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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.

Wave 2 Shipping Updates - NZ, EU, US, ROW

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Howdy Brimstone Gang!

    We have been itching to do another update but wanted to wait until the shipment of EU Wave2 packages were actually out the door! Now is the time. Let's get to the update...


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New Zealand Wave 2 Update

    New Zealand Wave 2 packages were processed, packed, and shipped out in February. They have since arrived and New Zealand Kickstarters have completed.

Europe Wave 2 Update

    Processing and packing of Wave 2 packages for EU backers (and non-EU European country backers) has been quite an undertaking. With over a thousand packages, it took our team several months to fill each unique order. They completed last week and we packed a huge cargo container full to the brim with EU Wave 2's yesterday. It left our warehouse and is on its way, making the journey by truck, train, and ship traveling to Europe.

    We do not have an exact schedule for each segment of shipping, but the container is scheduled to arrive in port in the UK on April 23rd.  Once it arrives, it must pass through customs, and then be received by our partner in the UK, where they will add shipping labels and send each EU package to backers - from within the EU - for EU friendly shipping.

Actual depiction of hungry EU Backers anxiously anticipating their Wave 2 Packages.
Actual depiction of hungry EU Backers anxiously anticipating their Wave 2 Packages.

US and ROW Wave 2 Update

    The last remaining Wave 2 packages are for US and ROW ("Rest of World") backers who have not replied to us with a shipping address update/confirmation and either getting the "Complete My Pledge" from the Web Store or emailed to admin@flyingfrog.net with the subject "*Kickstarter No Add-Ons*". We will be packing these, defaulting to "*Kickstarter No Add-Ons*" versions and sending them to the last known address that we have on record. But, if you can take a moment to respond to us, it would be great to know that we have the correct address and know that we are packing your order as you would like it (either "complete my pledge" - with all of the additional models, cards, and rules as they will be in the retail versions, or "*Kickstarter No Add-Ons*" with only the parts that were promised during the KS campaign).

So, if you are a USA or ROW Backer and you have not yet done so, please take a moment to either:

• Purchase the Complete My Pledge Outlaw or Complete My Pledge Minecart (or individual items) from the Flying Frog Web Store and be sure to list your current address and phone number for shipping.

or

• Email admin@flyingfrog.net 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. Backers that reply will have their Wave2 packages packed before the backers that we have not heard from.

Shadows of Brimstone: Forbidden Fortress

    If you haven't gotten a chance to check out our second Kickstarter (Shadows of Brimstone: Forbidden Fortress), you still have the opportunity to get in on the game, including all of the Stretch Goals and Exclusives (Sumo Hero, Daimyo Hero, and the Trederran Veteran Hero). For about two weeks, you can still get a Late Pledge before we launch the Pledge Manager at the end of April. Check out the Forbidden Fortress Kickstarter to see all of the exciting Enemies and OtherWorlds included in the pledges - all of it is fully compatible with Shadows of Brimstone!

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   Well, that's all for now. We are almost done with this wild ride and it has been quite an adventure. We are glad to have you along for the journey!

Cheers,

    Scott and Jason

Wave 2 Shipping Updates

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Hello Brimstone Gang!

This is a quick update to pass along some info...

UK Wave 2's are On the Way!

We have just heard from our partner doing redistribution of Wave 2 packages in the UK. They have received the container full of Wave 2 boxes and will be labeling and shipping them over the next few days. So, all UK backers should be expecting their Wave 2 packages and they should be coming from "Gamesquest Fulfilment". We are providing that info so that you know what to look for and when to expect the parcels. PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT GAMESQUEST. During Wave 1, our international partners helping with redistributing of packages were bombarded by backers asking about their packages and demanding information. This was overwhelming to them and caused delays in shipping.

EU Update

EU Wave 2 packages are being processed and packed, but there are over a thousand orders and all of them are unique. So, it takes time. One thing that people don't see is the actual building of all of the components. We have fixed this for the Forbidden Fortress KS, but in the Shadows of Brimstone KS, nearly all of the components for each Expansion or Enemy Pack must be built in-house.  For printing, we put together many card sheets that each have cards for several Enemy groups and Card Supplements.  But each order may or may not be getting all of those enemy groups or card supplements, so we need to open card packs and sort out the cards into piles for different enemy sets. It is a logistical nightmare, and something that we do not plan to do again. But when people get their enormous wave 2 package with all of the different pieces, they usually have greater understanding of what we are up against. It does take a lot of time, but it's not just shipping, it's building all of the components, checking each backer's order history (some people got Wave 1.5, some picked up certain items at Gen Con or PAX or Essen), processing, and shipping of every unique order.

New Zealand Update

We are working with a distribution partner in New Zealand to have them import the Wave 2 packages and re-destribute them. We have just completed processing and packing all NZ Wave 2 parcels in our warehouse.  At the moment, we are still finalizing the details of shipping.

USA / ROW Update

We have completed processing and shipping of all USA and ROW Wave 2s for backers that responded to us as requested over the last several updates.  However, we still have not heard from a large portion of the USA/ROW Backers.  If you fit this category, please take a moment to either:

• Purchase the Complete My Pledge Outlaw or Complete My Pledge Minecart (or individual items) from the Flying Frog Web Store and be sure to list your current address and phone number for shipping.

or

• Email admin@flyingfrog.net 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.

That's all for now! We'll let you know when we have more info and updates.

Cheers,

Scott and Jason

Wave 2 Update, USA / ROW Response Deadline

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Hello Brimstone Gang!

     The gears are in motion and our team continues to process, pack, and ship Wave 2s! Here is a quick update...

Wave 2 Update

    The cargo container of Australian Wave 2s arrived in Australia in August and were promptly processed by our Australian partner and individual packages were sent out to backers across Australia.

     As mentioned in the last update, we split the EU Wave 2's into two parts: UK and EU. We processed and packed all UK orders here at the Flying Frog warehouse and they shipped out last week!

     The cargo ship is set to arrive in the UK in early December, where it must pass through customs and then our UK Distribution Partner will send out individual packages to Backers across the UK and Ireland (we also included Ireland in this shipment).  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.

     So, Wave2 fulfillment has completed for Australia and Canada, and UK has shipped. We have been processing EU packages for some time, but won't ship until all of the EU orders are completed, and there are a lot of them. We are working through them as fast as we can.

      As you know, the plan for US and ROW orders (the largest group of KS backers) is to work on them alongside the scheduled regions (Australia, Canada, UK, EU). Work on US and ROW has been steady and productive with some ROW countries, like Argentina, Moldova, and Indonesia already completed. We are processing these US and ROW Wave 2s in the order that backers have responded (see below).

USA / ROW Response Deadline - December 1st, 2017

    The deadline for the USA/ROW backers to either "Complete my Pledge" or "Kickstarter No Add-Ons" is December 1st. So, if you are a USA or ROW Backer and you have not yet done so, please take a moment to either:

• Purchase the Complete My Pledge Outlaw or Complete My Pledge Minecart (or individual items) from the Flying Frog Web Store and be sure to list your current address and phone number for shipping.

or

• Email admin@flyingfrog.net 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.

If you've already responded, you do not need to take any further action.

The giant Caverns of Cynder Mega Game at DiceFest!
The giant Caverns of Cynder Mega Game at DiceFest!

 

The detailed Trederra game table at DiceFest!
The detailed Trederra game table at DiceFest!



     Well, that's it for now. It was wonderful to see many of you at Gen Con, PAX West, and DiceFest. It is always fantastic to talk to KS backers in person and share the game that we love!

Brave players face off against an enormous Burrower in the Canyon Arena at Arzhakov's Gate!
Brave players face off against an enormous Burrower in the Canyon Arena at Arzhakov's Gate!

 

People really enjoyed delving into Jargono like never before with the lush 3D Jargono game table!
People really enjoyed delving into Jargono like never before with the lush 3D Jargono game table!

 

The Hero Posse is ambushed by Serpentmen!
The Hero Posse is ambushed by Serpentmen!

    We don't have much left in the way of previews or artwork to show off in these updates, but we will continue to update you as we get information about shipping. We are excited that many of you already have KS fulfillment completed and we are even more excited to complete fulfillment for the remaining backers! Every day more packages go out and we are closer to finishing! It has been a long road so far and we appreciate traveling it with such a fantastic community of gamers!

Cheers,

Scott and Jason

Wave 2 Updates, Official Shadows of Brimstone FAQ, Gen Con, Dicefest!

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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:

• Purchase the Complete My Pledge Outlaw or Complete My Pledge Minecart (or individual items) from the Flying Frog Web Store and be sure to list your current address and phone number for shipping.

or

• Email admin@flyingfrog.net 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:

• Purchase the Complete My Pledge Outlaw or Complete My Pledge Minecart (or individual items) from the Flying Frog Web Store and be sure to list your current address and phone number for shipping.

or

• Email admin@flyingfrog.net 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!

Gen Con

    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.

 

DiceFest 2017

    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!

Cheers,

Scott and Jason

Wave 2 Updates - Australia and Canada! Canada and EU Response Deadlines! Seattle Area Pick-Up Event!

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Howdy Brimstone Gang!

    It’s been a little while since the last Update, so let’s jump right in! The last of the printed materials arrived in our warehouse from China about a month ago and we have been busy unpacking, sorting, and building Wave 2 packages…including Mine Cart Backers!!!

    There is a crazy amount of stuff in this final Wave 2 and we are sure you guys are going to be amazed at how packed full these boxes are (most Mine Cart Wave 2s are weighing in at over 40 lbs!!! and there are several Backers that added additional Pledges in the Pledge Manager who are getting 3 and 4 massive boxes each!!!).

The Dark Stone Shaman by Flying Frog's own Brian Snoddy.
The Dark Stone Shaman by Flying Frog's own Brian Snoddy.

Australia Shipping Update

    As promised, we finished sorting and packing Australia first for Wave 2! At this point all of the Australia Wave 2 Packages are packed up and ready to go! They are being loaded into a Cargo Container that will ship out soon. Once the container reaches Australia, they will be received by our Distribution partner there and will be forwarded on to each individual backer throughout Australia.

Werewolf Feral Kin by Polish illustrator, Morano.
Werewolf Feral Kin by Polish illustrator, Morano.

Canada Shipping and Response Deadlines

    We have also been hard at working packing up Canada Wave 2 Packages and have them all complete except for those backers that have not responded yet to our emails for address confirmation. Which brings us to the Canada Wave 2 Response Deadline:

Canada Response Deadline - June 9th, 2017

While we are at it, we are also going to go ahead and set the Response Deadline for the EU:

EU Response Deadline - July 14th, 2017

Here is a reminder of info from the previous Update…

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Importance of Updating Address Info and Making Decision to ‘Complete My Pledge’ or Not

    We have been working diligently to collect updated address info and make sure that every backer has the opportunity to upgrade with the 'Complete My Pledge' option, if desired. (Note - All printed materials are still fully usable as is, without the ‘Complete My Pledge’ Upgrade, you just won’t get the full retail contents and miniatures for some items, as detailed in previous Updates).

>>>>>> If you have not yet done so, please take a moment to either: <<<<<<

• Purchase the Complete My Pledge Outlaw or Complete My Pledge Minecart (or individual items) from the Flying Frog Web Store and be sure to list your current address and phone number for shipping.

• Email admin@flyingfrog.net with the subject *Kickstarter No Add-Ons* and tell us your current address and phone number in the email.

We can’t ship out your package until we have this information from you.

If you have questions about the Complete My Pledge option, please see the previous KS Update with an FAQ.

Deadlines for Responding

     Because shipping to AU, CA, and EU is being done as batch shipments, we will need to have Deadlines in place for updating your Address information and making the final decision to purchase the 'Complete My Pledge' Upgrade or opt out with the "Kickstarter No Add-Ons" option.

If you have already done one of these two options, no further action is required.

For any Backers that have not done the 'Complete My Pledge' or emailed to say "Kickstarter No Add-Ons" before the response deadline for their region, we will send out your package to the address we have on file for you, with the "Kickstarter No Add-Ons" option.

If you do not update your address information on or before the deadline, and your package gets returned due to inability to deliver, you will be responsible for shipping charges for it to be sent again.

If you do not participate in the ‘Complete My Pledge’ Upgrade offer on or before the deadline for your Region, the Complete My Pledge package offer will no longer be available to you. You will still be able to purchase the individual extra components on the Official Flying Frog Web store, but you will be responsible for shipping charges for those items, as they will not be included in your Wave 2 shipment and will not be sent from within your Region.

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The Hellfire Succubi by New Zealand illustrator, Ben Wootten.
The Hellfire Succubi by New Zealand illustrator, Ben Wootten.

Seattle Area Wave 2 Pick-Up Event

     Many KS Backers asked us for another Seattle Area Pick-Up for Wave 2. We are excited to say that we have secured another great location and are putting together a fun event where KS Backers in the area can come and pick up their final Wave 2 package and enjoy previews and demos of upcoming Shadows of Brimstone material!

Here are the details:

Shadows of Brimstone Kickstarter Wave 2 Seattle Pick-Up

1:00-5:30PM Saturday, June 24th

Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center
16600 NE 80th Street
Redmond, WA 98052

TEL: 425-556-2300

     It will be a fun time where KS Backers can come pick up their stuff, meet the development team, have any of your FFP games signed, see previews of new Shadows of Brimstone content including a sneak peek at the upcoming Forbidden Fortress, play in demos, and even put together your figures! The location of the event is East of Seattle, in downtown Redmond.

     The venue is an old school that has been converted into a community center, so there should be plenty of parking. Space at the event is limited and we need to know in advance if you are coming to the Seattle Wave 2 Pick-up, so that we can make sure your Wave 2 box is ready ahead of time.

* * * * You MUST RSVP no later than June 17th. * * * *

Email your info (name, email, Kickstarter ID) to admin@flyingfrog.net with the Subject "RSVP SEATTLE WAVE 2 PICKUP".

The Wandering Samurai by Flying Frog's own Brian Snoddy.
The Wandering Samurai by Flying Frog's own Brian Snoddy.

    That's all for now, but we are excited to get all of these Brimstone goodies into your hands and onto the game table!  Every day sees more Wave 2 packages headed out to backers!  We will continue to update you as processing and shipping continues...Yeeee Haaaaaa!

Cheers,
    Jason and Scott