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Planning, Scheming... whatever you want to call it.
$20,000 HOLY CRAP WHAT
Reminders about Add-Ons
We're almost at the finish!
TEN DAYS REMAIN!
We made $20k. Thanks to all of you. We're making Volume 3 right after we make Volume 2. Every one of you who pledged $65 or more will get one.
I only dreamed of this. You made it real.
I'm a man of many words and I have few.
Anything else past this point will do tremendous help to covering fees and paying the amazing people who have worked on this project.
We Fuckin' Did It.
I'll admit, our Add-On system isn't the easiest thing to parse. Dreadfully sorry about that, we'll make it easier next time. So, given that, we're going to clarify two points:
1) Add-On Rewards are given if you pledge the aprorpriate value over the Tier you're claiming. So if you want a dice bag ($20) and a Byron Special ($40), you would need to pledge $60.
2) INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING DOES NOT COUNT TOWARDS THIS TOTAL. We're terribly sorry, but if you are shipping internationally, and thus pledging an extra $10, this does not net you a charm or poster. So, using the above example, if you want a dice bag and a Byron special and you are shipping internationally, your pledge would need to be $70.
I'm sorry if this has lead you to any confusion already, and we're going to go ahead and assume fault for that. Please adjust your pledges accordingly, for all add-on and international shipping needs.
And thank you, again, for your patience and your generosity.
We're past $15k (again) and we're in the home stretch! You all have done so much to help us already, and we've already reached all the goals we set out to accomplish! But we've got a bit of time left, and with your help we can give you EVEN MOOOOOOOORE.
By and large, money past $15k will go towards cost-covering, fee-recouping, and paying people who willingly worked on our projects for free. But, of course, we are certifiably INSANE and insist on making these tiers produce more rewards for you guys as well!
Tell me, are you ready?
We'll hire Adam Warrock to produce a Guilded Age rap song to be played during the animation's credits, 90's summer blockbuster style! In addition, T and I will each write a short story on a subject chosen by you, the backers. You want to hear a tale of Byron's youth? Want to know how the Heads of Houses came to be? The creationist mythology of the Tectonican Shaman? Sky's the limit!
We'll produce a 12-page bonus comic starring the character(s) of the backers' choosing, to be displayed on the main Guilded Age site as well as Guilded Age Plus (with commentary and process pages, too!)
We will update Guilded Age SIX times a week with a new Saturday feature, "Ask An Adventurer," where Guilded Age characters will answer questions asked by you, the readers!
We will produce a 24-page illustrated eBook for all backers entitled “Byron the Berskerker’s Guide to Efficient Ass-Kickery,” a handy-dandy handbook to help you survive any desperate adventuring peril!
We said $30,000 before... but fuck it! We will do the unthinkable and bypass our next Kickstarter utterly to produce GUILDED AGE VOLUME 3 immediately after Volume 2 comes back from the printers! And all backers who pledge $65 or more will receive a copy if we make it there!
Like I said before. We're happy. Impressed. Pleased. Blessed. You guys did it, you got the book an the animations, just as we'd hoped. Now's your chance to ramp up the awesomeness of the FRIGGSTARTER and produce EVEN MORE CONTENT for Guilded Age readers of all types!
And that's not all! We've also SLASHED PRICES on our highest-end tiers! The Best Special is now $650 (down from $1,000) and the HOLY SHIT special is now $3,000, down from $10,000! Hopefully some of you are interested in upgrading further, now that the prices have been lowered dramatically!
So please, consider availing yourself of some of our add-on rewards, the new lower-cost tiers, and tell all your friends to pitch in.
REMEMBER: TO CLAIM AN ADD-ON REWARD, YOU MUST HAVE THE REQUISITE VALUE IN ADDITION TO THE PLEDGE REWARD YOU ARE CLAIMING.
Thanks for everything, Guildies. See you on Monday, the final day.
We've got 10 days remaining on the KS, so we wanted to remind you guys of what kinds of rewards you'll receive for getting us another $2,000. Not only will we produce five shorts or a full-length pilot, but we'll also saddle you up with a REAL ACTUAL BOOKMARK and SKETCHIES: THE COMPLETE EBOOK COLLECTION! How's that for fine rewards, eh?
"But Phil, I've already pledged! What more can I do?"
First of all, thank you. There's never enough times we can say that. You've already done something! So thank you!
Secondly, there's plenty you can do! Tell your friends about the FRIGGSTARTER via social networks like Twitter or Facebook, or just call them up at home and scream until they open their wallets! That's what I do at conventions, and it seems to work for me.
We've also got ADD-ON REWARDS that will be exclusive to this Kickstarter! These Dice Bags, Byron Prints, and Frigg Charms are limited-window-of-opportunity items, you can only get them through this Kickstarter!
Since many of you are confused by how it works, and have asked, I will explain: The way it works is that you make a pledge, and then you hit the "Manage My Pledge" button to increase it. Or, if you haven't pledged yet, just make sure you pledge the total of the tier you want plus the add-on cost. After the Kickstarter is done, the surveys will be sent out, and you'll inform us what add-ons you wanted! After we get to $15k, we'll show off the third stretch goals which include extra comics on the site, short stories, and more!