We had a great time running a game of Bulletproof Blues at RavenCon for one of our Kickstarter backers. Brandon Blackmoor ran the GagMen Podcast adventure, “Worming My Blues Away“. Among the players was the illustrious and irrepressible Robert Quill.
“Worming My Blues Away” makes a great one-shot convention game, because it starts in media res, after the player characters have just finished repelling an incursion by the Isopterans. And RavenCon, as always, was a great convention. The RavenCon staff were friendly, professional, and responsive. In a fast-changing world, it’s good to know that there are some things on which one can depend.
The EXTREME EARTH Campaign Setting is now available for Bulletproof Blues Second Edition at DriveThruRPG, complete with character creation guidelines and NPC stat blocks written by Bulletproof Blues creator Brandon Blackmoor!
One year ago, the Kickstarter campaign for Bulletproof Blues Second Edition successfully funded — thanks to you!
So where are we now? The PDF and print versions have been completed, sent to the appropriate backers, and made available on DriveThruRPG. The open game content has been made available at RPG Library. So far, so good.
Now for the not so good. We have the manuscripts for Ruins Of Atlanta and Martian Mayhem (Evangelists From Mars), but we are still working on the Cosmic Adventures manuscript. We have commissioned art for Ruins Of Atlanta (we probably won’t have the funds to have art for Martian Mayhem or Cosmic Adventures, sadly), and James Shields’ art looks great, but personal issues have delayed the layout, and it looks like that delay will keep on being delayed for another few weeks. That’s distressing.
We have two backers who generously supported us at the GALACTIC SENTINEL level of support. We will be contacting those backers in the next few days to start arranging a time to play the live game session reward for that backer level. We are sorry it has taken so long to do that: you deserve better.
Thanks again for your support. We hope that the game has given you some entertainment while you wait for the snow to melt.
Bulletproof Blues Second Edition print cover
Bulletproof Blues Second Edition is now in print! Bulletproof Blues is a rules-light, setting-dark(ish) superhero roleplaying game. The second edition has more examples! More sample characters! More fun!
If you have previously purchased the PDF, let us know by sending your order information and your DriveThruRPG account name to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will give you a coupon to apply toward the print version.
Other than the three backers whose names were omitted from the first printing (whose copies will be sent next week), all of the backers at the “National Icon” level (and above) should be receiving their softcover copy of Bulletproof Blues soon. When it arrives, please share your opinion on your social media venue of choice. If you have the time and inclination, try to provide some details on what you like and why, and what you do not like and why. That will help others, who may or may not share your tastes, decide whether the game might interest them. Think of it as paying the Noah Tax:
Whenever you post about a thing that you’ve purchased or are going to purchase and you think the rest of us would be interested in purchasing it, too, let us know why. Tell us what you liked about it so that we can see if it’s the sort of thing that we might like, too. I’m not calling for full-scale reviews, but rather short bits that tell us more about your experience with a thing than anything else, since that’s what really matters. I think if we all do this, we’ll all be much better-informed consumers of RPG products and that can’t do anything but help the industry as far as I can see.
(From “The Noah Tax”, http://www.kickassistan.net/2014/12/the-noah-tax.html)
The proof for the print version of Bulletproof Blues Second Edition arrived today, and it looks great! We will be sending out the print books to people who backed us at the National Icon ($45) level and above over the next couple of days. Once we have sent the book to all of our Kickstarter backers, we will make the printed book available for purchase on DriveThruRPG.
More silliness from Cafe Press: a coffee mug with the Golden Age logo of GORGON.
I was playing around today with creating custom coffee mugs through Cafe Press. From top to bottom, these are the GORGON, Kalos Comics, and Aegis logos. They’d be expensive, as coffee mugs go — $18 each, plus shipping. Is there any demand for these? I would sell them at my cost.
We have finished formatting all of the open content from Bulletproof Blues Second Edition (i.e., all of the text and artwork). It is online at RPG Library Open Game Content:
The print version of the book has cleared premedia at the printer’s, and we have ordered a proof, which should arrive late next week. Knock on wood, the proof will not have any errors and the cover art will line up correctly, and the printed books will start shipping next week.
We have released the new Sean Izaakse character art from Bulletproof Blues Second Edition on DriveThruRPG in two new character packs, and we have updated the original Character Packs featuring art from Dan Houser. Check them out!
Kickstarter backers will be sent coupons for these items over the next few days.
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