Children of the Beast

Four Perilous Journeys: New Adventures for The Fantasy Trip

A project in Lakeville, MN by Douglas H. Cole

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Four new 16-page adventures for SJG's The Fantasy Trip! Cross Cidri in search of mystical artifacts, treasures in ice, and more!
Backers: 608
Average Pledge Per Backer: $66

Funded: $40,108 of $16,000
Dates: May 8th -> Jun 8th (32 days)
Project By: Douglas H. Cole
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Latest News

The Final Countdown: about 12 hours to go

June 8th - via:
This is it. The last day. The sprint and dash. The Final Countdown. But it's not over yet, and the last day is often one of the best days. Go. Go Tell Your Friends. At this point, the very best thing that you, as backers, can do for the campaign that... (Read More)

Response to 48-hr note: positive

June 7th - via:
Well. We've now exceeded 200% funding, which is the second "better than Norðvörn" milestone. The only one left is to see whether we can hit 601 backers by tomorrow at 10pm.  (Read More)

48 hours left: Four Perilous Journeys on Kickstarter

June 6th - via:
We're now within the 48-hour window until the Four Perilous Journeys Kickstarter comes to an end. Thanks to the generosity of over 500 backers, we're approaching 200% funding. The campaign got a complete makeover on May 30! If you've not checked out... (Read More)

Last One: No image, but Vampire Hunter Belladonna

June 4th - via:
It was almost too tempting to throw an image of Sarah or Kate in there (Buffy or Anna Valerious, who actually looks sufficiently like Belladonna that it might just have to inform my art direction). And I might just have such a thing, but posting it... (Read More)

Citadel of Ice Placeholder Cover

June 4th - via:
OK. This should be enough to give my cover artists some inspiration, and mostly what they do is put the temp image up (and sometimes request I take the placeholder away, and fill it with white, yellow, or green) and paint over it.  The background of... (Read More)

Curse of the Pirate King: Cover Mockup 1

June 4th - via:
You'll see the similarities. Again, the image will be replaced with a custom one. I'm not entirely wild about the color scheme of the text on the front cover. At least this placeholder image is slighly more action-evocative than the last one. And... (Read More)

Cover concept: Elements

June 4th - via:
This isn't the full cover. But it puts the pieces in place, and uses a photoshopped placeholder image instead of the custom one I'll have done. But I knew that the design needed megahexes, I mean...really. Things may wind up changing or moving around... (Read More)

Still spending a lot of time hitting F5

June 3rd - via:
Slack-Jawed and Amazed Good morning! We're entering the final week of the campaign, and I still can't help but pinching myself a bit watching the thing go. I mean:  This mostly doesn't happen when it comes to Kickstarters. Not in the middle of the... (Read More)

All the Things: Add-on only for backers

June 1st - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Holy Wow.

May 31st - via:
Yesterday was nearly unreal.  I mean, I was listening to y'all, and I thought I heard what you wanted. Thanks for supporting my attempt to give it to you! Just for perspective, we increased the funding total by 22% in one day. That day was in the... (Read More)

Vampire Hunter B is GO! (FIVE Perilous Journeys)

May 30th - via:
And that's the $21,000 stretch goal. The FIFTH Perilous Journey has been funded.  (Read More)

New Pledge Levels Added and Campaign Update Live

May 30th - via:
I've revamped the campaign by adding a few new stretch goals and adding some "all the things" pledge levels, which include the new reward items. NPC/Creature Deck For quick reference and easy play at the table, nothing beats the utility of a printed... (Read More)

Counter Sheet Prototypes

May 29th - via:
So, I ordered these prototypes on Friday May 24.  I got them today. That's not bad turn-around, considering they came from China. I should note very, very firmly that these prototypes were rush jobs. I asked the artist, Juan Ochoa, to do 42 unique... (Read More)

Major Kickstarter Update: Fifth Adventure, Tokens, Cards!

May 29th - via:
In the comments section, there's a very good question as to what's included in a pledge. Let me try and break this down a bit, with the caveat that I'm hoping to introduce some new tiers at the end of the weekend that will be "ALL THE THINGS." The... (Read More)

International Shipping of Token Sheets Should be possible

May 28th - via:
I thought that shipping for token sheets to "not the US" was going to be unknowable . . . but turns out that the token printer I'm using is already outside the US and can ship directly to the UK. Depending on the quantity, that movement will only add... (Read More)

Two down. Two to go.

May 27th - via:
Two of the adventures - they happen to both be David's - are edited, laid out, and have been passed out to Master and Commander level backers for playtesting as it was foretold. Or something like that. Anyway, I will bounce back and forth between art... (Read More)

A fantastic two days

May 24th - via:
Once again, the SJG fans make Kicktraq and BackerTracker's algorithms whimper and writhe in pain. Nice work over the last two days. $710 and then $1220 on consecutive days, in the dead-middle of a campaign? That's amazing. Thank you. Still going... (Read More)

FUNDED! And Offset printing, and tokens, and . . .

May 23rd - via:
Funded! Well, we did it! Hit our funding target and a bit more, and we're sitting almost exactly at the halfway point of the campaign. So that means the project will happen. Yay! But even more is going on, and some of this information is hot off the... (Read More)

Two weeks in: 93% funded

May 22nd - via:
So, we're at Day 14 and 93% funded. Nordvorn, my best-to-date Kickstarter took 20 days to get to this point. So while I'd dearly love to have that extra 7% right the heck now, I must force myself to realize that we're on a fairly typical trajectory... (Read More)

90% Achieved!

May 20th - via:
Nice way to wake up! We hit $14,400, the 90% point, overnight. I can report: Ironskull castle is edited and laid out, ready for formal cartography, art direction, and choosing icons for the monsters. I'm thinking that the one-megahex tower, and maybe... (Read More)

$14,000 and New Stretch Goals!

May 19th - via:
$14,000!  As I woke up this morning, I saw that we are creeping up on 90% funding ($14,400) and have passed $14,000 in total funding. Excellent. Of course, I knew immediately why we saw that uptick . . . having been working with Phil and Steve for... (Read More)

Time to Playtest! Calling Master and Commander level backers!

May 17th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Castle Ironskull: Rumors and Background

May 17th - via:
Castle Ironskull Rumors      Her castle held deadly enchantments, crafted with arcane lore      Creations of blood and hunger, weapons of death and war.      Her old soldiers have arisen, yet their bodies have grown cold.... (Read More)

80% and 300 backers!

May 16th - via:
Any Kickstarter where I surpass my first - Dungeon Grappling with 294 backers - I consider a success. It's a silly metric, I suppose, but it's useful. "Can you do better than your first time out?" In this case, we've just passed 80% funding with a... (Read More)

Nice! Almost 70% in 2.5 days.

May 10th - via:
My days are so hectic right now that it seems like it's been longer than it has. But we're really still right in the beginning of it, and we're nearly to 70% already. I spent a bit of today when my day job cooled down I spent a bit of time... (Read More)

Finding Gaming Ballistic on the internet

May 9th - via:
Gaming Ballistic is a publisher of roleplaying games, and this update lets you know where you can find Gaming Ballistic on the Web . . . other than right here on Kickstarter! If you're here, you know that SJG granted Gaming Ballistic a license for... (Read More)

And we're off! With a roar, in fact.

May 8th - via:
Welcome to Four Perilous Journeys!   We are off to a fantastic start. We're about 45% to basic funding and it's only eight hours in! We eclipsed my last - and best to date - Kickstarter's full 1-day funding total already. Crushed it, really.... (Read More)

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