Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Remember me

TOPIC: UPDATE! Clarification on Treasure for V4a and Beyond

UPDATE! Clarification on Treasure for V4a and Beyond 1 month 3 weeks ago #1

Well...about 9 weeks ago I posted that we would be using 2021 UR's and other special tokens in the random treasure pulls for V4a. At the time, I was very sure we'd have the 2021 treasure tokens in stock by now. We do not have then, nor will it be in the next few weeks.

We just got word today that the 2021 treasure tokens should be here around the later end of March (fingers crossed) so that effects things greatly. I know I said the V4a treasure would have the 2021 UR's and other higher end goodies, but we need to amend that to V4a being the last event with all 2020 treasure tokens. The reason?

COVID has greatly changed things for us with regards to the quantity of help at TD HQ. We have been very careful -- especially since I need to see my 81-year old mom each day. And yet...guess who is in COVID quarantine in his basement for the next 8 days? I tested positive with a PCR test on Monday when all TD volunteers went to get a COVID test. Luckily, I am one of those folks with no symptoms, so don't worry I will be fine. John, Druegar and crew are doing a great job running VTD this weekend while Lori and I stay at home. (Lori and Avery are negative but still quarantined.)

However, this diagnosis has really re-enforced how important it is for us to carefully handle the receiving and processing of the tokens. Normally, we would have 12-15 high school kids come in for a weekend to help make Condensed and Super-Condensed packs -- as well as the enormous job of making the random treasure buckets. Even with all this help it normally takes us about a week to get everything ready before we can begin to ship out token pre-orders.

This year it will probably take us 2.5 weeks to prep the tokens given the safety procedures that will be in place. Only then can we start shipping out token pre-orders.

I am asking for your understanding with using all 2020 tokens for the V4a event treasure. By doing it this way, we can use the time before the tokens arrive to pre-package all the the V4a treasure into labelled boxes. That way all we have to do when the 2021 tokens arrive is to drop the owed V3b and V4a Participation tokens in the boxes -- and the ship them out. This will allow us to get caught up on the treasure shipments owed to players -- and it will allow us to get the 2021 token pre-orders out about a week ahead of time. We can also do more boxing prep work ahead of time for the token pre-orders once the owed treasure shipments are pre-packed and out of the way.

Thank you for your support and understanding. Y'all have been very understanding about the shipment delays, and your further consideration is very much appreciated. The prospect of 3.5 weeks of constant token prep is very daunting, and the week saved will be a godsend to us at this difficult time.
Token Conjurer
Geek Dreamweaver
Nerdomancer
Author of the never-to-be-released "The Secret of Trees"

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

UPDATE! Clarification on Treasure for V4a and Beyond 1 month 3 weeks ago #2

It's all good.

We want you and the entire crew to stay safe and be with us after this epidemic ends.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

UPDATE! Clarification on Treasure for V4a and Beyond 1 month 3 weeks ago #3

  • bpsymington
  • bpsymington's Avatar
  • Offline
  • 9th Level
  • Supporter
  • Follow me on Instagram @runningboardgamer
  • Posts: 15092
Thanks for the update.

Best wishes to you and your family! Call a cleric to cast Cure disease!
Follow me on Instagram @runningboardgamer

Awesome avatar by Mauve Shirt!

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

UPDATE! Clarification on Treasure for V4a and Beyond 1 month 3 weeks ago #4

No worries, Jeff. Of course the safety of everyone at HQ is most important.
Classes Played: Barbarian (29 times), Monk (23), Ranger (19), Rogue (15), Cleric (12), Fighter (9), Dwarf Fighter (7), Druid (6), Paladin (5), Bard (3), Elf Wizard (2), Wizard (2)

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

UPDATE! Clarification on Treasure for V4a and Beyond 1 month 3 weeks ago #5

Good luck with the quarantine. Lots of time for video games, pizza, and binge watching old movies. No worries on the Tokens, safety and sanity first.
"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world." - Albert Einstein

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

UPDATE! Clarification on Treasure for V4a and Beyond 1 month 3 weeks ago #6

Jeff, stay safe, and do what makes sense to you and Lori.

In a normal year we wouldn't start getting any of the new year's tokens in treasure draws until Origins. So even with the delay until V4b, it still feels like we're shifting to the new year's tokens "early". At least to me.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

UPDATE! Clarification on Treasure for V4a and Beyond 1 month 3 weeks ago #7

Stay safe and take care. One more run with 2020 treasure isn't going to break anything for me.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

UPDATE! Clarification on Treasure for V4a and Beyond 1 month 3 weeks ago #8

Jeff you and the TD folks are the best. I'm glad to be patient, I know you are doing all you can and of course we want you all safe and healthy, so we all can enjoy many years of wonderful adventures together. You have our support, thoughts, and prayers!

PS Will be glad to get one more run of 2020 Monster parts.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

UPDATE! Clarification on Treasure for V4a and Beyond 1 month 3 weeks ago #9

First, stay safe, and I hope you've got some help for your mother.

Whenever tokens come, they come.

Would it help if we held off on transmutes until after the new tokens ship?

I'm hoping the shift to v4c is also helpful to the team.
First ever death in True Horde
"Well, with you guarding 2 players, that means you take 90. Are you dead?"
-Incognito

My token shop/trade thread: Wade's Wide World of Wonder 

My Current Paladin Build 

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

UPDATE! Clarification on Treasure for V4a and Beyond 1 month 3 weeks ago #10

Stay safe. It's all good and we still appreciate everything you do.

To reiterate Wade's question, if holding of on transmutes will help, just us know. I was getting ready to send in a shipment, but am happy to wait.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

UPDATE! Clarification on Treasure for V4a and Beyond 1 month 3 weeks ago #11

Jeff Martin wrote: Well...about 9 weeks ago I posted that we would be using 2021 UR's and other special tokens in the random treasure pulls for V4a. At the time, I was very sure we'd have the 2021 treasure tokens in stock by now. We do not have then, nor will it be in the next few weeks.

We just got word today that the 2021 treasure tokens should be here around the later end of March (fingers crossed) so that effects things greatly. I know I said the V4a treasure would have the 2021 UR's and other higher end goodies, but we need to amend that to V4a being the last event with all 2020 treasure tokens. The reason?

COVID has greatly changed things for us with regards to the quantity of help at TD HQ. We have been very careful -- especially since I need to see my 81-year old mom each day. And yet...guess who is in COVID quarantine in his basement for the next 8 days? I tested positive with a PCR test on Monday when all TD volunteers went to get a COVID test. Luckily, I am one of those folks with no symptoms, so don't worry I will be fine. John, Druegar and crew are doing a great job running VTD this weekend while Lori and I stay at home. (Lori and Avery are negative but still quarantined.)

However, this diagnosis has really re-enforced how important it is for us to carefully handle the receiving and processing of the tokens. Normally, we would have 12-15 high school kids come in for a weekend to help make Condensed and Super-Condensed packs -- as well as the enormous job of making the random treasure buckets. Even with all this help it normally takes us about a week to get everything ready before we can begin to ship out token pre-orders.

This year it will probably take us 2.5 weeks to prep the tokens given the safety procedures that will be in place. Only then can we start shipping out token pre-orders.

I am asking for your understanding with using all 2020 tokens for the V4a event treasure. By doing it this way, we can use the time before the tokens arrive to pre-package all the the V4a treasure into labelled boxes. That way all we have to do when the 2021 tokens arrive is to drop the owed V3b and V4a Participation tokens in the boxes -- and the ship them out. This will allow us to get caught up on the treasure shipments owed to players -- and it will allow us to get the 2021 token pre-orders out about a week ahead of time. We can also do more boxing prep work ahead of time for the token pre-orders once the owed treasure shipments are pre-packed and out of the way.

Thank you for your support and understanding. Y'all have been very understanding about the shipment delays, and your further consideration is very much appreciated. The prospect of 3.5 weeks of constant token prep is very daunting, and the week saved will be a godsend to us at this difficult time.

we all know it is not your fault(it is Lori). So yea we would never blame you for covid (it was Lori in her secret lab).
delpchad.blogspot.com/

First solo Nightmare survivor-2014 Viper pit

Allergic to Lori

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

UPDATE! Clarification on Treasure for V4a and Beyond 1 month 3 weeks ago #12

  • Picc
  • Picc's Avatar
  • Away
  • 9th Level
  • Supporter
  • Remember when we were explorers?
  • Posts: 6246
Thanks for the heads up. These are obviously unprecedented times and I just want to commend you guys with how well you are adapting and communicating. Any delays are 100% understandable and 100% cool with this level of transparency. Stay determined TD crew, you guys are rockin this :)
Semper Gumby, Always flexible.

Sartre sits in in a coffee shop and asks for a coffee without cream. The barista apologizes “Sorry, we don't have any cream. Can I offer you a coffee without milk instead?”

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Time to create page: 0.191 seconds