We wanted to let you know that the last of the Durance shipments should be going out today! The first ones were shipped on Tuesday and Wednesday last week and we started getting reports of books arriving on Saturday morning, so hopefully you'll all have your (domestic U.S.) shipments by the middle of this week. The International packages will take a bit longer, but please send us a message and let us know if you don't get them within the next week or so. We'll be happy to send the customs tracking information if you'd like it.
As a side note, we found one mis-bound hardback book while we were signing, and we've unfortunately heard word back from one recipient that another got past us. If you notice any problems with your books when you get them, please let us know and we'll take care of it.
In the pictures below you can see two posters standing on end in the back. Those are the art print rewards for the Wreckers, in thanks for helping us add this great extra art, and they look fantastic.
As you can see, we spent a lot of time signing and sorting books, and we're both really happy with how they turned out. The color is good, the cover quality is high, and the book just feels good in your hand. We hope you agree!
After a long journey across the Rift, Durance is here! Eighteen boxes of Durance books arrived in Durham today, despite possible delays due to the storm. The staff at Atomic Empire have already begun putting together shipments and Jason and I will be going over this evening to start signing hardback copies. We expect that all rewards should be shipped out in the next day or two. Thanks!
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We got the proofs back for Durance and we've been poring over them to make sure everything is just right. Aside from a few small adjustments to the colors and some nit-picky questions for the printers, it looks fantastic! Now we just need to check a ton of approval boxes and sign off on every page. It's sort of like a warm-up for all the signing we'll need to do when the finished books are in our hands, at the end of this month...
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Jun 12, 2012 - Jul 3, 2012
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EMANCIPIST: Get a pre-release copy of the Durance PDF along with our thanks. You'll also receive credit for your contribution in the book, with your name listed in the roster according to your position in the brutal colony hierarchy.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $25 or more
LAG: Get the pre-release PDF, credit, and a full-color softcover edition of the book sent to you before it is available to the public. Shipping is included, although we ask that non-US backers contribute an additional $10 ($35 total).Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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MARINE: Get the pre-release PDF, credit, and softcover book. In addition, you'll get a limited-edition deck of Surveyor Cards for use in play. International backers, please add $10 ($55 total).Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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BOLTER: Get the pre-release PDF and credit as before, along with deck of Surveyor Cards for use in play. Instead of the softcover book, however, we'll send you a signed, limited-edition hardback copy of Durance. International backers, please add $10 ($70 total).Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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RESUPPLY SHIP: A colony needs supplies like gamers need books! This reward level is ideal for retailers. We'll send you six softcover copies of Durance to start. Increase your contribution to get additional copies of the softcover (+$12.50 each) or the hardcover (+$15.00 each). Domestic shipping is included. For non-US backers, please contact us to negotiate the shipping arrangements.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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37 backers Limited (31 of 68 left)
SWELL: Get the pre-release PDF and credit as before, along with a signed, limited-edition hardback copy of Durance and the Surveyor Cards. In addition, you can make your mark on the game by authoring two details for a colony or planet, which will be included in the finished book.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $150 or more
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MINION: As the right-hands of the colony leaders, you have your pick of the rewards. You'll receive the pre-release PDF, a signed, limited-edition hardback, the deck of Surveyor Cards, and credit in the book as the JUDGE ADVOCATE or the CAPTAIN OF MARINES (Authority) or as CAPTAIN SHARP or the ABBOTT (Convicts). In addition, you can contribute four details for a colony or planet, which will be included in the finished book.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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LEADER: As the natural leader of your faction, all of the rewards are yours! You'll get the PDF, the signed hardback edition, the Surveyor Cards, and credit in the book as either the GOVERNOR (Authority) or the DIMBER DAMBER (Convicts). In addition, you'll have the opportunity to author all six details for a planet or colony, as well as its name and description, with your name credited on the page.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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WRECKER: You were sent here because of your beliefs, and you never backed down. They think you are a threat to the social order - and they are right. From the bottom of the Ladder, you see everything. In addition to getting the PDF, the signed hardback edition, and the Surveyor Cards, you'll have the privilege of providing direction for one full-page, full-color illustration by our cover artist, Jesse Parrotti. You’ll also get credit for sponsoring the work and listed in the book as a WRECKER. Want to see a Bolter on the run? Curious about what a planet with periodic “stone rain” looks like? Maybe we can find out together. UPDATE: We'll also send you a large, high quality poster print of the art you sponsor!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012