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Post-Campaign Update #26: Printing Still in Progress

Posted by Angus Abranson / Chronicle City (Creator)

Hi everyone,

Sorry for the delay between the last update and this. The office move went pretty well and I've finally got internet installed and am back amongst the 'virtual' living. The only hiccup I've had was a non-business related one as my poor girlfriend fractured her shoulder so I've been playing 'nurse' whilst waiting for the BT engineer to come and get the office connected.

Whilst I was offline I received an email from Patric to let me know that the printing is going well so hopefully we'll see the physical books in the German warehouse soon - then it's the process of shipping some to the UK and US warehouses and getting them (and some of the other goodies which are ready) into your waiting hands. 

I'm sorry the whole process has taken a lot longer than we had planned when we launched the Kickstarter but I hope you've been enjoying the PDF which we sent out a few months ago (but I know that alone doesn't make up for the lack of physical books which many of our backers have been patiently waiting to receive).

I've heard from a few people that they hadn't seen the PDF of the rulebook (or the other downloads we sent out). I sent a message to everyone via the Kickstarter messaging system with the download links in back in September/October so you should be able to log in to your Kickstarter account and retrieve the links from there. I also sent everyone the Core Rulebook PDF via RPGNow a month or so back so you should have received an email from them too (please check your spam folders for that one just incase it got flagged for some reason). Failing either of those you can always contact me on and I can resend you the links - and will also double check what email address we have for you on file incase it is incorrect.

I hope everyone is doing well and will certainly let you know as soon as I hear that the books have arrived in the German warehouse for the next stage of their travels!

Take care and all the best,



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    1. Franklin Roberts III on

      So will this mean we will get our rewards this January?

    2. Urhixidur on

      A rough timeline of the remaining PDFs (Adventures, Venus, Mercury, other source books) would be appreciated.

    3. Jason Middleton on

      And the "other goodies"?

    4. Angus Abranson / Chronicle City 3-time creator

      I should be able to get a clearer date for everyone. I've only just got back online and wanted to post an update today. When I get an ETA from Patric I'll let you all know :)

    5. Jason Middleton on

      *grumble* I enumerated my bullets A) and 2). Stupid narrow Kickstarter comment window.

    6. Jason Middleton on

      Okay, just FYI, I'm going to post this comment here and over in the general Kickstarter comments.
      A) I don't know if Patric is jerking you around, or if the printers are jerking him around, or if there's something you're not telling us, but I'm sorry, this just doesn't add up. Your last update was October 31, in which you said that printing had been delayed because of Essen Spiel and the Frankfurt Book Fair. Well, Essen was 2 weeks before that update, and the Frankfurt Book Fair was the 4 weeks before that update. That doesn't mean those things didn't cause delays, but what it DOES mean is that they wouldn't have caused delays in late October or certainly not in November. You're not printing that many books. This is probably like a 1-2 day print job, once the printers are actually rolling. So... the printing is not "going well". It's just not. Something is up. Someone is not telling the whole truth. Could you please clarify the situation?
      And 2) You say that "some other goodies" are ready. Please be more specific. Once the books are printed, what else will be going out in that first shipment?

      I'm not trying to pile onto the bandwagon of people who are saying that you've ripped us off. I've been part of Kickstarter projects that wound up being scams. Those people just disappear and never send any update. That's not what you've been doing.

      However, there is no reason to be vague in the updates. Printers, especially big ones, can tell you within at least a range of plus or minus a week when your books are going to be done. Even if it's not going to be for a few weeks because they have a backlog. So, since this is apparently a very large printing company, and if the files have been agreed on, and if the draft copies of the books have been approved, then they should absolutely be able to give you a time window that's relatively specific. Can you find out what that date is?