The $60,000 Stretch Goal Is... Wait For It...
TL;DR Summary: The final two weeks have begun! We're throwing some extra promotional effort into play to get the word out, but we could use your help too. There are banner graphics. Also, we're announcing the $60,000 set, but are waiting for samples before we show you the dice in it. Read on!
Happy Tuesday, Fate Dice faithful!
We're headed into our final two weeks of the campaign, and we're charging into it full-force thanks in part to a mailing to our fans we did yesterday to drum up more backer support. We've also fired up a few modest advertising campaigns to help us all reach for those stretch goals -- to get us that Vampire Dice set at $50,000, and hopefully to stretch beyond as well, for even more.
Our reach, though, only goes so far -- and that's why we need your support as well to get the word out. Tell your fellow gaming brethren about these dice, and talk about your pledge out loud on your blogs and tweetings and facebookery and so forth! It might not seem like much, but when many voices speak together, they get heard.
In addition, we have a few banner graphics for use on your sites, if you're willing to give us a little ad-time wherever you hang up your digital shingle. You can download the banner images here, here, and here. Thanks!
Now, normally on a Tuesday we would reveal a new set, a new stretch goal. And we are going to reveal the name and concept of our next set today, but it's going to be without mock-ups of the dice. The reason for this is simple: we've got samples working their way to us now, and we may have them as early as by the end of this week. Rather than expend effort on mocking them up -- especially given the style we're going for here -- we'd prefer to wait and show you the actual dice.
So with that in mind, here's half of the reveal: our $60,000 stretch goal will be the Eldritch Dice set!
Eldritch Dice will be a dark, arcane, and (dare we say it) tentacular themed set, featuring dark greens, purples, greys, and inked with a bright, yellow-green glow-in-the-dark ink for playing in the most shadowy of environs.
We found out from our supplier that we can, after all, swirl together two pearlized colors (after originally being told otherwise), and we want to use this technique to produce some really strongly marbled, darkly lustrous dice with an overall green and purple color scheme across the set. At the same time, the results of this approach can be a little hit or miss; every color combination is an experiment that's hard to predict. That's why we want to get the samples in hand rather than mock them up -- our mock-ups could end up well off the mark! We'll also look into the possibilities of a dark translucent die in the set, and will do some low-light tests to investigate if the glow in the dark ink can be seen through such a die, and whether that effect is actually something desirable.
Lots of unknown territory getting explored here! Which is why, at the end of the day, we're likely to go a few rounds with the samples until we zero in on our final Eldritch set. We'll keep you in the loop throughout this investigation into dicey mysteries both mystical and maddening, of course. :)
We think the Eldritch set has a lot of potential to offer something unusual and fun to the Fudge Dice fans out there, and we're looking forward to working with you to make this Fate Dice set a reality. (Edit: if funded at $60k, this, too, will be a $15 set.)
We'll see you towards the end of the week when we hope our next round of samples will come in. Thanks again, and always, for your support!