Nibiru Update #20 - Production!
The dice are in! That's so cool!!!! You can now see them in the add-on list, as well as the new stretch goal :)
Getting custom dice was one of the things a lot of us were really looking forward to. My number one priority is for each component, mechanic and asset within the game to reflect the themes and aesthetic in mind. Metal is the de-facto texture of the station, and it just so happens that cuneiform numbers are simple enough to have them take the place of arabic numbers, so... here they are!
Also, we chose to make them D12s so that they actually roll (something normal D4s do not do). D12s allow us to have slightly larger print numbers than D4s. Also, normal D4s hurt you when you grab a handful (though some will say that's part of D4s' charm :P).
To get the dice (unless you have a Whisperer Pledge), simply go to your pledge, click on it, and amend the amount to add £12 on top.
Today I felt like talking a bit about the project's current status. At the moment, we have final drafts for all but one chapter, and we are currently editing chapter six (which comprises the rules for the game). We have about 80% of the art, and the layout of the game is already done (so once chapters get edited, they can be put straight into the laid out document).
Then, we do some adjustments, and we are good to show you the pre-proofread versions :) when that time comes, we'll be doing post-editing proofreads, but I'll totally encourage you to tell me if there's any errors of any kind.
The chapters will then be compiled and the PDFs will be sent to everyone. At the same time, we'll have the high res print files, which will be sent to the printer. The printing of the Regional Adventures and the maps will be much faster than the corebook printing, so I expect to have the first ones at the warehouse for packing before the pallets with the corebooks arrive.
Production of the metal dice mold should start in February, and we should get samples on March. If those samples are good (which shouldn't be a problem, since the people we are working with actually happened to have tooling for cuneiform numbers, odd as it may sound), we'll go straight to production of the dice, and we should get those by April. I'll be packing those at home and then moving them to the warehouse.