Follow Me Down

Created by Joie Martin

A GMless, two-player tabletop roleplaying game inspired by the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, Powered by the Apocalypse NOTE: Shipping for physical items will be charged later, when your order is ready to ship!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Slight Schedule Adjustment & Progress Report
7 days ago – Mon, Sep 26, 2022 at 10:04:13 PM

Hi everyone! I realize that you're probably tired of updates after all the reminders I've posted over the last couple of weeks, but there are a few things I wanted to mention so they don't get lost in the shuffle.

I'm still waiting on a few pieces of art from individual artists, but enough of the core book is complete that layout has begun. Once the remaining artwork arrives, a PDF of the core book will be sent to everyone via Backerkit, and the physical book will be sent to the printer. This will likely happen in mid-to-late October, with shipping in early November. There are a small handful of you with physical rewards who still need to update your credit card information. Please do this as soon as you are able, so we can make sure your rewards ship on time.

Secondly, I will be having kidney surgery on September 30th, then an additional procedure on October 3rd. I'll be taking some time to recover immediately afterward but, since most of the core book is already complete, it shouldn't affect production in any significant way. If that changes, I will be sure to let you know as soon as I can. I may be difficult to reach during the first couple of weeks in October, so I appreciate your patience until I'm back on my feet.

That's all for now! You'll hear from me again in mid-October.

Everything Locked & Cards Charged Today!
19 days ago – Wed, Sep 14, 2022 at 09:52:46 PM

Cards Charged & Everything Locked Later Today

Hi everyone! In just a few short hours, cards will be charged for preorders, add-ons, shipping, and any other outstanding charges! At that time, everything will lock, and you will no longer be able to make changes to your survey. Shipping profiles have been added to surveys, and I'll give you a breakdown of shipping charges below. You have until midnight tonight US Pacific Time (GMT-7) to make any changes, before everything locks. (We originally intended to charge at noon today, but setting up shipping profiles took a tiny bit longer than we expected, so enjoy the extra time!)

If you're having difficulty accessing your Backerkit survey to make changes, please click this handy link right here: 

Shipping Rates

When the campaign launched, we gave a list of estimated shipping rates on the Follow Me Down Kickstarter page. These were:

  • United States: $11
  • Canada & Mexico: $21
  • United Kingdom: $26
  • Australia & New Zealand: $29
  • Everywhere Else: $29

We elected to use the Backerkit "ship later" feature because we knew it was likely that rewards would take a year or more to ship, and shipping rates have been extremely volatile for the past few years. We wanted to give a more accurate quote shortly before shipping, so backers wouldn't be charged additional shipping if rates happened to go up.  As you can see below, some rates have increased from our initial estimate, while others have decreased:

  • United States - Book Only $6.00
  • United States - $16.10
  • Canada - $21.00
  • Mexico - $21.47
  • Australia - $25.18
  • New Zealand - $24.18
  • United Kingdom - $25.18
  • European Union - $25.18
  • Everywhere Else - $25.18

These rates were pulled from quotes here, and cross-referenced with USPS catalogs, to make sure backers are getting the fairest shipping rates we can provide. We know shipping is expensive, and we wish we could do more to mitigate the cost. In that vein, we were able to quote $6 for US-based backers who only wanted the book, because the books qualify for US Media Mail. Unfortunately, we cannot ship dice or wall scrolls via Media Mail, and weight-based shipping with those objects was more expensive than simply offering US backers who chose those rewards USPS flat rate shipping at $16.10. US Media Mail is not available outside the United States, and international flat-rate shipping was also more economical than weight-based shipping (we're talking $60+ for weight-based shipping in some instances!) for backers outside the US.

Final Reminder: Locking Everything and Charging Cards in 48 Hours
21 days ago – Mon, Sep 12, 2022 at 02:04:37 PM

Locking Everything & Charging Cards

Hi all, this is the final reminder that I will be locking all changes and additions to your orders, and charging cards for outstanding orders and shipping, on Wednesday afternoon. Please make sure your credit card and shipping information is correct, as you will not be able to alter them after 12pm on September 14th!

Reminder: Charging Cards, Closing Preorders, and Locking Addresses September 14th
28 days ago – Mon, Sep 05, 2022 at 11:27:32 PM

Hi everyone, just a quick update to remind you that I will be closing pre-orders, locking addresses and charging shipping next Wednesday on September 14th. If you selected additional add-ons to your order and your card has not already been charged, that will also be charged at this time. Please make sure your credit card and shipping information are correct in Backerkit, as there will be no easy way to modify orders after September 14th!

I'll send out one more reminder the day before the 14th, and will let you know if anything changes between now and then!

August Update for Follow Me Down
about 2 months ago – Tue, Aug 16, 2022 at 11:32:50 PM

Hi everyone! I'm back from Gencon and back to work on Follow Me Down. Since my last update, I've been in touch with artists who are creating illustrations for the core book, and have commissioned a few new pieces. I'm also working on supplementary art for the core book and Tomes of the Dead. I've done my first pass on the playsets included in Tomes of the Dead, and should be sending them back to the writers with notes in the next week or two.

Work on the core book for Follow Me Down is about 75% complete. Once all the artwork is in, I'll progress to layout, then send the book to the printer. Tomes of the Dead is still in the draft stage. It's looking very likely that the core book will ship before Tomes of the Dead is complete, but I hope to have Tomes of the Dead done before the end of the year. As previously mentioned, the dice sets are sitting in my office, and the wall scrolls will go to print around the same time the core book does (which is looking to be late October, but I'll keep you updated). All physical rewards should ship at the same time as the core book.

I will be closing pre-orders for Follow Me Down on September 14th, as well as collecting funds for shipping, so please make sure you have the correct credit card information on file with Backerkit. I'll give you a reminder approximately a week before, and the day before cards will be charged, but please, please make sure all your information is correct before September 14th!

I think that's all for now. 'll update you again around September 7th. Have a good rest of the month!