It’s been quite a while since the last update and I’d like to catch you up on a few things. For the 69 miniature figures (including the 3 cheesecake ones), all tooling and moulds are complete and we are going to begin mass production in October/November. By researching alternative solutions, we found the best way to produce these would be as a big box versus individual boxes as we did for the Sacred40. We are also going to opt to produce a very low print run, basically to the lowest rounded up threshold we can get after satisfying backer pledges. If there are any left over, we’ll sell the rest online and at conventions and that would be it. In the future, we may reprint certain characters, but not as a big box like this. We have some pretty cool ideas for the box design which we’ll post in another update.
For those curious about production time, normally a factory will take about 3 weeks to come up with a boxed proof (sooner if it’s just cards and chits). After, there will normally be about a week for final approvals for the entirety of the product. Once approved, final mass production begins and it’ll take about 2 weeks to complete (depending on how large the order and the size of the project.) After, they ship by sea and will normally take about a month to reach the US and much sooner to reach other shipping HUBs. Once the HUBs receive the product, it takes about a week to process it into their system and shipping/fulfillment can begin. That is what a healthy production to fulfillment cycle looks like, and is also the goal for us for these minis.
OTHER ITEMS FROM THIS CAMPAIGN
Just as a refresher, here are the other items which are outstanding in this campaign.
- Super Fairytale Fighters 2 (Round 2) – WIP (5 of 8 decks complete)
- Poker Deck – WIP (3 suits finished, last suit being worked on)
- Cheesecake Pack 2 – WIP
- Fantasy Lores – WIP
- The Living Storybook – WIP
- Fairytale Games: The Story Book (volume 1) – WIP
- Pulp Fantasy Pack – TBD
- Trinity Ball – TBD
- 12 Days of Kickstarter - TBD
- Promo Cards – TBD
- Fairytale Games Art Book 2 – TBD
- Mother Goose’s Story Crimes – TBD
The items with WIP (work in progress) is what we are working on now. The ones with TBD (To be determined) will be assigned only after the WIPs are completely designed. We are working on the digital versions at this time but rather than telling you now what’s in store too far in advance, I rather just tell you what’s been accomplished during each update.
Our art studio, Wonderland Studios has been taking up freelance jobs, ⅓ of which goes towards production of items for this campaign. This is ongoing in order to keep production going forward.
For more info on Fairytale Games: Battle Royale and Dragon Tides, please visit their respective campaigns. For example, if you want info on Fairytale Games Editions, Expansions, etc, you'll need to visit the Battle Royale campaign.
MARTIAL ARTS GAME
If you have been following along since February, I had met someone who was very interested in acquiring our Martial Arts: The Card Game IP. Last month, we sold it to them so they are 100% owners of the game, artwork, assets, and files. By selling it to Blacklist Games, we were able to use the money towards this last shipping of Battle Royale.
Our Art Studio is also doing the artwork for their Series 2 game in which the funds will continue to be allocated out across our Kickstarter campaigns for production and shipping only. A few of you have seen that they launched their campaign on Kickstarter today. I want to be clear that they are the sole owners of the Martial Arts IP and have nothing to do with us outside of the artwork at this point. Because of them, we were able to move ahead with some shipping for Battle Royale and I am so grateful for that. Of course, I also believe that they will take the IP and game and take it further than I ever could.
We will begin utilizing our Facebook and Websites once again, starting September so that those who aren’t able to follow along on Kickstarter will have multiple channels to receive consolidated information for game production across the board. Kickstarter has helped us with a hard reset for our Kickstarter e-mails. So as of Aug 18th, we have a fresh inbox. Previous messages for each campaign have been deleted but anyone who messages us through it now, will be seen and replied to in a timely manner.