More art is coming in from the artists. Lots of stuff to show you today 🙂
Art production for the main rulebook is fully under way and the artists are blowing me away with their contributions 🙂
Here’s Jon Hodgson’s cover in progress
And here it is again on its own as a static image…
Jon Hodgson’s cover a work in progress at sketch state
Next Dan Barker has finished off his full page illustration for the adventure “If you see Buddha on the Road”
Dan Barker’s If you see Buddha on the Road
We’re now officially half way through the Kickstarter and in a very healthy position indeed.
Main Rulebook funded on day one, followed by Stretch Goals 1 +2 which provide extra content for that book + a separate quick start rule booklet which will be be free in pdf form and low cost in print. Stretch goal 3, The Ministry of Thunder funded yesterday, and this will be a 5 scenario book. I’m quite chuffed about this because I’ve wanted to do this for years and now have the funds to get it done properly.
We’re now funding the Monkey Companion (which I’ll blog about in detail tomorrow).which is basically a book of short articles and adventures. One of these feature hopping vampires from Chinese Kung Fu movies, and Peter Frain has done a cracking job on illustrating one of them.
Chinese Vampire by Peter Frain
Earlier this morning we hit the Stretch Goal 3 The Ministry of Thunder! Now onwards and upwards towards the Monkey Companion!
Also some good news if you are backing at the Silver Monkey level (or are considering it). I’ve upped the reward package to include eight art prints; the piece you sponsor or suggest (which you’ll also get as a print quality electronic image for your own personal use) + 3 pieces by Peter Frain (The Monkey Triptych which includes the banner image on this site) + Dan Barker’s interpretation of the Four Pilgrims.
Read more on this Kickstarter Update
Talking of Dan, he’s still working away at his illustration for the scenario “If you See Buddha on the Road”
Here’s the latest work in progress showing the scale of the piece (its missing Monkey and co.)
If you see Buddha on the Road, work in progress by Dan Barker
So today’s update is Monday Monkey instead of a Monkey Morning, because hey I was busy this morning 🙂
Nearly half-way point, and let me remind you we’re we are up to.
The Main Rule Book has funded – and will include art like this:
Tripitaka contemplates the illusionary nature of reality by Dan Barker.
Stretch Goal 1: If you See Buddha on the Road , has funded. So we’ll have an extra introductory adventure in the rulebook + a Quick start rule book with that as the basis of the booklet.
Here’s the very rough sketch of the illustration Dan Barker is currently working on:
Stretch goal 3 Defenders of the Dragon Empire has been funded, which sees a chapter dealing with mortal wuxia inspired characters added to the main rule book.
Taoist Priest by Peter Frain
We’re nearly at Stretch Goal 3 The Ministry of Thunder, about 23 average backers away in fact. this is where all backers get a copy of a book of five adventures based around the Celestial Burocracy of the title.
Oh and if you are looking for a good overview of the game, I did an interview with Dan Davenport of RPG.net Chat last week that summed it up nicely:
So if you are sitting on the fence about funding Monkey, please get off it because the quicker we fund Stretch goals the more content and fun stuff we can provide.
If you’ve already funded us, please please tell your friends. Share the campaign on social media because this does get new backers in! We had some shares over the weeeknd and this kept things going.
Campaign had a great day yesterday with more backers jumping on at a slightly higher rate than anticipated, pushing us over the 50% line for Stretch Goal 3. The Ministry of Thunder gets closer to opening its doors to us 😉
In the mean time late last night, Peter Frain delivered this awesome Skeleton Warrior who will live in the Defenders of the Dragon Empire chapter, providing bone-kicking opposition for the mortal characters who live there 🙂
Skeleton Warrior by Peter Frain