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@Neva Crandall: The size of the box is 340x297x90 mm.
What are the box dimensions? I want to make sure I save space on the shelf.
New update online now!
Any new info on the status of the game?
Was production successfully initiated?
@Gary Johnson: Sent an email to the designer at email@example.com. Hopefully it won't be too late. Thank you for your help and support.
If I see an error in the guide, who should I let know? Is it too late to get errors fixed?
Excellent. Thank you very much.
@Gary Johnson: No that's not the latest version. You can find the latest version to download on Sierra Madre Games'/Ion Game Design's website: https://www.sierra-madre-games.com/us/downloads/
Is the 0.97 rulebook still the latest? (I'm looking forward to seeing the complete rules!) Thanks.
Excellent. 90 cm should be fine. That will work with most dining room tables, card tables, and kitchen tables (but not the narrow folding tables frequently used at conventions and some gaming shops). I appreciate you making sure the game fits within a 90cm space. Thanks.
@Gary Johnson: This is an answer from Jon Manker, the designer:
"Thank you for taking interest in the details of Expedition Zetta. I have put a lit of thought into the size of the board and the player boards. It has been a real challenge to get the sizes to work with planets on the board and the cards on the player board and also making it reasonable large in total. My goal have been to make it reasonably fit a 90 cm wide table since this is a standard kitchen table width. These are the measurements as ordered from the manufacturer:
Gameboard A - Player Board 280x280mm
Gameboard B - Star system board D=410mm"
I think I just figured out an answer to my previous question, based on old files that Ion shared with me last year. It looks like the distance is 92 cm (a little over 36 inches). Is that right? But maybe the board sizes have changed? It looks like the space ship board might be a little larger now, at least relative to the planetary system board. Thanks.
Hi. I'm looking forward to playing the game!
How much table space is required for two players when their space ship boards are engaged on opposite sides of the planetary system board? How far across would that be in centimeters (or inches)? I'm wondering if my table is big enough.
I see photos from conventions with the space shp boards sitting apart from the planetary system--because the game table was a fairly narrow folding table. But the game was clearly designed for the space ship boards to be engaged with the planetary system.
So I'm hoping my table is big enough!
@Thierry Garcia-Austin: Have you read the update from April 1st? Not much news to report since then. We will continue updating every third week.
Any update on this KS, really looking for it :)
@Brian Keenan: Sorry it was a poor choice of words. It's the backer survey that was meant in the update.
The latest update mentioned a pledge manager. Was there a pledge manager? I only received the Kickstarter survey.
So is there a new ETA on the projekt?
@Paul Taylor: And so are we :)
Can't wait to get this game to my table. Just the kind of thing we are missing in my group
Last update said end of April/beginning of May.
Coming soon? Or be late?
Hmmm... quiet in here.
Just for fun: I totally lost the game on the 31st. I couldn't get the right skills out of the bag and I eventually ran out of fuel. I guess I should go back to "easy" level....
@Radu P @Adam Gastonguay: Thank you for the support. And thanks for the congratulations. Yes that's a good idea to launch Vassal and play a game of Expedition Zetta :)
@All: Wow! The final results are in... Expedition Zetta is at 10th place of Most Anticipated Science Games of 2018!!
Thank you all for your votes! We are working hard to give you all the best game we can.
The final results can be found here: https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/237063/item/5926690#item5926690
I think I shall launch Vassal and play a solo game in their honor then. I advise everyone else to do so, too. Whet your whistles, as it were.
EDIT: science only, not Sci Fi. But judging from the themes of the first two games on the list I got carried away...
Congratulations for the most honourable 10th position in the most anticipated science and sci-fi games of 2018! Given the competition (first two places taken by expansions/reworking of existing highly popular games and TWO Eklund games) it is quite an achievement for an allegedly little known game from a little known publisher.
I believe this calls for a celebration at the Ion Game Design corporate command centre and for an extra shovel of coal in the machine making the game.
@Leo Borg: Awesome, good to know. I am doing a large order for all the games; glad I don't have to worry about this one.
@Galen Monticue: There will come sleeves with the game so you don't need to buy any yourself.
Is there a card count and size listing somewhere for sleeving purposes?
#ExpeditionZetta is nominated on BoardGameGeek in three categories - Science, Sci-fi as well as "Under the radar" - for most anticipated games of 2018! If you want show your support and anticipation you can vote over at BGG:
Science and Sci-fi: https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/235922/item/5877152
Under the radar: https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/235925/20-most-anticipated-board-games-2018-under-your-ra
@fvlgen: The sample is soon here and we hope to get the final production going within a couple of weeks. And as it looks now we hope to have the games shipped to you within March.
@Jon: any news on the production? Is the estimated date still in place? Thanks!
@All: If any of you want to show your anticipation for the game please give a thumbs up on this Geeklist of Most Anticipated games coming in 2018. This is the nomination list. https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/231943/item/5766308#item5766308
@Patrik Yes, such pointy parts on a cardboard item would be too fragile. The edges of the player board, including the 90 degree edges in the bottom, will be rounded in the same way cards are rounded to preserve their edges.
There are still a few things to be added to the player board when it comes to the art. /Jon
In lookingat the prototype from spiel. This is something that was a concerned for me earlier also. Even if the player boards is in cardstock the pointy "arrows" on either side will probably be fragile and easily "damage" after punched out and put back in box. Is this something you had consider?
The playerboard itself seams to me to be lackluster. Is this final design?
@Leo Borg Thanks! Will do that right away!
@Steff Thouin: Sorry for not getting back to you until now. If you mail Ion Game Design at firstname.lastname@example.org we will help you with upgrading of your pledge.
Is there any way to upgrade my pledge or is it too late at this time?
@Ephraim just send an email to email@example.com if you cannot change directly in the survey.
@Hector Marquez the survey has been sent to all pledge levels, except for Audience and Support. An email will be sent to all backers on these levels.
Have all the surveys been sent out? I have not received mine yet
I’m having trouble contacting you about the survey.
I was having issues completing the survey and accidentally submitted it before I could enter my name for the thank you section and enter my email for the newsletter.
The survey will no longer allow me to update that information.
How should I proceed?
First picture on Instagram yesterday: https://www.instagram.com/p/BarPHs5AsEC/
@All: During SPIEL we will do our best to update with pictures over at our Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/iongamedesign/ . We'l try to fix some video also to have in our next update, but can't promise.
@Bruno The Quick Zetta Andromeda is a mini expansion that we are making in order to reward kickstarter backers that subscribe to our mail list that is called Ion VIP. Andromeda is a set of 12 Quick Zetta cards featuring planetary systems in the Andromeda galaxy. It can be mixed with the other quick zetta cards or used separately if you want a journey exclusively to the Andromeda galaxy.
What is this Andromeda strain extension booster ?
@All: New update published, with information on the survey, SPIEL in Essen next week, and the Vassal module as well as new version of the rules (not final).