Last day for our contests!

Today is the final day to enter our two contests. You must submit your entry or entries by midnight tonight in order to qualify!

The big contest is being sponsored by the GagMen podcast, and the winner gets their character illustrated by brilliant comicbook artist Sean Izaakse.

Sean Izaakse preview 01

That’s a great prize even if you have no interest in anything else that comes with it (everything at the “Kalos Team-Up” reward level from the Bulletproof Blues Second Edition Kickstarter — that’s all the PDFs, a print version of the game, plus your character will be featured in Bulletproof Blues Second Edition).

The second contest is to redesign the character sheet format used in the rulebook. The winner gets a print copy of Bulletproof Blues Second Edition, and their name in the credits. Alternately, if you already have a copy of the game or simply would prefer cash, you can opt for a $40 cash reward instead of the book.

Here are the rules to both contests:

GagMen contest

The character can be any hero, villain, or even regular person that anyone could find in the Bulletproof Blues universe.

Submission should include your name, email contact, and be no more than 1000 words, but could be as simple as a name. Pictures or photographs (for cosplayers) would also be acceptable, but please do not use a name or picture you don’t have the rights to use.

The character should be based in the contemporary world of Bulletproof Blues, or be capable of being used in the contemporary setting.

All character entries do not need to have statistics, though it would be helpful.

Four characters will be selected by the hosts of GagMen and those four finalists will be sent to Kalos Comics, who will select the winner. The winning character will be drawn by comic book artist Sean Izaakse and the character will be featured in Bulletproof Blues Second Edition. The winner will also receive a digital copy of the image, released under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 US license. Entries accepted until March 31, 2014 at midnight east coast time.

Check out the GagMen site for full details!

http://www.gagmen.net/archives/CONTESTS.html

Character sheet contest

Entering is easy! Just take one of the sample characters in Bulletproof Blues, and write, draw, or design a new format for the character’s write-up. The winner will receive credit in the second edition credits and a free print copy of the game (either the current edition, or, if they are willing to wait for it, the second edition). If the winner already has the book, or would just rather have cash, we’ll pay them $40 via PayPal.

http://www.kaloscomics.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/bulletproof_blues_1.05_characters.pdf

Send your contest entries to bblackmoor@kaloscomics.com. Entries accepted until March 31, 2014 at midnight east coast time.

Remember, you don’t need to own a copy of the game to enter either of these two contests. Everything you need to enter them is provided to you for free!

Only two weeks left in our contests!

You only have two more weeks to enter our contests! Remember, you don’t need to own a copy of the game to enter either of these two contests. Everything you need to enter them is provided to you for free!

The big contest is being sponsored by the GagMen podcast, and the winner gets their character illustrated by brilliant comicbook artist Sean Izaakse.

Sean Izaakse preview 02

That’s a great prize even if you have no interest in anything else that comes with it (everything at the “Kalos Team-Up” reward level from the Bulletproof Blues Second Edition Kickstarter — that’s all the PDFs, a print version of the game, plus your character will be featured in Bulletproof Blues Second Edition).

The second contest is to redesign the character sheet format used in the rulebook. The winner gets a print copy of Bulletproof Blues Second Edition, and their name in the credits.

Here are the rules to both contests:

GagMen contest

The character can be any hero, villain, or even regular person that anyone could find in the Bulletproof Blues universe.

Submission should include your name, email contact, and be no more than 1000 words, but could be as simple as a name. Pictures or photographs (for cosplayers) would also be acceptable, but please do not use a name or picture you don’t have the rights to use.

The character should be based in the contemporary world of Bulletproof Blues, or be capable of being used in the contemporary setting.

All character entries do not need to have statistics, though it would be helpful.

Four characters will be selected by the hosts of GagMen and those four finalists will be sent to Kalos Comics, who will select the winner. The winning character will be drawn by comic book artist Sean Izaakse and the character will be featured in Bulletproof Blues Second Edition. The winner will also receive a digital copy of the image, released under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 US license. Entries accepted until March 31, 2014 at midnight east coast time.

Check out the GagMen site for full details!

http://www.gagmen.net/archives/CONTESTS.html

Character sheet contest

Entering is easy! Just take one of the sample characters in Bulletproof Blues, and write, draw, or design a new format for the character’s write-up. The winner will receive credit in the second edition credits and a free print copy of the game (either the current edition, or, if they are willing to wait for it, the second edition). If the winner already has the book, or would just rather have cash, we’ll pay them $40 via PayPal.

http://www.kaloscomics.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/bulletproof_blues_1.05_characters.pdf

Send your contest entries to bblackmoor@kaloscomics.com. Entries accepted until March 31, 2014 at midnight east coast time.

Bulletproof Blues 2e Kickstarter preliminary totals

Bulletproof Blues Second EditionAmazon has completed their billing of the backers for our Kickstarter (although they won’t release the funds to us for another week), and I thought people might be interested in the preliminary results.

In raw numbers, the Kickstarter attracted 158 backers, who pledged a total of $5,277. Three of those pledges failed to bill successfully (expired credit cards, etc.), resulting in a real total of 155 backers and $5,217 in pledges. Amazon and Kickstarter took their fees (to the tune of 9%, combined), leaving us $4,750.

Of our 155 successfully billed backers, 4 chose no reward ($7 in pledges), 84 chose PDF-only rewards ($1,501 in pledges), and 66 chose print rewards ($3,224 in pledges).

The “no rewards” and PDF-only rewards go straight to paying artists and authors: $1,508.

Of the print rewards, we estimate that about $1,365 will go toward paying artists and authors, with the rest going to fulfill the the printing and delivery of the physical books. We won’t know the exact numbers until they have all been shipped, but we think this is a pretty good estimate.

So we raised an estimated $2,873 to put toward the art and supplemental material provided by the brilliant artists and authors who agreed to be a part of this project. Not too shabby!

We will be sending backers a survey later this week, asking for your contact information, street address, how you learned about the Kickstarter campaign, and so on. Look for that in the next few days. And thanks once again for supporting Bulletproof Blues!