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Join us at BGG Con 2022 in Dallas, TX

November 9-13, over five days and nights, BGG.Con attendees are going to venture in the unknown and explore the variety of flora and fauna of boardgames. As per usual, the joy of the journey is found in meeting new people through the “Open Gaming” format as we get together, and the treasure of the BGG Library has some unexplored interests that await you!

Located at the Hyatt Regency Dallas, contracted rates are $139/night plus taxes and fees (usually around 15% or so). Hotel Reservations can be made HERE, while rooms last!

These will also be some of the final days to back our Kickstarter campaign for Unluckables, so be sure to follow along with the campaign at: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/riftwaygames/unluckables

Join us at Comic Conroe!

On August 26-28 Comic Conroe will be bringing the fun to comic, anime, gaming, and Sci-fi fans of Montgomery County.

Riftway Games will be on hand selling games and accessories, as well as running demos of Beasts: Edge of Extinction and our upcoming release, Unluckables!

Visit ttps://comicconroe.com for tickets and additional information.

Join us at Comicpalooza 2022!

Comicpalooza returns to the George R. Brown Convention Center July 15-17 for a weekend of anime, comics, gaming, literature, cosplay and more!

Get your tickets at: https://www.comicpalooza.com

Festivities will kick-off in style Friday night with the inaugural Comicpalooza Launch Night featuring the CP Friday Night Bash: A Pop Culture Spectacle, Texas All-Star Wrestling, Ultimate Werewolf, retro gaming, and loads of fun!

This year, artwork from our game Beasts: Edge of Extinction was chosen to be included on some attendee badges, so keep an eye out for these awesome collectables!

AggieCon 51

Join us March 25-27 at AggieCon 51 – The Con Strikes Back!

AggieCon is the oldest, largest student-run fan convention in the world! They like to call it a “congloma-con.” Catering to all fandoms, including Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming, Horror, Anime, and many more.

The convention is proudly run by Cepheid Variable, the oldest Texas A&M student organization devoted to the support and promotion of all things geeky.

Held on Texas A&M Campus in Rudder Tower.

401 Joe Routt Blvd, College Station, TX 77840

Join the AggiCon Discord to learn more, ask questions, or make plans with other guests!

Join us July 17-18 at Comicpalooza in Houston, TX

Conventions are finally starting to come back and we can’t wait to play Beasts: Edge of Extinction with all of you once again!

We’ve teamed up with Comicpalooza to create a special Indie Game Creator section on the dealer room floor. There you will find ONLY independent game creators like us, and we couldn’t be happier for their support and cooperation!

Get your tickets now at comicpalooza.com

New expansion coming March 3!

Hello friends!

By this time, many of you have received your backer rewards. I hope you are truly enjoying playing Beasts: Edge of Extinction! If you have any questions about game play, please do not hesitate to reach out to Riftway Games on Facebook, Twitter, or here on Kickstarter. I am always happy to help answer your questions.

There are still a very small handful of backers who have not yet filled out our GameFound Pledge Manager to receive their rewards. Please check your email for the invitation link or your Kickstarter messages for instructions on how to access it. If you do not see either of these, or you already filled out your survey but have not received your reward, please message directly for help. I want to make sure everyone gets everything they are due!

Dodo Care

Be sure to prime, paint, and/or clear coat your 3D resin printed dodo first player marker if you plan to keep it out of the box for extended periods of time near sources of UV light. This includes natural sunlight. While it doesn’t happen very quickly, resin is UV reactive, so the longer it is exposed it could have an adverse reaction like shrinking, splitting, or melting. Please take precautions to ensure the longevity of your dodos!

Game Expansion

On March 3rd we will be launching our first game expansion: Revenge of the Dodos

If you are a backer of Beasts: Edge of Extinction who downloaded the print and play files made available last year, you may remember that an early version of Revenge of the Dodos was included for you to play-test. I really appreciate all who provided feedback to help us finalize the cards and rules!

If you are still unfamiliar with the expansion, here is our current marketing blurb:

In Revenge of the Dodos, eliminated players now control a bevy of dodo spirits, each imbued with a unique special ability. It’s all or nothing, as you seek vengeance on the vile beasts ravaging dodo kind!

This fun little expansion has been play-tested throughout the last year, while awaiting the final production of the base game. We now believe it is ready to hit the market! This is a great time for those who missed our first campaign or who wish to pick up another copy of the Beasts: Edge of Extinction base game along with the expansion.

As always, we will be adding some fun exclusive items to your pledge levels as well as some early bird discounts. We hope each of you will be able to join us for the campaign! 

 Follow the Revenge of the Dodos campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1504559757/revenge-of-the-dodos

The Beasts Pledge Manager is now live!

Hello friends!

We received notification that our cargo ship, the CMA CGM DALILA, is scheduled to reach the Houston, TX docks on November 10th. We are hopeful it clears customs quickly to be delivered by mid-month, so we may begin shipping out your rewards before the holiday.

As of this morning, GameFound approved our pledge manager to go live. You should receive an email invitation soon, if not already. We ask that you please use the pledge manager to confirm your shipping address, rewards, and purchase any add-on items by November 15.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me here or through the pledge manager. I want this to go as smooth as possible for everyone!

For those of you who did not get pledge to the original campaign, you can still order a copy of Beasts: Edge of Extinction by following this link:

https://gamefound.com/projects/derek-zyn/beasts#/

All the best,

Derek Zyn

Beasts Final Production Sample

At 9:30 AM Friday morning I received a package via FedEx. It was the final production sample of Beasts: Edge of Extinction from our printing partner Whatz Games in China. All I can say is WOW! My phone camera really can’t do it justice, but here’s an attempt anyway:

I’m really excited for each of you to receive this game. We appear to be keeping on track for our October through November estimated delivery schedule. China is celebrating a holiday right now, but production should start back up in a few days. Once they do, I’m told it should take about 15 more days to wrap up production and deliver them to the docks in Shanghai. From there we will hope Poseidon keeps a watchful eye on our shipment as it traverses the great wide ocean.

I honestly don’t expect any trouble with customs, but there is an unknown amount of time before it can be cleared and transported by truck to our storage facility. I’ll be sure to keep each of you up to date as things transpire.

Thanks again for being a supporter. We’re in the final stretch!

– Derek Zyn

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