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The Watch is a tabletop roleplaying game about soldiers fighting a desperate war to save their homeland.
The Watch is a tabletop roleplaying game about soldiers fighting a desperate war to save their homeland.
865 backers pledged CA$ 31,520 to help bring this project to life.

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Final Update

Posted by Andrew Medeiros (Creator)
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Well, folks! All of the backer packages have been mailed. Most of you Americans should have them already, even if us Canadians are still waiting. (Curse you Canada post!) If you don't get your package in the next several weeks or so, though, do drop us a line and we'll make sure you get a copy.

Even better, books and Companion NPC decks are now available for sale through IPR - just in time for holiday giving. You can also purchase PDFs through IPR, although if you're someone who prefers to purchase PDFs through DriveThru, we'll have the PDF on Drive Thru by the end of the week.

That means that we're officially done! It's been a long, crazy ride, but it's finally over. Our sincere, heartfelt thanks to all of you for making this project possible, and to everyone else who helped make this game what it is.

Updated Play Materials

Posted by Andrew Medeiros (Creator)
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Hi, folks! It was pointed out on Google+ that there was a discrepancy between our play materials and the text of the book; we had missed a piece that we had decided to remove from the rules.

We got our layout person to modify the play materials; here's the link to the updated materials.

Also: shipping status

Shipments are very close to being done - several backers in the US have already gotten their books, and they look great! We'll advise when shipments have been completed, and people can expect books to arrive within the next several weeks.

Status update: Shipments happening soon!

Posted by Andrew Medeiros (Creator)
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Hey, folks!

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!

All book files have been approved!

Posted by Andrew Medeiros (Creator)
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Exciting news! We've approved all of the book files and money will be en route to our printers by the end of the day, which means the next step is making the actual books.

Of course, this stage still involves an awful lot of hurry up and wait. The books have to get produced, then shipped to our fulfilment contractor. Also, we're waiting for the last few pieces of art for the NPC deck (Claudia has been an absolute trooper getting through the sheer volume of pieces we commissioned) to get the decks made, so our two timelines for decks and books might not quite line up - but that's how publishing goes.

But! Things are moving forward!

Updated Download Link

Posted by Andrew Medeiros (Creator)
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