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Chicago's premiere Chiptune Rock band embarks on a bold musical quest to take over the world, or at least the tri-county area.
I Fight Dragons funded their first post-major-label album via Kickstarter and proceeded to make a crazy rock opera that hit #5 on the Billboard Vinyl Charts upon its release
I Fight Dragons funded their first post-major-label album via Kickstarter and proceeded to make a crazy rock opera that hit #5 on the Billboard Vinyl Charts upon its release
3,423 backers pledged $115,052 to help bring this project to life.

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    {KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVES} Get all the digital exclusives from this Kickstarter campaign - something new every week! All rewards above this level also include getting these downloads as they're released. Check out everything released so far in the section to the left!

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    {DIGITAL COPY OF THE ALBUM} Get a digital copy of the new album in its entirety a week before its official release, including a digital copy of the companion graphic novel in PDF form.

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    {DELUXE DIGITAL PACKAGE} Get the Deluxe Digital Download, which comes with the album and graphic novel PDF, plus a collection of unreleased demos and b-sides from the album sessions, as well as instrumentals/karaokes, a cappellas, and remix stems for every song on the album.

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    {PHYSICAL EPIC VINYL ALBUM} This is the main Voltron-Style reward. If we hit our goal, everyone at this level gets a physical copy of the album on a 12" vinyl record, which will come in a deluxe double gatefold sleeve with a companion graphic novel in the second pocket, plus the Deluxe Digital Package. If we hit our stretch goals, this reward will transform and expand. At $25,000 the packaging becomes triple-gatefold and includes a fold-out poster in the third pocket, at $30,000 the vinyl record changes from black to flourescent blue, at $40,000 we'll add a 7-inch single pressed on a picture disc shaped like an 8-bit fireball, and we're prepared to do even crazier stuff should the need arise. This reward also includes shipping anywhere in the US

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    {YOUR NAME IN THE ALBUM CREDITS} Everything in the Physical Epic Vinyl Album package, plus you get your name (or someone else's name / a pseudonym of your choice subject to approval) in the album credits.

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    {YOUR NAME IN THE ALBUM CREDITS IN SILVER FOIL} Everything in the Physical Epic Vinyl Album package, plus you get your name (or someone else's name / a pseudonym of your choice subject to approval) in the album credits IN SHINY SILVER FOIL

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    {YOUR NAME IN THE ALBUM CREDITS IN GOLD FOIL} Everything in the Physical Epic Vinyl Album package, plus you get your name (or someone else's name / a pseudonym of your choice subject to approval) in the album credits IN SHINY GOLD FOIL

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    {YOUR VOICE ON THE ALBUM} Everything in the previous package, plus you get the option to have your voice on the album as part of a gang vocal or choir track. Instructions will be sent to you via the internet and you'll have to record your own vocals and send them to us, which we'll mix together to make a massive sound!

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    {TICKET TO THE JUNE 1ST ACOUSTIC PREVIEW PARTY} On June 1st (the last full day of this kickstarter) we'll be having an acoustic preview event at Uncommon Ground in Chicago, which we'll stream live on the internet. It's an intimate, wonderful venue and we'll be playing some of the songs from the new album as well as old favorites, as well as just generally hanging out and having a good time. It's a small venue, so tickets are limited. This package includes the previous package as well as admission to the show. These tickets are non-transferrable and cannot be sold to someone else. NOTE: ANYONE AT A HIGHER REWARD LEVEL WHO WOULD LIKE A TICKET TO THE SHOW, PLEASE ADD $25

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    {LASER ENGRAVED IFD USB DOG TAG WITH EVERYTHING IFD} Everything in the 'Your Voice On The Album' Package, plus a 4GB USB Dog Tag, laser-engraved with the IFD logo, that comes preloaded with a digital copy of everything IFD has ever released.

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    {GLOW IN THE DARK VINYL} Everything in the previous package, plus you get a special bonus version of the album on GLOW IN THE FREAKING DARK VINYL. Warning - glow in the dark vinyl doesn't actually sound very good, but you'll still have your regular copy as well, plus this one that glows.

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    {SIGNED FRAMED LYRIC SHEET} Everything in the previous reward, plus a hand-written, signed, and framed lyric sheet of one song from the album. Only one of these will be made for each song, so they are limited.

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    {WAR OF CYBORG LIBERATION TOUR PASS} Everything from the Glow In The Dark Vinyl Package, plus an official signed tour pass from our first headlining tour last fall, the War of Cyborg Liberation Tour.

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    {FRAMED IFD LYRIC OF YOUR CHOICE} Everything in the Glow In The Dark Vinyl Package, plus Brian will hand write and sign any lyric you want from any currently-released IFD song (not including the forthcoming album), frame it, and mail it to you.

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    {SIGNED CONTROLLER PLAYED ON STAGE} Everything from the Glow In The Dark Vinyl Package, plus a signed controller we've played on stage. Available controllers - 2 NES Advantage, 2 NES, 2 Super NES, 1 Power Pad. Check the picture to the left to confirm if your desired controller is still available, and message me after you donate to let me know which one you'd like.

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    {PROTOTYPE KABOOM! T SHIRT} Everything from the Glow In The Dark Vinyl Package, plus a prototype all-over print t-shirt we made using the KABOOM! album art. We've only got one of these.

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    {BILL'S GOGGLES} Everything from the Glow In The Dark Vinyl Package, plus Bill's goggles which were worn on the War of Cyborg Liberation Tour.

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    {CHAD'S DRUMSTUFF} Everything from the Glow In The Dark Vinyl Package, plus a drum head signed by the legendary Chad Van Dahm.

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    {TEST PRESSING OF THE ALBUM} Everything from the Glow In The Dark Vinyl Package, plus you get one of the test pressings of the vinyl. There will only be 5 of these made, and they will be on black vinyl with different labels from the final records.

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    {'LIFE' SIZE IFD GUY} Everything from the Glow In The Dark Vinyl Package, plus our life-size standup version of the I Fight Dragons logo sprite. His face pops out for ease of picture documentation.

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    {HARI'S HAT OF POWER} Everything from the Glow In The Dark Vinyl package, plus the dashing fedora Hari has worn on stage since 2009. It's his signature hat and it may grant its wearer superpowers*. See a pic here: (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150104385866554&set=pb.47153231553.-2207520000.1369034870.&type=3&theater) *hat will not grant wearer superpowers

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    {BILL'S ORIGINAL ROCK BAND GUITAR} Everything from the Glow In The Dark Vinyl Package, plus Bill's original Rock Band guitar which was played on stage for all of the early IFD shows.

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    {I FIGHT DRAGONS FLAG} Everything from the Glow In The Dark Vinyl Package, plus the I Fight Dragons flag that flew at the IFD tent in every city during Warped Tour 2012.

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    {BRIAN'S STICKER GUITAR} Everything from the Glow In The Dark Vinyl Package, plus Brian's backup guitar from the War of Cyborg Liberation Tour. This is an Epiphone Les Paul guitar covered in stickers from IFD fans.

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    {CUSTOM CHIPTONES} Everything from the Glow In The Dark Vinyl package, plus Brian will create a chiptune version of the chorus of any song you'd like. This means you'll have your own version of any song of your choice as if it were coming out of Brian's Gameboy. You could use this as your ringtone, or for any other creative purpose you'd like!

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    {IFD WILL WRITE AND RECORD YOUR THEME SONG} Everything from the Glow In The Dark Vinyl Package, plus I Fight Dragons will write and record your own personal 30-second-long theme song. Includes a brief consultation with Brian beforehand to discuss your essence and what your theme song should convey. NOTE: You will own all intellectual property rights to this song and can use it for any purpose you desire.

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    {BRIAN'S GAME BOY} Everything from the Glow In The Dark Vinyl Package, plus one of Brian's original grey nintendo game boys (he has two). This gameboy was used to write chiptune for many IFD songs and is fully functional. Brian can also sign it or write a message on it if you want. (does not come with LSDJ cartridge).

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    {I FIGHT DRAGONS SHIELD} Everything from the Glow In The Dark Vinyl Package, plus a white heater-style shield with I Fight Dragons emblazoned upon the front. These shields were carried around by our robot minions throughout Warped Tour 2012, and they do show signs of battle wear. However, they are still fully-functional LARP battle-approved shields made of thick plywood with arm straps on the inside and sword deflecting piping around the edges.

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    {IFD WILL WRITE AND RECORD YOUR THEME SONG IN 2014} Everything from the Glow In The Dark Vinyl Package, plus I Fight Dragons will write and record your own personal 30-second-long theme song (in 2014). Includes a brief consultation with Brian beforehand to discuss your essence and what your theme song should convey. NOTE: You will own all intellectual property rights to this song and can use it for any purpose you desire. SECOND NOTE: Many of you have said you missed out on getting a theme song, so here's your chance! The only difference with this version is that we will start work on these after the album is released instead of before.

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    {NES GUITAR} Everything from the Glow In The Dark Vinyl Package, plus the guitar made from an NES that we used in the cRaZie$ video. It says I Fight Dragons on the front and lights up when you push the buttons, and it's a fully functional guitar.

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    {PACKY'S STICKER GUITAR} Everything from the Glow In The Dark Vinyl Package, plus Packy's Fender Jagmaster, which is covered in fan-donated stickers. This guitar was Packy's main guitar on the 2009 mc chris tour, as well as the band's backup guitar on all of our tours since then. It's been played on stage a lot (we break a lot of strings) and has ended up in lots of IFD pictures.

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    {BRIAN'S DRAGON SCULPTURE} Everything from the Glow In The Dark Vinyl Package, plus a sculpture of a dragon that Brian made in art class in 6th grade. To date, it is the only sculpture he has ever made, and if someone donates at this level he hopes they will give it a good home.

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    {EXECUTIVE PRODUCE THE ALBUM} In addition to the Glow In The Dark Vinyl Package, backers at this level will be listed as an Executive Producer in the album credits. Also, if you're around Chicago while we're recording you're welcome to stop by the studio and say hi.

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    {EPIC WEEKEND WITH IFD} Everything from the Executive Produce The Album Package, plus IFD will put you up in a 4-star Chicago Hotel for a weekend-long extravaganza. We can make music, record music, play video games, whatever you'd like to do. This will be an epic funtime, you just have to get yourself to Chicago and we'll take care of the rest. (we'll work out the scheduling, hopefully this can happen in 2013)

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    {PRIVATE IFD SHOW} Everything from the Executive Produce The Album Package, plus IFD will travel to you anywhere in the US / Canada and put on a private show for you. We can also go outside the US/Canada, but in that case you'd have to purchase travel for us to get to you since our van (the Dragon Wagon) is not yet capable of flight.

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