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Codex Silenda is a five page book that features five intricate puzzles. The user must solve each page’s puzzle to unlock the next page.
Codex Silenda is a five page book that features five intricate puzzles. The user must solve each page’s puzzle to unlock the next page.
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Production Update #8 - Most of $275 Tier done, Gearing up for Ancient Codices!

Posted by Brady Whitney (Creator)

Greetings Apprenti!!

 Progress Tracker

30 plus books and a few Chests and Non Assembled books too! (oh and Koda's Dad, Glacier!)
30 plus books and a few Chests and Non Assembled books too! (oh and Koda's Dad, Glacier!)

 Plus another 3-5 books in the shop being sent internationally, these were all just Domestic!

We. Are. Kicking. Butt!

The past 3 weeks have been some of the most rewarding and productive weeks to date of this Campaign. 

  • 1) Ebay and Lottery Auctions Succeed BEYOND Expectations! 
  • 2) Collection of Ancient Codex Winner's information and design choices. 
  • 3) Developed 4 Awesome Ancient Codex Themes (see pictures below) 
  • 4) Hiring and Training Of Our Second Laborer, Nicholas! 
  • 5) Completing the Majority of $275 Reward Tier, Creeping into $225!

Nathan and I have been working on KS books non-stop and are happy to report that we are mostly complete with the $275 tier save for a small number of backers whom we are awaiting their story confirmations on. We've even begun reaching out to the $225 Reward Tiers backers as well. This week however will be a transition one as we slow down on our KS production and turn our focus to the Ancient books for the time being. My hope is that things should move quickly now that we got three people working at a time :)

Ebay and Lottery News

The Ancient Codices were a massive hit! All 20 of the Ebay Auction Books were snatched up in the last final hour of their deadline. 2 of them were bought outright! The Lottery ended up having quite a few back outs which led to us having to re-draw replacement names for about 5-6 of the slots. We are now down to 1 slot left, awaiting reply from our most recent re-drawing participant. If they haven't responded by next Monday, we will select whoever comments below first expressing interest in the slot.

The Four Styles of the Ancient Codex

Brady has also be hard at work getting in touch with each of the Ancient Codex buyers, figuring out their choices and selections when customizing their books. We decided to develop four main themes that will serve as the Base Versions of each particular theme. This means that if someone just wanted to change some wording or an image or two; they will still have the rest of the book already designed and ready to go, allowing for a quick turnaround. The most popular choices were Traditional Da Vinci and the NCIS/Pirate Versions, you can see the Engraving Layouts for each Theme below.

The Necronomicon Engravings
The Necronomicon Engravings
The Ancient Egyptian Book of the Tomb
The Ancient Egyptian Book of the Tomb
The Pirate Codex of the Seven Seas Engravings
The Pirate Codex of the Seven Seas Engravings
The Traditional Da Vinci Ancient Codex
The Traditional Da Vinci Ancient Codex


A New Hire and New Energy!

We were also able to hire on a second laborer to help reduce the workload for Brady so he can maintain focus on the Lasers and insuring everything else is running smoothly throughout the workshop. Nick is learning quickly and has already mastered the staining and sanding process of the sheets which helps Brady out especially :). The Pre-Assembly part of the process requires a bit more training and learning but as we shift from KS books to Ancient Codices for the next month, he will have plenty of time to hone his craft there!

Summing it Up

All in all, we got the final shot in the arm that we needed to finish this race full speed ahead and I'm extremely excited to see the kind of progress to be made over the next few months. As always, we are forever grateful for your continued support, commentary, and definitely your patience as we march ever forward!

Much Love,

Brady, Hanna, and Koda!

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    1. chris wear

      Hi, what’s happening with the $205 dollar slot for the unassembled codexs/Codices?

    2. Lisa Anne Novelline on

      Sure I'm too late - but would love a spot <3

    3. Monster on

      I think I'm a little late to the game but would greatly enjoy being one of the lottery winners.

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      Kathy Joyce on

      Thanks for being so good about keeping us updated.

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      Andrew on

      You guys have turned this campaign into something incredible, awesome transparency with some real energy. Keep it up!

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      Ryan Young on

      Keep on kicking butt!

    7. Karl Davis

      Keep it up! Really looking forward to taking it into my school and letting the kids try and crack it.

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      Thomas G on

      Would love to get the slot too, but expect that I am to late too. What a pity!

      But anyways still have a voucher. And wait that you finish all the other ones to take care for all the other voucher codexes. ;)

      Very good job!

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      Aaron Whitcraft on

      I guess I'm too late for the possible lottery slot.

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      Welby on

      Interested in lottery spot. Thanks!

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      Kailyn on

      I am also interested in a lottery spot.

    12. Claire on

      Would love to take up one of the lottery slots.

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      Dominique Dolgener on

      I would love to take the Lottery codex if the actual drawn person has not responded :-)
      Thanks for the updates and photos. Really wonderful to see your progress.