Let me start this update first by saying: we thank you all for your support!
We have some great news: we have, just in the past day, agreed to an exclusive distribution deal with Diamond/Alliance. This is amazing news for the game, because it means we're going to be able to get the game into every specialty and hobby store in the country, along with international distribution and larger stores. The game will begin to be solicited by Diamond next week. This is, quite simply, everything we had hoped for when we began to develop the game.
Given that we now have an amazing distribution deal with the perfect distribution partner, we don't feel comfortable continuing to ask for funding money through Kickstarter. As such, in a short while, we're going to cancel our campaign for the game, and focus all our energies on getting the game to the distribution center as soon as possible.
We are tremendously fortunate to have backers like you, though, and we don't want to disappoint you. We're proud to say that we are still going to create the Kickstarter exclusives that we've revealed (and a few we haven't) as a thank you for your support. We're also working on developing a program that will get you the game at the Kickstarter discount.
If you're interested in receiving the exclusives, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll let you know more as information becomes available. Please include your Kickstarter name, so we can match you to our list.
Thank you again for all of your support. While we know it's not fun to see a Kickstarter campaign shut down, we feel unbelievably lucky that for us, it's because we've managed to achieve our goal in a successful, but thoroughly unexpected, manner.
Sincerely and with all our thanks and gratitude,
Keith, Matt and Brian