We are still in the logistic phase of shipping the base game throughout the world.
We managed to ship over 70% of the games, mainly in the Far East, Oceania and North America.
European backers and those from the rest of the world who filled the survey we sent (update #24) will receive their games soon, as we are currently shipping them to a new depot in order to save them duties and make the shipping cost more sensible. An increase of 50% in shipping costs caused us to re-evaluate the options for each package, so it took a bit longer to ship them out.
We estimate that delivery will be in the next 3 weeks, as the games should reach the new depots next week and then be forwarded.
Although we intended to ship some special rewards (like the signed posters) along with the games, we then decided not to postpone the main shipping for this (which caused packaging issues) and to ship the games as fast as we could, and to ship a second package with the other rewards to each backer in a month or two.
Miniatures - we will send a new survey for minis backers so we can start producing your rewards.
Strategy guide - still in final editorial stages. We hope to finish it soon so we can send it to printing. This will finalize all pending rewards and we can start preparing for the next shipment that will conclude this project fulfillment.
We wish to thank all backers for their patience as we stretched our deadlines time after time due to too many unplanned setbacks.
We are hoping that those of you who already received the "base" game can see how much effort and resources we put into this great project.
I wish to point out that we will publish more instructional materials (walk-through video and play-by-play of the first two turns) on our website and on our BGG page. Many backers and fans of the game are posting questions, strategies and session reports on BGG. This helps me and newcomers to the game to better understand it and to teach it to others with more ease. I wish to thank you and encourage more people to post anything they wish to ask or share so that others can relate. We are committed to give you any post-release support, as you did for us!