BackerKit Update - Surveys and Pre-Order Store
8 months ago
– Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 01:27:55 PM
Greetings once again, fellow Agents of Warehouse 13: The Board Game and potential Agents. We have a special notice for you, no matter in which category you reside.
If you are a Current Backer (including $1 pledges) of W13:TBG on Kickstarter, then as Update #13 mentioned, you will be getting a survey from us before the end of October, which will allow us to collect your shipping costs and information. The survey will allow you to upgrade your Knock Knock $1 pledge to the Agent $50 level (+shipping) to get a copy of the game. You can also add on to your existing pledge to snag, bag, and tag additional copies as gifts for someone special. We would like to reiterate that multiple copies of the game stack really well with regards to shipping fees—in some countries, the second game ships literally for free. Preliminary artwork is also online for the token bag, which you will also be able to add on during the survey. So, Current Backers, sit tight for now, stay tuned for that survey, and share the next paragraph with your non-backer friends.
If you missed our Kickstarter campaign, do not despair. You too can become an Agent and get your own personal slice of endless wonder. Our pre-order store is online now. For a limited time, pre-orders will include the Leena KS exclusive content and be sold at the KS price of $50 (+shipping) per copy. But remember, there's always a downside: once we place our production order with the factory, this special incentive will be gone.
If you plan to attend BGG.CON in Dallas this November, we'd love to have you join us for a game of Warehouse 13: The Board Game. Sign up here.
We plan to do updates as we know more information regarding artwork and the pre-production process. We don't plan to spam updates when we don't have anything interesting to say. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ping us either in the KS comments or at email@example.com. Thanks again for sticking with us. We did this together, and it was awesome!
Status Update #13 - and it's a big one!
9 months ago
– Wed, Oct 04, 2017 at 08:21:59 PM
than 10% of you are first time Backers, and because every Kickstarter (KS)
campaign is different, we thought we should tell you what to expect as we move
into the production phase.
KS has already processed the
majority of your credit cards. There are still a few that they have been unable
to process, so please make sure the card you gave them is in working order.
Within the next couple of weeks,
KS will send us your payments, which we will use to manufacture your games. The
production process typically takes around 4-6 months, which includes the
high-quality images from NBC
production samples from the factory
by cargo ship from the factory to distribution centers
shipments through customs
We will update
you throughout the lengthy manufacturing process.
Before the end
of October, you will receive a survey link from BackerKit, our post-campaign
pledge manager. This survey is how we will collect your shipping information
and fees. You will also be able to add extra copies of the game as well as
add-on token bags that we have created especially for the game.
shipping, we have finalized our shipping costs. Most of them stayed the same
(US, UK, and others) and some even went down (yay for Canada, Australia, and
Germany). However, a few did increase. Shipping costs scale very well with
purchases of multiple games. For example, UK backers can ship one OR TWO games
for $9, 3-4 games for $12, and 5-6 games for $15. Australia backers can ship
one game for $14, with each additional copy costing $2-3 more per game.
For those who
missed out on our Kickstarter campaign, our pre-order store will launch soon on
BackerKit. IMPORTANT!!The pre-order store is
for NON-KICKSTARTER CUSTOMERS ONLY!! If you backed us on KS,
even at the $1 Knock Knock level, please wait for the BackerKit survey to order
your additional copies and/or token bags.
for all your support during the campaign. What a ride!
@MacPherson, you've failed. The Warehouse is fully funded.
9 months ago
– Thu, Sep 28, 2017 at 12:28:19 AM
We can't say "thank you" enough to the backers. During the long plateau, you stuck with us, and during the insane ride of the past 2 days when we've gone from 79% to busting through the roof, you've been here cheering, sharing, and increasing your pledges to make it happen. We're humbled and honored to be a part of the Warehouse 13 extended family.
We are using BackerKit to manage the post-campaign stuff. There will be the option to pre-order the game through them. We will post an update once that gets set up.
More information will be coming soon, but for now, it's time for some of Artie's cookies.
Home stretch, 91%
9 months ago
– Wed, Sep 27, 2017 at 02:07:16 PM
What an amazing day yesterday was! Thanks so much to our backers who've stayed the course over the long plateau. And to all the new backers: (as Artie sweeps his arm out and upward from the balcony) "Welcome to Warehouse 13!"
With only 9% remaining, we are definitely within reach. How can you help? Continue to spread the word. Don't cancel your pledge--if times are tighter than when you initially made the pledge, consider reducing to the Knock Knock level so you can stay involved and keep the backer counter ticking up.
If you are looking for a good post to share, this one is our most recent: https://goo.gl/Czmdsu
If you are looking for a fun thread to read, this fits the bill: https://goo.gl/HLALWa
Again, our sincerest thanks to everyone for all the support. Let's bring it home today, no astrolabe required.
The Big Push
9 months ago
– Wed, Sep 27, 2017 at 04:36:21 AM
Greetings, fellow Warehouse Agents! As we enter the final couple of days of the campaign, we are pushing for a strong finish. We are at ~80% of the goal and need a little over 300 Backers to make Warehouse 13: The Board Game a reality.
One thing we can't afford is for Backers to think this isn't going to fund and then cancel their pledge. That path leads only to self-fulfilling prophecy, right at the critical moment when we need to increase the momentum we've picked up today.
I watched an episode just last week while on the treadmill (see here), and there was this great conversation between Claudia and Jinks while they were digging around in Artie's mind trying to bring him back from the brink. It seems apropos to our current situation:
Claudia: Why bother if we just keep losing?
Jinks: Because it's not the win, it's the fight. Evil is relentless. It always has been. You take one evil out and another pops up to replace it.
Claudia: Worst. Pep. Talk. Ever.
Jinks: But if we stop fighting, if we give up, what does that say about us? …The fight. That's what matters.
We've been asked if we're going to cancel the campaign, and no, we are not. If it does not fund, so be it. We will retool and return. But it's not over yet. I'm betting Artie may pull something out of his travel bag to save the day.
Win or lose, you have our sincerest thanks for the outpouring of support shown thus far, and we know you're in the fight alongside us. And that's what matters.