[Kickstarter] Pre-launch version of Calidar Kickstarter up!

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[Kickstarter] Pre-launch version of Calidar Kickstarter up!

Post by Big Mac » Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:10 pm

Sixteen hours ago, Bruce Heard opened up his draft version of the Calidar Kickstarter campaign, to get feedback from fans:
Bruce Heard on Facebook wrote:At long last, I've reached a point where I can release the link to The World of Calidar's kickstarter preview page. Your feedback is welcome. The campaign should launch hopefully before mid-December. Have fun!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/amb ... n=2991f4c7
As Bruce says on Kickstarter: "THIS PROJECT IS NOT LIVE This is only a draft that the creator has chosen to share."

The video at the top of the draft Kickstarter page has a really impressive view of the world from space:
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If you are interested in buying into this, please have a look now. If you have any questions for Bruce, this is the time to get them to him (so that he can deal with them before the project goes live).

The ETA of the live Kickstarter is mid-December.
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Re: [Kickstarter] Pre-launch version of Calidar Kickstarter

Post by Big Mac » Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:12 pm

It looks like Add-On number 3 may unfortunately need to be removed:
World of Calidar Kickstarter draft wrote:$25 — Add-on #3: Download of Hexographer Pro mapping software from Inkwell Ideas, presently valued at $31.95. Available January 2014, after all pledges have been collected.
Bruce said on Faceborg that he thinks that this may conflict with Kickstarter's terms and conditions.
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Re: [Kickstarter] Pre-launch version of Calidar Kickstarter

Post by Big Mac » Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:15 pm

Following an enquiry from a Brazillian fan, Bruce has also posted an estimate of the shipping costs to Brazil:
Bruce Heard on Facebook wrote:For Brazil specifically, figure about $31 and $33 respectively for First Mate or Captain level (these are quotes from DriveThruRPG). Admiral level does not require additional postage. For poster maps, add about $1.00 extra postage per map. I know that's pretty stiff. Sorry.

I have to check with the local post office to see if that can be cheaper, but it's a more complex and slower process since I have to order these rewards individually and mail them myself. Since I don't have the exact weight of the books yet, that's a bit of a complication.
(If anyone knows of some good shipping companies that ship from the USA to Brazil, you might be able to help at least one fan get this stuff for less than $31-$33 USD.)
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Re: [Kickstarter] Pre-launch version of Calidar Kickstarter

Post by night_druid » Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:58 pm

Big Mac wrote:It looks like Add-On number 3 may unfortunately need to be removed:
World of Calidar Kickstarter draft wrote:$25 — Add-on #3: Download of Hexographer Pro mapping software from Inkwell Ideas, presently valued at $31.95. Available January 2014, after all pledges have been collected.
Bruce said on Faceborg that he thinks that this may conflict with Kickstarter's terms and conditions.
Huh. I would assume he had the appropirate license from Inkwell Ideas. :P
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Re: [Kickstarter] Pre-launch version of Calidar Kickstarter

Post by Thorf » Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:45 pm

The problem is with Kickstarter's rules - you're not allowed to offer something you didn't make yourself, basically.

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Post by night_druid » Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:48 pm

Thorf wrote:The problem is with Kickstarter's rules - you're not allowed to offer something you didn't make yourself, basically.
That's...weird. <shrug>
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Re: [Kickstarter] Pre-launch version of Calidar Kickstarter

Post by Ambreville » Wed Dec 04, 2013 3:39 pm

I understand why KS objects to this. They want to make sure their site is used for fund raising only and that it does not become a place where goods are sold at a discount (using a fundraising effort as an excuse to do so). Makes sense?
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Post by Havard » Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:09 pm

This is great news! I am really getting excited about this now :)

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Re: [Kickstarter] Pre-launch version of Calidar Kickstarter

Post by Morfie » Wed Dec 04, 2013 6:33 pm

I have never heard Bruce speak before.. the accent is a very interesting French/Midwest US mix!

It is good to see people from my own country involved in this (sadly lacking in RPG endeavours), an artist and the soundtrack are from here (NZ), albeit from a different area :)

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Post by Ambreville » Thu Dec 05, 2013 12:27 am

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Re: [Kickstarter] Pre-launch version of Calidar Kickstarter

Post by Thorf » Sat Dec 07, 2013 5:37 am

For anyone not up to date with Bruce's blog: he posted an update about the Kickstarter.

Here's an excerpt:
The World of Calidar's Kickstarter project has been sent for approval. With luck, I should receive the go-ahead within the next several days. The KS campaign should therefore launch very soon.
There will be another announcement when the start date is set. Stay tuned!

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Re: [Kickstarter] Pre-launch version of Calidar Kickstarter

Post by Nevermore » Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:12 am

I'm really excited about the idea of the Kickstarter's campaign of Calidar. :D

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Re: [Kickstarter] Pre-launch version of Calidar Kickstarter

Post by Chimpman » Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:05 pm

I believe that the Kickstarter is now live! Check it out, and contribute if you can!
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Re: [Kickstarter] Pre-launch version of Calidar Kickstarter

Post by Havard » Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:59 pm

Awesome!

I'm backing it! :)

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