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A lightweight worker-placement Boardgame for 1-5 Players in 30-45 minutes! Assemble a crew & mine metal-rich asteroids in deep space!!
A lightweight worker-placement Boardgame for 1-5 Players in 30-45 minutes! Assemble a crew & mine metal-rich asteroids in deep space!!
963 backers pledged $56,624 to help bring this project to life.

Deliveries happening now! Have you gotten your copy of DRV yet?

Posted by Magic Meeple Games (Creator)
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Hello DRV backers!

It's here!

FedEx arrived earlier today and dropped off a large delivery for us, it's our inventory of Darkrock Ventures and the Expansion Packs

Which means if you haven't already gotten yours, you should be getting it very soon!

This is only part of the total inventory for Darkrock Ventures Expansion Pack #1, the rest went straight to Board Game Geek, be on the lookout for the product appearing in the BGG Store in about a week or so! If they sell out, we have more!

We're so excited to see so many happy backers with their packages arriving safe and sound. Unfortunately, the rumors are completely true and sometimes the postal service allows some packages to be handled by wild bears before they arrive on your doorstep. Some other backers have not received their delivery yet at all. We are working around the clock to help process these requests and make sure everyone gets what they pledged for! If you suspect something is wrong with your order, see the possible questions below to see if your situation is applicable:

Did your package arrive damaged?

Photo credit: Jason J. (who will be receiving a replacement!)
Photo credit: Jason J. (who will be receiving a replacement!)

 If your package arrived damaged or was missing any components, please visit http://www.shipnaked.com/replacements/ and use their form to place a request and they will be able to dispatch replacement parts or a full replacement for you. If you have any difficulties getting a response, please send me a Kickstarter Message directly and we will be happy to assist you.

Has your package not arrived yet and do you live in Europe?

We have received some reports that backers in Europe have been given shipping notifications but have learned that their package has not yet been sent by Happyshops in Germany. We are trying to find out why this is the case and have it remedied promptly. We have been updating the main project page comments section as information becomes available.

Have you received NO notifications at all from ShipNaked or otherwise?

First, please double check your email address that Kickstarter has on record and double check that the message didn't get caught by your spam filter as a false-positive (this is more common than you might expect.) Use the search terms "shipnaked" and "darkrock" to find the relevant messages if they exist in your inbox.

If you still don't see anything, this could mean something is wrong. If you have received zero correspondence from ShipNaked or anyone else regarding your delivery, please send me a direct message on Kickstarter immediately so we can check directly with ShipNaked about your delivery. 

Don't Panic! Street Date is not until October 7th!

We have been told that shipments are still going out and will be arriving on doorsteps until the end of the month. If you have gotten shipping notifications but have not gotten your delivery just yet, it does not necessarily mean something is wrong with your order. We expect a lot of you are receiving yours this week or even as we speak!

The "Street Date" for Darkrock Ventures has been set for October 7th, this is when ShipNaked/HitPointSales expect that all deliveries will be sent and will begin accepting orders for general distribution.

Retailers that backed the Darkrock Ventures campaign and have received their order are under no obligation to hold product until the Street Date of October 7th. This will not be the case with any new orders placed through general distribution. 

Beware of Scalpers!

I don't know if I should be flattered or horrified that we recently found copies of Darkrock Ventures on eBay and amazon for as much as $200(!) But in either case we don't want anyone who missed out to get taken advantage of. If you or someone you know would like to order another copy of Darkrock Ventures, please let us know! We will be happy to take direct pre-orders and get them shipped out ASAP with everyone else's!

THANK YOU!

I want to end on a positive note and say thank you to everyone again for helping us get this far, and a special shout out to everyone who has reached out to me and gushed over how impressed they are with the end result of all of our hard work. 

Take and post photos or make  unboxing videos like our friend Bearded Rogue did! 

Log those plays!

Post photos and log your plays at the BGG page for Darkrock Ventures here: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/166418/darkrock-ventures the more feedback we get, the better we can make our products in the future!

Up Next?

Along with the street date for Darkrock Venture retail comes the release date for Darkrock Ventures digital editions such as those for Tabletop Simulator and Tabletopia! We're extremely excited to see the whole ecosystem and world of Darkrock Ventures grow and these platforms will help us create new content for expansions as time goes on!

Our current project, Fire of Eidolon is coming long wonderfully, we are on schedule so far and look forward to locking-in the size of the game box and some other critical features waiting for the order to get underway. Final art and graphic design is 90% complete for the components (this includes the content added via stretch goals!) The box and rulebook will be up next and we'll be on to digital proofing! We hope to have our PledgeManager for the FoE project open soon, if you have gotten your delivery and we've won you over, everybody is welcome to late-pledge! We'll share links once the pages are open.

Until next time, thank you again for your support and thank you to those who have let us know about order problems and allowed us to help! Everyone has been very kind and understanding and we can't be more grateful for that.

Cheers!

 

Michael Eskue, Rainer Åhlfors, and 16 more people like this update.

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    1. Adam J Purcell
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      on

      I've just now had an email from Happyshops, saying "Your order with number [XYZ] was just packed in our warehouse and will be shipped as soon as possible."

    2. Cal "crblackhawk" Rasmussen on

      Expansion Pack #1 is live on BGG Store.

    3. Andy
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      on

      Got my package in CO earlier this week. No damage and the game looks great. Can't wait to play.

    4. Gérard Kraus
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      on

      Package arrived in Luxembourg yesterday, thanks. Now to get it to the table #somanygamessolittletime :D

    5. Magic Meeple Games 5-time creator
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      @Will Paddick
      I have your order on record, can you please send me a direct message with your current email address? It could be that the emails just aren't getting to you but the order was sent properly.

      @John
      I feel like I have confused everybody and I apologize for that.

      The Mini-Expansion included in every copy of the game, which was an unlocked stretch goal, was for the solo/co-op variant "Neutronium Crisis" and all the bits required for that.

      This Expansion Pack #1 is ten extra cards, offered via the BGGstore. It included content that we created and tested but did not achieve the stretch goals to unlock. Rather than waste the effort, we invested a little extra out of our own pockets to have those cards made into a separate pack so we could offer them at the BGG Store and as prizes at conventions and such.

      I hope this clears things up :)

    6. Will Paddick
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      Hi, I've not had any message at all regarding delivery. Cheers

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      John
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      Thanks MigF that answers my question. I had forgotten that update
      Thanks
      John

    8. MigF
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      Expansion pack 1 was first mentioned in update #27. I would be happy to pick one up later on BGG store

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      John
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      Hi
      Still a bit unsure about the expansions. Mini expansion #1 was unlocked at $29,500 and mini expansion #2 was unlocked at $36K. So it would be reasonable to expect both mini expansions in the game when I get it and open it up.
      Still can not find a stretch goal saying expansion #1 (expansion not mini expansion0
      Don't get me wrong. I did not expect a full blown expansion and from what I can tell from the unboxing video I am getting value for money.
      So this expansion that we can purchase is different from both mini - expansions?

      Sorry to be pedantic

      John

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      Namit Kaura
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      We there's also this for $34 http://www.miniaturemarket.com/hpsmmg001.html (fourth in the list in a quick google search)

    11. Magic Meeple Games 5-time creator
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      The Mini expansion that was unlocked during the campaign was the Neutronium Crisis co-op scenario and the components to go with it. That, and Expansion pack #1 are two different things

    12. Chantal Noordeloos
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      on

      The Amazon thing is funny (as in weird). It's happened to one of my books too.

    13. Ron McIlroy
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      Quite often I find KS items that I helped by pledging support at a much discounted price at some of the big online game stores. I see it as part of the risk of being involved in KS. Overall, it is a positive and fun experience.

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      John
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      I'm a bit confused about the expansion. Mini expansion was unlocked very early on and the only locked stretch goals were more corporate cards, spot uv on the box and the enlarged board which you very kindly unlocked anyway.
      It's OK as I will be happy with the game as it is but would like some clarity
      Thanks
      John

    15. Torsten Stelling
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      I did also not receive anything from Happy Shops. No mail no shipping.

    16. Magic Meeple Games 5-time creator
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      @Lisa
      Can you please link me to where there is an online preorder for $36.99? That is not an authorized long-term price for this product.

      The Expansion packs were produced at the same time as the base game, but they were funded out of my own pocket since we missed the stretch goals to produce them as an inclusion to the base game. I am sorry you feel that way but I was upfront about them in every phase of this process, I do not understand what I could have done to be clearer about the situation in the history of updates in which I wrote about them.

    17. Lisa
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      It appears that Expansion Pack 1 was printed at the same time as the base game, even though it was not "unlocked" as a stretch goal. And the KS base game is the same as retail (which is available now online for preorder at $36.99 and the usual no extra for shipping as part of a larger order). Compared to the U.S. KS price+shipping of $44 for the exact same product, it is kind of disappointing for us. Including the 10 exp. cards that already got printed (instead of requiring more $ at BGG store) would have helped. I know that this is a KS risk and will be more careful in the future I guess.

    18. Alvin Helms
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      on

      Re: Jason J.'s package… Wow, that's just… wow. I would demand that the carrier reimburse me for that crap. There's no excuse for that.

    19. Cal "crblackhawk" Rasmussen on

      Expansion is not from the goals we unlocked from how I'm understanding it. It's new stuff that we did not unlock.

    20. Andrew Betts
      Superbacker
      on

      So that means if we buy the EP #1 we're gonna end up getting stuff we got as SG and then pay for it again?

    21. Greg W. on

      Hope I get mine tonight!

    22. Magic Meeple Games 5-time creator
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      Expansion Pack #1 will be available at the BGGstore, it is not included with every KS package as it includes Stretch Goal content that we did not unlock

    23. Jake Waltier
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      I've never seen a delivery as wrecked as Jason's. That's rough!

    24. Matt on

      I received my copy in Alabama but the cobalt and neutronium tokens are missing.

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      Leon
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      Well, I did not even receive an email from HappyShops yet..

    26. Andrew Betts
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      on

      I think it's int he box Lisa, but i"m not sure.

    27. Lisa
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      Is Expansion pack 1 something that is included in KS shipment, or do we have to buy at BGG store?