Updates and Progress, where to Engage
3 months ago
– Sat, May 01, 2021 at 02:23:09 AM
It has been crazy busy around here and I wanted to give everyone quick update where we are at.
On Monday our Infinite Pack backers are getting their first Ruleset to start creating their factions. This is exciting and Im certain they will be on the Genesys Games Forums and/or Discord Channel discussing or posting up some exciting bits or builds they are working on. They are not being prohibited in doing this, only in showing the rules, but discuss away!
What they are getting is a full ruleset without the artwork and layout. Right now we are a little ahead of schedule for Revelations the 2nd Age and a little behind on Exodus the 3rd Age. A lot of this is simply due to tough scheduling with editors and in-house group here with lock down restrictions always in flux. It makes it and me a little crazy, but with so many exciting things in these books that I can't wait to see what the Infinite Pack backers will be bringing to the books.
We are going to be starting to do more updates and will get to weekly updates soon as we get closer to release dates. I keep hearing a lot of excitement among active players in the forums, discord, and through direct contact which keeps us pretty amped up and working hard on these books to make the best possible.
So where is the best place to start seeing updates and engage with other players/backers?
One last thing; If anyone needs to update their address its no problem. Simply get a hold of me through one of the many locations here or even email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Progress is Moving Forward
4 months ago
– Thu, Mar 18, 2021 at 08:19:55 AM
We have been moving forward well behind the scenes and are deep in editing (currently we are editing in the Insekts and 3rd Age Armory weapons and equipment). While we have been doing more frequent posts to Facebook I wanted to make certain we contact all of our backers to let them know a few things that are and have been going on.
There was a slight delay over the last few days while I was in the hospital and recovering from a bad fall in the middle of gooseberry bushes (massive thornbush), but that is in the past now and we are back full steam ahead.
First up we will be wrapping up Backerkit shortly. You will receive a final notice for your orders next week so that we can lock down existing Kickstarter and Backerkit preorders.
INFINITE PACK BACKERS
Infinite Pack backers for the 3rd Age will be hearing from me sometime in April so that we can work on getting your faction built. This time around we are specifically making certain that you are getting the final version of the books once we are done editing (sometime in late April for 3rd Age Infinite Pack backers).
WHAT TO EXPECT
We are very busy behind the scenes making certain everything matches up, editing, and even a final round of balancing between the domains. So while this continues we will be sharing various aspects of the game here, on Facebook, and other places to help spread the word.
As the 2nd Age is very much through editing, it will be sent to layout soon where we will be adding in additional artwork that has been an ongoing process to collect these last few months.
Just because to help abate our excitement here. This is a free download for backers from this link. (the image above)
OFFICIAL DISCORD CHANNEL
There has also been in interest in an official Discord page because of that interest I will be setting on up later this evening. You can find us here at this link https://discord.gg/QsKBwJFx.
The channel is currently being set up and we will settle on the design and layout as things get moving. I however plan on being logged in during most work hours and will check the happenings there if you someone wants to chime and talk shop.
I want to let you know that we are still moving ahead full steam and are very much on schedule. Its all good news ahead and we plan on doing an early release of the pdfs that will predate the final version and get these out to everyone. So with that being said I am looking forward to seeing who will be joining us on Discord and what the future brings for the Genesys Project.
We will talk again in the coming weeks with some previews.
The First of the Surveys will be going out this afternoon
7 months ago
– Thu, Jan 07, 2021 at 01:35:16 AM
The first of our surveys will be going out later this afternoon followed by the rest of them later in the evening. This is what Backerkit calls a smoke test and we want to make certain that all pledge levels are getting their options and add-ons from the Kickstarter Beta test correctly. This had to be set up with the Backerkit support and Kickstarter Add-Ons put in manually on their end.
In your surveys you will have the options to select your Age Book (if your pledge level had this option) and any add-ons should be listed with your pledge after answering a couple survey questions. If you have an Age book of your choice both physical and digital, you are not required to select the same age.
Add-Ons from the Kickstarter will also be available and a Backerkit Pre-Order store will be up and running with Kickstarter prices for anything you want to add-on. I will have the link for it in the next update here.
Thank you for your patience in the delay as we were planning on having these surveys out last weekend, but with the holiday and new functions being used to give the Kickstarter event all the options to build your pledge, there were a few hiccups.
Any stretch goals we made are included in your pledges and any not reached are included as Add-Ons now in Backerkit. So keep an eye out this afternoon and evening for your survey and to lock down your order and shipping. If you do not see it by Friday Morning make certain to check junk mail, spam folders in your emails.
Talk again soon,
Its 2021! Happy New Year with an Update
7 months ago
– Sun, Jan 03, 2021 at 10:39:02 AM
Its a whole new year to look forward to and we are hard at work already to move forward with the Revelations and Exodus books. There are a couple updates I wanted to get out.
First up is Backerkit surveys. While we have everything set up there was one minor issue that is taking some back and forth with Backerkit to get resolved before the surveys can be sent out. The downside is that Backerkit employees are out until Monday (the 4th), which is why you are not receiving your surveys today. Its a minor issue and so expect surveys coming out later this week. I will keep you updated. I imagine they will be swamped taking the last several days off.
In the Backerkit you will get your choices of Age Books depending upon your pledge levels and the pledge levels getting free items are already linked up with your pledges. There will be a couple options as well that will be in there, including new Add-Ons that we did not quite reach during the Kickstarter Event, like the Age Expansions and Campaigns.
We are keeping all the Kickstarter prices going for you through backerkit and pre-orders. This way supporters here will still have the options to get templates, the campaigns, faction packs etc for the Kickstarter discounted prices.
Other news is that we have updated the Core Rules FAQ to v1.2 and put out the FAQ/Erratas for the Birth of Genesys. They are on the website to download www.genesysgames.com. The updates include mostly what you would expect + a little bit of game balance errata based on responses and feedback.
I hope everyone had a great New Years and I cannot wait to see just how 2021 plays out. Its going to be a fun year.
Happy Holidays! and What's On the Horizon
7 months ago
– Thu, Dec 24, 2020 at 12:59:44 AM
As it is now Christmas eve here I know some of you are very much approaching Christmas Day in some parts of the world. I wanted to wish everyone a great Christmas and hope for a very safe and fun holiday as we approach the new year.
We are very excited here and are looking forward to the new year and getting Revelations and Exodus out to everyone that has supported us during the Kickstarter event. We wanted to let you know that we are already hard at work moving forward and have Backerkit already loaded up. There is still a little more to be done there, but we plan on rolling it out the first couple days of the new year. Some of you might get the surveys just before or on the 1st as we send out a small number of test surveys- this is normal method of operations.
As we settle in for Christmas you can expect that next week we will be releasing two new items to the Genesys Games site that will be downloadable for everyone which are available at www.genesysgames.com on the "FAQ and Downloads" page. These are free downloads.
- The Birth of Genesys Faction Building Overview: for people that are new to the game and just starting to create factions. This is a companion guide that goes alongside The Gameplay Core Rules Overview. These are introductions into the concepts and methods that each Domain builds there factions and classes from.
- The Birth of Genesys 1st Age FAQ and Errata: This will contain updates, a couple minor balance adjustments, and a FAQ that will take on the most common questions in the book. This will become a living document and we will take on and update every so often.
Sincerely, I want to thank you for joining and supporting the next ages of The Genesys Project. There is a lot of exciting things to come and we will be ready to show you more of what is to come in 2021.
No matter where you are in the world, Have a Great set of Holidays coming up and we will be talking again next week!