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We're making t-shirts themed around the epic science fiction of Schlock Mercenary
We're making t-shirts themed around the epic science fiction of Schlock Mercenary
762 backers pledged $59,421 to help bring this project to life.

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You know what a t-shirt is, right?

Cool! Do you know what Schlock Mercenary is? (It’s okay to say “no” because whatever your answer, we think you’ll like the t-shirts we’re planning to make. )

This project will fund print runs of Schlock Mercenary t-shirts for our backers. If we meet our funding goal, those designs will be available as print-on-demand shirts later this year, but our backers will get better prices than anybody who waits for print-on-demand. (Also, bragging rights, and that warm feeling that comes from having a shirt on before anybody else does.)  

We are launching the project with four designs. We have additional designs in mind for stretch goals, but let’s just look at the first four.

EDIT: There are now SIX options for shirts.

Design 1: Mad Science

This design will have light printing on dark color shirts. The shirts are Gildan shirts up to 3x, Hanes shirts for 4X & 5X. Sizing charts available in first update.

Available sizes are: Small, medium, large, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL (Black only, additional cost of $1), 5XL (Black only, additional cost of $2), LT, XLT, 2XLT, 3XLT, women's small, women's medium, women's large, women's XL, women's 2XL.

Available colors:

Design 2: Maxim 43 the Stupid/Lucky shirt

This design will have dark printing on light or medium color shirts. The shirts are Gildan shirts up to 3x, Hanes shirts for 4X & 5X. Sizing charts available in first update.

Available sizes are: Small, medium, large, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL (White only, additional cost of $1), 5XL (White only, additional cost of $2), LT, XLT, 2XLT, 3XLT,women's small, women's medium, women's large, women's XL, women's 2XL.

Available colors

Design 3: Friendly Fire

This design will have light printing on dark color shirts. The shirts are Gildan shirts up to 3x, Hanes shirts for 4X & 5X. Sizing charts available in first update.

Available sizes are: Small, medium, large, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL (Black only, additional cost of $1), 5XL (Black only, additional cost of $2), LT, XLT, 2XLT, 3XLT, women's small, women's medium, women's large, women's XL, women's 2XL.

Design 4: Property of Planet Mercenary

This design will have dark printing on light or medium color shirts. The shirts are Softstyle shirts up to 3x, Hanes shirts for 4X & 5X. Sizing charts available in first update.

Available sizes are: Small, medium, large, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL (White only, additional cost of $1), 5XL (White only, additional cost of $2), LT, XLT, 2XLT, 3XLT, women's small, women's medium, women's large, women's XL, women's 2XL.

Available colors

Design 5: Pillage Then Burn

This design will have light printing on dark color shirts. The shirts are Gildan shirts up to 3x, Hanes shirts for 4X & 5X. Sizing charts available in first update.

Available sizes are: Small, medium, large, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL (Black only, additional cost of $1), 5XL (Black only, additional cost of $2), LT, XLT, 2XLT, 3XLT, women's small, women's medium, women's large, women's XL, women's 2XL.

Available colors:

Design 6: Schlock with plasgun

This design will have color printing on white shirts. The shirts are Alstyle shirts. We're exploring whether the design can be made to work on other colors than white.

Available sizes are: Small, medium, large, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL (additional cost of $1), 5XL (additional cost of $2), LT, XLT, 2XLT, 3XLT, women's small, women's medium, women's large, women's XL, women's 2XL.

Available colors:White

How to order more shirts

If you want more shirts than is covered by your basic pledge, you can add these on when you fill out your survey. If you want to pre-pay, you can increase your pledge by $20 per shirt and $1 shipping in the US or $8 shipping for international.

Stretch Goals

We have two types of stretch goals, some based on dollar amount reached and some based on the number of shirts that are pledged.

$25,000: REACHED. Pillage Then Burn shirts are now one of the options for shirt choices.

$40,000: REACHED. Schlock with plasgun shirt design.

1500 shirts sold: When we hit this mark, the shirt bundle gets a 4th shirt for free.

3000 shirts sold: At this mark, all addtional shirts beyond the four in the bundle will cost $15 instead of $20.

Further stretches will be announced as we have designs and have hit the prior goals.

Risks and challenges

Since we do not hand print the shirts on our own equipment, there is always a chance that we will run into issues or delays in the manufacturing process. However we're working with Jakprints, who has done shirts for us in the past. They have an excellent record for quality and on time delivery. We've also built in extra time to our expected delivery window to cover potential manufacturing delays.

We have a lot of practice with mailing physical items to customers, so we already know how to avoid the pitfalls that sometimes plague Kickstarter fulfillment when it comes to shipping.

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    1 Shirt

    You get one shirt of your choice. You also have the option to add on additional shirts as you wish. Add on shirts will increase shipping cost.

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    Shirt bundle

    You get three shirts of your choice. If the Kickstarter reaches 1500 shirts sold, you may select a fourth shirt at no additional cost. If the 3000 shirt threshold is reached, any add on shirts will be priced at $15 each. Add on shirts will increase shipping cost.

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    Pick your Maxim

    You select a maxim, we will create a text only design of that maxim and make it available for purchase as a shirt in our store. You get one shirt of the maxim you picked and may select any three shirts offered by this Kickstarter as part of your reward.

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Funding period

- (20 days)