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Post Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2022 6:55 pm 
 

I recently picked up a Kickstarter version of Fungi of the Far Realms:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/me ... escription

It's a really well-done book.  I recommend it, if you want a comprehensive encyclopedia on fantasy mushrooms.  It's also available on Amazon (Kindle Edition), through the publisher's website, and elsewhere, if you hunt around.  I picked it up off an eBay seller.

I also got the D6 die that came with the Kickstarter, which was an added bonus.

Did anyone here participate in the Kickstarter or pick up this book?

  


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Post Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2022 12:47 am 
 

I thought it looked interesting, but didn't back it....

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Post Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2022 8:02 am 
 

This already exists, so is it just the reprint using the original KS page?


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Post Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2022 8:55 pm 
 

I believe the Kickstarter supporters got their books first, and now they are selling additional copies from the Kickstarter print run.   Not sure if they have done any additional printing runs.

From the Kickstarter:

The Saint - At £12,000 we will double the print run to 2000 copies. You noble backers will be getting the very best price on the book no matter what, but printing 2000 copies will greatly reduce the cost for post-Kickstarter purchasers.

It looks like they only produced 1000 copies of the 1st/Kickstarter printing, of which about 480 copies were sold via the Kickstarter.  That would leave approximately 500 books from the 1st printing.

The Kickstarter copies sold for a base £22 (~$28), which is quite a bit cheaper than they are sold for now.  The added Kickstarter bonuses were a custom D6 and an original watercolor mushroom from the book, if that level was chosen.

  

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Post Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2022 2:09 am 
 

What the shit! A pound is now worth $1.23? I can't even remember ever seeing it below a buck and a half.
I have been a semi-amateur fungus collector for a long time. No, not just on my taint, and no, not just the ones that make me see dragons and unicorns. That KS makes me think it would be a lot of fun to whip up a homemade fungi addition, complete with pictures.


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Post Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2022 3:14 pm 
 

Yes, it's a good time to buy items from the UK.  Still have to deal with international shipping though.

Deadlord wrote in Fungi of the Far Realms:I have been a semi-amateur fungus collector for a long time. No, not just on my taint, and no, not just the ones that make me see dragons and unicorns. That KS makes me think it would be a lot of fun to whip up a homemade fungi addition, complete with pictures.

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Post Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2022 6:21 pm 
 

Seconded, Frank!

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Post Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2022 4:37 am 
 

Done! Whatever I manage to cobble together will be free to any Acaeum member, $.03 for non-members. No, wait, make that .024 pounds. Sterling.
It will take a while, but thanks for goading me into it. Having projects like this keeps me off the streets.


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Post Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2022 9:59 am 
 

Awesome - Can never have enough Fungi!

  

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2023 5:15 pm 
 

Yes, I backed the original KS and have the book + die. Very nice.


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