UPDATE: We're in print! + More Art and Development
Hello fellow Martians, Sam again updating you on our very exciting progress with the project!
We've finished the soft-proofing stage of several products and while not every single one of them is in print, they will be in a matter of days.
- Core Rulebook - being printed!
- Phantoms of Mars Campaign guide - being printed!
- Narrator's Kit - being printed!
- Helium Dice Set - on the boat from China!
- Heroes of Barsoom miniatures sets - MADE AND RECEIVED!
- Prince of Helium Notebooks - PRINTED AND RECEIVED!
So where are my PDFs?
With files going to print we have indeed finalized the content of both the books, but due to design bandwidth we haven't yet exported those files as a PDF versions yet. This includes bookmarks, character sheets, the map, etc. It does take time to get it right - that includes links, layers, printer friendly versions etc - it's several days work to do it properly. We are transferring design files to another designer as we speak and getting that work done in the next couple of weeks, I hope my next update will be the distribution of those PDFs.
Wave 1 fulfilment
All the products above constitute our first wave of fulfilment, fulfilling over 50% of the pledges we received. These products, due to the printer's scheduling, should all arrive mid-December at which point GamesQuest, our warehousing and fulfilment partner will begin shipping orders. The resin production has been focused on the Heroes of Barsoom set which comes with most pledges, as it has the highest volume. The resin factory is producing the rest of the sets however it has taken longer than first planned. The warehouse is also exceptionally busy through December with both ours and other clients and we expect orders with all the miniatures to take longer to ship. We'll update you on expected dates for those shipments shortly.
Speaking of weird stuff, want to see a Skeleton Man of Jupiter? Because we've also been getting a ton more artwork commissioned for the supplements and accessories.
Other Product Progress
- Character Cards - artwork complete, ready for layout
- Landscape Cards - artwork complete, ready for layout
- Tile Sets - in print!
- Thark and Zodanga dice - on the boat from China!
- Cloth and Poster maps - in development
- Additional Maps - in development
- Jeddak of Jeddak's notebooks - ready
- Other Miniatures Sets - in production...
Until next time,