Jerry – you know him as Tycho from Penny Arcade – drew my attention to a new RPG/CCG on Kickstarter named Serpent’s Tongue.
One thing I was not going to do when I started surfing Kickstarter was pay more than $25 for any Kickstarter project. I made that a rule to my Kickstarter backing. I was resolved after looking at so many interesting and possible brilliant ideas not to spend over my set limit.
Serpent’s Tongue made me break my resolution.
If you donate $45, you get the game with the RPG expansion stuff. So I bought into that. It soared past $18k in like 2 days. Now, as there is only 5 days left, it’s at $96k. That’s 540% funded! I was like “Wow.” The guys making Serpent’s Tongue were so impressed that there’s now some SERIOUSLY powerful stretch goals there for everyone who buys in at the Adept level (that’s the $45 level). I mean, I’m getting at least 40+ more cards, better quality, a Founder’s pin, an electric timer, etc. now that they have 5x the amount of money to do these things.
Seriously, if anything, you should go check it out if just to see how Stretch goals will help you push your funding goals. I mean, we’re now looking at $125k to $140k goals (although they probably won’t reach the $140k goal). The $140k goal will allow Founders to update their order from a plain leather-bound book to a larger hard-bound book for $10. It’s like going from spellbook to spelltome. These guys were looking at maybe walking away with $2k a piece when done. Now they are looking at maybe $9k a piece. Crazy, if you ask me.
If you are an RPG/CCG collector, I will go out on a limb and say you should probably jump in now if you like what you see. Otherwise you’ll have to pay $60 or more when it comes out in FLGS. Plus, you’ll miss out on all the Founder cards/stuff. I like having my name in the FOUNDERS list, too.
5 days. You have 5 days left to do this.