It's been a while since I updated on the project and I wish to get you up to date on these topics:
Karez expansion package:
We finished proofing the final files we got from our printer. We still need to approve the samples - prior to the final print run (~2 weeks).
We hope to finish the final print run in 3 weeks after the approval of the samples.
I will send a new address survey by the end of this month - so we can be prepared for the final fulfillment stage of this project.
I decided to add a new component to your reward package.
This is a new punched board with nice stand-up tokens that you can use for the extra co-op game - "Dark Passage" (I've already added) - so every backer can play it!
After long months of tireless efforts to communicate with EFS via 3rd parties, we decided to investigate the validity of EFS' intentions. After talking with several contacts we got from other EFS backers (from other projects they funded on KS), we understood that they won't supply the goods they were paid for.
We took some legal advice and decided to move forward with a lawsuit against EFS. We have no choice but to take this step and I have to update you on this matter.
I hope that with this new approach we can salvage some of the lost funds. I will send a new survey for all the miniature backers and will ask for your cooperation in giving us valuable information.
I will also ask about your preferred solution for this mishap (after retrieving funds from EFS):
- A - Partially refund each backer for the Miniature pledge.
- B - Order a new Miniature production.
I will post the results in an update in 2 weeks - your decision will be the one I will act upon!
We did not make good progress on the new ruleset, mainly because the new concepts and changes I designed did not work well in testing. I will try to go back and just make the original rules better by simplifying them and making the different Guilds more balanced.
I really hope that we can get the rules done (draft stage) by the end of July. I wish to thank my collaborators in the rules group we opened and I welcome any future help from the great community we established.
I know that some of the news I brought are not good at all! I just wish to keep you informed - even if it isn't pleasant to read. I still believe that we can all get our final portion of the stretch goals and finish this project with a high note.
We made a lot of mistakes as it was our first project - but with your help - we will finish fulfilling what we promised.
Thanks to all backers.