We are live with a two-new Faction Kickstarter. We can honestly say they are among the best things we ever did! Please take a look if you like Pulp City and want more:
the math is done, the project is wrapped up.
We want to share the final summary of the project that gave the game, thanks to you, a massive push forward.
Before we move on to the numbers, three things to address:
1/ There are still a couple of backers that didn't receive their BunBuns, Heralds or some other minis. While not the most comfortable situation, we wanted to combine productions and shippings with the new models – that due to the long queues at both of our casters and holidays don’t help either. We will amend this asap, the order has been placed.
2/ Supreme Genesis backers, as above, the streamlining process means your cards are not printed yet, but here’s the good news – we will ship you (next week) resin master copies of your models for you to enjoy (that is something beyond the original pledge) and then follow up with metals (where required) and cards.
3/ There are still some backers that: never got back to us with their pledges or never paid remaining dues. If the situation was simple – we shipped the pledge in its basic form, but there are some that require decisions made by backers (which of the factions pack do you choose?). The numbers ain’t huge, but after multiple attempts at communication via email and KS messages, we are making the final push this week and leaving that window open for 30 days. Please get back to us!
The numbers: I am glad that the economy behind this KS worked (mostly :)) the way we planned. Thanks to you, the book, the cards and nearly 40 new minis are there for you to enjoy.
As you see, the casting cost is MASSIVE. Do we feel great about it? Yes and no. Yes, because we worked with the best local companies using traditional methods, supporting the local economy; no, because maybe doing the casting in China would have saved some money.
As you see, the budget doesn’t include literally thousands of hours that went into reworking the rules and over 100 profiles between me, Leon & Devon and some extent Melvin. Some companies hire rules writers, we have house writers and amazing playtesters.
Shipping includes warehousing, shipping services and labor as well as packing materials.
What is the Reserve budget? Vide non-responding backers, money saved for shipping and production costs.
In the end, we got a bigger and a better game and we’ve managed to run a great campaign.
KS turned to be a blessing for our boutique game, proving it is a great tool to promote new content. Please keep your eyes peeled for what’s coming up in the near future – either look at the last page of the book or visit our Facebook page! Are you Team Breaker or Team Hammer?
All the best to you and happy gaming, Maciej, Devon, Leon, Melvin & Karol
It has been very rewarding for us to see most of our backers getting to grips with their pledge rewards, but we still get a small number of enquiries about pledges that have not yet arrived. We need to get those closed off as soon as possible.
This kind of delay has usually been due to:
- Shipping not being paid, or
- Pledge Manager document not being returned
Please, if you have not yet had your pledge arrive, AND if you are not already in contact with Karol or had notification of shipping, please email Karol using the following address to discuss your pledge:
kickstarter at pulpmonsters dot com
Thank you from the Pulp Monsters team. :)
While 56 is not the sexiest number out there, it marks a very important update.
This is our last Progress Thursday. Devon ships his last US orders this week and all Canadian next week.
And we are done! Sort of.
Next week we start shipping out replacements and missing bits. That should go fast as there is not that many cases reported.
We are closing up the Supreme Genesis cards and 4 out of 5 models are sculpted and waiting to be cast. 5th is close to the finish line as well.
We still have some backers missing in action. Whenever we see a social media update and somebody says they are still waiting for their order, we run a cross-check and often find out that some of the orders are not locked in (underpaid etc.). Hopefully we will get you all sorted out fast so you can enjoy the game.
Final questions: Was it worth it? Absolutely yes. Without you, it would take us years to push the game forward in that way. Was it easy? Absolutely no. We've learnt a lot and between our dayjobs managed to get some schooling in project management :). Are we millionaires now? Rather not, in fact, I am putting together a document with our ups and downs and financial breakdown. It might hold some interest for some of you.
What's next? Webstore is almost there, it will come with a Rewards/Loyalty system, vouchers and other cool stuff. Retail - we are building up a retail-friendly short list of products.
Are we thinking about new Kickstarters? Yes. Actually two of them. Next one will be an easy project to manage as we have a locked in number of miniatures, profiles that are already being playtested and no rulebooks and 150 cards to re-work :)
You might have seen the concepts for Supreme Alliance floating around.
(that is not the entire team btw, we have some surprises for you)
The sketches were amazing but they produced even more amazing models. I can't wait to share them with you. You realize that the mightiest heroes in the history of Pulp City need enemies? I will keep you in the dark for a while. Keep your eyes peeled.
This is the last Progress Thursday but not the last update in this KS. Enjoy the game and once again, thank you for being with us on this amazing ride!
Maciej, Devon, Leon & Melvin
With the remaining orders due to hit Devon no later than Monday next week we anticipate all USA orders should be finished shipping by next Friday the 17th. Canadian orders will follow directly after and are expected to finish shipping by the end of April.
Model Assembly Note
Many folks are concerned they are missing Gravito Grimm’s hand. The hand is attached to the tab at the bottom of the model. So please double check that before letting us know it is missing.
A number of folks did not download their copy of the free PDF rules and the time limit has expired to do so. If you didn’t get your copy of the PDF rules please send us a message on Kickstarter that includes your current email and we will be happy to get you another copy.
So what’s bigger and meaner than Stone Hawk and Grimmrock put together? What towering pile of muscle is this on the horizon? Stay tuned…
Devon & the Pulp Monsters Crew