The Work Continues: Post-Kickstarter week 18
Hello residents of Gloomhaven!
I was hoping to come to you this week with pictures of a white box sample of the game. It thankfully made its way out of China before the New Year holiday began, but unfortunately it hasn't arrived at my doorstep yet. I'm sure it will soon.
What has arrived at my doorstep, though, is some soft plastic samples from the factory - not the actual Gloomhaven miniatures, but some other plastic models that demonstrate a great amount of detail in the material, so I am pretty optimistic moving forward with the miniature production at this point. It's looking great.
Everything else seems to be moving in a good direction as well. There's not a whole lot of sleep to be found these days, but the project is finally starting to feel like it's coming together.
We've made a lot of progress on refining the rule book and getting it designed on the page. It's a long process, but once we have a good-looking draft, I'll be sure to share it with you all to get your comments on it as well.
Progress continues on the scenario creation and art fronts, as well. Alexandr should be finished with the last of the item art soon.
There's not a whole lot more to say, but I did want to share with you a bit of bad news this week, as well. I've decided that I just don't have time to add the player versus player mode to the game like I had promised during the campaign.
Of course, there's always the option to just throw something in haphazardly and call it good, but I want everything included in the game to be great, and it's just not in the schedule to fully play test characte- on-character combat and balance all the classes for that purpose.
I thought it could work, but I've decided there are more important aspects of the game to focus on. I don't know if player versus player combat was a big selling point for anyone, but if you don't feel as though Gloomhaven is desirable enough without it, I understand. Feel free to send me a message through Kickstarter and I'll be happy to refund your pledge.
And on that note, it is back to work for me! I'll see you next week with pictures of the white box sample!