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PROJECT UPDATE
Asmadi Games - Chris
CREATOR
1 day ago

Project Update: Locking things in! Art, Gameplay, Proofs coming soon

Hello friends, we are here with an update!

Gameplay

We've been hard at work getting everything ready for print, and we're happy to say that we've reached gameplay/rules completion this past week. What this means is that all card text and rules concepts are "locked in" and we're going through now to ensure we've got wording consistency, no typos, and that everything fits on cards. Big thanks to everyone who's playtested the game on Yucata, BGA, or in person at conventions over the past half-year. Extra eyes are always a big help!

Proofs

With lock-in set, I'm going to be doing the big data-merge export from our card info spreadsheets through InDesign next week. With hundreds of cards, automating this part of the process ensures we don't wind up with transcription errors. From experience, copying and pasting thousands of icons? Not fun. Here's an extremely accurate illustration of the process:


Once we export all the cards, we'll be doing our own check through for errors, along with having the fresh export available on Yucata and a proofreading website for any backers who want to take a peek. We're pretty confident there aren't any major issues left, but a small lurking typo could be anywhere! We welcome anyone who wants to take a peek :) 

With the rules locked-in, we'll also have the rulebook PDF available in the next couple weeks. When all of that's approved, we'll be pushing the print button! Hurray! Definitely a little later than we'd anticipated, but the game is better for all the effort that's gone into it over the past several months. We want to deliver the best possible Innovation to everyone, and we're excited to do just that. 

Artwork Updates

Work on the card icons for The Unseen is complete, and we have a handful of other icons to create for cards that changed titles between 3rd edition and Ultimate. That should be done in the next week or so.  Meanwhile, we've been finishing up work on the new card backs, and we're really excited about how they've come out. Each age's schematic depicts what an innovator of the time might dream of building. We've used building and architecture styles from around the globe, with each illustration created as a monochrome sketch. The set (base or expansion) still determines the color of the card back, which you can see examples of below:

Card backs for Echoes age 1, Base 2, Figures 4, Artifacts 8, and Unseen 11

Each expansion also has its symbol beneath the age number to assist with identification, especially for folks with color vision issues. You can also see on the card fronts that elements of the schematic art are carried over on the left edge, to give a little bit of age-driven flavor to your board.


Having played with the updated cards in person, we're really thrilled by how all our changes have come out. The font size increases (especially for card titles) and our updates in color scheme have made the game both more usable and more beautiful.

Schedule

The time to the next update's going to be much smaller as we're rapidly moving into the proofing stage. Expect more news in the next two weeks! We'll be discussing packaging then, along with links to the proofread-ready things mentioned above. 
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PROJECT UPDATE
Lilly (IV Studio)
CREATOR
3 days ago

Project Update: Production Updates and Some Exciting News 📰

Hello! We hope February has been treating you well. We have some production updates and IV Studio news to share with you!



Production Updates 🎲


We got some new samples in from Panda, our manufacturer. We should have a complete pre-production copy by our next update! We hope to start production by late March.

First is this snazzy dice tray with a striking red background. Perfect for containing all of your wild dice rolls.


And take a look at this beautiful mat. Ooooh. So organized, so sleek.
If you like seeing everything in its proper place, this is it. 🤌



🪶 Veiled Fate Tribunal Campaign 🦂


The Veiled Fate Tribunal Kickstarter campaign launches on March 12th, which is less than 2 weeks away! Click the follow button to be notified of when it launches so you don't miss out. 😉

If you haven't heard of the campaign, you can find out more about the 4 new expansions and the $1,000,000 stretch goal unlock here



We also have lots of exciting new content that we will be sharing on our Instagram and Discord in the following weeks, such as this fancy 3D City. 🤩



See you in the next update! 😊

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Hello. Do PDF backers get the Runic Lore and the Bonus Drop in Encounter as PDFs?

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PROJECT UPDATE
Cephalofair Games
CREATOR
5 days ago

Project Update: Frosthaven land freight begins

Good day! Apologizes for the delay and not getting this update out on Friday.

We'll start right off with the most pressing info about shipments for waves 1 and 2.

US Wave 1: Shipping is starting today! We don't have the Frosthaven Play Surface Books and Forgotten Circles in the warehouse yet, so we'll be starting with orders that do not contain those. The container carrying those items did arrive in port last Friday and is currently waiting to be unloaded. We anticipate the container will arrive at the fulfillment center in the next 7-10 days, and as soon as it arrives, the rest of the orders will be shipping as well.

US Wave 2: Buttons & Bugs is on the same container waiting at the port. These will be shipped from another location, and we expect them to start going out within the next two weeks.

EU/RoW waves 1 & 2: Ocean freight is still on track. Wave 1/2 products are scheduled to arrive in port next week, followed by the container of add-ons two weeks later.

CA waves 1 & 2: Also on track. The container of wave 1/2 products is expected to arrive in the Vancouver port in about two weeks.

UK waves 1 & 2: Due to shipping slowdowns resulting from the Suez canal rerouting, our shipment bound for the UK regrettably did not make it out of China before the Lunar New Year. It is on its way now, but because of this, we are looking at another 1-2 month delay in the delivery timeline. I am unhappy about this, and we are looking into some potential solutions to ship extra product from other regions to get there sooner. We'll have more information in the next update.

Asia waves 1 & 2: Now that the Lunar New Year celebration is over, VFI is arranging pickup and will be sending product out to local hubs for fulfillment.

AU/NZ waves 1 & 2: Ocean freight of all wave 1/2 products are scheduled to arrive in port by the end of the week! From there it will take a week on average to be unloaded and delivered to Aetherworks, and then fulfillment can be scheduled. Not long now!

                               

In addition, here are some updates on the other projects.

Gloomhaven new edition: Art and graphic design continues to come in on this project. Here's a little peek at some new map tile art from David Demaret:



We've also received the first pages back on the scenario and section books, which are laid out similarly to Frosthaven, which requires a lot of work. Everything is looking good there, though, so we'll be continuing to move forward.

RPG: First drafts on all the writing has been redlined by Danielle, and now writers are working on their second drafts. Everything is coming along well here!

Miniatures: I know we haven't discussed the miniatures project for a long time, but our plan is to have a big update focused on miniatures next month, so stay tuned for that!


Also, we will be out at Emerald City Comic Con this weekend (booth 11119), so come out, say hello, and check out Buttons & Bugs if you are in the Seattle area.

I hope everyone had a great weekend, and I am sorry once again for the delay in getting the update out. Enjoy your week, and I'll catch you next time!

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PROJECT UPDATE
Next Level Miniatures
CREATOR
2 days ago

Project Update: We're FUNDED - Thank you!


A big, hearty THANK YOU to everyone who has pledged to make Dragon's Hoard Remastered a reality! We're very grateful for your support of our project.

If you've backed our projects before - we're glad you're back for another round and humbled by your continued support of what we do! And if you're a newcomer to Next Level Miniatures - we're happy to have you on board!

The next hurdle in our quest for the Dragon's Hoard is to slay the foul Otyugh Glutton! So we ask, please get the word out to friends, family and others you may know at your local game stores or online who would be interested in this diverse assortment of minis at a fantastic price!

Thanks again and we'll see you in the Comments!

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I woke up this morning and we are officially through the $2,500 funding goal. Everyone who pledges will receive a Mimic Dice Jail! So, as my players often say when I'm passing out treasure, "What else ya got?"

That was just the first of the goals. The next big goal is at $10,000, but I'd like to put something else out there before that. Anyone have some ideas? Some free smalls I could include would be Potion Tokens, or maybe Inspiration Tokens. I can make any type of token like thing as a small. Or we could do an unlock for a larger item maybe? I'm open to ideas, so help a brother out an let me know what you think!
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I’m wondering if you have any plans for making a campaign about the Odyssey. I think it’s very close to what you normally do and you’d do a fantastic job with it.

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PROJECT UPDATE
Tim Sattley
CREATOR
1 day ago

Project Update: Rounding Turn 4 - Time for an Update

We have rounded turn 4 and are now charging down the homestretch, with the finish line on Tuesday. At this point we are only $457 from reaching the next stretch goal, giving everyone a free PDF adventure of their choice from the library of MCC adventures by High Dive Games.  My past crowdfunding campaigns had a big bump of new backers in the last 48 hours, so I am pretty optimistic that we will hit this stretch goal too.

One of my favorite things about the purple planet campaign is the massive amount of content under production by Goodman Games and the Horde.  With that in mind, I would highly recommend that you look into, and consider backing all of the different horde projects (if you haven't already done so).  I would hate for RPG fans to miss out on any of this gaming content, not to mention all of the awesome campaign exclusive bonus content that comes with the projects.  Every Horde publisher has pledged that their bonus content (rune lore, drop-in adventures, etc.) will only be available to backers from this campaign. Once the campaign is over and the initial print runs have been completed, none of these items will be available for purchase again.

You can check out the other projects here

Thank you for your support! I truly appreciate it.  Now for some more backer exclusive art and a sneak peak into a drop-in adventure.

Tim
Includes Backer-Exclusive Content
Once we reach this goal, all backers get one PDF of a TSG, High Dive Games adventure module of their choice! See the Add-Ons for a list of titles!
Goal: $5,674 / $6,000
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We need $326 more to reach this goal.
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Just got my box today! I'm pretty sure I kept all my emails but I don't see anything for the audio narration in the box or emails. Is the something I'm missing? Thanks.

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In Stefan Surratt's Dragon Peak Publishing Substack he asked me about River of Lies and I said this about the adventure:
"The Gods of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs plays a big part in shaping the lore of my version of the Purple Planet’s Ghost River of Varnasu. On Barsoom, the River of Iss is a journey to the paradisiacal afterlife. On the Purple Planet, it crashes upon the landscape and beckons the PCs to enter the waters. The adventure starts as the Ghost River appears. It whisks them away (as forces of nature do) to an unknown valley in the Ancestor Peaks. The adventurers are lost and must find their way back to their previous goal."

Additionally, I've revealed other influences for the adventure:
"River of Lies utilizes the Purple Planet's Ghost River of Varnasu and the Ancestor Peaks to present a dangerous meeting with house of Thero’Agarst, leaders of a lost religious cult of the Ascended Masters. Literary inspirations include The Gods of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Death's Master by Tannith Lee, and The Citadel of the Autarch by Gene Wolfe."

This week and until the end of the crowdfunding campaign, this final book club session is an AMA about the adventure, its influences, and really anything else you might have on your mind. So Ask Me Anything!


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