Welcome to Tikor | The Swordsfall RPG Setting and Art Book

A project in Portland, OR by Brandon Dixon

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An Afropunk Sci-Fantasy world brimming with ancient magic and future tech.
Backers: 2184
Average Pledge Per Backer: $55

Funded: $120,631 of $2,000
Dates: Mar 11th -> Apr 10th (30 days)
Project By: Brandon Dixon
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Latest News

The Final Hour

April 10th - via:
That's it, we're down to the line! The final hour is here. It's been such a crazy ride, thank you everyone for being apart of it!  (Read More)

12 Hours Left! And a Wretched One slot is open!

April 9th - via:
12 Hours left until the end of the Kickstarter! And... One Wretched Pledge Tier has opened up. Get it while you can! Have a dragon of your own design, drawn by Jonah Lobe! Rawr!  (Read More)

16 Hours left!

April 9th - via:
We're just about to hit $110,000!!! Just under 16 Hours left! Will we clear the board??? Let's Feed the Beast! Only One More. Then....BINGO  (Read More)

Clarification on the $50 and $60 Tier

April 9th - via:
Hey Everyone! Quick clarification as I've received some questions on this. The ONLY differences between the $50 tier and the $60 Deluxe tier is: The Limited Edition Poster Chibi Pin That's it. ALL physical book tiers will receive the Azurean Finish... (Read More)

We Did it! 100k! Azurean Finish is a Go!

April 9th - via:
The level of support that you all have given us is just wild! And I love it. I woke up to plenty of messages of cheer, and I can't tell you how good that feels! With 23 hours to spare, we have hit the Azurean Finish! The Final Book Stretch Goal -... (Read More)

The Final 48 Hours is Here

April 8th - via:
Hello Friends! What a crazy ride this has been! Now, we settle into the final 48 hours! Thank you all so much for being apart of this! We're just over $80k right now, and the Azurean Finish looks closer than ever! Tell a friend, tell a foe, tell... (Read More)

The Final Stretch Goal - Feed The Beast

April 7th - via:
Hello Visitors of Tikor! We're coming to the finish line after what has been an amazing month. A long, but amazing month! With just under 60 hours left before the end, I think its time we talk about the final stretch goal. They say you should "Shoot... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #10 Unlocked - The Animalists' Guide to Creatures

April 7th - via:
So, I'm a little bit late on this. Things have been going so well lately! It's truly amazing to watch. With your continued support we have no unlocked the fourth and final PDF stretch goal. And with that, the book set for "Welcome to Tikor" is... (Read More)

The Post Kickstarter Pledge Manager - Backerkit

April 5th - via:
Hello everyone! I realized I didn't really lay it out, but we ARE using a Pledge Manager for post Kickstarter! Pledge Manager - Backerkit Welcome to Tikor is using Backerkit! If you've backed a project before (which most of you have),  then you are... (Read More)

New Afro-Futurist RPG Is A Fresh Break From Sci-fi's Tired Tropes

April 5th - via:
The art book Kickstarter for Swordsfall, a tabletop roleplaying game set in an Afro-futurist African nation, raised over $US64,000 ($89,917) in about 24 hours and cleared its $US2,000 ($2,810) goal with ease. Creator Brandon Dixon told Kotaku that he’s not all that surprised by the success of this campaign. He knew that he had something unique, that fills a hole in the tabletop RPG landscape for black players. (Read More)

The Ultimate Book Stretch Goal - The Azurean Finish

March 30th - via:
Hello Swordies! We crossed off the $50k stretch goal a few days ago, and are trucking along nicely to $60k. The support is epic, and I thank you! I feel like now is the perfect time to reveal the $100,000 stretch goal. A final book related goal that... (Read More)

The Buzz about Tikor: Swordsfall Articles and Interviews

March 28th - via:
Hello Swordies! (is that catching on yet? Can I like, force my own cute fan name?) I've been working on getting the word out about Swordsfall since before we even launched the Kickstarter, and it's finally paying off. Over the last week Swordsfall... (Read More)

The Professions of Swordsfall

March 24th - via:
So, let's talk a bit about the Professions of Tikor, the subject of the second book that you backers have brought to life. You've heard the name before, but what does it mean to Swordsfall? And why should you be excited for this book? I have... (Read More)

New Pledge Tiers : Die on Tikor, and Creature Creator

March 19th - via:
I've had a few messages about if we were going to add any new pledge tiers, or open up the limited slot ones. Unfortunately we can't open more slots on the Deity and Professional tiers, mainly due to the amount of work that falls upon T'umo. However,... (Read More)

New Stretch Goal: $50,000 - Character Design from Venus Bambisa

March 19th - via:
With the Kickstarter doing so well, I can actually add in one more artist that I've been dying to have on the team! Venus Bambisa! And with it, a new Stretch goal appears... $50,000 - Character Design From Venus Bambisa Titan Slayer: Tinishi... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #8 Unlocked - Dragons and Creatures from Jonah Lobe

March 17th - via:
Well it's been a crazy busy first week of the Kickstarter! We've managed to smash EIGHT stretch goals in just the first seven days.  Let me say, once again, thank you! The team is so pumped to get these books done and in everyone's hands! We flew... (Read More)

The Swordsfall Universe Afrofuturism Interview

March 17th - via:
Described by Creator Brandon Dixon as a ‘dive into Pre-colonial Africa for all the rich lore you’ve never heard of. It’s an exploration into a world where the majority of the faces are dark, yet isn’t constrained to one corner. It’s a world where women hold power equal to men and the merit of ones soul is what propels them through life. It’s a world where spirits aren’t to be feared, they are to be embraced’, Swordsfall is an exciting new Afrofuturist/Cyberpunk Project that pushes the envelope both philosophically and aesthetically. (Read More)

Let's get Swordsfall on the Kicktraq Hotlist!

March 15th - via:
So did you know that Kicktraq has a hotlist? And Swordsfall ISN'T ON IT? I think we're hot stuff, and we should be on that list! Click the link below and then hit"Visit Project"! That's it. Plus Kicktraq is an easy way to creep on us and see all the... (Read More)

Offset Printing at 600 Backers

March 15th - via:
So you may have seen it teased across Twitter and the image on the Kickstarter. Well now it's time to talk about it a little more! Offset Printing A mockup of the book. The final design will change, but you get the tone Pretty much since Day one,... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #7 Unlocked - Top Notch Editing and Formatting

March 15th - via:
Instead of doing one big fat update, I thought it would be better to split these up. I can't believe how fast we're clipping through these Stretch Goals. It feels so good! So what's in this next Stretch Goal? Top Notch Editing and Formatting This... (Read More)

Stretch Goals #6 Unlocked - Pantheons of Tikor

March 15th - via:
It's redundant at this point, but WOW we are just killing this Kickstarter right now! Special shout out to the Twitter fam for being the the highest percentage of backers. I'm personally touched by all of the positive reception we're receiving. It... (Read More)

'Swordsfall' Brings a New Gorgeous Afropunk World to Tabletop RPGs

March 14th - via:
Swordsfall could become the next big tabletop RPG game if its campaign setting and art book is any indication. Earlier this week, Brandon Dixon launched a Kickstarter to raise funds for Welcome to Tikor, a new campaign setting and art book that will introduce players to the world of his planned Swordsfall tabletop RPG game. According to the Kickstarter, Swordsfall is a rich Afropunk sci-fantasy game inspired by the rich lore of pre-colonial Africa. Tapping into lore of various African cultures gives the continent of Tikor a unique feel not seen in other fantasy RPGs and also breaks the stereotypes often seen when fantasy literature and media tries to blend the people of a continent into a single culture. (Read More)

Stretch Goal #5 Unlocked - A 10 Page Comic featuring Nubia, Pirate Lord

March 12th - via:
Second day, fifth Stretch Goal unlocked! We are just clipping along with this hype train! This is one of the goals that I myself have been eagerly hoping we would get to. I've been a huge fan of comics, basically ever since I was a kid. I've also... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #4 - Chibi Profession Art and Pins

March 12th - via:
So I know this one is an odd one compared to the rest, but I really felt like I needed something CUTE. The setting can be fairly serious at times, so I wanted to brighten it up a bit. So let's see what we unlocked, shall we? Chibi Profession Art and... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #3 - Second PDF "Tikor: The Professionals"

March 12th - via:
I truly never expected for us to smash the goal AND three stretch goals on the friggin FIRST DAY. You all are so amazing, and and I'm just stunned at all. Truly. So what did we unlock? Second PDF "Tikor: The Professionals" With the stretch goal... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #2 Unlocked - Landscapes and Cities by Sabina Lewis

March 11th - via:!  We're doing far better than I (Brandon, that is who writes all the stuff), had ever expected or planned for. So fast in fact that Taylor, who lives in New Zealand, woke up to a bunch of graphics work. We've breezed past 7k while I... (Read More)

First Stretch Goal Unlocked! Moar art from T'umo Mere

March 11th - via:
Wow! I can't believe how fast we're zooming through these Stretch Goals! We've unlocked the next Stretch Goal - Moar Art from T'umo Mere You've sen his art proudly displayed on the Kickstarter and Twitter. Well now we pay him for EVEN MORE ART.... (Read More)

Funded in an Hour!

March 11th - via:
Wow! Thank you so much everyone that backed us!  We hit goal with just a minute left before the end of the hour!!! It's like a dream come true. What's next? Now we tackle these stretch goals!!  (Read More)

We're Live

March 11th - via:
I can't believe it! We're live! It's been a bit of a road to get us here, but here we are, looking all pretty. Let's hype this sucker and show everyone that Afropunk is a thing. And that we want more ideas in our worlds. Let's go!  (Read More)

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