LAST CALL to complete your Pledge Manager until July 22
25 days ago
– Thu, Jul 21, 2022 at 12:55:33 AM
A huge thanks to every one of you who has already filled out the Pledge Manager! But as there are still quite few backers who have not, we decided to give you a few extra days to complete the survey until this coming Friday July 22, 10am ET time, after which we will lock the orders.
Reminder: Shipping and VAT/taxes will be charged at a later date (estimate November 2022) and you will still be able to edit your shipping address until we lock the addresses. We will give you plenty of notice for this. If you are from the Baltics, you will be able to choose your free local pickup at this stage too.
- Iron Forest team
Pledge manager closing in two weeks!
about 2 months ago
– Thu, Jun 30, 2022 at 02:22:41 PM
We are hard at work on preparing files for the manufacturer, so we will be needing final production numbers soon. This is a kind reminder for those who have not yet completed their pledge manager survey, please do it by July 17 (icluding). Those who have already done it, thank you very much!
Bigger update will come sometime after pledge manager closes.
-Iron Forest team
Heads buried in the development...but we have not forgotten about you!
3 months ago
– Sun, May 29, 2022 at 05:03:47 PM
First of all, thanks to everyone who has filled out the pledge manager! It's fantastic to see that so many of you were excited to get The Emperor and Pawclaw mini expansions, which is why you unlocked this pledge manager stretch goal within matter of hours! For those who haven't completed the pledge manager, you still have time until July 17, 2022.
In the meantime, we have been working hard on playtesting the scenarions, mini expansions and finishing off the 3D files. That's why we've been silent - no time for the wicked! ;)
The Emperor and Pawclaw.
The Emperor and Pawclaw playtesting has been going well and we are quite happy with the results! They both work nicely with Iron Forest and ICECOOL(s) and we think that you will enjoy them in any of the games. But even though The Emperor mini works really well, it looks that Pawclaw has eaten too much honey and and doesn't want to get up after being flicked around... so we're gone back to adjusting the 3D mini with our artist and 3D designer. Oh the joys of development!
First 3D printed prototypes of the Emperor (left) and Pawclaw (right) minis
Check out the Pawclaw..belly full of honey!
Scenarios, cards and all other stuff made of paper.
Our current schedule is to submit all the paper stuff to the manufacturer by the end of June. We've been also quite actively testing and balancing all the new scenarios and game modes. At this point we have finished Free For All and Mechaball, but ICECOOL+Iron Forest Mashup and Mecha Special ability cards still need some work. Everything else is pretty much done and we are very excited how well it has been going!
D20 becomes D16!
During playtesting we were not happy with how the D20 dice rolled when they were flicked into. We looked into other options and decided to switch to D16 dice, which rolls way better when the miniatures bumb into them. Another cool thing what will make this game stand out - how many other games use custom made D16?
Improving the risers (aka legs).
Even though we think that the upper level is very stable, some of the reviewers and backers raised concerns that is it not stable enough. Therefore we are working on a different solution which we hope to share with you in the coming weeks. If they turn out how we want them, they will be EPIC!
If you have any other questions, feel free to just drop them in the comments!
- Iron Forest team
THE PLEDGE MANAGER, LOOT BOX, PAWCLAW and THE EMPEROR.
4 months ago
– Fri, Apr 15, 2022 at 07:56:14 AM
THE PLEDGE MANAGER IS HERE!
In the next 24hrs we are going to open pledge manager, as well as late pledges. You will soon receive a survey link in your email associated with Kickstarter account.
*If you wish to change your contact email address, please get in touch with us via Kickstarter messages or by writing to email@example.com
*If you are a retailer and want to switch to a Retailer Pledge, get in touch with us via Kickstarter messages or by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEDGES WILL BE OPEN UNTIL JULY 17, 2022.
Please fill out the survey until the deadline so that we can lock the pledge amount and start the production.
SHIPPING & VAT/taxes: We currently don't have shipping & VAT/tax prices entered for rewards in the pledge manager. We plan to wait until closer to fulfillment to enter & charge you for the items on your survey to get the most accurate/fair fulfillment prices. We will update backers after entering those shipping prices & VAT/tax before we charge you in the pledge manager. If you have any questions please click the "need help" on your survey.
WHEN YOU ARE CHARGED:
On July 18, 2022 we will charge you for any items.
Shipping and VAT/taxes will be charged closer to fulfillment. Currently we estimate it could be November 2022, but we will certainly keep you informed on the progress and send an update on this.
ADDRESS CHANGES: You can change your address until around November 2022 when we lock the addresses and charge for shipping & VAT/tax, so even if your order is locked, you can still edit the address. We will keep you informed for any changes.
THIS IS WHAT WE DECIDED...
Just like you, we really wanted to unlock three very exciting mini expansions. Since we almost (almost..) got there, we figured out a way how to get them to you.
First, you will get the Loot Box mini expansion for free! That's right, that's how much we love you friends!
These antient boxes usually contain Power-Ups that Animal Clans and Iron Force use in their battles. Each team gets their own Loot Box. Opposing team places it anywhere on the game board, and when you collect your team's Loot Box, you get 2 extra Power-Up cards and an extra turn. Sometimes that might be all it would take to win the Scenario! You can add this mini expansion to any scenario!
But we will need a little help from you to produce the other two mini expansions - ''The Emperor'' and the ''Pawclaw'' (working titles)!
We will offer them as stretch goal add-ons in the pledge manager and we need to reach at least 200 of each to be able to produce them. To make them even more desirable, you will be able to use them both not only for Iron Forest, but also as mini expansions for ICECOOL and ICECOOL2.
''The Emperor'' mini expansion.
This mini expansion comes with 1 flickable miniature and 6 snowflake tokens.
In Iron Forest this mini expansion can be added to any scenario. ''The Emperor'' is trying to freeze both teams' mechas. If a team's all mechas are frozen, they lose the scenario.
In ICECOOL "The Emperor" let's you mess with other players or help yourself. By collecting snowflake tokens, you can move fish onto any other door or exchange your fish cards with new ones from the deck.
''Pawclaw'' mini expansion.
This mini expansion comes with 1 flickable miniature and 7 honey barrel tokens.
This mechanical bear is crazy for honey! This mini expansion essentially gives you an extra turn, but with the ''Pawclaw'' miniature.
In Iron Forest this mini expansion can be added to any scenario. The team that has most honey tokens acquired at the end of their turn, gets to use the ''Pawclaw'' miniature to help achieve their scenario goal.
In ICECOOL each player collects honey barrel tokens, which can be exchanged for an extra turn with ''Pawclaw'' to help you get the fish or catch the rascals.
- Iron Forest team
Last chance to get a free enamel BBIT pin!
4 months ago
– Wed, Apr 13, 2022 at 02:54:51 AM
Look out for survey email in the next few days - pledge manager launching at the end of the week!
LAST CHANCE TO GET A FREE ENAMEL PIN!
And again a little reminder to those of you that did not see our other updates - don't forget to sign up to Iron Forest newsletter here if you wish to receive an exclusive enamel BBIT pin along with your game. Since pledge manager is launching this week, you don't have much time left so sign up now and don't miss this opportunity!
YOUR NAME ON THE BOX.
As you might remember from this update, all backers will have their names printed on the Iron Forest box!
We will be using the first and last name you’ve entered into the pledge manager by default. If you want a different name on the box, or you don't want your name on the box at all, you will be able to pick that option in the pledge manager.
The deadline for adjusting the name is May 31, 2022. This is because we have to hand in files to our manufacturer and ensure we get the game to you in time :)
If we don’t hear from you until then, we will be using the name in your pledge manager account by default, but please note that we will review every name and we will not be able to print offensive or trademarked names.
- Iron Forest team