Hello Brimstone Gang!
We are still hard at work on processing, packing, and shipping of Wave 2s, with more going out every day! Here is a quick update on where things stand by region...
Australia Wave 2 Update
The cargo container of Australian Wave 2s was routed through a freight forwarder first and then out to sea headed for Australia. There was a hold up on some of the Items for Australia in Customs for several weeks, but we have received an update that the Cargo Ship with the full container is set to arrive in Australia on August 16th. It will need to pass through Australian Customs (should be about a week) and then will be processed by our Australian partner for sending out packages within Australia. All of these Wave 2 orders have already been carefully sorted and packed at Flying Frog HQ, so once the container arrives, it should be a simple matter of labeling and shipping out the completed Wave 2 boxes to each backer.
Canada Wave 2 Update
All of the Canadian Wave 2 orders have been processed and packed, and the shipment of all of those pallets has gone out. They are on their way to our Canadian partner where they will be shipping them out to individual backers from within Canada. This "Canada Friendly" shipping was not promised in the Kickstarter, but we were able to work out a pipeline for this for our Forbidden Fortress Kickstarter and are using it to ship Wave 2 from within Canada as a bonus. We hope that this means that Canadian backers receive their Wave 2 packages faster, easier, and without any additional charges for customs.
EU Wave 2 Update
We are planning to split the EU Wave 2's into two parts: UK and EU. We plan to send the UK orders from within the UK with the help of our UK Distribution Partner. The non-UK EU orders would still be shipped from within the EU with the help of our EU Partner. We hope that this will localize things a bit more and help resolve shipping difficulties to the UK. Because the UK orders in Wave 1 shipped at the end of the EU shipping, we are doing the UK orders first for Wave 2. We have begun to process and pack UK orders, but there are a lot of them and it will take time. We will update with more info as we have it.
If you are a UK or EU Backer and you have not yet done so, please take a moment to either:
• Email email@example.com with the subject *Kickstarter No Add-Ons* and tell us your current address and phone number in the email. We can’t process your package until we have this information from you. We had a deadline of July 14th for this, but we still have not heard from many of you. So, if you have not yet done it, please take a moment to do this ASAP. If you have questions about the Complete My Pledge option, please see KS Update #71 with an FAQ.
USA and ROW Wave 2 Update
This is the largest group of KS backers, so we have part of our team dedicated to processing and packing these Wave 2 orders alongside all of the other regions. Many of these orders have already gone out, many more are still ahead. We have not posted a deadline for the USA/ROW backers to either "Complete my Pledge" or "Kickstarter No Add-Ons", but if you have not chosen, your order is not yet eligible to be processed and shipped.
So, If you are a USA or ROW Backer and you have not yet done so, please take a moment to either:
• Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject *Kickstarter No Add-Ons* and tell us your current address and phone number in the email. If you have questions about the Complete My Pledge option, please see KS Update #71 with an FAQ.
Shadows of Brimstone Official FAQ
We recently posted an Official Rules FAQ document for Shadows of Brimstone. It is a downloadable PDF file and collects clarifications, revisions, and official rulings from designer, Jason C. Hill. Check it out!
Once again, Flying Frog will be appearing at Gen Con in the Exhibit Hall. We are Booth #941. As usual, we have a number of exciting specials, previews, and events happening at the booth. Here is a listing of our Gen Con Special Events:
Shadows of Brimstone Painting Contest (No Cost to Enter, Limit One Entry Per Category, You must have painted the miniatures personally) Categories include: Best Hero, Best Enemy, and Brimstone Bounty (group of Heroes or Enemies or Diorama). Entries can be turned in at the booth from 10AM Thursday to 2PM Saturday. Judging to follow on Saturday afternoon with Winners announced and Prizes Awarded in all categories.
Preview of Shadows of Brimstone upcoming Campaign Mission Packs for Shadows of Brimstone with Designer Jason C. Hill, Thursday 3-6PM: Jason gives a personal tour of all six of the upcoming Mission Pack expansions for Shadows of Brimstone: Feral Vampires, Werewolves, Hellfire Succubi, Lost Army, Order of the Crimson Hand, and Black Fang Tribe. Several players will also get to play in a showcase game, highlighting the new material.
Preview of Shadows of Brimstone: Forbidden Fortress with Designer Jason C. Hill, Friday 3-6PM: Jason gives a personal tour of the upcoming Japan-set Dungeon-Crawl Adventure Game, which is completely compatible with Shadows of Brimstone. Forbidden Fortress is currently in development for a 2018 release, but several players will also get to play the game, exploring a deadly Japanese Fortress and beyond into the Belly of the Beast!
Voyage of the Damned!, Shadows of Brimstone Mega Event, Saturday 4-6PM : Flying Frog creators, Jason and Scott Hill, run this mega event at the main event table in the FFP booth on Saturday afternoon. Nothing necessary to play, just grab a provided hero and delve into the dimly-lit corridors of the Derelict Ship! Fight your way through hordes of shambling Necronauts, hovering BEACON Drones, and defensive Auto-Turrets as you attempt to find the bridge and shut down the auto-destruct sequence that the computer is calmly counting down throughout the halls! Players earn victory points to win prizes in this epic adventure!
Painting Shadows of Brimstone Miniatures with Aaron Lovejoy, Thursday-Sunday All Day: Professional Painter, Aaron Lovejoy, shares his techniques and tips for painting the Shadows of Brimstone figures. He should know, as he is the studio painter for all of Flying Frog’s Shadows of Brimstone and Forbidden Fortress Minis.
Build Your Brimstone Miniatures with Brian Snoddy, Sunday 2-4PM: Concept artist, Brian Snoddy, shows you how to build the creatures that he concepted. Glue and tools are provided, just bring your Shadows of Brimstone models.
This year is Flying Frog Productions' 10th Anniversary and to celebrate, we have just announced DiceFest! We hope that some of you can join us for two days of Flying Frog games, events, contests, tournaments, panels, and previews! Spend Halloween weekend with Flying Frog this year in Redmond, WA October 28-29!
Well, that's it for now. We hope to see many of you at Gen Con in a few weeks. Be sure to stop by the booth and say hi!
Scott and Jason