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Update #64

RELEASE THE KRAKEN (and 359 of his friends)!!

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I’m happy to announce that the second set of A Monster for Every Season is completed; you’ll be getting the download link in a separate update email in a few minutes. I didn’t manage to beat my deadline and squeeze it into Summer itself, but in my defense, there are 106 more monsters in this set than last year’s Spring set.

Technically, I’ve now fulfilled my original commitment to create a set of 400 monsters—we’re over 600 now—but don't worry, I’m not done yet. There are still a ton of monsters left for the remaining two seasons. Though I guess I should just say upfront that there’s no way the Autumn set is getting completed in Autumn, much less before the thematically appropriate Halloween holiday. These sets are an enormous amount of work and tend to absorb all of my time once I start so I think I should finish one or two other things before diving back in.

In completely unrelated news, today is the tenth anniversary of The Order of the Stick. I posted the first strip on September 29, 2003 with no goal more lofty than to amuse the 10-20 people who were visiting my message board. It’s been a pretty good run since then. Since I couldn’t have made it as far as I have without the support of everyone reading this, I thought I should take a moment to say thanks. Thanks! Rest assured, it won’t take another ten years to get to the end of the story. Maybe four? Tough to say.

So let’s look at the Workometer.

I’ve added both the Autumn and Winter sets because they were the last things left that weren’t already on there. So that’s a pretty good view of what I have left now. Still a lot.

OK, that’s it for me. Next update, another wallpaper (probably)!

--Rich

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      Creator zester on October 17, 2013

      Addendum: Has anyone here a good idea about storage? Our games happen in various places so I'll have to move the minis around very often and now they're by far too copious for my wife's Tupperware boxes. (And she'll be glad if I'll finally return them, too.)

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      Creator zester on October 17, 2013

      Love the set, too! Until now, I had only printed the Line Art with my old b/w printer at home and colored them with some old crayons, but a few days ago I finally spent some money and let both sets be printed in color and on heavy paper. Cost me about 50 EUR but it was totally worth it. Now I spend my evenings with cutting and glueing and sticking together. My friends are so envious of my little OOTS army!

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      Creator Filkin on October 16, 2013

      Are there any plans to add any minis from the Astral Planes? I'd love to be able to use your interpretations of celestials, devils, daemons, inevitables, githyanki, and the like in my current campaigns.

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      Creator vorwain on October 14, 2013

      Tortle Ninja FTW! I love the set!

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      Creator Nicholas Kosky on October 7, 2013

      Awesome set! I really want to run something with them now. Thank you for all your hard work on this and on the comic. I'm really looking forward to the next two.

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      Creator Psyren on October 4, 2013

      By "these" I of course mean the Monster For Every Season miniature images.

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      Creator Psyren on October 3, 2013

      I had a question - can we use any of these as forum avatars?

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      Creator Lord Herman on October 1, 2013

      Thanks for another batch of great minis! I found the Bigger Fish particularly amusing. And the Sea Kitty. And the Warforged Wizard. And the Ninja Tortle.

      If there are still monsters left over after the four seasonal sets are done, I wouldn't mind paying for an additional set or two. These minis are certainly my favourite part of the kickstarter, and I can always use more of them for my D&D game.

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      Creator Mary Parker on October 1, 2013

      The Summer set is on a perfectly relevant time frame for those of us in Australia. I enjoy these so much, particularly the more unusual critters that you wouldn't find a model for anywhere else.

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      Creator Sarah Vee on September 30, 2013

      My favorite is the warforged wizard... hilarious. And I noticed he is dressed remarkably similar to Elanicus in #127, ha ha.

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      Creator Kenny Tracy on September 30, 2013

      I've got an idea for ya Rich: You could skip autumn for now, and instead put your minis work into winter. That way you could get those released during a thematically relevant time-frame. And then you'd have plenty of time to get the fall ones ready for the start of fall next year. It lets you get more time to finish them, while still releasing them on a schedule that makes sense for them (and perhaps mid-spring next year you could do a small "stuff I wanted to do, but that didn't really fit in one of the 4-themed sets" booster to tide us over until the fall set.

      Second idea: If you have more minis you want to do, but you've just spent too much time and effort already, do a second kickstarter purely for an expansion to the minis. I don't know how many backers that would draw, but there have to be more people like me that would support that.

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      Creator Christopher Brown on September 30, 2013

      Lizard Humanwrestler - LOL

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      Creator Douglas Wagner on September 30, 2013

      Glad I'm not the only one who thought "Darths and Droids" at the Bigger Fish. That really caught me off-guard!

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      Creator Gerrit van Langeveld on September 29, 2013

      Rich Berlew said, "I’ve added both the Autumn and Winter sets because they were the last things left that weren’t already on there. So that’s a pretty good view of what I have left now. Still a lot."

      Don't forget Mystery Prize #9! So secret we don't even know what it is yet!

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      Creator Ed130 The Vanguard on September 29, 2013

      Come on O-Chul! You were the main reason I backed!

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      Creator Sarah on September 29, 2013

      These are really great, I love the "special" ones tossed in. I am definitely going to be running a Stick game at some point just to get to use these guys.

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      Creator Rich Burlew on September 29, 2013

      @Nick Walls: They don't really mean anything specific. The red dots mean, "I have the initial concept down." The yellow bar means preparatory work, including writing at least enough script to feel comfortable drawing. The green bar is the actual work, including all the drawing and any writing I didn't get done before I started drawing. But really, they're intended to be abstract. The point is more to give a visual feel for how much has been done, not to actually spend time assigning actions to each section of bar.

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      Creator _Zed_ on September 29, 2013

      Congrats!

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      Creator Nick Walls on September 29, 2013

      Rich, can you add a little bit to the workometer that explains what the yellow and the green bars stand for? I've been wondering for ages...

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      Creator James Harris on September 29, 2013

      @Steven Watkins: Came here to say that. These are amazing and they should definitely go up for sale when the time is right.

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      Creator Rich Burlew on September 29, 2013

      As it is, I had to cut a lot of monsters from this one that I had planned: Nagas, Rocs, and a few others. I don't want to make the two seasons left too much bigger than this one, so it'll be a toss-up whether they can be squeezed in.

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      Creator Rich Burlew on September 29, 2013

      @Steven Watkins: Yeah, I've thought about putting them up for sale. Though I won't even really consider it until all four sets are done. Although if I have enough monsters leftover, I may just make a fifth set for sale instead. We'll see, it could go either way.

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      Creator Steven Watkins on September 29, 2013

      I have to say that you have outdone yourself on these mini sets. I really love them. I appreciate your hard work on them, and, in that regard, is there any chance that you might sell them at DriveThruRPG or something?
      That may help you justify spending time on them, and make them available to players outside the KickStarter.
      If there is a concern about exclusive-ness for the KS backers, then I'd suggest you could keep Backer favorites (like the tortles) as KS exclusives.
      I'd really like for more people to be able to see and use these beautiful minis.
      Thanks!

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      Creator trimeta on September 29, 2013

      I like the little humorous touches, like the sea kitty and the tortle ninja. And was the "bigger fish" a reference to Darths & Droids?

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      Creator Davis on September 29, 2013

      I've always loved lizardfolk, and I think the art on the Lizardfolk Human-Wrestler and Chameleonfolk are my favorites. Great job!

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      Creator Ari Rosenzweig on September 29, 2013

      Happy Anniversary! Also, once again: fantastic job on the monsters! I love the detail, variety, and occasional joke (lizardfolk human-wrestler is my favorite). My son (age three) loves them too, but not as much as the spring set (that one had more animals). He wants to see a cow and a pig too. Thanks for continuing to deliver such awesome rewards!

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      Creator William B on September 29, 2013

      Happy anniversary! I agree with the previous comments about focusing on the winter monsters first, so at least one of the two remaining sets will be seasonally appropriate.

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      Creator JHawkInc on September 29, 2013

      Happy Tenth Anniversary! I read a whole array of webcomics these days, but it was OotS that got me started, and is still the one I'm most excited to see update.

      Any chance one of the two remaining creature sets might have more Tortles? A fighter, maybe a shaman, three more ninjas.... :)

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      Creator Paskal on September 29, 2013

      Congratulations on the 10th year anniversary!

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      Creator Peter Cohen on September 29, 2013

      I tend to agree with the suggestion that Winter be scheduled before Autumn. There are 14 lines on the chart to complete still and six are short stories. Getting one done before the next season package would be an idea or we'll be in a position that all the demand will be on that sort of narrative inspiration. The digital packages, the signed books and, if needed, the wallpapers can be the fill in background tasks going on at the same time. That and Christmas packages if not yet done. Then, hopefully Winter can be in Winter and maybe one story can come out in Spring and one in Summer. leaving only three stories to come after the Autumn drawings with the standard delivery colour drawings coming before Autumn and the patience ones after.

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      Creator williamthewise on September 29, 2013

      I have so many inside jokes with people that are OOTS related. To think, I would never have read it if I hadn't seen Rich's guest comic on Brian Clevinger's 8-bit theater site (http://www.nuklearpower.com/2004/05/18/vacation-04-3-i-love-bridge-jokes). That was just before I graduated high school. Not many of my interests have spanned so many years. Thank you, internet, for bringing me so much awesome. #10yearsofOOTS

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      Creator Kevin Moore on September 29, 2013

      Wow, has it really been ten years? I've been reading since around strip #25 or so. Better hurry up, Giant, or HBO might start making the miniseries faster than you can write the rest of the story. :D

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      Creator Kirsten Langer on September 29, 2013

      Happy tenth anniversary!

      I'm trying to figure out, when I started reading OOTS... probably during my first university semester so about six years ago. Always was a great time!

      Maybe you could try to have the winter monsters ready this winter and the autumn minis next autumn? Then they would be released in the appropiate season and you would have more time. But whatever way you'll do it und whatever time they'll be released, I'm looking forward to it.

      Thank you for all your work!

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      Creator Jesse Riggs on September 29, 2013

      Fantastic! ...I probably would have donated to the kickstarted just for these minis.

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      Creator Assaf on September 29, 2013

      THANK YOU! for ten! 10!!! ten years of entertainment, though I have been reading the comic only since august 2010...
      HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! sorry for grammer mistakes...

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      Creator Benjamin Rabin on September 29, 2013

      Congrats on 10 years of fantastic comics!

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      Creator Ed Stevens on September 29, 2013

      Thank you Rich for ten years of great story and execution. I'm a total fan, keep up the good work.

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      Creator asdf asfd on September 29, 2013

      Congratulations, a 10-year anniversary is impressive. And yay, more monster minis!

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      Creator Brennan L Smith on September 29, 2013

      Congratulations, Rich, on ten years of wonderful story! It makes me happy to see such success! I started reading in the summer of 2006, and have been following closely ever since. Thank you for all the time and effort you've put into these new monsters, as well. You never seem to do anything half-way; everything you do is done with time and attention and is of the highest quality. Good luck getting your story done in four years; you will probably find that your time and attention to detail extend that, like your monster sets, to a greater degree of quality (and time commitment) than you expect. I, for one, will be along for the ride, buying every book, every board game, and funding every kickstarter that comes along!

      Thank you, Rich!

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      Creator Gwynfrid on September 29, 2013

      This are all superb. The kraken is truly a thing to behold. It makes me feel like running an adventure just so I can use it.

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      Creator Sean Knisely on September 29, 2013

      Awesome. Since you are sure the autumn ones won't be out in autumn, perhaps targeting the winter ones before the autumn ones would mean there is a chance those come out in winter. Then you could go back to the autumn ones to finish before next autumn.

      Either way, these are great. Thanks for all your hard work on OOTS over the years.

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      Creator sbarrie on September 29, 2013

      I can kind of imagine the scepter as a mic, but otherwise I don't see any Jim Morrison in the Lizard King.

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      Creator Bran on September 29, 2013

      Happy Anniversary/Birthday OOTS! Congratulations on providing a decade of laughs.

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      Creator Nenets on September 29, 2013

      Oh god, 10 years already? Congratulations Rich and many thanks for the wonderful comics so far! Also, make sure you don't work yourself out too hard. We would like you to be alive by the end of this :P

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      Creator JU on September 29, 2013

      Congratulations! What you've built over the years would make anyone proud, lets make the remaining ones even greater.

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      Creator Gwynfrid on September 29, 2013

      No rush, Giant... Although I look forward to the story's conclusion, the day I see the last OOTS strip will be a bit of a sad day.

      And my thanks and congratulations on the 10 years!

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      Creator Peter Cohen on September 29, 2013

      Happy birthday to OOTS! Four years to go sounds reasonable given all the things to resolve beyond the last gate. (Hayley's and Elan's fathers, Durkon's return home, Team Evil's internal power struggle, MitD, what is inside the gates, IFCC, god conflicts...) So probably two books after this one. And then we have the hopes of a prequel for Tarquin and co/the Linear Guild and one for the Squiggle.

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      Creator Alessandro Ussia on September 29, 2013

      Blue-hair suggestion* seems both fair and feasible. Good thinking!

      In other news, 10 years. Wow. Thinking back to all the thing that happened since... well, let's look forward to four (and counting, factoring in Mr. Burlew scheduling skills ;) years of OotS instead. Cheers!

      *[do winter before autumn]

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      Creator GamerZack7 on September 29, 2013

      Happy 10th AnnivOOTSary, Rich! Here's to another four-or-so years of stick figure awesomeitude! :D

      By the way, I've been going over ideas for presents for my birthday in five weeks' time, and one idea which keeps popping into my head is asking for the Order of the Stick books currently missing from my collection (ordered from Ookoodook, no less). Reading Start of Darkness and other adventures on my birthday would be sheer awesomeness! The only other idea I had worth mentioning here is catching up on some D&D 3.5 supplements since I missed out on it the first time around...

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      Creator Christian Steudtner on September 29, 2013

      Congratulations to 10th year anniversary :)

      On another note: Those miniatures are really awesome - I really wished we played D&D (and not mostly DSA/SR/CoC - which make it harder to use some of the more exotic monsters or player races) - then I could use much more of those minis :D

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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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