- Jan 27, 2003
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- Columbus, OH
Steve, I am a little confused. You say that, regarding the RbF4 counters, you did not find out about the back printing until the counters had been shipped out and were in customers' hands.RE: Recon 4 counters. When we looked at the counters we had 5 copies cut for approval (of both Recon 4 and the countersheets that included Kreta-SF1 and SF2) All of them where fine. At that point it was out of our control. The counters where then cut on the wrong side. From that point the counters were packaged and sent out. We did not find out about the back printing until they were in customers hands. There was never a decision to purposly send out the counters. The map was a similar situation the proofs I got where fine. Same with the two apostropies, We have no clue how that got there, just call it a Cretian symbol.
However, in February 2007, Chas Smith made the following post here on the gamesquad forums:
This sounds to me that HOB knew about the counter problem before shipping them out. Am I mistaken?Gentlemen,
Final cuts being made and shrinkwrapping starting. Expect shipping to be sometime next week. Unfortunately the holiday weekend is a factor.
There was something we needed to confirm before putting out this information, and we want to be up front about it. Two things made this product a Home Run rather than a Grand Slam. However, in both cases it does not prevent use, play, etc, and they still look great.
1) SF scenario cards: Somehow they got put in the stack of stuff that got the three ring punch. The holes are on blank space and do not effect any information.
2) R4 counters. The puffy side is the "backside", and the flat side the "frontside". Unfortunately the printer could not get the registration to work the other way and they were damaging the countersheets. For whatever reason when the flipped it, it worked, and they went with it. The counters still look great. After nearly 5 months of messing with this happy it will finally be out.
On a positive side the print quality of the covers, scenario cards, notes pages, and magazine are all very high; they look great!