Revised meeples, revised ship date
Hullo meeple friends,
We've corrected our errant meeples, and have new samples that look exactly as they should: bright, vibrant and happy.
The antique finish is lighter now, so the translucent enamel can really bring up the detail from below without being overwhelmed. We've also corrected the green enamel colour.
So that's a relief.
New completion date
Last time I reported a completion date of 18 September, and wrote at the time, "I suspect it will take a little longer".
It turns out that I had a detailed conversation with our project manager and failed to pick up that that was the date for the revised samples, not for the full production. I'm feeling especially dense about this, as I knew it felt too soon do make every single meeple all over again.
So, now that these production samples are locked in, the full batch are being finished, and will be ready on 10 October all going well. We lost an extra week there as we have two factory holidays coming up next week and the week after
We're sorry this is running so far over our delivery estimate, as we are not only disappointing you but also missing having these for sale at PAX AUS and Essen Spiel. But, better to get the meeples right before sending them off to their forever homes with you. We'll keep working on them.
They come in bags
We also have in hand finished versions of all of the velvet bags. Here's a line up photo! You can't see, but each bag has 8 meeples inside.
We've set the date to launch our next Kickstarter. We really thought our meeples would be out the door by now, but us running the next Kickstarter does not impact on the meeple delivery time.
We're making Epic D20 Coins, new poker chip sized versions of our popular D20 coins, with super fine detail by artist Lynda Mills. The campaign launches on 1 October. If you play tabletop RPGs, these are really nice to use as reroll tokens.
Thanks, and thanks
Before I go, I wanted to share a special thanks from our meeple artist Daniel Solis, as many of you bought him a coffee as the tip jar in BackerKit. We sent that through to him, and he replied "Thanks! This is the kindest KS add-on I've seen in any campaign." So well done you.
That's all for this update. We'll be back in touch in three weeks to let you know how the meeple completion is going. We'll share photos before they head off to fulfilment, and make sure they're as pretty as the samples.
Mark, Andre, Penny & Jackson