Without unnecessary introduction, we have got a list of everything we have managed to finish lately to the point.
- miniatures are 100% closed, the big thing was approving all the manufacturing molds and it is done, we have a deal with the producer and the miniatures are being cast as we speak
-the same with dice
-the box's design is approved, we just need to figure out how to fit the assortment inside, as this is the last thing it will be closed in two weeks
-the punchboards with tokens are ready and waiting to be printed -all the character / monster / movement etc cards have graphics ready, we are waiting for the rulebook's final state to adjust all the English wording to match the instruction, it will be closed next week
-the rulebook is a what we are finalizing right now and more on this is in the next paragraph
First of all, the full English rulebook is available in the link below. We and some other groups have spent quite a bit of time playtesting the Lobotomy. Kickstarter campaign added a whole lot of features to our game and we had to make sure that everything runs smoothly. We introduced new characters and items and made sure that they are useful without being overpowered. We have added some small mechanics to help out the players and step by step had to include all these new things in the instruction. Because the game's lead designer is not fluent in English we have a request to you guys. Before the rulebook's final proof reading and forwarding it to print we would like to create a small 4-6 person team that would help us and look at the instruction with a gamer's eye. All interested backers please contact us one more time through Kickstarter. We would like to finish it by the end of the next week, so we can get to the cards and then fit everything in the box and then start shipping.
Many backers predicted a delay and while there likely be a slight one, we seem to have everything under control. You can still say "Told you so!", we just want everything to be perfect. The content is ready, the miniatures' manufacturing is in progress and things that are not ready yet mostly require standard printing, which has a relatively short completion time. To be realistic, we are doing everything we can to have the crates on the way to you at the beginning of August. And even if all the worst things happen there is an absolutely impassable deadline of 13th October when we are going with Lobotomy to Essen's game fair SPIEL 2016.
Our another Kickstarter campaign with fantasy miniatures is coming and while we have everything ready we are setting it back to fully focus our work on finishing Lobotomy. Only after everything is ready with the manufacturing we will start with the new line of miniatures that is mash-up of the fantasy world with some far-eastern roots. We do have some really great models and we have previewed some of them on our Facebook, so check them out.
Concerning late backers and everyone that sent us an e-mail with a request to hop on the Lobotomy hype train. There are some IT problems with creating new backer accounts, we are working on it and we will send you invites once again next week. In the meantime check again your spam folders.
That is all for today. If there is anything you would like to know leave a comment and we will answer your question in the next week's update.
Cheers! TF Crew