Stretch Events, Sponsored Events
Here’s the noncontroversial $600,000 stretch goal: I will come to at least two major summer/fall game conventions in 2013 (which ones? Still to be determined). The point is that at those conventions I will make Ogre my main focus, rather than That Card Game. I will run Ogre events, blow up your CP, and discuss what will be in the next supplement(s).
If we hit $650K we will do some kind of special launch event in Austin. It may be a simple, free open house where you can pick up your game and get it signed. Or it may be a mini-convention with food, events, special giveaways, maybe a GoH. If it’s a convention, there will be a cost to attend, but we will not offer the memberships through Kickstarter, as there is absolutely no time to sort out details or a reasonable fee. I guess I should surrrrrrrrrvey to find out what you prefer.
Sponsored events are possible. Check out the new $5,000 support level. Just don’t ask me to travel more than eight hours unless the Orient Express is somehow involved.
Ask me about the $700K stretch goal tomorrow. I may just go ahead and announce the Potentially Controversial Goal, and ask you to come back Monday to see the art.
Ogre Line Editor
Having hit $550K, we’ve updated our Job Openings page with a brief description of the qualifications we will look for in an Ogre Line Editor. Important general info about working at SJ Games can also be found there. This will be an Austin job, and we are not taking applications until we make that job description more formal and specific, and until we put this Kickstarter project to bed! But there's what info we have for you now.
More Things To Blow Up
I am at the office today working on counter sheets. No promises, but I think I can get an extra Mobile Command Post onto "Targets Go Boom." It should probably be green, to go with the Ogres on that sheet and/or the Merc force.
Some of the ideas that our sponsors have had are really, really neat. You are going to see some MAD colors, for one thing - and some interesting scenario-building scenery, for another. I'm afraid the people on one forum who asked for an "orphanage" counter are going to be disappointed. Of course, there's nothing to stop you from taking a building and writing ORFINIJ on it. Anything from a burning Command Post to a Strongpoint backed up by howitzers, depending on just how really terrible a person you are.
Thanks to Cormac Russell, here’s a picture of the green-and-orange T-shirt.