Myriad Loot & Inventory

Created by Gareth Johnson

Fantasy Loot Cards and Inventory Binder Box for Tabletop RPGs

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Production Update #3: Surveys & Character Inventory Sheets
4 months ago – Sun, Mar 28, 2021 at 10:24:33 AM

Hey Everyone!

Surveys have been sent out. Please complete it as soon as you get a chance.

If you don't see it in your inbox, be sure to check your spam folder. If you can't find it anywhere, shoot me a message.

Character Inventory Sheets

...are finalized! 

There are two versions: form fill and non-form fill. Here are a couple examples...

There are total of 15 different versions with grayscale character images, plus a blank one you can put your own image in. 

All 15 Character Images

Note: When you insert an image into a form fill field, it will automatically scale it down to fit the entire image into the box. You cannot manipulate it. For best results, your image's width to height ratio should be the same as the box. This is an annoying but unavoidable problem with Adobe. The only way around it is to have the paid version of Adobe Acrobat and just edit the pdf yourself to insert anything and manipulate it however you want it.

Here's an example of what I'm talking about in the "Character Portrait" box:

Left: Image is tall and narrow, so it gets scaled way down to fit in the box. Right: Image is proportioned to fit in the box without scaling.

That's all for now. Cheers!

Gareth

Production Update #2: Surveys and Guidebook Layout
4 months ago – Sat, Mar 20, 2021 at 11:26:27 PM

Just a couple quick updates.

Surveys

I'm working on finalizing the survey from Backerkit so you can make add-on selections and pay for shipping. I should have them sent out within a week from now.

Guidebook Layout Revision

As I mentioned in the campaign, the layout was not final. For one thing, I had been using the Pythos page backgrounds as a placeholder. Now that I have the final page background art, behold... 

Cheers!

Gareth

Production Update #1 - Additional Artwork
5 months ago – Mon, Mar 08, 2021 at 01:18:28 PM

Kickstarter hasn't finished collecting funds and sending them my way yet, but that hasn't stopped me from getting a start on finalizing artwork and layouts.

Additional Artwork

After taking another look at the project's finances, I've decided to invest a little more in unique item illustrations. This is basically the same as having unlocked one of the stretch goals. Here are a few examples...

Sash (Belt) / Bronze Shield (Large Shield) / Crumpled Note (Curiosity)

Binder-Box Layout

I'm just about ready to order a prototype/physical proof for the Inventory Binder Box. Here's what the wrap-around cover looks like, with green lines showing the fold and bleed areas.

Take note of the branding on the front cover (left side). I am not much a fan of superfluous branding, especially when it distracts from the design. So I wanted to make this one subtle. I think the dark "branded-leather" look makes a nice impression (subtle pun intended).


Cheers,

Gareth

Funded! With just a few minutes to spare!
5 months ago – Fri, Feb 26, 2021 at 12:03:42 AM

Thanks to each and every one of you for a successful funding campaign. I have said this before, but this is as much your achievement as mine.

In particular, I would like to give a shout out to Geek Tank Games for putting us over the edge. As well as Robert Gordon for the largest pledge.

What Comes Next?

Give Kickstarter a few days to collect the funds. While that is happening, I will A) Get some sleep and B) start finalizing the designs.

Soon after the funds are fully collected, a survey will be sent out to collect your pledge information, address, etc. I will be using BackerKit to coordinate all of this and collect shipping fees.

More details to come. You will see updates from me every one or two weeks.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. I will do my best to get back to you in a timely manner.

Congratulations and Thank You!

Time to turn this...into real treasure.

Cheers!

Gareth

5 Days Left, Time for a Boost
5 months ago – Sat, Feb 20, 2021 at 05:57:22 AM

I'm going to be honest, I'm a little anxious about the progress so far. We are 55% funded, with only 5 days to go.

But we can still do this! Keep in mind that the biggest funding days of any campaign are usually the first two days and the last two days.


What you can do to help

Share on Social Media, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Be sure to include your own personal reasons for backing the campaign: Do you really like the art? Do you have specific plans to use the cards in your games?

Share directly with friends who might be interested. A direct message or email is much more likely to catch their interest than a passing Facebook post.

When you share, be sure to include the campaign link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/starlitgames/myriad-loot-and-inventory


I am not doing this for the money

Maybe, if I sell enough after the campaign online or at conventions, I might break even and perhaps earn a small profit. The real reason I'm doing this is because I think it's cool and want to share it with the world.

And so, I really appreciate your support. If this project becomes a reality, it will be your achievement as much as mine. Thank You!

Just imagine the treasures waiting for you...

Cheers!

Gareth