We apologize for the 3 months of MIA, as we have been working on multiple productions under the Palladium Books umbrella, plus contending with the process of a recovery after an accident. Regarding Robotech® RPG Tactics™, we have been focused on three main areas.
1. Wave Two Rewards – This is and will remain our first and primary objective with RRT. It has been painstakingly slower than what we ever expected. As mentioned before, we are seeking to make improvements on Wave Two rewards based on your input and what we have learned with Wave One. This includes reduced part count, reduction of seams and better sprue layouts. However, there are many Wave Two figures that have to be reevaluated and quoted by various manufacturers. They have to review each figure, devise ideal part reductions and mold compositions. This process takes considerable time, and is even longer when there is already a pipeline of projects to be quoted ahead of ours.
There are also new manufacturing possibilities that we have reviewed and are looking into or awaiting responses from, that may, hopefully, enable us to provide you with the improvements mentioned above. Again, obtaining quotes and unit breakdowns is part of the waiting process. Unfortunately, none of the waiting yields visual results that we can share at this time, until we know for certain that all of our ducks are lined up and in a row to go into the next phase of production and fulfillment.
2. RRT Relaunch & Support – We have received excellent suggestions, help and support from numerous RRT backers, event planners, avid wargamers, and Megaversal Ambassadors for in-depth insight, suggestions and ideas on how we can best relaunch Robotech® RPG Tactics™ and provide the support you want. And we intend to tap into many more people for their help and feedback, so keep ‘em coming. There are some wonderful plans developing on how to implement some entertaining options for organized game play, RRT community development and much more. Thank you all tremendously for such input and support, as it helps guide our steps to the potential that we all know RRT can still achieve. In the coming months, we plan to upload and release the RRT paper minis for Wave Two units, cards, rules, and other things we’ve talked about. (In fact, the Wave 2 Zentraedi paper game pieces are now available for free on DriveThruRPG.com, and UEDF will be up in a day or two.) As things continue to progress on the relaunch, we will also post the developments and updates accordingly.
3. Future RRT Products & Support – This applies to all aspects of RRT, from Wave Two fulfillment and beyond. There have been noteworthy discussions as we review ancillary products, event support and organization, and what needs to follow. With four generations of Robotech®, there are several eras of mecha, characters and story we are excited about seeing produced. If everything goes well, we can see all these pieces of the puzzle fall into place. We are also looking for some new sculptors as we plan and move forward on future Robotech® projects. We've learned a lot from Wave One and want Wave Two and future Robotech® RPG Tactics™ products to go much smoother and faster.
In the immediate months after Gen Con we expect to be focusing a large amount of our efforts on moving Robotech RPG Tactics™ and Robotech® forward. Please understand, the fulfillment of Wave Two rewards is extremely important to us and we simply want to try our very best to provide the best game pieces and gaming experience that the RRT backers deserve. We appreciate all of your support, ideas and patience, and we sincerely apologize for these delays. You’ll start to see more happening soon.