Introducing the Darkness Calls Expansion and 'The Box Full of Evil'
BPRD Agents, we have a mission for you,
We wanted to do something special to finish the add-on Wednesdays, and in recognition of the amazing support we've had we wanted to say an extra special thank you to all our backers (without killing the postman!).
So here is what we have planned...
DARKNESS CALLS EXPANSION
When we started out with the Hellboy project, we always wanted to progress along the timeline and pick out key moments from the Hellboy storyline. The core game starts with Seed of Destruction, before progressing to Conqueror Worm. Along the way we meet the likes of Baba Yaga and Ualac, and while there are so many great mini stories, and fantastic characters, we wanted expansions to be big deals in the Hellboy storyline.
'Darkness Calls' stood out as the next key part of Hellboy's tale... and also gave us the opportunity to create a whole new theme of bad guys, and offer fresh gameplay opportunities.
• The undead army that Hellboy fights will be brand new minions, while the iconic Koschei the Deathless will form the ominous end of mission confrontation and a pair of undead witches are mini bosses
• Alongside this you’ve got a new hero: Henry Hood. He is the undead witchfinder that fights alongside (and against) Hellboy. He poses the opportunity for some interesting gameplay mechanics because he’ll be tough against witches/undead but will potentially attack Hellboy too. Meanwhile, back-up comes in the form of the wolf that helps Hellboy in his battle against the undead
This all comes in a brand new £35 expansion, which you can add to your pledge, featuring:
Remember, everything above can be combined with the contents of the Agent Pledge, so you can create a mission where the BPRD team has to battle undead hordes before tackling Koschei. Or perhaps Baba Yaga is leading the forces of the undead against a Young Hellboy and Professor Bruttenholm. This is a chance for you to create your own 'what if' storylines within the Hellboy universe.
A ‘BOX FULL OF EVIL’
But wait, there's more...
As you might know from our various updates, the Agent Pledge box is absolutely crammed with goodies, including upgraded game tiles, new miniatures, 3D tokens and lots more. It’s already weighing in at way more than 3kg/7lb! It is going to be the biggest box we’ve ever sent out for a Kickstarter – and that is down to the fantastic support we have received from you. However, this does mean we’ve almost reached maximum capacity in the core box (although there are still a couple of exciting surprises heading your way, don’t worry).
But we really want to give all our backers more minis and more cool stuff, but to do it without delaying the core pledge, by adding extra tools or more weight… we need an extra box.
Enter the 'Box Full of Evil'! This brand new optional extra will contain the limited edition Hellboy in Mexico expansion, and the new Darkness Calls expansion, PLUS it will have room for some extra miniatures that we unlock through new stretch goals!
The Box Full of Evil will be a Kickstarter exclusive box, that'll be designed to have all the miniatures from both expansions in organising trays (just like the Agent Pledge), plus room to store all the cards and tiles, so you'll be able to keep your Hellboy game materials in just 2 boxes. It will be a one-print box that’s only available through the Kickstarter.
It can be added to pledges as an optional extra for £75 (approx $100). This means if you've already opted for the limited edition Hellboy in Mexico expansion, you'll just need to up your pledge by £40 (approx $53) to get this and the new expansion too. What's more, to kick off the new Box Full of Evil stretch goals, here’s one of the characters you’ve been asking for since day one: Vladimir Giurescu.
When the total reaches £1,160,000 we’ll add the awesome Vladimir Giurescu miniature to the Box Full of Evil. At retail Vladimir Giurescu will have an MSRP of £14.99, so the Box Full of Evil is already saving you cash and you get everything in cool, Kickstarter exclusive packaging.
Let's have a closer look at the new miniatures too:
HOW TO ADD THE DARKNESS CALLS EXPANSION OR ‘BOX FULL OF EVIL’ TO YOUR PLEDGE!
1. Click on 'manage my pledge' and increase your total by the amount required, e.g. £35 for the Darkness Calls expansion or £75 for the Box Full of Evil
2. There won't be an option to choose the optional extra immediately but your overall pledge amount will increase
3. After the campaign finishes we'll email all backers a pledge manager. This is like a survey where you can choose the optional extras you want to receive. Any extra money you've pledged during the campaign will appear as credit to spend in the pledge manager or you can add extra funds to the pledge manager in order to make additional purchases
4. Hooray! You've now chosen your optional extras!