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Optimize your hand, leverage your resources & compete for guild status in a fantastical realm for 2-5 players!
Optimize your hand, leverage your resources & compete for guild status in a fantastical realm for 2-5 players!
Optimize your hand, leverage your resources & compete for guild status in a fantastical realm for 2-5 players!
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      Raider84 5 days ago

      I would prefer wood too

    2. Joshua Ross
      Superbacker
      6 days ago

      @ Mark looking forward to seeing any stone resin samples you've had produced since this month's update!
      Also, by any chance, have the late pledges managed to push us up and past the $275k spot varnish stretch goal?

    3. zenracer on March 11

      Hi Mark,
      Are you guys at PaxEast?

    4. Brad Scaggs on March 9

      Have fun at GAMA!

    5. Ken
      Superbacker
      on March 8

      @Mark- has meeple realty confirmed if the insert will fit the entire box not inside a cardboard part of the box? This is a huge concern as it defeats the purpose of a very expensive insert. Thanks for your help.

    6. Erik Backhaus on March 8

      If anything, the trees should remain wood. They appear to be the easiest to replicate.

    7. SirAyme on March 7

      @MarkSwansion I feel like @Ashley is targeting me ;)

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      William Gull
      Superbacker
      on March 6

      I am not fixated on having wooden components. As long as they are durable and aesthetically pleasing, I am good with it.

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      Cally Mitchell
      Superbacker
      on March 6

      I trust your judgement. I must admit I was sold on the beautiful wooden components, however, I understand that it would be difficult/impossible to create these to that standard on the budget provided. I'm happy with your solution to keep a portion of the components that are easier to machine wooden and to use a high quality weighty material for the remaining trickier components. As another backer mentioned, I would hate to lose the finer details of those models.

    10. Ken
      Superbacker
      on March 5

      Please keep it wood. Try to complete the look that sold me and from what I can tell everyone else that backed this game.

    11. Ben on March 5

      Don't sacrifice on the look and detail just to make it wood.

    12. Ben on March 5

      You don't need to worry about everything being wood. Wood, resin, metal it all works to make a unique game with different weights and textures. I have a fully pimped out version of Scythe and it has probably a dozen substrates in it. I think it makes it cooler. My 2 metal, resin and wood cents.

    13. Mark Swanson Creator on March 3

      @Ashley....Victorian eccentric gentlemen..my intended target, precisely... (cough).

    14. Boy Ashley on March 3

      This is my most anticipated game of this year. It seems like what Victorian eccentric gentleman would love. Tally ho

    15. Mark Swanson Creator on March 3

      Hi folks, thanks for your feedback. Be assured that the pawns, influence markers, goods and player discs are all wood. And, I am still evaluating the resin, and have not seen an actual prototype yet. : )

    16. schmatzgesicht on March 3

      Mixing all kinds of material for the components like metal coins, wooden pawns and now resin for the minis,... really?

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      Fabrizio Mafessoni on March 3

      Hello Mark, I would also prefer wood by far, and actually one of the reasons I was attracted by Feudum was the combination of nice design and wooden pawns, that made it look absolutely gorgeous and classy. Stone resin is heavy, that is good, but it generally looks pretty artificial, and I am bit afraid about the colors, that also usually look very plasticky.
      How much would the shape have to be simplified to make it still cheap and feasible as wood? Are really the trees too complex?
      Aren't they mainly just cones? Thanks.
      Oh, if possible it would actually be great to see some models.

    18. Mark Swanson Creator on March 3

      @Ashley, my fear was the opposite. If it was one piece it would be prone to breaking. But, a sturdy unbreakable blade that assembles via a snap/click post shipping seems to be the smart way to go.

    19. Mark Swanson Creator on March 3

      @Dominik Grottian, I've decided against an Essen pickup for a number reasons (Sometimes folks do not show up/inventory challenges, etc). I am sorry. However, i will be at Essen! And, I look forward to meeting you!

    20. Philippe Jean
      Superbacker
      on March 3

      @Mark Swanson
      I would prefer wood as well by far.
      Try to stick to that idea but at the end, your decision will be the best.

    21. Alexander Kermani on March 3

      @Helder Yes, you can change it until the backerkit locks.

    22. Boy Ashley on March 3

      I'm afraid the windmill will break. It could be a lil bulkier and non movable and still be awesome

    23. Mike Schmitzer on March 3

      Your material decision for the minis sounds good to me

    24. Mark Swanson Creator on March 3

      Hi Folks, I've been focussed on the solo variant and GAMA, and production... So, forgive my hiatus from the comments section!

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      Dominik Grottian on February 28

      Αny news on a possible Essen pick-up?

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      Helder on February 28

      I have a question. So 28 April is the deadline for BackerKit for everyone, original backers and late backers. Is that correct?

      And if i make my payment today (finalize BackerKit) in the future, until 28 April, can I modify my list, add something else?

    27. Alexander Kermani on February 27

      I've missed awesome stuff because I was out of the country before on extended travel (military and civilian), and on behalf of those guys: Thanks for the grace period. We've earned some love by backing, and I think that there are things that kickstarters (and maybe some people who just missed the boat) should have exclusive access to, but I can empathize with those guys, and I'm all about you making a bigger splash with a great idea and an accommodating method that we've all benefited from.

    28. Jess Turner
      Superbacker
      on February 24

      Guys, Update #34 has larger pics of the insert.

    29. Brian on February 24

      I messaged them ... will see if they post anything!

    30. Brian on February 24

      @SirAyme - good call, totally forgot --- though it is a wee-tiny picture ... a photo shoot would be nice : )

    31. Erik Backhaus on February 24

      I added the Meeple Realty insert in BackerKit. However, I am not a fan of the insert they designed for this game. Hopefully my mind is changed when I see it in person.

    32. SirAyme on February 24

      @brian I thought there were pictures in the backerkit?

    33. Brian on February 23

      @mark any pics of the meeplereality insert?

    34. Michael Bane on February 22

      Tim seems strangely bitter about something that can't possibly be making his life worse. @Tim, if you like the game, and feel like you got your money's worth, that's all that matters. Who cares if other people get to enjoy it as well? If anything, it seems like we should want MORE people to have good experiences in gaming, not less.

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      Clint Walker
      Superbacker
      on February 18

      Glad you opened up late backing. No reason not to. People like Tim just feel super entitled. You looking to resell your copy Tim?......that's the only reason to act so aggravated haha.... Mark you guys are doing great keep it up and ignore whiny babies like Tim. When you have this many backers in a project there is bound to be at least one whiny child in the bunch. Haha

    36. Alex von der Linden
      Superbacker
      on February 16

      I'm still confused as to why they're called deadlinse (sic).

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      darkbaboon on February 16

      @Mark, It's actually pretty excellent that you have opened up to late backers. The more interest the better, because ultimately the extra money and larger backer community will lead to greater resources for the game. IE: replacement parts, possible future expansions, rules revisions from player feedback, and more games from odd bird games. Keep up the good work!

    38. Jess Turner
      Superbacker
      on February 16

      I have absolutely nothing against having that window open for some late backers. In fact I love that you are doing this!

    39. Chris Warr on February 15

      PS is it October yet? :-D

    40. Chris Warr on February 15

      I see no problem with it, there have been plenty of occasions where I would have wished to jump on board late if I had the chance. It doesn't change the cost to me, what I'm getting or when I'm getting it, and it isn't undercutting the price I paid, so I have no issue with it.

    41. Mark Swanson Creator on February 15

      Hi Tim, I see that you have posted here as well. : ) Just to be thorough, I'll repost my message here too: .........Hi Tim, I understand where you are coming from. I got feedback from different folks on this, and my advisors explained that there are lots of different ways to handle this. My intent was to give backers who truly missed the boat, a little extra time to jump on board. It is a small window, and if its any consolation, just a small number of people. Late backers (It's only been open a couple weeks) still represent early adopters that are willing to risk pledging money for a game pre-production. In my view, this does not harm my original backers, but empowers me more to deliver a quality product. I have an intense desire to please you and all backers. I am very grateful for your support. This is not a flood gate, but a limited opening of a door, so that dozens of folks who have emailed me pleading for me to give them a second chance can be part of the early adopter crowd.

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      Bruno Lambert on February 15

      @Tim, how exactly am I, as an original backer, being harmed by this decision? It's only a temporary discount.

    43. Brian on February 14

      @Tim, lolololollololol. MA-MORE CHEEZIE POOFS!

    44. BoardGameRevolution
      Superbacker
      on February 14

      Isn't publishing a game a "money grab". This isn't a charity.

    45. BoardGameRevolution
      Superbacker
      on February 14

      Dude relax. Publishers need to print so many games to get a deal from the supplier. Selling extras isn't holding anything up or a personal vendetta to screw anyone over

    46. Tim Braun on February 14

      Mark, there is a reason they are called deadlinse. You are not doing this for altruistic reasons. You even state as much in your most recent post after opening the backer kit.

      Pure money grab at great harm to your original backers. Thoroughly displeased!

    47. Tim Braun on February 14

      Mark, there is a reason they are called deadlinse. You are not doing this for altruistic reasons. You even state as much in your most recent post after opening the backer kit.

      Pure money grab at great harm to your original backers. Thoroughly displeased!

    48. Tim Braun on February 14

      Mark, there is a reason they are called deadlinse. You are not doing this for altruistic reasons. You even state as much in your most recent post after opening the backer kit.

      Pure money grab at great harm to your original backers. Thoroughly displeased!

    49. Alessandro Ruocco on February 14

      I still have to compile the backerkit, as I'm still figuring out a bulk shipment agreement: could somebody confirm me that nothing locks down today?
      Mark seems to have said so but maybe I misinterpreted.

    50. Mark Swanson Creator on February 11

      Hi folks,

      Backerkit clarified something to me recently. Paypal charges are immediately charged. However, credit cards are not changed until 4/28. (The 2/14 deadline date was incorrect and has been removed)

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