FALSE GUARD: a martial arts fantasy graphic novel by Merwan

Created by Neurobellum Productions

The complete graphic novel omnibus by the author of the award-winning ASTER OF PAN. (10 DAY FLASH CAMPAIGN!)

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Backerkit is open! Smoke Test surveys are out! Giveaway winners announced!
4 months ago – Thu, Sep 23, 2021 at 11:28:59 PM

Hi everyone!

The Backerkit is now open!

Pre-registration and Day-1 Prints have been awarded and we've initiated the recommended "Smoke Test" which sends surveys out to a random 5% of the Backers to make sure the survey questions, item assignments, add-ons, credit calculations, etc are all functioning as planned. Once that test is complete (usually within 24-48 hours, depending on how soon that randomly selected 5% respond), then we will hit "send" on the rest of the surveys. So the rest of you should see them by this weekend.

This set of surveys will be a little more involved than most other campaigns as we're using it to figure out who backed SHANGRI-LA or CARBON GREY so that we can segment you out for the Free Shipping qualification. We think we've figured out a well-organized way of handling that offer, so we're eager to see how the surveys roll in... Once we've identified who backed one of those earlier campaigns and how those individuals would like their stuff bundled, then we'll go about the process of manually adjusting both orders accordingly. It may take some practice swings to get it down pat, but we will make it work! 😀

We also picked the three winners of the Final 48 Hour Referral Giveaway!

Congrats Travis, Paoed, and Ben! 

We'll be reaching out to you shortly with your Gift Card codes! 😎🤑

Thanks again, everyone! Stay tuned for more news and updates shortly!

Recommendation: Fol'Klor by Cary Nord
4 months ago – Thu, Sep 23, 2021 at 07:25:24 PM

Hey everyone!

Coming in late with this recommendation, but they were kind enough to recommend us in an update in the final hours of our campaign, and we want to return the favor. We're big fans of Cary Nord's work, and this looks fantastic! They're down to the last 6 hours, so check it out and help their final push!

Fol’Klor #1: An Epic Fantasy Comic Book by Cary Nord

A young woman’s emerging powers are either humanity's SALVATION or its DOOM! From the Eisner Award winning artist of Conan.


Next steps
4 months ago – Wed, Sep 22, 2021 at 09:37:13 AM

Hi everyone!

Hope you had a nice weekend. We spent some time assembling the Backerkit for FALSE GUARD and have submitted it for review and activation. They recommend waiting for 10-14 days from the end of the campaign to send out surveys, primarily to let Kickstarter finish their collection process so that their imported data accurately reflects completed pledges. If we can get the green light to send them out sooner, we'd like to push them out this weekend, but otherwise, the following week seems like a safe bet.

The Backerkit window will be relatively short since these orders will be ready to ship as soon as November (barring any shipping delays). Granted, that's somewhat of a moot point for backers who qualify for the Free Shipping with SHANGRI-LA or CARBON GREY since those will be shipping in December and January respectively. 

Here's how the "Free Shipping" with previous campaign pledges will work:

If you backed at a physical tier, your Backerkit survey will contain a question asking if you backed a) SHANGRI-LA/CARBON&SILICON, b) CARBON GREY, or c) NEITHER.

  • (If you backed one of those other campaigns but wish for FALSE GUARD to ship separately, select "Neither" -- you will, however, then be responsible to pay for shipping.) 

Once surveys are in, we will manually confirm your pledge to the selected previous campaign.

In the meantime, you will see shipping calculated for your order while we cross-reference and confirm your qualification. Don't worry, if you qualify and your orders can be combined, we will negate that shipping amount from your FALSE GUARD ORDER. (You will still be responsible for any extra add-ons costs, however.)

Once we have locked the FALSE GUARD Backerkit orders (around October 10th) we will add your final FALSE GUARD order items to the other campaign cart at no extra charge to that destination campaign. They will just be added to that cart for packing purposes.

(Note: we have extended the SHANGRI-LA Backerkit window until October 15th to allow for this order-bundling process.)

This is admittedly an experimental process, and it may end up requiring a lot of individual order manipulation on our part, but we are committed to making it work as promised. 😊 We're pretty confident the process will work out as planned, so much so that we're preparing another flash-offering that can be bundled for even more savings... but more on that in the next few weeks... 😉

Thanks again, everyone! Stay tuned for some feedback survey opportunities (with prizes!) later this week!

Secret Giveaway Code
4 months ago – Sat, Sep 18, 2021 at 03:29:02 AM

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Final 48 hours! A $100 Giveaway to see how far we can push it!
4 months ago – Sat, Sep 18, 2021 at 03:28:47 AM

Hi everyone!

This is it -- the final 48 hours! Hopefully, a bunch of the 400+ folks watching the campaign will decide to take advantage of the awesome exclusives being offered and join before the clock ends at 5pm CST this Friday!

We've unlocked the set of 3 GOLD FOIL STAMPED BOOKMARKS and are closing in on the 2" METAL CHALLENGE COIN. Those of you who have pledged to any of our previous campaigns know that those coins are sweet. So let's spread the word and get another one added to the collection!

To that end, we want to offer another incentive to hopefully encourage you all to share the campaign and refer your friends to pledge as well. So we have created a new FINAL 48 HOUR GIVEAWAY CONTEST!


Click on the image above, or visit this link (https://gleam.io/TVj2r/false-guard-final-48hour-giveaway) to enter the contest. We will choose 3 winners -- a First Place winner for $100, a Second Place winner for $50, and a Third Place winner for $25.

There are lots of ways to enter: 

  • Visiting the campaign page
  • Listening to the FALSE GUARD Unofficial Playlist
  • Entering your Backer ID/#
  • Sharing a Tweet
  • Referring Friends to the contest/campaign
  • Entering a Secret code (that will be shared in a Backer-only update shortly)
  • and a Bonus set of entries for completing ALL tasks!

The point of all this is to encourage everyone to invite all of your friends to the party! The more people who join us in these last 48 hours, the more cool stuff everyone gets! The Coin is not the last available stretch goal item we have in mind -- how about a set of 5 killer vinyl Stickers if we hit $30k? 😎

You can still get FREE SHIPPING even if you missed the previous campaigns!

Some of you may be thinking that offer doesn't apply to you because you missed the SHANGRI-LA and CARBON GREY Kickstarter campaigns, but both of those Backerkits are STILL OPEN! 

If you pre-order from either of those Backerkits, those orders make you eligible for the Free Shipping offer for your FALSE GUARD pledge! 

And to clarify -- that FREE SHIPPING counts for EVERYTHING IN YOUR FALSE GUARD ORDER -- Including the Add-on titles (ASHES ASHES, AFTER THE FALL, HARD MELODY, and MONGOLIAN WIND)! If we can combine your shipments, then your FALSE GUARD ordered items will be shipped at NO ADDITIONAL COST.


In addition to your pledge tier rewards, ALL BACKERS WILL RECEIVE AN EQUIVALENT NUMBER OF AMBASSADOR POINTS AS THEIR TOTAL PLEDGE VALUE. If you aren't familiar with our Ambassador Point program, visit our webstore for more information. They can add up to some valuable webstore goodness very quickly. 😊

So while we count down the clock towards the grand finale, we made an Unofficial FALSE GUARD Soundtrack playlist on Spotify-- put that on loop and get ready for the fireworks! It's got a bunch of tracks similar to the one we used in the trailer video. Cool stuff.

Thanks, everyone! Let's go all out on this final lap!