Countdown to Fulfillment, November 2020: July Update
10 days ago
– Sat, Jul 04, 2020 at 10:07:27 AM
This update marks the beginning of our standard Kickstarter update schedule for this project. From here on out, you can expect an update on the 1st of each month. Other than that, we'll only issue updates on special occasions.
This will change once fulfillment begins in November. At that point, since we're actively fulfilling, we'll add a second update every month, on the 15th, to let you know how fulfillment is progressing.
Now that we've covered that, let's check in with where things stand.
PHASE ONE: Concept to Kickstarter Launch - Complete!
- Initial Development, Contacting Manufacturing Partners & Collaborators - Complete!
- Finalizing Designs, Manufacturing Partners & Collaborators - Complete!
- Getting Production Samples, Marketing Assets, Building Kickstarter - Complete!
- Kickstarter Campaign Launch - Complete!
PHASE TWO: Funding & Data Collection - Complete!
- Kickstarter Campaign Successfully Funded - Complete!
- Kickstarter Funds Released, BackerKit Survey Sent - Complete!
- Completion of BackerKit Survey - Complete!
PHASE THREE - Production & Fulfillment - In Progress!
- Manufacturing Orders Placed, Product Numbers Finalized - In Progress!
- Production Begins - Begins July 2020 - In Progress!
- Fulfillment Begins! - Begins November 2020
As of this writing, we have submitted the initial orders to our manufacturing partners, who are preparing and, in some cases, have already begun production. In other words - it has begun! Are you excited? We're excited.
As discussed in our last update, we'll be checking weekly for newly completed surveys/orders in BackerKit, and processing those orders then. This will happen towards the end of every week - generally on Fridays. New pre-orders will also be processed at that time. As we've submitted our initial orders, it's possible some late orders will be delayed to the next delivery wave as a result. If you still haven't finished your survey and selected your items, please do so immediately to avoid further delays!
Our vlog series is back! Season five officially kicked off this past Friday, and we're back on our regular schedule of new episodes every Friday and Wednesday. This season promises to be quite eventful, with episodes coming from not one but TWO locations - here in Massachusetts at Wyrmwood HQ, and at our sister shop in Pennsylvania. The locations will alternate, with full episodes from each location. The season premiere features a discussion of the numbers from this Kickstarter... and also stops in with two of our own (spoiler, one of them is writing this) as we embark on a new chapter of life...
Be sure to subscribe so you're first to catch every new episode when it drops: https://www.youtube.com/wyrmwoodtv
Thanks, everyone - we'll be back in August with another update!
BackerKit Charges in Progress
22 days ago
– Mon, Jun 22, 2020 at 10:35:09 PM
This is just a brief update to let you all know that the BackerKit charges are in progress now, so those of you that added a card in BackerKit will see the charges start to come through. This also includes current pre-orders.
That effectively completes the funding phase of the project! Next comes ordering, sourcing and manufacturing, so it's up to us and our partners now!
Below is a quick summary of where we are in the project.
PHASE ONE: Concept to Kickstarter Launch
Initial Development, Contacting Manufacturing Partners & Collaborators - Complete!
Finalizing Designs, Manufacturing Partners & Collaborators - Complete!
Getting Production Samples, Marketing Assets, Building Kickstarter - Complete!
Kickstarter Campaign Launch - Complete!
PHASE TWO: Funding & Data Collection
Kickstarter Campaign Successfully Funded - Complete!
Kickstarter Funds Released, BackerKit Survey Sent - Complete!
Completion of BackerKit Survey - Complete!
PHASE THREE - Production & Fulfillment
Manufacturing Orders Placed, Product Numbers Finalized - In Progress!
Production Begins - Begins July 2020
Fulfillment Begins! - Begins November 2020
If you missed the initial survey deadline, we will still be filling your order. We'll be screening for late pledges every Friday, and processing those orders then, starting this week. New pre-orders will also be processed at that time. Please note that we are currently placing orders with our manufacturing partners based on the information we had at time of lockdown; while we're intentionally ordering additional quantities beyond the orders alone to cover late surveys, it's possible some orders will be delayed to the next delivery wave as a result. If you still haven't finished your survey and selected your items, please do so immediately to avoid further delays!
Our vlog series has been taking a break while we prepare for season five - it officially launches this coming Friday, the 26th. There's never been a better time to catch up on old episodes, or subscribe so you're first to catch every new episode when it drops: https://www.youtube.com/wyrmwoodtv
That about does it for this one. We'll check in on July 1st and let you know how things are progressing!
BackerKit LOCKED. What's Next?
25 days ago
– Sat, Jun 20, 2020 at 01:06:00 AM
Thanks to all of you for filling out your surveys! We had a handful that didn't get filled out by the deadline yesterday; we'll be following up with those backers soon.
At this point, your orders are officially locked. Of course, you'll be able to change your address as needed, up until fulfillment. You can do so by simply returning to your survey, so keep those invitation emails handy if you're planning a move this year!
We had initially planned to charge orders with outstanding balances today, but we're going to push that back slightly until Monday. So be aware you'll see that charge come through Monday or Tuesday of next week. This only applies to items you added in BackerKit beyond your initial pledge, of course.
Next Steps and Future Updates
We've already compiled the numbers and are getting the final orders placed with our suppliers for the early tiers as we speak.
We'll reach out with another brief update Monday, once the charges have gone out, but after that, we'll likely settle into our standard update schedule, which is pretty simple. All projects get an update on the 1st of each month, every month until fulfillment is complete. Once projects enter fulfillment, there will be an additional update on the 15th of each month, until the project is completed.
There may occasionally be updates outside of that schedule as needed.
We hope every one of you has a great weekend, and we're grateful for all of your support. Thanks so much for making this such a successful campaign!
We can hardly wait until these dice start... rolling out.
REMINDER: Lockdown is only 48 HOURS away!
28 days ago
– Tue, Jun 16, 2020 at 11:38:26 PM
BackerKit Lockdown: Thursday, June 18th
Another brief check-in to remind you that the BackerKit survey will be LOCKING DOWN in just a couple of days, on the morning of this coming Thursday! As detailed in our last update, most surveys have been fully completed, but there are just a bit under 900 remaining outstanding. Orders submitted past the lockdown are likely to be delayed significantly, so please fill it out now to avoid delays or errors with your order.
Once again, if you can't find your survey invitation email, you can navigate to the following page, and enter the email address you used to back the project for another invite: https://dice-by-wyrmwood.backerkit.com/
Thank you all for your support, and let us know if we can be of assistance, especially if you haven't yet completed your BackerKit survey!
Less Than ONE WEEK Left in BackerKit!
about 1 month ago
– Sun, Jun 14, 2020 at 02:07:00 AM
The vast majority of you have filled out your surveys and selected your items, which is great! Only about 10% of surveys have not been filled out yet - if you've been putting it off, just remember that there is now less than ONE WEEK LEFT to get the survey in, so please fill it out as soon as possible!
If you can't find your survey invitation email, you can navigate to the following page, and enter the email address you used to back the project for another invite: https://dice-by-wyrmwood.backerkit.com/
Numbers & Production
We're already getting numbers together and sharing them with our partners to plan production and place initial orders. We'll dive into these more in the future, but here's some quick, fun bits of what we're seeing so far:
Most Popular Resin Set: Undertow
Most Popular Gemstone Set: Raised Obsidian
Most Popular Glass Set: Dahlia Candy Glass
Most Popular Wooden Set: Purpleheart
Most Popular Designer Set: Eldritch Pact by Savage & Quinn
Total Dice Ordered: Approximately 300,000
Just take a minute and let that last one sink in... I know we still are. But wait... there's more.
How much is that amount of dice going to weigh, you might be wondering? Well, a rough estimate comes to over 4,500 pounds, or more than two metric tons of dice. That's about as much weight as you'd expect of an average African Forest Elephant or Black Rhinoceros, or a particularly heavy - perhaps a hungry, hungry - Hippopotamus.
Alright, that about does it for fun facts - if you haven't filled out your survey yet, there's no time like the present. We're always available to help with any issues, so don't hesitate to message us if you need us. As always, thank you for all of your support!