Project Update: Greetings from PAXU!
The main headline is that we got a few pre-production copies of Buttons & Bugs in hand last week, which is pretty exciting. This is important because it's a final chance to review everything and catch any last production errors. There are a few things to correct with the factory, for instance, it printed darker than we'd like, and the friction on the dials is a little low, so we're working with the factory to solve those. Otherwise, it is looking very slick, and if you want to take a look at it yourself, we'll have the copies at our PAXU booth (#2936) to demo!
Also, if you are going to be out at PAXU, please come join us in the TTRPG Live Play Theatre (room 114), Saturday at 11am ET for a live play of the Gloomhaven RPG with myself, Jasmine Bhullar, Jerry Holkins, and Laura Stringer, plus Gloom Master Alexander Theoharis. And if you aren't at PAXU, you can still watch it on twitch.tv/PAX3 at the same time (or after, of course). I assure you, it will be magical!
Did I say a short update? Because we also have Danielle's next designer diary entry to share with you:
Hello again Mercenaries!
I was wondering whether we have the exact closing date or not of wave 3 of PM? The only official info I found through the updates is "Wave 3 will be opening on Monday 11/6 and will remain open into January of next year (possibly later depending on when GH 2.0 starts printing)." Maybe the community has a more precise PM closing date?
Dear @Cephalofair My request is simple; please expand the L2P booklet by ~15%, such that all relevant rules are captured. Thank you in advance :) My reasoning is based on your latest update: https://www.backerkit.com/c/projects/cephalofair/gloomhaven/updates/2765 In here, I believe you touch two of the main topics for the debate: - There is a picture of BnB on an airplane tray, (hence emphasizing the intent to use it in planes). - In the debate, @Price mentioned that there is sufficient room in the small box, the precise wording was: "I can confidently say that EVEN if you decide to sleeve 100% of the cards (which I don't advise doing) - you can fit 100% of components back into the original box without lid lift." For justification, please consider the following two points: - This has been raised before, with an estimate of 25% here https://www.backerkit.com/c/projects/cephalofair/gloomhaven/discussions/8978#top Where it is also noted, that it is not the full set of rules that we ask for, it is merely to finish the L2P booklet. - @Genesis has been so kind to show a good estimate of what little is missing in the L2P booklet: https://i.imgur.com/d4hTL2J.png Please consider this is important to many of your backers, and has hence initiated much debate - I would state, that this is the single most requested/debated topic on the entire community. See the following debates for references: https://www.backerkit.com/c/projects/cephalofair/gloomhaven/discussions/8532#top https://www.backerkit.com/c/projects/cephalofair/gloomhaven/updates/2439 Please keep in mind, that a ~15% increase in the L2P booklet will make most happy - and should be very much feasible. Thank you for considering this! :) BR Daniel
Hy! So, I just went to Backerkit.com to go through my *dozens* of things that I have Backed here and on Kickstarter that I utterly, utterly forgot about and failed to do the survey for due to poor health (I was literally hospitalised, sorry!), and I tried to do the Gloomhaven: Grand Festival survey, but it just says "please wait..." every time I try to progress. Help! Thank ye in advance for any and all help.
My gaming group is patiently waiting for the Frosthaven map book to start a campaign, but if it is barely in production at the moment...
Hello all, Is there any way to break down the various charge amounts and when they were charged? Specifically, how much tax and shipoing were in each part of the pledge. Trying to look at my charges including tax and shipping and it's a pain to see how much tax and shipping are for each pledge.
Project Update: Timeline update
This gives you a simple view of what stage of production we are in for each project so that you can have a better idea, at a glance, of where your stuff is. Checks are for what is already finished and stars are what we are currently working on. As we make progress, we'll update the chart. But for this update, let's go into more detail on each of these items!
Buttons & Bugs
Frosthaven Second Print
Frosthaven Play Surface Books
Gloomhaven Second Edition
To provide a very rough timeline, our goal is to finish all art and design by the end of March next year, then spend April proofing, May-June in production, and June-July in freight shipping. This puts our fulfillment sometime around July or August. Again, I just want to emphasize that these are rough estimates. We're confident that we can meet these goals, but complications can always arise.
Gloomhaven Role Playing Game
First drafts for all the writing assignments are due in January, and in the meantime, we'll be doing further play testing and development on the rules. Once the drafts come in, we'll also start ramping up artwork for the book.
We will be getting in final drafts of the lore writing in February, by which point we'll also be finishing up any modifications to the rules sections of the book. It will then go into editing in March and layout in April, meaning we should be able to get final files sent off to the printer in June. From there, we can expect ocean freight two months after that in August and fulfillment starting in September.
I just want to stress again that this is an optimistic estimate that assumes everything comes together without delays, which hardly ever happens. But we'll do our best to stick to that schedule, and we'll let you know if anything changes.
Miniatures of Gloomhaven
Other exciting things
But you don't need to have watched that to enjoy them playing the game tonight at 8pm ET on Twitch! Joe O'Brien is Gloom Mastering for Sydney Amanuel, Paula Deming, Skid Maher, and Josephine McAdam, and we are all very excited to check it out!
And if you want more RPG live plays, we will also be doing one at PAXU. This will be on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 11am ET and will be streamed through Penny Arcade's channels. We'll be getting the PA crew that you saw during the campaign back together for another wild mission that will most assuredly involve Winkies. Alexander Theoharis will be Gloom Mastering for myself, Jasmine Bhullar, Jerry Holkins, and Laura Stringer.
You can also come hang out at our booth at PAXU (#2936), where we will be running demos of the RPG, Frosthaven, Gloomhaven Second Edition, and Buttons & Bugs with production samples fresh from the factory. It's gonna be a great time!
Next update will likely be a smaller one, as we'll all be at PAXU, but you can expect another designer diary from Danielle about the RPG, so look forward to that, and I'll catch you then!
I am really excited to use the narration in both games and I can't find an answer on when they'll be delivered and how. Did I already miss the delivery? Really appreciate any help.
A friend of mine gifted me the 1st ed. Gloomhaven along with all the expansions and extras without knowing I had backed the 2nd ed. Kickstarter, we're thinking of just selling the set but I'm wondering if I need to get the solo scenarios for the 2nd ed. Or if the 1st ed. Ones are the same/compatible?