Hey! The same week that I mention Quick-Kick, and we get our Snake Eyes doppelgänger back on the page! Bootstack Joe, for those of you who don’t remember, was a character created by readers who donated to the Kickstarter for Hunter Black Volume One. Actually, so were Packwing and Ryota Nichiren.
Finally, though it took us forever, we’re completing the last of our Kickstarter obligations this week. (Will’s handling all of the heavy lifting in that regard, to be honest.) Well, that’s not entirely true, we still have a big one to take care of, but this one’s not time sensitive. No one’s WAITING for the last one. One of our backers bought the weekend-long D&D session, but is donating it to a children’s hospital, which is about as cool a thing as I can think of.
Will and I are going to have to do a great deal of research for this one, and we have to put together a suitable adventure for a group of sick kids. Something loaded with action and adventure, something that isn’t too scary, and something that maybe speaks to the power of hope and of positivity. Then we have to find a hospital that will allow us to do it. (That frankly seems like the most difficult part.)
I’m just now at the point where the idea of printing Volume Two is in my brain. Before we do anything like that, though, we need to see more success with selling the first book, and we have to figure out how we’re going to finance it. We were BAD at Kickstarter our first time out…just BAD. It took us every bit of two years to get everything squared away, and that’s not cool. We’d definitely do it better the second time around, but not all of our issues with getting things done were the result of inexperience and overconfidence. (We had a lot of inexperience and overconfidence, though.) Our schedules are TERRIBLE. They’re completely unforgiving. We’re fortunate to be well-regarded at work, to be popular among our friends, and to have happy and healthy relationships. Time is a factor, for sure.
Frankly, I’d like for us to figure out how to pay for it ourselves, outright, the next time. That’s a big task, though. We’ll see.