The Game #1 Break Kickstarter

Created by Charlie Stickney

In the game of life, no one's been keeping score... until now. A brand new series from the creators of White Ash. Welcome to THE GAME

Latest Updates from Our Project:

PDFs are out. FINALLY
about 1 year ago – Fri, Jan 03, 2020 at 01:29:27 AM

Hello Players,

Happy New Year!!!

We here at The Game HQ are very happy to finally put 2019 and all its unexpected delays behind us.  '19 fought us all the way.  But now that we've turned that page into 2020, things have started clicking into place.  We just blasted out the link to the PDF of The Game.  As long as you filled out your Backerkit survey, you should be getting (or have got gotten) a download link imminently.

For our print backers, the file is with the printer.  We'll send you an updated ETA as soon as we hear back from them.  For now, we're anticipating beginning shipments in roughly 3 weeks.

Thank you again, we really appreciate all your patience. And as we said previously, as our way of saying we're sorry, every backer who got a PDF of The Game #1 will receive a FREE PDF OF ISSUE #2. Those will be coming your way this summer.  

We hope you enjoy the comic.  Thanks again for all your support.  

Here's to an amazing 2020,

Charlie, Conor and Triona

Thank you everyone for your patience.
about 1 year ago – Sun, Dec 15, 2019 at 11:39:08 PM

Hello Players,

Sorry for the limited updates, I wanted to be able to give you some tangible benchmarks before I posted again.  So here's where the project is at.

After many kafkaesque delays, the pencils and inks are done. The book is now with Triona, who is wizard with colors.  She's promised that we'll have the final pages back shortly.  After that, it should only be a day to prep the PDFs before those are on their way to you. EXPECT a PDF by the end of next week (at the latest).  

From there (depending on how long the printer closes for the holidays) we should only have another 2-3 weeks till the comics are printed and hit our distribution center in Los Angeles. At that point, we're going to try ship all the books out in a week.  Everything else is done (prints are printed, dice are diced, etc.) so it really comes down to how fast I can package the books.  And let's face it, do I really need to sleep more than 2 hours a night?  (I think not). 

Thank you again for your patience and support, looking forward to finally sharing the first chapter of The Game with you.

Happy December to everyone,


Getting Close
about 1 year ago – Wed, Nov 06, 2019 at 12:45:52 AM

Hello Players,

Thank you again for your patience.  We'd really hoped to have the book to you by now.  But the Gods of Health and Happiness have been conspiring against us.  Without getting into the details, Conor has been beset by a series of family emergencies and life events that have continued to delay him.  The good news is for the last couple of weeks, the shadow of misfortune that had been hanging over him, seems to have finally lifted. (KNOCKING ON A TREE-SIZED PEICE OF WOOD)  As such, he just has a couple of pages left in the book and should be finished in the next two weeks.  After that, it should only be a week or so for Triona to finish the colors and get the PDF off to you. In the interim, we've started distributing some of the other rewards.  If you pledged at the "Get To Know US" tier, you should receive your hardcover shortly. On the digital side, you should receive a notification for the White Ash PDF later today.

Thank you again for all the support.  We really do apologize for the delay and will find some additional ways to make it up to you. (Stay tuned).

All the very best,


Update on where things are at.
over 1 year ago – Sun, Sep 15, 2019 at 10:54:30 PM

Hello Players,

Thank you so much for filling out your surveys promptly.  As of this update, 92% of you have responded.  We really appreciate the quick turnaround as it make it easier for us to plan things.  Because sometimes life doesn't go the way you think it will.

Speaking of, we're unfortunately going to be slightly delayed on delivering the PDF's.  Conor got conscripted into doing a bit more childcare than anticipated over the last month, which severely curtailed his ability to get work done.  So he's a little behind in finishing up the issue.  The bad news is the PDF won't be out till middle to the end of October.

The good news (for print backers) is that we've found a domestic printer with a SUPER fast turnaround.  Which means that the floppies will either still deliver in October, or at the latest, early November.

The REALLY GOOD NEWS (for everyone) is we hate to be late on things.  And to make it up to you, we decided that we're going to go ahead and pretend we made the $17,000 stretch goal and send all PDF and print backers a PDF of issue two of The Game as well.  For free.  This won't be till later in 2020 (most likely, early summer).  But it will come, digitally tied in a bow saying we're sorry.

Thanks again for your patience and support, we're really looking forward to introducing you to the world of The Game.  And now we get to give you a little more of a taste.

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions,


Answer to our puzzle
over 1 year ago – Sun, Sep 01, 2019 at 12:07:40 AM

Hi Players,

Quick addendum to the survey.  In my enthusiasm to get the survey out, I forgot to include a place for you to enter your solution to our The Game puzzle.  So, here's what we're going to do.  Many of you already emailed us with your answers.  If you did that, there's nothing more you need to do.  You will receive your limited edition print.

IF you didn't email us and you solved the puzzle and want the print, email me at info@noveldrop with  your solution and I will add you to the list.  

But everyone, please fill out the survey now.

Thank you all for playing.  I'm sorry if this got a little more complicated.  The whole break Kickstarter aspect of the campaign was really fun to design, but I'm still figuring out the mechanics.  We'll have it down a bit smoother in the future.

Thanks again,