Funded! This project was successfully funded on February 21, 2012.

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 Sam Brown on February 21, 2012

      Excellent. I've been wanting to contribute to GITP without adding MORE books to the Giant Library That Takes A Day Every Time I Move Apartments. I'm glad you ran this KS campaign. And happy to see how well it did.

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      Creator Caesar Wong on February 21, 2012

      Yay! We made history!

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      Creator Simon Mott on February 21, 2012

      PS It always embarrasses me when I mix up 'your' for 'you're'. Ho hum :/

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      Creator Simon Mott on February 21, 2012

      Very late to the party! I only heard about this a couple of days ago, so I'm very happy I got to pledge something.
      Congratulations! Your story's fabulous and your awesome!

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      Creator Eduardo on February 21, 2012

      How about plush OOTS starting with Belkar with Mr. Scruffy with the extra funding?

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      Creator Eric Garlow on February 21, 2012

      @Steven, I like that idea. He could even use the people who got the Stick it to You package. I would love to see me there kicking Belkar!

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      Creator Rodrigo Diaz on February 21, 2012

      Buggy Lou in line! and the hag, and V!

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      Creator Lars Westergren on February 21, 2012

      So, you really *were* the game designer of the future. Of course, we alwaya knew. Congratulations Rich, well deserved.

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      Creator Steven Lord on February 21, 2012

      Mystery Prize #9: the Roy icon at the top of the main OOTS page will be updated daily (for some period of time) with a picture of a new character kicking Belkar. Please?

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      Creator Pawel on February 21, 2012

      That was awesome. Congrats Rich and thanks for a great comic!

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      Creator Jen Jahnke on February 21, 2012

      Can't wait to get my books, using them to spread the good word of oots to non-readers! PS, Rich, maybe time to get yourself your own Robert Khoo ;)

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      Creator Chris Cantley on February 21, 2012

      Rich is awesome, his fans are awesome.

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      Creator _Zed_ on February 21, 2012

      @ahdok - I started kickstarting about a year ago...and it has been dangerous for my bank balance (got some really cool stuff though!)

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      Creator CaptnB on February 21, 2012

      Final result of 84$ / backer on average. Very impressive!

      Great work Rich and long live OoTS!

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      Creator Ghostfriendly on February 21, 2012

      Credit where credit's due; this project would never have raised this much without such a huge number of meaty rewards. Thank you.

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      Creator Rohan on February 21, 2012

      @Erik Now that's an idea! ... Damit, I want one now.

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      Creator Ahdok on February 21, 2012

      This was the first kickstarter drive I pledged towards (although only because I didn't discover the Journey Quest kickstarter until it was too late...)

      Since signing up, I've already made pledges for two other drives, one of which I found through Rich's profile...

      This could be the start of something very dangerous for my bank balance.

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      Creator Nimrod Yanai on February 21, 2012

      LOL
      V standing at the end of the line REALLY cracked me up for some reason. That's hillariouse!

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      Creator Dave Lopata on February 21, 2012

      I participated!

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      Creator athynz on February 21, 2012

      Perhaps you can make mystery prize #9 the Belkar patch when he says "One Million Dollars"... Yes I have been pushing for that... LOL! I can't speak for the others here but I has a blast following this thing - I even made a second account so I could get the $55 swag package to share with some in my gaming group who were not able to contribute.

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      Creator Sean on February 21, 2012

      That was one crazy kickstarter.

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      Creator Michael Akinde on February 21, 2012

      Congratulations on an amazing Kickstart Drive. Rich-ly deserved, certainly, but still amazing to watch.

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      Creator Sable Gryphon on February 21, 2012

      @ David Peever: In a few days we should be getting emails about doing a Survey. This will ask us for our address and all that information. At that time, you will have to remember to mention that you want (and paid for) those extra items.

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      Creator Erik Ottosen on February 21, 2012

      Next merchandise idea: A kickable Belkar plushie that 'mmphs' when sent flying.

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      Creator ahdok-2 on February 21, 2012

      @David Peever.

      I believe we'll be emailed a survey to fill in with what we're expecting for our pledge money.

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      Creator Taz on February 21, 2012

      Oh, something else for your stats:
      Broke through the roof of the graph 12 times over the course of the drive.

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      Creator Landon Meahl on February 21, 2012

      Woohoo! Man, that was awesome. I'm so glad to have participated in this. :D Now when do I get to kick Belkar?

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      Creator stefano fratini on February 21, 2012

      IT IS AMAZING! OOTS reminds me the happy moments playing DnD with my favourite brigade'o bastards.Also it makes me damn laugh each crappy morning as I turn on this wicked PC at work while I drink my coffee (with Explosive Runes on it, of course). Rich, thx for not giving it up & and gifting us with so many sincere laughs in this grimmy,corrupted,bloody hecked days we live in. son't wanna say that RPG world is better than reality of course...but it will really helps to have a Vorpal-thing for real sometime. I bought the whole story set! I owe you that man! Greetings from Italy!!!

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      Creator David Peever on February 21, 2012

      If I added to my pledge for a coloring book or patch or whatever, how do I got about making sure I get those? I'm sure it's somewhere in all the comments, but wading through all of that seems rather daunting...

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      Creator Erik Aytch on February 21, 2012

      Bricka-bracka
      Firecracka
      Sis-boom-bah
      Rich Burlew!
      Rich Burlew!
      Rah! Rah! Rah!
      (adapted from Bugs Bunny cheer)

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      Creator Joshua Carmody on February 21, 2012

      This has been an awesome project. I found out about it late (note to Rich - I read OOTS via RSS feeds and there was no mention of this Kickstarter drive there. Might want to fix that in the future). The books had been long-since funded, but I saw that I could get an extra PDF story about Ochul if I pledged $10. Seemed like a fair deal to me. I'd pay $10 for a OOTS PDF story, kickstarter or no. Now I find out that I'm getting a bunch of other PDFs and stories and stuff too? SCOOORRRREEEE!

      P.S. I'm reading "Snips, Snails, and Dragon Tails" right now, and I'm loving it. Especially the "edition wars". I know it must be tough writing a story that adheres to a well-known ruleset that everyone can nitpick, but I think that's one of the things that makes OOTS awesome. A lot of movies/comics/anime I've seen seem to make up and change the rules as they go along and it totally ruins the tension.

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      Creator ahdok-2 on February 21, 2012

      It's /surprisingly/ difficult to draw those stick figures by hand...

      For those who want to play colouring-in before they get their colouring books, here's a b&w version:

      http://www.socksandpuppets.com/misc/ootsbw.jpg

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      Creator Jose on February 21, 2012

      Anyone knows in what comic that bearded warrior between the insect cleric and the Rogue's guild wizard appears?

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      Creator Paul Steen on February 21, 2012

      i'm happy for you, Rich, and looking forward to more OOTS!

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      Creator Tim Volkert on February 21, 2012

      This has been so much fun just to follow. Proud to be a (small) backer! Definitely plan on getting the books ASAP. Way to go, Rich!

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      Creator Kendra on February 21, 2012

      Dear Rich: I'm sure other folks have said this too, but one of the big motivations for my backing was a monetary thank you for the joy that OOTS has brought to my life, my marriage, and my kids. Not to mention giving all the hopeless non-gamer folks in my life something they can give me at Christmas. Please PLEASE use some of the money for yourself.

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      Creator jgoings63 on February 21, 2012

      @ahdok Very nice!

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      Creator Mictlan on February 21, 2012

      Edit: Yay...I'm a backer and my payment proceed :D I deserve a Belkar patch showing me I helped the Giant to get a million bucks

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      Creator Mictlan on February 21, 2012

      Yay...Im a backer and my payment proceed :D

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      Creator Retnuhytnuob on February 21, 2012

      @Ahdok - nice mini-comic. I hope that Rich does see it.

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      Creator JDW on February 21, 2012

      WTF? The drive has been over for *hours* now. Why isn't my stuff here yet!?!

      ;-)

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      Creator Jeff on February 21, 2012

      Fantastic! Congratulations Rich, you earned a rest!
      My credit card just got refused - sorry, the bank server had a few problems and reserved some payments, like, ten times. It'll be okay in a few days :-)
      Get some sleep :-)

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      Creator Reece Watkins on February 21, 2012

      Just had to throw a shout out to Rich in my own little webcomic that he partially inspired: http://moonbaseearth.com/blog/2012/02/21/score-one-more-for-the-little-guys/

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      Creator jessik2005 on February 21, 2012

      This is beyond awesome. I love the internet sometimes.

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      Creator Matt L. on February 21, 2012

      Well deserved congrats sir! My little twin boys (not named Elan and Nale, big fan, but you know, limits) will certainly love the coloring books and later all the comics. And I'll add my voice to the choir that in all seriousness I hope that this funding leaves you with much leftover to allow you to bring the tools of your trade up to date. We'd love to see you keep doing this as long as you have the urge. Get a more comfy chair too!

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      Creator Jose on February 21, 2012

      Thaaaanks to you, Rich. You even altered reality to give us fans that mysterious mystery prize!
      You deserve everything and more. Thanks for this amazing 8 years I've been following your work.
      Best of wishes from this peruvian fan!!

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      Creator Suzanne Monette on February 21, 2012

      :) Hats off to Rich. Absolutely lovely "we did it" update :)

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      Creator John on February 21, 2012

      Joseph Baum: That's the hag that turns Vaarsuvius into a lizard, way back when. Back in the first Black Dragon story.

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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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    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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