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This has been one crazy couple of weeks, and the insanity continues...
We've done 3 solid weeks of shipping and lots of you guys have started to receive your copies of The Agents and even started playing some games. We're finishing up the shipping this week and next, so my hope is that you should all receive your games in time for Christmas!
There are a couple of important messages that I wanted to relay.
1. Anyone expecting 'Original Art' as part of their tier will receive this in a separate shipping as I'm going to send it in a sturdy reinforced envelope in a couple of weeks once the madness has died down.
2. Some of the people who purchased the paid for 'Black Box add-on' alongside their Fancy Box will also receive this separately in a secure package. In the meantime, if your 'Black Box add-on' is damaged or missing, please notify me at email@example.com
There are a few FAQs that I wanted to quickly address here, so take a look if there's something that you've been burning to ask.
Q: WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY GAME???
A: You should receive your game any time between RIGHT NOW! CHECK THE MAILBOX and the end of December. But we all know that sometimes the mail can be a little slow, especially in December, so please wait until the first/second week of January before you freak out and send me 15 emails.
Q: Something is missing from my package. Can you send it to me please?
A: Of course, and sorry about that. Please email me to firstname.lastname@example.org explaining what's happened, and I'll get the missing item to you in a jiffy.
Q: How do I know if something is missing? What is the card breakdown in the base set and in each expansion?
A: See here for the comprehensive list; http://thoughtprocess.me/boxes/
Q: My package has arrived :-) but it's bent up and damaged :-( What should I do?
A: First, curse your mailman. Then take photos of your game and email me to email@example.com. Depending on the extent of the damage I'll either send out a replacement or something else super cool to turn your frown upside down.
Q: My expansion sleeves took a particularly bad hit. Is there anything to be done?
A: The little expansion sleeves were a speedy, low cost method for me to separate and identify the expansions. I didn't want to *just* send them in a rubber band, but it's the best I could do within my budget and time frame (especially since I designed and added new expansions during the campaign itself!). For the next campaign, I'll try to make them sturdier like the base set tuck boxes.
Q: Can you change the way you ship the games so they don't get damaged en route?
A: Yes! I'm making the switch tomorrow (once the new shipping cartons arrive at my factory/Dad's house.) I'll resume shipping tomorrow with games packed in shipping cartons instead of padded envelopes, and hopefully that will protect the games better.
Q: Where is my tracking number?
A: Only backers who requested (and paid for) expedited/tracked shipping services will receive a tracking number. I'm sending these personally and all expedited packages will have left the building by Wednesday of this week, so get in touch then if you haven't heard from me.
Q: Where are the rules for the expansions and Commanders?
A: Expansions rules can be found here: http://thoughtprocess.me/expansions-rules/ Also, you may notice that at the bottom I've already included some "Break the Rules" rules which you can use to mix and match with the original. I'm personally recommending trying out any of the "broken" Mission rules. We've found they make the game *even more* strategic and interactive.
Q: I have other questions about the rules and game-play. Who can I turn to?
A: Your first port of call should be the comments section right here on the main page of KS. By this point I have several backers who practically know the game better than me, and can answer your questions more speedily than I can. If you're still stuck, email me and I'll answer as soon as I can.
Q: grrrr. Why are there two typos in the game?
A: Because in the last hours of locking down the game I had to completely switch formats and make some last minute changes due to printing on plastic and an oversight on the printer's part to tell me how I needed to close the files. This last minute switch and my attempts to keep everything to schedule meant that despite the copious proof-reading that I did with the help of all you guys, I made two tiny mistake. It's eating me up inside, but sadly there's nothing I can do now. Please accept my apologies.
Q: Is it too late to get in on the Fancy Box action?
A: Sadly for now, yes. This round of ordering/processing and shipping is shut down. But since the response has been so excited and positive, this certainly won't be the last you've seen of The Fancy Box. Stay tuned for follow up campaigns...
Q: I love this game so much! Where is the best place to send you my compliments?
I've been posting some little silly videos I've been making about the packing and shipping process in the comments section, but for anyone who missed this priceless footage, get a load of the videos below and see what's been happening in my world for the past few weeks!
And that's all from me. Gotta get back to work!!
p.s I'm still waiting to see photos/videos of you guys opening your packages and playing the game. I wanna see!!