Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Voice Actors Assemble- UberQuest Auditions

UberQuest Volume 2 is prepping for a Kickstarter- and the creators are producing a fresh new video for the occasion.

Any voice actors interested in auditioning, now's the time!    The total script is slated to run 3-5 minutes.

Skidd and Phuufy will be reviewing auditions to potentially cover:

Sesame - tomboy slightly rough sounding
Kibbles - a cutesy girly voice, very sing-song with a slight proper tone to it
Kylar - British accent, serious and matter-o-fact, slightly posh but not too much
Farron - deeper then Kylar or Mason, gravely with a very slight southern/cajun twang
Mason - soft spoken, a lil deep and has a stutter..
Claire - fast-talking and excitable, brooklyn-ish accent

Volunteer voice actors are welcome, and alternate forms of compensation may be available- otherwise please include your rates when submitting auditions.

Send auditions and questions to:    phsuke@gmail.com and skidddog@gmail.com

I'm looking forward to seeing how their video comes out, and excited that UberQuest is ready to launch the next book in their series!   Their first title is available in hardcover from Vivid via Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/0978699076/sr=8-1/qid=1485354663/ref=olp_product_details?_encoding=UTF8&me=&qid=1485354663&sr=8-1

Read UberQuest for free on the Katbox:  http://uberquest.katbox.net/

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Anthrocon Explanation

From January onward, this year has slammed us with one thing after another, imposing the necessity for a move.

Everything seemed to culminate metaphorically this weekend, with our electricity and internet dead.

But now we're back, the smoke has cleared, we're settled in, and steaming back to 100% capacity.

Previously, it was stretching our limits to manage Life Surprises alongside weekly Prelude, Plush delivery, and SKIRMISH prep.

I'm actually relieved that we missed signups for Anthrocon this year- because now I can dig in and score some major Volume 5 progress.

Yesterday I finished the blueline sketch for V5 pages 30 and 31, with more slated for today.  Patrons should keep an eye out for sneak peeks in the coming days.  

And more-

Despite everything, Dreamkeepers has grown by leaps and bounds recently.  There's a lot to share- and more to look forward to:

The first novel of the universe, Wayward Astronomer, debuted at Book Expo America to great acclaim this past month- first edition hardcovers are now available on Amazon.   https://www.amazon.com/Wayward-Astronomer-Geoffrey-Thomas/dp/099782350X

Thanks to our stellar backers, we've manufactured our first line of Plush toys, and Whip is available for general sale.    https://promcolco.com/products/whip-from-dreamkeepers-plush-toy

Of course, the SKIRMISH campaign just concluded with a bang- so expansion decks and more are in the works.   Pre-Orders of the game may become available through Backerkit in the coming month.

Vivid has a very offbeat Christmas book in the works- 'Firebrat' by Mike Rosen.  We're finalizing color swatches, and should have enough production to launch a printing Kickstarter around November.

Speaking of more books- the draft has been nearly done for a year, and soon I plan to put the finishing touches on our Old-West meets Far-East novella- QuickXyk and the Ring of Vengeance.  We'll begin posting chapters for free once it's ready to share, and if people enjoy it enough, will consider it for print.

And speaking of free- we're in the early stages of organizing a Dreamkeepers online roleplay game.  I'm designing a system that allows potentially hundreds of players- but keeps interactions to small, close-knit teams of players, with simple character stats and possibly public voting to move the needle on story events.  Think of Faction Contest meets OC Tournament- only instead of one winner, the focus is on story events and the development of your own personal character.

Also you can die in it.

My partner in the video game has also made drastic progress in coding an elegant game engine from scratch, the result of years of focus- but I don't think we'll have much to show visually on that front for the time being.

As Vivid expands, I'll strive to improve my effectiveness at delegating and management, so we can let the right opportunities flourish and entertain, while still focusing the lion's share of my time on the next page.

At least that's the plan.  E )

I intend to catch up on e-mails after getting some more Volume 5 pages under my belt.   Keep an eye out for updates, thank you for enjoying our work, and we're excited to be throttling back up to speed!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

SKIRMISH campaign Final Days

71 hours, and the SKIRMISH Kickstarter will be complete!

We have equipped BackerKit, so Add-Ons for any unlocked Stretch Goal items will be available to backers when they fill out their surveys.


Thank you to those who have brought this campaign so far- you're incredible, the support you've shown is overwhelming.

Once the campaign concludes, I'll be thrilled to get Volume 5 back in production as the gamedevs refine SKIRMISH gameplay.
It's been a lot of work, but thanks to you, the Dreamkeepers readership will have a great tabletop experience to enjoy alongside the graphic novel releases.

Thank you.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017


Some new desktop art for Vi- if you're in the campaign, snag the 4K versions: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2083757038/dreamkeepers-skirmish-shadow-wars-of-anduruna/posts/1905224
The campaign is in the final days!

BLFC Cannon Card Experience

We're back- BLFC was spectacular!  

I've never been to the Southwest before, or the West, or to a casino- so, a whole pile of firsts for me.

It was fun watching the Ellen Degeneres slot machine clean people out.

Also a first- we were able to premiere SKIRMISH in the tabletop room, and games raged all weekend long.   Some veteran playtesters attended, plus one of the EPF devs, and a line of new people waiting to be introduced to the game.  

Thank you everyone, for the feedback, critique, and insight.   We've had a range of development input on the game- from newbies, to MtG tournament players, to MtG tournament winners.

I think we're honing a game that combines a high skill ceiling, with surprising accessibility & enjoyment to low-skill and new players.

At least, I'm fairly low skill, and I had fun- even losing, I was still able to equip the Long Range Gatling Recoil Cannon to Igrath's Bushwack Squad, and watch the blast send Ravat into a flurry which damaged his ally Wisp before they took me out.

Good times!

The SKIRMISH campaign is in the final days here:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2083757038/dreamkeepers-skirmish-shadow-wars-of-anduruna

Thank you again to everyone at the con who made it such a great experience.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Back from BLFC- and < 40K!

Back from BLFC (AMAZING con with great people) and, wow!   We've got some catching up to do!

Internet may be a bit wonky over the next couple weeks.  If you want to catch the SKIRMISH Kickstarter, it's in the final days:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2083757038/dreamkeepers-skirmish-shadow-wars-of-anduruna