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Shades of Black II: Deathscream

A project in Tucson, AZ by Jonathan Shuerger

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Thrilling swords and sorcery set in a dark fantasy world.
Backers: 60
Average Pledge Per Backer: $96

Funded: $5,732 of $2,000
Dates: Oct 31st -> Nov 30th (31 days)
Project By: Jonathan Shuerger
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Latest News

Campaign Finished!

December 1st - via:
And final numbers are: 60 backers for $5,732, which means we funded at 286%, which means... Heck with it, let's do a 3rd interior illustration!  Thanks to everyone who backed to make this project come to fruition. Everyone who ordered a physical... (Read More)

1 Hour Left!

November 30th - via:
If you forgot, now's the time! You got til midnight EST, 9PM PST!  (Read More)

2nd Illustration Unlocked!

November 30th - via:
Woo!  Now I can make Louie do more work! I like making Louie do more work.  If you want Louie to do more work, say so under this post and then share the project around! *skreeeeee  (Read More)

Less Than 24 Hours To Go!

November 30th - via:
We've got less than 24 hours before the campaign ends! According to Kickstarter's metrics, only 20% of people following the project have actually backed the project, so there is a ton of potential here! Imagine 5 times the funding on this project,... (Read More)

Einherjar Inbound

November 29th - via:
Way to go, everyone! We just unlocked the short story Einherjar for every pledge! Now everyone will receive another 10,000 (or so) words of story and background to the setting of Shades of Black! Next stretch goal at $5000: another illustration drawn... (Read More)

3 Days Left!

November 27th - via:
Hey, guys! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving and a profitable Black Friday! There are now only 3 days left in the Kickstarter campaign for Deathscream. If you haven't backed yet, now is the time! If you've already backed and you want to see some... (Read More)

Thanksgiving Message

November 24th - via:
As Thanksgiving approaches (looms), I wanted to let you guys know how thankful I am for you. It brings me a lot of joy to put a book out and hear/read your reactions to it. I spend a lot of time smiling at my computer as I imagine your faces at the... (Read More)

Add-ons Available!

November 19th - via:
Hey, guys, Add-ons have been made available to all backers! Add-ons are a way to add additional books to your pledge and personalize your order to your liking.  Let's say you want a numbered hardcover for yourself, but you want to share some signed... (Read More)

$4000 Reached and Stretch Goal #3 Unlocked!

November 19th - via:
All right, we’re over $4000 and unlocking the first interior illustration! Louie and I are already talking about which characters we want to portray visually, and I’m excited! His work in In Darkness Cast was phenomenal, and I can't wait to see... (Read More)

Find Out Which Shades II Villain You Are!

November 15th - via:
Hey, guys! I've set up something for you that I think you'll like: a personality quiz that will tell you which Deathscream villain you would be! Just follow the link below and take the quiz! Shades of Black II Personality Quiz Share it with your... (Read More)

Deathscream Profile: Skald Greymane

November 13th - via:
Skald Greymane No one has lost more than the former warsage of the Wolves. Cut down by Ashkelon to make a point, but prevented from death by the same, Skald has been banished by his liege lord from Hammarfall, lest he prove a wight of Sheol. Now... (Read More)

Deathscream Profile: Ashkelon

November 11th - via:
Now, we take a look at Ashkelon, sorcerer-champion of the Everlasting Dark. The North lies in ruins by his hand, and yet Ashkelon cannot forget the man with golden eyes who empowered Gideon to withstand Ashkelon's touch. It can be no normal man, and... (Read More)

Stretch Goal 2 Smashed, and the Slaughterlord Rises

November 11th - via:
$3,500 level passed and we’ve unlocked Slaughterlord, the second installment in the origin saga of Ursus Skulltaker.  Can the son of Anak take on his father's mantle and earn the respect of the titan clan, or will the goreblade be ripped from his... (Read More)

Profile #1: Gideon Halcyon

November 9th - via:
*skreeeeeee Happy Marine Corps Birthday Eve, everybody! While the campaign is active, I'm going to write a short character profile every day for each major character in Deathscream. You'll get a great sense of where each character is starting in... (Read More)

Map of Sinai Unlocked!

November 6th - via:
We just cleared $3000, which means I can commission Louie to draw the map of Sinai, the fantasy world of Shades of Black!  We’re excited for this stretch goal. Louie was begging me to do it in the last one, so I know he’s got plans for it. I... (Read More)

Let's Talk Stretch Goals

November 4th - via:
In case all of you are wondering, the official battlecry of Deathscream is *skreeeee. This may cause confusion among many, as previously I have used *skweeeee. However, it is important to note that *skweeeee was used in a celebratory capacity, and... (Read More)

Shades II Is A Project Kickstarter Loves!

November 2nd - via:
Huge news! Kickstarter has decided that Deathscream is a Project We Love! This means Kickstarter will promote the campaign organically in their ecosystem because they think it makes Kickstarter look better! *Deep breath *SKWEEEEEEEE Now is the time... (Read More)

First day in AND WE FUNDED!!!

November 1st - via:
Whoa! The campaign's funded on the first day, and I am blown away! Someone's already taken the Avatar pledge and one of the Warlord pledges, which means they're getting their own characters in Shades III: Everlasting!  That can be a scary thing. I... (Read More)

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