Morning Monkey FOUR DAYS TO GO!!!

That’s right this time Friday morning it will all be over!

Stretch Goal 4 funded at the end of last week, so that’s The Monkey Companion in the bag. That’s a total of four books that the campaign has funded now. I’ve added six new stretch goals to the campaign  and funding has picked up. Who knows where we will end our own Journey to the West ?

So if you are thinking about backing now is the time to jump aboard and if you are a backer thinking about upping their pledge please do now to help the campaign end up in a crazy unimaginable place 🙂

Jon Hodgson’s work in progress cover

 

Monkey Morning 18 Cover + Illustrations

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

Monkey Morning 15, Half time on the Kickstarter!

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

Chinese Vampire by Peter Frain

Monkey Morning Day 14, Stretch Goal 3 hit !

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

 

Monkey Monday! Day 13 of the Kickstarter!

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 contempatles the illusionary nature of reality by Dan Barker.

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

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.

Ministry of Thunder cover by Jon Hodgson

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.

Mandate of Heaven now on Kickstarter

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