Campaign Update #41 - The sample has arrived and Smiths of Winterforge is going to BGGCon!
Hi there backers,
We have some great information for you this week! The sample has arrived from China and we went through it. Check it out then see our thoughts below.
The Custom Meeples
You may have seen in the video above and yes, the meeples can be broken... BUT... it took a fair bit of force in a straight verticle motion to do this. This means that the meeples are unlikely to break due to day-to-day use.
The Vacuform Insert
The vacuform insert that came with the sample is not exactly what we specified so we are going back to the manufacturers to ensure the card spaces are increased by a few millimetres to allow for card sleeves.
Ah, the rulebook. It took so much work to get it to where it is and We're glad that we did. This rulebook looks stunning.
We absolutely love the board. The art changes we made to accomodate colour-blind users as well as adding the card backs to their relevant deck spots have translated wonderfully to the finished piece
They're clean. The art is crisp. The linen finish looks great.
The Guild Boards
The art came out fantastic on the board and the die cut drift moves around slightly but it isn't drifting enough to be a concern. The guild cubes fit great into the cut boards.
Coins & Tokens
These are beautiful. They did turn out a little larger than they were supposed to as the artwork was not scaled down to match the specifications. It's only off by a few millimetres, so will be easy to correct before we mass produce.
These, like the game board, look great. You may notice that they are smaller than originally planned. After having discussions with the artist and the manufacturer, we decided to cut the size of them to help with shipping weight as there was a lot of surperfluous board space when there was not a need to line up with the board. Instead, now you just throw them up on top of the board. or wherever they fit on the table.
All in all, we're really happy with the production sample. We'll be talking with the manufacturer and fixing up the little errors in prep for the final push of the go button. We're also waiting on the Kickstarter exclusive material (the Coins, Pouch, and Wooden First Player Token) as they are being produced externally.
Catch Smiths of Winterforge at BGGCon
Our friends over in the US, Passport Games Studios, is taking Smiths of Winterforge along to BGG-Con from Nov 15 - 19. If you're going to the con, make sure you check out their booth #111 to catch Smiths of Winterforge, as well as other games from our homies Rule & Make.
That's all for this week. Until next time,
- Dylan, Aaron, and the Smiths of Winterforge Team