Blood and Plunder Shipping Update #2
A quick update on our shipping status as I am sure everyone is eager to get their backer rewards. The move has taken place and we are now settling in to our new facility. As some of you know we were forced to move because the air conditioning in our previous facility was malfunctioning. Those malfunctions were setting us back as far as resin manufacturing was concerned due to the temperature sensitivity associated with this type of manufacturing. This was an unexpected business development that certainly set us back a few weeks. This delay is now behind us as we now ramp up to full production once again. The models and the boats are basically finished with a few odds and ends that should be taken care of in the next 10 days. What is still not completed are a few things outside of our direct manufacturing control. The rulebook was delayed a few weeks due to unexpected circumstances from our overseas manufacturer. What started as a 2-week time frame between submission of material to final proof turned into 4 weeks as we went back and forth to get the book just right. I am sure you will all appreciate the final product but this did delay us. The result of these two things is that we estimate we will start shipping towards the latter part of this month. While technically still in the time frame we promised, we do want to over communicate everything to set the right expectation level for delivery. European and worldwide orders will be consolidated for delivery to a central hub in the UK. The packages will then be sent within the EU. There is a built-in delay there of several weeks (2-4 weeks). So, once we do ship your order it can still take several weeks to arrive due to the logistical nature of fulfilling worldwide orders. Orders shipped to North America will of course arrive much sooner. When we start shipping orders we could potentially complete them all within the month of December. The latter part of the month puts us smack in the middle of the holiday season and while we have worked almost nonstop since the Kickstarter to the deliver this product, our employees will be getting time off to be with their families for a few days. This could result in some orders shipping during the first part of January. We hope that this communication is clear and thorough enough and we are excited to get Blood & Plunder in your hands!
We have also decided to not offer a digital version of the rulebook until after Kickstarter orders are shipped. We have also decided not to take pre-orders until the latter part of this month when Kickstarter orders begin shipping. Finally, I include a surprise. We have added a spread in the rule book thanking all our Kickstarter backers with their names displayed. This rule book featuring the thank you will be a limited-edition book, so thank you!