Saturday, April 30, 2011

April Sales for Knowledge Illuminates

April ended up being a decent month, mainly due to James Maliszewski review.  I'd sold two up to the 18th this month then his review was published, I got a nice spike of nine sales over the next few days.  He may be the Oparh of the OSR.  Then Professor Pope released his very entertaining two-part play through of the adventure.

So here is the break down:
April Sales:       13
March Sales:     15
February Sales: 37
Total Sales:       65

Gross Profit: $250.00
Net Profit: $162.50

And it looks like Knowledge Illuminates earned a Copper Medal.  This was very cool to see.  From what I can figure it took 50 sales at RPGNow to earn it.  Sales to the other connecting sites don't seem to count.  If someone has information on what the numbers are please let me know.

Some of the cool things I've been able to do with the bit of money I've earned was buy some old school stuff on RPGNow of course.  Buy the two copies of Blackmarsh for the winners in my drawings.  Those will be sent out early next week.  And I was able to pay for part of Full License for Fantasy Grounds for friend who wants to GM. 

Thanks to everyone for your support.  I hope to have Starter Adventure out by the end of May.  Until then, keep those dice rolling. 


  1. Hey, that's awesome! Congrats!

  2. Hey, Tim, I'm really glad to hear that Knowledge Illuminates is doing so well! Congratulations!

  3. Many thanks for the RPGNow update. Sharing details like this that many would keep to themselves educates and illuminates those of us who have considered taking a similar path.

  4. Good to see there's more good news and continuing positives from this.

  5. you need to place labor cost$ into your calculations
    even though it is a labor of love ;-)

    minimum wage currently stands at $7.25?

  6. Question: Could this be run in 4 hours? I'm looking for something to run for free RPG day...

  7. Aplus > When I playtested it twice (actually three times, had TPK outside the dungeon) it was run in 3 to 4 hours.

    Kelly Anne > Thanks!

    Clovis > The boss is a real pain in the arse and only pays commission.

    Lurker > Thanks, I hope to get something new out to build some momentum, but damn RL is being a bear lately.

    Dangerous > Thanks. It's been fun.

    DocStout > I plan to do this with all my independent releases.

    Sean > Thanks. Blackmarsh is in my PO box and will send it out early next week. I'll email you when I do.

    Bard > Thanks again.

    And Jovial Priest > I hope to see some releases from you also.

  8. If James is the Oprah, then I'm like the Maury Povich, I guess :)

    Glad it continues to do well!

  9. Just bought it last week. I'm slowly going through it and up to now it is really nice. I was a bit worried about the skill challenges, but like you said, they are easily hand-waved. I especially like the fact that you copied the workshop's map on multiple page.

    Keep up the good work.

  10. Dom > Thanks I hope you enjoy the rest.