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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.

August Update

Posted by Twogether Studios, LLC (Creator)
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Hello Backers & Friends!

Welcome to our August update. Here are the headlines for this month, with more details in our Design Blog below.

Production Status

We're still on track to start shipping in the US around September 25th. Once all of the shipping containers are launched we'll be able to determine more accurate ship dates within each region of the world. 812 ID cards and missions will be sent concurrently with the fulfillment of rewards but separately via snail mail. 

Deadline to Confirm Shipping 

The deadline to confirm your rewards address is September 9th.  Need to change your address? Here's how to do it

If you are one of the surprising number of people who are moving outside of the US in the coming months and are waiting on a country of shipment change you will get a follow up by Friday. 

If you were deployed and will be returning home by the end of September- welcome home & thank you for serving! 

Illimat Road Tour

Here's where we're going for the first leg of our Illimat tour. If you live near one of these cities, come to an event and bring some friends! It's a great opportunity to have someone else teach them how to play in a fun social setting. Follow Illimat on Facebook as we add event details on these "TBA" dates and additional west coast & southwest dates later in the year. We're looking forward to meeting and playing Illimat with you- it's going to be a blast! 

Missoula, MT - Learn to Play @ Travelers Rest Festival 

Indianapolis,ID - Learn to Play Illimat Party @ CatHead Press w/ IndyMOCA

Indianapolis, ID - Society of Luminaries Secret Meeting at GenCon

Cincinnati, OH- Learn to Play Party @ The Rook OTC

Asheville, NC - Learn to Play Party @ Well Played!

Athens, GA - Learn to Play Party @ The Rook & Pawn (details TBA

Atlanta, GA - DragonCon Illimat Party w/ Chris Funk (details TBA

Hillsboro, NC - Learn to Play Party @ Mystery Brewing (details TBA

Washington, DC- WashingCon

Beverly, MA- Learn to Play Party @The Castle 

Chicago, IL - Game Night @ Uncharted Books (details TBA)

Portland, ME , Cleveland, OH, Fargo, ND, Seattle, WA, Portland, OR- TBA 

Production Blog

Totes, How To Play Illimat Record, The Children Poster
Totes, How To Play Illimat Record, The Children Poster

In the last month, we've been tracking 23 different shipments to five warehouse locations in four different countries. There were a few delivery hiccups that made us very happy that we have a little buffer of time to make sure all of these are processed by the warehouses before the games arrive. No one at Game Company University tells you how important it is to have a track record of being a communicative customer with your warehouse partner but it will save your bacon one day.  A few of these shipments arrived without us giving them fair warning and information and head of accounts Karlee at Blackbox smoothed things out for us. In many cases, If you send your warehouse shipments by surprise it can get turned away and incur lots of costs and losses.  Let the record show that I owe Karlee Esmailli from BlackBox a few drinks at GenCon. 

Okus Tokens prior to getting their bronze- like finish. Iron token only for scale
Okus Tokens prior to getting their bronze- like finish. Iron token only for scale

 

Okus Tokens prior to getting their bronze- like finish. Iron token only for scale. Click to see the Kickstarter exclusive tokens
Okus Tokens prior to getting their bronze- like finish. Iron token only for scale. Click to see the Kickstarter exclusive tokens

Many of our game components have already been produced by the plant, these little suckers are among some of the last components that need to finish production before all of the components are assembled, packed and shipped. We received the physical proof for each token last week and the pictures are above.  In their final form each token will be given an aged bronze-like finish and polished. I love the weight of some of them and can't wait to see them in their final form. 

There are what feels like a thousand plates we're spinning at the moment, and therefore a thousand other things I could share in this months blog. However, we've got less than a week before we head out on our road tour so I'm keeping this production blog on the short side. If there are any questions unanswered from this update or that you have in general please feel free to ask away in the comments below. 

Thanks for helping to make all of this amazing stuff happen, backers!

Cheers!

Jenn

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    1. Sara Farr on

      Any updates on the shipping date? Thanks!

    2. Jasper van der Meer
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      on

      'Checking in again on the details for DragonCon Illimat Party w/ Chris Funk. Any news? I've got a loaded gaming schedules at this point...

    3. Jasper van der Meer
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      on

      Details for DragonCon? I'll be there...

    4. Joel Alexander Dueck on

      I can't be the only one hoping you can somehow make it to Minneapolis/St Paul as well. Great update!

    5. Twogether Studios, LLC 4-time creator on

      HI @Matthew- Keith & I will be at GenCon and will host an Illimat panel. In addition, we've partnered with the Indianapolis museum of contemporary art ( INDYMOCA) to have a pop up exhibit of art inspired by games ( Including some of Carsons original art for the game) and an Illimat party at CatHead Press where we will be giving Illimat demos. We wont have a sales booth at GenCon. For details on these GenCon related events see links for Indianapolis in the post above. Thanks! Jenn

    6. Matthew Dimalanta
      Superbacker
      on

      Will Illimat or Phoenix be at GenCon?