New Salem 2nd Edition

Created by Overworld Games

A 2nd Edition of the drafting, set collection, and hidden identity game for 3-8 players.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Local Shipping Timeline
3 days ago – Sat, Aug 17, 2019 at 04:26:23 PM

Greetings Constables,

Freight shipping is fully underway! Your game is likely on a boat or broomstick right now headed to a fulfillment center near you. That means that we can finally give you some fairly accurate estimates of when you will get your reward, but the TLDR version is that all games will be shipped out before the end of September and most of you will receive your reward near the end of September. See below for the deets!

Local Shipping Timeline

OK, now let's talk about how local shipping will occur for this campaign, but be warned: it’s based on estimates from third parties and it's largely out of our control so things could change. But estimates are better than nothing, right?

One thing that's a little different than in the past is that we’re not necessarily organizing shipping phases based on country or item so, unfortunately, we can’t say things like “all UK upgrade kits will ship during this week,” but everything is shipping around the same time and most of you will receive tracking info when your game leaves the fulfillment center. Now, on to the phases:

Phase 0 - Ships End of August

Over the next 2 weeks, we will mainly be testing out the order process and packaging methods with each of our fulfillment centers but we’ll also be able to send out a few games. The guinea pigs for these first shipments will be our campaign collaborators like the ridiculously talented artist (Andrea), reviewers who made preview videos/articles for the campaign, and those who translated rules for us. This will help us catch any packaging issues before shipments go out to the masses.

Phase 1 - Ships Early to Mid September

At the beginning of September, we’ll be shipping rewards out to backers who live in countries where customs or local shipping is known to take a long time. We’ll also get about 75% of the All the Things rewards shipped, regardless of the destination country, just because of where we happen to have copies of Barker’s Row. Some of these will start arriving in mid September and the rest will arrive later in the month.

Phase 2 - Ships Mid to Late September

All the rest of the rewards, mainly going to countries with faster customs and local shipping, will start shipping in mid September. These will start arriving in late September and a few might slide into the first week of October.

So all this means that by the end of September, all rewards will have shipped, except of course for those where we don’t have a completed BackerKit survey or payment. If you have any questions about your particular situation, please send us a Kickstarter message or an email to support@overworldgames.com.

Glamour Shots

We just uploaded some glamour shots of the standard version of the game to BGG that we thought you might enjoy:

Death Buildings
Education Buildings
Mortimer and the Constable
Various Components
Finance Buildings

In the next update, we’ll give you the official How to Play video along with some tips for assembly, storage, and upgrading your 1st edition copies. That way, you'll have the tools you need to get into the game by the time the New Salem witches reach your front door.

See you soon,

Clayton and Brian

Manufacturing Complete, Addresses Locking
26 days ago – Thu, Jul 25, 2019 at 02:59:08 AM

Constables,

If you have been paying attention to the comments on the main page, you know that manufacturing is COMPLETE! Now everything is being assembled into boxes before it all heads out towards various fulfillment centers around the world. That means you will have your rewards well before Halloween so START PLANNING THOSE PARTIES, WITCHES!

Addresses Locking

We will be locking mailing addresses on August 2nd. This means that, if your address has changed since you filled out your BackerKit survey, or it will change before delivery in September, you must update it before then. You can do so by going to this link and logging in with your Kickstarter email address.

If you are moving in late August, September, or early October, send us a Kickstarter message or email support@overworldgames.com and we'll discuss whether it makes sense to hold your order and ship it once you've moved.

BackerKit Credit Card Charging

Credit cards for BackerKit orders were charged, and if they failed to charge, you received an email to resolve the issue. For any that remain unresolved, we'll try to charge one last time on August 2nd so we can send you your full order during fulfillment.

The citizens of New Salem wanted to say hi. Can you guess which ones are witches?
The citizens of New Salem wanted to say hi. Can you guess which ones are witches?

Progress and Next Steps

OK, now that we got that administrative stuff out of the way, let's talk about the progress. We received and approved all production samples and we are blown away by how well it all turned out. We had enough time to make a few adjustments to them and how they are packaged as well just to ensure everything is perfect.

After approvals, manufacturing could officially be completed -- so everything has now been created! It's all being boxed up as you read this so that we can start shipping out to fulfillment centers in the Freight Shipping phase very soon.

Most of August will be freight shipping, but the first local shipments will go out at the end of August. September will be the primary month for local fulfillment. We'll give you dates for each region in the next update so you can be ready for it.

On Schedule!
On Schedule!

We'll keep commenting on the main page with mini-updates, but the next formal update will be sent after the boats are on the water and we have estimated arrival dates for each region because then we'll have a good feel for when you will get your games in your hands depending on where you live and what you ordered. Over the next couple of updates, we'll give you some tips for upgrading 1st Edition to 2nd Edition, recommended storage configurations, and anything else that we think might help get you up-and-running on your witch hunt quickly.

As always, please send us a Kickstarter message or email support@overworldgames.com if you have any questions or concerns about your particular situation.

More soon!

Clayton and Brian

Manufacturing Progress, Freight Shipping, and BackerKit Charging
about 2 months ago – Fri, Jun 28, 2019 at 11:55:47 PM

Hello Constables!

Manufacturing is in full swing and will wrap up in July. Then it's assembly and freight shipping, and man, we can't wait to get into shipping 'cause then you know it's getting real close.


BackerKit Charging

With manufacturing wrapping up and freight shipping beginning soon, it's time to charge credit cards for anything you purchased through BackerKit. We will do so on July 5th.


Address Changing?

Is your mailing address still correct assuming an August or September delivery of your reward? You can make sure by logging in right here with your Kickstarter email address.


Español Reglas

Eoghan over at www.hifiwords.com updated the Spanish rules with some even better formatting than in the last PDF (the last version looked awesome too). If there is anyone reading this who needs rules translations, we highly recommend Hi-Fi Words. Thanks Eoghan!


Despair Trackers

We got some pictures from the manufacturer of what the despair trackers will look like -- these will slide along your canvas mat (for you deluxe constables out there) to track how much despair you have let seep into your city.

Despair Trackers
Despair Trackers

Schedule

Here's how things are shaping up schedule-wise:

  •  Mid July: Manufacturing completes.
  •  Late July: Assembly completes.
  •  August: Freight shipping. 
  •  Late August: Shipping to backers begins.
  •  September: Fulfillment continues.

We will have some more exact dates in the next update.


Gen Con

We'll have some booth space at Gen Con (at the Albino Dragon booth) where you can check out the final version of New Salem, but we decided not to sell any there because we want you to be the first to get your hands on it.


The Zorro Dice Game

If you joined our newsletter, you may have seen that we announced The Zorro Dice Game as our next Kickstarter game. Don’t worry, New Salem is our #1 priority and we won’t launch Zorro until after this one is fulfilled. You'll be able to take a look at it out at Gen Con if you happen to be attending.

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Do you have any favorite reviewers who you’d like to see do a Kickstarter preview for The Zorro Dice Game?

Brian and Clayton

Mass Production Has Begun
3 months ago – Tue, May 28, 2019 at 02:11:49 AM

Greetings Constables,

We are so happy to report that the mass production phase for all components is now IN PROGRESS and the project is overall still on schedule! That's the short version, but keep reading for the deets.

Is Your Address Still Current?

Please make sure your address is up-to-date in BackerKit because we are using multiple fulfillment centers around the world and we need to know which is closest to you so we know how many copies of which items need to go to which center. August is likely the month you will be receiving your reward. You can log-in here to confirm your address is current.

Progress Report

We are basically making 3 separate games here (New Salem 2nd Edition, 1st Edition -> 2nd Edition Upgrade Kit, and the Deluxe Component Pack) so there was a lot to check, tweak, and get just right in the pre-production phase before we could approve it for mass production. We appreciate your patience as we got through it. 

Since it took a little longer than we expected to get everything approved to print, we are moving back the date we will charge credit cards for BackerKit additions to July when the shipping phase begins. We'll give an exact date for that in the next update.

Halfway done-ish?
Halfway done-ish?

More Pictures

And now what everyone has been waiting for.... more pictures of the pre-production copy! 

Nicely packed away... check out those dividers for you deluxe backers
Nicely packed away... check out those dividers for you deluxe backers
The characters in our little story
The characters in our little story
One of the 8 wooden, engraved badges you will wear proudly when you become Constable
One of the 8 wooden, engraved badges you will wear proudly when you become Constable
The pre-production copy in action this weekend at a Gamex Strategicon demo
The pre-production copy in action this weekend at a Gamex Strategicon demo

There won't be a whole lot to tell you for the next 6 weeks or so while games are pumped out of the factory, but we'll be back in about a month to prepare you for the shipping phase. You can keep checking the main campaign comments where we'll keep doing our mini updates.

Bye for now,

Clayton and Brian

Pre-Production Copy Pictures!
4 months ago – Thu, May 02, 2019 at 02:53:26 AM

The pre-production copy has arrived and it is looking beautiful! Get ready for some oooey, gooey pictures. TLDR: We had to make a few tweaks after seeing the PPC but we're still on schedule.

Pictures

Put on your witch hat and hold onto your boomstick 'cause we have pictures incoming! Keep in mind that the pre-production copy is of a much lower quality as it is digitally printed with some hand-made components, so there will be some rough edges in this version. That being said.... even this version looks incredible, so the final version will be sure to astound and amaze. 

You will get to do this like 200 times if you got the custom sleeves
You will get to do this like 200 times if you got the custom sleeves
Some events tucked away in their custom sleeves
Some events tucked away in their custom sleeves
Buildings from the Upgrade Kit that match the style of 1st Edition
Buildings from the Upgrade Kit that match the style of 1st Edition
One of the 35 wooden Hope tokens in deluxe, basking in the light of the Puritans
One of the 35 wooden Hope tokens in deluxe, basking in the light of the Puritans
One of the 35 deep, dark, wooden despair tokens, filled to the brim with evil
One of the 35 deep, dark, wooden despair tokens, filled to the brim with evil
View from your perspective, right before you open your copy
View from your perspective, right before you open your copy

We'll have more pictures in future updates as well, but those should satisfy your thirst for a bit.

Schedule

The PPC revealed some typos and some component updates that had to be made. We submitted updated files for them, the manufacturer already sent us a new digital proof for them, and we approved them. Some updated physical samples were also tweaked and are in the mail to us, scheduled to arrive early next week. We are in the middle of the Chinese Labor Day holiday right now so the plant has emptied out until Monday, but when workers come back, they'll be getting ready to put this baby into mass production. 

Looking a bit further ahead, the freight shipping phase should begin in late June or early July so that’s when credit cards will be charged for any BackerKit add-ons. We’re going to wait until the manufacturer gives us an estimated completion date before we estimate your delivery date, but we might be able to do that in the next update.

Sooooo close to the Mass Production phase...
Sooooo close to the Mass Production phase...

As always, we'll keep giving you mini updates on the main campaign page as we go.

-Clayton and Brian