A thousand (and more) thanks!
The Random Dungeon kickstarter is over: it ended up with almost $28,000 dollars and more than 1000 backers. That's a far cry from the $2,000 I expected to earn.
In fact, I thought $2,000 was going to be a stretch. I was way off base: I vastly underestimated the generosity and enthusiasm of D&D fans. You guys saw my project and didn't just say "I like that;" you said, "I'm going to make that happen." That's pretty awesome, and I'm hugely grateful to everyone who pledged, linked, commented, or just approved. I really hope that the finished project will make everyone happy.
Along the way, I got swept up in the excitement, and I came up with a lot of backer rewards! They're all coming: I'll be working an extra 40 hours a week (or more) until everything is finished. The posters are off to the printers, and I'm happy with how the DM's notebook is coming out. All the work I've seen from my all-star DMs and artists looks great.
Speaking of rewards, here's a little business to take care of:
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PDF of poster (note: poster is 3 feet tall! Buy an extra large monitor!)Estimated delivery:
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PDF of the poster, plus all of the bonus PDFs earned by $17 backers: adventures by Tracy Hurley, Mike Mornard, and Mike Shea; dungeon rules from Adventurer Conqueror King; rules to the Dungeon Robber board game.Estimated delivery:
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PDF of the poster, plus all of the bonus PDFs earned by $22+ backers: adventures by Tracy Hurley, Mike Mornard, and Mike Shea; dungeon rules from Adventurer Conqueror King; rules to the Dungeon Robber board game; PDF of Paul's DM Notebook; PDFs of Jared von Hindman's illustrated dungeons with dungeon keys; virtual tokens of all the sticker art for the WOTC Virtual Table.Estimated delivery:
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Random Dungeon Generator as a Dungeon Map Poster: 24"x36" color poster of an illustrated dungeon. The dungeon is a flowchart that contains the rules for generating random dungeons. It's a template for building itself, along with millions of other possible dungeons. (Free shipping! If you are overseas, please consider pledging an extra $5.)Estimated delivery:
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Signed Poster and Bonus Reward: The illustrated dungeon poster, signed by the artist! Buying a signed poster is saying, "Awesome poster! Have $5!" If we raise $3000 ($1k over our goal), anyone who pledges $22 or more will get ONE BONUS POSTER: either a second Random Dungeon poster or a Wandering Monster poster, your choice.Estimated delivery:
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4e Special: Signed poster and, for Fourth Edition fans, 10 "Monster Manual on a Business Card" business cards, which contain the complete math for creating 4e monsters. With the dungeon generator and the business cards, you can run 4e adventures with no other preparation. (If we raise $3000, you'll also get a bonus poster of your choice.)Estimated delivery:
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Wallpaper your Room: You get two posters: one signed copy of the random dungeon poster, and a second signed poster of your choice: either a second Random Dungeon poster or an 18x24 OD&D Wandering Monsters poster. Also, for every extra $5 you pledge, you can get one more signed poster of your choice. For instance, if you contribute $35, you'll get three posters: one for you, one for your DM, and one to store in a waterproof map case in the clutch of a submerged mineral-covered skeleton! (If we raise $3000, you'll get yet another bonus poster of your choice, beyond the ones you paid for.)Estimated delivery:
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Retailer Special: You get ten unsigned posters, in any combination of Random Dungeon Generator and Wandering Monster posters. For each extra $5 you pledge, you get an extra poster. (If we make the $3000 bonus goal, you'll get a bonus, signed Random Dungeon poster.)Estimated delivery:
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7 backers All gone!
The same as the $22 reward (Signed Poster and Bonus Reward), and I will draw the backer or the backer's D&D character into the final version of the poster, being killed by a trap.Estimated delivery:
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7 backers All gone!
The same as the $22 reward, and I will draw the backer or the backer's D&D character into the poster, NOT being killed by a trap.Estimated delivery:
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0 backers Limited (3 left of 3)
The same as the $22 reward, and I will run a game of D&D (any edition) for the backer's D&D group, using the poster to generate a dungeon. If we play the game before April 1, I will draw the backer's D&D character into the poster, re-enacting a dramatic moment from the game. If you're not in New York, I can run an online game in google+ or on the WOTC Virtual Table. If you can make it to Brooklyn, we'll run the game at the Brooklyn Strategist (http://www.thebrooklynstrategist.com) using their Sultan gaming table, building the dungeon with Master Maze walls from Dwarven Forge.Estimated delivery:
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The same as the $22 reward, and you get to choose the subject of my next D&D poster! Once it's done, I'll send you 300 copies.Estimated delivery:
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Starry-Eyed Idealist Goal: I will print enough copies to give a bundle to EVERY FLGS THAT SELLS THE 1e REPRINTS. That way, people who buy the rulebooks in game stores will have something to play on April 17th.Estimated delivery:
- (30 days)