Hey everyone! I’ve now opened up the store pages to allow pre-orders of the upcoming RPG, Motobushido. These pre-orders will hopefully give me a bit of extra padding for my initial print run, and help justify my potentially springing for a larger initial batch of books. There are four different versions available for pre-order:
- The standard full-color edition: $40 plus shipping
- The black-and-white “whitebook” edition: $20 plus shipping
- The full-color Digital edition: $15 with bookmarks and search
- The “frugal digital edition” for ease of rules finding: $10 with bookmarks and search
Each pre-order will help me boost the initial print run, and a significant amount could even enhance the book with additional art and content beyond what I’m already intending.
How do these pre-order books compare to the products from your recent Kickstarter run?
These pre-orders are for the specific books, and just that. They do not include any of the extras or bonus rewards from the Kickstarter backer tiers.
What are the differences between the different versions
The $20 whitebook is meant to be a more or less “cheap” print. It’s intended to be a rules reference and little more. It will have the same dimensions as the full-color book, just black and white, basic quality.
The $40 full-color print edition is the full product, in full glorious color. It’s the one that will be on the shelves at your FLGS after it is finally published.
The $15 PDF is the full-color indexed digital version of the full-color book. The $10 PDF is just the rules, no art, indexed for use with e-readers, and formatted for economy printing.
Why are these so expensive?
I don’t think they’re expensive at all. The art is gorgeous, for one thing, and for another a whole lot of effort has been put into this game. I’m sorry if you find it to be on the pricey side, but these are the prices I have to present if I want to have any wish of one day, possibly, maybe, hopefully breaking even on this project. I hope the game’s concept is good enough to sell itself.
I missed out on the Kickstarter! Are any of the special backer rewards still available?
A few are, yes. The custom-forged swords and kiridashi are still available, for one, and I have a few extra First Founder Patches available as well. Hoodies and Shirts can be arranged, too. If you are interested in anything, please contact me privately, and we can probably work something out.