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The Decemberists Present: ILLIMAT 
A Game by Keith Baker for 2-4 players
The Decemberists Present: ILLIMAT A Game by Keith Baker for 2-4 players
5,963 backers pledged $418,628 to help bring this project to life.

March/April Backer Update

Posted by Twogether Studios, LLC (Creator)

This past month was a mixed bag of progress but I’m happy to report that the past few weeks of heads down work has been fruitful.

Game Production Milestone Reached! 

All of the production files for the core game and the kickstarter bonus items have been submitted and we’re about a week away from submitting all of the files for the Crane Wife expansion as well. We’ve made a milestone chart below so you can visualize the progress of getting the game into your hands.

Other Progress- Vinyl Record 

 Did you know we’re making a How To Play Illimat vinyl record? Colin Meloy finished the spoken word recording and it’s currently off to mastering. Sadly, we're having problems uploading our audio file to Kickstarter for you to sample it but will try to work around it it for an addendum update. If you are a backer- you can still add the record ( which comes with a digital download of the audio guide) on to your pledge by going to

Illimat Road Tour- Coming to your town? 

 We’ve been giving lots of thought about how to best use our modest marketing budget and we’ve decided to embark on an August/Sept US road tour. We want to bring the Illimat mobile to your game cafe, company, museum, or fun festival to demo the game and give away prizes. If you run one of these establishments and would like to talk to us drop us a line at info (at) twogetherstudios (dot) com 

Crane Wife Expansion- Change of Plans 

 We’ve changed our plan from our previous update and decided to print the Crane Wife expansion and the core game together. We learned that printing them separately increased our risk for issues with color matching on the cards and would elongate the overall pre production approval process. Will this delay delivery of the game? Most likely yes by at least a few weeks. We’ll know more once everything is approved for production and will keep you updated.

The Crane Wife Illimat expansion luminary card: The Loom
The Crane Wife Illimat expansion luminary card: The Loom


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    1. Twogether Studios, LLC 4-time creator on

      Hi Boris-

      My bad in explaining. If you have already confirmed your order in After The Crowd, it no longer gives you the option to add additional items- it only lets you change your address. However, we can easily do back end magic and add something to your order if you message us. From there you just go in to After The crowd to re-confirm your order with the additional item and pay the balance.

      Thank you! Jenn

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      Boris Karl

      Same problem as Bryan!

    3. Bryan Marshall

      Well, it seems After the Crowd won't allow me to change anything except my address so I'm back to my original predicament. Any suggestions?

    4. Bryan Marshall

      Ok, great! I was thinking that it had closed out back in December. I'll head that way now...

    5. Twogether Studios, LLC 4-time creator on

      @Bryan Marshall: so glad you had a great play experience actually, we still have our pledge manager afterthecrowd open for add one if you want to add on the expansion

    6. Bryan Marshall

      I started off just thinking I'd be happy with the core game, but now that I've had the opportunity to play it I really wish I had gotten the expansion just so I'd have even more fun to add to it. I know I've missed the deadline for it in the backer kit, but I was curious how long it'll be before it's ​commercially available?

    7. Twogether Studios, LLC 4-time creator on

      @Penny We agree! Stay tuned as we put details together.

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      Penny Steinmann on

      It would be amazing if there was a place where this could be played by groups at the Travelers Rest Festival! �