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Update #66

I Have No Witty Title Ready

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Hey guys. I have the flu, I think, or something, so this update is going to be straight to the point. Let's start with the wallpaper again. 

 I call this one, "There Must Have Been Some 5th Level Transmutation Magic in That Old Silk Hat They Found." I just did this one this week because I wanted to get the seasonal theme in at the start of the season in question, just for novelty's sake. You can download them here. Enjoy.

I've been doing a little bit of everything and thus finishing not much of anything (other than that wallpaper), but I do have good news for a small group of backers who have not gotten any love in a while. I'll let Elan deliver it. 

Yeah, I picked up my crayons again and am (slowly) starting to work on crayon drawings for people. I'll probably do a few more practice drawings first, actually. I have no idea what my production rate on these will be—assume not fast until proven otherwise—but these will start trickling out in the coming weeks. Non-patience drawings first, naturally. Workometer. 

Finally, I need to plug my holiday products, because I still need to pay my rent and such. I've plastered them up all over the main site, but in case you didn't know, we have a new 2014 "Tenth Anniversary" wall calendar available with 12 new pieces of art based on scenes from the comic re-interpreted. Here's two samples: 

There's a third sample on the order page.
There's a third sample on the order page.

 So that's on sale (while supplies last) at Ookoodook, while over at the CafePress shop we have new holiday ornaments and t-shirts. You can see them here. Some of these are based on characters I created for A Monster for Every Season for this Kickstarter, such as the very-popular-so-far Unicorn Princess design, so I guess everything is full circle or something. 

I'm going to try to finish as many packages (with or without crayon drawings) before the end of the year as possible, so next update will probably be another wallpaper rather than a delivered story. But if you're waiting on a package still, there's a better-than-usual chance of getting your shipping update. 

I'm going back to bed. Thanks for all your patience and stuff.

--Rich

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      Creator Oregon Pinkrose on February 25

      So, not that I'm waiting for anything, and I'm hoping everything is going ok, but I was interested in an update on how things are going with the workometer and you? My Roy Greenhilt magnet and I are wondering?

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      Creator Richard J. on December 4

      Hope you feel better soon Mr. Burlew. I just got over a fairly long and annoying cold myself. I totally feel your pain. And my wallet will probably feel pain soon as well because I'm seeing some sweet merch in those links.

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      Creator Bill on December 3

      @Giant: That fixed all the security issues.

      But - I just noticed something else. The tiniest possible issue - one entire pixel wide. For all three wallpapers (Beach Party, No Encounters, and Winter) - all three of the copies labeled 1366x768 are actually 1365x768. I have no idea if that has any impact on the monitors actually built for that resolution.

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      Creator tenzil on December 3

      I am totally down with supporting the strip by buying a calendar but 8 bucks for shipping?!

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      Creator Sanjay Merchant on December 3

      Belkar's reaction to walking on snow with bare feet is kinda priceless. :-D

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      Creator Rich Burlew on December 3

      @Peter Cohen: Those two rewards aren't going on the Workometer because they're for one person each, and I'm in touch with those people. They know when their stuff is happening. I may announce them once they're done, but there's nothing really to track anyway.

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      Creator Peter Cohen on December 3

      Woo! Sir Francois under way (as most people asked for in preference to Autumn or Winter) and a bit more plotting done on the story that we were originally promised.

      Also both the signed books and the digital portraits are nearly done. And once I see progress in the crayon drawings, I'll have to compile my requirements for my patience one.

      Apart from those three categories, there are two personal rewards which I don not see tracked. The character appearance and the mystery box, Here's to seeing them on the chart soon.

      Get well soon Rich. I think that by this time next year, you might have got it all done.

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      Creator Rick on December 3

      @Giant On behalf of the Philippines, thanks for pitching in. I have a few friends that lost one or more family members (one that lost her entire family), and more that lost entire homes and livelihoods. Every little bit helps. /salute

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      Creator Rich Burlew on December 3

      Oh, hey, I just found out that today is something called Giving Tuesday (which I would normally complain about because do we need a special designation for every weekday after Thanksgiving, but I'm all about charity so never mind), which reminded me that I forgot to mention that $2 for every calendar sold and $1 for every holiday ornament is going to Phillipines typhoon relief, through Dec. 31st. So there's that.

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      Creator Rich Burlew on December 3

      @Dale Lythgoe: You mean besides the fact that it's all creative work that requires me to be in the right frame of mind in order to perform a given task, a thumb that does not like to do the same type of work for long stretches without complaining, and 39 years of bad work habits? Nothing.

      Basically, instead of worrying that I'm not focusing on one project and finishing it, you should be happy that when I'm struggling with one project I can leap to another rather than staring at a blank page for hours/days/weeks. You can't force writing, especially writing jokes. Forcing myself to only work on one thing until it's done is a good way for not even that one thing to get done.

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      Creator Rich Burlew on December 3

      OK, access restored for 1600x900, 2560x1440, and 3360x2100 wallpapers. Are there any others that aren't working?

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      Creator Sarah Vee on December 3

      @Keith: Mr. Scruffy is a cat, he's probably too smart to play out in the snow where it's cold ;-) I love Belkar's feet turning ice-blue, I bet shoes are starting to sound pretty good to him right about now.

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      Creator Grant Robinson on December 3

      Very cute having the half-Dragon lycanthropic psionic demon snail in the background :)

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      Creator Andreas Kaiser on December 3

      @Christian Steudtner:
      Thanks a lot!!

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      Creator Keith Nixon on December 3

      Where is Mr Scruffy in the new wallpaper. I've been assuming there was a white cat on a white background joke in there but I can't find his face!

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      Creator Christian Steudtner on December 3

      @Andreas Kaiser:
      There is a thread on the GiantITP-board regarding potential bulk-shipment of the calendar to Germany ( http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php… ). Maybe we will figure something out to save a bit on the shipping.

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      Creator Andreas Kaiser on December 3

      A shame I live in germany and shipping cocts for the calendar are higher than the price of the calendar itself :(

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      Creator Dale Lythgoe on December 3

      What is preventing you from focusing on one thing so that is done and you don't have to worry about it instead of shifting from one task to another and getting nothing done?

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      Creator Jennifer Toone Taylor on December 3

      Feel better Rich! I can confirm that the 16x9 Widescreen wallpapers for 1600x900 and 2560x1440 are not downloading. Also, the 16x10 Widescreen 3360x2100 is having the same issue. All of the other wallpapers are working fine.

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      Creator Christian Steudtner on December 3

      @Rich:
      Would you give me the permission to include that Crayon Drawing in the Kickstarter Reward Collection on the GiantITP board ( http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php… )?

      And as always: Great Wallpaper [and I really need to order that Calendar!]
      I hope you get well soon!

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      Creator Sarah Vee on December 3

      Having just climbed out of a sickbed myself it was nice to find the wallpaper waiting for me :-)

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      Creator Kibosh on December 3

      Amazon S3 gives me access denied on the 1600 x 900 size wallpaper.

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      Creator Bill on December 3

      Thanks for the wallpaper!

      Access denied issues with: 1600x900, 2560x1440, and 3360x2100

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      Creator Shari Bromley on December 3

      Thank you for the wallpaper, Rich. I hope you feel better soon!

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      Creator Miles T on December 3

      The new wallpaper looks great! Also, I ordered the calendar and am eagerly awaiting it. (I wanted to get the greeting cards too, but $20.95 to ship a $10 pack of six greeting cards is rather hideous, so I had to leave them). Get better soon :)

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      Creator Elliott on December 3

      Amazon S3 gives me access denied on the 3360 x 2100 size wallpaper.

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      Creator Brennan L Smith on December 3

      Don't worry. We have "patience and stuff." Get well soon, and thanks for all your work on this!

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      Creator Leor Blumenthal on December 3

      Hope you have a complete recovery Rich!

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      Creator Reid on December 3

      Get well soon!

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      Creator Matthew Murray on December 3

      Hey, Rich, I love the new wallpaper. It looks like 3,300x2,100 isn't working, though.

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      Creator Bornagaincannibal on December 3

      Fantastic as usual!

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      Creator JU on December 3

      Wee, progress on the drawings. ^^
      That's one great-looking wallpaper, and calendar.

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      Creator Michael on December 3

      It's awesome, thanks ^^

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      Creator Rich Burlew on December 3

      P.S. I know I usually sit and read the comments for a while to make sure no one's having technical problems with the wallpaper downloads, but the aforementioned bed-going is taking precedence right now. So if there's a problem, just leave a comment and I'll fix it tonight.

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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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