Survey Results! - New Art - PAX Unplugged
Hey there Reavers of Midgard backers!
We're coming to you this week from Philadelphia where PAX Unplugged is set to get underway in a couple of days (more on that in a bit). In between munching on cheesesteaks, we had a couple of items to update you on.
$1 Survey Results
To say our last campaign update seeking information on $1 backers and the best path forward got some attention would be an understatement.
It spurred some discussion on Facebook groups (much of it unfortunately out of context), was mentioned in a recent blog post by Jamey Stegmaier from Stonemaier Games and, of course, right here in the comments section.
We just closed the survey after receiving 742 responses. This provided us with some great data and feedback that will inform our thinking on future projects, which we'll share with you below.
Before that though, we want to make one thing that was in the last update, but overlooked by many, crystal clear:
We value all backers of our campaigns, whether it be for a $1 Donation or for a full pledge for the game. Any pledge we get on a project helps us do what we love to do.... make high quality tabletop games. We're incredibly grateful for all of the support we receive, no matter the quantity. Thank you for helping make this game a reality!
Ok, now to the results...
To say this data doesn't provide us with a clear answer is a bit of an understatement. On the surface level, a plurality (but not majority) of backers are fine with things as they are, with the next highest number going to requiring a higher pledge amount to get access to the pledge manager.
What's especially interesting is about 15 percent of respondents didn't pick any of the options provided and instead opted to write in their own options.
There is, perhaps unsurprisingly, a divide in the data when you compare results from those who were Donation Level backers and those who pledged at Ultimate Conqueror or Retailer.
Of the survey respondents who identified as pledging at the $1 Donation Level, a full 60% of them were in favor of keeping things the same. For Ultimate Conqueror and Retailer respondents, that number was just 31%.
The individual comments are things we're still looking through and processing. We'll be using every piece of feedback to determine how we'll handle these pledge levels in the future.
To be clear yet again.... we are NOT changing anything on this campaign. $1 level backers are still getting access to the pledge manager when we release it next week.
While much of the gorgeous art from Yaroslav Radeckyi is already in place, there is still some being created for this game... including for stretch goals that were unlocked in the final days and hours of the campaign.
This is the Grey Fox exclusive Sea Journey card Loki's Deception that you unlocked. It can have some particularly.... interesting effects on the high seas as rerolling all of your crew dice could put you in a very compromised position for the upcoming Sea Battle.
These are for the prophecy cards. They'll come in different colors and configurations and score endgame points for you in a variety of ways.
This is a set of spoils you can work on gathering in the Keeps deck.... specifically valuable art!
This is a still yet to be named artifact card. Anyone have any ideas for what we should call it? Let us know in the comments below.
As mentioned at the top of this update, we're at PAX all this weekend. You can find us at Booth #1913. We'll have the demo copy of Reavers that we were using at the booth, but not actually out for the demo, so if you'd like to take an early peek, just come by and ask for Alex (that's me). If I'm there, I can give you the quick rundown.
We'll also have something for sale that a lot of Champions of Midgard fans should have interest in....
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That's it for now! We'll chat again next week when the BackerKit pledge manager is about to be sent out.
All the best,
Alex - Grey Fox Games