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    1. MidnightBlue
      Superbacker
      34 minutes ago

      Looks like we hit the next stretch goal!

      =)

    2. MidnightBlue
      Superbacker
      43 minutes ago

      I always thought it would be cool if "Number of Potential Backers Reminded on this Campaign" was a stat that we could see on a Kickstarter page.

      It would be neat to know that, "Hey, 500 potential Backers, who have not already pledged, have asked to be notified at the 48-hour warning for this campaign."

      Obviously not all of them will pledge, but it would give some measure of the outstanding, interested foot-traffic the campaign has had. I don't know...sounds like a worthwhile statistic to me.

    3. John M. Portley
      Superbacker
      about 1 hour ago

      Glad to see the changes on the front page of the campaign — especially the bold type at the top announcing that there are big changes detailed below. When the 48 hours warning goes out to those who request it, there should be a nice bump up, continuing through Sunday. My main concern is that this also a huge holiday shopping weekend, which means many may not even look. It would be nice if Kickstarter allowed one to send a forty-eight hour email from the creator.

    4. MidnightBlue
      Superbacker
      about 1 hour ago

      Heh...so true...so true...

      =)

      But seriously folks...(what...I can be serious if I have to!)...

      I was also concerned about full-color vs. not full-color in the beginning, but once Sarah clued me in that even if we didn't hit full color, that the book still wouldn't be black & white, but sandy-colored, like the quickstart, I was majorly relieved.

      If we get to the full-color art and additional art...great! If we don't, I still think it will be a beautiful book as described.

      =)

    5. Sarah Newton 2-time creator about 1 hour ago

      @MidnightBlue: Haha! :D What we save on the u's I guess we lose on the gottens! ;)

    6. MidnightBlue
      Superbacker
      about 1 hour ago

      @Sarah Newton:

      Not familiar with the production side of things...but does it save any money if you print in Full-Color instead of Full-Colour?

      (Sorry...lame English vs. American-English joke.)

      =)

    7. Sarah Newton 2-time creator about 1 hour ago

      @JohnK: The core book isn't in black and white, no. There are sixteen full-colour plates (pages) in the book, which by default is in very nice "bright sepia" tones (The Tears of Ampharool quickstart gives you some idea). It's actually quite gorgeous as is, basically "desert tones", with very dark brown text on a sandy background. The artwork (except for those 16 pages) is in those sepia tones by default. What we're proposing at £25K is to recolour those sepia pieces, and also commission some new pieces, and print the whole thing in full-colour throughout, rather than the two-colour "bright sepia". Let's see if we can do it!

    8. John M. Kahane about 2 hours ago

      @Sarah Newton,

      Just noticed something... If we don't reach the 22.5K stretch goal, does this mean the Capharnaum RPG book will be in black and write, rather than full colour?

      JohnK

    9. John M. Kahane about 2 hours ago

      @MidnightBlue,

      LOL! Could be. Are there moose, or moose equivalents in Capharnaum, @Sarah Newton?

      Oh, and the plural of moose is... moose. :)

      JohnK

    10. John M. Kahane about 2 hours ago

      @Sarah Newton,

      You could be right about my mixing up the lbs. versus kgs. business, but I can tell you that according to the box in which I received my copy of the 414-page THE DARK EYE rulebook, the book itself weighed 5.25 lbs. (about 2.4 kgs.). Did you use relatively light paper for the Mindjammer book?

      JohnK

    11. MidnightBlue
      Superbacker
      about 2 hours ago

      Maybe that's why the Krekhin of Capharnaum are so aggressively trying to invade south? They are trying to get away from the mooses?...meese?...moose!

      =)

    12. John M. Kahane about 2 hours ago

      @MidnightBlue,

      LOL! Christopher, I wouldn't be surprised at all if that's what those Customs Canada fees are all about. Moose Awareness is important, given how much damage those beasties can deliver to a car, and the Hockey Dental Plan tax, well...that's a no brainer! :)

      JohnK

    13. John M. Kahane about 2 hours ago

      Hullo, folks,

      Nice to see that we reached the Map of Jazirat stretch goal last. Maps are always good! :) For that reason, I've upped my pledge by 10 quid for an extra copy of each map. :)

      Next up is The Scrolls of Yasminabad, and we're getting really close to that one now as well. Yay! :)

      JohnK

    14. Sarah Newton 2-time creator about 2 hours ago

      @JohnK: Hi John! You may be thinking lbs rather than kg there. :) The 500-page Mindjammer core book comes in at roughly 1.8kg (3.9lbs), so even with packaging it ends up just under 2kg (4.4lbs). My expectation for Capharnaum is that we should be handily around 1.7kg (3.75lbs) + packaging, so about 1.85kg (4.1lbs). Supplements tend to average about 250g (just over 1/2 lb) for an 80-page softback. Cheers! :)

    15. MidnightBlue
      Superbacker
      about 2 hours ago

      @John M. Kahane:

      I believe that extra fee is a Moose Awareness and Hockey Player Dental Plan tax...but not being Canadian, I could be mistaken.

      =)

    16. John M. Kahane about 2 hours ago

      @Sarah Newton, @Tobias,

      The biggest hassle with Kickstarter package delivery for me has been the Canada Customs inspections. They seem to randomly attach additional fees to packages, varying from Customs fees and duty and handling all the way to excess weight of package based on some enigmatic formulae they've worked out.

      That said, I'm having my doubts that a 400-page rulebook is going to weigh less than 6 kilos, to be honest. Some of the 350+ pagers that I've received recently have weighed in excess of that.

      Regardless, I'm just looking forward to seeing how this CAPHARNAUM KS shakes out, and to getting my hands on that gorgeous line of books. :)

      JohnK

    17. John M. Kahane about 2 hours ago

      @Sarah Newton,

      Good thing the "subscription solution" was figured out before the whiskey! If it had been after, you might have been regretting some of the stuff that might have been added to the subscriptions at that point! :)

      Sam Barton's? Wow! That's a great whiskey, and I love it. Glad to hear you've discovered it! Btw, I am also a fan of peaty Scotch, and really like Lagavulin (which I discovered about 10 years ago). And yes, the Sam Barton does go down nicely, indeed. :)

      JohnK

    18. MidnightBlue
      Superbacker
      about 3 hours ago

      Almost to the Scrolls of Yasminabad!

      =)

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      Tri-J about 3 hours ago

      which is faster a broom or a carpet?

    20. MidnightBlue
      Superbacker
      about 3 hours ago

      @Sarah:

      Hah! Never drive a flying carpet without it!

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      Tri-J about 3 hours ago

      nice.. is it free too? or could be a clan generation's artifact? or a thing need to be look for..any how thats a great another adventure

    22. MidnightBlue
      Superbacker
      about 3 hours ago

      Thanks Tobias.

      I come by my grammatical sensibilities honestly, from my dad.

      =)

    23. Sarah Newton 2-time creator about 3 hours ago

      @Tri-J: GPS = Genie Positioning System. All the best Al-Kimyati use it. :D

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      Tri-J about 3 hours ago

      @sarah : do we have GPS at Capharnaum? : )

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      Tri-J about 3 hours ago

      right.. sometimes even you had a map, you got lost..imagine if you dont have one :) that is more like deadly than dangerous

    26. MidnightBlue
      Superbacker
      about 4 hours ago

      special = spacial

      (autocorrect tried to correct me again!)

    27. MidnightBlue
      Superbacker
      about 4 hours ago

      For a guy that is completely inept at anything relating to measurement, distance, and special geometry...yeah...maps are my friends.

      =)

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      Tri-J about 4 hours ago

      no matter how great or cute the adventure is, map is your best buddy

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      Tri-J about 4 hours ago

      nice..map is now unlocked

    30. MidnightBlue
      Superbacker
      about 4 hours ago

      I have to say...I'm super, SUPER excited for the Kingdom of Heaven epic campaign.

      I want to see that ASAP!

      =)

      =)

    31. Sarah Newton 2-time creator about 4 hours ago

      Hi everyone! I'm just waiting on an updated Shipping Table, but otherwise I think the campaign page is now just about updated with all the new information. If you see anything that's unclear, or any typos, please let me know! Hopefully it's all clear.

    32. MidnightBlue
      Superbacker
      about 6 hours ago

      Happy to see the progress overnight.

      We haven't even hit the 48 hour warning so things are looking pretty good on this side of the screen.

      =)

    33. John M. Portley
      Superbacker
      about 6 hours ago

      Re — "there's a whole lot to say about the world, and many adventures and supplements I'd like to write and publish there!" — that is great to see. I'll be anxious for them! Thank you.

    34. Sarah Newton 2-time creator about 7 hours ago

      @R.G and @John M Portley: I'm updating the campaign page as we speak - the main text is done, and I'm just about to tackle the graphics. Unfortunately Kickstarter doesn't allow us to edit the text in the Pledge Rewards section down the right-hand side, but all being well the main campaign page text will be clear enough. I'll drop a comment here when I'm done - maybe you could let me know if you think it's clear enough.

      @John M Portley: Thanks very much for your comments and advice, John, it's much appreciated. I think 2017 has been a crazy year, both for Kickstarters and in politics and the economy in general, so things are turbulent. I think too seasonality is an issue: on our side we were constrained somewhat, as I absolutely wanted to get the third wave of the Mindjammer Kickstarter out of the door before launching the Capharnaum Kickstarter. In future we'll be somewhat less constrained. :)

      A second Capharnaum Kickstarter is certainly a possibility at some point, but for the current product list we're going to use this Kickstarter and conventional publishing (the whole subscription model thing). After that, I hope that Capharnaum will be established as a game and setting and we can look to future material - there's a whole lot to say about the world, and many adventures and supplements I'd like to write and publish there!

    35. John M. Portley
      Superbacker
      about 8 hours ago

      @R.G. — I second that motion. It is a big change that needs transparency.

      @Sarah Newton — It is great to learn of your whiskey preferences, and learn some new names to me to try.

      I woke up early, and found that the next Stretch Goal had been reached, so I put in another £5 for the newly unlocked poster map [the holidays, and greatly increased heating utilities bills, have kept me from participating at the All Print level].

      I realize that it is a bit too soon to determine the following, but I wanted to put it out for consideration, as numerous events have kept this Kickstarter from finding its proper audience (TL, see below: §).

      After you become well again, first goal, and do a mental recuperation from the stress of running this KS, and the hardback of the core book is released early next year, might you consider a second Kickstarter campaign for Capharnaum? Hopefully, the RPG world will have holidays and other items out of their mind when you send this baby into the world, and reviews of the core book will help spread the word. *If* a set of interviews about the book happens around then, you could double the message with news of the upcoming Kickstarter, in which a full line of books, physical and PDF, will greatly expand the world. You could use the material of the Updates to create a huge preview of this new, unique world, at a dedicated webpage/site, have a summary of the books-to-come, a community input page, and a sign up for Capharnaum News emails, and direct interested readers/listeners to it.

      After the release of the core book in hardback, you will have the interest of those new retail buyers, plus your present Kickstarter backers (who have had time to replenish their bank accounts and devour the first main book). After word of mouth spreads about this new line, many will want to go deeper into this world. Plus, you will be able to spend your time and any ad dollars advertising both the core book and the new Kickstarter in the same message.

      Also, while I have you here, could you type back the phonetic pronunciation of Capharnaum? I am tempted to pronounce the 'ph' as an 'f' [probably as I am subconsciously thinking the word 'Caliphate'], I was hoping to have that cleared up before I start speaking the word aloud to others.

      [§ I have noticed that a lot of RPG Kickstarters (which are the ones that I generally follow) have been, well, dampened, the past couple of months. I have attributed this to two factors.

      The first is the season. It is difficult to catch the attention of those who are busy attempting to finish work projects before year's end and prepare for the holidays (and potential vacations, which take as much time in preparation as the time away itself). Adding in the raging fires in southern California (250,000 acres burned, and still ongoing) a bizarre political election in the southern United States, and a divisive President tweeting every day for narcissistic attention about whatever bothers him that morning, American citizens' bandwidth has been quite full.

      The second factor, in my humble opinion, is that a number of big RPG projects recently have gathered a lot of the available dollars. For example, Monte Cook Games alone took in over $845,000, bless their hearts, which is great for them, but makes it harder to pull money from the same customers for other projects. Bestiaries have been big this year — some pulling over one hundred thousand dollars each, and a number of new editions of very popular lines recently have been brought out, especially World of Darkness titles from Onyx Path Publishing. After all this, I have seen a number of Kickstarters pull in amounts that would have been 50 to 100 percent higher if they had started a few months previously, before many of these events and other campaigns started. If real estate is about location, then Kickstarter projects are about timing. There are only so many RPG dollars possible in one year. ]

    36. R.G. about 8 hours ago

      Switched to Cornucopia, too.

      Any Chance to get the Update#22-Info to the main page, so new backers will find it?

    37. Sarah Newton 2-time creator about 9 hours ago

      @Tobias: That's awesome, woohoo! We're striding forwards now!

      In all honesty, I don't expect trips to customs offices after even the hardest of Brexits. In most cases I'd expect things to function pretty much as they do when shipping from the UK to the USA, or something similar. But rest assured we'll be keeping a very close eye on things and will keep you informed of developments! Thanks again!

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      Tobias about 10 hours ago

      @Sarah: Thank you for your reply. I fully understand. I also don't expect any customs duties to be levied on books. My personal problem is that the nearest customs office where I would have to go for pick-up is so far away that it means taking a day off work (mostly because of their opening hours).
      In light of the most recent update I decided to switch to Cornucopia all the same. :-D

    39. Sarah Newton 2-time creator about 10 hours ago

      @Richard Harrison: Thanks, Richard! I'm glad we could work something out!

      @Oliver Steiger: That's great news, Oliver! I'll update the Add-Ons shortly, but if you assume £10 per copy of the Arcana of Adventure, that should work. My current guestimate is that they'll come out about 150g per copy, but I'll confirm that asap. Thank you again for your support! :)

    40. Sarah Newton 2-time creator about 10 hours ago

      @John M Portley and @John M Kahane: Happily we did all the planning on the "subscription solution" before I broke out the medicinal whiskey. :) Officially I'm a lover of peaty Scotch - Laphroaig, Lagavulin, Talisker - but recently I've actually become a bit of a fan of a very quaffable 5-year old blended Canadian whiskey - Sam Barton's. It's much more down to earth (pun intended) than the peaties, but at the same time the rye gives it an interesting bitterness yet the blend of grains doesn't make it too sweet. It's not so easy to drink that you end up overdoing it, nor so strong that you can't have a good measure or two of an evening. It's my own little discovery here in Normandy for 2017. Note that I'd never normally drink a blended neat, but that Sam Barton's seems to go down nicely. :)

    41. Sarah Newton 2-time creator about 10 hours ago

      @John M Portley: It looks like we're there for the Map of Jazirat! I'll be updating the Kickstarter page shortly! Fingers crossed now for the Scrolls of Yasminabad and the Arcana of Adventure. An exciting few days to come!

    42. Sarah Newton 2-time creator about 10 hours ago

      @Tobias: In all honesty, if I knew that, I'd be a millionaire on Wall Street! :) Suffice it to say we'll be doing absolutely everything we can to mitigate any further impacts of Brexit. As the British government doesn't even know yet what those impacts are going to be, it's a little hard to plan ahead, but we work very closely with Modiphius, our distribution partner, and we'll be basing our own strategy off theirs. I'm hopeful that as we're talking principally about books, we may not be facing too great a level of disruption. I hope that helps!

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      Tobias about 12 hours ago

      Great news! Just a quick question: Will shipments after a potential hard Brexit be EU-friendly?

    44. John M. Portley
      Superbacker
      about 13 hours ago

      It looks like that by tomorrow noon, PST, I will have reason to throw another £5 into the kitty, as the next Stretch Goal will have been breached [as he foolishly mixes his metaphors]. Looking good!

    45. MidnightBlue
      Superbacker
      about 16 hours ago

      And for an interesting coincidence...Wave 3 of the Mindjammer RPG Kickstarter arrived on my doorstep tonight! That concludes the physical rewards I do believe with just a few straggling PDF rewards yet to come.

      =)

      I backed for the Print + PDF EVERYTHING pledge in Mindjammer just like I did in Capharnaum. I was not disappointed with my Mindjammer haul...and I know I won't be disappointed in all of those Capharnaum goodies!

      =)

    46. John M. Portley
      Superbacker
      about 17 hours ago

      @Sarah Newton — Medicinal whiskey? I just read the update, and you seem to have had enough to put yourself in a very merry holiday spirit ;). Exceedingly generous. That definitely shows commitment to the product line — and, boy, that is a big line! — as well as more-than-mere-appreciation to your backers. You have my deepest gratitude. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

      And the word must be spreading, as there has been a healthy jump up in pledge totals.

    47. Richard Harrison
      Superbacker
      about 19 hours ago

      Fantastic solution @Sarah Newton!

    48. John M. Kahane about 21 hours ago

      @Sarah Newton,

      Medicinal whiskey, huh? Would have taken some of that for what currently ails me, but contradictory with one of my diabetes meds. Btw, what's your favourite whiskey drink? Mine's a Horse's Neck, usually made with bourbon. Any recommendations of France French beers? (Living in Canada, we get a decent selection here.)

      Sagrada map update, huh? Looking forward to that for sure! :)

      JohnK

    49. Oliver Steiger about 21 hours ago

      Because of today's update i plan to upgrade my Al-Rawi pledge to a Cornucopeia of Capharnaum one but i need more than one player book (arcana of...).
      How much do i have to pay for each additional player book in print?

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