The Secret Art of Game Mastery

A project in Lansing, MI by The DM Lair

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Bring new life to your tabletop RPG with decades' worth of game master experience at your fingertips.
Backers: 5012
Average Pledge Per Backer: $70

Funded: $348,557 of $10,000
Dates: Aug 8th -> Sep 7th (30 days)
Project By: The DM Lair
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Latest News

$300,000! Slip Cases Unlocked!

September 5th - via:
Folks, we did it! The slipcases are now unlocked since we have crossed over the $300,000 threshold! Thank you all for your support, we're deeply grateful for each and every one of you.  Final Stretch Goal: Signed Bookplates Our last stretch goal... (Read More)

5 Days!

September 2nd - via:
We're inching closer and closer to the 300k stretch goal! It's likely that we're going to unlock it within the next few days, leaving just one more stretch goal to go before the project closes! We're holding our breath as we move into the final few... (Read More)

Last Week!

August 31st - via:
We're finally heading into the homestretch on this project. All of your support has been incredible to watch and we thank each and every one of you for it.  Project Progress There is not much new to report from last week. Since the books are already... (Read More)

10 Days to Go!

August 29th - via:
We're quickly heading toward the home stretch of the campaign and we have less than 10 days left! As of writing this, we're over $275,000, leaving just $25k to go for our next stretch goal. We're confident that we'll be able to reach it! Kickstarter... (Read More)

What You Should Expect When the Project Closes

August 26th - via:
We're over halfway through the funding period for this Kickstarter and we're blown away by the outpouring of support that you all have shown. Thank you all so much! With the final stretch just over the horizon, we wanted to take a few minutes to... (Read More)

The Secret Art of Notetaking - Sneak Peek

August 24th - via:
Last week, we looked at the Secret Art of Preparation in some detail, so this week we thought to take a closer look at the Secret Art of Notetaking. As we all know, a lot happens when you're running a tabletop game. You're juggling a thousand plates... (Read More)

250k! Halfway to Slipcases!

August 22nd - via:
We're already halfway to our favorite stretch goal: slipcases for all three book collections! On our side, we're getting really excited to see these get made. When we first launched, we weren't sure if we would reach the point we could add them, but... (Read More)

What's going on behind the scenes?

August 20th - via:
One of our common refrains throughout this project is that we are planning to fulfill the project as quickly as possible. Naturally, everyone is going to say that is their goal, but what are we actually doing to make sure that happens? The PDFs We... (Read More)

A Preview of the Secret Art of Preparation

August 18th - via:
The Secret Art of Preparation is the first of two companion books to the Secret Art of Game Mastery. It's designed to aid you as you prepare your games from session to session. You'll get the templates that we use to prepare our own games in a... (Read More)

Over 3000 backers!

August 16th - via:
You all have made the Secret Art of Game Mastery the biggest project we've done yet in terms of the total number of backers. There's already over 3000 of you, and we're not even halfway through! Thank you all! What's going on? Right now, we're... (Read More)

200k! Slip Case Stretch Goal Up Next!

August 12th - via:
Paper Upgrade #2 Unlocked Thanks to all of your amazing support, we have now unlocked our next stretch goal, a paper upgrade for all books. Thank you so very much to every single one of our wonderful backers!!! Next Up: the Slip Case!!! Okay, ladies... (Read More)

72 Hour Update and Last Day for Early Backer Pricing

August 11th - via:
We've had a wild first 72 hours since launching this project. Thousands of you came out and showed your support, raising what is rapidly approaching $200,000.  We might sound like broken records by now, but we do genuinely thank you for your... (Read More)

Early Backer Deals Ending Soon!

August 10th - via:
The project is still going strong! You guys are killing it and beating every expectation we had for this, thank you all so much! We wouldn't be able to do what we do without your support. Friday is the LAST DAY for Early Backer Prices  If you're... (Read More)

The First 24 Hours Are Done!

August 9th - via:
It has been a spectacular first 24 hours, to say the least. As of the time that we are writing this, over 1700 people have backed the project, raising a staggering $130,000. We cannot thank all of you enough! Yesterday was a busy day for us; many of... (Read More)

Way past 100k! Thank you for your support!

August 9th - via:
Once again, each and every one of you has our most heartfelt thanks and appreciation. This literally wouldn't happen without all of you, and we are extremely grateful. We blew past our $100k stretch goal so fast that we couldn't even get an update... (Read More)

Funded in just 6 minutes!

August 8th - via:
Thank you to everyone who has already backed this book! We funded in an absolutely incredible 6 minutes! We’re deeply blessed to have all of your support and incredibly grateful to you all! We’re pressing onward toward the rest of the project... (Read More)

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