Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Tournament Champ: Mordecai!

The results are in!

4,985 votes have been cast, and the winner of the Webcomic Character Tournament is none other than the distinguished Mordecai.

His readership wins three boxed-edition games of SKIRMISH, to be distributed in accordance with Tracy's directives upon release.

Mordecai will be featured on a playable Guest Hero card in the game, along with every other competitor:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2083757038/dreamkeepers-skirmish-shadow-wars-of-anduruna

Colossal thank you to the stellar comics who participated.  This crossover-event was a blast to host, and I think this sort of activity is a good way for creators to connect, and help readers discover new content.  Pulling together, I think we can take the world of webcomics to new heights, and have a boatload of fun in the process.  E )









Monday, May 29, 2017

Igrath SKIRMISH card art desktop

Command the sky in this desktop wallpaper featuring Igrath's SKIRMISH card art. 4K version & lighting variant available on the Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2083757038/dreamkeepers-skirmish-shadow-wars-of-anduruna

Webcomic Tournament- CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

 The final match is upon us!   Vote above for your favorite- the character who prevails will win three Deluxe Boxed Editions of SKIRMISH, to be distributed among their readership by their respective author.  

Two radically different characters, from two massively talented authors- choose your victor:


Sunday, May 28, 2017

Bast card art desktop

Another desktop wallpaper featuring card art from SKIRMISH- 4K downloads available to backers:   https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2083757038/dreamkeepers-skirmish-shadow-wars-of-anduruna?token=40818a6f

Webcomic Tournament- Final Matchup Imminent

We have the results of the final Bracket 2 match.  Her strength, charm, and resilience were formidable- but Sesame was struck down as Zill powered through for the win:  

 Now the final match is set- tomorrow, prepare for Zoophobia's Zill versus Lackadaisy's Mordecai.  To the winner go the games!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Lilith SKIRMISH desktop art

Here's a desktop background featuring Lilith's card art from SKIRMISH.    We're releasing a 4K version to the backers, because they're helping us turn this game release into something spectacular.  E )

Friday, May 26, 2017

Play Skirmish Free, here.

The SKIRMISH demo is playable online, now, free! Find someone to play in the Dreamkeepers Skirmish Discord chat: https://discord.gg/pbUhYZr

You can set up in TTS or Cockatrice: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=933430860



Questions with the gameplay? Ask another player, or check out the rules video in the Kickstarter campaign.  

Huge thanks to the developers for getting this ready- we're hoping to work out a license agreement with TTS to make the full game available down the road- possibly even before the physical release.  I'll look into whether it's possible to make the Tabletop Simulator version free to backers, and if it's possible, it'll be free to everyone backing the campaign.

Webcomic Tournament Match 06

 Today's match is live- cast your vote here:  https://goo.gl/forms/AWhmPD4AHiGS2byl1

The winner of this match will be going up in the Final Round against the winner below:


Mordecai has claimed another victim.   Soon, we will be witness to the clash of the Webcomic Gods.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Stretch Goal- Original Art

All hail the backers!  Beautiful original art has just been unlocked- I can't wait to single out which cards will be getting the treatment.  E )   https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2083757038/dreamkeepers-skirmish-shadow-wars-of-anduruna

Newsletter Upgrade

Trying out an upgrade to our newsletter- finally, people can sign up on their own without waiting for me.
E )

Webcomic Tournament Match 05

 It's time for Match 05.   Does a dead fox stand a chance against a cat with a dead heart?    It's up to you:  https://goo.gl/forms/JwuhGXe4zPYihe6I2

Vote today, and stage your own rematches when SKIRMISH releases.  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2083757038/dreamkeepers-skirmish-shadow-wars-of-anduruna

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

SKIRMISH Rules Video

The first SKIRMISH Rules video is live!

If you know any gamers that might take an interest, please send it their way.
Rules available for download here: http://www.dreamkeeperscomic.com/KickstarterSimpleRules.pdf

Webcomic Tournament- Bracket 2 Matchups

The first bracket is complete- we now have our matchups for Bracket 2 of the Webcomic Character Tournament:

Below are the vote tallies and results.  And since you'll be able to play all these characters in SKIRMISH- hey, enjoy yourself and get to know them!    They all have webcomics / literature that you can peruse:









Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Webcomic Tournament Match 04

Zoophobia's Zill versus Nadia of Control Freak- vote here:

And catch the aftermath of Match 03 in the SKIRMISH Kickstarter update: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2083757038/dreamkeepers-skirmish-shadow-wars-of-anduruna/posts/1892904

Monday, May 22, 2017

Webcomic Character Tournament Match 03

Match 03 of the Tournament is live!
 Vote here- https://goo.gl/forms/hfmWG7U2fdkhIT592

And check out the aftermath of Match 02 in our full update: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2083757038/dreamkeepers-skirmish-shadow-wars-of-anduruna/posts/1891819

All characters in the tournament will be featured on a playable card in SKIRMISH.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Touch of Treasure- busted!

Touch of Treasure stretch goal busted!   Now the cards will have fancy gold gilding.  8 D   https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2083757038/dreamkeepers-skirmish-shadow-wars-of-anduruna
Today, editing visuals for the rules video. #tabletop #card game #kickstarter

Webcomic Tournament Match 02

The new match is live- can Wayward Astronomer's resourceful Miri stand a chance against the ice-cold Mordecai?    Vote here:  https://goo.gl/forms/HqyjqYI9LO8k7QVb2

And catch the results of yesterday's match on the Kickstarter:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2083757038/dreamkeepers-skirmish-shadow-wars-of-anduruna/posts/1891081
One character down- but you'll be able to play with both of them when the game releases, and simulate rematches to your heart's content.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Playmat Art Feedback

New post- I need feedback on the playmat art!   I'll be checking comments below the KS update.   https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2083757038/dreamkeepers-skirmish-shadow-wars-of-anduruna/posts/1890723

Webcomic Character Tournament Match 01

The first match is live!  Vote at the link below-  Spread the word, and push your champion to victory.


Match dates and entrants listed here:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2083757038/dreamkeepers-skirmish-shadow-wars-of-anduruna/posts/1889846

Friday, May 19, 2017


The campaign has unlocked playmats!
Now they'll come standard with every boxed edition of SKIRMISH.
I'm going to draw up some thumbnail ideas, and ask the backers for feedback on what art they would like in an update later tonight.

Webcomic Character Tournament- Matchups & Dates

The matchups & dates are set-  and round one is tomorrow!   I'll post a link to voting here when the match goes live, and voting will be up for 24 hours.   Then we'll post results, and on to the next match.

Choose your champion, recruit some backup, and let's have some fun.  

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Webcomic Character Tournament

The characters for the Webcomic Character Tournament have been finalized!  
Only one will emerge victorious- but all of them will be included on a Guest Hero card in the first-edition printing of SKIRMISH.

We'll be posting versus matchups and voting dates later tonight.   The winning webcomic author will receive three boxed editions of SKIRMISH to distribute to their readers in a manner of their choosing.  
Which webcomic will dominate?   Place your bets.

(Links to the featured webcomics:)

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

SpeedPaint- Scuttles SKIRMISH card

Scuttles lives!   See the Demon Dust erupt around his sandman minions in our latest SpeedPaint for SKIRMISH.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nB0XM_L_Yc4

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

On-screen SKIRMISH template draft

 The developers are honing the script for the upcoming Gameplay / Rules video, and I'm working on the visuals.  

This is the template that will be on screen for probably 95% of the video- just a mockup at present, but it will show:

*The tabletop and its three zones, with cards in play.

*Life counters and Resolve for the Light characters and the Dark characters

*Turn count, and the stage of the current turn.

*Player hand, deck, and discard on the left.

It's shaping up to be a fairly comprehensive video, so we'll see how fast I can edit it together once the audio is recorded.   I'll keep you posted!

TRAGIC the Purchasing

I decided to put together a commercial with a splash of cartoony satire on the front end.  I hope it brings a chuckle.  E )

That, or endless oceans of rage.

Special thanks to Chad of the Comics R Kewel podcast for his voice talents.


Gold-Edition SKIRMISH apparel

Fancied up the logo for the Kickstarter edition SKIRMISH shirts- I figure, what's fancier than gold?  
I was planning to throw rubies and emeralds in there, but I couldn't find a pirate chest in time.  

Monday, May 15, 2017

He Watches

Our Plush Kickstarter has borne fruit!  The handcrafted plush are now complete.   Enabling scenes such as this.  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2083757038/dreamkeepers-plush-whip/posts/1886068

SpeedPaint- Bast SKIRMISH card art side 2

Watch us paint the art for Bast's SKIRMISH card- rocking out optional.

Sunday, May 14, 2017



We're working on a detailed gameplay & rules video, along with a rules PDF download for you guys.  We're hoping to get those out within a week or less-

But for now, here's a Q&A video.

  For more updates, check out the campaign:

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Vi & Lilith SKIRMISH animation

Webcomic vs Webcomic

I'm pleased to announce impending conflict- it involves webcomics, Bonus Guest cards, free game box giveaways, and tournament-style voting.

Dreamkeepers is currently Kickstarting a new battle card game:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2083757038/dreamkeepers-skirmish-shadow-wars-of-anduruna?token=40818a6f

SKIRMISH will now feature eight bonus guest cards- each comic below will have one featured guest character card:

False Start
Star Warriors
Wayward Astronomer
Control Freak

For a batch of characters being deployed into a battle card game- well, what could be more fitting than a tournament?

We're hosting a tournament for the selected characters online, where the readerships vote for their respective champions.   The winning author will receive three boxed SKIRMISH games to give away to the victorious readership, in whatever manner they see fit.  

We're contacting the authors tonight to confirm character choices, and we should be hosting match dates and details for you in the next few days.  

The Tournament is mainly for fun, and allocating the game giveaways- no matter how it goes, every participating character will have a card included in the first-edition printing of SKIRMISH.

(Links to the featured webcomics:)

SpeedPaint- Bast SKIRMISH card Side 1

Our latest SpeedPaint-

Featuring the art for Bast's card in SKIRMISH: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2083757038/dreamkeepers-skirmish-shadow-wars-of-anduruna?token=40818a6f

Thursday, May 11, 2017

WOW Six Hours?!

WOW- Six hours, are you kidding me?!   https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2083757038/dreamkeepers-skirmish-shadow-wars-of-anduruna/posts/1883306  You guys are insane!  #tabletop #Kickstarter #cardgame #gaming

SKIRMISH Kickstarter live now

The campaign is live!  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2083757038/dreamkeepers-skirmish-shadow-wars-of-anduruna

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Kickstarter News- SKIRMISH ETA

We have a pile of Kickstarter news from multiple campaigns, so let's jump right in!


First off, the Wayward Astronomer campaign has delivered to backers- and now the hardcover novel is available to the public:   https://www.amazon.com/Wayward-Astronomer-Geoffrey-Thomas/dp/099782350X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1494344393&sr=8-1&keywords=the+wayward+astronomer

Geo's going to be at Book Expo America later this month to showcase it, alongside Dreamkeepers Volume 1.


The Whip Plush campaign has completed fulfillment to everyone *except* eight folks in the hand-crafted tiers.  (The last 2 Maces are being stitched up as we speak, so they'll all be hitting the mail this month.)  With rewards delivered or en route to everyone, Whip Plush are now publicly available for sale:   https://promcolco.com/collections/plush-toys/products/whip-from-dreamkeepers-plush-toy


And the big one coming down the pipeline- SKIRMISH is slated to launch later this week: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2083757038/488424260?token=40818a6f

The video (including some full animation) is rendering today, I can't wait to show it.  And the gameplay itself is, I can attest, highly addictive.

Additional SKIRMISH news- we're including some for-fun Bonus Hero cards, featuring characters from other webcomics.   And inspired by this winter's OC Tournament, we'll be launching a webcomic vs webcomic tournament online.  More info on the Webcomic Character Tournament soon.

Once Skirmish is flyin' free, I'll be able to get back on Volume 5 production.  Developing these other DK assets has been a trade-off, sacrificing some V5 production time- but I think the investment will be worth it.   Now the DK community has more media in more formats to enjoy while we work, and our future possibilities have opened dramatically.

Dreamkeepers is growing.  E )  

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Wayward Astronomer- Dueling Destiny

Which means it's time to post some art. 8 ) Check out the Speed Paint of this illustration here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=it33b0czzV0
Congrats to Geo on his novel release, and thanks to everyone for reading, and allowing this fantasy world to flourish.
We're only just beginning.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

SpeedPaint- Wisp SKIRMISH card Side 2

When Liz suggested this song, I couldn't believe how well it fit Wisp's personality...  ties.   Personalities:

Enjoy, and check out the gameplay overview on our Kickstarter draft: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2083757038/488424260?token=40818a6f

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Speed Paint- Wisp SKIRMISH card side 1

Wisp is slated to be in our new tabletop game.

Here's the speed paint featuring the original art for her SKIRMISH card.   The Kickstarter is nigh- a rough draft of the campaign can be previewed here:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2083757038/488424260?token=40818a6f

Read the graphic novel series free on our site or using our app:  http://www.dreamkeeperscomic.com/Comic.html

And catch more content on our Patreon. https://www.patreon.com/Dreamkeepers

Music is "Like a Killer" by Sumo Cyco   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSnpgGZ08mE