Multi-media Dragon Kings Project Surpasses Kickstarter Funding Goal, Advances All Stretch Goals

LAS VEGAS, NV – October 24, 2013 – The Dragon Kings design team announced that it has raised enough money on Kickstarter to fund the entire multi-media project.

“Our base funding goal is met, ant that’s very exciting,” says project creator Timothy Brown. “That means this project will become a reality. We will make the World Book, the Gazetteer Book, and the Dragon Kings concept-album CD and they will all be available in April of this coming year.”

The team also announced that the first stretch goal, the ‘Black Fortress Falls’ 3-song Trilogy, is already achieved because of separate interest in the project. That means all subsequent stretch goals are advanced one position, making the 13th Age PDF Rules Supplement the next stretch goal to be achieved.

“We’re thrilled to be attracting interest in the project from so many different directions,” continues Brown. “We can’t make an official announcement just yet, but suffice to say that the project’s music has attracted separate interest that pre-funds its creation going forward. That let us advance the other more game-related stretch goals so they will be easier to achieve.”

13th Age will be published by Pelgrane Press in August 2013. According to co-designer Jonathan Tweet, “Our goal with 13th Age is to recapture the free-wheeling style of old-school gaming by creating a game with more soul and fewer technical details.” Learn more at www.pelgranepress.com.

The Dragon Kings game book will be rules agnostic. Free Pathfinder and Savage Worlds PDF rules supplement will be available upon the game’s release, giving all that game system’s rules and stats to play Dragon Kings with those systems. The 13th Age PDF rules supplement is now the next stretch goal for the Dragon Kings Kickstarter that continues through November 14, 2012.

About Dragon Kings

Dragon Kings is Timothy Brown’s ‘spiritual successor’ to his award-winning Dark Sun role-playing universe, co-designed with author Troy Denning and artist Gerald Brom for the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons game. Dragon Kings is a new fantasy game world conceived and presented in fiction, art, and music simultaneously. The project will be crowd sourced and eventually expand beyond role-playing and music into comics, video, and computer games. The product launch envisions a hardbound game book, an art-intensive album-sized world gazetteer and lyrics booklet, and a full-length progressive rock CD.

To learn more about Dragon Kings, visit http://www.dragonkingsproject.com.

Also join these communities to become involved and watch for the latest updates:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/dragonkingsproject
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/thedragonkings
Google+: http://gplus.to/dragonkingsproject
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/dragonkingsproject

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24 October

Dragon Kings Nears Kickstarter Goal, Expands Pledge Levels, Gives Rebate To International Backers

LAS VEGAS, NV – October 10, 2013 – The Dragon Kings team announced today new pledge options and a rebate offer to all international backers as its Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign nears its goal.

“We’re excited about the backer response,” says project creator Timothy Brown. “Now we want to fine-tune the outreach to make Dragon Kings more accessible to everyone who wants to experience it.”

Last week the team added three new pledge levels to the Kickstarter: Digital Gamer, Gamer of Khitus, and Champion Gamer of Khitus, at $25, $45, and $80, respectively. These give potential backers new assortments of product and provide access to the game-oriented Dragon Kings World Book at lower levels.

“We’re anxious to let people enjoy Dragon Kings the way they want to enjoy it,” says Brown. “These new pledge levels have already been well received.”

Additionally, the team announced today a new International Backer Rebate to make the project’s physical components – the World Book, Gazetteer, CD, and other items – more accessible to fans in Canada and around the world.

“International postage is expensive,” continues Brown. “It’s something a lot of Kickstarters wrestle, and no solution is perfect, but this new International Backer Rebate is our way of helping those customers get involved in Dragon Kings.”

The rebate can be taken in one of two options at the end of the Kickstarter for international backers who are getting the printed World Book as part of their rewards:

1) Cash Rebate Option. International backers get a straight rebate after the Kickstarter concludes ($10 for most, or $20 for Canadian backers)

-OR-

2) Bonus Rebate in Add-Ons Option: International backers can take an additional $10 greater than that amount in add-ons (such as print versions of the PDF rules supplements, miniatures, poster maps or other products).

“This solution got the most positive response from our forum discussion with international fans. Of course, there are several digital options for backers to get Dragon Kings as PDFs and MP3s to avoid international shipping charges altogether.”

http://www.dragonkingsproject.com/kickstarter

About Dragon Kings

Dragon Kings is Timothy Brown’s ‘spiritual successor’ to his award-winning Dark Sun role-playing universe, co-designed with author Troy Denning and artist Gerald Brom for the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons game. Dragon Kings is a new fantasy game world conceived and presented in fiction, art, and music simultaneously. The project will be crowd sourced and eventually expand beyond role-playing and music into comics, video, and computer games. The product launch envisions a hardbound game book, an art-intensive album-sized world gazetteer and lyrics booklet, and a full-length progressive rock CD.

To learn more about Dragon Kings, visit http://www.dragonkingsproject.com. Also join these communities to become involved and watch for the latest updates:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/dragonkingsproject
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/thedragonkings
Google+: http://gplus.to/dragonkingsproject
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/dragonkingsproject

Dragon Kings and the Dragon Kings logo are trademarks of Soldier-Spy LLC. Savage Worlds is a trademark of Pinnacle Entertainment Group. Pathfinder is a trademark of Paizo, Inc. 13th Age is a trademark of Pelgrane Press, Ltd. Fate is a trademark of Evil Hat Productions. Numenera is a trademark of Monte Cook Games, LLC. Dark Sun is a trademark of Wizards of the Coast LLC, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. Dragon Kings ©2013 Soldier-Spy LLC.

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10 October

Multi-media Dragon Kings Project Launches Kickstarter Crowdfunding Campaign

LAS VEGAS, NV – September 30, 2013 – The Dragon Kings design team announced today that its Kickstarter crowdfunding effort is underway.

“We’ve built up an enthusiastic audience on social media that far surpasses our initial expectations,” says project creator Timothy Brown. “It’s time to offer the project up to that audience to get their direct support.”

The Dragon Kings project is a new fantasy world being conceived and presented simultaneously in fiction, art, and music. There are three primary products being offered through the Kickstarter campaign: a hardcover World Book that describes the entire world for role-playing games, a progressive metal Dragon Kings CD concept album set in the new fantasy world, and a softcover Gazetteer art book with large format images and maps.

Secondarily, backers can select a tri-fold game screen, a unique dice set, as well as full-sized poster map of the Dragon Kings world drawn by cartographer Alyssa Faden, and a poster of the iconic project painting from artist Brom. Certain pledge levels offer autographed posters and books, and even an autograph on the CD from musical director and former Queensrÿche guitarist Mike Stone.

Pledge levels are designed to give game and music fans a wide variety of options, so they can get a mix of all items in physical or digital form, depending on their interests. Says Brown, “We want to give every fan an opportunity to pick and choose among the multi-media aspects of the project. We’ve even provided a pledge level to receive everything digitally which should be especially appealing to international backers.”

The game setting is rules agnostic, supplemented by free PDF rules sets so role-players can enjoy the Dragon Kings universe with their favorite game systems. PDR rules supplements will be made for the Pathfinder and Savage Worlds games, as well as 13th Age, Fate, Numenera and others as stretch goals.

After reaching a modest funding goal, stretch goals unlock, adding a wide variety of new digital content for backers, including additional sets of songs that continue the story on the concept CD, short stories presented as ebooks and audiobooks and written by a cadre of talented fantasy authors, new adventures and supplements for the role-playing game, as well as new PDF rules supplements for existing games. All of the unlocked stretch goal content is delivered digitally, free of charge to backers at different levels.

Dragon Kings metal miniatures sets may also be unlocked as stretch goal add-ons. Three possible six-miniature sets are planned, for adventurers, enemies, and monsters, that will be available for separate purchase.

According to Brown, “Our expectation is to carry Dragon Kings much further beyond the Kickstarter, making a continuing line of additional game, fiction, art, and musical features into the future. Eventually, we want to expand into full novels, videos, comics, and computer games, but it all starts with the setting.”

http://www.dragonkingsproject.com/kickstarter

About Dragon Kings

Dragon Kings is Timothy Brown’s ‘spiritual successor’ to his award-winning Dark Sun role-playing universe, co-designed with author Troy Denning and artist Gerald Brom for the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons game. Dragon Kings is a new fantasy game world conceived and presented in fiction, art, and music simultaneously. The project will be crowd funded and eventually expand beyond role-playing and music into comics, video, and computer games. The product launch envisions a hardbound game book, an art-intensive album-sized world gazetteer and lyrics booklet, and a full-length progressive rock CD.

To learn more about Dragon Kings, visit http://www.dragonkingsproject.com. Also join these communities to become involved and watch for the latest updates:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/dragonkingsproject
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/thedragonkings
Google+: http://gplus.to/dragonkingsproject
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/dragonkingsproject

Dragon Kings and the Dragon Kings logo are trademarks of Soldier-Spy LLC. Savage Worlds is a trademark of Pinnacle Entertainment Group. Pathfinder is a trademark of Paizo, Inc. 13th Age is a trademark of Pelgrane Press, Ltd. Fate is a trademark of Evil Hat Productions. Numenera is a trademark of Monte Cook Games, LLC. Dark Sun is a trademark of Wizards of the Coast LLC, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. Dragon Kings ©2013 Soldier-Spy LLC.

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Press Contact
Mathew Anderson
mathew@dragonkingsproject.com

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30 September

Multi-media Dragon Kings Project Launches Kickstarter Crowdfunding Campaign

LAS VEGAS, NV – September 30, 2013 – The Dragon Kings design team announced today that its Kickstarter crowdfunding effort is underway.

“We’ve built up an enthusiastic audience on social media that far surpasses our initial expectations,” says project creator Timothy Brown. “It’s time to offer the project up to that audience to get their direct support.”

The Dragon Kings project is a new fantasy world being conceived and presented simultaneously in fiction, art, and music. There are three primary products being offered through the Kickstarter campaign: a hardcover World Book that describes the entire world for role-playing games, a progressive metal Dragon Kings CD concept album set in the new fantasy world, and a softcover Gazetteer art book with large format images and maps.

Secondarily, backers can select a tri-fold game screen, a unique dice set, as well as full-sized poster map of the Dragon Kings world drawn by cartographer Alyssa Faden, and a poster of the iconic project painting from artist Brom. Certain pledge levels offer autographed posters and books, and even an autograph on the CD from musical director and former Queensrÿche guitarist Mike Stone.

Pledge levels are designed to give game and music fans a wide variety of options, so they can get a mix of all items in physical or digital form, depending on their interests. Says Brown, “We want to give every fan an opportunity to pick and choose among the multi-media aspects of the project. We’ve even provided a pledge level to receive everything digitally which should be especially appealing to international backers.”

The game setting is rules agnostic, supplemented by free PDF rules sets so role-players can enjoy the Dragon Kings universe with their favorite game systems. PDR rules supplements will be made for the Pathfinder and Savage Worlds games, as well as 13th Age, Fate, Numenera and others as stretch goals.

After reaching a modest funding goal, stretch goals unlock, adding a wide variety of new digital content for backers, including additional sets of songs that continue the story on the concept CD, short stories presented as ebooks and audiobooks and written by a cadre of talented fantasy authors, new adventures and supplements for the role-playing game, as well as new PDF rules supplements for existing games. All of the unlocked stretch goal content is delivered digitally, free of charge to backers at different levels.

Dragon Kings metal miniatures sets may also be unlocked as stretch goal add-ons. Three possible six-miniature sets are planned, for adventurers, enemies, and monsters, that will be available for separate purchase.

According to Brown, “Our expectation is to carry Dragon Kings much further beyond the Kickstarter, making a continuing line of additional game, fiction, art, and musical features into the future. Eventually, we want to expand into full novels, videos, comics, and computer games, but it all starts with the setting.”

http://www.dragonkingsproject.com/kickstarter

About Dragon Kings

Dragon Kings is Timothy Brown’s ‘spiritual successor’ to his award-winning Dark Sun role-playing universe, co-designed with author Troy Denning and artist Gerald Brom for the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons game. Dragon Kings is a new fantasy game world conceived and presented in fiction, art, and music simultaneously. The project will be crowd funded and eventually expand beyond role-playing and music into comics, video, and computer games. The product launch envisions a hardbound game book, an art-intensive album-sized world gazetteer and lyrics booklet, and a full-length progressive rock CD.

To learn more about Dragon Kings, visit http://www.dragonkingsproject.com. Also join these communities to become involved and watch for the latest updates:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/dragonkingsproject
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/thedragonkings
Google+: http://gplus.to/dragonkingsproject
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/dragonkingsproject

Dragon Kings and the Dragon Kings logo are trademarks of Soldier-Spy LLC. Savage Worlds is a trademark of Pinnacle Entertainment Group. Pathfinder is a trademark of Paizo, Inc. 13th Age is a trademark of Pelgrane Press, Ltd. Fate is a trademark of Evil Hat Productions. Numenera is a trademark of Monte Cook Games, LLC. Dark Sun is a trademark of Wizards of the Coast LLC, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. Dragon Kings ©2013 Soldier-Spy LLC.

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Press Contact
Mathew Anderson
mathew@dragonkingsproject.com

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30 September