Business as Usual: Post-Kickstarter week 17
Hello again residents of Gloomhaven!
I must admit, when we first concluded this project, I did not foresee continuing to give you weekly updates moving into February. Obviously the original plan was to be done with pre-production stuff by now, at which point we'd move into a more infrequent update schedule.
But we're still working on game content, so I'm still here to tell you about it!
So what are we working on? Well, Alexandr is working on the last batch of item artwork, so his role will soon be finished (more than a year after I first contacted him about working on the project no less!).
Alvaro is finishing up the last batch of room tiles, at which point he'll get started on the overlay tiles, which shouldn't take too much additional time.
Jim, our editor, has gone through the rule book with a dedicated eye and will soon be moving on to the cards.
Josh is pushing me to get a solid draft of the rule book for him to start laying out, so I guess it's a good thing Jim finished the edits.
And me, well, I'm driving this massive ship while trying to finish writing scenarios and get them play tested.
From a production stand point, things are looking pretty good. In case you weren't aware, the Chinese New Year is next Monday, which means that no factory stuff will be getting done starting about Wednesday and continuing for about 2 weeks after that.
Hopefully we'll be able to get a white box copy finished and sent out before that point so we can start working on space and insert issues, and then once the Chinese New Year hiatus is over, we'll immediately start getting to work on making the official miniature molds.
So, yeah, if everything goes well and we continue to work hard, we'll get everything finished up in the next month and move forward with production. I am planning on sending out surveys at the end of next month. I've been getting a few questions about them, so I just wanted to go over it really quick.
End of February surveys will be going out. At that time, there will be an option to increase your pledge to get additional copies or change your order. The exact details on how that will be done will be in the survey. Even after you've completed your survey, address changes will still be open through Kickstarter until we actually ship the game out, so you won't need to worry too much about that.
I think that's about all I wanted to cover this week. Have a great weekend and I'll see you next time!