by David Chott
Sweet! I'll be at BGG Con next week too... looking forward to meeting you!
Yay! Can't wait for the game to arrive! :) /landdownunder
Out of curiosity, do we international backers get a tracking number for our shipment, or is it just a matter of wait and see? I know Chinese shippers in general are hard to deal with (as you know to) and may not be entirely reliable with information, so I'm not too fazed (with when it gets shipped/arrive here either), but if there is tracking, then that's awesome. :D
Finally going to break out my copy and play a solo game tonight or tomorrow in preparation for learning it before BGG.con. Hopefully I'll also get to squeeze in a 2-player game with my son and/or more players at a local gaming group. Looking forward to saying hi in person!
I use the 3Hares tokens to mark where a once per turn action was taken. Looking forward to something new from David to make use of all these "oddball" tokens.
I'll see you at BGGCON for sure, but I would caution, talking about the extra stuff, relying on players keeping those for any expansions. They had no clear purpose in the game and I think you would really piss off the guy who bought the expansion just to realize that he needed a token he threw out. If you mentioned in the manual that you might use them that would be different but you didn't so error on the side of caution.
*really* wishing I could have made it to BGG Con this year (and I would have had it been at all possible). Any chance the con promos will be available at a later date?
(Sorry for the double post, I'm posting from my phone, which apparently has a lag)
If anyone going to BGGCON is willing to get me an extra promo tile, let me know. My email is in my bio.
Can't wait to see you (and get my hands on those promo tiles) at BGG.CON!
Do you have an alternative for those who (mainly by distance) can't make it to BGGCON?
Ahhh I'm really disappointed that the game has so many promo tiles now, especially where so many backers / buyers so far "seem" to be excluded from some. I steer clear of games like Magic: The Gathering where you don't have a complete game and feel a lack unless you gobble up more and more releases to keep up. Nonetheless innovations for David to make well deserved money are awesome nonetheless, of course.
Azedenkae: I think there should be a tracking number sent, because I provided email addresses. Let me research this.
Jeremy: Always glad to hear people trying the solo mode.
64 Oz. Games: Agreed. Really, I guess I should have said they may be used for a future variant or perhaps with a promo. If an expansion requires special tokens, it will include them.
Daniel/Referee/Jade: One of the promo tiles will be available through the BGG Store online. Not sure what I'll do with the other one, but at least expect I'll have it at Origins and GenCon next year. And these promos are really experimental in design -- I don't think anyone's game will be incomplete without them.
As an international backer in the Netherlands, I would greatly appreciate the con-exclusive promo to be made available at some point through other means.
Having said that, I'm really enjoying the "base" game so far, great work! :)
So, we have 3 promo tiles now:
- KS promo from Update #39
- BGG.CON promo
- BGG Store promo
Am i right?
Roel: Other Europeans have expressed similar interest, and it's something I'll look into after the craziness of the next few weeks pass. Do you know how any other US publishers might have done this in the past?
Hickname: You've got it right. All three promos feature totem sites on both sides, and the two upcoming promos can be used in play the same way as the KS promo.
Speaking of solo: I really enjoyed the puzzles that mike created for the pnp. It seems that the official tiles are set up with different backs and fronts. Any chance for new puzzles that work with the tiles?
Can only one Totem site be used per game? Or can you start with all 3?
I would propose that the BGG.COM promo be made available on the BGG Store as well. Maybe wait longer before you put it up so that the con attendees can feel special for a little while.
Janine: You are correct that the sites moved around a bit between the PnP and the production version of the game, so some of the puzzles from the KS campaign no longer match up to the production tiles. But Mike is already creating new puzzles for the production version, and we plan to include one puzzle with each issue of the 3 Hares Games newsletter!
Donn: Currently, I would recommend using just one promo tile per game. Though you are certainly free to experiment. It's certainly possible that a good experience can be had with more than one, but I haven't tested it yet myself. There is a chance the third promo tile will appear on the BGG store at some point.
@David: I know you said on twitter that my copy shipped on Monday, though I didn't get a tracking number. Should I have gotten one?
Super news on the puzzles! Thanks David :)
Don't be so hard on yourself. From what I've seen so far, you've done much better than many 'bigger' outfits and KS projects.
Received my stuff last week and I'm in Canada, so things must be going pretty well on that front; and Eric Ng is right - I know from experience.
Perhaps linking the instructions on how to use a totem site on the website or somewhere else obvious. I had no instructions included in my KS box and finding them buried in an update somewhere was difficult. But the game looks great! I'm looking forward to introducing it to my gaming group tonight.
Zen: Just sent you a KS message.
Eric/Alexis: Thank you for saying that. I want to deliver the best customer service I can, but the work load at peak times of the campaign is overwhelming. It's a juggling act. :-)
Joe: I'm sorry it was not easier to find the rules for the promo tile! I've been wanting to do as you suggest for a while, so went ahead and just added a webpage to the 3 Hares Games website with the promo tile rules: http://3haresgames.com/promos/
Another vote here for both promo tiles eventually being available at the BGG store, that would be excellent.
And I have to say, just having opened and punched my copy, that the components are excellent -- very high quality and really beautiful; the game looks absolutely fantastic on the table. And the wooden tokens are great -- they definitely make the KS version something special. Nice work David, this is a game to be proud of...
Another voice hoping I'll have the opportunity to collect all the promo tiles though I can't make it to BGG Con.
Seeing the new tiles on the BGG store would relieve my disappointment.
Great game David!
As much as I would have loved to make it to BGG Con this year, it didn't work out. Definitely would love to see the con promos become available for those of us who couldn't make it!
Hi David, I am from Singapore and was just informed by my friend that he received his copy last week but I have not received mine till today. Pls help to check on my order thanks.
James/Phillip/Amraphel: I expect the BGG.CON promo tile will go up on the BGG Store eventually.
LucasPung: I'll look into this and send you a message.
I received my game a few weeks ago and it is a lovely product. I'm hoping to get a game or two played before the year is out!
Just wondering when the promo tile(s) we'll be up on the BGG store? Been watching for it!! :-)