A fantasy adventure about food, community, and spaghetti wizards for 5th edition.
Latest Updates from Our Project:
Pages & Swag
23 days ago
– Sun, Sep 03, 2023 at 04:13:07 PM
Hey there solidarity goblins!
I’ve got some tasty production updates Labor Day weekend, but first I’ve got some exciting news from our friends at Cloud Curio. I’ve been a huge fan of this project since it started popping up on the Map Crow YouTube channel a few months back.
“MONSTROUS is the Game Manager's go-to tool for telling better stories through monsters. As an "oops, only flavor" book, there are no stat blocks. We love the classic high-fantasy monsters as much as the next gamer. But we miss the feelings of fear and awe we felt when first encountering these menacing bad guys. After years of gaming, they can feel stale or predictable. So we are stripping them down to their essences and refreshing them with details and qualities that will surprise and delight players.”
This month, our amazing graphic designer Amber Seger has been designing the new layout for Fat Magic. A lot has changed since the original free PDF and Amber has rebuilt everything from the ground up. Check out the face lift on the opening pages Fat Magic 2.0.
Dicebags & Koozies, Oh My!
With the book almost done and dusted, the physical goodies have entered production. Some are sitting in my living room as we speak, waiting to be boxed up and sent to your homes.
That's it for this update folks! I'll be in touch soon with big updates on the PDF and printing.
Last Backer OCs & Subclass
about 2 months ago
– Sun, Aug 06, 2023 at 07:29:15 PM
I’ve got a few juicy updates this month as we’re plowing through the production process and some brand new art, hot off the artist.
As a quick production update, the book is completed, in design, and should be ready for proofing any day now. Once the PDF is finalized we’ll be emailing you your digital copies of Fat Magic.
The last two pieces of art, both illustrated by Carlos Sánchez Polo (@CSPstuff), have been submitted and are looking *chef’s kiss*. The first of these images is the FINAL group OC image, complete with a six-pack of mischievous wieners.
The last piece of art in the book will be paired with the last of the kickstarted subclasses.
The gods have been known to visit the earthly realms and sup from the pleasure of mortality from time to time. Chief among those pleasures is a vigorous activity that has the unintended side effect of creating entirely new creatures. This has resulted in several celestial lineages, the descendents of which are often blessed with innate culinary abilities and appearances. These are the Saucerers.
Until now, we’ve released the subclasses as standalone material to take the edge off the wait. But with the PDF release of Fat Magic imminent, I’m going to hold off and save this one for the book!
If everything goes to plan, I should be in touch very soon with a link for your book!
P.S. A small few backers have yet to complete their backerkit survey and pay for their delivery. Please doublecheck your backerkit order to make sure you get your book.
The Founder Revealed
3 months ago
– Sun, Jul 02, 2023 at 03:17:41 PM
Hey there hotdog wranglers,
The end of production is fast approaching. The adventure is edited, the monsters are cozied up in the monster menu, and there’s one piece of art left to get in.
I’m meeting with our graphic designer Amber next week to discuss our design schedule and hammer down some dates. After that, everything goes to our production manager Kristina, who will make all our cool stuff into real things and send them to you.
To celebrate the approach of THE END, here’s a look at the BBEG of Fat Magic. This piece was drawn by Carlos (ddoodler.tumblr.com), whose nasty little horror roots really show here.
ACT IV FINISHED
4 months ago
– Sun, Jun 04, 2023 at 12:47:32 PM
I have been waiting so long to write THIS update.
I wish it was a heck of a lot earlier, but you know what they say about the best laid plans of mice and kobolds.
After working on this story for two years, and struggling with the worst chronic illness a writer trying to fulfill a Kickstarter could get, Act IV and the FINALE of Fat Magic are in the bag.
I finished writing the main adventure on May 5th, just a few days after the previous update, but I decided to save all the juicy deets for this update.
Since then, I have been reviewing and fine-tuning each act, a process that I finished about…10 minutes ago? Meanwhile, my incredible editors have been hot on my tail, editing all of Act II and III in a single month.
Act IV will be edited this week, after which we will be all be working together to assemble the disparate elements of the book - subclasses, magic items, monsters, and art - so we can pass everything off to our design goblin, Amber.
The team has been singularly focused on getting the adventure completed, so there’s not much in the way of additional updates this month. I took a trip to Texas where I spent my whole time eating and working on Fat Magic the book. That’s about it.
I’ll have a bunch of new art next month and some serious book updates. Stay tuned, spice goblins.
5 months ago
– Sun, May 07, 2023 at 12:21:13 PM
Hey donut goblins,
Before we get to the usual stuff, I’ve got a BIG REMINDER for y’all. Backerkit orders will be locked on May 8 and we will charge cards on May 9. If you need to change your order or update your card, now's the last chance.
I am BLASTING through the final act of Fat Magic. The page count for ACT IV currently sits around 43 pages and I’m expecting the entire thing to be about 70-75 pages. At this clip, the Final Act will be done and dusted before the next update.
Once that’s taken care of, we can move on to editing and layout. To help speed up this process, we’ve brought on an additional editor. El Haney made games for Hunt a Killer for four years before leaving to make their own stuff. They were also one of the original playtesters of fat magic, so they know this game inside out.
This month, I’ve got some new art from Carlos (@CSPstuff) featuring one of the Leftonburner Boiler Plates and his partner, the gourdsman Jack. The Boiler Plates are the force guarding the enormous city of Lefton Burner, who recently received a gift of 50 autonomous pumpkin guards from the Critical Alliance.
That’s it for this month, folks! Gunna keep these short and sweet and focus on writing until we hand off to design.