Holy COW I haven't been reading this and missed is completely. 1.1 MILLION DOLLARS!
I guess Rich is either feeling better about his health, or the whole Kickstarter thing is making him feel a lot more motivated to do the strip.
I don't know if I can handle this kind of update frequency. Too much awesome condensed into too little time might make me explode or something.
Edit: oh well herp my derp, there's the 5-day-old explanation right there on the site: "Also, if you hadn't noticed, I'm posting a new OOTS comic every day until the end of the drive. Three down, five to go. Enjoy."
Last edited by Rimbo; 02-21-2012 at 12:03 AM.
The art print package is the good one. I added an extra $6 for the cards and $4 for the patch (yeah, pathetic, but I figured that since I'm getting everything else, I might as well take that as well). The $24 package was my alternative, but I'd rather get the art print for $1 than an extra coloring book.
Otherwise, the $10 basic pledge is still great if one isn't interested in the Shtick game cards (but I already have the game + expansion, so I wanted to get those).
Thanks strategy, I hadn't realized that he'd updated it.
I find the list of stuff daunting and incredibly confusing. What is the option to just get all of the print books, without the magnets, t-shirts, etc., and without duplicating materials/books?
And you want to do it within 20 minutes, when the drive ends.
And now it's over. Final tally, $1,253,757.
Followup: even though it's "over", the number is still increasing, probably due to the processing of last minute pledges. Now it's $1,254,120.
I like how he bumped mystery reward #9 down from 1.260 to 1.250. I figured he would but it was still nice to see.
Looking forward to rereading everything from the beginning plus bonus content I missed out by being online only. Now I just have to explain to the normally understanding wife why I just dropped $222 on a stack of stick figure drawings (not really, but it sounds funny).
Fantastic kickstart drive, really. And it must feel really amazing - not to say overwhelming - for Burlew to experience first-hand the level of support that his creative work receives. Well deserved, certainly, but no (good) creator is ever really truly satisfied with their creation. Even more than the money giving him freedom to experiment, I imagine this will be something that will help him through many a tedious night of drawing.
I find the whole thing fascinating, because I think Rich really did a lot of things right (either on purpose or by accident). I think he's just as responsible for the drive's success as his fans and backers.
I wold say he is the main responsible of the drive's success in the sense that if this was a shitty comic, no one would make a dime about it. But he was good, he make a very good comic for free.
The slope is nearly constant for the entire month, and it actually accelerates during the final week. Masterful marketing on Rich's part.
who's the 2nd guy in line in black?
Not really sure. Everyone else (except Vaarsuvius) is someone Belkar's killed over the course of the strip, but I don't recognize that guy either.
Or, perhaps, does this mean that Belkar is going to kill V?
I didn't consider that, but yeah, I vote Illusion now.
Smells like a Test of Worthiness to me. Or maybe Xykon did get there first?
I'm doubtful on the illusion angle. Durkon has true seeing running so I don't think Burlew would have good to that much trouble to set that gruesome scene if it's all going to be revealed as an illusion when Durkon walks in the room a few seconds later. I could be wrong, I'm historically quite bad at predicting OOTS twists, but I think this scene is real.
I don't think Xykon would let that much undead raw material go to waste. I also don't think it's an illusion. What actually happened is a big unknown to me, though there's been some interesting speculation on the official forums that I don't want to be true: