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Delver #2: Resources for the Random-Rolling Referee

A project in Atlanta, GA by James Floyd Kelly

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Delver is a magazine for Referees of the Old-School Essentials fantasy roleplaying game.
Backers: 658
Average Pledge Per Backer: $21

Funded: $13,614 of $2,000
Dates: Sep 19th -> Oct 15th (27 days)
Project By: James Floyd Kelly
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Latest News

Mailers arrived!

October 15th - via:
1200 mailers! 3 big, heavy boxes… I should have about 100 left over but the KS still has 6 hours…  (Read More)

Delver 2 Thumbnails - 58 pages!

October 14th - via:
Here you go -- a glimpse at Delver issue #2. There may be an additional 2 pages added to bring it to 60. Some pages have been blanked out, too.  (Read More)

36 Hours Left!

October 14th - via:
 ack your Hello, everyone. I just wanted to give some updates about the project as we head into the last 36 hours. 1. We are currently at 495 Delver 2 print copies backed, so I'm feeling pretty confident about that 500 print copy Stretch Goal - I've... (Read More)

48 Hours Left!

October 12th - via:
I'm already prepping for the Delver 2 Kickstarter to wrap up on Friday -- the cardboard mailers (in two different sizes) have been ordered (over 1000 of them!) and the cardboard insert that will help make the mailer a little more less bendy have... (Read More)

Freebie Random Page for All

October 10th - via:
Grab the second in the series of Random Chart/Table pages titled "Don't Get Too Attached" - this one is for the Magic-User, and provides some random background generators that don't go too deep but can give a player just enough detail to help with... (Read More)

Halfway to Final Stretch Goal

October 10th - via:
I am out of town for a few days, but i wanted to quickly update you on the final Stretch Goal. Total Delver 2 copies backed now stands at 452. If the project hits 500 before it ends on Friday, I will add four more pages to the issue. The adventure... (Read More)


October 7th - via:
The Kickstarter still has 8 days left... but we just hit 500+ backers.  The Delver 1 Kickstarter didn't hit that amount until the last day of funding. So thank you, backers... every one of you.  And just as an FYI - Delver 2 print copies backed is... (Read More)


October 6th - via:
The 400 print copies was reached successfully, so I'll be adding two additional pages of random charts & tables to Delver 2 PLUS all print copies of Delver 2 will go out with a double-sided postcard that displays the maps for the issue's... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Update - ALMOST THERE!

October 5th - via:
I promised my backers 2 additional random pages PLUS a freebie postcard with the issue's adventure maps on it IF we hit 400 print copies by noon Eastern, Oct 6. Well, we're just 3 backed copies away (see image). 397 Delver 2 issues backed... and 24... (Read More)

A few Updates

October 3rd - via:
Hello, Backers. Hope your weekends are going well. A few things for you: 1. Delver 2 print copies backed is at 381. Only 19 more needed by Wed, Oct 6 at Noon, Eastern to reach the 400 Stretch Goal that will add 2 additional Random Pages PLUS the... (Read More)

Delver Index

October 1st - via:
A number of requests for an index were sent to me, and I believe it to be an outstanding idea. I'm currently working on it for the first two issues of Delver. The Index will include the following sections: 1. Alphabetical Listing of all Random Pages... (Read More)

Freebie -- New Guild!

September 30th - via:
I've been asked by a number of backers for more information about the GUILD book. I should have done this much sooner, but here you go -- one freebie guild for you!  Favor's Fortune is just one of many guilds that seek the membership of your... (Read More)

50-Sheet Notepad of Character Sheets

September 30th - via:
Took a while to get them to me, but they finally arrived... a 50-sheet notepad with tear-off OSR character sheets. Each sheet is front and back, full color and 4 inches x 6 inches. I've got them listed over at my shop... 45 pads in stock. I have to... (Read More)

New Stretch Goal Challenge for 400 Print Copies

September 30th - via:
Right now, Delver 2 sits at 362 print copies backed and things have slowed down quite a bit. I'd like to offer up a Stretch Goal challenge to all my current backers, so here it is: If this Kickstarter can reach 400 print copies backed by October 5... (Read More)

Update on Delver 2 % Complete, Printer fulfillment, and more

September 30th - via:
I wanted to update everyone on some good things regarding Delver 2: 1. The printer tells me that there are currently no delays in terms of printing and shipping. That's printing Delver 2 and GUILD copies and shipping them to me. My goal is to turn in... (Read More)

Delver 3 Cover and Info

September 29th - via:
Hello, backers. I wanted to share the cover of Delver 3 with you... it's about 30% done, give or take. In case you're not aware of how Delver works, while one issue of Delver is being Kickstarted, I'm working on the next issue. This allows me to... (Read More)

Freebie Random Charts/Tables Page

September 28th - via:
I've uploaded a freebie Random Page PDF over at the Lost Tomes Patreon. Link is below. This will be a short series that I'll be adding to regularly. It's called The "Don't Get Too Attached" Backstory" and is a way to give an OSR character a little... (Read More)

More Details on Lost Tomes and PDF/Print Options for Late Patrons

September 28th - via:
I've had some questions regarding the Patreon and how those who come in late can "catch up" and get the PDFs and/or Print versions of the three booklets when they are completed. The purpose of using Patreon (for me, at least), is to build a small... (Read More)

The Lost Tomes Patreon

September 27th - via:
After much discussion with some friends and batting around some ideas for some new OSR resources, I'd like to share with you a new project called The Lost Tomes. This will NOT affect Delver magazine at all, but it will allow me to create more content... (Read More)

New Random Page

September 26th - via:
Right now, I'm reading through many of my backers' ideas for random pages... they're all good, but some just jump out at me. The deadline is Wed, Sept 29 at noon, Eastern to submit your own. The winner will have their suggestion added to Delver 2 and... (Read More)

Random Chart/Table Ideas

September 25th - via:
Hello, backers. I hope your weekend is off to a good start. I'm sitting down working on the bonus 4 pages that the 300 print copy stretch goal added to Delver 2... and while I've got plenty of ideas, I figured a fun little contest might be in order.... (Read More)

Delver and Reader Submissions

September 24th - via:
Morning, backers. I have a question for you that I would love to hear your comments on... here goes: Delver is 60% random charts and tables, and I believe that once readers have issue #2 in their hands, both the first and second issues will... (Read More)

300 Print Copies of Delver! STRETCH GOAL REACHED!

September 22nd - via:
Alright... that's 300 print copies of Delver #2, and that means a Stretch Goal reached. I'll be adding four new pages of random charts and tables to Delver #2 PLUS 8 pages to the GUILD booklet. Those eight pages will cover information on the guild... (Read More)

Shipping Update

September 22nd - via:
Morning, backers. I just wanted to post something really quick regarding the shipping of Delver #2. I've now seen three different news stories about the upcoming shipping holiday season and how it's likely to affect shipping. For large items, I can... (Read More)

Fast Approaching A Stretch Goal + CHALLENGE

September 21st - via:
When the project hits 300 print copies of Delver 2 (currently at 252 at the time I write this), I'll be adding 4 Random Chart/Table pages to Delver #2 PLUS 8 pages to GUILD (a new guild for the booklet, bringing it to 4 guilds). I'm also going to ask... (Read More)

RIP Cards and Character Sheets

September 20th - via:
I've had a lot of questions asking about the RIP Character Death cards and the Character Sheet postcards I provided with the Delver #1 Kickstarter. Those items will become available tonight. I have a webstore ready to go and am just waiting for one... (Read More)

Funded+ !!

September 20th - via:
Delver #1 took five days to fund... Delver #2 took less than 12 hours. My backers are awesome. Not only is your support appreciated, but the knowledge that you apparently liked what you saw in the pages of Delver #1 pushes me to keep looking for ways... (Read More)

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