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Research! Explore! Colonize! Survive! Oh yeah, and save the planet if it is profitable.  A Hex tile space exploration game!
Research! Explore! Colonize! Survive! Oh yeah, and save the planet if it is profitable.  A Hex tile space exploration game!
Research! Explore! Colonize! Survive! Oh yeah, and save the planet if it is profitable. A Hex tile space exploration game!
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    1. Brad EZ Hay on

      SO, 6 months down the road and no new news on what we are waiting on and was included in the original campaign?

    2. Break From Reality Games 5-time creator on

      @Joe C - it is a project that is in development now. It has been on the back burner till we have had time and funds to address it. We did not raise enough to be able to print this, thus we will be offering this as a Kickstarter project once development is complete. We are really excited about what we have come up with - and we think everyone will agree.

    3. Joe C on

      Whatever happened with the Xeno-politics expansion?

    4. Miles Fitzpatrick
      Superbacker
      on

      Whatever happen to the Xeno-politics expansion? In addition to the reprinted Rulebook? I backed at $65 pledge

      Thanks

    5. Brad EZ Hay on

      Eric,

      I work in an industry where my day to day demands are pretty high and there is always stuff coming and going. I make it a point of keeping my customers updated, even if sometimes it is only to say I Don't know or I don't have an answer. I find that is always better then saying nothing for prolonged periods of time. At least that way people know you are aware and haven't forgotten them.

      When people pay you money for a product or service, they shouldn't have to chase you for status updates. At least that is how I feel on it.

      Either way, I will stop for now and settle back into watching the mail box for my shipment.

    6. Break From Reality Games 5-time creator on

      Brad - I am frustrated, and disappointed as well. I was told everything shipped. Then I was told that Canada had shipped, but not EU or Australia - but they were getting to it. Then I heard nothing for a week and a half. Then I find out that they had not shipped anything outside the US. I am not trying to defer the responsibility which is mine - I just did not want to communicate anything until I knew what really was happening. That could have been as early as 2 days ago - but I wanted to make sure I was ready to take care of it - which I am. Again, I am sorry. I really appreciate all of my backer's support and will am angry that the international backers got screwed into waiting weeks longer. Very frustrating. But... we will take care of that. As for Xenopolotics, we will be doing it. We are re-working the Tech deck, and introducing several new Political Influence deck (name might change). And of course, Aliens. We are getting excited about this one... but it is still a way away. We are hoping to do this late summer this year. We have a couple things we are doing beforehand, but Xenopolitics is definitely happening.

    7. Brad EZ Hay on

      Eric, I am not upset about the mistakes. Stuff happens all the time, in every facet of life. What tends to annoy me is lack of communication. I last heard from you via email on Feb 15 that you were looking into the matter. 3 weeks to find out the stuff hasn't shipped is the frustrating part.

      I greatly fear for our expansion which is way past due as well.

    8. Break From Reality Games 5-time creator on

      Ok - so I confirmed that we had an international shipping screw up. My fulfillment house chose not to ship the international packages. I am not sure why, but they did not. I received 41 boxes mats yesterday. I am expecting to receive the shipment list today. I will then be shipping immediately to everyone on the list - and emailing you as well. I feel terrible about this, as I know you all have been waiting forever for this! And now one more thing. It's lousy. And if you are wondering, we will not be using the fulfillment group again.

    9. Martin Gregory
      Superbacker
      on

      Nothing in Australia yet.

    10. Brad EZ Hay on

      Still waiting in Alberta Canada.......

    11. Derrick Tindal on

      No problem. Thanks for the quick reply.

    12. Break From Reality Games 5-time creator on

      @Derrick - we just messaged you. Sorry for missing you. We will correct immediately.

    13. Derrick Tindal on

      I'm in MN and have not yet received the new rulebook or connectors. I did not order a gripmat so I'm not sure why I haven't received mine yet. At this point, if you wanted to add it to my Damage Report shipment I would be ok with that. However, I'm having an issue with the DR survey as well.

    14. Break From Reality Games 5-time creator on

      @Brad / Dave - I am checking with fulfillment as to status of international shipments. I was told these all went out.

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      Dave Buijs on

      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.

    16. Brad EZ Hay on

      Anyone in Canada receive their gripmat, rulebook and connectors yet? Still waiting in Alberta/Canada.

    17. Sean Lambert (sum1els)
      Superbacker
      on

      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.

    18. Break From Reality Games 5-time creator on

      @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.

    19. Sean Lambert (sum1els)
      Superbacker
      on

      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!

    20. Break From Reality Games 5-time creator on

      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!

    21. Robert on

      Nothing yet in NJ.

    22. Nick-el on

      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.

    23. Break From Reality Games 5-time creator on

      @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.

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      Craig Joly on

      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.

    25. Brad EZ Hay on

      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.

    26. Break From Reality Games 5-time creator on

      @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!

    27. Michael J. Klein on

      Any update? Still waiting on the connectors, manual and grip mat in VA. Thanks.

    28. Break From Reality Games 5-time creator on

      @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.

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      Bob Govia on

      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?

    30. Derrick Tindal on

      Did you send out the rulebook and connectors to backers that did not order a playmat?

    31. Break From Reality Games 5-time creator on

      @Michael - I will message you on this to make sure your address is correct.

    32. Svenn on

      Still no new connectors/rulebook. Any word on that? It's been about 3 weeks now.

    33. Break From Reality Games 5-time creator on

      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.

    34. Svenn on

      When can we expect the new rulebooks/connectors to start arriving?

    35. Break From Reality Games 5-time creator on

      @Jeff - send me an email and I will make sure we get you one!
      @Brad - please send me an email with a current address
      info@bfrgames.com

    36. Brad EZ Hay on

      So, do I need to request a new manual or will I get one automatically as a backer of the project?

    37. Jeff the Voice Actor on

      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??

    38. Break From Reality Games 5-time creator on

      @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.

    39. Break From Reality Games 5-time creator on

      @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.

    40. Break From Reality Games 5-time creator on

      @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)

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      Brian Burrow on

      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 ???????????????????????????????
      getting pissed......

    42. Sean K King on

      Tick Tock Tick Tock

    43. Dan Keller
      Superbacker
      on

      Any more word on the mats?

    44. Break From Reality Games 5-time creator on

      @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.

    45. Brad EZ Hay on

      Just touching base to see how things are coming and when us Canadian backers can expect the playmats and revised rulebooks.

    46. Mark Bisignano on

      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!!

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      Bob Govia on

      Hey team - looking forward to the connectors, manual, and play mat soon! My address has changed - how shall I inform you?

    48. Break From Reality Games 5-time creator on

      @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.

    49. Break From Reality Games 5-time creator on

      @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.

    50. stephen gordon on

      Any news on the manual?

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