I've got over ninety copies of It's Alive! spoken for, not all sales, but the vast majority are.
My problem is this: It's going to take me around 135 hours to make these copies alone. Assuming a conservative 5 hours a week that's twenty-seven weeks construction! I really need to speed things up.
Fortunately, because the lamination failed at the printers I have some budget free to look into getting some of the slower tasks done by machine. The time breakdown is approximately:
- Box - 45 mins
- Cards - 25 mins
- Player screens, guides & slabs - 15 mins
- Rules, coins & boxing - 5 mins
So, unsurprisingly I'm concentrating on the box and cards. I'm trying to get a quote to get the boxes professionally made (hard & expensive for such a small run), and I'm investigating getting a die-cutting machine and a custom die to do the cards - much quicker than cutting them out with a craft-knife and steel ruler. I'm hoping the die-cutter will be less erone-prone too, I've already cocked up a few cards. :-(
I'll let you know what I decide (and can afford to do)...