So we were having some really interesting discussions with some backers who messaged us - about the theme!
Here's what we have at the moment:
Black Souls is the name of a really tough video game, and players are actually game designers making a level for that very game. The characters in the video game are heroes with varying classes such as Fighters and Mages etc. They can be killed, and they are fighting to the end of the dungeon crawler to simply survive. Shrines are used to resurrect any dead hero back to life to continue the fight for survival.
Here's a new creative entry we can use thanks to changing the colors used in the game to become colorblind friendly:
Black Souls is the name of a really tough video game, and players are actually game designers making a level for that very game. The characters in the video game are 'souls' in the underworld with varying class specs such as Fighters and Mages etc. They risk becoming Lost Souls if they are killed in their soul form, and they are fighting to the end of the dungeon crawler for a chance to return to the world of the living. Shrines light the way for Lost Souls, and can lead stray ones back to the fighting path.
As you can see, almost both of the themes are exactly the same, except for the fact that one uses souls as the video game theme more, and the other just uses souls purely as the title of the video game. Which of these two lores would you prefer? Again as always, your vote MATTERS! We will officially tweak the lore a little to adjust to the 'new' souls version if majority agrees that it makes the game more relevant to the title and better on the whole. Or if you prefer it simply being just heroes dying etc, we can just stick to the old theme.
The cool part about the new theme is that the Black Souls can actually now refer to the champions (black cubes now instead of yellow), which as you already know, are wild colors in the game.
As very real impacters of developing Black Souls, we leave this completely in your hands to decide! Here's the link to vote: CLICK HERE! (As usual, you can vote in the comments below if you prefer not to travel over to BGG's website)
Reminder: We have less than 24 hours to finalize the new layout of the Asset tiles! If you haven't already voted for your choice, now is your chance to be a part of it and decide the direction of that too. CLICK HERE for Asset tiles' layout voting.