One week ago...
A week ago you all helped make Disaster Looms! a reality. Our entire team is again thankful for your backing.
There are a few reminders:
- Please finish up surveys that have been sent out. A couple levels we have not sent surveys to yet ($1,000 sending emails) ($1 - no need). We are currently at 96% complete - a thank you to everyone who turned the information around to us so quickly. We are on an aggressive production schedule - and getting the information quickly helps with those efforts.
- To that point, I wanted to give everyone a heads up that we will be sending out a reminder email 2 weeks prior to shipment of your backer rewards (right now planning mid-September). At that time, we will be requesting any updated addresses. We have had about a dozen of you warn us about pending moves ... so I just wanted to make a general announcement that we have a system to capture those address changes in place.
- The web store is up and running: http://bfrgames.storenvy.com/ Several of you still owe for shipping, or had mentioned a desire to add Play Mats, or other a la carte items to your reward package. This is the place to go do those things. If any doubt on how to do this, email us - we are doing our best to respond to questions swiftly.
- Finally - anyone who needs to get their payment information corrected - you have a little less than one hour to do so. At that time your pledge will be cancelled. I believe we have a few backers in this situation at this time.
Later today we will be sending out an art update ... I believe we have another CEO to introduce.
Our goal is to do a weekly update during production - though some of these may be brief. Our intention is to keep you appraised of our efforts to deliver your game, and the steps as we go through this process. Our printer was quite excited to find out that instead of printing one game, we are printing 3 essentially. Wow, I really wish I had gotten in on this project as a backer - what a deal!
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Be a Backer! You will receive recognition as part of our game. All levels receive this reward. Karma scales exponentially with pledge amount - guaranteed!Estimated delivery:
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Random SIGNED Exploration tile! Our core team will sign, and include a personal note of gratitude! Thank you for your support!Estimated delivery:
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Ships! Get a set of 4 resin cast ships in the color of your choosing. You can choose prototype ships, or the production ships. Specify your color - including all of our playtest colors. Note that this and the $40 funding level is the ONLY way to receive the transparent ships from the playtest copies. You also get a signed tile!Estimated delivery:
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I want the art! Really love what we are doing? ... or just really love the art? This is for you! Includes a Disaster Looms! PC Wallpaper, and a 13"x19" poster of the game art! Signed by our artist! Also get the $20.00 level! So 4 ships, and a signed tile!Estimated delivery:
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Backer Pack! This package is about loot! You will receive a random SIGNED exploration tile, and 1 set of our prototype ships and production ships (8 unique sculpts). Professionally produced resin copies of hand-crafted sculpts. You can specify the color - including all of our playtest colors. Note that this and the $20 funding level are the ONLY way to receive the transparent ships from the playtest copies. Also receive a 13"x19" poster of the game art, signed by the artist (Jules)!Estimated delivery:
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Save Humanity! Receive 1 complete copy of Disaster Looms! at a lower price than MSRP of $60. Shipped as soon as printing/packaging is complete. This also includes a random signed exploration tile - that is both usable in the game, as well as a great keepsake of your support of Disaster Looms! At this level and above - you also qualify for all over-funding rewards.Estimated delivery:
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'S' is for Space. Receive 1 complete copy of Disaster Looms! Shipped as soon as printing/packaging is complete. Also receive the Founders Launch Pack - only available to Kickstarter Backers. See details of this fun promotional item that adds additional dimensions and game play options as you add map tiles and events to the game! You also get a random SIGNED exploration tile - usable in the game as well as a great reminder of your support of Disaster Looms! You also will receive all over-funding rewards.Estimated delivery:
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I want Options!! Receive 1 complete copy of Disaster Looms! Shipped as soon as printing/packaging is complete. Also receive the Founders Launch Pack - only available to Kickstarter Backers, and a random signed exploration tile. Finally, you will have the opportunity to specify the color of your 4 fleets. You choose the four colors you want from a list of 10 standard colors! You also get all over-funding rewards.Estimated delivery:
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Custom painted set of 4 (four) resin ships. You may specify your color scheme, or ask what color set you would like the ships to be highlighted with, and let our artist: Zack Smith, do what he does best. See photos to the left of his work. You may get 4 sets of ships for a $300 backing with this reward chosen. Zack has a full time job, so 40 sets of 4 ships is all he can do!Estimated delivery:
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NOTICE: THE $100 backing level (ABOVE) includes a copy of the game. This is also noted as an update... Sorry for not making that clear on the Reward Level. DO NOT CHOOSE THIS REWARDEstimated delivery:
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RETAIL STORE EXCLUSIVE If you are a brick and mortar retailer - and you want to support our game... this is the way to do it! Receive 3 copies for retail, plus a DEMO COPY! We will also send you some supporting marketing material to promote the game in store. We may also be able to arrange a visit to your store for a game demo day! If you are interested in this - let us know. You will also receive a random SIGNED exploration tile, as a thank you for supporting us on Kickstarter. We will verify every store prior to shipping - please do not back at this level if you are not a retail store. This Reward does NOT qualify for the over-funding goals.Estimated delivery:
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I want Options - DELUXE!! Receive 1 complete copy of Disaster Looms! Shipped as soon as printing/packaging is complete. Also receive the Founders Launch Pack - only available to Kickstarter Backers, and a random signed exploration tile. Finally, you will receive a set of ships and tokens for all 10 standard colors! You also get all over-funding rewards.Estimated delivery:
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Friends in Space! Receive 2 complete copies of Disaster Looms! Shipped as soon as printing/packaging is complete. Also receive 2 copies of the Founders Launch Pack - only available to Kickstarter Backers. Plus 2 random signed exploration tiles. Go find a friend now! You will also receive two sets of all over-funding rewards.Estimated delivery:
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RETAIL STORE EXCLUSIVE LVL 2 At this level - you, the retailer, will get 4 copies of the game, 4 random signed exploration tiles, and 4 Founder's Packs. MSRP for this would be $260.00, at $65 per game.Estimated delivery:
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RETAIL STORE EXCLUSIVE LVL 3 At this level - you, the retailer, will get 4 copies of the game, 4 random signed exploration tiles, and 4 Founder's Packs. You will also receive 4 copies of all over-funding rewards. If this includes the 5-6 player expansion - retail for this package would be $340! We will also include a demo copy of the game, along with all of the KS exclusive rewards and any unlocked over-funding goals. We'll also send you some supporting marketing material to promote the game in store. We may even be able to arrange a visit to your store for a game demo day! If you are interested in this - let us know.Estimated delivery:
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Best Friends through Space and Time! Receive everything from Friends in Space, plus choose the color of both fleets!Estimated delivery:
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We want it all! Get two of everything: the poster, the game, the Founder's Launch Packs, your name(s) on display, choose your ship colors, get 2 sets of the prototype ships in a colors of your choosing, and 2 random signed exploration tiles.Estimated delivery:
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d6 Donor: Binary passé? Want to give us money but still don't want to leave any evidence? Is a bad math joke worth a couple hundred dollars? Now you can give us the most common die, in hexadecimal dollars, and receive recognition in the manual for Disaster Looms!Estimated delivery:
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INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION! This is for our friends across the pond(s). This level will include 4 copies of Disaster Looms!, and 4 copies of everything else! The signed tiles, the KS exclusive Founder's Launch Pack, choose your ship colors, and be qualified for over-funding goals! INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING INCLUDED! So grab a few friends, and make it happen!Estimated delivery:
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Master of your own Planet! You will get 2 copies of the game, plus 2 copies of all of the extras! Best of all - you get to name one of the 6 planets that will be in the Kickstarter Exclusive Founders Launch Pack. Your planet name will have to pass review by our design team before we will accept the pledge ... but in the spirit of the game it would be great to see some store names, distributors, or super-fan's own creations!Estimated delivery:
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Receive all of the rewards from the I want Options!! level, a complete copy of the game along with all rewards, but instead of simply choosing the color of your fleets, you can actually work with our sculptor to create four sets of four unique ship sculpts for use with Disaster Looms! or anything else.Estimated delivery:
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Break from Reality Chairman's Club First - thank you for considering this! At this level you will receive a copy of Disaster Looms, with one of each extra included. Additionally, you will receive a copy of every game we produce for life. After Disaster Looms! is published we are pursuing 2 previously untouched IPs and creating games around them. I can only tell you that they are sci-fi series of books, and have lasting popularity. We are also producing family games - we have 1 in play test, and a 2nd is just past the concept phase. We also have non-sci-fi strategy, miniatures, and more on the docket. We will be releasing at lest a few titles though KS - and hopefully be able to stand on our own 2 feet after this. In addition to receiving games from BFR for life, we would like to meet each of you at conferences we will be attending throughout the year - and will plan a party for everyone attending Origins, GenCon, and several smaller conferences this year as well! You also can be a contributor to our success - as we will ask these members to be as active as they would like in our play-test program, and provide candid feedback and direction for games in production ... and future games that we should be making!Estimated delivery:
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The Ten Billion Level: Receive Special Recognition in the final product for funding us with 10,000,000,000 dollars (in binary). You will not receive a copy of the game, any associated extras, or in fact, anything tangible.Estimated delivery:
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Chairmen of the Chairman's Club Wow! We just decided to see if someone was so blown away by Disaster Looms! that they gushed cash at us. :) If you back this level ... we'll talk. You also will get a copy of Disaster Looms! and all the other goodies promised at lower funding levels. This level will enable us to move part-time employees to full time! Our Lead Game Designer, and our Creative Lead will be BFR's first full time employees. They thank you profusely. And the entire gaming community does as well - because we will be making games at an expedited pace.Estimated delivery:
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