Thanks for your patience, we've got a fantastic update for you tonight!
We've gotten our final round of proofs back from the factory and the improvements are really noticeable, we are thrilled to share some new pictures of the latest changes. At the bottom of this update you'll see a video showing off the spot UV dials on the digital proof cover. These mixed with the other spot UV additions really took the box to the next level and we are really pleased with how well this turned out. We'd like to stress how immensely thankful we are for your patience while we've worked with the factory to prepare a product that we can be incredibly proud of.
Mentioned above are the spot UV updates but we've made quite a few changes that I want to disclose here (almost entirely cosmetic, of course). I'd initially designed the playmat so the picks were facing the opposite way in the supply. The goal was trying to help players understand that the spacial orientation of the picks was relevant to the placement. This didn't seem to work as intended and having them match the rule reminders and rule book orientation has helped immensely in blind play testing feedback. There is a small keyword change needed on this playmat that we will confirm with a photo proof as it's simply an artifact from the development process.
The insert was plain and a bit underwhelming when it first arrived, so we decided that the amazing art piece of the two guitarists by Jennifer Hrabota-Lesser should replace that. We also had some oddly omitted letters on a couple of genre cards and we changed the layout which was a solid fix. The scorepad has been increased in size and the newest set of picks look and feel quite nice, they have a matte finish and play well, I'll post a riff sometime soon using some of these.
Our factory reps are returning from New York Toy Fair and our project is ready to print as soon as we confirm the small wording change on the playmat. Printing should take roughly 30 days at the most, so we will update you with photos as the games head towards fulfillment. We're currently considering putting all of the"backer only" lanyards inside your game boxes to help ensure they arrive consistently. We are going to print a handful of extra lanyards for replacement/lost in transit issues but this will greatly reduce the risk of the clasp scratching other items in your shipping box. This isn't a final choice but I'm leaning towards it for simplicity's sake at the various fulfillment outlets. Backerkit locked this week and cards should see charges no later than Friday, if you have any issues just shoot me a message.
Thanks again for your amazing support and consistent patience while we get everything sorted to send you the best game possible. We are incredibly happy to start printing and shipping Re-Chord. Be on the lookout for "Blume" by Stevo Torres, being published by Yanaguana Games and coming to Kickstarter early this Spring. Have a wonderful week and thanks again for everything.