Hello, honored vislae—
Thank you for your amazing support in bringing Invisible Sun and the Vislae Kit back into print—as well as making Enchiridion of the Path and our other stretch goals a reality.
I’ve got some critical info for you, but first I’d like to thank everyone on the MCG team who helped make this campaign a success:
Monte, obviously, for conceiving and breathing life into Invisible Sun. But also the rest of the design team, who helped bring that vision into existence: Shanna, Sean, and Bruce. Bear (and the many great illustrators he worked with) for the fantastic imagery and beautiful production design that helped us all see the Actuality and appreciate the awesome tactile experience of the Black Cube, and for his great work on the graphics for this campaign. Tammie, for keeping the wheels on the company while this was all going on. And Darcy for interfacing with you, our wonderful community, here and everywhere gamers congregate online.
And of course to the many backers who embraced the vision of Invisible Sun. We are so happy to bring this game to thousands of new gamers, and you’re the ones who made that possible. So thank you.
Here’s what to expect as we move forward from here.
This Evening and the Next Few Days
Running Kickstarter campaigns is rewarding in many ways, and we have greatly enjoyed interacting with you through these updates, the comments, social media, and so on. But it’s also a brutally hectic challenge to administer it all. And most of the MCG staff has been keeping up with our regular duties throughout: moving Book M through production and getting Secrets of Silent Streets ready for press, writing and editing titles like Teratology, The Ninth World Bestiary 3, and Priests of the Aeons (those latter two for Numenera), and so on. Not to mention getting MCG Shop orders out the door, prepping for events like PAX Unplugged, and so on. So I don’t think you’ll be surprised when I say that we’re taking a short break.
Don’t expect to hear much from us this weekend, or during the holiday week to come. If you have questions, feel free to send a Kickstarter message, but don’t be concerned if you don’t get a response right away. Production of the Black Cube reprint will take months, and work on stretch goals like Enchiridion of the Path will take longer. There isn’t anything that can’t wait for a few days. But don’t worry—we WILL get back to you.
The Next Few Weeks
Kickstarter began collecting pledges the moment the campaign closed. But it takes Kickstarter a full two weeks to release those funds, along with the data on our backers.
In the meantime, we will get BackerKit fully set up so we can open it when we have that data. BackerKit is a third-party platform that lets you confirm all the information we need to fulfill your pledge. If there are add-ons you’ve missed, or if you decide to increase your reward level, you can do that through BackerKit as well. You’ll be notified when we open BackerKit.
NOTE: Signing into BackerKit is vital to getting your rewards. Kickstarter does NOT provide us with the information we need to fulfill your rewards; we MUST gather it from you after the campaign. If you don’t respond to your BackerKit survey, we can’t send you any rewards!
The Next Few Months
Once you’ve done your BackerKit survey, we won’t need anything else from you until it’s time to start fulfilling rewards. We’ll be busy crafting the products and rewards you will be receiving in the months to come.
At times during this period, you won't hear from us, maybe for a couple of months. Don’t worry if that happens—we've delivered hundreds of rewards on time in the past, and we'll be working diligently on yours.
But at the same time, please pay attention when you do get communications from us. Our emails and Kickstarter updates include critical information about your rewards.
When Your Rewards Ship
Every time a reward is ready for you, we’ll contact you again by email to begin the fulfillment process. Generally, we’ll direct you to the MCG shop, where you’ll log in, “buy” the product (for free with a coupon, because you’ve already paid for it through Kickstarter), and check out. This is an important part of the process because it ensures we have accurate delivery information for every item we send out. (With roughly 1,500 backers getting rewards, it's amazing how many people will change their address over the fulfillment period.) If you're an overseas backer or want to upgrade shipping, you'll pay for it at that time. Make sure you're paying attention to communications from us—don't let our updates or emails go to your spam folder, or otherwise ignore them, because if you do you could miss out on some of your rewards.
This was a grand endeavor, and we are very happy you chose to be a part of it. Thank you all for your support, and for helping us continue to welcome new vislae into the Actuality.
--Charles and the whole MCG crew