Kickstarter fundage imminent
As I write this post, the kickstarter for The Underground: A Sam and Fuzzy RPG is teetering at 99% funding. That, my friends, is bananas. I am thrilled to see so many of you are as excited about our game/guidebook to the Sam and Fuzzy universe as I am!
And with three full weeks still left to go in the campaign, it’s looking like we may raise enough to make the game even larger and more awesome than we’d originally planned -- with more game features, Sam and Fuzzy lore, and illustrations than the copious quantities contained in our original book! I am super pumped to be revealing our favourite expansion ideas as stretch goals this early in the campaign. They are these:
The 20k expansion would introduce a massive helping of new Underground lore, detailing the twisted history of the Calamari Dynasty -- an original Committee member organization that was replaced by Squilt's Salmon Corporation and revived as a rival faction. If you've ever wondered what the deal is with all the squids running around in the comic... this is my chance to finally dig into it! And of course, both factions of squids would also become playable in game.
Meanwhile, the 25k expansion would reveal the truth about the brethren of Jess Star -- the mysterious shapeshifters! This is something I've wanted to explore for ages, but that just never fit logically into the comic story. In addition to becoming a playable species with a newly designed disguise mechanic, shapeshifters will also get a big write-up in the book's lore sections, detailing the secret history of their species, and which other Sam and Fuzzy character(s) are also secretly shapeshifters. You know, in case you were curious.
Anyhow, we've got some fun ideas for additions! But that's not to downplay the quantity of stuff that's already in there. Late last Friday, I posted our book's working draft Table of Contents, to help give people some sense of the scope of the project. Allow me to reshare it here!
And believe it or not, all that content is already written! (Although I'm still busy illustrating it and laying it all out in InDesign.) Right now, we're estimating it'll be around 250-300 pages in print form, with over 100 new illustrations crafted just for the book. We have been busy.
We return on Wednesday, with a new comic and more info about the RPG project. See you then!