Demos and Miniatures: Post-Kickstarter week 33
Hello residents of Gloomhaven!
I guess I ended up a little late with the update. I thought I'd have time during Geekway to the West to write something up, but it was just too jam-packed with awesomeness. Basically 18 hours straight of demoing Gloomhaven and playing other games every single day.
I don't want to spend too much time talking about it - I'll probably write about it on my website on Tuesday - but I will say that it was definitely the best convention I've ever attended by myself. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming, I had a blast making so many new friends.
I do want to give a brief shout-out to Tim and Todd, who ended up playing Gloomhaven three times over the course of the convention and helped test out some of the crazy advanced scenarios. And Kevin, who let me play his beautiful painted copy of Star War Rebellion with him.
Okay, but you're here for an update on Gloomhaven, so enough of that. I actually received the miniature samples from the factory the day before I left, so I got to show them off, which was cool. There were a lot of mistakes that needed correcting, so they are far from final, but they were definitely promising.
The plastic they used was a weird, almost translucent color that made some of the detail fuzzy, and they were too glossy, so we'll be changing that. There is some loss of detail between these and the harder plastic models I showed earlier, as expected, but overall I am happy with how the first iteration turned out.
Here are pictures of the Cragheart and Mindthief:
Again, just to reiterate: these are not final. The color is not right, and we are working to reduce the gloss and make the bases flush, and those weird brown flecks will obviously not be there.
Other than that, editing and graphic design continues. I'm still hoping to get the files delivered in a couple weeks so we can start the proofing process. At that time, I will also reduce the frequency of these updates, since news will likely be coming in a little slower after that.
But, yeah, did I mention I was at a convention all weekend? I really need to get some sleep now. Good night!