This is an announcement I was sure I would never make. And some of you are going to think it’s booooooring, and some of you will dance.
You know how you (you know who you are) kept asking for “classic” B&W counters in the 1” size? But the majority said “naaaah”? And we said “Right, naaaaah.” Well, on the one hand, that really is a minority preference; the surveys showed that only 20% of you are very interested in the old-style counters. On the other hand, it now looks like we might print 5,000 or more of the new Ogre, and 20% of 5,000 is still a lot of gamers.
So our $500K stretch goal is: Fine. We will print those. We’ll probably need to print them in the US to meet deadlines, and it will be a short print run, but we’ll do it.
We think this will require six 8 x 10 (more or less) sheets. We will die-cut them, and use 1.5mm chipboard or as close to it as the printer offers, so you won’t have to repeat the “scissors” part of the original experience.
That’s right, I didn’t give the price, because we don’t want anybody ordering them early. At current support levels, though, we could hit $500K early tomorrow. (Again, thank you!) The set will be added, once we meet the $500K mark, as an “extra.” Canadian and overseas supporters are asked to wait and order them through W23.
We will also make those files available as hi-res PDFs, for those who want far more than they can afford and don’t require super quality . . . and against the day when we sell out.
(Now we need to bring you something even more off-the-wall for $600,000. And we think we know what, and we’re not going to tease you as long as we did this one . . .)
Sam’s Videos Are Cool
And his latest one shows how to use overlays . . . first to modify a map, and then to trash it completely. You’ll find it at the bottom of this update.
Two New Shirts!
We have two new shirt designs. One is the fluorescent green and orange Ogre wireframe, first created by Richard Meaden almost 20 years ago and still one of the most amazing shirts I have. What’s it look like? I’m wearing it in the intro video. Go look. You can’t have mine, but we are making more.
The other is the Ogre Blueprint Poster rendered as a white-on-blue shirt - see below!
We will only offer these as extras. Please don’t ask to substitute one of these for the “supporter” shirt, because our memory banks are full now and we have no room for more thoughts. Free shipping to the US; no other orders now, please.
Retailer Order Form
Here’s a link to a form. It is not for retailers to place orders. It is not for you to order a retailer, either. It’s a form that you, the gamer, can fill in and hand to your local retailer, if you plan to buy the game locally, just to help the store realize that yes, you really want this!
- Steve Jackson