Tales From The Floating Vagabond, Second Edition

A project in Leesburg, VA by Lee Garvin

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A tabletop Role-Playing Game of High Adventure and Low Comedy in the best bar in the multiverse.
Backers: 509
Average Pledge Per Backer: $78

Funded: $39,476 of $30,000
Dates: Aug 1st -> Sep 15th (45 days)
Project By: Lee Garvin
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September 15th - via: kickstarter.com
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A Great Big, Blinky, Teasing, Update

September 14th - via: kickstarter.com
In these final moments, I thought folks might like to see just what I've been working on in regards to the Limited Edition Cover. First, here are the front. spine, and back of the standard cover mock-up. Then, down at the bottom of this update, have... (Read More)

First Stretch Goal Reached!

September 13th - via: kickstarter.com
And that means that Matt Vancil is going to have step up and do some work for a change, instead of lounging around, writing three different webseries, screenwriting a movie, promoting another movie, writing a novel, and raising a kid. Somebody's... (Read More)

Funding Reached!

September 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Wow! It looked a bit iffy for a while, but we made it! I can't thank you all enough. But now, the next phase begins. How many Stretch Goals can we reach in the next 70 hours? I don't know about you, but I want - no, need - to play a TF2V adventure... (Read More)

Coasting on Goodwill

September 10th - via: kickstarter.com
So, some of you have been curious as to just what those coasters are going to look like. Well, consider your curiosity partially sated! What we have here is a mock-up of the front and back of one of the coasters. There will be six different designs,... (Read More)

Who Are These Guys?

September 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Just Because.  The Reality Corps' elite squad: Captain Buck Naked, ARNOLD 3000, "Bad Luck" John McCluck, Jean-Paul Whambam, "Mad" Mac McMadd.  (Read More)

Frugality and Patience Has It's Rewards

September 7th - via: kickstarter.com
I've just added another new backer level! What's that you say? You just spent all of your latest paycheck on Jet-Pack Insurance and you can't afford to get the more interesting physical rewards, but you still want to help? Well here's your chance!... (Read More)

Apply a Little Bit of Skill to the Situation

September 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
This update is a little sneak peak at the rules of the game. Regular visitors to TheFloatingVagabond.com have already seen this, but I'm re-posting it here so more folks can see it. SkillsSkills are how one does nearly anything in Tales From The... (Read More)

The Pared-Down, No Bells, No Whistles Version

September 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Hey Folks! I have heard a couple of grumbles, out there in the Interwebs, that pdfs are too expensive these days. To show that I do sympathize, and that I can be taught, I have added a new backer level, "Teetotaler" that allows you to make off with... (Read More)

You want art? Art, we got!

August 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi again folks, Thought you might get a kick out of seeing some more of Scott Lincoln's beautiful art for this book. This piece is the chapter header for the introductory adventure, "The Short Bus to Valhalla." What do the patrons do when the Norse... (Read More)

Q&A! (Official This Time)

August 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey everybody, If you have any questions for me, run on over to http://widget02.mibbit.com/?server=irc.magicstar.net&channel=%23rpgnet&nick=Guest%3F% tonight at 8:00 pm EST. I did an informal, impromptu one a few weeks ago, and it was alot of... (Read More)

New Backer Level Alert!

August 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey Everybody, Thought I'd spice things up a bit. Several folks (okay, just one guy, but he was really convincing), have suggested I do a pledge level like the Deadlands: Noir "Mayor" level, where a backer can have themselves written into the game.... (Read More)

The Rolling Scourge

August 25th - via: kickstarter.com
I'd like to talk to you a bit today about bowling. I know; not a subject one just leaps into when in polite company, and I'm sorry if I've shocked you. It seems that this insidious infection has transcended the Inter-Dimensional Wobbly-Whozitz and... (Read More)

One Great Big Pile of Sheet!

August 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Just in case some of you were wondering, what the new character sheets for Tales From The Floating Vagabond are going to look like, wonder no more. In fact, you can even download your very own copies of the character sheet bundles from... (Read More)

D-Infinity? I didn't write rules for that one!

August 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Hey everybody! Tomorrow night, Thursday, the 22nd of August, at 9:00 EST, I will be interviewed on D-Infinity Live, by my good buddy and colleague Mike Varhola and friends. Check out the FaceBook page here:... (Read More)

Quick GenCon Hello and a Trip to The Nerd's Domain

August 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi everybody, just gearing up for the third day of GenCon, and I thought you might like to hear this podcast from The Nerd's Domain, who interviewed me last night. http://nerdsdomain.podomatic.com/entry/2013-08-16T20_58_12-07_00  (Read More)

Don't Ask The Question If You Are Unready For The Answer

August 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Rob at Destination RPG wanted to know just what all this Tales From The Floating Vagabond stuff was about, so I told him: http://destinationrpg.com/tales-from-the-floating-vagabond-interview-with-creator-lee-garvin/  (Read More)

What's He Building In There?

August 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Some folks have voiced the question: "Just how do you turn a 98 page rulebook into a 264 page monster like what you're planning? I mean, the original was pretty perfect wasn't it?" (That last part might not actually be accurate.) Well the answer to... (Read More)

Just What is In My Head? Wanna See?

August 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Hey everybody, just thought I'd share this with you. Dan Davenport over at The Hardboiled GM on RPG.net just held me down and asked a bunch of harrowing questions that some of you might like to hear. Oh, and Shane Hensley, creator of Deadlands and... (Read More)

Emergency Averted

August 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
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Emergency Request

August 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

First Day thoughts: Dear God, What Have I Done?

August 1st - via: kickstarter.com
So the first day of this KickStarter is drawing near to a close, and what have we learned? Well, for one, I've learned that people with addictive personalities like myself should have their F5 keys disabled. But more importantly, I can see that there... (Read More)

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