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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!

So, today was a great day! We leaped on past $90,000 to unlock our thirty-first stretch goal—the OPEN CALL SFW ROMANCE PRINT!

The Open Call Safe-for-Work Romance Print

This 11" x 14" Print option will feature the two The Young Protectors characters you choose in a sweet, romantic and Safe For Work and Family scene! ("Safe" so long as your work and family are cool with seeing super-powerful folks kissing and cuddling, that is!) 

All 9 character choices will be in play. It will be yet another 11" x 14" print option for backers at the EXPERIENCED VIGILANTE level and above (and unlocking this stretch goal means that backers at the TRUE SUPER-HERO level and above are now getting thirty-one 11" x 14" prints as one of their rewards!) And, of course, all backers will receive the finished artwork as digital wallpapers to enjoy!

I'll be sending you the voting link to this in a BACKERS ONLY update shortly!


Voting continues for your 24TH TRADING CARD. There's still another hour or so to get your votes in for that. But I plan to go to bed before then, so I'll let you know the results in the morning! ;)

What are you getting right now?

A couple backers have pointed out to me that so many stretch goals have been unlocked, they aren't entirely clear what pledge levels are getting what! Well, there's a page that I've been updating every day that tells you just that:

See a list of what all the pledge levels are getting and everything that's been unlocked right here!

And, of course, if you decide you want to bump up your pledge level to get more goodies, you can do that at any time on our Kickstarter's home page.

What's Next?

Well, we're now at $90,183 and the next stretch goal gets unlocked at $92,500—your 25TH TRADING CARD!

And after that?

  • 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 become available for characters who already have an ORIGIN card! 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 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!

Thank you so much for your amazing support and backing. All day dozens of you have been increasing your pledges to support the project (and get more goodies!) And even more of you have been out there spreading the word, letting folks know how much fun this project is and why they should come join that fun.

(Also, I really appreciate all the very kind words about my new stretch goals in the comments. I tried very hard to think of fun ones and hearing that you like what I came up with totally made my day.  I'm still grinning thinking about the nice things you said. :) )

We're down to the last five days of this project! The home stretch! So, this is really the time to let your friends know about us. When the Artifice Kickstarter finished, I literally got dozens of emails from folks asking if they could still join.  But once a Kickstarter is over, it's over. Many of you have saved up or asked friends and family to help you pledge to make the deadline and I intend to respect that effort and sacrifice. So if there's anyone out there you think would want to get in on this, please let them know that time is running out! There will be no second chances! (But of course, mostly talk about how fun it is! ;) )

Thank you again for being such amazing backers! I'm not getting much sleep, but I'm still having an absolutely fantastic time. And it's all because of you.

More soon!



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