Late Pledges and File Preparation
Here at Calliope HQ, we are still abuzz with excitement over the Tsuro: Phoenix Rising campaign. But there's a lot of work to do! Our goal is to meet the highest quality with the game, and deliver it as soon as possible to all of you! Meanwhile, our President Ray and our resident Weezer fan Marcelo are jetting over to New York Toy Fair to show off our games (including Tsuro: Phoenix Rising) to retailers, press, and industry folks who will help get it to the masses months from now!
We have received many questions about late pledges. For most of you, this won't be on your mind, but in case you did not pledge during the campaign and you come across this update, here are the details.
For a variety of logistical reasons, we will not be doing late pledges for Tsuro: Phoenix Rising.
Because we had over 130 amazing brick-and-mortar retailers participate in this campaign, and they have not yet finalized their order quantities with us, we can suggest a fantastic solution to get all the new game and exclusive items.
Our recommendation is to contact your local game store and see if they pledged, and if so, preorder with them. They have access to both the Standard Retail Edition and Kickstarter Exclusive Set. This will allow you to
1) support amazing local retailers,
2) get the game before the general public, and
3) still receive all the super sweet Kickstarter exclusives and stretch goals, including rainbow pawns.
We hope this helps, and provides a solution if you weren't able to pledge during the campaign. Remember, when the CrowdOx survey comes out (in 30-60 days), you will be able to upgrade from the Standard Retail Edition to the Kickstarter Exclusive Set if you choose.
Production is in a happy place! We are in good shape with the custom components: the trays, pawns, and lanterns. We have been working with the factory non-stop on these for a few weeks. In fact, we hope to be able to share photos of the early non-colored versions very soon. The printed materials, such as the tiles, are being finalized. We are currently working on the final version of the rulebook, getting the text where we need it and creating example images.
The bottom line is that we are proceeding on schedule with all of this, and we will keep you updated on the progress!
We hope you have a great day! Happy Valentine's Day tomorrow - go play a board game with your loved ones! :)
'Til next time, game on!