World of Calidar Kickstarter
It has only been active for 18 hours at the time of this writing, and already close to 90 backers have pledged almost $5,000 - 80% of the funding target. At this point, it very much looks like the project may be funded within the next day or two.
Numerous Piazza and Mystara community members have already pledged their support (including myself ), for which I'd like to express thanks on behalf of everyone involved with Calidar. But there's more to be done yet - Bruce has also prepared Stretch Goals, many of which improve the contents of the book, or add extra add-ons.
The big one for Mystara fans is likely the Map Upgrade, which adds the hex map of Meryath to the project. But the further things go, the more we assure Calidar has a chance to succeed.$8,100: Internal Art Upgrade
Present art budget allows for about a dozen black-and-white illustrations in the book, in addition to maps and other diagrams. This extension allows a substantial increase in the amount of internal art and/or the upgrade of some b/w pieces to color.
$10,000: Map Upgrade
Present cartography budget allows for one poster map (the Great Caldera). This extension adds an extra poster depicting the Kingdom of Meryath, with a standard hexgrid format. If available, this extra poster map can be selected as an add-on with your original pledge at First Mate level and above.
$12,000: Campaign Setting Upgrade
At present, the project allows for approx. 100 pages in the book. With this extension, page count increases to approx. 125. Additional text will detail in more depth the Kingdom of Meryath.
$24,000: Episode II Unlocked
At this level, a second product is locked in, including all previously listed stretch-goals where appropriate. Release date to be determined. Backers will be provided with PDF files of Episode II when they become available as an extra reward. New add-ons may be written in during the Kickstarter campaign if this stretch goal is reached to allow everyone optional access to printed materials and other benefits.
Check my blog for better views of this map.