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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:

Surveys Will Lock at the End of March
9 months ago – Mon, Mar 14, 2022 at 05:44:29 PM

Hi everyone! This is your monthly update as we progress toward completion of Follow Me Down. Much like last month, we're still in the thick of it, with only a few minor updates; writing on the Mesopotamian and Sumerian mythological playset for Tomes of the Dead has begun and, in the next few weeks, I'll be reaching out to additional artists to commission more artwork for the book.


The really important thing to note, however, is that surveys will lock, and add-ons and pre-orders will close at the end of the month. What this means for you, as a backer, is that you will no longer be able to make changes or additions to your pledge. You will still be able to modify your address, and you won't be charged for shipping until rewards are ready to ship (likely in October). I'll make another post 48 hours before surveys lock, reminding you to make any changes before that happens.


That's all for now! Look for the reminder at the end of the month, and I hope you're staying safe and enjoying the first few days of spring.

Starkhollow Hall Live on Indiegogo!
10 months ago – Fri, Feb 18, 2022 at 06:00:29 AM

Starkhollow Hall Live on Indiegogo!

The Starkhollow Hall cover; a black and white image of a young woman dressed in Victorian attire holding a candelabra. Cover reference image licensed from Getty Images.

Hi everyone, sorry for two updates in such a short amount of time, but for those interested, Starkhollow Hall is now live on Indiegogo! An investigative, gothic horror tabletop roleplaying game set in an isolated girls' boarding school, Starkhollow Hall builds upon the GUMSHOE SRD to create an eerie setting teeming with mysteries for players to solve. 


To back Starkhollow Hall, please follow this link to the campaign: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/starkhollow-hall/x/28221608#/

Small Update & Starkhollow Hall Campaign
10 months ago – Wed, Feb 16, 2022 at 01:51:07 PM

A Brief Production Update

Hi everyone! I don't have a lot of news on Follow Me Down at the moment; we're deep in production, making progress on the main book, stretch goal playsets, art direction and graphic design. We'll be commissioning some additional art, and begin work on the new Playbooks, in March, then focus on writing for Tomes of the Dead in April. We're still on schedule to fulfill in September, so I'll keep you updated if anything changes before then.


As previously mentioned, we'll be closing pre-orders and add-ons in March. You'll still be able to change your personal information--including addresses and credit card information--in Backerkit up until we ship, but won't be able to add anything else to your order. This is because we need an accurate count for manufacturing (especially for the wall scrolls). I'll announce when pre-orders and add-ons are closing a few days beforehand, so you can get any last-minute orders in.


Starkhollow Hall Crowdfunding Campaign

I touched on this briefly in the last update, but Drowning Moon Studios is launching a new crowdfunding campaign on February 17th (literally tomorrow) as part of Zine Month 2022. Starkhollow Hall is an investigative, gothic fiction-inspired tabletop roleplaying game set in a remote girls' boarding school, and created using the GUMSHOE SRD, developed by Pelgrane Press. I'm using Indiegogo for this campaign, and you can sign up to be notified when it goes live here. If you love horror games, mysteries, or media like Crimson Peak, Penny Dreadful or The Haunting of Bly Manor, Starkhollow Hall is the perfect game for you. 


There are some rewards with actual handcrafted objects, which I am really excited about making, plus we have a really swanky trailer/video for the game:

(Music licensed through FMA, cover image base through Getty Images, all other art developed from creative commons works.)


That's All for Now!

I'll check back in again in March to give you another progress report. I hope you're all staying safe and I'm looking forward to sharing the finished product with you!

Limitless Heroics
11 months ago – Fri, Jan 07, 2022 at 04:30:41 PM

Hi everyone! An quick addendum for the previous update. I wanted to mention that I'll be doing layout on another book called Limitless Heroics, which is a guide to introducing characters with disabilities to D&D 5E. As someone who is disabled myself, I know how important it is to see yourself represented in media, and I'm really excited to help bring this project to life!


If you'd like more information, or are interested in backing Limitless Heroics on Kickstarter, feel free to use the link below:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wyrmworkspublishing/limitless-heroics-better-worlds-via-dice-and-disabilities-5e?ref=5j4qgi

Happy New Year!
11 months ago – Mon, Jan 03, 2022 at 05:26:13 PM

Hi everyone! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season. Now that we've made our way into 2022, I figured I'd give you some information on how the next few months are going to proceed. I'm currently dealing with a health issue that requires physical therapy multiple times a week, so I won't really have the chance to get back into a regular work schedule until mid-January. In the meantime, I'll send out the core book manuscript for editing, but won't be doing any new writing until the end of the month. In a week or two, our stretch goal writers will also receive their briefs, and can begin work on the new playsets. Art direction for the book will most likely happen closer to February, and writing on Tomes of the Dead and new playbooks should begin around the same time. 


As of now, 93% of backers have filled out their surveys. We'll be keeping surveys and pre-orders open through March, and will close them around the beginning of April. You'll still be able to make changes to your order if you need to update your address or payment information, but won't be able to add any additional items (we need accurate counts for manufacturing, which should begin in May) after surveys close.


To address the elephant in the room, after last year's Kickstarter announcement to transition to blockchain technology, Drowning Moon Studios has made the decision to not use Kickstarter for crowdfunding projects going forward. I will continue to inform backers on the progress of Follow Me Down via Kickstarter updates, but will not launch new projects on the platform. I have another crowdfunding campaign planned for the end of February, and will likely use an alternate platform like itch.io or Indiegogo. To make sure you don't miss out on any future projects, I strongly recommend that you follow Drowning Moon Studios on Twitter @drowningmoonrpg.


That's it for now. I'll update you again in February, and will let you know when surveys are closing in March. Until then, I hope you have a wonderful 2022, and please stay safe.


Joie Martin

Drowning Moon Studios