Upstairs, Downstairs (an Obsession Expansion) and More
Greetings, all! It's been 10 weeks since I've posted an update, and this will be a quick one. Obsession continues to prosper, having climbed and settled right around the top... Read more
Final Promotional Card Review and Voting...and 2019 Expansion Plans
Greetings! I hope everyone is well in the New Year!
Two items that I think deserve the attention of all Obsession Kickstarter backers:
Final Promotional Card Review and Voting... Read more
Obsession Post Kickstarter Update/New Game Modes
As I mentioned in my final KS update, I will be infrequently using this line of communication for news related to the game. This post is on the longer... Read more
With this project drawing to a close, I am deeply grateful for the support from backers who looked past some bumps and bruises and saw a game... Read more
All Games Shipped
Greetings! Thoughts go out to those getting slammed by the storm. Stay safe!
Eastern North American Shipping
I mentioned I would come back with a final shipping update. All games... Read more
All This Gaming Excitement, What About Eastern North America??
Greetings, backers! I need to address the sad elephant in the room.
Western North America, the UK, and EU are all nearing completion of fulfillment, the ROTW had all their... Read more
JonGetsGames Playthrough and Shipping Update
Greetings! A brief update today, but great content.
I don’t want to promote the shirking of work duties, but the brand new three player runthrough of Obsessionby JonGetsGames... Read more
Shipping Details, 9/1
Games have started to arrive to many backers west of the Mississippi, which is good news! However, I have now learned that my North American fulfillment partner... Read more
Greetings! A very quick update this Friday morning.
The process of getting games from a container sitting on a ship in port to a truck to a warehouse... Read more
48 Hours until Address Lockdown
Greetings, all! It is an exciting time. The project that 810 of you backed is ready to start fulfillment, and I am truly eager for feedback from all of you... Read more
URGENT: Do NOT Skip Over This Update
This afternoon, I decided to track my container ships and pass along a little story from somewhere in the Pacific about the journey of 5 tons of Obsession ... Read more
Ant Lab Games Review and Shipping Update
Greetings! Two things this morning:
Ant Lab Games Review
Anthony and Frances from Ant Lab Games do a complete playthrough of Obsession that is second to none. I have always... Read more
Shipping Update and Other Stuff
Games Depart Hong Kong
I am disappointed to report that the games are leaving Hong Kong this week, about 10 days after the planned date. Of all the complexities in... Read more
Quick Update—More Goodies, Shipping from Panda
Greetings! A very quick update...
I neglected to mention two additional bonuses I added to the game when it was going to production. For a long time, my... Read more
Post-Production Punchboards, Fulfillment Partners, and Instructional/Gameplay Videos
Today, I was very excited to receive post-production samples of the Obsession punchboards, and I am thrilled! Below is a short, 2-minute video that gives a... Read more
Nothing like an update that confuses everyone! Allow me to provide more clarity.
The Wessex Expansion remains intact. The expansion contains—
- The Wessex family player board
- The Wessex... Read more
Production Update, Apologies, Christmas in June, and Downloads
I will start with the apology. As a first time developer, I spent a good deal of time evaluating the price point for Obsession and the Wessex Expansion... Read more
Mass Production Begins!
This week, Obsession went off to Panda Games for mass production. After the last four months of game design enhancements, my energy level is that of Phidippides... Read more
Second Look at Meeples, Project Update
In January, we got a first look at our custom meeple upgrade, which led to four of the six servants being revised. This week, the revised meeples... Read more
Panda Preproduction Copy Unboxing Video
The preproduction copy (from Panda Games) is in my hands! I apologize in advance for the poor quality of the audio; I was too excited to remember to plug... Read more
Tomorrow evening I will process all the pledges with completed surveys. The remaining 13 surveys not completed will stay open a while longer. When I process the surveys, credit... Read more
Custom Meeple "Unboxing" and Pledge Manager Update
Custom meeples are here!
Please feel free to give your thoughts in the comments here, or, if you prefer a more robust debate, I would direct you... Read more
Artwork Submission (Sneak Peek), Schedule, Pledge Manager Status
I am happy to inform you that earlier this week the final artwork was approved and officially submitted to Panda Games. Working with Panda has been a... Read more
Survey Status, Shipping Charges, and Production Update
Survey returns are excellent with over 80% in the first week. Thank you!
For those who have not filled out your surveys (this involves collecting shipping addresses,... Read more
All Surveys Sent
The "Smoke Test" appears to have gone well. All surveys have now been sent. Again, please contact me or the BackerKit customer service folks with any questions.
The Pledge Manager... Read more
Pledge Manager Now Open!
Greetings, all! I hope each of you had a fantastic New Year. Mine was great and even came prepackaged with its own resolution for 2018: stop eating like I've lost... Read more
I apologize that I am a day late posting an update that links to the Unboxing Day videos. I still had family in town and a holiday celebration ongoing...... Read more
Late Pledges, Bulk Orders, and a Pledge Manager Update
A few updates this evening (Ohio, USA time)...
Late pledge capability is now live on the Obsession campaign front page! Or right here, if you are impatient. ... Read more
Unboxing and Late Pledges
I have been shut in the design lab expediting a nearly complete set of new art for our holiday unboxing video.
That order is now in! I am hoping... Read more
Pledge Manager Preview Discussion
Over the next two weeks, Kickstarter will be collecting money from all of you and resolving credit card issues, if any. Just after that, I will... Read more
Greetings, Backers! You've done it. Obsession has finished with $36,632 raised, which is 244% of its funding goal. Four stretch goals have been completed, and there are rumors of a... Read more
$35,000 Stretch Goal Unlocked!
I am happy to announce the $35,000 Stretch Goal—310gsm Blackcore Card Stock, Linen-embossed—has been unlocked! I am so happy I am actually going to PUBLISH this time.
Charles and Elizabeth... Read more
Update on Shipping and belated $30,000 Stretch Goal Unlocked!
Greetings! I apologize, the update below for the Garden Maze was left by yours truly sitting in preview mode since we hit our $30,000 goal yesterday.
But it does... Read more
Flat Fee Shipping Announcement!
Obsession is at 177% of its funding level with 48 hours to go! I owe a debt of gratitude for all those who’ve worked with the campaign to elevate... Read more
Stretch Goal #2!
How apropos that an Englishman should lift the campaign to its second second stretch goal! And what could be more exciting than a Barn? I know you’re imagining grand balls,... Read more
State of the Art and a Reprise of "Beyond Crowdfunding"
This morning I posted the last of the Gentry card new art, which completes the update of the components shown at the beginning of this campaign (note: the Solitaire... Read more
Kickstarter Page—Art Updates
A quick word that beginning today, Monday, 11/27, and continuing through 11/30, I will be loading new art which is different from the prototype components used in instructional videos... Read more
Obsession Prototype Artwork and a Glimpse of Final Art
This public post is to let those visiting the Obsession Kickstarter that progress moving from the prototype artwork featured in the campaign to final art the you can... Read more