Today's mail reports that we're right around the 70% mark when it comes to shipping games and swag to all of you. That second shipping line is really helping! Everyone who wants to follow along should take a look at the updated map. Brandon will update this once each business day until all of the games are shipped.
Remember, please, that if your game arrives damaged we need notification immediately. Email us at email@example.com and try to include photos of the shipping carton, photos of interior damage, and your phone number. Also, please note that if the damage is significant you may be asked to box everything back up for FedEx.
It is very important that you open your games as soon as possible. Once we release all of the extras for sale we may find ourselves without replacements, so if you wait a month or more before peeking inside your Ogre Designer's Edition we may be unable to replace some components. It turns out the distributor orders are even higher than first reported. That's a good thing!
A Look Inside The Box!
Thank you to Chief at The Dice Tower for this fantastic unboxing video. The years of work are paying off as all of you receive your games, and seeing videos like this -- as well as all of your great comments and pics -- is our reward for a job well done. Thanks, Chief, for showing the world just how much comes packed inside every copy of the Ogre Designer's Edition.
Car Wars Question: Grid Or No Grid?
I'm not officially working on Car Wars today, but that doesn't keep my brain from thinking about automotive death almost constantly. One question peeling out in my head this week is whether or not the new edition of Car Wars uses gridded maps -- great for nostalgia --- or functions more as a tabletop miniatures game. You know, using the bare table and terrain bits instead of maps.
I personally prefer the tabletop with terrain and no maps/grid approach, but I'd love to hear what all of you think. Drop a comment here and let me know your thoughts: grid or no grid?
- Phil Reed