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      Creator Raf - Indymeep of AGL 589 on April 8

      For those interested in old school style adventure games, this Kickstarter looks interesting. They are in their last days and need a final push : https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fictiorama/dead-synchronicity-tct-a-dark-point-and-click-adve

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      Creator ☜☆RSF☆☞ on April 4

      Was just thinking if you folks haven't seen it yet "Heroine's Quest: The Herald of Ragnarok" is now available on steam (free) --> http://store.steampowered.com/app/283880/
      The makers (Crystal Shard) very obviously play great homage to the QFG series.

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      Creator Corey Cole on April 2

      In between Updates here on Kickstarter, Lori posts to the Hero-U blog. Here is yesterday's post: http://www.hero-u.net/leaders/top-ten-reasons-that-hero-u-has-been-delayed/

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      Creator Ann Williams ~ Dream Traveler ~ on March 13

      LOL, thanks speedster. It would help if I'd noticed the email that had them in there.

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      Creator Corey Cole on March 13

      @Ryan: Sorry, missed your message until now... but I just posted an update a few hours ago, so there's your answer. :-)

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      Creator Ann Williams ~ Dream Traveler ~ on March 11

      Hey do you have anymore meeps? I lost the email that talked abt them.

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      Creator Ryan on March 11

      Hey guys, first off, just wanted to thank you for all the good memories from QFG. Some of my favorite games growing up.
      How are things going? I see there hasn't been an update since January. Could you throw together a mini-status update just to let us know how things are proceeding?

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      Creator Corey Cole on February 22

      Thanks for the mention, Jarikith. I'll include the link in the next Update also.

      The show was a lot of fun. Lori and I drove out to San Francisco, had dinner with Greg Miller and his lovely lady Kristine at a fabulous Japanese restaurant. The next day we wandered the streets for a few hours (our favorite SF activity besides eating) and did the show.

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      Creator Jarikith - SpaceCat of Phoenix Rising on February 17

      *gasps* What is this? Lori and Corey on Up At Noon with Greg Miller?! Why yes it is! http://www.ign.com/videos/2014/02/17/persona-4-meets-dungeons-dragons-hero-u-on-up-at-noon

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      Creator Justin on February 12

      Jacqland - beautiful cat!!!!

      Everyone, yeah, check out Book of unwritten tales 2. Also check out the first one on steam (I think?). Awesome game! If you love point and click adventures then do yourself a favor and check it out.

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      Creator speedster -Armikrog Army Annelid- $4.96 on February 12

      Oh, er, belated "HI" to RSF... and did you guys hear about Book of Unwritten Tales 2 ??

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      Creator Jacqland on February 11

      @Cory; That's excellent to hear (for me)! Though I'm sorry you've been so put out. If it's any consolation, Missus Meepleton has already taken up Nannying duties: http://i.imgur.com/xLxyiBb.jpg

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      Creator Palindrome Bob-XSF-I'm in AGL589-AA496 on February 10

      They are *super* cute. :-)
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      Creator Corey Cole on February 9

      @Jacqland: Your package was correct - Enjoy! I made a (probably foolish and very expensive) promise when I introduced the $125 tier with the meep toy, which was that all higher physical goods tiers (everything except the $175 all-digital tier) would also get the toy. So 100 toys went to $125 backers, and 500 or so more went to people at higher tiers. I also ordered 1,000 toys to fulfill all those and get a price break, so I have another pallet full of them in the garage to give away or sell someday. Total cost including shipping somewhere between $15K and $20K so far. But they are *so* cute, I'm glad I made that promise and could get more toys into backers' homes.

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      Creator Jacqland on February 9

      My package arrived and I was pleasantly surprised to see a little Meep nestled inside! I didn't think that was part of my tier ($150). Please let me know if this was an error so we can square it away. I don't think I could bear to ship him back, but I'll pay for him (her?).

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      Creator Justin on February 7

      A huge thanks to Corey for getting me all squared away and in lighting speed time!

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      Creator ☜☆RSF☆☞ on February 6

      Also hey speedy & P-Bob. ;0)

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      Creator ☜☆RSF☆☞ on February 6

      Hey folks if you want a cool throw back to retro hint books & other cool stuff, please go check out the Quest For Infamy Companion KS. It's got art, clues, .. and there's options to get a copy of the upcoming classic styled point and click RPG/adventure QFI game itself. I think it's fair to say that QFI is being created by a team that highly adores and pays happy homage to QFG. SQ. KQ, etc so I'm sure you'll love it.
      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1992695780/the-quest-for-infamy-companion-art-strategy-hint-b

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      Creator speedster -Armikrog Army Annelid- $4.96 on February 6

      I wonder if any role-playing enthusiasts would join me over at Dungeonforge, hopefully including some interested in the DM/GM role :-)
      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1004444231/dungeonforge-be-the-ultimate-dungeon-master

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      Creator Palindrome Bob-XSF-I'm in AGL589-AA496 on February 5

      Meep and keychain arrived a couple of days ago. Mom said her grandchild (not my child, it's complicated) would love the Meep but I do too. :-) The plan to 'duck' customs worked flawlessly. Another package that arrived the same day did not fare as well, and had a custom-note attached.
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      Creator ☜☆RSF☆☞ on February 4

      Got my goodies.. and a truck load of meeps!! Really looking forward to passing (most of) them on to the little ones. They will definitely love 'em! But I'm also very glad I got enough so that I get to keep one or two. ;-) Thanks Corey!!

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      Creator Claus Bo Christensen on January 31

      Amazing. Got my meep yesterday, here in Denmark. It has won a special place next to black spidey and moomintroll :-) Thanks Corey.

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      Creator Ratatoskr- Battle Squirrel of the AGL589 on January 29

      Just got my package and the meep is possibly the cutest thing I've ever seen. The cap and shirt both turned out pretty cool too so personally I would find it a difficult choice. Kinda depends on what you would wear more.

      Also, for anyone who's missing a shipment email, mine ended up in the junk folder and I'm probably not the only one.

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      Creator Corey Cole on January 29

      @Alistari - The idea for the pun was Lori's, the phrasing is mine. (She originally said something like, "You can't beat it." I thought that was too subtle. :-) )

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      Creator Corey Cole on January 29

      @GAMEHORDER: Everyone from $125 on up, except for the all-digital $175 tier, gets a meep. Originally we said they would be "Hallowe'en orange", but it didn't work out that way. They are all light blue. $250 tier was originally the hat, but I offered a choice of hat or t-shirt in a previous update. Personally, I'd go for the hat - They turned out awesome.

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      Creator Alistair- Jammin' with the Bolt 420s mon on January 29

      "Happy Chinese New Year to everyone - This is the year of the Horse. To honor that tradition, there will be a horse in Rogue to Redemption. Of course, it’s a horse of a different color - It has been dead for decades. We could say more, but that would be beating a dead horse."
      Great work Corey (or maybe Lori?), sounds straight out of Shadows of Darkness. More excited all the time. (And I did get my package this week.)

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      Creator GAMEHORDER on January 29

      does 250 tier just get the hat? Doesn't it qualify for an orange meep?

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      Creator Claus Bo Christensen on January 29

      @Corey. Thanks :-) I'm not impatient, just excited :-)

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      Creator Palindrome Bob-XSF-I'm in AGL589-AA496 on January 29

      Looks like my package is taking a little tour around CA as it is getting ready for its long trek overseas: Fresno, Bass Lake, Los Angeles. Thanks for providing the tracking number. :-)
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      Creator Justin on January 29

      Got my shirts and Meep tonight. They look great! Can't wear the shirts but like you said, you'll fix it. Can't wait to wear them and show off the project!

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      Creator Corey Cole on January 28

      @Claus: I'll post a mini-update about that today. We shipped close to 500 packages, but still have about 150 to ship this week - We ordered too many boxes of one type and too few of another. Unfortunately, because I printed all the labels last week, everyone got email whether or not we actually shipped anything yet.

      Also, the international orders (except Canada) will likely take several weeks to arrive. Please have patience.

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      Creator Justin on January 27

      LOL, that's what she said!

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      Creator Jarikith - SpaceCat of Phoenix Rising on January 27

      OMG it's sooo big! I did not think it would be that big!

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      Creator Christopher G on January 27

      I just received mine so I will try and get a junky video together if I get a moment free. Thanks Lori and Corey!

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      Creator Jarikith - SpaceCat of Phoenix Rising on January 27

      @Corey Can I be excited because it's currently out for delivery?

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      Creator Claus Bo Christensen on January 27

      Should I be worried that I didn't get an email notice or am I not the only ?

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      Creator Christopher G on January 27

      Mine is reporting that it is about 30 miles away so it should be here by tomorrow. I have been thinking about setting up a YouTube channel with unboxing of these kickstarter games and things. What does everyone think about that?

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      Creator Corey Cole on January 26

      Before you get *too* excited, email notices on the packages went out when I printed the postage. I managed to mail most of them yesterday and today, but a few (maybe 50 or so?) will go out next week. This will of course cause more chaos as the postal rate is changing on Monday and I've already bought the stamps. But soon we'll be past this phase and I can go back to working on the game.

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      Creator Jarikith - SpaceCat of Phoenix Rising on January 25

      Indeed! I'm being sent a package!

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      Creator Justin on January 25

      Yay, a delivery notice!!!

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      Creator Muttala on January 24

      Thanks Corey,I was having a bit difficulty to imagine someone wanted to be a thief / dungeon adventurer when the timeline move upwards to renaissance which emphasize on newer belief / tech and logical thinking... Anyway probably it is just me, I will try to get use to hit.

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      Creator Corey Cole on January 24

      It is a fantasy game, but not in a specific time period. I would describe it as roughly Renaissance period, but with many pure fantasy elements such as Steampunk, magic, and fantastic creatures. This type of mashup is common in D&D-inspired games such as ours.

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      Creator Muttala on January 23

      guess I make a mistake looking at the dungeon screen

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      Creator Muttala on January 23

      I am a bit confused that I remembered this game is something on an older medieval ages but judging from the demo it should be at least renaissance or exploration age, i must be pledging wrongly? :P

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      Creator Alistair- Jammin' with the Bolt 420s mon on January 20

      Great, comprehensive update Corey my friend. Thanks for keeping us all in the loop. After the disappointment of the Larry project (not the game, but the rest) this and SpaceVenture have done a great job keeping the vibe and updates going (of the Sierra reunion that is).

      Keep fighting the good fight, and as you and Lori have said, we will come out with a project we can be truly proud of, and more importantly, ENJOY.

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      Creator Corey Cole on January 14

      Yes, good news on the toys finally. Since the company in Alabama said it "can't fulfill our order", they've shipped the Meeps to Oakhurst. Meanwhile, I've ordered t-shirts and baseball caps from a local company, and Lori has designed the keychains, which we will order today. Shipping should start next week.

      By doing everything locally, our costs are higher, but we can trust that the soft goods will ship. Similarly, shipping them now instead of with the game adds a lot to our costs, but it's clearly the right thing to do. Not to mention which, I don't really have room in the house for 40 large boxes of toys weighing over 500 pounds! :-)

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      Creator Lawson Culver on January 14

      Any word on the Meeps? Still anxiously waiting to receive mine...

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      Creator Corey Cole on December 25

      Merry Christmas, everyone!

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      Creator Elaine Morgan on December 4

      Okey. Thank you. :o)

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