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Update #49

Update on Rich's Injury

Hey gang, this is Rich again. Thanks to everyone for the hundreds of supportive messages and kind thoughts that you've all expressed through various channels. They've really helped me keep my spirits up during what has been a decidedly crappy time in my life. The vast majority of you have told me to take as much time as I need to heal up—which I will. But I still thought it would be good to update everyone on my status when I can, and when my wonderfully caring wife can type for me, as she's doing right now. (I'm down to one-finger hunt-and-peck typing otherwise, which is not good for much more than a tweet.)

I had a doctor's appointment Friday, and I'm happy to report that he was pleased with the way everything is healing. I'll have a cast on my hand until the beginning of November or so, after which I'll start physical therapy and we'll see how much control I have over my thumb. I don't know whether I will be able to draw on the computer right away or not—and even if I can, it may proceed a lot more slowly than normal until I get accustomed to it. Output will therefore definitely be low from me for the rest of this year, unfortunately. The regular strip is a high priority, but I'll also need to balance it with the digital stories that the Kickstarter backers paid me for back in March. Crayon drawings will probably need to wait until I'm done with therapy, however long that takes.

For Kickstarter backers, I talked to the folks at Ookoodook recently and they reported that they were expecting to be done with all shipping by today or tomorrow, not counting orders with some sort of problem with the address or whatever. And of course, not counting my autographed packages, which will have to wait until I can sign my name again. I still have to sit down with my wife and go through all the emails about orders that have piled up, so please be patient with us. If you wrote me with a last-minute address change, your package may have mailed without it being processed; we'll figure out a way to make sure your box gets to you anyway, even if it means shipping out a replacement.

Thanks again for all of your patience, and I'll be sure to pop up to let you know what's happening from time to time...at least when anything is happening, which isn't most days. I'm pretty much just laying in bed and reading, watching TV, and sleeping now. And thinking of ideas for future strips, when they come to me. Hopefully I'll get enough good ideas so that when I'm able to draw again, the comics will flow right out of me.

--Rich Burlew

P.S. from Mrs. Giant: I just want to take a moment to personally thank everyone who has sent well-wishes not only to Rich but to me as well. Your kind and caring nature never fails to amaze me. And don't worry, I'm not letting him do anything the doctor tells him to avoid. :)

My thumb, circa early last week.

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      Creator John Thompson on November 7, 2012

      Rich posted on that here -- http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/599092525/the-order-of-the-stick-reprint-drive/comments…

      Basically, it was to use the KickStarter messaging system (so click on his name/link just about anywhere here).

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      Creator Tom McKimm on November 3, 2012

      Got my package a while ago, but I have a slight issue (no backer patch). Anybody remember what the email was for any issues? I know its in one of the updates, but I can't find it. Thanks

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      Creator Daniel Silva on October 31, 2012

      i got my package yesterday. the patch is going on my hoodie tonight!

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      Creator John Thompson on October 25, 2012

      Ditto on the below. I hope things are healing well, and would love to hear (read) an update. I'm sure Mrs Giant has nothing better to do than to type for Rich. :-) :-) :-)

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      Creator Carla on October 24, 2012

      Any updates on Rich...also any specific prayer requests?

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      Creator Alan on October 23, 2012

      Hi Rich, I hope that you are doing better and that you have a quick and full recovery! I did have a question about my pledge package and I think this is where I need to ask.

      I haven't heard anything from Ook about it being sent, haven't received it in the mail, and haven't had any emails saying that there was a problem with my survey. It had been a while since the Workometer update said that my pledge level as to soon be fulfilled, so I thought I should ask.

      Again, I hope you are doing well! Thanks for doing all the awesome work that you do for us fans!

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      Creator Antonio Santa Cruz Polanco on October 23, 2012

      My package arrived today, yay! Hope you're feeling better, Rich.

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      Creator Eric on October 22, 2012

      Hay there Rich, I keep checking in on both this page and the comic page every day hoping to see some news and every day I come here I see that picture of your bandaged hand I think "Gosh I hope he's OK, I really do." We're all keeping you in our thoughts and well wishes. Have a swift recovery.

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      Creator Peter Cohen on October 19, 2012

      @Yoshi It depends whether you explicitly ordered the patch. If you did, then you need to contact someone.

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      Creator Nikola Burelli on October 19, 2012

      Hello Rich, the magic of writing a comment has hit again. A critical!!!!

      today I received the package, is here in front of me. Great!!!!

      If only the damn country were I live wasn't full of taxes and moron politicians... 70$ of import taxes....

      Well if you ever have to send something to Italy (third world) DO NOT USE: POSTE ITALIANE

      Cheers and sorry for shouting but they are thieving bastards. They charged another 7$ for the delivery..

      oooooh well no more coffees for a couple of months.

      I am happy my treasure has arrived and i feel good because I contributed to the spreading of this great comic.

      Thanks to all and cya soon for the next "Rich project". Get well soon Rich

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      Creator Reece Watkins on October 18, 2012

      Thanks, Rich! Hope you get well soon!

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      Creator Yoshi Takahashi on October 18, 2012

      Howdy! I received my package! (WOO!) However, my box was smashed. (BOO!) But everything looked great! (WOO!) I couldn't find a patch in the box, however. (BOO!) Is that to be expected?

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      Creator Nikola Burelli on October 18, 2012

      Hello Rich, I am sorry for using this space but seems that for you is easier to read here. As others I have no news on the status of the order nor I know if something was missing from my survey.

      Please give me some feedback.

      Thanks

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      Creator Nathaniel Smith on October 18, 2012

      Hi Rich, I am getting a bit worried because I still have not heard anything about my package, and (as far as I know) I have not received my package. Since you had said that they should all have shipped 2 weeks ago unless there was an issue, and I don't know of an issue I should deal with. I had messaged you on 10/05 with my concerns, but I thought I would worry a bit more since I haven't heard back. Thanks.

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      Creator John Thompson on October 17, 2012

      @Katie... I should have asked MONTHS ago, then!! :-) :-) :-)

      (Still really happy with all the stuff that came in the magical box.)

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      Creator Katie Stegner on October 16, 2012

      I finally decided to ask after my package a few days ago. Of course the DAY I say something to the good folks here my package arrives on my doorstep :)

      Thanks!!

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      Creator Jessica on October 15, 2012

      Rich, did you receive my email concerning my missing "I participated" patch? I only received one, despite paying for two and putting a note that I wanted two. :(

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      Creator Rich Burlew on October 14, 2012

      @reece: your package is waiting because you didn't iclude your street address in your survey. i have it in your emails to me, but it was knocked to the end of the line as a result. we will get to it as fast as we're able, but typing is hard and my wife has too much on hr plate to make emails go faster.

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      Creator John Thompson on October 12, 2012

      I didn't receive any notification (or hmm... maybe I did and my spam filter "took care" of it).

      But whatever... MY STUFF CAME!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am a happy, happy, happy camper now!

      Well, except that I didn't add enough comic books to my pledge. And I probably should have gotten more magnets. And was there a limit on the hit-point pads, or did I add too few of them to my pledge, too?

      I really didn't expect the magnet to be so BIIIIIG, either. Wow! It's great (as is everything)!

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      Creator Gary Henson on October 12, 2012

      I just received notification that my package will be shipping today, which isn't quite the 9 days ago suggested in this update. But YAY it's on the way!

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      Creator Phillip Knight on October 10, 2012

      Is it weird to anyone else that it's only about a week shy of being a month since Rich's injury was first announced? I was afraid time would crawl, but it's actually been going by pretty quick. I hope the same can be said of you, Rich!

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      Creator Jeff on October 10, 2012

      Yet another benefit of the KS drive: allowing us to practice and perfect the ability to be still.

      Thanks Daniel.

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      Creator Daniel Silva on October 10, 2012

      @ jeff, probably nothing at the moment. we just have to wait.

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      Creator Jeff on October 10, 2012

      What is the best way now to get an update on the status of a package that hasn't been shipped yet?

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      Creator Daniel Silva on October 9, 2012

      hey reece, i got your back. im bummed because im one of the last ones to get their package. im still waiting. im not blaming rich at all on this.

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      Creator Harold Zable on October 8, 2012

      My package just arrived last week. So, yay!

      I had been getting a little concerned, because it wasn't that complicated. I must just be one of the lucky ones. But it showed up without any additional intervention.

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      Creator Reece Watkins on October 8, 2012

      Hey, I sympathize with Rich, of course, but my first two messages were sent two weeks before his unfortunate incident. It's already been six months past the original "Estimated delivery" date, and I don't think it's unreasonable to be disappointed when nearly everyone else has already received what they pledged for. Maybe someone at Ookoodook could check the message queue here and offload the work from Rich while he recuperates?

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      Creator Daniel Silva on October 7, 2012

      wish i can drive to the warehouse and just pick up my package. love going to houston.

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      Creator John Thompson on October 7, 2012

      I'm still waiting, and there's no clever "oh, there's the doorbell" end to this message. :-(

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      Creator d20_9999 on October 7, 2012

      Whole Story/SS/Patch arrived yesterday morning for me. I didn't check my mail until this morning, though,

      Well worth the wait. Rich is amazing, as usual.

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      Creator Kevin on October 6, 2012

      I'm getting rather concerned here. As the last of the orders have been shipped by about the 3rd, I should have received it by.... pardon me, the doorbell is ringing... SWEET, it just arrived. All is in good order, I have my Snails and my Tales. Disregard this post, all is happiness here.

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      Creator Marco Vito Oddo on October 6, 2012

      @Reece
      I just got my package, a few hours ago, here in Brazil. I was worried that something would go wrong, and also because I never got any message warning me of any shippment. So, it was a surprise to me to get my package; for sure yours is about to get to you too. By this time, all the packages are on their way home (all but the "signed" ones, of course).
      Hope this give you some hope ; )

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      Creator David Rawlins on October 6, 2012

      @Reece - Look at that picture! Have some patience and consideration! 1) It was a pretty major undertaking, 2) Considering that, up to this point Rich has been amazing at letting everyone know about the status of their orders and 3) look at Rich's hand!

      Rich, take your time and make sure to let it heal properly! (Thanks Mrs. Giant!)

      I'm a big fan, and I miss your strip, but I'd much rather you heal properly first, then take care of your good kickstarter fans aaaaand then carry on with your strip once you've gotten all that done. ;)

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      Creator Peter Cohen on October 5, 2012

      @Reece The following in the above update explains all "I still have to sit down with my wife and go through all the emails about orders that have piled up, so please be patient with us." Under the circumstances your lack of patience doesn't get much sympathy from me.

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      Creator Reece Watkins on October 5, 2012

      Still haven't received my package, nor any reply to the 3 messages I've sent Rich from here. :-(

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      Creator BelkarRocks on October 3, 2012

      First of all, I have long since received all the physical deliveries I'm supposed to get due to my pledge level so no problems there. Second -- OW! OWOWOWOWOW that looks really bad. I hope you continue to heal at a good rate. :)

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      Creator Tim Garris on October 3, 2012

      Heal swiftly, Rich! And speaking writer to writer, I've found that downtime to just relax and -think- can actually be super productive, so I wish you the best of ideas!

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      Creator Kent Bateman on October 3, 2012

      Wishing you and your wife all the best. Take the time you need to heal.

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      Creator Eric Shields on October 2, 2012

      Who knows, maybe this is a blessing in disguise... The world telling you it's time to stop and think for a while, since you've been going crazy all year for us. Whatever the reason, it's awesome to hear that you're recovery is going well! Keep your spirits up and heal heal heal! :D

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      Creator Michael Mayer on October 2, 2012

      Best blessings for a speedy recovery.

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      Creator Kentauroi on October 2, 2012

      Once again take your time to get well Rich. This whole year has probably been crazy for you with the Kickstarter, and now this. Enjoy your unexpected vacation, because you deserve it after all the hard work you've done.

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      Creator Euodiachloris on October 2, 2012

      *winces at the picture*
      *hands rope, a cement block and a cudgel to Mrs Giant* Just in case he's even slightly tempted to do a little too much too soon...

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      Creator James McKendrew on October 2, 2012

      Aw, man! No cyberthumb?? B-)

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      Creator Kun on October 2, 2012

      Where's that cleric with Cure Serious Wounds when you needed him at the most?
      Do get well soon!

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      Creator Janine Fennick on October 2, 2012

      Just looking at the photo makes me cringe. Can't even imagine what you're going through. That said, I'm echoing the rest of the crowd here by saying please take all the time you need to recover fully. There's no point in damaging yourself just to get things to us quicker -- the majority of your faithful readers will be happy to wait, and the ones who can't ain't worth bothering with.

      I can't wait to read all the wonderful trippy painkiller-induced storylines you throw at us in the future. Get yourself a digital voice recorder (and write it off on your taxes!) and save 'em that way. They'll still be there when you're ready to write/draw again.

      Take care!

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      Creator athynz on October 1, 2012

      That looks quite painful... I hope they gave you some of the good meds! I'm happy to hear you are on the mend and most definitely take your time healing! Mrs. Giant I hope you are able to take some time to rest as well.

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      Creator Jack Zigler on October 1, 2012

      Rich, the sooner you get better is the sooner we can read without worrying about you. Take a rest whenever you feel like it. Hell, take one now.

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      Creator Eric on October 1, 2012

      Aah, gross! Get better Rich, we all love you and love what you do and as much as I want more comic I want you to take of yourself even more.

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      Creator schala on October 1, 2012

      Ooh yowch, definitely looks painful. Certainly glad to hear it's healing up well. I think we all agree with the idea of you using the downtime to think up new ideas for the comic. ^_~

      And of course many thanks and kudos and well-wishes again to Mrs. Giant! Remember to take care of yourself as well. And Rich, please don't stress her out too much. We don't want BOTH of you going under while Rich is healing. ^_~

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      Creator Rui Miranda on October 1, 2012

      Unfortunately for us all, Rich was Not Left-Handed.
      But seriously, get well, and take it easy.

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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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    94 backers Limited (31 left of 125)

    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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