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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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September update!

Posted by Frank West (Creator)
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Expected delivery: January

Hi everyone, how’s your September been?  

For me it’s been a fantastic month, I’ve managed to spend a lot of time working on Rising Blades and Project Ella for our 2019 releases and I’m really happy with how they are progressing. I also started a weekly live stream and made a big announcement last week which I’ll mention after the manufacturing update!

Manufacturing  

I’m pleased to confirm I have finally signed off the miniature inserts for The City of Kings and Character expansions.

Unfortunately, we did have a lot of troubles with these and they ended up delaying the manufacturing timeline by nearly 3 weeks, which was a frustration. However, I always plan for something to go wrong during the manufacturing process, so we’re currently still on track for the January delivery.

I should say at this point we have now used up all of the extra time I allocated for issues in manufacturing. This means if anything else comes up it might cause delays but that seems unlikely now though because:  

I’ve signed off everything and mass production has started for many parts of the game!

I’m expecting full production samples to be sent out within the next week or so and will update you as soon as they arrive.

Shipping

I’ve been in contact with all our shipping partners during the past 2 weeks to inform them of the expected quantities and timelines and everyone is happy with the current plan.

Weekly live stream

I have started a weekly live stream every Monday on Facebook at 16:00 UK time, you can see the last 2 streams here:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/CityofGamesHQ/videos/  

During these streams I will be giving weekly updates on all our projects, sharing any samples or things I have to show and answering your questions. The videos will remain available to watch afterwards and I’d love for you to join me.

The City of Games 2019

Finally, I’d like to let you all know that we have announced The City of Games 2019 and will be selling tickets on November 1st at 13:00 UK time. I’m really excited to be able to run the convention for a second year and hope some of you will be able to make it.

Hopefully the next update will include our production samples and I’ll include some details for our plans at Essen.

Have a great weekend everyone!

- Frank

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    1. Margareth S
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      Excellent news, Frank <3

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      Vince M. on

      @Frank West The whole process of running a KS campaign looks daunting to me. I guess it requires good management skills and lots of passion, which you don't lack :D
      Can't wait for January but if something happens and ends up being February, i won't be angry. So far you've run this campaign like a champ.

    3. Frank West 3-time creator
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      Vince M. Great update. You anticipated such delays so you included it in the delivery date?
      Well played Frank!

      I always try to!

      I just did a quick calculation in my head and there are at least 20 companies involved from the moment the Kickstarter finishes to the point the games arrive at your door. So I have to assume it will never go perfectly and plan accordingly. I expect if I included all the third parties I don't directly interact with the number would be closer to 50, it's amazing how many people get involved in the process.

    4. Frank West 3-time creator
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      @Tschäibi, @Filipa Tato

      I wont be putting the Facebook live streams on YouTube I'm afraid. They are a very casual, general chat style video which I want to keep simple so I can do them regularly without additional work.

      I hope to be able to start doing regular videos again on YouTube, but I wont be able to do this until we've completed our move. I actually happened to discuss this on the first stream, but currently I'm in the process of moving office and home which is why I've had to stop doing video content for a while. I'm hoping within a couple of months the move will be completed and we'll finally have a dedicated studio set up 24/7 to allow regular video footage.

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      Vince M. on

      Great update. You anticipated such delays so you included it in the delivery date?
      Well played Frank!

    6. Russonc
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      Nice! Thanks for the update!

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      William Payne
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      Appreciate the update!

    8. Darryl Gerrow
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      No need to apologize for not meeting artificial shipping dates, Frank! I’m sure everyone appreciates your dedication and attention to detail, and can easily show a little patience for the overall process.

    9. Filipa Tato
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      Thank you for your good management of time!

      And I'm excited to know more about the 2019 projects 😀
      Will you be posting the videos on YouTube?

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      Tschäibi
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      @Frank:
      will you upload your live videos to youtube for those that don't want to watch on facebook?

    11. Frank West 3-time creator
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      Hey Rob, I'll put some info about Essen in the next update, prior to the show.

      We wont be exhibiting, so finding a space we can organise something is proving challenging, but I'm still looking at options.

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      Rob on

      Hey, are there any updates about Essen 2018?
      I have in mind you wanted to visit us in germany :)
      Greetings