Almost Ready to Print: Production Update 4
How are all you residents of Gloomhaven doing?
Everyone (including me) was hoping I would come to you today and say that we are have actually started printing, but, unfortunately, we are just a little bit shy of that. After going through all the proofs two weeks ago, Josh and I made some changes to the files, and that necessitated the factory re-preparing all the files we made changes to, which was most of them.
They worked pretty fast, though, and, as of this morning, all files have been changed and approved. We're almost ready! One last thing to do is approve the assembly of the white box sample. I'm not quite sure what's taking the factory so long to get the white box sample, but I've been assured that I should have it early next week. Once that's been approved, the printing can actually begin!
One other thing that has been long-waited but isn't quite here yet is the skeleton slaying video. Now that Gen Con is behind us, I've finally had time to put some work into it. I actually spent most of today killing poor, hapless undead and yelling out your names. I have about 3 hours of video already and have only made it through the Fs.
There's a lot of alphabet left, but I should be delivering the complete videos to you in the next update, so that's something else to look forward to.
And speaking of Gen Con! It was great meeting so many backers who came all the way to the back of the convention hall to demo Gloomhaven or just say, "Hi." Overall, there was a really great response to the game. Everyone seemed to have fun exploring the complexities of the six starting characters. The demo scenario ended up very easy, though, and I hope that didn't give people the wrong impression of the game. With so many people wanting to play the game, we just didn't have time for full 2-hour demos.
Above is a picture of one such demo, complete with the figures painted by Jason Frowde and a beautiful 3D board created by backer Bum Yong Kim. I almost felt bad including my homemade, not-at-all final monster standees on the board with all that cool stuff.
So there it is. Expect more excitement in the next update! A white box sample! Skeleton killing videos! And an announcement that printing has actually started!