From the update:
With spring's arrival, we know many of you are on pins and needles, and we are glad to say we have received a production timeline from our manufacturers. Unfortunately, it misses our May target date. The current production schedule we have been provided with has Relic Knights shipping from China in August. Which means our warehouse will receive product around November to ship to you.
As we mentioned in our previous production update, the success of the Kickstarter allowed us to expand and improve the Relic Knights range far beyond our expectations. It has allowed the entire range to move plastic and now comprises over 100 unique, multi-part models. This means the scope of the project became significantly larger than any single launch we have done before.
For comparison, the boxed set Super Dungeon Explore only has 20 unique sculpts. If you add every single Super Dungeon Explore expansion to the number, the total rises to 54. Needless to say, Relic Knights was able to explode!
As Relic Knights expanded the scope of the project also expanded and the time ballooned right alongside. Our initial quote for creating the molds for all the models was 1.5 months. That time quote has now increased to 3.5 months. Consequently the time of production down the entire line increases; ultimately arriving at the new November date.
We understand that this is disappointing for all of you, just as it is for us. In the meantime, we are working on a few things to fill the time delay and thank you for your patience. First, we will be releasing a pdf of the rules, including cards for all the units from the Kickstarter. This will allow you to read the rules, build some awesome themed terrain, and play proxy games. Those of you with existing Relic Knights collections will be able to start playing immediately.
Second, Soda Pop is creating a Relic Knights artbook, which will be available as a pdf download to all backers. The artbook will include concept art, illustrations, and behind the scenes information from Soda Pop’s design team on the processes that went into creating Relic Knights.
Finally, Soda Pop is holding a Relic Knights, Reddit AMA this Saturday, April 6 from 3:00 – 4:00p.m. Pacific Time. John, Chris, and Deke will all be available to answer any questions you have about the Relic Knights Kickstarter, game, miniatures, events, and universe. We’re looking forward to the opportunity to chat with you.
Once again, we're sorry for the delay, and we are going to make Relic Knights the best it can possibly be!
- Deke, Soda Pop Miniatures