Hi there backers,
Good news, we are right on schedule! The plan was to finish the project (send all the files to the printer) on June 10. Because I got swept away a little bit during the Kickstarter and added new pieces of artwork and even a new promo pack with 5 new cities, I thought this would be a bit of a stretch. However, it seems like we will either fully make it, or almost. And almost is in this case also fine. All artwork is done and approved, and we only need to finish the layout of the cards and the rulebook. Our graphic designer can do this on his own, and that is why the deadline was there in the first place. As I will be taking one week of holiday next week. Which also means our customer service department is shut. We will not reply to any e-mails, Facebook messages or calls between June 11 and June 17. We also won't process any orders or replacement requests in this week. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Originally, the idea was to make half of the tourist cards with artwork and duplicate them all once. Since however many of you liked the idea of having your own face in the game and we surpassed the 18 pieces of artwork, I decided to then go for all 36 tourists (with all stretch goals) with unique artwork. So in the end, this turned out to be the most expensive stretch goal of them all, adding a full € to each copy produced. But I think it is worth it. So now your copy of Tour Operator will come with 36 unique tourists, 6 unique employees and 25 or 30 unique cities, depending on whether or not you grabbed the € 3 promo pack in the Pledge Manager. And with that, Tour Operator is our most artwork heavy game yet.
If you haven't yet, please fill out the Pledge Manager (or e-mail email@example.com if you can't find the link) because we will shut it by the end of this month. And we cannot deliver your package if we don't have your address, and these discounted shipping rates are only available now. Not filling out the Pledge Manager will cost you an average € 10 in extra shipping fees if you contact us when we already shipped out all backers orders. Not to bully you, but these shipping rates are only valid when we ship out a lot of packages at once.
So hang tight, enjoy your flight, and as always, here is some new artwork for you to enjoy. One famous Spanish city (located in the promo pack), and one new employee that makes sure your rooms stay clean!