The Mindjammer Kickstarter: T-minus 4 days and counting!
UPDATE: The Mindjammer Kickstarter is now open at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/328469751/mindjammer-the-roleplaying-game. I hope you’ll come and join us!
Thanks to everyone who participated in the recent Mindjammer Kickstarter survey – you people are awesome! Now everything’s ready, and in 4 days, next Tuesday 17th November, we’ll be launching our very first Kickstarter, to expand our far future transhuman science-fiction roleplaying game Mindjammer into 2016 and beyond!
For the past 2 weeks you’ve been telling us what you’d like to see in a Mindjammer kickstarter, and the answers have been fascinating and very revealing. We received just over 200 responses, and lots of comments, all of which we’ve taken on board in the Kickstarter you’re going to see next week. We’ve got some awesome books lined up for you!
First up, it’s no surprise that adventures and sourcebooks came out on top of the “publish it now!” list of supplements. Happily we’ve been thinking the same thing, and we’re ready to respond right out of the gate. The Kickstarter will be to fund the full-colour print run of our brand new Mindjammer scenario THE CITY PEOPLE – MYSTERY AND EXPLORATION BEYOND THE FRONTIER, with gorgeous deckplans and artwork, details of Space Force and a full tech spec of a stage 2 explorer ship, and a deadly multi-session adventure of exploration on a mysterious alien world. After that we hope you’ll enable us to provide you with alien adventures, reveal secrets of the Venu, take you deep into the Core Worlds, out to the Fringe – and even beyond!
Second, we were delighted to see huge support for more Mindjammer fiction and also a version of the Mindjammer core book for the Traveller RPG. At the same, you made it clear to us that you wanted the Kickstarter to present the New Commonality of Humankind in unprecented detail, and that providing fiction and support for Traveller shouldn’t de-emphasise that goal. We’ve pulled out all the stops on this one, and will focus our efforts on supplements and sourcebooks, while at the same time unlocking new fiction and ever-deepening support for the Traveller game alongside Mindjammer’s Fate Core orientation.
Third, many of you asked for easy entry to the Mindjammer game, and to that end we’re going to be prioritising both a player’s guide and quickstart products.
And of course there’s lots more… We have some awesome stuff lined up for you, and I really hope you’ll join us and unlock some amazing books.
We’re going to be covering the obvious bases for pledges, with pledges for “All the PDFs” and “All the Books in Print” as well as access to the new books in print and also adding in existing game material such as the Mindjammer core book. We’ve also got some seriously heavy-duty mega-pledges lined up…
I hope you’ll join us next Tuesday 17th November from 12 noon GMT for a month of transhuman Mindjammer revelations. The Commonality salutes you!
Normandy, 13th November 2015