Many thanks to our backers! As of about an hour ago, we achieved our $6,000 initial goal on Kickstarter. This means that the Sid Sackson Signature Series of Sleuth, Monad and Venture will become a reality in the very near future.
I conceived of putting these three reprints into a trilogy about 2-3 years ago and it is gratifying to now find out that there was a core of people like yourselves out there who were interested enough in it that they would back the project in this manner, and so quickly. This is very encouraging. I can now let the factory know that it is okay to produce digital proofs of all of the files--box tops and bottoms, cards, disks, rules, etc. Once they are prepared and I approve them, then we can move on to mass printing--which is when I need to make the difficult decision of how many copies to print up.
The success of the rest of this Kickstarter campaign, over the course of the remaining month that it is scheduled to run, is critical to this decision-making. If we, with your further help, can get the number of backers to double over the next 7-10 days, to $12,000, then I am quite sure that I can authorize the mass printing of enough copies soon enough to get them over to the US by early September. Seems like that would be a worthy stretch goal for all of us?
So please tell all of your friends and family about this successful campaign for these wonderful Sid Sackson reprints, in a collector's box, and let's see if we can't raise another $6,000 in another week or so.
I truly appreciate your interest and feedback about this project and, of course I am very grateful for your financial support as well. Very best regards--Rick for Gryphon and Eagle Games