Monkey Morning Day 5 of Kickstarter.

Good Morning! Monkey Manics!

Things have slowed down yesterday, because people do stuff away from t’internets at weekends I hear, but we are still on track for hitting Stretch Goal 2 Defenders of the Dragon Empire very soon. At time of posting we’re just under £300* away from adding Mortal Wuxia heroes to the world of Monkey.

We also hit the most fortunate number of 8 Golden Monkey’s yesterday. These are the Monkey Manics who have gone in at the high-end pledge, a significant and most welcome contribution to the funding.

I also notice that in the split of backers there’s a large number of Brass Monkeys. To be honest I didn’t expect that at this stage, I put level in so that it was there for later when we had reached the stage of stretch goal standalone books, so people could up grade their pledges to get everything in print. But so many people have put their faith (and money) in the campaign that it’s a significant number. It influenced my decision to make the extra adventure the basis of a separate Quickstart book, which as well as PDF will be available in print. Also because of this that Stretch Goal 3 will be the book of adventures, the Ministry of Thunder a collection of Five Adventures that make up a tale of an immortal detective agency actions on Earth chasing supernatural villains

I’ve also thought up a series of 8 mini-stretch goals, fun little things that I’m calling ‘Monkey Nuts’ 🙂 These are small adventures/encounters/articles that I plan to release as standalone pdfs, to keep interest in the game post release on as promotional material. We’ll this way Backers will get to see them first ,as they are completed rather than the drip-drip release schedule that non-backers will get them, and if all 8 fund they will get them as pdf/print collection. As stretch goals they will break up the long lonely drives between the bigger more expensive stretch goals.

If you’ve backed thanks for your contribution – things are looking up on the campaign with lots of exciting material to be unlocked soon 🙂

If you’ve not backed and are sitting on the fence, jump off and get pledging. Help us hit those stretch goals and get me committed to producing the extra stuff straight after the main rulebook is done.

Here’s to a good day of funding!

*which in percentage terms is about 70% towards the goal or 15 backers at the average pledge (which is about £20 or so the KS tells me) or 3 (all Golden Monkeys) to 17 (all Little Monkeys)

Monkey Morning 4 of the Kickstarter, the story so far

Its Saturday morning, and Day 4 of the Monkey 2nd Incarnation Kickstarter  and this is where we stand.

The basic goal of the new edition with streamlined rules and new art by the likes of, Peter Frain, Daniel Barker and a new cover by Jon Hodgson FUNDED!  (within 16 hours on the first day!)

Stretch Goal One: If you see Buddha on the Road, an extra adventure in the main rule book and the basis of a Quick Start booklet FUNDED!

Currently we are funding Stretch Goal Two: Defenders of the Dragon Empire as a chapter in main rule book that deals with how to create and play mortal heroines and heroes in the game, and we are just under 50% towards being Funded..

If you’ve backed it tell your friends. The bigger this gets the more stretch goals with new content we can fund.

If you’ve  not backed, but are curious about what this game is about, please click the link below and read on….

Kickstarter funded, moving onto stretch goals!

Monkey by Peter Frain

Monkey by Peter Frain

Total victory yesterday on the Kickstarter, its basic goal funded within sixteen hours of its launch!  This happened just before I went to bed and has continued to fund while I was asleep. When I got up this morning it stood at £2275 or 113% funded. Time to drink tea, get off to the day job, and work out which stretch goal to announce later today (probably about 12 GMT which is my lunch time).

If you’re new here you can read more about the game in this series of 23 blog posts I made prior to the game being launched.


Kickstarter Launch Delayed

Just to let you know that I’m delaying the Kickstarter launch until this coming Wednesday (11th January).

Nothing major, I’ve just got a couple of things I want to get sorted before the campaign starts.

So see you Wednesday!