Update Cliff Notes: A thank you to everyone, get your goblins, get
stuff you missed at a discount, upcoming products and kickstarter projects.
All good things come to an end
Thank you for your support of Whisper
I just received the final, ever so elusive, goblin miniatures
(see below). This final shipment ends the Whisper
& Venom crowd funding extravaganza. It was an extremely successful
project from start to finish (the tardy goblins you are about to receive being
the exception). We had more positive feedback and recognition than any group of
gnomes deserve. Even having the opportunity to lose to Paizo, Inc. and Monte
Cook Games in the ENnie Awards two weeks ago was, to say the least, a totally unexpected
outcome. I never felt so awesome losing anything else in my life.
This is where I am supposed to congratulate the winners.
Death & Taxes
Whisper & Venom started
as a bucket list project I hoped to give away as an 8 page
PDF. It became an ENnie nominated deluxe box set crammed with as many
useful (and not so useful- tattoos comes to mind) accessories and play aids as we
could dream up. Since the Kickstarter we have been able to dream up many more.
Many of these will be stretch goals and add-ons for our next Kickstarter. It is
called Death & Taxes. We expect
to launch it in about one month.
& Taxes takes place in the same world as Whisper & Venom in the region just south of the Vale. It will,
just like Whisper & Venom, have easy campaign integration with your
world. That respect for your game, the highest quality writing and
professional production values remain our top priority. We plan on using
everything we have learned in the last two years to make Death & Taxes the finest
crowd funded RPG project to date. I will make an announcement here when it goes
live and in the newsletter as well.
The one many of you signed up for in Backerkit way back in
August of last year. Rather than just import addresses from the Kickstarter
database we would rather give you a more specific opt-in opportunity. You will
see the subscription checkbox during your checkout when you place the “order”
for your goblin fulfillment.
Here they are…
Over the next few hours I will be sending coupons codes tailored to your
pledge level via Kickstarter message. To get the goods go to the link in the message,
put the goblins in your cart and use the coupon. This will accomplish two things.
First, I will have updated addresses from everyone (as some of you have moved). Second it gives me exact counts for packaging and shipping in a neat, tidy stamps.com ready file.
Well, ok three things…it will also get you your goblins.
In the same message you will see a second coupon good for 25%
off everything we sell. This is as a thank you for your support. To thank you
even more anything you purchase with it ON THE SAME TRANSACTION WITH THE
GOBLINS will qualify for free shipping.
Yep, free. Pick-up any miniatures, books or boxes you may have
missed. They make excellent gifts for the RPG enthusiasts in your life.
I have contacted the contest grand prize winners and heard back from all but one. Should you be one of the winners your prize will arrive with your goblins. I have some secondary prizes for a number of you as well, you will receive these with your package. If you won one of these you will know when you get your goblins.
All and all we had 59 people who had a combined 167 entries. Thanks to everyone who participated.
Bird of a Feather PDF
If you missed purchasing the limited edition of our second
product, Bird of a Feather, you can make right with yourself and pick up the
just released PDF version. The second coupon in your forthcoming message will
discount the PDF (as well as everything else we sell).
Not every project is a crowd funded. The next release on our
schedule is another short called The
First Sentinel. It will be released in a limited edition old-school style
module with a figurine (fun fact: the figurine is of the friendly creature in
the image below). We will be doing preorders for this release soon.
Reminder regarding the newsletter
At the goblin checkout there is a checkbox that lets you
officially become one of Thopas' Ilk. As one of his Ilk you will have many
privileges, chief among them membership in the Dishonor Roll- the email
subscriber list. We hate spam and don't share addresses so if you want to keep
up with us you have nothing to lose.
So if you want to keep up with Lesser Gnome’s product releases,
Kickstarter projects and/or convention schedule please check the subscribe box.
I don’t envision sending more than two per quarter and you can unsubscribe at any
time. Be mindful though, Thopas would remember and duly note your bold act of
Should you opt not to opt-in you can still follow us on twitter
(@lessergnome), Like Us on Facebook (www.lessergnome.com/facebook) or join our
Lesser Gnome G+ Community.
Or you can ignore us completely :)
Thank you again from all of us. None of this project would have
been possible without you.
Zach, John & everyone from Lesser Gnome