what we’ve been up to for the past month. New stuff is coming soon, including the start of playtesting for the Lifepath Generator!
Here’s the link to the full update: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/326055564/tianxia-blood-silk-and-jade/posts/749047
Thanks again for helping us make Tianxia a smash hit!
The latest in the Devilish Duos line from Vigilance Press has just hit the digital stores! Check out Kid Kadaver and the Necronaut at RPGNow and Drive Thru RPG!
Tianxia Backers: You should have an email now allowing you to sign up for Backerkit. Please check your shipping info and other information and make any changes you need to. The backers list for the Scroll of Names has already been sent to Nathan for final layout, so if you have any changes to that, we may not have time to work that in unless there’s a problem with spelling or something critical that didn’t make it through the transfer from Kickstarter’s survey tools. Please email me through the Kickstarter message tool immediately and I will point Nathan at any dire problems.
If you wanted to back the project but missed out on the Kickstarter Campaign, you may also message me through the Kickstarter message tools or my email here, and I will add your email manually to the Backerkit and give you access to the $15.00 or $45.00 reward tiers. You’ll need to pay for the balance (you’ll start with $0.00 of credit) in BackerKit, but that’s as simple as can be with BackerKit’s credit card payment system.
Thanks for your time, I look forward to seeing how BackerKit can make things easier for everyone!
It’s a cold day here in Georgia, perfect timing to unleash Steve Perrin’s issue of Devilish Duos: Windsinger and The Williwaw! Issue Three of our “Devilish Duos” series, this supplement for Mutants and Masterminds Third Edition introduces two new villains for your supers campaigns. Devious and dangerous, Windsinger brings the elemental forces of wind against his foes, and The Williwaw is a nature spirit of destruction personified! Only $1.50, available now from RPGNow and DriveThru RPG! Find them at this link!
There’s also a bit of original fiction from Jack Norris, a taste of the upcoming Tianxia: War, Iron & Stone PDF supplement.
I also mention some of the amazing authors we have already announced: Robin D. Laws, T.S. Luikart, Gareth Skarka, Michael Underwood, Allen Turner, Aaron Rosenberg, and Jack Norris.
There’s one more author I’d like to announce now: John Rogers.
You may know John’s work on the TV show Leverage, or you may know him from his guest appearance on Wil Wheaton’s “Tabletop” show, or you may be like me and know him from his work in comics. He’s a fantastic author, and a fan of role-playing games and Fate Core. When I saw he had backed our project, I was excited. When I contacted him about the anthology and he agreed to participate (we extended the deadline a bit to enable his participation) I was thrilled!
We may be announcing a few more authors before the book comes out, but I couldn’t wait to share this one with everyone. Thanks to all of the amazing authors for their enthusiasm for the project.
Backers: We need your help to hit that magic 1,000 backers so we can produce this book! If you’re at all interested in solid genre fiction, please let your friends know about Tianxia: Blood, Silk & Jade. Let them know about all the goodies they can get by backing us at the $15.00 level! As of now, that includes the PDF for Tianxia: Blood, Silk & Jade, the Mass Combat rules and additional setting material in Tianxia: War, Iron & Stone, the Lifepath Generator, the Tianxia Arcana for the Deck of Fate, the Fate Accelerated Addendum for the Lifepath Generator, the Illuminated Stars of Destiny bonus PDF, and the Twelve Golden Butchers adventure!
That’s a great value for $15.00… help us make it even better by unlocking even more great stuff!
And it’s no secret that if we can get 250 more backers, there’s a very good chance we’ll also unlock Ryan Macklin’s Tianxia: Spirits, Beasts & Spells. His magic system is one of the most-asked-for new pieces of the Tianxia universe! That and the Fiction Anthology are both part of the growing stack of awesome digital extras.
In this episode of the Vigilance Press Podcast, I talk to Jon Leitheusser and Steve Kenson from Green Ronin about the annual Green Ronin Summit. The topic includes the business side of the summit, their publishing schedule for the near future, and some of the behind-the-scenes workings of Green Ronin. As always, it’s a pleasure to have them on the show and we look forward to the next episode with them!
Vigilance Press is proud to make our press materials available to any websites who would like to talk about Tianxia: Blood, Silk & Jade, our currently-running Kickstarter Campaign. For a direct link to the kickstarter campaign, click here. For press materials, contact me through the website and I’ll send you a link for our background materials!
As always, we’re happy to participate in podcasts and video interviews to discuss Tianxia. Contact me for scheduling arrangements!
Public Backer Update 03 Summary: THANK YOU!!!! Also, for those just joining us, instructions on how to download and read the Playtest PDF. If you have no idea what this post is about, check out our Kickstarter here!