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Matthew Berard
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Hey all, I was just wondering if there had been an update as to when this might be shipping out. The only internetz I get is at work, and the Plaid Hat site is blocked (and yet I can come here sans issue...go figure).

I haven't seen any news on this site, so I was curious as to what is happening. Should I still be expecting it to arrive mid April?
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Mark Daniels
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No date at all is mentioned on the site, it just says the game is being manufactured and could take between 2-5 months.
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For context, that 2-5 month indication has been there since early December, which would give a window through early May, unless something changes.
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Alex Eding
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All I know is I got to play it on Tuesday. We all died. It was Glorious.devil

BTW, Never trust Isaac. He betrayed us all.
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Colby (in other words, Plaid Hat Games guy) himself said that the release will most likely be in April. But I have my doubts.

Zombie 15' - a Kickstarter by Iello - will be released in May and already has posted pictures of actual manufactured game in a near-complete shape and form. Keep in mind that there are no actual physical pictures of Dead of Winter at all, so prediction is a little more difficult. Or is it?

The only thing I can go on is to look at Plaid Hat Games' history! Their game Mice and Mystics was also covered by a lot of previews. The first unboxing video of Mice and Mystics - that showed the actual product and was done by Colby himself - came on 7th of August, 2012. Plaid Hat started shipping manufactured copies to pre-orders on 22nd of October, 2012. So it took more than two months from unboxing and actual photos until preorders were shipped.

Taking this information into account, it takes at least two months from first actual physical video or pictures of the finished product until pre-orders are shipped. Tomorrow is March and we haven't seen any unboxing videos or otherwise of the finished product. This means that if such video or pictures appear tomorrow, no pre-orders will be shipped before May.

And the longer it takes to see actual physical product pictures and videos, the longer it takes for pre-orders to ship. So pre-order shipping may extend even to June, but I hope we'll still hit May.

So this is why I'm skeptical about Colby's April estimate.
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CoolStuffInc has an April/May estimate, though I'm not really sure if they were accurate on their previous estimates. Anyone can shed some light? Would love to get this just like everyone else.
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r0t1prata wrote:
CoolStuffInc has an April/May estimate, though I'm not really sure if they were accurate on their previous estimates. Anyone can shed some light? Would love to get this just like everyone else.


You'll get it as quick as anyone else not named Colby or Isaac by placing the pre-order at Plaid Hat Games website.
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I am really starting to look forward to this. Hoping it is as good as I hope. It did really look like a lot of effort was put into this (which is essensial in this kind of game).
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Greg R.
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LeximusMaximus wrote:
We all died. It was Glorious.devil VALHALLA!!



FTFY
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Alex Eding
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TurquoiseKnight wrote:
LeximusMaximus wrote:
We all died. It was Glorious.devil VALHALLA!!



FTFY


Many thanks.
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Plaid Hat doesn't give specific dates for releases, since there are so many things outside their control.

If you want the game soon preorder. I preordered the mice and mystics expansion and I got it almost two months before people that ordered online.

Not sure if it will be the same again, but that is what happened to my last preorder.
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Bill Theriault
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I emailed them about this a few days ago and got this response:

"If everything goes smoothly we expect it to be shipped out sometime in late April. If something unexpected happens like a manufacturing mistake or a customs delay, you can expect it in May. Sorry we can't be more specific. It will be worth the wait thought William I promise! "
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Kelly N.
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Thanks Bill.

The anticipation is killing me. Your effort has given me reason to hope for a shiny new game sitting on the doorstep in about 6 weeks.
 
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Andrei Koenig
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Am I correct to hope that we should be getting it any day now?
 
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Jack Fleming
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You can hope, but it's not going to happen. I'd guess the earliest you'll see it is mid-June and at this point I think even that's a stretch as they haven't even updated the store to say that it's done printing and on a boat. It will take at least a month once it's on a boat and there's a decent chance that customs will delay it further.
 
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Last update on PHG says that they expect production to be wrapped up end of April with 40 days of transit.

So add 6 weeks from when they say production finished, and that's the very earliest it'll arrive
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