As noted in today’s Monday Meeting notes, the Mummy: The Curse Kickstarter will begin at noon Eastern Time on December 18.
Now, we are doing something a bit different with this one and I want to explain it a bit here: unlike the last three Kickstarters we have done, this one doesn’t start out as a Deluxe project. Instead, we’re asking contributions to help us create a traditionally printed, hardcover, two-color interior book that has the same look and feel as books like the core nWoD book, or the core Vampire the Requiem, or Changeling the Lost, or other core game-line books. That way, we can keep both the goal amount and initial buy-in reward tier for a physical copy less expensive than the deluxe books we’ve done via KS before. The cost will be comparable to what VtR or CtL ran back in the day. THEN, if we can pass the Stretch Goals, we’ll add Deluxe Features like gilded page edges, silk bookmarks, and eventually a cool embossed leatherette cover treatment. (And there will be other fun Stretch Goals in there too, like with W20). So, in the interest of continuing to respond to and work with our great community, how deluxe we get is up to the backers, and there’s not such a high barrier to folks pledging for a physical copy. It’s an experiment, so we’ll see how it goes.
So, to sum: you can buy in at a relatively reasonable price and, if we hit our goals, you get a hardcover like other core rulebook hardcovers we’ve printed in the past.
But we’ll have a bunch of “deluxe” stretch goals to hit. Each one of those goals we hit adds a deluxe feature to the book you’ll be getting. Cloth bookmark, gilt edges, leatherette cover, embossing. If we hit enough stretch goals, your reasonably-priced book is now a full deluxe edition.
That’s on top of the other special (non-deluxe) stretch goals.
We’re really looking forward to it. Watch this site for updates!