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Blight Chronicles: Agent Decker is a scenario driven solo deck building game with an immersive gameplay and undercover missions!
Blight Chronicles: Agent Decker is a scenario driven solo deck building game with an immersive gameplay and undercover missions!
1,253 backers pledged $52,955 to help bring this project to life.

Pledge Manager and progress in development

Posted by Board&Dice (Creator)
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Hello, our dear Backers! 

First of all, we want to say sorry for the downtime in sharing with you the Backer Kit... 

We planned to do that much earlier, but we had one major issue... Time. Things to do in 'operations' with Essen and our new titles, just engaged us so much, that Irek has decided to put that a little bit in time. It's of course because we still have a long time to delivery, and we did not want to give you a solution, which we are not sure for the 100%.

But still, step by step the configuration is being made, and we are closer and closer to finish all the preparations. I believe I will be able to finish most of the configuration up to the end of the current week. I will update you guys about the results on Sunday evening.

A little update from the authors: 

As for the progression of the development and design perspective, we're almost there, and we can see a bright light there at the end of the tunnel. On that note, we're working hard with David Decker while Zoe and Hideaki are waiting for their turn since we want to have a solid base game before inviting other agents on the mission.

Since working on a game with multiple paths is challenging and we had to develop our tools to be able to work together from different countries. One tool allows us to access an editable version of the cards at any time, without depending on software licenses and the other allows us to save the game. Saving allows us to “load” the game from that point instead of having to restart every time and helps us see which cards we picked on our most successful runs.

Update form the production crew: 

Filip and Alexander are traveling on Monday to Kraków, to one of our production partners to check all materials, discuss the quality and revies the best possible ways to produce all component. We will try to share some photos from this visit with you next week.

We all want to be more communicative with you, Agents. We will also try to show you more "behind the scenes" from our work, to make you feel more comfortable.

We are also waiting for the final project on the game mat. But we don't want this influence the Backers who want to put the pure pledge without a game mat, and we will probably release Backer Kit without this element, asking Backers who will be interested in the game mat, to wait week or 2 for it.

Also, guys, if you have any question for us, feel free to send it to us. We are available for you here, or you can send an e-mail to us to biuro@boardanddice.com.

Hear you soon (on Sunday). 

Best regards, 

Irek

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      Harry Jacobs
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      Just Going through my games to see where they were, not sure what the worry is as this game is far from my longest KS that has yet to deliver. Plus you have yet to even get past your delivery date. Just perhaps try to sneak an update in every month.

    2. Board&Dice 7-time creator on

      @Boris: thank you.

    3. Board&Dice 7-time creator on

      @Rousseau: Hello! I believe I answered that in the comments. Right now we are not late on the delivery. And we will do what we can to not be late.

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      Boris
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      Thanks for the reply! That sounds great!

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      David14
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      Thanks for the update but you don't answer the principal question : are you behind on delivery ?

    6. Scott C
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      This is KS. Delays are to be expected. No big deal. Thanks for updating us!

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      Dani Garcia on

      Thanks for the update of information and for your hard work.(reading to some people for example)

    8. Board&Dice 7-time creator on

      @Boris: We will try to fix it, and prepare some cool stuff with decreased prices for all Backers, to make you satisfied and to give you a chance to optimize the shipping. That I can promise.

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      Boris
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      Thanks for the update. It's a shame that the pledge management was not in place sooner as I would have liked to combine postage with A4 Quest and save some money for more games.

    10. Board&Dice 7-time creator on

      @Jerry T - Thank you for asking! And of course, you have the full right to know. For now, the only thing on the delay is the Pledge Manager. In most of the situations (last projects) we were using Gamefound, and for this project, we have decided to change it for BackerKit - it was a decision based on some talks with our Backers, that's it.
      Also, we will be more up to date with the communication right now, so I hope this also will give you more comfort.
      Thank you once more for your question.

      But I'm planning to solve that ASAP, to make you feel more comfortable on this element as well.

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      Jerry T on

      The primary issue is delivery dates, PM is one of those steps. It seems most KS alwa7s have an issue they can use as an excuse to justify delays. I get not everything goes to plan however a PM of some sort was known before you started and this isn't exactly a complex set of options.

      So are you behind on delivery? and if so what and why. We are investors so have a moral right to know at least, in exchange for free no risk funding.

    12. Board&Dice 7-time creator on

      @Anthony - we would like to separate two things, and I hoped I was able to show that in the update, but I may be wrong.
      First is work in development and production - here work goes hard, guys are doing their job great.
      I hope when we will intensify our communication, you will be able to check that with us.
      Thank you for your comment, and if you have any questions, we are here for you.
      The primary issue, which makes Backers frustrated is Pledge Manager, and this is on my side (Irek). So I will make everything I can, to close that before SPIEL for you guys.

    13. Anthony Constantino on

      All I'm hearing is "we're missing our delivery date" mostly cause we we're busy with things that are not "Blight Chronicles". Alas. I shouldn't be surprised it is Kickstarter.