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Thanks to our loyal fans, we reprinted the entire back catalog of The Order of the Stick—and funded a bunch of new stories, too!
Thanks to our loyal fans, we reprinted the entire back catalog of The Order of the Stick—and funded a bunch of new stories, too!
14,952 backers pledged $1,254,120 to help bring this project to life.
Jp LaFond, Jonas Haase, and 82 more people like this update.

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    1. Brigette Brinton on

      So many epic monsters my head is exploding like I've been attacked by a gibbering mouther?!?!?!?!?

    2. Nine
      Superbacker
      on

      WOW
      Two thumps up, all the way for effort, dedication and your heart put into this kickstarter
      You rock Rich

    3. muddasheep on

      Please consider setting up a Patreon account. People will pay you because you're awesome.

    4. Fangamer on

      These minis get a lot of use around here. I'm looking forward to seeing you make more in the future!

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      Gerrit van Langeveld on

      Joshua,

      You can send money to Rich by buying his products. He wouldn't have it any other way. For example:
      https://gumroad.com/l/amfesautumn

      You can pay any amount, as long as it's over the minimum cost of $6. So if you want to give Rich $100 to help cover his international shipping costs, buy the AMFES pack and put $106 as your "Fair Price". If you decide you want to pay more, you can re-buy it again and again.

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      Joshua Levine on

      Any way I can give you more money? I have gotten way more back then my original donation. You shouldn’t have to suffer 6 years later because you got over excited during the original Kickstarter. This is clearly affecting your bottom line.

    7. Christopher Moss on

      Crap! Anyone remember where we are supposed to send our change of address to?

    8. Charley Sumner (SeeSome) on

      Spectacular mini set Rich, and I know that there's one player at my table who will be excited that we finally have the Rogues minis to fill out our party.

      Now that this is complete, is there any chance of you putting out a master index of the four volumes so we can find things quickly amongst all of these pages? [Or if there's already a master index that fans have posted online somewhere, I'd appreciate a pointer to it.]

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      Peter Cohen on

      That was a lot of boxes filled in to complete Winter, Rich. Well done!

      I'd guess that Sir Francois is the story that will be worked on next as it is fully plotted. However I would urge that the CPPD one be the next one after that as it is a backer request that someone has paid extra for it.

      Also I would guess that some of the other stories have been exclusive to backers for long enough and have a large enough page count that I can see them appearing in print soon which should help your mid-term income.

      I'd also guess that the last wallpaper will turn up within the next year though the Mystery box and the party crayon drawings are more important to my mind, again as people have paid for them.

      I know that you have to think of the bottom line and for that reason I expect to see calendars ornaments and whatever appearing in six or so month's time. I also know that, being a patience D&D party destined for abroad, my outstanding crayon drawing is still years away, but I would hope that most of the outstanding drawings will have been mailed out before you think of producing new gum road drawings as they do appear to be quite time-consuming..

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      PseudoFenton on

      You're doing awesome! Keep up the good work.
      (Also "Four times the content at one-sixth the speed!" should be your new marketing motto, I'm totally all for it)

    11. Michael Andersen on

      Well, you do keep moving forward. That's not all that undeserving from my point of view :)
      Cheers!

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      Max Horn on

      Hi Rich,
      I am shocked to hear you have to pay those shipping costs out of your own purse, dang, that sucks!

      At the same time, I a, deeply grateful that I get to read OOTS regulalry. Have you conisdered using Patreon or some such? You can set it up for regular payments, or , if you are afraid of feeling pressurized by that idea, also so that subscribers only pay whenever you publish a new comment. I'd subscribe to either in a hearbeat; I kinda feel bad for e joying OOTS without giving back (buying books in your store is no option for me, I am trying hard to cut back on physical books, I already have to many rooms full with them)
      Thanks for your great work!

    13. Matt Lee on

      Don't let complainers get you down. I'm still one hundred percent happy with you and this Kickstarter. It has paid out way more than most. And look at that Workometer! You're nearly there! I know there's work remaining, but the amount behind you is incredible.

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      Ari Rosenzweig on

      Beautiful, and as always, well worth the wait! My 8-year old is going to be SOOOO excited to see this when he wakes up tomorrow morning.

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      Vicente Cartas
      Superbacker
      on

      You are amazing Rich, I love the OotS and this KS has given me so much joy :)

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      Rick Steeves on

      These are, as always, awesome!

      Has anyone put together any type of index? Finding just the right thing is now taking a while. . .

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      Matt Johnston on

      Thank you for the update!! :)

    18. Sam Close on

      Thank you! These are so cute!

    19. Nick C. Piers on

      By the way, does anyone remember what the color coding is on the Workometer? I can't recall off hand. I think it was something like:

      Red = Conceptual, I think
      Yellow = ??
      Green = Progress
      Shading = ??

    20. Jeff H on

      I had just recently been looking at these again and thinking about printing some for an upcoming campaign. I’m happy to see this final (for now!) batch.
      Have you considered converting these into token packs to sell on Roll20 or other VTTs? I think they would be a hit.

    21. Bradley Seyfer on

      Big thanks and hugs to you Rich! Order of the stick is my favorite comic by far, and your hard work and integrity are incredibly inspirational to me. Keep up the great work, and thanks for creating so much art, and content. :)

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      Ed Eschler on

      I'm doubly excited: one, I always take time out of my day to download and look through your AMFES releases since I've been using them for my campaigns. Two, I'm glad you've decided to continue the project. I look forward to "Seasons 2."

    23. Leandro Nascimento on

      Wow Rich, this is amazing. Again, and again... and again. You surprise us with your diligence.

      I wish I could pay some interest on my pledge. It feels like an investment that keeps steady returns.

    24. Brandon Edgerly on

      As the others have said, your insistence on completing the workometer is generous and wonderful. You were one of the first super successful kickstarters, and seem like the kind of guy who really likes to make others happy. You overloaded yourself on bonus stuff because of how successful your campaign was, and then you experienced an injury nobody could have expected, and it directly impacted your work. Oh well. If anybody who wanted those crayon drawings is upset at you that it's taken so long, they didn't donate because they like your work, they donated for the merchandise. You're doing a great job and your comic has improved my life on various occasions. Receiving stuff still, years after, only makes me respect you more. Keep up the good work, and do what you need to do to be happy and healthy :D

    25. Matt L. on

      Thanks for the update and the reminder to go get all the rest of the books on Gumroad!

    26. Nick C. Piers on

      I got my rewards long ago (all the books), but is it weird that I love seeing the Workometer's progress? I've said this before, but honestly, all the other rewards is just icing on the cake for me. The minis don't interest me, but I'm still enjoying the other digital rewards.

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      John Friedrich on

      Thank you for continuing to produce all this artwork for us long after the Kickstarter money has run out.

    28. Sarah Vee on

      It definitely counts. I'm pretty sure I just saw one of those Frost Giants in Central Park on Wednesday.

    29. Jonathan Leggo
      Superbacker
      on

      "wholly undeserving of it as I am"

      Dude, are you kidding?!
      This was the first (and best) KS I ever backed - the fact that I'm still receiving rewards from it 6 years later blows my mind. I don't think I'm alone in feeling guilty that you keep sending stuff out to us.

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      Greg Z on

      These, too, are more favorite part of the whole thing. I was never big into buying minis, but these cartoony little tokens are easy to store and use (and reprint if necessary) and give just the right feel for the sort of games I like.

      They are especially good, IMO, for multiple versions of the same monster, which many mine-producers don't make and even the most dedicated gamer tends not to invest in.