Alright, the portal is closing. Just one last communique, to tidy up loose ends and put to rest your burning questions.
The flashdrive Levin designed, with the logo Levin also designed, was the sort of dark altar around which everything sorta revolved. At this point, it's plump with stuffs like a pinata. But friends! Do not strike it to reveal its contents. Insert the steel prong into your computer and discover:
USB drive (with Stretch Goal bonuses): Custom design, all previous episodes of DLC, Penny Arcade Book 3: The Warsun Prophecies, the "Downloadable Content" wallpaper, PAX Q&As from every PAX (except '06), the Paul and Storm albums "Do You Like Star Wars" and "Learning Town Soundtrack", and the MC Frontalot album "Favoritism."
Holy S! (The S means "shit.")
Stretch Goal Episodes, such as the Thornwatch, Lost Lands, and the two animated episodes will be available to everybody, but they only happened because backers wanted them to, so everybody owes you big time. Plus, at $35 and up you got two episodes of Family Lunch. You are wholly authorized to strut and/or preen.
Family Lunch is a term people wanted defined, and I am uniquely qualified to do so. Family Lunch is what we call it when we have lunch together on Fridays. I think we meant it to be ironic, but everybody likes each other, so it sort of stuck. We tend to discuss fairly heated issues during these, and we thought recording them and letting people download them might be a great way to make people hate us. Well, half of us. You'll thank the rest of us for finally having the courage to speak truth to power.
Steam Codes For Defense Grid will be "shipped" via email. So, not shipped as such. Still, you'll get them! That's the main thing.
I have to say that I am genuinely overwhelmed by the support, though perhaps I shouldn't be too surprised - you've only been telling us to do it for several years, and given the opportunity to make us do it you absolutely did so. When the funds come through, we'll order our preselected equipment and get down to the business you have empowered us to do. After an unconscionable hiatus, Downloadable Content will resume shortly.
Thank you so much.
In the Comments section backer Mike Deskin wondered, “I wonder if there'll be any more stretch goals, or if they'll show off concept art for the poster.” Wonder no more, Mike, and marvel instead. Behold! The “Downloadable Content” poster:
This handsome 24x17 inch poster will be delivered to all backers who pledge at the $100 reward level or higher. Each bears the unofficial DLC slogan “It sounds boring!”, and each will be signed by Mike and Jerry.
Based on evidence from the last reveal of pledge reward images, many backers may choose to bump their pledges. To encourage and reward such behavior we’ve set a final stretch goal. In the spirit of this Kickstarter the final stretch goal is an audio podcast, and due to popular demand it’s a podcast of a game session. It’s the game that’s the kicker: the game is “Lost Lands”, as GM’d by Mike’s firstborn son Gabe Krahulik.
The guys talked about Lost Lands in a six-part story arc starting here. That wasn’t fiction; the game actually exists and if we hit this stretch goal Mike, Jerry, and special guest star(s) will throw down for some Warrior-Jumper / Daggerman adventure, fueled by an eight year-old’s imagination.
Turns out these mockup images were too hot for the first update, so we moved image hosts for this followup. Without further ado: a mockup of the 8GB USB drive which, thanks to robust backing, is of custom manufacture:
That image is straight from our manufacturer. The stick and its cover come together to form the DLC logo badge. As of this writing the drive will contain: all previous episodes of DLC, Penny Arcade Book 3: The Warsun Prophecies, the "Downloadable Content" wallpaper, PAX Q&As from every PAX (except '06), the Paul and Storm albums "Do You Like Star Wars" and "Learning Town Soundtrack", and the MC Frontalot album "Favoritism." That's... that's a lot of juice.
we're limiting this drive, the $55 backer reward, to a quantity of
2,300 units. If you want this reward now's the time to back the project
or to bump your pledge.
Next up is the "Downloadable Content" Pinny Arcade pin. This is a legit and official Pinny Arcade pin, fully collectable and fully tradable. If you're unfamiliar with Pinny Arcade check out http://www.penny-arcade.com/pinny-arcade . We did a soft launch at PAX East and will go strong at Prime.
Currently, 140 backers will receive this reward so it's safe to call this pin a rare.
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Direct download link to each episode of "Downloadable Content." Plus a direct download link to Gabe-drawn "Downloadable Content" wallpaper.Estimated delivery:
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All previous rewards and receive a digital copy of Book 3: The Warsun Prophecies!Estimated delivery:
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Backer-only access to outtakes and other behind-the-scenes audio clips. Plus we'll ship you a flash drive containing all previous rewards as well as every episode of "Downloadable Content" to date. Heads up: this drive will get juiced if we start hitting stretch goals.Estimated delivery:Add $15 USD to ship outside the US
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All previous rewards and a signed "Downloadable Content" poster.Estimated delivery:Add $15 USD to ship outside the US
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All previous rewards and a backer-only, official "Downloadable Content" Pinny Arcade pin.Estimated delivery:Add $15 USD to ship outside the US
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All previous rewards, plus at the end of the season you'll receive a print of every comic created in an episode of the 2013 season of "Downloadable Content."Estimated delivery:Add $15 USD to ship outside the US
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All previous rewards, and each episode we'll thank one of the 20 supporters at this level until all 20 supporters are thanked by name.Estimated delivery:Add $15 USD to ship outside the US
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All previous rewards at $250 level and below, and you and a pal play through some co-op levels for an hour with us over Xbox Live. Game TBD (probably Monaco).Estimated delivery:Add $15 USD to ship outside the US
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All rewards at $250 level and below, and choose a topic. As long as the topic is not, like, "who would win" type shit, or "ninjas" or whatever, we will discuss "your" topic during an episode of "Downloadable Content."Estimated delivery:Add $15 USD to ship outside the US
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All previous rewards at $250 level and below, and I will write a song about a mutually-agreeable subject.Estimated delivery:Add $15 USD to ship outside the US
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The Benefactor. All previous rewards, and ten random supporters at the $10 level will receive all $500 level rewards. Also, everyone at the $100 level or higher will receive a set of First Party notebooks.Estimated delivery:
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