Apr 3rd, 2012 by Terence Jason Dorman
by Michael (Arcane Tinmen)
One of the things that has been taking up a lot of my time these past weeks have been then finalization of the Seed 3 production. We have had the files (cards) ready to go for a while now, but these things are never as easy as you would like them to be. For some reason we had a duplicate set of files, and that of course wouldn’t have been a problem if they had been exact duplicates, but one folder contained old and discarded files and by mistake these were the ones that Cartamundi received. Luckily it was caught during the proofreading process, but it did mean sending the files back and forth again as well as a new approval process.
At the last minute we also discovered that some of the cards had not been updated to include the new multiplayer language (replacing “both players” with “all players, “your opponent” with “an opponent” etc.). We felt that this was a particularly important thing to do because multiplayer has a special role to play in the Seed 3 set. All of the thirty regular cards in the box can be used with any type of Spoils game, be that normal Limited or Constructed. But there will be some special cards in the box designed to give players looking for multiplayer games a special treat!
Just today I have finally, FINALLY, gotten the production schedule for Seed 3 from Cartamundi, and the production will be finished five or six weeks from now. Unfortunately this does not mean we can release the product right at that time as we of course need to calculate shipping time on top of this, which only takes two to three days from Denmark to Belgium, but takes four to five weeks for the boat to reach American shores and our warehouse there. On top of that we need to allow for another few weeks to get the product to the distributors and allow for them to pass it onto retailers. On the plus side, however, this gives us plenty of time to plan exciting pre-release and release events.
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