Currently the MAELORUM Gamebook kickstarter has only: 0 days left to meet the funding target... UPDATE:
Gamebook Project has been successfully Funded!
Details lower in the thread.
To everyone here on the MONGOOSE PUBLISHING FORUM who showed and interest in the project, to those who pledged and to MONGOOSE themselves for allowing me to post here (and for their stellar work, especially with the Lone Wolf Collector's Editions and Multiplayer Gamebooks
) a ENORMOUS THANK-YOU for your interest, enthusiasm and contributions.
Greetings and well met fellow RPG/Gamebook aficionados, old-ToTS'ers and new LW fans alike.
I apologize in advance for the TL;DR. Please stick with me, it'll be worth it.
Folks, I need your help: There's a GAMEBOOK
Kickstarter project I would like to see succeed: "MAELORUM (VOLUME 1)"
gamebook is the culmination of a 10-year labor-of-love by author Will Fincher (who single-handedly designed the RPG system, wrote the narrative and did all the hand-drawn artwork.) The very tenacity it takes to FINNISH something like this, to see it through to the end, made me want to back the project and pledge for a print copy of the gamebook. (Well, that
and an ongoing 30-year obsession with this hobby.
You can visit the kickstarter page here:http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/314653974/maelorum-an-epic-gamebook
Take a look at the PROMO video, here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPUk3TmnRqE
Or take a look at the Maelorum
While you're at it, join the Maelorum
and follow on twitter https://twitter.com/Maelorum
@MaelorumThings you might be interested to know about this project:
(a) It's not 'pie-in-the-sky.
' IT'S basically DONE.
Will Fincher simply needs the additional $5,000 Kickstarter goal for professional proofing, editing, formatting and to buy some time to tweak the current art and add the final touches.
(b) He's thinking big.
Multi-episodic BIG. The groundwork, structure and narrative for Vol.2 are already in progress.
(c) MAELORUM has received thumbs-up
from gamebook and industry luminaries such as Jonathan Green, Tin Man Games, Megra Entertainment and several RPG blogs.
(d) MAELORUM promises a new and unique style of solo-RPG'ing and hopes to bring innovation and an evolution to the gamebook format.
Fellow citizens and denizens of Magnamund (and other planes of existence
) can we lend our support for the MAELORUM
kickstarter?If you feel this is a project you wish to get behind and support, please, up-end your coin purse and pledge some crowns towards a digital or print copy.What? You've been robbed by brigands on the highway? Failed a critical save? Spent your last coin buying ale and listening to rumors at the local tavern in search of a quest? Lost your shirt gambling? Lost your shirt climbing out of a comely wenche's window in the dark (with insufficient stealth skill?) Never-mind, while pledges are appreciated there ARE other ways YOU can help! Such as:
about #Maelorum, do a SIGNAL BOOST or PLEASE RETWEET containing the kickstarter link.
the Maelorum Facebook posts on your FB page for the duration of the kickstarter campaign.
3. Add Maelorum's FB page or Kickstarter link to your FB status
for a day.
4. Mention MAELORUM
and the Kickstarter campaign in the various forums
you're involved in. (Members of Project Aon, ENWORLD, RPGNet, etc. Anywhere Gamebooks and solo-rpg's might be appreciated.)
5. Help get the word out there.
Let's get eyes (and pledges!) on the Kickstarter page. It just needs one final PUSH!PLUS
, it good gamebook karma: You get a permanent +1 to any random number rolled and there's lots of little goodies and SPECIAL ITEMS up for grabs when you pledge. This includes monogrammed Maelorum shirts for those of you who lost yours in the paragraph above!
Here's the Kickstarter link one more time:http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/314653974/maelorum-an-epic-gamebookPlease
, hard-working peasants and wealthy merchants alike, I'd hate to see the potential of a new gamebook lost because of the lack of support of the gamebook/solo-RPG community.
For Sommerland, the Kai and the nostalgia you now feel at the thought of picking up your fist gamebook or CYOA.
ex-Tower of the Sun
Knight of the White Mountains and itinerant door-to-door gamebook promoter and tapestry cleaning service.PS:
Please DO NOT
eat this carrier pigeon!
(I've put down a deposit and it's non-refundable if the pigeon doesn't return within 12-days
.) PPS: This post is not intended as SPAM. I'm merely trying to inform the gamebook and solo-rpg community of a project in which they might be interested, as fans. I'm in no way associated with the project, other than my wish to see it funded, and my life-long love of the genre. I'm merely hoping to find some kindred spirits here.
Please accept this post in the spirit it was intended.