New Stretch Goals and Card Quality
Hope everyone had a great weekend and survived Monday. We are closing in on the first week of the campaign, so we wanted to post a quick update to clarify some things about compatibility, and look at the current stretch goals.
First, we want to be clear that everything we are printing in this campaign will use the new art and graphic design, which will be the standard for all Alhambra products going forward. After 15 years, we want to give Alhambra a fresh look. The only product on the campaign that will feature old artwork are the stretch goals for the Medina and Magical Buildings Queenies (the larger tile version included in the MegaBox will have updated art). Also, with the stretch goal for poker quality cards unlocking over the weekend, we have decided to make that the standard on all Alhambra products printed from now on. Both of these decisions were based on our commitment to make not just great games, but games with excellent components, artwork, and graphic design as well. However, we do understand that it creates some questions about compatibility, which we would like to address:
MegaBox: Since you are getting everything for Alhambra, and we are committing to printing some of any future expansions in the larger tile size, there are no problems.
Designers’ Edition Boxes: The new cards have both a different back and now are of a higher quality than in the previous editions. This box is playable with previously released expansions, but the card art, tile art, and card quality do not match.
- Designers’ Expansions only: There are no expansions which include cards that need to be mixed into the deck, so there are no compatibility issues.
We hope to have some graphics done soon which will show off the new artwork.
Also, yesterday we unlocked the Magical Buildings Queenie stretch goal, which will now be included in all pledge levels which include stretch goals.
We are really happy with the campaign so far, both in the progress and the interaction. Continue to share the project, and lets unlock the rest of the stretch goals!