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Shadows of Brimstone is a fast-paced, Cooperative, dungeon-crawl boardgame set in the Old West, and mixed with Unspeakable Horror!
Shadows of Brimstone is a fast-paced, Cooperative, dungeon-crawl boardgame set in the Old West, and mixed with Unspeakable Horror!
4,727 backers pledged $1,341,305 to help bring this project to life.

Quick Wave 1.5 Shipping Update...

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Hello Brimstone Gang-

    This is just a quick update about Wave 1.5 Shipping.

Wave 1.5 Shipping Update

      As you know from the last update (last week), we are waiting on two remaining shipments of content for Wave 1.5 - the Custom Shadows of Brimstone Dice and the Resin Hero Figures (Outlaws, Orphans, Drifters, Prospectors, Alt Gender Heroes, and Alt Pose Heroes). Unfortunately, there have been delays for both of these shipments. We are air shipping the dice from China and they were delayed briefly, but the shipment has been sent and we expect it to arrive early next week.

    The resin caster just let us know that the resin figures production is now estimated to be done Feb 11th. Sorry to report another delay, but this is the world of game production. We know that all of our partners in manufacturing are working very hard to make accurate estimates and meet deadlines without sacrificing quality. Sometimes, often times, delays happen.

    The good news is that we have already begun building orders and will add resin figures and dice when they arrive. This should speed up the processing time, once the final components arrive. We have a lot of work ahead of us building all of these orders and just about every order is different, so it takes time. But, we will be using the extra days waiting for remaining components to get a sizable head start on processing!

Order of Shipping

     We have made a schedule of shipping order for Wave 1.5, starting with areas that received Wave 1 shipments latest and proceeding to those who received Wave 1 shipments earlier. Here is the order:

  • Australia
  • United Kingdom
  • Scandinavia
  • Eastern Europe
  • Southern Europe
  • Western Europe
  • Central Europe
  • Pacific
  • North America

What is Wave 1.5???

    Just in case you're not sure what this is all about, Wave 1.5 is an optional extra shipping Wave between Wave 1 and Wave 2 that Backers were able to purchase in the Pledge Manager or for a limited time in the Flying Frog Web Store. It includes all of the expansion material that is ready now. For more information about Wave 1.5, please see Update #56.

We will provide more updates as we get new information or have new progress to report.

Thanks,

Scott & Jason

Resin Heroes Preview Video

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Hey Brimstone Gang!
         A number of people have been curious about the resin Heroes that we mentioned in the last update.  We figured the best way to show them was in a short video:  Resin Heroes Preview

         The resin being used is fairly flexible (comparable to HIPS hard plastic), but can carry a much higher level of detail than a steel-tooled injection mold could achieve. This video shows some of the actual production castings, with their super-high level of detail, lack of warping, and the resilience of the resin being used. This includes drop tests onto a hard surface as well as bending and twisting flexibility. We have also worked with the casters to get a similar color to the other hard plastic figures in the Core Sets and expansions.

         We are very excited about these new figures - the extra detail and quality will really show!

Cheers,
     Scott and Jason

Resin Hero Miniatures, New Update on Wave 1.5, Development Marches forward!

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Hello Brimstone Gang!

   Hope everyone made it through the Holidays unscathed and maybe got a few games of Shadows of Brimstone in with friends and family. We've been working hard on preparing Wave 1.5 shipping and also continuing development on the mountain of remaining expansion content.

Resin Hero Miniatures

   To achieve a higher level of detail and quality for the Hero Miniatures, we have decided to make all of the new Hero figures in high quality resin.  This allows us to get fantastic looking casts of the finely-detailed sculpts created for the game.  This will certainly be an expensive direction to go, but we wanted to capture the fine details in the Hero figures. 

Wave 1.5 Update

   First off, if you are not sure what Wave 1.5 is, it is an optional extra shipping Wave between Wave 1 and Wave 2 that Backers were able to purchase in the Pledge Manager or for a limited time in the Flying Frog Web Store. It includes all of the expansion material that is ready now. For more information about Wave 1.5, please see Update #56.

   As for an update on Wave 1.5, it has been pretty stressful as we have dealt with many hurdles and setbacks. Part of the complication is working with several sources for the miniatures. Of course, this was done to raise the quality bar of the figures and the results are worthwhile. So, over the last couple months, we have been receiving shipments with the different components.

   Arguably, the most exciting piece of this is the Frontier Town Expansion and we got word that it would be delayed in shipping. In an effort to keep the ball rolling, we decided to Air Freight in a couple pallets of it while the main shipment will come by cargo ship from China. Air Freighting was not an easy decision because it is insanely expensive. The air freight shipment arrived this week and we have it in hand.

   All of these parts are coming together, but nothing is easy and other hurdles continue to spring up. The new resin minis (including the Outlaws and new Heroes - Prospector, Orphan, and Drifter) are taking longer to complete than originally estimated by the casters.  Sometimes it seems that as soon as one "fire" is put out, another starts. Their current estimate is finishing the first production run of minis at the end of the month.

Silver Lining

   These hurdles and setbacks do have a silver lining. We have had some other components in the works for a while now and we have not mentioned them because it was a very slim chance that they could be ready in time for Wave 1.5 shipping. But it looks like they are going to make it! We are talking about all of the Dice Sets and the Deluxe Darkstone Sets!

   We just got word that they will be ready at the end of next week and we are planning to air ship enough of them to cover the Wave 1.5 orders! Barring any additional difficulties, it also looks like we will be able to include all of the Alternate Gender Miniatures (like the Bandita, Piano Player, Nun, etc) and the four Alternate Pose Hero Miniatures (Alternate Bandido, Alternate Rancher, etc)!

Updated List of Wave 1.5 Contents

   Our current estimate for contents of Wave 1.5 (new items in italics):

  • Caverns of Cynder OtherWorld Expansion (including Lava Men)
  • Frontier Town Expansion (including Bandits)
  • Scourge Rats (including Rat's Nest as a free bonus)
  • Serpentmen Warriors
  • Serpentmen Shaman
  • Void Sorcerers (was just a single Sorcerer in the KS, but we are including extra 2 Void Sorcerers as a free bonus)
  • Void Hounds
  • Undead Outlaw Gang
  • The Undead Gunslinger
  • Trederran Raiders
  • Harvesters
  • Custodians
  • Targa Pylons
  • XL Dark Stone Hydra
  • Scafford Gang
  • XXL Beli'al
  • Dead Man's Bounty Game Supplement
  • Treasures of the Void Game Supplement
  • Badlands Expedition Game Supplement
  • Prospector Hero Class - with Male and Female Miniatures
  • Orphan Hero Class - with Male and Female Miniatures
  • Drifter Hero Class - with Male and Female Miniatures
  • Outlaw Hero Miniatures - Male and Female
  • Female US Marshal Miniature
  • Piano Player Miniature
  • Bandita Miniature
  • Female Gunslinger Miniature
  • Male Rancher Miniature
  • Female Indian Scout Miniature
  • Nun Miniature
  • Female Lawman Miniature
  • Alt Pose Rancher Miniature
  • Alt Pose Gunslinger Miniature
  • Alt Pose Saloon Girl Miniature
  • Alt Pose Bandido Miniature
  • Doorways Into Darkness Set - including Into the Darkness Card Set as a Free Bonus (Minecart or Add-on)
  • XXL Burrower (Minecart or Add-on)
  • Dark Stone Brutes (Minecart or Add-on)
  • XL Guardian (Minecart or Add-on)
  • Colonel Scafford (Minecart or Add-on)
  • Trun Hunters (Add-on)
  • Targa Artifacts Game Supplement (Add-on)
  • Jargono Artifacts Game Supplement (Add-on)
  • Cynder Artifacts Game Supplement (Add-on)
  • Deluxe Dark Stone Set (Add-on)
  • Blank Card Set: Threats (Add-on)
  • Blank Card Set: Mine (Add-on)
  • Blank Card Set: Jargono (Add-on)
  • Blank Card Set: Targa (Add-on)
  • Lawman Dice Set (Add-on)
  • Gambler Dice Set (Add-on)
  • Saloon Girl Dice Set (Add-on)
  • Outlaw Dice Set (Add-on)
  • Indian Scout Dice Set (Add-on)
  • Bandido Dice Set (Add-on)
  • Rancher Dice Set (Add-on)
  • Gunslinger Dice Set (Add-on)
  • Preacher Dice Set (Add-on)
  • Brimstone Dice Set (Add-on)
  • Dark Stone Dice Set (Add-on)
  • Enemy Dice Set (Add-on)
  • Mega Dice Set (Add-on)

So, what does all of this mean for the timeline of Wave 1.5?

   By the estimates we have been given, we should have all of those components in-house at the end of January and should be able to start processing and shipping 1.5 orders at that point. We had an enormous response to the Wave 1.5 shipping offer and, even with the additional staff that we have hired, we estimate that it will take a few weeks to process and ship all of Wave 1.5. The first to go out will be the Wave 1.5 orders to Australia because they were shipped last in Wave 1.

Is there still going to be a Seattle area Pick-up?

Yes. No firm details yet, but this will likely be at the end of February.

Sneak Peek at the cover of the OtherWorld: Trederra Expansion!
Sneak Peek at the cover of the OtherWorld: Trederra Expansion!

Development Marches Forward

   While much of the discussion lately has been about Wave 1.5 stuff, make no mistake, every day is a march toward the completion of the remaining Kickstarter expansion content. A lot of work has been done on ALL of the expansion material, but we are currently focusing on the next OtherWorld, which we can now reveal is Trederra! It is very cool, with some really fun new gameplay, artifacts, encounters, and awesome board tiles! We are also knee-deep in working on the first of the Mission Packs, which are shaping up to be a very interesting new addition to the game.

That's it for now. Back to the grindstone!

Cheers,

Scott and Jason

Wave 1.5 Update, Online Painting Contest

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Hello Brimstone Gang-

     We've had a Dark Stone Plague spread through the Frog Studio over the last few weeks and it's hit everyone. Still, we strive to pull through and hold back the darkness.  We have a lot of cool stuff coming together and it's a busy and exciting time at the studio!

'The Barkeep' by Flying Frog's own Brian Snoddy.
'The Barkeep' by Flying Frog's own Brian Snoddy.

Wave 1.5 Shipping Offer Extended

We had to lock the Wave 1.5 shipping offer in our Web Store for the last four days during our Black Friday sale because it was not eligible for the discounts. Not to worry, as we are extending the availability by one week, through Monday, Dec 7th. If you've been thinking of getting in on the optional Wave 1.5 shipping, this is your last chance.

Some Heroes have disturbed Beli'al...this illustration depicts the last moments of their lives.  Beautiful new illustration by Ben Wootten.
Some Heroes have disturbed Beli'al...this illustration depicts the last moments of their lives. Beautiful new illustration by Ben Wootten.

Wave 1.5 Update

We continue to get shipments from different manufacturing branches that are producing items for Wave 1.5. Unfortunately, it looks like some major parts will not arrive before holiday closures. This is always a tricky time of year for shipping and customs due to weather conditions and a flood of shipping activity. Before anyone screams "just ship the parts that are done!", it's not that simple. We have different components coming from different sources, so in many cases, we have only the miniatures, but no cards.

So, what does this mean? Well, we are working extremely hard to get Wave 1.5 out ASAP. We have hired extra staff to help with Wave 1.5 and are training them this week. We will be ready when all of the materials arrive. Unfortunately, it looks like that will be in early January. The good news is that the shipping delays may allow us to include more items in Wave 1.5. It is too soon to provide specifics, but we are hoping to have some of the alternate gender Heroes and alternate pose Heroes.  We should know more in the next couple weeks!

We are still planning to do a Seattle-area Wave 1.5 Pick up sometime in January.

'Town Overrun' by Flying Frog's own Brian Snoddy.
'Town Overrun' by Flying Frog's own Brian Snoddy.

Shadows of Brimstone Online Painting Contest

We had a lot of fun at Gen Con this year running a Shadows of Brimstone Painting Contest. Many great submissions came in and several were from first-time painters who had just started painting minis with Shadows of Brimstone. We had planned to do an online Painting Contest in October, but have been very overwhelmed working on Brimstone expansion material.

This beautiful and terrifying entry at Gen Con won for Best Creature last July!
This beautiful and terrifying entry at Gen Con won for Best Creature last July!

Now that the holidays are in full swing, we recognize that people may have some time to paint figures and it would be good to launch the Online Shadows of Brimstone Painting Contest.

Entitled "What Lies Beneath", this is a great example of an entry for the Brimstone Bounty category - a diorama with a Slasher and its egg nest!
Entitled "What Lies Beneath", this is a great example of an entry for the Brimstone Bounty category - a diorama with a Slasher and its egg nest!

The categories include:

  • Single Brimstone Hero – One Shadows of Brimstone Hero on a base. It must be an official Shadows of Brimstone miniature, but may be modified to alter the pose or add details (different weapons, different head or hat, etc).
  • Single Brimstone Creature – One Shadows of Brimstone Enemy on a base. It must be an official Shadows of Brimstone miniature, but may be modified to alter the pose or add details (extra horns, fur, etc).
  • Brimstone Bounty – This is sort of a catch all category that could include multiple miniatures on one base or diorama, or a grouping of Heroes or Monsters. It must include at least one official Shadows of Brimstone miniature, but may be modified to alter the pose or add details.

Best models shown in each category win prizes including Flying Frog games, miniatures, and promo items not available in stores. This is not just for experienced painters, we encourage everyone to give it a try!

NOTE: Miniatures must be painted by the person entering the contest, one entry per category, per person.

To enter, take some pictures of your masterpieces and send them to: contest@flyingfrog.net with your name and contact info (email, phone, address). Please make the subject of the email "PAINTING CONTEST 2015 ENTRY". All entries are due by Midnight December 31st, 2015 PST. Winners will be announced in early January.

This wonderful Harbinger was painted by a first-time painter, who just recently started painting figures and obviously has a bright future!
This wonderful Harbinger was painted by a first-time painter, who just recently started painting figures and obviously has a bright future!

That's it for now! We'll let you know more info as we receive it.

Cheers,

Scott and Jason

Special Preview of The Frontier Town Expansion! FAQ on Wave 1.5!

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Hello Brimstone Gang-

        We are busy working away, nose to the Brimstone!  But we wanted to do a quick update to answer some questions about Wave 1.5 and to share a video preview of the upcoming Frontier Town expansion (which is included in Wave 1.5)!

Special Preview of The Frontier Town Expansion

Last week we welcomed KS Backer and Shadows of Brimstone YouTuber, Derek VDG (Adventures of the Outlaw Joseph Scotts), to the Flying Frog Studio to give him a preview of the upcoming Shadows of Brimstone: Frontier Town Expansion. For Derek's special 50th episode of his long-running video series, designer Jason C. Hill helped him run through some of the new Town material. We decided to film Jason's in-depth overview of the upcoming expansion so that everyone could get a sneak peek! 

You can check out both videos here:

Jason gives Derek and his Wife an in-depth Preview of the new Frontier Town Expansion

Derek's special 50th Episode of the Adventures of the Outlaw Joseph Scotts

FAQ on Wave 1.5

When is Wave 1.5 Shipping closing?

November 30th

Why is the cost so high for Wave 1.5 shipping?

Unfortunately, shipping is incredibly expensive on a box this large and heavy (estimated at 17lbs). Plus, we have the additional cost of packaging and hiring temporary staff for processing and packing orders for this optional shipping wave.

Will we get retail package for anything besides Caverns of Cynder?

Caverns of Cynder, Doorways into Darkness, and Frontier Town Expansions will all be in Retail packaging.

I am getting multiple pledges in my Wave 1.5 shipping. Will the declared value for customs be combined or just the highest value of the pledges?

The declared value will be $50 for each Outlaw Pledge and $75 for each Minecart Pledge.

How sure are you about the list of what will be included in Wave 1.5?

Most of the items listed in the update are not here in our warehouse yet and many have not yet completed manufacturing.  That’s why we can’t start shipping until December.  There are a few additional items that have a small chance of being ready in time to include in Wave 1.5.  We did not list them because it so unknown.  We will certainly include everything that we can.

Will there be a Seattle Pick-up?

Based on overwhelming demand, we have decided to do a Seattle area Wave 1.5 Pick-up. Pre-registration will be required. This will likely be in December, more details to follow.

How does the web store link to the Pledge Manager?

It does not. They are completely separate. If you have not created an account on the Flying Frog Web Store before, you will need to do so to order Wave 1.5 shipping. As we stated in the last update, when you make your order for Wave 1.5 shipping, be sure to list in the notes the following information: Your Name and Email Address as it appears in the Kickstarter Records Your Current Address List any additional Pledges purchased in the Pledge Manager.

What do you mean by "List any additional Pledges purchased in the Pledge Manager"?

You do not need to list all add-ons that you purchased in the Pledge Manager, we just need to know if you purchased an additional OUTLAW PLEDGE and/or MINECART PLEDGE.

My address changed, how do I update my address for shipping?

Email admin@flyingfrog.net and explain the situation. You'll need to provide your name and email address as they appeared in the Kickstarter/Pledge Manager and your old address and new address.

Those of us who did not get the 'Red' figures in Wave 1, will we get them in Wave 1.5?

If you purchase Wave 1.5 shipping and are one of the few UK Backers that did not receive your Red Miniatures, please be sure to include that info in the notes for your order.

Do we get the cards with the models in Wave 1.5?

Absolutely! You get all of the components, not just the models.

I'm confused about if I am getting Colonel Scafford or not. Is he part of the Outlaw Pledge? Is he part of the Mine Cart Pledge? Or was he only an add on in the Pledge Manager?

Colonel Scafford was in the Add-Ons menu during the Kickstarter and will be included with all Minecart Pledges. You may have purchased him separately in the Pledge Manager. But if you are not a Minecart Backer and did not purchase him separately in the Pledge Manager, we recommend that you purchase him now in the FFP Web Store to be included with your Wave 1.5 (or Wave 2) shipping. As the design for the Scafford Gang and Colonel Scafford developed, the Colonel became a much more important part of the Scafford Gang.

I don't remember what I ordered in the Pledge Manager, how can I look it up?

Here is the link to login to the Pledge Manager: https://flyingfrog.pledgemanager.com/

I have no idea what all of this is about - What is Wave 1.5 and what does it include?

Please see Update #56.

Well, that's it for now.  Happy Gaming!

Scott and Jason