Iron Clays & Spades

Created by Gavan Brown of Roxley Games

Luxury tabletop game counters, elegant storage containers, and beautifully designed playing cards in letter pressed boxes.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

STATUS REPORT - 2019.10.10 - Nearly All Items in Production. Brass: Birmingham is Back, & a Top 10 Game!
5 days ago – Sat, Oct 12, 2019 at 12:30:37 AM

TL;DR: Manufacturing is under way for all but the printed 200 and 400 boxes; we remain on schedule. Brass: Birmingham is back, and is available from Roxley or your FLGS. 

 Manufacturing Update

Chips (New Denominations) - Our contact at the manufacturer is on vacation this week.  We assume that the moulds are completed and we will hopefully be receiving final colored samples soon.  Once these are complete and they have sent samples we approve, we'll share some photos of the new denominations!

Chips (Existing Denominations) - Manufacturing of these 2.9 million chips is ongoing and is expected to continue for months.

200 Wooden Chest - Prepress complete!  We have issued an order to the manufacturer to begin production!

200 Printed Box - Our contact at the manufacturer is on vacation this week.  We are still awaiting sample printed prototypes of these boxes so that we can select an appropriate foil and begin production.  These printed boxes have the smallest lead time of any of the parts of this project.

400 Wooden Chest - Prepress complete!  We have issued an order to the manufacturer to begin production!

400 Printed Box - Our contact at the manufacturer is on vacation this week.  We are still awaiting sample printed prototypes of these boxes so that we can select an appropriate foil and begin production.  These printed boxes have the smallest lead time of any of the parts of this project.

Iron Spades - Decks are currently being produced by USPCC! Once complete they will be shipped to Art Of Play for final assembly.

Manufacturing of everything except for the 200 and 400 printed box has now begun. Barring natural, unnatural, or supernatural disasters, we are still very much on target for fulfillment of the Iron Clays and Spades to begin in January 2020.  (Fingers crossed!)

 Brass: Birmingham Is Back!

For those who have been waiting for the reprint, Brass: Birmingham has returned! The retail version is already in friendly local game stores, and you can once again order the original Kickstarter Deluxe versions of Birmingham and/or Lancashire, including 78 Iron Clays, from the Brass Preorder store.

(Orders placed now will ship within 1-2 weeks, depending on your location; we unfortunately cannot combine shipping of Brass with your Iron Clays pledge. Canadian customers may be delayed, as Snakes & Lattes has not yet confirmed their stock has cleared customs at the border. We can still add Brass fillout sets to your pledge, even if it has already been locked down! Message us at ks@roxley.com if you'd like to request this.)

Brass: Birmingham Enters the Top 10 at Boardgamegeek!

Brass: Birmingham is the jewel of Roxley's collection, and it continues to shine! Team Roxley would like to express our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to all who have taken the time to rate it - we always appreciate your honest feedback on this and all of our other games.

 I just found out about the Iron Clays! Can I still buy some? 

Yes you can!

Click here to access the Iron Clays & Iron Spades Preorder Store!

Keep rollin' sixes,

Gavan Brown & Team Roxley

P.S.: More big things are coming from Roxley! So if you haven’t already, be sure to follow us on BGG, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter...and also right here on Kickstarter!

STATUS REPORT - 2019.09.26 - Manufacturing Proceeding - Wooden Chest 400 Images
20 days ago – Fri, Sep 27, 2019 at 03:40:16 AM

Manufacturing Update

Chips (New Denominations) - We have received test shots of our selected Pantones, and they look fantastic. The manufacturer is still in the process of making moulds. Once these are complete and they have sent samples we approve, we'll share some photos of the new denominations!

Chips (Existing Denominations) - Manufacturing of these 2.9 million chips is ongoing and is expected to continue for months.

200 Wooden Chest - Prepress complete!  These will begin production as soon as the 400 box is declared complete.

200 Printed Box - We have defined embossing and foil areas for the factory.  We are now getting full prototypes so that we can select an appropriate foil for the boxes.

400 Wooden Chest - A new sample of this JUST arrived in time to be included in this update. We are still reviewing it, but we have included some images for you below!

400 Printed Box - We have defined embossing and foil areas for the factory.  We are now getting full prototypes so that we can select an appropriate foil for the boxes. A picture of the blank physical prototype is included below.

Iron Spades - Decks are being printed at USPCC very soon. Once complete they will be shipped to Art Of Play for final assembly.

Manufacturing of almost all of the components has now begun.  The last two things that need to be wrapped up are some paperwork and timelines with the wooden chest manufacturer, and for the final approval and foil designs of the samples of the 200 and 400 printed boxes, which we are expecting this week.

It is still possible that there could be delays--in the past, we've faced everything from typhoons to labor strikes to trade wars to manufacturing challenges, which each impact project fulfillment negatively.  (In fact, we think we're due for some good luck with this one! 😊). But barring natural, unnatural, or supernatural disasters, we are still very much on target for fulfillment of the Iron Clays and Spades to begin in January 2020.  (Fingers crossed!)

400 Wooden Chest Images

400 Printed Box Prototype

We've had a number of messages about the 400 Printed Box, asking for exact dimensions. While we don't yet have a prototype with the artwork, the physical shape and size is finalized; We've had a number of messages about the 400 Printed Box, asking for exact dimensions. While we don't yet have a prototype with the artwork, the physical shape and size is finalized; it measures 14" x 9" x 2.75" (35.5 x 23 x 7 cm) and is not too deep to fit into a standard Kallax, as pictured below. 

(Note, this is still an advance prototype, and we've put it through some abuse and testing here in the office. The red ribbon is coming out of the left hand side of the box, for illustration purposes; the top lid is the panel that is up against against Brass: Birmingham).

I just found out about these! Can I still buy some?

Yes you can!

Click here to access the Iron Clays & Iron Spades Preorder Store!

Keep rollin' sixes,

Gavan Brown & Team Roxley

P.S.: More big things are coming from Roxley! So if you haven’t already, be sure to follow us on BGG, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter...and also right here on Kickstarter!

STATUS REPORT - 2019.09.12 - 400 Printed Box Revealed. BackerKit Billing on September 24th.
about 1 month ago – Fri, Sep 13, 2019 at 02:17:19 AM

BackerKit Billing on September 24th

For those who have filled out their survey, in order to finalize order numbers with the manufacturer and fulfillment partners, we will be locking down, finalizing, and billing orders in 12 days' time. Preorders will remain open, and those who have not yet finalized their surveys will still be able to do so, but this is the moment where it officially becomes possible for individual items to begin selling out. If you have not yet finished your survey, we recommend you try not to leave it too much longer.

Can I request earlier or later billing? - You can! Please message us at ks@roxley.com with the details (try to do it a few days ahead of your deadline if possible, especially if requesting a delay).

Can I add to my order or change the address, later on after it is locked? - Yes; message us at ks@roxley.com with the details, and we will be happy to assist.

Prepress Update

Chips (New Denominations) - The manufacturer is in the process of making moulds.  We are currently waiting test shots of our selected pantones for new denominations.

Chips (Existing Denominations) - Manufacturing has already begun for existing denominations!

200 Wooden Chest - Prepress complete.  These will begin production as soon as the 400 box is declared complete.

200 Printed Box - We are still defining embossing areas, as well as the areas we would like to have foiled.

400 Wooden Chest - We are awaiting delivery of the 400 wooden chest Golden Sample as we speak.  We plan to have photos of these to show in the next update.  If everything looks good, we will begin production of these by the end of the month.

400 Printed Box - We have sent the design off to the manufacturer!  Please see the 3D renderings our team created below.  NOTE: these are not photographs, just conceptual 3D renderings of what we are trying to achieve with the design.  We are ordering full mockup proofs to ensure everything is functional, and that the foil looks amazing!

3D rendered concept image ONLY. Final product and finish will vary.
3D rendered concept image ONLY. Final product and finish will vary.
3D rendered concept image ONLY. Final product and finish will vary.

Iron Spades - The decks have been ordered.  We are waiting for physical proofs from USPCC.

Manufacturing has begun! It is not yet in full swing on all items and components, but it should be by the end of the month.

I just found out about these! Can I still buy some?

Yes you can!

Click here to access the Iron Clays & Iron Spades Preorder Store!

Keep rollin' sixes,

Gavan Brown & Team Roxley

P.S.: More big things are coming from Roxley! So if you haven’t already, be sure to follow us on BGG, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter...and also right here on Kickstarter!

STATUS REPORT - 2019.08.28 - Prepress Complete. Brass: Birmingham returns this month!
about 2 months ago – Fri, Aug 30, 2019 at 02:47:51 AM

TL;DR: Prepress complete. Brass: Birmingham is back this month!

Prepress Update

Chip Designs - The manufacturer has now started on mould tooling for the new denominations.  Tooling moulds can take up to 1 month.

Chip Color Samples - We are currently waiting test shots of our selected pantones for new denominations.

200 Wooden Chest - Prepress complete.  These will begin production as soon as the 400 box is declared complete.

200 Printed Box - We are defining embossing areas, as well as the areas we would like to have foiled.

400 Wooden Chest - The manufacturer is currently creating a final "Golden Sample" of this box.  Once this is approved, we will be ready to begin production on both this and the 200 Wooden Chest.

400 Printed Box - Chad Michael finished the printed box design on Monday of this week!  We have a few tweaks to make before we can show it off, but we will be sending off to manufacturer in the next few days.

Iron Spades - The decks have been ordered.  We are waiting for physical proofs from USPCC.

Manufacturing prepress is here!  We have completed all of the graphical assets for the project now.  We are now working with manufacturers on the remaining tooling, pantones, finishes, etc.  Our goal is to have manufacturing in full swing in September.

 Brass: Birmingham is Back!

Shipments of Brass: Birmingham are on the way! If you have a backorder for the Kickstarter Deluxe edition (or if you place one at the Preorder Store), the warehouse should have your copy very soon. 

The dates below indicate when we are expecting stock to arrive in your area; note that it may still take a week or more for your order to ship (and there is still a slim possibility of customs delays beyond anyone's control).

(Note: unfortunately, we cannot combine orders of Brass and the Iron Clays, or other Roxley games, as they are all coming from different shipping waves, different pledge managers/preorder stores, and often from different warehouses.)

Canada/USA:

USA Fulfillment Center Arrival Estimation: September 6, 2019
Canadian Fulfillment Center Arrival Estimation: September 20, 2019

Europe:

Germany Fulfillment Center Arrival Estimation: September 6, 2019

Australia / NZ: 

Australia Fulfillment Center Arrival Estimation: Just Arrived!

For Asian Customers: Due to low demand and shipping/customs difficulties, stock was not ordered for your zone. You can still order the game in most locations; it will ship to you automatically from Gameology in Australia instead. They will provide a tracking number, and we estimate that in most locations shipping will take 2-4 weeks (although we cannot guarantee this, as Gameology has not been extensively used for Asian fulfillment before, so neither they nor Roxley have a good baseline as to how long it usually takes).

(Unfortunately, if your country is not in the above zones, we are not able to ship to you using standard shipping solutions. You can email us at orders@roxley.com if you would like us to request a quote for a special courier shipment to your desired location, but the likely reason your country is not listed is because we cannot promise cost-effective shipping, fast delivery, accurate tracking, easy customs clearance, and/or freedom from other problems customers in your area may have had in the past.)

I just found out about these! Can I still buy some?

Yes you can!

Click here to access the Iron Clays & Iron Spades Preorder Store!

Keep rollin' sixes,

Gavan Brown & Team Roxley

P.S.: More big things are coming from Roxley! So if you haven’t already, be sure to follow us on BGG, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter...and also right here on Kickstarter!

STATUS REPORT - 2019.08.15 - Prepress Near Completion. Simplified Add-Ons Level Created for Upgrade Backers. Preorders Open to the Public.
2 months ago – Fri, Aug 16, 2019 at 01:51:55 AM

TL;DR: Prepress continuing on schedule. Manufacturing scheduled to begin next month. Simplified Add-ons Only Pledge level created for Upgrade backers. Preorder store open for the public.

Prepress Update

Chip Designs - All new denominations (50,500,2k) have been approved by the factory! We are now moving forward on the mold creation.  This can take up to a month, but is progressing according to plan; no delays are anticipated.

Chip Color Samples - We have decided to wait on Pantone samples until the moulds for the chips are finished.  Because the chip sides are different for the high-roller 500 and 2K chips, we felt it would be more appropriate to test them on finished chip designs, both individually and alongside the other chips in the set.  We will be using these final samples to test for color deficiency. 

200 Wooden Chest - 100% complete!

200 Printed Box - 100% complete!

400 Wooden Box - Chad has just finished the design of the sides of the box this week.  We are currently waiting for a final production sample from the manufacturer.  We will show some photos when they arrive!

400 Printed Box - This is the last piece to the puzzle. We have a physical design that we are happy with the sturdiness and functionality of now. Chad Michael is creating art for this currently, and is scheduled to be completed by the end of next week. 

Iron Spades - We have completed a digital proof of the decks.  We then move on to physical proofs from USPCC.

Manufacturing prepress approaches!  We have nearly completed all of the project graphics.  Our goal is by the end of this month to move into prepress phase.  In prepress, we will receive digital and physical proofs of all remaining items (many are already done); if these are approved, we will have no remaining barriers to the next big goal: to have manufacturing in full swing in September.

The Upgrades & Add-ons Glitch - And The Easy Solution

Over the last week, our customer service team has spoken with a lot of you in the Upgrades & Add-ons Pledge Level directly; we thank you for checking in with us, and as it turns out, there was a problem. Here's what happened, and what you can do about it if you are affected:

1. It may look like you're paying an extra $19 CAD for your upgrade. We apologize for this lack of clarity; we included information in the survey about this, but it is easy to miss or misunderstand. The short version is, in your final charge summary, you will see "C$19 - Upgrades & Add-Ons" listed as a fee under "Pledge Level". The good news: the shipping charge applied to your pledge has already been reduced by C$19 to compensate for this. (*Exception listed below.)

Example: a US-based backer purchasing an Upgrade from 2xBrass to a 400 Printed Box will be billed C$19 for Upgrades & Add-ons and C$14 for shipping, for a grand total of C$33; a US-based backer who purchases a full 400 Printed Box will be billed C$40 for shipping. (So the Upgrade customer is actually saving C$7 in this case due to the reduced shipping weight).

2. When your shipping total is lower than C$19, or if you don't want any Upgrades, this is unfortunately causing a glitch. (Examples: someone who only wants 1-3 sleeves and/or fillouts; or someone who pledged $19 to keep access to Kickstarter pricing, but wants to order only complete sets). 

To solve this problem, we have created a new Add-ons Only pledge level, which does have a minimum shipping charge of C$9, but will save money for the majority of backers in this category. You've got three options here: you can fix it on your own if you like, by first removing any add-ons you have, changing your pledge level to Add-ons Only, then adding whatever add-ons you want. We can also do this for you; simply email ks@roxley.com with the list of exactly what you want, we will be happy to set it up and send you the survey back to approve it. (Lastly, we will be doing a search of backers before final billing, to make sure we didn't miss anyone who needs to have this fixed, and reaching out to you about it. We don't want to overcharge any of our supporters.)

We've really strained BackerKit's system with the level of complexity of this campaign, so thank you for bearing with us as we work through the inevitable bugs. (If you've got something not listed here that looks wrong with your pledge, please feel free to message us at ks@roxley.com and we will be happy to help.)

I just found out about these! Can I still buy some?

As of today, yes you can! 

Click here to access the Iron Clays & Iron Spades Preorder Store!

 Keep rollin' sixes,

Gavan Brown & Team Roxley

P.S.: More big things are coming from Roxley! So if you haven’t already, be sure to follow us on BGG, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter...and also right here on Kickstarter!