TOME: Season 2 Fundraiser!

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We're looking to raise at least $15,000 to fund the creation of six TV-show length animated episodes for a second season of the "TOME: Terrain of Magical Expertise" webseries! We've previously created 10 full-length episodes and 7 shorts, only making income off of merch sales, ad revenue and special events. That's why we're seeking a budget to produce season 2 in higher quality! The money raised will be used to cover the cost of animation, background art, music, voice acting, sound design and more.

.:SERIES SYNOPSIS:.
TOME is a Flash-Animated webseries about a futuristic virtual reality game from the year 2020. The story focuses on five players in the world of TOME, who become wrapped up in the activity of some bizarre hackers, searching the game for an item called "The Forbidden Power". Follow the adventures of our heroes, Alpha, Kirbopher, Flamegirl, Gamecrazed and Nylocke in the Terrain of Magical Expertise!
(Watch the entire series on the official TOME website!)
(You can also watch some of the series on YouTube!)

To give back to the gracious folks who are willing to donate, we've prepared a number of different rewards to give back!

.:Background Characters (All Reward Tiers $25 and Up):.
You can receive a background character cameo either made in your image or based on your own original characters (see the video presentation for details) that will appear in an episode of TOME season 2! If you've donated to the show previously, you can still get either a new background character or "upgrade" your old one! Make sure you provide either a photo reference or a written description of what you want!

.:Character Voice Requests (All Reward Tiers $50 and Up):.
A bunch of our very gracious voice actors from the series have offered to recording in-character voice requests for people willing to donate for certain rewards! The following TOME characters will be available for request:

-Alpha (voiced by Blake "Shadyvox" Swift)
-Kirbopher (voiced by Chris "Kirbopher" Niosi)
-Flamegirl (voiced by Anna Kingsley)
-Gamecrazed (voiced by Casey Mongillo)
-Nylocke [20 AVAILABLE] (voiced by Martin "LittleKuriboh" Billany)
-Saturndiva (voiced by Sarah Williams)
-Asterob (voiced by Lawrence "MasakoX" Simpson)
-Granda [5 AVAILABLE] (voiced by Kimlinh Tran)
-Hyprelynx (voiced by Jessi "Nowacking" Nowack)
-Foreva (voiced by Kira "Rina-chan" Buckland)
-Anneva (voiced by Jackie "DJ Kana" Florian)
-Rockoon (voiced by Deven Mack)
-Doubling (voiced by Edward Bosco)
-Skeight (voiced by Edward Bosco)
-Demonking (voiced by Anthony "Antfish" Sardinha)
-Serpentine (voiced by Steven "Sarifus" Kelly)
-Zetto (voiced by Chris "Kirbopher" Niosi)

PLEASE NOTE: All requests will be in-character, so keep this in mind. Nothing explicit or inappropriate will be recorded to break character. Be respectful to the actors and actresses who have offered to lend their performances to these requests, thanks!

.:Exclusive Backer T-Shirt ($150 Reward Tier ONLY):.
For those willing to shell out a bit more, you'll receive a very special t-shirt from our friends at Level Up Studios!



Only 50 of these will be available to backers who donate $150 or more, so if you want something super-exclusive, be sure to grab this one while you have the chance!!

.:Background Characters WITH SPEAKING LINES (Auctions):.
Running alongside the crowdfunding campaign will be five ebay auctions, all running for three days each, in succession. The winners of these auctions will receive a custom-made background character to appear during a scene of TOME Episode 11 (the first installment of season 2) and will also have one speaking line.

If the winner also owns a decent-quality microphone and wishes to voice the character for their speaking line, those details will be worked out over e-mail. However, keep in mind before bidding, if you do not own a decent-quality microphone with which to record, you may not voice the character itself, but I will work with you to assign an appropriate voice actor to portray the character.

PLEASE NOTE: The money raised for the final bid will also be put towards the funding of TOME Season 2 overall, but the rewards will be separate. If you want stuff like the voice requests or exclusive t-shirts, you must donate to this fundraiser separately.

Here is the current plan of dates for the auctions:
(ALL Auctions Start/End at 3 PM EST. Dates subject to change!)
SLOT #1 - Begins Sunday, May 4th/ Ends Wednesday, May 7th
SLOT #2 - Begins Wednesday, May 7th/ Ends Saturday, May 10th
SLOT #3 - Begins Saturday, May 10th/ Ends Tuesday, May 13th
SLOT #4 - Begins Tuesday, May 13th/ Ends Friday, May 16th
SLOT #5 - Begins Friday, May 16th/ Ends Monday, May 19th

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You're doing all of us a HUGE favor by donating anything you can! Every little bit helps. If you're not able to donate, you can still help us out by spreading the word of the show...and even just watching it! Introduce your friends to the show by linking them to the official TOME website or my YouTube channel! Watching the show without ad-blockers on also allows to monetarily support is through adsense...in fact it does ALL of your favorite content creators good to watch their stuff without ad-block!

Thank you all so much for watching, reading and listening! I hope this offer is enough to get you interested in not only helping us, but being PART of the show! TOME is a passion project more than anything and I want to deliver the rest of my vision as originally intended. Help me accomplish this goal and I promise to make it all worth it!!

Be sure to follow me on twitter for up-to-the-second updates!
"Like" the TOME Facebook page for even more in-depth info!
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456 incredible background character cameos I had the honor of getting to illustrate for TOME Season 2. After re-opening the crowdfunding campaign I had over 120 completely new ones to add to the total, as well as several gracious repeat donations for folks who wanted their characters to appear a second time. The new batch will be appearing in the finale, Episode 15, coming out in July (premiering at Anime-Expo on Sunday, July 5th).

I’ve said it a thousand times but I’ll say it again. Thank you to EVERYONE who helped make this possible. It was a great experience getting to include all of your inventive and unique characters in this 4-year passion project. The show truly wouldn’t’ve been the same without all of your support.

(Click here for the master-post of all 456 characters on tumblr!)
http://kirbopher.tumblr.com/post/121365881031/456-incredible-background-character-cameos-i-had
The new batch of +120!
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Thank you all SO much, everyone! We managed to raise another $4000, bringing our total funds for TOME Season 2 (combined with the initial crowdfunding campaign period last year at $18K) to an incredible $22000! I've got a massive haul of 6 pages worth of new background characters to illustrate while working alongside Jourdan Lasko and Blake Swift on the final scene of Episode 14...which, speaking of:

TOME Episode 14: Monstrosities
...will debut on Tuesday, June 9th - 2015! (6/9/15)

For those've you who may or may not be longtime fans...remember a few years back when Episode 05 was about to premiere, and I said shit was gonna get real? That was the one where Zetto and Demon Alpha appeared for the first time. Then, over a year later, Episode 10 premiere and finished up Season 1 with a clash between a now more-confident Alpha and the infected Demon Zetto.

Lemme put it this way. Shit has not even REMOTELY gotten real yet, compared to what happens in Episode 14. Stay hype, this week'll fly by REAL fast...and there's more to come.
TOME Ep. 14 *TRAILER* & Release Date!!
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Hey folks! As you can tell from the page, I've decided to briefly re-open our GoFundMe campaign for folks to donate and receive background character cameos. For those've you who don't know, here's how it works: if you donate AT LEAST $25, you'll receive a background character either based on you, or one of your own characters. To make this as easy as possible, all you need to do is provide a description and, if possible, a link to a picture of your character or a photograph of yourself and another specific details I'd need to make it an accurate representation. Then, these characters will be set to appear in the TOME Season 2 finale: Episode 15. If your character already cameo'd in one of the Season 2 episodes and you'd like to donate a second time, I'll have them appear in Episode 15 as well.

Remember that it must be a donation of AT LEAST $25 or more, and make sure you provide the information necessary in the comment you can leave alongside your donation, so I can keep track of everything. I'll be leaving open the page for, funnily enough, 15 days up until the end of May on the Sunday night at midnight on the 31st. We'll have more announcements about the release of TOME Episodes 14 and 15 VERY soon, so stay tuned!
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Hello, everyone! So sorry for not updating this page after so long, but if you've been following the show then you know we've been working hard! Since our last update, two more installments to TOME Season 2 - Episode 13 and the special Episode 00, which we just released last week!

I mainly wanted to give this update to let everyone who donated know that we've finished all of the character voice requests promised to those who asked for them! If anyone hasn't received theirs, please e-mail at Kirbopher@gmail.com with your name and what your request was (I kept track of them all, so no fakers!).

Thank you all again so much for making this happen; look forward to the final two installments of TOME Season 2. We're working on them right now and are aiming to get them finished over the course of the next few months! If you want more consistent updates, be sure to follow us on social media!

https://twitter.com/kirbopher
http://kirbopher.tumblr.com/
https://www.facebook.com/TOMEseries
http://chrisniosi.com/
TOME Episode 00: /FILE:ZERO
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Daniel Vera
55 months ago

If possible,... is there any way you could make a video or photo with the characters and the name of the person who requested it when you finish all of them when you get 2500 more than what you originally expected.

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David Kaldor
55 months ago

If you get $2500+ over the goal, will that add an additional episode to the season?

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ME
$25
Matthew Eccles
42 months ago

http://i.imgur.com/xOArsbP.png Sorry for the rough quality, had to get it done in time!

NP
$25
Nicole Poole
42 months ago

Sorry for being late! Super excited for the next episode(s) and here's my character to throw into the pile! http://i58.tinypic.com/2ihxks3.jpg

LS
$25
Lauren Starling
42 months ago

Hey, this is a fantastic series! I'm honoured to contribute to it. Here's my character: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=347512045444471&set=pb.100005570349245.-2207520000.1433138271.&type=3&theater

$25
Anonymous
42 months ago
MS
$25
Matthew Sika
42 months ago

Hey Chris, i'm a big fan of tome, anyways, here's my donation and my pic, he is a ninja, http://imgur.com/rCONZsc

GG
$25
Grace G
42 months ago

This is for my friend's Birthday! Here's the link! TOME is amazing! http://bit.ly/1QjvZmf

CL
$150
Chloe Lund
42 months ago

Ace - Ace is a fairly tall cat-like creature with creamy coloured fur. He has dark brown stripes on his arms, legs, tail, neck, and face, and most of the stripes have a light brown stripe within them. He usually wears what looks like a white tunic, but sometimes wears light armour akin to leather as well (Not shown on ref sheet). He has long, dark brown hair that reaches to the middle of his back that is usually tied back in a pony tail. His left eye is a soft light blue, while the other is a hazy ice blue. A scar cuts across the right side of his face. His preferred weapon are his own claws, which is why he has no weapon. A small green crystal appears to be embedded in his throat, but nobody is really sure what purpose it serves. Reference sheet: http://pre06.deviantart.net/3f46/th/pre/i/2015/151/6/7/ace_reference_1_by_zerothekitsune-d8vjotk.jpg For the second one, I would like a version of me (Zero The Kitsune). I can be found frequently wearing headphones: https://goo.gl/photos/UE3eV8gZehwXu3Aa9 https://goo.gl/photos/e2HcMqgQ1K5KGAEu9

JH
$25
Joshua Hopper
42 months ago

Hello, Kirb! Hopefully my donation will go through this time but here's my character XZ0, drawn by CloudLightning http://th04.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2014/128/4/2/x_z_0_reference_picture__commission__by_cloudlightning-d7hj0i2.jpg Besides the basic look, go nuts and if you can I'd like my character to be next to CloudLightning's character Aaron Venarius. Either way this is gonna be so cool XD

CR
$25
Connor Robbins
42 months ago

I'd just like a cameo for my character in the TOME season finale. Here's a link to the picture. I would appreciate it if you could keep it as close to the original as you could, but use your own style. I'm just doing this to try and get back into drawing and I actually had fun making it and it makes me want to get better. Your work is amazing, and I hope to learn to animate myself eventually. http://kaioconnor.deviantart.com/art/Tome-Fanart-536710153?ga_submit_new=10%253A1433125541

RS
$25
Ryan Spears
42 months ago

http://gryffindorxxi.deviantart.com/art/Freezer-Burn-536709389?ga_submit_new=10%253A1433124879&ga_type=edit&ga_changes=1&ga_recent=1

Daniel Vera
55 months ago

If possible,... is there any way you could make a video or photo with the characters and the name of the person who requested it when you finish all of them when you get 2500 more than what you originally expected.

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David Kaldor
55 months ago

If you get $2500+ over the goal, will that add an additional episode to the season?

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