Another great day, another milestone achieved! We’ve passed $20,622, so Tavis will give us rules for the AD&D dungeoneers as high-level adventurers. And we’re less than $1000 away from amazing Jared von Hindman art. And the bonus rewards bonanza rolls on! Stay tuned for details on EXACTLY WHAT YOU’RE GETTING.
If we hit $23,000, Rory from the D&D Virtual Table (also known as Rory, my co-writer at Blog of Holding) will make 20 custom PC and monster tokens and give them to all $22+ backers to use in the application. The tokens will include the art for the five iconic AD&D dungeoneers and all the other characters and monsters from our 20 stickers. Artists include Rich Burlew, Anna-Maria Jung, Rusty Axe Games, me, and half a dozen more real artists who have had real gallery shows and are probably too good for this sort of thing.
The D&D Virtual Table is WOTC’s official tool for playing D&D online. The D&D VT has all the tools for running a D&D campaign: a dice roller, map & dungeon creator, character & monster token system, initiative tracker, campaign notebook, character sheets, integrated voice chat, as well as integration with other official D&D digital tools, such as the D&D Character Builder and Monster Builder. It has support for playing D&D over the internet with friends or jumping into pick-up games with other users.
When the D&D VT launches, backers can email Rory with their usernames, and Rory will give them the bonus PC and Monster tokens to use in the application. The D&D VT is currently in beta for DDI Subscribers and their friends; check it out at vt.wizards.com. If you don’t have a DDI account and still want to check out the beta, email Rory: rory at blogofholding d0t com.
Hold on now. What exactly is everyone getting?
I may have overwhelmed you with bonus rewards. Let me lay out exactly what everyone’s getting. There are a few changes from previous announcements, including new print options.
$5+ backers: $5 backers started with a PDF of the poster. As bonus rewards, they’re now getting:
$17+ backers: $17 backers started with a Random Dungeon poster and a PDF of the poster. As bonus rewards, they get:
$22+ backers: Besides the various pledge levels at or above $22, all $22+ backers get a PDF of the poster. As bonus rewards, they get:
Bonus reward for posterity: I’ve agreed to donate my original artwork to Tim Hutchinson, the curator of D&D history, for PlaGMaDA.
I’ll do my best to have mailed stuff (posters and stickers) arrive in April. I’m on the pace, as long as no shipping/printing roadblocks develop.
Most PDFs will be available in April as well, probably around the same time as the posters are mailed. The Paul’s DM Notebook lulubook will also be available in April.
The all-star dungeon adventures PDF and lulubook will be ready later: it’s scheduled for May, but it depends on the availability of the authors.
The online dungeon crawler should be ready in May or June or so. One thing I’ve learned as a programmer is not to guarantee software delivery dates
One more thing…