Confrontation: Kickstarter Update
Es gibt wieder ein Lebenszeichen vom Confrontation-Kickstarter.
Here’s the news regarding the progress in our projects. We’re not giving you weekly updates like we wanted to, for the simple reason that things aren’t moving as quickly as we’d like them to. We have a number of active projects, and we’re making progress on all of them: Confrontation Classic, the resin models, the rules for Confrontation Resurrection, the ArenA project (revealed during the Octogones Convention by the authors, whom we thank), the Confrontation role-playing game, etc. In addition, there are the various publishing concerns of our business.
Trying to be everywhere meant we were getting nowhere. This is why we made the following announcement in September: Sans-Détour will reduce their book publishing activity in order to focus its energy and resources on the Confrontation project.
Priority to the metal Confrontation Classic models
We’ve hit some delays on launching production. We’re perfectly aware of the expectation on your end and we’d rather like to keep you informed. This delay is costing Sans-Détour operating costs, fees, salaries, etc. And we now have to work out expenses linked to fabrication (purchase of large quantities of metal for DTR, fabrication of the boxes, then, when the time comes, shipping, etc.), which clearly risks further stretching out the announced shipping delays. We will unfortunately not deliver for the end of this year, but all avenues are being explored so that you can get your first Classic models as soon as possible.
We’re also continuing the development of side projects, in order to not keep Confrontation Classic from having to bear all of Sans-Détour’s operating costs and so that we can keep moving forward.
As for the models themselves, we’re preparing the last few pieces, specifically the tabs under the feet (an aspect we actually hadn’t planned for!).
We are currently awaiting some metal models produced by DTR. They have been working hard on this !
The production of the Wyrm and Hydra has been delayed, as their fabrication is a real technical challenge for De Tinnen Roos, who are more specialized in metal production. Actually, the risks of breakage and miscasts are high for some of the few delicate parts of these pieces. As soon as DTR has consolidated the design of these parts, they will send us a few resin castings, so that we can finish this first wave of shipping. We’ve made a few mistakes in a row and have suffered some blowback for this aspect of production and we’ve agreed with DTR to continue working on this specific production with other partners who are more experienced with it (we’ll share more details with you as soon as possible).