Royal Bastards

Thrilling Adventure Yarns

A project in Columbia, MD by Robert Greenberger

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A celebration of the Pulp Magazines
Backers: 400
Average Pledge Per Backer: $28

Funded: $11,172 of $4,500
Dates: Jan 20th -> Feb 19th (30 days)
Project By: Robert Greenberger
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Latest News

Meet the Contributors - Jenifer Rosenberg, David Mack, & Robert Greenberger

February 19th - via:
We're down to the final 14 hours and it's going to be a hectic day at Crazy 8 Press central. But, for those still on the fence about joining the campaign, I wanted to introduce you to the final three writers involved in the book. Jenifer Rosenberg... (Read More)

I am Speechless!

February 18th - via:
We have 28 hours left but just now cracked $10,000. We now will guarantee all print editions will contain five autographs each. This goes way beyond anything I ever imagined and I am grateful to each and everyone of you. Now sheer curiosity has me... (Read More)

Meet the Contributors - Paul Kupperberg & Amy Lewanski

February 18th - via:
We have 30-some hours to go and we continue to gain followers. A hardy welcome to the newbies. I thought we should continue to roll out our contributor bios in case some are unfamiliar with our cadre of established, talented, and personable writers.... (Read More)

Just a Reminder

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

Meet the Contributors - Lester Dent & Glenn Hauman

February 17th - via:
We have just 50+ Hours to go and I want to remind everyone of just how cool it is that we will be presenting an unpublished tale by one of the pulp masters. Lester Dent Before he created the seminal superhero Doc Savage in 1932, Missouri writer... (Read More)

Final Stretch Goal Announced

February 16th - via:
You know, I never anticipated needing to come up with stretch goals past $7000 or even $8000. But with three days left, people want to know what else I have up my sleeve. What I can do for $10,000 is guarantee not one, not three, but five autographs... (Read More)

I am Gobsmacked!

February 16th - via:
I checked last night as I got ready for bed (trying not to check every 15 minutes is hard, trust me) and saw we crested $9000. That's twice the original request and has allowed me to make this such a strong book. I can now pay writers and artists, I... (Read More)

Special Opportunity Coming

February 14th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

$8000! Oh my goodness. And about $9000...

February 13th - via:
The velocity on this project has never stopped stunning. Somehow, we're gaining traction with days to go. OI was asked earlier today about adding a $9000 stretch goal, which was never in my wildest dreams. After giving it some thought, I have decided... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlocked & New rewards

February 13th - via:
My phone practically exploded as I was getting ready for bed last night. Apparently, there was a surge of activity and we galloped up to and then past the $7500 mark, allowing me to add David Mack and his story to the collection. Wow. There are... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlocked!

February 12th - via:
We cruised by $7000 last night after a day of vigorous campaigning. That means I will now be adding illustrations to each story and have already begun contacting artists. Once we get commitments, we'll start making announcements. We're also closing... (Read More)

Eight Days Left & New Stretch Goal

February 11th - via:
Good morning everyone. As of this moment, we're at $6792, so remain just shy of our $7000 goal to allow me to add illustrations. I'm hopeful we can get there (psst, tell your friends). And in case we do, the newest stretch goal is now at $7500.... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlocked!

February 8th - via:
Some time in the early hours of today, we surpassed $6500. This now means that everyone who ordered a print copy (hardcover or softcover) will receive three autographs instead of a mere one. To those who have just joined the campaign, welcome aboard.... (Read More)

Meet the Contributors - Will Murray & Alex Ronald

February 6th - via:
Will Murray Will Murray is the author of over 70 novels, including 20 posthumous Doc Savage collaborations with Lester Dent, and 40 books in the long-running Destroyer series. Other Murray novels star the Executioner, Pat Savage and the Mars Attacks... (Read More)

Meet the Contributors - Peter David & Keith R.A. DeCandido

February 4th - via:
We continue to grow, so welcome to the newest backers. We've been introducing our contributors since we launched and will continue this week and next. Peter David Peter David is a New York Times bestselling author with works ranging from science... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlocked!

February 3rd - via:
Happy Super Bowl Sunday! We sailed past the $6000 mark today, allowing me to unlock the Ala Carte option of a hardcover book. That's got me and book designer Aaron Rosenberg excited and we'll be discussing our approach to this unique edition when we... (Read More)

Meet the Contributors - Kathleen O'Shea David & Michael Jan Friedman

February 1st - via:
Hi Everyone. We're ending the week at 129% funded and just a few hundred dollars shy of the next stretch goal. If you haven't told your friends about us, now's a good time. Several of us are gearing up to attend Farpoint in Hunt Valley, Maryland next... (Read More)

New Stretch Goals!

January 30th - via:
¬†Hi everyone. We seem to be hitting that long middle stretch where this isn't much activity going on. Which is not to say I've been idle. After consulting with brilliant minds, I have decided we needed two new stretch goals between the just-achieved... (Read More)

First Stretch Goal Unlocked!

January 28th - via:
As of this morning, we are at $5000 even. That unlocks the first of our stretch goals, the addition of stories by Peter David, Keith R.A. DeCandido, and Will Murray. I always suspected we'd get here and I am delighted to be able to include them.... (Read More)

Meet the Contributors - Mary Fan & Robert Jeschonek

January 27th - via:
Hi everyone. We're at 107% funded as I write this so I suspect our first stretch goal will be unlocked in a day or so. After that, I've got announcements planned for further stretch goals and add-ons for interested patrons. If there's something you... (Read More)

We Made It!

January 26th - via:
I was reasonably certain we'd hit goal by February 19. I didn't imagine hitting goal in under a week. Yet, here we stand at just a tad over goal with 157 of you standing beside the creative team. Thank you all. We're now pushing to get to the first... (Read More)

Meet the Contributors - Derek Tyler Attico and Jim & Becky Beard

January 26th - via:
I write this while we hover at 98% funded, which is stunning news. Welcome to everyone who has joined us over the last few days. I promise, you won't be sorry you joined the campaign. We started introducing the contributors and will continue to do... (Read More)

Meet the Contributors - Paige Daniels & Aaron Rosenberg

January 23rd - via:
We're at 70% funded with 117 valiant souls along for the ride. Thank you for joining the campaign. Yesterday, we began introducing you to our contributors and continue that today with two more: Paige Daniels Tina Closser grew up in various towns... (Read More)

Introducing Our Contributors - Karissa Laurel & Russ Colchamiro

January 22nd - via:
Welcome! We're at 106 backers strong and growing seemingly by the hour. I'm delighted you're here. I'd like to begin telling you about our authors two at a time so let's begin: Karissa Laurel¬† Karissa Laurel is a science fiction and fantasy author... (Read More)

I am Gobsmacked

January 21st - via:
I was nervous launching this. I had a lot of encouragement and support from friends, especially Mike Friedman, who has managed several successful campaigns to date. I hit launch just after 9 last night and was thrilled two friends immediately jumped... (Read More)

Welcome and Thank You

January 21st - via:
I have never launched a Kickstarter entirely on my own (the first attempt was shortly after Kickstarter opened and we were young and naive, better not to think about it). When I hit the launch button last night, I was crossing my fingers, hoping that... (Read More)

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