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Scury Dogs: Pirates and Privateers is a board game from dern and obsidian, with gorgeous art and fun gameplay.
245 backers pledged $23,452 to help bring this project to life.

A really bad delay

Posted by Darren J. Gendron (Creator)


Scurvy Dogs just hit a nasty delay. Part of the development plan was for O (the artist) to hand over a lot of original art to Dern (me, the creator guy in the video) when we saw each other in May. This was supposed to take place at London Comic Con, because O lives in Colombia, and Dern lives in the USA. Shipping things in the past has been problematic, so we prefer doing things face-to-face.

Well, the UK has denied O's visa for London Comic Con, and this throws a huge monkey wrench into the works.

Let's boil it down to what this means if you're a Scurvy Dogs backer: If you ordered a package that includes original art from O, the earliest I can send out the art is in late July (after we see each other at ConnectiCon). I will be sending out the games without art, hopefully by the end of May (barring any other delays. For some reason, we didn't think that English Bureaucracy was a delay we needed to plan for, so clearly there are other pitfalls to beware of).

Again, we're really sorry about this delay.


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    1. Ryan Nussbaum on

      Will there by a final notification before shipping? I am currently in the process of buying a house and our apartment lease is up at the end of May. I can't remember if we've given you an address yet or not but if it doesn't reach me by the end of May I may need to change the shipping address. I don't want to change anything yet though, don't want to jinx the house.

    2. Abe Watson on

      Another reason for me to detest my home nation. Honestly - come here with no qualifications or skills and we'll let you take our badly needed jobs, yet come over for a short visit with skills coming out the wazoo and we don't want your kind! It happens I guess, but very disappointed not to finally be seeing O.

    3. Jes Schattie on

      No worries here! Although we may have you hang on to our copies of the game & ship them with the artwork - saves you extra shipping costs, plus we're also moving sometime at the end of May and it would be simpler to just have everything sent to the new address.

      Sorry the UK's being difficult - wrecked travel plans always suck. :(

    4. Darren J. Gendron 6-time creator on

      Ah, yes. I was putting updates for this and Monster Alphabet and forgot to clarify this here. It affects packages that are $100 and up, except for the three $250 packages with art from Lar or Yuko or Jamie.

    5. Tegs on

      So this only effects tose who backed at the $100 level or higher?

    6. Darren J. Gendron 6-time creator on

      Oh yes, I keep meaning to post about that. I will be sending out an update about 3-5 days before we start making shipping labels, letting everyone know what we'll need and how we'll need it for address changes.

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      Kevin Singh on

      Hey yo Dern,

      Can you make an update before you start shipping to let the backers know and possibly update info? I'll most likely have moved by July and I might move before the end of May (the housing market in my city is very competitive right now). So I might need to update my shipping info.

      Best Regards,