Xia Expansion: Final Hours!!!
I'm just letting you know that the Kickstarter campaign for Xia: Embers of a Forsaken Star is in it's final hours! If you want to get in on... Read more
Expansion Kickstarter Live!
Greetings backers! I'm happy to tell you that the Kickstarter for the first expansion is now live!!!
You can find the Kickstarter page here:
Thank you all for... Read more
Xia Expansion: Playtesters Wanted
Hey Backers! Long time no talk!! I'm pleased to announce that I've been officially working on an expansion for Xia!! It will be coming to Kickstarter later this year! :) ... Read more
Xia T-Shirt Now Available via Cardboard Clothing
Hey backers! Just a quick update to let you know there's finally a way to purchase some Xia merch! :)
Cardboard Clothing has just opened up their online store and... Read more
Tavarua - Final Days!
Hey Backers! I hope you had an awesome Thanksgiving (if you celebrate it)!
Tavarua - Kickstarter Ending Monday!
The Kickstarter campaign for Tavarua is ending in three days, and I... Read more
New game on Kickstarter: Tavarua
Greetings to all of you amazing Xia Backers! This is just a small update to let you know that I've just posted a new game on Kickstarter. It's completely unlike... Read more
Print 'n' Play Mini Expansion Available Now!
Hey there Backers! First, thanks so much for all of your comments and voting in the poll last week! It really helped me out quite a bit!
Print 'n' Play... Read more
Print n' Play Mini-Expansion Update w/Poll
First - Sorry for the delay in the updates! It's been a busy summer so far, I hope all is going well for you! Here's what's going on... Read more
Xia - SOLD OUT!
It's been far too long! :)
I just wanted to let you know that the game you helped me make - it's doing well commercially! I'm... Read more
Hey Backers! Long time no talk! I hope you had an amazing holiday season!! I had a great time catching up with family and friends while huddled over hot mugs... Read more
Print and Play Mini-Update
Hey Backers! I've just got a little update for you!
If you remember, I'm very interested in the modding potential of Xia - and as such I promised a mini-expansion... Read more
Xia - Retail Release!
Hey Backers! Today is a big day! Dec. 1st - 2014 is the official release date for the retail version of Xia: Legends of a Drift System!
Thank you Video... Read more
It's been a great week here in the Drift System! I turned 31 over the weekend, and I thank you for all the birthday wishes!! It's also been... Read more
Dice Tower Review & Rate Xia on BGG!
Sorry about no update last week - things got a little busy and there wasn't anything of interest to share! :)
Just a quick update today!
I'm... Read more
Hey Backers! Just a short update today! It's been a busy week for me, but not too much to report.
Asia / South America
Many backers have already received... Read more
Arrival and Follow Up
Hey Backers! This has been one of the most busy weeks for me in a long time! Here's the news from the rainy Oregon coast!
Lots of Emails
Just a... Read more
Shipping All Regions!!!!
Hey Backers!!!! I'm very very excited to finally say that all regions of Xia are now shipping!!! Here's the breakdown:
Our truck into Amazon's Chattanooga warehouse... Read more
Shipping, Tutorial & TCC
It's been a busy week here in the Drift System! Here's where we're at this week:
The trucking company was scheduled to deliver to Amazon... Read more
It's been an exciting week here in the Drift System! Backers in far-off countries are reporting that their copies are arriving! Very exciting!
Here's the details... Read more
Flash Update - Europe / Rest of the World Shipping!
Just wanted to let you know the good news! The EU shipment cleared customs, and actually arrived at Wayland Game's (http://www.waylandgames.co.uk/) warehouse early this morning (2am my time!) ... Read more
Shipping and TCC
Hey Backers - it’s been a really busy week for me!
Australia / New Zealand (Aetherworks)
Games are shipping out!! I've received many notices from backers who've gotten... Read more
Shipping Update & Mod Templates
Hey Backers! First off - I want to thank you all for your patience and kind words as we’ve been moving through the shipping process! I acknowledge that waiting is... Read more
Shipping & Timeline Update
Hey Backers! It’s been a busy week here in the Drift System! Here’s the news:
Shipping / Timeline Updates
I’m happy to say all the games have left the dock!... Read more
Address Alert & TCC @ Salt Lake
Hey Backers! I wanted to give you a heads up! Friday I'll be sending out the shipping address confirmation emails!
I'd like to offer an appology if you've already updated... Read more
Shipping Update & PAX
Greetings Backers! Another week down - another week closer! Here’s the news:
This week Justin, at Dimerco (our shipping company) let me know that the Canada shipment... Read more
Production, Shipping & GenCon
Hey Backers! It’s been an interesting couple weeks since we’ve last talked. I’m actually typing this up on my laptop while sitting on my wife’s family farm in Eureka Illinois.... Read more
GenCon & Production
Hey Backers! I hope your August is going well! It’s been a busy week for me:
Here’s the word from Chris at Panda: “I don't have any assembly... Read more
ConnetiCon Report & Player Reference Sheet
Hey Backers! Another week down! Some cool things going on in the Drift this week:
Traveling Convention Copy
Edward was kind enough to send me a write up of his... Read more
Hey Backers! This week really is a short update - not too much to report!
I wish I had more news, but what I do have is good -... Read more
Sellsword & Conclave
Hey Backers! Another short update here to keep you in the loop! :)
Yesterday I got a package from Panda with the results of the QC process on... Read more
Hey Backers! Not a big news week, so just a short update today!
Primarily this week I’ve been working on shipment preparation. There are a good amount of details... Read more
July 4th - Quick Update
Hey Backers! Happy Independance Day for those of you in the US! Just a quick update today:
The poll was really divided - 52% (39% + 13%) were... Read more
Spot Check, Poll & Belgium! (Lots of pictures!)
Hey Backers! It’s been a lively week here in the Drift System! First off - I’d like to applogize if you’ve sent me a message and I haven’t replied yet... Read more
Dialing in QC & Xia in the Wild
Hey Backers! I hope you’ve been having a fine week! It has been a very busy one for me! First - I’d like to thank all of you for your... Read more
Mass Production Copies (lots of pictures)
Hey Backers! I hope you're having a stellar week!! It's been a very very awesome week here! I can't believe that just a year ago we were on Kickstarter only... Read more
MPCs Quick Update
Hey Backers! Just a quick bonus-update! :)
I just got an email from Panda this morning - they are almost done with the MPCs. Chris needed me to confirm the exact packaging... Read more
MPC Next Week
Hey backers! I'm afraid I have bad news: The Mass Production Copy is delayed until next week. I didn't get a specific reason - I'm waiting to hear back from... Read more
Short Update & TCC @ Origins
Hey Backers! Another short update, just letting you know I’m still here! Some important information if you’re hitting Origins though! Here’s a little rundown of what’s happening in the Drift... Read more
Next Steps & Logistics Progress
Hey Backers! Another quiet week here, so not much to report. Even when there’s little to say I feel it’s best to keep the lines of communication open so that... Read more
Insert Sample & TCC Poll results
Hello Backers! Glad to see you! :)
Just a short update this week:
The final sample of the insert arrived Monday afternoon. I immediately set to testing it... Read more
Setup Tutorial & Con Copy Vote
Hey Backers! Another week down! Here’s what’s going on in the drift system this week:
Panda just sent me an email this morning letting me know the latest revision... Read more
Timeline Update & Con Copy
Hey Backers! Another week down, another week closer! As Tom Petty puts it, “The waiting, is the hardest part…” So glad to have you along for the journey with me! :)... Read more
Quick Update - Insert
Hey Backers! Just a quick bonus update to start the week off!
First off - thank you for your comments over the weekend! I've really appreciated each one! Here's... Read more
Package from Panda: Big update
Hey Backers! I hope your week has been well! Here’s what’s been going on in Xia this week:
I was expecting Panda to send the revision 4 ships this... Read more
Ships & Tutorials v2
Hey guys and gals! You've made it through another week on this crazy, spinning rock we call our home planet, way to go! So glad we’re still in orbit around... Read more
Short Update - More Production Pictures!
Hey Backers! Not a lot to report this week, but I want you to know I’m here and still working away! :)
Chris was kind enough to send... Read more
Production & Tutorial Video
Hey Backers! Another week goes by, bringing us that much closer to Xia! I’ve actually just got back from visiting my brother this week - so I haven’t much to... Read more
Good News - Short Update
I apologize for the extra update - remember: If you feel spammed by updates you can unsubscribe with the link at the bottom of this email (or on... Read more
Production & New Samples
Hey Backers! It’s been a busy week here on the Pacific coast! Lots of pictures ahead, so buckle up! (I apologize if I sound fuzzy today - I’m fighting another... Read more
Insert & Sellsword
Hey Backers! Another beautiful March week, come and gone! Here’s the latest from Xia:
If you recall we’ve been going back and forth with Panda trying to get a... Read more
Ships & Modding
Hey Backers! I hope your week has treated you well! It’s been a busy week in Drift, so let’s get right to it:
Chris from Panda gave me... Read more
Just a really short update this week, sorry! I promised my wife that we could repaint our room as soon as Panda had all the files for manufacturing... Read more
Hey Backers! Just a very short update today, whole family is sick, including myself, so brain is a bit fuzzy…
I’m very happy to announce that Panda has... Read more
Update Valentine's Day
I hope you had a super week, and are looking forward to the weekend! I know today can be a rough one for some people, so a shout... Read more
Backers! Hello hello! I hope you're doing well on this chilly Friday! I'm trying to get this typed up as quickly as possible! We're in freezing conditions (which is rare... Read more
It's been a busy here on the rainy Oregon coast! I enjoyed reading all of your comments, thank you for all of your replies!
If you remember from... Read more
Hard Proofs V2 - Lots of Pictures
Sorry this update is late - I didn’t get the package of hard proofs until late Friday evening, and I’ve only just been able to go through everything... Read more
I hope your week went well! It's been a slow news-week here in the Drift System of Xia, but that doesn't mean I haven't been busy! Here's a... Read more
Shipping Date, Box Insert, and GripMat
It's been a full week here on the rainy Oregon coast! Here's all the news from the Drift System:
I am sorry to say our March... Read more
A new year & short update
I hope you're having a great time with the year 2014! Thank you all for your holiday wishes, it's heart-warming to have such awesome backers! :)
For... Read more
Just wanting to wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! You all have been an incredible blessing this year, and I'm super thankful for each... Read more
Changes / Feedback
I hope you're staying warm! It's been a cold week here on the pacific coast!
Incase you missed last week's update - we've got a new... Read more
Hard Proofs & Address Update Form
*Warning - there are tons of pictures in this post!* I've been having a great time going over the entire package of hard proofs! I've got the full... Read more
Hard Proofs Arrive!
Here's a quick photo-update for you all! Thank you so much for being patient while we waited out the winter weather to finally receive the Hard Proofs.
The... Read more
I hope your week went well! We took a little vacation to go visit my brother down in Arizona, and enjoyed a nice sunny Thanksgiving!
First, thank you... Read more
International Shipping - Poll
Hey Backers! Sorry to disturb you at the start of your week! This update is about international shipping solutions.
If you live in: USA, Canada - feel free to disregard... Read more
Just a quick update to let you know there isn't much to report this week, haha! But I'm still here, working away on other, less interesting aspects of... Read more
Short update & A look back
Hey Backers! Not lots of Xia related news this week, but here's the news from the Drift System (I apologize for any spelling errors, I'm trying to type this and... Read more
Soft Proofs & Coin Colors
Another beautiful Fall week gone by! I hope you're excited about the weekend! It's my 30th Birthday tomorrow, so feel free to celebrate by playing a board game... Read more
Logistics & Inked Coins
Hey Backers! I hope you had an epic Halloween, and are getting ready for a relaxing weekend! It has been another busy week here in Oregon! Here's the news from... Read more
Hey there Backers! Glad to see you survived another week on this crazy spinning rock, hurtling through space and time! It's been a busy week, here's what's happening in Drift:... Read more
Phase 2 Complete & Gaming in Vancouver, WA
Hey Backers! What a week!
I think we've achieved some good stuff! Here's what's been going on in the Drift System of Xia this week:
Well, I've... Read more
Ability Cards - Take two!
I apologize for spamming your with all these short proof reading updates. If this isn't your thing please feel free to ignore them! I want Xia to be... Read more
Proof reading - Rulebook v4
Hey Backers! First of all, I really want to thank you all for your help in making Xia as good as possible! What a wonderful response to all my calls... Read more
Proof Reading - Ability Cards!
Once again I'm calling on those willing to help proof read! If you're not interested please feel free not to participate! :)
The following are the Ability, NPC,... Read more
Calling all proof readers!
I've just finished the final draft for the rulebook. I've been working late, and over the weekend because it needed to be converted from Illustrator into InDesign (where... Read more
Est Shipping March 2014, Survey, Pre-Production!
Hey Backers! Hope you are all doing well! It’s been a pretty busy week here in the Drift System. We’ve been struggling with colds here at my house, so things... Read more
A short update
Hey there Backers!
Just a quick update today! Here's what's been happening this week:
A vast majority of my time this week has been spent in the rule book.... Read more
Back in action!
Hey Backers! Long time no see!
We had a great time on vacation, enjoying spending time with family and eating amazing food! Thank you for all your well-wishing :)
I... Read more
Name the last ships!
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Hey there Backers! I've been burning the midnight oil this week,... Read more
Crunch time & 2 Ships to name!
Hey Backers, I hope you're enjoying the very last bits of summer! I've been pounding it out with Peter and Steve to try and get things wrapped up and off... Read more
Artwork & Ship Name Poll
Hey Backers!! Well our summer is slipping away, but let it not be said we spent it ill! Just a short update today, sorry!
Here's what's been going on in... Read more
Naming Ships & Lost 'n' Found!
Hey Backers! What a week! The summer is slipping by, I hope you're finding time to get out and enjoy the sunshine! Here's what's been happening in Xia this week:... Read more
Paint, Playtest, Poll!
Backers! I'm all hopped up on a good brew of Left Coast Blend coffee, ready to give my report!
Lots of voting this week, you've been warned! :)
Alright here's... Read more
Pictures, Artwork & Name a ship!
Just want to say a big thanks to all of you for being so involved, reading rules, giving feedback on the color-blind issues, and all of that! Really... Read more
Sculpts & Artwork
Hey Backers! I hope you’re having a super summer, enjoying the nice weather we've been having here on planet Earth!
Things in the Drift System have been slow but... Read more
Rules & Cubes
Hey Backers! Hope you're looking forward to another beautiful July weekend! Here's what's been going on in the Drift System of Xia this week:
Rules - Flow revision
I've been... Read more
Here's a little update to keep you in the loop on what I've been up to. Also some things I'd love you're feedback on!
If you're... Read more
Name Poll & Update
Hey there Backers!
Just to let you know, I'm planning on doing updates on Friday, to keep you in the loop, and let you know I'm still out here, working... Read more
New Ship, Abilities & Results
First, sorry to all those who are backers through a package, and therefore don't have access to "Backer exclusive" updates, I will make the remaining posts visible to... Read more
Live QA now!
Hey guys! For those of you who want to tune in, I'm doing a livestream Q and A for anyone who wants to tune in!
Just for fun! We're... Read more
Hey Backers! Here’s an update video for you in the last few hours of the campaign!
*EDIT: As of now it still has about 45 minutes until it's available, so... Read more
48 Hours to go!
I really can't believe my eyes! As of writing we are at 278,000 and rising fast! Welcome to all of you swelling the ranks! Welcome to Team Xia!... Read more
PA - Apology
I'm incredibly sorry!
I didn't realise tweeting @ people was not allowed in the KS rules. Please do not tweet at the Penny Arcade guys regarding Xia! Thank you!! (I'm... Read more
Hey guys, so I took a break yesterday from campaigning because my good friend (and one of the main Xia testers) Drew was getting married to my sister-in-law! So congrats... Read more
New Date & Name a ship!!
Hello hello hello!
How are you doing this fine day backers?
I am feeling top-notch! Every time I put up stretch goals, I always feel like these numbers are beyond... Read more
Final Stretch Goals & Metal Credits Preview
Hey backers! I cannot believe my eyes. $200,000! What a crazy crazy week! I am humbled at your enthusiasm.
First off, I'd like to welcome all the new backers: I'm... Read more
Sand & Water
For millennia, the seat of power in Xia has been Kemplar II. Within the vast aging cityscapes, the noble houses, embassies, and politicians dwell, holding the realm together.... Read more
Really excited about the future of Xia, and I hope this video shows you why! :)
Here's a summary of what's in the video:
I'm... Read more
Before the war, Xia was a system of immense wealth and stature. The Gates were christened thus:
The creation of the Gates ushered in an... Read more
Of Ice & Fire
A colony world in the process of terra-formation.
Terraforming was going to be the future; we thought we could turn desolate worlds into paradise. In reality the only... Read more
Tier 1 Ship
Hey there team Xia!
So, you guys blew through those stretch goals way faster than I had ever anticipated!
All of my previous Kickstarter research has not prepared me for... Read more
I just got off work and sat down at my computer and I can't even believe my eyes! We nailed this first stretch goal before lunch! I am completely taken-aback... Read more
I can't believe you guys! You REALLY REALLY knocked it out of the park! I am so incredibly overwhelmed by your support! Thank you so much for being... Read more
Podcast & Update
Just a simple update here, nothing crazy! If you're busy, don't worry about it, no big announcements! If you're bored and dying for any news, here ya go!
Here is... Read more
We've got quite a bit of press recently, some really big names in board gaming are excited about Xia! I'm incredibly humbled to have my game spoken of... Read more
Canadian Pledge levels!
A very important update for our Canadian backers!
2 new pledge levels for Canada:
$85 for Regular boxed copy!
$110 for Sellsword boxed copy!
Also, send me some Tim... Read more
If you're an international backer than this post is for you!
I've been trying to figure out a solution to the high price of shipping + taxes for... Read more
Goal & Manufacturer
I get a lot of questions and comments about the 100k goal, and I’d like to take some time to address some of those.
I didn't enter into... Read more