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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Kickstarter - Dungeon Delve #1: Tower of the Black Sorcerers (OSR Adventure)


I'm pretty big on backing OSR themed Kickstarters. I like to back the community I'm a part of and want to see creators, new and old succeed. The Dungeon Delve #1: Tower of the Black Sorcerers looks to be an excellent OSR Kickstarter, with a bunch of pluses and a huge potential warning sign.

Let me explain.

Plusses:

  • The art team is amazing: Bradley K. McDevitt, Ryan Jack Allred, Matthew Ray, and Russ Nicholson
  • Removable cardstock cover printed in color.
  • A cut-away map of the tower, a map of the tower levels, and a dungeon map printed in classic dungeon blue in the inside cover.
  • Its written for 1e
  • Its written, edited, laid out and all art is accounted for.
Minus:
  • Shipping for the physical copy is apparently included in the $20 price. Looks to ship anywhere. Enough international backers can make this a monetary loss. 
Its funded and I'm currently in for 20 bucks.

Edit: "Tower of the Black Sorcerers" is an adventure for 5 to 7 characters of intermediate levels 5 to 8. "

7 comments:

  1. I'd missed that Erik. That could potentially spell disaster! I know from experience that shipping alone to some international locations can exceed $20.

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  2. Big, big warning. It was the postage costs that sunk the Appendix N Kickstarter. Funnily enough, the physical buy in on that one was also $20 including shipping to anywhere in the world. I reckon any backers to this one as it stands are bordering on throwing their money away.

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  3. I brought this up a couple of days ago on the KS, no response thus far.
    Even though I'm just 3 or so hours away by car (Tacoma - British Columbia), I expect postage to be $7-10 USD. It appears that media mail for Continental US was the measuring stick for including shipping.

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  4. There have been a few of us that have pointed out that issue with the project creator and I know he's acknowledged it - he's replied to my message and I think he's capped the first reward and created a new reward with the correct shipping. So, once again, the indie publishers are looking out for each other!

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    1. Good to hear Thom. It would have been nice if the matter had been openly addressed. Perhaps you can pass along some pointers on dialogue with one's backers.

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  5. That's good to hear. This is a nice looking product and I'd hate for the originator to come out of it broke.

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