These have been some crazy two days, folks! Rick, Eric, and I are all still reeling from the success of the launch, and from the amazing support all of you have offered. And - speaking personally - I'm as much delighted as I am terrified. We were looking to fund a run of 2,000 books. We may well have to increase the numbers of that run. And then there's the pocket guide. We'll need 2,000 of those! And if we make it to the next stretch goal… I have visions of boxes and boxes and boxes of books filling every corner of my home….
Right, onto actually UPDATING you! We've been working on the FAQ, and hopefully that's answered the majority of questions that you've all been asking. What I want to talk about right now is the introduction of ADD-ONs.
For those of you who haven't used add-ons before, a brief explanation: if you've seen something in the Rewards that you'd like, but your current pledge doesn't include that item or service, you can adjust your contribution to now include anything from the provided add-on list. You are free to add as many items as you like, or multiples of the same item, ie, you've pledged at PLATED, but you want two of the dog tags, as well. We can do that!
Right now, add-ons are for those items and services in unlimited numbers, with the sole exception of the RARE & ROYAL add-on. In other cases of limited number offerings (the OBJET D'ART level, for instance), we're still trying to figure out what we can do. We will, as always, keep you posted.
A final note: Add-Ons are only available if you've pledged at the INSCRIBED level ($50), and will incur no additional mailing costs.
So how does this work, you ask.
Make a pledge at the Reward level of your choice. In the case of limited-number items, you should absolutely do this first, before they're all gone.
Use the MANAGE YOUR PLEDGE button to adjust the dollar amount of your pledge to incorporate the add-ons of your choice from the list below. Example: You pledged PLATED for $50, but you'd like a keychain. The keychain is offered as a $10 add-on, so your new - managed - pledge is $60.
When our Campaign has ended, we will be in touch with you via the Kickstarter Survey function. At that time, we will verify with you your Add-Ons.
And then, uhm... well, that's pretty much it, honestly. Remarkably simple.
Here's the current Add-On List. It is likely (though not guaranteed) that we'll be offering additional items and services through this list, including new items not included in the Rewards, as the campaign moves forward. This list will also be added to Kickstarter page shortly.
• Add-On - Any single Tintype-Style Portrait - $5 (You will be asked to specify which character via Survey following the end of the campaign).
• Add-On - Tintype Triptych - $10
• Add-On - Patches - Privateer, both patches. Letter of Marque included - $25
• Add-On - Patches - Cowpoke, both patches. Letter of Authorization included - $25
• Add-On - Dog Tag - $15
• Add-On - Keychain - $10
• Add-On - Rick's Remarque to RARE & ROYAL, penciled and inked - $50
Additionally, when Survey time comes, I'll be asking our RARE & ROYAL backers if they want me to personalize an inscription in their copy. All R&R editions will already be signed by both Rick and myself, but I intentionally did not offer personalization in the description, as some people may wish the book "pristine." That said, I'm delighted to personalize your copy, and we'll have an option in the Survey to instruct me to do so. This is at no extra fee.
A final note, if you're still in a giving mood after all of this, we'd love to direct you to the Teramyyd: Earthsphere Kickstarter, by IO Worlds. Their campaign is funded and ending shortly, but if you're looking to sail the almost-Aether, they're presenting a table top game to let you do just that.
Stay tuned for another update shortly that will include Avatars for our backers and a preview of one of the pin-ups!
Thank you for your time, your patience, your overwhelming support, your exceptional awesomeness, and, as ever,