The Temple has just launched on kickstarter:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/109 ... g-man-2011
As you will see, its a very quick campaign, only thirty days: what up with that?
Well, this is the first of two campaigns we'll be running - we need to run a quick n dirty campaign as early as we can, which is now, so that we can rent a facility in Reno for pre-build, make sure there are big stacks of material there when the build crew spools up in mid-may, get volunteer accident insurance and so on...
Last year, working on Megatropolis, we found the biggest recurring problem was usually related to delays in getting materials or equipment to site at the appointed time... a delay would sometimes mean that 20 people would be unable to work for 6-8 hours.
This year with the Temple, we recognise that because the volumes of material are much larger, because we have a huge crew arriving into Reno from mid-may onwards, and because a successful pre-build is so very critical to this Temple, any delay could mean 1-2 days of 60-80 people standing around: and this could mean upwards of 600 work-hours lost, a very real blow to the build.
In order to prevent this happening, we've decided to split our online fundraising into 2 segments - the pre-build buffer campaign, and the larger decorative/transpo'/altars/shrines/food/etc campaign.
There will be several ways to support this project over the coming months, and the schwag will get more inventive & delicious as the months progress, but if you have the capacity & are feelin' the love enough to donate now, at this early stage, it would really enable the crew to get off to a flying, smooth start when they hit Reno!