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Mythworks
20 days ago
Print Update - Advance Copies, No Dice (!)
Hey Everyone, Ray with your May update!   WHERE ARE WE? Mostly done with mass production! Here are some pictures: The factory finished assembling everything - and eve...
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Mythworks
2 months ago
March Update - Near and Clear
Hey Everyone, Ray here with a March update! Apologies for not updating in February - first it was CNY followed by a lot of back and forth between us and the printer, which is s...
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Mythworks
4 months ago
January Update: Celestial Moons
This episode of Slugblaster TV brought to you by:    ANOTHER sweet, sweet bundle of Slugblaster content designed by the awesome Wilkie's Candy Lab community during our seco...
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Mythworks
5 months ago
New Timeline
Hey Everyone, Ray here with a printing update! Over the past couple of weeks we've been barreling towards delivering the print ready finals, and things are going really well!...
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Mikey Hamm
6 months ago
On Track! Solo Rules! Game Jam!
HO FO FO!  It is I, Father Wilkie, dressed for cheer in the likeness of your traditional Santa man! Can you not tell by this beard of hairs and swollen abdomen? What of my suit...
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Mikey Hamm
7 months ago
Vote on the stickers!
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Hi I was just wondering if July is the ETA for everyone or just US/EU? I am in Australia so just checking because we usually get everything late or last haha

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Mythworks
CREATOR
18 days ago

Project Update: Print Update - Advance Copies, No Dice (!)

Hey Everyone,

Ray with your May update!  

WHERE ARE WE?

Mostly done with mass production! Here are some pictures:

The GOTY in all its glory

Components, previously shown.


Cover of the GOTY Edition


The final book! You can't tell in the pic, but there's a really cool layer of Spot-UV on it as well.


The factory finished assembling everything - and everything looks great! We were on track to palletize and freight everything by April 27th, 2024. 


But Unfortunately...

We found some issues when we inspected the final copies, just as we were about to confirm the pallet shipments. 

  • The GOTY samples they sent us contained 1 Dice, not a Set of 6. 
  • In addition, the shrink wrapped copies were missing the  information insert that was supposed to be included at the back of each GOTY copy. 

Mockup of what this back insert sheet is supposed to look like.


That unfortunately has led to a significant delay of about 4 weeks, as the factory has to cast more dice and print those sheets, then repack everything. Womp womp. It was a big bummer to us but at least we caught it before things got worse. 

Updated Timeline

Okay, so here's what we're looking at now:

  • Ocean Freight Begins - May 22nd 2024
  • Slugblaster Arrives in Warehouse - July 2024
  • Slugblaster Fulfillment - July 2024

Not ideal, and way longer than we anticipated. Sorry about that, folks. 

In the Meantime...


We're working out shipping rates so we can finalize those soon. That's the main logistics task for us this month.

If you are a physical backer of both Slugblaster and Wildsea: Storm & Root, could you please do us a solid by filling out this form?

Doing so will allow us to combine your orders so you're only paying one shipping rate. We know this has been requested by some, so hopefully this makes it easier on everyone to make sure that happens. 

Next update we should have shipping rates ready and hopefully the game will be done-done printing as well.


Sansha & Blanco



Also, Mythworks has a new comic called Sansha & Blanco! It's a suburban fairy tale about dogs and we think it's pretty awesome. We need about $1,100 more buckaroos to get it funded. Spare a bone?

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Thanks everyone! 


Ray

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I assume it's way too late at this point, and maybe this isn't even a good place to ask. I'd love to upgrade to the box set though. D:

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Mythworks
CREATOR
2 months ago

Project Update: March Update - Near and Clear

Hey Everyone,

Ray here with a March update! Apologies for not updating in February - first it was CNY followed by a lot of back and forth between us and the printer, which is still ongoing but we're close! Very, very close. 

PRODUCTION PROOFS 


Here are some pics of our recent proof samples along with some tales of production samples to go along with them:



The Book looks great in hardcover, though this digital proof doesn't have the Spot-UV layer that will be in the final. The cover image also needs to be nudged to the right around 5 mm to account for the fold on the left.


Interiors for the most part were clean, but we found a couple of messed up pages that had to be corrected.


The Pizza Box looks great, but we had an extensive discussion about the green color on it, and how we needed to key it to a specific Pantone color rather than rely on CMYK which wouldn't be able to express the full quality of the illustration. We also had a couple of issues with the side panels and inside panels printed upside down, but you can't tell in this picture! 



The Dice are nice and glossy and exactly how the renders look. No issues with these!



The Play Surface went through two revisions. We started with a glossy finish (top) but decided to go matte (bottom), which I think just looks a little nicer given the art. We also had to rotate the configuration of the images to make sure they folded properly.



No complaints about The Slugmix, which came out perfectly.


We did have to do a couple versions of the Enamel Pin, as somehow the original ended up being extra jumbo size. Something about inches and millimeters...

And we've yet to see the final proofs for the Stickers, though I'm sure they'll turn up great!


Here's another look at the book with the pizza box, all snug together-like. 


SO, WHERE ARE WE?

About to go into mass production, hopefully! Each component gets separately approved, and everything has been approved except for the book and the stickers. Then, we approve the final assemblage, and then everything gets packed, freighted, and off to the races are we! All told, we're about.... 60 days out, maybe? 

So, moving! We're moving... 


BONUS: A NOTE FROM MIKEY
Hi gang! While we wait for the new edition (It looks amazing, Ray!), I thought you might want to check out my newest game! It's called Two-Hand Path. It funded early last week and you still have a few days left to back it. Check out these images shared by playtesters!

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Mythworks
CREATOR
4 months ago

Project Update: January Update: Celestial Moons

This episode of Slugblaster TV brought to you by: 




 

ANOTHER sweet, sweet bundle of Slugblaster content designed by the awesome Wilkie's Candy Lab community during our second Wilkie's Goody Jam.  New devices! New monsters! A Soundtrack! And a bunch more.

All earnings from these jams go to support teen mental health. This time we are donating proceeds to Strongminds. Strongminds provides therapy to low-income women and adolescents with depression in Uganda and Zambia. X Gone Give to Ya

Happy New Year!



 

Prepress

The magical step where thing goes from digital to real with a couple hundred more taps of the buttons. We're locking in specs from our final sent files, making die lines, talking about magic rocks, cutting up boxes, that kind of thing. 


It's going well but it's taking a little bit of back and forth. A little slower than we'd like. That said...

Updated Timeline


Here's what we're working with now:

Deliver Final Print Ready Files to Factory (January 2024) - We did this, and now they're speccing things out.
 Lunar New Year Shutdown (February 2024) - This happens this upcoming Thursday. Printers are back in office 02/18/24.   
Printing & Manufacturer (February-March 2024) -
Looking more like March, to be honest. 
Ocean Freight (April 2024)-
Boats! It's good to fill them up.  
Fulfillment (May 2024) -
Final leg of the journey.


Surveys Surveys Surveys

That said, we're sending out surveys for Slugblaster! Please help us out by filling them out. Doing so helps us get a final count and file paperwork like taxes. Yeah, fun stuff :)

The surveys do not have shipping rates yet. We are charging for shipping later. We're still building out the prototype so... don't know how much it weighs yet :D

Alright, that's it from us for now. Stay groovy everyone! 

Ray 


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Mythworks
CREATOR
5 months ago

Project Update: New Timeline

Hey Everyone,

Ray here with a printing update!

Over the past couple of weeks we've been barreling towards delivering the print ready finals, and things are going really well! We've made significant progress on the design of everything, including the interior of the box:

Check out the GM Screen / Box Interior Emanoel and Mikey have been cooking up!


Decided to add this to the bottom :P


We're super stoked at how things are cookin' and looking forward to getting the final proofs in our hand. That said, we do have a bit of bad news today: it doesn't look like we'll be able to begin printing before the Lunar New Year, meaning we're probably delayed around two months.


Updated Timeline

Here's what we're working with now: 

  • Deliver Final Print Ready Files to Factory (January 2024) 
  • Lunar New Year Shutdown (February 2024) 
  • Printing & Manufacturer (February-March 2024) 
  • Ocean Freight (March-April 2024) 
  • Fulfillment (April 2024) 


The Why 


Basically, we were facing a situation where our window was becoming increasingly narrow and the hours longer and longer to meet the crunch. All of this is pretty normal for creative projects looking to hit market / fulfillment, but because we're making something we haven't really made before, there was a high likelihood that any round of back and forth with the manufacturer (box not quite right, colors not quite right, etc.) would've led to us missing the Lunar New Year cutoff anyway.

I didn't want Mikey and the rest of the team crunching through the holidays, and so I made the decision to push us back until after CNY, knowing that doing so pushes back our timeline a few months. 

Plus! Doing so means we can definitely get the Solo Rules by Michael Elliot into the core book, which is a nice bonus :)

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Apologies for the delay, and thanks for understanding. Happy holidays, and see you next year! 

Ray



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Mikey Hamm
CREATOR
6 months ago

Project Update: On Track! Solo Rules! Game Jam!

HO FO FO! 

It is I, Father Wilkie, dressed for cheer in the likeness of your traditional Santa man! Can you not tell by this beard of hairs and swollen abdomen? What of my suit of red human clothing or my team of bound ungulates? Is it all not perfectly convincing? Here now, have a play-object from my donation sack. Lap sucrose from your fingers with good cheer as my most indentured toymaker gives you glad tidings. 

We're Right on Track!

Hey Backers! It’s me, Mikey, with your end-of year-update! We’re almost done finalizing all our print specs for everything, which puts us right on track with our timeline! Next up will be printing! 


Solo Rules

The amazing Slugblaster soundtrack by Robyn Slack won the vote, but it was so close we decided to just do the solo rules too! Michael Elliot is putting the finishing touches on them this week and you will love them. Check out this list of Achievements your loner can hit.
 
Some of the achievements you'll try to hit when playing Michael Elliot's solo rules!


Goody Jam

Our jam ended Dec 1, but even if you missed the deadline you still have a few days to sneak something in for the charity bundle! Just send me your submission's itch.io link by Dec 15!

Just a few of the awesome submissions in our recent game jam! Available soon in our charity bundle!



And that's it! Have a wonderful December, everyone! Stay warm and keep your loved ones close. 

Grateful, 

Mikey 
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Hello! I was just wondering if there was a specific recommendation on an app for anyone who prefers digital character sheets to paper. Is there an app already out there that could be recommended or is there a standalone app that's been discussed or in the works perhaps? Thanks!

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Mikey Hamm
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7 months ago

Project Update: PDF download!

Hi sweeties! 

We're sweeping up the confetti and getting the lab cooking. We're very excited to see this beautiful new edition come together, and will keep you updated as it happens! 

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Any news on the timeline for PDF delivery? _Very_ hype to get slugblasting.

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7 months ago
214 votes • Final results
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Hey guys will there be shipping to Australia, the campaign is a little vague on it and I wasn't sure if there was an update

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Mythworks
CREATOR
7 months ago

Project Update: We Did It!

Thank you everybody <3

Mikey and I spent the last hour of the campaign playing / celebrating Slugblaster on the Discord just now (and where we'll be for another little bit if you want to join us): 

https://discord.gg/hm8AH2EJ



It's been an amazing campaign, and we have a lot of stuff in front of us. We're going to do the final scope of the campaign - I think we have one more ($40k) Stretch Goal for the Community to vote for - and then get to work on making everything. 

More to come. Talk soon! 

Ray 








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Mikey Hamm
CREATOR
7 months ago

Project Update: Grind Your Way to Fame

Become a Famous Crew!

One of my favourite parts of Slugblaster is the fame track. You start out as nobodies. Just a group of newbs with cheap hand-me-down gear and big dreams. Then you blast, race, grind, film, and party your way to stardom. From nobodies, to up-and-comers, all the way to legends, with all sorts of perks along the way. Get your name on a shoe. Sign a movie deal. Foster a diehard fanbase. Get sent a lifetime supply of Panic Energy® drink. 


Mountain Dew-Brained 

This just in from a video by Zayda The Forward Thinker:

"Strong Mountain Dew-brained sensibilities... A beautiful art-style combined with THE best page layouts I've ever seen in a game"

Thanks Zayda!

Thank you Karl, for finding this very Slugblastery image somewhere for me.


We Hit 35k!

And to celebrate we went to the discord and rolled to see what we should add to the box. And we rolled... a limited-edition ENAMEL PIN!



3 Days Left!

These next 3 days are going to be HYPE. Will we hit the 690 backers mystery stunt? Will we hit the 40k mystery perk? No one knows! But we do know it's going to be a party. 

💜

Mikey






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