We have under a week left in the Transhuman Kickstarter, and it's been an amazing ride so far. Strap in for the last week, because it's about to get extra fun! Covered in this update: new stretch goals and an update about PayPal payments.
Eclipse Phase as ePub
We just unlocked this goal, and we'll be publishing Eclipse Phase in ePub format this fall/winter! If you want to pre-order it, you can add $10 onto your Kickstarter pledge.
New Stretch Goals
$71,000 -- 1000 ISBNs!
What? Here's the scoop: we need ISBNs to publish books, and many online stores (such as Apple's iBookstore) require a unique ISBN for each electronic book we sell. If you buy ISBNs in small batches, they cost $25 each -- but if we buy 1000 at a time, they only cost $1 each. So we want to invest in essentially "ISBNs for life!" to save us money down the road, and to allow us to profitably get Eclipse Phase into more venues! This goal is mostly about sharing info with you regarding the impact this Kickstarter will have on Posthuman Studios long-term. We want you to know that YOU can help make this happen.
$80,000 -- Caleb Stokes / Role Playing Public Radio Know Evil Team to Write New Eclipse Phase Adventure
The Know Evil Actual Play podcast is well-known amongst Eclipse Phase fans, and if we hit this stretch goal we'll bring them on board to write a brand new adventure for Eclipse Phase!
$90,000 -- Singularity Character Generator
Created by Kyle Hankins of indie software developer Snow Dog Labs, Singularity is a cross-platform (Windows, OS X, Linux) character generator that will support Eclipse Phase character generation -- both the traditional point-buy system and the new package system that will be in Transhuman!
$100,000 -- Eclipse Phase Fate Conversion Guide
If we hit this goal, we will bring you a Fate Core-compatible conversion guide for Eclipse Phase, allowing you to play in the EP universe with the streamlined rules from Evil Hat's upcoming Fate Core! If we unlock this stretch goal, Posthuman Studios will be the first "Powered by Fate" publisher!
That's the broad strokes of each stretch goal; we'll be covering them in more detail below, and in future updates!
We will be rolling out support for PayPal pledges on Friday, May 16th, for those who cannot pledge with Kickstarter itself.
Details regarding Stretch Goal Rewards
Caleb Stokes / Role Playing Public Radio Know Evil Team to Write New Eclipse Phase Adventure
We have several cool proposals from Caleb already and we're polishing them and deciding which one is the best way to go. We're looking at making 1this adventure roughly twice as large as our typical published adventures: twice as many words, twice as much art, twice as many pages. It will be available via PDF and Print-on-Demand with an estimated release of Spring 2014 if the stretch goal is reached!
Singularity Character Generator by Snow Dog Labs
We've been talking to Kyle of Snow Dog Labs for months now; he brought Singularity to us in working shape and we're excited to turn it into something that can benefit all Eclipse Phase fans!
If we reach the stretch goal, Kyle will get to work on updating Singularity for Transhuman compatibility, and it will be available later this year with both single-user and group licenses. If it is unlocked, we'll also add backer levels so you can get purchase Singularity and be part of the beta test team!
Eclipse Phase Fate Conversion Guide
Eclipse Phase. Fate. Two great tastes that people have been telling us for years that they want to taste together: "We love Eclipse Phase! We love Fate, too! We want them together on our gaming table!"
We've heard you, and your game table may be getting some extra support soon!
Posthuman Studios LLC and Evil Hat Productions, LLC are pleased to announce that they have entered into an agreement that will allow Posthuman Studios to publish an Eclipse Phase-to-Fate conversion guide. This release is tied to the $100,000 stretch goal for Posthuman Studios' Transhuman Kickstarter.
If we reach that stretch goal, the following four backer levels will be added to the campaign:
It's Fate! - $5 - You get a PDF copy of the Eclipse Phase Fate Conversion Guide when it's released, and a shoutout on our website and in Transhuman.
Find My Eternal Fate - $15 - You get a PDF copy of the Eclipse Phase Fate Conversion Guide when it's released, a copy of the Eclipse Phase core rulebook PDF, as well as the Eclipse Phase short stories Lack, Melt, An Infinite Horizon, and El Destino Verde as digital books (PDF and ePub). You also get a shoutout on our website and in Transhuman.
Fate in Print - $30 - You get a print copy of the Eclipse Phase Fate Conversion Guide when it's released, plus the PDF, a copy of the Eclipse Phase core rulebook PDF, as well as the Eclipse Phase short stories Lack, Melt, An Infinite Horizon, and El Destino Verde as digital books (PDF and ePub). You also get a shoutout on our website and in Transhuman. (+$15 International Shipping)
Fate and Eclipse Phase Print - $80 - You get the Fate in Print backer level rewards, plus a copy of the Eclipse Phase core rulebook in print! (Ships at the same time as Eclipse Phase Fate Conversion Guide) (+$30 International Shipping)
The Eclipse Phase Fate Conversion Guide will be written and edited by Fate-experienced authors and editors to be named soon, with oversight from Eclipse Phase developer Rob Boyle. It will be published in the 6"x9" proportions of the Fate Core rulebook, and contain rules and guidelines to convert Eclipse Phase to the Fate system. The Eclipse Phase core rulebook will be required for use. Page count and post-Kickstarter pricing to be determined.
The text of Eclipse Phase Fate Conversion Guide will be available under a Creative Commons Attribution license.
The Powered by Fate logo was created by Evil Hat Productions, LLC and is used with permission.
To the Future!
Whatever happens over the last week of the Transhuman Kickstarter, it's going to be fun! Please share it with your friends over Facebook, Google+ (talking about Transhuman is way more fun than talking about whether you like the changes Google just made to Google+!), Twitter, and your other social networks.
We'll be posting a bit more frequently in the coming days, so keep your eyes peeled and let us know what you think!