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Update #28

End of the Line—All Aboard!

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Hey, remember when I said I was saving some stuff to say when this ended? Turns out I'm mostly speechless. Well, speechless for me, which still means that I cram way too many word balloons onto the page.

Let's recap with some achievements:

  • Second most funds pledged to a completed Kickstarter drive ever.
  • The third Kickstarter project in history to reach one million dollars in pledges.
  • The most funded creative work in Kickstarter history in any medium, ever.
  • The most funded project by a single person (rather than a company), ever.
  • 2127% funded from my initial goal of $57,750.
  • 35 goals reached
  • 28 updates made (including this one)
  • 63 increasingly-byzantine reward packages
  • 14,952 backers
  • Over 25,000 books sold
  • Over 16,000 comments made
  • Uncounted broken F5 keys
  • And I think we kinda broke a Kickstarter server at the end there

Any way you want to analyze it, it's surprising. Certainly, I'm still shocked. There have already been media stories about it, and there will be more now that we've ended. And they'll talk about crowdfunding and what this success means to the future of blah blah blah. You know what? 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. And that is not something that is going to be mentioned in those media articles.

But I'm pretty sure the slope of this line will be:

(What, that Mystery Prize at $1,250,000? That was always there. I don't know what you're talking about. But you will have to wait a day or two before I tell you what it is.)

On the other hand, this also marks the beginning of a far longer process: that of making and fulfilling everything to which I've committed. 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. I won't be able to write daily posts all the time, but as each hurdle is cleared, this is where I'll tell you about it. Like I said in the last update, give me a few days before expecting anything; I need to recuperate a little. But then we'll start talking about shipping address surveys and delivery schedules and all that fun stuff.

This is going to be a big year for me, and for OOTS, and for GITP. And for you, I guess. You have a veritable shower of goodies waiting for you in your reward packages, and there will be some unknown number of new ideas and improvements to the website, the comic, and whatever else I can make better for everyone by throwing some of this money at. I hope you're as excited as I am to see what comes next.

Because if this drive has proven anything, it is that I am very, very bad at predicting the future.

--Rich Burlew

P.S. For reasons I don't understand, I can no longer see or make Comments on the project because it says I'm not a backer. Which is really upsetting, considering that's where the party's been this whole time. So if you want to make sure I can see what you're saying, comment on this update instead. (EDIT: Never mind, this fixed itself.)

P.P.S. You are still awesome.

EDIT 2: It looks like somehow my total was off a little; I'll fix the chart.

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      Creator Kevin Greatrix on February 21, 2012

      Wow, the total is simply mind blowing.
      Thanks for the awsome comic :-}

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      Creator SynnerSaint on February 21, 2012

      Woo! We rock!! And as Shannon Davis-Richardson said "Group Hug!!!"

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      Creator TT on February 21, 2012

      Well done Rich and CONGRATULATIONS !! Get some rest before you start handling the massive amount of work you've planned out.
      I wonder who the 3 special stories will be about (finger's crossed for the Belkster)

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      Creator Shannon Davis-Richardson on February 21, 2012

      In the immortal words of Thog, "group hug!"

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      Creator Nick Menichetti on February 21, 2012

      Ooh! Ooh! Mr. Burlew! Please give the spot check deprived among us another chance to order the participation patch on our survey if we failed to add $4 to our pledge before it ended! Pretty please with sugar! /grovel

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      Creator Retnuhytnuob on February 21, 2012

      Ah. Thanks. Didn't recognize him by visual alone.

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      Creator Andrew Maizels on February 21, 2012

      Yay Rich! Yay team!
      ahdok-2 - awesome tribute!

      Also, kickable mmphing Belkar plushie needs to happen!

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      Creator Porthos on February 21, 2012

      @Retnuhytnuob: He was part of the Thieves Guild in Greysky:

      http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0611.html

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      Creator Retnuhytnuob on February 21, 2012

      I'm having difficulty placing the second character in line. (black boots) Can anyone point me in the right direction?

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      Creator Spots Knight on February 21, 2012

      @Dale... Thanks I'll keep an eye out for the additional charge.

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      Creator Edoardo on February 21, 2012

      Horrray! How long is the chart?! We did it!

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      Creator Michael Truax on February 21, 2012

      I just want to be able to buy copies of each of the books... heck if we can buy the pdf's of the original stories I'd go for that as well.

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      Creator Dale Matthie on February 21, 2012

      Spots Knight....give it a little time! I had 2 email accounts on the same Amazon account and 2 separate packages as well. They got charged at different times.

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      Creator Spots Knight on February 21, 2012

      Leaving a comment again because I REALLY want to give Rich more money!!!

      I used 2 different email accounts to get separate rewards. But I didn't set up the second email at Amazon (I just used the same amazon account) and it only charged one of the payments. so I owe another $107.... Any ideas how to pay that now? (I have the email from KickStarter for both packages

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      Creator Peter on February 21, 2012

      Rich, I love the comic. I do. You deserve this money to make it work.

      Always count on us for support.

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      Creator MoonCat on February 21, 2012

      Okay, so on the very first day I commented that everyone lined up to kick Belkar had been killed by him, or was it just me?

      Now I get to see the line, and I just checked. All were killed by the Belkster. I WAS RIGHT.

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      Creator MageAkyla on February 21, 2012

      accountant*

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      Creator MageAkyla on February 21, 2012

      Well at least as far I've seen with my insignificant craft business, you only have to really claim profit so all the funding that went to funding the books doesn't really count and technically since we were paying for prizes, that might not either. I do hope Rich has an account though, it makes my head hurt just thinking about it.

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      Creator Randall E. Winn on February 21, 2012

      Congratulations: and GET A GOOD ACCOUNTANT/TAX LAWYER!

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      Creator James Reijo on February 21, 2012

      Man, I hope this doesn't count as "income" for tax purposes, that would be a kick in the kickstarter!

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      Creator Burt Clothier on February 21, 2012

      Wait, so Mystery Prize #9 is.... A Vorlon?

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      Creator David Brennan on February 21, 2012

      The graph lies! It looks like it slowed down slightly at the end relative to the update 27 total. However there was only 8 hours between update #27 and the end but I believe it is scaled as though it was a full 24 hours. The real slope of the final update should be about 3 times sharper than it is which would blow away every other segment of the graph. (call me pedantic if you wish ;-).

      Anyway, great stuff, truely inspiring.

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      Creator spgoh1 on February 21, 2012

      Congrats, Rich. Haha pun intended.

      Lame jokes aside, though. You really deserved this. OOTS has always been something that I look forward to reading these past years :)

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      Creator Daneen McDermott on February 21, 2012

      I can imagine the bankers when amazon deposits over a million dollars into Rich's bank account...

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      Creator Michael Andersen on February 21, 2012

      Good thing you are better at writing (a NOT silly btw) comic, than predecting the future, eh?
      I'm very happy that you got this very nice result of a Kickstart! Well deserved too :-)

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      Creator zach constan on February 21, 2012

      @Sanjay: I think Vaarsuvius is in line because of the incident that shall not be mentioned: http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0316.html

      @everyone: This drive has been truly staggering. I myself got so caught up that my pledge quadrupled over time. Kudos to the fans, and to Rich for his excellent storytelling!

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      Creator JU on February 21, 2012

      Him sitting in a bathtub filled with one-dollar coins and perhaps some green-backs would certainly be fun. Although it would probably kill his legs - that stuff is heavy!

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      Creator Almanro on February 21, 2012

      Just writing 2 lines to show my appreciation to your work.

      I'm following you from Italy since more or less strip number 14 if I remember correctly (I remember when there were first posted the strips translated in other languages... good thing you stopped, the jokes lost too much in the translations!!! ;) ), so I've been around since nearly the start.

      Yours was the first on-line comic I've ever read and since then I discovered a lot of other web-comic authors, but your ability to make a joke in every strip without being vulgar (the easiest way) makes you my favourite comic author (and the only one from which I already bought all the books/games during the past years! ;) )

      Again a lot of compliments!

      AM

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      Creator maldar on February 21, 2012

      If you do have an issue with your card for payment, you do have 7 days to fix that issue before your pledge is cancelled.
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      FYI and all.

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      Creator Marc Meilleur on February 21, 2012

      Thanks for all the great strips Rich! Wish I coulda pledged more $$$!

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      Creator Talden on February 21, 2012

      You know what I want too see? A video of Rich swimming in a pool of money. He deserves that little Uncle Scrooge moment.
      And my payment is done! I wish I had enough money to supersize my pledge, but I couldn't afford more. Congratulation to everyone and especially to Rich, that was one Hell of a ride from day one!

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      Creator Alex Underschultz on February 21, 2012

      @sanjay- I did not even notice that! awesome thank-you!

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      Creator Ken Krebs on February 21, 2012

      Hopped on at the last 15 min, and I'm glad I did

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      Creator Hugo Valente on February 21, 2012

      Great! I'm glad this got funded and by a monstrous margin. The skeptic in me was worried that a lot of people would back out in the last minute.

      I can't wait to receive all my goodies, eh.

      Congratulations, Mr Burlew. After all this pledge was successful because your work made (and continues to make) a positive effect on people.

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      Creator Sanjay Merchant on February 21, 2012

      I love that everyone in line (both here and on the front page for this drive) is someone Belkar has killed. Except Vaarsuvius. Whose presence there will cause countless hours of unfounded speculation.

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      Creator Ryan Pitts on February 21, 2012

      Man I wish I could add more money to my pledge, for some reason all the sudden there are autographed options available that were sold out last I looked! Damn. Breaking the million mark is pretty awesome.

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      Creator Ken Lawler on February 21, 2012

      Just got confirmation on my payment. Waiting for the goodies is nice, but knowing the comic will be here for a long, long time? Priceless.

      And to all the other backers: Way to go everyone. Glad to be a part of this with you.

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      Creator Tomasz Zaganiacz on February 21, 2012

      Geee, I think we deserve a patch: "I kicked Belkar and he liked it" :)

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      Creator James Krot on February 21, 2012

      I came into this late into the game but I have always enjoyed reading your story, on a side note I actually enjoy reading Erfworld more but I wanted to support you in what you do as well since you hosted them to get their start. I got the 4 print only books to give to a friend for his birthday and helped you out in the process, the bonus part my 18 month old boy can now color in OOTS.

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      Creator John F. MacMichael on February 21, 2012

      Congratulations, Mr. Burlew! I look forward to wearing my "I Participated!" patch with pride.

      And to my fellow backers: you people are AMAZING! It is an honor to be one of your number.

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      Creator dexter on February 21, 2012

      While i've always been curious about it, it was OOTS that got me into D&D. There are alot of words i could use, but in the end only two matter.

      Thank you.

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      Creator Sable Gryphon on February 21, 2012

      @DrMick: Have you considered offering to translate to French? :)

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      Creator Jennifer DiMarco on February 21, 2012

      So rare to find something that everyone in my household (from 9 to 50 yrs old) agrees is hilarious. Thank you for that over all these years. We were only surprised the KickStarter didn't hit *two* million :) --Jennifer

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      Creator Brian Swank on February 21, 2012

      I don't know if this is already old news, but Forbes Magazine did an article on this drive and published it on their website yesterday.
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      http://preview.tinyurl.com/7du97fb
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      My fave quote from the article = "In short, Burlew has reach."

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      Creator Roee Kibe Tzaig on February 21, 2012

      you are awsome Rich,
      I most admit even I had a doubts if we could really pull this off when it started, and then again when you set the goal for over a million.... but this just prove that you made such a wonderfull comic that makes so many of us all over the globe to cooperate just to show our appreciation to your "silly stick figure comic" ;)

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      Creator David Michael Newman on February 21, 2012

      Proud to be a part of it :D - kudos to the comic Mr. Burlew :D

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      Creator DrMick on February 21, 2012

      Hi Rich,

      I just read the lasts update, and perhaps I may suggest a way to use your new million ... Have you ever thought about translating OOTS ? I can read it in english, but I know many friends that cannot read anything but french. .. so ...
      Thanks again for writing OOTS !

      DrMick

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      Creator Ahdok on February 21, 2012

      Now to plant the subliminal message in Phil Foglio's brain that a kickstarter to reprint the out of print GG books would be a good idea...

      tra-la-laaa

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    One copy of Don't Split the Party and any one other color compilation book (Dungeon Crawlin' Fools, No Cure for the Paladin Blues, or War and XPs), plus a Roy Greenhilt magnet, shipped anywhere in the world. Increase your pledge by $30 to add a third compilation. (Canada/Mexico orders, please add $22 extra to your pledge to cover shipping; international orders, add $37.) [New reward! Added 1/31/12.]

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    One copy of War and XPs and one copy of No Cure for the Paladin Blues, plus the Roy Greenhilt magnet, shipped anywhere in the United States. (Canada/Mexico orders, please add $22 extra to your pledge to cover shipping; international orders, add $37.) [New reward! Added 1/26/12.]

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    JUST THE GAME: One copy of the OOTS Adventure Game Deluxe Edition (which includes the original game and The Shortening expansion), plus the new Sticky Shticks mini-expansion and a Roy Greenhilt magnet. Add one "skinny" book (On the Origin of PCs, Start of Darkness, or Snips, Snails, and Dragon Tales) for $20 or the 8x10 art print for $15; no other additions or substitutions, please. (Canada/Mexico orders, please add $22 extra to your pledge to cover shipping for any number of copies; international orders, add $37.)

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    One copy each of On the Origin of PCs and War and XPs, both autographed by the author, Rich Burlew. Plus a Roy Greenhilt magnet, shipped anywhere in the United States. (Canada/Mexico orders, please add $7 extra to your pledge to cover shipping; international orders, add $10.) [New reward! Added 1/24/12.]

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    Two (or more) copies of War and XPs, plus an equal number of Roy Greenhilt magnets, shipped anywhere in the United States. For more than two copies, add $33 per copy to your pledge, up to 10 total. (Canada/Mexico orders, please add $22 extra to your pledge to cover shipping for any number of copies; international orders, add $37.)

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    MIX AND MATCH BOX: At least one copy each of War and XPs, On the Origin of PCs, and Snips, Snails, and Dragon Tales. Add $33 for each additional WAXP, $14 for each additional OtOoPC, and $22 for each additional SSaDT, up to a total of 10 books. You will be asked to confirm the quantities of books ordered before they are shipped, and you'll get one Roy Greenhilt magnet for every 2 books ordered. Shipped anywhere in the United States. (Canada/Mexico orders, please add $22 extra to your pledge to cover shipping; international orders, add $37.) [New reward! Added 1/24/12.]

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    One copy of the villain prequel Start of Darkness, autographed by the author, Rich Burlew, plus one signed copy of any other OOTS book that's in stock (or to be reprinted) by the time this drive is over. (Your choice, but don't pick now; we'll ask you which one you want when it's all done!) Plus the Roy Greenhilt magnet, shipped anywhere in the United States. (Canada/Mexico orders, please add $7 extra to your pledge to cover shipping; international orders, add $10.) [New reward! Added 1/25/2011.]

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    PICK THREE (OR MORE) BOX: Pick any two color compilation books (Dungeon Crawlin' Fools, No Cure for the Paladin Blues, War and XPs) and any one prequel book (On the Origin of PCs or Start of Darkness). Then add $30 for every extra compilation you want to add and $16 for every extra prequel, up to a total of 6 books. Plus a Roy Greenhilt magnet. Don't pick now; we'll ask you which ones you want when we collect your shipping address. (NOTE: If Don't Split the Party is being reprinted by the time the drive ends, you can pick that for your compilation, too.) Shipped anywhere in the United States (Canada/Mexico orders, please add $22 extra to your pledge to cover shipping; international orders, add $37.) [New reward! Added 1/26/2012.]

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    One copy of War and XPs and one copy of Snips, Snails, and Dragon Tales, both autographed by the author, Rich Burlew. Plus the Roy Greenhilt magnet, all shipped anywhere in the United States. (Canada/Mexico orders, please add $7 extra to your pledge to cover shipping; international orders, add $10.) [New reward! Added 1/24/12.]

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    A set of all four limited edition OOTS magnets released so far: Belkar (GenCon 2006), Elan (GenCon 2008), Vaarsuvius (GenCon 2010), and the new Roy Greenhilt magnet, shipped anywhere in the world. (Add $40 to your pledge if you want an autographed copy of War and XPs, too.)

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    PRINT ONLY SPECIAL (SIGNED): One copy each of all three "print only" OOTS books—On the Origin of PCs, Start of Darkness, and Snips, Snails, and Dragon Tales—autographed by the author. Plus a Roy Greenhilt magnet and the other free swag. (Canada/Mexico orders, please add $7 extra to your pledge to cover shipping; international orders, add $10)

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    PICK THREE AND THE SHORTENING: As the Pick Three Box (above at $94), plus The Shortening expansion and the Sticky Shticks mini-expansion for the OOTS Adventure Game. (Canada/Mexico orders, please add $22 extra to your pledge to cover shipping; international orders, add $37.)

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    THE REALLY BIG BOX: One copy of the OOTS Adventure Game Deluxe Edition (which includes the original game plus The Shortening expansion), the Sticky Shticks mini-expansion, a Roy Greenhilt magnet, and any one book (any size, including SSaDT). Add up to two more color compilation books (DCF, NCftPB, WaXPs, DStP) for $30 each; add up to two prequels (OtOoPCs or SoD) for $15 each, or the 8x10 art print for $15. *Total maximum books is 4, of which no more than 3 can be color compilations; no additional books or substitutions, please. (Canada/Mexico orders, please add $26 extra to your pledge to cover shipping for any number of copies; international orders, add $47.)

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    FULL COLOR: One copy of each full-color OOTS book: Dungeon Crawlin' Fools, No Cure for the Paladin Blues, War and XPs, and Don't Split the Party, plus a Roy Greenhilt magnet, shipped anywhere in the United States. (Canada/Mexico orders, please add $22 extra to your pledge to cover shipping; international orders, add $37.) [New reward! Added 1/31/12.]

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    STICK IT TO MY FAMILY: A digital OOTS stick figure portrait of you and your family (including pets!) for you to print out or use however you wish. Plus everything included under the $55 Swag Pack #2 reward. Add a complete set of signed books for $300 or message me for selected titles. (Canada/Mexico orders, please add $22 extra to your pledge to cover shipping; international orders, add $37.)

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    UP TO THE SPLIT: One copy each of Dungeon Crawlin' Fools, No Cure for the Paladin Blues, War and XPs, On the Origin of PCs, Start of Darkness, and Snips, Snails, and Dragon Tales, plus a Roy Greenhilt magnet. Shipped anywhere in the United States (Canada/Mexico orders, please add $22 extra to your pledge to cover shipping; international orders, add $37.) [New reward! Added 1/26/2012.]

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    DUNGEONSCAPE: A new copy of the D&D 3.5 sourcebook Dungeonscape, autographed by one of its two co-authors, Rich Burlew, along with an autographed 8x10 print. Add all 7 OOTS books signed for an additional $300, or message me for selected books. Plus the magnet and whatever. (Canada/Mexico orders, please add $22 extra to your pledge to cover shipping; international orders, add $37.)

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    THE WHOLE STORY: One copy each of all seven published OOTS books—the entire saga in one reward! Includes Dungeon Crawlin' Fools, No Cure for the Paladin Blues, War and XPs, Don't Split the Party, On the Origin of PCs, Start of Darkness, and Snips, Snails, and Dragon Tales. Plus a Roy Greenhilt magnet, shipped anywhere in the United States. (Canada/Mexico orders, please add $22 extra to your pledge to cover shipping; international orders, add $37.) [New reward! Added 1/31/12.]

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    A complete set of all 8 limited edition OOTS holiday ornaments from 2004 to 2011, signed by the artist, Rich Burlew, plus a Roy Greenhilt magnet. Add one copy of every OOTS books signed for $262 (or message me to add selected books only). (Ornaments must ship separately from books to avoid breakage. Canada/Mexico orders, please add $34 extra to your pledge to cover shipping; international orders, add $49.) [New reward! Added 1/27/12.]

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    PATIENCE for A CRAYON DRAWING: An original full-color crayon drawing of one or two of The Order of the Stick characters of your choice, interacting comically, made and signed by Rich Burlew and shipped anywhere in the US. Plus the Roy magnet, the 8x10 print, and all the other stuff. Add the entire set of 7 OOTS books signed for an additional $305, or message me for selected books. (Canada/Mexico orders, please add $22 extra to your pledge to cover shipping; international orders, add $37.) PLEASE NOTE DELIVERY DATE: This package will not ship until all other orders have been fulfilled!

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    An original full-color crayon drawing of one or two The Order of the Stick characters of your choice, interacting comically as decided by the creator, made and signed by Rich Burlew and shipped anywhere in the world. (Add $40 to your pledge if you want a copy of War and XPs, autographed by the author.)

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    UP TO THE SPLIT (SIGNED): One copy each of Dungeon Crawlin' Fools, No Cure for the Paladin Blues, War and XPs, On the Origin of PCs, Start of Darkness, and Snips, Snails, and Dragon Tales, all autographed by the author, Rich Burlew. Plus a Roy Greenhilt magnet. Shipped anywhere in the United States (Canada/Mexico orders, please add $22 extra to your pledge to cover shipping; international orders, add $37.) [New reward! Added 1/26/2012.]

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    WHOLE STORY AND A GAME: All seven OOTS books plus the OOTS Adventure Game Deluxe Edition (which includes original game and The Shortening expansion), the Sticky Shticks mini-expansion, and a Roy Greenhilt magnet. Due to size of the game, books will ship in a separate box. (Canada/Mexico orders, please add $44 extra to your pledge to cover shipping for any number of copies; international orders, add $72.)

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    94 backers Limited (31 left of 125)

    PATIENCE for THE WHOLE STORY: All seven OOTS books—the entire saga—autographed by the author, plus a Roy Greenhilt magnet and all the other goodies, shipped anywhere in the United States (Canada/Mexico orders, please add $22 extra to your pledge to cover shipping; international orders, add $37.) PLEASE NOTE DELIVERY DATE: This package will not ship until all other orders have been fulfilled!

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    THE WHOLE STORY (SIGNED): One copy each of all seven published OOTS books—the entire saga in one reward, signed by the author! Includes Dungeon Crawlin' Fools, No Cure for the Paladin Blues, War and XPs, Don't Split the Party, On the Origin of PCs, Start of Darkness, and Snips, Snails, and Dragon Tales, all autographed. Plus a Roy Greenhilt magnet, shipped anywhere in the United States. (Canada/Mexico orders, please add $22 extra to your pledge to cover shipping; international orders, add $37. [New reward! Added 1/31/12.]

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    THE WHOLE STORY AND A BOX OF CRAYONS: One copy each of all seven published OOTS books—the entire saga in one reward, signed by the author! Includes Dungeon Crawlin' Fools, No Cure for the Paladin Blues, War and XPs, Don't Split the Party, On the Origin of PCs, Start of Darkness, and Snips, Snails, and Dragon Tales, all autographed. Plus, a personalized crayon drawing of one or two OOTS characters of your choice, drawn and signed by Rich Burlew. Plus a Roy Greenhilt magnet, shipped anywhere in the United States. (Canada/Mexico orders, please add $22 extra to your pledge to cover shipping; international orders, add $37. [New reward! Added 1/31/12.]

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    An original full-color crayon drawing of your D&D party (or party from another RPG, up to 6 characters) based on your descriptions, made and signed by Rich Burlew and shipped anywhere in the world, plus 6 Roy Greenhilt magnets. (If you want autographed copies of War and XPs, add $40 per copy; limit 6.)

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    PATIENCE for YOUR D&D PARTY: An original full-color crayon drawing of your D&D party (or party from another RPG, up to 6 characters) based on your descriptions, made and signed by Rich Burlew and shipped anywhere in the world, plus six Roy Greenhilt magnets, six of all the other free stuff, six art prints, six patches, and one copy of the Sticky Shticks expansion. No books or games added (no exceptions). (Canada/Mexico orders, please add $22 extra to your pledge to cover shipping; international orders, add $37.) PLEASE NOTE DELIVERY DATE: This package will not ship until all other orders have been fulfilled!

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    WINK, WINK: As the $575 Whole Story and a Box of Crayon reward above. Coincidentally, I will also be making five completely unrelated $750 donations to one or more of my favorite charities, and I may ask the backers help me in choosing from the following: World Wildlife Fund, Plan USA, Child's Play, Nature Conservancy, The Humane Society of the United States, or Doctors Without Borders.

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    A short OOTS story (8-12 pages) about any character of your choice from the comic strip, delivered as a PDF file to you and everyone else who pledges. Basically, you choose the character you want to learn more about, I write the story, and everyone gets to see it. Plus a crayon drawing of that character, an autographed copy of War and XPs, and the Roy Greenhilt magnet, shipped anywhere. (Note: You may choose any character from any OOTS comic—living, dead, or even unnamed—as long as someone else doesn't own the intellectual property rights to them. Or instead of a character, you may choose a fairy tale or classic public domain novel to receive a StickTales retelling.)

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    MYSTERY BOX: One copy of every OOTS books signed, plus the Deluxe Edition and Sticky Shticks, plus a full set of OOTS ornaments, one each of the Roy, Belkar, Elan, and Vaarsuvius magnets, a signed 8x10 art print, a crayon drawing, and the "Stick it to You" digital illustration. Plus your very own personal Mystery Prize that you will like. Or not. BUT THAT'S THE MYSTERY! Bwa ha ha ha ha! (Note: This will also be considered a "Patience" package.)

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    Your original D&D character, based on your descriptions (within reason), gets a walk-on cameo in The Order of the Stick webcomic sometime this year. Plus, you get an original signed crayon drawing of that character, an autographed copy of War and XPs, and the Roy Greenhilt magnet.

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