A few things. I wanted to repost the newest Pixel Lincoln Kickstarter Update and I also wanted add some notes and thoughts afterwards.
From the Kickstarter:
Heads or Tails, You're the Winner
Time for a short production update for Pixel Lincoln.
As you may be aware, China is currently closed for business. Well, not the entire country, but the parts that are important to you and me are shut down for the Lunar New Year, commonly called the Chinese New Year, or just CNY. For about 10 days on either side of this floating holiday, the factories close down and all the workers go home to their families. It's like the American Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays all rolled into one extended family reunion.
Just before the holiday started, Panda finished their review of all the files and components for Pixel Lincoln and gave their official blessing. All the die lines are right. All the files are CMYK. All the meeples are marching in lockstep. All the coins are flipping with acceptable randomosity. In short, Panda is ready to start the presses rolling! As soon as the holiday ends, printing will begin in earnest.
What does that mean for you? Printing and assembly will take 45 to 60 days, so around the end of April, Pixel Lincoln should be ready to leave China. The journey to Boston takes about 35 days and Customs and local freight takes about 14 days. So, about 109 days after CNY ends, Pixel Lincoln "should" be in the Game Salute warehouse. Feb 20th + 109 Days = June 9, 2013 (give or take a few days).
Things could always go askew, so that date is subject to change, but it looks like we'll be aiming for a grand release at Origins2013.
Proof Copy Unboxing Video
Here's a quick video Jason shot of the proof copy of Pixel Lincoln...look at all the glorious cardboard!
House Rules Are The Rule
Use this special card to make your own House Rule. No matter how crazy it is...if this card comes out, you and your friends have to live by the rule!