The Ruin Deck Is on the Way
As we reported in our last update, the Ruin Deck shipped from our printer back in November. It’s now on US shores, and is scheduled for delivery to our warehouse within a few days. Our tentative plan is to release it next week. However, take a look at this:
With new tariffs on the way at the end of this month, port congestion has become extreme. The ship carrying the Ruin Deck was able to dock and unload in Long Beach, California, pretty much on schedule. But that’s not the end of the Ruin Deck’s journey—after that comes Customs and trans-shipment to us, both of which are affected by the sort of snarls you see above. (That's an actual photo from Long Beach harbor this week. And our shipping broker tells us those trucks waited in a two-hour line just to get to that point!)
The upshot: If you’re getting the Ruin Deck, look out for an email from us letting you know when we’re ready to fulfill it (and shin sets, too, if you’re getting them—they’ll fulfill at the same time). If all goes to plan, that will be early next week. But until they’re clear of Long Beach, that plan has to remain a little flexible.
Deluxe Corebooks Are Coming Soon!
It’s been a long time coming, but there's great news about the deluxe corebooks. The slipcases are complete and on a ship. They’ll be combined with the books themselves at the book printer, and then shipped to our warehouse. We hope to be sending them your way in about four weeks. (And, thankfully, they shouldn’t be subject to any of the port congestion issues—although international shipping is more prone to GM intrusions than any other phase of creating and delivering product.) Here’s another look at the first-off-the-presses copy!
BackerKit Is Open for Invisible Sun
If you missed the Invisible Sun reprint Kickstarter, it’s not too late to get in on some of the deals. For a limited time, BackerKit is open, so you can get the Black Cube, the Directed Campaign, and a number of other items, including some exclusive to this campaign.
A Gift for Charity or for You
Continuing an MCG holiday-season tradition, we’ve launched the 2018 MCG Holiday Gift! We’re giving you a $5 coupon for the MCG store. Use it to get a little something for yourself or a loved one—or turn it into a donation to one of three charities we’re supporting this holiday season: Dogs for Better Lives, Operation USA (California wildfire relief), or the ACLU. Your $5 donation is on us!
You can find all the details here.