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The Settlers of Catan board we've all been waiting for. Portable, affordable, and true to Catan craftsmanship.
The Settlers of Catan board we've all been waiting for. Portable, affordable, and true to Catan craftsmanship.
5,331 backers pledged $361,030 to help bring this project to life.

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Seafarers Mold is headed back from polishing

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Hi everyone,

The Seafarers board mold completed polishing yesterday and is headed back up to our shop today. I asked the polisher to take pictures during his process so that I could share them with you, so here they are.

They first have to polish out the machining marks.
They first have to polish out the machining marks.
Then they bead blast it to create the smooth, matte textured finish that will be on the upper surface of the part.
Then they bead blast it to create the smooth, matte textured finish that will be on the upper surface of the part.
They also did a great job on getting rid of the Catan logo. Looks like it was never there.
They also did a great job on getting rid of the Catan logo. Looks like it was never there.
The mold all packaged up and ready to be freighted up to us.
The mold all packaged up and ready to be freighted up to us.

Seafarers Mold is headed back from polishing

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Hi everyone,

The Seafarers board mold completed polishing yesterday and is headed back up to our shop today. I asked the polisher to take pictures during his process so that I could share them with you, so here they are.

They first have to polish out the machining marks.
They first have to polish out the machining marks.
Then they bead blast it to create the smooth, matte textured finish that will be on the upper surface of the part.
Then they bead blast it to create the smooth, matte textured finish that will be on the upper surface of the part.
They also did a great job on getting rid of the Catan logo. Looks like it was never there.
They also did a great job on getting rid of the Catan logo. Looks like it was never there.
The mold all packaged up and ready to be freighted up to us.
The mold all packaged up and ready to be freighted up to us.

RCH Shipping Started

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Hi everyone,

I've been battling some kind of bug over the weekend, so this morning I didn't go setup the Settlers boxes for shipment, but did get the RCH shipments ready. The RCH orders are ready to go for those who pledged at the $10 level.

 Hopefully tomorrow I'll feel up to snuff again and should be able to get the Settlers boxes out. Have been drinking excessive amounts of tea and lemon juice. Thanks.

RCH Shipping Beginning

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Hi everyone,

We've updated our Kickstarter database to now allow backers to edit their shipping address.  Our pledge management software is still being worked on, but we want to start sending out the RCH rewards early to the following pledge levels:

  • $10 RCH Only
  • All pledge levels above $100

The $100 pledge levels will receive the RCH set with their Seafarers board once that is sent out (current ETA 3-4 months).

If you are a backer under the $10 pledge level or any pledge level at $185 or above, please do the following.  Head over to our project page, scroll down until you see your selected pledge reward level on the right. It will be highlighted in green. Click on "Your Response" and make any necessary changes, then click Save. See below for an example.  If no changes are made, the RCH sets will be sent to the address we currently have on file, so please make sure the shipping address is correct.

Important Note for All Backers: If you pledged additional money for more RCH sets, please make sure you make a note of it in your survey response or message me on Kickstarter to notify me so that I can manually update your fulfillment quantities. Until we get our pledge management software up and running I'll have to track this manually in a spreadsheet. Thank you!

We're going to give everyone about a week to update their address, then shut down the editing functionality and begin shipping the RCH sets on Monday, August 10.

The Seafarers mold is currently in polishing as of Wednesday.

Seafarers mold plates plus RCH mold and 3-4 player board insert for Catan logo removal
Seafarers mold plates plus RCH mold and 3-4 player board insert for Catan logo removal

Once the Seafarers mold is back from the polishers, production will begin for the Seafarers boards.  Production quantity for this fulfillment is very high, roughly 14,000 individual parts, so production alone will take about 2-3 months at full capacity. Shipping will commence as we produce though, so there will be a rolling fulfillment period.  Shipping will roll out in order of pledge time, so if you were early to back the project you'll get your boards first as a thank you for your early support.  If you pledged for a Seafarers board you can update your shipping address as early as today, however, by following the instructions above.


All for now, thank you.

Seafarers Mold Update

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Hi everyone, I posted an update over on our other Kickstarter with some info on the Seafarers mold, you can check it out here:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/trammel/official-catan-collectors-series/posts/1294562#comments

Sorry, I would have re-written it over here but it's almost three in the morning and my eyes are about to fall onto the desk. Thanks for your understanding, more coming soon. Cheers.