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Congratulations! Hope you enjoyed your bacon sandwiches and look at the river.
@a.a. Maybe someone just misclicked?
Congratulations!! Eager to see how this project will develop. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday, you've certainly earned it :)
(also, not-so-secretly can't wait to see your adorable daughter again in the later stream!)
"And I am quietly relieved to have got away without a tattoo."
One of my friends (also a backer) claims he saw someone pick God From Blood and then back out of it in the space of a few minutes. I'm left wondering if that actually happened or if he was just seeing things.
thank you! and congrats to us all!
I'm going to sit down for a bit an argument with Lottie about whether I should have a spoopy October Twitter name. You lot are the best. Hang on, blog post I just posted:
stay safe; dream furiously; and one more time, *all* the thank yous.
Yeeehaw!!! Huge congratulations!!!
Aaaannnnndddd we're done congrats
Okay that's an hour to go! And I am quietly relieved to have got away without a tattoo.
I'll do a quick stream as we CROSS OVER. We passed the 80K goal so I will do a more extended livestream later (my daughter made me promise she could be in that one).
Re Cards and Slacker Backing I'm going to allow pre-orders at a higher price, probably, and I might yet do cards, but I won't just keep the same total and stretch goals
Re touch control - I have an experimental build running on my Android tablet, and it does work pretty well
Linux: yw! What made this easier for me is experience of the quality of feedback that many Linux players provide in trying to work out what doesn't work.
I backed this due to the AMA, so thanks for putting it on!
Any chance of a slacker backer thing like I've seen in other crowdfunding campaigns?
I'm so excited!!!
(I think a physical card set would be awesome, too.)
That final stretch goal is awesome! I certainly wouldn't mind getting my hands on a physical card set of Cultist Simulator.
Probably been asked, and something I could figure out by playing the alpha, but will there be any touch control optimization? It looks like a game that'll be played mostly with the mouse, and I like the thought of playing those types of games in tablet mode on my laptop, but in practice most of them have some small issue that makes it completely impractical.
Almost to the £80,000 goal, at least!
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I wanted to add that I love the Linux support. It's much more common these days anyway, but I know we're still a smaller share of the market and we appreciate it.
I'll support this on the game play alone. It's one of the most interesting game play ideas I've seen in a while. I'm super excited to see what you do with this :)
Other words he needs to get tattooed five times.
@ Colin Morley: The stretch totals are in pounds, not dollars...which leaves roughly 25,000 pounds to go.
I mean, we only need 1 person to support at the God-who-was-blood level to hop over the 100k line...anyone have some good tattoo ideas?
even if the 100k are not reached, I would find it perfekt to reach 77777£ !
I would really like if cultist simulator would see the continuation of something which is not to be spoken of in fallen London and ended at a value of 2 when you left ;)
@ Alexis Kennedy: In the case that we fall short of £100,000.00, would you consider doing a digital version of the Hours/Entities Tarot Deck? As the art (for the Hours most likely) will be developed as part of this project, the cards could be in the form of a high quality PDF. Each page would have a number of card faces, alternated by pages with card backs; this would make it possible for the deck to be printed out (at home or via a professional shop).
This game's story has an odd wonder to it; each card collected and played is like an individual frame from a shredded reel, providing only distorted snapshots into a life in the pursuit of, as you said, a perilous longing. I feel this deck will make a great companion to the story you wish to tell and it would be unfortunate if it never got to see fruition.
Marcus - the physical reward is a USB key in a nice box, so there'll be a digital copy inherent in the physical. Like a soul, I guess.
Riccardo - I'd like to do one! it depends on all the things you'd expect, chiefly how well the project does.
Everyone - I don't think we'll reach 100K! But that's *fine*. I sincerely appreciate every bit of promotion that everyone does (thanks, Clifton!) - but only if you're feeling energetic. I'd rather ride over the finish line on an elephant than race over it on a wolf.
Please all keep promoting the Kickstarter for the last few days! I put up another FB plug for my friends yesterday, maybe I'll reach a few more that way.
I wouldn't worry about reaching 100k... well, maybe a little since the project does end over the weekend. Might hurt the traditional 48 hour rush.
"if" we don't reach 100k, will a separate Kickstarter for the Tarot Deck be considered further down the line? :D (I'd 100% buy it)
Hey Alexis - will the Disciple reward be physical-only, or will we also receive a digital copy?
While I'm certainly not suggesting it be in the game - it seems like a very ambitious addition - another cult that *isn't* under your control would be quite an avenue for intrigue. Working against them by stealing cultists or infiltrating to steal arcane lore...
I oringinally found out about this project from Fallen London/Sunless skies. When I tried out the Alpha version and was hooked; the game shows great promise. The design is very interesting, feeling like solitaire at certain times (but with Cthulu). However, when initially creating a cult, I wondered if there could be two or more soceities/cults working (together or opposed) at the same time. As you control both, the risk increases but the rewards (for yourself obviously) increase as the networks grow larger and may conflict. A bunch of backstabbing cultists controlled by a equally duplicitous leader/high preist/harbringer of chaos, selfishly using their followers for enlightenment/power. Maybe an idea for a DLC ? Other than that, I can now only wait for Cultist Simulator, in great anticipation.
The Cult of the Ebon Hand. The Order of the Hidden Eye. The Society for Late-Night Takeout. The Sanctimonious Brotherhood of Truth or At Least Convenient Lies.
I'd have fun getting to name things.
I person like the name as they are but for written work it would be interest in the have some type of name generator. If I am being to bold by asking Alexis unless you prefer Kennedy what is you possible feature list?
Wow, I didn't actually expect you to write back. Thanks for answering my question Mr. Kennedy!
Oh and I wanted to tell you that when I was playing the alpha I noticed you could pick up cards and their timers would stop. I assume we won't be having that luxury later down the road, will we?
Actually, it's not moronic! One of the *possible* features on my list is allowing players to name cults they create and books they write. But it's not a core feature and it means addressing a bunch of nuisance problems (how would the UI work, which items would be nameable, that sort of thing) so it's no more than a 50/50 chance of going in, I reckon.
No, scratch that. That was a pretty moronic question to begin with.
I have but one question Mr. Kennedy, - can we name our cults in the final version?
Thank you both! To be absolutely clear, everything I put out here or on the blog is 100% fine to share.
I just want to be sure, because Im running the discord and want to be sure that we can discuss this stuff in there despite it being only for the backers.
@Glaedth - if they were intended to be private there'd be something saying that they were for backers only. It should be fine to show non-backers the updates.
Hey Alexis I wanted to ask if its okay to discuss and show backer updates to non backers?
To Richard's point, I was one of those who heard about the campaign via Fallen London; I checked out the page right away and decided which level I'd splurge on. I didn't back until Sep 12 — and felt I was jumping the gun a bit even then.
When people have time, we'll wait until we don't anymore. We're silly that way.
You commented recently on the funding slowing down. Typically, projects get most of their funding in large bursts at the start and the end; this is one reason that Kickstarter itself encourages you not to run your project for very long. The middle is an agonizing slog if you're trying to advertise loudly every day.
I checked daily data for you, and, yes, the slog itself seems to be slowing down, but that's just as you said about the advertising. You've easily got more waiting for you when (a) interested people are reminded to pledge before the thing closes and (b) totally new people see it as a successful project "ending soon." I'd bet about 2/5 of the sum you got in the initial burst.
Meanwhile, you've got a lovely page with an audience full of people eager to hear from you. I think your most recent fiction post was great writing (up to the standard set by Fallen London for sure), and, now that I've finally played the demo, I'd say everything is looking great. I hope you feel better soon, and I can't wait to see what comes next.
Can't wait for this game to come out. I played through the Alpha once and that had me convinced already to pledge to this kickstarter as soon as I could. Big time fan of your works so I'm looking forward to the full release of Cultist Simulator.
Peter - if the backer in question okays it, I'll publish it on the Oracles page!
@Alexis Kennedy: Will you publish the question which have been asked to you at the Prophecy Level? Even without an answer it would be really intertesting to know that answers to some specific questions exist - just to tease people; everybody loves a good tease :)
Steven Crane: They actually did! Failbetter sent an email talking about it to their players. That's how I came to learn of it, actually.
@Alexis Kennedy: Wouldn't Fallen London not run a cheap or even free little ad for you given your history?
Vryl: Rather than posting a spoiler here, I suggest you check the Weather Factory subreddit at https://www.reddit.com/r/weatherfactory/ where there is lots of discussion of the prototypes, including the answer to your question.
I'm sure I'm missing something obvious, but how do you make an acquaintance into a follower? I tried to work towards completing a rite, but I can't use an acquaintance as a sacrifice and I can't find anything to do with them aside from talk and gain either mystique or notoriety. I tried talking with one of them repeatedly in case eventually they'd decide they liked me, but nothing different ever happened.
70k woot!! Speaking of this takes place during the jazz age! Imagine is playing some American captain the industry/robber baron or wealthy bootlegger owning a nightclub using to perform some delicious rite of Bloody decadence in your modern day Chapel.