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Menage a 3 Volume 9 Kickstarter discussion

Post by Giz » Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:42 am

Hey everyone,
Our Kickstarter for volume 9 is up. If you have any question, feel free to ask here or at the kickstarter campaign. :)

http://kck.st/2H6a9cb

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Re: Menage a 3 Volume 9 Kickstarter discussion

Post by Spidrift » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:08 am

Backed!

(Must remember to say that the extra $7 is for a PDF copy, when the questionnaire comes round,,,)
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Re: Menage a 3 Volume 9 Kickstarter discussion

Post by Giz » Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:33 am

Thank you, Spidrift! :)

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Re: Menage a 3 Volume 9 Kickstarter discussion

Post by Spidrift » Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:53 am

I wasn’t even the first, by a long way. Looks like a good start.
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Re: Menage a 3 Volume 9 Kickstarter discussion

Post by DarkAsh » Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:11 am

Ditto. Just went for the physical print. I like reading the stories before bed so I end the day on a high note and have good dreams.

I've been tempted to get the PDFs so I can admire the fine art work, plus it's a shame some of art gets lost near the binding.

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Re: Menage a 3 Volume 9 Kickstarter discussion

Post by Spidrift » Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:11 am

Less than a thousand CA$ to go, after one day. Looking unproblematic.
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Re: Menage a 3 Volume 9 Kickstarter discussion

Post by dmra » Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:38 am

450 + backers too. So either there are an awful lot of lurkers here or visiting the forum is very much a minority interest.

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Re: Menage a 3 Volume 9 Kickstarter discussion

Post by DarkAsh » Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:26 pm

A little bit from column ‘A’ and a lot from column ‘B’ I’d suspect. It took me a while before even noticing the forums.

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Re: Menage a 3 Volume 9 Kickstarter discussion

Post by Spidrift » Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:26 pm

Basic goal reached. Is good!

Edit: That’s currently $20,000+ raised — by just under 500 supporters. Which does indeed mean, on the one hand, that the comic has a lot more fans than us rambling loudmouths on the boards. Cool. On the other hand, it means that supporters have been spending over $40 each on average. That’s a bit interesting, because it shows that a lot of people are buying more than just a copy of the new book. Indeed, looking at the details on the Kickstarter site, we have a fair few people buying complete runs of the comic’s past. Which hints to me that Ma3 is still picking up new fans, even at this late date.

It also makes me think that there’s a kernel of people who are prepared to drop significant cash on the title. Which in turn makes me think that it’s a shame that G&D have never got into Patreon yet — but c’est la vie.
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Re: Menage a 3 Volume 9 Kickstarter discussion

Post by worldshaking00 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:27 pm

Grats on the basic funding goal G&D! My pledge is in. However there was talk of a deck of playing cards as an add-on (which I would most definitely snatch up). Is that for the future (like Kickstarter V10?) or later for this campaign when you BLOW past these stretch goals?
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Re: Menage a 3 Volume 9 Kickstarter discussion

Post by Giz » Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:40 am

Yes, the deck of cards is a stretch goal idea. Not sure exactly where I'll fit it in. Could be sooner than later.

And thanks for pledging! :)

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Re: Menage a 3 Volume 9 Kickstarter discussion

Post by OllieOrOlly » Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:01 am

Spidrift wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:26 pm
Basic goal reached. Is good!

Edit: That’s currently $20,000+ raised — by just under 500 supporters. Which does indeed mean, on the one hand, that the comic has a lot more fans than us rambling loudmouths on the boards. Cool. On the other hand, it means that supporters have been spending over $40 each on average. That’s a bit interesting, because it shows that a lot of people are buying more than just a copy of the new book. Indeed, looking at the details on the Kickstarter site, we have a fair few people buying complete runs of the comic’s past. Which hints to me that Ma3 is still picking up new fans, even at this late date.

It also makes me think that there’s a kernel of people who are prepared to drop significant cash on the title. Which in turn makes me think that it’s a shame that G&D have never got into Patreon yet — but c’est la vie.
Agreed!

Though, I thought prior Kickstarter success for the series was indication enough that there are many more fans that see the forum stuff as what it is - an option.
Granted, I haven't kept track of the previous crowdfunding rates, so maybe it is faster this time?
There could also be the more devoted collectors that like to have multiples of books, merchandise, etc.. However, I don't doubt the comic does pick up new fans each year; basically a new generation has grown up since the web comic's debut, so more potential readers.

As for the Patreon. I don't know G&D's stance on it, but the key word for now is "yet." :)

Glad to support. :)

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Re: Menage a 3 Volume 9 Kickstarter discussion

Post by Spidrift » Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:04 am

OllieOrOlly wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:01 am
Though, I thought prior Kickstarter success for the series was indication enough that there are many more fans that see the forum stuff as what it is - an option.
Oh yeah. Honestly, one should never mistake the small number of people who argue about any subject on a given online board as representative of the mass of fans, which is pretty well always much larger. Heck, there are a couple of webcomics which I myself follow and love avidly, but of which I've never got involved in any significant discussions.
Granted, I haven't kept track of the previous crowdfunding rates, so maybe it is faster this time?
I honestly can't remember. I certainly don't recall any previous Ma3 Kickstarters being at all worryingly slow, though. There are probably too many variables for meaningful comparison, anyway.
There could also be the more devoted collectors that like to have multiples of books, merchandise, etc.. However, I don't doubt the comic does pick up new fans each year; basically a new generation has grown up since the web comic's debut, so more potential readers.
I always think of "generations" as 20-30 years, but I guess that Internet generations are shorter...
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Re: Menage a 3 Volume 9 Kickstarter discussion

Post by OldBrit » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:36 am

An actual generation, from parent to child would be 20-30 years, but in that time the student body of a school has totally changed three times. I guess internet generations are more like a school than a family.

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Re: Menage a 3 Volume 9 Kickstarter discussion

Post by OllieOrOlly » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:56 am

Spidrift wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:04 am

I always think of "generations" as 20-30 years, but I guess that Internet generations are shorter...
I agree, and yes, I did intend the meaning of Internet generations being "shorter," at least in regards to the speed in which the generations pass.

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