Dream Heist Pre-Production
It has been a very busy month since the campaign ended and we have a lot of good news to report about Dream Heist!
First, surveys have not gone out yet. We spoke with other Kickstarter Board Game creators and decided to wait until shipping begins to send out the surveys. This way, we have the most up-to-date address and shipping information for all of our backers. There is one exception, though. All backers who pledged to receive the aluminum briefcase will be receiving a survey later today. We have placed the order for the briefcases and need to supply the manufacturer with a list of names for the custom engravings. The survey will ask for your desired engraving and your shipping address. We can only send out one survey per group of backers. So, when we are set to begin shipping, we will remind all backers receiving the briefcase survey to double-check their address in case it has changed between now and the ship date.
Some backers were unable to add the custom briefcase engraving and correct shipping adjustments to their pledges before the campaign ended. We have set up a PayPal account where everyone will be able to add the necessary amounts for international shipping or a custom engraving. Please send all adjustments through PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org and make sure to include a note saying what the adjustment is for. Once we receive the payment, we will send you an email confirming that you are all set for either international shipping or a custom engraving. Please contact us in a private message if you have any issues with this process.
As a reminder, if you DID NOT include the additional cost with your Kickstarter Pledge, and you are receiving just the game, you need to send $15 for Canadian shipping and $30 for International shipping.
If you are receiving the briefcase, at any tier, and if you DID NOT include the additional cost with your Kickstarter Pledge, you need to send $20 for Canadian shipping and $35 for international shipping.
If you would like to have a custom engraving on your briefcase, and if you DID NOT include the additional cost with your Kickstarter Pledge, you need to send $5 and include the custom engraving in a note with the PayPal payment. Please see Update #11 for custom engraving information and limitations.
The artwork is complete and waiting proofing, which should be done within the next week or two. At this point, we are going to take a trip to the manufacturer to have one final look over the proofs for the board, cards, box, and rules. Once everything is set and looks the way we want, mass production will begin.
As a small teaser, we’ve include a couple pictures of the box and some of the updated cards. We’re really excited about all of the other cards’ artwork and we’re going to save the rest it as a surprise for when you play your first game!
We’ll have another update in a couple weeks to announce mass production, which will include pictures of proofs and our visit to the manufacturer!
Bruno and Reid