$86,000... Wow... +2000% funded... I tried not to have expectations. I was going to be thrilled just to fund and make my game. But this has been amazing with over 4 times the amount of backers of any of my previous games. I am astounded and humbled by the response. With this new level, we have reach we get to add in more art that enhances the look of temples and housing as they upgrade in the game. This will give even more fo a feeling of accomplishment as you invest in these buildings. I will share the new art as soon as it is completed.
At the $100,000 we will be upgrading the shipping to distribution centers to air freight which will knock about 23 days off the delivery time of most shipments.
We have been working on many translations of the rulebook. The Thai and Spanish version are already done and will be up on BGG soon. We have much more coming as well. Soon we will have the finalized rulebook for you to look at. Our proofreaders have been pouring over it but the more eyes the better. I will share that later this week.
I am still working out the details of the boxes and single deck sleeve with the manufacturer. Lesson learned: Steer clear of quoting and manufacturing around Chinese New Year. It also has a bit to do with leaving late stretch goal plans as loose pre-campaign. Next time I will need to plan to my wildest dreams and beyond. With the campaign wrapping up we are looking to move into proofing production very soon. Once the final quote is approved I will get the white boxes for approval. I am putting the final touches on some things and will get the new art in and we will send it out for initial full-color proofs. Once we are all set with that we will be moving into the waiting game through production and shipping but we are very much on schedule and may be ahead of schedule if the last stretch goal drops before 2 pm EST tomorrow.
Once the campaign closes we must wait for all pledges to be confirmed and paid through Kickstarter before moving over to BackerKit. This is planned for March 21st. Once this is open you will be able to manage your pledge and clearly select add-ons and add funds if needed. By this time we will have all of the details on the option for packaging so that you may select your box and card type that best fits your situation.
Thank you all so much for your support,