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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!
8,616 backers pledged $549,486 to help bring this project to life.

Where We Are At

Posted by Fred Hicks / Evil Hat Productions (Creator)
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Bullet points and headers this time, keeping it as short and to the point as I can manage!

Problem Pledges

  • We have roughly ~20 backers whose cards did not correctly charge when covering their remaining balances in BackerKit.
  • We have roughly ~60 backers who are due shippables, but who will not be getting them because their information is not complete in BackerKit, due to never or only partially responding previously.
  • I have written to each of these backers via the Kickstarter messaging system, so if you have a message from me dated today (Feb 1st 2017) in your Kickstarter Message inbox you are likely one of the above backers. Please read the message and take appropriate action today!
  • Not sure where to find your Kickstarter Message inbox? It's one of the many links in the little drop-down menu on your avatar in the upper right corner of most KS pages, but what the hey, let me link you there directly: https://www.kickstarter.com/messages 

State of Shipping

  • United States backers, some great news: the first shipping container (of three — three!) arrived at Alliance yesterday, and another is due in today, with the final one showing up around the end of the week or just into next. That means we should be able to start our shipping operation by mid-month at the latest. It's by far the largest segment we need to ship, so it's not certain where in the process your specific shipment will go out. Given our large backer count I expect it to take several weeks at least.
  • Canada backers, we need to get all your stuff from the USA up to Starlit Citadel so the Canadian ship-out effort can begin. That process will begin next week, and I'm not yet sure how long it will take before stuff is with Starlit and ready to go.
  • Australia & New Zealand backers whose orders only contain DFCO items (e.g., no non-DFCO add-ons) will begin to ship thanks to Aetherworks in the next week or so. Proximity to China for the win!
  • Australia & New Zealand backers whose orders do contain other add-ons will need to wait a few extra weeks while we wrangle getting those items across the entire frickin' Pacific Ocean to Aetherworks.
  • United Kingdom and all other international destinations, the shipment has arrived at port but needs to be cleared through customs by GamesQuest's folks before it can get to them and the shipping effort can begin. I don't have a solid time estimate on how long this process will take, but I won't be surprised if it's still a few weeks out before shipping can fully begin.
  • Regardless, overall it looks like we're going to beat our start-of-shipping estimate of March by a month, and in the worst case we'll land right on that target. Almost as if we planned it that way.

The Road Ahead & Thanks

  • We'll have a bunch of DFCO (literal tons) available to sell in distribution and game store retail come late May/early June, and we'll launch the not-as-special-as-you-folks preorder on our webstore later this month...
  • ... so we hope you'll tear into the game and tell folks about the fun you have with it when it arrives for you over the next couple months! Word of mouth as always is the strongest factor in a game's commercial success. That's your delicious mouth-words we're talking about there. For real!
  • You are awesome and super great and don't you ever forget it.
  • Thanks as always for your support!

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    1. Fred Hicks / Evil Hat Productions 14-time creator
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      No, no update on the app. They're continuing work but it's the nature of those sorts of development efforts that we won't have much to show for it for a while yet.

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      Cloud Wish on

      Has there been an update of the app?

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      Mark Wiand on

      No Fred. YOU are awesome and super great. :)

    4. Mark Geller on

      Of all the projects I have kickstarted Evil Hat does it the best.. this is the Third one I backed and all of them have arrived on time....

      And I so can't wait love me some Dresden files... in the middle of a Dresden game right now. (As player)

    5. Eric B Vogel on

      Epic fake out by Parsley!

    6. Isabelle Parsley on

      I have a very serious issue to raise and-- psych!

      SQUEEEEEEEE!

    7. Joey Croner on

      Great job on the timeline! So stoked to get this to the table :)

    8. Fred Hicks / Evil Hat Productions 14-time creator
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      @Loccio, Welcome to Kickstarters the Evil Hat Way™ :)

    9. Locclo on

      Just want to say, very impressed to hear that the games are going to ship pretty much right on target. It's surprisingly rare for anything to arrive right when it was predicted at the start of the project.

      Can't wait to give this game a whirl!

    10. Chris Ellison on

      WooHoo!! First time living in NZ is a plus when ordering from overseas! So can not wait!

    11. Fred Hicks / Evil Hat Productions 14-time creator
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      @Alan - It'll probably be a surprise, if only because I expect it to be really unlikely that they'll get me tracking info faster than the packages will reach people, given the scale of the operation.

    12. Fred Hicks / Evil Hat Productions 14-time creator
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      @Matthew - No overlap.

    13. Alan on

      Hells bells!! I can hardly wait.

      Will you be sending out shipping notices and tracking numbers when they ship or will they surprise us when they show up?

    14. TaffyGuy
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      Great to hear! I can't wait to play this game.

      I miss our talks FRED!

    15. Matthew Soffen
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      When you think about the #s though.. if there isn't any overlap from the 20 and 60 numbers. that means 80 of 8616 have issues or 0.9% of the backers.

      If there is 100% overlap, then its 60 of 8616 for a total of .7%

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      Janwillem Nicolai on

      Nice, can not wait to get my hands on this game. The wait is almost over. :-)