We wanted to give you all an update on our current Kickstarter for Zpocalypse Aftermath and talk a little bit about the international shipping fiasco. If you haven’t been watching we successfully funded within the first 11 hours and we are well on our way through stretch goals. We have a number of pledge options available some of which include expansions from our original Kickstarter if you missed out the first time around. In addition, the main focus of this Kickstarter was to enhance the base game with some miniature versions of our fortifications while providing some new elite survivors that tie into our under development RPG.
Let us start out by offering our deepest apologies to all the international backers that have been affected by the shipping problems. We are extremely sorry that there have been so many issues with the shipping. You all are very important to us and we feel horrible that there have been so many problems with shipping. Also, we’re sorry if we haven’t been clear or provided enough information about the international shipping but in all honesty we are still sorting through all the things that went wrong. As always we strive to be transparent with the backers so we do want to clear the air and provide some insight into things. We are still sorting through all the details and we plan to provide an in depth update about what happened to cause all the delays later this week. We do want to make it clear though that it had always been our expectation that ALL backers would receive their copies before retail and before or shortly after our current Kickstarter launched. Most importantly, it was always our expectation that backers would receive their copies before retailers. We did later find out that the distributor allowed retailers to pay to have stock of the game shipped to them via air freight. We have most definitely learned a lot from this process and the problems that arose and we are working diligently to ensure that we don’t experience these problems going forward with more clearly defined contracts and setting clearer expectations with our distributor.
$125 <The Fortress> Pledge
This is one of our main pledge levels and the first pledge level where stretch goals get added on. This level is included in all of the higher levels as well. Now that we are further along in our funding we wanted to show you all the additional add-ons that have been added to this level and give you a breakdown of the value.
So for a value breakdown, as of this post we’ve surpassed 6 of our stretch goals adding on quite a few new additions to < The Fortress > Level, below is a complete list:
- Alpha Team $25
- Fortifications $40
- Backer Mini $10
- Beta Team $25
- Angry Joe $10
- Linkara $10
- Dr. Insano $10
- Horde Pack 1 $20
- Military Tiles $10
With all the new additions for you are getting $160 worth of goods, for a $35 value over buying each piece separately The great news is we still have some stretch goals to go and they will only continue to add value to this level and the higher levels. We are almost at our next celebrity miniature Total Biscuit and 5 promo weapon cards that backers voted they wanted added in the next stretch goal. Following that is the Hospital Zombie Horde Pack!
Hospital Zombie Horde Pack
So what is this new Hospital Zombie Horde Pack? It is a set of NEW zombie miniatures that you can use with Zpocalypse. This will include 8 new zombie models with a hospital theme to them. The pack will include a total of 24 zombie miniatures! Take a look at some of the concepts below. This miniature set will be unlocked if we hit our $155,000 stretch goal.
We have a number of new add-on options now that we are further into the Kickstarter. To get add-ons you need to pledge at the $5 <Trader Post - Choose your Add-on> level or higher. The current selection of add-ons includes some limited print run items not available in the previous Kickstarter. Here is a full list of all the add-on options:
- $10 Your choice of one unlocked Celebrity Miniature. (Exclusive to Kickstarter & Conventions)
- $10 Adapter Set 2.0 with a set of 8 Double Sided Tiles. (LIMITED PRINT RUN)
- $10 Military Tile Pack with a set of 8 Double Sided Tiles. (LIMITED PRINT RUN)
- $15 Zpocalypse Dice Bag, Set of 8 Custom Red Dice and 4 Custom Blue Dice.
- $20 Horde Bonus Box set Number 1 ( 20 standard zombies )
- $25 Z-Team Alpha Pack
- $25 Z-Team Beta Pack
- $40 Fortification Pack
- $15 Survivor Card Pack 1 (Exclusive to Kickstarter & Conventions)
- $15 Survivor Card Pack 2 (Exclusive to Kickstarter & Conventions)
Survivor Card Packs!
As you know our last Kickstarter was successful beyond our expectations; we think a lot of that was due to the custom character cards you could get. A custom Survivor Pack was highly requested and now we are offering just that. We had 491 custom survivors. Yes, Ricky’ s hand almost fell off. A vast majority of them gave us permission to use their card in other projects.
These two packs each contain a fixed set of 25 unique survivor cards of our wonderful backers from the previous Kickstarter. In addition they each contain 2 blank survivor cards, so you can create your own custom survivor. If you had a custom card from the previous Kickstarter, we know you might want to know if you will be in a pack or which pack it will be. At this point we don’t know which survivors will be in which packs. We’ll be choosing the survivors for these packs at random, but we’ll make sure there is no duplication between different packs.
So even if you aren't interested in the new minis there are still some options for you to enhance your current Zpocalypse with some new tiles and additional survivor cards. Who knows, if you got a custom survivor card last time you might be an option for everyone to play with soon!
The Greenbrier Games Squad.
<< Below are some of the Hospital Zombie concepts, find more pictures on our Kickstarter & Update section, including a few which have been recently modeled. >>