Late Pledge, Cards and Testing
We don’t have a whole lot of news to report, but I wanted to make an appearance and talk about what we’ve been doing since the end of the campaign.
You may have noticed we added a Late Pledge button to the Kickstarter page. If you know of anyone who missed the campaign, they can pledge for Wild Assent on Crowd Ox here: https://app.crowdox.com/projects/1449412950/wild-assent-survive-the-arena-and-tame-the-wilds. To be clear, only the Feathered Serpent is unavailable to Late Backers; all items labeled “Kickstarter Exclusive” are still available in their respective buckets (Vareclea and the Twin Dragon can be obtained by selecting the Champion pledge, etc).
If you watched me on the live streams or elsewhere, you might recall me mentioning that we wanted to do some fixing to card sizes after seeing them in person with the prototype. The Arena mode’s Skill cards were especially thin and tiny, which simply isn’t what we want to end up with. The Assent Equipment cards also felt pretty small, but the issue with fixing them or the Skill cards is that it would require the Assent punch board size be increased (which made them massive). So, our current (but by no means final) plan is to try to have all five Skills for the Arena mode be on the Assent punch boards like they are for the Seekers and have the Equipment cards be separate standard-sized cards. We have some other card-related changes in the works, but let’s leave it at that for now.
Tester Facebook Group
We’re going to start with a closed Facebook group for testing/balancing. If you’re interested in testing Wild Assent and providing feedback on the new content as it is (digitally) released, please send us a PM via Kickstarter. I can’t guarantee everyone will get in initially, but we’ll certainly add more folks as time goes on.
We should get the money from Kickstarter this week, which will get the ball rolling on a lot of fronts, especially sculpts. I don’t want to commit to a rigid update schedule (weekly may be too fast and monthly will likely always be too slow), but we will keep you informed about how the game is progressing regularly. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to us via comments, PMs, etc. We’re still behind after the rush of messages at the end of the campaign, but we should be caught up soon.