As a follow up to this, my friends at Tabletop Adventure shared my wish to see this great GM resource be available in print form but financing a color print run is expensive.
You haven’t heard about the One Page Dungeon Codex yet? It was my first major RPG project:
The Deluxe 2009 One Page Dungeon Codex is an anthology of the best entries of the 2009 One Page Dungeon contest, coupled with essays by the creators of the One-Page template and myself on its creation and use in role playing games. The 21 dungeons found therein cover a wide creative range, from the classic retro-80’s look of D&D modules (and video games!) to lavishly decorated manors and awesomely hand-drawn dungeons that redefined the definition of “one-page dungeons”. It also features 4 exclusive pieces of artworks representing the contest winning entries.
In order to bring you this product in physical form, we settled on the Kickstarter program and started a 2 week campaign to raise the money to get the book in the hands of people. We tweaked the program to allow people to get their hands on their copy (copies) for as close to the actual cost of printing and shipping as kickstarter allowed us. In essence, we’re using the program to allow us to take pre-orders of the book and raise the capital for color printing up front.
We need to raise 550$ to get the project rolling and at the moment of writing this, we already have had 4 backers (in the interest of full disclosure, I will say that my mother is one of them and I’m not ashamed) backing a total of 155$. The options are:
- Supporter(3$): Don’t need the book, for whatever reason? You can still support getting this print product out to the RPG community. Your name will appear in the list of acknowledgments in the book. Also, if you come to the Tabletop Adventures booth at GenCon and make yourself known to us, we will thank you in person.
- Dungeon Fan (30$): Receive a color copy of the book, personally inscribed by me, and mailed to you in the US. Your name will also appear in the list of acknowledgments in the book
- Tech Savvy package (35$): Same as Dungeon Fan, PLUS a CD which includes “The One Page Dungeon Codex 2009” and all 112 of the original entries to the One Page Dungeon Contest.
- Far, Far Away (40$): Same as Dungeon Fan, mailed anywhere in the world.
- Tech Savvy package 2 (45$): Same as Tech Savvy package, mailed anywhere in the world.
- Local enthusiast (110$): You may choose to receive 4 color copies of the book, or we can customize a package of books and CDs just for you. The books may be inscribed or not as you prefer, and we will mail them to you in the US. In addition, your name will be featured prominently in the list of acknowledgments in the book.
- Global Enthusiast (150$): Same as local enthusiast, mailed anywhere in the world.
- And others…
As an incentive to get you to join and support the first serious endeavor in RPG publishing I was a main part of, I decided to throw in an extra little bonuses. All participants (including the 3$ supporters) will get an electronic copy of the revised version of the one page Font of Sorrows that inspired this contest.
Please note that this is strictly a non-profit endeavor, funds will be used to print copies and ship for the kickstart supporters and any extra funds will go to print extra copies to give away to the community (charity auctions, gifts, prizes, etc).
I wish to thank, on top of the original contest team, my friends Micheal Wolf of Stargazer’s World as well as Vicki and her crew from Tabletop Adventures for having spent so much post-contest time and effort on this project.
You want to get your hands on this piece of RPG community history? Click here. Hurry up, it ends on July 19th so we can have them printed by August.
I thank you all for your generous support.
Cover artwork: Mark Allen
Post Publication Edit: Over at The Alexandrian.net, our approach to financing the project is being questioned. I hope that people know me enough to understand how straight I like things to be. When I say that we’re aiming to get you the book as close to cost as possible it involves the credit card charges and kickstarter “slice” that I don’t want Tabletop Adventure to foot since they’re all doing this as volunteer work (they could do other things with their time) .
Any money that comes from people donating more than the asked for price or those going for the 3$ option will go toward printing more books that will be given to charity auctions or as prizes in contests. I also plan to ride the first print run and purchase about a dozen books so that we can sell some at the cons I will be over the summer.
I hope this clarifies things and I’m more than happy to answer questions if you have them.
Oh and in better news, we’re just 100$ away from our goal! That’s so cool! Please help us make this project a reality!