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Fellow Keepers of Trogdor,
There was a week delay in final production due to this guy:
Yes, Coach Backwards Z (or Coach Jaggedy S, depending on your pref) managed to delay everything just a bit with this printing error. But we got him all fixed up and things are chugging along again.
HERE is the latest update from Panda (our manufacturer):
"Production is complete for everything and the final packing is wrapping up."
Hooray! We are told that the games (and add-ons) will be leaving the manufacturer on May 7th due to a local holiday. Here is the approximate timeline for the shipping containers to trudge overseas:
- 1 week in departure port for customs
- 4-6 weeks at sea, depending on weather
- 1 week in destination ports for customs
- 3 days for fulfillment hubs (Quartermaster) to unload and prep
- Start shipping to backers!
So that means shipping to backers should begin somewhere between June 18th and July 2nd.
Once our fulfillment hubs receive the games, we will update you with more detailed info on shipping timelines for the different regions.
Wyrmwood backers: you will be receiving an additional shipping update about your tiers soon!
Now onto something maybe fun!
In our last update, we didn't show our Wingaling Level backers what the cardboard spacer inside the box looks like.
This is the spot where the plastic miniatures go in the Burninator Level game. While there are currently no plans to sell the miniatures separately, we wanted folks to have the space to add them if that becomes an option someday.
But either way, Strong Sad found something awesome to do with this open-ended rectangular cuboid!
You can totally turn your spacer into a The Void Tower to send peasants to their dooms! Just follow this template and decorate as evil or cheery as you like.
Click HERE to download the template. You can also make your own designs from scratch if you bought the Burninator version or just want to keep your spacer in mint condition. Just grab poster board, a ruler, and a utility knife or X-acto.
Basically, you just want a couple flaps to slow the peasant down (so they don't fly right off your table), an opening for the peasant to exit onto The Void card, and a little slide aiming them at that opening.
That's all for now! If anything changes with regards to shipping, we will let you know as soon as possible. And in case you missed it, we made a video for Strong Bad's Rulebook EP song 'Quickstart Overview.'
Email us at email@example.com with any questions!
Keep on Burninating On,
Mike, Missy, and Matt
Fellow Keepers of Trogdor!
We made an album of short songs about how to play Trogdor!! The Board Game! But before that, we made the actual rulebook for playing Trogdor!! The Board Game! And we did so by collaborating with Mike Selinker and the awesome folks at Loneshark Games!
They helped Strong Bad take the rules that Mike, Matt, and James Ernest wrote and make them even more awesome by letting him have his way with the rulebook, taping new rules and snarky comments in on loose leaf wherever he pleased!
Onto the music! We made the rulebook as awesome as possible but just in case you hate reading things, we made a buncha songs to both help you remember the rules and, quite possibly, even entertain you!
Here's a link to all the songs but help yourself to a taste as Strong Bad gives you the Quickstart Overview (audio only, video to come, we swear!):
The plan is to add these songs to the Trogdor!! Soundboard for easy access while playing the game. And we might make more songs plus some videos for them as well! We hope you guys enjoy these dumb songs!
Oh look! Here's a full, non-prototype of the deluxe Burninator version (the one with the wooden meeples AND the plastic minis).
And we have good news for you card-sleevers out there! Sleeved cards will totally still fit in the box! Note that our Keeper and Item cards are NOT standard tarot card height, they are actually shorter. So you could still put them in standard tarot sleeves and just trim the top of the sleeve.
Wyrmwood update! Production on the wooden boxes and gameboards from Wyrmwood Gaming is progressing nicely. Check out these pics of the sweet foam inserts in the Wingaling and Consummate tiers!
And now some friend news! James Ernest of Cheapass Games has a live Kickstarter for his new book which chronicles his 22 years making games and features anecdotes and rules for over 100 games! Including this one about working at a crappy Ren Faire!
Pledge it on out now: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cheapassgames/cheapass-games-in-black-and-white
Overall, everything is looking good and we are still on track to begin shipping to backers in June! On that note, there are 578 backers who have still not completed their surveys. Mostly, backers didn't input their addresses. If you don't complete your survey, we can't send you your game! And we want to send you your game! You can update or complete your surveys here: https://trogdor.backerkit.com/
As always, we're happy to answer any questions. Just email us here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep On Burninating On,
Mike, Missy, and Matt
Fellow Keepers of Trogdor,
Look at how this ink wash brings out all the tiny details in these miniatures!
The archers both shoot lefty! There's a Trogdor on the knights' shields (which is a little weird since they want to kill him)! And the peasants are apparently wearing mittens and have no faces! Who knew until the almighty ink wash showed us the light?!
Also, thank you all for checking out the soundboard! We got great feedback and are improving it accordingly. On that note, as we were working on the soundboard, a couple of our little musical stingers started to turn into full-fledged songs about how to play the game.
Here is a rough demo Matt sent to Mike one night (audio only):
Two seconds later they decided to make a whole Rulebook EP of short songs to accompany the game rules and maybe earworm some rules into player's heads. These will just be released digitally or possibly included with the soundboard. All your made-up favorites contributed tunes to this: Limozeen, Taranchula, Brainkrieg, Cool Tapes, and Sloshy. And then, of course, Strong Bad, Homestar, Coach Z, Marzipan, and even Strong Sad show up to sing songs of their own!
Here's a little rap about Wraparound Movement by the Lyricbolical One himself, Coach Z (audio only):
We hope you like what you hear because there are 10-12 more where that came from! Stay tuned!
And last, a boring bit of biz (or triple B, as we like to call it). We have upgraded the t-shirt brand for anyone who ordered a shirt from the BackerKit store because of issues we heard about the previous brand we chose. The new shirts will be Anvil #980 and Anvil #880 for you textile-o-philes out there.
Thanks again for be'sing so all-the-time awesome, you guys!
Keep on burninating on,
Matt, Missy, and Mike
Fellow Keepers of Tragdar (Trogdor),
Let's get right to it! The soundboard web app is ready for you to annoy your friends, family, and coworkers with!
There are two screens: a quick access menu, and an 'every dang sound' menu. Choose background music and then hit a button when something good or bad happens to get a random quote, sound effect, or short music sting. Or scroll over to the 'every dang sound' menu to choose the exact sounds you want!
Let us know what you think of it, especially those who have made Print & Play versions of the game. It should auto-format for all devices if you don't want to drag your Compy 386 across the room to your board gaming table.
Next up, here are some prototypes of the enamel pins that were also available in the pre-order store.
As you can see, the manufacturer wasn't sure what to do with Loose Leaf Trogdor. We are working on that. For now, this pin gets to join our elite, one-of-a-kind misinterpreted-by-the-manufacturer hall of fame!
And last, and most exciting of all... who doesn't love PLASTIC INSERT TRAY PICS!!
Obviously, this is using all unpainted prototype assets and pieces but this is how the trays will work. For those who backed the meeple-only version, there will be a white cardboard spacer where the tray for the miniatures sits. Cards, tiles, and Trog-Meter on the left. Plastic minis on the right. Meeples in the midst.
Have fun with the soundboard and let us know what you think! My fav is "a sworded affair!"
Keep on Burninating On,
Matt, Mike, and Missy