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Get the book, trading cards & more for The Young Protectors—a smart superhero tale featuring a hero who just happens to like other guys
Get the book, trading cards & more for The Young Protectors—a smart superhero tale featuring a hero who just happens to like other guys
2,462 backers pledged $133,640 to help bring this project to life.


Posted by Alex Woolfson (Creator)

Howdy everyone!

Your 20th Trading Card

So! Voting results for the 20th Trading Card are in and with 915 ballots cast, you chose the FLYBOY ORIGIN CARD with 244 votes (26.67%). (The COMMANDER ORIGIN CARD was a close second with 219 votes [23.93%].) 

Your choice means that in addition to a physical book and beautiful POWERS trading cards for ALL 9 character choices as well as ROMANCE trading cards for The Annihilator, Spooky Jones, Flyboy, Kyle, Commander, Tsunami and Fluke and ORIGIN cards for The Annihilator, Kyle and Spooky Jones, those of you who are pledging at the FULL CITIZEN level or above will now also receive a nice, glossy 2.5" x 3.5" trading card with a powerful image of one of the first uses of Flyboy's powers as well as a fascinating narration about how he became a superhero!

You're going to be getting twenty bonus cards with your books now! In addition to that, all backers will get access to a digital version of this card! YAY!

What about that potential-stretch-goal vote?

Well, it wound up being fairly evenly divided up between the three options, actually. It's true that T-shirts won with 44.26% of the vote but a fairly large percentage of you (33.01%) didn't like the idea of add-ons of T-shirts OR figurines. And in the comments, I also that impression as well; that for a lot of you having add-ons for this campaign might not be the right way to go. (And they certainly add a layer of complication that I've already mentioned I was wanting to avoid.)

So, I went back to the drawing board and tried to think of some different options that would not involve shipping out heavy/expensive things like figurines and T-shirts (which requires me to have them as add-ons due to the extra high expense). It was very useful getting your thoughts on this both in the voting and in the comments, so thank you very much! Hopefully, I'll get to share the next batch of stretch goals soon!

And Wow—You Did It Again!

Just under the wire. Just as I was about to post this update, you managed to unlock another stretch goal, keeping your streak of unlocking stretch goals every day intact! Holy cats! You will not be denied! :D

And this one was extra-special because not only does it unlock a new Trading Card, but it also unlocks "any remaining Romance Cards." Well, the Romance Cards for both The Platinum Priestess and Hunter and Killer were still remaining, so those are now both automatically unlocked. BAM! Two more cards sent to you right there!

So now what was going to be a vote for your 21st Trading Card has become a vote for your 23RD TRADING CARD! Time for me to hop to it and get you that new BACKERS ONLY Voting Link! :D

What's Next?

Well, we're now at $85,023 and what would now be your 24th Trading Card will be unlocked at $87,500!

And after that?

  • at $90,000, I'll create another ROMANCE PRINT, this time one that is guaranteed to be safe enough to hang in your living room so you can show off cute super-powerful folks kissing to visiting family. (As one should.) And all characters will be back in play!
  • at $95,000, all backers getting a physical book will also be sent a KICKSTARTER-EXCLUSIVE BOOKMARK featuring the character you vote on!
  • at $97,500, the FIRST-TIME TRADING CARDS get unlocked! These cards would reveal intimate details about a character's romantic experience, namely their first-time experiences with romance and sex (first kiss, first time in love, first...). The card art would also feature a sweet, beautiful image of that character's very first kiss.
  • and then if things get really crazy and we hit $100,000, all backers at the YOUNG HERO pledge level and above will be sent an authentic, embroidered SPOOKY CAP

Will we hit any of those stretch goals? Fingers crossed! But for now it's time for me to send you your next BACKERS ONLY voting link!

Thank You!

So! This is it! We're officially in the last 7 days of this project! Three weeks down and just one week to go! And you're still unlocking stretch goals every day! :D

Thank you so, so much for your amazing support! Good golly, we're at $85,000 and there's still a week to go! 

You are AMAZING! More soon! :D



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    1. Jamie Dutton on

      Congrats, Alex! I'm excited for a new Platinum Priestess card :)