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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.

I Knew You Liked Stickers

Just a quick update tonight, since I know I'll be updating it again later today. You ran the table on the mini-prizes in a day, so here's a peek at the stickers and notepad:

The stickers will come on a 10" x 3" sheet and peel off, while the notepad is about 4.25" x 5.5" in size with 50 pages (the two are in scale with each other in the picture above). The hit point pad has convenient spaces at the top to write your maximum hit points on one side, and your healing surges or power points or wound points or whatever on the other. (Elan is shouting "MEDIC!" in the speech balloon.) And remember, as of right now, everyone who is pledging for a reward that has at least one book or the art print will get one of each of these gifts.

There's no new line yet, but I'll post another update revealing the next goal as soon as I hear back today (or around 6:00 pm Eastern USA time (11:00 pm UTC) if I hear nothing). I just don't want to put something up until I'm sure I can pull it off, and the question I'm waiting on is more about the logistics than the price. Still, I think you'll like it.

Chartward bound!

So, apologies for the late (and abbreviated) update, and I hope to see you back here a little sooner than normal.

--Rich Burlew


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    1. MartectX on February 20, 2012

      Erm, The Giant already announced two more books in a recent interview, you know...

    2. Miles T on February 20, 2012

      1. That chart's top line isn't high enough- you'll see:)
      2. A week of daily OOTS later on for the $1 million prize? Pfft. Give us BOOK K! Just a "it'll happen sometime" promise will do for now!
      3. Congratulations again, Mr. Burlew! Don't kill yourself trying to fill all these orders alone, or in some tight timeframe. It's completely impossible: tell everyone to relax and be patient, because you have THIRTEEN THOUSAND orders to fill:-) We can wait.

    3. drow on February 6, 2012

      someone on the forums added up how many things he's already committed to signing, its quite a lot. like, leonard nimoy at a trek con quite a lot.

    4. IJ Gilbert on February 4, 2012

      I wish he'd add more of the limited rewards - especially the signed artwork. That's what I really wanted...

    5. Kerrie Rayfield on February 3, 2012

      Aww that's sweet Hilary

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      Hilary Moon Murphy on February 3, 2012

      Giant, I want you to know that my son (aged 9) took some of his own allowance money to join the kick starter drive at $25.00. He loves the books, and wanted to see them in print for everyone. (He also wants to see Haley climb higher.)

    7. David on February 3, 2012

      Hope so; we may have got through the first one :-D

    8. Céline .S. Sauvé on February 3, 2012

      *blinks at the new total* Wow. So, the Giant'll have more than just one new goal to put up, right? :p

    9. David on February 3, 2012

      It should happen in the next 4 hours or so :-)

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      James Johnson on February 3, 2012

      I thought there was something wrong with my screen when I saw the chart the first time. Still just makes me dizzy.

    11. Céline .S. Sauvé on February 3, 2012

      I'm not the only one who got motion sickness there, I'm sure :p

      I now proceed to wait, semi-patiently, for the next update. Since I'll only be able to check on it sometime tomorrow anyway :p

    12. Noël Chrisman on February 3, 2012

      The fact that Mr. Scruffy made it into the stickers makes me so happy....

    13. David on February 3, 2012

      ...not that close then :P

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      Porthos on February 3, 2012

      @ DiMono At least 13.5 thousand:

      Might be others with lots and lots of small donations.

    15. DiMono on February 3, 2012

      Does anyone know what the record for largest number of backers is? We've got to be close at this point.

    16. Brian Arsuaga on February 3, 2012

      But Ahdok wins an internet, yeah. That needs to happen.

    17. Brian Arsuaga on February 3, 2012

      Oh god, I would KILL for a sticky notepad with "I prepared explosive runes this morning" in tiny print.
      For real, that's worth cash money right there.

    18. David on February 3, 2012

      @ Ahdok, @ John T; have +1 internets apiece, gentlemen.

    19. John Thompson on February 3, 2012

      Elan with an electric guitar... "I prepared explosive tunes this morning"?

    20. Ahdok on February 3, 2012

      What you really need is a decal of V running for the bathroom, and a second decal of Belkar in a chef's hat with a cookpot saying "I prepared explosive prunes this morning"

    21. John Thompson on February 3, 2012

      @PhilDavies - nope. I think that we need to be able to purchase 8x10 sheets *filled* with "I prepared explosive runes today" stickers!

      Doing that with vinyl cling decals would be majorly cool. :-)

    22. Phil Davies on February 3, 2012

      Not meaning to sound like a downer, but does anyone think that the stickers need to include an 'I prepared explosive runes today' sticker? That would just be awesome

    23. Marc Plourde
      on February 3, 2012

      I hope that Rich includes the Update "comics" as part of the PDF bundle. It'd be a nice thing to go back 5 years from now and remember what we all did here.

    24. Sam Wright
      on February 3, 2012

      Another reason V is the only one not shaking, V is flying, not being supported by any part of the graph, which is shaking. Haley just has really good balance. It's a class skill. :)

    25. Manuel on February 3, 2012

      If you pledge 10$ you have access to all the pdf bonuses, to get the awesome stickers and the fantastic notepad you have to pledge at least 25$ (the art print or a Book -26$-).

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      bitwisenot on February 3, 2012

      @Martin Are you talking about the PDF stories? If so, those will be sent to everyone who pledges at least $10.

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      Frank Forkl on February 3, 2012

      @Michael I can't see the images because they are hosted on, not, and I'm at work where the OotS website is blocked.

    28. Kevin Buikema on February 3, 2012

      @Martin: Anything in PDF form (O-Chul story, Julio story, Dim Sun, Sir Francois, and the three pledged character shorts) are at the 10$ reward (and up), along with the Roy magnet. The stickers and note pad are only available for those that are already ordering something that has to actually be shipped to them in a large envelope/box (art print, books, crayon drawings), because he can just use that same envelope to include them (so to not cost extra shipping).

    29. Martin Kemmish on February 3, 2012

      Dumb question! Are the many extra tales for donations of at least 10, or more than 10? I may need to hurriedly donate a bit more..

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      Russell on February 3, 2012

      i would guess the reason that the new goal isn't shaking in because it is not pin down on the graph like the other gaols are.

    31. Ross Thompson
      on February 3, 2012

      V is the stable point at the centre of the shaking. Note how things close to hir are displaced less than things further away. Hayley is close enough to be almost-unaffected.

    32. Peter S on February 3, 2012

      Of course if EVERYTHING connected to the graph shrinks in the Y Axis by lets say 50% that would mean we have very stubby OOTS people too....You know, unintended consequences. At first Belkar revels in everyone else being short, until he realizes that he is now even shorter.

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      steveg on February 3, 2012

      Having got all the books, i'd be happy to buy, uh, pledge more than my current $10 to get magnet, stickers and notepad. and the poster, too i guess.

      Ooooh. Plushies?

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      James Johnson on February 3, 2012

      Thanks Peter, I just noticed as you were posting.

    35. Peter S on February 3, 2012

      V is flying and thus immune and Haley is holding onto the "rope" with dampens the time space shrinkage alterations the local realm is undergoing thus minimizing her spatial displacements.

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      James Johnson on February 3, 2012

      So why are those at the bottom shaking but not Haley or Vaarsuvius? Stickers and Pad look great as well. ;-)

    37. David on February 3, 2012

      @thomas; 7th

    38. Anorak on February 3, 2012

      I just think this is one of the most awesome things to be apart of. I love OotS!

    39. parmeisan on February 3, 2012

      Ooh! I have an idea for new $1000 - $5000 prizes. You don't get to be in the comic, but you submit a photo of yourself or a friend and Rich OOTS-ifies you. Maybe you get the high-resolution file, maybe you get it matted and framed, (maybe both are available) but of course there would be a limitted number of these.

      PS. You definitely can manage your own pledge changes from the kickstarter interface, ie the blue "MANAGE YOUR PLEDGE" button - I just did it.

      PPS. I think "rescale graph" is going to be a very simple rescaling so the vertical lines are easier to reach. Logarithmic would reduce the utility of having a graph for us readers. Simple rescaling would make it fit on one page again. (Where "page" is loosely defined).

    40. Thomas Forsythe on February 3, 2012

      Could you add a line to your graph for being the most successful Kickstarter project ever?

    41. Brian Swank on February 3, 2012

      Questioning the continuity of the graphs for charitable giving?!? Avid fans crack me up. I'm a huge fan, so I'll play along: the smiley faces and the full range of the graph have always been there unseen, but an ancillary effect of V's "Rescale Graph" spell revealed both when they became relevant.

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      Anthony Bulldis on February 3, 2012

      By the time Rich adds the new goal line we will have already beaten it!

    43. Andrea Dieckman on February 3, 2012

      @Michael: I couldn't at first either. You may need to change your security settings on your internet browser.

    44. Patrick on February 3, 2012

      @Ross - Hmm good point...maybe just for legibility then. We're probably reading into this a bit much =)

    45. Ross Thompson
      on February 3, 2012

      @Patrick: Neither was the top line segment, or several of the smiley faces...

    46. Michael Eshleman on February 3, 2012

      Can anybody else not see the stickers and notepad art? I also can't see the charts. For me there is just a blank space...

    47. Patrick on February 3, 2012

      @Ross - Because it wasn't there when V cast it? =)