The Business Side: V20 Companion and Children of the Revolution
We’re winding down to the final week of the Kickstarter for the prestige edition of Children of the Revolution for Vampire: the Masquerade, and we’re feeling pretty good about making the funding after a final-week push to get the word out and remind players that once these prestige printing are gone, that’s it. As normal, the POD and PDF versions of the book will be available on DriveThru, but the extra-fancy, leather-bound versions are a one-time printing. We’ve received more than a few requests from players who missed the opportunity to reprint, but it’s just not feasible because the printing costs are too high for small, supplementary runs.
We did a postmortem of our first Kickstarter prestige book, the V20 Companion, last week. If you’d like to listen to that, it covers more in-depth our per-unit costs, the Open Development process, some of the lessons we learned from the experience of creating the book, and a few of our upcoming plans (as well as ow we changed them once we looked at the data after the Companion Kickstarter closed).
In the meantime, I’m finalizing the Children of the Revolution manuscripts and sending those to the editor. Most of it is in her hands now, but I’m in the home stretch this weekend with the last 10,000 words or so. Check out the Children of the Revolution blog — which should be back up and running now after a brief and unexpected outage — for more details on that end.