No more than 12 hours after publishing our last update, we've broken through €8,000! We've so chuffed, and so excited that BARPIG is going to get an expansion! Those of you who remember the good old days of BaRPG will be glad to hear we’ll be experimenting with some of the classic characters like the Vodkleric, Ryenger and maybe from the shadows of long past: The Stoutlaw. So many great ideas, we really can't wait!
Before we get there though, we've got bigger fish to fry! We've got a game to get off the production line and enroute to you guys! We're in the process of proofing the files with our European manufacturer, and as it looks our delivery schedule of October is definitely on the books. We're also busy setting up the order for the custom dice with CHESSEX in the US, which should take about 4-5 weeks to reach us, again in plenty of time for October. By the way, they made a sample for us, here’s a sneak preview:
We've also released our next stretch goal at €9,000 and this is something we've been looking forward to finally releasing. A Custom BARPIG Coin, our medal to our backers for helping us get this far, and also a super handy turn-keeper during the game. We're finalising the details, but it'll most likely be bronze coloured and 30mm in diameter, and fit perfectly alongside the dice in the flip-top box.
This also brings us to a pivotal moment in our campaign. As it stands, Kicktraq projects us soaring well beyond the €9000 marker, something we never expected to achieve in this campaign. When we started our campaign, we wanted to present you with a complete game, with quality card-stock and all the required components already available. Our character release of the Whisking was icing on the cake. The additional funds from our €4000 stretch goal meant we could include a final 10th character and from that point on he had a fantastic game ready to go to market.
From that point on, every stretch goal we had lined up were things that complemented and were centered on the game, making your personal copy of BARPIG that much more unique and special. We’ve now unlocked an alternative rules card, a special custom dice, and next is the turn-keeper BARPIG coin. All our backers that have pledged for a reward will receive a full resolution Print’n’Play once the campaign is finished, so you can start having fun with BARPIG whilst we get down to producing and shipping it to you. On top of that we're bringing a full expansion pack with extra Characters, Items, and anything else we can inspire from your ideas and feedback (and extensive playtesting). BARPIG only got this far because of your support, it's a game that you made possible, and we want to include you even more on the road ahead.
The last thing we had as an option to make your pledges even more special was adding an additional tin container, but this however has proved a bridge too far. The numbers ended up not justifying the manufacturing cost for any supplier, and the next option of ordering a stock sized tin with a logo sticker on it doesn't feel qualitatively right for you guys.
We either want to do things right, or not at all.
So we’ve made the decision that in these final days our €9000 stretch goal will be the last. It means we will be dispatching you a game that’s not only complete, but is so much more unique than what those buying BARPIG post campaign will receive. We do this because it’s you who have helped us, and BARPIG, come to life. It's our way of thanking you for all your amazing support for us.
We're now 3 days away from ending our campaign. We want to bust that €9000 marker and give you guys those final turn-keeper coins. We can't wait to see you share your stories, pictures, and videos of all the fun moments we know you're going to have playing BARPIG with your friends and family. We're so eager to get started on creating the expansion pack, sharing our ideas with you and hearing your feedback from playtesting.
The campaign might almost be over, but this pig's journey has just begun. Thank you all for helping us bring our piggy to market. Now let's go blow this house down!
Until then keep questing you fine Barpigs.
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