Here's a video where me & Kris answer a few of your questions and talk a bit more about the game! And get off onto tangents like we often do. If you're reading this via email, you can just click the link at the bottom of this update to come to the Kickstarter page and watch the video there, if you like.
On the main project page (next to the picture of the lagoon monster) we've started listing out our stretch goals! You guys have BLASTED PAST a bunch of them already, which is AMAZING. The coolest thing we're excited about are the Webcomic Pals Bonus Packs, which are custom game cards designed by our webcomics friends that'll be going out at no extra cost to all backers -- the more we raise, the more of those we can commission! -- and the freedom that Grand Central Publishing has given us to release free preview stories from This is How You Die.
It's called "OLD AGE, SURROUNDED BY LOVED ONES," and it's by ’Nathan Burgoine. It's the very first story in the book.
This is one of the biggest things people have been asking for -- the ability to add individual things, like a second copy of the game, or just the poster, or extra death card tins, or whatever, to their existing pledges! NOW YOU CAN. Here's how it works:
- First, start with a pledge tier that has some of the stuff you want. For example, if you want the game plus a different T-shirt, you’ll want “GOT PLAYED”, which is just the game itself. This is your “base tier”.
- Go to our Add-On page and select all the other stuff you want. (In this example, you’d select the different T-shirt.) The Add-On page will then show you the amount you need to ADD ON to your pledge to get the T-shirt.
- Come back to Kickstarter and make or increase your pledge. Select your base tier -- in the example, “GOT PLAYED” -- and then manually add the additional amount from the Add-On page. This way your single pledge can cover both the base tier and your add-on stuff. Go on to confirm your pledge.
- Back on the Add-On page, submit our form there so we get your Add-On information! This is transmitted to us separately, but we need both that form and your Kickstarter pledge, otherwise we can't match things up and matters get all sideways.
It’s a little complicated, but so is life. If you have any questions you can always message me through Kickstarter, or leave a comment on this update! Or, send an email via the Machine of Death site.
You can also use the Add-On page to calculate how to make a pledge to the campaign via PayPal, if you can’t (or would rather not) use Kickstarter. But those pledge amounts won’t appear on our Kickstarter page, so we’d prefer that method to be a second choice, and used only if necessary.
Thanks to Craig Pierce for setting up the Add-On page! Let me know if it works OK for you! And don't...
...don't choose the spiral or you will get something unpredictable