Shipping Update - EU Ship Damaged - 07 March 2019
EU Vessel Has Been Damaged...
Ok, I'm 100% joking. Really horrible, I know. But, I figured I might get your attention. :p
Actually things are going fairly well, for how crazy of a project this is! One significant lesson I have learned, is keep your KS rewards simple! Add-ons are nice in the beginning, but they are pain in the butt down the road! Nonetheless, we are getting super close! So, here's a long awaited update for you all!
Important - Addresses: All addresses have been locked down! In theory, you already knew that, but if you didn't and that's an issue, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org asap. Asian addresses are too late to change, but USA & EU might have a grace period.
Important - Japanese: I was unable to get the Japanese Guide Books translated. We tried hard to find someone, but it just didn't pan out. I'm really sorry. :( If you purchased that add-on, I will be refunding it back to your Kickstarter account credit card. Please make sure your card is up to date, and let me know if you have trouble or don't see it show up in the next month.
Important - Multiple Packages: Because of the crazy amount of add-ons for language packs, display trays, etc, some of you might be getting things in multiple shipments. For example, some countries will get display stands before you get games, and those of you who order custom character cards or language packs might receive multiple shipments. We ended up deciding to print the translated add-ons in Germany, to save on shipping cost and increase the speed of delivery, but if you are outside of the EU, non-English add-ons will probably be shipped separately. I'll keep you posted as I have more details.
Translated Add-ons: We ended up switching from printing the small batches of translated add-ons in the USA to printing them in Germany. It took much longer than we anticipated to get everything translated, so we are running a bit behind schedule on those. However, the good news, is everything is translated (thank you to our awesome volunteers for that), and Happy Shops (who is managing EU / Rest of World fulfillment) has agreed to print them for us, which means that everything will be in one place, and hopefully there will be little if no delay on waiting for the add-ons before shipping out.
What you all are waiting for: Shipping Updates!
Shipping to Germany for EU/Rest of World: The boat is called Rome Express. We are getting a bit of conflicting information on the arrival date at the moment, but our current understanding is that the games are to arrive in Germany on Mar 14th.
Shipping to the USA for USA/Canada: The boat is called Columbine Maersk. Our current understanding is it is scheduled to arrive at port in Miami on Mar 13th.
Shipping to Asia: VFI has been sent addresses and will start fulfilling. Unfortunately, (I just found out about this) LongPack had a delay in releasing the games for pickup, so VFI was not able to pick them up until Feb 25. However, things are moving full steam ahead now with Asian fulfillment.
Shipping to Australia: Because of the above delay, AU backers might receive their games 2-3 weeks later than the rest of the world. The AU games will depart on a ship next week and arrive at Aetherworks in 3-4 weeks. We'll keep you posted!
In Other News...
I'm working to update our website, make sure the web-app is running, and also to get the play-by-play PDF guide uploaded. I'm hoping to get to some of that this week, so I'll keep you posted, and possibly ask for your help to look things over for mistakes I might miss.
Thanks again for your support and patience! I still believe you are the world's best backers. It's because Mountaineers are so chill. Probably because they stand in ice. Dad jokes ya'll. (;
Tiredly but excitedly your project creator,