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I would happily accept a damaged box if the contents we're adversely affected.
I'm glad to see some of the prints have arrived! I hope you enjoy them :)
Just received the art print of Vyliria. I couldn't be happier; it's stunning!
I just got home from work 5 minutes after the postman left a card, and had to chase him up the road to sign for what turned out to be my art print of Vyliria, and very nice it is too.
Thank you everyone, your kind words and support at this time are appreciated more than you can imagine.
This project to date has been very well run and exemplified with fantastic communication and the setting of an initial delivery time so that you were in a position to surprise us with a much earlier delivery date. It is also evident that a lot thought has gone into this game and that you have drawn on the experiences of others in the management of this your first Kickstarter project and product. So continue in this manner and take the time you need to find the type and extent of damage being reported so that you and your suppliers can find a way forward to not only rectify the current situation but also to resolve the causes. One thing that shines through is that even with this set back your enthusiasm and positivity still shines through. I sincerely hope that you can find a resolution that has minimal financial impact on you. As you can read from the comments there are a lot of people who are behind you on this. Channel this energy to keep you going through this episode.
@ Frank, I appreciate the update and the honesty. You seem to have been upfront the whole campaign. Others should emulate such a grEAt trait. Thanks for sticking to quality. I'm ok waiting till next year. I really hope you don't have to pay anymore out of pocket. Happy holidays and cheers.
@Frank It's ok, we can stick with the good old Estimated Delivery time! :)
No worries about the late delivery. Hope you don't have to pay out of pocket for this! You have my full support, and I look forward to receiving the game whenever you're able to get it out - Jan, Feb, or beyond.
@ Frank: you have my support. And if there's an option for me to take the damaged box, I will do so.
@Frank...Great you are taking your time to make the right choices..... take as much time as you need... we will all love the game when we get it no doubt in that....and personally not so much if it costs you the money you so deserve.... for your passion, creativity and integrity... and hard work!!!!!! I’d take a damaged box rather than eat your profit.... if that’s a choice you can offer them please make me that offer..
@Frank, sorry to hear about the issues, don't worry about delays, most kickstarters delay. We can all see your doing your best, and are so passionate about this game.
Hopefully the issue can be identified and you don't have to be the one that ends up paying for it.
Frank you are the last person on earth to deserve this unfortunate issue to have happened to. I personally am fine with the delays to ensure the game is high quality. I hope whoever is at fault for damages takes accountability and fixes this so you arent taking personal losses to rectify it.
Keep your head up Frank many of us are in your corner.
Thank you guys, I truly appreciate the kind words and support.
Hi, sorry to hear the news. If it’s just the box that’s damaged, I would be ok with that. Just cut out the cover and stick it on another box. As long as the game components are intact...
@ Frank - good luck with sorting out cause of damaged boxes. Sorry to hear that. Someone/somehow damaged the games so if you find out how/where it was done - person responsible should pay the cost of getting the right Quality! Hopefully you will not bear that additional cost then. But I know it is hard to figure it out... with thousands of possibilities :(... Fingers crossed!
Heart breaking news. So sorry to hear about that Frank. Thanks for such amazing communication as always
Respect the professional and timely communication. Hope it's resolved without too much of a hit on your bottom line.
Thank you Frank for being professional, you noticed a bug, took enough time to learn the extant and inform us right away. I thrust you can find a solution that can get us happy with the game and you happy with some money left in your pocket for your future project.
@Frank very sorry for the trouble you are going through
Good to know Frank, I read through the Rulebook and was going to crack open the Reference book but now I won't!
Also yay for Starlit, it means a few days quicker shipping for me, heh.
Just be warned with the reference book it does contain spoilers in a sense, and by that I mean it can be more enjoyable to discover the contents as you play rather than reading it in much detail before!
Ignore me, I'm an idiot. It's here!: https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/155850/city-kings-quick-reference-booklet-release-v10
Ah, awesome! The rulebook looks great. My hype levels are growing. Will we get to see the Reference Book too? I want to see what those creature abilities are!
Rulebook available now
Hey guys and gals, I just wanted to post a quick update on the rulebooks as I promised this a while ago.
The files have been uploaded to Board Game Geek and I am waiting for the moderators to approve them. This might take some time but it's happening.
I just rewatched the video for The City of Kings and this game looks so awesome. I'm glad I backed it. I feel like Funagain should be getting them soon if they haven't already.
I'm a clicking captain! But it's only allowing one click!! send Okol to take care of this!
Competition for the top 20 games is really heating up and The City of Kings is slowly slipping down the ranks. If you're looking forward to the game I'd very much appreciate you thumbing the game!
Capucine: So the games are going to be shipped to Canada by Funagain? I can't wait to get this game, I even dreamt that I was opening it a few days ago!!
The games will be redirected through Funagain to Starlit in Canada who will be managing the Canadian fulfilment so I can cover all the import fees :)
There are a lot of big projects going through all the fulfilment centres at the moment, Funagain have 3 large projects happening currently alongside a bunch of smaller ones. It's very typical (and likily how they stay in business!) so the games will ship, no need to worry about that!
Russonc - Maybe funagain can just slap my copy of this and gloomhaven together... :-)
Now that would be interesting!
So the games are going to be shipped to Canada by Funagain? I can't wait to get this game, I even dreamt that I was opening it a few days ago!!
Funagain has a ton of different games. I know they have Mythic Battles: Pantheon, Gloomhaven, Clans of Caledonia, City Of Kings, Keypar(sp) and more...
RUSSONC I see you in every comment of the games I have backed too. Haha I love it.
Maybe funagain can just slap my copy of this and gloomhaven together... :-)
Yeah, they have a ton on their plates with Gloomhaven currently. Hopefully, they can multi-task!
Hopefully Jered! It'll take a good week for it to get to the fulfilment centre, and then it needs to be processed but we're on track. Funagain have said they are working on scheduling us in this week and should be able to provide timelines soon as they are extremely busy right now. So fingers crossed :)
Actually, I take that back. It appears to have left Tacoma already, so I presume this means your container has been unloaded! Excitement is building!
Looks like the US bound boat has reached the port in Tacoma!!!
Fantastic to see the progress and can't wait to bring this to the table with the family.
So I had a few Kickstarter that are ready to ship by December. And I have very mixed feelings about shipping during that month. There is a significant increase in traffic due to Christmas and also a significant higher number of lost parcels. Also people start traveling for holidays and/or visit family.
But than again, nothing beats a nice present under the Christmas tree and a lost package is just statistics at this point ;)
Bush: Oh, and voted :) Bl'dy 'ell you're doing well! Outscoring some massive games! Really pleased for you, although if you deliver before Christmas will you be null and void for inclusion!?
Honestly it really blows my mind how well it's going, I was going through the list and so many of the top 20 are multi-million $ kickstarter projects. It feels strange being there with them, especially as a first time designer.
All of the votes and support everyone is giving is incredible.
Brian Lewis: Even if it delivers to backers before 2018, the actual release is still 2018 ;)
Exactly! I had wondered the same thing but our official release is still 2018 and not all backers will have the game by then so it works out.
Every vote helps!
Bush: Hey, City of Games got a mention in SUSD news this week! Exciting! Just need them to review TCoK now, I know they'd love it
Yea that was pretty cool! I'm hopeful they will take a look at it, they've mentioned a desire to play it with the intention of reviewing so we shall see!
Chris: @Frank, placed my vote, let's keep that top spot. Can certainly say I'm probably most excited for this game.
Thank you Chris for the vote!
Even if it delivers to backers before 2018, the actual release is still 2018 ;)
Oh, and voted :) Bl'dy 'ell you're doing well! Outscoring some massive games! Really pleased for you, although if you deliver before Christmas will you be null and void for inclusion!?
Hey, City of Games got a mention in SUSD news this week! Exciting! Just need them to review TCoK now, I know they'd love it
@Frank, placed my vote, let's keep that top spot. Can certainly say I'm probably most excited for this game.
I'm really blown away by how well we are doing on this, thank you to everyone who is voting. There's still a huge way to go but being #1 for just a while is overwhelming in itself.
Thank you for your continued support! https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/231943/item/5764791#item5764791