Direct from Ship Naked
The following is a note I received the day before yesterday from Alchemy's fulfillment company- it explains a little bit about what's going on and what to expect, and they... Read more
Rulebook correction and some variants we use for demos:
Rules corrections (thus far):
In proud board game tradition- we’ve made some grievous errors in our rulebook. The downloadable PDF of the rules will be updated on the Aviary Games site... Read more
Quick update just to keep people in the loop.
Fulfillment is continuing for Alchemy! those of you who don't have the game or have any kind of tracking info should... Read more
Ok- if you've emailed or messaged about your address and haven't heard back please message again. We're a few hours away from locking down addresses permanently- no more changes. Be... Read more
Really really final lockdown! READ ME!
Alchemy! is in hand!
We visited the warehouse today and are getting ready for fulfillment, which will be underway (but perhaps not done) ahead of PAX East. Here's what you... Read more
Key point: If you want to pick up your copy of Alchemy! at PAX East message or email ASAP.
Happy Wednesday everybody-
The word is that Alchemy! is landed (a... Read more
First thing's first. Sadly there is no update yet- we were expecting to hear that the game had arrived in the US a week+ ago, but haven't heard anything yet.... Read more
Expansion Prototypes Printed!
Just received word from our friends at printplaygames.com that the beta prototypes of the Ether expansion are done printing (for those of you who ordered printed expansions and/or platinum backers). Just... Read more
A quick signal boost for some upcoming/important stuff
Two things that have been buried in other updates that I'd like to give a quick signal boost to:
1) We're on a 'most anticipated game of 2015' list. While... Read more
Very quick update
Happy Holidays everyone! Very quick update (since I said I'd give you new whenever I had it)
The latest word about arrival for Alchemy! is that we've made our final... Read more
Most Anticipated Game!
Hi everybody! I've got a few different things to tell you about this update.
Most Anticipated Games of 2015:
We're in the running for the top 20 most anticipated games... Read more
Alchemy 6+ player Variant
Today I'm pleased to announce that we've got the 6+ player variant of Alchemy! read to go. As promised Kickstarter backers will be receiving all of the extra player mats... Read more
Production and Shipping Update
As some of you have noted on the comments an October delivery for Alchemy! is pretty much impossible at this point. Because this is the third or fourth... Read more
Updates! Manufacturer Prototypes!
PROOF OF PRODUCTION!
Not much to report except that things are moving. Here's some photos of the manufacturer's prototype. This is pretty much exactly what your copy of the game... Read more
Update from boston fig
Hi guys! Just a quick update. We're at boston fig today in the tabletop area (bostonfig.com) demoing alchemy! We've even got some alchemist cards to give out!
We're at spot... Read more
Alchemy! at the Boston Festival of Independent Games
Good news everybody! Alchemy! has been accepted to the Boston Festival of Independent Games and I'll be there with a few of my partners in crime demoing on September 13th... Read more
Lab card previews!
Hey everybody! A quick update on the status of the game and then a longer update on something cool that's coming to all of you guys as one of the... Read more
IMPORTANT: What's your name?
If you're a backer at the $75 tier or higher I need to know what name you'd like listed for your credit in the rulebook/cards you design, etc.
Please let... Read more
Apologies, expect a slight delay
In the grand Kickstarter tradition I regret to announce a slight delay. Alchemy! will most likely be a month (+/-) later getting into your hands that I previously expected- meaning... Read more
Getting ready to go to print!
We're now done with the art for the core game and just about ready to go over our last prototype before we send Alchemy! off for production. Want to see... Read more
The first wave of betas have been shipped! Keep your eyes open if you're in the $75 tier or above! The set is cards onlyso grab some glass counters... Read more
Time for a quick update on the last couple of weeks for Alchemy!
*Important note*- if you're not interested in updates you can turn them off. I'm planning to... Read more
A quick update!
It's been just a few days since the Backerkit link went out! for those of you who somehow missed it it may be possible to log into your... Read more
IMPORTANT: Backer Surveys going out today!
Thank you for your patience everyone!
Backer surveys are going out today! They'll be arriving in your email and coming via backerkit. Those of you who have asked about extra... Read more
Just a little update today at 20 minutes until Kickstarter sends out a bunch of 'this is ending in 48 hours emails' and, with any luck, propels us to and... Read more
Famous Alchemists, Amazing Potions and Remarkable Places
We have enough backers that I can afford a full fledged print run of all of the KS extra cards which at current count is 10 basic alchemist... Read more
The calm before the storm...
It's been a big week! Three really good days, the release of the platinum edition and confirmation that there *will* be an expansion.
Now we're getting ready for the last... Read more
Counter bags shaped like potion vials!
One of my amazing friends and backers, a very creative lady named Chelle, has offered to make something pretty unique as an add-on for Alchemy!. Take a look:
It's a... Read more
And the new component is... (Expansion Unlocked!)
After what seemed like millennia in their laboratories the alchemists have surfaced and gathered together to discuss their findings, and all but one group has come up empty in their... Read more
Help Alchemy! Tell a friend about it!
With just under a week left I'd like to ask everyone for a favor, I know you've already done a lot.
Today, tell a friend about Alchemy!
After a long... Read more
Platinum Founder's Edition
Today we're introducing a new backer level that combines a bunch of add-ons to give you as complete an 'Alchemy' kit as humanly possible in one fell swoop.
The "Platinum"... Read more
I've finally gotten the pricing information people have been asking about for various add-ons I've promised.
Deck Protectors: $15 for 250
Enough to cover both the core game... Read more
You guys are wonderful. The continued support for this project has been amazing, so much so that it has inspired me to add to the game!
With the $25,000 stretch... Read more
This week I got a chance to play a really excellent game which is *also* on Kickstarter right now. Cthuluchadores: Elder Things in the Wrestling Ring is an insane Luchadore/Cthulu... Read more
Alchemy! has been covered!
Today Undead Viking and Dames and Dice have both put up posts about Alchemy! We thank them for the attention.
And we've got UndeadViking's review up on BoardGameGeek!... Read more
Today we began looking into extras based on some of the comments people have made- nothing to report yet as we're still finding vendors but here's the basic stuff we're... Read more
Another attempt at the improved magma
Elena took another stab at the improved magma potion today- behold the results and let us know what you think.
An explanation of the $25k stretch goal
So- what do we mean by 'improved art'?
Currently the potions are all very pretty. They're uniform, each with a unique color treatment on the label and an icon which... Read more
200% update and info! New stretch goals!
This has been a heck of a week and a half. We're already at $20,000- double our initial goal and we seem to still be climbing.
Thank you all... Read more
Another potion on imgur
Hey guys - as an experiment I threw up a 'how I made this' gallery on imgur for Alchemy!, I'd be much obliged if you could stop on by and... Read more
Elena is off and making art for our remaining core potion cards - here's what she did today:
We'll post more as they're complete!
The good people at Cardboard Republic did a writeup of the preview copy of Alchemy! that I sent them - please take a minute to check it out:
And... Read more
A question about custom tokens
I had these done awhile ago - what do people think?
Custom wooden tokens might be nice, but are *very* expensive to add on. I hear that some people like... Read more
Some of you have asked for a list of the potions that are going to come with Alchemy!
The game includes 2 versions of each (one with 4 components and... Read more
Stretch goal get! and a word about the "Beta" tier
We hit $12k!
Actually, as I'm writing this we're chugging along towards $14.5 and the next awesome upgrade. For the one after that I'm thinking additional cards and a 2-player... Read more
A few of you mentioned wanting backer badges- here are two I drummed up using game art:
We did it! Alchemy! is happening!
We hit 10k! It took just over 30 hours!
Thank you guys! Here is a video of a sleep deprived man and his two birds telling you how much he... Read more
Thank you for an awesome start! I'm adding some rewards!
Thank you, everyone, for an amazing first day. As I write this we're nearly 70% of the way to our goal. This is unprecedented. Never did I imagine people would... Read more