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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 1.5 Shipping Update and Images from the Seattle Pick-Up Event

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Hello Brimstone Gang!

    We're headed out to the GAMA Trade Show next week and wanted to get an update out to touch base.

Wave 1.5 Shipping Update

    For the last few weeks, we have been working late nights and weekends to process and ship out the Wave 1.5 orders. We are excited to say that all international Wave 1.5 orders have shipped and we are now working through the US Wave 1.5 orders!  There are hundreds of US 1.5 orders still to process and ship, so we expect to be working through them for the next few weeks.

    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.

Seattle Area Pick-Up Event

    The Seattle area Pick-Up Event was last weekend and we had a blast meeting backers and getting a chance to talk about the project and show off new stuff that we are working on!

Designer Jason C. Hill talks with backers about new material in development.
Designer Jason C. Hill talks with backers about new material in development.
Friendly FFP staff ready to hand out Wave 1.5 boxes of goodness!
Friendly FFP staff ready to hand out Wave 1.5 boxes of goodness!

    Most of the development team was on hand to discuss the game and sign boxes and rulebooks. We had demos where Brimstone fans could have a shoot out in the streets of a Frontier Town or delve into the trenches of Trederra, fighting Mutants and Legionnaires! It was a great time for a lot of Brimstone fans to meet up and share the game they love!

Shootout in the Streets demo!
Shootout in the Streets demo!
OtherWorld Trederra Demo!
OtherWorld Trederra Demo!
Brian Snoddy builds miniatures with backers.
Brian Snoddy builds miniatures with backers.
A backer's freshly-assembled resin hero miniatures!
A backer's freshly-assembled resin hero miniatures!

     Well, that's all for now.  Be sure to follow Flying Frog on Facebook and Twitter as we will be posting images and news from the GAMA Trade Show next week!

OtherWorld: Trederra Deluxe Expansion box Mock-Ups for the GAMA Trade Show!
OtherWorld: Trederra Deluxe Expansion box Mock-Ups for the GAMA Trade Show!


Happy Gaming!

      Scott & Jason

A Peek inside a Wave 1.5 Box, Seattle-Area Pick Up Details, and Resin Heroes Update!

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Hello Brimstone Gang!

Another quick update about Wave 1.5 stuff and the Seattle-area Pick-Up Event.

Wave 1.5 Update

    As you know, Wave 1.5 has been held up waiting for the resin Hero figures. We just got word from the caster that, after some delays, they are almost done with all of the resin Hero minis needed for Wave 1.5! They are going to work through the weekend to finish and then send them out at the start of next week. Once they cross the country and we get them in hand, they still need to be sorted and packed. The good news is that we have been working on processing the orders over the last few weeks and many are ready to be shipped once they have resin minis added to the box!

    There are still several hundred orders to process, so shipping should begin the end of next week and will continue through March. Processing these orders is a bit complex because every order is different - depending on pledge level, number of pledges, and which add-ons were purchased in the Pledge Manager (and which items were already obtained via a previous pick-up or 'Get it Now' deal). We can tell you, though, these boxes are BIG, and HEAVY, and filled to the brim with goodies!

Here is a peek inside the Wave 1.5 package for a Backer from Belgium who got a Minecart Pledge, Custom Dice Mega Set, and additional goodies from the Pledge Manager.  There is just enough room left for the resin Hero minis!
Here is a peek inside the Wave 1.5 package for a Backer from Belgium who got a Minecart Pledge, Custom Dice Mega Set, and additional goodies from the Pledge Manager. There is just enough room left for the resin Hero minis!

As a reminder, here is the order of shipping for Wave 1.5, starting with areas that received Wave 1 shipments latest and proceeding to those who received Wave 1 shipments earlier:

  • Australia
  • United Kingdom
  • Scandinavia
  • Eastern Europe
  • Southern Europe
  • Western Europe
  • Central Europe
  • Pacific
  • Canada
  • USA

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.

Seattle Area Pick-Up Event

Many KS Backers asked us for another Seattle Area Pick-Up for Wave 1.5 stuff.  We are very excited to say that we have secured a great location and are putting together a fun event where KS Backers in the area can come and pick up Wave 1.5, have lunch, and enjoy previews and demos of upcoming Shadows of Brimstone material!  Here are the details:

Shadows of Brimstone Kickstarter Seattle Pick-Up

Noon-5:30PM Saturday, March 5th

Shawn O'Donnell's Irish Pub

122 128th St. SE

Everett, WA 98208

TEL: 425-338-5700

   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, play in demos, and even put together your figures! The location of the event is North of Seattle, in Everett - right off of I-5.

   The venue is a banquet hall in a great Irish Pub and a catered lunch will be served at 1PM.  Space is limited and we need to know in advance if you are coming to the Seattle Pick-up, so that we can ready your 1.5 Items ahead of time.  You MUST RSVP by February 29th.  Email your info (name, email, Kickstarter ID) to admin@flyingfrog.net with the Subject "RSVP SEATTLE 1.5 PICKUP".

Trederran Mutants Illustration by Flying Frog's own Brian Snoddy - From the upcoming OtherWorld: Trederra Expansion!
Trederran Mutants Illustration by Flying Frog's own Brian Snoddy - From the upcoming OtherWorld: Trederra Expansion!

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

Thanks,

Scott & Jason

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