It was my intention, some time ago, to come up with clever community incentives to help The Dance and the Dawn accrue further support now that it's reached its funding deadline. In particular, I was going to say "I'll do thus-and-such if we hit $3000". And then, before I got around to doing that, we did.
So, er, go team. Thank you all so much. The reward that I never quite managed to promise you will show up in the relative shininess of the finished product. Also, as a bonus, those of you set to receive ribbon-rose props will be getting twelve roses instead of six: a set for the Ladies of Ash included in the base game, and a different set for the Ladies contained in the supplement.
And if we manage to hit $4000 (200% of the initial funding target), by your collective grace and generosity, then every one of our backers will receive an extra-special bonus prize. Dev Purkayastha, the genius behind the original tabletop game, has volunteered to compose a Dance-and-the-Dawn-themed adventure module for Dungeons and Dragons 4th Edition...
The Ladies of Ash, instead of accepting the Queen's invitation to the Midnight Ball, have decided to storm her frozen palace and put an end to her cruelty once and for all. Their steel is sharp and their spells are mighty, and sure they will prove formidable adversaries even for so terrible a power as Her Majesty. But along the way they will have to contend with the glittering Lords of Ice, who are at once their destined loves and their deadly foes...
That's right. The gothic melodrama of The Dance and the Dawn thrown into a blender with good old hack-and-slashery. You have no idea how much you want this.
So help spread the word.
One final note: there are only a couple of spaces left for custom characters in the supplement. (The $150-level reward will be taken down or replaced shortly.) So if you think you'd like to be a part of The Dance and the Dawn forever, or you owe a present to someone who would, now's the time to act!
Again, many thanks for helping to make this dream a reality.