Rooted to the spot!
We’ve just unlocked a corker: Solo Play and Fully Co-op are now enabled with the addition of awesome A.I. cards for both the heroes AND the Necromancer!
Now you can take to the dungeon on your own and play against a game-controlled opponent, whether it be as the heroes or as the forces of darkness. Or of course, if one of you doesn’t want to play as the Necromancer, you can team up against the game with friends or family. The wife and kids will soon be swashbuckling their way through shambling zombies in no time.
However, just before we get to the next stretch goal -
Gabrielle Erailc update
The fine folks from the mighty Geek and Sundry have gotten in touch and we’re engaging with them about licensing opportunities for the Gabrielle Erailc character.
We have a great history with licenses including producing Mars Attacks - The MIniatures Game as well as Judge Dredd characters and Gabe and Tycho from Penny Arcade. We hope that we’re able to make something really cool off the back of this discussion!
In the meantime, as part of this discussion we’ve been asked to remove Gabrielle from the pledge level for the time being, which we will do in a 2-for-1 swap with brand new characters so you're not missing out – because what’s a quest without a barkeeper and his trusty dog?!
KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVES: Hordin Goldstone and Gnasher
All the best adventures start in the local tavern and Hordin Goldstone was the star of our pre-Kickstarter campaign, helping you decipher the password to the Dungeon Saga blog and taking over the reins of our Facebook page.
Hordin used to be an adventurer like you, until he got an arrow in the knee (come on, you knew that one was coming at some point! :p). He brings with him immense knowledge of the Dwarfen tunnels and comes with a keg of his famous Goldstone special ale, which is said to imbue special magical effects…
Hordin is accompanied by the Dwarf Mastiff Gnasher. Fans of Dwarf King’s Hold will remember the Mastiff for being particularly handy against the Undead, whilst fans of Kings of War will know that Dwarfs often use Mastiffs as throwing weapons, launching them into unsuspecting enemies and watching the carnage erupt. We can only imagine what mischief Gnasher will get up to in Dolgarth alongside Hordin.
Hordin and Gnasher are both Kickstarter Exclusive models included in addition to your boxed game in the pledge level and also come with exclusive special missions in the Kickstarter Exclusive Dungeon Journal.
We’ll keep you updated on how the licensing goes but whatever happens, Hordin and his dog will remain in the pledge level. We’ll keep you posted on the outcome!
Right then – new stretch goal time isn’t it?
New Stretch Goal
$315,000 – BONUS HERO: Kapoka, Dryad Druid Shapeshifter
Dryads are a long-lived race. They have cared for the forests of the world since time immemorial, and it is rare indeed to see them outside of their wooded realm. Kapoka is one of these few exceptions, his home having been brutally vandalised by an Orc and Goblin army which passed through it. Furious, Kapoka took his leave of the forest to track down the Orc warlord responsible. His natural magical talents rival those of any human druid, and he is able to heal his allies and visit magical destruction on his foes with equal ease.
Kapoka marks a new phase of this Kickstarter campaign.
When the initial funding goal got hit we had a great dungeon crawler on our hands with loads of cool extras like the Adventurer’s Companion, Dungeon Journal and Keldan figure. Since then we’ve been piling stuff into the pledge level as the funding we’ve achieved has allowed us to tool new undead and hero models for the boxed game, as well as exciting new game modes like Solo Play and the A.I. cards, and new Kickstarter Exclusives.
Kapoka however is different: he is not going in the boxed game.
Instead, Kapoka heralds in the first expansion for the game, which has a working title of Dungeon Saga: The Warlord of Galahir. It will see new monsters, new Dungeon tiles, new scenarios, cards, counters and more, in a low-cost Optional Add-on that allows you to go beyond the Undead and play through an all-new adventure with your heroes!
However, we’re not done with The Dwarf King’s Quest boxed game yet and as the funding becomes available, there are some components that we would love to upgrade to plastic. There is also some new stuff that could become possible to add-in.
With that in mind, this second phase is looking very exciting indeed and could open up the doors for a world of new free goodies and more.
If we break this stretch goal, we will produce Kapoka and add him free to your pledge of Dungeon Master ($100 and Early Bird).
Kapoka is a shapeshifter and brings about the Druid class, meaning you’ll be turning nature against your enemies and transforming into nightmarish, animalistic alternate forms. A bear would be quite fun, no?
Kapoka can also be used to represent a male Dryad character in your own adventure.
What an exciting 7 days this has been - thank you to all of you who have joined and please keep spreading the word. We really appreciate your help and support.
We'll be back a little later today with the first focus on the Undead.
Until then adventurers!