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When is the next update?
Hey Joseph, I think your comment came in a little bit earlier then the recent update. But, you are correct. We will not be able to hit the estimated May fulfillment because of the recent card stock issue that was mentioned in the update.
I agree, manufacturing for Kickstarter campaigns can be a very tricky thing. Some of the larger game companies have a good track record for hitting their fulfillment dates. But, in some cases, their prep for manufacturing is sometimes ready to go shortly after the campaign closes.
I am definitely learning and gaining experience in this regard. And, as you mentioned, I try to be as open and honest as I can when it comes to the entire KS campaign and manufacturing process. :-)
So do we have any idea if we will be making the May predicted date?
I would hazard a guess at no, especially for us in Europe.
Thats not a problem, I am yet to recieved a kickstarter on time. As long as the communication is open and honest, (which it has been soo far), then I am happy.
@agrayday - No word as of yet, but I am waiting on an updated schedule for assembly, packing and palletizing. The day that I know the updated timeline will be the same day that I let backers know.
last update March 26....
"Once I get the word on games being packed and palletized then I can gauge the timeline more accurately."
Hey Alan, thanks for checking with me. I resent the invite to our Shopify account to you and also sent you a message on Kickstarter with your discount code.
Hi! My email address has been broken for a couple of months (it redirects to my gmail and I didn't notice!) - can you send me the invite for the pledge manager, please?
Hey Trent, long story short, things are looking very good! :-)
The manufacturing is in the stage were cartons/cases are being built and marked. We hope final game assembly will happen in the next couple weeks. But, we are very close. Once the games are assembled and packed then it is just a matter of arranging the cargo shipments. We could still be on track for an end of May fulfillment? Although, it could easily push into June. Once I get the word on games being packed and palletized then I can gauge the timeline more accurately.
Anything new? Still on schedule?
Hi David, no worries. Thank you for checking into that.
If anyone else needs their discount code or just help finishing their pledge manager please let me know.
Don! I've failed!! I haven't completed the pledge manager yet! I'm so sorry - I'll do it tonight, assuming I'm not too late!!
Thanks, Dave! Everything looks good with your pledge manager order.
We still have about 40 people that need to finish the pledge management and manufacturing is soon to be finished (late April). If anyone needs their discount number or Shopify account reset please let me know. Thank you!
I think mine is done
@James Cameron - Hello, I just emailed your discount number to you. If you need any help with the pledge manager please feel free to contact me.
If anyone else needs their discount number (or help with the pledge manager) please email me at admin@KnightWorksGames.com. Thank you!
How do I get my "discount number" that I need to give the 'Knight Works' site to complete my pledge?
Hi Ewan, no worries about entering that order in later. Everything looks good and you are all set.
I just realised I hadn't added the game to my order on the pledge manager. I just did it now, is that still in time for normal fulfillment?
That's great news, thanks for the update. Really looking forward to getting my hands on it
@Ewan Lomax - I am happy to announce that the manufacturing is running smoothly and there are no issues. We are on schedule for a late May fulfillment for the game and all add-on's.
Everyone - There are still about 60 people who need to finish their pledge management. I sent an account reset from our Shopify site for those 60 backers about 2 weeks ago. If you have any questions please contact me at admin@KnightWorksGames.com.
9” x 11.5” x 2.5” -or- 229 mm x 292 mm x 69 mm
what are the box dimensions?
@Terry Johnson - We will be extending the date on the pledge manager until the end of February. I am working with another artist on a revised layout and we have not decided on the final look of the new cards. However, I have printed a few samples with the card titles completely black and it looks good. Once I make a final decision on the new card design (or if we stay with the old layout) I will let everyone know. But, the card titles will definitely be all black.
Will there be a decision on changing the color of the text to black on the top of the cards soon? And possibly some images of the new cards posted? Time is running out on finalizing our order with the pledge manager (Jan 31 ??). I would definitely order a replacement deck if this change is made.
Never mind I sorted it out. The error was on my end.
The pledge manager does not seem to be working for me. It appears to want to charge me the full amount and doesn’t recognize that I’m a backer. Is there a way to correct this?
Thanks and all the best wishes for 2018!!!
@Mira_NL - Thank you for the information. I will include that note in your order.
How do I let you know which games I want in the 5 copies bundle? In my case it’s 3 HitS and 2 FiS but I cannot enter it anywhere in the order.
@Gabriel Thorn - Hello! The Knight Works bundle includes a 2nd edition copy of Hands in the Sea and either a retail or KS version of Forged in Steel. That pledge also comes with Companion Guides for each game and a metal die. You only need to add the Knight Works bundle item and the Metal Coin set if you want everything. Thank you for checking with me!
I'm a bit confused by the pledge manager. Can you tell me what add-ons I need to buy separately if I have the Knight Works pledge and want to get everything?
@Rob Winslow - Hello, I will send you an email with your Discount code in a few minutes.
(EVERYONE) - If you have not received your Activation and/or Discount code email yet, please contact me at don@KnightWorksGames.com and I will send that to you.
Hi. I got the "Discount Code" email, but not the "Activate Account" email.
Yes, I've checked spam.
You are very welcome Abdul! We are looking forward to publishing great games in 2018 and many years to come!
Thank you Knight Works, receive my Pledge Manager email and complete my payment with some add ons. Cant wait to receive my upgrade copy this coming 2018. The 1st edition game is already awesome. Keep up the good work Knight Works. You're the best.
@Terry Johnson - Thank you for the reminder, I started dabbling with different card designs for black text titles awhile back. I did not finish printing out the samples or showing those to Dan or the Knight Works team yet.
I will put that on my to-do list and I should have an answer (and samples) for a future KS update. That should go out in the next week or so.
Just a quick clarification, the Shopify site takes into consideration the amount you pledged for shipping which is minus your discount. For example, if you pledged a total of $60 and $10 of that pledge was for shipping then your discount will be $50.
This means that most orders will show no charge for shipping as a "KS Included Shipping" category during Checkout. This was necessary to handle all of the various shipping locations and amounts paid for during the Kickstarter campaign.
Was there ever a final decision on changing the text on the top of the cards from white to black? Previously you mentioned that you would print some card examples to see how they looked. Any chance we can see pictures of the cards? If the color has been changed to black, I will order a replacement deck.
@Aillas - I just did a quick check and it looks like there is an issue with the "5 Copy Bundle" product not appearing on the Shopify site for backers who pledge for that item. Please wait while I troubleshoot the issue for the item. But, to answer your question, the Companion Guides are included and would not be added separately.
If I backed 5 copies bundle pledge, do I need to add 5 Companion Guides (which should be free for each copy of game in this bundle) to the cart or I must add only 5 games? When I add 5 games + 5 Companion Guides, discount won't cover whole prise.
@Scott Russell - The shopify site is here: knightworksgames.myshopify.com
But, backers will need to click on an "Activate Account" email I sent out a few minutes ago to activate their account on the site. I checked your discount number and it appeared to be working. I will send you a separate email and screenshot in a few minutes.
Awesome. Thanks for the reply!
@Peter De Carvalho - My apologies, that was an oversight on my part. I did not take into consideration that the "Colonist" pledge level for $1 does not have shipping. Unfortunately, I will need to calculate the shipping for those orders separately. Please feel free to place your order and I will let you know that the shipping charge is. Sorry for the hassle. I will also post a comment and send out an email to the other $1/$2 backers.
Link to shopify site?
The discount code doesn't work at your store.
Regarding the pledge manager, I just went through and tried it and wasn't given an option to add $10 for shipping (in Canada). The only option for shipping was KS - Free.
I finished doing the final setup for applying discounts for backers into our Shopify site this past weekend. The trick in using a Shopify site for pledge management is creating discounts for backers across several pledge rewards and funding amounts. This turned out to be a bit more intensive than I originally assumed. Long story short, the final step is setting up the custom email campaign through MailChimp that will give each user their unique discount code for the Shopify site. That is the final item to launching pledge management and it should be done fairly soon. I will also follow up those emails with a Kickstarter update, as well.
End of November has well and truly passed.
Pledge manager update please.
Yes, we will have a booth at BGG.CON this year.
You have a booth at BGG?