I haven't updated in a month because mostly what's going on lately is just that I'm waiting on a couple artists. I still need two more illustrations to be turned in, for the characters, and then I can move forward with the POD beta test plan. However, this past week, Inked Playmats (inkedplaymats.com) had a sale, and I ordered four: one each of the previously-previewed Encounter artworks with gameplay guides and one of the Glowmount art without the guides (for my girlfriend to play Magic: The Gathering on).
I'm hoping to be able to make these available at some point, preferably through the Kickstarter campaign and then continuously afterward, but I am a bit wary of too many add-ons for Kickstarter, and I don't know the math on costs on larger orders.
Here's a photo of the Meltwood gameplay mat with an alpha edition of the game set up on it.
And here's a photo of the Meltwood mat without cards all over it.