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I understand your frustration. I'm not using any resources for this. The side projects pay for themselves, and I devote extra money made to continuing these stretch goals. The only thing I'm re-using is art and graphics. The books are being worked on, I promise, but things have taken a lot of time, and frankly, I haven't been getting the output I've needed from some writers. I'm not trying to shift blame; it's just a fact right now.
Speaking of the length of time, yes, the kickstarter funded in 2013, but the actual book didn't get completed and sent until september 2014, so extra development truly began then, because writers need a full book to work from. yes that's still almost a year, but I have been releasing stretch goals in PDF; one source book, and 5 adventures to be exact.
The malmart catalog is being written, but gear books, especially for Savage Worlds, are tricky. Not only do we have to make sure that we don't introduce power creep, but everything has to be balanced, so lot's of play testing, edits, and more edits.
I hate to keep asking, but please be patient. I'll die before I fail to deliver your products.
I apologise up front if I upset anyone but, considering the IZ2.0 kickstarter was funded in March 2013 and the stretch goals are still not completed, I was a little concerned to receive an email informing me that IZ2.0 is now in beta for Pathfinder. Should I be worried that resources are not being dedicated to the stretch goals as they should be? What are the date projections for actually getting the rest of the items? I had pledged for a hardcopy of the Mallmart Catalogue but have no idea when to expect this to actually be printed.
I like this. Today's modern cyberpunk genre constantly explorers the transhumanist element: Be more than human. This concept is simply an extension of dubbing, where the mind is rendered as software and uploaded into a new or cloned body. The bioforms concept is a great way to explore concepts such as what makes a person a person, and what are things such as souls?
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Curt, please send me a PM with your shipping information and I'll check to see what's going on with your stuff.
I know I'm late, but I still have not received my hard copies. I have been moving, and quite busy, so I am sure I missed the shipping posts, but it is possible my delivery is still trailing behind me somewhere. What info do you need from me, and is this the best forum?
Mine too! :)
Damn. That's intense. My money is on the demon.
Also, this is the cover:
Thanks Alex. I already have the cover, actually. I'm going to be posting a preview link for the kickstarter soon, so ya'll can check it out.
David, I wanted to make one suggestion for the upcoming Hell setting Kickstarter. I would leave out a pledge level for choosing characters for the cover. I believe that having this criteria for the cover pigeonholed the artists and stifled their ability to create the best possible cover. I'm not saying either cover is bad, but when compared to a lot of the interior art they fall short. I attribute this to the fact that the artists had very specific criteria to work within.
I will soon. I'm trying to get some rules written for Pheonix, but it's proving problematic. I don't want to do one update, and then turn around and do another one right away.
I'm sorry I've been quiet, but my day job has been rough, and I'm working on about five different projects right now (most for Interface Zero, though this new kickstarter is taking up time), so things are slow-moving.
Hi David, is there any chance you can provide an official update about various stages of advancement for the stretch goals ? I believe the last one was two months ago. Getting an update every month would be awesome in the future.
No apologies necessary, sir. I learn from comments like this. I'm planning another kickstarter which will probably go live in a couple of weeks, and your feedback will make the bennies look much better, so thank you.
I appreciate the apology and, as I mentioned, I love everything else about IZ 2.0; I honestly think it's one of the best designed settings for any game system. I guess that's why I was so disappointed with the bennies - I'd really hoped for a selection of different images with a decent IZ 2.0 logo on the back. Oh well - such as it is. If you guys ever produce more bennies for the setting please reconsider the design :) Please accept my apologies if I upset anyone by posting this minor complaint.
I'm REALLY sorry to hear that sir. I apologize.
IZ 2.0 is a great product. I do, however, feel the need to mention how disappointed I was with the bennies - they are, IMHO, probably the worst designed I've ever purchased. Sorry to be negative about this but I felt it had to be said. As I said earlier though - the rest of IZ 2.0 is awesome and I will patiently wait for the rest of the books because they are well worth the wait.
Hi sir, sorry for the late response.
Phoenix should be ready next week, and the others are in various stages, still. After Phoenix, my goal is to get NEw York finished, and then start shipping the physical copies of all of the books we've done so far.
Is there any word on Pheonix or any of the other supplements?
Have you checked the last update I did?
Is there an update on the IZ supplements?
I wish you would have contacted me sooner, Paul, send me a PM, and I'll try and get you sorted.
I'm in UK. Still waiting for Explorers edition and bennies. Have these been sent out yet?
I'll be doing an update in a day or so to let everyone know what's going on. Keep an eye out!
With the shipping of the core pledge levels do we have much in the way of an update schedule for the add-ons (like Seattle, Japan, Mal-mart)?
Got my books and the goodies!
Excellent work David! Thank you (and no thx to customs...)
Hey David - what about the Signed Poster of the Limited Edition Cover?
Got mine and it is epic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Street Sam backer checking in. No sign of the book here in Dallas.
I have yet to receive mine either, and I'm also at the Street Samurai backer level.
did you ever fill out a survey?
All the the levels have shipped. Send me a PM with your name, and shipping information, Gian.
Im in the US, haven received mine yet
Did steet sam levels ship?
I sent you a PM, Anne.
Hello David, my book and bennies are stucked at custom. They are missing an invoice. Would it be possible to recieve a pdf with an invoice for my rewards ? It should be enough to release it.
hey just recieved mine in the UK looks great ,
David, I'm wondering if Interface Zero has been sent out yet please? Still waiting for my hard copy, and beginning to worry it may have gotten lost in the mail or that you may have ahd the wrong address.
Thank you sir!
Received with thanks and very pleased. Stunning and worth the hefty backing level.
Well done David, been a bloody pleasure.
Antoine, yes, I'll be shipping the add-ons later in bulk rather than shipping individually. It'll save me $.
Received my core book + bennies + cards + dices.
Are add-ons shipped later ?
Received my book, dice, cards and bennies. Very pleased with it all! Thank you David!
Jeffry, the Internationals for sector cops and above started shipping last week, please give it a bit of time.
Anita, in update #108, I clarified that unless you purchased the explorer's editions as an addon, you don't get them. Please read update 108.
In Belgium, got a Fixer Pledge, still no books right now :(
Hi there! The book looks amazing and so do the tokens/poker chips. :) However, I'm missing the explorer's edition. Could you contact me regarding that. :)
Thank you! Cheers!
Got my books, cards, dice, and tokens David everything looks great.
We had to order another 30 adventures, and since internationals ship after the domestics, it's possible that is what is holding things up.
I haven't received my reports for internationals at sector cop and above yet. Once I do, I'll be able to get you tracking numbers
@David is there any tracking available for the international packages ?