Greetings everyone, this is Jeremiah again. I am writing to bring you all up to date on the events of the last few weeks.
Jes and I have been on an emotional roller coaster, one that has somewhat delayed our plans. Two weeks ago; we discovered that Jes was pregnant. Sadly, less than a week after we learned this, we had a miscarriage. This was devastating for us, as you can imagine, and has delayed some of our plans. Everything stopped while we made sure that Jes was healthy. Physically she is doing well, emotionally it will take some time for us to recover.
However, we are pulling ourselves up by our proverbial bootstraps and moving forward. We have the Kickstarter re-vamp almost ready to launch, we are submitting it for review as well as having several parties preview it to give us feedback. Our launch goal is Friday May 4th. Providing it doesn't take 5 days to get it approved, we will make that deadline.
I am also sending press releases to several newspapers in the hopes that they may be interested in our little project. I will also be attempting to get some form of news release to employees at Microsoft and Valve. We will also be utilizing Facebook Ads, don't be surprised if you don't see them though, I am targeting them at people who are not yet friends with our Facebook page. On that note, it would help us greatly if you would make sure that you have friended us on Facebook.
Beyond that we have been working on our web presence. We now have a live website at: Gaslampcafe.com Please check it out! We have also decided to keep a blog on the website and will start posting there within the week.
Also, you can keep up to date with us on twitter at twitter.com/GaslampGameCafe
If you have any ideas for us to get more publicity, or other areas we might look to for interested individuals. Please let us know!
So we've been working with some people to get our rewards as ready-to-go as possible - and with only nine days left, it's getting down to the wire. So here are some photos to let you in on what we've been doing this whole time.
The dice, of course, come with every pledge of $10 or more - so pretty much everybody's getting 'em. We are so thrilled with how the black ink came out. The gold was a neat idea, but kinda hard to read.
The last photo is the prototype artwork for the Free Coffee For Life coin. We won't have an actual coin to show until later - die-setting fees and final proof artwork and so on... but this should give you some idea of what it'll be like.
Of course, these rewards only come to pass if we meet our goal - so tell everyone you know, spread the word, and let's see if we can make it!
Jes and Jere
(EDIT: Thank you, Mosaku, for being so quick to point out that the images weren't working! Derp!)
For those out there who want the tumbler and bag, but wouldn't know what to do with all the other stuff, I present our newest reward level: BUT I'M NOT A GAMER!
For $40, you can now get your choice of tumbler and messenger bag, tumbler plus a spare (in case the first one breaks down), or messenger bag plus a spare (in case you need to bribe a friend). No dice or other nerdy stuff to deal with.
pledged of $25,000 goal
Funding Canceled Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on April 7, 2012.
Mar 8, 2012 - Apr 7, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $5 or more
OPEN THE BOX: A heartfelt letter of appreciation, as well as your name on the "Credits" section of our website.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $10 or more
READ THE RULEBOOK: The thank you and website mention, as well a set of 3 six-sided dice with the Gaslamp "G" in place of the one pip.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $25 or more
BOARD SETUP: The thank you and website mention, the dice, and a double-wall glass tumbler with the Gaslamp logo on it. Plus, bring in the tumbler when you come to check us out, and your first drink from it is on the house!Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $40 or more
*NEW* BUT I'M NOT A GAMER: So you like the idea, you wanna support us, but you don't know which end of a D20 is up. (Or what a D20 even is.) Never fear! At this level, you will receive the thanks and website mention, skip the nerdy stuff, and get straight to the tumbler and messenger bag. Or, two messenger bags. Or two tumblers. The choice is yours!Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $50 or more
NITPICK OVER ERRATA: The thanks and website mention, dice, and tumbler, plus a hand-sewn dice bag to keep your growing (or newly-started) dice collection in. At this level, you also get your choice of the three six-sided dice offered in the $10 level, or a set of seven polyhedral dice.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $100 or more
PLAY FOR A WEEK STRAIGHT: The thank you, website mention, dice, and tumbler... plus an awesome Gaslamp messenger bag to carry all your gaming gear in. Not only that, but now your mug is good for five free refills instead of just one!Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $300 or more
3 backers Limited (97 of 100 left)
BUY ALL THE EXPANSIONS: This is something that has never been done before. Backing us at the $300 level gets you our Free Coffee for Life Coin. That's right - in addition to all the cool swag that comes in the lower levels, you will get a custom-minted coin that entitles you to one free drink, every day, for as long as you keep coming back. What could possibly be better?Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $500 or more
3 backers Limited (2 of 5 left)
TEACH YOUR FRIENDS: You know what they say: Make a man a coffee, he'll survive for a day... so at this level, we'll teach you how to make the coffee. You'll get a full day of barista training in our shop, as well as the opportunity to create and name a drink to go on the menu... plus the Free Coffee for Life Coin and everything that comes with the other backer levels. Bragging rights have never been so good.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012