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Update #81

DOUBLE BOSS UPDATE

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Boss Update

Hello backers! I hope everyone had a good holiday!! Our holidays are a fond distant memory and despite the cold here in Brooklyn, NY the team has been burning up working like crazy!

Estimated Fulfillment Start - Q2 2014

We are still looking at Q2 to begin packing and shipping rewards. To be honest, a great deal of the timing depends on production and shipping tables. I'll keep everyone informed as we zero in on everything!

International Fulfillment

We have done our research, spoken to many fulfillment companies and people who have used them. We discovered that no one on earth is going to care as much about our project as we are. As a result I decided that WE MUST be the ones that pack your rewards. I can't even imagine what an outside group would do to resins??? Until we know exact box dimensions and weights, which are all estimates, I cannot isolate our final strategy for it but we will continue to look for some sort of European handler where we might send already packed boxes that could ship from one point in Europe.

Additional Pledging

The next 2 months are our most crucial months of this entire project. Because of this, we absolutely cannot be distracted and will not be accepting any additional pledges, reopening pledges, etc during this time. Once we are past this, as promised we will re-open pledges for kickstarter backers to increase their pledge and select more plastic rewards. (Sorry, resin cannot be swapped out or added, resin production is locked. ) Late backers from the recent black friday special (nov 29th 2013), will not be able to increase or adjust their pledges in any way. It is, sadly a restriction in order to keep everything manageable.

Super Late Backers

At this time, we are not taking on any more backers. It touches me on such a profound level that people still reach out and ask to be part of the project and while I really do want to include everyone… right now we simply cannot handle anymore backers in good conscience. The next chance to jump in will be when we start taking pre-orders. The pre-order prices will need to reflect the actual retail cost of the project. I am very sorry, but this is all part of small business growing pains and making sure we don't overextend.

Messengers & The Watcher

Here they are in all their plastic glory! I've been advised that these are test shots, and the faces should be a little more crisp on the final production run.

I was super worried about how this aerial monster would translate into plastic and how frail it might be. I decided to bump up his size from the original resin a little bit and I gotta say… I am very pleased! The sense of motion was well preserved and it’s quite sturdy! (I know because I dropped it, of course ).

Dragon King

As I mentioned before, I was not fully satisfied with the current digital Dragon King sculpt. I think I could have swallowed that feeling and moved on… but… but… Kingdom Death has never really been about hitting the "good enough" point and moving on. And if it wasn't blowing my mind well, I think as the project director I was doing it wrong! I guess this could be seen as one of the true boons of the projects overfunding / delay. We had the funds and just barely the time, to start him from scratch... so we can all thank Thomas David for creating the all new version of the Dragon King, sculpted with his very own masterful hands. Here he is at about 90% and oh how it BLOWS MY FRAGILE MIND!

What this Poots? Still sneaking more artwork into the core book? Here is the full page that will go alongside the nemesis encounter rules. hehehehe!

And then a page from the Sunstalker Campaign. It gets its very own intimacy table, instead of using the one from the core book. It's possible that some of their young may develop some interesting color shifting abilities! 

Did I ever show off the Lantern Sword that is craft able at the core game blacksmith? Its an early Iron weapon so it has some flaws. I am totally in love with its style!

Oh yeah! I keep forgetting to mention this, but we have a full time Game Master! His full time responsibility has been to constantly play the game and to organize play testing groups. The number of hours and people whom have given us feedback and helped polish the experience is getting pretty staggering. I am so so so excited to keep moving this project along and get everything into your hands!

Thanks again for your continuing support!!

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      Creator Kristian Gram Sloth on March 10

      @David: On March 5th Adam wrote "I can confidential say the big march update will be at the end of this week!", so the update is a bit delayed but hopefully we will get one very very soon :)

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      Creator Gian Crichton on March 9

      I read on DakkaDakka that it should be sometime this weekend. I agree though the wait is killing me with anticipation.

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      Creator David Hagreen on March 9

      Any ETA on the next update? I'm wetting myself waiting...

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      Creator Boyd on March 5

      @Motor, I know how you feel. Each time I get a kickstarter email I'm hoping it's a kingdom death update.

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      Creator Motor on March 5

      Gah! The wait for the next update is killing me!

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      Creator Fontaine Christophe on February 24

      I like so much the Dragon king that I felt compelled to post and say it again :-)

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      Creator Kristian Gram Sloth on February 19

      @Eric. If I could like your comment I would :)

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      Creator Eric Fortin on February 19

      Is there any plans to make a "rulebook explaining" video serie ? The game looks amazing but im a bit scared it will be insanely hard to understand...

      maybe an audiobook with Morgan Freeman ? :P

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      Creator Kristian Gram Sloth on February 15

      Can we have a really long gameplay video to ease the waiting time until the game arrives? Please :)

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      Creator Carson Wong on February 13

      Will fulfillment go out in waves? Like base game first, expansions later? or can each backer expect to receive everything they've purchased in one shipment?

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      Creator Pride365 on February 4

      @Adrian Sorry to hear you missed her she was the only resin I was never going to get rid of! Evilbay isn't going to be a great way to get her I would wait for her to come back into the store.

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      Creator Adrian on February 3

      @Pride365 Thats also great, sadly for me I will have to buy illuminated lady on ebay ;P thanks for reply!

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      Creator Pride365 on February 3

      @Adrian KD hasn't said a confirmed date or time at least not for the next 2 months and then sometime before it ships yes we will be able to add to our pledge and yes it will only be plastic stuff that we can add.

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      Creator Adrian on February 2

      Hello Guys do I understand correctly? In april we will be able to add some more pledges? But only those plastic ones?

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      Creator Edward Farkhiev on January 29

      Unbelievable. I cannot wait till this is out.

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      Creator Fontaine Christophe on January 29

      It is truely massive !

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      Creator Fontaine Christophe on January 29

      @ Robert Alan Ellis : check Thomas David's blog for more picture and scale reference : http://art.thomasdavid.over-blog.com/

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      Creator John H. on January 28

      @MCM - I remember the PVC comment, hence my question. I much prefer PS over PVC, so I'd very much appreciate it if Adam could take a moment to clarify materials before the PM reopens.

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      Creator Mad Clown Miniatures on January 28

      @John H: PVC plastic, I believe. Nothing has been confirmed yet however, Adam mentioned they would explore their options. The Experiment Of Death box was cast in PVC and it's the only alternative material Adam has hinted at so far. I believe in one of the recent hard plastic updates he stated which mini's would be impractical for hard plastic: I recall Sunstalker and Gorm, but Spidey wasn't mentioned. Perhaps he'd manage to be cast in hard plastic as his components are long rather than thick and bulky?

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      Creator John H. on January 28

      Good point on Spidicules. Which models, if any, won't be hard plastic? Sunstalker? Gorm?

      If not hard plastic, what will they be made of?

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      Creator Pride365 on January 28

      Yes it is and to see all the excitement that happened I mean you look at the 500k goal and the million and it is just crazy

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      Creator John H. Shinholser on January 27

      It's fun to remember how the project has evolved over time, I find.

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      Creator Pride365 on January 27

      I totally went through the updates yesterday as well!

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      Creator John H. Shinholser on January 27

      Hey Adam--has Spidicules had its legs issue worked out yet? Went through the updates yesterday (trying to get my KD fix :P) and there doesn't seem to be any mention of him since the campaign ended.

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      Creator Jason Hsu on January 27

      Is resin beta planned to be fulfilled earlier or same time as the hard plastic production run?

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      Creator Kingdom Death on January 27

      Heya Juan, since we keep adding more art... it hasn't made sense to finalize and publish the art book. I think I will take the time and decide what goes into it once the units have been loaded onto the boat and we are waiting for it to arrive out our warehouse.

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      Creator Juan Calle on January 27

      I have tried to message you gusy regarding teh digital artbook, maybe i missed an update, any news on that?

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      Creator Pride365 on January 27

      I owe me being in on this project to the Malifaux RPG people were talking about this over there and I am so glad I hunted it down!

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      Creator JP on January 27

      @Jason Massatt Thanks. Must have missed the Messengers since I got into the project pretty late. I really hope I can add these when the pledge manager opens up again - seems like I overlooked them in the first place.

      Anyways - still glad I did join KD:M in time :)

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      Creator TSINI "Unholstered Comfort Gun" on January 27

      Indeed Matt, So much so I need to add on the sunstalker expansion, I now have the funds to pick up those last few things I couldn't quite stretch to before :)

      Very excited for this game.

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      Creator Matt Dorangricchia on January 27

      Little baby Sunstalker is soooooo cuuuuuute.

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      Creator Robert Alan Ellis on January 27

      wonderful, wonderful, wonderful, what more can be said.

      Any chance of a picture of scale? perhaps more photos with another model next to it?

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      Creator TSINI "Unholstered Comfort Gun" on January 27

      The way I see it, you can't eat resin or plastic but you can't eat money either so it's fine to exchange all that useless money for resin and plastic.

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      Creator Jeremy Ing on January 26

      Yeah…that Dragon King is absolutely nuts. I'll be adding the items that I haven't already ordered when given the opportunity. Having money in the bank is overrated :p

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      Creator Jibboom on January 26

      That's a good idea, but I hope Adam beats us to it and releases one of his own sometime after this project is delivered.

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      Creator Pride365 on January 26

      I am thinking about doing a high quality print of the art book

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      Creator Balgin Stondraeg on January 26

      You know what? That Kingdom Death art book is going to be gorgeous :).

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      Creator Mobieus on January 26

      I am becoming more obsessed with KD with every update, and tbh I'm usually more of a vidya games kinda guy.
      Dragon King looks amazing. Pledged a ludicrous amount already but probably will be pledging more the way things are going!

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      Creator Fontaine Christophe on January 26

      @ Rick B

      Thanks, I just checked the update concerning the dragon king and it indeed says plastic version. How cool !
      I also compared the digital head to the newer one, I much prefer the newer one which has less teeth, and looks less symetrical.
      The addition of the body inside the chest, which is absent from the artwork is a smart and fluffy touch, is it the D. King human form imprisonned?

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      Creator Rick B on January 26

      Plastic

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      Creator Fontaine Christophe on January 26

      Woah great update !!
      Finally an (superb) update on the Dragon King, and let me say it doesn't disapppoint, I would even say that it exceeds my expectations. Thomas David is a great sculptor, hats off to him, his The King model was already great and characterful. Nowever, there iso ne area that I think could be improved : the feet, they are two symetrical and alike, I think they would be better if the toes were slightly spread out and each claw more slender and curved (think tyranosaur's feet).
      Is there a way of relaying those critics to him? And also I don't remembe,r will the dragon be plastic or resin?

      Anyway, the plastic watcher is amazing too, it seems sturdy enough to remain upstanding. The different messengers look nice, and the artwork is just stupendous, especially the nemesis encounter. Whoever drew this picture is talented, you can definitely feel the fear in the characters' eyes.

      Thanks Adam for this great update, and have courage and faith for the next two months. Try to keep us updated also :-)

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      Creator Eric Johnson on January 26

      @thomas: just log into the pledge manager and it will present you with a link to update your address, iirc.

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      Creator Megan McGuire on January 26

      Please, consider coming to GenCon! I for one would happily be part of a sponsorship group... anyone else with me?

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      Creator TSINI "Unholstered Comfort Gun" on January 26

      So as I understand the game, you start off in the dark, with a lantern and a hunk of rock and you fight off a beast, then you settle, go hunting for "ingredients" & raw materials ad infinitum until a nemesis creature wanders into your settlement and causes mayhem / enhances your tribe. I'm definitely intrigued by the different ways your settlement can be influenced by the larger creatures, like the sunstalker.

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      Creator Tomas on January 26

      Still need to change the shiping adress for my pledge. spent alot of money of this. anyone have any idea where i can do this?

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      Creator Lion's Eye on January 26

      Forgot about that one. Thanks.

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      Creator Eric Johnson on January 26

      @Lion's Eye: see the first part of the Black Friday update (#79).

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      Creator Lion's Eye on January 26

      I thought the delay update mentioned Q1, but this one says Q2? Unless I'm misunderstanding something.

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      Creator Felipe Mascarenhas on January 26

      Hey Poots,
      when the time comes, to you define shipping for international costumers, maybe could you offer some kind of upgrade, so we can pay the difference and have the game shipped as DHL?

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      Creator Pride365 on January 26

      I am kinda thinking I might need another dragon king.....

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