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Monday, March 23, 2020

CV-19 Pandemic Causes Onyx Path to Cancel Current Kickstarter



You can read the original update here
Important Message from Rich Thomas of Onyx PathMarch 23, 2020
Dear supporters of Legendlore, 
When we plan a project for Kickstarter we rely on our years of experience with KS, so we really thought we were totally prepared to give our Legendlore TTRPG a great start with a great Kickstarter. But nothing, I mean NOTHING, in our experience has prepared us for anything like our lives during the Coronavirus pandemic. 
We even thought that we could run this Kickstarter like normal since it's online, our crew is online, and you folks and other potential backers are all online. But we really can't do much of anything normally these days, and trying to push forward with this KS in the face of the seriousness of how all our lives have been affected seems like trying to dive into a tidal wave while hoping to swim out the other side. 
All of us right now are focusing on social distancing, quarantine, school and work closures, border and business closures, shortages of supplies, and anxiety for loved ones. Hell, just anxiety in general. We're all distracted and often overwhelmed by all that is happening and how to adapt to it. 
At this point, not knowing yet how things are going to resolve, we have to be realistic and face the fact that now is not the time to continue to ask you to support the launch of our game. There is just too much other, far more serious, stuff going on. While we still think that we would have eked out the funding amount and maybe a tad more, we also feel that Legendlore has a lot more to offer than a "just funded" campaign. 
So we are canceling this Kickstarter with the intention of relaunching it later this year.
We'll need to figure out how to fit it into our current roster of Kickstarter projects, but we will. None of you will be charged for a canceled campaign, and James will be providing all current backers links to the complete text as a PDF. We hope you'll be able to take the chance to give Legendlore a try at your gaming tables and when we relaunch we'll love to hear how your games played. 
We offer our grateful thanks to everyone who has backed Legendlore's KS so far. You will be the first to know when we launch again! 
We shall all return to the Realm another day, and it will be glorious!
— RichT and all of Onyx Path
Folks, we live in stressful times. Anxiety is our constant neighbor these days. You are not alone. If you need to reach out, email me at tenkarsDOTtavernAT that gmail thing. We'll talk. We are all in this together - Tenkar

2 comments:

  1. Yup, I've seen several Kickstarters start strong a few weeks ago, then within the past week, just stall out utterly. I think folks are holding back their spending money until the economy tightens up and isn't so volatile.

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  2. A lot of people have already lost their jobs or been furloughed. Service industry is being hit especially hard, but a lot of FLGS are going to not make rent if they cant host Magic events. I dont know much about Magic but I know it is the money maker for most game stores.

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