Sunday, May 25, 2014

Buystarter: Under the Waterless Sea

So as I've mentioned I'd been working on a Polynesian adventure for Neoclassical Geek Revival, dual statted for use with most OSR games. Ideally I would like to get it some nice well polished layout and art, similar to “A Thousand Dead Babies”, “The Gnomes of Levnec”, and “Scourge of the Tikbalang”. I briefly considered a crowdfunding campaign, but those bring with them a whole raft of problems, obligations, and expectations that I didn't want to deal with. Instead I am going to test a program I am going to satirically call “Buystarter”.

I am going to put my incredibly rough looking but fully playable adventure up for sale for a reasonably low price. This low price will last for one month, then I am going to raise the price as if the work had professional art and layout. If will then set about using those funds to hire someone for layout, cartography, and art in that order. Once the work has been completed, I will update the adventure for everyone who has purchased it.

No matter what you have a fully playable adventure for a low price. If you spread the word and get others to buy in, you get a slick looking adventure for a low price. It will be interesting to see how this pans out as a concept.

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  1. Update #1: Simon Forster has been brought on for Cartography!

    1. Very cool Zz. Simon is fantastic. I like your Buystarter approach.

  2. Marvelous, if anything the maps really need someone to work with them.

    Simon Forster !?!
    Damn, I admire his work.