Pax Pamir is en-route to shipping hubs!!
5 days ago
– Wed, May 22, 2019 at 01:34:15 AM
Exciting news from the midwest! After another busy spring day at the Chicago Botanic Garden, I was completely ecstatic to return home to this beautiful sight on my front steps yesterday:
Wait a minute. Don't get too excited...These are the advance copies we air freighted here ($$$$$) to take some fancy photos and send to some impending spring conventions. I am going to test out some stains too in the coming weeks, but I'm happy to say, this officially marks the beginning of the end!
Big boat time!
Pamir has left the manufacturer and is traveling right now to the different regional shipping hubs. They will be moving to and from international ports on huge cargo vessels. Once they get to the fulfillment centers, they will be unpacked and orders will start getting packed!
When your order ships, you will be notified by our shipping partners at VFI, Aetherworks, Happyshops, Snakes and Lattes, or Funagain. We will be sending tracking information to your email address used on your Backerkit survey! Over the next few weeks folks across the world will be getting emails about their orders, and I couldn't be more thrilled this we are in the waning days of this project.
For most of our Asia backers, we will shipping to you from VFI in Shenzhen. They just received their units and will be sending out orders in waves to SEA backers.They are getting ready to ship Pamir soon but I am waiting specifics for their shipping timeline for Pamir. Likely as soon as next week!
Because nothing has cleared customs or arrived safely at the shipping hubs, we still cannot confirm specific timelines for delivery yet. Things are still subject to change sadly, but we are on course for early/mid June fulfillment for US/AU/NZ backers and late June for CA/EU.
Orders will take different amounts of time to arrive to their destination. Most parcels will arrive days after shipping from the region hubs, but others will take over a upwards of two weeks or more. Tracking numbers are really helpful for you to have an idea about your unique timeline for order!
We've been really careful with shipping and packaging, but mistakes can happen in the fulfillment process. If any backer finds damage to their order, please take a photo of the damage on the shipping box as well as the damage to the game box and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for replacements.
If you are missing any parts or have defective pieces as well, please use this email for your requests as well. Depending where you are located, it can take up to 2-4 weeks to arrive, depending on the availability of the shipping hubs.
Note - we are not big fans of using the Kickstarter messaging system to handle backer requests. Organizing order requests on KS is not as ideal as email, and since our support email inbox is just checked more frequently, please use our support email at email@example.com if you need to request anything or have questions.
Thank you and stay tuned for more updates along the way!!
Backerkit orders processing and shipping timeline
14 days ago
– Mon, May 13, 2019 at 02:51:45 AM
I wanted to share some news on the current plan for Pamir. It's an exciting time for this project! The games and metal coins are being carefully packed and prepared to be shipped all across the world this week. Pamir will soon be headed to our shipping partners who will fulfill each order from different regional hubs. We are now entering the final stretch!
Since we are starting the shipping phase, we are moving forward with processing payments on Backerkit balances. We will initiate payment processing on Backerkit balances tomorrow, May 13th @ 5pm CST. If you pre-ordered add-ons above your original KS pledge or joined to the campaign as a late-backer on the pre-order store, your account balance will be processed and your card will be charged. If your card is declined, you will be notified and required to submit a valid card for your pre-order. Backerkit pre-orders must be updated with valid card information by the end of this week. If an outstanding balance remains after this week, your order will be be fulfilled to the original pledge.
Additionally, we sent out address confirmation emails to all backers. We will be sharing updated addresses and contact information with our shipping partners this week, so please confirm and update your address on your Backerkit survey if necessary.
Furthermore, I am thrilled to say we are ahead of schedule at the moment! Production has wrapped up smoothly and we are set for international freight. Since there are always a lot of factors at play that might affect the arrival of Pamir, I do not want to guarantee any specific shipping timeline for Backers to be receiving Pamir quiet yet. This is all to say, we are expecting Pax Pamir arrives to backers in June! More specifics to come in the next couple weeks.
Since we are working with fulfillment hubs in China and Australia, backers in SEA and Au/NZ will likely be receiving their copies slightly ahead of US/CA/EU. Pamir is arriving at the regional hubs on different schedules, so all backers won't receive Pamir on the same day. We are hoping to have the vast majority of copies in backers hands before the end of June / early July.
I'm thrilled we are moving quickly toward fulfillment, so if you have any questions or concerns about your order, please reach me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you all so much for the support. Stay tuned.
Final Proof Copy Arrives
about 1 month ago
– Wed, Apr 24, 2019 at 01:22:24 AM
It's been about a month since I last wrote to everyone, which is about as long as we've gone in-between updates. This is mostly because we haven't had much to report on our end. The game has been in production, and everything is on schedule.
I do have some news to share. I'm happy to report that, as of a few days ago, all principal production on the game is done! Today I approved the final proof for the game which gives Panda the green light to begin assembling the individual games. This process usually takes a couple weeks, mostly because it includes acclimatizing the punch-board to minimize any warping . The final proof looked wonderful, and I'm really impressed with the attention to detail the team at Panda demonstrated.
As I said back when we got our pre-production proof, it's hard to put into words the feeling of seeing this game on my table. Drew and I are both still filled with gratitude at you all for helping us make this crazy game, and that feeling hasn't diminished at all in the months since the project funded.
In addition to the production update, I wanted to let you all know that the price of the game on our Backerkit store will be inching once more to the games actual retail price (~$85) on May 1st. This doesn't impact any of you of course, but if you know any fence-sitters, now is the time for them to jump into the game. Also, pretty soon we'll be transitioning our "storefront" from Backerkit to a proper website. The remaining inventory will be sold primarily through that platform after we ship everyone here their copies.
Hopefully the next update you'll get from us will include a rough outline of our shipping schedule!
Live Teach and Play-through tonight at 9 EST
about 2 months ago
– Thu, Mar 28, 2019 at 01:25:16 AM
Cole is teaching and playing a full game of Pax Pamir on Heavy Cardboard tonight. Stream starts in about 10 minutes (9pm EST) on their HC Youtube channel.
If you are able to watch some of the stream, say hello in the comment section! You can find me there answering any and all Pamir questions tonight. Let us know what you are looking forward to the most about this new edition : )
Hope you can join us for the play-though!
Heavy Cardboard Teach and Playthrough and PAX East's First Look
2 months ago
– Tue, Mar 26, 2019 at 12:03:53 AM
I'm happy to report that I've survived my travels so far. It was wonderful to meet so many of you at SXSW in Austin and then at GDC in San Francisco. Thankfully, I've managed to get a little rest this weekend, because, in a few days, I'll be heading to Boston for PAX East.
Everything is going well as far as the production goes. I'm afraid we've entered the part of the process where we don't have much to show for it and where no news should be considered good news.
That said, we've got a few things for you in store. First, on Wednesday, I'll be joining Edward and his crew for a live teach and play-through over at Heavy Cardboard. We'll be starting the show at 9pm (Eastern US) and the whole stream will probably take two or three hours. Drew should be in the comments section as well to answer any questions you might have about the design or the production of the game.
After that I'll be taking my copy of Pamir to PAX East where it will be featured in the First Look section. For those that aren't familiar with the event, First Look is one of the real highlights of the PAX shows. Over about 20 tables, tons of upcoming games are featured and are set up in advance, ready to play. They even have a helpful staff that can guide you through the rules. If you happen to be in Boston and plan on going to the show, be sure to stop by and take a look!
I'll be spending most of my time at the show with my coworkers over at the Leder Games booth where we will be demoing some of the new content for Root. If you'd like to say hi, you can find me at booth TT52.
Alright, that's it for now. Hopefully I'll see you Wednesday for the stream!