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

Press Release: Dragon Kings Announced

DARK SUN CREATOR TIMOTHY BROWN TO MAKE ITS SPIRITUAL SUCCESSOR WITH GAME BOOKS AND A PROGRESSIVE ROCK ALBUM

LAS VEGAS, NV – June 25, 2013 – Veteran game designer and musician Timothy Brown today announced that he intends to create a whole new role-playing game world titled Dragon Kings, the ‘spiritual successor’ to his popular design Dark Sun. This new world will be envisioned not only in fiction and art, but in music, as well.

“Dark Sun was innovative because we created the game world and its art simultaneously,” says Brown. “We imagined concepts and asked Brom to draw them, and Brom painted those concepts that we later described in game terms. I’m so pleased that he is collaborating with us on my new Dragon Kings universe. His first cover painting is already finished!”

“Tim has a really innovative idea with Dragon Kings,” says Gerald Brom, the original artistic creator of Dark Sun. “I don’t know of another game world that’s been created in quite this way. It’s exciting to be a part of!”

“By creating an epic story as a concept rock album, I can describe my new world in ways that have never been done before,” Brown continues. “I’ve always been a huge fan of albums like Rush’s 2112, Queensryche’s Operation Mindcrime, and Pink Floyd’s The Wall. I’ve often thought, ‘if those were game worlds, I’d be playing in them!’ Gaming and music are my two passions. It’s time I combined them into a single project!”

Brown is assembling a team of writers, artists, and musicians to bring the Dragon Kings world to life. “I’ve got several great, talented people on line, and I can make some announcements on them soon. My plan is to gather the team and create the world and its music. As pieces are ready – description, art, map, sample tracks – we’ll put them up on the website so people can follow our progress.”

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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25 June