Box of Treasures
First of all, thanks for voting for the treasures in the poll on BGG. In case you haven’t seen the result, you chose to include Dusty Vial and Codex in the revised edition of Perdition’s Mouth: Abyssal Rift.
Dusty Vial (All classes) (Consumable)
As you open the vial, tendrils of light feel their way out, swirling around you and forcing their way into you.
On this turn only, you can take special actions in addition to any other actions you could normally take.
Codex (All classes) (Consumable)
Reap what you sow - crops must be thinned to get the best yield and this codex helps you see that the same is true of your abilities.
A hero of your choice can place 1 hero card from its discard pile on top of its draw deck.
We thought all the shortlisted treasures were good and some of them may still end up making their way into the game at a later date but right now we’re pleased to add these items to our treasure decks and we’re looking forward to seeing what they look like when Matthias illustrates them.
Now, some news that some of you have been waiting for since early in the campaign - we can finally share some pictures of the custom wooden insert, designed by Basically Wooden, with you. We think Andrew’s done a fantastic job. The product isn’t quite finalised yet - each individual section, for example, will have its contents laser-etched onto it in the Perdition’s Mouth font and sections containing miniatures will have the lids lined with foam to make sure that they stay secure and protected from any knocks.
We were always confident that Andrew would match the quality of design and manufacture that we demand of our game components and we’re really excited to be able to share these pictures with you now. If you didn’t pledge for this add-on during the campaign and you’re regretting that fact now don’t worry - you will be able to get one of these in Backerkit for US$59 (don’t forget you’ll also need to get a second box, for US$12, to house it all). After that they’ll only be available directly from Basically Wooden for a slightly higher price.
That’s about all we have to share with you this week but rest assured that playtesting of the new scenarios you unlocked is progressing well, with some of these now reaching a state where we’re happy to call them finished. As we mentioned last week we’re particularly keen to hear from you if you think you could help with the Italian translations.
Before we go, we wanted to mention that some of our friends and fellow Finnish game developers, Snow Dale Design, have a project on Kickstarter right now. Dawn of the Peacemakers is an unusual cooperative, narrative strategy game, set in the world of Dale of Merchants. The players want to keep two armies from fighting and bring peace to the land. The scenarios are connected by a story, and the game comes with a lot of very fine miniatures. The project is into its final 48 hours so don’t delay in checking it out!
Our message to you next week should contain details of how to access Backerkit, which is on target for the 6th December, as we promised. There were a few backers who had some trouble with Kickstarter processing their card payments. We've tried emailing you if it looks like you were affected and many of these problems have now been resolved - if that includes you thankyou for helping us sorting it out. If you haven't got back to us yet please don't delay much longer - if it's not resolved before Backerkit launches we won't be able to send you your login details.
Lee and the DDP team.