What a long strange trip this whole experience has been! We are finally nearing the end of the manufacturing process and I am really excited to show you the final version of all the printed materials and the latest and (nearly) final samples for the wood and dice components. I also have a big surprise for you!
All of the printed materials have exceeded my expectations! PandaGM has really done an amazing job with the materials, finish, and colors.
You may remember that we had a few stretch goals that we didn't quite hit this time around: upgraded cards, upgraded player pieces, and most importantly a nifty plastic insert tray. I'm pleased to announce that all of the stretch goals have been added to the final product! What can I say? I couldn't live without them either!
How about a few beauty shots of the game all set up? Why not! Ha ha! I am so pleased with how this project is looking. I hope you like what you see too!
The final colors for the wood tiles have been adjusted (the middle row of circles in the picture below is the latest, the first row is the first sample, and the last row is the printed tracker board). It's hard to tell the difference in the photo but please trust me when I say the colors have improved dramatically. The latest samples will be used in the final product. I'm also making some last minute adjustments to the gold color on the wood tiles and one more push for the clarity of the white Emperor dice. Everything is so close!
Thanks again for sticking with me on this project. Everything has already been printed and as soon as the wood tiles and dice are done, PandaGM will package everything up and put it on a ship headed for the US. I'll keep you up-to-date as things progress!
- Design Verification (done)
- Digital Proofs (done)
- Pre-Production Copy (done)
- 4th Round of Component Samples (done)
- 5th Round of Component Samples (done)
- Mass Production Copy (done)
- Wood Tiles and Dice Production
- Game Assembly
- Ocean Freight Shipping