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Update #48

Important Announcement; Please Read (Sorry this isn't the Belkar PDF yet)

Hi Everyone,

This is Mrs. Giant writing (AKA Rich's WIfe). He wanted me to let you guys know some stuff that's been going on. Rich had an accident earlier this week; he injured his right hand pretty badly on broken glass and was rushed in to have emergency surgery. They repaired some severed tendons in his thumb and he's home now and recovering. But he won't be able to draw for at least six weeks (maybe longer, depending on how quickly the nerves in his thumb heal). And he didn't want to keep you guys in the dark for all that time.

He is planning on writing a more detailed post himself once he's able to sit at the computer and type with his left hand, but right now he's on some pretty strong painkillers. When he feels up to it, he'll be able to let you know when to expect the comic strip to return, as well as the timeframes for getting out the remaining autographed packages and crayon drawings from the Kickstarter Drive. I'll be helping him answer the backlog of emails from that next week sometime, but I don't really know his address-change system yet so it might take a little longer than normal while I learn it. The last few remaining packages that are set to ship from Ookoodook won't be affected by this, so they'll keep going out at the same rate.

Don't worry, OOTS will definitely return; the doctor is really confident that this is going to heal well, we just don't know yet how long it will take. 

You guys have been so supportive and patient all year and Rich is really frustrated that he's letting you down by making you wait even longer for the stories he's been trying to bring to you. Just know that he is as eager to get back to creating the strip as you are to reading it. Thanks in advance for understanding, and hopefully you'll be hearing directly from Rich really soon.

Until then, think healing thoughts :)

~Mrs. Giant

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      Creator David Rawlins on October 6, 2012

      Just wanted to wish you well and a full recovery! Love your work, but take time and get better!

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      Creator t209 on October 4, 2012

      How did you cut your hand? Just asking.

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      Creator Matthias Holzinger on October 1, 2012

      Get Well! Don't hurry and let it heal out! We can reread the old strips while waiting ;)

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      Creator FULONGAMER aka Johannes Bowers on September 30, 2012

      Get well soon Rich. Hey, looks like a good time to poke your peers for a few "guest artist" strips or something. W00tz the OOTS!

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      Creator Graham Wood on September 26, 2012

      Tell Rich to forget about OOTS - yes we all miss it, yes we all want updates, but that's completely irrelevant compared to "real life issues".

      Good luck to both of you, hope it fixes soon, and we'll get stuff when we get it :)

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      Creator Petkus on September 26, 2012

      Mrs. Giant thank you for the message.
      Giant, you mean a lot to all of us! Get well soon!
      We'll hold down the fort while you're out.

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      Creator Sally Burr on September 26, 2012

      Yes. Make sure you've recovered before you restart the strip and the kickstarter drawings. It will be worth it.

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      Creator Valerio Biagini on September 25, 2012

      Get well soon!
      Best wishes from Italy :D

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      Creator Jan on September 25, 2012

      Get well soon!

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      Creator Eric Franklin on September 24, 2012

      Despite the accident and injury, we still received our shipment of stuff today! Thank you very much!

      Please rest up. Take it easy. And don't start drawing again until you're fully healed.

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      Creator MartectX on September 24, 2012

      Have some Keoghtum's Ointment, Giant! Get well soon! :-)

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      Creator Leopold Hutchinson on September 24, 2012

      Get well soon Rich!!!! Please don't worry about us the story you created have enriched the lives of everyone here and i am pretty sure we would rather you rest and recuperate back to full strength.

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      Creator JU on September 23, 2012

      Sorry to hear about your accident, sounds really nasty (one of those things I tend to think of as the result if I'd be a movie-hero and throw myself through a window). I hope everything heals up well and that you don't feel too much pressure from the Kickstarter crowd during the healing.

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      Creator itamar on September 23, 2012

      Get well, Rich. We can wait. :)

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      Creator Mc Baran on September 23, 2012

      Rich, just take your time and dont worry. Everyone in OOTS fanclub understands your condition. So take a one huge rest. My mum always says that, this kind of injuries are coming when so one needs a rest. SO rest. You have been working for so long on this and i think that this was the only way to take some rest.
      Ive been reading oots for 6 years and a few weeks/ months are meaning less.
      And now your wife have to crossclass to cleric to help you with healing.
      Have a nice recovery holidays. :-)

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      Creator Graeme Sharpe on September 22, 2012

      Dude, let this be a lesson...Exploding Runes cast on an ipad can only end badly
      Best wishes and heal fast.

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      Creator Richard on September 22, 2012

      Rich, I think you'll have to look into insuring your hands =P
      Get well soon, but take all the time you need to recover fully!

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      Creator Pete on September 22, 2012

      Listen to your doctor, take care of yourself, be well, sir. We can wait.

      Well wishes indeed!

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      Creator Monica Caples on September 22, 2012

      Interwebs well wishes headed your way. I hope you get better soon!

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      Creator NorthernDruid on September 21, 2012

      Ouch! That must utterly suck.

      Glad to hear it'll heal well.

      Speedy recovery!

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      Creator AndyB on September 21, 2012

      Well, damn - that's awful. Please heal properly Giant - no shortcuts or impatience now! That thumb is important to us all you know... :)

      Thanks for letting us know Mrs Giant, and you have our full support in your supporting of your very talented husband while he recuperates.

      I hope one or both of you read this because I've been reading the books with my 8 year old daughter (skipping a few of the more colourful words of course) and she made a bookmark at the start of the school term. She decided to draw the order of the stick on hers! Hope that makes you smile, just as it did me.

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      Creator Childodoom on September 21, 2012

      Get well soon Richard! I'm sorry to hear you're hurt, but I'm very glad that the doctors think you're gonna heal back up to 100%! :D

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      Creator Sarah on September 21, 2012

      I'm so sorry! How stressful and painful!
      Take whatever time you need to heal properly and take care!!!

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      Creator Daniel Hesse on September 21, 2012

      Thinking healing thoughts (I'm participating!)

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      Creator natasqi on September 21, 2012

      Hi Rich,
      As a doctoR who has done rotations in Plastic and Hand Surgery... DONT USE YOUR TENDONS TOO EARLY! They need time to heal.
      USE YOUR SPLINT AS DIRECTED!!!
      REST REST REST.

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      Creator K. Mayer on September 21, 2012

      Ouch. I had an employer do something similar to her hand once. Deep sympathy to both the Giant and to Mrs. Giant. Also healing thoughts towards the former, and supportive thoughts to the latter.

      To re-iterate the hundreds of people who posted above me - Rich, you aren't letting us down. We'll probably all have a bit of a letdown when the drive is actually over, but that's different. We aren't here just for the swag. There're loads of intangibles - community, camaraderie, gleeful anticipation - that you managed to tap into with this drive. The longer it runs, the more of those we get! It's not a setback, it's a lovely bonus package of Anticipation! For backers only!

      Also we're here for the swag. Which we know we will get as fast as you can give it.

      Most of all, we're here to support you and your art. So right now, TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF AND THAT HAND. That is your first responsibility towards us. (I'm sure your family will also appreciate it).

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      Creator justin bordes on September 21, 2012

      Cure serious wounds, CURE SERIOUS WOUNDS!!!!!!!!!!

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      Creator David on September 21, 2012

      Likewise, much as I really love Rich's work this kind of injury is not something to take lightly and I trust he will complete all necessary physiotherapy and similar before even thinking about trying to get back to drawing...

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      Creator Sam Atkins on September 21, 2012

      It must be so frustrating to lose the use of a hand. I hope you have a smooth recovery, and you don't try to push yourself too much!

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      Creator David Snell on September 21, 2012

      Your health comes first so please take care and get better. We can all wait as long as needed for you to be comfortable not just "I can do it (gritting teeth)" better.

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      Creator Caitlin Conaghan on September 21, 2012

      Wow, you poor guy. Get well soon Rich!

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      Creator Andre DeJesus on September 21, 2012

      Its more important that you recover. We can wait and meanwhile this gives you more time to fine tune ideas and work on scripts and such. With the amount of dedication you've shown to the comic and fans it seems likely that you'll still work on the comics in some way despite the injury. Just take it easy, have fun with whatever free time you allow yourself, and know that your fans care more about your well being than arbitrary deadlines and gifts with no expiration dates.

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      Creator Anders Håkon Gaut on September 21, 2012

      Best wishes for a speedy recovery. Just let it heal properly so you avoid long lasting problems. We fans can wait :-)

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      Creator Uli Troyo on September 21, 2012

      Wowza, please get better soon, Rich! I'm glad you're otherwise ok.

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      Creator sduppleganger on September 21, 2012

      Best of luck with the healing. I'll send good thoughts in his direction. Just got the books I ordered, and they're a real masterpiece, espeically with his thoughts and explanations of the rationale behind each section. It's basically a guide to aspiring writers.
      Thank you, Rich, for all the amazing work you've done and gave to us, and I'm sure more will come out!

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      Creator Mark van Esch on September 21, 2012

      Clearly the only solution is to create a kickstarted to build and install a robo-hand for Rich.

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      Creator James Vacca on September 20, 2012

      Tons of good thoughts to Rich! We need those hands back in action!

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      Creator Euodiachloris on September 20, 2012

      Yeah, Corey... we're so going to mark you down for spelling, mate. ;P Nah - I do the same silly self-correcting when there's really no need, so I'm one to talk... :D

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      Creator Corey Cole on September 20, 2012

      Oops, "to hear".

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      Creator Corey Cole on September 20, 2012

      Oh, that's very sad to here - I hope Rich recovers completely... in however much time it takes. I think I'm typical of many of the OotS Kickstarter supporters - I pledged more because I wanted to thank Rich for the pleasure his work has given me for many years than because I cared about the premiums. Of course I want to see more new OotS comics, but that can wait until Rich is 100% healthy again.

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      Creator Ross Thompson on September 20, 2012

      I hope I don't need to say that your recovery is far more important than any silly comics.

      Get well soon!

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      Creator Rebecca Saldivar on September 20, 2012

      That's awful to hear! Severed tendons and nerves - that's definitely serious. But your health and well-being must come first! We're just lots of strangers on the internet. ^_^ Please take care of yourself first, and we don't mind waiting at all for updates on the Kickstarter or the comic. (Well...maybe we mind a little! But you have a very good reason!)

      Thinking of you while you recover - take all the time you need!

      <3

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      Creator Daniel Taylor on September 20, 2012

      So sorry to hear it. I had a similar accident myself earlier back in March; it was painful and frustrating (and the rehab is a pain, literally), but it did recover, and I picked my paintbrush up again a couple of months ago. I hope Rich recovers as well, and my best wishes to you both.

      (And don't start feeling guilty! Rich is *not* 'letting me down' by waiting to recover properly, he's helping me by making sure his work is as awesome in the future as it has been in the past. Take as long as it takes to be properly healed. Impatience isn't fatal, despite what teenagers will tell us.)

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      Creator Paul Wayper on September 20, 2012

      Get well soon, Rich! Take all the time you want to recover - we're patient :-)

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      Creator JustinH on September 20, 2012

      Best wishes and prayers for a speedy recovery.

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      Creator Chooi on September 20, 2012

      Get well soon Rich. That is a nasty injury, never mind even worse for a great artist like Rich but I am sure he will recover & can take all the time he needs. Best wishes. Thanks for update Mrs. G.

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      Creator Becky on September 20, 2012

      So sorry to hear about the accident Rich. No worries on the rewards for me. I am in no rush to get them. I have been enjoying the updates and community comments so much, I already almost feel like I got my money's worth! Take the time you need to heal up. Healing thoughts and warmest wishes to you and Mrs. Giant. :)

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      Creator INCyr on September 20, 2012

      Yes, by all means, take care of yourself and get the rest and recovery you need! The comic and our purchases definitely take second place to your well being! We've stuck around for years, we'll be happy to stick around for a few more until you're better!

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      Creator branden on September 20, 2012

      Very sorry to hear about Rich's injury. Rest and heal bud! We'll all be here when you feel better.

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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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