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Yes, Kickstarters are commonly late in my experience, but I think it's reasonable to expect an estimated delivery date that's close to accurate. In this case, December was moved to February before the campaign ended due to the unexpectedly high number of backers. A printing in early spring means ~March to me, which I would hope leads to delivery 1-2 months later (by May). We'll see. I have no problem waiting out delays as long as there's good communication, which has been the case here. Keep us informed, and things will work out fine. :)
It’s absolutely the norm for a project to be delayed; I thinks anything else is naive
Stuff just happens, a lot of the time unexpected or in this case in order to make the final product better. Main thing is to just keep good communication which this project has been great at doing :)
Honestly when it arrives in the post it’ll be awesome, I can’t wait!
When I do Kickstarters as presents, I just plan to give the person a card telling them what I got for them... but yeah, from everything I've seen, the expected release date is the least reliable thing about any Kickstarter. I don't think I have yet backed anything that we actually had when it was expected. On the other hand, I have yet to back anything that just disappeared without a trace, so I count myself pretty lucky.
I can't say I'm not disappointed - I've been really looking forward to this one! But I know how irritating even little errors can be, and how difficult a good translation really is, and I will throw my hat in with those who appreciate this being done right over quickly.
Also, thank you for the update! I've got to say, it is much, much better to get an update ahead of time that says, "We see this delay coming" than to get one when I was already supposed to have The Thing with an apology that it's going to be even later. You've been great about communicating with us, and that's much appreciated!
It's becoming more common for projects to get delayed in Kickstarter. sigh. It seems like it's the norm now.
Lesson learned: "If you're planning to get a great gift for a March 16 birthday present, don't contribute to something that's supposed to ship three months earlier."
Thank you for paying special attention to the translation and playtesting. Well worth the wait.
Well worth the delay for you guys to get this done right. Glad you are taking the time. I can wait. Thanks!
Any word on the project?
Now I can't wait to see the Moon Medal. :P
Hi Fikgragg, Paul and all other Dragons Riders out there!
Happy New Year to all of you!
@ Fiikragg: A new(s) update will follow in a few days by Fufu.
@ Paul: Fufu will get in touch with all HoG Inductees which haven't been sent us a portrait photo yet in the next days as well. So no worries. :)
Happy new year 2018!!
Happy New Year!
Any news on when we get the e-mail requesting photos for the portraits - still not had one yet
I think many people missed update #17. I knew I did when I backed. Book is only shipping in Feb 2018.
I figure this is the quiet before the storm that is shipping announcements and such, but any update?
Just downloaded the desktop wallpapers. They are beautiful!
Update #17 stated the book won't be out till next Feb, due to the add on chapter
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When the delivery will start? Planner for Christmas ?
Danker Sher Goot Herr (Thank You Good Gentleman)
@Lin: Please wait just a few more days. In the first week of December a mail about the portraits will be sent to all raiders who are part of the Hall of Gradtitude (PATRON and above).
Hi I’ve been checking my email and I can’t find the one where we send you a photo for the portrait in the books; have you Fellas sent said email yet?
Danker Sher/ Thank You! :)
@ Todd and James M. - Thanks :)
For Latecomers: Please check Update "No Diary Entry #3"...
You can now get a DRAGON COMPANION book and all 3 add-ons via the Manti-Shop!
Make sure the shop language is set to English (see top right).
What can you do there?
a) If you haven't pledged at all while the campaign:
- Buy the book (signed, equivalent to DRAGON COMPANION pledge)
- add some add-ons if desired.
b) If you have pledged for one book or more (at least as DRAGON RIDER) while the campaign:
- add some of the add-ons to your pledge
All transactions in the Manti-Shop are handled by PAYPAL.
@Chester. Per update 25, you can't add to your pledge now that the campaign is over. You can get the goodies though from their online store:
Make sure to set the language to English, if need be.
@Chester: Scroll back a bit to the November 6 comments by Swen, but basically they're working on it. I'm guessing a solution isn't in place yet or it would have been announced, but hopefully there will be a way to get add-ons that you couldn't during the campaign. However, I don't know late add-ons would affect the survey, which was already sent. Hopefully Swen can provide more information and details.
@Creator- I completed my survey and decided to add the Moon die even though I didn’t actually add the funds for it during the campaign. Will there be a way for me to pay the additional amount I owe? Will I need to redo my survey?
Me too! So exited about this!
Survey filled out!
When do We submit Our Faces for Our Portraits, Mein Goot Herr?
Danker Sher! :)
@swen thank you for clearing that up! I won the side bet, a bowl of pasta!
@SteveO: I think we did, but the graphic wasn't updated. See the Day 30 Midnight update:
€ 41,228 - The Master’s Honor
956 Riders will receive a Moon Medal and become a Hall of Gratitude Inductee!
I guess we didn't reach the "???" SG?
It looks like you did get an answer while I was typing my comment. :) Thanks for the info; that's good to know.
AFAIK, in general, yes, the stretch goals are per book. Things like added illustrations, chapters, ribbons, etc. kind of have to be, because they're book content. I would expect that things like the making-of booklet, soundtrack, and maps are also per book. The main exception I see would be the add-ons -- you'll only get as many of them as you paid for to add on. As for the medal though, I don't know; it could go either way. I was expecting them to be one per backer, but I could be wrong. (Similarly for "Your name in the inlay dedication"; that sounds to me like it's one per backer, but I don't know for sure.) Hopefully Swen can give you an official answer soon.
@Frank: Yes, every book will have those extras.
Actually, my friend pointed out that the FAQ might be misinterpreted, so I'm going to ask the question again (even after saying nevermind, lol): Are the rewards per book? I got dragon couple, does this mean two maps, two medals etc...?
Nevermind, I read this thing called the FAQ and it answered my question.
Are the rewards per book? I got dragon couple, does this mean two maps, two medals etc...?
Glad to hear that! I was hoping that the Moon Medal would be a physical item. I'll watch for a future update to reveal its design. ;)
@Jordan: It's a real reward! Actually we're working on the final design. Stay tuned.
Hi Sir. The "Moon Medal" is an in-game item or a physical reward?
*** DRAGON SACRIFICE News ***
Sorry, Riders, this small extra is kept secret until the book was shipped.
@Swen any news on the Dragon Sacrifice award?
That is good news. I game late and saw the dove top late to react and add them
For everyone who came to late to pledge for the book or couldn't raise the pledge anymore to get one of the add-ons - we're working on this issue.
It's most likely that we'll provide a shop solution for latecomers. I'll get back to you, if we're have further informations.
In the meanwhile, please fulfill all payments for your pledges as usal.
@Tom: Yes, Rider of the Black Sun is a solo adventure like you've described it.
@Ian: Rider of the Black Sun is a standalone gamebook. No further parts or spin-offs are planned so far.
Do we know when the secret sacrifice stretch goal will be revealed?