"Betrayal at Krondor" Writer Neal Hallford Kickstarting A New Novel

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  • nealhallford 11 Apr 2013 08:30:04 2 posts
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    Hello all,

    My name is Neal Hallford. You might not recognize my name, but you might recognize the titles of some of the games I've worked on as a writer over the past twenty three years including "Betrayal at Krondor," "Dungeon Siege," "Might & Magic III: Isles of Terra," "Planet's Edge," "Champions of Norrath," "Lords of Everquest," and several more. On Wednesday morning, I launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund "The Thief of Dreams," my first fantasy novel.

    "Thief" will combine magic, espionage, court intrigue, and high adventure in an exciting new book in the same tradition as the novels of George R.R. Martin, Tad Williams, Guy Gavriel Kay, and Raymond E. Feist. If you've enjoyed any of my games, or if you're just a fan of fantasy fiction in general, then I think you'll find something in this novel you'll like.

    Oh, and by the way, the cover art for my book is being commissioned by Shawn Sharp, one of the artists behind the highly successful GuildWars games, and an incredibly talented guy.

    To find out more, just follow my link to Kickstarter where I have an introductory video and more information about the plot, the project, and the pledge rewards.

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nealhallford/the-thief-of-dreams-from-the-writer-of-betrayal-at

    Thanks so much for your attention!
    Neal
  • nickthegun 11 Apr 2013 08:31:25 61,305 posts
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    Traditionally, dont books get written and *then* you get paid for them?

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  • dominalien 11 Apr 2013 08:57:25 7,065 posts
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    Yeah, it's not like there are huge expenses associated with writing one. You don't need a £3000 computer and that £1500 piece of book writing software, no matter what sone people will tell you.

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  • Dougs 11 Apr 2013 09:52:37 69,500 posts
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    Those coffees don't pay for themselves you know.
  • pinebear 11 Apr 2013 10:01:22 8,565 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    Traditionally, dont books get written and *then* you get paid for them?
    Depends on whether youre offered an advance.

  • Big-Swiss 11 Apr 2013 10:26:17 8,241 posts
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    England is weird!
  • sport 11 Apr 2013 11:08:03 12,811 posts
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    I'd like to kickstart Grapes!
  • Lukus 11 Apr 2013 11:13:00 19,471 posts
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    I'd like to write a book. Will someone pay me £30,000 to have a year off work to do it please?

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  • neilka 11 Apr 2013 11:20:48 16,531 posts
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    Depends, do you also have "metal poisoning"?

    BAAANG!!!!! EXPLOTION!!!!!

  • macmurphy 11 Apr 2013 11:26:21 999 posts
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    Seems like a bit of a rinse this. If it's any good then people will buy it. That's how books work. It's not even like it's hard to publish these days with all the e-book shite.

    Even if he's penniless just get a job and write in your spare time like everyone else. If it's good it will sell, if it's toss it won't. I think if you get all the money first, you'll stop writing the book. You'll just stay at home having pokey bumwanks, watching Eastenders and complaining about writer's block.
  • Lukus 11 Apr 2013 11:29:47 19,471 posts
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    neilka wrote:
    Depends, do you also have "metal poisoning"?
    I have two penises and a vagina and half a boob.

    Paintings & Photographs

  • kinky_mong 11 Apr 2013 11:36:10 10,866 posts
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    Wanking For Coins takes one step closer to being a reality.

    All the eurogamers who actually play with each other on xbl rather than just post pseudointellectual pc handwringing bollocks on the forums, love the shit out of biggy.

  • BillMurray 11 Apr 2013 12:07:50 7,905 posts
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    He can obviously afford fancy hats.
  • neilka 11 Apr 2013 12:08:03 16,531 posts
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    Also could you stop spelling Neil wrong please, you're spoiling it for the rest of us.

    Edited by neilka at 12:08:22 11-04-2013

    BAAANG!!!!! EXPLOTION!!!!!

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