Updated our Journal (10): Physical Add-Ons for $45+ Tiers, Printed Novella Compilation Add-On, Fourth Fathom, Mur Talks Companions
TL;DR: New physical add-on options! Mur Lafferty talks about companions (video). Fourth Fathom achieved and Cult Dendra O’hur added! GOG.com digital download option. Party with us next Friday!
Hi Forgotten Ones,
On Saturday, we surpassed 54,000 Backers, unlocking the Fourth Fathom of the Castoff’s Labyrinth. Only about 1000 more for the Fifth Fathom! And today (with PayPal’s $50+K contributions) we’ve reached the $3.1M Stretch Goal, adding a third cult. Pat Rothfuss, we are coming for you!
Physical Add-Ons (Now Open to All Tiers $45+)
We had been restricting physical add-ons to those at a physical goods Pledge Tier. We are relaxing this restriction – if you have pledged at the $45 Tier or higher, you can now increase your pledge to include physical goods for add-ons. We’ll absorb domestic shipping charges, but for our international backers, we ask that you add an additional $10 shipping & handling per item to help cover the extra shipping cost. Maximum of 5 total physical add-ons per person – if you would like more than that, please contact us via PM and we’ll see what we can do.
Printed Novella Compilation
Per popular demand, we are making the Printed Novella Compilation available as an add-on. This includes the novellas by Monte Cook and Colin McComb, as well as the From the Depths five novella compilation. $40 (plus $10 shipping & handling if international). (Available in English only.)
T-Shirts and Posters
Other physical add-ons available at this time are backer-exclusive Torment T-shirts ($25 each) and Posters ($25 each). Sample (not final) designs are shown below. T-shirt sizes are S through XXL.
First Castoff Statuettes
For the true collector, we’re making signed and numbered limited edition statuettes available as add-on options outside of the $2K Tier. The matte version is at $1200 and the painted one $1800. (Created by Imaginerick.) (No need to add more for shipping and handling of these.)
Mur Lafferty Describes Companions
In Tales of Torment: Episode 5, Mur explains more about companions and why they might accompany (or abandon) you throughout Torment. She describes the initial concepts of two of them and what role they might play in your story (but please keep in mind that these are representative examples and may be different in the final game).
Many of you have asked us if we will be releasing Torment on GOG.com. After all, they're the best place to get the game that inspired this all – Planescape: Torment. Well, good news! We're happy to announce that we've talked with the GOG.com crew and they've let us know that they would love to distribute Torment! They will be one of your options to download your digital DRM-free copies. (They’ll also be a place to get Wasteland 2 DRM-free.)
(Check our tumblr site for PS:T links, including to mods for the game.)
Seeking Volunteers for Translation of Our Tumblr Site
We’re working with Easyling to translate our tumblr blog into as many languages as possible, so you can get information on the game and the Kickstarter rewards in your own language and so we improve our reach. We’re looking for volunteers among our fans to help get this rolling – the Easyling app will allow you to translate pages or parts of pages without any requirement for technical know-how, all we need is your own language skills and energy. If you’re interested, send us a message through Kickstarter with your email address and the language you’d like to help us translate our blog to.
Signed Print Added to $2K Tier
We’re adding a signed print (from the corresponding $1K Tier) as an additional reward for the $2K Statuette Tier. (A signed print was already included in the $5K and $10K tiers.)
Backer-Only Online Store Post-Kickstarter
We’ve received many requests that more add-ons be made available. We are adding some of these to the Kickstarter pledge options, such as the items mentioned in this update, but in many cases using the Kickstarter add-on capability isn’t the best option. Sometime after the Kickstarter ends, we will set up a backer-only online store where both digital and physical items will be available for purchase. So if you’ve pledged at a Tier lower than $45, you’ll have the online store as an option for some physical goods.
Come Celebrate with Us!
The Torment Kickstarter ends at the end of next week! Our closing party will begin at 2 PM PDT on Friday, April 5th. If you’d like to celebrate with us, please login at tormentRPG.com (you’ll need to register at our site if you haven’t already) and you’ll be able to let us know. The bar tab will be covered by the Bard (i.e., profits from the Android version of The Bard’s Tale will be paying for the party). (And I hear Colin has promised cake!) Please let us know by this Thursday if you’d like to come!