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:

Unscheduled Update and Production Schedule Alteration
6 months ago – Thu, Jun 09, 2022 at 08:02:38 PM

Hi everyone, this is an unscheduled update for Follow Me Down, as some recent events have altered the production timeline.

Unfortunately, I spent the last three days in the hospital due to an acute infection and haven't been able to complete the work I intended to do this week. I'll also be doing follow-up appointments for the next couple of weeks, which means I will be behind schedule on Follow Me Down. I still have a few artists to follow up with, notes for our stretch goal writers' drafts, and incorporating Misha's notes into the rulebook before sending it back to her for editing. 

I'll continue to work on catching up, but felt that I needed to keep you informed regarding any changes to the schedule. I will continue to update you if there are any other delays or issues, but for now please accept my apologies.

Late May Update
6 months ago – Wed, May 25, 2022 at 11:30:34 AM

Hi everyone! There's not a lot to tell right now, but I'm attempting monthly posts to keep you updated on our progress. Since the last update, editing remains underway, several of our writers have submitted first drafts, and I've made progress on the noir playset. As mentioned, May is all about art direction, and the bulk of my attention has been on commissioning artists and illustrators for the book. 

Going into June, I'll continue to shepherd our contributors, but I'll also be doing some writing for Starkhollow Hall. I'll also begin traveling again in July, where I'll be demoing Wayfaring Strange at a handful of conventions. Follow Me Down is still on track for fulfillment in October, but I'll let you know if anything changes.

I closed add-ons in Backerkit last month, but haven't charged cards for those or pre-orders. I'm giving until the end of the summer for the last few backers to trickle in, and will let you know when cards will be charged well before it happens. I won't be locking addresses or charging shipping until right before rewards are ready to ship in October, and will give you plenty of notice for that too.

And that's all the news for now. Look for the next update in mid-June, and I hope you are all doing well and staying safe!


May Progress Report for Follow Me Down
7 months ago – Fri, Apr 29, 2022 at 05:44:49 PM

Where We Are

Hi everyone! I'm back from my hiatus and thought it would be a good time to give you a progress report on Follow Me Down. A few things have changed since last month, including the addition of two new contributors: Olivia Montoya and Cameron Johnson. Olivia will be creating character sheets for Follow Me Down, while Cameron will be writing the Sumerian playset for Tomes of the Dead.

As of this posting, Nana has completed the graphic design elements for the book, while Misha is in the process of editing the manuscript. Our stretch goal writers, Chris and Josh are hammering away at their assignments, and I've started work on the Noir playset for Tomes of the Dead. Most of May will be focused on art direction, commissioning new illustrations for the book, and sending the manufacturing order for the wall scrolls (the dice were created and delivered before the campaign even launched).

June will mostly focus on work for Starkhollow Hall, as my duties for Follow Me Down will shift to a more managerial role as I shepherd contributors toward the final product(s). My only other "hands-on" work for Follow Me Down will be layout in September and managing fulfillment in October. 

Convention Season

After 2+ years away, I'll be returning to the convention circuit this summer, starting with Breakout in Toronto on July 15th - 17th. In August I'll be heading to Gencon with IGDN, then onto Metatopia in November, and PAX Unplugged in December. I'll be running demos of upcoming Drowning Moon Studios game Wayfaring Strange at all of these conventions, as well as demos of other IGDN members' games at Gencon and PAX Unplugged.

That's all for now! Once again, thank you for your support, and I'll have another update for you next month.


Final Reminder - Surveys Close on 3/31/22
8 months ago – Fri, Apr 01, 2022 at 06:59:58 PM

Surveys & Pre-Orders Close This Thursday

Hi everyone, this is your final reminder that surveys and pre-orders for Follow Me Down close this Thursday, 3/31/22 at 12pm Est. There are about 5% of you who still haven't filled out your survey, so please make sure you do so before Thursday! Once surveys close, you will still be able to do things like change your address, but you will no longer be able to modify your pledge or order. 

Taking a Break During April

This also serves as your monthly update for April (though we haven't quite reached it yet) because I will be taking a sabbatical during that month to focus on my mental and physical health. This shouldn't affect production in any way--our contributors remain hard at work on their aspects of the game--but I wanted to let you know because I will be difficult to reach until I return to the office in May.

Starkhollow Hall Pre-Order Store Open!

Finally, if you missed the crowdfunding campaign for Starkhollow Hall during February, the pre-order store for that game has opened. Some rewards offered during the campaign are no longer available, but if you missed it and wanted to get a physical or PDF copy of the zine, you can still do so.

And that's it for now! As always, thank you for supporting Follow Me Down, and remember to get those surveys in!

Surveys and Pre-Orders Closing on March 31st!
9 months ago – Fri, Mar 25, 2022 at 04:31:19 AM

Surveys and Pre-Orders Closing Soon!

Hi everyone! Here's your reminder that we will be locking surveys and closing pre-orders for Follow Me Down next Thursday, March 31st. If you haven't already filled out your survey, or chosen any add-ons, now's the time to do so! Once surveys lock you will still be able to modify your address, but you won't be able to make any other changes without contacting me directly. You will not be charged for shipping at this time. Shipping charges will occur right before we ship in the fall, and I will give you plenty of notice before that happens. If you've already filled out your survey, you can sit back, relax and wait for your rewards. If you haven't, however, now's the time to do it!

((An illustration of two pomegranates, one sliced in half, one whole.))