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Whispering Road by thedandmom

A story game designed to evoke the films of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli.

What It Is

How would you like to play through a Hayao Miyazaki movie with your friends? That's exactly the purpose of The Whispering Road, a tabletop role-playing game I built. It not only mimics the stories of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli, it's also a simple story game that anyone 8 years old and up can play, not just traditional role-players.

I've already playtested the rules, so I know the game works. But this game deserves more than a plain PDF release. It deserves a beautiful, full-color art book.

The Basics of the Game

The players begin by defining their heroes. Each hero is composed of a few pieces:

An Archetype (a little like a class in D&D) -- Ordinary Hero, Special One, Mentor, or Rascal. Each archetype has a general goal, so Special Ones protect someone, while a Rascal needs to prove himself or herself.
A Need -- Something that the hero wants, but is prevented by someone else.
5 Traits -- Special abilities that your hero possesses. The game comes with over 30 traits, including Amazing Durability, Burst of Courage, Calm in the Storm, Fiercely Protective, Insatiable Curiosity, Pacifist, Shapeshifter, and of course, So Cute!
The game comes with a story framework that makes it easy to tell a Miyazaki-like story. It includes scenes and ideas for traveling to an alternate world, meeting allies and enemies, and resolving the problems you face. You can follow this closely if you're not feeling particularly creative, or travel down whatever paths you want.

When the heroes get into a conflict, the players first figure out how that conflict applies to the heroes' Needs. Each player can then tap his or her hero's Traits to satisfy the hero's Need or someone else's Need. Each tapped Trait gives you a d6 for a normal trait, or a d8 for a highly applicable Trait (like using Pacifist to argue someone out of fighting). If any of your dice roll 5 or higher, you satisfy the Need you identified.

However! What you roll is added to your Good Karma if you were helping someone else's Need, or added to your Bad Karma if you were helping your own Need. If your Bad Karma overwhelms your Good Karma, you will not leave this alternate world.

What This Kickstarter Funds

This Kickstarter will fund full-color art drawn by the amazing Kaitlynn Peavler (a.k.a. thedandmom). She draws precisely the style of art that fits this project, and will illustrate each part of the game.

If the Kickstarter funds, I'll make an 8"x8" paperback rules book (and a PDF version, of course). I've chosen this format specifically to make it straightforward to produce and easy for people to carry around. It's an ideal size for slipping into a backpack or a binder without smashing it up, and it'll be very lightweight.

What You'll Get

At the $5 level, you'll get the full-color PDF, formatted as a square.

At the $20 level, you'll get the PDF plus the full-color, glossy paperback. That includes shipping around the world. And yes, I've checked my prices. :-)

Also, because the rules are already done, when the Kickstarter funds you'll get a no-art PDF of the rules the very next day.

When You'll Get It

The full-art PDF and paperback will ship in April of 2014.


My Patreon for the most part is up and running. I am going to be creating stock image packs of about 5-10 images including Character Portraits, Monsters, Locations and Items .By pledging 1$ or more, you will get total access to these images for use at your gaming table, for your website, or even for your self-made gaming supplements
www.patreon.com/thedandmom
Read more here www.experiment073.com/commissi…
I lauched my kickstarter today! 
Deck of Legends by thedandmom

The Cards

The Deck of Legends is an art deck that will contain 54 custom illustrations on Tarot sized cards. You'll be able to use it as a standard playing deck, or you can bring it to your gaming table to use as a prop or as a visual aid. 

  • Face cards are characters
  • 10-8 are locations
  • 7-5 are monsters
  • 4-2 are regular items
  • Aces are legendary items and artifacts

All the artwork will be done by yours truly. As of right now, here is where the art stands, with still more in the works and being sketched every day. 

A pledge of $15 or more will get you the deck. 

Hey everyone! My society6 shop is up and running and from now on, I'll be posting any new artwork as prints to there (including the link in the description of course). I already have a lot set up and ready for you to buy as a print or a tshirt! Go and get yours today!

society6.com/thedandmom
Conquering Corsairs : Pirates of the Silver Seas by thedandmom
For those of you who don't already know, I'm part of a kickstarter and it ends 4 days. We just need a little bit more so if you like my art and you like card games, come on by and give us a hand. Also it's about pirates. kck.st/XDm1Sd
For the entire month, I will be taking character head shots and OC pony art for 5$ each. Order as many or as few as you like. Makes a great gift for  your rpg group players or just for someone special. I will still be taking other commissions as well and you can message me for quotes on those.

Character Headshot Dump by thedandmom PonyComm Yukescola by thedandmom

Contact me either via note here or via email to kait.chan.90@gmail.com to place your order.

Holiday Season Commission Info

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 28, 2011, 7:36 PM
What makes a better gift than personalized artwork! It's not only really cool, but is something that lasts and is easy to share with all your friends. Why not get artwork for a friend this year without having to spend every last penny in your budget. I have prices for every budget.

This is just a little reminder ahead of time.
All of the following prices are for character artwork only. Not for full scenes.

Below are examples of styles that I'll be using.
sketch by thedandmom New tullie sketch by thedandmom Veata Overhill by thedandmom Kay Experiment 073 by thedandmom
... and also....
Grape Thunder by thedandmom PONIES!

PRICELIST
Sketch commissions : 10-20$ per character
- quick commissions with no lines, a little bit of detail and some shading. quickest option, will normally be done within 1-2  days

Flat colored: 15-25$ per character
-Includes defines lines and colors with flat shading. takes about 1-3 days depending on workload.

Detailed colored: 30-60$ per character
-detailed shading and linework. takes 2-7 days, sometimes longer depending on workload

--Backgrounds are optional, if you'd like one it's 4-20$ additional depending on detail

PONIES! 5$
-All ponies are 5$ each . Will normally be done that day.


PAYMENT
Payments can be made through paypal to account user email innirinni@yahoo.com.  Please only paypal payments at this time.

To Order
Send me a note or email to kait.chan.90@gmail.com including what you're interested in ordering and your budget. We'll work around those to get you the right picture for the right price.

Commission Info

Journal Entry: Sat Jun 11, 2011, 1:01 PM
Hello everyone. Taking commissions again for artwork. Got a new price guide up for you all and some new samples. Proceeds go towards me purchasing a new tablet, planning on investing in a intuos4 sometime this year if I can. I've been working on a Bamboo tablet for the last 3 years now and I feel that I'm more than ready to move up the ladder when it comes to tablets.

Below are examples of styles that I'll be using.
sketch by thedandmom New tullie sketch by thedandmom Veata Overhill by thedandmom
... and also....
Grape Thunder by thedandmom PONIES!

PRICELIST
Sketch commissions : 10-20$ per
- quick commissions with no lines, a little bit of detail and some shading. quickest option, will normally be done within 1-2  days

Flat colored: 20-40$ per
-Includes defines lines and colors with flat shading. takes about 1-3 days depending on workload.

Detailed colored: 40-80$ per
-detailed shading and linework. takes 2-7 days, sometimes longer depending on workload

--Backgrounds are optional, if you'd like one it's 4-20$ additional depending on detail

PONIES! 5$
-All ponies are 5$ each . Will normally be done that day.

Couple's Jounery Lvl. 1-1 by thedandmom
If you're interested in something like this, please note me for more details. I should be getting a new sample of this one up soon.


PAYMENT
Payments can be made through paypal to account user email innirinni@yahoo.com.  Please only paypal payments at this time.

To Order
Send me a note or email to kait.chan.90@gmail.com including what you're interested in ordering and your budget. We'll work around those to get you the right picture for the right price.

  • Listening to: Pandora Radio
  • Playing: Animal Crossing: city Folk

2011 Commissions Guide and Updates (updated)

Journal Entry: Tue May 24, 2011, 1:04 PM
Hello everyone. Taking commissions again for artwork. Got a new price guide up for you all and some new samples. Proceeds go towards me purchasing a new tablet, planning on investing in a intuos4 sometime this year if I can. I've been working on a Bamboo tablet for the last 3 years now and I feel that I'm more than ready to move up the ladder when it comes to tablets.

Below are examples of styles that I'll be using.
sketch by thedandmom New tullie sketch by thedandmom Veata Overhill by thedandmom
... and also....
Grape Thunder by thedandmom PONIES!

PRICELIST
Sketch commissions : 10-20$ per
- quick commissions with no lines, a little bit of detail and some shading. quickest option, will normally be done within 1-2  days

Flat colored: 25-50$ per
-Includes defines lines and colors with flat shading. takes about 1-3 days depending on workload.

Detailed colored: 60-100$ per
-detailed shading and linework. takes 2-7 days, sometimes longer depending on workload

--Backgrounds are optional, if you'd like one it's 4-20$ additional depending on detail

PONIES! 5$
-All ponies are 5$ Will normally be done that day.

Couple's Jounery Lvl. 1-1 by thedandmom
If you're interested in something like this, please note me for more details. I should be getting a new sample of this one up soon.


PAYMENT
Payments can be made through paypal to account user email innirinni@yahoo.com.  Please only paypal payments at this time.

To Order
Send me a note or email to kait.chan.90@gmail.com including what you're interested in ordering and your budget. We'll work around those to get you the right picture for the right price.

  • Listening to: Pandora Radio
  • Playing: Animal Crossing: city Folk
Hello everyone and thanks in advance for taking a look at my journal entry!

I am offering my  services to you, the valued customers of DA, for your character art needs. Starting at a mere $5 usd, I have something to fit almost everyone's budget.

Here are a few samples of the different degrees of detail you can get starting from least expensive and going up.

Sketch:
i54.photobucket.com/albums/g12…
Flat color: (not fully flat color, but you get the gist)
i54.photobucket.com/albums/g12…
Full detail color:
i54.photobucket.com/albums/g12…

Prices, as stated above, start at $5 and go up. Here is a list of prices and what you can get from me.(Advertised prices do not include colored and shaded background, flat color background is free.)

Headshot/Bust:
Sketch: $5.oo
Flat color: $10.oo
Full Detail Color: $15.oo

Waist-up:
Sketch: $10.oo
Flat color: $15.oo
Full Detail Color: $20.oo

Full Body:
Sketch: $15.oo
Flat color: $20.00
Full detail color: $30.oo

Add-ons:
Color and shaded background: +$2.oo
Animal: +$2.5o-$15.oo
Second character: +$3.oo-24.oo

Payment Method:
I take payment through Paypal and Paypal only. I will not accept any other forms or methods of payment. Paypal account: innirinni@yahoo.com

Ordering guidelines:
Send me a note saying that you would like a picture drawn by moi including #of characters and addons, detail of image and size. I will confirm and then you can procede to tell me exactly what you want, including character descrptions (with backstries if you have them) and any reference images that you may have. I require half payment at time of order for all purchases exeding $10.oo.

Thanks for checking me out. I hope to hear from y'all soon.
  • Listening to: Pandora Radio
Hey everyone. I just got a new tablet and it's taking a little time to get used to. It's a bamboo pen and touch. I will be sending my old tablet out shortly after Christmas to my little sister so that she can have one to use too.

Merry Christmas everyone.
  • Listening to: Jonathan Coulton
  • Playing: Pokemon Yellow Version (I has a MEW)
  • Eating: Rits crackers
Kiriban is at 7000 views. If you hit it or the closest to it, you get a free chibi. Take a screanshot of the page proving that you are the 7000 viewer and note it to me for your prize.


I am offering full body sketches with flat colors for a measly 10$. Great for character pictures, presents, and for games such as Dungeons and Dragons and Star Wars, along with other tabletop role play games. I will also draw your avatars from your favorite mmo (details below).

The following is a list of what I wont draw. If you have any questions about it, just ask, might be able to bend a little.

~Lesbian or gay couples doing more than hugging.
~Sexual intercourse.
~Antros (dang furries just freak me out).
~Erotic nudity (The human body is a beautiful thing...but I wont draw it to be erotic).

What you get for 10$:
A full body sketch of your character
Flat colors with some shading done by layers and inking
A custom piece of work by me.

Other stuff I do for less:
I will also draw chibis for 5$ each.
Headshots/Busts (great for avatars or profiles) 5$ each.

Bulk:
If your purchase more than two pieces of artwork at a time, you will get 20% off your final price.

Discounts:
If you buy art from me more than three times, your next purchase is 50%


What I require:
All I need is a fairly detailed description of your character, reference images if you have them, and a little patience from you. I take payments through paypal and I wont expect you to pay me until the order is done.

Ordering:
Send me a note with your username, your irl name, what you would like, any references you have and the deadline you need it for.
  • Listening to: Jonathan Coulton
  • Playing: Pokemon Yellow Version (I has a MEW)
  • Eating: Rits crackers
10$ Commissions
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Hello all and thanks for taking a look. I will now be taking 10$ commissions for flat color images in any of the styles that you see in my gallery from the past year. 10$ is the flat rate per character or person in the image. For bulk orders (5 or more drawings{great for roleplaying groups, tabletop or text based}) will be 7.50$ per. If you want a little more detail, just add another two dollars to the price.

I will draw almost everything, except for a few things. No one take offense of my personal opinion. The following list is what I wont draw.

~Lesbian or gay couples doing more than hugging.
~Sexual intercourse.
~Antros (dang furries just freak me out).
~Erotic nudity (The human body is a beautiful thing...but I wont draw it to be erotic).

Extra costs for ordering an image:
~If you would like a simple background, it's a dollar.
~If you would like more detail, it's two dollars.
~If you would like a creature drawn that is larger than a humanoid figure in the image (e.g. dragon, trent, drake, ect), it's five dollars.

What I require:
All I need is a fairly detailed description of your character, reference images if you have them, and a little patience from you. I take payments through paypal and I wont expect you to pay me until the order is done.

Ordering:
Send me a note with your username, your irl name, what you would like, any references you have and the deadline you need it for.

If you have any other questions, send me a note asking them. I do take orders for smaller images, like headshots, which run alot cheaper and are great for rpgs or character profile sheets.

For examples check me out.

kaitsurinn.deviantart.com/
  • Listening to: The AQUABATS
Kiriban- My next Kiriban will be at 10,000 page views and the winner shall receive a picture of their choosing from my price list below.
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Commissions-
Pricing for portraits and original characters is the same and is as follows:
Samples:
i54.photobucket.com/albums/g12…
i54.photobucket.com/albums/g12…
i54.photobucket.com/albums/g12…
i54.photobucket.com/albums/g12…


Headshot:
Pencil Sketch-$5x*
Plain Inked-$10x
Flat Colored-$15x
Detailed Color-$20x

Bust up is same as Headshot

Waist up:
Sketch-$10x
Plain Inked-$15x
Flat Colored-$20x
Detailed Color-$25x

Knee up:
Sketch- $15x
Plain Inked- $20x
Flat Colored- $25x
Detailed Color- $30x

Full:
Sketch- $20x
Plain Inked- $25x
Flat Colored- $30x
Detailed Color- $35x

Addons:
Simple Background-$3
Animals (real and fictional)- $3 small-medium, $5 large
Border-$1 simple, $2 detailed
Words-$1

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Chibis are a whole lot less expensive and have flat prices for all sizes:
Samples:
i54.photobucket.com/albums/g12…
i54.photobucket.com/albums/g12…
i54.photobucket.com/albums/g12…
i54.photobucket.com/albums/g12…

Headshot-$5x
Bust up-$7x
Waist up- $10x
Full-$20x

Addons:
Background-$1
Pets-$1x
Border-$1
Words-$1


x*: X stands for per character. Every character more over three will be half off. (Bulk Order)
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Ordering:
Send me a private message letting me know just what you want for a picture. I will discuss with you about the total price and finalize the order. I prefer an upfront payment of half the order up front for all orders $10 and over. Final payment due when you receive the watermarked image before you receive the final clean artwork.

Thank you have have a nice day~
Kaitlynn Allen
  • Listening to: Fallout 3 Soundtrack
Hello and welcome. Things have been difficult for me and I am in need of commissions. I have been drawing for most of my life and will get your artwork done fast for not a lot of money.

Pricing for portraits and original characters is the same and is as follows:
Samples:
i54.photobucket.com/albums/g12…
i54.photobucket.com/albums/g12…
i54.photobucket.com/albums/g12…
i54.photobucket.com/albums/g12…

Headshot:
Pencil Sketch-$5x*
Plain Inked-$10x
Flat Colored-$15x
Detailed Color-$20x

Bust up is same as Headshot

Waist up:
Sketch-$10x
Plain Inked-$15x
Flat Colored-$20x
Detailed Color-$25x

Knee up:
Sketch- $15x
Plain Inked- $20x
Flat Colored- $25x
Detailed Color- $30x

Full:
Sketch- $20x
Plain Inked- $25x
Flat Colored- $30x
Detailed Color- $35x

Addons:
Simple Background-$3
Animals (real and fictional)- $3 small-medium, $5 large
Border-$1 simple, $2 detailed
Words-$1

--------------------------
Chibis are a whole lot less expensive and have flat prices for all sizes:
Samples:
i54.photobucket.com/albums/g12…
i54.photobucket.com/albums/g12…
i54.photobucket.com/albums/g12…
i54.photobucket.com/albums/g12…

Headshot-$5x
Bust up-$7x
Waist up- $10x
Full-$20x

Addons:
Background-$1
Pets-$1x
Border-$1
Words-$1


x*: X stands for per character. Every character more over three will be half off. (Bulk Order)
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Ordering:
Send me a private message letting me know just what you want for a picture. I will discuss with you about the total price and finalize the order. I prefer an upfront payment of half the order up front for all orders $10 and over. Final payment due when you receive the watermarked image before you receive the final clean artwork.

Thank you have have a nice day~
Kaitlynn Allen
Free chibi picture to the first person with proof of being the 5000'th viewer of my page.
I am currently looking to sell my artwork. I specialize in OC art (This includes D&D characters) and will do Gaiaonline avatars aswell. I do both chibis and regular anime styles. I almost never do furries, you’d have to beg me because they are just a little bit more work for me. You may look at my gallery for examples, also I have some more works that are not up on DA, all you have to do is ask if you want to look at them.

Pricing:
Chibi:
Head: $5x number of characters
Bust: $7x number of characters
Full: $10x number of characters
Anime:
Head: $10x number of characters
Bust: $15x number of characters
Full: $25x number of characters*
**a lot more because there is a lot more to bo drawn**

Add-ons:
Backgrounds:
-Single color: +0.50
-Multi-color: +0.75
-Multicolor with shapes: +1.00
Names: +0.25
Emotes: +0.10
Pets/Familiers/Toys +1.50

DISCOUNTS:
-There is a 25% discounts for people who don’t do anything to upset me or are friends with me on gaiaonline or on AIM (or any other messanger.)
-There is a 50% discount available only to Lines Through Time members. You must have made a minimum of 10 posts in order to be eligible for this discount.
-There is a 75% discount for close friends and only I can determin if you’re eligible or not.
How to order:
When odering include your name, style wanted, character details (including number of), add ons wanted, discounts appliable, and total amount of purchase.
What I need in order to do art for you:
I need character description and name and if available atleast one refrence picture. When you are telling me about your character, tell me all that you can, including personality. This will help me a little bit more while I am drawing your character.
Payment:
Payment is to be sent to Innirinni@yahoo.com through paypal. It is the only way that I can receive money. Payment is to be sent after rough scetch has been shown to you. I wont scam you out of your money.
~Thank you and have a nice day. Send me a note with your order.
~Kaitlynn Elissa Allen*

Order list:
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Only taking three for now.
I'm sure all of you are aware of my recent journals, if not, here you go, all my recent updates for you concerning commisions and kiriban.


COMMISONS-
Wha...what is this, Kai-chan is taking commisions! No-way!!! OMG and thay are so inexspensive!!!! *Gasp* Hey Everyone come order Chibi's from Kai-chan now!!!!


Okay, yeah that was cheesey, I know but hey, you're reading anyways and yes it says true. Commisions are starting at $5.oo!!!
ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE MADE THROUGH PAYPAL!!!!
My username for paypal is innirinni@yahoo.com.

I am only doing chibi commisions, no full style anime, that is reserved for personal and gift art that I give to very close friends.

I accept refrence pictures for your chibis, whether they be drawings, photos, or even gaiaonline avatars (yes I'll do gaia chibis).

It will take me anywhere from a day to a month and if it will take me longer, I will let you know and you can choose then to cancel or continue your order.

I can not afford to make a print for you and send it to you. I will drawy you a picture and when it's done I will send the file to you without a watermark and you can feel free to have it printed out at what size you wish. Once I have given you the original file, I will then procede to place watermark and upload it here on DA


Prices:

Headshots go for $5.oo per chibi head. Images will be put on a paper that is 3 inches in hight and 3(times the amount of chibi heads, limit 3) in width.

Bust up chibis are $7.5o per chibi. Similar information from the headshots except the dimensions are 5"x5"(n# of chibis) and the limit is only 2 for bust up.

Full Chibis are $1o.oo per chibi. Dimensions are 7"x7"(n# of chibis) and the limit is again only 2.

Add ons!!!

Add ons are $.5o each and are as follows:

Background color
Emtion Shapes
-heart
-star
-broken heart
-?
-!
-ninja
-pirate
Animals
-kitty
-bunny
-puppy
Border
-black
-white
Background Shapes
-hearts
-stars
-dots
-bubbles
-circles

If you have anything special you want to say on it, a special phrase is $1.oo.

If you just want your character name, that is only $.5o.

Ordering information:

send me a note on DA (deviantart.com) and an email with the appropriately filled out order form that is posted below.

Username:
Chibi Size:
# of Chibis:
References:
Add ons:
Phrases:
Names:
Total Cost:
Thank you!!

Title the Note and Email as: Art Commision Order.

Current Orders:
I am only taking 2 orders at a time.
1.Nadda - 2 chibis
2.OPen


KIRIBAN-
Hey everyone!!!! Just to let you all know, I'm starting up my Kiriban thingy now.

Who ever hits the 5000th pageview on my profile will win a free chibi my moi!!!


You must take a screen shot and note it to me as proof. You don't get anything for going over but who ever gets the closest wins!!!! wooo!!!! yeah...Go For it!!!!!
Hey everyone!!!! Just to let you all know, I'm starting up my Kiriban thingy now.

Who ever hits the 5000th pageview on my profile will win a free chibi my moi!!!


You must take a screen shot and note it to me as proof. You don't get anything for going over but who ever gets the closest wins!!!! wooo!!!! yeah...Go For it!!!!!