Ophelia: Book 1, Storybooks for All Ages

The GameMaster's Apprentice

A project in Silver Spring, MD by Nathan Rockwood

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Sooner or later, you're going to need more story! Generate NPCs, plot seeds, and more, all with one deck of randomizer cards.
Backers: 365
Average Pledge Per Backer: $21

Funded: $7,601 of $1,500
Dates: Jun 24th -> Jul 24th (30 days)
Project By: Nathan Rockwood
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You are all awesome! Age of Sail Guide unlocked!

July 24th - via: kickstarter.com
It just had to be said. Thank you for your support! Because of your interest, The GameMaster's Apprentice is going to be a much more epic project than it was when I began this campaign. It's also really exciting to know that the time spent on the... (Read More)

Also, again: New Backers! Be sure you're getting what you want!

July 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Because my project is a little unusual, please double-check that you like how I'm doing fulfillment!  There are a lot of good reasons I chose this method (and you can read more of them in the previous few updates), but be aware that none of the... (Read More)

Three hours to go! Clarification of video-chat rewards!

July 24th - via: kickstarter.com
The home stretch!With about three hours left on the clock, we are $300 shy of the Age of Sail adventure guide stretch goal. Whether we hit that one or not, The GameMaster's Apprentice is already six times as awesome as it would have ever been without... (Read More)

Last day, last deck! Age of Sail unlocked! Also, numbers to come tomorrow!

July 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
All decks on hand!(Sorry, tired game dev/English teachers make language jokes, especially while rewriting an update post their computer just ate; grrr). You guys are amazing, and welcome to the hundred or so new backers from the past 24 hours! All... (Read More)

More goals unlocked! PDFs ASAP! Also, new backers please double-check fulfillment info!

July 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
So, yesterday was kind of a big deal. (I'm practicing my understatements, there.) Overall, The GameMaster's Apprentice hit three stretch goals AND our goal of 250 backers for an art upgrade and Demon Hunters tattoo video unlock! A large part of this... (Read More)

Aaaaaand that makes TWO stretch goals in ONE day!

July 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you! But we're not done yet!This surge in support is awe-inspiring for a newbie Kickstarter creator like me. Welcome, new backers, and thank you, everyone! At this point, because of the total amount of writing I'll be needing to do and the art... (Read More)

The final push: Backer level upgrades!

July 21st - via: kickstarter.com
We're almost there! Thanks so much for helping us get this far. I can't wait to see if we manage the next stretch goal, but with two days left, I think we can do it! Reward upgrades and updates!I also want to both reiterate and add to the list of... (Read More)

Sci-fi Adventure Guide unlocked! Steampunk next!

July 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you, new and old backers alike! Even after we funded so quickly, I didn't think we were going to get past 200%! I'm psyched! Partially because my secret goal with the next item on our stretch goal list, the Steampunk deck, is emulating the... (Read More)

200%--Sci-Fi deck unlocked! Adventure guide coming up!

July 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you again!What a way to start our last week--we are funded twice-over! You have now unlocked two extra decks of cards, and we're almost halfway to the next stretch goal already: the Sci-Fi Adventure Guide. Personally, my current sci-fi gaming... (Read More)

Demo Script: How to Solve a Mystery

July 16th - via: kickstarter.com
tl; dr VersionI've got the script for the last of the three video demos, but I haven't had time to finish putting the video itself together--so here is the script, and the video will follow! This is a rough draft, and please feel free to comment and... (Read More)

We ride! Demon Hunters unlocked--Sci-Fi up next!

July 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Again, I am thrilled to see I have more work to do! The Demon Hunters deck has been unlocked, which means we are now on to our third stretch goal: The Sci-Fi genre deck! The Sci-Fi deck and Adventure Guide are the biggest departures from the baseline... (Read More)

Game Engine Demo Video!

July 9th - via: kickstarter.com
This continues where the previous video update left off, demonstrating one way the deck can serve as a game engine, replacing the GM. While this demo involves a game with one player and no GM, run with no planning at all, you can also use the deck to... (Read More)

Bonus artwork if we hit 250 Backers!

July 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Video update coming tomorrow!Sorry; it's been delayed by my work on other parts of the project (getting rules written, etc), as well as the holiday weekend. However, I am now working on the visuals and will record the voiceover soon, so I should be... (Read More)

An Art Question, and Teaching with Games

July 6th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello, all 105 of you! I hope you've had a good weekend, and that if celebrate the 4th of July, that you've enjoyed some traditional fire-related festivities (food, explosives, and so on).  Who is your favorite fantasy artist? I love a wide range of... (Read More)

Video update, plus first stretch goal!

July 1st - via: kickstarter.com
We did it!The Demon Hunters' Adventure Guide is unlocked! Thanks so much for your support! I really enjoy writing in the universe and voices of the Brotherhood of the Celestial Torch, so I am psyched! Make infinite stories! Sorry it's later than... (Read More)

Stretch goals! New App goal bonus for $25+!

June 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Stretch goals in sight!Our first weekend is down, and that first stretch goal--The Demon Hunters' Adventure Guide--is almost unlocked! I don't want to jinx it, but at this rate I'm very much looking forward to the opportunity to write in that voice... (Read More)

Funded! Thank you!

June 27th - via: kickstarter.com
I apologize for spamming your inbox with updates, but: FUNDED! Thank you! Whether you backed on the first day or just now (Day 4!), you are a lot more important to me than just a "customer" or a "backer." This is my first solo endeavor, so thanks for... (Read More)

90%! Time for some stretch goals!

June 27th - via: kickstarter.com
90%! Woo-hoo! After only three days! A hearty thank you to all who have backed so far! I am overwhelmed. But even though we are almost there, please, please keep spreading the word! I am doing my best to promote this project, but I have no real... (Read More)

Rewards likely to ship sooner than anticipated! Plus maps!

June 26th - via: kickstarter.com
tl;dr Version I set the deadlines (except for the beta) further out than I needed to, by at least six months.  Maybe more. So you will probably get your stuff sooner! Also, check out the link at the end for another Kickstarter project you might... (Read More)

Wow! And Math!

June 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you, early backers!Wow! We've almost hit 50%, and the campaign has only been live for half a day! Thank you so much for your support. I'm really quite overwhelmed, since I'm actually very shy, and asking people to back a product of my own... (Read More)

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