The Final Countdown—New Stretch Goals!
We're in the final push for the Pathfinder Online Technology Demo here on Kickstarter, and we're super pleased with the response so far—1,688 backers contributing $107,742, and still going up as I write this! Thanks to all of you who have backed our project already—we wouldn’t be here without you!
Being gamers, we love challenges, so we’ve lined up a series of stretch goals to take us to the finish line. This time around, we’ve gone with more traditional monetary challenges to spice things up! (Remember we still have the 2000 backer stretch goal as well!)
The first new stretch goal is $125,000. WHEN we reach that goal, we've got a special reward lined up. James Jacobs, Creative Director of Paizo Publishing and author of "Burnt Offerings" (the very first Pathfinder Adventure Path adventure) will create a new dungeon level that will be added to the PDF of Thornkeep. Everyone who's going to receive the PDF of Thornkeep—that's everybody who has pledged at least $15—will automatically get this upgrade!
But wait! There's more!
IF the community overwhelms the project with pledges and we reach $150,000, ERIK MONA will write a new level for the Thornkeep PDF too! Erik is the Publisher at Paizo, and the author of “The Whispering Cairn,” one of the most beloved Dungeon magazine adventures of all time. It has been almost impossible to get Erik to design adventures lately because of how busy his job is, so this is a treat worth getting the word out for!
And just as with the previously announced Jason Bulmahn stretch goal, you Kickstarters will get to determine the themes for the dungeons they write—polls will open at the end of the Kickstarter campaign!
AND ONE MORE THING!
If the project reaches $175,000 before the Kickstarter closes, we'll add all the additional dungeon levels—the Bulmahn level from the first stretch goal, plus the Jacobs and Mona levels from today's goals, to the printed edition of Thornkeep, substantially increasing the size of the book! Anybody who slated to get the printed Thornkeep book—that's pledges of $50 or more—will get the larger book at no additional cost!
How Can You Help?
We've been watching some very interesting trends over the past couple of weeks. Almost 3,500 people have "Liked" the Kickstarter project on Facebook, but we have pledges from only about half that many people! Let's get the other half of those people to sign up! If you're on Facebook, chances are that you are friends with someone who is interested in this project, in Pathfinder Online, or in Pathfinder in general. Make a post on your wall about why you're supporting this Kickstarter, and start a conversation—get your social network involved!
Are you a participant on a discussion forum about games, MMOs, or RPGs? Start a thread there in the next couple of days about these stretch goals. Just talking about the project in places where others might be interested in it is a great way to create excitement and grow the circle of communication!
Things are heating up here at Goblinworks central—Rich Baker has turned over almost all of the Thornkeep manuscript, and we've approved Wayne Reynolds' thumbnail sketch for the cover art, reproduced below! Now we need you to get things rocking here on our Kickstarter project! If we all work together, we can not only get James, Jason, and Erik to take time out of their busy schedules to give us new adventure content, but we can get it added to the printed book! We can’t wait to see what you guys cook up to help us reach these stretch goals.
OK, goblins, the clock is ticking!
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May 9, 2012 - Jun 8, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $5 or more
You'll be able to see an exclusive long video of the final Technology Demo. Additionally, in thanks for your backing, you’ll be listed in a Special Thanks section of the Goblinworks website as well as in the release of the Pathfinder Online game.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $15 or more
You’ll get access to the PDF of the Thornkeep book. In addition, you’ll get the $5 reward level.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $30 or more
You’ll become a member of the Goblin Squad, with a special icon on the Goblinworks messageboards. The Goblin Squad will receive special alerts letting them know about new information first, and we’ll give special priority to Goblin Squad members throughout the development process. This is your chance to identify yourself to us and to the community as a key supporter of Pathfinder Online. In addition, you’ll get the $15 reward level.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $50 or more
You’ll get a printed copy of the Thornkeep book. In addition, you’ll get the $30 reward level.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $75 or more
You’ll get a printed copy of the Thornkeep book autographed by author Rich Baker and members of the Goblinworks team, and a poster of the Thornkeep cover art by artist Wayne Reynolds. In addition, you’ll get the $30 reward level.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $100 or more
You’ll get a special Goblinworks T-shirt. In addition, you’ll get the $75 reward level.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $250 or more
61 backers Limited (189 of 250 left)
You’ll become a Goblinworks Founder, and will receive a certificate suitable for framing and a special Founder icon on the Goblinworks messageboards. You’ll also receive a Goblinworks Founder challenge coin. In addition, you’ll get the $100 reward level.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $500 or more
78 backers Limited (172 of 250 left)
You’ll become a Goblinworks Executive Founder, and will receive a gorgeous granite plaque with stand and a leather messenger bag with an embossed Goblinworks logo and a nifty e-gadget portfolio for your tablet. You’ll also receive a special Executive Founder icon on the Goblinworks messageboards. In addition, you’ll get the $250 reward level.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
29 backers Limited (21 of 50 left)
You’ll be welcomed as part of a very small group of alpha playtesters in a closed playtest of Pathfinder Online. This will be a great chance for you to give us direct input on how Pathfinder Online ends up looking and playing in its final incarnation. In addition, you’ll get the $500 reward level.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $2,000 or more
1 backer Limited (9 of 10 left)
You’ll be welcomed to Goblinworks HQ in Redmond, Washington for a unique chance to play the technology demo. After getting a chance to play the demo, you will have lunch with members of the Goblinworks staff where you can ask questions and find out what it is like to work on Pathfinder Online. If there are enough backers at this level who can make it on a particular day, we will schedule them together—playing with a larger group will be much more fun! Otherwise, we will work with you to find a mutually acceptable day. Backers at this level are responsible for their own transportation and lodging. In addition, you’ll get the $1,000 reward level.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $5,000 or more
2 backers Limited (1 of 3 left)
You’ll get the ultimate one-on-one experience at Paizo and Goblinworks HQ! Bring up to five guests for a five-hour Pathfinder RPG gaming session with the celebrity GM of your choice: Rich Baker, Jason Bulmahn, James Jacobs, Erik Mona, or Wes Schneider. You’ll also enjoy a three-hour nine-course dinner at the world-famous Herbfarm restaurant with Ryan Dancey, Lisa Stevens, and your celebrity GM. We will regale you with stories from our times in this industry and answer your questions in an intimate setting. Backers of this level are responsible for their own transportation and lodging. In addition, you’ll get the $2,000 reward level.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012