Lordran & Beyond: 2nd Edition

Created by Zach Sharpe

Return to the drama and intrigue of Soulsborne lore with six different stories in this new 110-page anthology.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Preview for Backer Survey Questions!
6 days ago – Mon, Nov 22, 2021 at 03:14:03 AM

Hey all! I wanted to give everyone a forward glance at the questions you all might be getting in your backer surveys, depending on your pledge level. Soon I'll also be showing a preview of the add-ons available in the survey process, specifically for folks interested in getting the Eileen enamel pin! Folks should be expecting backer surveys to be sent out within the next week-ish, once the preliminary design for the Eileen pin is ready to share.

For now, please have a look at the backer questions so you can be prepared to answer them when the surveys arrive, especially for those of you who have custom artwork! Depending on your exact pledge tier, there may be some important differences in the pledge questions.

And of course, I wanted to share these ahead of time to gather feedback as well. If anything seems unclear or confusing, please send me a direct message here on Kickstarter and I'll do my best to respond immediately and accommodate feedback! Please do not share any survey answers or information about your pledges as comments or replies to this post.

This question will appear for anyone receiving a shipped, physical reward:

This question will appear for all backers who have pledged at the $110USD tier or higher:

This question will appear for all backers who have pledged at the $170USD pledge tier:

This question will appear for all backers who have pledged at the $230 pledge tier:

This question will appear for all backers who have pledged at the $320USD pledge tier:

This question will appear for all backers who have pledged at the $400USD pledge tier:

Artist Spotlight: Blazemalefica
15 days ago – Sat, Nov 13, 2021 at 05:40:28 PM

Blaze has been a consistent and instrumental factor in Lordran & Beyond since 2016, and along with her evolving art style she's delivered an immense amount of stunning material for Souls fans!

Blaze can capture moody, chilling scenes, as well as thrilling and bloody moments of tremendous action through the many sketches and wallpapers she's drawn.

And of course Blaze has contributed with her own comic material, including the 7-page story starring Oswald and Tarkus that's featured inside 2nd Edition!

Perhaps the most iconic and well known Soulsborne art by Blaze however, is her gorgeous and stylized portrait of Priscilla from within the Painted World of Ariamis:

If you'd like to check out more work from Blazemalefica, be sure to visit her Twitter right here!

Feedback Request for L&B 2nd Edition Rewards: Are you interested in an Eileen the Crow enamel pin?
19 days ago – Tue, Nov 09, 2021 at 07:53:18 PM

Please be sure to read this entire update before voting in the poll:

I had originally planned to offer an enamel pin featuring Eileen the Crow as a stretch goal freebie after the art gallery goal, similar to the Solaire enamel pin from the 1st Edition Kickstarter, but this wasn't formally added to the stretch goal chart since the pin hadn't been designed yet. The art gallery goal was unfortunately not reached, but I think I made the art gallery too much of a jump from the previous stretch goal beneath it, which was my own error in judgment. Even if it wouldn't be perfectly to the original intended scale, I'd still like to include some pages of bonus artwork material in the 2nd Edition book, so backers can still expect some extra pages of amazing looking Soulsy goodness when their rewards arrive! 

But the big factor in this update is about extra enamel pin. Since I feel like I could have handled the stretch goals differently to help get the campaign to an enamel pin freebie, I would still like to capitalize on the possibility of delivering an Eileen pin to folks interested in it. Please note that while the Eileen pin will NOT be free, it would be offered at a heavily discounted price (probably at about $7USD with no additional shipping charge) compared to the cost of the other enamel pins. This enamel pin could be added on to any existing pledge that's receiving a shipped physical reward, and backers will be able to do this when answering their surveys at the end of the month. While I don't yet have a design to share for the enamel pin right now, it would be revealed by the time the surveys are sent out, so backers will be able to see it before finalizing their decision to get it or not. The pin would be designed by Higgs, just like the Lautrec and Siegmeyer pins, and would be similar in style to those.

Please be sure to visit this Straw Poll to vote, especially if getting the Eileen pin interests you! If the poll secures enough Ayes (probably to the tune of around 60 or 70) then I'll do my best to proceed with making sure backers have the option to get an Eileen pin as well.

Thanks for your time everyone!

Timeline, expectations, and info about backer surveys for L&B: 2nd Edition!
22 days ago – Sat, Nov 06, 2021 at 03:09:28 AM

First off, thank you to everyone who pledged! You've made this a significantly greater success than 1st Edition and I'm thrilled beyond measure. The massive outpour of support that came in during the final two days really blew me away.

So, to make sure everyone is on the same page about what's next, I want to highlight some important details about what to expect in the coming months! First, Kickstarter is now in the midst of charging all of the backers for their pledges; since there's so many pledges and quite a bit of money to process, this can take about two weeks to complete. If, after the two weeks, there are any complications and your pledge has not been fully processed, please message me directly! With a bit of verifying I'm sure we can come to an arrangement that suits you!

As for the Kickstarter's post-campaign activity, there will of course be stylized and excitable updates, including previews for page designs, artist spotlights, and features for any newly designed artwork (including the all new wallpaper all backers will be getting!), but also very important essential announcements that will affect all backers, specifically ones getting shipped items.

The most notable updates to keep an eye out for will the ones involving the backer surveys. I'm currently planning for backer surveys to be sent out near the end of this month, and backers will have approximately four weeks to complete their surveys. Depending on your pledge tier, your survey may include options like deciding which cover you want for your printed book, what name you want featured as a name dedication, or what you'd like as your custom portrait. Once the surveys are sent out, it is imperative that backers fill them out and submit them within the four weeks. The results of the surveys directly impact exactly how fulfillment proceeds (for example, how many of each version of the book to have printed, ensuring the high-end custom art prompts are received early enough for them to be finished and featured in the book, etc), so failing to act on your survey on time can impact the fulfillment of your rewards! I can't emphasize enough the importance of submitting your survey on time, since that is what guarantees you'll be getting what you've paid for!

Since the surveys are so integral, I will be posting a preview of the surveys ahead of time for all backers to have a look at, so everyone should know exactly what to expect once they're sent out and to gauge any feedback folks might have.

To help keep strong visual track of where Lordran & Beyond: 2nd Edition is in terms of fulfillment, backers can expect a convenient and pleasing looking roadmap that will be continuously updated throughout the next several months! Backers for 1st Edition will likely recall a similar feature, and the roadmap for 2nd Edition will operate identically. This will begin being included in updates near the end of this month.

I've got other information and details to share about surveys next week, but I think this update has been quite dense as is! Thanks for reading all of this, thank you for all of your amazingly generous confidence and support, and I hope you all have a great weekend!

Only 1 hour left and at nearly 200% funding!
24 days ago – Thu, Nov 04, 2021 at 06:35:28 PM

Just wanted to offer one more big reminder just before the campaign ends, and my enormous shock and gratitude at the INCREDIBLE support pouring forth here at the end. Please indulge in this lovely Eileen, courtesy of Rachel!

Once the campaign is over, there will be a new update posted tomorrow that will detail everything to expect in terms of a fulfillment timeline, when surveys will be sent, and other updates to follow!