Midwest Furfest 2018: Never Let Capitalization and Spacing Hold You Back

Our table at Midwest Furfest 2018, with Norman Rafferty and his “burner phone” for making the good deals

Post-Midwest Furfest Sales-a-bration!

Thanks to your support, and to our partners at DriveThruRPG.com, we’ve had record sales this year. Come celebrate with us with all our DriveThruRPG digital titles marked down for a limited time!

DIY: Resources for the Self-Publisher

At our panel, we had a lot to talk about, and people had a lot of good questions. Here’s links to the materials we presented and some of the stuff that just didn’t fit in the time allotted.

Our Slide Show Presentation:

“DIY 101: How to Self Publish” From left: Madison Keller, Jess E. Owen, Norman Rafferty

Tap here to see lots of slides detailing the finer points, including some we didn’t have time for. Whether you’re making a book, a game, a novel, or a program, the same fundamentals apply to all. This slide-show is frequently updated as we learn new things, along with you.

Budget Worksheet:
To better assist you in your budgeting, we’ve uploaded a spreadsheet to address the questions you had from the panel. Tap here to view our worksheet on Google Drive. Edit the values in the yellow cells until you get a project with a goal that you can meet.

Sample Work-for-Hire Contract:
We’ve also added a sample work-for-hire contract, that you can use with your outsourced talent. Note: we’re not attorneys. Tap here to view this contract on Google Drive. We use the basics of this contract when we work with our talent. Specific, written agreements are always better than some vague words, to make sure that everyone’s getting fair treatment. There’s lots of commentary in this file on what we would change, and for what.

Other Useful Links:
Video of Anthrocon 2018’s self-publishing panel, with MCA Hogarth and Norman Rafferty (Youtube)
How to write a press release (Gamasutra)
A Primer on Intellectual Property (BoozyBarrister)
The E-Myth Templates, to help with various business concerns
MCA Hogarth’s Non-Fiction Books about the self-publishing experience

Do you have more questions? Write to us at support@sanguinegames.com!

Posted by Imperator • 3-Dec-2018 12:11 pm

BOOKS OF MONSTERS AND LEGENDS taking pledges now

It’s been a long time in the making, but it’s finally happening. We’ve assembled a dream team of your old favorites and some new voices for the most strange and fantastic Ironclaw yet!  From stories about characters in Calabria and voyages thither, to new menaces lurking in the dark corners of undiscovered country.

Learn more about the Monsters and Legend project by tapping this link. Pledge now for unique rewards!

Posted by Imperator • 8-Sep-2018 5:11 am

Anthrocon 2018 in Pittsburgh, PA: You can’t spell “Pierogi” without R, P, and G

Anthrocon was a huge success this year! Thanks to everyone who came by to see our panels on how to self-publish (hosted by M.C.A. Hogarth and Norman Rafferty). The landscape is always changing and there were lots of good questions. Also a big thanks to everyone who showed up at our gaming demonstrations. And to the staff who ran everything. And everyone else. Really, a great show.

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Posted by Imperator • 10-Jul-2018 12:24 pm

Origins Game Fair and Expo – Where the Lines are Short and the Skies are Blue

Thanks to everyone who came by to see us at the Origins Game Fair! Once again, our “How to Self-Publish” panel was a great success. Lots of interesting questions, and we always have new stuff to learn. Here’s some materials from our presentation, always being updated as we learn new things.

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Posted by Imperator • 16-Jun-2018 11:44 pm

Platinum Celebration – All IRONCLAW titles 33% off

Ironclaw: Anthropomorphic Fantasy Role-Play has achieved platinum status on OneBookShelf.com! And several other titles have hit gold status. Celebrate with us like rock stars — all IRONCLAW titles are 33% off for the rest of March!

If you’ve got holes in your collection, now’s the time to fill them. Come see what thousands of people have chosen for their fantasy game of choice! Play a character off the rack, or customize to your heart’s content with thousands of options from the savage to the scientific, from the magical to the martial arts, from the pagan to the ordained, from the noble to the outlaw. Ironclaw helps you and your fellow players work together to tell the story you want to tell.

The Ironclaw Platinum Celebration ends when the fools show up and ruin everything, so tap here to get yours today. And to everyone who helped us get to where we are today, thank you for your support.

Posted by Imperator • 17-Mar-2018 3:15 pm

Post-Con Sellout Sale: FUR REALITY 2017

Thanks to everyone who came to FurReality 2017! We sold out of quite a few books, so for a limited time, we’ll have copies on sale! Tap these links to get the discounts.

Posted by Imperator • 9-Oct-2017 12:58 pm

GenCon 50th Anniversary & DIY101 Follow-Up

Thanks to everyone who came to our panel, “DIY 101: How to Self Publish Your Game“! It was great to see so many of you, with such enthusiasm about making your own stuff!

Budget Worksheet:
To better assist you in your budgeting, we’ve uploaded a spreadsheet to address the questions you had from the panel. Tap here to view our worksheet on Google Drive.  Edit the values in the yellow cells until you get a project with a goal that you can meet.

Sample Work-for-Hire Contract:
We’ve also added a sample work-for-hire contract, that you can use with your outsourced talent. Note: we’re not attorneys. Tap here to view this contract on Google Drive. We use the basics of this contract when we work with our talent. Specific, written agreements are always better than some vague words, to make sure that everyone’s getting fair treatment. There’s lots of commentary in this file on what we would change, and for what.

Other Useful Links:
Digital.com: various tools and advice for small business
How to write a press release (Gamasutra)
A Primer on Intellectual Property (BoozyBarrister)

Do you have more questions? Advice? Succor? Write to us at support@sanguinegames.com! Float all boats higher!

Posted by Imperator • 20-Aug-2017 5:18 pm