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Re: UC KS Watchdogs (was: A strategy for dealing w/deadbeats

Unread postby PrincessTrouble » Thu May 05, 2016 1:47 pm  

Hmmmm. I haven't gotten my Royal House. Might need to drop Edgy Bros a pm...

I did get my Magna Carta decks yesterday. That made me happy. :)
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Re: UC KS Watchdogs (was: A strategy for dealing w/deadbeats

Unread postby flyers3003 » Thu May 05, 2016 3:10 pm  

Got Nouveau and Grinders yesterday!

Still waiting on:
  1. Founders Playing Cards (July '13) - M@#$erF&*!er
  2. Meridian Bicycle Playing Cards (Feb '14) - I think he's dead
  3. Mana Playing Cards No. 3 (Jan '15) - Starting to fall into Founders territory
  4. Texas (Dec '15 Feb '16) - What rousselle said
  5. Grotesk Macabre (Jan '16) - What rouselle said
  6. Devastation (Feb '16) - What rousselle said
  7. Eminence (Feb '16) - What rousselle said
  8. Scarabs (Feb '16) - What rousselle said
  9. Bicycle Gentleman Playing Cards (Mar '16) - Shipping has started as of May 3rd.
  10. Middle Kingdom (Mar '16) - Cards on their way to Gambler's Fulfillment as of May 5th.
  11. Middle Kingdom Black (Mar '16) - Cards on their way to Gambler's Fulfillment as of May 5th.
  12. Black Diamond (Mar '16) - What rousselle said
  13. Aquatica (Mar '16) - Had to reprint. Expected to be finished reprint May 20
  14. 3D Mechanized Playing Cards V2 (Apr '16) - Card mechanisms have arrived and are being prepared for shipping as of May 3rd.
  15. Diamonds (Apr '16) - What rousselle said

So that's 15 decks I'm waiting on, although the 1st two are never happening. And it's because of the 1st two that I'm starting to lose faith in the 3rd. It looks like at least 4 of them should arrive this month.
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Re: UC KS Watchdogs (was: A strategy for dealing w/deadbeats

Unread postby rousselle » Fri May 06, 2016 12:46 pm  

Yeah, truth be told, I'm not listing "Green Army Men" Deck, either, because I know that Adam is never going to make good on what he owes me. Grrrrr. (Since Adam will never produce the decks, and he said he would send out refunds, I will consider this project "fulfilled" if I ever get my refund.)

Then again... Ed Nash surprised me by delivering Asylum.

I suspect that Erik Mana is ultimately more likely to end up in Ed Nash territory than Adam Clarkson territory (Erik, like Ed, did have the decks produced, he just hasn't sent them out yet, whereas Adam never did have the decks produced. Same with Founders.) ie, I suspect the decks will eventually be sent out. Maybe.
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Re: UC KS Watchdogs (was: A strategy for dealing w/deadbeats

Unread postby rousselle » Wed Jun 08, 2016 1:23 am  

As of the beginning of may, there were 12 Kickstarter projects I'd back that had been anticipated to ship by around that month or sooner. A few of them arrived. Only one deck gets added to the list at the beginning of June, and that one... by mistake. More on that in the list below.

Kickstarter projects that I checked off as completed during the month of May are: Devastation (originally anticipated in February of this year), Eminence (February), and Grinders/Brimstone (March). All three projects had some really awesome work that made them entirely worth the wait.

In the meantime, I continue to anticipate the arrival of these 10 projects:

  • Mana Playing Cards No 3 (January '15) -- No news since the April 3rd update.
  • Venexiana Dark (February '15) -- As noted in earlier updates, I've received all of the items for this project except the uncuts. Lotrek and I agreed to a substitute item, which he will ship out with the Icon Demos and Icon Trials and the finished Imperials.
  • Icons Imperial Edition (May '15) -- Lotrek has reported that the decks are awaiting "the final cut," and should be packed and shipping next week!
  • Arcana (2nd half: December '15) -- As of May 22nd, Chris reports that final proofs look good; the next step is finalizing the contract and getting into the production queue. Getting closer!
  • Grotesk Macabre (January '16) -- GW has begun fulfillment. As I'm posting this a week into June, I can report that as of June 7, I've received my mixed (original and animated) half-brick of decks. Woo-hoo! Lotrek reports that Black Mass will be produced once the Icon Imperials are out the door.
  • Texas (February '16) -- Fulfillment has begun and many people have already reported receiving their rewards. Woo-hoo!
  • Scarabs (February '16) -- On June 4th, CKC reported that USPCC is finishing up production and will be shipping to them "soon." Look for fulfillment to begin in a couple weeks.
  • Black Diamond (March '16) -- As of June 1st, Jackson reports that the final proofs are awesome. He says that in order to keep the risk of mistakes down to a minimum, he will ship only one project at a time. So, once Texas is done shipping, he will ship either Black Diamond or Crazy 8s, whichever USPCC ships to him first.
  • Diamonds (April '16) -- Fulfillment has begun! As of June 7th, I've received the decks, and all I'm waiting for with this project is the coin.
  • Chicken Nuggets (June '16) -- The project accidentally listed my pledge tier as anticipated for June delivery, but recent updates have clarified that fulfillment is expected to begin in August. Still, I'm listing this here now because that's the anticipated fulfillment month posted when I look at my list of backed projects on KS.

That's 10 KS projects on the "outstanding" list, with some already having started fulfillment, several partially-fulfilled for me already, and a couple more likely to start shipping soon.

And you? What deliveries are you still anticipating from Kickstarter projects?
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Re: UC KS Watchdogs (was: A strategy for dealing w/deadbeats

Unread postby RichK » Sat Jun 18, 2016 1:11 pm  

My wait list, very similar to rousselle:

  • Icons Imperial Edition (May '15) -- rousselle's comment above.
  • Arcana (2nd half: December '15) -- rousselle's comment above.
  • Grotesk Macabre (January '16) -- rousselle's comment above.
  • Texas (February '16) -- rousselle's comment above.
  • Scarabs (February '16) -- rousselle's comment above.
  • Black Diamond (March '16) -- rousselle's comment above.
  • Royal House (March '16) -- June 14th KS update said USPCC had gilded decks and Edgy Bros. waiting ~2 weeks for delivery then will ship to backers.
  • Diamonds (April '16) -- Got individual decks from Taiwan, waiting on Signature box/
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Re: UC KS Watchdogs (was: A strategy for dealing w/deadbeats

Unread postby rousselle » Wed Jul 06, 2016 2:06 pm  

Another month and come and gone. As of the beginning of June, there were 10 Kickstarter projects I'd backed that had been anticipated to ship in or before that month. Interestingly, a couple of Kickstarter packages arrived *ahead of schedule* during the month of June, thus being neither added to nor removed from this list. However, none of the projects on the list completed, so they remain eagerly anticipated, in addition to a few new ones that I'm adding to the list because they are anticipated for July delivery:

  • Mana Playing Cards No 3 (January '15) -- No news since the April 3rd update.
  • Venexiana Dark (February '15) -- As noted previously, I've received all of the items for this project except the uncuts. Lotrek and I agreed to a substitute item, which he will ship out with the Icon Demos and Icon Trials and the finished Imperials and Imperial Signature decks.
  • Icons Imperial Edition (May '15) -- Lotrek reports that smaller orders have already started shipping, and the larger orders (which will include mine) should be shipped out in the next week or so.
  • Arcana (2nd half: December '15) -- A couple weeks ago, Chris posted that USPCC has informed him that the finished decks should be shipping to him early August, and that fulfillment should begin then.
  • Grotesk Macabre (January '16) -- As I noted in my last update, I've received my mixed (original and animated) half-brick of decks. If I recall correctly, last work from Lotrek is that he hopes to fulfill the Black Mass decks by the end of July, but I can't recall where I read that.
  • Texas (February '16) -- I just received tracking information for my shipment today, so these should arrive soon!
  • Scarabs (February '16) -- CKC posted in the comments that shipping should begin mid-June. No word since then.
  • Black Diamond (March '16) -- As of June 1st, Jackson reports that the final proofs are awesome. He says that in order to keep the risk of mistakes down to a minimum, he will ship only one project at a time. So, once Texas is done shipping, he will ship either Black Diamond or Crazy 8s, whichever USPCC ships to him first.
  • Diamonds (April '16) -- I've received the decks, and all I'm waiting for with this project is the coin. In an update posted June 26th, SiShou said coins and other items should be shipped out soon.
  • Chicken Nuggets (June '16) -- The project accidentally listed my pledge tier as anticipated for June delivery, but recent updates have clarified that fulfillment is expected to begin in August. Still, I'm listing this here now because that's the anticipated fulfillment month posted when I look at my list of backed projects on KS.
  • Pagan Otherworlds Tarot (July '16) -- As of June 7th, this deck was off to print, so assuming the usual timing from EPCC/LPCC, I'd guess Uusi will have this in their hands in a couple weeks.
  • Onubis and Osiris (July '16) -- Shipping is commencing!
  • Ravn (July '16) -- Shipping is commencing!
  • Joker and Thief White Gold (July '16) -- As of a couple weeks ago, decks were expected to arrive at fulfillment center sometime around now, and then they (Art of Play) will begin fulfillment soon thereafter.
  • Rise of a Nation (July '16) -- Production is completed, and a large portion of the finished product are already in RJ's hands. He is commencing fulfillment now while he tries to track down the other part of the shipment.
  • Liberty Back (July '16) -- Surveys were just recently sent out. Chatter on the comments section indicates that this is likely to ship this month, as originally anticipated.
  • Bicycle Aurora (July '16) -- This is the first CPC deck that I can recall in a long time that isn't being fulfilled *early*. Pretty strong performance there, team. Anyway, as of a couple weeks ago, this is anticipated to ship on time, i.e., the last week of this month.
  • Grotesk Macabre Black Gold (July '16) -- Why, yes, the project isn't even closed as I write this, and it's already expected to ship this month. This is a super duper luxury deck on a quick turn to help the Black Mass portion of the Grotesk project on its way.

That's 18 KS projects on the "outstanding" list, with several either partially fulfilled or very-soon-to-be-fulfilled.

And you? What deliveries are you still anticipating from Kickstarter projects?
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Re: UC KS Watchdogs (was: A strategy for dealing w/deadbeats

Unread postby TGunitedcardists » Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:15 pm  

rousselle wrote:And you? What deliveries are you still anticipating from Kickstarter projects?


Deadbeat is not a strong enough word to describe Erik. Mana Playing Cards No 3 is the only one I anticipate not receiving now. Basically, he's demonstrated a classic, "how-not-to run a campaign and deal with problems."
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Re: UC KS Watchdogs (was: A strategy for dealing w/deadbeats

Unread postby Justin O. » Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:08 pm  

rousselle wrote:And you? What deliveries are you still anticipating from Kickstarter projects?


It's not playing cards, but I finally got Tokaido (board game) last week! It was supposed to be delivered by November

Of 2014...
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Re: UC KS Watchdogs (was: A strategy for dealing w/deadbeats

Unread postby albinodragon » Fri Jul 08, 2016 5:01 pm  

I'm guessing you got the painted version though? I can understand that would take a lot longer since they are all hand-painted. It's a great game though.
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Re: UC KS Watchdogs (was: A strategy for dealing w/deadbeats

Unread postby Justin O. » Fri Jul 08, 2016 5:18 pm  

albinodragon wrote:I'm guessing you got the painted version though? I can understand that would take a lot longer since they are all hand-painted. It's a great game though.


I did, and the finished product is unbelievable, some of the best production quality in a game I own. I have actually yet to play it. This weekend though, great little game shop in my town called Guardian Games and some friends. Can't wait.


Now if Mana would get his ducks in a row and get me my decks before it becomes another Tokaido would be great!
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Re: UC KS Watchdogs (was: A strategy for dealing w/deadbeats

Unread postby rousselle » Wed Aug 03, 2016 1:02 pm  

Well, July was a pleasant enough month, with several of my hotly anticipated KS playing card projects rolling in. JR's Texas arrived, as did GW's Liberty. I received the coin from the Diamonds project, so that one drops off the list (I'd received the decks much earlier.) Steve Minty's Osiris and Anubis arrived, as did Lorenzo Gaggiotti's Ravn. RJ Tomlinson's Rise of a Nation also arrived, as did CPC's Aurora decks. That's seven projects knocked off my list! Not a bad July.

And, August has certainly gotten off to an interesting start... not because of any decks that have arrived at my doorstep in the past few days (there haven't been any), but because of traction on the Mana project.

Here's a list of KS projects that have had an anticipated delivery of up-to and including August, 2016 for which I am awaiting fulfillment:

  • Mana Playing Cards No 3 (January '15) -- No news since the April 3rd update. Oh, except for the lawsuit and the most recent updates indicating that shipping might begin next week.
  • Venexiana Dark (February '15) -- As noted previously, I've received all of the items for this project except the uncuts. Lotrek and I agreed to a substitute item, which he will ship out with the Icon Demos and Icon Trials and the finished Imperials and Imperial Signature decks.
  • Icons Imperial Edition (May '15) -- Shipping has begun, although it was temporarily halted. Since mine is one of the more complicated orders, I expect mine will be fulfilled toward the end of the queue.
  • Arcana (2nd half: December '15) -- Chris has been keeping backers up-to-date in the comments section, where he has noted that USPCC is waiting for the tuck box stock to arrive so that they can print, assemble, and ship. Other items are also in the works. Looks like fulfillment may be closer to end of August rather than early August (that's how I read what he's posting, but he hasn't given his own estimate lately.)
  • Grotesk Macabre (January '16) -- As noted previously, I've received my mixed (original and animated) half-brick of decks. Fulfillment of Black Mass is likely going to have to wait for Icons fulfillment to complete.
  • Scarabs (February '16) -- CKC reports that fulfillment has begun and is on-going, so I hope to receive mine this month.
  • Black Diamond (March '16) -- As of mid-July, JR reports that he should have the decks "soon" and that fulfillment will begin shortly thereafter.
  • Chicken Nuggets (June '16) -- The project accidentally listed my pledge tier as anticipated for June delivery, but recent updates have clarified that fulfillment is expected to begin in August. A recent update says that Art of Play will be handling fulfillment in the US/Canada, and that it should be complete by around mid-August.
  • Pagan Otherworlds Tarot (July '16) -- Uusi recently posted photos of the proofs, outlined a number of upgrades to the project, and estimated that fulfillment will likely begin sometime in September.
  • Joker and Thief White Gold (July '16) -- Shipping has apparently been delayed; posts in the comments section suggest a problem with getting the shipping lists from the project creators to their fulfillment center. They say that fulfillment should commence soon, and they will post an update when it does.
  • Grotesk Macabre Black Gold (July '16) -- Shipping of this project is expected to be combined with Black Mass (see above), once Icons is out the door.
  • Russian Folk Art Special Edition (August '16) -- The Collectors decks and glass dolls are already in hand; the USPCC decks are anticipated to be in hand by the middle of the month, so Natalia estimates fulfillment will begin on time this month.
  • Japanese Scrolls (August '16) -- Fulfillment began a couple days ago, and is anticipated to take a couple of weeks to get them all out the door.
  • Greek Pottery (August '16) -- I would expect fulfillment on this one to wait for Japanese Scrolls to wrap up.

Even adding the three new projects originally expected to fulfill this month, that brings my total list of eagerly anticipated KS projects down to 14. If Mana and Icons arrive this month... that would be huuuuuuuge. Here's to hoping!

And you? What deliveries are you still anticipating from Kickstarter projects?
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Re: UC KS Watchdogs (was: A strategy for dealing w/deadbeats

Unread postby PrincessTrouble » Wed Aug 03, 2016 2:26 pm  

I'm still waiting on Texas and Anubis & Osiris. The anticipation hurts!

Other than the ones you listed, I'm waiting on:

Chord Cards (Nov 2015)
Black Mint (Jun 2016)
SCALA (Jun 2016)
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Re: UC KS Watchdogs (was: A strategy for dealing w/deadbeats

Unread postby RichK » Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:23 am  

PrincessTrouble wrote:I'm still waiting on Texas and Anubis & Osiris. The anticipation hurts!


I'm surprised you haven't received either unless you went for Limited Texas. I went for the 3 Texas decks and got them last month. Also just ordered the pair of A&O, no extras, and they came last month too. I'm in CT so I'm surprised you being in Texas wasn't a faster delivery.

I hope you have Kings Wild tracking number and a Gamblers Warehouse ambiguous tracking number emails.
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Re: UC KS Watchdogs (was: A strategy for dealing w/deadbeats

Unread postby rousselle » Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:42 am  

RichK wrote:
PrincessTrouble wrote:I'm still waiting on Texas and Anubis & Osiris. The anticipation hurts!


I'm surprised you haven't received either unless you went for Limited Texas. I went for the 3 Texas decks and got them last month. Also just ordered the pair of A&O, no extras, and they came last month too. I'm in CT so I'm surprised you being in Texas wasn't a faster delivery.

I hope you have Kings Wild tracking number and a Gamblers Warehouse ambiguous tracking number emails.


I believe Steve is still doing his own fulfillment, and I didn't receive a tracking number for Osiris & Anubis, FWIW. I'd suggest dropping Steve a line and asking him for the status. He does keep the tracking numbers, and can look it up easily (as he did for me in a previous campaign.)
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Re: UC KS Watchdogs (was: A strategy for dealing w/deadbeats

Unread postby PrincessTrouble » Thu Aug 04, 2016 2:48 pm  

rousselle wrote:
RichK wrote:
PrincessTrouble wrote:I'm still waiting on Texas and Anubis & Osiris. The anticipation hurts!


I'm surprised you haven't received either unless you went for Limited Texas. I went for the 3 Texas decks and got them last month. Also just ordered the pair of A&O, no extras, and they came last month too. I'm in CT so I'm surprised you being in Texas wasn't a faster delivery.

I hope you have Kings Wild tracking number and a Gamblers Warehouse ambiguous tracking number emails.


I believe Steve is still doing his own fulfillment, and I didn't receive a tracking number for Osiris & Anubis, FWIW. I'd suggest dropping Steve a line and asking him for the status. He does keep the tracking numbers, and can look it up easily (as he did for me in a previous campaign.)


As luck would have it, I got my Minty decks yesterday evening. Osiris is now one of my favorite decks of the year.

For Texas, I got the regulars, the players, the gilded, and t-shirts. Got my shipping notice yesterday. So hopefully soon. Too bad I paid the extra for December shipping. As it's now 8 months later, I wish I could get that fee back.
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Re: UC KS Watchdogs (was: A strategy for dealing w/deadbeats

Unread postby rousselle » Thu Aug 04, 2016 2:53 pm  

PrincessTrouble wrote:For Texas, I got the regulars, the players, the gilded, and t-shirts. Got my shipping notice yesterday. So hopefully soon. Too bad I paid the extra for December shipping. As it's now 8 months later, I wish I could get that fee back.


Maybe you can. Doesn't hurt to ask, right?
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Re: UC KS Watchdogs (was: A strategy for dealing w/deadbeats

Unread postby PrincessTrouble » Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:35 pm  

rousselle wrote:
PrincessTrouble wrote:For Texas, I got the regulars, the players, the gilded, and t-shirts. Got my shipping notice yesterday. So hopefully soon. Too bad I paid the extra for December shipping. As it's now 8 months later, I wish I could get that fee back.


Maybe you can. Doesn't hurt to ask, right?


You were right. It was worth a shot. Marcus is taking care of me. :)
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Re: UC KS Watchdogs (was: A strategy for dealing w/deadbeats

Unread postby rousselle » Sat Sep 03, 2016 5:01 pm  

For those card collectors who back KS projects, August was another banner month to be receiving rewards. Like, wow. In addition to a couple of projects that arrived early (Brendan Hong's Dynasty decks were anticipated to arrive down the road in November, for example), there were a number of both older and current projects that rolled in. Mana No. 3, originally anticipated to ship in January of 2015, finally landed for me (and, apparently, about half of the other backers, so far). Here's to hoping that everyone else gets their decks and this project finally wraps up in September. ICONS Imperial arrived, as well, and wow, what an addition to the collection. ICONS still remains on my list below because I'm waiting for a final piece of my pledged rewards, but Lotrek and I have been in touch, and I should be taking this off the list soon. As always, we see the difference communication makes: Lotrek has always maintained completely transparent communication, and so there's never been any worry there. Mana... yeah. I'll be talking more about that in a future post.

Jackson Robinson's Black Diamond Tally Hos (originally anticipated in March of this year) arrived. Love the shiny metalluxe backs. Chicken Nuggets (which had been labeled in one place as being anticipated for a June delivery, and another for August) arrived this past month, as did Joker and Thief White Gold (originally anticipated in July). And, on an international theme, the Greek Pottery and Japanese Scrolls decks by Emmanuel Valtierra both arrived right on time in August, and Natalia Silva's Russian Folk Art Special Edition also crossed the finish line as promised, shipping in August and arriving in my mailbox by September 1st.

That's seven projects that I can cross off my list, and another that is *mostly* crossed off the list, plus at least one other project crossing the finish line before it even landed on the list in the first place. A fine, fine month, I say. Meanwhile, only two KS projects get added to this list, as they have an anticipated fulfillment date in September.

Here's a list of KS projects that have had an anticipated delivery of up-to and including September, 2016 for which I am awaiting fulfillment:

  • Venexiana Dark (February '15) -- As noted previously, I've received all of the items for this project except the uncuts. Lotrek and I agreed to a substitute item, which he will ship out with...
  • Icons Imperial Edition (May '15) -- I have a last remaining item from this complicated order. Lotrek will be taking care of this once he returns from a much needed vacation. :-)
  • Arcana (2nd half: December '15) -- Chris has been keeping backers up-to-date in the comments section, where he noted a few days ago that "USPCC says the finished cards should be finished the week of the 12th or the week of the 19th." Fulfillment to commence shortly thereafter.
  • Grotesk Macabre (January '16) -- As noted previously, I've received my mixed (original and animated) half-brick of decks a long while ago. Lotrek posted in the comments section last week that fulfillment of Black Mass (and Black Gold, below) is anticipated this month.
  • Scarabs (February '16) -- CKC reported on August 2nd that fulfillment has begun and is on-going, but there has been no word since then and no reports from backers of receiving their rewards.
  • Pagan Otherworlds Tarot (July '16) -- The final cards are on their way to Uusi, and fulfillment is anticipated in September.
  • Grotesk Macabre Black Gold (July '16) -- Shipping of this project is expected to be combined with Black Mass (see above), and production / fulfillment are currently anticipated in September.
  • Crazy 8's (September '16) -- As of a couple weeks ago, fulfillment was set to commence Very Soon Now. So, this may well arrive right on time.
  • Inception (September '16) -- In an update from a couple weeks ago, Jody outlined the anticipated dates of each step of the march from production facility to his location in Colorado. His best estimate at the moment is that fulfillment will begin the first week of October.

Even adding the two new projects originally expected to fulfill this month, that brings my total list of eagerly anticipated KS projects down to 9. I can't remember the last time this list was that short. And, given the estimates provided, it's reasonable to assume that the list may be even shorter next month!

And you? What deliveries are you still anticipating from Kickstarter projects?
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Re: UC KS Watchdogs (was: A strategy for dealing w/deadbeats

Unread postby rousselle » Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:50 pm  

Well, September didn't turn out quite as awesome for me in terms of paring down my list of outstanding KS-backed projects, but a couple did come in. Scarabs (originally anticipated for delivery in February '16) landed in my mailbox on October 1st (close enough to September for me to count it as such), and the Gorilla deck, which wasn't even anticipated to arrive until November, arrived *well* ahead of schedule. W00t! Inception (originally anticipated in September) arrived for me in the first week of October, which is also close enough as far as I'm concerned.

So, not as awesome as the seven projects I'd received the previous month, but all-in-all, there are currently no huge red flags, either.

Only two more projects are being added to my list that are anticipated for October arrival. So, here's a list of KS projects that have had an anticipated delivery of up-to and including October, 2016 for which I am awaiting fulfillment:

  • Venexiana Dark (February '15) -- As noted previously, I've received all of the items for this project except the uncuts. Lotrek and I agreed to a substitute item, which he will ship out with...
  • Icons Imperial Edition (May '15) -- I have a last remaining item from this complicated order. Lotrek will be taking care of this shortly. We have been in touch on the subject. :-)
  • Arcana (2nd half: December '15) -- Shipping has commenced! Items are expected to be delivered this month and next.
  • Grotesk Macabre (January '16) -- Awaiting Black Mass (everything else has long since been received), which is currently in production.
  • Pagan Otherworlds Tarot (July '16) -- I've received my tracking number for this shipment, so woo-hoo!
  • Grotesk Macabre Black Gold (July '16) -- Shipping of this project is expected to be combined with Black Mass (see above), and production is in progress.
  • Crazy 8's (September '16) -- I've received my tracking number for this project, too. :-)
  • Sisterhood of the Blood (October '16) -- Latest update says the decks have landed at LA, and once they clear through customs, they'll be on their way to the fulfillment center.
  • VHS (October '16) -- These shipped to the US in early September, so they should arrive in the US Very Soon Now.

Receiving two projects and then adding two to the list keeps my total list of eagerly anticipated KS projects at 9. Once more, given the estimates provided, it's reasonable to assume that the list may be even shorter next month.

And you? What deliveries are you still anticipating from Kickstarter projects?
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Re: UC KS Watchdogs (was: A strategy for dealing w/deadbeats

Unread postby rousselle » Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:08 pm  

October was an okay month for receiving KS project deliveries. The Gluttony deck, originally due in November of this year, arrived early, which is always awesome. Chris O. wrapped up the final installment of his Arcana decks (the tarot expansion cards), which were originally anticipated to ship last December but were delayed when the computer with his art files got trashed. Likewise, Uusi wrapped up their Pagan Otherworlds tarot campaign at the beginning of this month (originally slated for completion in July) with the arrival of the tarot decks. Finally, Jackson Robinson's Crazy 8's arrived just a couple weeks past the original September anticipated fulfillment timeframe.

Only three more projects are being added to my list that are anticipated for November arrival. So, here's a list of KS projects that have had an anticipated delivery of up-to and including November, 2016 for which I am awaiting fulfillment:

  • Venexiana Dark (February '15) -- As noted previously, I've received all of the items for this project except the uncuts. Lotrek and I agreed to a substitute item, which he will ship out with...
  • Icons Imperial Edition (May '15) -- I have a last remaining item from this complicated order. Lotrek will be taking care of this shortly. We have been in touch on the subject.
  • Grotesk Macabre (January '16) -- Awaiting Black Mass (everything else has long since been received), which is currently wrapping up production.
  • Grotesk Macabre Black Gold (July '16) -- Shipping of this project is expected to be combined with Black Mass (see above), and is likewise anticipated soon.
  • Sisterhood of the Blood (October '16) -- Kirk posted an update earlier today saying that US pledges have all been shipped and international will be wrapped up soon. Exxxcellent.
  • VHS (October '16) -- At last word, the decks had arrived at port in LA and were expected to arrive in Chicago for fulfillment by the very end of October. Based upon that, I'd expect these to be shipping out soon.
  • Dedalo (November '16) -- Decks were scheduled to leave Taipei yesterday, bound for Gambler's Warehouse. Given the typical 3-4 weeks transit time, I'd guess that fulfillment will likely begin at the tail end of this month or, more likely the beginning of December.
  • Moirai (November '16) -- Decks are in the printing queue at USPCC and are expected to arrive at Moirai headquarters by around the first week of December. They project fulfillment to take a couple weeks after that.
  • Coloring (November '16) -- Funding just closed on this project; not sure why they said that they anticipate fulfilling this month, as well, but since it's being printed by a different printer from the usual, maybe that was intentional. We'll know more soon.

As was the case last month, given the estimates provided, it's reasonable to assume that the list may be even shorter next month.

And you? What deliveries are you still anticipating from Kickstarter projects?
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