Funded! This project was successfully funded on September 7, 2012.

Update #19

Updates, Rewards, and PAX

What an amazing few days! All of you added $45k to the total, we're over 90% of the way to our goal, and the response to our Gen Con trailer has been phenomenal. We've seen a big push from Paizo, Gamers memes promoting this campaign all over facebook, and a fan-originated 20/20 campaign in the comments tab encouraging additional support with experience points and waffles.*

We're also at PAX Prime all weekend. If you're at the convention, stop by booth 6013 to say hello, then join us late tonight for our JourneyQuest Season Two screening and Q&A.

As of this writing, we have less than $32k to go to make the Hands of Fate campaign a success. A number of you have shared ideas with us for additional rewards and incentives, many of which we're excited to announce today. These will go live over the next few days. 

First, we've added the painted, screen-featured miniatures of Osric, Daphne, Flynn, and Luster as individual rewards at the $999 level. These are unique items, of which only one of each will exist in the world. (We're working on Brother Silence, who was not sculpted back when Dorkness came out. Once we're able to get a new sculpt, we'll add him to the $20 mini package Extra.)

Second, we're getting a new limited grab-bag reward put together for the $100 level. (And yes, people pledging higher than $100 will be eligible to receive this. See update #5 for a reminder of how this works.) What's the grab bag? Well, we know that a number of awesome other games are going to be appearing in the background of the movie, as props on the gaming table, and in the Gen Con scenes. We're working with these companies to provide some of those screen-featured games as rewards for this limited level. For the grab bag level, we'll see what props/games we have available to keep after the movie is shot, split them up as evenly as possible, and include them in this limited $100 level when we ship rewards. (We may also have some PDF options.) We can't guarantee what you'll receive, but it will be something awesome. And if your company wants a game to be included in this offer, to appear on screen and then be mailed to these contributors, please email us!

Third, we hope to have a couple of new rewards to announce soon from AFK Tavern. We're just putting the final details together, but if you're in the Seattle area, please commence drooling… now.

Fourth, for those backers looking for higher-level rewards, as of this writing a single Displaced Army Option A is available. Those have been snatched up for some time and we expect this one to go quickly. Also, per a request from a backer, we've agreed to build custom packages at rewards of $1000 and above. This means that if you want to, for example, combine Cult of Shad-Hujem with The Displaced Army B, you can send us a message via Kickstarter explaining what you want and we'll work with you to create a unique and customized Combo Pack reward.

Finally, if nobody snatches up the original Wayne Reynolds poster painting reward level, Zoe has promised to get video of Matt and Ben fighting to the death over whose house it gets to hang in when this is all over. (This is Ben writing, by the way, and I intend to win, using devious trickery that Matt will never see coming. You heard it here first. So nobody pledge for that. Seriously.)

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*P.S. Please, please don't pledge more than you can afford. We've seen a few comments about people stretching their food budgets to support this campaign. This is a strength-in-numbers deal, not a contest to sacrifice until it hurts. Yes, an extra $10 helps, but so does keeping yourself fed, a roof over your head, and paying the electric/utility bills. If you're even thinking about pledging more than you should, stop, breathe, take a moment, and remember that this is just a movie. It's going to be okay. We're all in this together and the success of the campaign doesn't rest on your shoulders alone. Now go put some groceries in your pantry. Please!

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      Creator Jason Christopher Faught on September 3, 2012

      @Da Mayor Admit it, if you had a Blender of Doom you'd have done the EXACT same thing they did!

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      Creator James McKendrew on September 3, 2012

      After watching Gamers Live at GenCon (can't wait for THAT video...), I dunno if "class" is EXAAAAAAACTLY the word I'd use. But definitely a solid moral grounding, despite appearances. B-)

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      Creator Alexander K on September 3, 2012

      Mark: you can have 2 Kickstarter accounts that use 1 Amazon account.
      So you can just create a second account and make a separate pledge (and give the access to the account to your friend later) I used that before successfully.

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      Creator Mark Galen Edwards on September 3, 2012

      Does anyone know how to give twice? I want to pledge for a friend of mine. So I would pay and it would be under my account but it would go to him. He gets a birthday present and I get to give more! I can't see that it'll let me pledge again. It doesn't seem like kickstarter is set up for gifting.

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      Creator Christine Randolph on September 2, 2012

      Just wanted to chime in with another "very classy" update comment. You guys are awesome :)

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      Creator Steve Jackman on September 2, 2012

      It does just kill me that you guys are doing this in the middle of Con Season, but I happily sacrifice a little of my "buying models from Con Vendors" fund to help out this project...

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      Creator Jason Christopher Faught on September 2, 2012

      It really kind of chokes me up a little that you're actively discouraging foolish personal overfunding. Like Casey said, very classy. Plus, personal overfunding could cause collection failiures, potentially putting the project back under the line of success. I read about thay Jack Houston KS, I think, where a 10k backer pulled out at the last minute...

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      Creator Casey Borders on September 2, 2012

      You guys are awesome and classy! The postscript shows how much you actually care about your fans and it's amazing! BTW, as of right now you only need $18,500!! That's one hell of a day!

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      Creator Dave Cook on September 2, 2012

      Hi Ben. I just wanted to say how amazing I found your P.S. of your post. It really speaks to the class and perspective you have that has made me happy to have known you guys since the first Gamers. We're proud to support you guys.

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      Creator James Lewis on September 1, 2012

      @Mark:
      The answers to your questions can be found by going to the "Home" tab above (or, http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/zombieorpheus/the-gamers-hands-of-fate).
      Go down to the area below the heading, "About the Rewards and How to Pledge," but yes that's how you'd do your pledge.
      The additional shipping is for those outside the U.S., and you communicate which extras you want after the end of the campaign. They will send out Backer Surveys, and therein will be a Comments section (unless they have a box which clearly asks about extras). there you will list your pledged amount, and what any extra pledged money is for - such as, "$1 Tip, plus $10 for shirt."
      Again though, you can find it under the heading I reference above, on the Home tab (or by going to the url I put - they're both the same place)

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      Creator MarkC on September 1, 2012

      Can you explain how extras work for the kickstarter nubie? I think you just add the total to your pledge. IE if you pledge is $1 and you want the $10 t-shirt, you'd pledge $11 and pick the $1 reward. However, is there any extra for shipping and how do we communicate which extras we want?

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      Creator Melissa Jensen on September 1, 2012

      Goodness, I wish I could pledge more than I already have. I want so much to see this come through for everyone. I love what yall are doing here. Plus, your movies are the only way I have to get my D&D fix DX

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      Creator Erik Mehring on September 1, 2012

      How about a "Shadow's Dungeon" B&W module add on? I can't do the 100, but want the print version, not just pdf

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      Creator Leslie Sedlak on September 1, 2012

      I'm about to launch an all-out Twitter assault; at what email address should game companies contact you re: game inclusion / placement?

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      Creator Zombie Orpheus on September 1, 2012

      Raphael – Done, as of right now.

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      Creator Raphael on September 1, 2012

      Still no extra for upgrading to the color RPG module; will there be one?

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      Creator Alexander K on September 1, 2012

      Yessss, grabbed that in time. You guys rock!

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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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