Captain's Log - 17 May 2018
We be a few days out now from the Isle o' Kobolds. Pleased to me soul tha' they be a friendly sort, show'n all manner o' grace and fair trade to th' crew. We be putting in again next voyage for a-certain.
The seas beyond be calmer. the winds gustin' in fits. Tension mounts in th' crew as we draw steadily nearer the end o' the voyage. There be much to do ere the journey's end...
We made some new friends at KoboldCon this weekend, and hope to see some pledges straggling in this week. I definitely want to thank everyone at the con for being so friendly and hospitable. There was a lot of love for TsunamiCon! If you'd like to hear more about it, check out the latest episode of Metagamers Anonymous, where we sit down with the con director and one of our contemporaries from GenghisCon in Denver!
As of this morning, we are clocking in at 77% of our goal. To wit, it's time to start talking stretch goals. Once we've passed the initial hurdle, we'll be closing in our traditional first stretch goal: the prize drawings. This has been one of my favorite features of each campaign, as nothing is really more fun than giving away games to folks who support our efforts. Every year, we invest part of the Kickstarter money in acquiring product that we can use as prizes, and I especially enjoying rewarding our backers with random drawings in the weeks leading up to the con. I definitely recommend we set our collective sights on reaching the first stretch goal.
After that, we'll be focusing on some guests for the con. I'm busily connecting with folks behind the scenes - sending out invites for game designers in the board game and RPG industry, writers, artists, and other folks who would be fun additions to the con - and we're starting with a gentleman who has shown a lot us a lot of love in years past. Merle Rasmussen is ready to return to TsunamiCon with his brand new iteration of Top Secret, which some of our community backed and just recently received copies of. Merle is a fun guest with a lot of history in the hobby, and he's known for crafting fun and innovative espionage scenarios that showcase his game.
We certainly have more to discuss, and you can keep an eye on the campaign to keep up with the latest. For now, please continue to spread the word and let your friends, family and fellow gamers know that you'll be joining us for TsunamiCon this year!
Here's a few pics from KoboldCon: