The End (of Shipping) Is Nigh
The warehouse tells us they're expecting to wrap up the final Fate Core ship-out effort tomorrow (Friday), as they're now working through the final few smaller batches and oddities, primarily the ones that have the most variety in the box or a mix of contents that aren't as common.
For those of you who are still due a package, but haven't gotten it yet, this should mean you're at most only a couple weeks away from it arriving in the USA, and within a month internationally.
And that means this Kickstarter is nearly done with its physical-shipments phase! Anything left that we owe you is digital, and will be delivered via the Secret Backer Downloads page anyone at $10 and up was emailed a few months back. Remember: that page is password-protected, and you can get both the username and the password in Update #56 on this project.
Preorders from our webstore have started to ship out as well, and will run just a little into next week. There's going to be a lot of folks with a lot of Fate on their hands in short order! This is an excellent time to get to work on our recently-announced Street Team Initiative. Drop on by our site and check it out. There's still a good three weeks left to participate in a variety of ways in this first Street Team event, and something in it for everyone who participates!
Distribution (Alliance, ACD, and IPR, at least) should begin shipping the books out come Friday, if they haven't already, with the products officially releasing come Tuesday following the holiday. It is possible that some stores who are particularly on the ball may have the books in hand over this weekend.
With shipping concluding this week, we now turn our gaze inward here at the Hat as we focus on creating the third wave of Fate Core products for 2014 and beyond. The Fate Core line is going gangbusters from the books already out there, to the ones shipping now, and laterally as well with offerings like our Fate Dice (more coming soon!) and the Deck of Fate (as found on DriveThruCards.com).
Our little system is all growed up, now showing strength alongside industry heavyweights and gaining in popularity and play throughout the world. That's all thanks to the support we've gotten from you, through this Kickstarter, through your play and posts, and through our Street Team program.
You're the best! Thanks!