10 days left, a new stretch goal (a game!) and an inspiring Blade film
10 days left and oh so close! Please keep sharing!
In light of recent Kickstarter scandals affecting ALL Kickstarter projects, I've made my LinkedIn profile "public" so you can verify my experience, recommendations and connections. Feel free to connect with me there: Dale Alan Taylor's profile on LinkedIn
(Note: I'll be off on a short trip to the mountains today, and may be out of 4g range. I'll be responding to requests and questions as soon as I get home tonight.)
Reclaiming the Blade: Sons of Fire
When I first started this Forge of Honor project, I did a lot of research into the mythology and lore of swords, primarily as to why they hold such sway in the heroic imagination of children (and many of us adults and parents). Back then I found a documentary called “Reclaiming the Blade” that did a wonderful and inspiring job of documenting the lore and mythology of swords, while transitioning to the other side of the movie screen. Daniel McNicoll and his team interview all the big names behind the scenes: the actors, their trainers, sword makers and martial arts practitioners. Even if you have only a passing interest in swords, you’ll appreciate the art and skill of these behind-the-scenes magic makers. Daniel McNicoll and his team are kickstarting a sequel that focuses not only on the sword making itself, but will still contain all the celebrities and movie mythology goodies of the first one, including Narnia. There project is here (you can get both documentaries at a higher pledge level): Galatia Films' Reclaiming the Blade: Sons of Fire http://kck.st/13h00Oc
I am a backer and Daniel McNicoll is a backer of this project!
New Stretch Goal: A game for all ages!
This project got its legs when we found our support in the gaming community (board and video games). Since then, I’ve been trying to come up with a stretch goal that rewards our supporters with older kids or no kids, who are just supporting us because they believe in us! After much experimenting with all kinds of silly mechanics, I hit upon a simple idea: A velcro shield sash that fits across the shield so you can throw petards at it (actually plush balls). We set the stretch goal at $25,000 and made the Target Sash a $5 add-on, a level which we feel confident it won’t interfere with the business of getting the Targimals, swords and shields completed (the complicated things).
We'll post a more thorough update on stretch goals very soon...
Thanks for your continued support and faith in this project!