1st Advance Copy Arrives!
The saturday before last, I was in the middle of a grueling 14 hour drive, headed a 2 week business trip in North Carolina, when to my delight I received an email from Panda indicating that the first advance copy of Exile Sun had shipped to my Florida address.
After a quick email to Panda's operations manager, they graciously arranged to call FedEx the following day and request a redirect to forward the package to my temporary North Carolina location. Seven days later (today) the package arrived at my doorstep.
Excited doesn't begin to describe it. Nearly shaking with anticipation I gingerly thwarted the packing materials and beheld the fruit of nearly 4 years labor. Beautiful!
Unfortunately the box was a little damaged in route, this was mostly due to the fact that it made the journey from the other side of the globe alone and strapped to a smaller box that eventually left an indent on the cover of the game box. Your copies of course, will suffer no such fate.
Besides the dent on the top of the box, the game's contents arrived in great condition. Each subtle fear I had about potential production issues was vanquished in turn as I pulled each component from the box. My companion Joe voluntarily assumed the role of photographer and tried to capture the moments excitement.
I will post some of the pictures we have gathered here today for your viewing pleasure, but know that I plan to provide a far more detailed glimpse of the game once I arrive back at home base in FL, including an unboxing video. Without further gilding the lily, I give you the first images of the final production copy of Exile Sun!
(P.S. For any of you that are wondering: Yes each miniature consists of two pieces that snap together, the base and the ship.)
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Jan 20, 2012 - Feb 11, 2012
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All reward levels above $10 include a mention in the final rulebook as a kickstarter supporter. Reward levels including multiple copies of the game may add additional names. NOTE: Shipping within the USA is included at no additional charge. Shipping to Canada please add $15 to your pledge amount. International shipping is an additional $45 per shipment.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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