A New Year: Post-Kickstarter week 13
Happy new beginnings to all the residents of Gloomhaven!
We have entered a new year, and this will be the year that Gloomhaven will arrive at your front door, eager to be ripped open and explored in a grand and epic fashion. Are you excited? I'm excited.
Unfortunately the holidays have taken their toll, and there's not too much new to report this week. To be honest, I blame Pandemic Legacy. Since last week when it entered the household, my wife and I have been playing it obsessively, and 14 games later (which is, like, 2 per day), we have finally finished the journey and can get back to our normal lives.
I have been working mostly this last week on compiling a complete list of components for Gloomhaven. I know that sounds like something I should already know, but in actuality it involves planning out every scenario, every event and every item that has the possibility to appear in the game, so it's a bit more involved than just ability cards and whatnot.
I'm close to getting it all squared away, though, and when I do we can move forward with producing a white box copy of the game. A white box copy is just a set of all the components without the actual art elements on them.
One of the biggest hurdles we're going to face before production can begin is figuring out how everything is going to fit into the box, both when it initially ships and when people want to keep things organized during play, so the sooner we can get all that figured out and get the custom insert molded, the less chance we'll encounter a delay because of it later.
Even if we've been a bit delayed in getting all the content produced to be printed on the components, we don't need to fall behind on getting the components organized, which will streamline the process later.
Oh, and I'd also just like to give you the regular obligatory comment of: "Alexandr just sent me another batch of item art. It is jaw-dropping. I am so lucky to have him on the team."
I guess that's all there is to say for now. There should be a lot more major progress to report in the coming weeks. Stay warm! (Or cool if you live in the southern hemisphere!)