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Luke DeWitt
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Hey Guys,

Just got this piece of information from Kickstarter. Soon, very soon...

"The games are in our warehouse as of today, which means we will be shipping them to Amazon and then to you in the next few days. The mailing list going to Amazon is being sent tonight."

Luke

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Update 11/7/2013

Received this in my E-Mail this morning:

Thank you for your order from Pandasaurus Games. Fulfillment by Amazon has shipped the following items. This completes your order.

(estimated delivery date: 11/14/2013 PST)
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1 Great Fire of London
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Re: Kickstarter games coming very soon!
It's about damn time.
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Re: Kickstarter games coming very soon!
It looks like we may see this by February 2014 as originally estimated in August of 2012. (Oh wait, I see that it was estimated to be done by February of 2013.)

Kickstarter lateness usually does not bother me, but this one just seemed to be long.

I'm still not convinced that it will arrive this year. Hopefully I'll be surprised.
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Leppy wrote:

I'm still not convinced that it will arrive this year. Hopefully I'll be surprised.


The shipping file with everyone info is at Amazon already. The games should get to Amazon early next week and begin shipping within 2 days with everyone getting them within 5-7 business days after that. I'm sure there will be a few stragglers, but everyone should have these by mid-November.

Assuming we got a good email address as part of your survey response you'll be provided with tracking info.

Canadian backers will have to wait a little longer as we have to send a bulk shipment to Canada and then Amazon.ca will handle it from there.
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Re: Kickstarter games coming very soon!

I'm skeptical about this delivery date too.

I'm extremely disappointed with this whole process.

Pandasaurus Games just has not been reliable nor vigilant

through the entire process, in my opinion.

This has taken way too long and I will certainly

not use Kickstarter again nor buy another

game from Pandasaurus.

This is not even close to the delivery date that was

projected by Pandasaurus: "Estimated delivery: Feb 2013."


And people for goodness sake quit making excuses for them.

 
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Pandasaurus Games just has not been reliable nor vigilant through the entire process, in my opinion.


The games are in our possession in the United States right now. We used Amazon to fulfil some of our orders for Firenze and Rattus Cartus, and it was a fairly smooth and straightfoward process. Not to say we couldn't hit a snag, but I expect these to be on the way to all of our US backers early next week.

I can also assure you that the delays were for quality control. We could have ordered the games be produced much sooner with cones that didn't meet our expectations.

The delays were primarily caused by our need to order multiple wooden cones from around the world until we were able to source components that met our standards. It's one of the issues that plauged the original printing and turned into much more of a headache than we expected.

The delays were regretable and I want to apologize for them, but if I had to make the call to delay or produce a lower quality product again, I would make the same decision. In 6 months we think everyone will be much happier with the game than with the weird schloopy (this may not be a word) cones that were first shown to us.

This game has definitely changed our process a lot. We're now waiting until games are print-ready before going to KS. New Amsterdam is going to be delivered about 30 days late (which would hve been on time if not for a production delay) so we're definitely improving in the time frame.



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Nate, just continue to select only good games to publish, and we'll make do here.
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Huzzah!
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quietcorn wrote:
Nate, just continue to select only good games to publish


That's the plan!
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Re: Kickstarter games coming very soon!
Constantinople wrote:

I'm skeptical about this delivery date too.

I'm extremely disappointed with this whole process.

Pandasaurus Games just has not been reliable nor vigilant

through the entire process, in my opinion.

This has taken way too long and I will certainly

not use Kickstarter again nor buy another

game from Pandasaurus.

This is not even close to the delivery date that was

projected by Pandasaurus: "Estimated delivery: Feb 2013."


And people for goodness sake quit making excuses for them.



On one hand, I agree with you about the delivery date just being too long.

On the other, I disagree that Pandasaurus wasn't reliable or vigilant. They've improved their communication strategy drastically since the Spring, after the community called them out on being more focused on their other KS than this one.

All in all, this is what I expect from KS and well-meaning amateurs (no offense meant, Nathan). They made mistakes, but they rectified them.
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Wow guys, lighten up.

I'm excited to get my copy and thank you for putting quality ahead of timeliness.
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The games are at Amazon as of today and should start shipping to backers in the US soon.

Once we have word on Canada we will be sure to update everyone!
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Looks like these are starting to make their way out.

I think about 400 or so orders have shipped with another 300 due today and a few stragglers tommorow.
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Woo-hoo. I got's me a tracking number.
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stooge wrote:
Looks like these are starting to make their way out.

I think about 400 or so orders have shipped with another 300 due today and a few stragglers tommorow.


Your projects, unlike so many others, have been in the true spirit of Kickstarter- actually bringing games into production, not using Kickstarter for preorders of games in production already. That's what I expect when I support a Kickstarter project, and that's what you have delivered. You did a good job of keeping us informed along the journey too. I felt a part of making something happen, and that was pretty cool.

Keep bringing the grail games our way...they are worth the wait!
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I got my Amazon notification this weekend.

I should be receiving my copy Tuesday or Wednesday.

Unlike others, I'm not upset that the game is considerably later than originally anticipated. I've been in the hobby long enough to know that publishers often have optimistic release dates for all of their products, not just Kickstarter campaigns.
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I have been watching for this title for forever.

However, while I too am disappointed with the time frame to production, I would rather have a quality game with quality components then something that was rushed to production.

That being said...it is impossible to get Pandasaurus Games here in Edmonton...I have my FLGS looking for a copy of Yedo that he can get in...CoolStuffInc. has had the title for months, and yet two bigger game stores in Alberta, as of yet, don't have copies on their shelves!!

Pandasaurus!! Get your games in CANADA!!

Otherwise, keep it up... cool

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mine arrived today, just fine. The tracking number never updated, but results are results.
 
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