Destination Danger by Guardian Moon Games

Created by Jeff Rosenbaugh

Destination Danger is a pocket-sized role-playing adventure set in the 1930s. It can be played anywhere, anytime, and with anyone!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Status Report (2019.07.04) - Final steps to Manufacturing
15 days ago – Fri, Jul 05, 2019 at 02:53:40 AM

Tl;dr: We are finalizing everything for manufacturing. Some amazing artwork. 

Progress Update

I will start with all of the good news: the Field Guide, and the artwork and maps for the expansions are being finalized by our layout designers for manufacturing. They are also doing a final pass on the core game to tighten up a few things, then we are off to manufacturing. We are partnering with Gameland, who have a great track record and are doing a ton to help us get Destination Danger over the finish line. We are excited to work with them, and they have agree to some very aggressive manufacturing timelines - things look really good.

Wait, wasn't Destination Danger supposed to be at manufacturing already?

You may remember that we hoped to be at manufacturers several weeks ago. Between then and now, life happened and we were delayed. The game is still happening and we are right about there, but we did not meet our timeline and we are incredibly sorry for that. There are multiple reason why we missed our planned timeline (including a few that are intensely personal for a few members of our extended team, which I won't be sharing)... 

Speaking personally, as I am comfortable sharing my own failures in managing the project, I did not effectively build enough buffer into our timeline, accounting for the challenges that are likely to impact any game during development. Our initial timeline was very aggressive, and even our amended timeline was naive (both my fault). At a minimum, I should have planned on similar delays to ones we experienced pre-campaign (on our extended team) and my wife was having a baby in June (our third boy) which is a momentous life occasion that would certainly need my attention. The timeline, as shared in our campaign and in updates, was flawed and I personally take the blame for that. I am sorry.

We are thinking through some options for something we can throw into each of your shipments as an additional thank you for your support. We care a lot about the fact that we missed our timeline and are extremely sorry. I will provide a more precise and clear timeline for fulfillment once we have everything in Gameland's hands and we start dealing with more traditional logistics. 

Artwork

For those who love an artwork update, here are some character cards and maps for the expansions that have been finalized since our last update.

Mateo - one of our NPCs from Christmas on Easter Island
Mateo - one of our NPCs from Christmas on Easter Island
"The Egg" - our magical item from Christmas on Easter Island
"The Egg" - our magical item from Christmas on Easter Island
Christmas on Easter Island basic map
Christmas on Easter Island basic map
the Alt Map for Rumble in the Jungle
the Alt Map for Rumble in the Jungle

Thank You!

We are almost over the development finish line! We have made commitments to each of you and we are working toward fulfilling those as fast as we can. Until then, we'll do a better job of updating you all over the next few months - that's a commitment I will keep.

Courage!

Jeff @ Guardian Moon Games

Status Report (2019.05.25) - Last call for order updates!
about 2 months ago – Sat, May 25, 2019 at 07:57:09 PM

LAST CALL FOR ORDER UPDATES

The last day to make final updates to your order is May 30th. After this date, we will lock your reward selections and charge cards for add-on item purchases, pledge upgrades, and pre-orders. 

If you're moving, you can still update your shipping address up until we lock addresses for shipping (later this summer). 

If you need to review your information or pledge status, you can return to your survey by clicking the link in your survey email or requesting your survey link under "Lost your survey?" on our BackerKit project page at https://destinationdanger.backerkit.com/

If you haven’t answered your survey yet, if you fill out your BackerKit survey or pay for extra shipping after the May 30th order due date, we’ll still receive your information but your shipment may be delayed.  We would really hate to see backers who pledged to the campaign miss out on their fulfillment rewards because they neglected to respond to the survey. 

That's it for now!

We look to have a slew of updates for y'all soon, but wanted to make sure we sent a timely reminder out before surveys lock.

Stay tuned...

Guardian Moon Games

Status Report (2019.05.08) - Print & Play sent via BackerKit, Houston Comicpalooza!
2 months ago – Wed, May 08, 2019 at 07:34:53 PM

Tl;dr: Print & Play (and v1 of the Field Guide) has been sent out via BackerKit to those who pledged at $10 and up. Destination Danger will be at Comicpalooza in Houston, Texas - check out the game at the Dragon's Lair booth!

Print & Play

Assuming you pledged at least $10 to the Kickstarter campaign, which is the vast majority of you, you should have received an email blast from BackerKit with both the Destination Danger Print & Play AND the Field Guide. Both of these are flagged as v1 (version 1) and we can send out updated versions, if needed) before we do final fulfillment of the physical copies of the game. Also, we're trying to do this via BackerKit because it's baked in functionality... If any of you run into problems, let us know.

We're sorry it took longer than expected to deliver this - the delays were primarily due to the unlock of the alternative maps stretch goal and providing our artist enough time to finalize things. If you have substantive feedback on the Print & Play, or if there as aspects of the Field Guide that are not completely clear, please feel free to email us at guardianmoongames@gmail.com. We're human and it's likely we got a few things wrong, so please let us know what you see and we'll make corrections ASAP.

Comicpalooza!

Destination Danger will make an appearance at Comicpalooza (in Houston, Texas) this coming weekend! You'll find our great friend Bryan Campbell, at the Dragon's Lair booth, where he will be running some demo games and handing out a limited number of surprise goodies. If you see the booth, snag a picture and post it to the Destination Danger Facebook group!!!  

Rumble in the Jungle

Oh, and Rumble in the Jungle (one of the two expansions) is nearing completion! Here's some of the final artwork.

Courage!

Guardian Moon Games

Status Report (2019.04.20) - Fulfillment Update, Alt Maps Complete, and More!
3 months ago – Sat, Apr 20, 2019 at 10:31:07 PM

Tl;dr: Fulfillment will be a bit delayed from our initial forecast, which is a schedule adjustment only - no new project risks. Alternative maps for the core game are complete! General progress updates, including a ton of artwork in progress. BackerKit reminder.

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Remind your friends and family that they can also get in on the Kickstarter Edition of Destination Danger by visiting our Pre-order page. The prices are not as awesome as being a backer, but you still get access to the first manufacturing run of the game and receive rewards at the same time as backers.

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Fulfillment Update

Due to a few unforeseen delays and a passion to ensure we deliver the game you all deserve, we are still in the process of finalizing the core game and expansions prior to manufacturing.  What this means for each of you is that we are targeting the beginning of June for submission of our final renderings to manufacturers for production and we are anticipating fulfillment to start sometime in July

The silver lining is that we are all lined up for manufacturing and progressing swiftly on finalizing artwork, wrapping play tests of the expansions, and editing the Field Guide. We want to be clear that this is a change to our schedule and there are no new risks to the project! We will keep you informed throughout the process so you have as much information as we do. We are sorry we did not meet our initial target for fulfillment, and we grateful for your patience as we delay by a couple of months.

Alternative Maps COMPLETE!

Alternative Maps for the core campaigns have been completed by Worth Dayley. Note that we are still finalizing how we want the maps for the expansions to be laid out, and those are still forthcoming. Here's a look at the new maps which provide quite a bit more room for each campaign to play out.

Alt. Map for the "Are You My Mummy" campaign
Alt. Map for the "Are You My Mummy" campaign
Alt. Map for the "Assault the Cult" campaign
Alt. Map for the "Assault the Cult" campaign
Alt. Map for the "Mahjong in Hong Kong" campaign
Alt. Map for the "Mahjong in Hong Kong" campaign

We are thrilled with what Worth was able to do here, and hopefully you are too!

Additional Progress Updates

We are actively play testing "Rumble in the Jungle" and "Christmas on Easter Island" and learning a lot about how we think those expansion campaigns should run. The characters, items, and villains for each campaign are already in motion with Lindsay (our lead artist) and Jon is spending his time working through the nuances and multiple ways the expansions can be played to ensure there is quite a bit of replay value. 

The Field Guide is really coming together nicely. We want the guide to be thorough enough that it helps Game Masters (both new and experienced) lead awesome gaming sessions, but we also know that no one wants to read a novel... With that in mind, we are aggressively editing to ensure the Field Guide is streamlined and easy to read. As a reminder, each copy of Destination Danger will include the saddle stitched Field Guide packaged alongside the rest of the cards. 

For the artwork junkies, here's some new work from Lindsay for the "Rumble in the Jungle" campaign:

Allyson (player character) - co-designed w/ "Super Backer" Joel Studer
Allyson (player character) - co-designed w/ "Super Backer" Joel Studer
"Locals" hired on for a pulp action film... (does that hint at the scenario a bit?)
"Locals" hired on for a pulp action film... (does that hint at the scenario a bit?)
Temple ruins w/ a mysterious idol artifact
Temple ruins w/ a mysterious idol artifact

These are all in the process of being put to color and we hope to wrap the artwork for "Jungle" soon so we can start working through "Easter Island". Lindsay's work is incredible, and we can't wait to see how she brings these remaining characters to life!

Oh, and here's one more piece of artwork for you as a tease...

Looks like the Mummy's Heart... :)
Looks like the Mummy's Heart... :)

BackerKit Reminder

We are at roughly 90% response rate to our BackerKit surveys, which is incredible! Thank you all again for being so responsive to answering our fulfillment survey—even though it may not seem like much as an individual backer, you have no idea how tremendously helpful this has been for us when trying to keep track of all 340 of you!

If you have not yet responded to your BackerKit survey, make sure you do so prior to May 30th so we can lock in your orders before we send order quantities to our manufacturer. If you need to review your information or pledge status, you can return to your survey by clicking the link in your survey email or requesting your survey link under "Lost your survey?" on our BackerKit project page at https://destinationdanger.backerkit.com/

We would really hate to see backers who pledged to the campaign miss out on their fulfillment rewards because they neglected to respond to the survey. Most non-responders have also been contacted via Kickstarter's built-in messaging in case our surveys are hitting your junk mail.

Thank You!

We'll make sure to get updates out a bit more regularly in the coming weeks. We know we will certainly have a lot to share, and we want to ensure all of our are on the journey with us - so stay tuned!


Courage!

Guardian Moon Games

Status Report (2019.03.27) - Pledge Manager goes live tomorrow!
4 months ago – Wed, Mar 27, 2019 at 08:41:23 PM

Tl;dr: the BackerKit is ready and is in final review w/ the BackerKit staff to be sent out within the next 24 hours. The Pre-order page is Live for those who missed the campaign!

BackerKit goes live tomorrow!

We've finally finished setting up the BackerKit surveys. Before the survey is sent out BackerKit staff will need to review and approve it, ensuring that we have not made any errors in the setup. The good news is that we've already gone back and forth a couple times to make sure details are correct, so there should not be any further changes required. Once we receive approval to launch, we will send out the survey immediately.

While many of you have previous experience with BackerKit, this may be the first time for others. Both BackerKit and our support staff are here to help you out. 

What happens when we launch the surveys?

1. Receive survey via email: Shortly after we launch, you’ll receive an email from us with a special link to your BackerKit survey. 

2. Complete survey: Answer the questions about your reward preferences.

3. Select Add-ons: If you want to add something to your pledge or buy a copy of Destination Danger for a family-member or friend, you can do so in the Add-on's screen at backer only prices. 

4. Provide shipping info: Tell us your shipping address so that we can send your games once manufacturing is complete and we have them in hand. If you are moving between now and then, no problem! You can always go back to your survey with the original link and edit your address. 

5. Enter payment info: If you owe anything extra for Add-ons or Pledge Upgrades, you will be asked to submit payment information.

Notes:

  • You don’t have access to this survey link yet, but it will be available soon via email! Don't neglect to check your junk folder if you have strict filtering in place.
  • You don’t need to create a BackerKit account to fill out your survey. When you receive the email with the survey, click the survey link to respond.
  • If you used your Facebook credentials to log in to your Kickstarter account, the BackerKit survey is sent to the email address you use for your Facebook account. If you have another email address that you prefer to use, please contact support at https://destinationdanger.backerkit.com/faq and clicking on "Need help?".
  •  If you need to review your information or pledge status, you can return to your survey by clicking the link in your survey email or requesting your survey link under "Lost your survey?" on our BackerKit project page at https://destinationdanger.backerkit.com/

Oh hey...can I upgrade my pledge?

Yes. When you receive your email from BackerKit, you are able to upgrade your pledge (as long as you backed the project at any of the offered reward levels). To do this, simply click the "switch your pledge" link shown on the first screen (see below):

Pre-orders are Live!

If you have a friend or family member who missed out and they want to get their own copy of Destination Danger, they will be able to pre-order through BackerKit by visiting our Pre-order page. The prices are not as awesome as being a backer, but you still get access to get in on the first manufacturing run of the game and receive rewards at the same time as backers.

That's it! We are so sorry it's taken a while to get the survey out, but hopefully we avoided a bit of a mess by taking our time to ensure things are setup correctly. If you have any questions or concerns, email us at GuardianMoonGames@gmail.com.


Courage!

Guardian Moon Games