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We are using the vanilla KS survey. :)
Should go out this week!
Are you using the vanilla KS survey or are you using a pledge manager of some sort?
Yes you will. We are buttoning up the surveys now, and when we send them out, you will have the opportunity at that time to let us know the address you wish to use.
I will post an update (and comment in this forum) when the surveys go out.
I have moved since I entered my pledge. Will I have an opportunity to confirm my mailing address prior to shipment?
Yeah, I don’t know where they received their info, but the retail price of the game is $40, not $20. Even if the price was $20, the lowest they should be able to sell it is $16. Based on realistic pricing and our publicly available advertised price policy, anyone selling it online for less than $32 is violating our terms and devaluing the game. Thanks for pointing this out. Such a shame :(
Not real happy that Miniature Market's preorder price is much cheaper than the backer's price. Not cool.
@Ken Fair enough and thanks.
@Brian McInnis - I am personally hopeful that the wooden safe licensing agreement between Calliope and The Broken Token will endure after the game's release. However, I am but a humble designer, and I will have to wait to see like you.
Congrats Calliope Team! And a special congrats to Ken! So happy for you buddy. Hope to see more games from you in the future! WOOT WOOT!
Glad to be able to help support this project, can’t wait to get it to the table. To Ken Franklin, thanks for your passion for gaming ( I read the info about you on the campaign page). Looking foreward to playing this with family and friends. YOU DESERVE THIS. Thank you for this game and thank you for your service!
@Chris or Ken
Due to pledging on multiple KS campaigns this year, I wasn't able to add the wooden safes into my pledge during this campaign (so many good campaigns already this year). Just wondering if they will be available after the campaign, such as in retail?
@Chris & @Ken
Congratulations on a successful campaign. Looking forward to getting this one to the table. I am sure it will get a lot of play with family and friends.
"Thank you" seems so inadequate compared to the gratitude I feel toward Ray Wehrs, Chris Leder, the Calliope family, and all of you. God Bless you all!
CONGRATULATIONS AND THANK YOU! The Mansky Caper is successfully funded, and we can’t wait for you to play! We extend our heartfelt gratitude for everyone who backed the project and shared it to friends and family! We will post an official update soon!
Congrats all! I'll see ya in da funny papers!
We don't typically employ a Pledge Manager - we simply use the survey that Kickstarter generates. This does mean that typically we can't add to pledges later. But I will find out for certain and let you know.
Hi backed $1 Just now, I'm short on cash just now would this pledge level give me access to a PM with an option to increase later?
We posted this yesterday: https://twitter.com/gamerati/status/961691605328592902
Retweets to help get the word out appreciated. :)
We’re in the FINAL 36 HOURS!! Welcome to the heist, everyone who has joined us recently! And thank you all!
@Troy - feel free to keep the wooden safes as a decorative project while you play with the cardboard ones - lol
Thanks to everyone for backing the project!! Great to see Ken’s wonderful game poised to reach so many people!
I agree with Bryan.
I'm dropping the safes but if those cardboard ones break down....lol
@Bryan - as you can see from the play-through video, the safes get a lot of handling and come through well. No worries there. Calliope spent 6 months with me making sure they were just right.
I have to admit that the durability of the cardboard safes has been my only concern related to the game or components. That is the reason that buying the wooden safes is appealing to me, in spite of the color difference between them and the originals. Glad to hear they are holding up after multiple plays.
Thanks everyone! Some great points made.
@Troy - Not sure about stickers though. :)
@Troy: I have a final prototype with the cardboard safes that I have carted around to cons and played here at home. They are hand-cut instead of factory cut, and have still survived over a dozen playthroughs. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised with the quality.
Or maybe the creator would provide the PnP files for the safes so they could be sent to a printer to turn into stickers?
I'm just rambling about how to get the BT safes black with face detail. Lol.
Maybe you could have the front of the regular game ones scanned and turned into stickers, paint the broken token ones and then add the stickers to the fronts and seal them??
I'm still on the fence for the safes. I am just not terribly confident in cardboard for this particular thing so I'd love to have the BT ones but like Mel, I really don't like the aesthetics of them on the board in the wood color.
I considered painting them via airbrush and then attempting to use a gold drafting pen to go back over the details if they are deep enough.
I would have done them in plastic and had the details printed. I think sheet styrene material would hold up.
Decisions, decisions. I also considered attempting to find toy plastic safes that might work or finding 3d print files for them.
Not sure what I'm going to do. I want those neat coins for sure.
...continued from last comment: but that is another project for another day. 😊
@Mel - I explored dark plastic or darker veneer when designing the wooden safes, but Troy is right - the details disappear. I thought about staining followed by gold wax rubbing in the lasered grooves
@Troy - Thanks! Food for thought.... :)
I wish Mel! You could stain them but then you lose all that detail on the front -(
Are the wooden safes going to be black like the ones in the video? I like them.
Welcome to all the new backers in the past few days! We are thrilled to have you as part of the heist! Only a few days left - let’s all spread the word and get this wonderful game on as many tables as possible!
@Brian - now it can be told: “Ole Nine Lives” was played by Matt Franklin, my son, and the artist for the Mansky Caper.
Again wanted to encourage backers to head over to BGG and thumb the video and/or comment on it.
I also notice that this game has a lot more take that potential than I initially realized. Ole' Nine Lives highlighted this very well.
Just finished watching the play through video and wanted to say nicely done. I can definitely see getting the wooden safes for added bling, after seeing the original components in action. Really like that the gameplay only lasted an hour at a 6 player count. Only downtime I noticed was during loot splitting, after someone called in a favor. Nice art work on the room illustrations, by the way.
Honestly, I don’t know the exact launch date. Grey Fox Games has given me lots of great, fun info, but not that. I’d imagine they’ll announce the date very soon though.
Can you share the launch date? Video just says February.
Just saw the thing on it in the Tantrum House upcoming Kickstarter video and looked it up on BGG. I'm excited for it!
@Troy City of Gears is going to be phenomenal; and methinks not the only new morsel of Chris-Ledery goodness this year 😊
I am indeed :)
BTW, are you the creator of City of Gears that was picked up by Grey Fox Games and coming to KS this month as well?
It’s our hope to have the game shipped to backers before Origins in June. As Ken said, the factory can be a unknown factor, especially as we want to make sure the safes are constructed perfectly. But we certainly would like you to have your copy by the time your convention rolls around in July!