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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!
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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

Wave 2 Status Update! Australia First!

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Howdy Brimstone Gang!

    It's been a while since our last update, and we've been hard at work on processing and shipping of Wave 2. Here is a status update...

Shipping of Wave 2 So Far

    As you know, we hit some delays in manufacturing and shipping which pushed us into Chinese New Year, losing most of February while the factories in China are shut down, and ultimately slowing things down a bit. The good news is that we already had collected all of the materials for Outlaw Wave 2 packages and have been processing and shipping them to US and ROW Backers since the end of December (EU, CA, and AU Outlaws will ship together with Minecarts from within those regions).

    As more components have arrived in the warehouse, we have been able to send out Outlaws that have extra add-ons as well. One thing that is a limiting factor is collecting finalized address information from Backers and making sure everyone has the opportunity to upgrade with the 'Complete My Pledge' package on the FFP Web Store, or choose "Kickstarter No Add-Ons" by emailing admin@flyingfrog.net. More on this below.

Remaining Components Arriving from China

    We just received the final shipment from the miniature factory in China of all remaining Plastic figures for the Kickstarter! This was a big one and it's very exciting to have the final plastic production models in hand! The last container of printed material (which includes the Blasted Wastes and Mission Packs) will be arriving later this month as well!

Planned Order for Shipping

    Once the final printed materials arrive in our warehouse and we get them unpacked and sorted, we will begin final processing and packing for Minecart Wave 2s to go out. There are a lot of these to ship (around 2,500 or so), and we will be sending them out in batches by region to our distribution partners in AU, CA, and the EU. Once the distribution centers receive these batch shipments, they will be sent on to individual backers from within those regions.

The order of shipping will be as follows:

1) AU Minecart and Outlaw Batch Shipment - all AU Wave 2s will be processed and shipped to our Australian distribution partner who will send them on to individual backers from within Australia.

2) CA Minecart and Outlaw Batch Shipment - all Canada Wave 2s will be processed and shipped to a Canadian hub that will send them on to individual backers from within Canada.

3) EU Minecart and Outlaw Batch Shipments - all EU Wave 2s will be processed and shipped to our European and UK distribution partners who will send them on to individual backers from within the EU.

* US and ROW Minecarts and Outlaws will continue to be sent out throughout the scheduled batch processing and shipping to the regions listed above.

    Note that we have reversed the order of shipping for Wave 2, so that Australia will be packed and sent out first, Canada after that, and lastly the EU (as the EU was the first to have Wave 1 sent out, and Australia was last for Wave 1). US and Rest Of World packages will be ongoing throughout this process, as they are all sent individually to backers, from our warehouse in Seattle.

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:   <<<<<<

  • 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.

Australian Response Deadline - April 30th, 2017

    Any Australian Backers that have not done the 'Complete My Pledge' or emailed to say "Kickstarter No Add-Ons" before the deadline, 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.

    We are very excited to have so many Wave 2 packages out the door already, and to get the final components in and processed so that the Mine Cart Wave 2s can start shipping out!

   This Kickstarter has been a wild ride for all of us and we are excited to see so many backers around the world enjoying the game and eagerly anticipating the insane amount of material coming in Wave 2! We know it has been a long wait, but the light at the end of the tunnel is getting ever brighter and it looks like that light is a swirling gateway to another world of unspeakable horrors and endless adventures for your Heroes in the world of Shadows of Brimstone!

Cheers,

   Jason and Scott

Deadline Extended for Updating Shipping Addresses

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Hey Guys-
     As you know, we said that Pledge Manager would be sending out an email with a link so that you can review your Pledge info and update your shipping address if it has changed.  Unfortunately, there is a bug in their system that can show incorrect extra shipping charges on people's pledges.  They want to fix this bug before sending out the email - which is a good idea to avoid confusion.  It sounded like this would be a fast fix and the emails would go out at the start of this week, but it is the end of the week and we still have no word from them. 

     So, we are extending the Deadline to January 21st.  You may ask why we even have a deadline for this - the answer is that we need to be sure that we have the correct address before sending a package out.  So, we need to be sure that people update their addresses as soon as possible. 

** Please wait until you receive the email from Pledge Manager to take any action on this - we need the address corrections to be made in Pledge Manager, itself. **

Thanks,
    Scott and Jason

FAQ on Wave 2 Add-ons

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Hello

     We knew that the last update was very complex and difficult to write and explain everything, but it has certainly stirred up a number of questions, complaints, misunderstandings, and confusion.  So, we present a follow up update to help clear things up.

FAQ

Q: I already bought some of the items in the Pledge Manager, so if I get the "Complete My Pledge" now, will I receive duplicates of the already purchased items?

A: No.  The idea is to fill in the blanks that you did not already purchase.

Q: How are you going to match up my payment in the web store with my pledge?

A: The plan is to look up each customer by their name or email address.  If you pledged in the Kickstarter under a different name AND different email address, you may want to mention that in the web store notes including your Kickstarter name and email info.

Q: Why haven't I received an email from Pledge Manager yet?

A: The management at Pledge Manager needed to make some minor changes to be able to send the Shipping Address Update email and link, but they assured us that they would be sending it ASAP.  Maybe it is taking longer than expected?  We have contacted them again to ask about it.

Q: When I look at my Pledge Manager now, I am seeing a new Shipping Charge for $40 or some other amount even though I completed the Pledge Manager and paid all charges before.  So, you have added a new shipping charge?!?

A: No.  This appears to be a bug in the Pledge Manager software and we have alerted the Pledge Manager company and they are looking into fixing the bug.  In the meantime, if you already completed your pledge manager and checked out, you should not owe any additional funds for shipping.  So, just know that it is a bug.

Q: Why are you not telling us what expansion material is being delayed?

A: Production is not that simple.  We have scheduled shipments arriving on a regular basis.  But, until we actually have a component IN HAND in our warehouse, we cannot say for certain what will and will not be delayed.  For example, we have all of the miniatures for all of the Mission Packs in the warehouse now, but the printed material to go with them has not arrived yet. 

Q: Which of the Card Supplements are included in the "Complete my Pledge"?

A: None. Here are the entire possible contents of each of the "Complete My Pledge" for Outlaw and Minecart:

** Complete My Pledge: Outlaw **

Includes all of the following that you have not already purchased:

  • Colonel Scafford
  • Flesh Drones / Deluxe Cards and Missions.

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** Complete My Pledge: Minecart **

Includes all of the following that you have not already purchased:

  • Flesh Drones / Deluxe Cards and Missions
  • Trederran Mutants
  • Derelict Ship Auto Turrets
  • Wasteland Sand Crabs
  • Wasteland Heavies / Wasteland Warlord
  • Tribal Ghost Warriors

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Q: If I buy other items on the web store, can you just throw them into my pledge shipment so I don't have to pay shipping or my country's taxes?

A: No.  As we stated in the previous update, this will not be possible due to the length and complexity of the packing and shipping process for orders.

Q: I already purchased some of the items which are listed in the "Complete My Pledge" option, should I still purchase the "Complete My Pledge"? Or should I just get individual items?

A: If you already purchased several items in the Pledge Manager, it may be cheaper to just purchase the individual enemy set add-ons rather than doing the "Complete My Pledge".

Q: Why are you "punishing" backers who purchased some of these extra items in the Pledge Manager? I might end up paying more money than another backer who is simply buying the "Complete my Pledge" now!

A: This was never the intention at all. We were just trying to make a simple solution to a complex problem and allow people that might not be able to afford all of those add-ons, to get them. The value of both the Outlaw and Minecart is off the charts and we have already gone negative on many of the pledges. But, if you already purchased the Trederran Mutants, Auto Turrets, Tribal Ghost Warriors, and/or Colonel Scafford as Add-ons in the Pledge Manager, and still feel slighted, please email us at admin@flyingfrog.net with the subject "PLEDGE REVIEW AND ADJUSTMENT" and we will review your situation.

Q: "Complete My Pledge" means that I will have everything that you will ever make for the game, right?

A: No.  "Complete My Pledge" refers to adding the parts that have recently been wrapped into or created for the retail release contents of the following expansions: OtherWorld:Trederra, OtherWorld: Derelict Ship, OtherWorld: Blasted Wastes, Flesh Stalker and Flesh Drones Deluxe Enemy Pack, and The Scafford Gang Deluxe Enemy Pack.  We plan to continue making and releasing new products for Shadows of Brimstone for years to come.

Q: Now I need to spend more money on this Kickstarter just to get "what I was promised?"

A: No.  None of the items in question were part of your original pledge.  You don't need to get any of the extra items.  We just created these options because the final retail versions of these expansions will have certain enemies wrapped into them or new enemies added to them since the original Kickstarter/Pledge Manager.  We know that as gamers, ourselves, WE would want the option of getting these extra enemies without buying the product again at retail.   

Q: How do I select to get the new Wolf miniature added to the Dark Stone Shaman Hero Class?

A: You do not need to take any action.  If you are receiving the Dark Stone Shaman Hero Class (in the Minecart Pledge or as an Add-On), we will just include the new Wolf miniature as an added bonus.

Hopefully this clears up some of the confusion.

Thanks,
      Scott and Jason