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Risks and challenges

All game productions carry some level of risk and challenge - this one is no exception. The game has been designed fully and tested, leaving only small tweaks here and there. So that's at least two things we can check off the risk list, leaving illustrations, production and shipping/fulfillment.

I do not anticipate shipping/fulfillment will be an issue given the timing even with the Christmas season hitting in the US; unless the US Postal Service goes under before this winter I would anticipate this is the lowest of the three risk areas remaining - this is what they do. And if shipping does become an issue we'll just shift over to UPS or FedEx or carrier pigeon (OK, maybe not that last one). Shipping out a couple thousand copies of the game (hopefully!) is not a small task, but I've got a team of five lined up and we've intentionally kept the number of options limited to minimize the complexity and risk of issues.

For production I'm working with a solid, well-established company - a company that has done a number of other projects funded by Kickstarter. I've built a little extra time into the estimated arrival date to account for potential delays. I also have a backup provider in the event something goes horribly wrong.

My illustrators are freelancers who do excellent work. But because everything is dependent on their completion this is probably the largest risk area for the project. However, to date they've done a tremendous job and I have no reason to believe that would stop. But if it does for some reason, I have other illustrators who can jump in, keeping delays to a minimum.

In theory there are other potential risks - the zombie apocalypse could occur before 2019, the rebel alliance could detonate a nuclear device in the atmosphere or the time-space continuum could rip and Taylor Swift could become country again. But practically speaking I think we're in pretty good shape for this project.

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    It's kind of like the stuff every good dungeon crawler carries with them - tastes like it's made out of cardboard (because it really is - don't try and eat it) but immensely satisfying nonetheless. About 120 cards plus a 20-sided die to help satisfy your need to go dungeon crawling with up to 4 people (or by yourself). Goblins, zombies, dragons and a plethora of other creatures await you, ready to battle you in treasure rooms, hallways and many other places. And, of course, no delve is complete without a lot of loot.

    Plus all the stretch goals we hit, of course - we wouldn't leave you hanging like that.

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    Double the fun! You get a double portion of the Standard Adventurer's Fare (two copies!) plus two copies of all the stretch goals (because that's just how we roll - like a 20-sided die).

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