This is the tenth WAR ROOM Bulletin. Apart from the localization segment, this update repeats a lot of info given in recent Kickstarter updates.
Here's how to keep up with the latest:
PRE-ORDERS ENDING SOON
We will be accepting pre-orders at the price of $149 for the core game of War Room and $99 for the Jumbo Pack until the last second of December 31, 2018. In 2019 you will still be able to order while the limited supplies last, but the price will increase to $195 for core to account for warehousing and other overhead costs. War Room will not be available by retail any time soon. Being an indy developer, we can only afford to print a few hundred extra beyond pre-orders for this first print run.
ETA FOR SHIPPING
Final setup and printing has begun. Hurrah! I expect it will take several months given the massive scope of the game. This means, as previously mentioned, that we are looking at early 2019. I choose not to get more specific than that until I hear more information from the manufacturer. I am shifting my focus to dealing with our preferred shipping services to the various zones.
TRANSLATIONS INTO FRENCH, GERMAN, AND MAYBE SPANISH
We are planning to offer sticker kits in each language along with translated rules. These will also be available as print-n-play on BGG eventually. Besides the rulebook, there isn't that much that needs changing except for some parts of the Morale Board, Battle-boards, reference mats, and the center Stress Wheel. A few amazing individuals are volunteering their time to make this possible. Please email email@example.com If you want to contribute to proofing any of these (for I will be mostly useless as an foreign language editor).
SHIPPING ADDRESS DETAILS
If you have address changes feel free to update your survey response directly in Kickstarter and/or Shopify. I will announce when that info is locked and we are about to ship a few weeks in advance of actually shipping. After that we'll have to update addresses "manually" by email communication. By the way, there are about 10 people who never submitted a SURVEY response. For those 10, I still need a shipping address via the survey. Pre-orders from the Shopify website and KS orders will be automatically combined. I will be sending out notices to anyone that has any potential funkiness or special case needs.
I've posted two recent video on our YouTube channel presenting a few of the latest final components. I'll be posting more as they come in. There are older ones, too. Once I have a final sample of everything I'll make a "grand summary" video showing off everything at once.
BATTLEBOARDS, MORALE BOARD, PUNCHBOARD TOKENS, NATIONAL FLAGS, TERRITORY CARDS, CARD HOLDERS, STORAGE BOXES
RESOURCE TRACKER PEGBOARDS
Yes, we plan to make a sticker patch available for the censored Chinese flag. More details on how we go about making that available will be announced once the game is exported.
I personally apologize for the delay in production as the original ETA was December 2018 with many hopes for War Room to act as a nice bulky present to unwrap excitedly during the Holiday season. Disappointing as the delay can be, I hope that everyone at least acknowledges our priority is to make a quality game by being methodical, thorough and honest as possible. After 5 years of development we don't want to trip when the finish line is in sight. Many thanks for all of your valuable input.