It's been a long week, and it's far from over. Everyone is here at Origins in Columbus OH. We've taken several meetings, including a couple about KIAB.
The good news. Confirmation came back from QCG that all digital proofs are good to go. And we are now moving to physical proofs for all components. know our main contact for Quality Cards is here at the show, and I am hopeing to sit down with him personally tomorrow or Saturday to get a date for physical proofs and another for delivery.
MEanwhile, we are beginning to upload all digitals for the expansion to QCG. Working on the road isn't easy, but we hope to have no extra delay due to traveling for the show.
If I get any news tomorrow, I will post! In the meantime, need to crash. it's very late here, and another early morning coming.
Just wrapping up a very long day, but one in which there was some interesting KiaB potential. Today we talked with a buyer for a major store often found in shopping malls. They are looking to branch out their "Accessories" area and they loved the tongue-in-cheek nature of Kittens in a Blender. Will anything come of this? Who knows? But it was cool to talk with them for a bit and once the game is reprinted and back in hobby game stores, maybe we will see Kittens lurking in other interesting places as well.
Also, just to keep everyone informed, next Tuesday may be the last update for about a week. Next Friday and the following Tuesday everyone is traveling for the Origins Game Fair and then a couple of us are coming back from Ohio through Nevada for the licensing expo. I personally will not be back in the office until Friday, the 21st.
Someone should be posting the Friday update from Origins, but now we are talking iPad craziness again. So if you don't see anything, don't panic! And if you are planning to be at Origins, stop by the game or exhibit hall and find one of us to say hello. The general schedule is exhibit hall 10am to 4pm, gaming hall from 4pm through 9pm or so... then we are usually hanging around the gaming area on Hyatt 2nd Floor until late. (In case I forget to post the schedule next week while packing for flight!)
As part of the ongoing updates... I thought today that I would post the WHIP supporters who named a Kitten already drawn by our fabulous artist. They are:
Grommie - Mr. Mittens, Julia Dennebaum - Lil Raff, Steven Corriea - Peepers, Cody Batt - Trillian, Glenn Mochon - Psycho, Chi Yong - ChiLi, Drew Hope - Loki, Eric Dow - Wonko, Andrew - Manapua.
I think I got all those right. If anyone sees a problem, please let us know right away. And thank you to all the WHIP supporters.
I'm waiting on confirmation on a card, after which I will post all the Whip Kitten art!
pledged of $15,000 goal
seconds to go
Apr 18, 2012 - May 13, 2012
Pledge $1 or more
CHOP : For those who appreciate the game they already own, and would like to be listed on our website for helping us Kick Kittens. (Pledge up to $5 on CHOP [$10 international], and you may also order ala carte off the Extras list.)Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $12 or more
Mix : Grab the expansion PLUS the Kickstarter- and Event-exclusive promo cards and just mix them into the game you already own. You will also be listed on the Redshift website as a supporter who helped us Kick Kittens. (International shipping please add $10)Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $20 or more
100 backers All gone!
BLEND (PULSE) : Save $5 for being an early supporter. We will send you a new copy of the game, PLUS the expansion pack, PLUS the Kickstarter- and Event-exclusive promo cards. We will also list you on our website as someone who helped Kick Kittens! (International Shipping please add $10)Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $25 or more
BLEND : It's all about that satisfying whirring sound, right? You will get plenty of that with a copy of the game, PLUS the expansion deck, PLUS the Kickstarter- and Event-exclusive promo cards. You will also be listed on the Redshift website for helping Kick Kittens! (International shipping please add $10)Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $45 or more
SMOOTH : Truly the pledge level for any serious Blender. You receive everything listed under BLEND, PLUS your choice of our two Kittens in a Blender convention t-shirts! Please specify t-shirt size, color, and your choice between "Please don't blend us" and "Blend 'em!" in the comments section. (International shipping please add $15)Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $70 or more
8 backers Limited (56 of 64 left)
LIQUEFY : You can never overdo it. You get everything listed under SMOOTH, PLUS you sponsor a kitten out of the original game, receiving an oversized card of your kitten, signed by the artist. You may request any kitten from the game under Comments, but remember, they are one-of-a-kind so first come, first selected! Remember to also specify your t-shirt size, color, and choice. (International shipping please add $15)Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $70 or more
MASH : Blending Kittens isn't enough; you also enjoy crazy contraptions. You receive everything listed under SMOOTH, PLUS a copy of Redshift's other rescued game, THE IMPOSSIBLE MACHINE. Remember to specify t-shirt size, color, and choice. (International Shipping please add $15).Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $100 or more
COMBINE : For those who like to share their favorite blends (and save on shipping), FOUR copies of the game, expansion deck, and promo cards, PLUS we'll throw in a copy of THE IMPOSSIBLE MACHINE for you. (International shipping please add $20).Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $125 or more
9 backers Limited (3 of 12 left)
WHIP : If you really know your ingredients, then this is for you. We will send you TWO of everything listed under SMOOTH, PLUS you get to adopt one of the new kittens being drawn by our artist and name it (with our approval). You will receive an oversized card of your kitten, signed by the artist. We will also list you in the new rulebook as a Sponsor. (International shipping please add $20)Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $200 or more
12 backers All gone!
PUREE : You only blend the best. You're going to receive TWO of all rewards listed under SMOOTH (game, expansion deck, t-shirt, promo cards) PLUS you get to be an Owner of one of our newest kittens. You can name (with approval) and describe your kitten to our artist, or provide a picture of your real-life pet, and your kitten will be brought to life in the game. You will also receive an oversized card, signed by the artist, and we will list you in the new rulebook as the Owner of a cute, blendable kitten. (International shipping please add $20)Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $500 or more
0 backers Limited (1 of 1 left)
MASTER BLENDER 2 : We have room for one more kitten to be showcased on the new box cover. This kitten will be on the back of the expansion deck, not the front. (All showcased kittens also appear on the back of the main box!) You also get FOUR of all rewards listed under SMOOTH and the OWNER rights under PUREE. You will also be listed in the new game rules as one of our MAster Blenders. (International shipping please add $20, Canada $10)Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $500 or more
2 backers All gone!
MASTER BLENDER : You can't get enough of these curious, hazardous kittens, can you? Okay. We're going to send you FOUR of all rewards listed under SMOOTH (so that is 4x the game, expansion deck, t-shirt, and promo cards) PLUS you get all the Owner rights under Puree (describe and name a kitten, oversized card signed by our artist) PLUS your kitten will be showcased on the cover! You will also be listed in the game rules as one of our Master Blenders. (International shipping please add $20)Estimated delivery: Aug 2012