Wicked Wednesday Update: Production Mini samples
I have something super cool to share with all of you. Panda sent over photos of minis produced from the molds including ink wash. This is the first time we are seeing the crystals in the final state and I think they look amazing! We also get a first peek at what the ink wash will look like. In the photo the ink wash is definitely too heavy for my taste and they are aware of this. It will be redone in a lighter shade and sent along soon. Anyway here it is:
I hope you like how everything looks (minus the wash being too dark). At this point all of the files are in Panda's hands so I should have a pretty solid timeline from them very soon.
Essen was amazing once again this year. We had so many people play stop by to say hi and check out the PPC! We also had almost 100 people stop by and play the game during the course of the convention and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. So many backers stopped by with kind words and encouragement and its always gratifying to hear that people are excited about the game and like what they see. I didn't really get to see very much of the show itself as I was fully engaged with demo sessions but once again it was a packed venue with so much excitement around board games. It really is an experience every board game enthusiast should experience at least once.
I also have to give a HUGE shout-out to the amazing volunteers who helped out at Spiel:
Jan, Kerstin, Marco, Nadine, Daniel and Ben were a huge and indispensable help! I cannot possibly thank you guys enough for all that you have done for me! I love you guys and I'm proud to call you all my friends! Some day I hope to be able to repay you as you deserve!
Here are some photos:
Translation into other languages: (other than English, German and French)
During the campaign and after I have talked about translating the rules into other languages besides those officially produced as part of the Kickstarter campaign. I have not moved on this to this point because I severely underestimated the complexity and time involved with this task. I am still very much open to having backer translation into other languages but this has to be handled in a way the the translators are also handling the files (InDesign) as I just don't have time to move translated text into its final form. If you have skills in this regard and are still interested in helping to produce rules for languages other than English, French or German, please get in touch with me, otherwise we will have to wait for official language partners at some point in the future to handle this cost and effort.
I should have more information on the timeline for delivery VERY soon. Stay tuned!