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Amiculus: A Secret History Volume I

A project in Columbus, OH by Travis Horseman

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Did Rome fall...or was it pushed?
Backers: 218
Average Pledge Per Backer: $48

Funded: $10,513 of $9,350
Dates: Jun 2nd -> Jul 12th (40 days)
Project By: Travis Horseman
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Latest News

Stretch Goal Reached!!!

July 11th - via:
Amiculi, We made the stretch goal!!!What does this mean? It means the following: 1) All levels will be upgraded to the 80-page Kickstarter Edition PDF, and receive the Amiculus Map computer wallpaper;  2) All levels pledging $15 and above will be... (Read More)

And Now, A Word About Potato Salad...

July 9th - via:
Sorry, had to mention it at least once. The last 20 hours of the Amiculus Kickstarter are at hand! We are ridiculously close to our stretch goal, just $158! It should take nothing to reach it today, and I totally believe we can do it!  Also, in what... (Read More)

Halfway to the Stretch Goal With Two Days and Change

July 9th - via:
Salvete, Amiculi, First, let me say that events have surprised me a bit with how fast they've progressed, so I will actually be collapsing my 48-hour announcement into my end-of-campaign announcement.  I'm sure everyone is pleased to know that this... (Read More)

We Did It!!!!

July 8th - via:
Salvete, Amiculi, WOW! What a surge! As of this morning, Amiculus has reached 100% funding!!! Of course, there are still three more days, and none of this means we have to stop before time! There's still the stretch goal we can aim for, and all who... (Read More)

So Near, Yet No Time To Smell The Roses!

July 7th - via:
Salvete, Amiculi! Can you feel how close we're getting? Eighty-seven percent funding looms, with four more days to go. Less than $1,300 separates us from victory! Yet I'm not taking anything for granted! I'm still promoting like crazy, and if you're... (Read More)


July 6th - via:
Salvete, Amiculi! I'm back, with another worthy project recommendation! If you like Amiculus (which, having backed it, I can only assume you do), one could assume you like several elements to your entertainment: alternative history, ancient epics,... (Read More)

Heeeeey, Backers! Seventy-seven percent and climbing!!!

July 5th - via:
Salvete, Amiculi! I just wanted to share with you that the campaign has, within the past few hours, jumped from 68% to 77% funded! I will say nothing more out of a desire not to rile up the wrath of the gods, but it looks like something is happening,... (Read More)

Two-Thirds There, One Week To Go

July 3rd - via:
Salvete! Unfortunately, we weren't quite able to satisfy the Amiculus Alumni Challenge, but you put in a great effort! Nonetheless, this doesn't necessarily mean there won't be the chance to still receive the rewards from this and the Bleeding Cool... (Read More)

A Project to Consider: Doctor Atlantis, Volume 3

July 3rd - via:
Salvete, Amiculi! As backers of this project, you no doubt enjoy a dash of alternative history with your adventure fiction. If that is the case, here's a graphic novel project you'll no doubt find exciting:   DOCTOR ATLANTIS by Ian Ally-Seals: CLICK... (Read More)

The Amiculus podcast is out!

June 30th - via:
Hey, everyone, My interview with DJ Grandpa's Crib featuring Amiculus has just been released!  CLICK HERE to listen!  My interview is the first ten minutes of the podcast. Please listen, and share with at least two friends. Then have them check out... (Read More)

Eleven days, 38% to go (Plus New Backer Video!)

June 30th - via:
Hi, everyone, We had a good weekend: the campaign is now 62% funded! The remaining 38% is still some ground to cross, so keep getting the word out! You know I am! Also, here is Part 3 of the Amiculus Preview reading:... (Read More)

[PODCAST] Dj Grandpa's Crib: Leap Before You Look

DJG joins Travis for Amiculus, a secret history, discovers The Complete Guide to Coil Accelerators with Max, learns about Bitcoin from Torsten, and plays the twisty card game Reversus with Gavin and Shane. (Read More)

Two Worthy Projects To Back: "HEROES!" and "Kiley's Purple Hat"

June 29th - via:
Salvete, Amiculi! I hope you are having a fantastic Sunday afternoon/evening/early Monday morning! I want to take a little time out to feature two immensely worthy projects with just a few days left in their campaigns that could use some of your... (Read More)

57% Funded, Two Weeks To Go (Plus Tier Change)

June 27th - via:
Hello, We've had some good movement this week: closing in on 60% funding, which I'll bet we can reach by Monday! Keep bringing in your friends, family, acquaintances, total strangers, about this amazing project! Also, I've made a change to Tier 8,... (Read More)

Update to $500 pledge level

June 26th - via:
Salvete! I've made a couple of additions to the $500 level, to make it more enticing: 1) A hardcover edition of the 80-page Kickstarter book will be included along with the softcover and PDF; 2) A new 18 x 24 poster of the Amiculus Map (shown below)... (Read More)

Amiculus Backer Appreciation Video # 2

June 24th - via:
Hey, everyone! Well, it looks like the Bleeding Cool challenge isn't going to pan out, although we did make some significant headway toward our goal! That said, please keep spreading the word about the project! We have 15 days left and 48% still to... (Read More)

Amiculus Backer Appreciation Video #1

June 24th - via:
Hey, everybody, I promised you a video, and here it is: I will be doing a dramatic reading, panel-by-panel, of the entire Amiculus preview over several segments as a way of saying... (Read More)

Podcast Interview Delayed; Plus A Backer Appreciation Video Approaches!

June 24th - via:
Hello, So, remember the podcast interview I said would be happening on Monday? Weeeeellll, due to some technical difficulties, that has been pushed back. It will likely happen on Thursday 6/27 or next Monday, 6/30. I'll post the link when it comes... (Read More)

Amiculus 2013 Alumni Mini-Stretch Goal!

June 23rd - via:
I'm thrilled to see so many backers from Amiculus Kickstarter 2013 returning to support the new campaign. However, I'd like to add a little something special to honor you all and inspire even more of you to return as soon as possible!   So here it... (Read More)

Halfway There, Halfway To Go!

June 22nd - via:
So we've reached the halfway point, both time-wise and funding-wise. This is a great achievement! However, there is still the same amount of ground to cover again in the next 20 days, and, as always, reaching that goal sooner than later is always... (Read More)

Slight Correction to Fifty Percent Goal: Jared Gardner

June 21st - via:
Hello, In all my excitement over meeting this goal, I misspelled our Hero of the Halfway Mark's name: Jared Gardner. Mea culpa, Jared!  (Read More)

Fifty Percent Goal Reached!!!

June 21st - via:
HOORAY! We did it! And it didn't take long, either! Special congratulations to JARED GARNER, our Hero of the Halfway Point, for putting us over! Really, though, you were all incredible! Thanks so much for your dedication!  (Read More)

Fifty Percent Funding Looms, Plus Mini-Stretch Addendum

June 20th - via:
Salvete, Amiculi! We are right on the verge of reaching 50% funding, a very important number for the campaign! I'm eager to get there as soon as possible, so I've decided to offer a little extra incentive with the mini-stretch: the first backer to... (Read More)

Bleeding Cool Stretch Goal!

June 15th - via:
Salvete! was kind enough to post this article on Amiculus on their website this weekend: So, in honor of this,  I would like to add a fun mini-stretch goal for... (Read More)

Did Rome Fall Or Was It Pushed?

June 15th - via:
AMICULUS is a quasi-historical epic, telling a “lost” history of the fall of Rome through the eyes of its last emperor, a 12-year-old boy named Romulus. Through him we see Rome at the moment of its collapse, besieged by a vast barbarian army. Yet within Rome a secret war rages, revealing an intricate mosaic of conspiracy within conspiracy, bloodshed and betrayal, tragedy and loss. At its center is AMICULUS, a mysterious cloaked figure manipulating generals, kings, and western civilization. As the mightiest empire on earth crumbles, we are left to wonder: did Rome merely fall, or was it pushed? (Read More)

Week 2 Review

June 13th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Talking Comics with Tim | Travis Horseman on ‘Amiculus: A Secret History’

Seemingly every week a new Kickstarter project worthy of support attracts my attention. Last week, writer Travis Horseman made me aware of his campaign for Amiculus: A Secret History. Horseman, who characterizes himself as a incurable graphic novel junkie, clearly relished the opportunity to discuss his original, epic three-part graphic novel series telling a lost history of the fall of Rome. (Read More)

Salvete, Amiculi!

June 8th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Interview: Travis Horseman on Amiculus: A Secret History, Kickstarters, and Speculative Fiction

June 4th - via:
An interview with Travis Horseman about his comic, Amiculus: A Secret History. (Read More)

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