Gather ‘round if you so dare…
Stories and tales, we have many to spare!
Quests of heroes, villains and more…
And now, here’s how we get it to your door!
In this blog post we’ll be sharing some key dates within the next phase of our Quest-O-Nomicon project – the Production phase! Please see below for a detailed account of what awaits during this phase:
Key Events and Dates:
- Check your Pledge: Now!
- Surveys Sent: October 25
- Playtest Period: November 1 – 7
- Lock Orders: November 15
- Charge Cards: November 22
- Lock Addresses: February 1, 2022
- Fulfillment: July 2022
Check your Kickstarter Pledge: Now!
Ensure your pledge was successful with Kickstarter – we will only be fulfilling successful pledges! Sometimes, there can be issues here and unfortunately, we cannot do anything about payment issues on your pledge – this will solely be between you and your bank. However, if you think there is something we can assist with, don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected]
BackerKit Surveys Sent: October 25
Once you have a successful receipt of your Kickstarter pledge, you can rest easy knowing your pledge was recorded and collected – thank you! October 25 AEST, BackerKit surveys will be sent out, accurate shipping prices collected, and all add-ons will be available for you Backers to add to their pledge. We’ll be sending out a “smoke test” to a few hundred Backers a bit earlier than all surveys in order to review our process and address any feedback from those who receive an early survey.
For our Backers who are new to Kickstarter – BackerKit is a 3rd party “pledge management” service that works closely with Kickstarter. It can be a little confusing, we understand. If you are new to the process and not sure what BackerKit is, then please follow these steps:
- Once surveys invitations are sent (October 25), you will receive an email with your survey link, from ‘[email protected]‘ titled ‘Response Needed – Get your reward from Quest-O-Nomicon’. The link within the email will take you to your survey.
- Fill out the survey with any additional “add-ons” you wish to purchase, and continue to the shipping payment section.
- This is where we charge shipping for the project, and shipping costs are essential if you have physical items in your pledge (ie. a hardcover book).
Any additional money you pledged inside Kickstarter will appear as “credit” inside BackerKit and can be used to purchase “add-ons”.
Playtest: November 1 – 7
We are planning to release a playtest at some stage during this period. Once the Playtest has been released to Backers, we will be asking for you to provide feedback so we have the opportunity to make any necessacary adjustments before the book is finalised. Because of the amount of feedback we expect, we’ll manage the feedback through a Google form, or similar. So if you want to make sure your feedback is read and taken into consideration, you’ll need to submit it on the official form (rather than via email, comments or other method).
We thank all Backers who choose to participate in Playtesting and assist us in making this book the best it can be.
BackerKit Lock Orders: November 15
This is the date that we will be locking down all add-on orders and changes through BackerKit. Don’t worry, you can still change and update your addresses. After we have locked orders, we will be charging cards exactly one week after, on November 22. To avoid any unwarranted bank fees, make sure your account is topped up with the required funds and that your details correct.
BackerKit Lock Addresses: February 1, 2022
On this date we will be locking down all address changes through BackerKit. So up until this date you’ll be able to log into BackerKit and change your address.
Please note, we can’t ship to PO Boxes and Parcel Lockers. We will need to reach out to you to get a street address which will delay your order, so please ensure only street addresses are entered.
Fulfilment: July 2022
The most exciting time for everyone; our fulfilment months! Whilst the state the global shipping and freight industry is in right now is challenging, we are still confident in getting Quest-o-Nomicon products to you in this time-frame. We will do everything in our power to commit to this and meet this deadline.
Once again, thank you so much to everyone who has supported us; whether it be as a Backer, shouting out to our project on social media or just telling your friends about the project. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us should you have any questions about this process.
We will continue to post updates on Kickstarter related to fulfilment, BackerKit surveys, new art; all the things as we want you all to be on this journey right along with us.
We are so excited to bring this project to life and cannot wait to share what awaits in the Quest-o-Nomicon!