What FedEx Hath Brought = Album
almost 2 years ago
– Sun, Nov 15, 2015 at 03:57:21 PM
Our first production samples arrived on Friday, backers! The image above is the base-level "antique bronze" finish.
I received an additional four finishes, two of which I'm going to show you right now:
As you know, our first stretch goal's for platinum coins. And sure enough, one of these is called "Platinum," and the other's called "Antique Silver." That said, I like the latter's antique effect better than the former's shiny effect. My guess is that most of you will, too. So my plan is to declare that Silver is the New Platinum ("Silver is the New Platinum" = Album). We'll agree to keep calling our $3,000 threshold the Platinum Stretch Goal, naturally, and those of you who're backing at the right level to receive one will still tell your friends that you went platinum, baby.
I'll show you the other finishes tomorrow — teaser: one is the totally metal "Black Nickel" finish! — and lay out some more stretch goals and funding thresholds.
Over the Top! = Album
almost 2 years ago
– Tue, Nov 03, 2015 at 12:59:36 AM
Yesterday it occurred to me that what Executive-level Band or Album backers really ought to have are customized, individualized executive titles. As of late yesterday afternoon, your Band or Album Board of Directors included (in their order of backing):
Vice President of Existential Goat-Throwing
Managing Partner for Three-Chord Matters
Chief Heavy Metal Operations Officer
Executive Director of Blazing Riffs and Fiery Encores
As bedtime approached and we were this close to funding, I issued a challenge via Twitter: "If a new Executive-level backer pushes us over, their title will be Senior Vice President of Makin' It Happen." And it happened! Ladies and gentlemen, Band or Album is funded!
Thank you, thank you, thank you to each and every backer, and especially to everyone who spread the word and shared the news.
Can I also say, I'm particularly delighted that this campaign works out so that the $1 Groupie backer level is a real thing, that we can afford to provide the (yes, modest) rules of play — and all of the fun that is Band or Album — to everyone who pitches in.
Now we're focused on going platinum. At $3,000 we'll unlock platinum-finished coins. They're baked into the Rock Star and Executive levels. After that? Who knows. (Have an opinion? Drop it in the comments.)
Thanks again, everyone!
I only mention it because sometimes there's a man — I won't say a hero, 'cause, what's a hero? — but sometimes, there's a man.… Sometimes, there's a man, well, he's the man for his time and place.