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Suburban Consumption of the Monstrous

Created by Pelgrane Press

An anthology of horror live action RPGs set in suburbia with themes of food and consumption, written by Banana Chan and Sadia Bies.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Awards season and credit name update
about 1 month ago – Mon, Sep 05, 2022 at 11:26:43 AM

Before we get started, a big shout-out to Suburban Consumption writer/designer Banana Chan, and artist & layout designer Ruby Lavin, who both took home a number of 2022 ENnie awards! Ruby won awards for her excellent art and art direction on Wanderhome at Possum Creek Games, and Banana won for the fantastic Jiangshi: Blood in the Banquet Hall, Dune: Adventures in the Imperium, and Questlings: RPG.  Congratulations to Banana, Ruby, and all the other winners!

  • I've now locked down the Suburban Consumption Backerkit. You can still update your shipping address until we've got confirmation of the shipping date for the books. If you need to make other changes, email us at support@pelgranepress.com, and Becky will help you out.
  • If you haven't yet completed your Backerkit survey, please do so now, so we can make sure you're included in our shipping lists!
  • As there are still a number aliases on our list for the Suburban Consumption credits, I've extended the deadline for updating your name, and emailed you confirming the name we've currently got listed for you. If you want to change this, please email us at support@pelgranepress.com before Friday, September 9th.
  • Once we've got the credits confirmed, Ruby will be able to finalise the layout and we can get the book to the printer. 

Until next time,

~Cat

Gobbling up your backer details
2 months ago – Tue, Aug 02, 2022 at 07:12:25 PM

Hey all,

Ruby has now finished the layout of the book, and all that remains is to add in a thank you to each of you, our illustrious backers, without whose support we wouldn't be able to make Suburban Consumption as sumptuous as we'd like.

Please check that the name on your Backerkit account is the name you'd like to be credited in the book as. If it's not, please reach out to us at support@pelgranepress.com before Tuesday, August 9th and let us know how you'd like to be credited!

Additionally, we will be locking down Backerkit and charging cards on Wednesday 3rd August, so if you haven't completed your survey yet, please do so now. :)

Until next time,

~ Cat

The main course
3 months ago – Tue, Jun 28, 2022 at 10:47:55 AM

Hey all,

We've made significant progress since the last update. 

Ruby has been belting through the layout, and should be finished in the next few weeks - here are some screenshots to give you a taste of the direction she's going in:

The poison vials have arrived in our US warehouse, so in terms of physical rewards, we're just waiting for the enamel pins to land and we'll have everything.

Additionally, we've finished work on the Backerkit, and submitted it to the Backerkit team for review. They say it can take up to two business days, so expect to get an email with all the details of your pledge levels, as well as upgrades and add-ons, this week!

Until next time

~Cat

More food for thought
4 months ago – Tue, May 24, 2022 at 07:15:21 AM

Hey all,

There's a lot going on behind the scenes at the moment. The final text of Suburban Consumption is now developed and copyedited, and the amazing Ruby Lavin has started working on the layout of the interior. We'll share some sample spreads from her work next month.

The haunted house enamel pins have been completed, and shipping out to our US warehouse now.

The cutlery sets have arrived, and they are VERY shiny! 

So shiny!

I've started the import into Backerkit, and working on getting it set up and ready to go. We're hoping to get that launched before the end of May, so keep an eye out for the notification in your email!

Until next time,

~Cat

March manufactory
6 months ago – Fri, Apr 15, 2022 at 03:04:27 PM

Hey all,

Since last we caught up, we've: 

  • ...got the reports back from some playtesters (very positive, with some excellent feedback about text additions that would be helpful for GMs)
  • ...shipped out Banana's fruity artworks
  • ...moved forward with Sadia's spooky smoky updated pin design, which is about to go into manufacturing
  • ...reached out to a couple of editors (the one we'll likely be working with is on a yoga retreat, but we're looking forward to her getting started early next week).
  • ...got a first look at how our toothy logo will look on the cutlery sets. It's cute and freaky, just the way I like it. :D
Cutlery preview

So work continues; we're on track to get the book into final layout in mid-April, and we should have layout samples for you in the next update!

Till next time,

~Cat