Unleash the new character class
Hello residents of Gloomhaven!
We have a new resident joining us today. He's a little secretive. If you want to see him, you'll have to go to the spoilers page. As I said in the last update, this character class will come with two separate minis, and the picture should give you a good idea of what that is all about. To answer a question I anticipate will come, but in a spoiler-free way: the minis will be separate and won't connect in any way - Alexandr just drew the image that way for thematic reasons.
Also soon we should have some images of the minis on the spoilers page as well. So look forward to that, too!
I'm so happy we made it into the 200,000s! There's lots more cool stuff coming, so let's charge on to Sadler scenarios, monster ability additions and more!
As the Kickstarter project attains new levels of ridiculously high funding, I thought it might be appropriate to take a minute to talk to you about money tokens. Among all the other awesome stuff going on with the project, you may have overlooked them, but I absolutely love them and I think they're just a small detail that speaks to all our dedication to making this project the best it can be.
It was an obvious choice to go really thematic with the money pieces and I wanted to sort of tell the story of the two phases of the modern civilization of Gloomhaven. You'll notice that the two denominations of money are very different from each other.
The silver "1 coin" piece is a hold-over from older human existence, when everything was governed by the military. Life was stark and utilitarian. The coins are a simple piece of round silver with a shield emblem roughly stamped into them - a reminder to the people that the military is what shields them from the dangers of the world.
As the human civilization expanded and tamed a vast majority of the wilds, however, a wealthy merchant class rose to prominence and began printing their own money to subvert the power of the military. These are the gold "5 coin" pieces, pristine and orderly, prominently displaying the crest of the merchants' guild.
I love these coins to death, but what really puts it over the top for me is when I went to Josh and said, "You know, the irregular shape of the silver pieces is important to the theme, but it always bothered me that games with irregularly shaped money had all the money irregularly shaped in the same way. Could you do a couple different versions of the silver coin to include evenly in the box?" And he was, like, "Done."
So now there are 3 different versions of the silver coin to emphasize it's utilitarian nature, which I think is awesome.
All right, I've made you wait for this update long enough. Time to stop talking and send it out!