Another Friday, another update!
Last weekend I went to a board game show here in the Netherlands and played and pre-ordered the Dutch version of Everdell. It's a fun worker placement game with cute forest creatures. What's your current favorite board game?
Project status update
95% of the Pledge Manager surveys have been completed!
At the end of this month I will lock the Pledge Manager. After that point changes can only be made through contacting me at firstname.lastname@example.org
So most of the quotations are in now. Prices are a bit higher due to supply issues in raw materials, energy issues in the China, and overal labor costs rising globally. Some quotations are now double what they used to be, but others increased a bit more subtle luckily...
Because the suppliers I intend to work with are on the other side of the planet I want to make sure that the quality will be good. Because when the money is wired to a manufacturer it will be impossible to get anything back if we're unhappy with the results.
For this I contacted a local auditing service. The next weeks I will work more with them to make sure the manufacturing contract with the supplier checks and and to make sure the dice get produced as we want them to get produced!
As mentioned previous week I will keep this planning component in the weekly updates:
September: Kickstarter campaign
October: pledge manager
November: final offer and placing order
December: producing first sample and checking the quality
January: manufacturing of dUltimate batch for all Kickstarter backers
February: shipping by boat to the Netherlands
March: quality check and start fulfillment
Kickstarter post about global shipping and manufacturing delays.
Expectations for the next few weeks
I will spend time discussing the auditor and the manufacturer to make sure we have a solid manufacturing contract.
Hall of Fame
At the end of this month (or if the Pledge Manager hits 100% before that moment) the Hall of Fame will be created and added to the dUltimate dice page.
Keep on rolling!