lfneJason L Blair17 September 2012
As you may have noticed, the summer season of Campfire Tales stalled with just one entry out the door. As summer ends soon (at least in this hemisphere), I’ve decided to shelve the rest of this season. With a full-time job and a lot of stuff due out for Streets of Bedlam still, I need to trim down my commitments and focus on where I want to steer my creative future. Part of that is pulling back from Little Fears as a line of game products.
But not from Little Fears.
I’ve long wanted to do more with Little Fears. I love the world, the fiction, and I think it has great potential. Back in 2001, it kickstarted my career. In 2009, it gave me direction and purpose as I entered a new turn in my path as a writer. Now, in 2012, I want to take it to the next level. I have a lot of ideas, and I will be announcing them soon, but know that I want more from Little Fears. It’s time to take the closet door off its hinges.
You all have been amazing with your support of the game line. I hope this next phase of Little Fears excites you as well.
As for the game line, this new focus leaves two announced LFNE products in limbo. I still want to do Book 3 and The Seven Kings but both will require a sizable time and money investment that I can’t commit to right now. But they are most certainly not forgotten.
That’s where things are at. It’s time for me to direct my attention toward doing the stuff I’ve wanted to do with Little Fears for years now. Thank you all for your understanding and support.
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lfneJason L Blair03 May 2012
The Campfire Tales Summer Season is set to launch next month, and I’m kicking off the new series with a hairy tale called “Camp Howling Wolf” that I’m sure you’ll enjoy.
Now I love writing the Campfire Tales. They’re good fun, great writing practice, and allow me the chance to explore the world of Little Fears Nightmare Edition without committing to a big release. So that’s the upside. Because of my love of them and my wanting to provide you all with great value, I’ve always listed the Campfire Tales for just $2 each. As much as I love the fact they’re so cheap for you guys, that low price point is not without its drawbacks. As my plans for the Little Fears line become grander, I need the products I do release to bring in more cash. This is especially true as I look ahead to the costs of bringing Book 3 to market this fall.
So, starting with the release of “Camp Howling Wolf”, the price of all the Campfire Tales will increase to $5 each. I think that’s still a great value, and I hope you do too. The price increase will allow me to make even more big books as well as some other products I have planned.
But that price increase doesn’t go into effect until I release the next episode of Campfire Tales. Until then, you can still grab the first six Campfire Tales for just $2 a piece. If you’ve been thinking about trying them, or have gaps in your collection, now is the time to snag them. You can visit the FunSizedGames page on DriveThruRPG here or click any of the cover images below to go their respective purchase pages.
Thank you for your understanding and support in this. I hope you stick with me as I work to make and do more with my favorite game about kids fighting monsters.
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lfneJason L Blair07 March 2012
Over the almost eleven-year history of Little Fears, I’ve had the opportunity to work with some pretty amazing illustrators. A few of them have been gracious enough to keep working with me (looking at you, Veronica and Doug) and I will keep giving them work as long as they’ll have me.
But they get busy and bigger books require a lot of art (even if it doesn’t always look like the book has much) and, sometimes, I like to inject some new blood into the setting. Now is one of those times.
This means I’m looking for illustrators. While the Campfire Tales due out this summer are spoken for artwise, the upcoming Book 3 will require a couple dozen illustrations most likely and I have more products on the docket for 2013. So if you are an illustrator, email me! If you have a friend who’s an illustrator, tell him or her to email me! You can contact me at email@example.com. Please include links to online portfolios instead of attachments. If you don’t have a site, send no more than three attachments in mid- to lo-rez jpeg format. I’m hiring for a horror game about kids and monsters so images skewed toward that will likely stick out, but I can squint so if you don’t have any in the horror genre, send something in a style you’d like to work in.
I can’t respond to all but if I have an opening that I think fits you, I’ll definitely be in touch! And if I don’t get a hold of you for this project, I may well be in touch on another.
If you could help spread the word, I’d really appreciate it.
Tags: art, book 3
lfneJason L Blair05 March 2012
They are different than other kids.
Some would say strange.
Some might say cursed.
But they are called the blessed.
Some are born without souls.
Others, with more than one.
Some are secretly monsters.
Others are children of faith
given powers beyond belief.
And then there are those
who wander this world
long after death.
Praying to die
or to live again.
Every child is special.
Some more than others.
Little Fears Nightmare Edition Book 3.
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By now, you know I have three Campfire Tales on the docket for June, July, and August of this year. But what lies beyond the summer months? Check back Monday, March 5th, for a peek at this year’s big release.
Tags: book 3, campfire tales, lfne, news, supp
lfneJason L Blair27 December 2011
Season Two of Campfire Tales wrapped up last week with the release of #6: Old Man Winter. That brings the total number of products in the Nightmare Edition line to eight. I’m pretty proud of that. LFNE went a year after its release without additional material until the first Campfire Tales episode launched in October 2010. While I wasn’t able to pump out the 12 episodes I’d initially planned, I was able to readjust for the stutter in my workflow and publish half of them in about a year’s time along with the first full-sized supplement as well.
I ramped up my writing on all fronts this past year, contributing to other game lines and a very exciting video game project, and I look to continuing the trend in 2012. As some of you might know, I’ll be dedicating a good chunk of the first quarter to my new project Streets of Bedlam but Little Fears is a long-time love of mine and I have no intention of leaving it in the cold. On the contrary, I have some big plans for the property.
Last March, I revealed some information about a multi-part supplement called The Seven Kings. I’ve also dropped some hints about Book 3 here and there. I’d still love to do both next year but won’t commit to a time frame just yet. I’ll keep you all posted.
One thing I do want to announce now is that I’ll be releasing a summer season of Campfire Tales. The three episodes will be set in the hottest months which gives me a good excuse to finally release one of my personal favorite episodes, “Camp Howling Wolf.” I look forward to the change in season and I hope you like it as well.
Other plans for Little Fears exist, some more feasible than others, but I’ll hold tight on those yet. One promise at a time.
I want to thank you all for your support, your kind words, and helping to spread the word. I hope you had a wonderful year and an even better one awaits you in 2012.
Tags: book 2, book 3, campfire tales, lfne, news, other projects, streets of bedlam, supp, video games, viik