October Update! Core Set's Manufacture Hits Milestones; Expansion Art Nears Completion; BackerKit Status
Happy birthday to Harry, happy birthday to him, happy burnday to Haaa-REEEEE—
Oh jeez sorry what did I do?
I don't—oh! I suppose I did make that typo. Haha, Freudian slip there, I supp—
STILL ON FIRE HERE
Uhhh... you know I'm on the Internet right? I'm not actually... there? With water buckets and fire extinguishers and such?
Unless I somehow am.... HOLY CRAP I'M A WIZAR—
Hmph! Well, aren't you a treat? At least you're on-theme for the month.
And I suppose you were preempting my usual antics so I'd get to the point faster. I dunno tho, I think you were supposed to light a fire under my ass instead of the other way arou—
OKAY OKAY YOU'RE THE WIZARD! YOU'RE THE WIZARD! UPDATING NOW!
Where We At?
Lots of progress! I've gone through almost the entirety of proof approvals and design with the manufacturer for the core set. That covers the box, the insert, the dice, the cards, the board — all of that.
I caught a few things worth correcting (I put the wrong showdown on the Grave Peril deck's showdown card, we decided to go with a less visually noisy version of the box image for what 'peeks through' on the game board, and adjusted the token count for the fate point tokens when it turned out the manufacturer was supplying too many of them), as is normal for this process.
The result's looking pretty swank.
So that's trucking along nicely. Since the core set has so many more moving parts than the expansions do, it made sense to us to get the ball rolling on that part as soon as the necessary art updates were done, and push the expansions into manufacture later on, after the core set's kinks are ironed out and Tyler Walpole's had time to get the expanded art supply for the three expansions done, too.
Tyler is getting real close, tho. Here are a few samples of the work he's been turning in these last few days.
All of which to say is, everything that we said was on track remains on track. No hiccups yet, fingers crossed. :)
BackerKit has been going well too: we've gotten over 8000 responses, and have less than 600 left to receive. If you have not filled out your BackerKit information yet, please do so soon as you can. Having as close to a complete picture as possible is a huge boon for us in terms of planning the shipping operation well — even if all you're doing in the BackerKit is confirming that you're staying digital and are not going to have a shipment.
Bottom line, backers who haven't responded to BackerKit are variables, and variables are what we're trying to pin down during the long steady run between end of campaign and beginning of shipment. :)
At any rate, that's it for this month's update. I hope to have some fun stuff for you to explore come November... maybe even a sneak peek at further expansions we have in development, and an opportunity to playtest a few of the decks...?
We'll see. ;)
Stay tuned, and thank you as always for your support!