Wave 2 and reopening of the pledge manager
With wave 1 deliveries now behind us, it is time to turn our attention to the rest of our grand adventure. Before we talk about the upcoming schedule though, we are very happy to say that The 7th Continent is now one of the top 10 BoardGameGeek games with, at the time of writing, over 6,100 votes and an average score of 8.67 out of 10!
This is a great honor for us and it’s incredibly satisfying to see that you are overwhelmingly enjoying the game we’ve been working on for so many years!
The reprint of the corrected cards (2nd edition base boxes and upgrade pack) will begin at the end of June.
The pre-production of the existing expansions (The Icy Maze, Swamp of Madness, The Forbidden Sanctuary, Path of Repentance, Fear the Devourers and Facing the Elements) is finished. Their production will start just after the reprinting of the "Second Edition" base boxes cards has been completed. We have of course made adjustments, notably to the layout of the cards, to ensure that the color problems encountered on the back of Action cards last November does not reoccur.
At the same time, work on the new expansions - the White Box, the many Stretch Goals unlocked during the campaign (the White Box that was originally supposed to contain 250 cards now contains... twice that!), the "The Flying Roots" and "Comfort Creatures" continues unabated.
Designing, writing, proofreading, drawing, testing, balancing, translating, proofreading, testing (again), integrating and testing and proofreading (again): Ludovic, Bruno and their team of graphic designers, translators, proof-readers, testers, etc. are at work to make you have plenty of amazing new adventures on the Continent.
Panda has already started to work on the game components that will take the longest to prepare (masters and molds of the new miniatures in particular) and is waiting for our files to prepare the printing of the 570+ new cards (and other game components).
Those who have played the game know that ensuring that the game works (full compatibility with existing content), while renewing the experience offered through these new contents, is an extremely heavy, delicate and time-consuming task.
A delivery of wave 2 in October would imply beginning production for the new content in the coming weeks. Unfortunately, it appears that this date cannot be met, despite the energy we have deployed since the end of the campaign to meet this deadline.
Now that we have a more global vision of what we still have to finalize, we are now looking to deliver Wave 2 in the first quarter of 2019, bearing in mind that this forecast will be refined by the end of summer as we advance further.
Due to this, we decided that we can reopen the Pledge Manager.
Pledge Manager reopening and Delivery Wave 1.5
Many of you have written to us to express your regret that you had not purchased some expansions, now that you have had the opportunity to play the base game.
There’s also some of you that regret not having asked to receive your available contents (base box, playmat, etc.) during Wave 1.
We had initially not planned to reopen the Pledge Manager, given the complexity of the procedure and the lack of time.
However, given the number of requests received and the fact that we must now postpone the launch of wave 2 content printing anyway, we've decided to reopen the Pledge Manager for 1 month, starting at the beginning of July 2018, the time for CrowdOx to put the necessary digital supports in place.
This reopening will allow those of you who so wish:
1. To ask to receive any of the already available content you have ordered (base box, game accessories) in wave "1.5" – instead of wave 2 – which will take place in September 2018. This will only incur an additional cost equal to what you would have paid to have your rewards shipped in two waves originally.
2. Add Expansions to your pledge. They will be delivered with the rest of your rewards in wave 2.
3. Add gaming accessories to your pledge: they will be delivered in wave 2. They can be delivered in wave 1.5 but only for contributors requesting to receive their Base Box in wave 1.5. Note: If you have already received content in wave 1, it will unfortunately not be possible to receive gaming accessories during Wave 1.5.
4. To obtain a 2nd edition Base Box: the opening of Serious Poulp's online shop has been postponed following the problem with the production of the 2nd Edition Core Box cards. The extra production copies of the base box will therefore be proposed at the time of the reopening of the Pledge Manager within the limit of the quantities available, for a delivery in wave 2. As these extra production copies are currently stored in China, their cards will be replaced directly before being shipped.
IMPORTANT: the reopening of your Pledge Manager account will be automatic. It is therefore useless to contact us to request this.
I'm moving before the next delivery wave. What should I do?
If you are moving before 1.5 or wave 2, you can change your delivery address directly in your CrowdOx Pledge Manager account. If you are moving to another country however, please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I heard about a version of The 7th Continent in another language. Is that planned?
A translation of The 7th Continent into other languages is not on the agenda.
Once again thank you for your support and understanding folks, see you soon for more news!