This month update we would first like to show you some shipping update for the resin packages. We were busy packing and some packages have been shipped out already.
Next is the preview for the rest of the Yau Demon rulesheet with all 3 quests. These events take place before the Pilgrims fight the Demon Lords in Volcano City in the final battle of the core game. By playing these Quests, you will not only learn the rules for the Yau Demon AI, but you will see different ways to incorporate the Yau Demons into existing Quests, or Quests that you have created yourself.
Also we have taken some close up shots of the further sculpting progress we have on the White Bone Demon Warrior. We have spent quite a lot of time to configure and adjust the sculpting of the armor which can fit best on the White Bone Demon Warrior.
And last we have some important news to share. Basically, we saved enough money to complete the project, but there is no money to pay ourselves. So the problem has been finding time to work on the next wave of expansions, because we need to work at our day jobs.
All along, our plan was never to pay ourselves from the KS funds: we hoped that retail sales of Journey would be the source of our income. Unfortunately we could not get Journey: Wrath of Demons into retail sales. It was simply too big and too expensive for us to handle. And luckily we have finally struck a retail deal. Because the distributor wants to control the roll out, we can’t give too much information at the moment. But just the fact that we will start to have sales is good for our backers, as we can start that plan to free up more of our time to work on the expansions.
To take Journey to market, we had to change the game. So now the Kickstarter box is a special version, larger in every way; it has more miniatures, quests, map tiles and cards. The smaller retail edition has exactly the same quality components and gamers may be able to buy the components we removed as expansions produced at a later date. Other than the way the components are bundled into packs, there will be nothing available to retail shoppers that backers do not have.
Once the distributor makes an announcement, we will pass on more information about the changes.
At the moment, we do not think this affects the packaging of any Journey’s game components. For example, the retail version of mini expansions, such as the Jiangshi and Yau Demons, or full expansions, like the Bone Demons, will be the same as we deliver to our Kickstarter backers. And backers will receive the items before reaching to the retails.
More info to follow!