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Mountaineers Pre-Production Copy! - Project Update 28 Sep 2018

Posted by Corey Wright (Creator)
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Hello Mountaineers,  

I’m excited to finally have an update that has some more positive news in it: We just received our pre-production print copy from the manufacturer! And it is looking pretty sharp! Right now, we (aka my poor wife) are scrutinizing every single piece, card, and component, looking for anything that needs fixed, changed, or corrected. 

There are a few things that will need adjusted, but overall, it is looking great. It is an incredible feeling, after 3 years of prototyping, to finally have a premium feeling copy in our hands! The wood pieces and the miniatures are especially great, I love how they look! And the box is looking pretty legit too!  

Box Cover
Box Cover

Here is a video of me unboxing the pre-production copy and going through it. I’m sorry about the camera angle- I was livestreaming on another camera on the same time, so if you wonder why I’m not speaking straight to you the whole time, that’s why.  

In other news:  

Our timelines are still delivery around January, although LongPack is warning me that things might get delayed another few weeks, due to them messing up the wooden carabiners (which still need a little work). And apparently, we aren’t the only people getting delayed. I’ve seen some other publishers complaining about this in the forums.

Look at those minis and wooden bits!
Look at those minis and wooden bits!

Spiel’18 is only 1 month away! And I need to get ready! We will be in Hall 5, Booth 111 (5H111) and will have the pre-production copy of Mountaineers, our display stands for sale, and some other games we are testing, like Kartoffelkrieg and Candy Cane Wars. We plan on having daily prize drawings, as well as promo cards and other fun stuff to give away. Hope to see you there! 

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If you are wondering about changing your address, please follow the instructions in this link and login into your pledge on CrowdOx to update your shipping address. I still haven’t locked the shipping, so you are good for a few months.  

https://help.crowdox.com/customer-management/how-do-backers-edit-their-address-after-completing-the-survey

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Our mini mountaineer is doing well, getting strong and cute, and already over 1 month old. Crazy how time flies! And my job as a venture catalyst is going well. It’s been really fulfilling, going around several counties in Oregon and helping entrepreneurs and startups connect to resources. Just today I met with someone who has an awesome company dealing in blockchain and cryptocurrencies!

Entrepreneurs I'm Helping
Entrepreneurs I'm Helping

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Anyways, thanks again for your support of this project. I really do hope to have an awesome product for you guys, and hope the wait will be worth it. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out in the comments, and I’ll answer as best I can.  

Also, who’s looking forward to winter mountain sports? I want to do some back country snowboarding this year!  

Keeping it real,  

Corey Wright

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More Photos!

Box Cover
Box Cover
Game Base
Game Base
Mountain Setup
Mountain Setup
Wooden Components + Miniatures
Wooden Components + Miniatures
Plastic/Cardboard Components + Miniatures
Plastic/Cardboard Components + Miniatures
Mountaineering Minis!
Mountaineering Minis!
This Mountaineer is Tired
This Mountaineer is Tired
Upgrade Board + Character Card
Upgrade Board + Character Card
Conditions Board
Conditions Board
Competition Climbing Goals "Stretch Goal"
Competition Climbing Goals "Stretch Goal"

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What do you guys think of the linen finish on the cardboard? Comment below!

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      J on

      Thank you for keeping the "change of address" instructions handy!

    2. Corey Wright 3-time creator on

      HI Jaxom,

      Correct, the engraved wood pegs are for collector's edition.

    3. Jaxom on

      It looks like you are showing engraved wood pegs are these for the collectors edition or are they going to be different?

    4. Corey Wright 3-time creator on

      Hi Jeff! Soon! My goal is Sunday!

    5. Far Off Games
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      Corey!! This is looking awesome man! Really exciting!! :)

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      ANDY DOWN on

      I'm currently in the Lake District of England and can't see a linen finish anywhere. However your's looks great and I can hardly wait.

    7. Corey Wright 3-time creator on

      Thanks guys! @Holger, the mountain still rotates!

    8. Thomas Beaudry on

      good stuff!! Thanks for the attention to detail. don't rush the final copy if there are still some issues, i don't mind a delay to get the product that you envisioned!

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      Holger on

      I did not follow each update but what happened to the rotatable mountain ?

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      Agnieszka Sander
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      I like everything, I see:)

    11. Stephen Foulk on

      Everything is looking fantastic - loving the linen finish and I’ve always liked the unique look of the graphics. If it plays as well as it looks it will be amazing!

    12. Corey Wright 3-time creator on

      Correction: Our booth at Essen is 5B111.