Pre-Production and Pledge Manager
We want to talk about few things in this update so let’s dive in!
We are happy to say that the sampling process of Robin Hood and the Merry Men has started and we are right on schedule!
This means that all the files are sent to the manufacturer and they are now going over them to see if they are ok in terms of bleed zones, safe zones etc. This process takes a couple of days. After that they will start creating the prototype and ship it to us.
The prototype is needed for us to make sure all components are printed as we requested, the colors are as they should be and we are happy with the quality of the materials used… In other words, the prototype is the final checkpoint before we instruct the factory to start mass production of the game.
This whole process takes about 3-4 weeks, so you can expect that we will talk about this in one of the future updates and also share some photos with you of the game!
Cutting the cords
We are really proud to announce that we've joined forces with Thundergryph Games and in the past few months we have been developing our own pledge management platform called Pledge Wizard.
We are happy to say that the platform is complete and is ready to go.
There are many reasons why we decided to do this. Ensuring the longevity of the company, the steady growth and providing the best customer experience to you, were the main reasons of this.
We want to cut the cords, the intermediaries that stands between us and you, and our first move in this direction is a pledge management platform.
1. We are cutting costs that can be used to improve the experience by shaping the pages and improving with each project.
2. We are taking control of the process. Any issues or questions you have concerning the pledge management in our campaigns will be directly dealt by us instead of a third party that will slow down the process.
3. When building the platform we wanted to ensure that you as a backer have the smoothest possibly experience and we are sure Pledge Wizard provides that.
Few minutes ago we started sending invites to the Pledge Wizard.
Sending the emails will last several hours. No need to concern if you are not among the first ones to receive the invite. There are no limited products in the pledge manager, so everyone can have the chance to buy the products they want.
If in the unlikely event you can't find the email (and 24 hours have passed since this update), please check your spam folder. If in the extremely unlikely event there is nothing there too, shoot us a message or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll send the invite to you manually.
You saw something wrong with your pledge?
Highly unlikely, but if this happens write us a message or contact us at email@example.com and we will resolve the issue together.
For those of you that are new in this, pledge management platforms like the Pledge Wizard are needed for:
- Collecting your shipping info so we know where to send the reward
- Spend the extra amount you added for the Metal Coins add-on or extra copies of the game. You will see a credit that you will be able to spend on the different products.
- You will be able to upgrade your pledge to receive the game, or switch from standard to deluxe versions of the game.
To confirm again, every backer from $1 level and up can upgrade and receive the deluxe version of the game.
For those that didn't back the game, can still receive it at our pre-order page but at a higher price.
I have moved, how do I edit my address?
You can go back into your survey at any time to update your address.
Once we are ready to prepare your order for shipment, we will lock the order at which point you will not be able to edit your address.
If you have any questions we will be here for everything you need. The Pledge Wizard will stay open for several months and we'll inform you when we start to get close to the moment when we need to close it down. But, please enter your info as soon as possible, because it will give us a rough number of how many copies, add-ons we need to produce and on which continents to ship them.
Rise to Nobility and Cavern Tavern
A lot of you have asked us will these games be available in the pledge manager.
Unfortunately there are not enough copies to accommodate this. We can make another print run of the retail edition of Rise to Nobility and send you the game together with Robin Hood around the end of the year, but the reason we are not doing this is we don’t want to cheat you because we are launching a new campaign for Rise to Nobility sooner than that. An expansion is in the works at the moment and the idea is to launch August-September. There, you will have the chance to grab the Deluxe version of the game and grab Cavern Tavern too.
Hope you can understand the decision behind this.
Next updates, we’ll talk more about how things are going with the prototype and the final stretch goal :)