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A steampunk themed board game.  Utilize your airship to pick up goods at factories, and then deliver them to cities for money.
A steampunk themed board game. Utilize your airship to pick up goods at factories, and then deliver them to cities for money.
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Further Delay... UGH

So, on April 12, 2012 I announced that we knew that Kings of Air and Steam would be delayed until at least August.  Since then we have been working closely with the artist to hammer out when the final artwork will be done for Kings of Air and Steam.

The answer is that we now have a schedule for the final print package to be delivered on August 10th, which means that we should be able to deliver Kings of Air and Steam to you in late November.  I know this is a big disappointment, and can be frustrating.

Having been a game publisher since March of 2009 (officially started) and having our first games come on in January of 2010, I should have anticipated this.  For future games, we will not be starting any Kickstarter projects until AFTER the artwork is at least 75% completed.

I personally find this delay to be unacceptable and for the future I will update TMG methodologies to make sure that such delays do not happen again.  However, for now, we must do what we can on this project and move forward.  So, if you are in a position where you would like to receive a refund for your purchase, then please let me know by message on Kickstarter along with a Paypal address and I can get those immediately done for you.

Thank you very much for your continued patience.

Michael Mindes, Founder

Tasty Minstrel Games


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    1. Kenneth VenOsdel on July 10, 2012

      No big deal here either. It spreads my purchases out making it seem like I bought less games and allows me to get more plays in of other recent purchases as well. Take your time, do it right, we'll survive.

    2. Rick on July 9, 2012

      Delays happen.

      I'm excited to play it, but it's not like my life is revolving around playing this one game. If it was, I'd be without anything to do but sleep and eat until November, but as it is I have plenty to do between now and then.

    3. Andrew on July 9, 2012

      Oh well, guess I'll just play For The Win, Homesteaders, and Belfort until then :)

    4. Zachary T Sugawara on July 8, 2012

      I waited close to two years for some of the rewards on KS i've backed another couple months isn't going to hurt my feelings.

    5. Olivier Marchand on July 8, 2012

      There are enough good games to play before november. Waiting is not so hard if the results is great.

    6. Mikko Saari on July 7, 2012

      I am very disappointed, yes. People laughed when I told I was kickstarting another TMG game after the Eminent Domain fiasco, but I told them that Tasty Minstrel has learnt from their mistake and this time there won't be huge delays. I'm very disappointed to learn that I was wrong. It's not just a small delay, but several months. The current rate for Kickstarter projects I've been involved with is pretty bad: Eminent Domain, this one, Glory to Rome, FrankenDie – none of them are in schedule, two out of four were massively delayed and this one doesn't look good either. I would not bet any money on Benoit above having the game for his friend's birthday on Nov 21st, better start coming up with alternative gift ideas. Based on previous results, I expect the game to be delayed until 2013 before it's out, and I'm seriously considering a refund.

    7. Chris Sessoms on July 7, 2012

      I just experienced a feburary to july delay on a KS game so its all good.

    8. Robert on July 7, 2012

      Live and learn.

    9. Trampas Johnson on July 7, 2012

      To echo the sentiment of the other posters, I'd rather wait and have it done right. Thanks for keeping us in the loop. I do hope you don't have many takers on the refunds.

    10. Ben on July 7, 2012

      I bought my copy as a gift for my friend, his birthday is on november 21th. We can still make it!

    11. Trent Hamm
      on July 7, 2012

      Better to make it late and get it right than to rush it and make a bad product. Get it right, even if it takes another six months.

    12. Michael Brandl on July 7, 2012

      No problem here! Better late than never, that's my motto.

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      Zack on July 7, 2012

      Nice try dude.... try to get me to cancel so someone else can have my copy of the game.... NO DICE!!!!!!

      Seriously it's not like anyone is getting copies before me, lol. I appreciate the hard work. I think most people bought the product not the timeline, very nice to offer a refund but like I said no one is getting my copy!

    14. Julia Gosztyla Ziobro
      on July 7, 2012

      I feel your pain and appreciate your candor. I want this game and time is not going to change that. Evolving the process is good. Offering a refund is good, though I hope nobody takes you up on it. I'm still glad KA&S was the first project I backed. :-)

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      Troy D'Hondt on July 7, 2012

      No worries. It's all good. Though if you wanted to throw in a copy of Belfort that would be nice :) Joking.

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      Peter Schott
      on July 7, 2012

      Thanks for the update, Michael. Delays happen and I appreciate you keeping us in the loop as they come up. Keeping us informed is always helpful and I'm good with waiting. I can understand your frustration, but imagine most of us will continue to be patient and appreciate the updates.

    17. Michael Mindes 30-time creator on July 7, 2012

      Thank you, I appreciate it!

    18. Jason Fordham on July 7, 2012

      Delays happen. Especially with games. As long as you update us often, my money is still your money, and your game will still be my game. :o)