Thank you for your amazing levels of support in making Your Best Game Ever, the revised Cypher System Rulebook, and all of the other books we unlocked a reality. This has been a really exciting Kickstarter campaign, and we could not be more excited to make these heavily-upgraded books a reality. I’d like to thank everyone on the MCG team who helped make this happen:
The design team, obviously, for their awesome vision: Bruce, Sean, Shanna. Bear and Zoa for the great imagery and beautiful products that help define that vision, and for their tireless work on the graphics for this campaign. Tammie and Charles, for keeping the wheels on the company while this was all going on. Darcy for interfacing with you, our wonderful community, here and everywhere gamers congregate online.
And of course to the many backers who embraced the vision of Your Best Game Ever and the new Cypher System Rulebook. These books are going to be so much bigger and better because of you. So thank you, really and sincerely. Here’s what to expect as we move forward from here.
This Evening and the Next Few Days
Running Kickstarter campaigns is rewarding on many levels, and we have greatly enjoyed interacting with you through these updates, the comments, social media, and so on. But it’s also a brutally hectic challenge to administer it all. And most of the MCG staff has been keeping up with our regular duties throughout—plus going to Gen Con, fulfilling Invisible Sun and Numenera Discovery and Destiny, and so on. So I don’t think you’ll be surprised when I say that we’re taking a short break.
Don’t expect to hear much from us this weekend. If you have questions, feel free to send a Kickstarter message, but don’t be concerned if you don’t get a response right away. Work on these rewards will be going on for the next year and beyond, and there isn’t anything that can’t wait for a few days. But don’t worry—we WILL get back to you.
The Next Few Weeks
Kickstarter began collecting pledges the moment the campaign closed. But it takes Kickstarter a full two weeks to release those funds, along with the data on our backers.
In the meantime, we will get BackerKit fully set up so we can open it when we have that data. BackerKit is a third-party platform that lets you confirm all the information we need to fulfil your pledge. If there are add-ons you’ve missed, or if you decide to increase your reward level, you can do that through BackerKit as well. You’ll be notified when we open BackerKit.
NOTE: Signing into BackerKit is vital to getting your rewards. Kickstarter does NOT provide us with the information we need to fulfil your rewards; we HAVE to gather it from you after the campaign. If you don’t respond to your BackerKit survey, we can’t send you any rewards!
Once BackerKit is open, we’re closing the shop for a little while. We’ve had a very busy summer, and we’re all going to take a week off in September. So if we’re quiet, that’s why—but don’t worry; by that time BackerKit will be up and running and there shouldn’t be any fires to put out. And we’ll be back in the office after our week off.
The Next Few Months
Once you’ve done your BackerKit survey, we won’t need anything else from you until it’s time to start fulfilling rewards. We’ll be busy crafting the products and rewards that you will be receiving next year and beyond.
At times during this period, you won't hear from us, maybe for a couple of months. Please, do not panic—we've delivered hundreds of rewards on time in the past, and we'll be working diligently on yours.
But at the same time, please pay attention when you do get communications from us. Our emails and Kickstarter updates include critical information about your rewards.
When Your Rewards Ship
Every time a reward is ready for you, we’ll contact you again by email to begin the fulfilment process. Generally, we’ll direct you to the MCG shop, where you’ll log in, “buy” the product (for free with a coupon, because you’ve already paid for it through Kickstarter), and check out. This is an important part of the process because it ensures we have accurate delivery information for every item we send out. (With more than 5,500 backers getting rewards, it's amazing how many people will change their address over the fulfilment period.) If you're an overseas backer or want to upgrade shipping, you'll pay for it at that time. Make sure you're paying attention to communications from us—don't let our updates or emails go to your spam folder, or otherwise ignore them, because if you do you could miss out on some of your rewards.
This was a grand endeavor, and we are very happy you chose to be a part of it. Thank you all for your support, and for letting us continue to make the sort of products we really love.
~Monte and the whole MCG crew