Updated: Jan 22
We hope all of you are healthy and well. From everyone at Draco Studios we truly wish you the very best for this new year; health, prosperity, and happiness. From our part, we will work extra hard to be able to completely fulfill all pending shipping waves.
Covid19 struck us hard on this project. From production delays due to lockdown, shifting hours, and implementing protective measures for our staff's processes; to shipping delays from our international fulfillment hubs.
However, we are back now with some good news to start the year.
For your convenience, here's a quick summary but you can read the details in each section from this update:
- WAVE 2 - 75% fulfilled
Wave 2 (North America): 100% Fulfilled (contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need support).
Wave 2 (Australia): All shipped last week (Aetherworks). Some might arrive soon (still in transit).
Wave 2 (Europe & Asia): Parcels in Greece. Shipping starting within the next weeks.
- WAVE 3 - 100% produced; freight shipping starting soon
- WAVE 4 - 30% produced
Wave 2 - Fulfillment 75%
Parcels for US, CA, MX, AU were dispatched already and should have arrived or will arrive soon. We look forward to hearing your thoughts and seeing your painted minis! Please tag us in social media or join our Discord to share your pictures. If you need support, feel free to reach out to email@example.com with the subject "DRM replacement" or "DRM missing reward" and we will gladly assist you.
Parcels for Europe & Asia were sent to Greece by AirFreight. Due to Covid19 restrictions and holidays shipping traffic, the activity has been frustratingly slow for us because we want your rewards to ship already. Our fulfillment partner expects their hub to start fulfillment this week because Greece asked them to clean-up the data (if you need to update your shipping address please let us know as soon as possible to firstname.lastname@example.org), so your rewards should arrive within the next few weeks. We know you've been waiting for your dragons and we can assure you they will be in your hands, thanks for your understanding and patience!
Wave 3 - Packaging
Finally, all rewards from this wave has been manufactured! Our team is finishing packing up all of these and freight shipping shall begin soon! We expect North America to receive their rewards during late February and other countries in early April, depending on shipping traffic. You can still update your address in your Backerkit survey (or send us an email if you prefer).
Friendly reminder: Some of you have acquired dragons from the third wave not available in wave 1 or 2, when you replied to your survey, you chose your shipping preference. Consolidated shipping: Receiving all your dragons together to pay less in shipping fees. Split shipping: extra shipping cost but receiving the available dragons in 2 waves. Many backers from wave 1 and wave 2 will receive the rest of their rewards in wave 3.
Wave 4 - Production
Production has already started and now that we have all the master models, we expect to move faster with manufacture. Our goal is to have these shipped to you by early May at the latest. We will keep you updated.
Here are the current numbers:
Aureus 2 / 52
Kuxcoatl 50 / 97
Sivax 2 / 55
Nixis 30 / 54
Baastherox 43 / 69
Rawraxxa 0 / 50
Dehrilya 32 / 66
4th wave's extras (busts, scenic bases, breath weapons, battle scar parts)
Produced 307 / 427
New STL models for Eldritch Century
We know more than 60% of you are into 3D printing, so for our dear backers from the makers community, we would like to share a project from our LAIR division (the team focused on 3D models for tabletop miniatures). It is about our Eldritch Century setting, a cosmic horror pre-apocalyptic alternate-history Earth. This time for 3D printable models of monsters and playable character paths from our RPG books (PDF copies also available in the campaign). If this sounds as something interesting to you, feel free to check it out. Only a few days left to back!
Thanks again for your support and understanding, we know it has been a while since this project funded but we have not forgotten our promises to you and we are still here. Your rewards will arrive and this will be the year all waves are fulfilled. We will be in touch in a few weeks with another project update, but you can always reach out in the comments and someone from Draco Studios will be in touch!