Happy Two Year Anniversary!
I launched Genegrafter two years ago today as my first attempt to create something with Kickstarter. Because of the support that each and every one of you... Read more
Advanced Genegrafter Rules
Earlier this year we worked on a variant set of rules for Genegrafter. We've been playtesting this with various test groups and at conventions and the response has been positive.... Read more
Die variant rules
I think just about everyone with domestic shipping should have their dice for the variant by now so I wanted to get those rules up in case you want to... Read more
Ze Dice Are Here!
For those of you that were at the $30 level and above that have been waiting, here is that special die we've been waiting for. We'll post the cheat sheet... Read more
Sorry guys, I was at the airport this morning and forgot to post the rules for those of you that received the mini-expansion.
You can find how the gear cards... Read more
Rewards are on their way
As of last Friday, all of the copies of Genegrafter should have been sent out. I've had a few questions over the past week that I thought would be good... Read more
Special Dice, Arrival date, and Dragon Whisperer
We ended up getting the dice done on the speckled arctic die instead of just plain white. I thought it looked a lot better and I hope you'll agree. Shane... Read more
New Game Reviews
While we are waiting for the games to arrive, I sent my only production copies over to critshappen.com to get Genegrafter and Ace of Spies reviewed.
You can see the reviews... Read more
We've just been notified that our games should be here between February 11th-18th. Based on what we learned about fulfillment on our Call of Cthulhu project, we've already begun preparations... Read more
Genegrafter unboxing video
I received the final proofs yesterday. This is the final production version that I need to approve before they finish the manufacturing phase with the die cuts and start shipping... Read more
There is a Chinese National Holiday from September 30 to Oct 7, so we won't have a pre-press file status report until shortly after that.
In the meantime, the manufacturer... Read more
Gencon Day 1
I just wanted to thank everyone that came by the booth today and everyone that joined me for the Genegrafter demos. I don't think there is anything cooler than having... Read more
I have a game of Genegrafter scheduled at Gencon tomorrow (Thursday) that you can find under the following game ID: BGM1238974
If you can't make it, swing by the booth... Read more
So I'm going to Gencon for the first time ever. For those of you that don't know, Gencon is a huge convention in Indianapolis, IN with about 35,000 people... Read more
Now that all of the Likeness cards have been completed we could finish up the 3 promo cards. These cards can be substituted in place of the DNA Strand cards... Read more
All of the releases are signed and the Likeness cards have been completed. I hope you all like them and if you don't, please don't comment publicly. Imagine if you... Read more
Some more art
I sent the base set off a couple days ago to be printed again with the modified templates. Those should be here next week to make sure everything lines up... Read more
Breaking Radio Silence
Sorry for the break in regular updates. I've been in the process of a move to Austin, TX and wanted it to be a surprise to my... Read more
We're just waiting on 6 survey responses at this point to get everyone's name into the rulebook. I'd like to have the formatted rulebook available for everyone to look at... Read more
50 Down, 50 to go!
I'm kidding. I hope. I really hope I'm kidding.
Part of the redesign has involved a revamp of the power icons (which you can see here in the text area) as well as adding real art for the ability... Read more
Funding the Dream and Rules Clarifications
Funding the Dream
When I first started my Kickstarter campaign I only knew what I had learned by watching other Kickstarter projects. Shortly after, I found a wealth of information... Read more
Amazon payments completed
So it looks like anybody that was going to be processed has been at this point. Now I'm working on finishing up the print-and-play and rules PDF for the current... Read more
Not too shabby my friends
I just wanted to thank each of you for letting me fill your inboxes with a slew of project updates and for making this such an enjoyable and rewarding experience.... Read more
Okay, THIS is the last update I promise
We're only $463 away from $15,000.
I'll allow anyone at the $30 and above level to add an extra die or two to their order (even if you aren't getting... Read more
Last Update before the project finishes
Less than 24 hours to go!
Hey guys, I'm trying to get as much interest generated as possible within the next 24 hours. For anyone on BGG (or for those that would like to join boardgamegeek.com),... Read more
Stretch Goal #4 - $16000
Congratulations! We made it through the custom dice stretch goal. I was really worried that we wouldn't get to this one in time, but given the momentum we currently have... Read more
37?! That's for you Nathan
I created a new reward tier for $125 that includes the following and is by far the BEST VALUE other than the Likeness cards (which I still think are the coolest):
... Read more
There has been a lot going on behind the scenes as we approach the last few days of the Kickstarter campaign. Now that I have a better idea of how... Read more
Stretch Goal #3
Okay, so I know this is a horrible idea from a marketing perspective but I'd be very surprised if we didn't hit our second goal and holding onto this has... Read more
We were approved to use the Springboard Seal of Quality today. What does that mean you ask?
"All titles approved for the Springboard Seal of Quality are vetted by the... Read more
Let's start with the small ones first. I think one thing everyone can agree on is that the artwork so far has been phenomenal. So why not offer it to... Read more
Another likeness card
I just got this and it's almost 2 am but I like it too much not to post it right now. Just another example of some of the great artwork... Read more
Update #31, it's hard to believe that there is only a week left on the project. I'm excited to start finalizing things but I have to say that part of... Read more
Bring on Stretch Goal #2!
Stretch Goal #1 - Completed
First and foremost, I want to say thank you to everyone that has supported me so far. We rallied together to get everyone an extra... Read more
It's all about the Promos
So if you've been waiting... Read more
Sorry guys! I looked back on these and I really hope nobody feels like I've been spamming them throughout this whole process. I've just been really excited about how far... Read more
Stretch Goal #1, here we come!
I'm pretty ecstatic over the progress we all made today. I have included a chart below so you can see how the funding has been going, but we're very close... Read more
Happy New Year!
Thanks to everyone that has helped me welcome in the new year with an already successful project that is getting better every day. I've been working on a lot of... Read more
I am pleased to present to you the brilliant Walker Locke. His power is Technopathy, the innate ability to understand and even communicate with machines at a level that allows... Read more
Attack/Defense Options Part Deux
Here is one more option that shows the bleed area that I'm working with. Anything outside of the dotted red line may not be printed so we have to stay... Read more
While I wait on some more art I thought I would post a couple variations on the character cards iconography. The one on the left shows a potential 1/4 (Attack/Defense)... Read more
Still working hard even if I've been quiet
I've been working on video editing, harassing artists for more art, working on better iconography, writing blogs and design diaries, and generally telling anybody that will listen about Genegrafter. And... Read more
Lance alternate card
Some of the new artwork is starting to come in and I wanted to share some with everyone as thanks for getting us to almost 120% with 30 days still... Read more
Stretch Goal #1
Alright my friends, it is time to grab everyone you know and tell them about Genegrafter. Instead of waiting until the end to introduce one of the best stretch goals,... Read more
Truly awesome Kickstarters! Today alone we gained 6% to officially put this project at a level that we can now get to the really fun stuff :-)
Thanks again to... Read more
$83 to go
I can't believe we are almost there and I can't tell you how happy I am to see all of the support everyone has given so far, thanks guys!
I've... Read more
Trophy == Genetic Marker
While we were looking at icons, we decided that the Trophy icon doesn't really fit the overall theme of the game. Instead of collecting Trophies, they are now Genetic Markers.... Read more
Different iconography file
It appears the last image was too large or the wrong file format for some browsers so I've included a smaller alternate version:
[Edit: Funny you should mention that Jason.... Read more
One of the things we've found time and again with play testing is that when players first start playing, they really don't want (and shouldn't have to) read through every... Read more
We have reached the 90% markwhich puts Genegrafter well on its way to being successfully funded. With less than $250 to go, I'm looking forward to revealing the first... Read more
Logo is official
Thanks to everyone for the logo feedback. I think we ended up with something that looks very good (and the responses seem to indicate agreement) as a result of it.... Read more
Thanks guys! So it looks like within the course of only two days we've pushed funding almost 25%. We're getting close to the goal so any help you guys could... Read more
Ask and you shall receive
Thanks to everyone that has helped us go from 51% yesterday to 65% today! At this rate I'll be able to start rolling out those stretch rewards soon I hope.... Read more
Sorry for posting two updates so close together but I've been working on this all day and felt that it deserved its own post.
As I looked through the rewards... Read more
New gameplay videos!
First of all, a very big thank you for helping me get to 51% so far with 46 days still to go on this awesome ride. I'm looking forward... Read more
Tons of tidbits, would you say...a plethora?
I just wanted to give everyone a heads up as to what I've been working and say thanks again for sticking with me.
Logo: I finally had to just... Read more
$50 shy of 50% with 50 days to go
First I wanted to say thank you for getting us this far. In just over a week we've managed to raise almost 50% and from the graph below... Read more
Second revision of the logo
So I'm digging the colors and the way the whole thing looks (especially when it's at a higher resolution) but the G still seems to be getting cut off.
Here... Read more
New card back design
Thanks to everyone that has been sticking with us and a big thanks to those that have been sending feedback regarding the rules and flow of the game. We've been... Read more
Card types outlined and boardgamegeek.com
I just wanted to thank everyone that has helped us hit 33% of our goal already and it hasn't even been a week yet!
Here are the card types outlining... Read more
Rules now included for gameplay
Everyone has been asking for the rules (and rightfully so). I was hoping to have these in their final version to post, but I've been told that it's better to... Read more
Day 1 is a success!
Wow! First a big thank you to everyone that has helped us get up to 19% of our goal in less than 24 hours. We are already farther ahead than... Read more