It Had to be Something...
A Slight Delay
Backers, we're sorry to report that we've had a slight production delay that will bump fulfillment of the physical rewards back by about a month. We made a few improvements to the product design, including sourcing a new wood for the bricks - and unfortunately that bumps us into the holiday season by the time these reach our warehouses.
You can now expect to receive the Beloved Editions of the game by January 2019, rather than December 2018 as we originally expected.
We've been seeing how much everyone is enjoying the digital edition, and it's been heartwarming to say the least. It makes us all the more eager to get the full printed product into your hands, but we want to get this thing right. We're happy to say the final version will be even more beautiful than the print proof we shared last month.
You have all been so patient and supportive during this campaign and the long wait after. We can't thank you enough. 💖
In Better News...
We ran a special Star Crossed wide con at Big Bad Con this October, and it was a big hit! Twenty players showed up to play ten simultaneous games of Star Crossed, and we had ten incredible stories of romance, from the sweetest to the steamiest to the most heartbreaking.
If you haven't played in a wide con, it's great fun: there were a set of 30 character prompts ("Sensitive Space Janitor" "Stoic Chief of Security" "Disgraced Former Kill-Bot" etc), a fun match-up game, and one shared setting that all the concurrent sessions took place in: Space Station Fobolex, a hub of culture, politics, trade, and mystery in the vacuum of space. Whatever happened in one session impacted all the others!
Unspoken lust at the zero-G rodeo.
Desperate flight from a betrothal that holds the key to galactic peace.
Personal compromises in the struggle for robotic liberation.
Emotional tensegrity experiments gone terribly right.
It was so amazing!! Best of all: we're going to put together the instructions and prompts for Space Station Fobolex and share them with you. It's the least we can do to make up for our unexpected delay, and we think you'll really enjoy it. This game can hold up to ten pairs of players, but would probably be a satisfying experience for even two or three pairs. Can't wait to share it with you!
Thank you to everyone who came to play Space Station Fobolex at Big Bad Con. It was a wild experiment and we were delighted to have you along for the ride. BBC was super fun in general, thanks largely to all the Star Crossed fans and backers who said hello 💖. You are all seriously the best.
--Alex and the Bully Pulpit Crew
PS: This also happened.