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Bruce Heard's World of Calidar Kickstarter is online!

Post by Thorf » Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:36 am

Yesterday, Bruce pressed the big green Launch button and set the Kickstarter for his new project, the World of Calidar, in motion.

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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.
$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.
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.

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Re: Bruce Heard's World of Calidar Kickstarter is online!

Post by Big Mac » Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:55 pm

115 backers and $6,027 of the $6,200 goal so far. :)
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Re: Bruce Heard's World of Calidar Kickstarter is online!

Post by Thorf » Fri Dec 13, 2013 1:28 am

Calidar is funded!!

Our 122nd backer pushed us over the line. It only took 33 and a half hours to get to this point. Many thanks to everyone who helped take things this far!

What does this mean? Well, Calidar is coming - there's no stopping it now. :mrgreen:

But it also means that we can start thinking about stretch goals. Stretch goals sweeten the deal for everyone involved, adding more art, more maps, and more text to the release.

So if you haven't supported Calidar already, please head over to the Kickstarter page and back us! You won't regret it. :D

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Post by Big Mac » Sat Dec 14, 2013 7:37 am

$103 dollars away from it's first stretch goal.

If this keeps up, Bruce might be forced to add one or more stretch goals.
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Post by agathokles » Sat Dec 14, 2013 8:19 am

I'm looking forward to the stretch goals -- the planned ones are already very cool.

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Post by Thorf » Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:06 am

Stretch Goal #1 has been reached!!

I didn't catch it happening, but I believe that our 153rd backer pushed us over the line.

Next up: Map Upgrade!

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Re: Bruce Heard's World of Calidar Kickstarter is online!

Post by snorri » Sat Dec 14, 2013 11:40 am

Shipping to Europe is allways an add cost. Who provides me a home, a job and US citizenship ?

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Post by Ambreville » Sat Dec 14, 2013 2:06 pm

Fortunately, I managed to keep postage outside the US to a minimum! :)
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Post by Thorf » Sat Dec 14, 2013 2:11 pm

snorri wrote:Shipping to Europe is allways an add cost. Who provides me a home, a job and US citizenship ?
Snorri, shipping to Europe is a maximum of $9 for the hardback, and less if you go with a softcover book. Even for me here in Japan it's only $13. :D

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Post by Ambreville » Sat Dec 14, 2013 9:32 pm

$9 is less than 7 Euros.
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Post by Havard » Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:28 pm

Indeed, most kickstarters I have looked into in the past have been considerably more expensive in terms of shipping outside the US :)

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Post by snorri » Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:46 pm

Ambreville wrote:Fortunately, I managed to keep postage outside the US to a minimum! :)
Thanks Bruce !

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Post by Carillion » Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:06 pm

Stretch Goal No 3 has been reached! It looks like Bruce and Thorf are going to be busy writing and mapping all that extra material!

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Post by agathokles » Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:49 pm

Very cool! Added material is great, and the next stretch goal is also very interesting.

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Post by Yaztromo » Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:15 pm

With my pledge we are now upon the stretch 15,500 target, with still a couple of days to go!
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Post by Havard » Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:15 pm

That's great Yaz! :)

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Post by Thorf » Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:34 pm

Thanks, Yaztromo - thanks to you, we just hit the goal!

Bruce has announced one last goal. It's a long shot, but also another very cool one. Check my blog or the Kickstarter page for details.

http://thorf13.blogspot.jp/2014/01/one- ... idars.html

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Post by Chimpman » Wed Jan 08, 2014 4:29 pm

Just a quick shout out to all the Spelljammer fans hanging out around here - Bruce's next stretch goal is for three brand new ship deck plans! That might be useful for folks. Stop by and see if you can contribute something toward making this happen :mrgreen:
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Post by Ambreville » Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:26 pm

Deck plans in the book along with the color plates from Ben Wootten, whether they are 2D or 3D, will help greatly! There should be a familiar look to them, for both Spelljammer and VotPA fans! Since we're approaching the $16,000 mark already, there will most definitely be a deck plan for the Star Phoenix. A poster map sized deck rendition may become available with a later episode, perhaps as early as #2 (late 2014 or early 2015).
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Post by Chimpman » Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:45 pm

As of right now, we are 16 hours and $300 away from reaching the last stretch goal (for deck plans)! Make it happen folks!
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Post by dulsi » Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:01 am

Looks like the deck plan strech goal was reached. Maybe I'll use that for my player's ship. Still haven't gotten around to making deck plans for it.
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Post by Thorf » Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:52 am

We did it - or rather, you did it!

Thibault pushed it over the line in a very generous pledge over and above his already very generous pledge. Huge thanks to Thibault, and to everyone else who has helped bring things this far. I'm going to do a blog post about it after the Kickstarter ends.

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