Last month, I sent out the very last reward from my Kickstarter campaign. I could finally take some pride that each one of my 307 backers got their lovely Catan goodness. This last one was a bit of a struggle too – I had sent a board to the UK, but it never arrived. So I lasered up a replacement to send out, but right before I could, the original package appeared at my front door, just leaning casually against the wall. It had toured over the Atlantic and back just high-fiving the machinery and strolling with the carriers of both the US Postal Service and the Royal Mail. It may have enjoyed its time abroad, but it couldn’t leave me. I examined its new stickers, checked that everything was still intact, and pushed it back into the wild, ignoring its plaintive whines. “Just go!” I yelled, “Go! You can’t stay here!” sniffing back tears, throwing stones and dirt at it, I grief-screamed. And slowly, finally, it left, journeying again.
Happily, it found a great home with Stephen, who sent me photographic evidence of its arrival and humane treatment.
Thank you, Kickstarter backers, you rock! (Also, you sheep, wood, brick, and wheat)