Transmission Thursday: Books arriving in Europe

Greetings, agents.

We have excellent news today. We are fulfilling things, each one with its minutia. Let’s get started.

Books

Europe

The Eldritch Century: Chronicles of the Wounded Earth books “Almanac” and “Expeditions” have been mailed to our European backers through Happyshops in Germany (Boardgameguru for UK backers). European backers, you must have received a tracking number in your registered email. If you haven’t gotten yours yet, please let us know at kickstarter@dracostudios.com with the subject Missing EC tracking info

Our partners are doing their best to ship the books with enough padding. They advised that for this project, they cannot cover replacements because books are more fragile than game boxes but they are including padding materials in the interior. For some parcels they are even using eco-friendly padding materials which we were very happy to read.



Some people already have their copy! Picture by a fellow backer in our Discord Server



Australia / New Zealand

Aetherworks in Australia has received the cargo and should start mailing them soon!


North America (US/CA/MX)

If you back other Kickstarter projects on a regular basis, you may be aware about the container shortage crisis on China. Luckily, the books departed on June 24th and they are currently in the sea. We do expect some delay with the unloading but right now, the ETA are:

  • OBD: 24/JUNE

  • ETA (Long Beach): 28/JULY

  • ETA (CHICAGO): 06/AUGUST

  • To door (+7 days based on CHICAGO): 13/August

From there we will forward 440 copies to our fulfillment partner and we expect US backers to start receiving their books by the end of August, with Canada and Mexico receiving theirs in mid September.

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Dear backers

We are extremely thankful for your patience. We are delighted to be delivering 2 books in a beautiful slipcase instead of 1 as we originally planned. With a lot of full color art within the pages. This has been an exciting journey and we can't wait to hear your stories. If you have any questions or would like to chat directly with our team, feel free to join to our Discord server. Just a couple of months more to complete fulfillment!


Digital rewards - stretch goals

We have finished production of all our digital rewards and all have been placed and delivered on DriveThruRPG. If you are still missing any digital rewards (Core books Expeditions & Almanac, adventure The Darkest Hour, or graphic novel The Azure Owl) o please let us know at kickstarter@dracostudios.com


The digital comic also doubled in size, from 30-pages to 60+ pages! The Azure Owl is the first of our graphic novels.



Azure Owl, a mockup

The digital adventure unlocked as stretch goal was also finished and fulfilled. The Darkest Hour marks the start of adventures in the Eldritch Century Universe. Of course, Dossiers also has adventures, but it is also meant to serve as a starter set.





We are incredibly excited about these two. They are the first of many more to come of their like.

Physical add-ons (Starter set Dossiers & Resin minis)

Since we had to produce a set of 2 physical hardcover books instead of 1, we had to shift plans for the physical copies of the starter set, which is now called Dossiers. The starter set were originally 3 softcover books of 40-ish pages each. And they were combined in a single softcover book with 100+ pages for optimization, and renamed Dossiers. We did not enter into mass manufacture with offset printing for these. But we will be fulfilling these using the Print-on-Demand feature of DriveThruRPG. More news about this soon.


The resin miniatures are expected to arrive separately in August to your homes. These were limited in the pledge manager to just 20 sets but we will keep you updated when more sets are available. Meanwhile, you can get almost a hundred models of Eldritch Century for 3D printing in MyMiniFactory:

3D printable models - 2 weeks left for special bundles

Earlier this year, in January. Our 3D printing branch, LAIR 3D, launched a campaign to expand the amount of 3D printables for Eldritch Century and now there are almost 100 of them!

Pledge manager is closing on July 31st so if you want several bundles, you can still get a special pricing for them and get early access to a couple of novels for Eldritch Century there: https://www.myminifactory.com/campaigns/eldritch-century-3d-printable-miniatures-and-tales-151




Click to visit Eldritch Century content available on MyMiniFactory

We are very happy to have shared this journey with you, we will focus on finishing fulfillment before starting a new development on Eldritch Century but please feel free to join to our Discord and share your ideas for new adventures, sourcebooks, novels, or 3D models you would like to see!

Dragonbond: Lords of Vaala

We have been working with River Horse on a new asymmetric tabletop game. On August 2nd we are launching a new campaign for our Dragonbond universe: Lords of Vaala. It is a legendary asymmetrical action-programming strategy game.

Raid as a dragon or raise armies as a general, destroy your enemies, hunt monsters, all to collect power. Use your power to cast mighty spells. Once you have collected 10 power tokens, you win the game immediately. Dragons and generals play entirely different in strategy and actions. And all characters in the game have a unique deck of spells.

Beware of the signature Dragonbond mechanic, where a dragon player and a general player can form an unbreakable alliance during mid-game to win or lose together.

We would love to hear your feedback and develop this game with you. If you want to follow up, you can sign up in the Kickstarter page here.



Click here!

That’s it for us today.

Share your experience playing Eldritch Century, if you have already started! We are excited to hear what you have to say for a product we love so much. Share your tales and thoughts in our Discord server, or you can find us almost anywhere on social media. Or both. Feel free to do both.

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