The Zeds are Shuffling Forward
Greetings Zed Heads!
The status of your game is that we are currently proofing the digital version of all the files. As you know, there is a lot to proofread for all of those Dawn of the Zeds components, and the team wants to make sure that everything is carefully inspected before we return these files to the printer. The candles will be burning late (and at both ends) this weekend!
After completing the digital proofing, we will await the “white box” version of the game from our printer. That comes in two parts: 1) a complete version of the game box and components with nothing printed on them (they’re white) so that we can inspect the component quality and physicality (die cuts, card thickness, etc.); and 2) large proof sheets of everything that will be printed onto these components so we can inspect colors and match things correctly.
For now, know that the Zeds Pledge Manager is veeeeeery close. It should be going live in the very near future.
For owners of the first printing:
If you are a first-printing owner, we have some good news to supplement your Expansion Packs!
First, for your information, every little nit-picky clarification between the first printing and the second printing is assembled for you here in this attractive 2-page .pdf file. You can now stop wondering and now start knowing (and, please, sharing!) this data, but I’m afraid even this won’t help you if you insist on rolling a string of 2’s.
And we mentioned the Pledge Manager… Since the new printing comes in a larger box with a glorious storage tray component, many first-printing owners have asked if they could purchase the new box + tray separately. We have heard you!
The good news is that they will be available and you can add them on your Pledge Manager; the less-good news is that the shipping costs (both to get it to our warehouse and thence to you) are more than you might expect due to its high “Dimensional Weight” (i.e., freight services, including the postal service, use an estimated weight calculated from the length, width, and height of the package, rather than its actual weight on a scale!). If you are like me and wonder why shipping your games costs so much, heed that lesson in Dimensional Weight.
That said, the box and tray are looking pretty awesome so far (see below):
Now, we are not going to print a lot of extras of this empty box + tray item. How many of these we make is likely to be very close to how many are actually ordered. This is something of an experiment for us. However, in this age of Social Media, you can help your fellow Zed Head. If you would please reach first edition owners and point them to the Pledge Manager and let them decide, now-or-never, whether they also want a “box upgrade,” we would sure appreciate them at least knowing they had that option!
In the meantime, build barricades and forage. You can never have enough ammo!