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Hey, folks! I'm trying for $50 to achieve double funding on my short story anthology project, Foreshadows of Another Life, before it closes just before midnight, in only another three hours and change.

All I need is five more people to pitch in $10 to answer a few questions in three sections about a make believe character and give me their favorite genre of the eleven offered. After that, I flesh out the character and write a story about him or her. All of the stories are tied together by the project's theme: at a singular point in the character's lives, they're faced with a situation where their choices alter their lives or the lives of others.

Gamers can use this as a way to get someone else to more fully develop their next character concept, whether for their use as a PC or to help a GM who'd like some robust villains, multi-faceted leaders, engaging prominent NPCs, or even just stories to mine for plot ideas or adventure springboards in the manner of our Stories to Inspire. If I know you want it for gaming purposes, I'll see to it that it has that bent. See the project page and updates for more information and examples.

Besides a story based on your character sketch, you get the PDF of the anthology, which currently will include 15 short stories and several bonus works. If I get double funding, that last $50 I'm aiming for, there will be twice the number of super flash fiction, flash fiction, short stories, and poems as the number actually pledged for by the backers. So if the final combined pledged number is 20, 40 items will be in the anthology.

Please consider backing this project at the $3 Read Only Version tier if you like the concept, but don't want to do the character sketch piece. All other tiers start at $5. It's easy. Just follow the link, start an account, click on the tier you want, and follow the directions for payment.

I appreciate any additional pledges and any sharing you choose to do.

Thanks for your support!

Vickey

#AllIn1 #ForeshadowsOfAnotherLife

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/939440728/foreshadows-of-another-life


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Eight hours and change remaining! We are shy just $50 (5 $10 pledges) to get to our Double the Fun goal for Foreshadows of Another Life.

Somehow missed the myriad posts about the project and don't know what I'm talking about? Here's the nutshell: Foreshadows of Another Life is a collaborative short story anthology whose stories star characters backers of certain levels have sketched out via author questions. I flesh out the character and then write flash fiction or a short story about the character in whatever genre the backer chooses. All the stories are tied together by the theme of the project: every character must make a choice that will alter his or her life or the life of another.

Love to read, but don't want to collaborate? That's okay! There's a Read Only Version tier so you can pledge just $3 and get the anthology. For those who want to help create characters, pledge $5 or more at the tier that appeals to you, and you get to do that and enjoy a PDF of the anthology, too.

How does this have anything to do with gaming? Easy! You can use a short story as part of your character's backstory. I can write with the idea that it's a piece about an emerging villain for your game. If requested, I'll go a route that translates well to the feel of game play in the manner of Stories to Inspire. Lots of options to make it a game worthy companion piece.

See the project page for more details and the updates section for current tallies for stories, including our stretch goals and surprise rewards.

But hurry! This has been part of +Kickstarter's #AllIn1 initiative, which means it was running for only one week, which ends at 11:59 p.m. EDT tonight!

Vickey

#ForeshadowsOfAnotherLife

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/939440728/foreshadows-of-another-life

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My Foreshadows of Another Life backers have rallied to not only get the project funded, but to prompt some stretch goals. Want in? It's not too late! Use the stories as backgrounds for your next PC, Ally, or Extra Who Turns Important, or even as a catalyst for your next adventure! Just $3 gets you the anthology. Spring for a higher tier, and you get a story based on your character sketch(es), too.

Stretch Goal 1 Met

We've got about 15 hours left to this project campaign, and I am delighted that we've met the goal and some. I set a stretch goal of $180 (50% above my minimum funding threshold) with the idea that if we got there, I'd add 50% more items to the number of items for which folks have pledged. As the story pledges at either Flash Fiction or Character tiers grow, the number of extra items grows!

Bonus Material to Be Added

As of now, I've got folks having pledged for a combined total of 15 stories. I will add another seven or eight items from three categories: Super Flash Fiction, Flash Fiction, and Poems. Even if you don't want to add a story starring your character, that's a lot of entertainment - or game inspiration - for just $3!

Stretch Goal 2 Pending

If we pull in double the funding, $240 - just $60 more, in addition to what I do for the 50% goal, I'll add a correlating number of short stories for the other 50%. So, if we were to reach $240 with pledges for 20 stories (flash fiction or short stories), in addition to those, I'd write 10 items that would be in the Super Flash Fiction, Flash Fiction, and Poems categories and another 10 short stories. That would give backers an anthology of 30 short stories and 10 smaller works.

Thanks for your support!

Vickey

#AllIn1 #ForeshadowsOfAnotherLife

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/939440728/foreshadows-of-another-life

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Now that we've met the funding goal with Foreshadows of Another Life, I can reveal a stretch goal! Or two.

50% Extra - If we get to $180, I'll add 50% more stories in the form of three categories: Super Flash Fiction, Flash Fiction, and Poems. Those will be bits that fit the theme whether based on submitted sketches or not.

Double the Fun - If we double the funding goal, $240, I'll double the number items included Foreshadows of Another Life by doing the first extra 50% as described in 50% Extra and completing the other 50% extra with more short stories.

#AllIn1 #ForeshadowsOfAnotherLife

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/939440728/foreshadows-of-another-life

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We're very close to funded! Foreshadows of Another Life is down to just another $10 away from our goal. So far, there are nine stories on the docket. I won't know what the final tally is for genre, but preliminary feedback points to one fantasy (an urban fairytale), one mystery, and possibly one sci-fi.

I suspect we'll see a couple more fantasy, another mystery, probably a straight-up drama, and maybe a crossover or two. --Vickey

#AllIn1 #ForeshadowsOfAnotherLife

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/939440728/foreshadows-of-another-life

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From our friends at +Pinnacle Entertainment Group. (Don't forget to look at +Obatron Productions' Foreshadows of Another Life while you're at it.) --Vickey 
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+Obatron Productions​ is opening its fiction line, Obatron Fiction, with a project by Co-owner and Savage Insider Editor in Chief +Vickey Beaver. Foreshadows of Another Life is an interactive project where backers provide a character sketch (outline) and Vickey writes a short story or flash fiction based on it, depending upon the backer's pledge level.

This is a great way to have someone else write up several character backstories to use in your games! Need a villain who hasn't lost all of her good? Want a compelling upcoming leader to aid? Thinking of a new character to play, but only have a vague notion of who she is? Interested in something that could be the catalyst for a whole new campaign in the manner of SI's Stories to Inspire? Answer a handful of questions in three categories and Vickey will transform that sketch into a character starring in his own story.

The more people back, the more stories there will be. Each backer at a story level chooses the genre(s) of their story. All stories are tied together by the theme of the project: characters making a choice that alters the path of their lives or the lives of those around them.

Story tiers start at just $5 and include a PDF of the finished anthology. Want to back the project, but not feeling up to answering questions about a character? That's okay! There's a Read Only Version, where you get the PDF without being involved in the character creation. Today it's only $2. It goes up on Day 5, March 28.

This is a one-week-only project through Kickstarter​'s #AllIn1 initiative. Time is limited! Project closes THURSDAY, March 30!

See the details at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/939440728/foreshadows-of-another-life and please consider passing this around. Thanks to those of you who already have backed or shared it!

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The latest from our friends at +Pinnacle Entertainment Group. --Vickey
Preview The Goon™ RPG #SavageWorlds #Kickstarter video! Launches tomorrow, March 28th, at noon Eastern!

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+Obatron Productions needs ten more people to pledge at the $10 (or 20 at $5) level to fund our project, Foreshadows of Another Life. This is an opportunity to come up with a character you'd like to see +Vickey Beaver write about in the genre of your choice. The more people who back at the Flash Fiction or Character tiers, the more stories there will be. You get a PDF of the final product. There's also a $2 option through Day 4 for just the PDF of the anthology when it's done.

See the details at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/939440728/foreshadows-of-another-life and please consider passing this around. Thanks to those of you who already have backed or shared it!

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