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You and up to three friends must try to reclaim the realms. Explore, gather, trade and customise your hero to prepare for battle!
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Progress update & come say hi at Gen Con next week!

Posted by Frank West (Creator)
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Hi everyone,

I thought it was about time we did a progress update to let everyone know where we are at!

Proofs

For the past few weeks I have been going back and forth with our manufacturers checking over countless proofs for the game. We've now signed off the digital proofs and received printed proofs for about 90% of the game components. In total there are 73 different items across the games and expansions, so there is a lot to sign off, but we are very pleased with everything so far.

All the printed items, such as punchboards, character sheets and cards have been signed off. Most of the non-printed items including the custom meeples for Vadoran Gardens have also been signed off.

The remaining items we're finalising are the inserts for the miniatures and the boxes. We wanted to make sure we had everything else done first, so we could make sure these fitted correctly. I will be meeting with our manufacturers at Gen Con next week to go through these outstanding items and hope by the middle of August everything will be signed off.

At this point I am happy to say we are still on track for our January shipping date.

Gen Con

On Monday I will be heading to America for Gen Con, we will be exhibiting at booth 2765 and hope to see many of you there. Sara and I will be running demos of The City of Kings and Vadoran Gardens and invite you to come and try them out.

We will also have our Okol Costume Promo Card on sale, along with some accessories, art books and limited edition prints.

Please note. Once the convention season ends this promo card will be made available via our website, alongside our other promo cards.

July 30th - August 15th

After Gen Con finishes, Sara and I will be travelling to New York and taking some time to look around America. As such, I won't be posting another update until after I return on August 15th. This won't cause any delays in manufacturing as we will continue to work with our manufacturers whilst travelling, but it does mean we might be slightly slower to respond to messages than normal.

I hope you all have a fantastic few weeks.

- Frank

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    1. Frank West 3-time creator
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      Hi guys, sorry for the slower than usual response - I've had limited access to Kickstarter whilst at Gen Con.

      @Richard Mitchell - They will be made available yes. The details have not yet been confirmed, but I will make sure everyone has the chance to get them in some form.

      @Ryan - I did this for our original Kickstarter and hope to do it for this one too. I can't promise it until we start shipping as it doesn't depend on me getting the right information from our shipping partners on time, but I hope to!

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      Ryan Constantine
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      On one Kickstarter I backed, the backers were given the ship identification numbers so we could monitor their progress on a site like www.marinetraffic.com. Any chance we could get them here once they ship? I must say that seeing the ship arrive and then knowing the product is stuck in customs is painful, but up to that point, it's fun seeing the ship move along.

    3. Realarete on

      Thanks for the response Frank. So these convention/event promo cards will be availible via BGG? or somewhere else? I do understand its just one card, or a few cards I suppose at this point ... But as an ocd completionist, whos been all in to your KS Id love to be able to get them. Thank you sir!

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      Richard Mitchell: Frank : If we have gotten everything (content wise) from both KS, but have not gone to any Cons, etc ... how many Promo cards are we missing , and will we be able to get them? I never understand the rational behind offering things most of us cant get when we have been all in on the KS ......

      Hi Richard,

      We are selling the same promo card at all conventions this year, so by not attending the conventions you will only be missing one card.

      There have been other promo cards available via various Kickstarter projects such as No Pun Included and Man VS Meeple.

      At the end of each year, our plan is to make sets of promo cards available for those who missed out on the conventions, or other events - so everyone will be able to get them eventually.

    5. Frank West 3-time creator
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      Joshua: Looking forward to saying hello at GC again this year :) Happy you got a spot in the exhibit hall!

      Me too! I really didn't expect to be selected, it's a tough process. I look forward to seeing you there.

    6. Frank West 3-time creator
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      Vince M. Hi Frank. I hope you enjoy New York. I went once and i really liked it. Lots of action and things to do, also don't forget to taste one of their famous pizzas. I wish everything will go as planned for the outstanding proofs, can't wait to play your game! Talk to ya in August.

      Pizza will be a must, the hardest part will be working out where to go for it!

    7. Frank West 3-time creator
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      Gabriel: So nothing on rising blades? :(

      Not at this time :(

    8. Frank West 3-time creator
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      Adam Wickham: Awesome Frank! Is this your first time in America? New York is......busy but a really cool place to visit. Central Park is massiveeeee.

      This will be my first time in the US where I have time to do things. I went to Gen Con last year but never left the convention area and visited when I was a child but have few memories of that.

      I'm very much looking forward to it, Sara and I love busy cities so we're hoping New York will be great.

    9. Frank West 3-time creator
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      Russonc: I really hope to get over to Gencon Sunday (but not sure I'll be able to). Enjoy your US "vacation"

      It would be great to say hi if you get the chance!

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      Philippe Petit: Hi Frank! Is this promo card included in The city of kings deluxe +World packs pledge?

      The promo cards are not included in any print runs, they are separate items.

    11. Frank West 3-time creator
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      Chad Denton: Have fun at GenCon! I’m not going this year but have a couple of buddies that will be there so I hope they can pick up some stuff for me. Do you have a price set on the Promo?

      The promo will be $5

    12. Nic Matlage
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      Those meeples are beautiful! Thanks for the update! Safe travels!

    13. Realarete on

      Frank : If we have gotten everything (content wise) from both KS, but have not gone to any Cons, etc ... how many Promo cards are we missing , and will we be able to get them? I never understand the rational behind offering things most of us cant get when we have been all in on the KS ......

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      Joshua Jacoby on

      Looking forward to saying hello at GC again this year :) Happy you got a spot in the exhibit hall!

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      Vince M. on

      Hi Frank. I hope you enjoy New York. I went once and i really liked it. Lots of action and things to do, also don't forget to taste one of their famous pizzas. I wish everything will go as planned for the outstanding proofs, can't wait to play your game! Talk to ya in August.

    16. Gabriel G on

      So nothing on rising blades? :(

    17. Adam Wickham on

      Awesome Frank! Is this your first time in America? New York is......busy but a really cool place to visit. Central Park is massiveeeee.

    18. Russonc
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      ..oh, and I love those meeples.

    19. Russonc
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      I really hope to get over to Gencon Sunday (but not sure I'll be able to). Enjoy your US "vacation"

    20. Philippe PETIT
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      Hi Frank! Is this promo card included in The city of kings deluxe +World packs pledge?

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      Liam Mulvey
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      @chad it was £5 at UK Games Expo.

    22. Chad Denton on

      Have fun at GenCon! I’m not going this year but have a couple of buddies that will be there so I hope they can pick up some stuff for me. Do you have a price set on the Promo?

    23. René Schultze
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      @Frank: Enjoy GenCon and wish you and nice - and well-deserved - vacation!

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      Anders Pihl Kofoed
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      Have a great trip, Frank :-)