We’re about to order new tents for this year’s carnival, and our plan is to get about 6-8 popup-style tents for this purpose. It’s about $187/tent, so this is quite a big order for us, and we thought, “hey, why not invite people to help? Depending on how many donations we get, we might be able to buy 8 tents instead of 6.” Of course, that led to the inevitable second thought, “wow, $187 is too much to ask for a donation.”
After some thinking, here’s the best solution we have. Sign up below and tell us how many “slots” you’d like to donate. Each slot costs $20, and you should donate by using Paypal to send $20 to firstname.lastname@example.org (we set it up like that way back when, and it’s a pain to change). Make sure to say you’re sending it to friends/family (we’re your friends, right?) because no one likes Paypal fees and because there’s no reason to pay for their insurance for the product you’re ordering because you aren’t ordering a product.
Anyway, once you do that, I’ll give you a full CP per $20 donated, which is a bit more than we normally do, because this is supposed to be a fun carnival-related thing.
Regardless of whether anyone donates anything at all, we’ll buy tents for the carnival and have a good time - never fear. This just lets us have some extra money on hand to buy other props and things.
For some extra fun, most of the tiers have stretch-goals attached.
11-20: DONE (the trivia contest at Revels will be group-based and have group-prizes)
21-30: DONE (candy at the carnival is free)
31-40: DONE (we will buy 8 tents instead of 6 and have a bigger carnival)
41-50: DONE (popcorn at the carnival is free)
51-60: DONE (carnival shows are free)
61-70: DONE (selection of apothecary goods at the carnival will be significantly better)
71-75: DONE (everyone who has donated will be able to pick a volunteer (at least me, Haley, Adrian, Mark, Eli, Melissa, Jamie W, and Joy) and have them do an ice-bucket challenge at Revels)
Let’s throw a great carnival!
Game Director, Port Katherine