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Update #8 - For backers only

The State of the Campaign

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    A buck in the TIP JAR - and makes you eligible to order some of the “extras” listed below (if, for instance, all you want is a shirt). Please share our campaign with ten friends!

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    The BOOSTER PACK. Lifetime access to The Gamers: Hands of Fate Supporters group at www.zombieorpheus.com - which includes regular updates from the set, BTS exclusives, live streaming events, interactions with our cast and crew during production, merchandise exclusives, and more.

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    The STARTER DECK. You will receive the $10 package, as well as an HD download of The Gamers: Hands of Fate, plus your name in the movie credits.

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    The KINGDOM OF HOLDEN. You will receive the $25 package, as well as a signed limited edition of The Gamers: Hands of Fate DVD, featuring cover art by Wayne Reynolds, and a PDF of The Shadow’s Dungeon RPG module. (Upgrade your DVD to Blu-Ray for $10.)

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    Option B: THE UNSEELIE COURT [EARLY BIRD REWARD]. You will receive the $50 package. You will also receive a CCG card used on screen as a prop in the filming of The Gamers: Hands of Fate, as well as an annotated PDF of the Hands of Fate screenplay with the director's notes (and doodles), a Hands of Fate full-size poster featuring Wayne Reynolds’ art, a black and white soft cover edition of The Shadow's Dungeon RPG module, and if we achieve our first stretch goal, an exclusive miniature of The Shadow.

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    Option A: THE SEELIE COURT [EARLY BIRD REWARD]. You will receive the $50 package. You will also receive a die used on screen as a prop in the filming of The Gamers: Hands of Fate, as well as an annotated PDF of the Hands of Fate screenplay with the director's notes (and doodles), a Hands of Fate full-size poster featuring Wayne Reynolds’ art, a black and white soft cover edition of The Shadow's Dungeon RPG module, and if we achieve our first stretch goal, an exclusive miniature of The Shadow.

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    The TUATHA UNITED. You will receive the $50 package, as well as an annotated PDF of The Gamers: Hands of Fate screenplay with the director's notes (and doodles), a Hands of Fate full-size poster featuring Wayne Reynolds’ art, a black and white soft cover edition of The Shadow's Dungeon RPG module, and if we achieve our first stretch goal, an exclusive miniature of The Shadow.

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    Option D: BAG OF HOLDING [LIMITED]. You will receive the $50 package. You will also receive a dice bag embroidered with the Dead Gentlemen hat logo, as well as an annotated PDF of the Hands of Fate screenplay with the director's notes (and doodles), a Hands of Fate full-size poster featuring Wayne Reynolds’ art, a black and white soft cover edition of The Shadow's Dungeon RPG module, and if we achieve our first stretch goal, an exclusive miniature of The Shadow.

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    Option E: BROTHERHOOD RECRUIT [LIMITED]. You will receive the $50 package. You will also receive a rare hardcover copy of Dead Gentlemen's Demon Hunters Roleplaying Game, as well as an annotated PDF of the Hands of Fate screenplay with the director's notes (and doodles), a Hands of Fate full-size poster featuring Wayne Reynolds’ art, a black and white soft cover edition of The Shadow's Dungeon RPG module, and if we achieve our first stretch goal, an exclusive miniature of The Shadow.

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    Option F: CAN YOU HEAR US NOW? [LIMITED]. You will receive the $50 package. You will also choose a cast member from the list in "Update 5" to record a custom in-character answering machine message for you, as well as an annotated PDF of the Hands of Fate screenplay with the director's notes (and doodles), a Hands of Fate full-size poster featuring Wayne Reynolds’ art, a black and white soft cover edition of The Shadow's Dungeon RPG module, and if we achieve our first stretch goal, an exclusive miniature of The Shadow.

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    Option G: GAMING GRAB BAG [LIMITED]. You will receive the $50 package. You will also receive a grab bag of one or more screen-featured games and goodies from participating companies, as well as an annotated PDF of the Hands of Fate screenplay with the director's notes (and doodles), a Hands of Fate full-size poster featuring Wayne Reynolds’ art, a black and white soft cover edition of The Shadow's Dungeon RPG module, and if we achieve our first stretch goal, an exclusive miniature of The Shadow.

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    Option H: I'M READY FOR MY CLOSEUP [LIMITED]. You will receive the $50 package. You will also receive a glossy signed photo of a cast member of your choice (we reserve the right to substitute if absolutely necessary), as well as an annotated PDF of the Hands of Fate screenplay with the director's notes (and doodles), a Hands of Fate full-size poster featuring Wayne Reynolds’ art, a black and white soft cover edition of The Shadow's Dungeon RPG module, and if we achieve our first stretch goal, an exclusive miniature of The Shadow.

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    Option C: HOW MANY OF THOSE DID YOU MAKE? [LIMITED]. You will receive the $50 package. You will also receive a genuine Flynn the Fine character sheet, numbered with method of death and signed by Scott C. Brown, as well as an annotated PDF of the Hands of Fate screenplay with the director's notes (and doodles), a Hands of Fate full-size poster featuring Wayne Reynolds’ art, a black and white soft cover edition of The Shadow's Dungeon RPG module, and if we achieve our first stretch goal, an exclusive miniature of The Shadow.

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    Option J: VIDEO GAMER [LIMITED]. You will receive the $50 package. You will also receive a digital download of Torchlight II (PC only) by Seattle developer Runic Games, as featured on-screen in Hands of Fate, as well as an annotated PDF of the Hands of Fate screenplay with the director's notes (and doodles), a Hands of Fate full-size poster featuring Wayne Reynolds’ art, a black and white soft cover edition of The Shadow's Dungeon RPG module, and if we achieve our first stretch goal, an exclusive miniature of The Shadow.

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    The MAGOCRACY OF ARCANIX [RARE]. Name a card! We’ll send you a PDF of rules and mechanics and help you create and name a playable card used in the fictional collectible card game. We'll add your name and a fictional history of the story event you won to the side of the card, print it, and feature it on screen in the movie. You will also receive the $100 package with a color soft cover edition of The Shadow’s Dungeon RPG module.

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    ONWARD, TO WAFFLES! [LIMITED] You and three friends will enjoy a night out celebrating Hands of Fate at AFK Tavern in Everett, Washington. You'll receive 4 1.5 pound steaks or any of their burgers, sodas as needed, and one +2 Tots to start everything off, plus cheese cake or Nyan cat ice cream sandwich for desert. Stay up until the wee hours playing games and nerding out with the community of the best (and most family friendly) gaming tavern west of the Mississippi, as featured in The Gamers: Hands of Fate. You will also receive the $100 Tuatha United Package. (Lodging and transportation not included.)

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    THE SHADOW’S MINION - Name a minion! You will send us your idea for an encounter in The Shadow’s Dungeon or a specific NPC. We'll adapt and add your character or creature as one of The Shadow’s minions in The Shadow’s Dungeon RPG module. You will also receive the $100 package with a color-printed edition of The Shadow’s Dungeon RPG module, and your name listed as a contributor to the module.

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    The MAGOCRACY OF ARCANIX. Name a card! We’ll send you a PDF of rules and mechanics and help you create and name a playable card used in the fictional collectible card game. We'll add your name and a fictional history of the story event you won to the side of the card and feature it in a DVD and online slideshow. You will also receive the $100 package with a color soft cover edition of the Shadow's Dungeon RPG module.

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    The PROTECTORATE OF MALCHIOR. You will receive the $250 MAGOCRACY OF ARCANIX package, as well as two tickets to the premiere screening of the movie in Seattle (transportation and lodging not included), and you will receive an official ZOE Red Card. During a shoot, screening, panel, or interview—whether present live or via the twitter feed—you may, if a member of the ZOE or Dead Gentlemen cast or crew performs an egregious infraction (such as saying something especially lewd or offensive, telling a stupid joke, making a painful pun, or committing an offense that denies an opponent an obvious goal-scoring opportunity), blow a whistle and present said person with your Red Card. The offending player then must leave the screening, panel, or interview, having been sent off for foul play. If this happens during a shoot, we will record the Red Card’s presentation and release it to the world online.

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    The PROTECTORATE OF MALCHIOR + KICKSTARTER BANNER [UNIQUE]. You will receive the $250 MAGOCRACY OF ARCANIX package, the 6.5' x 2' vertical Kickstarter banner used to promote the film at conventions and signed to you by Christian Doyle (see update #26), as well as two tickets to the premiere screening of the movie in Seattle (transportation and lodging not included), and you will receive an official ZOE Red Card. During a shoot, screening, panel, or interview—whether present live or via the twitter feed—you may, if a member of the ZOE or Dead Gentlemen cast or crew performs an egregious infraction (such as saying something especially lewd or offensive, telling a stupid joke, making a painful pun, or committing an offense that denies an opponent an obvious goal-scoring opportunity), blow a whistle and present said person with your Red Card. The offending player then must leave the screening, panel, or interview, having been sent off for foul play. If this happens during a shoot, we will record the Red Card’s presentation and release it to the world online.

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    The PROTECTORATE OF MALCHIOR + IXHASA BANNER [UNIQUE]. You will receive the $250 MAGOCRACY OF ARCANIX package, the 6.5' x 2' vertical IXHASA banner used on screen in Hands of Fate, as well as two tickets to the premiere screening of the movie in Seattle (transportation and lodging not included), and you will receive an official ZOE Red Card. During a shoot, screening, panel, or interview—whether present live or via the twitter feed—you may, if a member of the ZOE or Dead Gentlemen cast or crew performs an egregious infraction (such as saying something especially lewd or offensive, telling a stupid joke, making a painful pun, or committing an offense that denies an opponent an obvious goal-scoring opportunity), blow a whistle and present said person with your Red Card. The offending player then must leave the screening, panel, or interview, having been sent off for foul play. If this happens during a shoot, we will record the Red Card’s presentation and release it to the world online.

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    WAFFLES, HO! [LIMITED] You and two friends will enjoy a night out celebrating Hands of Fate with a member of the Gamers 3 team at AFK Tavern in Everett, Washington. You'll receive 4 1.5 pound steaks or any of their burgers, sodas as needed, and one +2 Tots to start everything off, plus cheese cake or Nyan cat ice cream sandwich for desert. Stay up until the wee hours playing games and nerding out with the community of the best (and most family friendly) gaming tavern west of the Mississippi, as featured in The Gamers: Hands of Fate. You will also receive the $100 Tuatha United Package. (Lodging and transportation not included.) Night out MUST be redeemed by the end of 2012.

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    Option B: FIRST STRIKE [UNIQUE]. You will receive the $500 package. You will also receive DAPHNE'S painted miniature, as used on screen by Carol Roscoe in Hands of Fate. There is only one in the world. Comes with a certificate of authenticity.

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    Option A: I'M A WILD MAGE… WILD! [UNIQUE]. You will receive the $500 package. You will also receive LUSTER'S painted miniature, as used on screen by Christian Doyle in Hands of Fate. There is only one in the world. Comes with a certificate of authenticity.

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    Option C: FLOURESCENT [UNIQUE]. You will receive the $500 package. You will also receive BROTHER SILENCE'S character sheet, as used on screen by Brian Lewis in Hands of Fate. There is only one in the world. Comes signed (if you want), framed (if you want), and authenticated.

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    Option A: I'M A WILD MAGE… WILD! [UNIQUE]. You will receive the $500 package. You will also receive LUSTER'S character sheet, as used on screen by Christian Doyle in Hands of Fate. There is only one in the world. Comes signed (if you want), framed (if you want), and authenticated.

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    Option E: BARDIC IMMUNITY [UNIQUE]. You will receive the $500 package. You will also receive FLYNN THE FINE'S painted miniature, as used on screen by Scott C. Brown in Hands of Fate. There is only one in the world. Comes with a certificate of authenticity.

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    Option E: BARDIC IMMUNITY [UNIQUE]. You will receive the $500 package. You will also receive FLYNN THE FINE'S character sheet, as used on screen by Scott C. Brown in Hands of Fate. There are 50 dead bards in the world, but only one who is still alive. Comes signed (if you want), framed (if you want), and authenticated.

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    Option B: FIRST STRIKE [UNIQUE]. You will receive the $500 package. You will also receive DAPHNE'S character sheet, as used on screen by Carol Roscoe in Hands of Fate. There is only one in the world. Comes signed (if you want), framed (if you want), and authenticated.

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    Option D: WAFFLES OF INIQUITY [UNIQUE]. You will receive the $500 package. You will also receive SIR OSRIC'S character sheet, as used on screen by Nathan Rice in Hands of Fate. There is only one in the world. Comes signed (if you want), framed (if you want), and authenticated.

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    Option D: WAFFLES OF INIQUITY [UNIQUE]. You will receive the $500 package. You will also receive SIR OSRIC'S painted miniature, as used on screen by Nathan Rice in Hands of Fate. There is only one in the world. Comes with a certificate of authenticity.

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    Option A: THE FLOATING ISLE OF THE ORD. You will receive the $500 package. You will also receive VIP seating for two at the Gen Con Indianapolis 2013 premiere of The Gamers: Hands of Fate, with four-day badges provided by project co-sponsor Gen Con Indy: The Best Four Days in Gaming. (Lodging and transportation not provided.)

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    Option B: VANGUARD OF THE ORD. You will receive the $500 package. You will also be cast in a featured non-speaking walk-on role in The Gamers: Hands of Fate, in which you will be a player in a massive LARP. You will also be invited to the wrap party in Seattle – after all, you’re a member of the cast. (Transportation and lodging not included).

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    The MERCHANTS OF ESH. Sponsor Option! You will receive the $500 package, minus the Red Card. You will also have your game featured somewhere in the movie – as a poster, placed on a table, or on a store shelf. Please negotiate placement with us prior to reserving this package.

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    Option B: THE CULT OF SHAD-HUJEM. You will receive the $500 package. You will also get to spend a day gaming with the cast in one of our locations in Washington! Matt Vancil will GM a Pathfinder session set in the world of Countermay with you and several cast members in a luxurious gaming dungeon. (Transportation and lodging not included).

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    Option A: THE HUJEM CRUSADE. You will receive the $500 package. You will also sponsor a piece of original card art and receive an exclusive print of the art you made possible.

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    Option B: THE DISPLACED ARMY. You will receive the $500 package. You will also play a speaking role in The Gamers: Hands of Fate. You will be on screen—in costume, forevermore a member of the Gamers 3 cast—and will be credited as such on the Internet Movie Database (IMDb). Your day on set, including lunch with the cast and crew, will be photographed and chronicled. Your scene will take place in the real world portion of the movie: in a game store, the convention hotel, a tournament, or AFK Tavern. You will also receive an invitation to the wrap party in Seattle. (Transportation and lodging not included.)

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    The HOME STATES OF THE DISPLACED. Sponsor Option! You will receive the $500 package, minus the Red Card. You will also be one of our online sponsors. In the credits for the episodes, you will be presented as a sponsor with your logo taking ¼ of the screen under the words "This Episode Brought to You in Part by"

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    Option A: THE DISPLACED ARMY. You will receive the $500 package. You will also play a speaking role in The Gamers: Hands of Fate. You will be on screen—in costume, forevermore a member of the Gamers 3 cast—and will be credited as such on the Internet Movie Database (IMDb). Your day on set, including lunch with the cast and crew, will be photographed and chronicled. As this scene will take place during a massive LARP, you may have the option of bringing your own costume, pending approval from Matt Vancil. You will also receive an invitation to the wrap party in Seattle. (Transportation and lodging not included.)

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    The SUNKEN PYRAMID OF IXHASA. You will receive the $500 package. You will also become a character in our fantasy world with a corresponding card in the CCG. You will work with Matt Vancil to create a character and card, submit a photo of yourself, and we will develop a painting of your character for use in the game and the movie. You will also receive an original, exclusive print of the art you made possible and join us on set to appear in the movie as the character you created. (Lodging and transportation not provided.)

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    The DREAD ARMY OF IXHASA. Sponsor Option! You will receive the $500 package, minus the Red Card. You will also be one of our online sponsors. In the credits for the episodes, you will be presented as a sponsor with your logo taking 1/2 of the screen under the words "This Episode Brought to You in Part by"

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    The ETERNAL EMPIRE OF IXHASA [UNIQUE ITEM]. Sponsor Option! You will receive the $500 package, minus the Red Card. You will also have your game featured prominently in the movie, being played in a scene by the main characters. Please negotiate placement with us prior to reserving this package.

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    THE COMBO PACK, v1.0. You will receive the THE CULT OF SHAD-HUJEM, THE DISPLACED ARMY Option A, and THE DISPLACED ARMY Option B. Also, Trin Miller (Natalie) will bring you a plate of her fresh-baked cookies on set.

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    Option D: GRANDMASTER OF RENOWN. You will receive the $500 package. You will be listed as a Co-Producer in the end credits of each episode, and on IMDB. You are welcome to visit the set and hang out during the filming. You will receive an invitation +4 to the wrap party in Seattle, and you have a standing invitation to appear at any and all screenings and festival events. You will also become a character in our fantasy world with a corresponding card. You will work with Matt Vancil to create a character and card, submit a photo of yourself, and we will develop a painting of your character for use in the game and the movie. Additionally, we will shoot a five minute short film with your character—played by you!—to be featured on the DVD release of The Gamers: Hands of Fate. (Lodging and transportation not included.) You will also receive an original, exclusive print of the art you made possible.

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    Option B: GRANDMASTER OF MILITARY. You will receive the $500 package. You will be listed as a Co-Producer in the end credits of each episode, and on IMDB. You are welcome to visit the set and hang out during the filming. You will receive an invitation +4 to the wrap party in Seattle, and you have a standing invitation to appear at any and all screenings and festival events. You will also join us in Seattle to record an official DVD commentary track for Hands of Fate with several members of our cast. (We will do our best to schedule cast members of your choice, but reserve the right to choose the final participants.) Lodging and transportation not included.

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    Option C: GRANDMASTER OF PROSPERITY. Your Own Gamers Convention! You will receive the $500 package. Matt Vancil will attend your 2-day Gamers event anywhere in the US or Canada. You’ll cover Matt’s hotel and travel costs, and dates will need to fit his existing commitments, so factor that in, and please talk to Matt directly before you pledge! Matt will bring a large stack of giveaways, run events, talk about upcoming projects, sign things, and other general convention stuff. Or you can do it as a house party and only invite a few people. Your call.

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    DEFENDER OF COUNTERMAY. Sponsor Option! You will receive the $500 package, minus the Red Card. You will also be one of our primary online sponsors. In the credits for the episodes, you will be presented as a sponsor with a full-screen credit under the words "This Episode Brought to You in Part by"

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    HERO OF COUNTERMAY. Sponsor Option! You will receive the $500 package, minus the Red Card. You will also be one of our DVD sponsors. Your logo will appear on the back of the DVD case. Please negotiate placement with us prior to reserving this package.

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    HISTORIAN OF COUNTERMAY. You will receive the $500 package. You will also receive the original Wayne Reynolds poster painting—there is only one in the world! Matt or Ben will hand-deliver it to any location in the United States, screen the movie for you and your friends, and make terrible puns at your expense.

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    Option A: CHAMPION OF COUNTERMAY. You will receive the $500 package. You will also receive an Executive Producer credit. You will be listed as an Executive Producer in the end credits of the movie, and on IMDB. You are welcome to visit the set during filming, attend rehearsals, hang out with the cast and crew, and review cuts of the film as it progresses through post production. You will receive eight tickets to the premiere in Seattle, an invitation +4 to the wrap, and you have a standing invitation to attend any and all screenings and festival events, and accompany the director to premieres. Whatever you want—you’re an executive producer! (Transportation and lodging not included.)

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