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Update #7

New expansion pack tier! LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT CARDS

We've got so many stretch goals now, and the Add-Ons have been proving so popular, that earlier today my head was starting to spin keeping it all straight. I made a list on a piece of paper, but that didn't help. Then I wrote on a whiteboard, and that helped a little, but it got kind of scribbly. I asked a bird what he thought, and he said "cheap", which I think was an insult, so I threw a shoe at him, and I missed, and now I'm short one shoe but at least that bird knows he can't just INSULT people. 

Anyway then I came back inside and had a drink of water and laid down and felt better, and when I got up I made some dummy card decks out of scrap paper and tape because DANGIT I OWN AN INDUSTRIAL PAPER CUTTER and I have to USE IT. The dummies helped me visualize exactly how many cards we're talking about now -- and of course, I want you to know all about the cards too, so you know whether you want the expansion packs or not. (I talk about all of this in the video, too.)

Here's a link to yesterday's rules overview in case you missed it, and here's a capsule summary of the different types of cards in the game:

  • Death cards. The base game comes with 100, plus another 50-75 are being created by INFAMY and TYCOON backers. You will use one of these per round of play -- for every target you attempt to kill, you'll draw one death card. 
  • Black Market Gift Cards. The base game comes with about 75 physical cards (30 different ones, with duplicates), plus any more that TYCOON and FROM ABOVE backers wish to create. These "buy" different types of items for you to use in your assassination plans. In Head-to-Head Mode, each player is issued two per round; in Co-Op mode, the team collectively draws three or more per round; in Mission Mode; the team has 20 per 4-round game. These are used a lot.
  • Specialist Cards. These are characters with special skills that you can call for backup. They're interchangeable with Gift Cards, and the rules of their use depend on the game mode. The base game comes with 36 of these (12 different characters with 3 cards each).
  • Goahead Cards. These are three cards that are used in Head-to-Head mode only.

The Webcomics Pals will be creating a mix of different types of cards, but I'm hoping it will come to about 10 cards per artist. Those will be added to every order at no extra charge (digital versions if you pledge at a digital level; physical versions if you pledge at a physical level). But they won't come in the actual game box, because there won't be room.

Enter the new SIDECAR tier. This tier gets you the game as per usual, plus all six Add-On sets of death cards in a second game box all their own – a box that the Webcomics Pals cards will also fit into. And if we add any more expansion sets, they'll all fit in the SIDECAR box as well. I'll make sure of it!

The Deluxe Box – the laser-etched wooden box – will always fit everything. That one is still the only way to get everything in one box. But the SIDECAR box will match the main game box and the two of them will look nice together, like friends.

If you've previously used the Add-On page to get the six expansion sets, you're fine – you'll get the SIDECAR box by default. However, you can change to the SIDECAR tier proper at any time, if you prefer. This will ensure that you will always get any MORE expansions that we decide to add later. Think of SIDECAR as the "overflow bucket." Any more cards that we add to the game will be included in SIDECAR. (Whereas with the Add-Ons, you're just getting those 6 sets.)

In addition, for international customers, SIDECAR may have cheaper shipping than the Add-On page. Because the Add-Ons require more handling, we can't discount shipping prices the way we can on tiers. (In most of the regular tiers, the international shipping listed is actually a bit less than we'll end up paying.)  

So to reiterate – for the base game, including stretch goal cards, you want PLAYED ON. (Or, with the MOD book, BOOKED.)

For the base game AND all the additional expansions, you want SIDECAR. (Or, with the MOD book, SPINDLED.) And yes – if you'd prefer the versions of the Add-On cards that come in the tins, you'll be able to specify that (when you give us your shipping info, months from now). In that case you'd get the cards, in the tins, INSIDE the extra box. 

For all the cards all in one box, you want BOXED IN. (Or, with the book + shirt + poster as well, LUXURY.)

And of course, you can still Add On individual T-shirts, posters, more copies of the game, etc. to any tier via the Add-On page. If you do decide to change your Add-On, just reply to your confirmation email to let me know about the change, and I'll update your record in our spreadsheet! You can change or modify your Add-Ons at any time.

Thanks for bearing with me on all this stuff, folks – it's a bit like knitting a sweater for a dog that KEEPS GROWING as you KNIT and so you have to undo parts of it and add new parts in a different place but then it's GROWN AGAIN and so you have to wonder WHO EVEN KNITS DOG SWEATERS ANYWAY

WHILE THE DOG IS IN THEM

AND WHILE THE DOG IS GROWING

WHO DOES THIS EXCEPT A CRAZY PERSON okay I answered my own question.

It's my wife's birthday tomorrow (today?), so I'm taking the day off. We're going on a field trip to see the space shuttle! Questions and comments will be addressed when I return. Thanks so much everyone!

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      Creator Kacey3 on February 25, 2013

      Can I get a confirmation?

      Pledging at the Duel level, and then adding on the "All Six Death Card Sets" through the Add-On Page will net you the same thing as the Sidecar tier, plus an extra copy if the game. Am I correct in this?

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      Creator David Malki ! on February 23, 2013

      1) Yup, they're the same thing. You can definitely design the graphic if you like! Or, just do the text, and leave the graphic to us. Whichever you prefer.

      2) As an INFAMY backer, when you Add-On the six sets, that becomes SIDECAR. So you'll get the INFAMY base game+merch, plus the Sidecar box – that's one complete game – and then the Deluxe Add-On, which is another complete game. YOU GOT IT ALL FIGGERED OUT

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      Creator Michael Kaufman on February 22, 2013

      1) Tycoon level gets you the right to create a "Death card or a category card". Is a category card the same as a gift card? Is so, do you get to design the graphic too, or just the main text?

      2) I'm getting the deluxe game for myself and I also want to get the whole game for a friend. If I have Infamy+A Deluxe game add-on+All six death card sets add-on, will that get me two full sets of cards. Or might there be more expansion cards later that will not be included?

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      Creator David Malki ! on February 22, 2013

      @Mike – "You reference a tier called "played on" ... but I am assuming you mean 'got played'?" – Yup, I misspoke. At one point I think I also said that INFAMY backers would create GIft Cards, but they'll create death cards. Kids, get some sleep or this could happen to you, too.

      @Thomas – "Will we eventually get a look at both boxes before the game is released?" – Yes, I hope to have some box art to show in the next week or so.

      @Urutsini – "I may have missed something but you implied that the Sidecar tier will be better than Got Played + Expansions but I don't understand exactly what the difference will be." – SIDECAR will always contain all available expansions by default. If you get the Add-On expansions, you just get those specific ones. Right now those two things are equivalent -- the six Add-Ons are all there are -- but by the end of this campaign I bet we'll be adding some more! SIDECAR is basically a flat rate for all expansions, no matter how many there end up being.

      @Joel – "I'm at the Infamy tier level, International, is the easiest way for me to get the expansions through the add on page still or is there a way to get the expansion set added on to this tier as well?" – For INFAMY backers specifically, and the other limited tiers, you can Add-On the six expansion sets and leave a note in the comments box there, and I'll make sure you are manually upgraded to the full SIDECAR tier.

      @Jennifer – "How long did it take you to pick up all of those peanuts???" – I still haven't, they're all over the table and floor

      @Mike – "I had an idea about the target dossier. I like the idea of the Mad Libs style assigning of traits, but what about a deck of cards that allow you to randomly select which traits to do the Mad Libs for?" – Working on something very like this now! Stay tuned.

      @Joshua – "If I pledge at the SIDECAR level and get all the expansions, will I also get the PDF versions of the expansions?" – Yes you will.

      @Jonathan – "Are you anticipating the expansions will eventually be purchasable in retail, or is it now or never" – They will likely be available, but they'll probably be more expensive than they are here, and the Webcomics Pals will certainly not come free like they will with Kickstarter orders. You'd have to buy them separately. So the quick answer is yes, you'll be able to get them, but getting them now through the Kickstarter is a better deal.

      @Stephen – "I'm not sure I can double my pledge right now for the expansions, but I like the extra box -- is there a way to add the box without adding the expansions?" – We can probably work this out, sure. Once I know how much the boxes will cost I might be able to make an Add-On of just the empty cardboard box. (Note that the wooden boxes will not be available separately.)

      @Max – "Are the expansion/addon/whatever additional cards going to have different card backings so we can differentiate them from the base set?" – They'll have common backs, so you can shuffle them in, but unique icons on the front, so you can sort them out if you need to.

      Thanks everyone!

       

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      Creator John Casteele on February 21, 2013

      The deluxe game was a bit more than I could give, but I was jonesing for those extra cards (came close to ordering them a few times in the tins even before this campaign went up.) Then you had to go and toss up the Sidecar reward.

      I believe the expression is, "Shut up and take my money!"

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      Creator Max Runeare on February 21, 2013

      Are the expansion/addon/whatever additional cards going to have different card backings so we can differentiate them from the base set? And/or are they intended to be mixed in with the other cards, or played separately? For example: we decide we want to play with adventure/pirate cards, but we've already mixed them in with the base cards. Disaster strikes! We have no (easy) way to tell which ones are in that set! And before you know it, we're drowning in cards! Upping my pledge to SIDECAR regardless, thanks for everything!

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      Creator Ahdok on February 21, 2013

      They only make jumpers for dogs in Ireland, that way, if they lose their dog, someone can just point and shout "look! Irish wool-found!"

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      Creator Stephen Bush on February 21, 2013

      So SIDECAR is GOT PLAYED + expansions (6, possibly more) + a nice box to put all of the expansion and stretch goal cards in.

      I'm not sure I can double my pledge right now for the expansions, but I like the extra box -- is there a way to add the box without adding the expansions? Thanks!

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      Creator Jonathan C. Chamberlin on February 21, 2013

      Are you anticipating the expansions will eventually be purchasable in retail, or is it "now or never"

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      Creator Jacqland on February 21, 2013

      My fingers are crossed for a stretch goal that increases the size of the dossier. More missions/guidance for some people that lack imagination (like me!) is great.

      @Urutsini: I'm pretty sure he said Sidecar will get you the box to fit everything (expansions +pals cards).

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      Creator Joshua Carmody on February 21, 2013

      Ok, important point: If I pledge at the SIDECAR level and get all the expansions, will I also get the PDF versions of the expansions?

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      Creator Tal Waterhouse on February 21, 2013

      What do I have to donate to find out what's on your dinosaur comic whiteboard?

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      Creator Mike Maxson on February 21, 2013

      I had an idea about the target dossier. I like the idea of the Mad Libs style assigning of traits, but what about a deck of cards that allow you to randomly select which traits to do the Mad Libs for? You could pull a card that said "Sexual Fetish" or "Psychological Trauma" or "Obsession", "Addiction", "Physical Disability", "Missing Limb" or any number of other trait stubs that you could then fill in as you like.

      I would also like to suggest Randy Milholland of Something*Positive as a potential webcomic artist.

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      Creator Olna Jenn Smith on February 21, 2013

      *ded* You're insane. How long did it take you to pick up all of those peanuts???

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      Creator Joel L Walsh on February 21, 2013

      I'm at the Infamy tier level, International, is the easiest way for me to get the expansions through the add on page still or is there a way to get the expansion set added on to this tier as well?

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      Creator Urutsini on February 21, 2013

      I may have missed something but you implied that the Sidecar tier will be better than Got Played + Expansions but I don't understand exactly what the difference will be. @Sebastian's calculations are correct in that it's a $2 discount for non-Canadian international buyers. Please confirm other benefits? Sorry to be a n00b. Keep up the good work and congrats on the successful campaign so far :)

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      Creator R. Kris McNeely on February 21, 2013

      *Got Played. I did it as well.

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      Creator R. Kris McNeely on February 21, 2013

      Canada
      Played On + 6 Add Ons = $96
      Sidecar = $102

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      Creator Andy Dudley on February 21, 2013

      Hi David,

      So to clarify - if you have included the deluxe box in any way, either as an add-on or in your tier, you will get all the expansion cards?

      Sorry to be a pain!

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      Creator Thomas 'Chewie' Ladwig on February 21, 2013

      Will we eventually get a look at both boxes before the game is released?

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      Creator Mike Amend on February 21, 2013

      You reference a tier called "played on" ... but I am assuming you mean "got played"?

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      Creator Sebastian Ecke on February 21, 2013

      Comparism: international GOT PLAYED plus 300 cards via addon =^= 104 $. International SIDECAR =^= 102 $.

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