Just to put this in right picture – all cards are already in print. We sent them to manufacturer about 10 hours earlier. That is not a greetings you want to hear, when you open Skype.
‘I’ll check what we can do’ I say. Actually I know two things. I know we can do nothing. And I know that such things just happen. You have a game, you have hundreds of pieces, you have cards, tokens, boards and all that crazy stuff. Once a while you’ll miss something and – bum! – you have a mistake. BGG is full of corrections, FAQs and updates for various games.
In video industry you download an update. In board game industry you download PDF from BGG.
Anyway, I call Ralph, who sent files to manufacturer.
‘Hi. We have a situation here. There is mistake on 10 cards. Can we abort printing and update files?” I ask.
‘I doubt it. We can call manufacturer tomorrow morning, but I think it is too late.”
Yeah, I knew it. Anyway, I don’t give up.
‘OK, just in case can you update files and call manufacturer tomorrow first thing in the morning?’
So I explain Ralph what sort of mistake there is.
‘Ah, that! There is no mistake then. We corrected it already. I forgot to tell you. Everything is…’ I hang up.
He forgot to tell. Very funny.