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Character Builder updates for the week of May 14th!

Hello Everyone!

As we mentioned last week, we do not have any new assets this week to allow our Artists and Devs time to focus on the 2.0 launch. HOWEVER, that does not mean we don’t have some awesome updates for you!

3,000?!?!?!

Thanks to our Kickstarter Backers we are now at THREE THOUSAND users in the Character Builder. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, we couldn’t do it without every single one of you!

If you missed our Kickstarter or still don’t have a NeverEnding subscription, we are still taking late pledges on our GameFound! Check it out for some great deals and exclusive offers.

Something NEW!

Coming very soon, we will be opening up our swag store at www.BeNeverEnding.com! There you’ll be able to purchase all kinds of TTRPG and NeverEnding goodies! Like these for example:

2.0 Launch

If you’re wondering: “What is this NeverEnding 2.0 thing they keep talking about?”, let me let you in on the exciting news!

Coming this month, we are launching NeverEnding 2.0! This launch will include:

Prosthetics

Token Creation

NPC Generator

New Character Customization Options

Backgrounds

Mobile/Tablet Compatibility

App UX/UI Updates – including more accessibility features, like tab navigation

See you next week!

Character Builder updates for the week of May 7th!

Hello Everyone,

This week we have even more awesome hairstyles for you to chose from! Head on over to www.BeNeverEnding.app to create more cool characters, and share them using hashtag #OCbyNE so we can share them too!

If you’ve been following our email updates and social media, you already know that we are hard at work bringing NeverEnding 2.0 to life. This will be our last asset drop until 2.0 goes live, to allow our amazing artists and devs to focus on the task at hand!

Speaking of 2.0…

I have an extra special sneak peek at the NPC Generator for you:

What do you think?? I am excited to use it in my campaigns! The generator will supply you with the details that bring your NPCs to life and allow you to make changes, add your own notes and save them for future reference!

We want YOUR input!

The team is also hard at work on the 2nd Kickstarter Rewards. Thanks to you we unlocked the Animal Companion stretch goal, and we want to know what animals YOU would like to see! Please take a moment to fill out our survey here: https://forms.gle/hmh8TGXjhzueAPby5

See you next week!

Character Builder updates for the Week of April 30th!

Hello Everyone!

This week we bring you the theme “Armed Day!”.  Prepare your characters for combat with our new Trident, Shield and Magic Staff! Head over to www.BeNeverEnding.app and equip your characters.

Kickstarter

Backer Surveys were sent out Monday! If you haven’t received yours, check your spam folder. The sooner we can get all the surveys collected, the sooner we can launch the Pledge Manager. Head on over to our Kickstarter update for full details.

Sirens: Battle of The Bards

Our friend and gaming personality, Satine Phoenix, recently launched an EPIC Kickstarter campaign for a 300-page setting, adventure, and subclass book. Please check it out!

We also talked about what makes this book so amazing in our blog.

Sunday Brunch Club

Have you checked out Sunday Brunch Club’s Twitch Stream yet? NO?! Head on over to www.twitch.tv/chaotictieflingatl to follow the Utharian Legends (with art created in NeverEnding’s Character Builder)

NeverEnding 2.0

The Team is hard at work on the Kickstarter and the 2.0 update coming this month! What are you looking forward to most?

Prosthetics

Token Creation

NPC Generator

Backgrounds

Mobile/Tablet Compatibility

App UX/UI Updates – including more accessibility features, like tab navigation

See you next week!

What is “Sirens: Battle of the Bards?” And Why You Seriously Need It in Your Life.

There’s a new D&D book on Kickstarter and I’m going to tell you why it’s one of the best things coming out right now! Even if you don’t like bards read on, because there’s a truckload of quality content for your table.

Sirens: Battle of the Bards is a lot more than just your traditional supplement. Sirens: Battle of the Bards is ostensibly a bard book – but in reality, that’s the tip of the iceberg. It’s more like a mash-up between a setting/adventure book like Ghosts of Saltmarsh and a well-crafted expansion like Tasha’s Caldron of Everything. Throw in spectacular add-ons like custom dice and mini’s – even a soundtrack – and it’s a veritable buffet of D&D Delights!

Even if you’re not a huge fan of bards, this book is a worthy addition to your adventure arsenal. The setting is crafted in loving detail. This, honestly, is no surprise since Satine Phoenix and her friends have building and refining the setting for Sirens and the City of Salvata for years. The City of Salvata is described in epically grand detail. Explore 10 districts each with its own lore, descriptions, and places of interest.

A Full Campaign + One-Shot Adventures

Now with CEO of Apotheosis Studios, Jamison Stone, plus a host of contributing and guest writers like Deborah Ann Woll, Cat Evans, Gabe Hicks, Grady Wang and so, so many other talented writers (and artists) this 300-page supplement is bursting at the seams with fantastical high-fantasy content.

There’s so much highly adaptable content, it feels like a must-have. Personally, I plan on adapting it and using it as a fey setting in both my homebrew and also my Forgotten Realms adventures.

For most dungeon masters no adaptation is necessary. Sirens: Battle of The Bards is a standalone full campaign, in addition to a setting and subclass book. There are multiple endings to encourage player agency and playability. No railroading here!

If a full story campaign isn’t enough for you, you’re in luck. The book includes over 20 other unique adventures that fit in as perfect side quests or one-shots. You know you need one shots for when plyers inevitably cancel on game day.

But There ARE Bards, Right?

Many of you savvy readers will realize that we haven’t even touched on the subject of bards in this bard book. Well, as I mentioned you don’t have to like bards to love this must-have masterpiece.

If you’re even a little like me and you DO love bards, then you, my friend, are in luck! You’ll be shouting from the rooftops and singing in the streets when you see over 10+ new and very unique Bard Subclasses. The book should come with a warning label because it’s bound to turn your game days into some fantastically raucous revelries! That is unless your players go with one of the varieties of “introverted” bard subclasses – like the college of geometry. Yep – even the math nerds are getting in on this bodacious bard action!

Get It For a Steal!

You might expect to have to pay $99 or more of all of this content. However, Satine and the Apotheosis team (and all the other folks involved) want everyone to be able to join the fun. That’s why the digital edition is only $29! That’s less than $0.10 per page for this stunning book which is already crazy low – but you get way more, with the gorgeous high-res downloadable map pack.

Digital editions for a variety of virtual tabletops are available for only $49 and include the PDFs and map packs as standalone items.

Need to hold this beautiful tome in your hot little hands? They have you covered with a $59 pledge that still includes the digital version of everything! Honestly, I have paid way more for way less, so trust me when I say this is a fantastic bargain. There’s a lot more pledge levels and tons of fun add-ons, including optional buys from Wyrmwood. Syrinscape, and Level Up Dice.

All this treasure makes it feel like you just stumbled into a dragon’s hoard. But nope. You’re in the world of the Phoenix – Satine Phoenix and the rest of the fabled Sirens.

If you’re still not convinced to check it out, get inspired by the Sirens: Song of Salvata live play on Twitch. There’s a wonderful cast of gaming luminaries to entertain you.

Playtesting, Q&A, and Get It On Kickstarter

If you have questions, chat with the team over on the Apotheosis Studios Discord.

Ready to fall in love with the story and experience a taste of the magic? Feast your eyes on the Chapter One playtest document.

The most important thing you can do, however, is head over to Kickstarter and pledge to get your very own copy. The magical song of the Sirens and the City of Salvata await you there in Sirens: Battle of the Bards.

Character Builder updates for the week of April 23rd!

Hello Everyone!

This week we have added new assets with the theme ‘Arm Day’! Check out these assets by customizing your characters even more at www.beneverending.app.

Bug Fixes and Updates

Our Devs are hard at work on NeverEnding 2.0 and the updates that come with it!

What is NeverEnding 2.0 you ask?

If you missed our previous updates, or if you are a new subscriber, NeverEnding 2.0 is a big update launching in May! With it comes a Character Builder redesign with more accessibility features, mobile and tablet compatibility aaaaaand…

Prosthetics

Token Creation

NPC Generator

Backgrounds

Man… those are some nice tokens!

Kickstarter

We will have our pledge manager up in GameFound by May 3rd, if not sooner! As soon as that is up, we’ll be importing backer emails into the app. You’ll receive a special sign on link to link your account. If you’re one of the backers who also backed the first Kickstarter, you’ll be receiving a separate survey where you can detail how you want your credit to be applied.

See you next week!

Character Builder updates for the week of April 2nd!

Hello Everyone!

This week we have some AWESOME new hairstyles for you!

Head on over to www.beneverending.app and try them out!

Sharing our Passion

If you follow us on Social Media, you may have seen that we’ve been chatting with some awesome folks about what we do at NeverEnding. Check them out if you haven’t yet:

NeverEnding: An Interview With Jamie VanDoren

NeverEnding character portrait generator to add prosthetics

Make a Quick Character Portrait with NeverEnding

11 more users to 2k!

As of today we are at 1,989 users on the app! That is amazing!! It has been a crazy year indeed… and we have all of you to thank, we wouldn’t be here without you.

Kickstarter

We just unlocked our 4th Stretch Goal, Animal Companions! With this goal comes an Exclusive Baby Golden Dragon Companion! Isn’t it cute?!

Our next goal is for additional Anthropomorphic Character options! When we hit $6k we will unlock Wolf and Fox characters!

Help us unlock this goal by backing and sharing with everyone you know! 

One more sneak peek for you! Check out the WIP of one of our animal companions we have planned:

Thank you, as always and see you next week!

Character Builder updates for the week of March 26th!

Hello Everyone!

This week’s new assets are from the theme “Rippling Pecs!”… because they’re all chest pieces… get it?

If you missed last week’s email, you missed that we added TWENTY EIGHT new art assets to the builder! Head on over to www.beneverending.app and check them out for yourself. Don’t forget to share your creations using #OCbyNE so we can see them and share them too!

Kickstarter

This week we unlocked our 2nd stretch goal, Pirates! Now we are working to unlock #3… BIRD FOLK! As of right now we are only $79 away from unlocking it!

We already have one avian option, but this stretch goal will unlock additional options like these:

If you haven’t already, head over to our Kickstarter and get in on the action for as low as $9! 

Nerdarchy

Thursday our CEO, Jamie, chatted with the folks at Nerdarchy about NeverEnding and our Kickstarter. Check it out! https://youtu.be/qVa_6Dgg49o

We want to hear from you!

Are their any things you’d like to see in the builder that we haven’t added yet? Let us know! Email us at happiness@beneverending.com, hit us up on FacebookTwitter or Instagram, or use the Support/Feedback link in the app… we’re easy to get a hold of!

There are 16 days left in the Kickstarter, help us get the word out! 

Thank you & see you next week!

Character Builder updates for the week of March 19th!

Hello Everyone!

This week we added 28 different assets to the builder, including 6 new hair styles, 4 ears, facial hair, armor pieces and more! Here are some of the new characters we’ve built using a few of them, head on over to www.beneverending.app to see everything we’ve added!

Updates!

Now you have the option to set your profile picture to one of your characters and select custom backgrounds!

Kickstarter!

We had an awesome Kickstarter launch, and were able to add this great little sticker to our banner:

We have sold out of the Early Bird Tier and smashed through our first stretch goal, a non binary body type! We are inching closer to our next stretch goal: PIRATES!

Help us bring Pirates (as well as Bird Folk, Animal Companions and more) to the Character Builder by backing and sharing our Kickstarter!

New Partners

As you know, we are proud sponsors of DnD Surprise Party which streams Wednesdays at 7:00pm EDT, so we are also happy to introduce TWO new streams that we are partnering with:

PlayersAndCreators, which streams their Wildemount Campaign Thursdays at 7:30pm EDT

AND

Secret Adventurers Society which streams every other Wednesday at 7:30pm CT!

Thank you all for your support, see you next week!

Character Builder updates for the week of March 12th!

Hello Everyone!

This week we are adding the remaining Year of the Ox weapons! This exclusive collection is for those who secure a Hireling or Hero memberships by March 27th! Be sure to unlock these exclusive assets by creating or upgrading your account at www.beneverending.app.

Bug Fixes and New Features

  • Character previews should load faster
  • You can add a number as a searchable tag to your character, not just a word like “elf”
  • In your profile, there’s a section to list your proficiencies (like DMing, cartography, or character commissions). You can not search user profiles by those proficiencies.

Kickstarter

You know we love to give you all sneak peeks of what we’re working on, how about a look at new assets for our new Kickstarter? These assets are exclusively for Kickstarter II launching March 16th,  and will be available later as add-ons. Backers from our first Kickstarter who selected the “All You Survey” add on will also receive these!

Be sure to follow our Kickstarter to be notified at launch, and spread the word! https://bit.ly/3uvOj7A 

Big Asset Roll Out!

We’re planning a big asset roll out around the Kickstarter launch date! Here are some WIPs from our Artists, what do you think?

Thank you for your support, and see you next week!

Character Builder updates for the week of March 5th!

Hello Everyone!

This week’s new assets come from the theme “Winter Wonderland”, and we are happy to add another long hairstyle to the lineup!

We had some bug fixes go live after our email went out last week, including bugs relating layering issues. That means long hair and beards are ready to use! Now go forth and create!

Kickstarter #2 Update

We decided to delay the launch of our Kickstarter to give us a little more time to get people excited! If you haven’t already, you can follow the campaign and be notified at launch: https://bit.ly/3uvOj7A

Our new anticipated launch date is March 16th!

We also have something special planned– exclusively for backers of our first Kickstarter who also support the second campaign.

NOTE: We’re still working on the full platform (scene builder and story animator), these additional funds will help us introduce additional character options, without losing momentum on the rest of the features in development.

A Sneak Peek?

Speaking of continuing to work on new features, we are getting closer to launching our character token options! What do you think of this updated Builder layout as well??

Soon you will be able to download your characters tokens, ready to use in your online games!

Lunar New Year Exclusive Assets

Remember we still have our Lunar New Year Assets available to to those who secure a Hireling or Hero membership by March 27th! Be sure to unlock these exclusive assets by creating or upgrading your account at www.beneverending.app.

As always, thank you for your support. See you next week!