Publishing Goblin's Oracle Dice, 2nd Edition

Publishing Goblin's Oracle Dice, 2nd Edition

New Stretch Goals! | The Heir and The Nameless | The Top of the Box
3 months ago
by Publishing Goblin, LLC

The New Stretch Goals!

Now that I have a pretty good idea of what the project is doing, I think that the new stretch goals will get us where we need to go!

And a side note from a chat with the CEO of Backerkit (whaaat am I famous or something? No, backerkit is just really cool) we're in the top 5 crowdfunding projects live right now on any website! So we're still doing something right, even if we slowed down a bit! :) 

Part of setting them up was shifting some to price points we've already passed retroactively, which is a weird choice, but it allowed me to bring in all the artist pay bumps to the front of the campaign and get them unlocked! You can see them on the campaign, but here they are for your perusal:

50,000 - Funded!
75,000 - The Nameless Mariner ... and a bonus $1000 goes to Sam Dow for designing the Mariner's Die!
100,000 - The Heir of Earth - And czarfunkle gets a bonus $2000 for their work on the Lords!
125,000 - The Quivering Monarch ... and a bonus $3,000 goes to Amy Smith for their work redesigning the dice symbols and designing the Monarch's Die!
150,000 - The Gambler - And a bonus $1000 goes to Caretaker for designing the Caretaker's Die!

175,000 - The Chronicler of Choice, The Accuser ... and the artists each get a bonus $100 to their pay! +10 Community Copies and +$100 to Community funds!
200,000 - The Collector of Selves, The Tarot Keeper ... and we unlock the Goblin's Coin, a Yes/No coin that is now available as a $3 add-on.
225,000 - The Bearer of Boons, The Martyr of Wounds ... and the artists each get a bonus $100 to their pay! +10 Community Copies and +$100 to Community funds!
250,000 - The Stitch Queen, They Who Hunger ... and we unlock the Reading Journal, a 200-page workbook that is made for dice readings, now available as a $10 add-on!
275,000 - The Showman, The Alleyman ... and the artists each get a bonus $100 to their pay! +10 Community Copies and +$100 to Community funds!
300,000 - The 22nd Die is unlocked and its Lord added to the print set. We will work together through votes to determine who the Lord is, and what faces their die has!

...of note, this new list of goals means we've already added two more prints to the print set! czarfunkle has been working their butt off to get these cards illustrated with a quick turnaround, and I'm excited to share with you all right now the Heir of Earth and the Nameless Mariner! 

czarfunkle, you are wonderful. Thank you for your ongoing work, I'm so so excited to see the remaining lords, and I'm sure everyone else is, too!

On that note, I'd like to address something I've heard confusion on from a few backers regarding the oracle decks! The 21-Lords Oracle will feature just the 21 Lords, the art you've been seeing like these. The 126-Card Dice Face Oracle deck will feature the die face symbols on cards. I'll be borrowing czarfunkle's amazing borders and text to set those up so that the 6 dice of the Mariner's die for example will follow the Nameless Mariner's border and text color schemes. They will also have the same backs, so you can mix them up if you want! I have them as separate decks just because I felt people who would want one might not necessarily be the same as those who'd want the other. We'll see.

Also, the 21-Lord oracle was free to backers who pledged in the first 24 hours, from June 15th at 8am MST to June 16th at 8am MST. You can't see it anywhere in your pledge just yet, but when we get to the end of the campaign and the pledge manager opens up, you'll see it automatically in your cart. At that point, you can add on extra items to your pledge! : )

The Top of the Box

You have all spoken, and I listened! The Wood Box will now have Options when we get to the pledge manager!
You will be able to get a Goblin top engraving, a Dice Symbol top engraving, or a Blank top with no engraving.
There were some other really awesome ideas I heard, and I might try to integrate them into the Dice Symbol option. Thanks for sharing everyone!

So if you were not certain about the box because of the Goblin, or you weren't getting it because of it, feel free to swap tiers or add some funds to your pledge now to claim the box, it has options! I will draw up some thoughts on what the Dice Symbol top might look like. I'm imagining either in their slots as the inside of the box is, so it would be a kind of guide for where dice go if you wanted, or doing them on the outer rim as a border. Feel free to let me know your preference, but know only one can be picked in the end!

Thanks everyone. You rock!
user avatar image for Kat Y.
3 months ago

Yay! I’ve updated my pledge, and look forward to being able to choose other items. 🖤💜🖤

user avatar image for Jackape
3 months ago

If we update our pledge to include potential add-ons, does that reset our commitment date w/regards to early contributors?


user avatar image for Anonymous Flamingo #1976885
3 months ago

Ohhh a Coin! Gonna grab that one in the add on manager for sure^^

user avatar image for Codo
3 months ago

Aw man, the 22nd die is now at the end. D: Really hoping we get there. Also, while it's still probably too early TO make my vote for it... A part of me can't help but wanna toss this in early: I dunno if ya know what a Kamaitachi is, but it's a trickster spirit of the wind. After seeing the Heir of Earth, a part of me can't help but imagine the whimsical nature of wind as that wind weasel creature. I get it may not fit thematically, or that it is a lil' too niche. But I'mma still throw it out there, if there's a possibility someone else may see this idea and take off running with it and really make it bloom.

The 22nd die was already near the end, and it's actually moved MUCH closer financially to where we are from where it was. It used to be the 1 million stretch goal haha. And thanks for the thoughts! We can talk about the 22nd die when we get there! : )

If I am pledged to the $250 tier, do I also have access to the pledge manager to get add-ons when the campaign ends?

Yep! Everyone who got any pledge tier will have the manager at the end for their pledge.

user avatar image for Kalira
3 months ago

Awesome update, thank you! I really like the idea of a dice 'border' on the box myself~

user avatar image for BellyFlutter
3 months ago

How do I change pledge tiers without cancelling? I’m not sure if I added the pledge manager that allows me to order add ons at the end. If I cancel my pledge, wouldn’t I be cancelling my bonus for pledging during the first 24 hours? I’d love to add the oracle decks too.

You should be able to adjust your pledge by just managing or updating it-- You shouldn't cancel your pledge of you will indeed be removing your oracle deck from the start. Yep, if you are on the campaign page, at the top it says 'You've backed this project. Manage your pledge." Click 'manage your pledge' and you can adjust it or pick a new tier! : )

user avatar image for Charles Claymore
3 months ago

Outstanding. I wasn't co sidering the box until this update. I will review my thoughts and my current pledge a make changes accordingly. Thanks!

user avatar image for Meghan M.
3 months ago

I'm so excited!!!! Rearranging my budget so I can add everything :D

user avatar image for Anonymous Seagull #1722102
3 months ago

I added an extra €30 to my pledge for the 126 cards but that has gone now and it’s $40 for the 126 *and* the 21 cards which I will have gotten in the first 24hrs. Have I missed something?

user avatar image for Anonymous Cardinal #1696521
3 months ago

I have the same question!

Ahhh I think you have it mixed up a little. The new $40 tier is a full pledge on its own. IT's not an add-on. This way, people can grab the $40 tier with JUST the cards, in case they didn't want the dice. You added $30 on for an add-on of the 126-card deck. That's just fine, and it's not gone! You can still see it in the Add-Ons section of the project. Thanks! : )