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The one Kickstarter that Icrontians should fund

The one Kickstarter that Icrontians should fund

Isles of the Sun Kickstarter

Every week, without fail, Icrontic reporter CB Droege brings us the most interesting video game releases of the week. He’s been doing this for years, never faltering, and always with sincere interest in distilling and sharing what’s best with this community—but that’s not all; he also does a great many things for Expo Icrontic every year, from running most of the boardgaming, to helping organize the prize giveaways, and more. There’s a lot of reasons he’s the 2012 Icrontic Man of the Year.

Four years ago he starting running a Dungeons & Dragons campaign for a small group of Icrontians. We used Skype and Fantasy Grounds software to play in CB’s then-developing campaign world, which is called The Isles of the Sun. Over the years, we took our game from newly-created numbers on a sheet to well-developed characters with histories, backgrounds, distinct personalities, and traits both lovable and reviled. Our characters were able to grow and  flourish because CB’s world that was being created around us was increasingly more detailed and immersive every week.

After four years of world-building, CB is ready to release his campaign world, and he is using Kickstarter to fund it.

I spent four years in the Isles, and it is a tremendously well-developed campaign world, filled with distinctive and memorable personalities, solid and believable geo-politics, intrigue, mystery, dangers, and wonders. The mythology and background is fascinating and fantastic. This place is a joy to run adventures in.

If you’re interested in D&D at all, are a veteran player or a brand-new one, please consider funding The Isles of the Sun. It is suitable for any d20 campaign and with little trouble could be adapted to other systems (Pathfinder, D&D4E, even D&D5E). For the modest donation levels, you’ll be not only getting a fantastic campaign world, you’ll also be supporting the deeply creative endeavors of a very talented man. Also, he’s an Icrontian, so DO IT.

 

Comments

  1. Colgere
  2. GHoosdum
    GHoosdum If we start to get close to the deadline and we haven't met the goal, I might have to increase my pledge level.
  3. Guppy
    Guppy I would pledge, but, as far as I know, Kickstarter doesn't take Paypal.
  4. CB
    CB Thanks for the write-up, Brian! :D
    I would pledge, but, as far as I know, Kickstarter doesn't take Paypal.
    It runs on amazon payments. :)
  5. midga
    midga Holy sweet deep-fried baby jesus...yes! As someone who has watched this campaign from the outside, and has heard the tales and backgrounds, I've wanted to be able to play in it for a while.

    Of course, I'd prefer to play with CB running the game. ;3

    But seriously, people, if you find this sort of thing interesting in the slightest, you should jump on this like a navy cadet on a port-town prozzy. If you're not interested, well, it's CB. DO IT FOR HERHIM
  6. primesuspect
    primesuspect Ten days, $1600 to raise. Can we do it? I think so.

    Icrontic: This is worth funding. It's a four-year labor of love, art, and talent. If you have any RPG friends, buy a copy for them. It will make a great holiday gift, so on and so forth.
  7. primesuspect
    primesuspect Share this on your social networks: Reddit, StumbleUpon, Facebook, Twitter, whatever. It's important!
  8. RahnalH102
    RahnalH102 Good thing I got paid last week. Only $800 left! DO IT!!!
  9. mertesn
    mertesn
    Good thing I got paid last week. Only $800 left! DO IT!!!
    Hate to burst your bubble, but at my last check there was still $1500 to go.
  10. Linc
    Linc Only $1492 left to go now. Bam.
  11. RahnalH102
    RahnalH102 It shown 900 when I was there. Or was that how much was already raised? *checks* ooooooh. Well, more DO IT needs to be done then.
  12. primesuspect
    primesuspect $1449 to go with 8 days remaining. Can we do it?
  13. Zanthian
  14. midga
    midga Over 50% there, but we need more Icrontians to express their love for CB and/or this awesome setting. And by "express" I mean give, and by "love" I mean money. Seriously, I know you peeps can make this happen.
  15. JBoogaloo
    JBoogaloo Pledged...now I need to get some artwork to CB so he can view it, lol!
  16. Colgere
  17. mertesn
    mertesn It's now completely funded!
  18. Colgere
    Colgere Indeed it is. :)
  19. Zanthian
    Zanthian Awesome work guys!
  20. JBoogaloo
    JBoogaloo Great work! Looking forward to seeing this move forward! :)
  21. primesuspect
    primesuspect Thank you to everyone who funded this. It's a great project that is near and dear to the hearts of a lot of us. <3
  22. Tushon
    Tushon Do we get a player's copy and DM copy if we pledge at $12?
  23. CB
    CB Thanks to all the ICers who helped out. I'll do my best to make the book worth your investment. :D
  24. CB
    CB
    Do we get a player's copy and DM copy if we pledge at $12?
    nope.

    edit: added a new pledge level just for this. :)
  25. NullenVoyd
    NullenVoyd Oh tits! Grats man! Now make it happen!
  26. Jokke
    Jokke Glad we could be of help.
  27. Colgere
    Colgere Don't forget, there are still the stretch goals that can be met. :)
  28. petesmom
    petesmom This is exciting! Congrats, CB !
  29. Colgere
    Colgere This just ended. Congrats to @CB, looking forward to the product of your efforts! :D
  30. CB
    CB Thanks, @Colgere, and everyone else whose been supportive, financially and otherwise. :) I've got a lot of work to do. First step: Artist wrangling.
  31. primesuspect
  32. BuddyJ
    BuddyJ Congrats! I put it on Reddit a few days ago and have had a nice response. Glad to see the $3k stretch goal was met too!
  33. primesuspect
  34. CB
    CB Yep. Now the artists will have even more work to do, illustrating the cards for the Dragon Line deck. :)
  35. UPSLynx
    UPSLynx Congrats CB!

    If you need input on an artist, I know a guy... Can send you contact info via PM if you wish.

    Also awwwww yeah Isles of Lynx!

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