First Copies Arrive Down Under
Hey Dual Powers team!
It's been a few weeks, so I wanted to check in. The first few copies of Dual Powers have begun to arrive in Australia as of today, so that's exciting (but makes many of us who don't have ours yet jealous!). So, thanks for everyone's patience.
All copies are en route in some fashion. Delivery is taking a little longer than I had anticipated after the games get to their fulfillment warehouses, so I bumped out some of the delivery estimates since last time. Read below for an update in your region.
- ASIA - As of Tuesday of this week, the games were being packed up at VFI (fulfillment company) for shipping to your door. I paid their shipping bill in full as of yesterday. At this point, I expect the packages to start going out in the next couple days for delivery next week (fingers crossed).
- AUSTRALIA - Games have started to arrive at their destinations. A couple backers reported getting their copies in the mail today. If you're in Australia, you should have it very soon.
- EUROPE - The freighter with the games from China have reached the UK port in Southhampton on schedule yesterday. The games are making their way through customs, and then off to Spiral Galaxy for fulfillment. I'd estimate 3-4 weeks until you have your copies.
- US / CANADA / Rest of World - No real change here. The boat's still on the water, with an estimated delivery to the destination port in Florida on Nov 21. Once they make it through customs and delivered to Quartermaster, fulfillment will begin. US backers will start getting their copies maybe the second week of December depending on the backlog at Quartermaster after the product is delivered. Quartermaster will also ship out the Rest Of World orders as well. Canadian orders will be split out, and trucked up to the boarder, and Snakes & Lattes will take over the shipment to be sent through the Canadian post. In terms of timeline for Canadian backers, it's still a little tough to estimate, but I'd guess the 3rd or 4th week of December, though this could spill into January.
Check over your copy of Dual Powers when you get it. Panda Manufacturing is well-known for having a very low error rate, but it does happen sometimes. Nothing's worse than opening a brand new game that you waited months for and finding a piece missing. It's happened to me a few times. :(
If you have any damaged or missing pieces, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing address and I'll get any needed replacements out to you ASAP. I don't have my cases of replacement parts yet, so I'll hold onto the requests and get the replacement parts out to you as soon as I do.
Recently, my team and I were demoing Dual Powers at Gamehole Con here in Madison, WI. It was fun to show new players and was well-liked by gamers. It was fun to be playing with the manufactured copy. It think it turned out great. I hope you do too.
Later this month, I'll be at PAX Unplugged 2019 Nov 30th - Dec 2 in Philadelphia. So, if you make it to the show, stop by and say hello. I won't have Dual Powers for sale, as my trusty backers won't have their copies yet, but feel free to stop by booth 2656 so I can tell you how awesome you are for backing the project :).
Till next time, and happy Thanksgiving, if you celebrate it.