Wrap-up. (Any Stragglers?)
Hello you beautiful backers! 2016 is soon coming to a close, and it's time to wrap up this Kickstarter with a ribbon and a kiss.
At this point I hope you've all gotten and enjoyed your games – it's been great to hear all your kind feedback! Once you've had a chance to play Karmaka enough to know if you like it, please ♥ it and rate it on BoardGameGeek. If you haven't gotten your game yet, please check out the "Straggler" section below.
Karmaka is available in some friendly local game shops now as well! This is thanks to you and the game-shop owners who are passionate about discovering cool, new Kickstarted games. It's been exciting for us to see Karmaka on shelves next to all those "real" games!
If you'd like to pick up a copy for a friend, please ask about it at your friendly local game shop. Here's a list of retailers and distributors (the ones we know of anyways) who already carry Karmaka. (These are still First Editions; identical to the KS version, but about $5+ more expensive than what backers paid.) If that fails, you can also order it from our website.
And of course our Society6 art prints are still available.
If you haven't gotten your copy of Karmaka yet, please let us know. Here's how, depending on where you live:
US, Canada, and EU countries: You should have received an email from Blackbox when your package shipped. If you got the email but never received the package, check the tracking (if any), and reply to that email explaining you never got it. If you never got an email from Blackbox nor the game, contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address, and what you're expecting (eg. a copy of Karmaka). They'll confirm your delivery address and either track down the package or send it again.
New Zealand: btw, I owe Julia of Cheeky Parrot Games an apology for crediting Blackbox for her work in our last update. She did an excellent job fulfilling Karmaka to all our NZ backers; in fact NZ backers got their games before anyone else on the planet! Thanks again, Julia. Anyways, I'm pretty sure all our NZ backers got their game back in September / October, but in case you haven't please get in touch. (See Rest of World instructions below.)
Rest of World: if you haven't gotten your copy yet, send me a message via Kickstarter (click on my name at the top of the KS page, then "Contact Me") with your name and address. I'll look up your order with SendFromChina and see if we can track it down.
FYI the language translations (rules and card lookup sheets) we promised to provide during the campaign (French, German, Spanish, and Italian) are all available now on our Print-and-Play page. A few other translations (Japanese, Korean, Polish...) have been undertaken and posted on BGG as well. Big thanks to all the friends and backers who created those translations! (The credits are in each language's rules.)
And that's a wrap! (Hopefully there aren't too many straggling packages.) Many thanks to all of you for helping to make Karmaka a reality! It's been a wild journey, and we couldn't have done it without you.
As for what's next... that's a good question! A digital version of Karmaka perhaps, or an expansion, or another game entirely. I'm mulling at the moment. I'm definitely curious to hear what / how much demand there would be for those things though! Comments welcome. :)
Thanks again and happy holidays.