As the title says, we're getting close! We currently have all the games on a boat and are expected to arrive at their destination on November 2nd. At that point, they'll take an extra week to arrive to the designated ports for Quartermaster Logistics (fulfillment company) to pick them up and start processing the orders. I'm hoping that they can be fulfilled by the end of November. They haven't promised me anything, but have assured me they will try their best. Cross your fingers everyone!
I will tell you one thing: I have learned so much through this experience. And I can honestly say I'm very happy with how everything turned out. The next step, once everyone gets their games, is to start spreading the word and building this community. Which makes me think of a funny story that happened in my life when I was a child:
When I was around 10 years old, my parents decided to get me a special gift on Christmas. That gift was absolutely amazing compared to the normal socks and sweaters that I would normally open up. Socks lol. The present was huge. I wondered all month what was under, well, more to the side of that tree. On Christmas day, I opened up a present containing PHOTON, the epic laser tag game!!! Here's a link of the commercial if you want to see for yourself:
I was jumping in joy! (I'm sure my sister is going to read this and laugh.) "Oh my goodness, I'm going to have so much fun!!" Or so I thought.... You see, there was just one problem with the Laser Tag equipment that they bought me. None of my friends had it! And they only bought me one! I tried to find anyone that had it, so we could play. But I never could. No one had PHOTON!
The moral of the story here is: in order for something like that to work, you need to be able to play it with others.
So how does this relate to Eternal Kings? Well, I designed this game to be played as a tournament game. All my years playing competitive games like Magic the Gathering taught me this: sure, you can have fun playing it at home with your friends, but the true beauty of a game like this is the competition. And what better way to compete and test your skills than to join a tournament!
So I'm asking YOU, the amazing backers that see the potential of Eternal Kings, to help spread the word. I can't do this without you guys. You're literally going to be the first ones to ever own this game. And I'm telling you. It's no joke. The industry just doesn't know about it yet. All the big guys will brush this off as just another chess variant but it's not. It's so much more than that! Chess is just the foundation. I can't wait for you to see :)
So let's not build a PHOTON community where we have no one to test our skills against. I'm going to do my best to spread the word, and I hope you all do the same.
Here is a link to pre-order Eternal Kings. You can help by sharing this to your friends:
Also, if anyone has any ideas or would like to get involved with the spread of this game in your region, please feel free to direct message me on Kickstarter. I'm open ears.
Together, we can make this happen. My dream, more than anything, is to watch the final match of a huge tournament. That game is going to be so good!
How To Play Video:
Do you guys remember CJ from the Gameplay Video? You know, the guy I let win? lol
Well, he's coming over on the 16th of November, and we're going to shoot the video. We'll have it ready just in time for you to learn how to play. Of course, there is a rulebook that comes with the game, but it's always nice to be able to learn how to play in detail watching a video. It just makes it easier that way.
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