We got an exciting update from our fulfilment agent last night. They received the hard and softcover books from our printer last week, and while it takes a while to organize and pack shipments for 645 books, they're getting close to being done and will be ready to start sending out shipments soon.
Unfortunately, those of you who ordered Companion Decks will be facing a small delay. There was a hiccup in the last bit of art production, which caused the art to fall behind the production of the books a bit. (Not Claudia's fault - the amount of art we commissioned from her was huge and she was a trooper getting through more than forty pieces as quickly as she did.) While we were waiting for the art, we also had to address a design problem that was revealed through testing at FanExpo and elsewhere that reduced readability of the cards at the table. So Drew redesigned the cards and ordered a new prototype so we could verify that we got things right this time.
New decks are being ordered to be sent to our fulfilment agent, who will send out books and decks to those of you who ordered both once the decks arrive at their warehouse. It means our Companion Deck backers will be waiting a few extra days for their packages, and we apologize for that! However, it gets tricky managing timelines when key production personnel are located in three different countries on two different continents, and we figured a few extra days was worth making sure that our Companion Deck backers got the highest quality product for their money. I might be biased, but I think you'll be happy we took the time to get it right - Claudia absolutely KILLED IT with the art, and Drew did a great job making the cards readable and attractive. Personally, I can't wait to get my hands on a deck of my own!
Lastly, a quick reminder that we have a community on Google+, if you want to talk about the game or see photos of it out in the wild! The inimitable Bryanna Hitchcock posted photos and an EPIC actual play of her session at Big Bad Con, which was hugely exciting and gratifying to see! Drew and I are looking forward to being able to see more such reports in the near future!