We've done it! Lagoon has $125,000 in funding, and an unbelievable 3000 backers!
I can't believe it, someone pinch me. This druid can't tell if he's in the waking world or somewhere else.
Time and again, my expectations get blown out of the water by all of you! Thank you. From the first day backers all the way to backer number 3000 in Singapore, you have taken my dream and put it on its feet. You are the ones who breathed life into Lagoon and made it rise.
This is a big deal for me. Not all of you may know that I quit my job in October to put most of my time and energy into Lagoon. It was a leap of faith. And now I see a future where I can continue working on Lagoon, rolling back the ancient mists to reveal more of its secrets! I'm wildly excited about this world, and its destiny.
Enter the Totem!
By reaching $125,000, you have unlocked the mystery site tile!
Being a mystery though, the specifics on this tile remain hazy. But I will tease some details!
A totem site cannot be unraveled and removed from the board. Instead, when a totem is unraveled, the site tile is simply flipped over. This mechanic enables many interesting possibilities.
One possibility is, what happens if both sides of a site tile are totems? And what if they each change the rules of the world in some way? Now players have a choice between two worlds, and can switch between them for tactical and strategic advantage. That's what you'll get with this mystery tile!
$150,000: Weekly Lagoon Lore!
As the above illustration suggests, there are many paths we can go from here. And fortunately, they all look very rosy! Lagoon is already a success. But this druid circle has never contented itself with standing still. By taking the path of the bold, we can achieve this goal!
If we reach $150,000, I will lovingly write and share with you a new chapter of Lagoon's lore and history once a week until the game goes out to backers.
The first chapter would be delivered by the first week of April, so we're talking at least 18 chapters! Each chapter would profile a new character, give background on a significant location, or cover some overarching topic in the world of Lagoon. We're not talking book sized chapters, but there'll be enough meat on these bones to flesh the world out.
Path of the Bold
Yesterday was Lagoon's biggest day, raising $18,169. That's astounding. Today would have to be bigger, but it is still within our grasp. Please share Lagoon with friends and family if you're comfortable doing so. Maybe you know someone who would smile if they discovered Lagoon! Or you wouldn't mind sharing this project on your Facebook page. Every little bit helps.
More and More Art
Musing Kinoko is a mushroom associated with Deonin, and each energy has one. Likewise, there is an idol statuette linked with each of them.
View all SIX sites on BoardGameGeek, and please thumb them.
Oh yeah, don't forget the Elkibou Herd! And did you know Lagoon has its own mystical circus? They're called the Cirqus Laguun, and you probably should check them out.
This has been an amazingly fun ride we've shared! Let's enjoy the last day, and see what it brings for Lagoon. No matter where we land, I'm going to rest very easy tonight!