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Color Quest is the new miniatures game based on Color Warz universe. Black paint, colour dices and magical beings are waiting for you !
Color Quest is the new miniatures game based on Color Warz universe. Black paint, colour dices and magical beings are waiting for you !
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Logbook n°5

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Hello dear Backers,

Like every month, I come to keep you informed of Color Quest progress and development.

Planning

This month of July has been placed under the sign of prototyping and game testing.

We had also started printing and received most of miniatures and games elements.

Surveys

First of all, I still miss half of your surveys. I remind you that they are necessary to retrieve delivery informations (among other informations).

So, thank you to download this survey and to send it back to me at the following address : fluocraft[at]gmail.com

Carving

Christophe continues his progression and his carving work on Koloss miniature and he is progressing well. He finalizes the placement of masses and will pass very soon to details.

Koloss volumes by Christophe Bauer - Work in Progress
Koloss volumes by Christophe Bauer - Work in Progress

 At the same time, we are finalizing season 2 sculpture schedule with various sculptors.

Illustrations

Kevin has finalized game tiles illustrations :

Color Quest game tiles - sketches by Kevin de Castro
Color Quest game tiles - sketches by Kevin de Castro

 And Mariana completed the coloring:

Color Quest game tiles - colouring by Mariana Gomez
Color Quest game tiles - colouring by Mariana Gomez

Kevin is currently working on Character design of Season 2 (and Season 3) and Mariana continues her work on Season 2 cover illustration.

Gameplay

Color Quest game prototype v0.2 - Work in Progress
Color Quest game prototype v0.2 - Work in Progress

First of all, game tests has begun and are encouraging for the future. Kadamas dices bring a real interest to the gameplay because you will have to collect them on the board map and choose how to use them. You will have several possibilities: place them on the "Instant" section of your Dices board to trigger the corresponding action whenever you want (see Paint Brawl bonus cards), or in the "Gauge" section to trigger different actions: special abilities (1 Dice) , Blasts (2 Dices) or Transformations of your hero (3 Dices) during the corresponding game turn.

Last thing about it, Kadamas dices will also be used to reproduce effects of items cards if you use the right combination of colors (indicated on the card).

Kadamas Dices boards - Gaia (left) and Kaos (right) players
Kadamas Dices boards - Gaia (left) and Kaos (right) players

Note: Kadamas Dices boards (to place your dice) are not listed in the material but will be provided with your copy of the game.

Condition of victory: for the moment, the victory condition is quite simple. Your Hero must have passed level 2 AND you must knock out the opponent Hero in the same turn.

Note: A Stunned Hero returns to the previous level. If he is level 1, he is knocked out.

At this development step, the Kaos camp (black) is still a little disadvantaged compared to Gaia's camp (colors). We are working on that point. Therefore, bulk of the work is to set profiles of each of the 26 playable characters of season 1.

Manufacturing

Color Quest game box (mockup) // Work in Progress
Color Quest game box (mockup) // Work in Progress

Color Quest miniatures have arrived from manufacturer ! Clara and Frank from GRX Créations have done a remarkable work on it and I should spend some days on conditioning them !

Color Quest miniatures prints from GRX Créations
Color Quest miniatures prints from GRX Créations

Dedicated illustrations for stretch goal n°1 have been sent to print worker and have been received (under epic conditions, I will have enough to say to make a ticket on it ^^).

Color Quest Season 1 Dedicated Illustration (front) - by Max Berthelot and Thomas Blanché
Color Quest Season 1 Dedicated Illustration (front) - by Max Berthelot and Thomas Blanché

Leaflets were signed last week by the whole FLUO Games team, Color Warz authors and myself. A big thank you to Maxime Berthelot, Thomas Blanché and Denis Grand for their fabulous illustrations!

The FLUO Games team dedicating Color Quest illustrations
The FLUO Games team dedicating Color Quest illustrations

 Without me, I was required to take pictures ^^

Color Quest Season 1 Dedicated Illustration (back) - by Denis Grand
Color Quest Season 1 Dedicated Illustration (back) - by Denis Grand

Printing of game elements (box, boards parts, cards, tiles and game aids) which was scheduled for middle of July took a little delay. It still remain a few graphical settings (most of which depend of game testing) to set to reach the desired quality. Printing files will be sent to print worker next week. This will not affect delivery, scheduled for early september.

Color Quest printing sheet with game elements // Work in Progress
Color Quest printing sheet with game elements // Work in Progress

So it remains some work on these elements. The next "big thing" will be the drafting of game rules that will be sent to print worker in mid-september.

Color Quest tokens (miniatures stands and paint puddles)
Color Quest tokens (miniatures stands and paint puddles)

New tokens (stands and puddles) were also received from manufacturer.

So miniatures (excepted Koloss), dices and tokens has been received.

Late Pledge

In order to raise more funds for the development of season 2, I propose 10 "All-in" bundles until september.

There is no way to customize these limited pledges. They are composed of the following elements : Color Quest game set + Khromaz add-on + Girlz Blast add-on + 2 Koloss for 269€ (one free Koloss included), shipping cost included.

Payment will be made by Paypal.

The price is the same than during the campaign and quantities will be limited to 10 bundles that corresponds to Early Birds not taken during the campaign. Of course, these bundles will include Stretch Goals.

Important : shipping for these late pledges are scheduled for november (not october).

If you are interested by one of these late pledge, you can send me an email at the following address : fluocraft[at]gmail.com

Community

Do not hesitate to join us on the social networks to follow our news:

On Twitter : https://twitter.com/FLUOCraft
And Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/FLUOCraft/

What do we know about Color Quest season 2 ?

Color Quest season 2 Cover rough by Mariana Gomez // Work in Progress
Color Quest season 2 Cover rough by Mariana Gomez // Work in Progress
  • new game elements (cards and tiles) will be available
  • it will introduce a new caste : the "Dark" Kromaz
  • It will take place between November 2017 and February 2018 (depending on late pledges success)
  • Backers from season 1 that will join season 2 will receive an exclusive miniature for free with their season 2 parcel
  • Valentin Zak will sculpt at least two models for this new season
  • Ronin camp will receive massive reinforts

Conclusion

Management of production is progressing well and will soon comes to the end. Most of the time available is now spent on game testing, game rules and to season 2 development (content, illustrations, video, etc.). It remains many work to be done for the next two months but we are on time.

Link to previous Logbooks

I hope you will enjoy the game development and I wish you happy summer holidays :)

Have a nice day,

Fabien

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    1. FLUO Craft 2-time creator on August 2

      @Biomage, thank you again for your comment, that's good to read. You are right, Kadamas dices system is a good way to introduce dices and preserve strategy at the same time.

      Regarding Dark Khromaz, gameplay needs to be balanced but they should be playable for both camp (as Doomed Followers for example) but they will also give bonus to Kaos camp, even played with Gaia's camp.

      Regarding your last question about female characters joining Ronin's camp, we will have some new girls on season 2 and even more in season 3.

    2. Biomage on August 1

      That sounds great! While Kadamas dice won't control the game, they will definitely provide a strategic advantage and will benefit the players to stay close to the crystal sites.

      I like that the Dark Khromaz will not have analogs in Gaia's army and that they will be new sculpts.

      Will we see any new female characters joining Ronin's army?

      Also, I like the gold puddles for Gaia's army.

      Looking forward to seeing the rules. Keep up the great work!

    3. FLUO Craft 2-time creator on August 1

      @Biomage, thank you for your comment and your enthousiasm about game development and season 2. I agree with you about new Koloss sculpt.

      Regarding Kadamas colour dices, many interesting questions. So, for now, Kadamas dices are placed at the begining of the game on each board part. Each player roll a dice and place it on a free crystal square on a board part next to him (4 dices, one by board part). During the game, you will need to move on it or to place a paint puddle of the corresponding colour to collect them. When a player catch a dice, the other player roll a new one and place it on another crystal on the same board part (two crystals by board part). If there is no crystal free, no new dice.

      Regarding the way to use them, if you place a Kadamas dice on "Instant" part, you must use the right colour to unlock the corresponding event. If you place it on the "Gauge" part, you should keep the corresponding color too (for spending them as item cards if you want) but colours are not needed to use special abilities, blasts or transformations. Note that for unlocking item card power, you will need to use dices from the Gauge (two red dices to simulate a Strengh Potion for exemple).

      Regarding Dark Khromaz, it will really be a new Khromaz cast with new miniatures and specific abilities. For the moment there will be three new characters : Spartan, Assassin and Necromancer as shown on season 2 cover illustration.

    4. Biomage on July 31

      Everything looks wonderful.

      I like the puddles much better than the stands used in Color Warz: Paint Brawl.
      Koloss looks more organic than it did previously, which looked more golem-like. I like the new look.

      I am excited about season 2 having more forces for Ronin's side. They will definitely be some of the more interesting and darker sculpts.

      I have a few question:
      How are the Kadamas dice handled?
      1. A specific color is placed on the map board, then collected and placed on the dice board.
      2. Rolled randomly and placed on the board map, then placed on the map board.
      3. Collected from the board map, then rolled and then placed on the player dice board.
      4. Something else, entirely.

      Also, can any color Kadamas dice be placed in the Guage area to power abilities or does it have to be a specific color?

      Are Kadamas dice placed on the potion cards or do you used the dice from your Guage to use potions?

      Dark Kromaz!?!? Are these corrupted versions of the existing castes? Will we see new sculpts for each dark kromaz?