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    Not to drag up the stuff that Roland so wisely squashed, but I just wanted to mention that I decided to use Kickstarter precisely BECAUSE we had problems last year. I was worried about not raising enough to reprint even the first book, and if I didn't meet the original goal, it would be easier to cancel the KS drive than it would be to refund everyone.

    And for the record, the vendor that had bailed was the credit card processing company. They held on to everyone's money for six months, claiming that we couldn't have any of it until we had delivered the books...but we needed the money to print the books. We had to secure outside loans in order to get it done at all, and we couldn't say anything for fear of them holding our money indefinitely. (This was also a point in KS's favor, since they expect you to get the money before the product is ready.) But everyone got their book, so I have no idea why anyone would still be that angry about it a year later.

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    Anyway, the surveys are going out well ahead of the books. The money won't even hit my bank account until the middle of March, and I can't even start the reprinting process until then. The only thing I've ordered are the magnets, which I could pay for from my savings. They should be shipped from the manufacturer on March 6, arriving in Houston a few days later, and then the magnet-only packages should start mailing right after that.
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    I think I filled my survey in and submitted it correctly- but how do I tell for sure? Does it email later confirming the survey's been submitted properly?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zzyss View Post
    Delivered to work? That's where mine are going, for very similar reasons.
    Alas, I still go to university, so that's also not an option for me.
    (Asking for ideas and then having to rebuke every one so far? Yeah, sorry. I feel a bit sheepish by now. :/)

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant View Post
    Anyway, the surveys are going out well ahead of the books. The money won't even hit my bank account until the middle of March, and I can't even start the reprinting process until then. The only thing I've ordered are the magnets, which I could pay for from my savings. They should be shipped from the manufacturer on March 6, arriving in Houston a few days later, and then the magnet-only packages should start mailing right after that.
    You're giving yourself a few days to wallow in the million+ dollars that you so rightfully got before you have to invest it all, right? Because seriously, you deserve at least 24 hours of wallowing. I'm sure Haley could give you some helpful hints on how to best optimize your wallowing in a giant pile of money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoffeeIncluded View Post
    You're giving yourself a few days to wallow in the million+ dollars that you so rightfully got before you have to invest it all, right? Because seriously, you deserve at least 24 hours of wallowing. I'm sure Haley could give you some helpful hints on how to best optimize your wallowing in a giant pile of money.
    Pro-tip #1: Withdraw all of the money in coins, preferably pennies and nickels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by honigmuffin View Post
    Pro-tip #1: Withdraw all of the money in coins.
    Uh-uh: coins be hard and cold. Plus, choking hazard and/or a concussion problem. Go greenbacks! They're mostly made out of linen-like fibers anyway, may's well use them for what those're also good for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Euodiachloris View Post
    Um... papercuts. Well, small price to pay... <shrugs>
    Not if the money is a bit soft and crumpled or ragged around the edges. Personally, I'd go for a mix. And don't forget to take pictures of the check and Giant's Hoard and frame them on the wall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Euodiachloris View Post
    Uh-uh: coins be hard and cold. Plus, choking hazard and/or a concussion problem. ...
    Only when you only have a few of them. Scrooge McDuck's money tower proves that coins act similarly to ninjas; deadly when in small numbers, but when in large numbers (such as the Kickstarter proceeds) they become flimsy & soft, allowing them to be swam through.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hamishspence View Post
    I think I filled my survey in and submitted it correctly- but how do I tell for sure? Does it email later confirming the survey's been submitted properly?
    You can open the same URL from the email again, and it'll show you the data you've submitted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kobold-Bard View Post
    Only when you only have a few of them. Scrooge McDuck's money tower proves that coins act similarly to ninjas; deadly when in small numbers, but when in large numbers (such as the Kickstarter proceeds) they become flimsy & soft, allowing them to be swam through.
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    Quote Originally Posted by honigmuffin View Post
    I think we can make this work nice colour scheme, by the way. I think I might have to sig this little gem, or your quote, or something.
    Go for it, your idea. I just came up with making the colors match Kickstarter. Although if you do simpy quote it you might want to change the yellow to orange so it shows up better. I'm just really, really glad that things seem to be going well with the deposits so far from the drive. Of course I don't think KickStarter would want the bad press from this either considering all the good press so far.

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    I was worried about not raising enough to reprint even the first book...
    So much for that worry.
    edit: My alternate account #1 has recieved the survey as well, this one was just for the swag pack. I persuaded some friends to check out OotS and they agreed to chip in for some goodies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by honigmuffin View Post
    Alas, I still go to university, so that's also not an option for me.
    Do Post Offices in your area do Poste Restante?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakameleon View Post
    Do Post Offices in your area do Poste Restante?
    I think they do, I'll look into it and find out if it works for specific senders only (as opposed to getting all of my mail only at the post office for a few days) and if there are any other requirements thanks for the suggestion!
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    I just filled out the survey form for my $25 art pledge.
    I was totally nervous because I feared I might have made an error somewhere along the line.
    the survey felt like a little comforting checklist that everything should be ok.
    yes, I added $10 for international shipping.
    I added *insert* 1 */insert* "I participated" badge for $4.
    no, I didn't add any books.
    I think I should be fine.
    now bracing myself for the long wait until the stuff actually ships/arrives. ^^
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    my husband got his survey for his $32 (plus tons of extras) pledge, while i pledged for a crayon drawing and have no survey yet. so i eagerly sat beside him while he filled out his survey and got all excited over the whole thing.

    i keep thinking: "it's just a survey... why am i so thrilled...?" and then i remember all the glorious excitement of refreshing the kickstarter page each morning and cheering over how much money was raised.

    so, yeah, i am very eagerly awaiting my pledge survey.
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    Heh, nothing can take from us the memory that we were in The One That Broke KickstarterTM
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kobold-Bard View Post
    Only when you only have a few of them. Scrooge McDuck's money tower proves that coins act similarly to ninjas; deadly when in small numbers, but when in large numbers (such as the Kickstarter proceeds) they become flimsy & soft, allowing them to be swam through.
    This is why a small dragon horde is so very sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silvadel View Post
    This is why a small dragon horde is so very sad.
    No, I think the small dragon horde is sad because they only have a small dragon hoard.
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    I like the backers choices and I am sure we all will enjoy the stories very much*
    As to the backers choice stories:

    My personal ranking in the matter would be:
    Cliffport PD
    Pre-Order Belkar
    Therkla

    I kinda wondered which charakter I would have picked.
    Sure Belkar is great (and Self-proclaimed Comedy Gold) but I would have gone with someone less spotlight e.g. The Monster in the Dark.
    I sort of like those 'minor NPCs'*
    The CPPD was in my hit list too, so I am glad someone chose them.
    Therkla is a fine choice, a good charakter and I like her, but we already Know a Bit of her.
    I think I would have chosen Solt Lorkyurg the Gnome spice trader, I Wonder what would have come up with him. I almost forgot him until I saw him in the kickstarter picture.

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    What are the "Backer's Choice PDF's"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kork3.14 View Post
    What are the "Backer's Choice PDF's"?
    The $1250 reward packages, an 8-12 story on the OOTS character of your choice. He's got three of those.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jiggs View Post
    but I would have gone with someone less spotlight e.g. The Monster in the Dark.
    Pun intended?

    Last night, I got reminder mails for the surveys for #2 and #3. I guess I'll just state best friend's address, the sooner I complete the surveys the better. But I'll look into the poste restante thingy for the Patience pledge
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    Quote Originally Posted by RMS Oceanic View Post
    The $1250 reward packages, an 8-12 story on the OOTS character of your choice. He's got three of those.
    I think he meant what will the stories be about. From what I've read (but couldn't find a link to) the stories are:
    Belkar, pre OotS
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    So, uh, did we ever find out what that mystery prize #9 was?

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    So, uh, did we ever find out what that mystery prize #9 was?
    We will find out when it is done.

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    So, uh, did we ever find out what that mystery prize #9 was?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bedinsis View Post
    So, uh, did we ever find out what that mystery prize #9 was?
    From the last update:

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    There's also the issue of one last Mystery Prize, isn't there? Well, since this is the very last one...it's going to stay a mystery until it's finished. That's because I'm not sure if it will work out the way I want it to, and if it doesn't, I don't want to have made a promise I can't fulfill. Once I know I'll be able to get it done (or I find a suitable replacement if I can't), I'll announce it and immediately deliver it. So some day this year, you'll wake up and BAM! Mystery Prize announcement in your inbox. Because you can't predict a Mystery Prize. It comes and goes as it pleases. You'll be talking to it, and turn to look at something, and suddenly the Mystery Prize will be gone. And you'll say, "Oh, Mystery Prize! You got me again." But Mystery Prize won't hear you, because it will already be out there, in the shadows, fighting crime.
    So consider it a Patience Prize. And one that, apparently, Fights Crime.
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    I like to think of it as a SurPrize.
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    I like to think of it as a SurPrize.
    I laughed.
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    I like to think of it as a SurPrize.
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