As I write this, at 6:20 PM PST (although I’m currently in CST because I’m traveling), it’s been just over 20 hours since I launched the Kickstarter, hoping to raise $20,000 to get this project going.
We just doubled that.
I’m flabbergasted at the outpouring of support and interest in their project. I’ll even admit to you now that I was very nervous. I thought this setting and rules set would be a little too “weird” for a lot of people. But you’ve all shown me that a lot of you are at least intrigued to give something different a try. And that’s amazing.
I’m so grateful.
So it’s time, in Kickstarter parlance, to start talking about “stretch goals” for the campaign. Again, I will admit that I had given this some thought, but I hadn’t even dreamed that I’d be talking about it within the first 24 hours of the campaign.
I had been thinking the first stretch goal would be at $40,000, and well, we’re pretty much there now. So I’ll tell you right now that I am going to work out a deal with Tom Tullis at Fat Dragon Games to do some Numenera-licensed fold-up terrain. I am also in discussions with some miniatures manufacturers to talk about Numenera miniatures. All of this would mean that the rulebook itself would get some miniatures rules added to it as a separate, optional ruleset for those that enjoy using minis in their games (for those that don’t, I’ll tell you right now that the game has always been, and will continue to be, primarily a non-minis focused game). Because I haven’t yet ironed out these details, I don’t know exactly how this is going to work, but I hope to be able to add the Fat Dragon Games terrain to some of the existing reward levels. More info on this soon.
But let’s talk goals that are ahead of us, not behind us.
At $60,000, I will expand the main rulebook. I had been thinking about 300 pages, but we’ll make it 400 pages. This means considerably more setting material, creatures, NPCs, and, of course, more gorgeous art.
At $70,000, I will personally write a 32-page adventure for Numenera. This will be released as a PDF and print-on-demand book, softcover, with art and maps–the whole shebang. I’ll add the pdf in for free to anyone who gets THE REAL DEAL and the print adventure at all levels $180 and above.
At $80,000, I’ll write another 32-page adventure and distribute them into the existing reward levels as described above.
At $90,000, I’ll complete the trilogy of adventures and do the same. Just to be clear, this means that everyone ALREADY getting the THE REAL DEAL will get a 96 pages of adventure for no extra charge. Those contributing $180 or more will get them as print adventures. So spread the word! If you’re already a contributor, get your friends to contribute, because you’ll benefit directly from it (and so will they).
At $100,000, well… something even cooler. But let’s see if we’re going to get that far.
Again, thank you so much to everyone who’s contributed. You’re awesome. Lots more Numenera setting and rules details coming in the next few weeks.