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This project was successfully funded on February 21, 2012.
In Before the Patches!
This will be a fairly quick update, partly because I expect to be doing another one when we break through the patches line later today. When this drive ends on Tuesday, we will sit as the #4 most funded project ever on Kickstarter, a position that we will hold for a princely 21 days—a fortnight and a half—until Double Fine knocks us back down to the #5 spot. But then we will stay in that $5 spot, good sirs and madams, indefinitely.
Those who have also read the commentaries in Dungeon Crawlin' Fools will know that I first drew stick figures on the computer so that I could make impromptu miniatures for my first D&D Third Edition campaign. I was just getting back into gaming after years away from the hobby, and while I had a few miniatures to serve as the PCs, I needed about 15 bandits to try to steal their horses. So I came up with the idea of drawing simple stick figure thieves, which I printed out, folded up, and to which taped a penny to the inside bottom to make little tent-shaped minis that stood on their own.
With Mystery Prize #7, we come full circle as I pass on these stand-up minis to you. I will be producing a digital document featuring sheets of hi-res OOTS-style monster images to make your own miniatures for your D&D game. How many different monsters? How about 100 or more? All in scale with one another—about 1.5" tall for Medium creatures, perfect for interacting with regular minis—and presented in both color and cost-cutting greyscale. Plus a selection of "hero" types to use as well. And if you don't partake in D&D at all, you can always just cut them out and give them to your kids to play with!
With that business out of the way, I give you the chart:
As I said at the beginning, I fully expect us to hit the embroidered patch line later today. Sometime after we do so, I'll update again, this time with a revised version of the Monster in the Darkness' "What Bonuses Do I Get?" chart. And don't think I'm letting this thing slow down just because we only have 4 days left. Holiday weekend or not, I've got plenty of last-minute surprises in store as we sprint to the finish.