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Appreciate the dig! Cheers
I just thought I would do a little digging and cite an official source. I know with a month to go that folks like to see the "official" word. This is from November 26th,
The Coming Soon page at the MCG says March for the public street date.
@McG -looking forward to February and the wonderful delights it may bring....
Thanks Jim, I was about to ask. I plan to get the Strange Box together with the Black Cube, can't wait much longer... :D
@Thomas - Yes, MCG has stated on Twitter that Kickstarter Backers should expect Black Cubes to ship in February. The Pre-Order Customers should expect them to ship in March. I am very excited too. ;)
Preview Art is amazing, and had a fun time reading through the rules primer, cheerio! February still the goal? Looking forward to making my friends envious ;)
Thanks, Zakery. Found it.
If you log in to your Monte Cook website account with the same email as your Kickstarter account and go to your account page you'll see a tab which says redeem code. The redemption for the Primer is there.
I backed Invisible Sun, but I cannot find this e-mail with the Primer anywhere. A month ago, I can only find a Christmas e-mail talking about light in the darkness.
The PDF rules primer redemption appeared to backers as an email. No post or update.
Where is everyone reading the rules primer? Did i miss it in an update somewhere or was it posted here ?
A month away, and this is almost always on my mind. Even at work I find my thoughts drifting back to Invisible Sun constantly. I've read the rules primer, I keep looking up more art. I've read the design diaries a few times. Gah! I can't wait to devour these books! x.x I need to sate this thirst. So excited. <3
Just to add a bit to the previous:
I know, the design intent for the Black Box is described in phrases like "incredibly sturdy".
However, the Strange box was also described as a "deluxe box ... of sturdy design, with a deluxe linen finish". And I am sure you agree, if anything, "deluxe" is an antonym for "flimsy". Yet in spite of the intention, flimsy is how it unfortunately came out.
And no linen, BTW; just paper.
And that is my point: I am confident that you never wanted or meant to turn out anything but exactly what you said — a deluxe, sturdy box, linen and all.
Yet your supplier clearly let you down and delivered something ... else.
So, now for the Black Box — do you have a plan to ensure that "incredibly sturdy" (the phrase implying something akin to an "Estate Vault" grade product) is what you supplier actually makes, this time?
I've backed the MCG Kickstarters for the Numenera box, the Strange box, and now the Black Box.
The Numenera box— meaning the actual, physical enclosure — I am reasonably happy with; it pretty much does what it's supposed to, I feel.
The Strange box ... not so much. The one I received had been literally torn to shreds in transport. I got a replacement, it wasn't in much better nick. The third one was pristine, but only because it had been packaged like an eggshell. This box seems prone to break apart as soon as you look at it.
It appears then that you guys may have switched box suppliers between these two campaigns, or else just chosen a cheaper quality. Something clearly changed, anyway.
The growing concern now is ... what's the Black Box going to be like?
Like the Numenera box? Or even better, perhaps?
Or like the Strange box? Or ... worse?
What's the plan?
@Sean K Reynolds Thanks for the response. As to card replacements I should have been clearer, the cost to ship a single replacement card (and to sort through requests) would be too time consuming.
My thoughts were about buying replacements of the entire card set.
Also if they are standard card size, that is Wonderful news! If they aren't, well... I don't mind, I'm just too fired up about getting my players out of shadow.
Oh and don't trust the Hendasa... They're lying...
@James Fellows, I've been looking all yesterday and today and haven't come up with anything, in the images, text, or metadata. I think there probably are none, which is kind of disappointing? I just read over all the promises for it and no secrets were mentioned.
Anyone find any secrets in the Rules Primer yet?
Rules Primer! Woohoo!
@Jason Bratley I haven't measured them, but I'm 99% sure they're standard playing card size.
The decks will include some blank ones so you can add your own custom spells, incantations, objects of power, etc.
I don't think we have anything in place for people to acquire single cards they've lost.
@Cameron Olson, when the box is ready, we will order them from the site with a coupon, there we will place the shipping address
@Jim Groves, thanks for the info vislae :)
@Oliver Peltier and @John Medany:
Just sharing some information. Today is the last day to add on Numerenera 2 exclusive items. I tweeted Charles Ryan (who was warning folks not to miss it), and I asked about the Invisible Sun medallions. So, could make an informed decisions about spending discretionary funds.
He replied that as of today, they still didn't know. They are still working on it, but don't have a definitive answer either way. At least that is not a "no." I'm just sharing as a community FYI.
Is there a way to change the shipping address for the Black Cube? I recently had to move to a new location and need to have the Black Cube ship their.
Two questions that spring to mind. Are the cards included in the Black Cube (not the sooth deck) standard playing card size? I was wondering if they would fit into protective sleeves.
Also cards can get damaged/lost/eaten by the great void-wobbler of juliette IV. Would there be the option to purchase replacements should this happen?
New design diary!
For anyone wondering about the extra Sooth Deck, read Update #57.
Quick question - as all preorders are getting an additional south deck should we with pledges (I'm at control with playtest) be getting one as well ?
Thanks for looking into the Medallions Darcy - I was in for around $700 at the backer kit and adding the medallions at the time was a push too far ... now it would be doable - so if it was swingable that would be amazing
Thanks for the response :)
See you in the Actuality.
Darcy Ross talks about stuff: http://incantationspodcast.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/episode-33-invisible-sun-with-darcy-ross.html
@Darcy, I'm with @Jim, I also am interested in the medallions.
Awesome news about the Rules Primer
Thank Visla that Unmasked is out (I'm busy tinkering away making NPC and Player Character masks (including Zanzibar N'Rab an Itinerant Gallant Goetic who Warps Time and Space, who fled Satyrine during the War and ended up in Shadow, 1986.
Zanzibar is an Inquisitive Changer who Travels Back From the Future (Miriam Braun, a fourteen-year old student with a talent for languages and a love of poetry)
@ Darcy—thanks for looking into those medallions for me/us. I'm still interested. That said, I'll survive if they're a one time deal. Life is filled with choices sometimes.
@shai: Yep! There will indeed be compartments to separate out the various components of the Black Cube. :-D
@Jason: Yes, those books will be sold in friendly local gaming stores as well as our own shop.
Hi. I was wondering if the books such as the Threshold and the Nightside be available to buy seperately? I forgot to back them at the time :/
Also the t-shirts do look rather cool :)
@Darcy, yep, that's what I'm asking.
Just a mini-update to address questions.
The Invisible Sun Rules Primer: It's written, it's looking good, but it's gotta go through layout and such still. It will probably be in your hands very early January :D
Medallions: We don't currently have a way for people to purchase them who didn't get them through Backerkit originally, but I'm asking whether we might be able to work something out because they are indeed darn pretty.
@Shai: I'm not exactly sure what you mean. Are you asking whether the different components of the game have different compartments within the Black Cube? I can check on where that stands, but want to make sure that's what you're asking.
More than 2 weeks now and still not a single reply from MCG regarding my refund.
@MCG, few questions:
1) when should we expect the rules premier?
2) Bear stated previously, the components of the game are compartmentalized. Does it go down to separating the different decks and tokens (for example separating artifacts and spells deck)? Or do they go together?
JJ, out of curiosity - why do you want to cancel?
Just sent an email to firstname.lastname@example.org enquiring about cancellation and refund, looking forward to a reply.
Cross posted with the update.
Is there any chance that backers might be able to purchase medallions, if they did not do so during the campaign or the backer kit?
I know, snooze you lose, but finances have gotten better… And frankly they look way cooler than I ever expected or imagined.
Sorry if I didn’t have faith, but… Be kind, it’s meant as a compliment.
Speaking of Darcy Ross' Invisible Sun game with One Shot: I thought I'd put this here in case anyone here missed this!
I watched the whole thing. I hope Darcy does a follow up with an actual play (not that this wasn’t cool). It would neat to see these guys actually play.
Go watch this! Darcy Ross runs Session Zero: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/188400003
Yes, that's a misspelling because the name was already taken: https://www.facebook.com/groups/InvisbleSun/
I find the MCG team way more active on social media, as opposed to here.
Can't wait to receive my Black Cube!
I will patiently wait the release, I promise! But it would be nice to have some official news about the Rules Primer now that the final product is going to be printed and assembled. Just to soothe the eager anticipation :D
For anyone reading the Timeline, it's out by 3 months... for at least the Black Cube and the Directed Campaign. It's in update #56. Will other things come on time? Most likely!
Thanks guys...I'm in for the directed campaign as that was clincher for me, but it's always nice to have on hand a couple of modules that can maybe be used as side quests. I used to write - a lot - so back in the day could pen loads of adventures (talking D&D here) that could be used if the PCs went off piste but nowadays, with a 3 year old devouring time like a Lovecraftian entity I don't get to write so much...hence published modules always good! ;)
@James and the Monkey: Yeah, we pretty much funded an entire robust one year product line with multiple releases. That was one reason I had to upgrade to Control the Cube with a Key, it was just too good of a deal. Though a couple glimmer style pdfs would be most welcome, but then again, the Direct Campaign will also work for me.