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Update #17

Europe! Scandinavia! More Stretch!

We have posted support levels for single copies to Scandinavia and Europe. We’ve had relatively few multiple-copy orders outside the U.S., so we’re not going to spam up the support list with 2- and 3-copy versions. Instead: If you want two copies, support at 2x the listed price, minus $5. If you want three copies, support at 3x the listed price, minus $10. And tell us this on the final survey.

It turns out that FedEx divides Europe and Scandinavia into three different Zones. You will find them at:

$191 - ZONE D - Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands.

$210 - ZONE H - Austria, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Malta, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and Norway.

$275 - ZONE E - Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia.

Also: New Zealand supporters can order at the levels posted for Australia, though we can’t change the descriptions of the basic Australian level now. Nobody has bought two or three for Australia, so those were changed.

Also: A frequent question is “Can I (for instance) support at the $150 level, pledge $300, and get two $150 packages?” Yes, you can, and you are awesome for asking. Tell us what you want in the final survey, and please don’t use this trick to order more than three copies. (Retailers may get as many of the retail packages as they want.)

New Stretch Goals

The $375K stretch goal is in honor of our Eurogamer supporters. We will make the rules and scenario book available, in PDF form, in one other language. The new survey lists ten languages where we know we will find a lot of gamers. It asks you to rank your votes rather than just picking one. We also ask that you not vote at all if your group’s preferred language is English, so the survey results will reflect those who can really benefit from the translation! We can’t screen these votes, so we have to trust you not to vote unless it actually matters to you.

The $400K goal is, by popular demand, a new “mini” edition of Ogre. We will send a copy to everyone who pledges $150 or over (regardless of what that support consists of - so Canadian and overseas supporters will automatically get one to say “thanks for paying all that postage)”. I’ll have more detail on the mini edition tomorrow, because this update is getting long.

There will be a $425,000 goal, and we know what we want, but I don’t want to promise it until I make one more phone call.

The $450,000 goal is . . . Somehow, some way, we WILL bring back the miniatures. Maybe resin, maybe metal. I have already gotten some interesting responses from custom casters.

A $475,000 goal . . . Why not? We will do a scenario contest, pick at least four winners based on fun and balance, tweak them if required, and put them online. When? Announced when we can, with a deadline in February or March. After the winners are posted, combine them and the previous eight scenarios in a laid-out color PDF and make that file available (probably by DropBox) to everyone who supported at $25 or above.

Our $500,000 goal is insane, will cause people to go ballistic in both good and bad ways, and will remain locked for now.

Survey Non-Report

There will be a survey with new images of 3 infantry, but those images are not ready yet. We have almost 1,400 responses to the survey about contents of the last counter/overlay sheet, and soon I’ll post an image of the raw response report so everyone can see.

Acrylic vs. Urea Dice

We promised you a comparison of urea and acrylic dice. Here it is. As you see, urea (top image) isn’t ugly, but it limits what you can do. (Truth in advertising - the red and blue samples in this photo are actually acrylic, but they are close matches to good urea colors that we didn’t have on hand.)

Acrylic dice (bottom) can be swirly, glittery, transparent, and can come in just about any color in the PMS book. Plus glow-in-the-dark. (Further truth in advertising - Some of the acrylic dice here are polyhedra. That has nothing to do with their being acrylic. Polyhedra can also be made of urea. These were just the best acrylic examples we had, and they happened to have more than six sides.)

PS - Hi, Jennisodes, and thanks again for the shiiiiiny purple and green swirly die, which lives on my desk when not being photographed!

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