Hello, comrades. This is an announcement for your eyeballs:
Ohnovahkiin's closed beta is now underway! This beta will not include any of the stretchgoals (except for the higher quality voice recordings) or pledge rewards (except for the Book of Pledges, which still needs a couple of entries--they'll be in the next beta).
It's purely to give everyone access to Anebriate, the follower (which is the whole point of this exercise!) He will follow you, fight for you, carry your things (and drop them), shout things about goats at random, and generally complain a lot. But he's yours to command (despite what he might say).
If your pledge amount was $75 or greater, I will be sending you a link to the download. Please refrain from immediately leaking this to the rest of the internet if you can help it. If your pledge amount was less than that, please kick back and wait for the open beta (it won't be too long).
As always, thanks for your incredible generosity and patience!
For those of you who haven't figure out how to make it to the forum/Facebook, here's the 2nd (and latest) video progress preview I've released for Ohnovahkiin. Enjoy!
Who'd have thought a project with such humble origins would lend itself to unprecedented generosity?
Here we are at 347% of the projected goal--a goal, I might add, that we met within the first 24 hours--and Hootey and I are practically foaming at the mouth to deliver on our lofty promises.
Some of you are long-time followers and fans of Tales of the Drunken Paladin, others are Noble Vinesaucians eager to support a friend's dreams, others still are just random folks who happened to stumble across a link on Facebook or Kickstarter itself and thought it sounded cool--but no matter who you are or what your motivations, we offer our heartfelt thanks!
For those of you who have access to the forum (with a $25 or greater pledge), you will never be at a loss for information or updates on our progress. For those who may be wondering how to keep posted on the details of our escapades without access to the forum, the official Tales of the Drunken Paladin Facebook is a great place to start. I will also periodically send out important updates right here on Kickstarter.
So again, thank you, and we hope you enjoy the finished product and all of your pledge rewards.
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Aug 14, 2012 - Sep 13, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $10 or more
Have your name included in-game in the "Book of Pledges." I'll include your name (or whatever you want me to include instead) and a brief blurb of lore which I make up at random.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $15 or more
Receive a personalized sound-byte from Hootey, the contents of which are at his total discretion. Also includes the previous reward.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $25 or more
Gain exclusive access to a forum attended by Hootey and Steve, the mod's creators, where you can contribute to or observe their discussions about the mod and its contents. Also includes all previous rewards.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $40 or more
12 backers Limited (3 of 15 left)
Become fictionalized in one of Anebriate's inane stories, fully voice acted in-game. Also includes all previous rewards.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $50 or more
Receive an honorary title in the "Book of Credits" and a full chapter dedicated to your mythology. Also includes all previous unlimited rewards.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $55 or more
10 backers All gone!
Become a fully voice-acted NPC with a unique line of dialogue. The appearance/nature of the NPC is up to you, the dialogue is entirely at Steve's discretion. Also includes all previous unlimited rewards.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $75 or more
Gain access to all beta releases of the mod AND a voice-chat with Steve over Skype to discuss original content for Tales of the Drunken Paladin: Version II. Also includes all previous unlimited rewards.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $100 or more
1 backer Limited (4 of 5 left)
Join Hootey and Steve in a conference call on Skype to discuss ideas for your own original quest and NPC in the mod. Also includes all previous unlimited rewards.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $150 or more
Whoa there, pilgrim. You're entering the DANGER ZONE. You start giving us this much money, we'll have to bust out the big guns, like creating unique, canon Tales of the Drunken Paladin short fiction pieces about your favorite character(s) with audio-book-style readings by Hootey. Not to mention everything else from all the previous unlimited rewards...Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $300 or more
Steve will personally review your entire creative portfolio, be it an indie game in the making or any forms of creative writing--scripts, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, etc.--and provide thorough feedback and helpful, constructive advice on the craft itself and publishing. Also includes all previous unlimited rewards.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012