Waiting to approve final proof
One of my favorite comedy movies is Bowfinger, in which Steve Martin plays a down-on-his-luck wannabe film director who dreams of being so important that someday the FedEx truck will stop at his place. Today I was reminded of a scene from the end of the movie when his dream comes true:
The FedEx bearing the all-important production proof of Hoard is, according to tracking, now in Singapore. We hope to receive and approve it in the next few days, which will mean Hoard should be ready to ship out from the Whatz factory by the end of this month.
Here is the timeline for the next few upcoming events:
- Most of you have filled out your survey, thank you. If you haven't yet, please do so now. Two days after the proof arrives (provided I am able to approve it) I will need to shut down the ability to change your delivery address.
- When the proof arrives, I will send out the Cheeky Parrot quarterly e-newsletter. It will be the first place I'll post photos of the proof. Sign up for our newsletter here. I'll want to make sure none of our fans miss out on Hoard (though don't worry, backers, your copies will be dispatched first, prior to official release dates.)
- Five days after I approve the proof, I will need to let Whatz know exactly how many to send to the Send From China warehouse, from which all non-Australasian pledges will be fulfilled. So if you want to add an extra copy (see prior update) or refer a friend to our Shopify site to buy their own (from the Kickstarted run, but at slightly higher prices) shake a leg!
- I'll post another update after this communication with Whatz. By then I hope to have the date the shipments will be leaving Shanghai!
Here are photos of the "white copy" proof we were sent at the beginning of the month. Everything seems like it will fit, snugly, once the characters are in their stands and the tokens bagged. It looks like there's enough sideways room for cards to be sleeved, but I don't think the box will accommodate the increased height of a sleeved deck. Maybe if the box liner is removed (it fits tightly and I didn't want to rip it out). Hoard's sleeve size, for those who might want to know is Standard Card Game: 2 1/2 by 3/12 inches or 63.5 by 88 mm.