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A 5th Edition supplement for building Strongholds and attracting Followers! And we're raising money to livestream my next campaign!
A 5th Edition supplement for building Strongholds and attracting Followers! And we're raising money to livestream my next campaign!
28,918 backers pledged $2,121,465 to help bring this project to life.

Update Number One!

Posted by Matt Colville (Creator)
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There was an EVEN LESS FORMAL update this morning you can watch here;

Meanwhile here's the first update. 

Today, Day One, was pretty incredible! We met our funding goal in like 34 minutes? Met all our goals in 4 hours? And now stand at over $600k!

That's because of YOU! Your support, your interest, your getting the word out. Thank you. I'm going to spend the next several months busting my ass so I don't let you down.

  • We unlocked everything! We have no plans to add more stretch goals because we want to make sure we deliver on everything.
  • We're working to make the pledge levels clearer, standby. 
  • The SUPER STREAM SUPPORTER level is just the STREAM SUPPORTER Level + Limited Edition book. It does not include a dragon. The text is meant to refer to "everything in the level above this one; the STREAM SUPPORTER level." We apologize for any confusion, we're new at this.
  • Shipping covers all fulfillment, we went with a reputable partner we trust and who will make sure shipping is smooth and folks will get their stuff in a timely organized manner...as opposed to us who have no warehouse and have never shipped thousands of books before and will screw it up. :D

You're going to read a lot of press about how quickly we funded, about how much money we raised! Obviously we did do that, but because we were asking folks to pick their shipping option when they pledge, those totals include all the shipping! Which most kickstarters don't. Most kickstarters want you to come back at the end of the campaign and fill out a form with your address and shipping choices, but I really felt strongly that if you knew what you wanted now, and saw that pledge level, you could just pledge now and never come back to the site and some number of months later your book would arrive. :D 

But that means Kickstarter is tracking your shipping costs as well as your pledge, so the actual "total pledged" based on the backer levels is much less. Much less crazy!

Stay tuned for more updates folks!

Ben, Daniel Eggert II, and 122 more people like this update.

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    1. Jetstream
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      "Most kickstarters want you to come back at the end of the campaign and fill out a form with your address and shipping choices, but I really felt strongly that if you knew what you wanted now, and saw that pledge level, you could just pledge now and never come back to the site and some number of months later your book would arrive. :D "

      Errr... We're still gonna have to fill out that survey, mate.

      Kickstarter doesn't provide you with our shipping address. We have to do that.

    2. sbarrie
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      Since you mentioned shipping, I'll just take a minute to complain about the cost of Canadian shipping.

      "Canadian shipping costs are fuckin' expensive!"

      There. I know there are good reasons for it, but it feels good to complain.

    3. Mike P on

      Congratulations Matt !
      totally agree on the being very cautions on adding stretch goals.... hey, I'm not even really interested in the dragons personally... I buzzed of your outline of the strongholds book and the dragons are just unwanted "fluff". If anything else gets added I'd rather see more book content e.g. doing BOTH the keep A|ND the tower as adventures or suchlike. Too easy to see everyone get caught up in the initial pledge fever at the start, or see a KS make a bunch of money but then the company pan because they got too carried away with stretch goals etc. (e.g. "All quiet on the martian front" made a lot of money but the company went down due to extra stretchs pushing shipping weight up etc etc). So you set the KS to be a book and funds to help you stream and I'd rather ensure you get money to get the best set up you can stream wise ! If you decide later that you can add a stretch goal or two then I'd much rather see more book content than sparkly dice, mugs or other nonsense that will sit on a shelf gathering dust.. much like I wouldn't buy insurance just to get a gold pen or carriage clock :P Anyway big congratulations and hope the cat is OK.

    4. Douglas Cooke
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      Congrats Matt,
      been looking forward to this since you mentioned in on Youtube ages ago. Hopefully this is just the next of many more books that you release! I'd be up for all sorts of splat books if they have the kind of thought processes you usually put forward.

    5. Havoc on

      Why not have a stretch goal an expansion book, where you tackle rules for building a kingdom? Much like Kingdom Building in Pathfinder?

    6. Jose Ladislao Lainez Ortega on

      I only chose the PDF because I couldn’t find anywhere if the shipping is EU-friendly. Don’t want to pay a surprise customs fee like I had to for other kickstarters. Any info in that regard?

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      Steven Hallett on

      Forgot to comment yesterday when I backed you - Thank you for putting the shipping in up-front. I've been stung on a couple of US-based projects by backing, then getting hit for huge shipping. You've told me up-front how much this will cost me, so thank you.

      As a DM that got back into the role a couple of years ago, you've been a huge source of info and inspiration so backing this to support your work and get an awesome sourcebook was a no-brainer. You rock. Thanks.

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      Anthony Bartram on

      All the best Matt. Only been watching you on YouTube for a couple of months but love your vids and am really looking forward to seeing your book. Smeared you or to half s mall so fast

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      Andrew Kirchoff on

      A Pathfinder conversion would make me the happiest backer on Earth!

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      Nathan Waldorf on

      based on # of people at each pledge level the total is currently $530,210 plus $96,498 shipping for a total showing of $626,708 still over 500k not counting shipping which is pretty amazing.

      i love that you are already thinking and talking about the future of this buisness and the next thing. its great to see that things are going so well for you guys. keep doing what you are doing we all obviously love it.

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      Erik A Martin on

      Shipping no shipping just goes to show how much of a demand there is for you. Thanks for all the entertainment. Looking forward to see what more you accomplish

    12. Level Up Inc on

      Agreed! Looking forward to introducing my group to these awesome dragons!

    13. Siôn Hopes
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      Awesome. Good work Matt.!