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Monster Rangers 2018 Campaign: New badges, hand-forged spork, and Camp Recipe Handbook.
Monster Rangers 2018 Campaign: New badges, hand-forged spork, and Camp Recipe Handbook.
Monster Rangers 2018 Campaign: New badges, hand-forged spork, and Camp Recipe Handbook.
188 backers pledged $26,117 to help bring this project to life.

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Currently we're at 10 free Spirit Badges retailing at $70 for FEAST level.

 WE ARE THE MONSTER RANGERS

 The Monster Rangers is a real club... kind of an imagination society from 1903 where we CREATE arts & crafts, COLLECT badges, and CAMP together. (Formerly known as the "Monster Scouts".)

OUR ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DRIVE

Membership Chevron Patch

Hand Forged Spork

Our first official eating utensil, it is hand-forged by a craftsman in Portland, Oregon. It's functional, nice in the hand, and distressed.

Stamp Detail

The Bowl of the Spork

Chow Handbook 2 - With camp recipes submitted by our Members

Recipe Cards 5-Pack (5x7 inches)

Cook Spirit Badge - Part of our badge program

Membership Card - For your wallet

Membership Certificate - Suitable for framing

STRETCH GOALS

  
We funded in under 2 minutes! It's time for some Stretch Goals (Free with FEAST pledges and above.)

Currently we're at 10 free Spirit Badges retailing at $70 for FEAST level.

ALL STRETCH GOALS UNLOCKED!
ALL STRETCH GOALS UNLOCKED!

UNLOCKED STRETCH GOALS

It's the badge from the cover of the new Handbook 2. We actually have a photo of this one, since we were able to prototype it ahead of time.

CORN STAR BADGE - UNLOCKED

Corndogs are the 5th best food in Obscuria (and the world) so it was about time that we honored them in badge-form. 

This will be unlocked when we reach 1375 members in the core Monster Rangers Facebook Group. JOIN UP, and we'll let you in!

GOB CHEF BADGE - UNLOCKED

The Mysterious Gob Chef is believed to be adding some of his cooking wisdom to our upcoming cookbook. It was only natural that we honor him with his very own Spirit Badge.

Chef Minotaur - UNLOCKED

Chef Minotaur enjoys most aspects of cooking, mostly running through maze-markets looking for local ingredients.

This badge unlocked at $18k in pledges.

Doomcherry Badge - UNLOCKED

The elusive Doomcherry has many powers. Sweet/sour delicious powers.

This badge unlocked at $19k in pledges.

Skull Bowl Badge - UNLOCKED

Our gift to our supporters... FEAST level and above!

Chicken Badge - UNLOCKED

Fried chicken is one of the rare joys of Monster Ranger life. Turns out, monsters enjoy fried chicken more than we do.

This badge unlocked at $20k in pledges.

Waffle Badge - UNLOCKED

 This badge unlocked at $21k in pledges.

Cauldron Badge - UNLOCKED

This badge unlocked at $22k in pledges.

BONUS: Cursed Badge - LOCKED

This badge unlocked at $24k. Thank you, Monster Rangers!

Keep spreading the word! We can get there!

PLEDGE LEVELS

     APPETIZER - $35 USD

ENTRÉE - $55

FEAST - $120 USD

DOOMCHERRY FEAST - $320

Hand-embroidered by Dawna

This hand towel was owned by Tanta Tena, the founder of the Conjure Guard. (And is really from my Grandma's antique hand towel collection.)

Second set of embroidered doomcherries.

Baron's Spork + Feast - $420 USD

Comes with a Spork AND a one-of-a-kind Baron Davis Relic Spork.

It's all bent-up, distressed, and antiqued.

My favorite part:

There is only one of these in the World (and Obscuria).

ADD ONS

Add the dollar value to your core pledge level - you can do this by simply changing the dollar amount.

Membership Pack - $15
$20 retail

  • Membership Card
  • Membership Certificate
  • 2018 Membership Chevron

Spork - $40
$45 retail

Handbook - $10 each
$13 each, retail

  • Handbook 1 OR
  • Handbook 2
12 x 18 Art Prints - $20 each

$25 each, retail

  • Chow Planner
  • Task Planner

Coin or Plate Hex - $15 each
$20 each, retail

  • Pick one: "Coin" or "Plate" style (Or pick both for $30!)
  • One-sided
  • Hand-forged out of Nickel
  • Plate can be screwed into walking staff head, sewn into anything!
  • Coin can be given as a Challenge Coin gift
  • Each one is a little different, due to it's hand-made nature
Penny included for scale only; not included.
Penny included for scale only; not included.

Bronze Bottle Opener

This bottle opener is hefty, hand-forged out of real bronze.

Bottle Opener - $35 each
$40, retail

HANDBOOK ONE ADD-ON - $10

Our first Handbook is a great place to start, with the Monster Rangers. It features the Pledge, our Cypher, and all sorts of stuff for new Acolyte Rangers! 

Badge Pack Add-On - $60

Get 10 - or maybe even 11 badges - if we make our $24k stretch goal.

Only open to FEAST pledges and up.

Chow Planner Add-On - $20

A great way to save sanity and  money by planning out your meals ahead of time. We use one at our Studio HQ. (Put in a glass-faced frame, and use a wet erase marker to write on the glass.)

Task Manager Add-On - $20

It's tough to keep track of everything, but our Ranger's Task Planner helps make sure that you keep the important goals in mind, at all times. (Put in a glass-faced frame, and use a wet erase marker to write on the glass.)

SECRET DOUBLE-CROW MISSION

 The Rules

Post images from this campaign and link to this KS on social media on May 18, 25, 31st. You can do more than this (please do) and share it on different social media networks that you use.

Use hashtags: #monsterrangers #rangers18ks
Use link: http://bit.ly/rngrdngr18

Keep track of your links on our forums so you easily link to it at the end of the campaign survey.

Open to any/all Pledge Level Supporters. Thank you, Ranger!

 

WE'RE NERDY, RETRO, AND FUN 

  
We Pledge to "Believe, Study, and Protect Our Monster Friends" because we love Halloween, roleplaying games, monster movies, and other monster-themed culture.

WE MAKE STORIES, MAKE MEMORIES , MAKE BELIEVE 

It's for creative people of all ages, as long as you're kind, open-minded, and not a jack-wagon or a vile Monsterologist.

WHY DO WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT?

The Monster Rangers is run by 2 people (Daniel & Dawna of Steam Crow), along with a few of our kind (Crowny) Ranger Volunteers.

We've slowly evolved our business to serve the Monster Rangers full-time as it's taken over everything that Steam Crow does; now serving this community is our focus.

We now have close to 200 Spirit Badges, a dozen Branches, a bunch of Missions, and we're doing Monstro Camps all over the Western United States this year.

But to keep events affordable, and to develop new (often expensive) Monster Ranger wares, we need your support to keep growing and expanding the program.

NEW RANGERS

We also need NEW RANGERS to do it, and these campaigns are excellent ways to get new folks indoctrinated into our ranks.

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WHAT IS THIS KICKSTARTER ABOUT?

This campaign is our second annual Membership Drive; this one is all about food, and the community building of sharing a meal with a friend.

We love sharing a meal with our Rangers, and we thought that a food-based campaign might be the thing to make this stronger.

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MONSTER CULTURE

Well, not in the "we're a religion" or "we're doing dangerous stuff" sense. 

We are a culture of monster-loving folks; our only secret goals are 1) try to be a positive/creative force in our Rangers' lives, 2) get folks to do MAKE more crafts and arts, and 3) make Steam Crow wildly successful so we can continue to do #1 and #2.

We're more "Monster Imagination" than we are true Cryptozoologists, though we certainly have many of the latter in our ranks.

Anyone can join the Monster Rangers, and it doesn't cost anything at the moment. 

JOIN HERE

We are Dawna & Daniel Davis, a wife-husband team who run the Monster Rangers under the Steam Crow Brand. 

Thank you for playing with us.

Risks and challenges

This is our 7th Kickstarter.

Sometimes things can go wrong, but we're veterans of Kickstarter and making Monster Rangers stuff... and we'll adjust along the way.

We've worked with all of the suppliers for this project, and the art is done on just about everything, except the HANDBOOK, which we're working on right now. But, we should have it done by the time the campaign finishes, and we don't expect it to delay anything. (The book will only take 3 weeks to print.)

In any case, these Kickstarters (basically YOU) are important to us, and we intend on delivering as our reputation (and your satisfaction) matters.

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    Pledge $35 or more About $35

    APPETIZER

    The basic bundle, to get your appetite started. Sadly, not eligible for Stretch Goals.

    Ships USPS Priority Mail with Tracking.

    Includes:
    • 2018 Membership Chevron
    • 2018 Membership Certificate
    • 2018 Membership Card
    • Cook Spirit Badge
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    Pledge $55 or more About $55

    ENTRÉE

    A solid meal. Not eligible for Stretch Goals. Ships USPS Priority Mail with Tracking.

    Includes:
    • 2018 Membership Chevron
    • 2018 Membership Certificate
    • 2018 Membership Card
    • Cook Spirit Badge
    • 5 Recipe Cards
    • Chow Handbook 2 Guide
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    Pledge $110 or more About $110

    EARLYBIRD FEAST

    A little of everything. Includes all stretch goals. Ships USPS Priority Mail with Tracking.

    Includes:
    • 2018 Membership Chevron
    • 2018 Membership Certificate
    • 2018 Membership Card
    • 5 Recipe Cards
    • Chow Handbook 2 Guide
    • Cook Spirit Badge
    • Hand Forged Stainless Steel Spork
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    Pledge $120 or more About $120

    FEAST

    A full meal of Monster Rangers goodness. Includes all stretch goals. Ships USPS Priority Mail with Tracking.

    Includes:
    • 2018 Membership Chevron
    • 2018 Membership Certificate
    • 2018 Membership Card
    • 5 Recipe Cards
    • Cook Spirit Badge
    • Chow Handbook 2 Guide
    • Hand Forged Stainless Steel Spork
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    Pledge $320 or more About $320

    DOOMCHERRY RELIC FEAST

    A cherry-flavored meal of Monster Rangers stuff. Includes all stretch goals. Includes vintage hand-embroidered Doomcherry hand towel sewn by Dawna. Ships USPS Priority Mail with Tracking.

    Includes:
    • 2018 Membership Chevron
    • 2018 Membership Certificate
    • 2018 Membership Card
    • 5 Recipe Cards
    • Chow Handbook 2 Guide
    • Cook Spirit Badge
    • Hand Forged Stainless Steel Spork
    • Hand-embroidered Doomcherry Hand Towel
    • Relic Badge
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    Pledge $499 or more About $499

    BARON'S SPORK + FEAST

    Includes everything from FEAST, along with a super-forged/antiqued Baron Davis relic Spork and Relic Badge.

    Includes:
    • 2018 Membership Chevron
    • 2018 Membership Certificate
    • 2018 Membership Card
    • 5 Recipe Cards
    • Chow Handbook 2 Guide
    • Cook Spirit Badge
    • Hand Forged Stainless Steel Spork
    • Baron Davis Hand Forged Spork
    • Relic Badge
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Funding period

- (14 days)