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Play Harry Dresden & his friends in this tense, strategic co-op card game from Evil Hat, based on Jim Butcher's NYT bestselling novels!
Play Harry Dresden & his friends in this tense, strategic co-op card game from Evil Hat, based on Jim Butcher's NYT bestselling novels!
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Fixing/Upgrading Your Pledge, Our Retailers & Group-Buy Helpers, and Origins Bound

Posted by Fred Hicks / Evil Hat Productions (Creator)

I'm out of town most of next week for Origins in Columbus, Ohio, so let's get you an update before I go. Origins is one of m—

Fred, I Need Help

Oh! Jeez, sorry, I should have asked. What's up?

I Chose The Wrong Reward Level ... 
I Want to Add Items to My Order...
I Need to Add Expansion Packs...
I'm outside/inside the USA but I selected a reward level that's inside/outside the USA...
I already want to change my address...

Wow, there are a lot of you with a lot of things you want done with your pledges.

Good news! It's all fixable. 

Using BackerKit.

In a few months, when we launch it.

In fact, that's one of the big reasons we're using BackerKit. It gives us a lot more flexibility to address post-campaign problems like those above. So if you have a concern that matches any of the stuff above, please sit tight. Like I've been saying, it'll be a few months before we launch the BackerKit, and that's where and when you'll be able to take care of any of these sorts of issues.


Right. :) We got your back, no worries. 

Harry, you worry too much! It's only the end of the world!
Harry, you worry too much! It's only the end of the world!


Anyway, I'll be at Origins next w—

Hey Fred, I'm not a backer.

Oh! Uh, hi. How'd you—

But I wanna be.

Well, see, the Kickstarter was a limited time off—

Is there anyone I can team up with to buy in after the fact? Maybe another backer, or a retailer?

That's why I ran the preliminary survey last week, so we could gather that data, and oh all right you're practically quivering go ahea—


I do! We're gonna be hosting it over on Evil Hat, and I'll update it when I can. We've gotten in the vast majority of survey responses already, though, so this should be a pretty solid starting list.

You can find it over here:

Big thanks to those who volunteered to be put on this list!

If you expected to be on the above list, and aren't, either a) you didn't respond to the survey in time, or b) you responded and indicated you weren't willing to be published as a contact, or c) you responded and indicated that you were willing to be published as a contact, but then gave no workable contact information in the contact information field (e.g., "Facebook page" instead of a website URL for your facebook page, or "n/a", etc). Feel free to leave a contact-info-providing comment on the post linked above in such a case. :)

If you are on the list and are wondering how to add on more copies for the folks who contact you, see the above, re: waiting until BackerKit launches!

Thank You Talk About Origins Now

Origins is one of my favorite conventions. It's big without being too big, it has lots of social and play opportunities, the best food options of any convention I've been to, and it's just so very relaxing.

That's not to say I don't have plans for the thing when I get there next week, June 15th-19th.

Dealer's Hall: If you're looking to check out Evil Hat's stuff while you're at Origins, we are represented (as always) by Indie Press Revolution. They'll be at booth #826 — go to the second-from-the-right aisle and head on down until you see them, on the left just past Hill's Wholesale. Here's a map of the hall as planned.  

Haberdashers Represent: I'll be at Origins (I'm Fred Hicks), as will DFCO designer Eric Vogel, Evil Hat co-founder Rob Donoghue, Project Manager Sean Nittner, Editor Karen Twelves, and VP of Business Development Chris Hanrahan. (Probably more too but those are the ones I immediately know about who are DFCO-relevant.)

How to Find Us: Make sure to follow me on Twitter, as I'll post semi-regular updates about where I am throughout the con. It'll be smart to follow Evil Hat's official twitter account as well for similar reasons. 

Booth Appearances: We do have a couple booth appearances scheduled with Indie Press Revolution at booth #826. Given the success & excitement of DFCO, we're going to use those times to focus on a series of short DFCO demos by the designer himself, Eric Vogel. I'll swap in and help out if he needs to leave early. It's a single table thing, tho, so you may have to spectate rather than play (but see further below).

  • Friday 17th 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM - Evil Hat 
  • Saturday 18th 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM - Evil Hat

Outside of the Booth: When I'm not descending upon the North Market like a swarm of pixies, often as not I'll be at the Board Room area of the con — it requires an additional $20 ribbon to enter, but there's lots of open seating and a BIG board game library. Plus I'll have a bunch of prototypes of DFCO with me and I'll be very happy to play it with you, or set it up for you to play with your friends. So flag me down on the tweetnets if you're looking to make that happen. Or look for the guy with the blue or purple hair who looks like that face on my twitter account because spoiler alert that's totally my face on my twitter account. No not the gorilla, the other monkey in the avatar image oh forget it.

Anyway if I manage to have all my prototypes with me, I can support up to 25 players at once pretty easy, so if you're headed to Columbus and have a burning desire to play DFCO, let's make that happen!

That's it for today's update. I'll see you after the con. And thank you as always for your support!

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    1. Fred Hicks / Evil Hat Productions 13-time creator

      Everyone who backed will have the opportunity to add things to their pledge in BackerKit.

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      Jason M. Batchelor on

      Just to be clear, even if we didn't sign up to be on that list, we will be able to order more copies of DFCO when BackerKit is online for us? I have a friend who missed out, and I just want to know if I should have him stalk me or someone from that link in the Update. :)

    3. Fred Hicks / Evil Hat Productions 13-time creator

      Timothy — Not sure why you're asking, since that was explicitly answered in the post you're commenting on... :)

    4. Timothy Patrick on

      Will you have any versions to show off at Origins?

    5. Seth Turner on

      I changed my mind about being willing to group buy. I added my contact info on the comments of that page, if you wouldn't mind adding me in, that would be fine.

    6. Ed Kowalczewski

      Will attempt to snag a seat.

    7. Eric B Vogel on

      You are also welcome to follow me. I have grown marginally more tweet-competent with time. I will try to tweet whenever I am demoing at Origins. @VaingloriousG

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      Sara on

      North Market is awesome . . . I miss pretty much everything there