We're trying something a little bit new this time - a short (12 day) project! We hope that this "Quickstarter" format will do the necessary portion of what we need Kickstarter to do, without forcing everyone to slog through a month or two of tweets, FB statuses, updates, and all the other sorts of marketing that can accompany this type of fundraising endeavor.
Eminent Domain has an audience, and my theory is that the majority of the funding we gain will occur in the first couple of days, and at the last minute. Some projects do benefit from a longer format, especially if they're receiving backers each day from people just surfing Kicstarter.com... but we've got more projects to do, so we're trying this Quickstarter format to see if we can make the entire experience better for the backers, as well as reduce the total time spent pre-production (which means you'll get the games that much sooner!)
If you like Eminent Domain, then I'm sure you'll love Escalation. For those that haven't been following my blog, the expansion adds a bunch of new content including:
* 5 player support
* New tech
* New planets
* Fleet (rules for the different ship models)
If you've never played EmDo, or if you've played and enjoyed it but don't own a copy, then you should also check out the Kickstarter project - there are reward levels which include the base game and the expansion at a hefty discount!
You can also help by spreading the word... use Twitter, FaceBook, Google+, or any other social media you are into and let people know about the project! If you'd like, here's an avatar image you can use...
If you hate EmDo, then by all means you should skip the Kickstarter project this time... but if that's the case I think it's unlikely you're reading this ;)
I'm excited this expansion is finally coming to light. I hope you like it as much as I do.