At this point, everyone's books have either been shipped or, for those who didn't fill out Backerkit but did give me their address on Kickstarter, on order. I also closed out backer surveys for "Tiny threads" who didn't really need to do anything on Backerkit.
If you haven't received your book in the next two weeks or so, please contact me via Kickstarter or Backerkit!
Here's the rough timeline of when books went out:
- Color Softcovers: August 2017
- Color Softcover Refunds: January 2018; if you requested a refund, you should be able to order a replacement at cost and have money in your Drivethru account to pay for it.
- Color Hardcovers: Late January 2018
- Black and White Softcovers: Early February 2018
- Signed Copies (hardcover and softcover): February 24, 2018. (Meant to get them to the post office on Tuesday, but schedule didn't permit.)
- Contributor Copies: February 24, 2018.
There's a small handful of folks who never filled out their surveys-- I'll leave those open for a while and hope they come back.
The next exciting steps for Threadbare are to get this book out to the public at large! It's been available in PDF for a while, but now that the hard copies are out to the backers, I can post it up on DriveThruRPG, IPR, and other fine retailers! When it starts rolling out, please be sure to give me a shout out if you see it in the wild!
Tapering Off Kickstarter Communications
I had a goal with this Kickstarter to communicate with my backers regularly, aiming for about once a month, more when I've needed to communicate something (like the book refund), and I hope I succeeded in the delicate balance of "keep you informed, but not overwhelmed with information."
The next couple of months will see me tapering off of this platform and switching to more public forums, specifically Facebook, Google+, and the email list-- see below!
Join Me on Facebook, Google+, and Email
You know we have Facebook and Google+ groups already, but did you also know I have a Threadbare Enthusiasts email list? Yep! Since I didn't specifically ask you all to opt-in, I didn't think it would be fair to just sign you up for the list, but I would love for you to join it now! Just click this link to fill out a quick form! Just as I don't send a lot of Kickstarter updates without cause, I don't use mailing lists excessively-- just to let you know what new things I'm creating, and keep you in the loop about any special offers or cool things coming up.
I am loving as people post on social media when they get their books or run games. I prefer the hashtag #threadbarerpg, largely because it's unusual enough not to be confused with other "threadbare" things.