A deck of cards that randomly generates inky, organic dungeons!
Latest Updates from Our Project:
THE DUNGEON HAS OPENED. DECKS AHOY!
4 months ago
– Thu, May 27, 2021 at 12:32:24 AM
(...All hands on decks? Is that anything?)
US AND INTERNATIONAL DECKS HAVE BEEN SHIPPED!
As of this update, (almost) all of your Dungenerator Series 1 decks and Goblin Sticker Packs have been shipped and are on their way!
You most likely have already gotten a tracking number notice from BackerKit in your email, and should be able to click it to see where your package is and when it's scheduled to arrive!
Many of you actually received your packages before you even got a tracking number notice.
That's because the fulfillment companies wanted to get an entire "wave" of shipments sent out before they sent me the numbers. Seems a bit counterintuitive to me, but uh... I guess it's just another part of this big ol' learning experience!
I'm really happy with the way the cards turned out from both manufacturers, and I hope you are too!
THE ORACLE AWAITS
Below, I'll post some answers to a few questions I've received so far. If you have any more, don't hesitate to ask them here in the comments, in a Kickstarter direct message, or on the Dungenerators Discord server:
A: Don't worry! Both of the companies that I used to pack and ship the cards sent the packages out in multiple waves. This was to ensure quality and safety for everyone's shipments, I am told!
Check your email for that tracking number - it should be able to lay your fears to rest.
If you're looking for your Goblin Sticker Packs, please give them 20 days to arrive (from the sticker pack shipment update) - it should take less than that, but international mail, in particular, is a fickle foe.
Q: "I didn't get a tracking number!"
A: Double-check the email that you used to pledge on Kickstarter or BackerKit.
You're looking for an email from BackerKit (It'll be from an address like firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you really haven't received a tracking number after double-checking, a few things could be the case:
Either you are in the extremely-cool, highly-elite International Third Wave (in short, something like five of you weren't sent your packages last week because the EU fulfillment company got confused by some BackerKit spreadsheet wording, and I am very sorry, and your packages are on their way soon!),
(I get it! A lot has happened in the past... half-year? Yeesh). Head over there, check it out, and send me a message if anything's weird or you have questions. I'll get you sorted!
Q: "How do I use these? I have some instructions questions!"
A: You should have a pair of instructions cards included in your deck. If you don't, please let me know! I wish I could open each deck to triple-check them for quality, but that's kinda impossible, so I had to make do with spot-checks.
I also really had to cut down the wording on the instructions cards for space reasons, and I understand that some of the bits I left out could be interpreted a couple of ways.
So! Here are a few expanded notes on DUNGENERATION:
The Treasure cards are optional. You can add as many as you like to the deck or keep them aside to replace Dead Ends where you deem it appropriate. Maybe you say NO Treasure for your players! Maybe they've been bad this session! You are like unto a god!
The Secret Passage cards are meant to be kept aside and placed when one of your players searches for and finds a secret passage. This is a handy way to "fix" dungeon layouts that are too linear, or for whatever other reason you like. Maybe start a new floor?
If your dungeon map ends up too small, go ahead and replace a Dead End with a Stairs card- it's just a vertical dungeon!
The numbers on each card let you quickly find the 1" battle grid map that corresponds to it - that way, you can have your generated dungeon on one area of the table, and pull up a battle map when the players run into trouble!
When you add an unused card back into the deck, you can add it to the top or bottom- it won't disturb the generation algorithm either way! (I put mine on the bottom, usually. They had their chance.)
Q: "What's next? Are we done?!"
A: Far from it!
I still have a bunch of cool stuff coming down the pipeline for you, including three digital token packs, an infinite goblin generator app, a Banana Suit video that I'm pretty sure you'll find worth the wait, and a whole new digital Series 2 map pack! I also have to do some more spreadsheet stuff.
This whole thing sure does involve a lot of spreadsheets!
Here are some (uncolored) previews of the first token pack to whet your appetite:
I'm sure I missed something, so just holler in whatever manner you're comfortable if you think of anything else!
See you soon, Dungenerators!
GOBLIN STICKER PACKS HAVE BEEN SHIPPED!
4 months ago
– Wed, May 12, 2021 at 02:39:46 AM
All Goblin Sticker Packs have now been shipped!
Everyone whose pledge included one can expect it in the mail soon!
(Some of you are across the world from me, so please give it an appropriate amount of time to reach you.)
(USPS says this means 1 to 3 business days in the US, or 6 to 20 business days in other countries.)
I'm hoping to have more news this week.
Talk to you soon, Dungenerators!
QUICK UPDATE: US BACKERS ADDRESS CONFIRMATIONS
5 months ago
– Sun, May 02, 2021 at 02:40:28 AM
Just wanted to put out the call that, if you're a US-based backer, you should be getting an email from the US fulfillment company, Quartermaster Logistics (email@example.com), giving you one final chance to confirm or alter your shipping address!
They also wanted me to tell you this:
"Should you experience shipping issues when receiving your package, please contact QML right away using the firstname.lastname@example.org email. Issues can include: Package not arriving despite tracking showing delivered, package arrives damaged, only one of several packages received, opened parcel upon arrival, etc. Please be sure to contact QML the moment you are aware of the issue with all relevant information (tracking number, pictures of damaged item and shipping boxes, etc) as investigations need to be started within a week of the last scan. If your package would qualify for a claim, please do not file a claim with the courier and instead contact QML for more assistance, as this needs to be filed on behalf of the shipper. Rest assured, our team and the QML team will work to find the best solution regarding whatever shipping issues you may experience."
But that's not very thematic or dungeon-y.
So I'll translate:
"Harken well, Adventurer!
Though ye parcels will, gods-willing, arrive with the speed and grace of a blessed pegasus, the roads are fraught with peril!
Should ye find yon bundle arrives Cursed, Invisible, Hacked in twain by a great-sword, Partially-pilfered, or Drooled upon by a rust-monster,
Hesitate not to contact the Masters of Quarter!
Blame ye not the messenger, nor the foot-boy; nay, for their lives are reckless, horrid and short, and they be far too simple to salve your wounded lot.
Yea, if ye package not be whole, 'tis the Masters of Quarter for you!"
...I'm sure that'll be easier to parse.
Stay safe, Dungenerators!
Talk to you soon!
QUICK UPDATE ON SHIPPING!
5 months ago
– Fri, Apr 30, 2021 at 01:37:55 AM
I'm piecing together a big update with a bunch of cool stuff in it, but I noticed a few of you asking for shipping updates on the physical decks, so here's the state of things (it's good news!):
US PHYSICAL DECKS:
I realized I needed some help getting all 1000+ of these orders out (my 1-bedroom apartment does not make a great fulfillment center), so I've recruited some help from another company.
These decks have been manufactured (after a regrettable bit of delay) and shipped to the US fulfillment company, and I'm basically waiting for an invoice from them so they can start shipping. They've estimated the end of May, as they have to slot this project into their queue.
INTERNATIONAL PHYSICAL DECKS:
These are also manufactured, and they'll be shipping out through the manufacturing company, but we've decided to ship them out in waves. The first one should start very soon, and I'll post another update when it does!
GOBLIN STICKER PACKS:
I'm going to be shipping these out myself, and I'm just waiting for something else to start shipping so I can post about it all at once. So they're just hangin' out here in my apartment. Maybe that's silly?
It's probably silly. I've just been expecting shipping to start "any day now" for like a month.
So, basically: Please hold tight - we're almost there!
I'm learning a lot about the business side of things, which I know is not necessarily what any of you signed up for, but - I'm getting better, I swear! Thanks for sticking around!
In the meantime, may your dungeons be only moderately dangerous!
Talk to you soon,
QUICK MANUFACTURING UPDATE: LOCK YOUR ADDRESSES!
6 months ago
– Fri, Apr 02, 2021 at 05:53:51 PM
MANUFACTURING PROGRESS IS BEING MADE!
You may have noticed an email from BackerKit in your inbox asking you to confirm and "lock down" your shipping address - that's because the International decks are about ready to ship from the EU manufacturer, and I need to confirm everyone's final addresses!
The US shipment is scheduled to arrive at my door in a few weeks, near the end of April.
(I have to lock everybody's addresses down at once, or I'd give you an extra couple of weeks.)
So, in short:
If you're about to move and wondering which address to put down, plan on the address where you'll be in about a month. If you're confused or there's some question, just leave a comment or contact me via a message and I'll get you sorted out!
WHAT ABOUT GOBLINS?
The goblin sticker packs will be packed by yours truly, and will be shipped out separately.
I'm waiting to receive the big US shipment first, so I can pack some together for extra safety.
Progress is being made on Token Pack 1 (Monsters)!
I'm not at my PC right now, or I'd attach some roughs of a few of the rad critters that you voted for in The Council on the DUNGENERATORS Discord server: