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Help us reprint the out-of-print The Order of the Stick books to reach new readers (and let existing fans complete their collections).
Thanks to our loyal fans, we reprinted the entire back catalog of The Order of the Stick—and funded a bunch of new stories, too!
Thanks to our loyal fans, we reprinted the entire back catalog of The Order of the Stick—and funded a bunch of new stories, too!
14,952 backers pledged $1,254,120 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Creator Christopher Moss on January 25

      So just out of curiosity, anyone else still waiting for their reward?

    2. Creator Jason on January 19

      I just realized that is the same list I posted in May of last year. Well, plus one wall paper. Aside from base pledges, which some have not yet received, this is what we have received in roughly 4 years:

      x wall papers (6/10)
      x monster minis spring pdf
      x monster minis summer pdf
      x haleo and julelan pdf
      x uncivil servant - belkar backer1 pdf
      x spoiler alert - therkla backer2 pdf

    3. Creator Jason on January 19

      still waiting for:

      monster minis autumn pdf
      monster minis winter pdf
      how the paladin got his scar - o-chul pdf
      julio scoundrel pdf
      dim sun pdf
      sir francios pdf
      cliffport police backer3 pdf
      mystery goal #9

    4. Creator Spencer Nelson on January 14

      It would be nice to have an update at least once a quarter :/ please? <3

    5. Creator Jan Ostatek on January 9

      Really looking forward to next Monster for Every Season collection. My kids love it so much! :)

    6. Creator Ken Washington on January 4

      Lee Ann - Post a picture of your crayon drawing in the OOTS forum....I posted mine

    7. Creator Christian Steudtner on December 25

      @Lee Ann Rucker: What an awesome Christmas present! :-)

      *Totally unrelated*: I just can't resist to link to the Kickstarter Reward Collection on the forum: http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php…

    8. Creator Lee Ann Rucker on December 25

      Just got my Whole Story and Box of Crayon! And it's awesome!

    9. Creator Derek Tucker on December 22

      It has been a long time since the update. And a long time since any progress on promised rewards. Especially considering how well this project was funded, I expect more than what has been delivered so far and am beginning to be disappointed in Rich Burlew's follow through on his promises. I might feel differently if the comic was updated more regularly. But even that is sporadic. Please, Rich, step up and do what you promised. And give us an update.

    10. Creator Andrew Lohmann on November 22

      +1 on the update.

    11. Creator Lauren Sarley on November 19

      It's been awhile, it'd be great to get an update even if it's a minor one.

    12. Creator Adam M on October 28

      Update?

    13. Creator James Burtram on August 29

      The PDF's are great. I got mine already. I hope you end up doing the rest of the books. How would we go about getting them signed though?

    14. Creator Robert on August 28

      Happy 1000th comic! Way to go, Rich!

    15. Creator fernando nogueira on August 19

      Hi Stormquiss, seems great! May I suggest that you could share it with the forum community in ChristianSt 's wonderful thread?
      http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php…

    16. Creator Stormquiss on August 3, 2015

      Huzzah! My crayon drawing arrived today and I couldn't be happier - a nice reversal of the damsel in distress trope - Elan is tied to a tree guarded by a dragon and Haley is coming to the rescue in her usual direct (ie arrow firing) fashion. Fantastic. Thanks Rich. Well worth the wait.

    17. Creator Zach Haugen on June 30, 2015

      Reading the new book and love it. :) Would love a story more about Enor and Gannji!

    18. Creator justin bordes on June 14, 2015

      WOOTWOOT UPDATE SO COoOoOoOoOoOoOoL!!
      :D

    19. Creator justin bordes on May 14, 2015

      (my last comment was a repky to Jason, lol, yes instead of yesh.)

    20. Creator justin bordes on May 14, 2015

      Yesh, it is pretty damn cool that that is all are waiting for, and that he has done so very much while still keeping up with the online comics :)

    21. Creator Jason on May 12, 2015

      So we are still waiting on:

      monster minis autumn pdf
      monster minis winter pdf
      how the paladin got his scar - o-chul pdf
      julio scoundrel pdf
      dim sun pdf
      sir francios pdf
      cliffport police backer3 pdf
      mystery goal #9

    22. Creator justin bordes on May 10, 2015

      @christian. *looks around sheepishly* well... Don't I feel like a fool! :p In all seriousness thanks for the reminder about the workometer. :)

    23. Creator Christian Steudtner on May 8, 2015

      You could just look at the last Workometer to see that spring/summer are completed and autumn has started to being made.

    24. Creator justin bordes on May 8, 2015

      I can't seem to remeber, or find, how many "monster for every seasons" there are out at the moment. Is it just spring and summer?

    25. Creator Christian Steudtner on May 5, 2015

      It Kinari: I don't think Rich has any control about whether a backer is receiving updates via mail or not. If your settings are correct (i.e notifications on for the email address you expect them on) and you still don't get them, you should contact Kickstarter/your email provider about it.

    26. Creator theangelJean on May 4, 2015

      Kinari, try checking your notification settings? Under "Me" in the top right corner of the page, the Notifications page in the drop down menu has a section for "Projects You Back" which allows you to change settings for each project individually.

    27. Creator Kinari Horton on May 3, 2015

      Hey Rich, thank you so much for your amazing work so far! Just wondering, what should we do if we stop receiving update emails? I never unsubscribed nor have I changed my email but I haven't gotten anything since Update #65 for some reason. I totally didn't realize this until today when a friend mentioned the Therkla PDF, which I never saw. I've checked my spam and trash and I don't see anything. Is there any way to get back on the email list? Thanks!

    28. Creator Mikael Hansson on April 28, 2015

      yay! for updates. I have just started a RPG using the paper miniatures, and they where immensely popular!
      Would love to have more of them for characters

    29. Creator Christian Steudtner on April 27, 2015

      Thanks for the warning! ;-)

      I sincerely appreciate even the smallest update.

    30. Creator Rich Burlew on April 27, 2015

      Hey guys--

      This is a mini-update about when the next update is coming. I have a few more crayon drawings that I want to get to the post office, and I have a wallpaper partially finished that I need to completely finish. Probably not this week, but maybe next week if all goes well.

      Thanks!

    31. Creator Sarah Vee on April 7, 2015

      @Steve Ames - looks like the project you linked to (and another by the same creator) has been canceled/deleted...

    32. Creator Steve Ames on April 6, 2015

      Mr Burlew, https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/441395185/heff-the-hig-pig-childrens-book-just-waiting-to-be… is using art from your Kickstarter, the thanks for pledging. Wasn't sure if you gave permission this is the only way I know to maybe let you know. If anyone sees this and has a more direct line to you, I hope they'll pass it on.

    33. Creator Christian Steudtner on March 7, 2015

      Since another wave of Stick it's seems to be going out, I just wanted to make a plug for the reward collection at the forum ( http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php… ). We already have one new-art family portrait, but I would love to see more (and hopefully see even more Crayon Drawings).

    34. Creator Katharine Blackwell on March 2, 2015

      Woke up this morning to find my Stick It to My Family portrait in my inbox. Based on new photographs I sent in right after the last updated. It's so fantastic I almost cried. Well worth the wait.

    35. Creator Jeff Whaley on February 28, 2015

      Wow. Just wow.
      The Therkla story TOTALLY delivered and then some.

      Thanks Rich.

    36. Creator justin bordes on February 22, 2015

      I LOVE the short story!!!!!
      soooo good!

    37. Creator Andrew Lohmann on February 20, 2015

      OK...the update certainly quite welcome. Thanks Rich!

    38. Creator asdf asfd on February 19, 2015

      Ahaha. The first password is incorrect. Update 62 has the right one.

    39. Creator asdf asfd on February 19, 2015

      You're not the only one having problems. I'm going to try redownloading.

    40. Creator CapnBludd on February 19, 2015

      After searching I found a copy on an old thumb drive, yay! I still don't get why the zip password wouldn't work though...

    41. Creator CapnBludd on February 19, 2015

      Just saw the new update and downloaded it, and while looking at my downloads I wanted to read Haleo and Julian again but all I have is the zip and the password won't work even though I'm copy/pasting it right from Update #61 For backers only. 8'(

    42. Creator Albey Amakiir on February 19, 2015

      I still believe it will all get done. And I'll be happy for it. And while I wait, I'll forget about it and have fun with other things. Yeah, it's taking longer than expected. But I still 100% believe everything will be done eventually. In the meantime, I'll get distracted by all the other cool stuff out there.

    43. Creator Andrew Lohmann on February 18, 2015

      Mary & Crat,

      Yeah, I have to agree. Supporting at the level I did was tough, but I loved the comic, and believed in the Kickstarter mission (and still do), but I'm feeling very disheartened. It seems like some rewards are being send out in dribs and drabs (see Jeremy on Jan 6), so I guess I'm still holding out hope, but it is fading.

      The sad thing is that unlike other projects, we know the books are out there, as well as the other items, and all that is holding them up is apparently the artwork we pledged for. But I don't get any replies from my very considerate and patient emails to Rich. So, what are we supposed to think? Honestly, send us the books and other stuff, and /then/ send us the artwork separately when you get them drawn. Or refund the money we pledged for the art: I'd be extremely disappointed, but that would certainly be a better feeling that I've been ripped off.

    44. Creator Mary.C.Sutton on February 18, 2015

      vericrat - I agree with everything you said. I also wish I would get the stuff from the pledge level. I have a sad empty spot waiting for it in my office. :( More frequent less pretty updates would be nice. Even if it was a hey I am working.

    45. Creator vericrat on February 16, 2015

      I'm very close to giving up.

      Rich Burlew updated this Kickstarter on August 5th, 2014. That was more than six months ago. We are still getting new Order of the Stick comics so he hasn't died or lapsed into a coma or anything. But the Kickstarter...

      I'm going to start by examining the sentiment, then go on to examine the output.

      Rich said to us, in update 26, “So I'll keep working to make OOTS better and we'll keep this spirit going through the end of the pledge drive, through the rest of the year, and on into whatever the future holds. Thank you.” I believed him. I honestly thought we were going to see something resembling a schedule out of him after that, because that's my only complaint with OOTS. I certainly haven't seen any significant increase in quality; it's top-notch, but it always has been.

      Rich said to us, “It will take some time, I'm not going to lie to you. I will do my best to keep everyone updated on every step of the process.” Really Rich? Can't post an update in 6 months, that's doing your best to keep everyone updated on every step in the process? But maybe I should cut him some slack. I mean, I would prefer once a week or so, but nobody every promised us that. “As things proceed, I'm going to keep sending out Updates (one or two a week) as a way of giving you information about what I've done so far, what still needs to be done, and how close you are to getting shiny OOTS goodies in your mailbox.” (Rich Burlew, Update 29). Okay well that wasn't technically a promise.

      So what exactly am I complaining about?

      I'm just going to talk about the comics promised for this Kickstarter, because that's the part that concerns me the most. I recognize there was other work he promised, but the comics are just one example. He promised 8 PDF's, plus 9 extra comics added to the regular strip. The PDF's so far have been a dozen or so pages. So 8 times 12 plus nine is 105. That's how many extra comics he promised. It has now been 1091 days since the Kickstarter ended. Given his typical posting schedule on the main site (once every two-three weeks; it's hard to keep track and he won't allow anyone to talk about it in the forums so I don't know of any way to get a good number). I'll say once every two weeks. That would mean he was going to write about 156 comics in that space.

      Then we had the hand injury. I felt, like most everyone else, that Rich should be cut some slack; the poor guy had been in a car accident. I hoped for his welfare and didn't expect anything from the comic or the kickstarter for awhile. I'll cut him one year's worth of slack and pretend like he had 365 fewer days to work with. That means he's had 726 effective days since the kickstarter ended.

      Divide the number of effective days by the number of comics that he had pledged to do (without slowing down the main story), and you see that he would have to write a comic every 2-3 days (2.78ish). Something he was clearly capable of doing when he was on a schedule many, many, many years ago. Something many webcomic authors whose fanbases do not pledge a million and a quarter dollars do.

      I'll give you one last Rich Burlew quote. “Screw that. This is between me and all of you. This is because you guys love the story I'm writing, and I love writing it. We made this thing together, and no one is going to replicate it, not exactly. Oh, sure, these records won't stand forever. Some won't even last a month. But it doesn't matter, because you didn't pledge money to me so I could beat a meaningless record. You pledged your money to me because you believe in me and my silly stick figure comic.”

      I honestly did, Rich. I believed in you and your stick figure comic, and that's why I pledged.

    46. Creator yotam on February 16, 2015

      Rich... Rich, I think it's time for your "get out of a slump" update.

    47. Creator Adam M on February 11, 2015

      Any update on this?

    48. Creator Gregory Pratt on February 6, 2015

      Just stopping by to see if there was anything new in the work-o-meter for this project (since it has been about 6 months since the last update). Hope all is going well Rich.

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