Fulfillment – Full Steam Ahead
Fulfillment is in full swing, everyone! I'll jump right into the regions...
US + Canada + EU + New Zealand
Many backers in the US, Canada, EU countries, and New Zealand have already received their games thanks to Blackbox's warp-speed processing! We thought they'd take longer, which is why we projected mid/late October for many. For those who haven't received their copy yet, please give it another week before getting concerned. Some package and destination combos take longer than others; thanks for your patience!
A lot of you have already sent us your great feedback on the delivery, the quality, and the gameplay – thank you! It's such a treat to hear all your kind words after our long journey of design, manufacturing, and shipping to get Karmaka from our brains to your hands.
One favour we'd like to ask: once you've had a chance to play Karmaka enough to know if you like it, please ♥ it and rate it on BoardGameGeek. THANKS!
This includes Australia, Asia, non-EU Europe, Central & South America, and Africa.
We have placed your orders with SendFromChina (SFC), a fulfillment service which will air-mail games from China directly to each backer. Because we ran into some hiccups with them, most of you will get your games in November. Keep in mind this was our original estimated delivery date. Unfortunately SFC was not able to deliver early, as Blackbox was.
Gory Details: Many tabletop creators have reported excellent success with SFC, but we've also heard some cautionary tales about shipment-packaging issues. Asking them to double-bubble-wrap games seems to be a good solution. Great – we asked SFC to do so. But we wanted to be sure, so we sent a test package from SendFromChina to Dave in Toronto. This was over a month ago, and the copy still hasn't arrived. Ugh. Despite not having received our test yet, we feel we shouldn't wait any longer; it's time to ship these puppies. So we're going to trust others' experience with SFC and move forward. Given the mystery around where Dave's copy might be (who knows – it may arrive tomorrow), we're paying a premium to SFC to apply tracking to all Rest-of-World orders. This is an extra cost we didn't anticipate, but we're going to eat it to make sure everyone gets their copies in a timely and reliable manner rather than "firing them into the void." Hopefully all rest-of-world packages will be underway soon – double-bubble-wrapped, and with tracking. Go go SFC! We'll keep you posted as things progress.
Thanks again everyone for backing and believing in our tabletop baby. If you've already gotten and played it – yay! – please rate it on BoardGameGeek. If not, please be patient and we'll keep you posted.
<3 and more soon...