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

Update #41

Snail Mail

I have emerged from the hazy land of cardboard mountains and permanent markers. And lo, I bring an update, tho it be delayed greatly from the last of its kind. For ease of reading, I'm going to divide this up into the Signed and Unsigned packages, since they're being handled by two totally different groups of people (myself and Ookoodook, respectively).

Signed: I started sending out autographed books last Saturday. Of the 397 orders that included signed books (and were not crayon drawing, digital illustration, or "patience" packages), I signed and mailed 242 of them, for a total of around 800 books. Which is good, because there were too many books in my living room for me to move around. I even mailed some of the domestic autographed packages that should have had Sticky Shticks inside with an I.O.U. slip instead, just to clear more boxes out. (Don't worry, I'll mail the cards separately later in the summer when they're done being printed.) Almost all of the packages left to be signed and mailed are international orders at this point; I plan on getting all such orders without Sticky Shticks into the mail in this upcoming week (and a half?), if I can get the customs forms filled out. Oh, and we're way behind on the shipping emails, so you might actually get your package before you get notification that it shipped.

Unsigned: Ookoodook has steadily been shipping more packages every day, and I've gotten lots of feedback from people who have already gotten their orders. But overall, it's been slow going. While the warehouse staff is doing a great job, I don't think any of us are happy with how long the process is taking. It turns out that all the different options (and add-ons, and free stuff at certain dollar thresholds) are bogging down the packing process because they need to be checked and rechecked so that everyone gets the right swag. They're about halfway through the unsigned non-Sticky Shticks packages now, as near as I can tell, and it will probably take at least two more weeks to get to the end. So nobody panic if you haven't gotten your confirmation email yet; my previous estimates were a little optimistic, it turns out, because the packing is getting slower as they get to the more complex boxes. The good news is that I've talked to the folks over there and they have some ideas on how to speed things up that may work out. Hopefully I'll be able to announce that the pace has quickened by the next update.

Also, keep in mind that for both signed and unsigned packages, the fact that one backer gets a given reward package in the mail is not a guarantee that everyone else with the same reward package will get theirs shortly thereafter. There are a lot of stragglers or special exceptions, and a lot of orders got moved to the back of the line because they didn't have their surveys filled out, or didn't add their shipping money, or whatever.

Let's take a look at the Workometer:

Note that the "patience" packages aren't reflected on this graph at all yet, so those six green bars for Signed Books/Prints reflect only the "impatient" orders.

Five Things I Did Since Last Update:
  • Sketched my six main characters in Sharpie at least 100 times each, plus a smattering of Redcloaks, Xykons, Thogs, and O-Chuls.
  • Did a very short phone interview with Wired magazine about Kickstarter.
  • Learned a lot I never knew about international tariff codes and other details of customs declaration forms.
  • Found a mistake on the Sticky Shticks cards that delayed their release to the printer until probably Tuesday or so.
  • Repeatedly regretted using such heavyweight paper for the pages of my books. My arms are killing me.

I'm sure there's more to tell about my exciting adventures in autographing, but I'm suffering from marker-induced memory loss at the moment. Which reminds me, I need to do a Kickstarter update today.

--Rich Burlew

P.S. New OOTS is up.

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      Creator pboily on August 8, 2012

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      Creator John Russell on August 7, 2012

      Bah. Just realized I posted that in the wrong update.

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      Creator John Russell on August 6, 2012

      Not to teach Belkar how to make vulture stew, but it seems to me the best option vis-a-vis Sticky Shticks and GenCon is to bring display copies and take pre-orders. Sales achieved without getting ahead of the pledge drive folks. Winning!

      Speaking of Belkar, shouldn't he get a pommel dachshund instead?

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      Creator Beau Lepper on June 29, 2012

      So, 18 days ago they were "halfway" done which should have put them about halfway through the $67 level then. Last week we got the confirmation that they had JUST hit the $67 level which would put us around 100 orders per day for the book pledges prior to that. So obviously the 300/day estimate early on was pretty far off base. Unless they're bouncing around all over rather than running straight through as we've been told, it looks like it'll be sometime around 7/19 (3 weeks) before they process up to the $78/79 levels, and then however long to actually GET the books. So I'll try and set that expectation for the end of July and if i get it sooner I'll likely feel much better about it. Would love to have some reply straight from ookoodook but based on how far in the weeds it looks like they were compared to the stated progress previously, not sure I'd be willing to suspend disbelief.

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      Creator John Thompson on June 29, 2012

      I'm in the same boat as Teri. I'm torn on it, though... even though I don't have the *game* I'd kind of like to have the entire package (including StickyShticks) arrive as one shipment. It's not like I *need* any of the other stuff right now. So, since StickyShticks aren't ready yet, it might be a good thing that my package apparently hasn't shipped yet.

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      Creator Leclercq Johan on June 28, 2012

      My 35$ package arrived today in France ! I was a little worried because I receveid an email to track the shipping 11 days ago and the informations were frozen since last friday. But Everything is fine now ! Thanks Giant !

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      Creator Teri Henderson Garety on June 28, 2012

      I'm in the states and still haven't received my package! Boo.

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      Creator Mika Panhelainen on June 28, 2012

      My $67 package arrived to Finland today, but it got stuck on the customs :(

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      Creator Luiz Andrade on June 27, 2012

      Does anyone from Brazil have received their package yet?

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      Creator Waraila on June 27, 2012

      Yep my international package came this morning. All the stuff looks absolutely wonderful. Thankyou rich :)

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      Creator martin keating on June 26, 2012

      I got my package today. I had ordered the Dungeon Crawlin' Fools and had forgotten about all the other goodies I was getting. Very pleased. Some of my housemates are currently starting OotS due to Roy staring at them from the fridge.

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      Creator Armin C. Vucsina on June 26, 2012

      I got my Art Print & Coloring Book package in perfect condition. Thank you very much!

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      Creator KevinR on June 26, 2012

      @Joel -- read the first bullet point of #37: there is still a "one-color line art" version of the Spring monsters coming.

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      Creator JU on June 26, 2012

      Check update #37 and you should find it. :-)

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      Creator M Lindner on June 23, 2012

      Just curious: How fares the AMFES lineart version? Did I miss anything?
      Also, Winter ...err, Summer is coming ;-)

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      Creator Hirelena on June 23, 2012

      Im not sure if you are keeping track of who is getting their rewards but I finally got mine!! ($42 pledge).

      ITS PERFECT!

      Thanks for all the hard work Rich, you got one super happy reader here! Good luck with the rest of the pledges x3

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      Creator sighter on June 22, 2012

      Just remembered about this whole thing, and how I put a bunch of money or something in on it.
      Yeah. I'm in no hurry.
      I'm a Order of the Stick fan, and I've learned to be patient. I can wait- it'll all be awesome. :D

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      Creator KevinR on June 22, 2012

      I'd like to assume that you all saw Rich's post yesterday on the main comment thread, but you're still whining here. So, here's a repost of the salient bit:
      ***
      And Ookoodook is not up to the $78 packages yet, as far as I know; the $67 level is a big bump in the road that will need to be cleared first, and they're only just getting to that.
      ***
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      If you pledged for just books (no game, no sticks sthicks, no autographs) and you are at the $67 level or higher, you should not worry about your package for a few weeks.
      .
      If you pledged for just books and you are below the $67 level, double-check that you promptly submitted your Kickstarter survey (look in the right-hand column under your pledge level), that it was entirely correct, and that you didn't add anything to your pledge or ask for any special treatment. If *all* that is true, and you don't have your stuff and are really worried, you might consider sending a message to Rich through Kickstarter messaging (top of the screen, below the title).
      .
      The signed books are on a different schedule (see this update).

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      Creator David Tyler on June 22, 2012

      Nothing yet here either. I sent an email to Ookoodook about my order, but of course I have received no response at all, so I suppose all I can do is wait and hope my order does not poof into the ether.

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      Creator Charles Boyd on June 22, 2012

      I did a pledge at the $67 level and no email yet.I'm willing to be as patient as it takes. After all, if it was about getting the books,I would have ordered then before this drive.

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      Creator Saul Schleimer on June 22, 2012

      I pledged at the $67 level, internationally. I'm travelling for an extended period starting next week and haven't yet received anything. So I am starting to sweat a bit... Any advice?

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      Creator jere7my on June 22, 2012

      Aaron: Since Rich says in this post from a week and a half ago that it will take at least two more weeks to get all the packages shipped, and that they're not doing them in pledge order, I think you should just sit tight.

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      Creator Aaron Walker on June 21, 2012

      43$ pledge and still haven't gotten an email. Should I do something about this?(Sorry I put it on the wrong update)

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      Creator Beau Lepper on June 21, 2012

      Yeah, I couldnt recall if it was stated by Rich or came out in the comments thread, didnt think it was important enough to read back over it all again. Boils down to throwing darts at the calendar is every bit as likely to give us a ship date on our books as anything else it seems.

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      Creator jere7my on June 21, 2012

      @Beau, that comment is part of this post, just above the Workometer.

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      Creator Beau Lepper on June 21, 2012

      @Mars, well assuming that they're going more or less straight through that puts us with at least several hundred people ahead of us I guess (I am at the $78 level as well) possibly more than 1000 depending on how they're doing it. And there was some comment previously that they are not completing each level in turn, depending on the various add-ins that may have been requested, so who really knows where we are in the queue and it's unlikely they could tell us anyway.

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      Creator Mars_Attacker on June 21, 2012

      So, 78$ pledges are still in waiting?

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      Creator JVH on June 21, 2012

      @Rahul Kukreja: Since I also got the $67 package, I hope you are right ;-). I did not yet receive a message, though.

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      Creator Rahul Kukreja on June 20, 2012

      i got my shipping email!!! (67$) although the tracking information is a bit weird (its from 25th march)

      Anyway that should hopefully mean that they started with the 67$ pledges

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      Creator Brendan Hong on June 19, 2012

      @victor.b: your safest bet is to message Rich and he can see how to sort things out by double checking the surveys.

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      Creator victor.b on June 19, 2012

      Um, I have a problem - I received my package 2 times. Who should I contact about this, and how?
      Because I am supposed to receive another package (account of a relative), and I fear that the mix-up might affect it somehow.

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      Creator Beau Lepper on June 19, 2012

      Yeah, another month would be... not super. I'm already past antsy and moving towards irritated, another month with no clue where I am in the queue would likely be unpleasant. Never thought people overseas would be getting signed copies well before I heard word one on my items.
      If I still havent heard anything by next monday I'm going to be expecting something more concrete.

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      Creator Rahul Kukreja on June 19, 2012

      Allison i havent gotten mine yet... i would start worrying by the middle of next month

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      Creator Allison on June 18, 2012

      So when should I become worried that I have not received an email yet and my pledge is at the $67 level with just a patch added on.

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      Creator Hugo on June 18, 2012

      Woohoo! Christmas arrived! I mean: the books arrived! (in Luxembourg, 18th of June)
      First thing: OH MY GOD the coloring book is triple awesome!!!
      I love signatures too :)
      I my, I feel as happy as a toddler in a toy store!!! :) :) :)

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      Creator James McKendrew on June 18, 2012

      I gots all my physicals, but I'm mostly in it for the digitals. Eagerly awaiting Dim Sun!

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      Creator David Tyler on June 17, 2012

      "They're about halfway through the unsigned non-Sticky Shticks packages now, as near as I can tell, and it will probably take at least two more weeks to get to the end. So nobody panic if you haven't gotten your confirmation email yet; my previous estimates were a little optimistic, it turns out, because the packing is getting slower as they get to the more complex boxes."

      I have to admit I am getting at least a TINY bit nervous regarding my Swag Pack #1 with added book and art print, but I will try and not assume the worst.

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      Creator Peter Cohen on June 17, 2012

      @Kymme There will be. Rich hasn't added the next three seasosn to the schedule yet as they are lower priority than the other items and aren't due for a while. SImilarly, he hasn't added the patience packages.

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      Creator Carla on June 17, 2012

      @Kymme: The first one that came out was for Spring...there is supposed to be one for each season so we will be getting one for Summer, Fall and Winter! Personally, I can't wait for the next one to show up!!!

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      Creator Kymme on June 16, 2012

      Just a question. Are there going to be any more "A Monster For Every Season"s coming out. Also, thanks so much for all of this, Rich.

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      Creator Ryno Myburgh on June 15, 2012

      I just want to say that my swag just arrived far away from you at the Southern tip of Africa and it all looks awesome! Can't wait to try it all.

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      Creator Shari Bromley on June 13, 2012

      As I sit here surrounded by my swag, I am ecstatic --> This is better than Christmas! Thank you Rich. Thank you. Thank you. And, thank you. All hail Order of the Stick!

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      Creator Alex Sloat on June 12, 2012

      When is the Wired interview going to be visible?

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      Creator Ram on June 12, 2012

      Hmm. I wanted to send this over to Rich, but haven't been able to find the contact info. Hope y'all will forgive me for posting something completely irrelevant here, but I think this is a great cause worth supporting:

      http://www.indiegogo.com/bearlovegood

      For those who don't want to click a strange link - the creator of The Oatmeal is being threatened with legal action for having the nerve to criticize funnyjunk for stealing his material without even bothering to credit him. His response is to raise money for charity. I figure I should spread this anywhere I can.

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      Creator Jesse Lumsden on June 12, 2012

      I still haven't gotten my book order... or any of my swag.

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      Creator Gregory Pratt on June 12, 2012

      My sigend NCFTPB and other goodies came on Friday. Thanks Rich, it really made my family's weekend (especially my daughter, who sprang for a patch for herself). Now the kids are arguing over who gets to color in Banjo :)

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      Creator Rich Morgan on June 12, 2012

      Hey Rich, I am writing to let you know that I received my autographed book in the mail. It is great but, it was damaged. I am not sure if it was damaged in the shipping or what, but the bottom corner of it is bent pretty badly. :(
      I just wanted to let you know that it happened. I hope that everything else is going well and that you are getting the rest of your orders out soon.
      Thanks a bunch for making a great comic for me to read and care about. :)

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      Creator Fidelis on June 12, 2012

      greetings from Austria (the one in Europe ^^)
      just got my colouring book, my art print, my magnet, my participation badge, my stickers and my hit point notepad and I have to say, I'm overjoyed.
      I'm a benedictine monk who has begun working in the kitchen lately, Roy Greenhilt is defending the grocery list of our monastery now.

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      Creator laggerific on June 12, 2012

      What a treat to come home to a very heavy package on my stairwell today. My first kickstarter to fund and of which to receive the results. How friggin' awesome. Everything looks so good, the autographs, the coloring book (I love the goblin puzzle!!!), the patch, and the magnet, which almost got missed as I was so focused on my pristine complete collection which will be for show, while my original set will be for tell.

      We also used the monster set for our DnD session last week, and it worked perfectly...They are so wonderful, I'm tempted to print the PDF as a book in Burlew quality just so I can flip through the pages to enjoy them. That, and print some up as shrinky dinks to add to my figures on my bookshelf.

      Thank you Rich!!!!

      Now to figure out where to put those stickers, and to grab some crayons.

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      Creator Shad Stewart on June 11, 2012

      Aha! I had forgotten that chart. Thanks people!

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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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