Project Update: Missed the campaign? It's not too late!
Check it out right here!
Note that if you are already a backer, this is not the place to add things to an existing pledge. We'll have the pledge manager up and running soon, and that will be where you can add any dice, books, or the GM Kit to your pledge, as well as enter your shipping info.
Project Update: Fifth Season November 2023 Update
~Joseph D. Carriker, Jr.
Project Update: Fifth Season October 2023 Update
In fact, you may have noticed that earlier this week we locked orders, which also means we're going to be charging cards for shipping and add-ons. We're getting very close!
Here's Joseph Carriker with the October update!
The spinning of plates continues, but we are happy to announce that we’ve crossed an important threshold:
Hi Green Ronin Team! Any chance we can get an update on where this project is? The original delivery date was September (i.e. now) and so far none of the updates have suggested any delays or when we might actually see fulfillment. I saw one comment that was answered with a "November, maybe?" but that's all we have so far, and the "regular" monthly updates seem to have stopped abruptly in June/July.
Project Update: Now shipping to Germany!
We've worked out a solution to the issues involved with shipping to Germany, and we can now successfully send print books to that country! The downside is that international shipping to the EU is still pretty high, and we're unable to cover the VAT fees associated with your order, but we can at last remove this limitation on German backers.
If you are one of our backers currently residing in Germany, and would like to modify your order to include any physical books or add-ons, you can request a new link to survey details using the address below.
If you run into any issues with making changes to your pledge in Backerkit, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at [email protected].
Project Update: Well that was unexpected!
Quick update here to address a problem that many of you just pointed out to us!
So it looks like the early-backer offer for a free print copy of the Quickstart was causing the digital-only pledges (which didn't require a shipping address), to default to the maximum amount for shipping in your region by mistake.
We've just now turned on "enter shipping info" for those $2, PDF only, and VTT only pledge tiers, just in case you qualified for the printed Quickstart, so that you can see the actual shipping amount, and not that very high, and very surprising number.
If you'd rather not receive the print copy of the Quickstart after all, send us an email to custserv AT greenronin DOT com, and we'll remove it for you.
So sorry for the confusion!
Project Update: Pledge Manager Surveys going out today!
The smoke test was successful, and today we are sending out the remaining surveys to all backers! It may take a little bit of time for all surveys to reach inboxes, but if you still do not have the email after 24 hours, you can use the link at the end of this update.
Important Note! One thing that we did notice, is that a few backers who had increased their pledge by $25, which just happens to be the price of the Game Moderator's Kit, ended up not adding that item to their cart in the Add-ons section. Unfortunately, the GM Kit was not able to be added to existing pledges during the campaign, so a number of people increased the total of their pledge to make sure the funds would be available later, and to help unlock stretch goals! We suspect a few folks may have forgotten what the extra $25 was for.
So just a reminder to please look over your cart carefully before submitting your completed survey. Particularly if you notice you still have a positive total remaining!
If you were one of the smoke-test backers who already completed their survey and want to double check to make sure everything looks right, you can request a new link to your survey at the address below.
If you have questions or any concerns, feel free to reach out to us at [email protected].
Project Update: Pledge Manager news!
Before we turn things over to Joseph Carriker for the latest progress update (we'll post that separately, because it's a pretty big one), we have some news about the Pledge Manger at last!
It's taken much longer than expected, but we're ready to start sending out surveys for your pledges! Some of you may have noticed that global shipping costs have dramatically increased over the last several months, but we've managed to finally arrange with our fulfillment partners for rates that accurately reflect our estimate during the campaign.
For those of you who are new to crowdfunding campaigns, here's what happens next: Along with this update, we'll be initially sending out surveys for what is called a "smoke test". This is a small percentage of backers across every pledge tier, so we can test out the pledge manager and make sure everything runs smoothly. We'll keep an eye on how things go over the weekend, and so long as we don't encounter any significant issues, we'll send out the remaining surveys on Monday (the 24th).
For anyone who wanted to add to their pledge to pick up a set of dice, or the Game Moderator's Kit, this will be the perfect opportunity to do so, since Backerkit's system wouldn't let folks add those items during the live campaign.
When the PDF is completed, we'll send that out to backers next, and once things have gone to press, we'll lock in your shipping addresses, and charge for any shipping fees once print production is underway! We'll also be sure to give everyone plenty of early warning before that's about to happen.
If you have any questions or concerns, you can always reach us at custserv AT greenronin, and we'll get things sorted out for you.
Project Update: Fifth Season June/July 2023 Update
~Joseph D. Carriker
- Climate: Tropical savanna. Dry winters with significant rainfall for over half the year, leading to relatively predictable growing seasons, albeit with occasional flooding.
- Climate touchstones: West Africa (e.g. Ghana, Nigeria)
- Trees: African mahogany, baobab, bamboo
- Local stone: Gneiss, amphibolite
#4 Eastern Coastals Town
- Wall: A 15 foot tall amphibolite wall surrounds the older half of the town. A 10 foot tall mahogany wall is under construction. A sturdy-looking stone-framed gate is already in place. This wall extends from the stone wall and encloses an area about the same size as the stone one. One side of the wooden wall is done. The other 2 sides have stacks of 10 foot tall mahogany logs and stacks of 40-50 foot mahogany logs near them.
- Surroundings: A mahogany forest that ends abruptly near the side of town surrounded by a wooden wall. There are piles of mahogany branches along the forest’s edge, as well as clear drag marks that lead off the map.
- Topology: The area is fairly flat, with a single 20-30 foot diameter boulder somewhere.
- Size: 32 acres
- Households: 40
- Construction details: Roughly half of the buildings are made of stone and the rest are made of wood. The streets are cobblestone or gravel.
- Points of Interest & Neighborhoods: Horse stables, a large farm with conical piles of hay (there are no hay bales)
Project Update: Fifth Season May 2023 Update
~Joseph D. Carriker