We’re pleased to report good progress on the trays. Richard painstakingly laser cut each layer of the Masonite trays below, to Sam’s exact specifications.
As you can see, we’re trying to make the instructions as clear as possible, to minimize any further risk of miscommunication with the factory. The set was sent off on March 25, and we expect to get the factory’s test sample back the week of April 8.
Vulcan cavity #22, you’re going down
We apologize that we didn’t do this from the start -- we’ve never made an Ogre garage before, and are learning a lot from this project!
“Hey, crash test dummies!” “I thought we were giant killer robots”
On the factory’s side, the owner has personally visited the shop floor to impress on the staff the need to get this round correct. We’re indebted to our partners at GPI for an excellent relationship with the factory. The Chinese have a term for this, guanxi, which roughly translates to “strong business relationship, enabling things to get done.”
Steve’s right hand has taken on a life of its own -- like a tiny automated Ogre, it just keeps doing its thing at staff meetings, breaks, event downtimes, you name it. I’m sure it even tries to run cycles during his sleep! The certificates are now all done.
We hope Steve’s hand has recovered from thanking you for your support!
Car Wars Timeline Reboot
The latest poll on the Cars Wars private forum is smoking hot -- vote for the earthshaking 2030 event which will kick off the rebooted timeline.
Will a rogue banking algorithm send the globe into a Greater Depression? Or will The Seas Rise, sending millions of refugees towards high ground? You decide! You can also give your suggestions for the next 2035 event. The poll ends on March 31.
(To access the forum, register at forums.sjgames.com using the email you gave Kickstarter, and allow 24-48 hours for our automated script to grant you viewing privileges. Please contact Brandon at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need further assistance at that point.)
This will be the last time we make an announcement about the Car Wars polls, so be sure to get involved, if that’s something you’ve been putting off!
-- Daniel Jew