It’s Tuesday of our Kickstarter week! Today I’m going to talk about 2 wonderful, lovely books — one for all you awesome gamers out there, & one for empowering awesome children! At the bottom of the post I’ll go over tomorrow’s posts. Let’s dive right in! (So many exclamation points!!!)
The Storyteller’s Dictionary
Deadline: March 23, 2015
This is the ultimate gamer’s dictionary. All those crazy words you never knew but always wanted to for your D&D quests or tabletop campaigns? They’re in here. Writing an epic book & forgot how to accurately describe an Orc? It’s in here.
This is the companion to the Storyteller’s Thesaurus (which you can get as an add-on in .pdf format if you didn’t get it the first time around!)
Here are some sample from their campaign page of what you can find in the book:
asafoetida (ˌæsəˈfɛtɪdə): n. The brownish gum resin of various plants; has strong taste and odor; formerly used as an antispasmodic.
wicket gate (wĭk′ĭt gāt):n. A small door built into a larger door or gate. The wicket gate’s purpose was to allow individual foot traffic in and out of the fortification without the trouble or risk of opening the fortification’s gates.
stupa (sto͞o′pə): n. A domed edifice housing Buddhist or Jain relics.
sexton (sĕk′stən): n. An employee or officer of a church who is responsible for the care and upkeep of church property and sometimes for ringing bells and digging graves.
The best part is that this book isn’t going to be arranged like any old dictionary. Ooooh no, no, no!! This sucker’s gonna be arranged by subject matter. What’s that? Need to know about the different types of bushes & shrubbery? Check the Flora section. What about headgear? Check under the weapons>armour section!
I plan on using this bad boy for everything from my campaigns to the many books I plan on writing. This will be the best reference guide I’ve ever owned!! (Suck it, encyclopedia!) I’m thrilled to also be able to get the thesaurus as a .pdf, too; that will also be super-duper-guys-you-don’t-even-know-how-handy-this-will-be-handy!! 😀 😀
The Princess Who Saved Herself
Deadline: March 26, 2015
GUYS. This one makes me SO. INCREDIBLY. HAPPY!!!
First of all, look at that little girl!! Is that NOT the most BADASS little girl EVER?! From her kickin’ tiara all the way to her torn up jeans & her little cape, that’s the little girl I hope to have one day — who can read this AWESOME book that defies the standard man/hero-rescues-princess trope. Not to mention, Takeshi Miyazawa has a BEAUTIFUL art style, & you know me, I’m a sucker for pretty stuff. xD
Here’s the summary provided on their campaign page:
The Princess Who Saved Herself reinvents the princess myth for a new generation of proactive girls, telling the story of an awesome kid who lives with her pet snake and plays rock ‘n’ roll all day to the huge annoyance of the classical guitarist witch who lives down the road. Hijinks, conflicts, and a fun reconciliation ensue, all showcasing determination, bravery, and understanding.
They blew their goal out of the water so hard, they’re now going to be offering this epic, hardcover book with an awesome companion activity book in .pdf format. PLUS if they hit their 70k stretch goal, they’ll include a “making of” .pdf, which I am very interested in, as I hope to publish a few children’s books featuring my adorable robots & would love a “behind the scenes” look at how it’s all done! <3
This book has already been written & drawn, so the only thing needed is the funds to get it printed. There are a ton of gorgeous illustrations for this book posted to their campaign page, so why not go take a look? Make sure to have some tissue for that drool!! xD
Be sure to tune in tomorrow for more awesome stuff to empower girls & some ADORABLE DOGGY STUFFS!!!
— Elise M. GRoss