The Pledge Manager is Open!
Hello to all of our aspiring chefs and gourmands!
We have some exciting news to share in this update! Read on to see what's in store!
If you're new to Kickstarter or don't know what a Pledge Manager is...
Read this! Basically, a Pledge Manager is a tool that's used to help you get your stuff! We are using BackerKit as our Pledge Manager. Through the BackerKit survey, you'll be able to:
- tell us where to ship your game
- upgrade your pledge (e.g. from Appetizer to Deluxe, Retail to Deluxe)
- purchase additional copies (both Retail and Deluxe)
- buy add-ons such as the Bento Box and CUSTOM SLEEVES (more on that below)
***** You must fill out the BackerKit survey by May 15!*****
Check your inbox for with the subject line "Response Needed - Get your reward for Rival Restaurants." Your email will include a unique link to the BackerKit survey. Follow the instructions on each page to complete your order. You can make changes to your order until May 15, 2019. If you misplace the email, you can use the following link to access the pledge manager as well.
- March 20: BackerKit (Pledge Manager) surveys were sent out to everyone who pledged on Kickstarter.
- May 15: The BackerKit Pledge Manager will be closed. All orders will be locked and credit cards will be charged.
- September 1*: Your shipping address will be locked and can no longer be updated. We are still targeting October 31, 2019 as our fulfillment goal. (*This date is subject to change according to our production schedule.)
Custom Sleeves *NEW ADD-ON* (Pack of 350 for $15)
During the campaign, there were a number of questions about the size of our cards and whether or not they could be sleeved.
In particular, there were several questions about our ingredient cards since they are not standard mini-size cards. Although you can technically still use standard US mini sleeves 1 5/8 inches x 2.5 inches (41mm x 63mm), our ingredient cards actually measure slightly smaller at 1.5 inches x 2.25 inches (38mm x 57mm). This means that there would be a thin, clear border around the edges of the cards once they are sleeved. There's also a slight chance that cards sleeved with standard US mini sleeves will not fit into the vacuum-formed insert/organizer since standard sleeves are roughly the same size as the slots in the insert. Taking all this into consideration, we made it a priority to look into making custom sleeves for all of our sleevers.
Initially, we didn't think it'd be feasible to fit custom sleeves into our original timeline. However, after talking extensively with our manufacturer and making special arrangements, we are excited to share that custom sleeves are a go! This means that your cards will fit perfectly not only into the sleeves but also into vacuum-formed plastic insert (discard tray) as well as the box organizer. They will fit perfectly into the Bento Box as well.
For those of you who don't sleeve, you don't have to do anything since the custom sleeves are completely optional add-ons. However, for those of you who do sleeve, we hope this is welcome news! Included in the add-on are 350 sleeves: 200 custom mini-card sleeves (for all ingredients) and 150 poker-size sleeves (for all recipes, action cards, and chef cards). Rival Restaurants comes with 174 mini cards and 108 poker-size cards (102 for Retail); this means that you'll have extras of both (hopefully for future expansions)!
Message us on Kickstarter! And as always, thanks again for being a backer!
Gap Closer Games