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A board game of cooperative card-driven tactical combat in a persistent, ever-changing campaign world. 1-4 players, 30 min. per player.
A board game of cooperative card-driven tactical combat in a persistent, ever-changing campaign world. 1-4 players, 30 min. per player.
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A Demon Vanquished: Post-Kickstarter week 31

Posted by Isaac Childres (Creator)

Hey all you residents of Gloomhaven!

Moments ago, I finished writing the last bit of text for the last scenario in the scenario book. The first draft is done! 95 scenarios over 120 pages. I feel like I just finished a novel, except with detailed graphical layouts on each page.

So what happens now? Well, it is just a first draft, and a lot of the icons are placeholders. Over the next few days I'll be cleaning up the layouts and editing the text. Once I've got it to a place where I'm no longer embarrassed to show it to other people, I'll send it to my editor and a few other trusted people who I know will do a good job making sure everything is coherent and consistent.

Can you see it? Well, no. The scenario book is the heart of the game, full of story and drama and all that good stuff. I really feel that I'd be doing you a disservice if I provided an opportunity for you to spoil yourself on all of it. Knowing all the classes beforehand is one thing, but knowing all the details of the epic campaign before you get the chance to actually play the game? Well, that's not a good idea.

Don't worry. The editing process is in good hands.

One thing I am happy to show you is the latest and greatest version of the rule book. I just sent it to my editor for his final pass, and if you want to take a final pass, go right ahead. Some of the images haven't been updated yet, but I think it is almost there.

It feels good knowing all the content is in place, but there's still a bit of road ahead of us getting everything to the printers. Before I said that the editing process should take another two weeks, but I suspect now that it may be more like three. Either way, we're getting close, and I just got word from the manufacturer that the molds for the minis are done, so hopefully I'll have some pictures of the factory versions of those for you pretty soon!

It's back to work for me! Enjoy your weekend, and I'll see you next time!

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    1. andvaranaut on

      Another one:

      Page 32: "Bosses’ stats are often based on the number of characters, which is signified by the letter “C” on the boss stat card." The example card seems to use P instead of C.

    2. James on

      You rock!

    3. Dave Landry on

      Typo : page 5 first bullet point third line I think you want pp not "s 12-13"?

    4. andvaranaut on


      A small report regarding the manual (which looks fantastic!): In the Chrome PDF viewer at least, a few of the stray card titles remain: "Shield Bash" towards the bottom of p. 18, and "Ink Bomb" and "Flamethrower" in mid page 21. Also, p. 25 at the bottom: "A Shield X bonus ability gives*..."

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      Charlotte on

      As always, sounds great! Still really looking forward to seeing Gloomhaven with my own eyes. :)

    6. Josh N. on

      Congrats on finishing all the scenarios!