The Science of Stretch Goals!
Hello chemistry lovers!
Well, it has certainly been an amazing weekend for the campaign. We're almost at $30K and it's all happened in a little over four days! We continue to be blown away with all the support and how well you're all sharing the word of Compounded to friends, family and science lovers everywhere.
A few of you have been asking if we'll be announcing some cool stretch rewards and we've been promising to begin the unveil once we were back from Unpub 3. And, so, we're ready to announce the first stretch goal at $35K - an upgrade to the Lab Key Lead Scientist token! The Lab Key is passed from scientist to scientist during the game to signify the Lead Scientist - in other words, the player who gets to do all the cool stuff first during the turn. The Lab Key is also a powerful tool that can be gained when completing certain compounds - when a scientist completes that compound, they immediately take the Lab Key for the next round, skipping the normal passing order. When this happens, there's usually one sly grin and several curses at the table. With this stretch goal, the Lead Scientist can now grab a hefty key and cackle maniacally!
The key will be large and wooden, and we're talking with our manufacturer now to see about screen-printing the Compounded logo on top.
The Lab Key upgrade is only the start to our stretch goals - and it's actually one of the smallest. We're not going to unveil the next goodies we have planned just yet, but we'll leave you with a tease - it involves compounds that are a bit too large to fit on a normal compound card!
Going back to Unpub 3 for a bit, we had a blast meeting quite a few of you at the show. Darrell was able to get in several demos of Compounded, and everyone had a great time and left awesome feedback. One of the attendees - Scott King - showed up to check it all out with his girlfriend Lisa and ended up staying for over 10 hours, and then backing Compounded! He blogged about the experience and shared his thoughts on Compounded and the rest of the show (with amazing photography). Check it out and stay tuned to dicehateme.com for more coverage of Unpub tomorrow, as well as a few special interviews on The State of Games podcast coming later this week.
Finally, quite a few of you have asked if you can pledge for multiple copies of the game. Yes, you can! Simply add the base pledge amount to your overall pledge for each copy of the game you want. For instance, if you'd like three copies at the CHEMISTRY 101 level, simply pledge for $126 (that's $42+$42+$42). You can clarify your order of multiple copies in the survey we'll send out shortly before the game is delivered and shipped out to all of you.
Again, thank you all so much for your enthusiasm and support! Keep spreading the word and let's work on bringing Better Gaming Through Chemistry to the masses!
All the best,
Chris, Cherilyn & Darrell