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With psychic dinosaurs taking over Manhattan and beyond, it's up to the Century Club to save humanity -- from extinction!
With psychic dinosaurs taking over Manhattan and beyond, it's up to the Century Club to save humanity -- from extinction!
1,516 backers pledged $42,769 to help bring this project to life.

You're Coming Right For Us!

Posted by Fred Hicks / Evil Hat Productions (Creator)

Wow! We knew things were going strong last Tuesday when we posted our new stretch goals, but we had no idea HOW strong. By midnight, last Tuesday went down in the record books as our strongest day on record since the very first opening day of the project. In no time, Harry Connolly's Professor Khan novel, King Khan, was unlocked. That's just nuts! We've also gained an unbelievable 237 backers in the past week, unlocking two new wallpapers (see below). And we're on track to be the third or second most funded Fiction kickstarter project to date. Incredible! All of you are due a great big round of applause for getting the word out and making your pledges.

Funding Progress & Further Stretching

Right now we're estimating that about a third of our backing funds are going to go to the transaction fees & kickstarter's cut (about 10%) and to shipping (another 20ish%). All along we've been planning for this to be a "partial funding" kickstarter, with us covering the rest, but we'd love to push this thing ever higher, so we're offering some new incentives past the $30,000 mark that will unlock Stephen Blackmoore's Khan of Mars.

At $35,000, we will send a bookmark featuring pulpy art from the Spirit of the Century universe to all backers getting a physical copy of Dinocalypse Now. We'll also include both the Spirit of the Century and Spirit of the Season PDFs for all backers at $10 and up. Spirit of the Season is our Winter-holiday-themed supplement for Spirit of the Century that includes a few new rules and a lot of wacky pulp-ified spins on familiar holiday characters. 

At $40,000, we will put Spirit of the Season back in print for a limited time! All backers getting a physical copy of Dinocalypse Now will also receive a softcover version of Spirit of the Season, which has been out of print for a few years now. 

New Wallpapers & Sample Chapter

First up: Dinocalypse Now chapter 5 has been leaked!

700 Backers Reward: Professor Khan wallpaper!
http://www.dinocalypse.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/700-Professor-Khan.zip

800 Backers Reward: Atlantis wallpaper!
http://www.dinocalypse.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/800-Atlantis.zip 

Clarification: Pick & Choose Your Books!

We've been getting some folks asking if it's possible to get softcovers & hardcovers "out of sequence" -- maybe you want to get all the e-books, but just get Harry Connolly's King Khan, for example. This is totally possible. 

Depending on which reward you've selected, you'll get a certain number of "slots" that you can fill with whatever titles interest you most. 

Those titles (some are placeholders) are:

  • Dinocalypse Now by Chuck Wendig
  • Beyond Dinocalypse by Chuck Wendig
  • Dinocalypse Forever by Chuck Wendig
  • Benjamin Hu novel by Brian Clevinger
  • Amelia Stone novel by C. E. Murphy
  • King Khan by Harry Connolly
  • Khan of Mars by Stephen Blackmoore (available only if we break $30k)

For clarity, here's how the tiers work out when choosing novels from the list above. Everyone at $10 and up gets all of the ebooks.

Softcovers
  • SIDEKICK: One softcover title.
  • TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, and SIX FISTS: Two, three, four, five, and softcover titles, respectively.
  • THE SEVENFOLD FIST: Seven softcover titles. (Unlocks when we get near $30k)

Hardcovers

  • CENTURION ($50): One hardcover title.
  • TWIN, TRIPLE, QUADRUPLE, QUINTUPLE, and SEXTUPLE HAMMERS: Two, three, four, five, and six hardcover titles, respectively.
  • ULTIMATE HAMMER ($350): Seven hardcover titles. (Unlocks when we get near $30k)

Special Cases

  • MAN ON THE SCENE ($75): Dinocalypse Now, hardcover, signed.
  • FIELD AGENT ($200): Four hardcover titles (including a signed Dinocalypse Now), or all seven softcover titles. Add more hardcover titles at $50 each.
  • GUEST STAR and EXQUISITE CORPSE ($300): Six hardcover titles (including a signed Dinocalypse Now), or all seven softcover titles. Add the final hardcover title when available for $50.
  • MILLENNIAL ($1000): The custom-bound Dinocalypse Now hardcover, plus a second signed hardcover, and all the other titles in hardcover too.

If you want multiple copies of a single title (e.g., 3 copies of Dinocalypse Now) that you're already getting, add $15 for each extra softcover copy and $40 for each extra hardcover copy shipped to the same address, as indicated in the FAQ!

International shipping adds in as specified on each tier.

Thank you again, SO MUCH, for all the support you've given us so far. We hope we can entice you to tell your friends and increase your pledges, sending our gorilla to Mars -- and beyond!

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    1. Fred Hicks / Evil Hat Productions 13-time creator
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      I'm going by the usual dimensions we use over on jim-butcher.com for cover art wallpapers -- given that there's a 1920x1200, cropping it down to 1080 should be doable in something like IrfanView, no? Or something you can just place on the desktop "centered", so that the extra bits just go off the top & bottom of the screen?

    2. RevBob on

      On the wallpapers - is there any way to get 'em in true 16x9 (1920 x 1080)? Seems like every other option has been covered...

    3. ET3D on

      I just expected more and more books the more funds are raised, until bookstores will need a complete section just for Spirit of the Century novels. :)

      Thanks for the comment about being able to give away SOTC. I'm not hanging with any RPG crowd these days, but it's still a nice option to have. It's not hard to find people who want free stuff on the net.

    4. Fred Hicks / Evil Hat Productions 13-time creator
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      Yes, you can transfer your new copy of SOTC to someone else thanks to the magic of no DRM. :)

    5. Michael Bentley on

      I believe Fred said the PDFs of Spirit of the Century are not watermarked and are okay to give away, but I could be mistaken.

    6. Scott Acker on

      Since I already have your PDFs could I give those away?

    7. Josh Martin on

      Pledge upped in anticipation of SEVENFOLD FISTS. Words cannot express how wicked excited I am.

    8. Fred Hicks / Evil Hat Productions 13-time creator
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      Oof, sorry about that. Clarity on what to do beyond $30k (and even having to think at all ABOUT things past $30k as if they weren't laughably ludicrous) is a pretty new thing in the project's timeline. :)

    9. ET3D on

      I love it that this project is doing well and that you keep offering new incentives for it to do even better. This is certainly one of the best investments around. I'm a little disappointed by the $35,000 offer because the first thing I did after pledging my $10 was buy the Spirit of the Century and Spirit of the Season PDFs, but that's life and I'll still be very happy for this project to hit $35,000.

    10. Marian De Kleermaeker on

      @fred Hopping is so much more important than math :-) I send love now to the 8 month old, and money later to you and all your Evil Hat comrades :-)

    11. Fred Hicks / Evil Hat Productions 13-time creator
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      That sounds sufficiently correct, Marian. I've got my 8-month-old hopping on my chest right now so I'm a little math impaired!

    12. Marian De Kleermaeker on

      Oh, and btw: T-shirts Rock AND Rule! ;-)

    13. Marian De Kleermaeker on

      Cool! So for international backers, I probably ad $95 for shipping extra If I go for the 1 Hardcover, 7 Softcopy version, and $60 if I go for the 4 hardcover version?

    14. Fred Hicks / Evil Hat Productions 13-time creator
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      I can't change the descriptions of tiers after they've had one or more backer attached to them. So "patches" have to be declared in Updates like this one. So: the version in this update is the most recent, truest version. :)

    15. Marian De Kleermaeker on

      I'm a bit confused, maybe I've missed something: In the description for Field Agent, it lists as all of 'man on the scene' + bag. In this update it lists as: Man on the scene + 3 hardcovers or 7 softcovers + bag. Which is the true reading? :-)

    16. Fred Hicks / Evil Hat Productions 13-time creator
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      Right now our thoughts are "dear god, we've already got so many different shipments to coordinate!" :)

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      Brandon on

      I know this is a little out-of-the-blue but any thoughts on offering t-shirts. I would really like a Dinocalypse Trilogy shirt to flaunt my geekyness.

    18. Fred Hicks / Evil Hat Productions 13-time creator
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      No worries, just wanted to use an opportunity to point out the FAQ to folks again! :)

    19. Barac Baker Wiley
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      Oh right, duh. I swear I read those at one point!

    20. Fred Hicks / Evil Hat Productions 13-time creator
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      Also tricky, but slightly more possible (if you're just talking about signed by me, for example; all three authors is ... uh, a quadruple ship scenario). When we're closer to the end of the campaign, contact me directly and let me know your location particulars. :)

    21. Kairam Ahmed Hamdan on

      What about signed SotC and SotS?

      Best!

    22. Fred Hicks / Evil Hat Productions 13-time creator
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      We're only offering the signed benefit on the first book; planning for multiple triple-ship scenarios further into the future amounts to more logistical hurdles than we can handle.

    23. Kairam Ahmed Hamdan on

      Can we get all hardcover books signed?

    24. Fred Hicks / Evil Hat Productions 13-time creator
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      Anything we can do to change that from "somewhat" to "entirely"? :)

    25. Wayne Coburn on

      Thank you for this update! I have to admit I've been really confused for a while now, and this helps clear things up somewhat.

    26. Fred Hicks / Evil Hat Productions 13-time creator
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      At the end of the kickstarter campaign, we'll send out surveys to each backer asking them to tell us which titles they're interested in getting. So, yeah: pick SIDEKICK now, and look for an email from us through Kickstarter at the end of April. :)

    27. Axisor on

      So if I elevated my pledge to SIDEKICK I would just put the murphy title in the comment slot of the survey to state ti want that softcover instead of Dinocalypse? I have almost all her writing it print so it would be nice to contiue the collection, no offense to Dinocalypse, or is there something I need to do for it now?

    28. Fred Hicks / Evil Hat Productions 13-time creator
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      That possibility has been there all along! Check out the FAQ at the bottom of the "Project Home", w/ the question "Can I get a physical copy of Spirit of the Century too?"

    29. Barac Baker Wiley
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      Any possibility of mixing a physical copy of Spirit of the Century into the rewards, either as new tier(s), bonuses at stretch goals, or whatever? I'm not that excited about print anymore so it's not a huge concern, but I am tempted to spring for a level where I'd get physical copies of the novels I'm most excited about, and then if things hit $40k I'd feel a little weird just having a physical copy of the -supplement- for SotC.