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An innovative semi co-op Fantasy board game for 2-5 players. Fast paced Euro game infused with a unique Dungeon crawler + Bonus Game Read more

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An innovative semi co-op Fantasy board game for 2-5 players. Fast paced Euro game infused with a unique Dungeon crawler + Bonus Game

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November `14 - update.

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Dear backers,  

I wish to update you on our ongoing quest to fulfill everything promised.

Pending expansions:  

We have no update here. We finished production a month ago and we are waiting for the printer to reply with final deadlines. They told us it would take 30 days, but we are already passed that point in time. I hope to get some more positive feedback so I can report back with deadlines. Miniatures:  

I am still waiting for Mick to supply the miniatures to our backers who refuse to pay the extra shipping charges and to ship me the miniatures for the backers who live outside the US. I am looking forward to finish this long awaited fulfillment as the minis production has been paid and finished a long time ago.  

New set of rules:  

We have had great progress on the revised edition of the rules. We had a great discussion in the rules group we formed. I made a deadline, by the end of this month, to tie up all lose ends and continue with the online publication of the 2nd edition of the rules. I think that we can expect a mid-December publication (at least of a first draft). I wish to thank all the great backers who are still supporting us until fulfilling all pending rewards and for those who took a chunk of their free time to comment and help us test and create a better set of rules for all of you.  

I will keep updating, especially when I get my hands on those long awaited expansions.  

Yours,  

Elad

August 2014 – progress in fulfillment

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Dear backers,  

I was away the last month due to some personal circumstances, so I am sorry for not updating. But still, while I was away the GEG team had made some progress:  

Pending expansions/rewards - 

Finished proofing phase on to the printers We finished the proofing phases on all expansions/rewards and we contacted our printer so they can start printing. I did not get any deadline but I do hope they will finish them by the end of August.  

Due to my absence I think that we will fall behind a bit in fulfillment, so I estimate that we will start shipping out all rewards by the start of October. I will update on every step of the way.  

Revised rules:  

As I finished writing all of my changes I made into the game rules after I developed the game further the last year or so, I decided to give the actual writing, editing and layouting to a more accomplished rules guru, Paul Grogan.  

Paul has helped work on many rules made by numerous publishers (CGE, Wizkids etc) and I am so glad he (and a group of other veteran Karez players) accepted my call and will re-write the rules completely. We will work on them together so the new rules will be the best we can get. Everyone involved in the rewrite though are also very busy on other things, so I am unable to give any promise as to when the new rules would be ready, but backers should give the team the much needed support to complete the rules on a high note.  

I am very excited to see how the game has progressed and I can assure you all that it will play a lot smoother and faster.  

Final words:  

Some of you are unhappy about the fact that we continued publishing new games and left the old backers of Karez high and dry. 

This is not the case, although I understand how it can be seen that way. The facts are that we actually lost money on the FCoK project and only by publishing more games we could afford to keep going as a company. 

Also, the time we took in order to further develop the game was my call as I saw so many backers disappointed with the original game. This time and effort that we invested in Karez will hopefully show once you get the last bunch of stretch goals and the updated rules.  

I appreciate the patience and positive support that a number of you have given me and the GEG team and ask for a little bit more in order to finish this project successfully.  

Best,  

Elad

New strategy guide and the final fulfillment

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May `14 update

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Dear backers,  

I wish to report that I have some great news about the final rewards.  

3 new expansions and Strategy guide:  

We finally finished all the artwork and prepared the files for printing. Our printer has agreed to save a slot for printing them in the beginning of June and we hope to speed things up so we might get the first proofing files by mid June.  

I can gently estimate that we will be able to start shipping ALL pending rewards by August.  

EFS minis:  

I know for a fact that some backers did receive their copies. They reported it to me instantly, and I appreciate their support and good will. Currently I know that Mr. Leach has produced the minis and is willing to ship them out. However, as of today we still have not received the minis at our warehouse as requested. I do not know when he will do it, but I can assure you (and him) that I will do whatever it takes to ship these rewards, as I already paid for them (7 months ago!).  

I understand that this process took a lot more time than we projected and we made some mistakes along the way, but I was strongly committed to fulfill each and every thing I promised. The easy way would have been to give up to all those backers who doubted our intentions and tried to hurt our future projects instead of backing us and letting us do our job.  

Throughout this process I met some great backers who wrote me some uplifting words that kept my head straight in order to finish this immense project.  

The only thing I wish to ask is to please keep your cool and patience a few more months so we can produce and ship the final rewards.  

Finally, I wish to apologize to Mr. Leach of EFS miniatures if I offended him. The only thing that is important right now is to get the minis to you - the backers, so I call for Mr. Leach to pick up those minis and ship them to you, the KS backers.  

Yours,  

Elad

Fulfillment update

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Dear backers,  

It's been a while since my last update, but I have some really bad news about the miniature fulfillment.  

EFS miniatures, run by Mich Leach, got all the funds for the miniatures in this project in January 2013 (!). 

Mick claimed that there were several delays in production, but he said that the minis were finished and ready to be shipped in June 2013.  

I repeatedly asked from him to ship out the minis, even to my own warehouse so I can ship them out to the long waiting backers.  

I tried my hardest to convince Mr. Leach to complete his part in production and fulfillment but he just would not. Mr. Leach commented here about his contribution but never came through with actual fulfillment.  

The hard cold truth is that I think this guy never meant to produce the minis or to supply them. The Golden Egg Games team and I are very disappointed by this, as he mislead us and you guys. I know that it was my mistake to trust him and pay him with the backers' money. I am so sorry for letting you guys down.  

I will seek legal help and try to get the miniatures out of EFS's possession, as they are now claiming ownership on them.  

I know that there are still some pending rewards (stretch goals) that we have not fulfilled yet. We have decided to stop delaying these while waiting for the miniatures, and they should be produced in about a month and shipped in the following month.  

I am asking for your support in form of patience as we are trying to resolve this situation with haste. We are also considering to raise funds so we might get another manufacturer to produce the minis for you guys.  

I know that some of you still have doubts about this project but we are not giving up on anything, we will ship out ALL rewards eventually.  

I hope that in the following weeks EFS will come to their senses and understand that they took the money of +200 backers who trusted them to produce and create amazing miniatures.

Sorry again for everything,  

Still yours,  

Elad