Project Update: Fulfillment at 100% - weeks ahead of schedule!
Hello Cafe Collectors!
Click your BackerKit profile image in the top right corner
Click "Your Pledges & Surveys"
Go to "Your Surveys"
Click "View Order" under the CGC campaign title
Click "Digital Downloads" or "Get Your Digital Downloads"
Now you're on the downloads page to get your PDFs!
REMINDER TO REMAINING BACKERS
Remember, you only have until January 31 of 2024 to complete your survey and pay final dues to have your rewards guaranteed to ship out. Anything incomplete after that day might be considered a donation to the campaign and your rewards could be forfeit. This is because I cannot be a warehouse! I need to get products in and out as quickly and efficiently as possible. All things Mythic Management are handled in my own home and there is only so much space for work storage.
Project Update: Donations were dropped off!
Carly K 💜
Project Update: All Goodies Are In! Photos & Info
It's been quiet for the last 4 weeks or so, but I hope everybody is well and enjoyed their Halloween and such! We handed out Pokemon cards this year, which was delightful.
Anyway, if you haven't been following us on Instagram, you may have missed all the photos of goodies as they have been coming in. Today we received the final item, the Poppy plushie, and she's AWESOME. Below is a series of photos of what you guys are getting!
Before you get lost in the beautiful things, I want to remind the final 15 people to get your surveys filled out! And to those 4 people who have filled their surveys but still have failed charges, please be sure to get your card information fixed. Lastly, thank you to the 313 people who have fully completed their surveys and paid their final dues! We're going to sort through everything over the next couple weeks and start packaging and shipping. We still expect to have all items shipped by the end of the year! I just need to order some boxes for shipping. Can't just walk around throwing Poppy's at people, as much fun as that would be.
Some have asked about digital downloads! Those will go out once physical items start shipping. It will be sent as a digital download link, instructions for that will be in the email that gets sent to you.
Also, we have 60 coloring books and supplies we are donating to the local hospital! We'll share a photo once those are handed off, but here is a photo of everything set aside for them. Thank you SO MUCH for making this happen! Those who specifically added on a donation pack (and pledged for a physical tier) are receiving and adorable Thank You sticker.
If you've forgotten to add on anything to your order, you can order extra stuff at Dragon Woodshop! We've put up the limited extras we have. These ship separately from your pledge, so if you wanted to send something to a loved one or friend as a holiday gift, this is the best place to do that.
Anyway, you've gotten this far, now enjoy the pretty Collectors Guild Cafe goodies!
Project Update: Surveys lock in 48 hours
Wanted to send out a quick update to say that all completed surveys will be locked in 48 hours (including pre-orders). Thank you for completing your surveys! Pre-Orders will still be accepted through the end of the surveys, Sept. 30. We're almost sold out on Poppy Plushies 💮
There are still 25-ish people left who need to fill out their survey, so if you want to be sure you get your Cafe goodness before the end of the year please get those done!
Fun update too: the story for the Cafe comic is coming along really well ☕💜 I've also started blocking out the story boards for our artist, the amazing Abi "Nerdy Alchemist" Park, to work with.
Project Update: One week left + 42 surveys to go + Pre-Order Store
Only one week left before surveys close off and items are ordered. If you want to be sure your order is fulfilled in a timely manner, please get your survey filled out NOW. There are only 42 surveys to go 💜 Thank you so much to everybody who has already filled out their surveys!
A reminder on the timeline:
- Surveys close September 30th
- Cards charged October 2nd or 3rd
- Items ordered October 4th
- Pledges excepted to ship out first week of December!
The campaign completely closes Jan. 31st 2024. If you haven't completed your survey and payment then your pledge is no longer guaranteed.
Please let me know if you have any questions! And check the FAQ for help as well.
Project Update: All Surveys Sent!
Quick update to let everybody know I've clicked the "Send All Surveys" button, so those should be arriving in your inbox in the next 24 hours. If you don't see it, check Spam/Junk first, then refer to the FAQ to see if it can help. If you still need help, please let me know. And let me know if you need any help filling out your survey.
Also, we got in the final sample of the calendar and coloring book! This was first shared on the Cafe's Instagram. These photos are of the SUNDAY calendar, and the MONDAY calendar files are all done. It's so colorful!! The Wire-O binding is really nice too as it lets the pages line up correctly when the calendar is open. The pages are all semi-gloss finished and are quite sturdy.
Project Update: First 5% of Surveys Going Out + Character Poll
The initial 5% of surveys are going out soon! This is called a Smoke Test, and it will be sent to a random 5% of all backers. This is a way to test that the surveys are correctly set up before sending out en masse. Don't worry if you aren't part of the test! All surveys, should things go correctly, will be sent out Thursday, September 14.
We have a poll up for which character you get from the Collectors Guild Cafe personality quiz! Be sure to try out the quiz (it's only 6 questions) and let us know which Collector you are most likely to hang out with!
Finally, there are few more add-ons everybody will have access to: the sticker pack (which is free to all physical pledges, so this is an additional set), the Cafe logo ornament (which was a free reward to previous backers), and the Cafe magnet (a free reward to early bird pledges). Aren't these biome stickers so cute?! Abi did wonderfully capturing these characters in chibi form surrounded by their collections.
May your drink ever be the temperature you want it to be!
Project Update: Goblins Art + Check Your Payments
Just wanted to send a quick reminder to those final 20-ish people to check your payment settings to make sure your pledge goes through before surveys start! This will help ensure you get your surveys on time. I've almost finished setting them up, just waiting on a couple more art pieces from Abi for the notebook covers and Collector stickers. They are SO CUTE and I know you're going to love them.
Speaking of art, here's the first look at the Holiday Goblins art! This is included at the end of each calendar (plus the first four months of 2025) and the line art is in the coloring book. Plus, all backers with physical pledges are receiving a free print of this! Let us know what you think of it, and tell us what easter eggs you can spot.
If you need any help or have any questions, please check out the FAQ, reply to this update, or start a new discussion and we will do our best to help.
Project Update: Campaign done! What comes next?
It is hard to believe that after 6+ months of prep and 1 month of the campaign that this stage of the journey is over. Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who pledged! Together we achieved so much at this grand opening of the Collectors Guild Cafe!
- We fully funded!
- Calendar quality upgrade
- Coloring book quality upgrade
- Free set of 6 adorable stickers to all physical pledges
- Upgraded those stickers from 2" to 3"
- Upgraded all bookmarks to thicker paper and full edge-to-edge art
- Added another set of bookmarks
- Free 8x10 Holiday Goblins print to all physical pledges
- As of right now, we're donating 57 coloring books and supplies to the local hospital!
- You participated in a Crowd's Choice quiz that averaged 60 votes per poll
- We hosted a coloring contest and 2 winners were chosen to receive a CGC reward
Over the next couple weeks you'll be charged for your initial pledge. If your card fails for whatever reason, you'll have the opportunity to update your payment method. Please do this as soon as possible! Please refer to the Project FAQ section of you have a question, then reach out to us in the Discussion board if you need any further help.
Surveys via BackerKit will go out by September 14, sooner if we can manage it. If you pledged for a notebook, you'll select the character you want on the cover or the CGC logo. Nothing else is customizable. You'll also be able to add on anything else you want from the add-ons list! You MAY need to reselect any add-ons you chose during the campaign, but you won't have to pay more unless you select more. You will be charged for add-ons at the end of the survey, but your shipping won't be charged yet.
Then you'll provide your mailing address. Sometimes BackerKit surveys have an issue where you get a really high shipping estimate until the very last page. Please be sure to get to the final page just before confirming your order to get the best shipping quote. Shipping is not charged yet.
Backers will have until September 30th to finish their surveys. This is when we lock all completed surveys so that item quantities cannot be changed. You'll still be able to fill out your survey after this point, but that could delay fulfillment of your pledge because your items may not be part of the initial orders we place with our fulfillment partners.
We are hoping to receive all items by the end of November. Shipping charges will be placed toward the end of November. We plan to begin shipping at the beginning of December.
If you have not filled your survey and paid by January 31, 2024, your pledge will be forfeit and considered a kind donation.
Thanks again everybody! Feel free to comment here or in Discussions if you have questions. If anything changes we will let you know in an update.
Project Update: Day 25: Poll Results + Character Intros
The final poll ended last night, and we're ready to announce the results of which collector would hang out with all you awesome people. If you want to take the test for yourself to get your personal Collector Friend, then check out the the quiz on the Collectors Guild Cafe site! Let us know in the comments which collector is your friend when you take the quiz!
. . . drum roll . . .
But we also wanted a way for you to get to know the other collectors in the guild, so here are all the creatures you will meet in the comic next year!
We're coming up on the final hours of this wonderful campaign to open the Cafe! Please be sure to share with your friends, family, and loved ones! Don't forget to get in your pledge for the Poppy Plushie, as she's only available in a limited amount.
Project Update: Final Day: Free Prints, Contest Winners, February Art Video
A couple days ago we introduced you to the main six characters of next year's CGC comic. Please go meet them in the Day 25 Update!
Thanks to all your support, we've also unlocked the free 8x10 Holiday Goblins print! I think you guys are going to enjoy the whimsy of this illustration a lot. Not all creatures collect in... honest... ways. Our goblins are pilferers as is true to the goblin spirit. However, they aren't doing it for selfish reasons, but from a place of love, which you will learn more about once the illustration is done. They always make sure to "borrow" items that are (from their investigations) of least value to the collectors they borrow from. They also give a small something back to the collectors they took an item from. This trinket is often left in the most random of places.
We're also excited to announce the winners of the art contest! We have two winners, SkittlePup1 for digital and mkhutchinsauthor for traditional (their kids also joined in the fun). You'll receive a CGC themed reward with your pledge. Please check your accounts for information on how we can match your prize with your pledge!
The second process video is up as well on the Collectors Guild Cafe YouTube channel! You can watch it here or on our channel (don't forget to subscribe). Patrons of our Patreon get early access to these videos, as well as other perks.
The campaign ends tonight! I can't believe it has come so far for our grand opening, you are such awesome people (of which there are over 300 of you)! We still have 16 hours to go, so please share with your friends and family who still need to pledge.
Project Update: Day 23: Final Poll, Contest Reminder,
The fifth poll has now closed, and the winning location to visit was A Foggy Castle at 55%. I love that this won, as I'm sure many of us could find something interesting to collect from a mysterious castle shrouded in mists. The sixth and final question is now available, so be sure to place your vote! Remember, we're doing a Crowd's Choice personality quiz to see which Collector would hang out with all you awesome people! The results will be shared August 25th where we will also introduce the other main Cafe collectors.
We're coming up on unlocking the free 8x10 Holiday Goblins print, which is really exciting. Abi is almost done with it; I've already received the lineart and it is so dang cute! This one is quite the special image with so many hidden surprises. You'll have to let us know what you find!
The Coloring Contest from Update 13 is still going! You have until the end of the campaign to share your art. Here's one entry we've received!
Thanks for being part of the Cafe's grand opening!