Hello backers! Today’s update is an exciting one and a big step towards shipping out rewards. Let’s get right to it.

There’s so many I can’t get into the back of my storage unit – this is less than half of all the books!

Manufacturing is complete!

Left: Detail shot – this thing is kinda hard to photograph! Right: Size comparison between original HeroBook (yellow thread) and HeroBook GM (black thread)

I have received the full shipment of HeroBook GMs in Vancouver and am thrilled with the final product. The books look and feel great – the extra pages compared to the original HeroBook really add some nice extra heft, and it still lays beautifully flat on every page despite the thicker dimensions. I have one sitting on my table coffee table and every time I walk past it, the graphic details catch and reflect the light from the window beautifully. I’m really happy with it and I hope you will be too.

Left: Glamour shot! Right: An adorable piece from Haley Boros (IG: @hihaleyboros)

And now, more good news!

PDF version now available to all backers!

My second bit of good news: the PDF version of HeroBook GM has been released through BackerKit to all backers whose payments have successfully processed.  BackerKit will be sending out emails shortly with a link to download the file, and you can also access it by logging in to BackerKit directly. If you do not receive it within 24 hours, check your spam folder. If you don’t see it, there is most likely an issue with your pledge – please send me a message through Kickstarter or our website to get it sorted out. I hope the PDF gets you hyped for the real thing! I’d love to know your thoughts – make sure to leave a comment below and let me know what you think. 

What’s next?

It’s time to move into the first stage of fulfillment, which is getting the books and all of the accessories from our home base in Vancouver to our four Blackbox fulfillment warehouses in the United States (Los Angeles), Canada (Toronto), the United Kingdom (Northampton), and Australia (Sydney). Accessory items have either already arrived in Vancouver (pens & cloths) or will be arriving within a couple of days (dice). As such, things are moving very smoothly here and all of our items should be delivered to fulfillment warehouses within a few weeks. Because the Christmas season is obviously the busiest time of year for our fulfillment partner, I do not yet know exactly when fulfillment will begin, and there is always a chance of a delay due to customs or some other unforeseen problem. I have had a few backers ask if the delivery will be in time for Christmas, and although it is possible that fulfillment will begin in December, I am not comfortable adjusting our delivery estimate until I have a firm start date for shipping. Of course, the moment I get an updated ETA from Blackbox, you’ll be the first to know. 

Shipping addresses will be locked on November 30th!

In order to prepare for final fulfillment, I will be locking shipping addresses on the last day of November. That means if you need to update your shipping address, you have 15 days from now to do so. To update your shipping address, log into your BackerKit account that you set up to answer your backer survey. If you forgot your login or still haven’t filled out the survey, go to this link to send yourself an email with a login link

Material Components @ PAX Unplugged

PAX Unplugged is three weeks away! I’m incredibly excited to get back to Philly for our second year at this awesome convention. Come and get your first look at the finished HeroBook GM, which we will have several copies of on hand for your viewing pleasure. As backer fulfillment will not be complete by then, HeroBook GM will not be for sale, but we will have all of our original HeroBooks and lots of accessories available. If you’re a backer of this or our previous campaign, I would love to meet you and thank you in person for your support, so please stop by and introduce yourself.

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