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An original cinematic-style book soundtrack inspired by the Stormlight Archive novels by Brandon Sanderson.
An original cinematic-style book soundtrack inspired by the Stormlight Archive novels by Brandon Sanderson • If you missed the campaign, it's not too late! You can still pledge now on BackerKit!
An original cinematic-style book soundtrack inspired by the Stormlight Archive novels by Brandon Sanderson • If you missed the campaign, it's not too late! You can still pledge now on BackerKit!
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      James Oliger
      Superbacker
      2 days ago

      Sweet, I picked in blind Faith and am not disappointed. The light eyes will look awesome

    2. The Black Piper Creator on November 18

      By the way, nothing big, just thought I'd mentioned that the selfies are (finally!) up on BackerKit....!

    3. The Black Piper Creator on November 17

      Hey all -

      We've been radio silent this week while we've been recording orchestra, choir, singers, and instrumentalists' solos. It's been a very long, yet very productive, energizing and amazing week! (Update, with pictures, coming soon.)

      Re: KS exclusive version - we didn't quite reach that stretch goal. So, you didn't miss the boat. The good news is that we *did* increase the size of the album - so now you'll get 2 discs of music!

      Re: delivery date - thanks for the assist, @James! Yes - we're targeting mid-December for the digital release of the album (around the 20th). Artwork release will be later, but we should be addressing all of that in an update, this weekend.

      Michael

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      Eric Kortschak on November 17

      Hi! I had been interested in upgrading to the Kickstarter-exclusive version of the physical album for an extra $30, but forgot about it when I filled in my order information. Is it still possible for me to upgrade, or have I missed the boat on that?

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      James Oliger
      Superbacker
      on November 16

      they put out an update @Cliff Newman the current plan seems to be mid to late December. they might have the full thing mixed by end of November but the put out an update that things got pushed a little bit. not unusual for a Kickstarter.

    6. Cliff Newman
      Superbacker
      on November 15

      So.... when is delivery? the reward says "Nov 2017"

    7. The Black Piper Creator on November 13

      Hey @James - you bet we will! The next few days, we're focused on the recording, but we're shooting for this weekend. We'll let everyone know!

      Good question

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      James Oliger
      Superbacker
      on November 13

      hey guys, as someone who did his survey early and guessed at which selfie design id like, will you post them as an update just to show what they all ended up being?

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      Jason Hatfied on November 6

      @james oliger - I figured that was the case, but I had to ask. There was something on Backerkit that mentioned the possibility if enough was raised.

    10. The Black Piper Creator on November 6

      @Everyone waiting for the selfie templates - we're hoping to have them done by the end of the week for you to choose from!!! Keep holding on!

    11. The Black Piper Creator on November 6

      Hi @Luke (and anyone else who needs the Wandersail files but hasn't finalized their surveys),

      Please send me a direct message on Kickstarter or an email to info@theblackpiper.com, and I'll send you a direct download link.

      Thanks!

    12. Luke Anderson on November 6

      @The Black Piper

      It's well past a week, and still nothing. We're fast approaching the deadline for the Wandersail recordings but I can't get the sheet music until I pay, which I don't want to do until I can make an informed decision on the Stormlight Selfies. Can I either get the selfie templates or the sheet music in the next couple days so I can get my submission in?

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      James Oliger
      Superbacker
      on November 6

      @jason hatfield I dont think it will be, they were quite a ways from it at the end but i could be wrong.

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      Jason Hatfied on November 6

      Has there been any decision on whether or not the Kickstarter exclusive copy of the CD will be made available? I seem to remember something saying that it might come available dependent on how much is collected during the Backerkit portion. Thank you.

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      Aeryth on November 5

      Any release date set?

    16. Herowannabe on November 2

      I’m another one who is holding off on submitting my backerkit form until I can see all the selfie options. Thanks Black Piper!

    17. The Black Piper Creator on October 26

      Oh man! I knew those would be popular.
      We should have them up to pick from next week!

      Thanks, all!

    18. Luke Anderson on October 26

      Adding another ask for the selfie templates! Got another reminder email, but I don't want to lock in my package until I can make an informed choice...

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      Abigail on October 26

      I'm curious about the selfie templates as well. I would also like to see them before choosing if possible. :)

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      quasr on October 20

      @The Black Piper
      have there been any updates for the other stormlight selfie templates?
      I've been really looking forward to these I just don't want to choose a template before I see what they look like

    21. The Black Piper Creator on October 17

      Hey @Abigail - I'll DM you!

    22. Robbie Reed on October 17

      I figured how to change it.

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      Abigail on October 16

      So, I was thinking about adding the literary consultation, but my book would definitely be longer than 80,000 words. Probably closer to 100,000 words. Would a work that long be ineligible? Or could something potentially be worked out?

    24. The Black Piper Creator on October 15

      Awesome! No problem!

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      Abigail on October 15

      Thanks for the quick response! :D It's a relief to know. :)

    26. The Black Piper Creator on October 15

      Hi @Abigail,

      Ha, great! Glad you found them!

      Re: #1 - we'll leave it up as long as we can, but we'll have to close it once we're ready to put in our orders. So, at the latest, sometime mid-Nov ish. Possibly a little later, but just to be safe you might put your order in now and add/edit/fix things when we send out the 48 hour lockdown notice. (Unless you want to pay by PayPal, which places the order immediately.)

      #3 - you can put any of them, it doesn't matter. The options are there just to get a general idea of what people are interested in. We'll be working with you individually to craft the song, and you can tell us then exactly what you want, and it could even be a combination of things!

      Great questions! Thanks!

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      Abigail on October 15

      Addendum: Nevermind my question about the MIDI files; I just found them. :}

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      Abigail on October 14

      I have a couple of questions about the BackerKit store. Sorry if they've been asked already. I tried to do my own research, but I'm not very good at it. ^^'

      1. How long is the store going to b available? I'd like to know my deadline for making my final selections.

      2. I didn't notice the $7 midi files anywhere. Are they going to be available later?

      3. For the Custom Song, is the choice between Piano, Orchestral, or Synth a final one? Or can I change my mind later since you won't be getting to it for some time anyway?

    29. The Black Piper Creator on October 14

      @Robbie - yes, you should be able to make that change with BackerKit. If you have any trouble with that, let me know.

    30. The Black Piper Creator on October 14

      @OB - We really appreciate that, and we look forward to smoothing things out more with each release!

    31. Robbie Reed on October 14

      I thought the digital Shallan had the physical book. Is the a way to change my pledge level s I can get the physical instead of digital?

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      OB on October 13

      @TBP Despite the unpleasant surprise, I must thank you for the communication and for taking the time to address my concerns so comprehensively. I imagine it's been somewhat disappointing for you guys too - after all the work to put together a cool project, the excitement, the epic push to meet the funding goal, then you're faced with a bunch of grumbling... Hopefully this will be a good learning experience and things will go more smoothly for the WoR, Oathbringer, and the other 7 Stormlight albums ;-)

    33. The Black Piper Creator on October 13

      @Robbie - you should be able to add the MIDI as a separate add-on. The MIDI version is essentially our mockups that we develop before we orchestrate and record the songs. We had some people mention that they would be interested in that part of the process and would like to have those as add-on possibilities.

      The standard version will contain our recorded and mixed versions (i.e. our professionally finished songs).

    34. The Black Piper Creator on October 13

      @Feather - Yep! It'll still be open then

    35. Robbie Reed on October 13

      What is the difference between MIDI and standard edition?

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      Feather Fawkes on October 13

      How long do we have to fill the survey out, because right now my parents aren't home and they have the payment information, so I can't do it for another week until they return! Will it still be open then?
      Thanks!

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      Ramon Haluf on October 13

      I agree with many of the people who already posted similar things. I am really annoyed with myself that I got lured into backing. I thought: It ships free to Germany, cool! I am going to back the shit out of this project because it is great. Probably should have read the damn page more carefully about shipping. However, ALL OTHER Kickstarter include shipping estimates in the reward tiers. This annoys me a lot! I am now forced to pay an extra 27 USD. I know that you put it in the page somewhere way down but that is just really bad practice just makes me mad at myself just as much as I am mad at you.

    38. The Black Piper Creator on October 12

      @OB, you may be right - I've just written BackerKit. I'll let you know when I have a response.

      Thanks!

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      OB on October 12

      @TBP-Michael, it doesn't seem to have a PayPal option unless I'm missing something (entirely possible, I'm exhausted just now!).

    40. The Black Piper Creator on October 12

      @OB, I totally understand the concern with credit cards! I personally have complete confidence in BackerKit, but I was thinking - if you have a PayPal account, perhaps you could connect with that instead of by credit card?

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      Tom Pearce on October 12

      @TBP I guess it makes sense that a poorly constructed shipping estimator could cause all those problems. I must still say, having people essentially promise to pay the high shipping cost now does not build up a lot of confidence.

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      OB on October 12

      Sorry just reread the update more closely and saw that we can't really wait as things will be closed by the time shipping is finalized. Guess I'll have to think this through a bit and maybe just deal with the anxiety of another site having my info :-/

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      OB on October 12

      @TBP-Michael thank you very much for the update. It is certainly reassuring and appreciated. If I may, a lingering question with some background: I had increased my pledge through Kickstarter intending cover shipping and an additional album, but with the current estimated shipping for things, adding a second album puts me over the amount I'd increased. I'd rather not have to put in my credit card info to another site if avoidable (sorry if it seems paranoid but I've had to cancel too many cards and try to only use it when I need to). Given what you said in the update, is there anyway to add the album without having to put in my credit card again? Or do you think waiting a bit to finalize my order would allow for more accurate shipping estimates (thus allowing it to be captured by the Kickstarter increase without needing to put my credit card info out there unnecessarily)?

    44. The Black Piper Creator on October 12

      @Tom and @OB - both extremely valid concerns. I'm posting an update that I hope will address those concerns and others. The short answer is that you're absolutely right, and that the prices you are seeing for shipping will not be the final prices. Please let me know if the update helps!

      Michael

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      Tom Pearce on October 12

      $9 shipping for an addon of bookmarks seems extremely steep. Especially when you are already shipping a Physical soundtrack and Art/Sketch card for $4. Those bookmarks should go in the same package and not cost a single cent more in shipping. This is ridiculous.

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      OB on October 12

      When adding an additional physical album on Backerkit, it gave a shipping cost of $9- on top of the $18 shipping for the Shallan bundle I ordered. The conservative shipping estimate on the page said $2-4 dollars I believe (I'm in the US). So it is frustrating. While I was willing to pay an additional $20 for a second copy of the album, I can't do so if the one additional album increases the shipping by almost $10. I ended up getting an additional digital copy (not quite as good for the Xmas gift I had intended).

    47. The Black Piper Creator on October 12

      Hi @Aaron,

      Yes, we'll be posting those templates as soon as we can. It'll be another week, probably, before we post those.

    48. Luke Anderson on October 12

      Hi Black Piper,
      In the backer kit, I see the option for the Digital Selfie with multiple template options. However, I don't see what those templates look like. Do you have sample images for the templates other than bridge 4?

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      quasr on October 12

      will we get to see what the other templates for the stormlight selfie look like?

    50. The Black Piper Creator on October 12

      Hi @Pepak, Michael here - you're totally correct. What you are currently comparing is going to be cheaper.

      Let me see if I can help: what you're seeing on BackerKit right now is an estimate. And it's a high-end estimate. This isn't going to be the final shipping price. When we go to ship, we are going to look at every possible shipping carrier and get the lowest price and only charge you that lower cost, when the time comes. I can't say what it's going to be for every single location, but we are going to do everything we possibly can to get that as low as possible. But we don't want to surprise you when that time comes.

      Now, with that said, we may not be able to get as low as a place like La La Land or others who ship far more than we do and qualify for lower shipping rates with particular carriers, etc. There are a lot of nuances to fulfillment. But, again, we will do everything we possibly can to reduce the cost as much as possible.

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