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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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DFCO? I Ship It!

Posted by Fred Hicks / Evil Hat Productions (Creator)

All hands! Status report!


  • Yes, the Dead Beat dividing organizer in the core game has a typo on it. That deck does not in fact have 23 advantages in it. The typo was caught and corrected in the duplicate divider card found in the actual expansion that contains the deck, so, uhhhhhhh, don't use the wrong one I guess?
  • Sleeves required total to around 350-360 sleeves if you're factoring in the base set plus the expansions plus the bonus decks and variants. You'll want euro poker sized ones, if you're one of them damn dirty sleevers! (It's a madhouse, a maaaadhouuuuse!) Clear on both sides would be useful for a couple of the talent cards. Sleeves are not required for the organizing dividers because that's just nuts.
  • Why yes, you totally should leave a review on Board Game Geek once you get a chance to play the game and I know this isn't really a FAQ topic because where's the damn question Fred but who cares I'm craaaaaaazy Deadly Fredly, I throw caution to the wi—

Status! Report!

Sir, yes sir!

United States

  • Alliance has shipped about 5-10% of the US orders so far. (Keep in mind that's still like 325-650 packages.)  These were most of the complicated/individual attention required orders (i.e., the slowest ones).
  • Tracking information is on a delay, but I will try to email out notices when I get them. For added comedic value, this means that many of you will get the tracking information after the packages are already delivered.
  • The big batch ship-outs of identically composed packages should start in earnest this coming week. 


  • Starlit Citadel done shipped, yo. Should all be on the way if not already delivered.

Australia / New Zealand

  • Aetherworks shipped all the no-add-ons-required ones a while back, giving the folks Down Under the rare opportunity to be the first to receive copies rather than dead last.
  • Add-ons arrived recently and the shipping data file has been handed over, I imagine those will ship out this coming week.

United Kingdom, Europe, Elsewhere

  • About 1,000 shipments have gone out, the ones that didn't require add-ons from outside the DFCO family.
  • The 100 or so add-ons-required ones have not shipped yet.
  • The add-ons arrived at the end of business today, if tracking is to be believed.
  • I'll be handing over the data for the add-ons-required shipments today, so I have every expectation GamesQuest will begin shipping those next week.

Thanks as always for your support. Now please enjoy this musical interlude.


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    1. Ty Prunty on

      What should i see my info for my shipment?

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

      GamesQuest should be shipping out the complicated shipments this coming week (Mar 6-10).

    3. D Kelly

      Seconding Kieran's query please Fred. No shipping notices from Gamesquest as of yet....

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      Kieran Beecroft on

      Fred, any idea when us "complicated" UK shippers get theres? I have not heard anything from gamesquest so i assume "not yet"

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      TheJTrain on

      @Craig Stewart - gee thanks, I *was* doing ok sitting and waiting patiently, but then I had to go watch the unboxing video. :-(

    6. Craig Stewart on

      Hey all, if you are wondering just what the box of goodness will look like...…

    7. J.R. Riedel on

      Received my US shipping notice yesterday. Theoretically I should have it by end of week!

    8. Bradley Zakany on

      Got mine just now. As in 30 minutes ago. In Florida.

    9. Robert Rydlo

      Still waiting here in Austria/Europe. Had added a Vampire fatedice set for friend..

    10. Myriam Lepage Lamazzi on

      We received it on friday and literally played all week-end !! We now have a play date with another friend who likes the books tomorrow :D I am so happy with it, thank you for a great game !!!

    11. Steef de Jong on

      Backer for Europe here, got it. :P Played 2 rounds,had fun, failed miserably ;)

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

      This post went up Friday. Above it clearly indicates that 90% of the US backers haven't had theirs shipped yet — that's the first bullet point — as well as talking about the timing for how tracking notices will go out — that's the second bullet point.

    13. Joseph A Nardi on

      I have not received any shipping notice as of yet. I'm in Michigan. Any idea when it will be shipped? I've noticed some backers are starting to get them. However, I'm not one of them as of yet.

    14. Dave Douds on

      So, according to the table, the cards are 63x88?
      Looks like basic Magic sleeves will be fine then, thanks.

    15. Michel Allain on

      Just got mine and sorted it, next game night cannot get here fast enough...

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

      @D Kelly - Tracking reported the add-ons as delivered. I don't have email confirmation from GamesQuest yet, but the delivery happened right in the last hour of their work-week, so that's not a surprise. They've done a good job of sending out tracking to folks they're responsible for shipping to, so that can be your confirmation. My assumption based on this data is that they'll be shipping this coming week.

      @Charles Fox - Sorry about that. I think Alliance will pick up the pace considerably this coming week.

      @bstern - Well, it's a little narrower and a little taller, or vice/versa (I forget), based on my plugging the numbers into the layout program I use. I'd assumed that's what made the distinction.

    17. Charles Fox

      Well, balls. I made sure not to addon to my american order so it would ship faster. That back fired.

    18. D Kelly

      So just to make sure I'm not being daft: Add-ons for UK /EU backers have arrived with the UK shipper correct?

      So (in theory) the remaining orders should start to ship at some point this week?

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      Pang Zhi Han

      For you concerned rest of world backers out there, I've got mine in Singapore 4 days back.

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      bstern on

      C'est la vie. After doing a quick conversion, your chart actually has almost the same sizes for US Poker and Euro Poker, it's just that one is in inches and the other is in millimeters. You might want to find a new chart. On the other hand, if that's the chart your card printer uses, um, I guess use whatever makes them happy?

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      Jacob Pollock on

      As someone in America who ordered a simple to ship package, here's to hoping it's not shipping in alphabetical order. In an effort to stay positive, I'm happy for you Australians. Enjoy the game.

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

      Well, balls. :(

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      bstern on

      So, according to Mayday, that's "Card Game Sleeve" size and neither Euro Poker nor US Poker.

      Mayday green label:

      I'm sure I'll find something to do with the 400 Euro Poker sleeves I ordered. :-)

    24. Derek Mackinnon on

      Awesome shipping! Just got mine (am in Canada), love the look and can't wait to start playing! :) Thanks again for an awesome product Evil Hat!

    25. Kaarchin on

      Almoooost there!

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      TheJTrain on

      That's why I like numbers and not descriptions! I'm a low-down dirty sleever, I dunno nuttin' when it comes to Euro vs. American vs. Euro Poker vs. Standard. Millimeters I can work with though - thanks!

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      Namit Kaura

      The cards are indeed standard size and will fit those sleeves. However what's hugely disappointing is that the insert is completely useless for sleeved cards if you want to make use of the dividers since you won't be able to fit the cards in edgewise... They become too long.

      So either you have to stack them in the wells (which is really annoying) or this becomes yet another insert that's going to have to go into the trash :( I suppose going to have to find or make my own insert solution to hold the cards.

      I was really hoping based on previous comments that the box/insert would work for sleeved cards...

    28. Sichr on

      got my package, planning the unboxing session :)
      THANK YOU once again. Brilliant work.

    29. Maria Amparo Bertram on

      That size would be "standard card game" (gray label) not Euro size (purple label).

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

      That sounds a little narrow for poker, you sure that's not bridge? The cards are (IIRC) 63mm x 89mm.

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      TheJTrain on

      So "euro poker sized" would be 59mm x 92mm, correct? Fantasy Flight's my default, that's their purple "European Standard Board Game" size.

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      Allan Pomeroy on

      Picked mine up from the post office Wednesday night. Going to try it with the wife tonight hopefully. Super quick shipping in Canada. Nice change of pace.

    33. Brent Brown on

      I sleeve therefore I am!! :P

    34. Anders Håkon Gaut

      Arrived in Trondheim, Norway yesterday. Looks good, need to gather players to test.

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

      Not a silly question, Matthew. I imagine it has something to do with "work out the kinks when a screw-up only affects one or two orders, as opposed to today's batch of 500" thinking.

    36. Matthew Soffen

      Can I ask a really silly question ?

      Why was it decided to ship the more complicated things first instead of the straight forward ones ?

    37. Christopher Demers on

      Calgary, Alberta, Canada here

      Got it......
      Played it.....
      Love it.....

      Nuff said....

    38. Leonardo Negron on

      You guys are clowns. I love it. LOL Love the video hahaha.

    39. Chris Garrett

      Excited to see some of you have already received it. Very exciting times!!

    40. Mike Lowe on

      Got mine in Oshawa Ontario today

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      Chris McGee on

      Got my box on Wednesday in Torrance, California! AWESOME! Good luck to the rest of y'all!

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      James Weaver

      Got a delivery notification from Canada post around noon today. This workday cannot end fast enough.