Hello backers! Its been a couple of weeks since an update so we wanted to share for the holidays. Above is the link to a holiday card you can print out and give to that extra special person. We understand Zpocalypse may have been a gift so feel free to print it so they know what's coming to them.
Jeff got to play Nothing Personal, the game created by Tom Vasel. It funds in just a few hours so GO THERE NOW AND BACK IT!!! It was a fun play and if you have any inclination to play a game with PVP components to it then please help support the project.
Jeff and Theresa extend there gratitude to all the backers and newcomers who came by to try out Zpocalypse. Jeff did demo Zpocalypse, he swears! But there were some other really terrific game designers there. He got a chance to talk with Stefan Brunelle from Asmodee who showed him an upcoming title called Seasons. He also ran into Ben Harkins, game designer and fellow kickstarter success story from his first game Legacy: Gears of Time. Then Jeff got a chance to personally meet Steve Jones for the first time. He is the man behind our USA printed dice towers over at www.bluepantherllc.com. Finally Jeff met Bent Povis, the game designer of Moreis a quick mushroom collecting game. Each designer, and many of the play testers of our own game were really friendly, down to Earth people. What was really great was that they offered great advice and new ideas for us newbies.
Now start the drum roll...production has started! Now that the final miniatures have been approved it means we can start full production. GPI has everything lined and printing has begun! In fact just got word the custom Squad boards are finished. This is very exciting! It's also nerve racking because the games all have so many pieces. They have become awesomely created, creepy little what-if's that keep us awake at night. However, we're confident that GPI has the skills and experience to get it right, because all samples have just been mind-blowing. Estimated completion date is the first week of January. Then it hits the boat... and another 30-45 days for shipping. Waiting is worse than zombies.
That’s our update.Have a great day of thanks! We include all of you in what we’re thankful for. Mushy regards,
I know, we've shown many of these but it really never gets old...
Also there's this... Board Game Geek Convention: Jeff and Theresa will be attending BGG convention this year and have both Zpocalypse and Zmaster on hand for you to sit down and try. If you're hoping after seeing the pictures below, yes the prototypes will include almost all final miniatures! We will be located in the Exhibitor hall with Game Salute booth 209-207.
Shout out to Ruse: Ricky and D.T met Levi and Sarah creators of Ruse at Pax Prime. Ruse is a murder-mystery card game with a steampunk setting. Game play is takes about 30 minutes, and they are a fellow Game Salute developer so check them out: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/springboard/ruse-1
You are now updated!
Same post as #49, but now with 100% more photos(Should be 3)!
While you toast your marshmallows, and roast your pumpkins, we’re here with another manufacturing update. We are making progress on the manufacturing side. There is a light at the end of the long tunnel of pre-production. Almost everything has been approved and ready for full production minus the final production sculpts, rule book print proofs, and hero stands in their final color. The longest of those being the miniatures, I have been told that we should get them just in time to bring to BGG Convention (November 14th).
As you can see from the pictures we have box proofs for Zmaster and its punch board. The board will come assembled and riveted (pre-punched) during production. What are not shown are all the cards and miniatures so the box will not be so lonely.
The second picture shows the adapter board and 3 Zmergency punch boards.
Lastly is a setup with 4 adapter tiles in the middle and 1 set of Zmergency tiles. So for those who picked up 2 sets of tiles of Zmergency just think of how huge of a map you will be able to create. Not to even mention all the extra tokens you will get for custom scenarios!
Stay tuned for a special upcoming message next week. We haven’t decided if it’s a trick or a treat… it may be a bit of both.
Until then keep roasting,
The Greenbrier Games Team