by John Coveyou (Genius Games)
@Rob Just updated your entry in the google doc. We'll mail you a new rulebook!
@Nicholas Many thanks, but we'll cover it :-)
Really excited that this has finally arrived and sad about the rules. Couldn't access the spreadsheet, but please send me a new rulebook!
mega respect for offering to send out new rulebooks! though i'd really like to toss a few bucks to cover the cost of mine if possible :)
@Ron I just updated your entry in the google doc to indicate that you'd like a Covalence rulebook mailed to you!
Tried to update the google doc but the file is locked. My answer is yes.
One of the things I noted that should be added is that
"all builders/teams should set up by placing three carbons in front of them attached together in a string".
The reason for this is that it gives a basis for the clues to build on. i found that without this starting set up then the game was much harder for both builder and knower.
@ ALL – Some of you couldn’t find your names. I included the Shipping Name rather than the backer name and your backer number. If you click on your pledge it will show you your backer number. With either of these pieces of information, you should be able to “Ctrl F” and find your name/number.
Some asked if sending these will cost extra money. Yes, pasting, “Yes, SEND ME a new rule book” means we will ship you a physical rulebook in the mail. Yes, this will cost money. If you meant you wanted to be sent a pdf download, I will send that out in the next update within days. In this case, please paste “No, DON'T send me anything.” unless you still want us to ship you the physical rulebook in the mail.
@ ALL – Thanks everyone for your kind support and encouragement. Here are the correct numbers. Just add 1 to all the Guess tokens for the 1 builder game.
Easy Medium Hard
6 5 4
Easy (1 Builder) should have 6 Guess Tokens, Medium (1 Builder) should have 5 Guess Tokens, Hard (1 Builder) should have 4 Guess Tokens, and Chemist (1 Builder) should have 6 Guess Tokens.
I understand that there are a lot of cheaper and quicker ways of fixing this issue, but I think my overall goal is completely bury this issue completely. We printed a couple thousand extra games to try and sell into distribution and make some profit from the production of this game. Pretty much all the funds from the Kickstarter went into producing the game and paying for these extra copies to sell afterwards.
I know my personality and I am terribly OCD over details like these, and I know I wouldn’t be able to relieve the anxiety as we sold these additional units afterwards always wondering if someone won’t see the additional note and complain about it. Which is why I am paying the extra money have new rules books put into the copies still available and fix the issue completely and put it behind us.
I would like to also add my support to those that suggest sending out stickers. Much much cheaper, and a perfectly acceptable compromise.
Since you've already decided to go down the reprint route, you may as well take full advantage of that choice! Are there any other errors that need correcting? Were there any other errors that made it through on this older version of the rulebook? You could also seek feedback on clarity to see if any sections could use a minor rewrite to remove any and all confusion.
I'm good -- have Sharpie, will scribble. :) I second Geert's suggestion of a sticker. And/or Stephen Robertson's of an errata sheet.
Thank you for taking action and letting all of us know this. I am happy to sharpe the book I already have. Can you please clarify what the numbers are supposed to be?
Thanks again for your work.
I new PDF would be awesome ;)
Pffffttt, who cares - this is what Errata are for.
Just publish the correct numbers in an update & tell everyone complaining to grow up.
Don't send me (or anyone else in my opinion) anything other than an update email!
Ha, that sucks (not for me, for you)! Sorry to hear it.
I saw a nice suggestion in the google docs sheet: how about designing a sticker that exactly fits on top of the mistake, and ship that with all copies? Will keep the cost down, since you won't have to open every single box—and printing is probably somewhat cheaper, too. I would be completely happy with that, thinking "haha suckers they made a mistake" but no more than that.
Anyway, if you feel people wouldn't accept this, you'll have to do it the hard way… Good luck!
So... what's the correct number of guess tokens should there be?
Yeah, a new rulebook would be nice because I will gift it to a friend. Already added a "yes" behind my name in the list.
However I haven´t received the game yet (in Germany). Will there be tracking numbers once the game is on its way?
I have absolute have no problem just making the change in the rulebook myself and see no reason to make you pay money to print and ship me a new rulebook for such a small mistake. In total this will cost you a lot of money.
As to the games that hasn't been shipped yet, couldn't you just print a small errata sheet and put that in the boxes.
Mistakes happen and many games have errata e.g. Tiny Epic Defenders had a similar mistake in the rulebook for 1-player.
Hi! Will be there a new rulebook also for print&play backers?
Yes, SEND ME a new rule book.
It's always nice to have a complete clean rule book that works.
Thanks John for the offer!
I asked for a new one. I can wait for your next Kickstarter or I'll kick in something extra in that one for the postage. Thanks for owning up to the mistake and making it right.
Thanks for offering! I'll just sharpie mine once I know what those numbers need to be... :)
I found my name! Can I say no don't send me a rulebook but send a Panda instead as compensation? :D
I found my name.
I just published a book where somehow a couple of the pages were an old version, so I understand the frustration. I got my copy of my book, started reading it, and then gasped in horror when I saw the old pages. After a while I came out of my horror shell and realized life must continue.
Stuff happens; you'll survive. You have to survive, or how will I continue to buy your games?
Maybe you could keep the cost down by suggesting you are going to add the new printout in the next KS game. I think that is better as to motivate existing backers to back it. The rest who are impatient can get it via softcopy pdf. It is pointless to mail out new one wasting backers money like that. I would rather you plow back into newer KS projects.
Same here. Couldn't find my name or add. Yes - send me a new rulebook.
I can understand this issue very clearly. I myself have had similar issues. Not to worry, as it happens once in a blue moon. I like your products and think you've done an outstanding job of owning this. Keep up the great work!
I couldn't find my name, I also couldn't click on anything to add it.
But Yes, SEND ME a new rule book would be nice for novelty.