Wow. Just, wow.
You all have been one amazing bunch and it's only been about 12 hours.
$50,000 in 12 hours! I am just...I am just taken aback. This is beyond what I could have expected.
I am afraid to go to sleep because you crazy people might fund the project while I am gone. We might fund in less than a day! With a goal I was concerned might be too large.
Okay, look. If it happens while I'm asleep, someone better take a screen shot.
I want to sit here and extoll your virtues for hours, but, seriously, I am incredibly tired.
The first stretch goal
Because you nuts may hit it very soon, though, let's talk a bit about the first stretch goal. Have you heard of Perdition's Mouth?
Rahdo did a run-through a little while back and I was very intrigued. Campaign tactical combat with no game master and no dice? Sound familiar?
The man behind the game, Timo Multamäki, and I got to talking and thought it would be a cool idea to design scenarios for each other's games. So if we reach $80,000, he'll come aboard and contribute a side scenario for Gloomhaven with his own unique flair.
I am very excited to see what he comes up with, with his darker horror tendencies. It probably won't involve puppies and rainbows.
And finally let's talk about the two big issues of the day, one of them expected, one of them unexpected.
First of all, some of you don't like stickers or permanent changes to your game. I understand. The game is designed to incorporate permanent changes because that raises the stakes of what your doing and makes everything more exciting, but still, I understand.
We will do out best to provide you with documents that you can use to track changes without having to alter anything permanently. These documents very likely won't come in the box, but will be available on BoardGameGeek sometime before the game arrives on your doorstep.
Second of all, an unexpectedly large number of you seem to want both the miniatures and the standees for each character class. I honestly did not see this coming, so I don't have a good resolution for you at this point. The most sensible thing to do right now is to change your pledge to the $64 pledge level, then type in $84 in the pledge amount field (plus shipping). By adding $20 to your pledge, you will get a box of minis in addition to a game box full of standees. Because all pledge levels will get all pertinent unlocked stretch goals, you can rest assured that you will not miss anything.
I know getting both is a little clunkier than it should be. As I said, it caught me by surprise. I'll be working on a full resolution to this issue tomorrow.
But for now, I will rest assured that you guys are the best, and that someone will take a screenshot for me (with the time visible) if something ridiculously unheard of happens.