All components are in. Packing progresses. As of the writing of this update, Sunday at noon, we've got 750 games packed and stuffed into envelopes. That puts us over halfway done.
My goal is to have everything packed and ready to go by the time the deposit hits the bank on Tuesday. At that point, we'll download the final backer report, print out shipping labels, and get everything in the mail on Wednesday & Thursday. The first backers should get theirs by this coming weekend, which will put it about a month earlier than I anticipated, and about 17 days after the project funded.
Realistically, that's as early as it can go, without shipping things before the deposit hits the bank. As it is, we're playing fast and loose with the funding, driving up debt to get this out early, and using the deposit to pay that off.
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I applied every lesson I've learned from every Kickstarter project that I've screwed up, and this is the result. I'd call this a success, and will endeavor to repeat this kind of performance on future projects.