May Check-in Time!
11 days ago
– Sun, May 12, 2019 at 12:30:28 AM
Greeting to all you survivors out there!
We're back again with your monthly check-in until we have this project fully completed and out to you. As normal, this will be pretty quick with a focus on getting you the details.
So, the remaining physical products. We've had a few questions ping in on this since the last update, and we're happy to let you know the last of the physical products are on their way to the warehouses and are slated to arrive on the 20th. At that point it will be a matter of splitting out the product for your individual shipments and sending them out. In other words, we're not too far off now from you having the Gamemaster's Guide and all the accessories in your hands! Once the products start rolling out for shipment we'll do a followup update here on the Project to let you all know, and that will likely come between this monthly update and the next.
As a quick note, for those outside of the US, while we are getting much closer to fulfillment we do anticipate it taking slightly longer to get into your hands simply due to the logistics of the shipping. We'll be keeping you appraised, of course.
For the last of the Stretch Goal content we still have three items on the docket yet. On the Syrinscape Soundset we're looking to get some studio time in here soon to be able to record a few special items we're going to need for that. The first of our Strain Series books, ZOMBV, will be closing out the remaining development by the end of this month and will be moving into the Editing and Layout side of the process. For our second Strain Series book, Chimera, the development side of that is now sitting at 50% of the desired page count, thus keeping it on target to follow right along ZOMBV in the pipeline.
Thanks for popping in for this quick rundown of the remaining content. We're getting much closer now to having this project fully closed out. Thanks again to all of you amazing folks for supporting us and bringing the 2nd Edition to life!
Your April Checkin
about 1 month ago
– Tue, Apr 09, 2019 at 10:30:08 PM
We just wanted to drop by with a quick line to let you all know that the remaining physical products are arriving in our warehouses, and once everything has arrived at all locations we'll begin the process of getting your shipments out. There are still a few things running on the production line yet, specifically cards, so we do have a bit more time until we can start up the fulfillment process here, but things are plugging along as expected. Just wanted to make sure we kept you all in the loop.
As a quick reminder, we've been processing through anyone who has let us know that they did not get their link for the Gamemaster's Guide PDF - if you still do not have your link to download the Gamemaster's Guide PDF please let us know as soon as possible so we can be sure to get that over to you!
That covers it for this brief update - keep on surviving!
Monthly Update Time!
2 months ago
– Wed, Mar 13, 2019 at 04:04:13 PM
Hey there Survivors, we're just dropping a quick line to check in with all of you. All the items are to the production pipeline (that is, with printers) at various stages. For those unaware, this is the phase where files are sent to the factories/printers, some back and forth occurs to hammer out any last issues before the major run, doing the major runs of the products, shipping to the distribution warehouses, and prepping everything for final delivery. Each of the remaining core products are at various points of this process chain, and all development focus is back on our Stretch Content we need to work through, namely the Strain Series supplements.
That said, we still want to generally keep a flow of monthly check-ins with you all until we get everything out the door, even if that is just something quick like this to let you know things are simply progressing as expected.
Now that you've had some time with it, sound off in the comments to let us know what you think of the digital Gamemaster's Guide and we'll be back to let you know when there is something more interesting to share!
Civilization Begins with Order, Grows with Liberty...
3 months ago
– Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 01:22:51 PM
And Dies with Chaos.
As we continue to move towards delivering your Add-Ons and Stretch Goals, we hoped to take this opportunity to reach out with word of a new project, Icarus.
Ever wonder how the world ended? Or why? Explore the apocalypse for yourself with Icarus, a new collaborative storytelling game from Hunters Entertainment that just funded on Kickstarter.
Create your own version of the city-nation Icarus and tell the story of it’s fall from glory in a GM-less card and dice driven system. Play as key characters in the collapse and together uncover how the city falls.
Perfect as a session 0 for Outbreak: Undead or for fleshing out any post-apocalypse. Players come together to create a world at large that is worthy of indepth exploration.
The glory of Icarus only lasts a moment, the collapse is coming!
Come and see for yourself:
The Radio Cracks to Life!
4 months ago
– Sat, Feb 02, 2019 at 04:10:38 PM
Slight Delay, Back With News!
Greetings Survivors! First off, sorry for the delay in getting this update out to you. We've been working to get things in place so that this update had something nice and special for you but hit some snags on it, but we're here now!
Digital Gamemaster's Guide Inbound!
And here is the big thing that was causing all the hold up. We're very please to let you all know that the Outbreak: Undead.. 2nd Edition Gamemaster's Guide is all completed! We've sent files off to the printers to get the physical books printing so we'll be able to get those out to you all as planned. That also means we've had a chance to get the digital PDF of the book ready to go as well.
As you're likely well aware, over the last few days DriveThruRPG.com has been working on a server migration which has caused the site to be intermittently accessible. This impacted our ability to get files uploaded to the site for distribution, and we've been working through that the past couple days. The good news is we've managed to finish working our way through it today, and have run through the process of getting the emails going out to backers to grab their copies.
IMPORTANT! With the fact that DriveThruRPG.com is still in the process of sorting out all of the issues we the servers we do have some concerns that these emails might not process as expected. If you do not receive your email from DriveThruRPG.com containing the download link for your backer copy of the book within 24 hours please let us know so we can reprocess the fulfillment!
This marks the final portion of the core rules being available to our amazing community, and we really couldn't be more excited to see what you all think!
The Rest of the Project Continues!
So, with that news out there you might be asking yourself about the other outstanding parts of the project. So, let us take a quick moment to address that:
- As we have noted in previous updates the Accessories (Decks, Tokens, etc) are all designed and running through the production pipeline so they can be ready to go for fulfillment at the same time as the physical copies of the Gamemaster's Guide!
- The Syrinscape Soundset is in production, we're working on sorting out a few special custom recordings that we'd like to include in the set. We've gotten to play around with an early version of the set already, and we think you're really going to love it.
- Both of the Strain Series books that we unlocked over the course of the campaign are well into development as we have previously noted, and are now coming back up the pipeline in order to finish them both off and get them out to all of you. You can expect to see these start releasing later in the year.
That pretty well covers the rest of the remaining products from the campaign still in the pipeline. Thanks for your patience and continued support!