This is basically a thank you.
The launch of the Shelter in Place Kickstarter is planned for Monday, September 12th. I’m putting the final touches on the props, editing the video and generally getting things in shape. I thought I would let the people who follow my blog in on the reward levels I’m offering early, since people who follow me helped contribute to what I decided to include. Now, these may be subject to some minor edits before Monday but these are the rewards we have right now, and I’m very happy with them. Thank you to everyone who offered your thoughts. It was very helpful in putting these things together.
The Doctor: A signed Shelter in Place book and PDF.
The Time Traveler: A new and exclusive twist character, with special powers and unique abilities. Includes the signed book and PDF.
The Engineer: The signed book, PDF and a Promotional Poster you can use for your game of Shelter in Place.
The Shifty One: The signed book, PDF, Promotional Poster and an official Shelter in Place Zombie T-Shirt.
PLEDGE: $50 (3)
The Horror Movie Buff: Want to add a witch, alien or demon to Shelter in Place? In this level you can commission a new “twist” character, whatever kind of character you like, credited with you as the sponsor of this character. This character will be released for free download on the website. This level includes the signed book, PDF, T-Shirt and the time traveler.
PLEDGE: $75 (20)
Fred the Zombie: Your very own little Zombie! Each of these Zombies are individualized with their own accessories – no two are completely alike. They will keep you company and probably won’t eat your brains. This level includes the signed book, PDF, T-Shirt and the time traveler.
PLEDGE: $100 (1)
The Solider: An official Shelter in Place shotgun prop, painted, altered and signed by the creator. This level includes the signed book, PDF, T-Shirt and the time traveler.
PLEDGE: $125 (1)
The Survivor: A complete prop set for Shelter in Place including the shotgun, radio, broken machine puzzle, box of ammo, baseball bat, first aid kit, furniture props and the toolbox. Each of these props comes with instructions for play on the prop. This level includes the signed book, PDF, promotional poster, T-Shirt and time traveler.
The Director: Book a J.R. Blackwell photoshoot for a portrait or special project. This level includes two hours of shooting with J.R. Blackwell and five fully edited photos. Portrait bookings must be able to travel to Philadelphia or pay for J.R’s travel expenses. This level also includes the signed book, PDF, T-Shirt and the time traveler.
The Producer: J.R. Blackwell will come to you to run Shelter in Place for your friends or convention. This level includes the book, PDF, T-Shirt, promotional poster and the time traveler. (Philadelphia Area Only)
Executive Producer: J.R. Blackwell will come to your town and run Shelter in Place for your friends or convention. This level includes the book, PDF, time traveler, 30 T-Shirts and the promotional poster. (Continental US)
PLEDGE: $50,000 (1)
Zombie Weekend: The Full Movie Star Treatment. We give you, and 12 of your friends, one full weekend in a Zombie Apocalypse where you are the star. In a secluded getaway you will be given the experience of living through a Zombie Apocalypse with all the adventure, horror and drama that entails. You will be provided with food, lodging, actors, makeup artist, costumes and 13 books, 13 T-Shirts, a full prop set and a film crew to create a zombie movie for you to take home and enjoy.
A note about the last, and highest reward: Yes, I am perfectly, 100% percent serious. I have organized big events, and I have a network of actors, makeup artists, and filmmakers who would be thrilled to participate in such a project. Organizing it would be time consuming, but it would be the most-kick ass weekend of all time to the people who get it. A once in a lifetime experience. It breaks down to a little under 4000 per person. A lot of money? Yes. A lot of money to live though a personalized Zombie Apocalypse and, at the end of it, get a movie all about you and your friends? No. Do I think someone is going to buy it? I don’t know. But I’m offering it, because I can do it, and furthermore, because I believe in this project, and this game, and making awesome experiences happen for people. I like to take people away from their lives for a little bit, give them a story, make a whole new experience in a new world happen for them. That’s my passion, and that’s my project.