Tom Vasel review: Dice Tower Seal of Excellence!
Just posted this morning:
Can't wait for all of you to get your copies!
This will likely be the last update to everyone--what a journey!
Amazon has shipped 198 of 368 (~54%) of the American orders since last Friday--based on the current... Read more
The games have arrived
US BACKERS:I received notification from Amazon that copies of the game have been received to the distribution center--it can take 24-48 hours before they're ready to begin fulfillment but... Read more
Please let me know address changes ASAP
I've had a few people reach out to me with address changes--if you have changed your address since the backer survey, PLEASE let me know ASAP--I'm finalizing all... Read more
Pick-up option at Origins, fulfillment will begin shortly after
We're literally just waiting for the boat to arrive to begin fulfillment and are expecting that in the next few weeks.
You may have noticed that Salemwill... Read more
Photos of the prepess copy / Mailing art prints separately
Great news, I just received my prepress copy of the game! We played through it, everything looks and plays great. You'll notice that we created a punch board... Read more
FINAL SHIPPING ADDRESSES NEEDED BY JANUARY 31st!
I need all shipping addresses completely updated by SUNDAY JANUARY 31st so I can arrange fulfillment. If your address has changed since you completed the survey, you are still... Read more
Printing has started--plus I'm giving away free games!!
After a few more minor fixes to the punch boards (specifically an additional punch board that I haven't told you about yet--a little surprise), everything is great and... Read more
Even knowing the size and scope of the game, I wasn't prepared for the heft and magnitude of what's inside the box. The punch boards are robust, the... Read more
Digital Proofs approved, starting with the pre-production copy
A few more updates:
1. There's a bit of confusion for people picking up games locally--there isn't a survey option to not list an address so just put whatever you... Read more
I'm going to be sending out a number of updates in the next few days, all with different subjects just so it's not one long update where information... Read more
Just waiting to get the digital proofs from the proofing department. I've actually taken on two new graphic designers who have a lightning fast turn around for any... Read more
Final files approval submission
It looks like we've worked out the last of the production file issues. The die-cut of the punchboards can shift by up to 1.5mm when punching which created... Read more
Close to approval for files
Just a quick update--initially we had pages and pages of corrections to make before we could go to print. Just got an email, there are still a couple... Read more
Production file updates completed
Quick update heading into the weekend:
Just spoke to the artist, all the file changes that needed to be completed are now done--we're having a bit of an... Read more
We have a noose!
Happy 2015 everyone!
Look what came in the mail yesterday! Super exciting. Panda has confirmed they should finish the file reviews this week then we can start getting some pre-production... Read more
Happy New Year!
Quick monthly update--as I mentioned before all the files have been uploaded to Panda. I haven't heard anything back yet except they've begun prototyping the noose start player... Read more
Production has started
Late last week I got the quote we needed to begin pre-production! I've begun uploading the files to Panda.
Thank you to everyone who took the survey--the results... Read more
I'm bringing you a quick survey to include you on starting the production of the game.
This week I will be Skyping with everyone involved in production. The... Read more
I did get a quote late last week from Panda that I've been reviewing and am hoping to have a quick conversation with them before they leave for... Read more
Waiting to start production
Since my last update I've had a few back-and-forth conversation with Panda finalizing details. I got them all the info needed on July 28th and we clarified a... Read more
The timeline image was smaller than i'd thought, so here's what it says:
35 days for pre-production (when I'll get samples of the components and proofs)
55 days... Read more
We have a timeline!
I have been engaging with the Manufacturer for the last month--a few of the files are needing to be redone before we get to the pre-production phase where... Read more
Hello everyone! There are some changes to announce. I was told by the publisher I'd have production dates by the end of April and (surprise!) they just had further delays... Read more
March 2014 update
Sorry this month's update is a few days late--I ended up moving unexpectedly at the end of the month and am just settling into my new space (let's... Read more
Marilynne Roach on "The Daily Show"
One of the clearest, most concise authors I read while compiling the research for Salem was Marilynne Roach (particularly her book: Death in Salem).
If anyone is... Read more
2 more things
First off, as I keep signing/numbering the art prints, I've been completely overwhelmed by how long this is actually taking. It feels like forever and yet I am... Read more
I hope this update finds you well!
We’ve printed the Kickstarter-exclusive art prints for all backers and are currently in the process of numbering/signing them! Those who backed... Read more
Just a short update. We have begun the process with Panda to manufacture the game. Where we are at currently is that we needed to begin with a... Read more
Timeline update! Plus additional games!
Great news! I have some dates for you!
We will begin production on October 1st. The way this works is they will take about 7-10 days to review all the... Read more
Last chance to take a look at the rules before we finalize them
I have a rough mockup of the rules with art. I have had the editor review them, he wanted to make a few changes. Levi and I will be getting... Read more
Just a quick update. I got the rules back from the editor, they look great, the artist and I are finishing them up and then we will be... Read more
Great news! We've got everything done except a final pass at the rules for legibility which we're hoping to get back this week (thank you everyone for your... Read more
Update and a request!
We are just a few weeks away from having completed artwork for the game and it is looking AMAZING! I'm attaching a few images, though with each of... Read more
7 new characters!!
After a brief repose in the desert (with no wifi, just now getting back to some of your questions), the artist and I are hard at work getting... Read more
10 hours to go!!
Thank you EVERYONE for your contribution! I am clear this only happened because of YOU!!
After the campaign closes I'll be sending out a survey to assess interest in... Read more
What an exciting couple of days. The #1 question I get asked: can I still get the pilgrim meeples even if we don't hit $50k?
We didn't quite... Read more
You guys are amazing
...seriously. Amazing. We are less than $2,500 away from getting this game backed! Whatever you did, it worked, thank you so much!
Noose start player token: yours.
And we've got... Read more
Want those pilgrim meeples? Here's a 36 hour challenge to get them!
More great news! I just found 2 very generous backers (you know who you are! thank you!!!) who are donating $1,000 each to the game! By tonight the... Read more
Image of components, Bellevue play-test!
2 short updates--first, I've added an image containing most of the objects that come with the game. This is the prototype (none of the art is by Levi),... Read more
Backer exclusive expansion, $30 second copy, 25 new custom art opportunities!!
First, I'm excited to announce that every copy of Salembacked on Kickstarter will get an exclusive expansion, "The Accused" (a twist on the core game giving it... Read more
Boston Globe Interview, Custom Art Prints, Expanded Rulebook, Deduction App!
A few quick updates!
First, if you haven't seen this I was interviewed by a Boston Globe reporter about the process of designing Salem. You can read the interview... Read more
Kickstarter backer-exclusive 3D gallows piece! And more!
Have been loving your ideas and your feedback! Please keep them coming!
I'm excited to announce that a 3-dimensional punch-board gallows game piece (substituting the flat city square... Read more
What stretch rewards do YOU want to see?
Yesterday a backer sent me a link to an unsolicited feature about SALEM on bostinno.com. how cool is that?!
One of the most common things I've heard about the... Read more
New pledge levels, reduced stretch rewards, your feedback!
I was waiting to send this update until I was able to link you to the rules (which will be available TODAY, sorry for the delay) but have... Read more
Thank you all so much!! $10k and over 150 backers in just over 3 days is an EXTRAORDINARY accomplishment. Thank you for your pledges and for passing this project on... Read more