Kickstarter Krazy

Or something along those lines, anyway.

Rich is suffering from a power outage, what with Hurricane Sandy and all, so I thought I’d catch you up with where we’re at with the Deluxe W20 Kickstarter.

It’s got another fourteen hours as of this writing to run. We’ve obliterated our original goal of $85K (it took eleven and a half hours to get that much), and we just recently blew past $350,000. In doing so, we’ve hit a whole load of stretch goals, including new novels by Bill Bridges and Mike Lee, a new fiction anthology (When Will You Rage 2), a Wild West Expansion Pack (along with a free copy of Werewolf: The Wild West in PDF), a copy of the Werewolf Translation Guide, the option for people getting at least one book to add on the Storyteller’s Screen, oh, and the White Howlers Tribebook.

To give you a bit of an idea how chaotic (in a good way) this Kickstarter’s been, I said I’d write a White Howlers Tribebook at about 7pm British time. By 10pm, we’d hit the stretch goal.

We’re working to get all these books made as fast as we can, and we’re doing them because our fans are incredible.

Check out the Kickstarter if you haven’t yet. I’m sure you’ll agree.

  28 comments for “Kickstarter Krazy

  1. Dave B.
    October 31, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    Hope everyone caught in the storm is doing all right!

    And I do agree – the kickstarter’s been incredible to watch! Keep up the great work!

    • November 1, 2012 at 12:57 am

      it’s been incredible!

      i`ve been keeping watch along the whole thing and my heart jumps everytime we pass a stretch goal.

      Call me a geek but it feels like watching a good game.

      • Dave B.
        November 1, 2012 at 1:32 am

        Yeah, I know what you mean! I’ve been checking back all day just to see those numbers jump. Don’t know WHY it seems so exciting, but a good game is indeed what it feels like.

        Must be all the fans cheering wildly every time a new milestone is passed.

  2. Adamant Siaka
    November 1, 2012 at 6:30 am

    I enjoyed seeing the numbers rises, and look forward to the Changing Breeds Kickstarter with great relish.

    • Sakuryu
      November 2, 2012 at 6:40 pm

      I wanna get in on that since I missed the core one T-T

      • Blue Fox
        November 4, 2012 at 9:53 pm

        Don’t worry W20 should be available as PDF and pod by spring.

        So you can still get the book as paper, though it won’t be the leatherette or heavy metal edition- those were KS offers.

  3. Blue Fox
    November 1, 2012 at 10:35 am

    You have to agree; we kinda curb stomped all the goals except the 200 for HEM but we’re almost there with around 180+ pledges.

    • Blue Fox
      November 1, 2012 at 6:02 pm

      And in the end when push came to shove even this barrier had to give in at the last minutes o/ \o |o| o// o/

  4. Z
    November 1, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    I missed the kickstarter, I will never forgive myself!

    • November 2, 2012 at 6:39 am

      A silly question, but with this KickStarter having been warned months in advance, warning a week before it happened, and lasting 31 days, it seems peculiar to me that people are just finding out about it hours after it ended.
      By what means did you finally discover it? I’d really like to know as a matter of marketing curiosity to try to figure out what corners of the fandom we missed and how we can reach them next time.

      • Sakuryu
        November 2, 2012 at 6:41 pm

        I was told on a WoD MUSH since I don’t look the sites over much (not a big nWoD Fan) I hate that I missed this, I was hoping to gnab the deluxe edition with my name in the credits

        • Sakuryu
          November 2, 2012 at 7:09 pm

          I think there might be value in some sort of mail alert when news is posted so all the little shape shifters can get their noses into it if they forget to check the blog often :) I personally want to see the CB and ahem…. Breed book kick starter (please give me more bastet!….including ceilican goodies with the fae? >.>) but I forget to check sites until someone tells me to since Im in college and homework is a mountain I gotta climb.

        • Dave B.
          November 10, 2012 at 1:13 am

          Which MUSH game, BTW? Anything that you would recommend? :)

      • Zylo-Kills-The-Foe
        November 2, 2012 at 6:51 pm

        Actually I have to say I almost missed it also. I’ve only been looking at this blog for my news, and I (perhaps I missed it) didn’t see any word about the kickstarter being up until the October 16′th posting about the Jess Hartley Interview.

        I knew it was happening I was just waiting, looking here specifically for word on when it was launching. That said I did get word on the 16th and got my book in plenty of time but my heart does go out to those who didn’t know.

        Really I think this is something we should all be looking at. We should be making way more noise about all of this as we continue on. Get in touch with old friends, swing by old haunts, make sure we don’t have people left behind next time.

        • Yiodan
          November 4, 2012 at 4:18 pm

          I do the same and miss old and new WOD news all the time. At least now I have the link to the Onyx Path site. Hopefully it won’t happen to me again. I didn’t miss the kickstarter, but that’s because I stumbled on it almost by accident. I had not heard about it at all. Good thing for WW it happened early enough that I could organise and buy 5 of them with friends.

      • Z
        November 10, 2012 at 3:04 am

        I seriously only found the kickstarter an hour after it ended, and only because of the announcement on the blog. The forums had been down for quite some time and the soonest anything about it seems to be mentioned on here in a post of its own was about halfway through. I’ve been keeping my eye out for preorder dates but I’m not an active, regular participant in White Wolf’s community. I certainly would have benefited from some kind of alert, and this comment thread is literally the first place I’ve seen the onyx path website mentioned.

  5. Dave B.
    November 1, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Can I put in a vote for our $375,000 stretch goal achievement as ‘And CB20 will be doubled in length so we can cram even more awesome into it!’

    Seriously though, well done – and I for one am looking forward to the rest of the W20 materials still to come.

    • Yiodan
      November 4, 2012 at 4:21 pm

      Oh man. You’ve no idea how on board I’d be with that. I really hope we can somehow make that book be bigger. I really wish we can make the lost breeds section bigger. Seeign as they’ll probably never be covered again.

      • Adamant Siaka
        November 4, 2012 at 10:28 pm

        I think that the most direct way would be to pledge the living hell out of W20 CB, too.

    • Stew
      November 6, 2012 at 10:28 am

      Heh. It’s already longer than we thought it would be, and I’ve got some great ideas for stretch goals to expand it some more.

      And who knows, we might get a Changing Breeds cookbook as well!

      • Yiodan
        November 7, 2012 at 7:14 pm

        The real question is, how many strech goals do we need for complete breed books for them? ;)

        • November 8, 2012 at 12:00 am

          I second that sentiment.

          My wallet is filing for divorce.

          Who needs a bank balance when you could have a complete set of revamped changing breeds books?

          • Yiodan
            November 8, 2012 at 5:19 pm

            I was thinking more of breed books for the lost breeds since I already have the breed books for the unlost ones :) That said, if there’s enough new or complementary information to warrant new breed books, I wouldn’t mind buying that either.

      • Dave B.
        November 8, 2012 at 3:17 am

        Great news! The outline/page count advertised earlier seemed much too short – less than the 220 of the PGttCB (which didn’t spend NEARLY enough time on )! ;-)

        Also looking forward to the sections on the lost breeds and the… well, everything else that’ll be in there, really. Let’s not kid ourselves. Here’s hoping the CB20 will be as successful as the W20!

        • Dave B.
          November 8, 2012 at 3:20 am


          …less than the 220 of the PGttCB (which didn’t spend NEARLY enough time on {insert favourite changing breed here}!) ;-)

          Silly wordpress, interpreting the original angle-bracket version as though I were putting in HTML tags…

  6. TheWolfKin
    November 6, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    I’m just extremely sad that I missed this. I didn’t follow the blog, but I’ve been a WtA and White Wolf lover for a number of years. I got linked to the Kickstarter with 10 hours left, and due to my lack of a credit card (and the fact that the post office, and my chance to buy a prepaid credit card, wouldn’t open before it ended) I missed out. Looks like I’ll never get my chance at the awesome deluxe version, plus all those extras. Sigh.

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