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A competitive strategy game of Dwarven blacksmithing for 2 to 5 player, set in the fiery heart of the mighty Winterforge mountain.
A competitive strategy game of Dwarven blacksmithing for 2 to 5 player, set in the fiery heart of the mighty Winterforge mountain.
1,214 backers pledged AU$ 87,787 to help bring this project to life.

Campaign Update #66 - Shipping Update Cont.

Posted by Allen Chang (Collaborator)
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Hello backers,

This is Allen again for your weekly update.

Shipping Details

My plan was to release the vessel details for the update this week. Alas, we still don’t have it. What I can confirm, however, is that things are moving. Our manufacturer has received the booking form for release, so we know things are indeed happening in the background even if we had to get the information from our manufacturer rather than straight from the source.

This is a new logistics company we are dealing with. The distribution partners we've worked with all had good things to say about this company so we're not concerned and trust that they will deliver the goods. However, it's evident that they've not dealt with Kickstarter campaigns before.

As you all know, we are different to many other Kickstarter campaigns. We update backers weekly and we don’t hide information away from the public eye. We expect the partners we work with to do the same. At the very least, provide us timely updates as a professional courtesy.

Shipping containers of games can often seem like a black box. Shipping request and money go in one end and goods arrive on the other end. Details don’t usually flow back to the end client unless the logistics company's point of contact is on the ball and open to being communicative.

Aside from Kris at VR Distribution who is helping us organise all of the shipments, the logistics company works for us and is responsible for issuing the necessary requests and forms to get the cargo to their requisite destinations. For those unfamiliar with freight logistics, it's typical to have many other companies between us and the shipping company; that's in addition to hand-off companies at each end from origin to destination. The logistics company is the main point of contact on our side but there are many layers staggered throughout involving us, our manufacturer, port authorities, and various interim agencies.

There shouldn't be any reason why our logistics company can't give us the vessel details and arrival dates this coming week. Thanks, everyone for your patience. GTS Distribution and VR Distribution are ready and waiting for the games to arrive and will post out the games the moment they hit their respective warehouses.

As always, thanks for backing.

- Allen and the Smiths of Winterforge team

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      Ryan Zecman
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      Thanks for the updates as always. Sounds promising.

    2. Pat Gallagher on

      Compared to a couple of certain licensed game Kickstarters I’m a backer on, the open and frequent communication from you guys is a welcome breath of fresh air, despite the delays ;-)

    3. Hunter Snider on

      Don't worry you will get it before Christmas this year! = )

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      Talen77
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      I'm still hopeful we can get this game before Christmas .......2020