1 week later... + Pledge Manager and Late Pledges info
5 months ago
– Fri, May 05, 2017 at 12:46:48 AM
How’s your week been?
It’s crazy to think it’s already been a week since the Kickstarter ended!
Pledge Manager and late pledges
I have spent a lot of this week preparing the Pledge Manager, importing backers and getting ready to send out the surveys. I still need to wait until Kickstarter has finished collecting the funds which will take another week but we’ll be good to go as soon as that completes.
I will be offering late pledge options for anyone who missed the campaign and for those wishing to pay using PayPal. There will be a 2 week window where anyone who has not yet backed the campaign will be able to get the game at the Kickstarter prices, after 2 weeks the price will go up moving closer towards the MSRP.
If you want to be sure you don’t miss this, feel free to message me on Kickstarter or Board Game Geek with your email address and I’ll notify you when the late pledges go live.
I have started receiving samples for our art prints and hope to be able to make a decision on this next week. I’m currently considering extremely high quality Giclée prints as I really want these to be special. They will be printed in a very limited form and may even be numbered with a certificate of authenticity if enough people want them.
I will confirm the details when the pledge manager goes live next week so keep your eyes open!
This week I finished creating the first files for the anti-knock sheets and will be getting prototypes made in the next week. There will be a few rounds to get them perfect but progress is being made. I’ve also started drawing up the specifications for the quick setup trays and hope to get prototypes of these made soon.
World Builder and Game Designer tiers
I have started talking with all but 1 of the world builder and game designer backers, if you’re my missing world builder please respond to my message so we can get started! We don’t have much time.
It’s been great to start hearing people’s ideas and I can’t wait to share them with you.
I spent a lot of time this week working with Whatz to get final quotes and timelines in place, it’ll still take a little longer but you’ll be pleased to know we’re making great progress.
Videos and live streaming
I have now moved all of my video equipment into my spare room and have started setting up a permanent recording studio. I’m waiting for a few extra cables, bulbs and bits of equipment to turn up but hopefully this will be good to go in a few weeks. Once it’s all setup I’ll start releasing regular videos again and organise some more live streams.
The biggest goals for next week are getting the pledge manager and late pledges system in place so we can start finalising numbers and let you choose all your addons.
I’m also going to be working on sketching out all of the world builders ideas and starting to add the extra creature stat bars we unlocked during the campaign into the game.
UK Games Expo
In 4 weeks time I will be at the UK Games Expo with several copies of The City of Kings, make sure you come and say hello! I’ve ordered a few ‘fun’ things which I’m hoping will arrive soon so I can share them with you!
Well that’s it for now, in the next update I’ll let you know the dates for the pledge manager, late pledges and tell you everything I’ve been up to!