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Postby Malcolm » Fri Jun 19, 2015 10:44 am

Third stretch goal announced:
Monte Cook designs a dungeon. $1.4M total, +500K beyond 2nd stretch goal. Feasible at the current rate.

This one could be a real stretch. They need $122,467 in 21 days, ~$5.8K/day. Would require a boost to the $3.5K/day rate that's been happening recently.
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Postby TheCatt » Fri Jun 19, 2015 11:11 am

Leisher wrote:The only dungeon crawler where I actually bought graph paper and mapped out dungeons while playing.

God I loved doing that. My friends and I would take turns playing, stayed up all night one weekend to beat it (can't remember which #, must have been 2 or 3)
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Postby Malcolm » Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:29 am

For those WL2 backers that also backed BT4...
Today we are happy to roll out an inXile Loyalty Rewards promotion! Anyone who backed Wasteland 2 or Torment: Tides of Numenera previously, who also backs The Bard's Tale IV at $20 or above, will get a FREE bonus reward containing items from either Torment, Wasteland 2 or The Bard's Tale IV (valued at up to $15)! These rewards include items such as digital soundtracks, novella compilations, concept art books and more.

Furthermore, any returning backers who back The Bard's Tale IV at the $33 tier or higher will additionally receive FREE copies of Ultima Underworld 1 & 2, from GOG.com and our friends at OtherSide Entertainment. This offer is only available until June 26th. If you are a returning backer and have already backed The Bard's Tale IV – and if you did, thank you! – the loyalty reward is also retroactive for you as well.
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Postby Malcolm » Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:32 am

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Postby Malcolm » Tue Jun 23, 2015 12:02 pm

First stretch goal hit. Enhanced companion/NPC system and 2 extra NPCs.Currently at $1,303,859. Need $5.6K plus change per day to hit the $1.4M Monte Cook goal. Next stop is $1.35M for enhanced crafting system.



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Postby Malcolm » Tue Jun 23, 2015 2:22 pm

Wow. Things are picking up. Currently $1,308,314. That's $4.5K in a couple hours. Might get the Cook.



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Postby Malcolm » Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:29 pm

$1,319,375. Holy fuck, where'd that momentum come from? Making up for the slow weekend. New stretch goal for $1.5M. 3 new dungeons from what looks like 3 D&D/WotC dudes, one each. Hell of a mark to hit with 2 weeks and change left. Talking $10K and then some per day.



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Postby Leisher » Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:39 pm

I wrote the dude in charge on Twitter today to ask if they'd still track my day 1 contribution if I moved up to another level. I don't want to miss out on Wasteland 4 for free.

He replied back in about 15 minutes with a yes, so I'll be doing that tomorrow.
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Postby Malcolm » Wed Jun 24, 2015 10:36 am

$1,325,260 now. If they can hit $1.4M with a week left, they've got a chance.
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Postby Malcolm » Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:21 pm

$1,331,723

Goddamn. Less than $20K to the next stretch goal, enhanced crafting.
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Postby Malcolm » Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:54 pm

This is averaging near $10K/day now. $1.5M is looking more and more likely. I could see a push in the last couple days to put it over the top. $1,339,601 with a little more than 2 weeks to go.



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Postby Malcolm » Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:10 pm

Second stretch goal hit. Enhanced crafting is in. $1,350,414 and going. Next stop is Monte Cook at $1.4M.
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Postby Leisher » Sat Jun 27, 2015 12:02 am

They'll hit Monte Cook easy.
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Postby Malcolm » Sat Jun 27, 2015 12:03 pm

Yeah, but I'm hoping for the other bonus dungeons. Hell, all four of the dudes they've got for stretchies should design the most fucking brutal labyrinthine gauntlets possible. Don't waste them on the wine cellar.
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Postby Malcolm » Sat Jun 27, 2015 11:11 pm

They just cracked $1.36M. At this rate, they're going to be about 1-2 days or $10-20K short of the $1.5M final stretchie.

EDIT: Now below $1.36M, meaning someone took away their cash.




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Postby Malcolm » Mon Jun 29, 2015 2:52 pm

Two new stretchies added:

New dungeon + new Elvish area at $1.7M

Expert dungeon added by Fallout/WL dude at $1.9M.

I don't know how they hope to meet $1.5M at the current rate, let alone any of the new ones.
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Postby TheCatt » Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:07 pm

Most funding campaigns have a u-shaped donation curve.

So funding is highest at the very beginning, and the very end (although usually higher on the front than the end).

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Postby Malcolm » Mon Jun 29, 2015 5:51 pm

The y-axis ... is that # of backers or total cash?
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Postby TheCatt » Mon Jun 29, 2015 7:03 pm

It just says %, so no idea if % of backers or % of money. But I imagine they correlate well.
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Postby Malcolm » Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:35 pm

Well, in non-stretchie news:

One tick away from
All backers $20 or above receive TWO Julie Fowlis songs: the song from the in-engine video, and "Smeòrach Chlann Dòmhnaill (The Mavis of Clan Donald)" from her latest album, Gach Sgeul.

... for the bonus feelie/social media rewards. There's a decent chance for one more, outside for two.

Easy things:
kilt pics: 1 more
retweet: 1 more
youtube: will definitely hit 250K in a few days, so 1 more
youtube subscrips: 2 more
tumblr followers: 2 more
facebook followers: 2 more
facebook likes : 1 more

So that's 10 ticks = 3 more bonus feelies/widgets within easy reach if the # of backers starts hitting up social media. I might suggest a physical reference card with four-letter abbreviations for each spell you can cast. TRZP, bitches.
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