Very, very exciting news today…we received the hard proofs for Damage Report! The proof came in 3 separate parts:
- The White Box - to analyze final materials, finishes, sizing and thickness.
- The Mock Up - to check sizing and alignment of printed components
- The Color Proof - to check the actual colors and print quality
The best part about this for me was to see the clear, crisp final art on the color proofs. The art looks amazing! See below:
The other main portion of this that I was really excited to see was the storage module trays. To have walls actually holding all the bits in place is a huge deal during gameplay to keep the table from being in a state of chaos. Getting to test out the actual cardboard on these rooms was so fulfilling. They work perfectly and they look great - especially on an official Damage Report GripMat!
The reason for taking this step, as you know, is to catch any last minute errors before going into production. And with all the components to Damage Report, it would have been amazing for everything to be perfect right away. We did find a couple minor issues that need to be fixed, and are working with Panda to get them done ASAP. The biggest problem with the proofs is that the dashboards were cut slightly too wide - meaning that there was a little bit of white space sticking out on the corners where the art ran out. We also had a little bit of color contrast issues in some of the diagrams in the rule book that came to light after seeing it physically in print. The few other issues are extremely minor and will be easy to correct.
All in all, we’re quite pleased with the progress being made now, and we’re hoping that we can get our first final production copy soon. When we hear from Panda what the estimate on that is, we will let you all know.
And of course, if you haven’t stopped by yet, please do check out our current Kickstarter project: GripMats and take a look at the latest art that’s been unlocked. We currently have a contest up on boardgamegeek.com and it has been great for the campaign. Go ahead and enter to win! We are really excited with how well the project is going so far. If you like what you see there, please help us spread the word!
Thanks again everyone for your patience. Another milestone has been passed today and we are oh-so-close to the finish line on this one. We’re so close in fact, that we’re getting ready to send out the surveys asking for your addresses at long last!
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