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RPG, Fiction, and Creative Services...all in one place!
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We've got just $40 to go to fund our first Obatron Fiction project, Foreshadows of Another Life! That's just four $10 backers. Or two $20 backers. Or eight $5 backers. :)

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. Or you can skip the work and opt in for the Read Only Version.

While not an RPG product, it 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? It could even serve as the catalyst for a whole new campaign in the manner of Savage Insider'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. 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. The Read Only Version, where you get the PDF without being involved in the character creation is only $3.

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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We need ten more people to pledge at the $10 (or 20 at $5) 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!

#AllIn1

We have four days left to raise $110 for my (Vickey's) short story anthology project, Foreshadows of Another Life, which is based on characters backers want me to write about. It's a bargain! Just $2 to get only the PDF now through Day 4 and stories about backers' characters start at $5 and include the finished PDF.

Let's say someone's answers to the character sketch survey were put into paragraph format. Describing that person section by section (appearance, personality, and background) and adding a couple of details I flesh out would look like this:

The character is a tall, dark-haired, dark-skinned woman. One eye is slightly brighter than the other and she has a tattoo whose story she rarely tells the same way twice.

She's a woman of few words in work settings and is has an authoritative tone. In social settings, she's more relaxed, but friends know when she means business by the edge of her voice. Cool-headed and a natural leader, she listens more than she speaks. She believes in right and wrong more than legal and illegal, but strives to keep the two in balance. Her catchphrase is "Heavens."

She has a sister and both parents are living. She's got many acquaintances, but few friends. She served for 30 years in the military. She enjoys archery and genealogy and wants to know what happened to her great grandfather who disappeared when she was a child. She's well-off, but not rich. Her friends call her E, her acquaintances call her Evonisha Greene, and her colleagues call her Colonel Greene.

The backer would also have chosen a genre from a list of options.

The next step is creating the story about Evonisha Greene and a point in time where she made a decision that changed her life, a decision she made changed someone else's life, or she is faced with a decision that will change her life.

With eleven genres offered, stories can take very different paths based on the same character sketch. Here are four ways Evonisha Greene's stories could go!

Fantasy
Evonisha Greene grew up in a remote town where magic wasn't typical and the land was hard to work. A hardy people, they established a trade alliance with the six nearest settlements. When a rare magic user showed up one season, the residents were wary and skeptical of his purpose. When raiders attacked the town, the mage fought side-by-side with every resisting citizen and was killed in the process. Evonisha's great grandfather was discovered missing when it was all over. Wanting to ensure she could help protect her town and any who couldn't protect themselves, Evonisha began training on her own and entered military service as soon as she was of age. Officially retired, she takes private jobs as long as they meet her requirements. Her latest opportunity may bring her face-to-face with her past and put her on a new path for her future.

Science Fiction
Evonisha Greene comes from a world divided between those who work the land and those who work the water. Daughter of an atypical couple, her prominent parents' diplomatic roles bridging the gap between the peoples makes her privy to the political goings on of the world. Newly inducted into the ranks of officers, Engign Greene is regarded with suspicion by those who question her merit as a military leader given her upbringing. When her ship receives a distress signal from an offshore mining base, her life depends upon her ability to leverage her background, training, and position.

Horror
The city of South Spencerville is rumored to be the most haunted of the Southern Tier of New York. ROTC Cadet Evonisha Greene is home from Cornell University for winter break. Setting out to prove to her younger sister and the girls' friends that there is nothing to fear, but fear itself, Evonisha takes the group for an excursion to an old farmhouse at the back of the family's hillside property. Prepared to have some fun teaching them some target shooting, some basic survivals skills, and secrets of a hideaway she discovered when she was a girl herself, the endeavor turns serious when one of the girls becomes trapped and insists she's hearing something moving and catching glimpses of shadows around her.

Romance
With World War III officially in its second year, Senior Airman Evonisha Greene has more responsibility than she ever expected within the time she has served. On the cusp of promotion to Staff Sergeant, she's torn between duty and love when her fiancée is suddenly recommended as well after shining when her squadron came under attack. Her situation becomes even more difficult when she is approached by PACT, a specialized interagency group who wants to recruit her for her linguistic skills and pre-war computer background.


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We've officially launched a Kickstarter project as the first item in our Obatron Fiction line, Foreshadows of Another Life, an interactive short story project. Backers can pledge at levels to get a PDF of the anthology or at levels to work with me (Vickey Beaver) to create a character who then stars in a short story focused on a pivotal point that has the potential to change that person's life forever.

If you happen to be one of our RPG fans, we can certainly take a short story in the direction of Tunse'al or Retribution, but the genres are wide open and not dependent upon our RPG settings at all.

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

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We're participating in DriveThruRPG's annual GM's Day Sale.

We also are making great progress on our funded Kickstarter project, Retribution and are gearing up to release the first issue of Savage Insider for 2017. We'd hoped to do that before the KS, but discovered that wasn't practical!

Good things are happening at Obatron Productions, thanks to our friends, family, and fans.

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/4309/Obatron-Productions

We're counting down the final minutes in the last two hours of our Retribution Kickstarter right now! We've only got $371 to go in order to unlock our SUPER STRETCH goal before the campaign concludes.

We'd love to hear from folks about any questions or comments about the setting, design process, and the like, or just to shoot the breeze. Just respond to this post! :) -Vickey

Live Tonight!

We're coming to the end of our KS and would love for you to count down online with us. We've got a ton of Savage Worlds licensees and freelancers who have had their stretch goals unlocked - every single one of theirs got unlocked - and one or two might just be able to show up while we're monitoring the pages. If you haven't seen it, Retribution is our supernatural fantasy setting where the dead aren't content to let bygones be bygones and where death truly isn't always the end, even for PCs. It's at www.kickstarter.com/projects/939440728/retribution-rpg-setting-for-savage-worlds.

We'd love to have you come to our Facebook event or Google+ page at any point from 9:30 p.m. EST to 11:59 tonight, February 17, 2017. KS Live didn't work well Wednesday, so I created an event on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/events/108320256328180/) and will just have G+ open (https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ObatronProductions). We'll be happy to talk shop or just shoot the breeze!

Thank you for your support.

Hope to "see" you tonight!

Vickey


We're coming to the end of our KS and would love for you to count down online with us. We've got a ton of Savage Worlds licensees and freelancers who have had their stretch goals unlocked - every single one of theirs got unlocked - and one or two might just be able to show up while we're monitoring the pages. If you haven't seen it, Retribution is our supernatural fantasy setting where the dead aren't content to let bygones be bygones and where death truly isn't always the end, even for PCs. It's at www.kickstarter.com/projects/939440728/retribution-rpg-setting-for-savage-worlds.

We'd love to have you come to our Facebook event or Google+ page at any point from 9:30 p.m. EST to 11:59 tonight, February 17, 2017. KS Live didn't work well Wednesday, so I created an event on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/events/108320256328180/) and will just have G+ open (https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ObatronProductions). We'll be happy to talk shop or just shoot the breeze!

Thank you for your support.

Hope to "see" you tonight!

Vickey


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We're officially within our last 24 hours of the Kickstarter. Thank you so much for all of the support! I've been across the northern border all day and got home to a great surprise of increased funding. I'll get thank you messages out to all the new backers in the morning and updated images, text, etc., but in the meantime, just know we've unlocked a soon to be disclosed Secret Reward and SUPER STRETCH goal! :)

#RetributionRPG #Make100 #SecretRewards #Last24Hours

www.kickstarter.com/projects/939440728/retribution-rpg-setting-for-savage-worlds

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We're officially within our last 24 hours of the Kickstarter. Thank you so much for all of the support! I've been across the northern border all day and got home to a great surprise of increased funding. I'll get thank you messages out to all the new backers in the morning and updated images, text, etc., but in the meantime, just know we've unlocked a soon to be disclosed Secret Reward and SUPER STRETCH goal! :)

#RetributionRPG #Make100 #SecretRewards #Last24Hours

www.kickstarter.com/projects/939440728/retribution-rpg-setting-for-savage-worlds
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