A Day Late, Technical Issues, Email Schedule Change
[Tiny Tuesday – Jan 18th, 2022]
It’s -5 degrees here (Fahrenheit, of course), and we’re bundled up. Some snowstorm and internet technical issues delayed this post from yesterday, but we’re here!
The first big change. Moving forward, we’ll be sending our emails twice a month (on the first Wednesday and third Wednesday of the month). This is a change made due to feedback we received. We appreciate everyone who has passed feedback along as we work to reset how we communicate with folks! The emails going forward will merge the plan we laid out in our first post of 2022, though this weekly column on the website will continue as is for the time being!
Cointinuing forward, finalizing and cleaning up the 2021 backlog occupied most of this last week, as we work on finalizing the TinyZine compendium and pushing the last late 2021 TinyZine issues out the door. Tiny Cavemen, Blood & Blade, and the H.O.M.E. Handbook have inched forward to their next steps! Taxes, business admin work, and convention planning are in full swing and we’ll have some news next week about the first GKG conventions of 2022 (it’s not all games here).
We also focused on reworking our marketing and refining how we approach GallantFunding, and we should have some nice quality-of-life changes on the next project, as we’ve learned a lot from this first one (hence the decision to start with a small, nearly complete game.) We’ve got some ideas to improve the process going forward, as well as provide additional options and shipping options for EU folks, so look forward to that!
As a reminder: we’ve successfully GallantFunded War of the Magi, an expansion for Diogo Nogueria’s OSR urban horror and fantasy game: Dark Streets & Darker Secrets! We’ve hit 90 copies, a wonderful benchmark that has us almost 200% funded.
And as always, you can visit the Gallant Knight Games Patreon to get access to the weekly playtest and development rules, the monthly TinyZine and loads of free goodies!
The GallantVerse Campaign Guide is available in print and pdf on DriveThruRPG and the GKG webstore.
Our GallantVerse Origins actual play is back from holiday hiatus, and will return continue on Thursday, January 20th, at 8:30 PM CST on our Twitch and YouTube channels (you can click on the icons below to find those channels)!
Kyoudai Games has released their ThunderZines #9 and #10! These two zines feature articles for Thunderscape TinyD6, as well as Kyoudai Games’ Tiny Legacies (their TinyD6 superhero game)! You can find these products on DriveThruRPG:
ThunderZine #9: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/383184/ThunderZine-Issue-9
ThunderZine #10: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/383185/ThunderZine-Issue-10
You can see our other excellent licensees on DriveThruRPG!
MIDDLE KINGDOMS ADVENTURE & TRADING CO.
as well as our translation partners:
*Please note our “In Development” is subject to NDA, licenses and we can’t always talk about everything we’re working on
A note on how this is presented: the white headers with black text are designed to be overarching categories, and the black header with white text are designed to be sub categories inside the larger ones! Red text indicates a product/project status has changed.
This represents the initial stage of development where we write the first draft
Tiny Dungeon Campaign Guide
A supplement for Tiny Dungeon 2e, this book features an expanded bestiary, tips and tools for creating campaigns and modifying Tiny Dungeon 2e to suit your tables needs.
Trails of the Beastkin (WIP title)
Trails of the Beastkin is a campaign world (akin to Fenmire) for Tiny Dungeon 2e. A setting where you can’t play humans, you are the eldritch children of evil gods who created you through dark magicks. But you have rebelled and freed yourself from evil! Since the world you spent eons waging war on has yet to accept your change of heart, you must flee, searching for a home to call your own.
A TinyD6 edition of the cosmic superhero setting formerly published by Radioactive Ape Designs, Ion Guard will be revisited with new art by Nicolas Giacondino, as well as TinyD6 rules to power it going forward!
This stage represents playtesting, feedback from alpha reviewers and patrons, and revisions to the text
Swordpoint Deluxe Core Rulebook
The new adventures and mechanics are being playtested!
Atomic Highway 2e/V6 2e
Atomic Highway 2e and the next iteration of the V6 system is currently in development and playtesting
This is the last step before the text is locked for layout
Carrion Lands – the final edit and review is being prepped for Carrion Lands to land on GallantFunding later in 2022!
H.O.M.E. Handbook – our teen GallantVerse book!
Zurich Rendezvous (Tiny Spies Adventure) – edits and redlines are being incorporated and the book is being prepped for layout.
This step often happens concurrently with the previous three steps and is relatively independent and so projects here might show up twice on the update list
Swordpoint Deluxe Core Rulebook – Only 5 pieces are now outstanding before we can move this to layout. Roughs are backed and approved. Next steps are finished pieces!
Tiny Dungeon Campaign Guide – almost all finished.
Zurich Rendezvous (Tiny Spies Adventure) – finished!
Atomic Highway 2e – in progress.
Tiny Cavemen – moved to art direction.
This step is the final step before we prep for release/funding. We try to do this step before we go to funding, though it’s not always viable [especially with larger projects].
Blood & Blade, layout is complete, final review is complete. We’re going to do a test print, prep the POD and off-set before we move this to GallantFunding.
Mecha & Monsters: Evolved – in layout!
Things That Go Squeak in the Night has nearly finished layout! Alpha copies go out to backers Friday for perusal.
These are projects that are either currently funding in GallantFunding or on other platforms. Please click on the project for links.
War of the Magi is currently on GallantFunding! You can find this expansion for Old Skull Publishing game Dark Streets & Darker Secrets at this link.
These projects are the printer! They might be marked proofing, which means we’re awaiting proofs to ensure the print run is up to standards.
Yukon Dark, Tiny Spies, Teeming Shore I, Teeming Shore II and Night of the Living Bread have arrived. We’re doing quality control checks on them and then they’ll go out to Patreon backers.
All of these are smaller zine sized releases and will be in the GKG webstore at shop.gallantknightgames.com, with Patreon backers getting copies of several of them already!
These projects are currently being fulfilled.
Lighthearted (Partner Game): US orders are currently fulfilling, as well as international via DTRPG. We’re 99% done, just handling a few stragglers, issue and more.