the unexpected delightful failure of Tom vs Bruce
Someone like Winston Churchill or Shakespeare once said, "Not planning for success if a form of failure". Maybe it was one of those motivational posters with a picture of an eagle on it. Actually, it could have been the Bible. The point is, by that metric, the Tom vs Bruce Kickstarter campaign has been a failure.
We're not complaining! We couldn't be happier with how it turned out and we have all of you to thank for it. But it didn't really occur to us that we should probably plan for stretch goals beyond getting our favorite celebrity writers to join us. That was our show stopper, but the show still had a few days to go. Our idea to fly Bruce out to Los Angeles was a last-minute "a-ha!", and it looks like it's going to come to pass. But then what?
So for our final 24 hours, here's the deal. If we reach $15,000, we'll extend our commitment beyond ten Tom vs Bruce articles and an eleventh Tom vs Bruce on-location video. As we get near the end of our commitment, we'll open voting for a twelfth Tom vs Bruce to be decided by all of our backers, regardless of the amount pledged. After a year of reading our articles, you'll get the opportunity to help decide what we do next. Will it be a rematch in a game we've already done? Will it be whatever the new hotness is at that time? Will it be an old classic? In the words of former king of England Winston Churchill, through the power of voting, our destiny will be in your hands.
Help us reach this final ambitious goal and then stay tuned when we announce the game we're playing for our first Tom vs Bruce to all the people who aren't jerks and pretty much already guessed what it is. Seriously, what's with so many people knowing that rabbit's name?
pledged of $10,000 goal
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May 29, 2012 - Jun 28, 2012 (30 days)
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Your name immortalized on the Tom vs. Bruce Official Founders Wall, which we will erect online.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Previous reward tier, plus early access to each Tom vs. Bruce! You get to read the articles 48 hours before they go live.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Previous reward tiers, plus a limited-edition Tom vs. Bruce postcard, signed by Tom and Bruce. Suitable for framing or eBaying!Estimated delivery: Aug 2013
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Previous reward tiers, plus you get a fancy PDF of all ten Tom vs. Bruce articles once they're done. This is like a print subscription. After the fact. Sort of. If you print it out.Estimated delivery: Sep 2013
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Previous reward tiers, plus a rockin' "Return of Tom vs. Bruce" T-shirt designed by someone other than Tom or Bruce. Trust us, you'll like these. (U.S. shipping only please)Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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This is the overseas version of the "Return of Tom vs. Bruce" T-shirt tier. Get all previous reward tiers, plus the cool T-shirt, sent to you at your address outside the U.S.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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SPONSOR LEVEL: All previous reward tiers, plus you pick the game we play. Do you want a Tom vs. Bruce of your favorite game, or an old classic, or some Disney Dream Princess Wii game? You pick the game, and we'll figure out a way to work a Tom vs. Bruce around it. You can be credited as the sponsor in the episode, or remain anonymous. If you have a special reason for choosing a game, we can include that as well.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012