I wanted to clear up some confusion and answer any questions that have come in from the last update. I can use the old standby of "I shouldn't post when I'm tired" but I'll blame any missing details on my over-enthusiasm to post and update and continue to show progress.
A lot more detail in this update so i apologize for the length
When do I have to send this back in? - "Whenever you want" is the short answer. I didn't do a good job explaining this but each of you will probably fall into one of four buckets...
I know what I want - If you know what theme you want right now and aren't interested in seeing themed rooms or increasing your pledge, choose the theme you want from the pledge sheet and you're done.
I know what I want but I may want more - If you know what theme you want but want to see the themed rooms or are considering increasing your pledge, you can choose the theme you want from the pledge sheet, check off any of the "I want to see more" items in column L, or drop a note when you send it back stating that you may want to increase your pledge. This will allow me to produce the theme set you want and it will be waiting until you finalize your decision.
I want to see some more before deciding on a theme - Check off any three boxes from column L and I will be producing some more pieces to round out the prototypes.
I know what I want for one set but want to see more for my other set - Check off the theme(s) you want, check off the themes you'd like to see more of, and/or drop a note when you submit stating you want to see more before shipping.
In all cases, you can send the pledge sheets in whenever you'd like. Until you "lock in" your pledge completely you are free to send it in multiple times.
Example one: You have decided on the M-Class double as one of the themes you are sure of but want to see a little more around the Blockade Runner theme, you could send the pledge sheet in with M-Class locked in and Blockade Runner as "Want To See More" - after the more prototypes are completed and you have seen them, you decide to stick with M-Class so you submit the pledge sheet again marking "2" in the appropriate cell (I15 for example).
Example two: You have decided on a theme and have multiple add-ons but want to see the themed rooms before you are sure you want your package sent. You can send in your pledge sheet with a Locked In theme and if you want you can drop a note saying not to send until you see a certain themed room. Additionally, I will be sending out an email prior to shipping to confirm address and if you are ready to have your pledge shipped or if you want to wait for something.
I may want to increase my pledge, how do I do this? - Once all the themed rooms have been prototyped and displayed I will be re-opening the pledge manager (I'm thinking PayPal only at this time) to allow you to increase your pledge amount. You will be resent the pledge sheet with the new amount (if you have already sent it in, I will send your sheet back to you with your previous entries but a new pledge amount).
When does the pledge period end? - For those that are interested in more goodies but aren't ready to pull the trigger just yet for one reason or another you will be able to hold off until you are ready. However, once you Lock your pledge in and give me the okay to ship, any future additions will incur the dreaded postal fee. And since keeping an Excel spreadsheet floating around isn't the most efficient way of doing business, I would say that by year's the KS is officially done...We'll be done well before that but I really am thankful for your support and I want to be as flexible as possible with all of this.
As more questions come in please feel free to post them on an update, in the comments section, or send them to me personally and I'll make sure you have an answer ASAP.
I don't have a firm date of arrival of the laser (shipping this week) but I'm planning on starting production and additional prototyping next week if everything falls into place.