Hey guys, I just wanted to give a quick update on the status of Rivet Wars and the resolution of the final production wrinkles. First and foremost the copy of Rivet Wars in the unboxing video is the only one we have received so far. We always get a single early copy as a proof of the final product. These boxes are given to us so we can see how everything is packaged and the quality of the final boards and models. It usually takes 2-3 weeks after the proof has been received for us to get our full shipment of games. That is, of course, if there are no issues with the proof box they sent out.
In the case of Rivet Wars we weren't happy with the quality of the final punch boards. Unfortunately this isn’t as easy as just having the boards re-punched. The boards have to be reprinted, allowed to dry and flatten, and then punched. While this process takes a little longer, it avoids the problem of boards warping and bending, a problem we have learned to avoid from previous experience.
The punch board issue is something we need to resolve for all copies of the game. Our first shipment of Rivet Wars boxes will go to Kickstarter backers, then the remaining boxes will go into distribution. Defective punch boards will leave us fixing customer support issues for retail customers for an extended period of time. Finally, shipping the boards loose in the wave two boxes creates too much of a possibility of the boards getting damaged during shipping. So unfortunately the best solution for all customers is to just have the fixed boards in the final boxed copy.
As for an official release and shipping date we should have copies by December 15th. That’s when we will receive the final boxes for Rivet Wars. At that point we will start packing Kickstarter orders. Please keep in mind that we can only ship so many orders a day, and that packing the boxes takes a fair amount of time. What this means is that we will start shipping ASAP, but there will be a slight delay from when we receive our shipment to when we ship out the first set of boxes. We ship two shipments every day in rather large quantities. Unfortunately due to multiple reasons not everyone will receive their copies at the same time.
With all of that said, we’re very excited to be in the homestretch and to be putting copies of Rivet Wars in your hands soon.
All we need for you to do is to confirm, or update in some cases, your shipping address using the CKPM by MONDAY DECEMBER 9th. If you’ve already confirmed your address you do not need to do so again. If you need any help doing this, or have already confirmed your address, but need to change it, please contact SUPPORT@CMON.COM, do NOT email Kickstarter support.
And again, thank you for all of your support!