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@Brad / Dave - I am checking with fulfillment as to status of international shipments. I was told these all went out.
I'm going to second Brad's comment. I'm also in Alberta / Canada and am still waiting on my gripmat, rule book and connectors.
Anyone in Canada receive their gripmat, rulebook and connectors yet? Still waiting in Alberta/Canada.
The mat relaxed a little, but the deeper creases and dents haven't come out after two days of lying flat on the table. It just kind of looks like I got the end of the roll or something, I'm sure they are not all like this. Anyway, it should still be just as functional, and the game will cover a lot of the worst parts.
@Sean - Can you let me know is the dents, creases, and wrinkles have come out of the mat? This is to be expected in shipment. The mat is precisely as we had envisioned it. I am sorry that it is not what you expected.
Came home to find my mat waiting for me! Unfortunately, it didn't meet my expectations. While the art and printing are great, the material is lighter and more fragile than I expected, and was shipped with lots of minor creases, wrinkles, dents and dings. I was expecting something more dense, like the mats MtG players use. There was something resembling bits of lunch on it, but that wiped off with a damp paper towel. While I will be happy to use the mat to keep my hexes from sliding about, I wouldn't spend $20 on this at a retail store. I had been on the fence about the GripMat project, and I'm glad I waited.
And my name was left off the Kickstarter Backers list in the manual. =[
All in all, though, I'm still glad I backed you and helped get your game and your company off the ground!
Ok - doing a post... I just received confirmation that 130 of the 172 GripMats have shipped!
The balance will go out next week. Slower than committed... but finally almost there!
Nothing yet in NJ.
I received my new manual and connectors yesterday, but not the gripmat I ordered. Will this be shipped separately or was this an error? Thanks.
@Brad - these should be shipping yesterday and today. That is what my fulfillment center has told me. I am in daily communication with them, and when I have it confirmed that they are all shipped I will post. Thanks - and I know the wait has been terrible. I have no illusions of good service here. Just trying to take care of getting these out - finally.
The new manual and connectors showed up yesterday. The grip map sample was stuck to the manual and had to be peeled off. Very grippy. The new connectors make the tracker look a lot better and are a lot less "spinny" - after some work on the cardboard with a knife. The new manual is a huge improvement. I did find one mistake in it - the nebula tile image on pages 13 and 32 (I think) is from the B-deck. Both should be from the A-deck. It's confusing when you're looking at the images and not the actual tile. But, all in all, a huge improvement. I can't wait to get Disaster Looms back on the table again.
Still waiting on new manual, connectors and mat in Alberta,Canada. Which is a shame. I had a ton of friends who were interested in the Gripmat Kickstarter, but were waiting to see how mine turned out.
@Michael - I am waiting on word from my fulfillment partner that these have all shipped. I was told on this past Thursday that they were expecting to start shipping them Friday, and would be done shipping them on Tuesday. I will do an update if I hear any change in this - and especially if I find out they have all shipped!
Any update? Still waiting on the connectors, manual and grip mat in VA. Thanks.
@Bob - The GripMats were all completed on Friday - finally. We have gone though scaling up pains, and getting the mats to come out right as we went from 5-10 mats a day, to 50 a day, to our current capacity took more time than anticipated. This being said our fulfillment folks have instruction manuals, and connectors and GripMats! So happy day - this week we should get them all out. Some of you may receive before the end of campaign... but most of you will not. I will do a post on this as well.
Hi Team. Your other Gripmat Kickstarter ends in 70 hours - it seems to be doing quite well (congrats)! Are ours on the way or is there tracking info available? Or are we gonna miss our chance to see them ahead of time?
Did you send out the rulebook and connectors to backers that did not order a playmat?
@Michael - I will message you on this to make sure your address is correct.
Still no new connectors/rulebook. Any word on that? It's been about 3 weeks now.
We are doing the lion's share of mailing next week. We received the connectors, and the rule books. We are waiting on mats to send out to those backers. Otherwise - you should see them immanently.
When can we expect the new rulebooks/connectors to start arriving?
@Jeff - send me an email and I will make sure we get you one!
@Brad - please send me an email with a current address
So, do I need to request a new manual or will I get one automatically as a backer of the project?
I'm not sure if you have my most recent address for the mailing of the new insrtruction manual. How can I check to make sure what you have on file??
@Brian - I just messaged you. This was shipped to you, we were not aware it had not been received. Please message me back so we can resolve this for you. I am sorry that you are having a bad experience.
@Sean - I know ... replacement components are taking forever. The replacement connectors should be in hand during the month of November. Panda is making these for us, and informed us it would be the first week of November for completion. I have emailed my contact for an update on these. The instruction manuals are printed, and finally the mats are about to be printed as well.
@Dan - Mats will be printing imminently. Our most recent sample came out a bit blurred when we took it to the 100% size (24" x 32"). This was not acceptable. I am supposed to be receiving final pre-production samples this week. We plan on doing a full update at this time. (hopefully this weekend)
very frustrated with this game.....they never doing what they say... wish i never gave them my money.... worst game buying experience ever... they sent me a mail telling me they send me replacement board and spinner out back in april... tolk me they send it out that week....its now nov.......WTF ???????????????????????????????
Tick Tock Tick Tock
Any more word on the mats?
@Mark / Brad / Bob- So we are only awaiting the connectors at this point they are going into production very soon. Once I receive them we will be mailing out manuals, and connectors. As for the mats - we continue to be very close on this. I have daily conversations with the manufacturer, and they are still waiting on the proper 24" width material. My most recent update (about 1 hour ago) is that they will have the material by Friday.
Just touching base to see how things are coming and when us Canadian backers can expect the playmats and revised rulebooks.
Is there an update on the delivery of the playmat and connectors? Sounds like the updated rulebook is awaiting the connectors. Can't wait to get the playmat!!
Hey team - looking forward to the connectors, manual, and play mat soon! My address has changed - how shall I inform you?
@Stephen - they are printed, we are getting ready to ship. We have been delaying in anticipation of the connectors. See comment below. We are working still to get corrected connectors.
@Michael - the connectors we had sourced ended up again being the incorrect size (ever so slightly too large, and this was after providing the manufacture both dashboard samples and connectors). We are still working to get these corrected. They are NOT a necessary component to enjoy the game. We have suggested an alternative by simply using only the bottom connector.
Any news on the manual?
Any update on the connectors? The update we got this weekend didn't mention.
@Walter we have the manuals, and have only been waiting on our plastic replacement connectors. We should have those VERY soon. We will have a post on that probably the weekend of 8/9.
@Herbert Thank you for the inquiry. I have personally been in contact with the folks who are doing our mats. They have a beautiful machine made for the creation of the mats and now we are down to test run after test run after test run to make sure everything is correct. Currently the art has been sent in and approved and they are working on making sure the ink saturation is going deep enough into the material.
Were we to receive reprinted rule books? If so, I never received one.
I assume that the expansion is not even under consideration at this time.
any status update on the mats?
Oops! Disregard that comment. I found the original and the response. (wish I could delete!).
I never got my poster. I put a comment up about this on one of the updates, but now I can't find it to see if there was ever a reply. Is there any way I can get a poster still?
An update will be posted shortly as to the status of mats. I am happy to say there is good news.
Ditto!? Any new news on the mats?
So are the mats coming at some point?
Oh, and we will be at Origins next week at booth #508. Even if we don't have the final version, if you happen to stop by, we'll have a sample that you can feel for yourselves if you'd like to stop by!
Mini comment style update! We have had a little headway with mats. The manufacturer we are using has yet to send us a sample of the final product. We did receive 5 samples last week...but in the wrong size and with the wrong art. We are still working on getting them done to our specs. Believe me, we want our mats just as much as you guys! When we have the final samples, we'll be so excited about it that we won't be able to stop ourselves but to take several photos and put out an official project update as soon as we can.
Hi team - would love an update on play mats etc. I'm sure some of us are waiting patiently as our other replacements are on-hold as well so they can ship together.