Assembling Games and Shipping Timelines

Deep Madness
A co-operative game for 1-6 players with amazingly detailed miniatures, depicting a sci-fi horror world inspired by Lovecraft's work.
Setting: Sci-fi 28mm
October 2016, Los Angeles, CA, US
1,438%
funded
$1,438,294
pledged
14:48 - 27 June 2018

Update #96

Assembling Games and Shipping Timelines

Hi everyone! We recently spent three days in the factories with our shipping partners, and we have a little more clarity on how everything is going to work now. Ready? Here we go.  

Assembling Games

As mentioned previously, everything has been produced, and is now entering final assembly. (In other words, they'€™re packing all the minis and cardboard and rulebooks into the finished boxes.) The core game is currently being assembled, with Uncounted Horrors, Endless Nightmares, Rise of Dagon and The Oracle's Betrayal still waiting for their turns. The add-ons and accessories have been fully completed and assembled, with the exception of those pesky art books and translation packs.  

Now, I'm sure some of you are wondering why everything hasn't been fully assembled yet. The reason is that Deep Madness is such a big project that it would overflow the factory's storehouse if it was all assembled at once. So, the plan is that the factory will assemble a chunk of the boxes, load them into a container, send that container to the terminal, and then assemble another chunk of boxes. How will this affect the timeline? Apparently very little, if at all. As an example, we have been told it will only take two days for the factory to completely finalize the assembly process for the core games. (Needless to say, we saw pile upon pile of minis in plastic blisters awaiting their final cozy cardboard homes.)  


Miniatures in plastic blisters, waiting to be assembled. (Uncounted Horrors)
Miniatures in plastic blisters, waiting to be assembled. (Uncounted Horrors)



Miniatures of Rise of Dagon



Expansion rulebooks


Special investigators. All finished.
Special investigators. All finished.


Other add-ons have been fully packed.
Other add-ons have been fully packed.


Other add-ons have been fully packed.
Other add-ons have been fully packed.


Other add-ons have been fully packed.
Other add-ons have been fully packed.


Boxes of miniatures in plastic blisters, waiting to be assembled.
Boxes of miniatures in plastic blisters, waiting to be assembled.


Deep Madness Core Game being assembled.
Deep Madness Core Game being assembled.


Deep Madness Core Game being assembled.
Deep Madness Core Game being assembled.


Deep Madness Core Game being assembled.
Deep Madness Core Game being assembled.


Deep Madness Core Game being assembled.
Deep Madness Core Game being assembled.


Transportation damage tests.
Transportation damage tests.

Shipping Timelines

Probably the main purpose of our trip, though, was to coordinate with our shipping partners and work through the timeline and potential problems of the upcoming sea voyage. And coordinate we did. So, without further ado, here is the plan.

 

  • All products will be shipped from China before July 10th.  
  • The games will be on the water in their respective boats for roughly 6 weeks, and will arrive at their destination warehouses by the end of August.

     

  • Most backers can then expect to receive Deep Madness in the early part of September.

     


Almost everything.
Almost everything.


Core game unboxing.
Core game unboxing.


Uncounted Horrors unboxing.
Uncounted Horrors unboxing.


Endless Nightmares unboxing.
Endless Nightmares unboxing.


Rise of Dagon unboxing.
Rise of Dagon unboxing.


The Oracle's Betrayal unboxing.
The Oracle's Betrayal unboxing.


Other add-ons.
Other add-ons.

So there you have it. Within the next two weeks the final leg of this journey will begin. The waiting is coming to an end, guys and gals. It's been a long time coming, but your patience is going to be rewarded very, very soon. Thanks again for sticking with us, and for being a part of this. We'll let you know more as we learn it, but until then have a great week. =)

Update #96

This is only a preview of update. Read full version on update's page on Kickstarter.

Add new comment

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.