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Fae-rror of the Stratosfiend

Kickstarter's Zine Quest was a pretty cool event in retrospect. It was crazy to have so much content to pick from (I could not buy them all, sadly). I had some background involvement as a co-creator (Donn Stroud launched The Lesser Key to the Celestial Legion at the same time) and watching our KS and others come to fruition was awesome.

One of the wildest things to come out of Zine Quest was Terror of the Stratosfiend, the bizarre brain child of Sean Richer. For reasons I still do not fully understand, Sean really liked Fae Hard. He gave it a shout out in during the KS and he thought his twisted, gonzo, space horror setting would be a perfect thing to mix with The Red King, Alboran's, Die Hard inspired adventure. To which I said, "Sounds like fun. Let's do a mash up."

A half year later and Sean hits up on the Twitter about ideas for his upcoming KS for issue #2 of Terror of the Stratosfiend. One thing leads to another and instead of re-skinning Fae Hard, we are t…
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