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.)
*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!