Another day, another two goals shattered. Ho hum. Just a day in the life of having the best fans in the entire world. Seriously, you guys, we actually accelerated the rate of funding over the last 24 hours compared to the 48 before that. That defies all common sense.
So that means that Paladin Blues is funded for a full print run, and we're onward to the final (reprint) frontier. If we get to reprint Don't Split the Party, we will have every OOTS book in print at the same time for the first time since...ever. No, really, we've never had all 7 books in print at the same time before. Just think, people who have never heard of OOTS now will be able to walk into their local gaming store a year from now and buy the entire run in one purchase (well, except for Snips, Snails, and Dragon Tales, which is an Ookoodook-and-this-pledge-drive exclusive book). And that's thanks to you.
Now, looking at the chart, you'll see I've added several goals. The lines for Don't Split the Party are in place, showing at what level of funding I'll put them up for rewards and then how much it will cost to print, minimum and full-size. Same as we did with Paladin Blues, really. But I think more enticing are the two purple lines. If we get to the magic number of $222,222, Mystery Prize #2 will be added to almost every order (and the lowest pledges will be able to increase slightly to get it, too). And Mystery Prize #3...Mystery Prize #3 is so mysterious, even *I* don't know what it is yet! But hey, at that point, who knows what sort of crazy things I might be willing to commit to? Haley sure doesn't:
Speaking of which, I've added a new premium reward for people who don't want (or need) any of the books. For a pledge of $240, you can get a complete set of every ornament that we've put out in the "snowfall" series, from the first in 2004 to this past year's 2011 edition. That's eight different ceramic ornaments that are no longer available in our regular shop. And more than that, I'll sign the back of each of them with a permanent marker, and probably doodle a stick figure or something. You can also add a signed copy of every book to the same package for another $262, if you want, or we can work out a partial package if you already have some of them. Don't worry, they'll ship in a separate box to protect the ornaments. That's a lot of signing, though, so I'm only putting 15 of these packages up.
Finally, we did a large mega-poster set in 2010, featuring every character in the OOTS (at the time) on two giant 24 x 36 prints (you can still order the last few here). Adding a rolled up poster to this pledge drive turned out to be too much logistical hassle, though. On the other hand, I've gotten emails from people saying that they love the images but don't have room on their walls for a four foot wide poster set. Weird, I know. So I've just made a deal to print a number of smaller 8 x 10 art prints on high-quality heavyweight paper, exclusively for this pledge drive and suitable for framing (with enough border so that you don't crop the image when you do). Here's what it looks like:
You can get it for a pledge of $25, and I even dropped in a few signed ones for $50. You can add one book to either package, but not more than that; too many books in an envelope will bend it. But don't worry if you want to a bunch of books and the print, because we're including one free for every pledge above $250. All you have to do is increase your pledge (if it isn't there already) and you'll get one slipped in, on the house.
Finally, just to give you guys a heads up, I won't be making an update over the weekend unless we break through another goal. So, I'll probably be making an update over the weekend. But maybe not two! But probably. As always, thanks for keeping this thing going, and I'll see you on the other side of a line.