As you are probably aware, Midnight Resistance The Video Games Website will soon be closing its doors (or at least, not getting updated any more) because we're all moving on with our lives and, quite frankly, so should you.
But before you do, hey why not give us some money!!!!
People have been asking us to do another run of the t-shirts we did a few years back, but we figured we could do a bit better than that in order to properly commemorate whatever it is we've been doing for the last five years or so.
So yes, this campaign will allow you to purchase the original purple shirt with the white logo if you'd like, but we also commissioned the obscenely powerful Dominic Sohor to produce something truly special.
Imagine this smashed right across your chest.
Or, better yet: give us a small sum of money to make that dream a terrible reality!
The new shirt is a bit more expensive. This is because it has more colours, so it costs more to print, and apparently we also have to pay Dom for designing it, which is proper bullshit. But, we've made the old shirt a bit cheaper too.
You'll also notice that last time we did this, we used the money for general upkeep of the site and that. But with the website being left to rot, where is the money going this time?
We'll tell you where: straight into our filthy gobs. Sean's got a baby on the way, Andi's always skint, while Chris and Owen are getting back into Warhammer 40K so they need all the help they can get.
We've always been a bit weird about the idea of profiting from the website, but we figured we're prrrobably allowed a little payday by now. We hope you agree that this is okay and please don't hate us for liking money this one time.
If you want multiple shirts, just raise your pledge accordingly (you only need to pay postage once, remember) and we'll sort out sizes/quantities with the backer survey once the dust has settled.
We're also using a different printer this time, as we're aware a lot of your old t-shirts got knackered in the wash.
If you have a bad imagination, here's a mock-up of the new design, plus a photo of handsome brute Joe Skrebels wearing one of the old shirts on a boat because honestly it's the best picture we've got of one:
Oh, and in case it needs explaining: doing this on Kickstarter allows us to place one big order and save everyone some money, because we'd rather not stick the designs on RedBubble or something and have to charge you all £20 to make a profit.
Risks and challenges
One risk is that Sean might die, but it's okay because this time we've got Chris who can do all the hard work instead.
I suppose it's also possible that the printers might mess us about, but we'll make all backers aware of any delays.
Basically we've done this once before and it was completely fine, and we've learned valuable lessons since. For example: you can just print off postage labels and get couriers to pick stuff up for you instead of getting 300 x £1 stamps from several different post offices and then having to chuck over 100 parcels at them. Still can't really believe we did that.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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