Best Supporting Actors: Adversaries and Allies for OSE

A project in Lakeville, MN by Douglas H. Cole

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Ready-to-play characters to use as NPCs and PCs for Old-School RPGs.
Backers: 372
Average Pledge Per Backer: $52

Funded: $19,431 of $10,000
Dates: Mar 7th -> Apr 8th (33 days)
Project By: Douglas H. Cole
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Latest News

Best Supporting Actors for Old School Essentials

Douglas Cole, over at Gaming Ballistics, is in the last 24 hours of his latest Kickstarter campaign, "Best Supporting Actor". In the spirit of AD&D's Rogue Gallery, this compilation of NPCs is designed for use in your campaign for OSE or any classic D&D edition. (Read More)

And that's a wrap.

April 8th - via:
The inexorable march of time has brought to a close Gaming Ballistic's 17th successful crowdfunding campaign. Over the next two weeks, Kickstarter will collect pledges and then clean up any errors, which can happen for any number of reasons. During... (Read More)

One hour remains

April 8th - via:
Speak now or forever hold your peace, as it were! Well, except for Backerkit pre orders. And regular retail later. Ok so maybe you don’t have to hold your peace. Even so: if you’re getting on board, now is the time!  (Read More)

Three hours to go! Please jump on board now!

April 8th - via:
Just about three hours to go in the campaign, and then it's finished. I can't say much more than I already have, so I'll just end with this: I would greatly appreciate the pledges of those 700 or so people who have been following the campaign but who... (Read More)

The Final Countdown!

April 7th - via:
(Sing it with me…) Here we go. The last 24 hours. About $8,000 (call it 160 backers) to go to hit the last goal. We have the followers to do it. Now we see who comes over here at the end.  (Read More)

Final 48 Hours! Custom Cover Sketch!

April 6th - via:
Well, here we go. The last 48 hours of a campaign are always exciting, and with nearly 750 folks following who haven't yet backed ... it could get very interesting. I've been working hard today, and have now finished preliminary layout on at least... (Read More)

Custom Cover: Unlocked! Next goal at $25,000

April 5th - via:
We, as they say, nailed it. With passing the $15,000 goal, we unlock the custome cover that - full of hubris and confidence - Billy and I were already working on. In fact, I took the plunge and paid for it already. So, I'm expecting to be able to... (Read More)

Three Days Remain! Retail Pledges Added

April 5th - via:
We're down to the last three days of Best Supporting Actors, which ends 9pm Central on Staturday, April 8.  In today's update, I talk about the new retail pledge tiers, some discussion on the new cover - which is only $670 away, or about 13 pledges... (Read More)

One Week to Go! Today we have a pair of Spellcasters

April 1st - via:
Status Check Today hits the one week remaining point, as the campaign draws to a close next Saturday. We're roughly 25-30 backers away from the custom cover, as there's less than $1,500 remaining until we unlock that goal. From there, it's another... (Read More)

Daily Dose of Characters: Starting Fighter and Thief

March 30th - via:
Today I give you Rergol and Ri Kivrun. Rergol is your typical "townie-plus," with enough fight experience to merit something beyond "Normal Human." Ri is a fledgling bandit who just enjoys the heck out of her chosen profession. Both would be suitable... (Read More)

10 Days to Go; Stretch Goal Progress; The Severed Hand

March 29th - via:
Two-part update today! 10 Days to Go We continue to eke out a few more pledges each day, and every now and then, we get something like Gavin's newsletter which brings the campaign visibility up. That was a good two days, resulting in an extra $2500... (Read More)

Cast of Characters

March 27th - via:
After no small amount of tedium and toil, here's a preview of the full list of characters featured in the book.  I'm not fully settled on this as the look, and I will be putting more information on a chapter-level table of contents on the prior page... (Read More)

Ballistic's Report - Week Ending March 24

March 24th - via:
The Best Supporting Actors Kickstarter funds, and otherwise chugs along, and is roughly halfway done. I get my tax return information. A whole lot of head-down on BSA makes major progress. Best Supporting Actors: Adversaries and Allies appeared in... (Read More)

FUNDED! ...and still more than 2 weeks to go

March 21st - via:
Funded!  Thanks to a double-whammy, I think, of inclusion in Gavin's newsletter and being the subject of a blog post at Tenkar's Tavern, we saw a real surge in pledge volume yesterday, which made it the second most active day on the campaign with... (Read More)

A Surge? Thanks to Gavin at Necrotic Gnome, it seems so

March 20th - via:
Thanks to the appearance of Best Supporting Actors in Gavin's newsletter today, we've shot up very nearly $1,000 since this morning.  That places us something like 11 pledges (on the average) from funding, and once funded, things can change pretty... (Read More)

Best Supporting Actors: Adversaries and Allies for OSE

March 20th - via:
In the pages of the book, find 172 ready-to-play characters built as individuals. Each has a brief story, describing something of their past, motivations, and salient details. Not all are combat monsters: Some must resort to duplicity, cunning, seduction, and guile to get by. (Read More)

Gaming Ballistic Week(s) in Review for March 17, 2023

March 17th - via:
Every week or three I publish a "behind the scenes" look at Gaming Ballistic, as I try and make things happen as a publisher in the TTRPG industry. You can see this and more on my blog, or if you like contributing to the success of indie creators, my... (Read More)

Wow! I did NOT see that coming...Best Supporting Actors is a Kickstarter "Project We Love!"

March 14th - via:
Right after I sent out the last update, my mailbox "dinged" with the news that Best Supporting Actors has been selected as a "Project We Love" by Kickstarter! This is the first time this has happened to me, so I'm hopeful that it has an effect! ... (Read More)

One Week In: 73% and counting

March 14th - via:
The campaign launched a week ago, and admittedly, it's off to a slow start, though we are sitting something on the order of fifty or so backers from hitting the funding goal. That's obviously the most important milestone. I will admit based on the... (Read More)

24 Hours and More Than Halfway

March 8th - via:
Welcome to the Best Supporting Actors Kickstarter! I wanted to give the campaign a bit of breathing room to have its first day, so here we are. The good news is that not only are we more than halfway (about 55%) to funding, but the pledges are coming... (Read More)

Best Supporting Actors: Adversaries and Allies launches next week on Kickstarter

February 28th - via:
In the pages of the book, find ready-to-play characters built as individuals. Each has a brief description, providing a snippet of their past, motivations, and salient details that make them unique. (Read More)

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