We had a really great time at Templecon this past week. High Heavens was demoed to many many players and luckily for us, most of them turned into owners of the game! Thanks to everyone that bought it and even more thanks to those that played their copies with friends while at the convention, inspiring the friends to buy it too!
It was a bit of a strange convention in that it moved from Feb to Aug for the first time ever, and the layout of the convention was MUCH more spread out. All of the vendors were far, far away from the players... but luckily that did not prevent us from having a good weekend.
See you all next year at Templecon 2017!
Thanks to Matt Moore, we have some really nice painted, plastic minis from all 3 pantheons. More pics soon, but here is a glimpse:
Now that the webstore is up and running, I thought I might start showing some 3d turnarounds of the miniatures. These can be found in the boardgame of course, but the high detail, made in the USA, hand-cast resin miniature figures are now available on the site as well.
Here is Thoth, one of my favorites!
The boxes are in, High Heavens Headquarters (HHHQ) is filled to the brim with games, and this week I have shipped 115 packages to backers. Huge thanks to the crew of pals that helped me unload the shipping container in just over 2 hours!
The first shipment was small and deliberate (7 packages) and sent to some New England states as a test. I needed to be sure that my weights and measurements were accurate, and that my packaging was properly protected. Those games arrived safe and sound, so I shipped a few more waves with confidence. This week I hit a snag. Jennifer, my wife, High Heavens artist and packing/shipping coordinator has been stranded out of state due to some travel woes on her way to Illuxcon.
This has slowed us down a tad but any day we should be at full speed and I hope to ship a couple hundred boxes per week, if not more.
The physical art books (now a full fledged mythology book) are in a weird state. I received 25 of them from the printer, in an exploded box. The remainder has not arrived yet and the printer claims that they will be here by Wednesday. A few books were damaged, but the printer has replaced those. Somehow, they arrived faster than the remainder books.
Backers are starting to post images to social media and have been giving us great feedback about the game. Some of you have even asked how to buy more as holiday gifts… which is awesome! Thanks!
As you get your games, please note:
Check our site (www.highheavensgame.com) for a how to play video recorded by Dice Tower reviewer Sam Healey. The game is simple to learn, and the video makes it even simpler. Please do not share this video/review yet. It is a great review and I think it will help drive some sales, but I want to fulfill all backer rewards before that happens.
Since you helped create High Heavens, we hope that you will spread the love by telling your friends about the game and posting on social media. We have a Facebook page at (www.facebook.com/highheavensgame) and use #highheavens on all social channels.
Last, we strive to reuse/recycle packaging materials. 99 percent of you should receive recyclable shipping boxes filled with biodegradable packing peanuts (melts in water). If you are one of the few that received plastic air bags, bubble wrap or non-biodegradable peanuts, it is because we are reusing materials that were shipped to us and are trying to extend their use before they become landfill.
I will get you your shipments ASAP-
Enjoy the game! -Ryan
#highheavens now has a home. Since we have a shipping container of games coming, we needed a space. One of the nice things about Providence is the number of mill buildings within 1 mile. Thanks to those that helped us research.
We know that many people were waiting for the pre-order page to go live so that they could get in on the first edition of High Heavens...
We needed a few pics of High Heavens gameplay for the site, so I shot a few the other day. I will probably do some pro shots soon as well (once I am near my lighting gear) but these will do for now. Not many people have seen the whole shebang set up at once, so here is a little peek.
Welcome to the blog of High Heavens. Amazingly, in all of this time, we have not posted before. Since this was a major Kickstarter endeavor for us, we have been focusing on ...