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Perils of Mars

A project in Seattle, WA by Jeff Combos

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A thrilling collection of sword and planet-style adventures for Hollow Earth Expedition.
Backers: 446
Average Pledge Per Backer: $57

Funded: $25,527 of $5,000
Dates: Mar 2nd -> Apr 1st (30 days)
Project By: Jeff Combos
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Latest News

Boom go the Dice!

April 1st - via:
You are some amazing people. With less than two hours to go, you've banded together, spread the word, and unlocked the exploding dice. Don't get me wrong, I did my part to get the word out as well, but this one is all you. I hope you're happy when... (Read More)

Less than 72 hours to go...

March 29th - via:
The counter just switched over from days to hours, which means we have less than 72 of them left to go for this Kickstarter. As it stands, we're about halfway to the next stretch goal, but it's entirely possible that we can make it since people tend... (Read More)

Explosive Clarification

March 24th - via:
I’ve been having some good conversations with people since I posted about the exploding dice stretch-goal, and in my enthusiasm, I may have given some of you the wrong idea about their intended purpose. You don’t get a second chance to make a... (Read More)

“Exploding” Ubiquity Dice

March 22nd - via:
At long last, here is everything you'd want to know about the new Ubiquity dice (hopefully). One of the reasons this update took a little longer to put together is because I wanted to get all the production details ironed out, but I also struggled... (Read More)

Dice Update Coming Soon!

March 21st - via:
Hi everyone, I attended GameStorm 18 this past weekend, where I was on some panels to talk about game stuff in general and promote both Hollow Earth Expedition and this Kickstarter in particular. (Hello to any new backers that I met there!)  My... (Read More)

Surface World Unlocked!

March 18th - via:
We flirted with this stretch goal a bit, but finally made it thanks to the heroic generosity of a few key people, such as Martin Goodson who gave us the extra push we needed. Thanks, Martin! Now that we've unlocked this stretch goal, I've added the... (Read More)

Motley Martian Update

March 15th - via:
Hi everyone, It’s been a busy few days, with lots of stuff happening. I'd planned to tell you about it yesterday, but a Martian sandstorm knocked out my Internet for most of the day. It’s working again, obviously, but that means you’ll get an... (Read More)

Surface World Characters

March 11th - via:
Thank you to everyone who increased their pledge yesterday and a hearty welcome to those of you who just joined us on our Perilous journey to Mars. Thanks to you, it was a great day! We're now over 300 backers strong and almost halfway to our next... (Read More)

More Martian Rewards!

March 10th - via:
I knew it was coming, but still, unlocking the third stretch goal feels a bit like opening the floodgates of Parras Das, so prepare yourselves for new add-ons, limited rewards, and pledge levels. Perils of Mars Chips and Character Prints Add-Ons... (Read More)

Questions and Conventions

March 9th - via:
Hello Perilous People! We're almost a week into the Kickstarter and tantalizingly close to the next stretch goal, so I wanted to get your advice on dice and then ask a small favor. First, I've been thinking about using some of the Revelations dice... (Read More)

Sample Characters Unlocked!

March 5th - via:
Hi everyone, There was a little pledge fluctuation, which is totally normal at this point, so I wanted to let it settle before making this announcement. It looks like we're safely above $12K now (and climbing), so I'm happy to report that we've... (Read More)

New Perils of the Surface World Add-On

March 4th - via:
Hi everyone,  Several of you have asked me about getting the hardcover version of Perils of the Surface World, so I did some checking and I have some good news for you. New Perils of the Surface World Add-On It turns out that I can order more... (Read More)

New Cover Art Revealed!

March 3rd - via:
Hi everyone! I've been really looking forward to writing this update, although I didn't expect to be doing so within the first 24 hours of launching the Kickstarter. In short, your enthusiastic support has been amazing, and makes me feel all the... (Read More)

Perils of Mars Blasts Off!

March 2nd - via:
Well, I honestly didn't anticipate writing this email two hours after launching, but thanks to you, Perils of Mars is funded! The metaphor of blasting off inside a rocket feels apt right now, as we've just passed 120%. Granted, I thought we'd have a... (Read More)

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