We are in the final hours of the Hearts of Wulin Kickstarter campaign. This project is extremely important to The Gauntlet. First, we’re trying to create a better publishing model in the ttrpg industry, and we have an eye on eventually spinning off our publishing branch to be a co-op. Second, our 50% cut on this project (the authors get the other 50%) goes directly into the community’s operating budget. That money will be very important for sustaining and growing The Gauntlet.
If you'd like to help us achieve our goals—and unlock some pretty amazing stretch goals along the way—please take a look at the following ways you can push Hearts of Wulin in the final days.
Direct share with testimonial
The best thing you can do is direct share a link to the campaign and include a short testimonial about why you're supporting it. Re-shares and re-tweets are very helpful, but the most powerful thing you can do is speak to why you love this game. If you need some inspiration, here are some things you can talk about:
- It's a game that deftly emulates the wuxia genre.
- It's Powered by the Apocalypse.
- It's being put together by a very diverse team.
- It's being published by The Gauntlet, a group of people who are deeply knowledgeable about indie ttrpgs.
- The pledge tiers are very affordable (just $20 for a softcover and $30 for a hardcover).
- You can use the Playtest Packet to try the game out right now.
- The art is lovely.
- The game emphasizes romance over martial arts (while still having plenty of martial arts).
- The conflict system is elegant.
Post on Reddit, RPG.net, and Discord servers
Post about the game on places like Reddit and RPG.net. If you are on a Discord server that might be interested, post there. The Gauntlet has a lot of reach, but we can't be everywhere, and this campaign depends on you all to help us reach all those places we can't be. When posting, be sure to mention that the campaign is in the final hours.
Reach out to non-gamers
Because Hearts of Wulin is about a beloved cinematic and literary genre, you might be surprised by how many non-gamers will be interested in it. For example, we have seen people who are into wuxia cinema sharing the campaign to their followers despite having no discernible interest in roleplaying games.
And share it to your Facebook page, even if your Facebook page is just family and old friends from college. You never know who might be a wuxia fan in your life, and some people in your circles will want to support it just because you're supporting it.
66 Wulin Heroes Social Stretch Goal
As of the time of this writing, we need to see 12 more wulin heroes to unlock the Resource Cards social stretch goal. Follow the instructions on this post.
250/250 Final Push Social Stretch Goal
We still have quite a bit of work to do on his social stretch goal. As of this writing, the Twitter thread in question has 129 re-tweets and 147 likes. We need 250 of each to unlock the Wuxia TV Overview book upgrade. You can find that Twitter thread right here.
Thanks so much for your support during this campaign. It means the world to us. Here's a picture of Demon Auntie to celebrate (something tells me she will be most upset if we leave any stretch goals on the table).