$100,000 Achieved ...and the Results Are In!
The debates are over, the votes are in, the results have been counted, and the world can finally stop holding its breath. The people have spoken... and Level-Up Tokens are in the game!
Every Kickstarter backer will receive a set of four shiny metal tokens with your copy of Boss Monster. These arcade-style coins are more than a cool collectible -- they're the perfect way to mark when your Boss Monster's Level-Up ability has triggered. Level your Boss and look cool doing it thanks to these golden coins.
Of course, this particular achievement has been unlocked thanks to the fact that today we surpassed ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS in Kickstarter support! (Cue the victory music!) We know we keep talking about blown away we are by the success of this project, and by the amount of passion we've seen in the community here. But your awesomeness keeps taking us by surprise. Nearly half of our current supporters participated in the vote for tokens versus holofoil. We didn't even think that many people were reading these daily updates! You guys rock beyond all belief.
But we know you want more than a pat on the back. You want the next stretch goal! We've heard a ton of suggestions for stretch goals, including some that we'll have to save for our next Kickstarter and some that are better suited as add-ons. But one thing we've heard loud and clear is a request for more game content -- stuff you can actually use to add variety to the game. That's what our $130,000 stretch reward is all about.
If we hit $130,000 (we're using a $30K increment this time because we actually expect the pace of pledges to increase in our final ten days), every Kickstarter backer at the PLAYER'S CHOICE level and above will receive four new promo cards and a digital kit to create custom print & play cards.
Let's break it down. These aren't just any cards. These are four very special cards, including:
- The Brothers Wise: Because we're not above a little narcissism, we created this lovable two-headed ogre mage with a knack for always finding the right card. We think Katrina really captured our good looks.
- Hellcow: In our final stages of playtesting, we have been honored to have game designer and novelist Keith Baker playing the game and offering crucial advice. We are big fans of Keith's work on Gloom, the Eberron D&D campaign setting, and many other games, so it's been reassuring to see such a seasoned designer having a blast with our game. To celebrate, we figured we had to immortalize his bovine alter ego as a Boss!
- Pixel Lincoln: In launching a pixel-themed card game on Kickstarter, we knew that some people would compare us to Pixel Lincoln. But though we may have begun as rivals, that all changed when Pixel Lincoln designer Jason Tagmire ended up with a review copy of Boss Monster. He saw right away that the games are very different, but both awesome. So at Jason's suggestion, we've joined forces to bring time-traveling Pixel Lincoln to the world of Boss Monster as a truly Epic Hero ...and King Croak will be popping up as a promo card for Pixel Lincoln!
- T.P.K.: If you've Mastered a few Dungeons, you might be familiar with the concept of a Total Party Kill. For a Boss Monster, it's the ultimate win, so we're making this very special Spell card available exclusively as part of the $130K promo pack. It's not easy to achieve, but it's an almost certain victory if you manage to pull it off.
And to round out this stretch reward, we're offering a way for everyone to make themselves a part of Boss Monster. Whether you're an EXTRA LIFE backer who wants to make playtest cards or a pixel artist who wants to make totally slick-looking cards, we're providing you with the tools to do so.
If you want a simple mock-up, we'll provide a PDF with card frames that have blank white spots you can use to write in the relevant info. (That's shown on the left.) But for those who prefer something fancier, we're also providing a customizable template that will let you make print-and-play cards using our fonts, backgrounds and icons. (That's shown on the right.) With custom cards, the possibilities are endless!
Both of these rewards will be offered to everyone receiving the other promo cards and digital goodies included in the PLAYER'S CHOICE (and all pledge levels above it).
We hope you like the new cards and the chance to make your own creations. Wish us luck on hitting $130K, and please help us get there by continuing to spread the word!