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Roswell 51 is now available!

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Roswell 51: A Fan-Funded Dream

The Story Behind The Making Of Roswell 51

>> Jump to most recent Kickstarter update below <<

Roswell 51 was successfully funded on Kickstarter in July 2016; 200+ friends and fans helped us to bring the game to life! I originally anticipated an October 2016 release date, but encountered delays during the final layout phase. The good news is that the delay time was used to enhance our game and expand our rulebook (adding alternate rules and a rules mastery section for experienced players). I also unlocked one of the stretch goals that we did not reach: a wraparound rulebook cover that is a parody of the iconic 1947 Roswell Daily Record cover. Several bonus cards were added to the deck as well: a set of rule Cue cards, a Popcorn card, a Scream Queen card, and a really cool wild card called the Shuffler. In addition, a duplicate set of these cards are included for Pittsburgh 68 play. The delays gave me the opportunity to enhance the game beyond “what would have been”. I am super excited for its release!

Larry Wickman & GameWick Games

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Kickstarter Backer Updates

The following are the updates posted for our Kickstarter backers during our post-funding production process.


Most Recent Update

August 24, 2017

Update #44: Gen Con & Beyond!

Greetings Roswellians!

So much news (some important stuff below).

Reports have been coming in from all over the world that our game is now in your hands. Roswell 51 has been delivered from Pittsburgh to Berlin, from Montreal to Sydney, and beyond! But this is just the beginning of our invasion…

This week we unleash Roswell 51 at Gen Con (Aug 17 – 20). GameWick Games is at Booth 3018 in the Exhibit Hall (map below). With record-breaking attendance on the way, we are poised for fun and excitement.  If you are attending, please stop by our booth and say hello!

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This is the only place on the planet (***see below)  where folks can get their hands on Roswell 51. If you are as excited as we are, please help us get the word out. This little indie game company appreciates everything our friends and fans do to help spread the word. Thank you all!

Gen Con – The Shuffling Horror Events

For those attending Gen Con, we have a plethora of Roswell 51 and Pittsburgh 68 events on the grid. Here’s my blog post on that: Gen Con Shuffling Horror Events.

Also, rumor has it there might be some Deep Ones rising on Sat night… If you want more info on this super secret Innsmouth 32 playtest, you have to swing by our booth and bug me for the details… Booth 3018.

Spooky Card Cases

For those who purchased our card case add-on, I created a blog entry that explains their use for game play. Read that here.

Missing Emails – My Apologies!!!

In late June (around Origins) I was concerned when a few backers mentioned I had not responded to (or ignored) emails they sent me. I thought it might have been folks responding to the Backer Updates or something wrong with the Kickstarter message system. NOPE! It was all on my side. My email spam filter got set to block all emails from certain providers… like Gmail… like Outlook… A horrible mistake, but one that is now resolved. If you did email me in June or July, and I did not respond, please reach out to me again! Sorry for this mistake!

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OK… Gen Con isn’t the only place folks can get Roswell 51 this week… There are actually a handful of our favorite little game shops that already have it in stock. The Compleat Strategist (NYC, VA, MA, PA), Time Warp and Satellite Games (both in NJ), and Game Masters and Games Unlimited (both in Pittsburgh). If you know of a store that would like our games, send them shuffling our way!

Internet sales begin on the GameWick website next week (after Gen Con).

This kickstarter is done…

Now, let’s conquer the world!

July 27, 2017

Update #43: International Invasion (And More)!

I’m happy to report that all rewards have been shipped to our international shipping partners (who will mail the games on our behalf). Also, USA reward fulfillment is complete! Here’s some more info on our international status.

Canadian Fulfillment

Last week, the games were shipped to our shipping partner, Starlit Citadel. They will send shipping/tracking info when they process your order and get it in the mail. I am hoping that you get your notices this week.

European Fulfillment

The games are in route to our shipping partner, Happyshops(Germany). Our friends there will notify you when they mail the games to you. Happyshops is handling all of our EU and UK orders.

Australian Fulfillment

All rewards are in the mail. I could not find an Australian shipping partner and, so, mailed the rewards to you via USPS. The games shipped out last Saturday.

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BoardGameGeek Listing

A fan has started the BGG listing has been started for Roswell 51. I’ve been swamped with all-things-shipping, but plan on fleshing our BGG entry is next. In meantime, feel free to post your product pics and help bring this fan page to life! There is also an established page for Pittsburgh 68.

Upcoming Events

World Boardgame Championships (Seven Springs, PA) ==> July 28-30 <== Booth only. Come find us in the vendor hall on Fri-Sat-Sun. We’ll also be sneaking in some late-night Shuffling Horror games!

NJ Landing Party == Next week, we have game nights scheduled at two local NJ game shops. Aug 4 (Time Warp Comics, Cedar Grove) and Aug 5 (Satellite Games, Chatham). Both events begin at 7 pm, but we will announce full details via our website and facebook page.

Gen Con 2017 (Indianapolis, IN) ==> August 17-20 = BOOTH 1308<== The official release happens here! We have a lot of Roswell 51 and Pittsburgh 68 events on the grid - jump into a game session with us!

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July 14, 2017

Update #42: Invasion Update!

Reports keep flying in from all over the U.S.A. regarding the Roswell 51 invasion! At this point, all US backer rewards have been mailed. Here’s the invasion map:

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There are fourteen states that the outer space aliens have not invaded yet (CT, DE, ME, WV, VT, LA, MS, AL, OK, ND, SD, WY, NV, and HI). There were no backers in these states – but that won’t save them once Roswell 51 is officially released at Gen Con this summer (details below).

The Alien Warlord is now focused on international conquest!

Canada Fulfillment

Earlier this week, we shipped the rewards to our Canadian shipping partner, Starlit Citadel. In turn, they will mail the rewards to our Canadian backers. IMPORTANT: If you have had any address change (or will have one in the next two weeks), please contact me immediately via email. I must have such info by next Tuesday.

European / Australian Fulfillment

Next week, we are focused on our remaining international fulfillment. For the UK and EU, we will be shipping the rewards to our fulfillment partner, HappyShops in Germany. We are also focused on Australian shipping next week. IMPORTANT: If you have had any address change (or will have one in the next two weeks), please contact me immediately via email.

Questions & Contact

If you have any questions on the game delivery (or even questions on the game rules), please contact me. Feel free to contact me via the Kickstarter message system (though, I really think direct email is easiest).

Upcoming Events

World Boardgame Championships (Seven Springs, PA) == July 28-30. Booth only (though there’s rumor of some after-hours Shuffling Horror events popping up…). The WBC is a week+ long convention! Note that we will only be there when the vendor hall opens (Fri-Sat-Sun).

Gen Con (Indianapolis, IN) == August 17 – 20 == BOOTH 1308==  The official release of Roswell 51 happens here! We have a lot of Shuffling Horror events on the grid - jump into a Roswell 51 or Pittsburgh 68 game session with us!

If you are attending either of these conventions, please stop by the GameWick Games booth and say hello!

What’s Next?

BGG Official Listing: Roswell 51 listing coming to BoardGameGeek (with Q&A forums).

Landing Party (NJ/NY/PA) - Early August. Events at local game shops!

The First 51: A retail shop invasion plan!

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July 5, 2017

Update #41: Invasion Status

Greetings Roswellians!

Last week I focused on the United States shipping and, as of yesterday, reports of Roswell 51 appearing on doorsteps and mailboxes began trickling in. Here is the confirmed list of sightings by state:

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It seems the outer space aliens have invaded the east coast first and are making their way west. We will keep you posted on their worldwide conquest! At this point, 95% of the United States backer orders are in the mail. We had a few questions/errors on some addresses, and have sent emails out to these US backers (please check your email spam folder as I am contacting you via my GameWick.com email address).

Canada & International Shipping

I am currently focused on a shipping solution to our Canadian backers and, once that is complete, all other international orders. My initial plan was to ship via UPS, however, I encountered technical issues when processing the UPS labels and, also, had questions on their rates and fees. I’m working on resolving this asap.

Questions & Contact

If you have any questions on the game delivery or any issues with the delivered games, please contact me directly via email or our contact form. As noted above, I have sent some emails out to several backers regarding address questions – please check your spam folder. Feel free to contact me via the Kickstarter message system, though, I think direct email is fastest/best.

Upcoming Events

Leading up to the official release of Roswell 51 at Gen Con 2017, I am attending several summer conventions. Here’s the summer line-up (and links to our event info):

==>  DexCon (Morristown, NJ) == July 6-9. Our DexCon Shuffling Horror Menu.

==>  World Boardgame Championships (Seven Springs, PA) == July 28-30. Booth only.

==>  Gen Con (Indianapolis, IN) == August 17 – 20. Here’s a link that shows our full list of our Gen Con Shuffling Horror events! We also have a booth on in the Exhibit Hall.

If you are attending any of these conventions, please stop by the GameWick Games booth and say hello – or, better yet – jump into a game session with us!

Ok… back to shipping now…

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June 27, 2017

Update #40: The Invasion Begins! (Shipping Starts)

Greetings Roswellians!

I returned from my cross-country trek with a carload of Roswell 51 games and - PHEW! – my car fit just enough cases for our backer rewards. Here’s a pic of our stockpile and some members of our shipping department…

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I began shipping games on Monday and will be making my way through the remaining orders as fast as I can. I am hoping to have everything mailed by the end of next week, which just so happens to be the 70th anniversary of the ROSWELL INCIDENT (July 8th, 1947). As Roswellians, we all know that on that day it was just the alien exploration party that crashed in the desert. The true invasion began four years later in Roswell 51!

Here’s some more shipping information and other exciting news:

Shipping Status
Over a quarter of the games are already in the mail. It is a slower process than expected, as there are several steps to shipping, processing, and verifying addresses. Just like an outer space invasion, I have found it easiest to attack things state by state. Divide and conquer!!! (Next update will include a list of states that have shipped.)

International Orders
Just as with the US orders, I am focused on the best delivery method for each country. It is a little more time-consuming due to custom forms and delivery regulations. There were also some data issues with special character usage on the survey. I will be directly emailing international backers by next week with more information.

DexCon 2017: Pick-Up and Play!
Next weekend (July 6-9) I will be attending DexCon in Morristown, NJ. I have an exhibit space and will be running Roswell 51 games throughout the con. Local backers may pick-up their games from me directly and demo the game, too! If you are interested in doing so, please contact me asap via email. No convention badge is required for this; however, if you wish to attend/play other games at DexCon, you will need to purchase a convention badge to do so. Here’s more info on DexCon.

Next week’s update will contain info on our Thurs – Sat night event schedule and Landing Party plans!

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June 13, 2017

Update #39: The Aliens Make First Contact At Origins Game Fair!

Greetings Roswellians!

The coordination of shipping pallets of games from Indiana to New Jersey has proved to be trickier than anticipated. In part, this is due to my having to wait for a truck that has space for a partial load. So, it’s time for the nuclear option!

Later this week, I will be driving to the Indiana warehouse to pick-up enough games to allow me to begin shipping out to you next Monday (6/19). I am hoping to get a good portion of the rewards in the mail by the end of next week. However, there’s some really great news for those of you who are attending Origins Game Fair in Columbus, Ohio this weekend (details below).

But first…

LAST CHANCE FOR ADD-ONS (For Real This Time!)

As we ***still*** have a few more days before I start shipping, there is a little time left to order the add-ons. Your orders must be placed by this Sunday, June 18. Here is the link for the Roswell 51 Add-On page.

ORIGINS GAME FAIR (Fri/Sat Only)

Talk about planets aligning! I was not planning on attending Origins Game Fair this year, however, it is on my route home and the perfect place to “crash land”. So, I will be there on Friday and Saturday. If you are attending and want to pick-up your game, please send me an email ASAP to coordinate time/place. I am also planning on running several pick-up games of Roswell 51 while I’m there (details will follow in our email). I really looking forward to meeting some of you in human form!

ROSWELL LANDING PARTY (New Jersey)

The date for this event will be confirmed in next week’s update. Those who live nearby will be able to pick-up their rewards and have some Shuffling Horror fun with us. Stay tuned for details!

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June 4, 2017

Update #38: Warehouse Update and Add-On Reminder

Greetings Roswellians,
I was truly hoping this update would include a photo of the game pallets in my NJ warehouse and confirm shipping to you is underway… Unfortunately, there was a backlog at the manufacturer’s warehouse last week and I am still awaiting the pallet count/weight to finalize our freight shipment. Let’s hope this photo is in next week’s update!!!

ADD-ON REMINDER (Deadline June 9)
Thank you to those who have placed their Add-On orders this past week. With our freight delays, I am extending the order deadline thru June 9. Here is a link to the Roswell 51 Add-On page on my website. Transactions are handled via PayPal shopping cart. Orders must be received by June 9 for inclusion with your game delivery.

SHIPPING ADDRESS
All shipping addresses are locked down now. No further changes can be made via Kickstarter. If you have any changes that would affect a mid-to-late June delivery, please contact me via direct email.

ROSWELL LANDING PARTY
I am holding off on announcing the date of the local Roswell 51 Landing Party (game night) until I have received our game shipment. This event is for any backers who live in the vicinity of GameWick Games HQ in New Jersey. Attendees will have the option to pick up their games that night. Stay tuned for more details!

Really, really wish this update ended with a warehouse photo… Arrrrrrgh!!!!

May 24, 2017

Update #36 and #37: The Add-Ons

(Note: Similar updates were sent to the Director Level backers and Double Feature level backers.)

Great news – the games will be loaded onto a truck and shipped to me next week! This means we have a limited time to wrap-up Add-On orders for those who are interested. There are two other important announcements below.

ADD ONS
I have created a Roswell 51 Add On page on my website (for Backers Only). Order transactions are handled via PayPal shopping cart. There are only two items to choose from: (1) card cases to hold the game’s card deck (but also have other functionality for play (explained below)), and (2) our Shuffling Horror: Pittsburgh 68 game. Orders must be received by June 1 to allow us to include with your game delivery.

LAST CHANCE SHIPPING ADDRESS
In the next few days, you will receive a notice from Kickstarter stating that it is your last chance to change/update your shipping address. This is an automatic email sent by Kickstarter (not me). Please take one last look at the info provided.

ODDS & ENDS
The next update will be to:

– Confirm the games are on their way to my warehouse.
– Reveal details on a local Roswell 51 game night for those who live near GameWick Games HQ in New Jersey (with option to pick up your game there if you plan on attending that night).
– Send a final Add-On reminder.

In the meantime, here’s a pic of the card case add-ons. More details on how they are used during play is found on our Roswell 51 Add-On Page.

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May 7, 2017

Update #35: It’s Out Of This World!

Big news, Roswellians! The production prototype arrived and it is OUT OF THIS WORLD! I was blown away by how all the components look: the box, the tokens, the over-sized newspaper rulebook, our Shuffling Horror Shuffle Board, even the interior box platform… just WOW! It was a looong road for us to Roswell – but the stops along the way and extras we added were worth it. Below are some pics that I hope capture the excitement that awaits, but please read this very important info first:

PRODUCTION : The game goes into production next week. This still puts us at least two weeks away from receiving the freight shipment. I anticipate shipping the games in early June.

SHIPPING / ADDRESS SURVEY : Early next week, you will receive the address/information request. It is important that you complete this survey and triple-check it for accuracy. This is the address we will mail to. Failures in delivery due to improper information will result in additional shipping charges. If you are moving in the next month or have any questions, please email me.

ADD ONS : Late next week, you will receive an update for Add Ons; we are offering a few types of add-ons for those who have asked. More details will be noted in that update.

Now, sit back and enjoy our Coming Attractions!

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April 30, 2017

Update #34: All Revved Up…

I am still awaiting the pre-production prototype from the manufacturer; it should arrive next week. They were not able to get us into production this month as I had hoped and set the new production date for the week of May 8th. Once I receive the prototype and approve, I will send out:

Address collection surveys
Add-on information

I’m figuring it will take about a week to ship the games from the manufacturer to me (so, this would put us mid-May for shipping to you). I am *really really* hoping to hit these target dates.

Our shipping team is ready to go. All we need are the games!

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April 14, 2017

Update #33: Production Update

We are on target for production this month; hopefully next week. Once that is underway, I will send out the survey to collect address/shipping info. This week, I ordered all my shipping materials (boxes, packing, lables). I am ready to roll!

Thank you to those who sent me questions on add-ons and the ability to purchase Pittsburgh 68 (for those who did not back at the Double Feature level). I am working on these logistics and info will be sent soon. I am planning to do this via the GameWick Games website store / PayPal.

Lastly, I am hoping to offer one special add-on: a “spooky” card case (shown in picture below). I have used these hard plastic cases for the past two years and found them to be quite versatile for play. The top/bottom of the case is not attached, and this allows (a) the bottom to be used as a place to hold tokens and (b) the top to serve as a draw pile platform (allows easy draw/shuffle). More details to follow!

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March 31, 2017

Update #32: We Have Liftoff!

Our manufacturer has confirmed we are slated to go to production the week of April 16th!!! Some time during that week, a master prototype will be expedited to me for review and approval (prior to final packaging). If all is in order, there is a good possibility that I will receive the games prior to the end of April. The games will be in the mail soon after that. I am holding back on the final backer surveys and address collection for another week; the next update will contain details on that. Stay tuned, Roswellians!

AND NOW SOME MORE FUN STUFF…

Last week, I attended the Gary Con Gaming Convention in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. It is a convention held in the memory of Gary Gygax (the creator of Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game). Mr. Gygax’s contributions to gaming were tremendous and this convention (run by his family) celebrates “a life well played”. If you like D&D, I highly suggest you take a look this convention.

Some of you may be aware that my “other game system” is WEGS Old Skool Fantasy (a rollicking take on sword-n-sorcery role-play games). I run several WEGS games at the con and a few Shuffling Horror games, too. I have to say that the Roswell 51 and Pittsburgh 68 games were a huge hit. Each session delivered full-throttle thrills and chills. The sessions packed so many unexpected twists due to the way the cards fell and the dice rolled. Here’s some pics:

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I had so much fun running these events (though players did accuse me of making up rules on the fly (I absolutely did not!)). The updates we did to Roswell 51 has honestly taken game play to another level (especially the Fade Out and Horror Star bonus tokens). These are true game changers.

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The above pic… just wow… the entire third reel of the movie was full of zombie cards. It is rare to have some many zombie throngs along the top of our shuffle board. This was such an amazing game that I will be posting more details on this on my blog.

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But… quite honestly… I am SOOOOO tired of playing with the prototype pieces!!! I’ve waited long enough to get the real game in hand – and so have you! I really am excited to get the game delivered to you.

Thrills and chills await!

Larry

ps-as noted, the next update will contain details on our shipping address collection survey.

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Update #31 – March 13, 2017: Dice Ordered!

Significant steps forward, Roswellians!

I approved all the proofs and sent them back to the print house last week. They will now begin the process of plating these for production. I’m awaiting word from the manufacturer when we will enter production.

With everything moving forward, I was *finally* able to place our dice order with Koplow Games and literally get them rolling! Koplow Games is located in Boston, MA and known as the Nice Dice company. We’re very excited to include their quality dice in our game. The game includes two white dice and two black dice, to go with our cinematic vibe. Koplow will be bagging these in a 3×5 zip bag (which will also come in handy for storing the game tokens).

Once I have word from the printer and manufacturer that everything is copacetic, I’ll get moving on gathering shipping info from every backer.

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Update #30 – Feb 26, 2017: Proofs!

Last week I approved all the online digital proofs and, just yesterday, I received the printed proofs for final review. Things are looking great – will be spending the next few days looking these over. In the meantime, here’s some pics!

Our game table has been invaded – it’s covered in proofs!

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The updated box cover. We added a terrified running couple – a key ingredient for 1950s movie posters!

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UFOS everywhere! This is the revised “bottom side” of the token sheet.

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This is the first time we are seeing our printed rule book proofs. The delay time allowed us to keep tweaking

the layout and tightening the flow. Shout out to all those who helped us proof and perfect!!!

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Some more exciting news and something that I hinted at in the last two updates…

We are including a mini Roswell 51 movie poster with the game!

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My next update will have some specifics on production timeline – no stopping now ’til we got game!!!

Update #29 – Feb 14, 2017:  Mid Feb Update

Quick update… I am patiently waiting for the printer to upload the final online file for my review/approval; this single file stands between us and our printed proofs. Here’s our remaining steps to production:

1. Review/approve the online proofs (electronic proofs).
2. Review/approve the printed proofs (physical proofs).
3. Greenlight the game into production.

The first two steps rely on the printer’s timeline, the third step is the manufacturer’s timeline. At this point in the project, we are subject to their schedules.

I will keep you posted as we move along!

Larry

Update #28 – Feb 3, 2017:  Digital Proofs

Greetings Roswellians!

The printer uploaded the digital proof set-up mid-week (these are the online proofs that I must review and sign off on before we run physical proofs). I will be reviewing these through the weekend. The manufacturer is also looking at these and I will need their greenlight before proceeding (they review these to make sure all the die line cuts for the tokens/cards look good).

In the prior update, I hinted at a new backer bonus. I’m holding off on the big reveal until next week’s update (it hinges on the completion of the digital proof layout).

No stopping now until we’ve got game!

Larry

Update #27 – Jan 27, 2017:  Back To The Future Again!

Quick update, Roswellians!

All final design files were uploaded to the production shop earlier this week; I am awaiting the online digital proofs to be posted for my review. The physical proofs will be shipped to me after that. This probably all sounds pretty familiar, as we’ve been through this process before (in November).

I’m anxiously waiting to sign off and get us into production in Feb, and I will update you again very soon. I’m hoping to have one more surprise for you, too!

Have a great weekend!

Larry

Update #26 – Jan 8, 2017:  Plan 9B From Outer Space

Greeting Roswellians!

Quick update on our “new plan”… I spent the latter half of December chasing our color issue to ground, meeting with several print industry professionals who were able to guide me as to the best steps forward. The end result is that we must adjust some color tones on the card deck and box design. I then must lay out the entire deck once more to submit for a new batch of proofs.

The good news is that I have already done a local print color test and I am really happy with the color changes; things are looking sharp! The plan now is to wrap everything up as soon as we can, with the hopes of signing off on the new proofs by month’s end.

I will update you next week with our progress. As noted in earlier updates, I will send out the survey to gather addresses and shipping information once we have a production date confirmed.

Larry & GameWick Games

Update #25 – Dec 31, 2016, New Year’s Eve

Greeting Roswellians!

Just a quick note to wish you a Happy New Year! One of the greatest moments of 2016 for me was the successful funding of Roswell 51 – this was only possible with your help. Thank you for being a part of this amazing project!

Now, one of the Not-So-Great moments… the delays encountered with getting the game into production. I truly appreciate your patience and understanding in this regard. Some of you have sent notes of encouragement – which are truly appreciated. I will be sending a full update next week with our January plans. So, stay tuned!

This is our last transmission for 2016. Here’s to a new year filled with fun and excitement (and new games)!

Larry

Update #24 – Dec 18, 2016

Greeting Roswellians!

As detailed in the last update, we must make some revisions to our proofs and submit them for a second round of approvals. We are currently assessing how to address our color tone issues and hope to have this resolved and new proofs submitted by the end of this month. This will then give us a January production date. I will keep you posted on this progress. I have been using the extra time to fine-tune our rulebook and am pretty excited about how great it is looking. From the retro newspaper cover through to the bonus materials at the end, I’ve done my best to make the rules straightforward and fun.

Here are some page previews:

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I really must thank those who have helped to proof each iteration and gave feedback to make our guide stronger. The Roswell 51 rulebook weighs in at 18 pages (three of these pages are bonus rules and advanced topics). There is also a full center-spread that provides an overview of the Shuffling Horror Shuffle Board. I’ve kept the font size large and arranged each topic on a dedicated page whenever possible. Featured throughout is lots of great art by Steve Blickenstaff and Donald David; these illustrations are larger in size than what would fit on the card layouts, too! The rulebook will remain a living document until we go to print. In fact, just today, I sent out the latest version to those backers who responded to my prior offer to preview/proof the final rules. If you are interested, please contact me via email.

Larry & GameWick Games

Update #23 – Nov 30, 2016

Greetings Roswellians!

Just want to bring you up to speed on where we stand on our proof approvals…

The printer requested that I send them my local prints for comparison before sending me the second round of proofs. So, we have a little back/forth delay and I am in a holding pattern. As noted in the last update, there was a difference in color/clarity; while it was minor, it was noticeable to my eyes. My worry was that if there was any further deterioration in color when we go to press, those slight issues could be magnified. That is not something I want to take a chance on.

The good news is that I have been taking full advantage of the extra time to fine tune our Roswell 51 rulebook. This will remain a “living document” until I approve the proofs. I am sending it out to our proof team this weekend for the final review and feedback. Once this final proof is done, I plan on releasing the rulebook in pdf to those of you who would like to preview it. If this sounds like something you are interested in, please message me via Kickstarter or send me email.

I will have another update for you next week on the proofs!

Larry

Update #22 – Nov 21, 2016

Hello friends, A quick update on our Roswell 51 status. I received the first round of proofs from the print shop. I was not 100% satisfied with some of the card color tones and am working with their pre-press crew to resolve this. I was hoping to have only one round of proofs for approval, but we will need two. As you can guess… I am anxious to press the print button and get production rolling; the last hurdle for us is the approval of the proofs now. Important Note: I am waiting to collect and confirm final shipping addresses until we enter production. I am still hopeful this will be in December. Full update coming by November’s end. Stay tuned! Larry Update #21 – Nov 9, 2016 Greetings Roswellians, I am patiently waiting for the electronic digital proofs from the production house; hopefully, I will get these before the week is out. After the digital versions are approved, they will mail me printed final proofs for sign-off. I am hoping to sign-off on all files before the end of this month and this will allow us to enter production in December. I am holding off on sending the backer survey to you and collecting your mailing addresses until we have a set date for production. This will help to minimize any change of address issues, too. Stay tuned for more info next week! Larry Update #20 – Oct 26, 2016 Greetings Roswellians and Good News! The final forms for the card deck and box/tokens have been uploaded to the production house. This is a significant completion point. They will now review these forms and then send me a printed proof for final approval. This is what gets us into the production queue. I am reluctant to guess at dates until I have reviewed and signed off on the proofs. Some more good news, and as a thanks for your patience, two more bonus cards! As I was finalizing the card layout, I had space for two more cards. I brainstormed a bit and decided to add two jokers to our deck. Well, not quite jokers - shufflers. blog-ks-shuffler-cards These cards feature the Alien Warlord from Roswell 51 and the cover zombie from Pittsburgh 68. Both are by Steve Blickenstaff who illustrated the monsters in both games (he’s a master of creepy cool art). While our game card art is black/white, we do color versions of the main monsters for our box art. Unfortunately, we did not use the Alien Warlord color version on the Roswell box (which also stresses our retro black/white movie theme). I’m so glad we’re able to get this color version into the game. These cards will have special use for each game, too. One use is simply as a placeholder to identify whose turn it is whenever event cards cause their chaos. I have some other creepy uses planned as a wild card for the experienced Director who is ready to take the game to another level. No stopping now until we’ve got game! Update #19 – Oct 16, 2016 Greetings Roswellians, Just a quick update: the file/form layouts are complete and I will see my draft proofs this week (from my local print shop). If these prints look as great as they do on my computer screen, the same files will be uploaded to our production facility. I will post a full update for you then. Stay tuned! Larry Wickman & GameWick Games

Update #18 – Oct 5, 2016

Greetings Roswellians, October is upon us. When I launched this kickstarter campaign, my goal was to haveRoswell 51 and the Shuffling Horror Shuffle Board in the mail to you right now. As you know from my earlier updates, our game is behind schedule and that I am steadily working toward getting it into production asap. I truly am sorry for the delay. File layout is taking longer than expected to complete; but each day we get closer to completion. The form set-up is a slow process as each and every card/token needs to be carefully aligned on the layout grid. As you saw in last week’s post, the draft token and box form was complete; the movie card deck had all my attention this week. I am so excited to show you this draft layout: blog-ks-18-r51-movie-deck-reveal The layout above shows every card in our seventy card deck on one sheet. The two bottom rows are the Pittsburgh 68 bonus cards (front and back). The upside down cards above will be on the “back side” of the sheet. I just wanted to show you the full movie deck. Some really good news… we have added a new rule summary card to the deck to cover the game’s “Special Effects”. We had the space to add two more cards, so one will be for use withRoswell 51, the other for Pittsburgh 68 (both cards are identical). After this layout is complete, I will do a local print proof; if these look good, the next step is uploading all files for production. Thank you again for your support and patience.

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