War of the Magi

War of the Magi

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War of the Magi

What if sorcerers were real, and they were all around us? Would they hide their talents from us? Would they protect us or try to dominate us? Would they consider us equals or as lesser beings?

This book tries to answer those questions with a supplement for Dark Streets & Darker Secrets, an urban fantasy and action-horror game. Inspired by the sorcerer school series, the Highlander movies, and the World of Darkness games, War of the Magi focuses on sorcerous characters on the brink of war, dealing with supernatural threats and each other. 

The book (as currently planned) is a digitally printed, softcover book with a B&W interior. It numbers 72 pages (including cover), and is already edited, laid-out and text and art complete.  

If War of the Magi achieves 500 GallantFunding orders, we can upgrade the print run to an offset print run!

If War of the Magi achieves 1,000 GallantFunding orders, we can upgrade the print run to an offset hardcover print run!

If you want more Dark Streets & Darker Secrets, you can combine your GallantFunding order with Old Skull Zine #1 or the Dark Streets & Darker Secrets rulebook!

The War of the Magi GallantFunding!

The new GallantFunding program is a webstore based "crowdfunding" solution that allows Gallant Knight Games to gauge the potential popularity of upcoming products in a manner similar to other crowdfunding methods, while maintaining full control of the process. 

Think of it as a fancy, crowdfundified (is that a word?) pre-order. You will be charged in advance for an item that will ship later. If certain numbers of preorders are handled, we can do even more!

Why GallantFunding?

As Gallant Knight Games grows, we're attempting to find better solutions to help our small business and the publishing partners we work with. A lack of transparency, as well as creative control on other crowdfunding platforms has caused friction and concern, and this is one of our attempts to find a solution. 

This solution allows us a few options:

  1. First, we can make sure creatives we work with get paid more. The reduction in additional fees is healthy for everyone involved. 
  2. We have more control and flexibility over how we present these preorders. We can do a quantity based campaign or "currency" based campaign. We control the full communication, which we do via our emailing list, so you'll need to opt in for emails or come back to this page to read the updates here or on our Tiny Tuesday updates.)
  3. Our goals can be fluid. If we get a better manufacturing deal (i.e., need to print less), we can adjust or lower the goal without needing to start or manipulate a new campaign. 

How does GallantFunding work?

Honestly, it's pretty much like buying something from our webstore. You select the format you want from the dropdown (PDF, Print or Print+PDF), click the "Add to Cart" button above, and just checkout like normal!

You can even check out with other items from our webstore when you GallantFund!

If we raise the selected amount, we'll produce the item! If we don't, we'll either refund everyone or find a solution that still gets you the product (the most likely outcome). This is currently a limitation of how our webstore processes orders, but we're working on a solution.

Delivery

All our shipping currently originates in the US. We're working on finding better international solutions, but for now, everything ships from the US.

Digital delivery will commence immediately upon your checkout for War of the Magi, as the PDF is prepared and ready to go! Within 24-48 hours, you'll receive both a download in the GKG webstore, as well as a link to redeem a free DriveThruRPG copy (this process is currently manual, so we're trying to find a good solution in the long term.)

Our Promise & Guarantee

For us, in many ways, this is uncharted waters. The world is changing and we're trying to change with it. As a small, creative, and niche business, we’re doing our best to change in advance. GallantFunding is a new process, with new concerns, issues, and problems we haven't anticipated. GKG has produced over 100 physical books and products, ran over 25 crowdfunding campaigns, and Alan (our founder) has managed dozens more as a freelancer.

You can rest assured, if there is one thing we know how to do, it's get you the product. 

We make mistakes, we’re not perfect. We are the first to own that. But we always strive for open, ethical, and honest communication, and we try to do better every day than we did the day before.

We’ll always do our best to do right by you.

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Thanks for supporting Gallant Knight Games, Old Skull Publishing and our GallantFunding!