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:

October Update for Follow Me Down
about 1 year ago – Tue, Oct 18, 2022 at 09:04:15 AM

Hi everyone! Not much has changed since the last time I updated, but some things have coalesced to where I can give you a more specific timeline. 

Layout for the core book is going well, but I am still missing a few pieces of commissioned artwork. As with any project with multiple contributors, real life sometimes gets in the way, and I'm trying to give those who are struggling with setbacks some grace. My goal is to have the core book PDF in your hands by the end of the month, then have physical rewards ship in early November.  Tomes of the Dead and any stretch goals will most likely get pushed to next year, as we're not quite as far along with that book. It is my hope that we'll have all rewards and stretch goals complete and in your hands by the end of February 2023.

As always, I appreciate your patience and will continue to keep you updated as we work to fulfill rewards. For the time being, however, please enjoy this sneak peek of a new section of the underworld that will be included in the finished book!

Slight Schedule Adjustment & Progress Report
about 1 year 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!
about 1 year 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
about 1 year 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
about 1 year 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!