The Bacterionomicon

A project in West Midland, Midland, TX by Nerdcore Medical

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A fantasy-art style bestiary of lethal bacteria and the antibiotics that fight them.
Backers: 2108
Average Pledge Per Backer: $47

Funded: $98,113 of $25,000
Dates: Mar 4th -> Mar 31st (28 days)
Project By: Nerdcore Medical
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Latest News

The characters of the Bacterionomicon

March 29th - via:
 We made our stretch goal for adding Streptomycin to the book!  I thought I'd take a moment to list all the characters that will be featured in the Bacterionomicon. Here's the list! Acinetobacter baumannii (A. baumannii) Bacillus anthracis (B.... (Read More)

$12 PRINT and PLAY version of the HEALING BLADE card game

March 29th - via:
Due to the overwhelming demand for the Healing Blade card game, we've decided to add a "PRINT and PLAY" version of Healing Blade, available as either an ADD-ON to your original pledge, or for newcomers, available as part of a new tier. When you... (Read More)


March 28th - via:
 We did it! (YOU did it!) We made it to $80k, so we will implement a fancy cover for every backer!  (Read More)

Sneak Peek of 4 Lords of Pestilence

March 27th - via:
Only 4 days left! I thought I'd take a moment to post some of our current drafts from the Lords of Pestilence side.  (Read More)

1800 backers stretch goal: STREPTOMYCIN

March 25th - via:
We've got a nice assortment of bacteria in the game so far, many more bugs than drugs - ahem, I mean, many more LORDS OF PESTILENCE than APOTHECARY HEALERS. The Taxonomist backers will probably be adding four more bacteria to the book as well (I've... (Read More)

$80,000 Stretch Goal: Fancy Book Cover

March 24th - via:
Just looking at our Bacterionomicon cover design there are some real opportunities to make this thing super fancy. Now that I've gotten some quotes from the printer I know that we can offer some pretty sweet modifications. If we make it to $80,000... (Read More)

OXACILLIN stretch goal achieved!

March 23rd - via:
We have blown past two stretch goals now, one for additional poster add-ons, and one for the creation of a new Apothecary Healer character: We don't have any art to show you yet, but Oxacillin is in the Penicillin family, and the Penicillins, in our... (Read More)


March 20th - via:
We made it to $60,000. New posters are now available as add-ons! Each poster will be 18" x 24" and feature a single character from the Bacterionomicon, with accompanying text at the bottom that describes the character in both fictional and real... (Read More)

Here there Be Dragons, Part 2

March 19th - via:
 Ok, we've *already* had a number of inquiries about our Staph aureus figurine.  So we thought we'd add some more info for you!  Each of these fellows is sized as follows: cm: 7.024 w x 7.424 d x 3.242 h  in: 2.765 w x 2.923 d x 1.276 h weight:... (Read More)

New $250 tier comes with golden ("aureus") Dragon Miniature

March 19th - via:
We've partnered with Shapeways to offer a dragon miniature that comes closest to our art for Staphylococcus aureus, depicted as a golden dragon. Friedrich Julius Rosenbach distinguished S. epidermidis from S. aureus in 1884, initially naming each... (Read More)


March 18th - via:
If we achieve 1300 backers, we will commission new art and copy for Oxacillin, the preferred hero for fighting non-resistant Staph aureus and Staph epidermidis infections. Oxacillin is part of the Penicillin family, but has the distinction of being... (Read More)


March 17th - via:
So far, there's only one poster, for Bacillus anthracis, the fearsome ANTHRAX.  If we hit $60,000 we're going to add a series of posters to the Add-ons. Choose your favorites! (We haven't done the text layout for the H. pylori poster yet.This is... (Read More)

Kickstarter Round-Up: Art Books, Fairytales, and Comic Book Explosions!

March 16th - via:
Nothing jaw-droppingly amazing happened in the world of Kickstarter this week. I personally got the funds together to back those Period Panties that inspired it all before the time ran out for pledges. And with San Diego Comic Con craziness happening this weekend, this post is one day late. Shh. (Read More)

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

March 15th - via:
We wanted to take a moment and share with you some info on the incredible team of artists that all contributed to putting this tome together.  As Brandon stated, much of the art was developed for our infectious disease card battle game, The Healing... (Read More)

Levofloxacin to the rescue!

March 12th - via:
One of our team members here who has given us excellent advice on running this Kickstarter had to go to the doctor because of a respiratory infection this past weekend. Now she's got a prescription for Levofloxacin, a newer fluoroquinolone that in... (Read More)

Running low on Healing Blade, the card game

March 11th - via:
The response to the Bacterionomicon has been amazing! Thank you! Wanted to let people know that two of our tiers that include the Healing Blade card game are sold out. Many people have been asking how to get the book AND the card game now that the... (Read More)

Erm WUT?! We're Funded?

March 10th - via:
Brandon and I just returned from the American Medical Student Association in New Orleans to perhaps one of the greatest surprises ever.  I distinctly recall sharing with him my update post for when we hit 100 backers, and him saying, "Aww, that's... (Read More)

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