Monday, September 7, 2015

Kickstarter announcement - Golden Scroll of Justice

And the big announcement concerning the Kickstarter for The Golden Scroll of Justice, my upcoming mythic China/Wuxia sourcebook for old-school RPGs is...

There will be no Kickstarter.

A funny thing happened when I ran the numbers while I was preparing for the Kickstarter of this book. I realized I didn't need the money to make it happen. Sales of Adventures Dark and Deep and Castle of the Mad Archmage have been good enough that I don't need to go to the fans beforehand to make the next book happen.

I'm a firm believer that Kickstarter should be used to help create things that could not otherwise be created. Not as a pre-order platform, not to gauge public response to a product. I pride myself that, if I don't need to go to the Kickstarter well, I don't go. That's what I did with the Game Masters Toolkit, and that's what I'm able to do with Golden Scroll of Justice.

So... the planned release date is still by the end of this year. Hmmm... that'll be just in time for Christmas. How convenient!

4 comments:

Geoffrey McKinney said...

Good for you! Plus you have the advantage of not having to let Kickstarter take its cut. You'll have higher profits this way. :)

Mystic Scholar said...

Congratulations Joe! I'm really glad things are going so well with your endeavors!

faoladh said...

Yeah, I'm already sold.

pure metal said...

Just fantastic news! I'm stoked for you Joe.