Hi everyone, I hope you're enjoying your September and all the great games that have come from Gen Con.
In todays update I want to talk about a few important things and share some photos, but first - Let's talk about the early address lock down.
Address lock down
Last week I locked address changes in BackerKit so I could start processing the data and make sure we have a smooth fulfilment process. With that said, if you do still need to update your address, or it changes in the next few months you can message me and I will manually process the change for you.
Did you get the Collectors Edition?
For those who backed the Collector Edition, you are getting one of our limited edition art prints which you will have selected during the backer survey.
Today I would like to confirm that I am planning to send these out before Christmas, as these will ship separately to the game. I will confirm the exact dates for these in the next update but please make sure if you are receiving one, you let me know if your address changes.
This also applies to anyone who added a print as an addon.
To be clear, I am only talking about shipping the art prints and not the game. The game will ship later.
Dice and Bags!
I'm getting regular samples from our manufacturers now and I'd like to share with you some of the dice and our ability bags.
I'm incredibly happy with how these look! The designs on the bags have come out great and the colours really work well with the game.
The dice are looking good too, I was worried about the engraving but they've turned out much better than I could have hoped for.
The Scavenge dice had a few issues but we're working on that one now.
Next week I am heading to EGX and hope to meet some of you there, we will have demos of The City of Kings running and I'm also hoping to get a few people to try out Rising Blades.
The week after I'll also be at Dragon Daze, so again please come and say hi!
In the next few days I will be closing the pre-order system for The City of Kings, so this is likely to be your last chance to grab a copy in the first shipping wave.
The reason for this is due to the high amount of pre-orders I'm taking each week (which is fantastic by the way, so thanks for spreading the word!). It's causing us to need to move to a new platform to better manage orders from different regions. I'm in the process of building this but with all the events I'm attending in the next few weeks it's not going to be ready just yet.
New office and videos!
Finally, I'd like to talk about videos, as I feel people deserve to know what's going on with these. After the Kickstarter finished I mentioned I was planning to create some videos and it's taken longer than I had hoped.
The reason for this is because I want to create much higher quality content than I could with my existing setup. As I knew I was moving office in September I decided to buy some new equipment and wait for the move in order to get everything right. Over the last 2 weeks I've been setting up the new office and getting the equipment tested and in position. I've wired in 250meters of cable this week! I would say the setup is now 85% complete and I'm really pushing to have it finished ASAP.
So videos are coming and it wont be much longer now!
Playtesting for Rising Blades has been going extremely well, the recent playtests have all been a huge success and the game is getting closer to completion. I'm now working on the graphic design, art and lore for the game and will be putting videos out about it as soon as the setup is up and running.
If anyone is travelling to Bristol or any of the events I'm attending then get in touch and you'll be welcome to come and play.
I'll update you all again soon!