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Endless Blue – Kickstarter Day 26 – The First Ones   Leave a comment


The First Ones

When the world was new, and the First Verse still echoed through the oceans of Elqua, the First Ones rose to prominence.  The burgeoning seas, brimming with new life and vitality, were a fertile spawning ground for the first, true race of the Endless Blue.  The boundless waters were theirs to explore, its bounties enough to quell the greatest hunger, its riches enough to slake the most desperate greed.  They rose to the top of the food chain, tamed the tides and dominated the submerged globe.  Their names were eroded from the world by the unstoppable waves, save for a single innocuous scroll hidden in the Kouton Mausoleums.  There they rest to this day, awaiting discovery by the brave, the brazen, or the barmy…

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Endless Blue – Kickstarter Day 25 – Adventures in the ENDLESS BLUE   Leave a comment

Adventures in the ENDLESS BLUE

ENDLESS BLUE stories all revolve around a common theme: the struggle to survive. Not just the basic story of eat or be eaten, but survival in all its forms.

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Endless Blue – Kickstarter Day 24 – The Final Week   Leave a comment

Good Evening, Everyone!

We are entering the Final Week for the ENDLESS BLUE Kickstarter drive, and I’ve changed the project image to reflect that.  It’s been a roller-coaster of a first three weeks in 2013, and who knows what the finals days will bring?  Your continued support means everything to me.  I want to thank everyone that has stuck with me this far, and welcome anyone new to the water world of Elqua and her vivid, complex, and intriguing history.  Come what may, I am thankful to have found an audience for my ideas…

William James Cuffe

ENDLESS BLUE Kickstarter - Final Week

Posted January 24, 2013 by William James Cuffe in Endless Blue Campaign Setting

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Endless Blue – Kickstarter Day 23 – Additional Benefit   Leave a comment

Alright, an early update for today, mostly because I want to have this in effect as long as possible.

Today is my birthday, and to celebrate, I’m giving you the present, in the form of an addendum to the Patron Rule.

For those that don’t know, the Patron Rule is something I came up with to reward those backers that pledged early, as opposed to waiting until the project was funded.  I decided to give Patrons an in-game reward that scaled with how soon they donated, yet was still significant for those that got their pledge in on the last day.  To meet these requirements, the Patron Rule gives donators an amount of initial funds equal to the number of days left in January and the end of the ENDLESS BLUE Kickstarter drive.  Pledge on Day 1, you got 31 gp during character creation; wait until the 31st, you got 1 gp.

Today, I expand the Patron Rule.  In addition to extra starting funds, characters of Patrons benefit from an extra amount of XP at the end of each game session.  Just like the starting funds reward, take the day of the month you pledged on and subtract it from 32 to find the number of extra experience points you get at the end of each session.  To validate if a player qualifies for the extra XP, just look in the Patron section of the ENDLESS BLUE Campaign Setting rulebook, and the date of their pledge will be there so you can do the math for yourself.

So, there you have it!  I survived another year, and you get to benefit from it!

William James Cuffe

Posted January 23, 2013 by William James Cuffe in Endless Blue Campaign Setting

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Endless Blue – Kickstarter Day 22 – Kind Words   Leave a comment

Last night, after I got home from work and sat down with a snack in front of my computer, I found a stirring message on Facebook from one of my friends.  This is someone who normally doesn’t think of himself as a writer, but as evidence by his words alone, he did a pretty convincing impression of one:

“Okay Internet Friends! Let’s pool our resources and do some communal good. My friend William James Cuffe has a Kickstarter project active and needs $20,000. He only has pledges of $2,900. Yes, that is a lot of money, but I know we can help him. Let’s band together and help this talented artist and very creative writer achieve his goal and, more importantly, his dream of publishing this fantastic world he calls Elqua. It would be great if 200 people could pledge $100 each, but I am more realistic. So $30 is probably more affordable to most, but then we need then 560 people!

In the greater scheme of the internet, especially Facebook, 560 people is not all that much and $30 is not either. Just don’t eat out for two weeks and you saved it, and your health! I have around 100 Facebook friends, and I bet each of you have more than me. So, think about the good you could do by helping someone you may or may not know achieve one of his dreams.

Mind you, you do get something for your $30 pledge. Once his goal is achieved and he completes his writings and art, you would get PDF copies of his writings. Now this appeals to the nerd/gamer in me! I know a lot of you are not nerds or gamers and this has no appeal to you. But take away the rules of the book and the gamer aspect and it’s still great art and a very creative and thought provoking world. For those of you that have young children, let them look at the pictures and read about the histories and cultures that William has created. Allow this to inspire their young minds to create something new and imaginative and maybe they will create the next blockbuster movie or bestselling book. All it takes is a seed of wonder.

Please pass this along to everyone you know for the next two weeks and have one final miracle drive to reach that goal of $20,000.

I’m still feeling a little humbled after reading it, and though I’d pass it on.  Friends can sometimes amaze you.  I’m very lucky to have one in Chris.

William James Cuffe

Posted January 22, 2013 by William James Cuffe in Endless Blue Campaign Setting

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Endless Blue – Kickstarter Day 21 – The Floating Islands of Elqua   Leave a comment

The Floating Islands of Elqua

Even the youngest child knows that land does not move.  Any statement to the contrary brings looks of incredulity.  Yet on Elqua, there exist just such impossible pieces of terrain that seem to migrate across the ocean currents.  These are the Floating Islands, and each is as different as the sentient piscean races.

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Endless Blue – Kickstarter Day 20 – The Maelstrom of Elqua   Leave a comment

The Maelstrom of Elqua

The weather of Elqua is usually quite placid.  With 95% of the surface devoid of land, the great expanses of water prove little impedance to the atmospheric jet stream.  With little friction, the winds maintain a greater amount of their energy that is normally wasted when deflected by uneven land levels.  When storms do emerge, they are generally stronger, more violent, but also pass more quickly.

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