Finishing up at the Factory: Production Update 12
A good evening to all you residents of Gloomhaven!
It's getting late on Friday night, but at least the update isn't coming Monday. This bi-weekly schedule always seems to fall on inopportune times. I am actually in New York right now, enjoying a small vacation that my wife scheduled when we all thought this project was going to be long behind us by the time December rolled around.
It isn't, of course, but I'm still enjoying myself. And, more importantly, we are getting ever-closer to the project coming to fruition. In case you didn't see the post on BGG a couple days ago, I've gotten word from the factory that everything will be assembled and completed by next Monday (the 12th).
After that, I'll confirm the final production samples, and then we're off to the high seas to begin the freight shipping process. Barring any delays with that (which are, of course, a possibility), it should take about a month and a half to get most people their games after that, which puts us at the tail end of January. It may be a little later for Europe because the boat takes longer, but still, we're getting there!
So, once again I'm going to put the call out that if you need to change your address, you should do it as soon as possible. I know the surveys went out a long time ago, and it is perfectly reasonable that you have moved since then. It's not a problem! Address edits are still open on the surveys, so follow these steps:
- 1. Open the Kickstarter page on a non-mobile device with a legitimate web browser.
- 2. Click on the blue "View Pledge" button at the top right of the Gloomhaven page.
- 3. Click on the "Survey" tab from the menu that pops up.
- 4. Click on "Edit Address."
- 5. Edit your address.
- 6. Don't message me about it. I mean, you can if you want, I guess, but I can't help you edit your address more than I just did. Because address edits are open for you, that means I can't edit them myself. It's up to you get your address correct!
All right, cool, so now that that is settled, what other updates can I give you? It has been fairly uneventful the last two weeks. I did get pictures of the actual physical insert and not just schematics, so I can show you that:
And, like, I said last week, this insert doesn't provide space to sleeve all the cards - we just couldn't make that happen - but it does provide space to sleeve cards that are shuffled often (monster ability cards, battle goals, and attack modifier cards).
We also finalized how each game will be packed for shipment, which was an interesting process. It wasn't a big deal with my first game, Forge War, but obviously Gloomhaven is a lot more complicated, and so required a much more precise process. Everything is looking good, though! I think people will be pleased when they crack open the box!
Lastly, there was another fairly big announcement on BGG in the last two weeks that is semi-pertinent to this project. My next board game project, Founders of Gloomhaven, has an official entry on BGG. It's a completely stand-alone competitive Euro game, but it's set in the same world, so I thought it might be interesting to you if only for the fact that you can go see more of Alexandr's beautiful artwork that really brings to life the world that you will soon be exploring.
Anyway, that's all I have to say. Remember, update your address if you need to, and I'll talk to you next time!