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Does anyone know how many cards there is in total, with the 5-6 players expansion?
Just a gentle reminder that 3 weeks ago you were going to look into the shipping g query and get back to me 😊 thanks
Why is it so hot in Germany at the moment? Even my sweat is sweating. I need an Ice coffee right now!!!
@creators: I pledged some other games, but this the game that I really excited to play and share. The theme is so perfect and the illustrator is doing such a great job. I'm so happy that I pledged this game. Thank you for doing such a great game and going all in with this ;)
@creator: Thank you for your awesome answers. I am just curious about the box size; but the number of cards is relatively huge and I'm a card-sleever; so I hope that the box can hold up all the cards (thick) sleeved.
Hey, it looks so great so far. my question is, when is it possible to download the rules as pdf as example in german? I would like to test the PnP :-) thanks
@aysp: Please let us know if you have any issues with change of address or shipping. We are here to help!
@Beobkyoon Kim: We do not have a final game box size yet. While we do of course have a general / estimated size that we've agreed with the manufacturer it's not making so much sense to promote this / overly share it because it is *very* subject to change. May we ask, are you just curious or is there an important reason you need to know the box size now?
As for number of milk and sugar cubes, our current working numbers with our manufacturer is 30 pieces of each, with 5 of those pieces (in each type) being a different color to be used as higher quantity counts.
We definitely appreciate your input here, and we totally get it. It's nice to have the same components throughout the game. However, from a cost perspective it's not an easy option for us to include more of the basic components; it's already a lot of resin in one game! This is the main reason we are considering the secondary colors for the milk and sugar. If you like, as you said, buying some extra components is totally a smart idea though.
As for settled specs: once we've updated the spec sheet completely for our manufacturer we are happy to share it with backers too. It may even be an interesting look into the process!
Right, and lastly, thank you for the comments on delays are bad but low quality is worse. We agree. We will not jeopardize quality so you can be sure of that. We will, however, also try to stick to the new schedule to the best of our ability. In any case, we will continue to try to uphold good communication whenever possible!
@Alejandro Martin del Campo: Angela M. (as usual) is dead on here... we are closing / locking the PM on November 1st and charging credit cards then.
@aysp: No worries and no need for apologies! We're here to help and very happy to do so. :)
@K4REL: Thanks for saying so, and that's rad to hear! Mario and I have been having way too much fun finalizing the flavor and art. We are trying our best to put humor and culture and fun and diversity and imagination on every single card. Hopefully all backers believe we succeeded in the end!
@Beobkyoon Kim I hope it's not that long though, I am hopefully graduated by then and probably moved out of the country. If I land a job in another delivery region, it may affect the shipping.
Oh, forgot to mention: I don't care if it takes a one more whole year than the originally scheduled date as long as the final production quality is not less than ideal.
Please, make a good product:)
It is not when the fulfillment is delayed that you get disappointed/angry but when you open the box and find the crappy product.
@creator Can you give us the spec of the game i) box size, and the ii) number of milk and sugar tokens?
One more thing, how have you concluded for the extra resin tokens--specifically the different value tokens that could count for 2?
I did not like the idea of 2% milk or brown sugar; I, personally, prefer the extra same tokens; I'm considering buying the 5-6 player expansion just for the extra resin tokens.
I really want to know the settled specs if there's any.
Hi, anyone knows when the pledge manager will close?
@QB thanks. It is hard to see the video from a phone. So I kinda skipped that (sorry).
Lovin' the updated art! Infinite coffee 😍
@QB cool beans 😉☕👍
@aysp: The pick-up topic is addressed in the video in the recent update. Nothing has changed. We are working hard to see if we can make arrangements, however we cannot promise anything yet.
Ah right, any news regarding the friendly neighborhood store pickup? Especially for Singapore
@Derek Atlansky: No need to resend. We will get to you! Thank you so much for the patience.
@Padraig & K4REL: Thank you for the kind words! It's unlikely we'll go back to bi-weekly updates as a schedule, but if there are things to report more frequently *and* we are able to devote resources to putting together updates then we certainly will! :)
@Andrea Gregori: We completely understand, but unfortunately we do not have an estimate right now for when we can finalize the play mat (both from an art perspective and final material perspective). This is precisely why we set such a long deadline on the PM, so that there is no rush. We'll report back as soon as we can!
Are you still working on your backlog of private messages or should I resend my message from a month ago?
@Padraig: Play mat has been extensively tested at the Berlin Brettspiel Con. On the plus side, it was never once removed from the table so as far as we can tell it was completely playable on. However, members of our team are not 100% happy with it regarding slippage. We're discussing this now as a team and reporting back to Panda in our next spec sheet update. There are many topics pending to put in that new spec sheet and this is one of them. Once we sent off the new spec sheet we'll report back, and again once Panda responds we'll report back.
As for your shipping question please give us a moment to look into what you reporting. We understood we've hit our shipping estimates perfectly so there might be something being overlooked here.
Thanks for the update. Any chance you'll have info on the play mat as asked below and the shipping as I've asked before too. Thanks.
Hi! When we can see the playmat. I need it to complete the PM. Thanks!
@QB it's listening to and accommodating backer where possible is why for me you guys are setting the bar so high for other KS.
Monthly updates are cool for me when there no much happening. I'll be more interested in more frequent updates when we get closer to fulfilment time 😇
Looking forward to it!
@Jeremy: Thanks for your feedback. While Angela M. is completely correct that we can't change pricing of items on-the-fly it's not only because it would be unfair to those that already purchased the items (in such a case we would absolutely refund those who already purchased to be sure they didn't over pay) but actually it's because we are setting our prices based on costs and also based on what we research as being fair. Now, it's possible we have a lack of information. In such a case it would be very helpful to us if you could perhaps share some US roasteries who are offering high quality blends in this volume at lower prices. This would be very insightful for us!
Second to that, besides changing prices there *is* actually something we could maybe do. You may or may not have noticed but we offer 3 sizes of coffee. It's worth noting that the majority of regular coffee drinkers do *not* require large amounts. The 3 pack is in the middle range of quantity, it's for 3 bags of 500g each (that's a whopping total of 1.5kg of coffee!). So, it is possible we could have a team discussion if we are able to also offer a 3-pack at the lower quantity, of 250g. Even if we didn't, you could still pick up 3 bags of the 250g and that would bring the price down by about 35%. Hopefully this is a possible option for you?
Please let us know and feel free to always provide such feedback. While we can't always act on it (such as how Angela points out) but we will always try to do our best to accommodate requests and make our items as accessible as possible!
@Nikie Keijsers (and all backers): Yes, we have the update nearly done but didn't get it out on Friday. Then, we had Berlin Brettspiel Con this weekend so could not finish the update. It comes out early next week. We may try to attach a short video from the event to it, if we can edit it in time!
But we must admit, it's time to switch to monthly updates. We fail too often to do bi-weekly and it will be much better if we set the expectation for monthly updates. That doesn't mean we can't sometimes do more frequent updates, but it would lead to less disappointment.
Hopefully this is OK with all of you backers, and yes, we are excited to share our progress with you too!
Okay so you guys had an update for us last weekend, but you were busy. Which I totally understand. However, my curious/excitement levels are a bit through the roof. I wanna know how this awesome game and all the extras are developing. 😅
@Jeremy, apart from the fact that this is just the price for premium roast coffee, it would not be fair to lower the prices of coffee now. People have pledged for it already while the campaign was live, paying exactly the amount it's offered for now.
I really want the three coffee bundle, but it's just way to expensive with the conversion rate to USD. I assume there is no way to lower the price at this point, but I thought I would mention it in the event there is something Quality Beast can do to lower the price of the coffee add-on a bit.
hopping in after awhile - playmat addon - neoprene or linen?
@QB you may have missed my original question about shipping as it as around the time you were getting ready for one of the conventions. Update #13 (if I remember) showed shipping as €10 in the map for DE &UK and ROI. The PM is asking for €15 but even outside of the above it was €13.
If there's an update on store pick ups that'd be great too.
I'd like to know so I can complete the PM as I've received about 3 email so far to remind me that's it's closing in October 😉
@Angela and Quality Beast, Thanks a lot. I undertand now...so sorry to bothered you with that silly question...
@METADNA: It is our intention that the player mat *and* the player sacks will fit in the base game box. We believe that the extra space we're building in to allow all of the cards to fit *sleeved* will certainly leave room for the other add-ons, especially if you don't sleeve your cards.
This does however depend greatly on whether that play mat ends up being neoprene or not. We'll report back on this as soon as we can. But rest assured we are generally gamers who *want* all things to fit into one box ourselves, and the box is one of the most flexible parts which can be decided closing to mass production.
@Valadir: You can see in the pledge manager that additional copies of the base game *do* include the KS promos. If you are approaching from the pre-order store you'll see that they *do not*. This is a benefit we provide to all of our backers, at any level, as a way to say thank you!
Also, relevant for Padraig too, regarding shipping, the shipping is based on weight as calculated as accurately as possible. This means that adding a second copy does not necessarily double your shipping.
Hope this helps!
@Padraig: Sure, we'd be happy to, but can you please be a bit more specific about what shipping clarity you are missing? Are you referring to the pick-up options we've been trying to put into place or something else entirely?
@Daniel Farris: Again, Angela is totally spot on here! While you can't change your pledge you can do exactly the same as that by adding funds to the pledge manager for add-ons and shipping.
@Gilbert Alexandro Onggo: Angela is nearly right here... but even if you *didn't* pledge a base game during the campaign as long as you have access to the pledge manager (and *not* just the pre-order store) you should see that you can add-on as many base games *with KS promos* as you like. :)
@Nikie Keijsers: Seriously though! Angela M. is the *best*! Really helping us out by doing so much customer support here and there which ultimately lets us focus even more on getting the game to you all faster.
I think they should hire Angela for their next campaign.
@Gilbert Alexandro Onggo, if you pledged for at least one base game while the campaign was live, you will. You can also check yourself in pledge manager. Click on the image of the add-on game, there's a description underneath listing every additional item it contains.
@Quality Beast Hi...I want to ask you, if I add Base game( €39) will I get Customer pack Board Game, Quality Beast, City Celebrities? Or I must to add on again? Thank you
@Daniel, you can add whatever you want in PM. You just can't change pledges. But that should not make any difference in price.
Is it too late to increase my pledge?