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We reached our initial goal. The stretch goal will allow us to release the entire CD adaptation of our steampunk rock opera at once.
We can now record our steampunk rock opera in the studio! Watch for a double disc CD in May 2018.
We can now record our steampunk rock opera in the studio! Watch for a double disc CD in May 2018.
80 backers pledged $6,100 to help bring this project to life.

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Wow, wow, wow!!!

We made our initial goal thanks to you! This means we will record, produce and release the first volume of our steampunk rock opera.

We only have 7 more days until our campaign ends. Please help us to reach our stretch goal of $10,000, so we may release both volumes of our rock opera all at once with an included illustrated lyrics booklet.

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We are Night Watch Paradox.

A few years ago, we decided to create a performance that went beyond just playing in a concert setting. We wanted to weave our songs together into a live show that would tell a heroic story of adventure. The result was the production of our rock opera "Magnificent Machines and Astonishing Tales,” which first debuted in March 2016. 

The epic adventure is set in an alternative version of the 19th century. The songs and video narration tell the story of a crew of Baltimore-based privateers and their time-traveling, steam-powered airship.  As the crew seeks new members, they find themselves caught in the middle of historical events. They encounter pirates, spies and are thrust into a climatic battle with the British Navy during the War of 1812.

Our most recent performance at the 2017 Steampunk World's Fair was a huge hit. Fans repeatedly asked if they could buy a CD version of the rock opera, but sadly, we had to say we did not have one. That feedback led us to this Kickstarter project, and we need you to join our airship crew to help meet our goal.

So, are you ready for fun and adventure?! We are!

In December, we have dates booked at Seventh Wave Studios to begin recording the 16 songs in our rock opera, which will be produced as a two-volume CD set.

If we reach our $5,000 goal, then we can produce Volume #1 of “Magnificent Machines and Astonishing Tales.” This will have 9 songs with narration, and will be released before May 2018.

If we meet our stretch goal of $10,000, then we can also produce Volume #2, and release the set together before May 2018. The complete set would include all 16 songs and narration, and also a graphic novel-style book illustrated by our Art Director Carl Yonder, with all of the song lyrics.

Artwork by Carl Yonder
Artwork by Carl Yonder

 

Risks and challenges

There are no risks to you as a backer. You can be sure that if this campaign is funded, you will get the rewards promised at your level of investment.

One challenge we face is determined by whether we hit our base goal, or stretch goal. We'll either give you the "Magnificent Machines and Astonishing Tales" Volume #1 CD (if we meet our base goal), or a complete two-CD set with the accompanying illustrated booklet that includes song lyrics (if we meet our stretch goal.)

The other challenge is our ambitious schedule to record 16 songs and get the CD released by May 2018. But, we are in capable hands of Tyler Garrett at Seventh Wave Studios, where such artists as Frenchy and the Punk, and Amanda Palmer have recorded records.

If this campaign only gives us enough to release the first volume, then we will release the second CD at a later time, once we have enough funds for the additional studio and CD printing costs.

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    Stowaway

    For those on the most limited budget, you can sneak on board the airship and we'll give you hearty "Thank You!" shout out on social media.

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    Coal Heaver

    You're ready to pitch in as an crew member who helps with the essential duties of fueling the steam-engines. For your efforts, you get a digital download of our 5-song debut CD, and a digital download on one exclusive bonus song.

    Includes:
    • Digital download of the Night Watch Paradox 5-song debut CD
    • Digital download -1 exclusive bonus song by Night Watch Paradox
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    Deck Hand

    The backbone of any airship crew is it's deck hands who provide the much needed labor and "can do" attitude neccesary to make any voyage a success. For your service a this level, we add a digital download of "Magnificent Machines & Astonishing Tales" and a digital download of an exclusive bonus song.

    Includes:
    • Digital download of "Magnificent Machines & Astonishing Tales"
    • Digital download of the Night Watch Paradox 5-song debut CD
    • Digital download -1 exclusive bonus song by Night Watch Paradox
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    Privateer’s Mate

    At this level, you are regarded as a primary member of the airship crew. For your service, we add the coveted reward of a hard copy of the "Magnificent Machines & Astonishing Tales" CD and the accompanying lyrics booklet illustrated by Carl Yonder.

    Includes:
    • Hard copy of "Magnificent Machines & Astonishing Tales" CD
    • "Magnificent Machines..." booklet illustrated by Carl Yonder
    • Digital download of "Magnificent Machines & Astonishing Tales"
    • Digital download of the Night Watch Paradox 5-song debut CD
    • Digital download -1 exclusive bonus song by Night Watch Paradox
    • "Thank You" shout out on social media platforms
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    Midshipman

    You are ready to move up to the ranks of a junior officer! To show their appreciation, the crew will add a signed copy of the "Magnificent Machines and Astonishing Tales" CD, in addition to an exclusive signed poster, perfect for hanging on the wall in your officer's quarters.

    Includes:
    • Signed copy of "Magnificent Machines & Astonishing Tales" CD
    • Exclusive poster by Carl Yonder, signed by him and the band
    • "Magnificent Machines..." booklet illustrated by Carl Yonder
    • Digital download of "Magnificent Machines & Astonishing Tales"
    • Digital download of the Night Watch Paradox 5-song debut CD
    • Digital download -1 exclusive bonus song by Night Watch Paradox
    • "Thank You" shout out on social media platforms
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    Airship Commander

    With your willingness to take a higher ranking leadership role on the airship, your added reward is an exclusive "Senior Airship Officer" patch, so your esteemed value to the crew will be known to all who see you in the shirt.

    Includes:
    • Exclusive Night Watch Paradox "Senior Airship Officer" Patch
    • Signed copy of "Magnificent Machines & Astonishing Tales" CD
    • Exclusive poster by Carl Yonder, signed by him and the band
    • "Magnificent Machines..." booklet illustrated by Carl Yonder
    • Digital download of "Magnificent Machines & Astonishing Tales"
    • Hard copy of "Magnificent Machines & Astonishing Tales" CD
    • Digital download of the Night Watch Paradox 5-song debut CD
    • Digital download -1 exclusive bonus song by Night Watch Paradox
    • "Thank You" shout out on social media platforms
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    Privateer Captain

    At this level you are ready to assume the rank necessary to lead the crew of an airship. Your additional reward will be your name printed in the credits of the CD jacket and the illustrated booklet. You will eternally known for your leadership on this mission.

    Includes:
    • Your name printed in the credits of the CD and booklet
    • Exclusive Night Watch Paradox "Senior Airship Officer" Patch
    • Exclusive poster by Carl Yonder, signed by him and the band
    • Signed copy of "Magnificent Machines & Astonishing Tales" CD
    • "Magnificent Machines..." booklet illustrated by Carl Yonder
    • Digital download of "Magnificent Machines & Astonishing Tales"
    • Digital download of the Night Watch Paradox 5-song debut CD
    • Digital download -1 exclusive bonus song by Night Watch Paradox
    • "Thank You" shout out on social media platforms
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    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    Commodore of the Squadron

    Taking command of one airship is not enough of a challenge, and you are ready to oversee an entire squadron.

    For your cunning attitude, you will be rewarded with the addition of either, 1) dinner with the crew (if in, or near the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. area), OR 2) a private Skype session with the band (if you live outside the area.)

    Includes:
    • Dinner with the Band (Balt/Wash area), OR a private Skype session
    • Your name printed in the credits of the CD and booklet
    • Exclusive Night Watch Paradox "Senior Airship Officer" Patch
    • Exclusive poster by Carl Yonder, signed by him and the band
    • Signed copy of "Magnificent Machines & Astonishing Tales" CD
    • "Magnificent Machines..." booklet illustrated by Carl Yonder
    • Digital download of "Magnificent Machines & Astonishing Tales"
    • Digital download of the Night Watch Paradox 5-song debut CD
    • Digital download -1 exclusive bonus song by Night Watch Paradox
    • "Thank You" shout out on social media platforms
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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    Admiral of the Fleet

    Your skill and leadership is known far and wide, and you have taken command of the entire fleet of airships. Your respect is rewarded with the addition of a private concert performed by the band (at a location within 2-hour drive of the Baltimore/Washington DC area)

    Includes:
    • Private Concert (within 2 hours of Balt/Wash area)
    • Dinner with the Band (Balt/Wash area), OR a private Skype session
    • Your name printed in the credits of the CD and booklet
    • Exclusive Night Watch Paradox "Senior Airship Officer" Patch
    • Exclusive poster by Carl Yonder, signed by him and the band
    • Signed copy of "Magnificent Machines & Astonishing Tales" CD
    • Digital download of "Magnificent Machines & Astonishing Tales"
    • Digital download of the Night Watch Paradox 5-song debut CD
    • Digital download -1 exclusive bonus song by Night Watch Paradox
    • "Thank You" shout out on social media platforms
    • "Magnificent Machines..." booklet illustrated by Carl Yonder
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    Pledge $3,000 or more About $3,000

    Secretary of the Flying Navy

    Your experience leads you to take on the most supreme duty, and your willingness to invest resources to meet the ultimate goal will be greatly rewarded.

    In addition to all previous rewards, your premium bounty includes your name listed as "Executive Producer" in the album credits, and an animated likeness of you in the illustrated booklet. This will forever glorify your greatness in the telling of this epic story.

    Additionally, as the most distinguished and generous benefactor, you will receive the ultimate "artist's treasure trove." You will receive signed copies of the CDs and albums that were written and released by members of the group from their pre-Night Watch Paradox years. You will also receive signed copies of previous comics and graphic novels illustrated by our Art Director Carl Yonder.

    Includes:
    • Listed as "Executive Producer" in the album credits
    • Your likeness included in the "Magnificent Machines..." booklet
    • "Artist's Treasure Trove" - all previous work by the creators
    • Private Concert (within 2 hours of Balt/Wash area)
    • Dinner with the Band (Balt/Wash area), OR a private Skype session
    • Your name printed in the credits of the CD and booklet
    • Exclusive Night Watch Paradox "Senior Airship Officer" Patch
    • Exclusive poster by Carl Yonder, signed by him and the band
    • Signed copy of "Magnificent Machines & Astonishing Tales" CD
    • "Magnificent Machines..." booklet illustrated by Carl Yonder
    • Digital download of "Magnificent Machines & Astonishing Tales"
    • Digital download of the Night Watch Paradox 5-song debut CD
    • Digital download -1 exclusive bonus song by Night Watch Paradox
    • Hard copy of "Magnificent Machines & Astonishing Tales" CD
    • "Thank You" shout out on social media platforms
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Funding period

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