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@Sargoth +1, minus the doubts
Thanks for that update. Not only did you increase my excitement for the game, you also alleviated some doubts I was beginning to have and restored my faith in Petersen Games. Thanks guys. Keep up the great work.
@Hellikin - I'm pretty sure they've said a few times that the PDFs will be soon after the PM closes (and they haven't announced it closing yet)
Sweeeeet. Just saw your comment Arthur. Cannot wait :)
@Arthur - forgive me if this has already been answered, it's been a while - when will we be receiving the PDFs as part of the Hero pledge?
We are doing plastic spawn tokens.
Probably in about a month or so there will be a VERY cool update on this project. Arthur guarantees you will like it.
I'll hope for an opportunity to get plastic tokens in a future KS maybe. I'm still really happy with what is coming. I hope the next campaign doesn't utilize time based SGs. The "gaming it" of surges followed by drops just soured the whole idea of it.
See that's were we have a bit of an issue; I don't think we should hold PG to this (even though I really would like all tokens to be plastic) when we only met the goal in the last few minutes because of a few backers being arseholes. Very soon after the we passed it comments the total dropped back below and now one from PG confirmed if we hit it or missed it. I imagine they were absolutely gutted that people were taking the piss out of their gesture; I know I was.
@James: From this update: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1816687860/the-gods-war/posts/1678338
"If we can unlock Leviathan by 8 AM CST (Texas Time - or more accurately, Sandy Time) Monday morning, we'll not only add Leviathan to Monsters, but we'll also add plastic Mother of Monsters Spawn tokens as well."
The stretch goals later updated to reflect the goal being hit. There was also comments from around that time:
"and with 10 minutes to spare too. :)"
"Looks like the race was won with less than 5 minutes to spare."
Though of course, the Heroquests were less than stellar, due to people temporarily bumping up pledges to hit the target, then reducing them again afterwards. If the tokens need to be die-cut because of costs, it's disappointing, but understandable. But it was plastic tokens that were added to the stretch goal as incentive.
No, I'm not going to try to go back through almost 8 thousand comments to find the specific moment we crossed the threshold, but it was a work day for me, and we went over before I left the house.
@Shaun yep that's where the question lies, no doubt that the goal was hit, but the question is before or after 8. Looking back at the comments there is some confusion as we may have passed 5-10 minutes before 8, but through idiots artificially inflating their pledge and then reducing it straight after; the total fell again very soon after...
Adding the math up again, it looks like it hit $505k on September 13th. Please disregard the last comment. :-)
Update #38 (September 11th) listed plastic spawn tokens as a timed stretch goal along with Leviathan if $505,000 was hit by 8 AM CST on September 12th. Based on Kicktraq, it looks like the project did indeed pass $505k on September 12th, but I can't tell from that resolution whether it was before 8 AM CST.
@Oracle, not really because they were originally card tokens and that is how they looked in the graphic... the timed stretch was for plastic versions, which wasn't actually confirmed anywhere ;) Anyway James has the definitive answer below...
Ok so I have this straight now we hit the Leviathan and Mother of Monster spawn tokens. These tokens will be a die cut. The was talk about a plastic token for the Mother of Monster Spawn tokens but that would have been another stretch goal and we did not make that. I hope this helps.
Hey guys I will get this cleared up I see what you mean under stretch goals it list Leviathan and mother of Monster Spawn Tokens.
@Luke Murthwaite: If you look at the Campaign description and scroll down far enough, then you will find a list of the (unlocked) Stretch Goals. The fourth last reads:
Add Leviathan and
Mother of Monsters Spawn Tokens UNLOCKED
So that's an obvious: we did it.
@Micheal can you point to exactly where it was announced please? I spent an hour looking through the comments and updates and don't find any confirmation that we hit the goal, only other backers pointing out that we had hit it with 10 minutes to go...
Oh we hit it. It was announced. Starting to get frustrated. First bonus stretch goal at the end of the campaign was mostly a smoke and mirrors job. Then delivery estimate got pushed from August to October/November. Now we're being told we didn't hit another bonus goal that we were previously told we did.
Looking back at the comments everyone at the time seemed to think we hit the goal with 5-10 minutes to go, but nothing was ever confirmed. However pledges did start to drop again soon after :(
@James: We did. They're in the unlocked stretch goals alongside Leviathan (the corresponding update mentioned they were plastic).
I thought we did hit the mother of monsters plastic tokens, but I also seem to remember it being because if arseholes artificially inflating their pledges and then dropping them down afterwards... as was the issue with a lot of the stretch goals in this campaign... which is a real pity :(
1 I check with Arthur and He said he did not believe we hit the Mother of monster plastic tokens.
2 PDFs are included and will be added just as if you where a KS backer
3 If you meet the requirements for the Arachne Solara they will be added on all at one time at the end of the PM.
I would really appreciate a short update, a bit longer than the Valentine's one, confirmation that delivery is still on track for August or December 2017.
A few questions:
1) did we end up completing the hero quest mid-campaign for the mother of monster plastic tokens?
2) are the pdfs included for those that increased pledges? (they don't show on the PM screen)
3) for the newsletter folks, should we message individually about the first player marker or are those all being added en masse later on?
Oh wait, I see below that the PM is perhaps closing soon, so never mind!
Is it possible to upgrade a pledge and pay the balance in a few chunks before the pledge manager closes, or is that introducing too many weird variables? I'm planning to go all in (my initial pledge was for the base game) but coming up with the $375 it says I need all at once for the rest is tough. $125 a month or something would be much more manageable.
This is why I 100% prefer CrowdOx over Backerkit. I hate having to hold on to money for months, so I was over the moon when CrowdOx was chosen :)
I double checked on payments for Crowdox, the payment go through right away Backerkit does hold over until we charge.
I hope this helps.
Hi Chris Osapai - Thanks for the feed back I will pass it along to the Project Manager.
@James, Im sure you would see more results if you guys would tell us when the PM closes. I'm not going to hand over my payment info to crowdox, etc. until I can be sure that I can allocate/budget the funds to cover the costs on the day it closes, and for that I'm going to need 2-4 weeks notice. I imagine its the same with most others.
Question for Sandy -
I know that Greg Stafford was a big part of Glorantha. Did he work on The Gods War project at all? I'm just now getting into his King Arthur Pendragon RPG, and really enjoying that so far! Greg has a great mind for game design.
Paid - can't wait - bring on the awesome!
The PM campaign is going ok we would like to see a little more from it.
How is the game been doing with its post campaign pledge manager? I've heard is not uncommon for you guys to make a fair bit of money off of that after a campaign.
We normally do but I would order as soon as you can so you know its a done deal.
Will you guys send out an Update a few days before our last chance to add through the Pledge Manager so we have some warning?
Yes you still have time but don't wait to long.
Hi, got a reminder today for the PM, but no due date. Do I still have time? Would like to wait 1 more week :-)!
Just for reference, Sandy and/or team noted that they would release the PDFs pretty soon after the Kickstarter closed, rather than as the game was released, so releasing them with the game would be walking back what was said during the campaign.
I do realize this kinda ties folks hands around issues like full or partial refunds, etc, but I'm just putting out there what was said during the campaign.
That is so true! LOL
yes I know it's different, but the money I spend doesn't care :)
PDF Downloads normally come when we release the game or closer to the game release.
I'm not sure of the exact date I will find out for you, an educated guess would be in a month.
The Gods Wars is a great game and play very different from CW. There are so core rules that play the same but as a game its a whole different Beasty!!
when is the closing deadline for the PM? still not sure if I want to sink money into this or wait for CW OS3... (where I'll sink money anyways)
Let's try. Do you know when will we receive our PDF downloads?