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Help bring about the 4th Edition of one of the world's most beloved and longest running post-apocalyptic roleplay games from the 1980s.

PDF Pre-release Rewards Added

You have requested it, and we are delivering it. The PDF copies are now part of the Kickstarter campaign. There are 2 new backer reward levels added. For backers that have selected ANY physical copy, we have a special deal. Hard copy backers can add a PDF copy by simply adding $10 to your pledge. Super Cache backers will receive the PDF copy for free.

The Morrow Project 4th. Edition is well on its way to completion. This kickstarter will fund the development costs and printing costs for our first run of books.

What Is It?
The Morrow Project is a pen-and-paper-style roleplay game originally published in 1980. In The Morrow Project you assume the role of a normal everyday person who has taken up the challenge of helping to save and rebuild civilization following a major world changing event. You and your team receive special training before being frozen in cryo-stasis waiting for the time when you will be needed. The plan is for you to wake several years following the end of civilization. You and your team will help the project in rebuilding first the United States, then the rest of the world. Unfortunately, things don't always go as planned.

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Why Now?
Due to economic conditions and other life events the company has been running in "cold-sleep" mode. We have been shipping product but have not had the resources to develop new material. Having reached a point of relative stability, we have been quietly making plans during the past year for the relaunch of The Morrow Project.

Soft-Cover Books:
The Morrow Project 4th. Edition will expand the game book from 77 pages to over 300 pages of TMP goodness. The new book will be available through normal distribution channels and on our website. The funding for the first print run will come from the Kickstarter campaign. This will be a beautiful 8.5 x 11 perfect bound soft-cover book.

Hard-back books:
Many folks have been requesting hard-bound copies of The Morrow Project. We hear and obey! The new edition will also be available in a hard-bound format. These books will also be available through normal distribution channels and our website.

Development costs:
We have been funding development as money becomes available. Some of the fine professionals working on the project have been gracious enough to sign contracts agreeing to be paid after the release of the book. This is a common industry practice that allows the company to hopefully sell enough books to pay the developers for their fine work. We would like to include some and maybe all of this in the kickstarter project. That way these folks get paid faster for their hard work.

Website and eCommerce:,
Those of you that have been following the saga, will note that we have suffered from a series of hacks intended to disrupt our operations. (Personally I think it is the agents of Krell, but can't prove it.) Our intent is to redevelop the basic site in a more secure environment. Also we will step up our ecommerce game by going to a professionaly secured and hosted shopping cart. This adds to the overall cost of the operation but should provide better service to the customer and stability to the company.

Call to action:
1. Please fund this endevor at what you feel is an appropriate level.
2. Tweet, Facebook, blog, e-mail, bleat, or tell your friends about this project so that they have the opportunity to support the project.
Even if you have not spoken to your Morrow Project friends in 30 years, call them and let them know TMP is out of cryo-stasis. If your friend is mad because you killed his character 25 years ago, make it up to him or her by ordering them a special pre-release copy of the project.

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Stretch Goals:

COMPLETED!  $18,000 Early Project Era ID Card - When we reach $18,000 all pledges at or above $15 will receive an early era Morrow Project ID Card. Additional cards can be requested by adding $5 to your pledge amount.

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COMPLETED!  $20,000 Recon Team Patch - When we reach $20,000 an embroidered Recon Team patch will be added to our product offerings.  Super Cache pledges will receive this automatically. Other pledge levels can obtain one by adding $10 to your pledge.

COMPLETED!  $25,000 Project Director’s Shield - At $25,000 we will add the PD Shield to our product line. Super Cache pledges will receive this automatically. Other pledge levels can obtain one by adding $10 to your pledge.

COMPLETED! $30,000 Vehicular Basic Load Pack – These are the new version of the vehicular load packs for all the Morrow Project vehicles. This will be a PDF product and will be available free to all backers at the $25 level and above. Backers below that level can add $10 to their pledge and get the PDF added. Expected delivery date on this product will be around April of 2013.

$35,000 Vehicular Technical Drawings – These are the new technical drawings for your Morrow Project vehicles. We will have a professional draftsman redo the original drawings for this product. This is a print product. This product would be available around June of 2013. Kickstarter backers will be getting the product before it will be available to the public. Super Cache backers will receive this product automatically. Other backing levels can add it by upping your pledge by $15. This is well below the retail price as a special thank you to our kickstarter backers.

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

The biggest two challenges have always been resource related. Talented people to do the work, and enough money to pay them for their fine work. Over the years we have instituted industry-standard best practices to ensure our limited financial resources are well spent. Since we are a small company we depend on a short list of independent contractors for many aspects of our projects. This means a preferred contractor is not always available to work when we want to launch a project. The funding from Kickstarter allows us access to a larger pool of contractors. Ensuring projects start earlier and often are completed sooner.
In the past our risks consisted mostly of projects being shelved or cancelled for lack of capital. With a successfully funded Kickstarter project, the major risk is that the project would be delayed.

FAQ

  • Yes! We will soon be offering a PDF option for the campaign.

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  • Several people have asked if they can get a pre-release and a regular copy of the game. The answer is yes! You can. Here is what you do. Select the pre-release reward that you want then add the additional amount for the production copy to your pledge. At the end of the Kickstarter we will send out a survey. In it you can tell us what the extra pledge amount was for.

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  • Here is what you do. Select the reward that you want then add the additional amount for the stretch goal to your pledge. At the end of the Kickstarter we will send out a survey. In it you can tell us what the extra pledge amount was for.

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    Your satisfaction in knowing that you are helping to bring back one of the great old games of our time. Also, you will have our gratitude and thanks for backing the project.

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    CUSTOM PERCENTILE DICE SET - One die will have The Morrow Project logo displayed where the 0 would normally be. The other percentile die is standard 00 through 90. Together they make a set. Includes shipping to domestic addresses.

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    CUSTOM SET OF 4d6 - A set of custom d6 dice with The Morrow Project Logo on the “6” side of each die. Includes shipping to domestic addresses.

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    PDF PRE-RELEASE GAME BOOK – PDF Pre-release copy of The Morrow Project 4th. Ed. Game Book. This book has over 300 pages of material. These books are watermarked pre-release editions delivered through DriveThruRPG.com. These editions will be shipped before the general release books. If you are already getting a hard copy do not select this reward. Hard copy rewards can add the PDF by simply increasing their pledge by $10.

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    CHALLENGE COIN - A typical military-style challenge coin. This finely crafted 2” coin is cast in bronze with The MP symbol on one side surrounded by the motto “Ordinary People - Extraordinary Mission”. On the back side are the Recon, MARS, and Science team logos in color. Includes shipping to domestic addresses.

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    PRE-ORDER SOFTCOVER PRODUCTION GAME BOOK - This is a pre-order of the new game book. It will be delivered after the release date to everyone who orders it. Will include a stamp that designates this book as a Kickstarter pre-order. Includes shipping to domestic addresses.

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    PRE-ORDER HARDCOVER PRODUCTION GAME BOOK - This is a pre-order of the new game book. It will be delivered after the release date to everyone who orders it. Will include a stamp that designates this book as a Kickstarter pre-order. Includes shipping to domestic addresses.

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    PRE-RELEASE GAME BOOK - Pre-release copy of The Morrow Project 4th. Ed. Game Book. This book is in a special box-type 3-ring binder with over 300 pages of material. These books are numbered pre-release editions. These editions will be shipped before the general release books. Includes shipping to domestic addresses.

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    Supply Cache 05 - PDF Pre-release copy of The Morrow Project 4th. Ed. Game Book. This book has over 300 pages of material. These books are watermarked pre-release editions delivered through DriveThruRPG.com. These editions will be shipped before the general release books. If you are already getting a hard copy do not select this reward. Hard copy rewards can add the PDF by simply increasing their pledge by $10. Plus the complete Percentile Dice Set, complete d6 Dice Set and the Challenge Coin. Includes shipping to domestic addresses.

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    DELUXE PRE-RELEASE GAME BOOK - These are numbered pre-release editions that are printed on heavy 24 lb paper. It is housed in an oversized binder to allow you to put additional material with your game. This edition also comes with an alternate cover similar to the classic TMP editions. These editions will be shipped before the general release books. Includes shipping to domestic addresses.

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    Supply Cache 01 - Softcover production copy of the game. This is a pre-order of the new game book. It will be delivered after the release date to everyone who orders it. Will include a stamp that designates this book as a Kickstarter pre-order. Plus the complete Percentile Dice Set, complete d6 Dice Set and the Challenge Coin. Includes shipping to domestic addresses.

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    Supply Cache 02 - Hardcover production copy of the game. This is a pre-order of the new game book. It will be delivered after the release date to everyone who orders it. Will include a stamp that designates this book as a Kickstarter pre-order. Plus the complete Percentile Dice Set, complete d6 Dice Set and the Challenge Coin. Includes shipping to domestic addresses.

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    Supply Cache 03 - Pre-release copy of The Morrow Project 4th. Ed. Game Book. This book is in a special box-type 3-ring binder with over 300 pages of material. These books are numbered pre-release editions. These editions will be shipped before the general release books. The book will include a stamp that designates this book as a Kickstarter pre-order. Plus the complete Percentile Dice Set, complete d6 Dice Set and the Challenge Coin. Includes shipping to domestic addresses.

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    Supply Cache 04 - Deluxe Pre-release book. These are numbered pre-release editions that are printed on heavy 24 lb paper. It is housed in an oversized binder to allow you to put additional material with your game. This edition also comes with an alternate cover similar to the classic TMP editions. These editions will be shipped before the general release books. The book will include a stamp that designates this book as a Kickstarter pre-order. Plus the complete Percentile Dice Set, complete d6 Dice Set and the Challenge Coin. Includes shipping to domestic addresses.

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    Super Cache 01 – Your name in the game book as one of the major financial contributors to the project. Any of the regular supply caches plus a release copy of the game book.

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    Super Cache 02 – An original first edition of The Morrow Project game masters shield. This is the one produced in 1980 that is printed on white card stock and comes in 2 pieces. This also includes the original tables that shipped with the package. Your name in the game book as one of the major financial contributors to the project. Any of the regular supply caches plus a release copy of the game book.

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    Super Cache 03 – An original first edition copy of The Morrow Project game book. This is the one produced in 1980 that is printed without color for the team logos on the cover. Your name in the game book as one of the major financial contributors to the project. Any of the regular supply caches plus a release copy of the game book.

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