Outrunning the Track
See Update #22, posted just a few minutes before this one, for a link to the rules PDF. Bug-catches in the rules should go in the comments to that update, please.
Because the rate of support has continued to increase, we’ve outrun where we expected to be. The image we needed to announce the originally planned $600,000 stretch goal won’t be finished until Monday. We didn’t expect to NEED it until Monday! So we will push that goal back enough to make it a meaningful stretch, and if (as I now anticipate) we approach $600,000 tomorrow, I will post a non-angst-generating commitment for further Ogre-specific support.
(I say “originally planned.” We are so far ahead of our expectations that “originally planned” means “Thursday’s modification of Tuesday evening’s revision of last week’s revised plan.” I’m just saying.)
Yes, we’ve talked about it . . . I expect we will continue to talk about it. That's all I have for you right now.
Survey for Exclusive Sheet #2
Here’s a screen grab of the raw results of the $350K survey. You already know that we’re going to do classic counters as a separate extra. I should now reveal that one of our counter sheet sponsors (for a sheet in the box) currently wants flat Ogres, though we are still discussing their size. So it seems likely that the flat Ogre fans will get their wish.
That covers most of the minority desires. The “more trucks” and “more in standard colors” options are clearly not badly needed. So it will be EITHER 3-D buildings and Ogres, or another exclusive map overlay sheet. Or, perhaps, a sheet of mostly buildings and Ogres with a few slightly-thick overlays on it.
I am not going to make the final decision until all our sponsors decide what they want. Then I will choose something that complements their choices without duplicating them.
- Steve Jackson