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A game of high fantasy feudal Japanese monster hunting.
Written by Doug Cundall
THE HAMETSU FAQ
Nothing about pre-ordering this product should be scary or daunting. We are always available to answer any questions you may have via our Contact page. However, we've compiled a bit of info for you here of some questions we ancitipate. If you don't see an answer, let us know and we may add the response below as well as clarify anything we can to you directly!
What is a Backroom event?
Black Site Backrooms events are a launch event for some of our bigger products. While we have unlockable goals that will be added to tier II and III for free during this event, all the products are in our scope for production regardless of the success. The main goal of a backroom is to build a solid foundation of a player base, allow the community to push the product into an even greater state, and celebrate a new release from an often new, independent game writer.
What about a PDF?
We're happy to tell you that Hametsu will come with a full PDF with every purchase of a rulebook. We also have a Digital only Tier for folks outside of the USA, or people who want to pick up STL files alongside their physical tier. At this time we are not selling the PDF version of the rulebook as a standalone product.
When will this be shipping?
We pride ourselves in shipping our backroom projects as quickly and effienctly as possible. Violent Dark, Lunar, and YAFSIGA were out our doors within 7 months of the end of the event. All items ordered during a backroom event will be consolidated and shipped in as few packages as possible once the components are made and books are arriving.
Hametsu is a bit of a new step for us. Hardback books take longer to get proofs and print, so total fulfillment of this project may take longer than the previous ones. Our current goal based on all the information we know is to have total fullfillment done in August of 2023. We'll keep you guys updated and in the loop!
What are the free items?
Throughout the backroom event we'll be unlocking free and paid products. Anyone who orders within the first 24 hours (6pm CST Jan 31st - 5:59pm CST Feb 1st) will recieve the free Ruined Japanese Details Pack! This is a hard line, so don't miss it!
Any tier I orders will also receive the bonus Ronin warrior for free.
Any tier II and III orders will receive the Ronin warrior and any free unlocked goals. Check the unlocked goals for the details on what's what.
Any digital bundle orders will recieve STL versions of many unlocks as well.
Will I be charged immediately?
Yes. Our backroom projects do not rely on customer funding to actually come to fruition, so any orders placed during this backroom event are considered preorders. Many of the components and products are already in production, with any unlocks or last minute additions added to the queue before the end of the event.
What are the risks with this project?
The Lunar, Violent Dark, and YAFSIGA projects went very well. While we've done our due diligence for this project, there are some new product frontiers for us. Hametsu will be our second premium hardcover book. While we tried to find a US printer, the quickest and more cetain fullfilment method we could find is based out of China. After months of talking to every US printer we could... this is just the reality. (for more rants on this matter, tune into our streams at twitch.tv/bssterrain). The process of printing our first hardcover book went swimmingly, so we're anticipating the second to go even better.
We are in process of brining our resin miniature casting in-house, and while we're confident in our manufactoring ability and hoping that having it in-house will actually lead to quicker turn-aroun times, this does introduce an unknown variable. We'll keep everyone updated through multiple platforms and pride ourselves on our transparency during these projects.