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