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I didn’t receive the shipping survey. Can it be Re-sent?
You have indicated worldwide shipping. Not on your survey I just get to input US addresses. What should international backers do?
@amanda: We are! Stay tuned for an update early next week about boat times and shipping surveys!
It's November (how did that happen) are we still on track for a November/December delivery?
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Just confirming that we haven't received a version that works…
Hi Louis! Glad you're still thinking of us – we are in the final stages of confirming shipping details for the units so that once they are finished printing, they will be on their way to our fulfillment centers. Our hope is to get them in the mail ASAP for all backers at the same time so normal shipping times should apply. Thanks for checking in and we can't wait for you to play the game :)
This KS is still lingering at the back of my head lol, occasionally forget about it. though the delays are within reason (and nothing like some others I’ve backed) I’m assuming the nov/dec fates apply to Canada as well.
Here, here! Played at SHUX as well! Great game and made the wait more bitter! Can't wait to get it in for the holiday season!
@john: Thanks so much—this totally made our day!!!! SHUX was so incredible and it was unbelievably fun FINALLY being able to show off the 100% Final Thing
Played this at SHUX over weekend. It's fantastic! The cards and packaging are gorgeous. Will be well worth the wait!
@ Daragh we're hoping to get units to the UK around the same time as everyone else – so still shooting for November/December.
@ Alex: Any ETA on this for UK backers? Thanks!
@John: Yep! Same factory as Monikers, CAH, E Kittens, et al.
I saw the mention of cargo ships across the Pacific but didn't see a specific update where you talked about the manufacturing location. Is the game being made in China?
@Matt: Thanks so much!!!! We're kinda dealing with the same situation on the Monikers side with the new expansion, but we're THRILLED with how everything has been turning out, apart from the delays.
Just wanted to say the continued communication is appreciated and critical for backers- I have a high degree of confidence after the successful project Monikers, and am looking forward to Pitch Deck!
@Bob No problem, thanks for your patience and support!
Thanks for the detail and the transparency. The most important thing is to get it right, and I support your process. Lessons learned - good luck!
@Jonathan We've been hounding our printers for a status update and they just told us they're in the final stages of a production sample. We're hoping to have some photos of the game fresh off the presses and will be writing an update soon. This is disappointing to us too, but apparently there's a huge traffic jam at the press as everyone is already ramping up for the holidays!
Still excited about the game! Last update was June, any hope for an update now that August is here?
@Brian – Thanks for our question! We wanted to provide subtle prompts for people to work with when coming up with their pitches. They don't play a role in the strategy of the game other than being helpful copy.
Question about the hashtags on the pitch cards, what are they supposed to be used for?
Hey all! This is the period in the Kickstarter where we frustratingly have no news to report. Everything was OKed on our end weeks and weeks ago, so we're just waiting for our turn in line at the printer. We'll send out an update once there's word!
@Jan – Our manufacturer just overnighted the hard proofs to us and they are on the way. Once we give those the OK we'll be able to get a timeline for the printing. The whole run for the finished boxes may not be done for another couple of weeks, so including shipping, I'd say August is probably more likely. Look for an update when we have more concrete info!
Any chance of receiving the game in July or should we expect August?
@Michael Look for it in August!
@Andy – I hear you, but between getting the final proofs approved and our strong-to-very-strong desire not to add noise to thousands of people's inboxes, we're choosing to post about significant milestones. Kickstarter update frequency is kind of a subjective preference for people, and as backers of hundreds of projects ourselves, we are definitely of the "more matter less art" camp when it comes updates.
That said, we want to be responsive to our awesome backers, so if you have questions or concerns, please post them – we're keeping a close eye on comments here.
In other news, I've been working on a new copy of the print and play PDF which will contain the final cards, rules and investor tiles. I am planning on posting that as an update soon, hopefully this week. Then everyone will get to access to a playable (!!!) version of the final game :)
Thanks again for backing and checking in!
It's okay, just keep us updated. Even an update about no updates is still an update!
Hey all! No updates to share since the last.
We're on the printer's timeline, and we don't have a huge amount of control over that. But the next milestone will be a physical sample, and we'll definitely give you a peek at that!
Any new update?
@Quincy: Yes, the cards are done being designed. They are not ready to ship and will require some proofing from the factory. We will be putting in a very large order to make sure they are all printed at (and shipped!) at once, but that also means we want to be super careful and make sure the quality is up to our standards.
The other art, including the rules and packaging are also done being designed, but have been undergoing final tweaks in terms of formatting and polish and color. We are obsessed with making Pitch Deck a great high quality game that looks unlike anything else you have on your shelf, which is part of the reason we are a bit behind schedule.
And yes, an official update with all of these details and a sneak peek of the final product is coming very soon.
Thanks for your patience, and believe me we are more anxious about shipping this than you are!
I hate to say it... but,it makes me sad when you say things like, "cards are _done_" and then, "sending the art files this week". Is it that you meant that you were 'done' _designing_ the cards, not that you had them and they were ready to ship? Or is it that the cards are done and ready to ship (hurray!) but it's the packaging and rules art files they you were sending this week?
I do love that you respond to comments, but something (about _this_ project) on the update page would be nice too.
Excited about this. Looking forward to the update next week! :)
Update coming next week! Short version is that we're sending the art files this week—so a bit behind schedule, but not terribly and we were able to put a TON of polish and improvements onto everything…
It's May, any chance you could provide an update to the best of your current knowledge? They're free and helpful to backers.
@Jackson: yes! Cards are done, and we're just getting the rules and packaging nailed down.
@Joshua: Nope, we're gonna hold off until right before we ship, so we have everyone's most accurate mailing address!
Hi there! Would like to ask, will you be collecting shipping addresses any time soon?
@Andy we'll be sending surveys out closer to our ship date. Thanks for backing!
So, are surveys being sent out?
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@Petey: pitch us :)
@Zack: Thanks for your support!
@Mom: Thanks Mom :)