Mage Company was very busy a few years ago running a number of Kickstarters. It’s been disastrous since then with many backers still waiting for the early games.
The Athens based board game publisher simply hasn’t been able to deliver on its promises. In June the company announced it had been hacked, and an unknown number of orders lost.
According to Mage, they have warehouses in New York and Hamburg holding copies of Aether Captains and Carrotia. These warehouses hold goods and do not help get the games into the hands of backers.
Quartermaster Logistics, say Mage, will help. Indeed, a look at the Quartermaster Logistics homepage shows quotes from the likes of Tom Vasel at The Dice Tower of successful fulfilment for Kickstarter campaigns.
Money is an issue, but Quartermaster is within Mage Company’s affordability zone and can cope with international shipments out of the States. Mage Company is still being affected by their hacking and say that PayPal still has their single PayPal account in review. This frozen account means they cannot accept money or send money. It’s hard to see how they can pay for anything while this the case and say they will start a business account in January.
Meanwhile, the studio in Greece has finished painting minis from some of the games, and they’ll be shipped directly by Mage Company.
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