Prototype progress and Backer Surveys
First of all I'd like to explain update #7 which you all received recently. When I went to start composing this updated I discovered that my last update had been saved but not posted. I decided to push out the than-you and news as I wrote it, almost a month ago, rather than edit it to fit into the current update.
Two big pieces of news for this update:
News #1: I received all the gear sheet prototypes this week and have been playing around with them quite a lot. I am very pleased with how they have turned out. The strange shapes gear sheet was super informative and will require some revision and re-fabrication. Other than that I don't expect that there will be any major revisions on the other gear sheets. I've sent backer surveys out to everyone that isn't receiving a strange shapes gear sheet. Unless something goes wildly amiss I am expecting to finalize the designs in the next week (except the strange shapes sheet) and start production and shipping of the rewards.
News #2: Backer rewards surveys have been sent out to everyone that didn't back a strange shapes gear sheet. Backers of the strange shapes gear sheet, hang in there, it'll probably be about another month for further design work and prototype fabrication. If you think you should have received a backer survey but didn't, please let me know. If you realize that some details on the survey were wrong, please let me know. If you are moving, please let me know and we can arrange shipping details.
More details soon.