You are at the bottom of the western pit in the Twopit Room. There is a large hole in the wall about 25 feet above you.
There is a gigantic beanstalk stretching all the way up to the hole.
Sixteen days left in the campaign, and we're at 100% funded! Thanks to all of our backers so far... but please, keep telling your friends how cool this game looks, and get them to pledge too. :) We didn't quite hit our $8,000 goal at the exact same time that we reached 200 backers, but it was darn close — which, if you do the math, means that on average you guys are pledging $40 each to see this game produced.
First stretch goal: $9,000
You clamber up the plant and scurry through the hole at the top.
It's time to announce our first stretch goal! (I know, I should have done that long ago.) If we reach $9,000, each copy of the game will include a light marker: a little token you can attach to your player pawn to show that you are currently carrying the Brass Lantern. We're not sure yet if this will be like a pedestal, or a hat, or something even fancier, but I'll be sure to keep you informed about it.
Do you have an idea for a stretch goal? Please write and tell me about it! To share your ideas publicly, you can use the comments section of this update; to keep them between you and me, use the "Ask a Question" button on the front page. Here are some ideas I've had:
— More promo cards at the $30 level and up. I feel like I exhausted this notion a long time ago, though; what am I going to do, offer everyone ten promo cards? twenty? It'll be a whole promo deck at that point! (Hmm...)
— Additional, lower-cost art-related reward levels; or "desktop wallpapers for everybody!"
— One thing I'd like to do is package a USB stick with every copy of the board game; on the USB stick would be a copy of the original "Adventure" for every operating system. This seems like a cool idea to me, but it's likely to be relatively expensive, and sort of redundant now that the Internet exists, you know?
— Write in and give me some more ideas!
You are following a wide path around the outer edge of a large cavern. Far below, through a heavy white mist, strange splashing noises can be heard. The mist rises up through a fissure in the ceiling. The path exits to the south and west.
In this week's art update, Katy continues her progression from west to east. The Misty Cavern went through several revisions before turning out as you see in the center of this image; the smaller inset to the right is one of those earlier revisions. As usual, I'm really pleased with the way it came out, although I have told her to make that bridge "a little less Elvish". Those silhouetted figures aren't set in stone either, but we are thinking of having two or three little adventurers (or perhaps dwarves) running around the map, to give a sense of scale to some of the rooms.
Also in that image: some teasers for Volcano View. (Click the image to enlarge it.)
In summary: Please keep spreading the word about Colossal Cave: The Board Game. We've still got more than two weeks, and a stretch goal to hit — and there will be stretch goals beyond that, just as soon as we think them up. You can follow my Colossal Cave news on Twitter (@ColossalCaveTBG), and if you're hungry for more information on the game, check out my ongoing Designer Diary blog on BGG. It's going to be a good week!
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