Yes, I Got Kickstarter's Permission
Apparently, you all really like the idea of things getting stuck to you. I haven't crunched any numbers, but that burst of pledging seemed like it just about equaled our best days at the beginning of this. I think what I'm most excited about is how many people are buying the Adventure Game for the first time. There's going to be a lot of OOTS gaming going on a few months from now.
So where are we with the chart, since I missed updating yesterday? Well, you already blew past the next two goals I had all ready: increasing the print runs again, and a necessary increase in the amount of swag that I need to purchase in order to keep up with these pledges! That leaves us with Mystery Prize #7, which will be digital, only available to backers getting the PDFs, and will be of particular use to people who play D&D. Wonder away. Then we have the line we thought we had crossed before Double Fine rightfully kicked everyone's ass: putting OOTS in the Top Five all-time Kickstarter projects ever and staying there for at least a week or so before we get blasted out again.
And the last line on the chart so far? People have been asking me for things like commemorative t-shirts, commemorative mugs, that sort of thing...but those won't fit in everyone's envelopes, and changing 9000+ shipping options is more work than I can handle. So how about a commemorative patch? If we reach a stunning $850,000, I'll produce the below 3" patch—or one very much like it, if the stitching place tells me I need to alter some aspects—embroidered with the OOTS title, the Kickstarter logo, the year, and Elan's eternal reminder that you participated.
These patches will be available for every backer to add to their pledge for an amount To Be Determined once we get there. How's that for a permanent reminder of this whirlwind fundraising adventure? And that brings us to today's chart:
With only a handful of days left, expect the next few days to include some posts regarding what will happen after the drive is over. There'll be a lot of logistics for me to handle (and you to remember), so I ask in advance that everyone be patient with me. That shouldn't be a problem, though. You've proven to me that you are the best fans in the comic-reading world, and you probably could beat up other webcomics' fanbases if you wanted to, but you won't because whatever, man. Whatever.
P.S. Comic will be up at some point today, but not right now.
P.P.S. Just so you know, Erfworld is having their own Kickstarter.
P.P.P.S. I meant if you wanted to pledge to it if you have any money leftover, not to beat up their fanbase. Especially since that would involve a great many of you punching yourselves in the face.
P.P.P.P.S. In case that was not clear, do not punch yourself in the face.