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    Crap We maxed out the graph.
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    Quote Originally Posted by turkishproverb View Post
    Crap We maxed out the graph.
    I believe that's pronounced "We're off the chart!"
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    I like the way you think ella.
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    Star Wars canon is one of those things where people have started to realize that the guys in charge are so far off their rockers that it's probably for the best to ignore them.
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    I'm contemplating upgrading my $68(+10) pledge to a $192(+37) pledge for the Up to the Split box. The problem is, I already own On the Origin of PCs and Start of Darkness.

    I guess I will hold out and see how it develops.
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    I still can't wait to see what "Non-book" reward Rich is planning to add or what the potential Mystery Prize 2 will be.

    Edit:

    And can we stop clogging the thread with copyright bru-haha? It's casting a negative tone on things and it really should be something asked Rich directly and not debated here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ella ventic View Post
    I believe that's pronounced "We're off the chart!"
    Here there be dragons.
    From the old nautical charts.

    120 hours to raise $191,000
    last 12 hours saw $8,000 raised
    which sees our average cool off to $666.67 from the NCftPB explosion.
    a significant drop of 73.73% from the lofty high but also a 33.33% dropoff from the pre-NCftPB average.

    We'll see what the afternoon brings in terms of a more sane representation of data without a NCftPB update.
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    There are two variables I'm interested in, though:

    1) Where will the threshold line be for DStP?
    2) Will there be non-book rewards to boost the pledge numbers well into the DStP realm, or will Rich hold off on those rewards until it really slows down?

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    (Referencing Keith Baker being on the supporter list)

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobold-Bard View Post
    Oh My God, he's bought one of the story rewards and picked himself from SoD!!!! His ego has no limits!!![/baselesshysyericalspeculation]
    Now that would be hysterical if true.
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    The thread is a bit long to read completely, but i have a question:
    Is there a way to buy the pdf prequel without anything else?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DreadPirateDB View Post
    (Referencing Keith Baker being on the supporter list)



    Now that would be hysterical if true.
    Timeframe isn't right, unfortunately, as he (if it is the same Keith Baker) became a backer late last night. Which is looooong after the $1250 pledges were snapped up.

    Would have been funny though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by luc258 View Post
    The thread is a bit long to read completely, but i have a question:
    Is there a way to buy the pdf prequel without anything else?
    Pledge $10 then when you get the questionnaire asking for delivery details etc. there'll be an option to add comments, where you decline getting sent your magnet in favour of just getting the PDFs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by luc258 View Post
    The thread is a bit long to read completely, but i have a question:
    Is there a way to buy the pdf prequel without anything else?
    If you mean "without a magnet", no, Giant addressed that a few pages back and said it is too late to change the kickstart pledges to not include a magnet. He did suggest that when the time comes to give him an address to mail it to, you can put something like "no magnet please" in the address and save him a few dollars on it. But you still need to pledge $10 (note you are pledging, technically not buying) for the pdfs (also note that you're getting the prequel and 4 other stories, at this time).

    Hope that helps answer your question; if I have misunderstood you, do let me know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luc258 View Post
    The thread is a bit long to read completely, but i have a question:
    Is there a way to buy the pdf prequel without anything else?
    Make a $10 pledge and you get the PDF prequel (+ the other PDF stories that got added as bonuses). If you don't want the fridge magnet, when the drive is over and you get a form asking for your address write in the address field "No fridge magnet for me, thanks". Or just give to a friend.

    Mind, you can pledge whatever you want (as long as it is above $10) to get the PDF. Just make sure to select:

    PLEDGE $10 OR MORE
    XXXX BACKERS
    A Roy Greenhilt fridge magnet, exclusive to this pledge drive, shipped anywhere in the world. Plus a digital PDF of the original OOTS story, "How the Paladin Got His Scar," when it is completed. (Note: All of the rewards below this include the digital download as well.)
    Estimated Delivery: Apr 2012

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kobold-Bard View Post
    Oh My God, he's bought one of the story rewards and picked himself from SoD!!!! His ego has no limits!!![/baselesshysyericalspeculation]
    A much better story would have him choosing the Rich Baker, the horrible amalgamation that was born in the early days of the Playground that required all 10s of us (at the time) to slay . . . mainly by reading the FAQ and getting Rich's last name correct.

    But some say the Rich Baker lurks in the shadows of the site, biding its time, waiting for the perfect moment to erupt back into this world and slay its parental counterparts, taking the names of both and forging the most powerful gaming empire this or any other age has ever seen!

    The early mods dealt harshly with those that proffered such preposterous prophecy. We routed the cult enclaves that clung to the name, but in the process I lost my eye and several of the initial mods fell to the foul powers wielded by the agents of the beast.

    The times of prosperity that followed saw the rise of new mods to take the call and maintain the peace. Many years have past since those days of war and bloodshed . . . they occasionally still haunt my dreams. But as long as the tale of the Rich Baker is passed from generation to generation and the playground knows to be wary and watchful, the foretold reckoning can be delayed. As long as the last poster on the last day of the playgrounds existence does not forget, the Rich Baker can never win.
    Let the Yaggle Gakkle-ing begin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WampaX View Post
    A much better story would have him choosing the Rich Baker, the horrible amalgamation that was born in the early days of the Playground that required all 10s of us (at the time) to slay . . . mainly by reading the FAQ and getting Rich's last name correct.

    But some say the Rich Baker lurks in the shadows of the site, biding its time, waiting for the perfect moment to erupt back into this world and slay its parental counterparts, taking the names of both and forging the most powerful gaming empire this or any other age has ever seen!

    The early mods dealt harshly with those that proffered such preposterous prophecy. We routed the cult enclaves that clung to the name, but in the process I lost my eye and several of the initial mods fell to the foul powers wielded by the agents of the beast.

    The times of prosperity that followed saw the rise of new mods to take the call and maintain the peace. Many years have past since those days of war and bloodshed . . . they occasionally still haunt my dreams. But as long as the tale of the Rich Baker is passed from generation to generation and the playground knows to be wary and watchful, the foretold reckoning can be delayed. As long as the last poster on the last day of the playgrounds existence does not forget, the Rich Baker can never win.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WampaX View Post
    A much better story would have him choosing the Rich Baker, the horrible amalgamation that was born in the early days of the Playground that required all 10s of us (at the time) to slay . . . mainly by reading the FAQ and getting Rich's last name correct.

    But some say the Rich Baker lurks in the shadows of the site, biding its time, waiting for the perfect moment to erupt back into this world and slay its parental counterparts, taking the names of both and forging the most powerful gaming empire this or any other age has ever seen!

    The early mods dealt harshly with those that proffered such preposterous prophecy. We routed the cult enclaves that clung to the name, but in the process I lost my eye and several of the initial mods fell to the foul powers wielded by the agents of the beast.

    The times of prosperity that followed saw the rise of new mods to take the call and maintain the peace. Many years have past since those days of war and bloodshed . . . they occasionally still haunt my dreams. But as long as the tale of the Rich Baker is passed from generation to generation and the playground knows to be wary and watchful, the foretold reckoning can be delayed. As long as the last poster on the last day of the playgrounds existence does not forget, the Rich Baker can never win.
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    So, I didn't start keeping track right away, but here are several values of $/backer from the last three days. All times are EST. It's pretty impressive (but not that surprising) how much the $/backer increases as more rewards are added.

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    Thanks for the answers. Impressive numbers on this site, it looks like this will be successful for the Giant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JGoings63 View Post
    So, I didn't start keeping track right away, but here are several values of $/backer from the last three days.
    Well, you've forced my hand. If you're going to start quoting interesting statistics, I have to register and share what I have. Using the minimum dollar value of each pledge tier, I was able to create this breakdown:

    % of Dollars Raised - Group
    10.33% - Magnets and PDF(s) Only
    20.08% - One Book
    21.79% - Two Books
    19.62% - Three Books
    13.96% - Up To The Split
    14.23% - Custom Artwork

    (This comes out to 100.01% due to rounding. Percentages are based not on the pledge drive total, but from the sum of (# Backers * Tier Values). This leaves ~$22,000 unaccounted for -- 11.5% of the total. These numbers were calculated 15-20 minutes ago.)

    Other interesting metrics:

    13.33% - Autographed Books
    45.21% - Pledges Include War & XPs
    11.47% - No Books Other Than War & XPs
    27.31% - From Pledge Tiers Added Thursday (1/26)

    I'm fascinated by this last one. Clearly, participation in the last 24 hours has been massive, with one out of every four dollars (re)allocated recently. Personally, I'd love to play around with The Giant's Kickstarter dashboard for even more detailed metrics.

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    Sheriff of Moddingham: Just a note that about a dozen posts on copyright law have been removed from the thread. Please don't ask for or give legal advice in this Forum. If someone asks the legality of a course of action, answering them is legal advice, even if you preface it with "this isn't legal advice."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troll Brau View Post
    Epic.
    Beware! Beware!
    The children of the 'ground
    For there walks among you
    A beast t'was bound.
    It slinks and slides
    Between the posts,
    Hiding in plain sight,
    Avoiding all who roast
    each other with words most profound
    Beware! Beware!
    All children of the 'ground.

    The introductory verse from the Epic poem chronicling the rise, fall, imprisonment, and aftermath of The Dawn of the Playground: War of the Rich Baker.
    Let the Yaggle Gakkle-ing begin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WampaX View Post
    Beware! Beware!
    The children of the 'ground
    For there walks among you
    A beast t'was bound.
    It slinks and slides
    Between the posts,
    Hiding in plain sight,
    Avoiding all who roast
    each other with words most profound
    Beware! Beware!
    All children of the 'ground.

    The introductory verse from the Epic poem chronicling the rise, fall, imprisonment, and aftermath of The Dawn of the Playground: War of the Rich Baker.
    Rich, please take note. If there's another mystery prize in the pledge drive, this is the story I want to read.
    Last edited by Gullintanni; 2012-01-27 at 03:48 PM.

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    Wow! It's at $193,000 exactly!

    It's cool to see a nice round number on the screen.

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    YAY, War and XP is one of two books I'm missing.
    Once you go scaly, you'll be back daily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roland St. Jude View Post
    Sheriff of Moddingham: Just a note that about a dozen posts on copyright law have been removed from the thread. Please don't ask for or give legal advice in this Forum. If someone asks the legality of a course of action, answering them is legal advice, even if you preface it with "this isn't legal advice."

    Now, back to the merry-making!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flame of Anor View Post
    Did...did my badfic go away?
    That must have been a direct answer to my prayers Flame, that was horrifying
    Made me LOL though

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    As the pledge goes on, my paranoia increases. According to Google, $93 is about 60.

    Is that number right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manga Maniac View Post
    As the pledge goes on, my paranoia increases. According to Google, $93 is about 60.

    Is that number right?
    As of right now, it is approximately that, yes (I'm getting 59.1243 GBP as of 2012-01-27 22:36 UTC)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manga Maniac View Post
    As the pledge goes on, my paranoia increases. According to Google, $93 is about 60.

    Is that number right?
    So it would seem. Why so paranoid? About what?
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    @above: $93 is my current pledge ($83 + $10 shipping). Want to make sure I can, y'know, actually pay for it.

    Not helping it is that I think my debit card people take a bit of money for every purchase I make.

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