Time to steal your mind
Well, the BGG admins took the wind out of my sails a bit and put up the Mindthief player mat a little earlier than I expected, but in case you haven't seen it:
If you want.
The Mindthief needs some more development time, but I'm really excited about the idea. You may notice that she has very few hit points, but she is also very focused on melee powers. Most of her ranged attacks will be very low damage status effects. To be effective, she'll have to get into melee and mix it up, but how will she survive?
The dynamics of the class revolve around psychic enhancements to her weapons - persistent bonuses she plays that will give advantages when she performs a melee attack.
So, like, when one card is active, she may get Shield 1 for the round when she attacks. When another is active, she may heal every time she attacks. Or she could just go full glass cannon and get bonus attack power. But only one card can be active at a time.
So I hope that sounds cool to you. I'll certainly be updating you on the development of the class as we move forward past the Kickstarter.
I know there's been a lot of clamoring to see more map tiles. Josh has been working hard on this, and I just wanted to show you a couple tiles he sent me last night. Hopefully these will give you a better idea of what you'll see in the box.
Josh may have already shared these on BGG and they should be popping up in the images. And he's not done! He should have more for us before the end of the campaign, but I hope these images allay your fears.
More stretch goals?
Never fear! As I said before, more stretch goals are in the works. I will get them updated as soon as I can.
Oh, I almost forgot to mention there are two more Gloomhaven-related podcasts to devour, if you're into that sort of thing.
The first is part two of Paul Grogan's interview with me for Gaming Rules! I answer some hard-hitting listener questions, so check it out.
The second is a podcast called Maker's Paradise, which is sort of focused on giving advice to crowdfunders, but I think it is definitely worth a listen, as well.
All right, now get back to being awesome!