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Hey, how was Montreal? Would love to hear how it went! Did you gorge on delicious poutine or terrible Labatt 50?
Hello everybody! Anyone have any updates. Was the last one like 2 months ago?
@Robb. It was an add on from this campaign so I knew it would be after original backers
For Tau Ceti
Wait, you guys got your copies?
@Paul - This is a weird request. If anything they should message you or address it in the TC campaign. Very odd you don't have yours though, had mine for quite some time now.
@Paul and I thought Games Quest in the UK was (is) bad.
Still waiting on my copy of Tau Ceti too. Please can you advise about this on the next update. It's been with hqppyshops since about November
@Elder Zeekutar, wow didn't know Tau Ceti has not gotten to you yet. You will really like the game at least I hope so, I really like it. While it says 4X you cannot kill someone or go out and ruin them, as soon as a ship gets damage it withdraws or even before battle you can chose to disengage. The only thing that can get destroyed is space station, but roll one die per space station and roll a 5 or 6 the attack fails. I love this ability space station can be very hard to attack and once the 4th one gets placed, you have to be unlucky not to get a 5 or 6 with 4 dice.
@Steph Bisson: There will be an "Official Update" soon. This week I will be attending Comic Con in Montreal to demo the game to would be players. Next week we will be "testing" TableTopia to be sure everything is okay with the setup. A week after this, we should be getting feedback from our playtesting groups (they have been doing blind playtesting of the "core" game and "extras" unlocked in the KS campaign).
Our next big item is ensuring the rulebooks are "locked down". We've got three (3) rulebooks to refine and review to ensure there are no "errors"... Or that there is no confusion with the content, etc.
Lot of things happening, I think Mike wanted to be sure that we complete some of these task before having an "Official Update".
any chance we could have an official update ?
At least you have Tau Ceti.
I am still waiting for my copy of that one :)
I'm not upset, just patiently waiting for my copy.
I'm thankful that OLG is communicating with us.
I've been able to wait months or years, as long as I trust that progress is being made.
It's the silent ones that worry/annoy me :)
@Outer, please don't worry about the game being late, just do what you need to do to have a perfect game when it gets to everyone. I am enjoying Tau Ceti and many other games I have. I am also waiting for 9 other games from KS anyway, so one one game being late is not an issue.
@War Wolf - Good to hear from you, hope you're doing well! Anything new with you? :)
@Steven - here you go.. https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/214246/tradeworlds-exterra-edition
Also because of all the backers and the success of this KS, we have BUNDLED the "core" with the first expansion ("Roles Compendium") which features a few extra "scenarios" and the Premium Role cards which Lance Myxter loved in his Early Access version (which was prior to Outer Limit Games publishing the game...) Of course that entire expansion is optional but will now be included in the "core" product for "everyone"... That's thanks to the KS backers and their generosity. Cheers!
@Steven Crane: Please search for "TradeWorlds". You'll find several entries for all of the various expansions include the "Exterra Edition" which is the "core" product. Cheers!
Is there no entry for the game on BoardGameGeek?
Hi guys how's it going
Thanks for the update, art looking fantastic.
@Robb - Yes, that's looking like the most likely time frame right now. As much as I tried to keep this one on time, it's been literally impossible to do with all the extra edits that were needed at the last minute, which I wasn't expecting. My work schedule has been crazy outside of OLG, and while it would have been ideal to hire someone to do all the editing to save time, the complexity of what needed to be done would have required more time just to explain to someone. The design of this game is incredibly intricate and detail oriented, so any small mistake could really throw the whole game off. So I was really the only one who could do all the editing, unfortunately. Kristopher and Joe fully understand the game as they're the designer/developers, but they are unable to do the graphic design side of things.
I'm going to try to get our next update posted sometime tomorrow though. We've got a few fun things to share, which will at least make the wait slightly more enjoyable :)
This makes me wonder if you’re starting to look at a Late September/October release?
@AveN - Good to know.. as a Bravado, you've got a starship crew to run so we've got to keep you well, or else the Covenant will be coming after you!
@Robb - I'd love to post it now but I'm waiting until we get some pictures and reports on the play testing (I'm not conducting any of the play tests on my end so I'm in the dark at the moment). Otherwise, there wouldn't be much to share other than "play testing is still underway". I am also going to be sharing a survey as well, which Kristopher put together over at BGG regarding a future expansion :) As soon as I hear from Joe I'll be putting that update together.
Hey Mike, can we get that update?
Hey Aven, whats up man?
I'm okay now... I think the worst is over =)
@Daniel - we're excited to know you've got the Dice Tray, we knew DMG would do a great job :)
@AveN - great to hear from you, hope you're doing well!
@All - an update is coming soon, we're just waiting until we have some content to share with you so it's more fun. We did get delayed about a month (last month and part of March) as I had a lot of corrections to make on a couple hundred of the cards, plus our prototype manufacturer was a bit delayed in getting them shipped out. Play testing is underway though, and we should be getting some reports on how that's going soon.
@Daniel: What do you think about the "natural" finish of the TW version (not the space portal)? I know we see it in the picture (on the KS page)... but I was wondering how the "real thing" came out... especially because of the finish...
Well, it took awhile. My dice tray arrived today. It is the design specific to this KS. Thanks to OLG and DMG for making it happen.
Not long to go now getting excited for this. :)
Hey all! It has been too long and I've really missed chatting with you guys, so it's good to finally get a moment to pop in :)
@Kurk - Yes! Build those star ships.. and be sure to share some pictures with us!
@Dan - We'll be posting an update soon, but things are moving along, just a bit delayed though last month with making some revisions to a number of cards, but it's all done and we should be getting some reports on play tests soon :)
@Jonathan - We're not anywhere near shipping yet as the scheduled date was set for July 2018.. which has since been pushed back a month or two via our last update.
@Kim - According to our last update, sometime in September is looking most likely, though if that changes we'll let you know in an update.
@Gary - The minis will be manufactured with the rest of the game, though I'm going to look into having them air mailed from China to the few of you who ordered "just the minis", so that will save you some time in having to wait for them to cross the ocean.
@Sean - Most likely, we'll use Happyshops again, though we're going to be using Spainbox to fulfill "Trench", which is ahead of this project right now. So depending on which service we think was better, we'll use for this project. Happyshops has been great to work with, but we did find there were some damaged games (Tau Ceti) that could have been packaged better by Happyshops, and sometimes their communication can be a bit slow. So if we have a better experience with Spainbox in fulfilling Trench, we'll use them for this project as well.
What's up everybody! Just checking in to see how it's going. I'm itching to build some star ships :)
Hey hey! How y'all doing on this?
It's been 26 days since you last posted. Are there any updates on shipping?
Any idea when this will ship?
How about a shipping update?
Any idea who may be doing the shipping for the EU, even though I live in the UK I do hope it is not Games Quest, they are really bad, they have had some games in hand for 8 weeks and still not posted out to backers.
do you have an idea when the mini's will be done? That was all i wanted. thanks
@JPK - Yes, it was strictly the damaged pallets (and the lack of insurance reimbursement) that caused the whole TC situation. We do not mix funds between campaigns, so anything that affected Tau Ceti will not affect TradeWorlds. Your pledge for this campaign will go toward production and shipping for this campaign only.
Questions for you, OLG.... I just read your recent update on Tau Ceti stating that you still have to ship over 300 copies of TC and that you are doing it out of your own pocket a few at a time.
Was it strictly the lost/damaged pallets of games that caused the whole TC situation? Has any of our Tradewars funds gone to TC production/fulfillment or were those TW funds kept separately so shipping for TW is already covered by our pledges? Or can we expect that you will be sending out over 1000 TW copies on your own dime as well, a few at a time for 9 months or more? And if we do have to wait for you to trickle them out on your own dime will we be getting exclusive bonus TW material like those still waiting for TC did?
Just setting my expectations. Right now I doubt we'll see TW in 2018.
@Serge - greetings to you as well! Yes, you can still add-on miniatures since production hasn't started yet. I will unlock your Backerkit survey for you so you can add them on.
@OLG Greetings and a quick question... I know the backer surveys were locked a long while back, but is there still a way to add the miniatures add-on to a pledge?
@Kurk - I've heard a lot of great things about Seafall, I'm sure you'll enjoy it, and I've had Imperial Assault on my radar for while! You've got great taste in games my friend :)
@OLG I actually got war of the ring a few weeks back. I got to play it a few nights ago. Its an excellent game. Before that our group played through imperial assault campaign, and now we're starting seafall.
@Edward - Right now we're holding off on launching any new projects until this one has been delivered first. I also need to have some time to invest in helping develop some of the new content for Mothership which won't be until the later part of this year. So we've pushed that project back to Q4 2018/Q1 2019.
@Kurk - I'm glad you mentioned it.. I'm in the process of writing an update now and show have it posted by this evening :) What have you been playing lately?
what's everyone been playing in the meantime?
Hey everybody! Just dropping in to say hi and see what's going on. Haven't had an update in awhile. I hope everything is still in track.
Any updates on when you will be launching the campaign for Mothership?
NVM. Just saw your earlier response. Thanks.