AEG is committed to Kickstarter. Kickstarter has become one of our key channels to build our community and to bring great new games to our players. Each of our Kickstarter Campaigns is crafted to deliver a great value and a great gaming experience, and an interesting and engaging experience for our Backers.

A Note About COVID-19:
At this point we are anticipating a lot of disruptions in daily life due to the coronavirus outbreak. Not only are people being asked to shelter in place, but orders for daily staples via ecommerce are skyrocketing which is going to put a strain on the parcel delivery services we use to deliver your orders. Warehouses are also places that can be difficult to keep in a safe and sanitized condition and we expect that closures will occur throughout the logistics chain. Ships may be impacted by enhanced quarantines and customs procedures. These are all “known unknowns”; we can’t really predict how things like this will impact delivery but we can predict there will be some effects. Our commitment to you is that we’ll do our best to continue to communicate any meaningful and material changes which may arise as we work through this process.

The Battle Against the Blight continues.  Fulfillment for this campaign is scheduled for September of 2020.

Update 18 March 2020:

Based on the unexpected and exciting news that our Chinese production facilities were able to get Cliffs of Coldharbor ready for delivery much earlier than we expected we’ve been working on a lot of back-office issues in the past couple of weeks in preparation for giving you some more info.
We have a number of backers who placed Expedited orders but did not confirm their orders before the Expedited cutoff. We had originally planned to ship those orders in Q1, but because it appears we’ll be fulfilling the whole Kickstarter shortly we have decided not to do that and instead fulfill all the open orders at the same time.
Currently our logistics team is working with our global logistics partner to plan for the shipment of the Rewards, add-ons, late pledges, etc. from China to Depots around the world. We should have more visibility about that timing by the end of this month and then we’ll be able to project anticipated delivery dates with some degree of accuracy. Currently we believe that fulfillment will happen sometime in the June timeframe.
If you need to make an address change to reflect these dates please update your order as soon as possible and if you have any problems changing your address please email kickstarter@alderac.com for assistance.

Update 6 March 2020:

Our factory has informed us that they’re ready to begin shipping the Cliffs of Coldharbor Rewards (including Advanced Guild Packs and the Guildmaster Upgrade packs). We are now starting the fulfillment process. We will have new etas for delivery of your Rewards soon!

We are going to close the Late Pledges for Cliffs of Coldharbor on Sunday March 8th. If you have been waiting to make an order, please do so immediately.

Late Pledges are closed for New Horizons. Fulfillment for this campaign is scheduled for June 2020.

18 March 2020:

New Horizons is being press checked at this time. Because of travel restrictions we are creating new systems to do these checks with some remote cameras and some exchanges of printed materials. We’ve never done this before so we, and our Chinese partners are learning together.

Currently we believe we’ll be fulfilling the Rewards for this Kickstarter in July. That is a very, very loose estimate at this point but we wanted to give everyone some visibility on the current estimates.

We will continue to update the community as we progress through this process and get firmer estimates on timelines.

14 February 2020:

New Horizons has been processed for production. We have completed our review of the files and have made our hand off to the factory. As noted above, we do not know when Thunderstone Quest will begin production or when Rewards will be delivered.

Status of the International Thunderstone Kickstarter

We are working with our partners on non-English versions of Thunderstone Quest. The situation in China has caused us to place this project on temporary hold while we refactor our delivery schedule. At this time, we do not have a firm date for when this Kickstarter will run.

Status of “To the Barricades for 2020 Delivery”

We originally planned to print more units of To the Barricades with the International Thunderstone Quest Rewards. Since that Kickstarter is now on hold, we are going to evaluate the cost to do a short run of these components as a stand-alone production job. Since the estimate of the cost and timing for that job is dependent on the re-opening of the Chinese factories we currently do not know if it is feasible or what the timing of those deliveries will be. We will continue to keep you advised as to our plans with regard to those components.

If you had placed an order for the 2020 delivery of To the Barricades you can cancel that order without penalty. Please email kickstarter@alderac.com for assistance.

Status of the Premium Sleeve Issue

Last year we recalled all the sleeves in our global inventory and had them shipped to our warehouse in Tennessee. We are going to do a physical inspection of the Sleeve inventory and segment it into two portions; the original Sleeves delivered in the first two Kickstarters, and the revised slightly differently sized Sleeves that were produced for the second Kickstarter.

Once we have a hard count on how many of the original Sleeves we have we’ll be contacting backers to provide options for either ordering more (while supplies last), or replacing any mis-matched sleeves received. We’ll have more information on the options we can provide, the costs, and the timing in March or April.

Valley of the Kings was upgraded to Premium in this Kickstarter. This campaign has been successfully fulfilled as of September 2019.

Thunderstone Quest went Back to the Dungeon for its 2nd Kickstarter campaign. This campaign has been successfully fulfilled as of June of 2019.

Edge of Darkness is the most complex tabletop game AEG has ever published. This campaign has been successfully fulfilled as of September 2019.

Thunderstone Quest from AEG marked our first Kickstarter campaign and the return of one of our best selling game lines. This campaign has been successfully fulfilled as of March 2018.