UNLOCKED: the B to the F ebook is now included at the $25 tiers and above! Plus more story
Kickstarter has just switched from "days" to "hours". There's a little over 70 hours left on this campaign! :0
Now's the time to let everyone know about this. You can use hamletbook.com for easy sharing, and since we've crossed our goal (remember? way back on the first day! you guys are THE BEST) there's no risk. It's all super appreciated!
Last day when I wrote we were at $370k: today we're $384k and well on our way to that final stretch goal at $400k. The $375 stretch goal we just unlocked is another free digital book to everyone pledging at the TOTALLY SWEET ($25) tiers or above! This is my B to the F book, where I reviewed the super-crazy novelization of Back to the Future page-by-page. I wrote this in parallel with To Be Or Not To Be (you know, that classic writing technique of Taking A Break From History Times To Write About A Time-Travelling Teen) and while it is available for sale separately y'all gonna get this bad boy for free. It has lots of jokes and if you like jokes then you can read this book for some of them!
I've updated the list of rewards with this, so be sure to check it out!
Storywise I chose some random numbers and letters, and we ended up having to choose between OPTION R2D2 (Be Hamlet, become convinced by Ophelia's plan, then be Ophelia again and put the plan in motion) and OPTION C3P0 (Try to convince him by just talking to him). And the winner by popular acclaim is... the thermocapsulary dehousing assister!!
Be Hamlet, become convinced by Ophelia's plan, then be Ophelia again and put the plan in motion
Wow, now you're catching on!
Okay, you're Hamlet! And you decide, as Hamlet, that Ophelia is making a lot of sense. I mean, it is a little weird that she's suddenly so into murdering people, and isn’t it also kinda weird how you're going to kill a dude because your Ghost Dad asked you to even though this ghost can interact with the physical realm and if he can do that why doesn't he just kill him himself? Wait - this plan doesn't really make a lot of sense, does it? This is crazy! This whole plan is crazy!!
Hamlet kicks you out, and you are now Ophelia again. Hamlet says "Hey Ophelia, um, I'm not sure we should be killing Claudius after all. Maybe my dad can just do it himself."
"I thought you were down with this revenge thing!" you say. "Don't you want revenge?"
"Well um, that's the thing," he says. "Revenge is great and all but I get the impression that maybe there's more productive things for me to be consumed by -" and now you're Hamlet again and you finish his sentence with " - but actually, now that I think about it hah hah let's stab that jerk in the brains!" and now you're back to being Ophelia again and I honestly think you're abusing your reader privileges here so let's be Ophelia from now on, okay? Besides, you've got Hamlet pretty well set up for a while. He is down to murder a dude.
The only option here is "Hit the books" so let's do that!
Hit the books
You pass Hamlet some books off your bookshelf. One is a book on poisons. The other is a book on sneaking around. "Here, read these," you say. "At the end, you should be good at poisons and sneaking around."
"Got it," Hamlet says.
"In the meantime, I'm going to read these books on how to stab people and how to get away with things. At the end, I should be good at getting away with stabbing people."
"Nice," Hamlet says.
"Then we'll switch!" you say.
"Super rad!" Hamlet says!
There are two options here! Leave your vote in the comments and we'll pick this up tomorrow, in one of the few hours left to us (it is just a coincidence that this Kickstarter ends on December 21st, 2012, HONEST)
OPTION EISENSTEIN: Training montage!!
OPTION DEMILLE: Don't bother with a montage, just skip to several weeks later when I'm fully trained