STATUS REPORT – 2018.10.14 – Shut Up & Sit Down reviews Birmingham, Deluxe Edition still available, Martin Wallace at Spiel 2018
TL;DR – Brass Images & Videos. Deluxe Versions Still Available. Brazilian Customs Delay. Martin Wallace & Roxley appearing at Spiel 2018!
Shipping and Fulfillment
Shipping is 99% finished. (Customs in Brazil is what is keeping it from being 100%, and a couple of customers in Africa and some remote areas we are following up on.) Brass is the biggest and most ambitious campaign we have fulfilled to date, and we are grateful to all of our partners for rising to meet the challenge. For those who ordered Brass post cards signed by Martin Wallace, the last of these have been sent; we expect them to arrive within the next 2 weeks.
We love to see how many of you have been playing Brass, and posting about it to social media and BoardGameGeek! For those on BGG who have not already done so, we would love it if you would add your honest ratings of the games here:
Kickstarter Deluxe Editions Still Available
While quantities last, anyone who missed the campaign, or who wants additional games or Iron Clays can order them at the regular preorder link. These ship within 1-3 weeks, depending on your location:
Available stock is as follows:
- USA: Birmingham & Lancashire Deluxe, Iron Clays (100 chip set – retail version)
- Canada: Birmingham, Lancashire (no Iron Clays)
- EU, Australia, NZ: Birmingham, Lancashire, Iron Clays (100 chip set)
- Asia, Rest of World: No stock remaining
No Iron Clays left in your region, but you still want some? We will be running a Kickstarter Q1 2019!
Video #1 - Shut Up And Sit Down loves Brass: Birmingham!
“I recommend Brass: Birmingham with every fiber of my being… I think this is my favourite management game since Great Western Trail.”
“Look at how readable the game state is because of the choice of components... Different materials, creating tiers of prominence that allow you to see the important stuff first: beer, THEN coal and iron, THEN the buildings and networks on the board. In an era in which a lot of people want games to be all plastic or all wood, this is a textbook example of why texture is good.”
“Every time I’ve finished a game of this, I just want to play it again immediately, which is why Brass: Birmingham gets the 'Shut Up & Sit Down Recommends' badge, unequivocally.”
For the full video review, click HERE.
Video #2 - Brass: Lancashire How To Play video from Gaming Rules!
For any who have not yet played Lancashire, the official How To Play video for Brass: Lancashire is now in place, from the amazing Paul Grogan of Gaming Rules! (Paul is firmly #TeamBrassLancashire. What do you think? Let us know in the comments or on social media!)
Video #3 - РАСПАКОВКА from Zundra Grapes
Demand is high for Brass in other languages, and a number of companies have expressed interest in partnering with us to produce them. Check out this wonderful, whimsical unboxing of the first one to be finished: Russian editions of Birmingham and Lancashire from Crowd Games! (For those customers who would like a copy printed in your language, we appreciate your comments! But we can't yet announce estimated dates or partners for any other non-English editions.)
The Brazilian Delay
As some backers have reported, the shipment of Brass to Brazil was refused by Brazilian customs and sent back to VFI. This is extremely unfortunate, but Roxley is working with VFI, our American supplier Quartermaster Logistics, and potential new partner Conclave Editora, a Brazilian publisher and distributor, to find a good solution for affected backers. Once we have a confirmation of the timeline for replacing these, we will be reaching out to all Brazilian backers to update you further. (While there is going to be a significant cost to fix this, none of that cost will be passed on to backers, as it is not your fault or responsibility.)
Roxley and Martin Wallace at Essen Spiel 2018!
Team Roxley will be at Spiel in Hall 5, booth 5e118, along with Nate Chatellier & Manny Trembley, the creators of Dice Throne (and a preview of Dice Throne Season Two!). We would love to meet more of our backers in person!
Martin Wallace will be at the booth for a one-hour game signing session at 2:30 PM, Friday, October 26th. We will have a limited number of Brass Kickstarter Editions and Iron Clays for sale, and you are welcome to bring your own Roxley editions of Brass (or just the board or the rulebook, if the game is too heavy). (Because of limited time and the potential for lineups, Martin may not have time to sign other games, or to chat at length.)
Due to limited stock, we will not be able to preorder/reserve games at Spiel.
Under The Covers
This image is a glimpse into the artistic journey that led to the game you have on your shelf today: an early variant of the original Birmingham cover, featuring the entrepreneur from the Lancashire cover, years later, passed out on the street after losing his fortune to the drink. This cover was ultimately rejected, as feedback was that it was simply too dark. (Some people also asked “why is there a dead guy on the cover?”)
As always, if you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep rollin' sixes,