You're Coming Right For Us!
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
700 Backers Reward: Professor Khan wallpaper!
800 Backers Reward: Atlantis wallpaper!
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)
- 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)
- 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!