Take me to your leader!
Well just 55 hours to go before Mars Att-acks fun… and we always save a few surprises for the end!
Firstly, we've upgraded our 2D Card Counters to 3D Card Counters! As pointed out to us by Chaoskickstarter and a couple of others, 2D counters for the Civilians, Burning Cattle etc in a game that uses True Line of Sight doesn’t quite work, so we’re going to make the card counters stand up and offer cover for better game play! Thanks for the push guys.
Next, we recognise that Kickstarters are a big ask - we ask you to help with the considerable costs of tooling new products – and while we try to offer a great deal in exchange I realise this is still a good spend from your hobby budget. Thank you for backing us and supporting us getting this fantastic product made. From the basic game pledge, right up to the uber-deluxe completionist Blood on the Battlefield you are going to get an exciting 'seat of your pants' gaming experience with the finest assembled and ready to game minis you will find.
As we head into the last days we want to finish on a big high. It has been an amazing ride so far. It is clear that with the holidays around the corner the last few days have been tough, but heck we are still at 900% of the goal, and in that time we have funded the game, lots of wacky martians and tough US soldiers, there have been heroes and new characters, tons of new scenarios, flying saucers, Robots and so nearly giant bugs! - soon, soon ;)
However, we are slightly behind the high point that we hit earlier this week, and we do feel that treading the same ground can be dull!
So here is what we think is fair – any stretch goal that has already been hit is locked in. We will sculpt, tool it, make it and supply it. It hurts a bit, but nothing as much as seeing the campaign not have an amazing finish!
For clarity that means:
$465,000 – Patriot M7 Military Flatbed Upgrade (Although it looks like we just hit this one!)
$470,000 – Edwyn, Knight of Hoo
$475,000 – Co-operative Play, Solo Play and A.I. Deck
$485,000 – Intact Scenery Tiles
are all now available and do not need to be hit again!
So what do we have to aim for?
Well the high point was $485,000 – so that is the new $500,000!
At $485,000 we will fund the Giant Mutated Bug and Handler, and the Supreme Regent and Martian Army Standard Bearer.
This means we will:
- Add a FREE Supreme Regent to all pledges of $100 and up (including Early Bird The Will of Man).
- Add 1 FREE Giant Mutated Bug to all pledges of $150 or more (including Early Bird The Invaders Arrive).
- Add a FREE Martian Army Standard Bearer to a pledge of $300 and up.
- Add a total of 3 FREE Giant Mutated Bugs to the 1-click $300 Pledge.
- Add 2 FREE Giant Mutated Bugs to the $100 Apocalypse Bundle (included above), which can also be added to other pledges using your credit. So to be clear, if you're at Alien Abduction or Bloodshed on the Battlefield and include Apocalypse in your credit, you'll get a total of 3 bugs, just like the 1-click package!
Let's look at what we need to do over the next 3 days. In maths terms:
- if we can just add $10 per pledge we will be back at $490,000! (I know many of you have pledged all you can, so I am not asking for $10 more, I am just showing how close you are - and what we can do with one final push!)
Combine that with getting back to the 2500 backers we have had already - we will be over the $500,000 mark – and that is just 50 away - so everything is hit-able.
To make sure we have some sweet goals for the weekend and cool things to spend $10 on ;), we have a few extra toys and goodies…
- We have now produced a Robot Conversion with a Shrink Ray! We’ve also got 5 shrunk US Marines - and we have now included a complete Robot with Shrink Ray AND five shrunk US Marines as a Special Gift to all pledges of Alien Abduction and Bloodshed on the Battlefield – totally free of charge. This will be included in the 1-click package, and included in the Build Your Own without using any of your credit. We’ll also make the new weapon and the marines for just $10 as a Core Add-on!
- We have created a Limited Edition Mars Attacks Hardback Rules Compilation – only available to Kickstarter Backers with a few available to round out the print quantity. This will be available as a $30 Core Add-on – but it will be included free with all pledges of $200 or more!
- We know a few people may have left their pledges over the last few days, but did have one earlier – and we want them back! On Monday morning this week we were on 2500 backers and have reserved that number of Tiger Corps. So, for the benefit of the total (which benefits us all) the 5 Tiger Corps heroes will added again to any pledges we recieve before we hit 2500.
That means all those that have it already keep it – but so will the next 50 backers if they are at Will of Man or higher! If you are on the fence get back in now and get another 5 fantastic Tiger Corp sculpts totally free of charge!
Right then folks, we hope you like all of the great new stuff - let's get to it and get those Giant Bugs. Thanks for your support.