The Red Opera RPG

Death March: Book 1 in a LitRPG Trilogy

A project in Asheville, NC by Philip Tucker

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Releasing a kick-ass LitRPG novel chock full of amazing art and in high quality hardback.
Backers: 385
Average Pledge Per Backer: $36

Funded: $13,671 of $5,500
Dates: May 1st -> May 22nd (21 days)
Project By: Philip Tucker
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Latest News

We did it!

May 22nd - via:
I'll be feeling like for the next three months ;) I wasn't sure if we'd reach Stretch Goal #4, but at the very last moment a number of you came through, either raising the amount of your pledges or jumping on board for the first time, allowing us to... (Read More)

How to get copies of Book 2 and Book 3, hardcover or otherwise

May 17th - via:
Hey everyone,  I've had numerous backers ask me about how they can acquire copies of Books 2 and 3. When I launched this Kickstarter I wasn't sure what level of interest to expect, but now that it's clear folks are plenty interested in getting the... (Read More)

New Book Blogger Review: "Highly addictive, imaginative, and entertaining."

May 16th - via:
A quick item for you guys tonight:  Death March has received a stellar review from Adam Weller over on the Fantasy Book Review blog: . I encourage you to head on over to the blog to read the review in its entirety - it's a great read ;)  (Read More)

Stretch Goal #3 Unlocked!

May 15th - via:
Fantastic. We did it! This morning we crossed the $10,000 mark, simultaneously exceeding my expectations and unlocking Stretch Goal #4: $25+ Ebook Bundle  Thank you everyone for the support, and with 6 days left to go I'd love to hit the $13,000... (Read More)

299 Backers!

May 9th - via:
Free audiobook for 300th backer!Just a quick update that we're about to hit 300 backers and my mind is blown. When I launched this project I never thought it would receive this kind of support. Thank you. To celebrate, the 300th backer will receive a... (Read More)

Funding level is almost over 9000

May 7th - via:
As of this update we're at $8,972. Thank you everyone! I wanted to kick this week off with a couple of updates, a sneak preview of the next stretch goal, and a few other items of interest. Project Updates: Backer @Jennifer asked if I'd be including... (Read More)

First Independent Book Blogger Review: 5 stars!

May 5th - via:
Huzzah! Our first independent book blogger review is up, and I'm pleased to share that The Fantasy Inn has awarded Death March five stars! It's a great, spoiler-free review. so if you want to see what else they had to say you can read it here.   (Read More)

Stretch Goal #3 Revealed! Vote on Bookmark Design

May 4th - via:
We just hit Stretch Goal #2: interior art for Killer Dungeon, Book 3 of Euphoria Online. Awesome! All three books will now feature interior art Our third stretch goal is going to be a signed bookmark, and I need your help in selecting the design. ... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #1: annihilated!

May 2nd - via:
Last night we hit fully funded, and this morning we stormed straight past the first stretch goal. Incredible. I'll now be able to commission interior artwork from Ben Juniu for Nightmare Keep, Book 2 of the Euphoria Online trilogy. Some of you have... (Read More)

Fully funded in little over 12 hours!

May 1st - via:
Talk about an amazing start! Thanks to 175 of you amazing people we hit the 100% funded mark in just over 12 hours. Even more amazing?  Death March is currently the the most backed live Fiction Kickstarter in the US. Death March is currently the the... (Read More)

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