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Update #35

Advanced Delays and Difficulties

On Saturday, I tweeted that this update was going to be delayed until today because I wanted to get an accurate estimate from the printer about when the books were going to arrive in the Houston warehouse. I'm glad I waited, because the answer was not what I would have liked. The latest word is that the coloring books aren't being bound (stapled, really) until Thursday, April 26th, and that they and the first wave of reprints won't be shipping out from the printer until the first week of May. This blows my last hope that these books would have gotten into the mail in the month of April, as was my original plan. I'm not really sure why it's taking longer than normal to run a simple reprint; all I can imagine is that the sheer number of books we're printing at once has bumped us up against the printer's maximum output capacity. They only have so many presses and binding machines, and I think we're using all of them at the same time. Then again, sometimes its very hard to get detailed information out of people who would rather not talk about the subject, so it could be something else entirely.

Anyway, what this means for you is that nothing with a coloring book or a reprint book will start going out the door to customers until the second week of May. Some of you may have addresses that will need to be changed because of this, since this is definitely a delay from what we originally announced. If you need to change your address, message me through the Kickstarter mail system—click the blue "send message" link right under the title of the project while you're logged in. Tell me your new address and I will change it manually in our system and then send you a confirmation. This is unlikely to further delay any of the packages that were already scheduled for later, however; signed books, crayon drawing packages, and any package with the Sticky Shticks expansion should still be delivered within their original timeframes.

I'd also like to personally apologize for the delay. Even though I don't think I could have done my part any faster than I did, I'm sure there's some way I could have pressured the printer for a more accurate time estimate before we began. I should have found it suspicious that no one mentioned any lengthening of the schedule due to the number of books being printed. So for any inconvenience this may cause to you, the backers, I apologize.

In other cheerier news, even after a mix-up with the delivery address for the shipment,  the embroidered patches finally made it to the warehouse last week. If you pledged at the $15 "magnet and a patch" level, then your order has mailed (unless you added Sticky Shticks to it). In fact, I can prove it, because here's a photo of all of them right before they went on an exciting adventure to the post office:


So let's take a look at the Workometer:


As you can see, I've been plugging away at those miniatures since they don't require any writing (meaning that I can still work on them when I'm extremely tired). My hope is that now that the books' arrival date has been set, I can stop spending so much time dealing with various printers and manufacturers and focus on getting some more of these digital rewards finished.

Which reminds me: If you got one of the "Stick It to You" or "Stick It to Your Family" pledges, please try to get me your reference photos in the next few days! I'd like to get started on these since, like the miniatures, they don't need any writing. But right now I have less than half of those that I need. So try to corral your family and take a photo of them this week, if you can. Thanks.

Five Things I've Done Since the Last Update:

  • Spent more time with financial spreadsheets than anyone in the creative field should ever have to spend.
  • Reread Romeo and Juliet with a notebook in hand, writing down ideas as I got them.
  • Tested out a plan for a super-secret bonus reward that will be free for everyone who backed—and is NOT the missing Mystery Prize #9. Think of it as the new Mystery Prize #8.5, and I should be able to announce it by the middle of May.
  • Played high-level phone tag with the people printing the notepads, asking why I didn't already have them. I don't have an answer yet.
  • Drew 22 different orcs, among other monsters, because encounters with just one kind of orc are boring.

Once again, sorry for the delays. I'm working my hardest to get you everything that was promised and I hope that you aren't considering the torches-and-pitchforks model of customer feedback anytime soon.

--Rich Burlew

P.S. Due to the delays with the books, I may send out some of the "Patience" surveys out this week, even though they won't ship for a while. If you've been waiting for them, keep an eye on the inbox associated with your Kickstarter account.

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      Creator Amy Fiori on May 4, 2012

      Peter, I just meant that according to what Rich told another latecomer, if we didn't get our pictures in by the end of April, he'll do our portraits when he does the Patience drawings -- not that I would be dead last. But I appreciate you letting me know that I'm not the only one who has trouble with deadlines. :)

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      Creator Timothy on May 4, 2012

      @Rich: Quick question in regards to people who are getting $295 reward and other ones similar to that, will we be getting our comic book rewards at the same time as the $222 reward and the games after or will we get both our packages sent out at the same time

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      Creator Peter Standley on May 3, 2012

      Amy, you are not guaranteed to be last in line since I know others (ahem looking at self and my family) have been remiss in selecting and sending suitable photos of the family unit as well....But then I have plenty of patience as well. Expect to get them selected shortly however....

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      Creator Amy Fiori on May 2, 2012

      @Rich: I have a Stick It To My Family pledge, and I missed the deadline for the pictures. I should get them in tonight or tomorrow. I know that means my drawing gets done last, with the Patience pledges, but since the drawing is digital, I was wondering: will my package be delayed until the drawing is ready, or will it come as soon as the swag is done? I'm fine with either, but I am curious. Thanks for keeping us updated!

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      Creator Matthew Walker on May 2, 2012

      @JasonShealy: David A. wasn't being a jerk. He said he expects his stuff, but that the work-o-meter helps his patience. Sounded perfectly reasonable and polite to me.

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      Creator John Russell on May 1, 2012

      The idea of candelabra pitchforks gives me a mental picture of a horde of people all dressed like Liberace, which gives a whole new meaning to the term "flash mob". Very flash indeed.

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      Creator Bobby Liu on May 1, 2012

      Oooh are we going to get a torches-and-pitchforks guy in the monster mini?

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      Creator Rich Burlew on May 1, 2012

      @DavidB: We've sent out just over 2500 orders so far, so almost exactly 1/6th of the customers have gotten their stuff.

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      Creator Jason Shealy on May 1, 2012

      @David Archambault. C'mon man, don't be a jerk. Rich is busting his tail to get this project done, the last thing he or this community needs is cranky customers with entitled pretense. All of our stuff will get to us when it's done. Rich is providing (as he always has) extraordinary customer service through his updates; let's not make this about how well he's appeasing our patience. Let's support him through the process, and help keep his spirits up with cheerfulness, not financially induced entitlement. Let's make some candelabra pitchfork cosplays for YouTube, that should cheer him up! < /axe grinding >

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      Creator Julian Tysoe on April 30, 2012

      Received my fridge magnet and patch today in London. Thanks Rich!

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      Creator Céline .S. Sauvé on April 30, 2012

      @Eleanor Camroux Yes! Bonus comic for Book K ;P

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      Creator David Archambault on April 28, 2012

      What I I figure is that I've put my money in, so it's up to Rich to get my stuff here. The Workometer helps greatly with my patience.

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      Creator Euodiachloris on April 28, 2012

      @John: Ah, but... think of the comedy! *turns small and red* Other people's pain is funny. ;)
      I'm also going to join my voice to the many: I took a patience pledge 'cos I can wait. Delays are par for the course, so I don't mind. And, I'll happily try to talk sense to people who aren't quite so sanguine about life's little bumps.
      @Rich: I'd rather you took the time to do things well, than rushed yourself to a tizzy and fluffed it. Says she with only a vested interest. Honest. Not worried about you as you at all. ;)

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      Creator John Russell on April 27, 2012

      Normally I'd be pleased that people were running with the flaming pitchforks but running with pitchforks is a bad idea all around and doubly so for flaming ones. Still, it'll get them to market faster. Maybe I can get Sabine to endorse them? I mean, THERE'S a girl who likes a good hot forking...

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      Creator DavidB on April 27, 2012

      Rich, gives us an estimate, from the 15k shippings, how many have you done already?

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      Creator Eleanor Camroux on April 27, 2012

      Hehe, Rich! You should include a strip where the OOTS discuss flaming pitchforks and pitchforking torchs! :-D Roy could be mad somethings not happening when it's supposed to and say some flip comment about mobbing! And after some convo turns round and sees the others trying different versions cause they thought he was serious!

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      Creator RevChewie on April 27, 2012

      Oh, and for those keeping track, that was mailed to California.

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      Creator RevChewie on April 27, 2012

      Woohoo! Got my patch and magnet in the mail today! They look great! Thank you for many years of entertainment, Rich. Looking forward to many more.

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      Creator Lain Luigi on April 26, 2012

      @ ahdok
      how could i not think about it before? a huge torch-sized candelabra! That would allow me to attach with 7 torches in one round!
      And the other side of it is a pitchfork!
      So it's a double weapon that allow me to attach with one pitchfork and 7 torches in the same round.
      Now someone should make a cosplay of it and post it on youtube

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      Creator Richard on April 26, 2012

      Thanks for the regular updates!

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      Creator Hayes Beatty on April 26, 2012

      @Rich - Great work, Rich. I know you're far too smart to run yourself completely into the ground doing up the rewards, so I won't remind you to take a break now and then to enjoy life a little. ;) The work you do is amazing, and very much appreciated. I'm looking forward to my bundle of OOTS-ness coming soon, but as Marion De Kleermaeker said, there's only 1 Rich.
      @Elizabeth Helms - Might I suggest discounts if the customer promises to use the pitchfork against the printers first? At their homes, of course, so as not to further complicate Rich's life...

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      Creator Kathryn Lamb on April 25, 2012

      It's okay :) Don't worry about it! Wow, you have done so much, it's incredible!

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      Creator Ahdok on April 25, 2012

      isn't the pitchforking torch better known as the candelabra?

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      Creator Nicholas on April 25, 2012

      What, no support for Vorpal Pitchforks?

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      Creator Phil Creswell on April 25, 2012

      Dude, given the colossal amount of work you created for yourself in this process, I'm impressed you've gotten this far.

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      Creator Céline .S. Sauvé on April 25, 2012

      @Elizabeth Helms: *blinks*
      Now I want one of those if I ever play a Crusader or Paladin :p

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      Creator Elizabeth Helms on April 25, 2012

      Re: More efficient mob-oriented weaponry
      Our boys in the lab are currently working on a more up-scale model, which is basically a masterwork pitchfork with a permanent 'heat metal' effect on it. Options include the popular 'flaming burst' add-on, as well as 'chill metal' setting for those harder-to-rout heat impervious villains. While the additional cost may deter some, we feel the discerning mob member will find the investment well worth it.

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      Creator Lain Luigi on April 25, 2012

      So much talk about the flaming pitchfork, but have you thought about the pitchforking torch? The two are perfect complements to each other.
      And no, no, no storming the printer's office. That would only cause more delay. We should go to their homes instead.

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      Creator John Nash III on April 24, 2012

      @John: Why not just duct tape the flaming torch to the center prong? The simplest approach may be the best. All experiments should, of course, be conducted away from civilized society and in the printers' offices (provided doing so doesn't create more delays).

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      Creator Rich Burlew on April 24, 2012

      @Juliet Lane: Actually, no. Yellow includes the playtesting, green includes the art and text. I can work on the art even when we haven't finalized the rule text.
      @Everyone: I have 103 address changes waiting to be completed now (in addition to the 50-some I did last night) so it will take a while to work through them all.

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      Creator Ahdok on April 24, 2012

      hmm. Kickstarter says there are 62 comments for this update, but I can only access the last 53... what gives?

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      Creator Céline .S. Sauvé on April 24, 2012

      Glad I didn't start rereading the books I have on the shelf yet :p

      Thanks for keeping us posted, Giant. I look forward to mid-may (mid-June probably, after Customs and such) when I will have more printed OOTS goodness on the shelf!

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      Creator Spaulding on April 24, 2012

      Any information is good information. Thanks!

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      Creator Darren Stevens on April 24, 2012

      The one request I would have for Rich, more updates on the monster minis! I loved the picture of the pack mule from the last update, and you say you drew some orcs. Can you at least keep us salivating with a teaser of whatever new monster mini you drew in full color and awesomeness?

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      Creator Juliet Lane on April 24, 2012

      Did you miss a step on the Sticky Shticks? lol

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      Creator Slayerlord on April 24, 2012

      It's not your fault, we understand. Just keep on trucking on.

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      Creator Marc Dekker on April 24, 2012

      @John try wrapping Kevlar around the prongs of you pitchfork from just below the points to just above the meeting point of the prongs. Then soak that in lamp oil. Light it and you should have a very good flaming pitchfork. While on fire keep the prongs at least parallel to the ground to prevent the wood of the rod catching fire. If the wood still catches fire you need to increase the distance between the Kevlar and the wood.

      And remember don't try this at home go outside preferable in an open area with no easy combustibles nearby. Maybe i need to try this treatment to my scythe.

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      Creator Peter Cohen on April 24, 2012

      So we now have 4 completed lines and 7 unstarted. There's a fair chance that the gap will be closed by next week's update.
      Also good to see that only one grouch is making negative noises at Rich. As long as we're getting an update every week or two and a few lines on the workometer show changes each time, then anyone with common sense should be satisfied that things are going to happen.

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      Creator theangelJean on April 24, 2012

      For those with colour difficulties:
      New red dots: Crayon Drawings (Individual) and Crayon Drawings (D&D Party). Prep has started!
      New yellow bars: Haleo & Julelan PDF.
      New green bars: OOTS Sticker Sheets, Sticky Schticks, and Monster Minis PDF.
      OOTS Sticker Sheets now also has a purple title, meaning that it is Rich-Complete!
      Nice work, Rich, we're glad for all you've done, and hope you can keep it up and stay well :)

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      Creator Eleanor Camroux on April 24, 2012

      Hehe, I want one!

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      Creator Alessandro Ussia on April 24, 2012

      @John: you win at traditional lynching!

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      Creator John Russell on April 24, 2012

      I'm using the extra time to perfect my latest invention, the flaming pitchfork. Why juggle a flaming torch and a pitchfork (which usually takes two hands on its own) when you can combine the two and just light the pitchfork? Simples!

      And the longer it takes for Rich to get the books out, the more customers I'll have. Winning!

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      Creator David on April 24, 2012

      *Pulls out torch and pitchfork*

      I'm OK with it; beyond your control. :P The printers, on the other hand.....

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      Creator Mercedes (Mandy) on April 24, 2012

      Thank you for making it possible for us to get these wonderful books and goodies. Make sure you get some rest & family time as well. I'm happy to wait as well. I can't imagine all the postage work you have to handle, and making sure everything gets sent to the right place etc. eeek over 2000 magnet backers... Hang in there :) and make sure you get some "you" time as well. Everything looks fantastic :)

      I just have to work out how to get a kickstarter patch :) bc I missed the update on it hehe

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      Creator Cheryl Orosz on April 24, 2012

      I just want to add to the chorus of voices of your backers who are unafraid of delays, especially with this level of communication. Please, please rest or sleep when you are tired. We have seen what your work is like, and we want you well and whole, and not only because generally better results come from rested creative people. Best wishes,
      Cheryl

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      Creator Neil Burton on April 24, 2012

      Don't sweat the delays. I'm amazed you're keeping it together given the scale of the project. You are keeping it together right? :)

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      Creator Das Gaus on April 24, 2012

      The books will show up when they decide to and I will be pleasantly surprised

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      Creator Marc Holmes on April 24, 2012

      Take it easy I couldn't care if it took six months or even ahead for all the parts to be finished. Just message us time to time with what's going on and I am cool with that. When I invest in kickstater its an investment in a product I can't have now, knowing that from time to time I get an email of what's going on, untill some mythical date in the future when my package will arrive. Also by the way these updates are best because you tell us so much.

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      Creator Marc Dekker on April 24, 2012

      Even though i don't have a patience package i actually have a lot of patience. The delivery of my book and sticky sticks being late is probably a good thing because now it will not distract me from my thesis writing.

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      Creator Eleanor Camroux on April 24, 2012

      Being such a great communicator's one of your greatest skills Rich! Lol, I don't think anyone will care how long it is when you keep us this well updated as to where and why you are (unlike your printers :-S, know that feeling). Anyways in conclusion keep up the great work and follow Hugo (above) suggestions! :-D

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    One copy of War and XPs plus one copy of On the Origin of PCs, 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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    PICK TWO ENVELOPE: Pick any one color compilation book (No Cure for the Paladin Blues, War and XPs, Dungeon Crawlin' Fools) and any one prequel book (On the Origin of PCs or Start of Darkness). 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 $7 extra to your pledge to cover shipping; international orders, add $10.) [New reward! Added 1/26/2012.]

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    One copy of Don't Split the Party, the fourth book in the OOTS series, autographed by 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.)

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    PRINT ONLY SPECIAL: One copy each of all three "print only" OOTS books: 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 $7 extra to your pledge to cover shipping; international orders, add $10.) [New reward! Added 1/24/12.]

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    One newly printed copy of War and XPs, plus one copy of Snips, Snails, and Dragon Tales, 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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    PATIENCE for A SIGNED BOOK: Any one OOTS book, autographed by the author, plus the 8x10 art print and 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) PLEASE NOTE DELIVERY DATE: This package will not ship until all other orders have been fulfilled!

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    STICK IT TO YOU: A digital OOTS stick figure portrait of you (and any pets you have) for you to print out or use however you wish. Plus the 8x10 art print signed and the swag that goes with it. Add a complete set of signed books for $300 or message me for selected titles. (If adding books, Canada/Mexico orders, please add $22 extra to your pledge to cover shipping; international orders, add $37.)

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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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    52 backers Limited (13 left of 65)

    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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