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 - 2019.09.26 - Manufacturing Proceeding - Wooden Chest 400 Images
3 months 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.
3 months 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!
4 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.
4 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!

STATUS REPORT - 2019.08.01 - Backer Surveys Have Begun! See Our Convenient "How-To" Videos for Upgrade Paths, Build-Your-Own-Bank, and Changes To Your Pledge
4 months ago – Fri, Aug 02, 2019 at 02:21:46 AM

TL;DR: Backer survey emails start going out today. How-To Videos will walk you through Changing Your Pledge Level, Selecting Your Upgrade Path, Building Your Own Bank, and Purchasing Add-Ons. Roxley is not at Gen Con this year - have fun without us!

NEWSFLASH - Surveys Ready To Launch!

Team Roxley has finished setting up the BackerKit surveys, and Backerkit has reviewed and approved the survey and given us approval to launch.  The Iron Clays project is quite complex logistically, with all the different upgrades and options and add-ons offered in the campaign, so there is one final step required; the next step is to send out a “smoke test”: the survey will go out to an initial 5% of backers.  If there are no immediate issues, the remaining 95% of surveys will go out as well.

Once We Launch

Shortly after we launch the surveys you’ll receive an email from us with a special link to your BackerKit survey, which will confirm your pledge amount, allow you to make any changes or add-ons you want, and confirm your shipping information. It’s important to respond to your survey as quickly as you can, since we need this information to fulfill your rewards. 

(If you haven't received the link by email yet, you don’t have access to the survey yet; you don't need to create a BackerKit account or follow up. If you don't receive your email within a couple of days, double check your spam/bulk folder, and then email us at ks@roxley.com with your Kickstarter username, to make sure we have you in our records.)

Backerkit Survey How-To Videos

Every campaign is someone’s first, and the survey for the Iron Clays & Iron Spades has a lot of options to choose from.  So to make things as straightforward as possible, Adam of Team Roxley has put together some how-to videos to help navigate the Backerkit survey, so even if you are a seasoned veteran, we recommend you check out the ones that apply to you below:

How To Change Your Pledge Level

How To Select Your Upgrade Path

How to Build Your Own Bank

Note: If you added the $30 USD ($41 CAD) Build Your Own Bank fee to your base pledge during the Kickstarter campaign, you have automatically been placed in the Build Your Own Bank pledge level.  (If you are in this pledge level and would rather not be, or if you would like to change your pledge to include the Build Your Own Bank option, this is also explained in the video below.)

How to Add Additional Iron Clays, Iron Spades, Sleeves, & Boxes

Want to add something later? No problem!

After you respond to your survey, you can go back later and change your responses, up until we close the surveys and get our final counts.

If you need to review your information or pledge status, you can return to your survey by clicking the link in your survey email, or requesting your survey link be re-sent under "Lost your survey?" on our BackerKit project page at https://iron-clays-and-spades.backerkit.com

If you used your Facebook credentials to log in to your Kickstarter account, the BackerKit survey is sent to the email address you use for your Facebook account. If you have another email address that you prefer to use, or can't access BackerKit using your current one, please contact BackerKit support (see https://iron-clays-and-spades.backerkit.com/faq#backer-accounts-faq ).

When will surveys be locked?

Our projected date to lock orders and charge credit cards for shipping and add-ons is September 24th, so you have close to 2 months to fill out your survey.  Address changes will still be possible through Backerkit even after your order is locked, up until close to fulfillment time. (You will still be able to place additional orders after this date, but they will be in the Preorder store instead.)

Retailers

Retailers who filled out the retailer form on the Kickstarter page will be contacted next week with more details and a link to your retailer-specific BackerKit survey.

Our next regular update is scheduled in two weeks' time. For those of you at Gen Con right now, have a great convention; we're sorry we couldn't join you there this year!

As always, if you have any other comments or questions, please email ks@roxley.com. (Please allow a couple of business days for a response, as we are still experiencing a high volume of messaging due to the phenomenal success of the Dice Throne Adventures campaign.)

Keep rollin' sixes,  

Gavan Brown & Team Roxley

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