Copy of the Kickstarter update: Kickstarter Update #58
Greetings Adventurers, Legends, and #OpenLegion,
As one of my goals was to communicate with the community, I am sending out this small update on the progress of things with Open Legend RPG and a look into the plans I have. I will endeavor to make an update at least once a month going forward.
Transfer of Open Legend RPG
This part is boring, but I want to be transparent. Things have been progressing with the transfer of the company, but the joys of bureaucratic red tape on top of the COVID-19 situation have slowed some things down. I have already been able to communicate with several of the community and help them with questions and issues that they may have, and it has been great hearing back from them.
Website and SRD
The Community License information as well as the official SRD are being worked on. I plan to have these done by the end of the year for sure, and sooner if possible. There has been a slight hiccup with updating the website that is more on the technical side of things, but that should be cleared up in a month or two.
I have been able to start going through many files, and am excited for the stretch goals as a fan of the system. My initial focus is the Valhalla Mini Campaign Setting. I plan to start doing some play testing for this in the coming weeks, for sure at the start of July. I will initially be organizing this via the official Discord (invite link: https://discord.gg/J27ZbYP ).
What I’m looking for in play testers are people that will provide feedback on suggestions, parts that they found difficult, parts they found unbalanced, as well as any editing that might have slipped through so far. Naturally I will need both GMs and Players for this, and there will be an NDA required to be signed until the product is officially released.
The other stretch goals will require more time for layout and design, but as they are prepared, I will be doing play testing for those as well. I want to ensure that the products which get into everyone’s hands have gone through the ringer at least a few times before release.
As the products are released and made available for download via backerkit, they will also be made available for sale on the official store, thus making more products available, and showing the continued livelihood of the company while bringing in revenue for future endeavors.
The PDF for the GM screens was released awhile ago by Brian. The process of printing and shipping out the physical product costs money, and as I have just recently purchased the company, there is not a lot of spare money to get this particular stretch goal done right away. I will be going back over the provided estimates for the printing and shipping, getting new ones, and proceed from there to get this out to backers as soon as is practically possible.
One of the red tape hold-ups has to do with banking, but that will hopefully be shored up in the next 2 weeks. I will begin some advertising campaigns to draw more attention to the system, and bring new people on board. You can help with this too, but letting others know about the system, and inviting them to join the awesome communities over at the Discord and Forums!
May the Dice ever Explode in your Favor
Expect another update sometime in mid to late July, though possibly sooner depending on what there is to update everyone on.
Your Open Legend Caretaker,
Jonathan “Great Moustache” Potter