Backstory Cards

A project in New York, NY by Tim Rodriguez

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Backstory Cards help you and your friends create vibrant backstories for roleplaying games, no matter the system or genre.
Backers: 988
Average Pledge Per Backer: $25

Funded: $24,790 of $5,000
Dates: Jun 16th -> Jul 18th (33 days)
Project By: Tim Rodriguez
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Latest News

We're done! With 24 hours to spare!

July 17th - via: kickstarter.com
What. Backstory Cards has achieved 901 backers, and $21,316 as of 8pm Eastern. This unlocks the last Setting Grid and completes our campaign a day early. Seriously. We figured the 17.5k goal was a longshot. Turns out, it's a longshot that y'all... (Read More)

Headed to the Finish Line and Final(?) Stretch Goals revealed!

July 16th - via: kickstarter.com
From Tim: We’ve just passed the 48 hour reminder and are moving strong. We’ve got lots of stretch goal updates for you tonight, new unlocked backer levels to announce, and two busy days of news to go, so we'll keep this short... New Backer... (Read More)

Setting Grid Unlock news, and a Sneak Peek at “Unseen Threats”

July 14th - via: kickstarter.com
From Tim: Short update today. We're closing in on the next couple of stretch goals, as well as the end of the campaign. It's been an amazing month and Ryan and I are immensely thankful for your support. On the production end of things, we're... (Read More)

It's a Tie....

July 13th - via: kickstarter.com
Well, "Pipes and Pistons" and "The Day Magic Died" are dead even at 27 votes each. Awkward. But maybe there's a solution... How about I break the tie and pick a winner, and if/when we hit 800 backers I'll do the other one too? Let me know today... (Read More)

Development Diary #2, timeline of a project and building momentum.

July 12th - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

One week to go! Wicked Shadows UNLOCKED! And last chance to vote on the latest setting grid.

July 11th - via: kickstarter.com
From Tim: So… busy… I spent a lot of time this week editing up a Backstory Cards demo with Dungeon World, which probably took more time to edit than to actually record. But I think it’s worth it. Check it out! I talked to my friend Stephen over... (Read More)

Announcing the Expansions! and Vote on a new Setting Grid

July 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey, Ryan here! We hit 700 backers yesterday, which means the next setting grid is unlocked! Below, Tim talk about his upcoming round of offerings, but we have something really important to talk about right now—something you've all been waiting... (Read More)

Designing Prompts, thinking about expansions, feedback on cards

July 7th - via: kickstarter.com
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Vote Results, another stretch goal hit, press, and other new stuff coming this week!

June 30th - via: kickstarter.com
From Tim: Well, Mexico has now gotten knocked out of the World Cup (sad), but I'm really excited about all of the cool stuff you're getting us to do with regards to Backstory Cards. This update is posting a little bit later than I'd hoped but it's... (Read More)

Vote on Expansion Packs!

June 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Okay, here's the deal. Tell us what genres you'd like to see explored in more detail for the expansion packs. Some folks have already chimed in for Horror. We'll take the top two picks to start developing. Maybe even top three, if funding makes it... (Read More)

As one setting grid is declared a winner, a total of 500 backers unlock another one!

June 24th - via: kickstarter.com
From Tim: So, y’all have been keeping me unbelievably busy keeping track of all of the goings-on, and I’m “secretly” kind of relieved that we haven’t hit another goal in the midst of writing this update. I have just finished watching the... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #1 accomplished; voting on the first setting grid complete!

June 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
From Tim: Wow! $7,792 and 496 backers. This is huge for a variety of reasons. One is that we get to start pushing Backstory cards in big new directions. This level of funding unlocks an expansion pack which we’ll talk more about a little bit... (Read More)


June 19th - via: kickstarter.com
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL GOOOL GOOOOOOL GOOOOOOOOOOL Ryan dances because FUNDED (and then sleeps) while Tim writes the update (and then sleeps). This may make more sense if you watch Mexican soccer (which I sometimes do), but hey, it’s World Cup time... (Read More)

Techniques Guide Unlocked and Upcoming Live Demo

June 18th - via: kickstarter.com
We're just shy of $3,500 and y'all are keeping me super busy rebuilding the stretch-goals image, and it's time to announce that I (Tim) am on deck for the next setting grid! I've got some pitches to prep in advance of that since as of this writing... (Read More)

What a first day!

June 17th - via: kickstarter.com
From Tim:  Holy Moly! Okay. So I figured this would be popular. I hadn't fully expected 50% funding in less than 24 hours! Thank you! We've also blown past the first backer-ladder stretch goal, for a new (free) downloadable setting grid and are... (Read More)

Pre-Production Alpha, as promised.

June 17th - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

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