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The Decemberists Present: ILLIMAT 
A Game by Keith Baker for 2-4 players
The Decemberists Present: ILLIMAT A Game by Keith Baker for 2-4 players
5,963 backers pledged $418,628 to help bring this project to life.

Final Countdown and The Society of Luminaries

Posted by Twogether Studios, LLC (Creator)

As of this moment, there's less than ten hours to go in the campaign. It's been an amazing journey. Thanks to those of you who joined us for The Rumble, we will be adding two Kickstarter-exclusive okus tokens to backer copies of the game... a book token on behalf of Rumble Champion Colin Meloy, and a coin for runner-up Keith Baker. We still have a stretch goal on the horizon - an additional exclusive okus token at 7500 backers. We've got a long way to go, but stranger things have happened, so spread the word!

Now, let's talk about The Society of Luminaries

Illimat began when The Decemberists imagined a secret society playing a mysterious game in interesting places. We want to bring that vision to life. We'll be maintaining the rolls of the Society of Luminaries and the ranks of its members. After Illimat is released, you'll have the opportunity to advance in rank by doing what the Society does - playing Illimat in interesting places and sharing the experience. We'll also post challenges - as we did before PAX West, when we posted the coordinates of the bank vault in the ACT Theater. Each rank within the Society has a pin, and when you reach that rank you are eligible to purchase that pin. As part of the Kickstarter, we're allowing you to pull some strings and start at a higher rank - Vetternwirtschaft essentially means "cronyism" - but once the campaign is over, you'll have to earn your rank the hard way. 

So: you join the Society by selecting a level that includes an Initiate pin, or by adding an Initiate pin to your pledge by adding $11. Reward levels that include higher-ranked pins will enter you in the Society at the highest rank associated with your level, so VETTERNWIRTSCHAFT jumps you to Head Clerk. 

The Society of Luminaries is a mysterious organization, and we're still uncovering all the details. We'll reveal the full hierarchy of ranks in Variants & Apocrypha, and we'll share additional information as we close in on release. 

Twelve hours to go - spread the word!

Keith & Jenn


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    1. Twogether Studios, LLC 4-time creator on

      @William - The only pin that is available as an add-on is the Initiate pin, which enters you into the Society as an Initiate. The Kickstarter is a chance to jump ahead in rank and get the associated pins right away; otherwise, to get one of the other pins you'll have to reach that rank.

    2. Twogether Studios, LLC 4-time creator on

      @Jason - You can add on an additional pin for your wife!

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      William Dowe on

      Can we add on different levels for the pins or is it just the initiate?

    4. Jason Webster

      Can I purchase an extra initiate pin fir my wife so nice I am the one backing?

    5. Matthew Tyler-Jones on

      I missed out on the Rumble, because it was the very early hours where I live. So I'm pleased it went well and you got your 500 viewers and unlocked the Okuses.

      That said, I think I'll keep the society Challenge coin as just that. And make sure any so called Initiates or Captains of Eyes or whatever are truly members by challenging them to show me theirs.

      (In the words of Frankie Howerd and many many British comedians, "Ooh er Missus!")

    6. Therese Totten

      ^extra okuses, not eyes

    7. Therese Totten

      The initiate pin is personally my favorite- and I think I pledged at that level?? Also, thanks for the eyes okuses! So glad to have viewed the Rumble last night, despite laundry to start, dishes to wash, and a child to bathe! And thanks for the "selfie" challenge, too! Kinda like a surprise extra move in the middle of a workout, but better!