We made a deposit to Panda GM to start production on Friday. It's long over due and I'm really sorry about that but I'm very excited to tell you that Cartography is now in production!
This most recent delay is due in part because we never received adequate tile samples. From what I can tell there was a mix-up with the tile proof specifications because of the switch away from the tile nubs. In light of that and to expedite production we decided to move forward with assurances form Panda that the tiles will be produced according to specifications and match the quality of Carcassonne.
I'm really very excited to finally get back on track.