Sad news... But also great news for Totally Medieval
Last week Panda Manufacturing, those we were contracting to produce Totally Medieval wrote us to report that the price of manufacturing went from $47,000 to $74,680 for their minimum purchase. This took a total hit on us, so much that we were stunned for a day and then we went into fix it mode and began the bidding process with other manufacturers that we originally had quotes before we chose Panda Manufacturing.
We have also consulted with a few manufacturers and gaming podcasters about what we should do about the Kickstarter. Everyone has been supportive and continue to tell us that it was not our fault. Some have suggested it was about the trade war but I'm not sure about that. We have found a great manufacturer and are working on new pricing and a new reward that is less expensive to bring in more backers.
Because we are finalizing our plans, pricing, and rewards, we have come to the decision that we will have to place our campaign on a temporary hold (cancel) while we finalize everything. I hope that you all will continue to support us in the future when we bring back Totally Medieval in 2-4 weeks. We will create Early Bird Specials to help keep the rewards pricing as to match this campaign as close as possible.
As we stated in the campaign, we already have 60+ backers and we will fulfill all of our promises to them, which includes continuing this campaign. Sorry for this disappointment and delay. We know how you feel, this was quite a hit.
The good news is that as long as we send out to print within August we can still get the product here before Christmas. They are faster, have a lower minimum order and priced less expensive than Panda's new pricing for printing Totally Medieval. I know we will be happy with them. They are already printing miniatures for our other game Historical Conquest, so we believe this is a start of a great relationship with them. We will give you more information about them as soon as we push GO on our next Totally Medieval campaign.
Thank you again for your support and understanding,
Developer for Totally Medieval