Big Reviews, New Campaign, and Two Questions
Hi! A few things happened recently that I wanted to mention to you. I probably won't have many updates related to Tuscany from now on, so if you want to... Read more
Tuscany AMA and New Project
Hi! I'm 99.99% confident that all Tuscany backers have received their game at this point (if you haven't, please let me know!)
Before my project updates taper off, I wanted... Read more
Hi! Something awesome just happened a few minutes ago...I finally sent the last few coin orders to Amazon.de to send to backers in Germany after they were processed into Amazon.de's... Read more
Updates and a Poll
Hi! It's been exciting for me to hear from those of you on Twitter who have started playing Tuscany. I have a few updates and a backer poll for you today.... Read more
Hi! I have some shipping updates for you, as I know backers in Europe and Canada are anxiously awaiting their games. This text will be very similar to yesterday's Treasure... Read more
Shipping Update, Stickers, and Translations
Hi! For the first time in a while, this update is all good news.
You will get a shipment confirmation e-mail from Amazon or FedEx when your order ships.... Read more
More Watch It Played, Shipping, and Photos
Happy New Year! I hope 2015 has been amazing for you so far. I have a few important updates to share with you today.
Watch It Played
Knowing that many... Read more
Watch It Played, Shipping, and a Few Tips
Hi! It looks like this will actually be my last update before leaving for holiday, not the previous one. The main reason I'm writing today is that the Watch It... Read more
Stickers, Fumigation, and US Delivery
Hi! It's been an interesting day here at Stonemaier headquarters. I've been getting a lot of questions about the e-mail I just sent out to all backers and pre-order customers,... Read more
"Early" Shipping, the First Review, and a Video from Jamey
Hi! As of this morning, a small number of backers (those who requested the air freight shipping option) started to receive their copies of Tuscany. I'm really excited that the... Read more
A Good-News Shipping Update
Hi! Before I begin today's update, two important notes about shipping:
- Address Updates: You can message me via Kickstarter with address updates at any time, but I will also... Read more
The US Shipment in Photos
Hi! Today I have good news and bad news about the US ocean freight shipment (all other shipments are in progress and on schedule per the previous update and our... Read more
Hello! Today I received a nice big shipping update from Panda and Dimerco, and I'd like to share the details with you. If you're also a Treasure Chest backer, these shipments... Read more
Tuscany Advance Copies Are Here!
A few days ago I got the advance copies of the Treasure Chest, then the advance copies of Tuscany arrived today...it's like giving birth to two babies within one week!... Read more
Early Shipping Results, Watch It Played, and More
Hi! In the previous project update, I outlined my concerns about Tuscany not shipping until the December holidays, and I outlined a solution that involved shipping Tuscany to Canada and... Read more
Shipping Forecast, Essen, and Baby Alex
Hi! I'll start off today with the cutest part of the update, which is a photo of Alan's new baby son, Alex. He and his wife (and their first son)... Read more
Viticulture Shipping Update
Hi! I've been gathering information about Viticulture shipping this week. Most backers who are receiving Viticulture will get their copies as part of the "combo" reward level or "collector's edition"... Read more
Tuscany Soft Proof Unboxing, Gen Con, and Viticulture Final Details
Hi! I have a lot of news and photos for you today following my time away at Gen Con. I'll focus on Tuscany and Viticulture here, but if you'd like... Read more
Viticulture Advance Copies!
Hi! A few days ago I got an e-mail from our manufacturer, Panda Game Manufacturing, that I had eagerly anticipated for quite a while: The advance copies of the second... Read more
A Peek Inside the Tuscany Box
Hello! I just have a little update today, but I wanted to keep you in the loop as we proceed with Tuscany's production. There are "spoilers" in the photos below--nothing... Read more
Coins, Stars, and Cows
Hello! I can't believe it's been a month since I posted an update here. Other than being busy with our Treasure Chest Kickstarter campaign, I've been waiting to get some... Read more
All Boxed Up and Ready to Go
Hello everyone! I have some great news to share with you, as well as a few images of the Tuscany box bottom and Collector's Edition slipcase. And a cat.
Tuscany... Read more
Happy Meeples, Schedule Updates, and Structure Cards
Hello! I have a few bits of important news to share with you about Viticulture and Tuscany. I'll keep this strictly related to this project, as I'll be sending out... Read more
So. Many. Meeples.
Hello everyone! I hope you're enjoying these early days of summer (unless you're south of the equator, in which case I hope your autumn is going well). I just played... Read more
The Coins Are Here!
You're going to skip forward to look at the photos anyway, so let me start you off with one before I talk about the coins and some other things happening... Read more
Viticulture Second Edition Proofs!
Today I was returning from the post office when I happened to run into the FedEx guy in my building's lobby. He was carrying a big box, and on a... Read more
The Backer Toast
Yesterday Alan and I had the pleasure of recording our backer toast for the 259 Tuscany backers who pledged or added on the $1 reward.
I can't say that this... Read more
Final Week to Add to Your Pledge!
Hello everyone! I really appreciate that so many of you have already filled out your backer survey--as of now there are only 49 unanswered surveys out of 4,333, which is... Read more
Backer Survey and Backer Poll
Hello everyone! It's been a little weird to not post a project update every couple of days, but I haven't had much news to report. My graphic designers and artist... Read more
Welcome to Tuscany!
Wow. What a day! Not only was today the second-best day of the entire campaign, it also made Tuscany the top-funded Euro game EVER on Kickstarter. Thank you all for... Read more
The Vineyard Chronicle
Hello everyone! Thank you all so much for propelling Tuscany up above $390k in our second-to-last day. Here is the growth chart for the last 27 days:
We've definitely seen... Read more
Video Update and Important Shipping Reminder
Hello everyone! We’re now just a few hours away from the automatic Kickstarter e-mail to people who selected the “Remind Me” option during the campaign. I’m grateful for all the... Read more
Soldato, New Coin Sculpts, and What's in the Box?
Hello everyone! Happy International Tabletop Day. I hope you played some great games with friends (and maybe even strangers who are now friends). Alan and I spent the afternoon at... Read more
Thanks to your enthusiasm and generosity, with the recent unlocking of the Mafia expansion at $325,000, Tuscany now includes TWELVE expansions!
As we enter the final week, I have a few... Read more
Formatted Rules, Meeple Designs, and Announcing 24/7 Customer Service!
Hello everyone! I hope you're having a fun April Fool's Day. I have a few important announcements for you today (and a few fun ones).
Thanks to the... Read more
$300,000: Automa Is Alive!
I woke up this morning to see that something special had happened: Thanks to all of your support and enthusiasm, we reached the $300,000 stretch goal (over 3,000 backers!). I... Read more
Final Stretch Goal List, Mafia Expansion, and Patronage Cards
Hello everyone! Thanks to all of you for helping us reach the $275k stretch goal--I'm excited to be able to give you all the Viticulture and Tuscany rule books in... Read more
Incoming: New Visitor Art Samples and Contest Results
Hello everyone! I hope this update finds you well. I've been getting custom art for the visitor cards from our amazing artist, Beth Sobel, and I wanted to share it... Read more
Legacy Unlocks, Special Worker Poll Results, Updated Coins, and More!
Hello everyone! I hope this message finds you well. With Tuscany climbing over $256,000 at 2600+ backers, I have some news to share with you.
Most importantly, because we reached... Read more
Backer Poll: New Special Worker Meeples
Hello everyone! I hope you had a great week. I've had a lot of fun interacting with you this week and seeing new backers discover this world of Tuscany we're... Read more
Boxes, Coins, and Stretch Goals!
Hello everyone! I hope this update finds you well. I'll get right to the three big pieces of news for today:
Collector's Edition Box Decision
I really appreciate everyone who... Read more
Backer Poll: Collector's Edition Box
Hello everyone! I hope you had a nice St. Patrick's Day. We've been very fortunate to have another strong day, and we're rapidly closing on the $225k stretch goal.
Collector's... Read more
Build a Better Vineyard...with the Structure Expansion!
The subtitle and rallying cry for my last Kickstarter, Euphoria, was "Build a Better Dystopia," so it seems appropriate that a strong push yesterday from a number of original Euphoria... Read more
A Farmer, Chef, Professore, Politico, Oracle, Merchant, and Innkeeper Walk into a Wine Bar...
We zoomed past the $50k and $150k stretch goals without the opportunity for me to properly introduce you to the Merchant and the Innkeeper--nor the other special workers--so I wanted... Read more
Let's Cut Some Cheese!
With Tuscany at $166k and counting, we've been tearing through stretch goals much faster than I envisioned. I want to make sure you all know what you're getting with all... Read more
Day 1 Details and Answers
I normally try to post updates during a campaign when something big happens or needs to be discussed, which is typically every 2-3 days. Well, approximately a dozen big things... Read more