Yesterday I demoed Lagoon with several Portland backers at Guardian Games, my friendly local game store. Roberto, one of the friendliest backers I could hope to have, brought his friend John in to play, and their friend Lee joined us at the table to watch their game.
That's when I received an exciting text from my friend Evan letting me know Lagoon topped $60,000 and unlocked the wooden druid tokens. Roberto and friends spontaneously raised a loud cheer in the middle of the store! It totally made my day! I've spent most of this campaign alone in front of a computer, so being able to share that moment with some incredibly enthusiastic and fun backers really meant a lot to me. Thank you, guys!
Next: Painted Druid Emblems
We're less than two thousand dollars away from unlocking the screen printed upgrade! That's right, at $65,000, we ditch the stickers in favor of druid emblems painted directly onto the wooden druid tokens. After that, at $75,000, backer copies of the game will come with double the wood -- a full 8 sets of screen printed player tokens in wood of all the variant druid circles!
If the funding keeps going strong after unlocking these goals, we might see a stretch goal that upgrades the tile draw bag. There is also the possibility of adding wooden seed tokens to go with the wooden druids. I'm still gathering information from Panda, my manufacturer, to help me figure out the feasibility of these upgrades.
Rise of the Druid
Your fellow backer Silver Bowen suggested on the comments page: "Time to get on BGG and start thumbing everything Druid, folks." If you want to go that extra mile, clicking the 'thumbs up' button on the new tiles image and the four accompanying illustrations will help draw new backers on the BoardGameGeek website!
Also, Lagoon is gaining new momentum. Yesterday was Lagoon's biggest funding day since the first week! This is only possible because of your word of mouth support that's reaching new people and expanding our circle of druids. Thank you!
(If you're a new backer, go back to the second update and read the Destiny Puzzles section there for an introduction explaining what these puzzles are and what you need to know in order to give them a try.)
This time, puzzle master Mike reveals the solution to Saving Emilaphae and presents a new puzzle, Flaming Lotus Flambé -- both presented in the image below (click it to view a larger PDF).
Puzzle Questions or Feedback: Mike would love to hear what you think of the puzzles! Comment on this update or tweet to Mike on Twitter: @bluedevilduke
The end of this section has a list of links to all the puzzles so you can go back and work your way through all of them if you like.