Did I hear someone say 'plastic cards'??
After hitting our first mini stretch goal last night (!!), I bring you the first of a couple of upcoming exciting updates, delivering you news of The Agents entering new realms of a fully digital world, new languages and new materials.
We'll start at the end.
After a few days of sitting wearing a visor, with a pencil behind my ear, in front of a calculator, and making sure the numbers add up, I'm extremely excited to announce a new Stretch Goal for Plastic cards for EVERYONE!!
At my visit to the print factory the other day, I got the chance to test out some plastic cards that shuffle, look and smell brilliant. (yup. smell.) These all new, all plastic cards will be 0.4mm, which is thin and light enough to fit in with our shipping weight targets, but still hefty enough to feel substantial in the hand.
The cards are also confirmed at standard US playing card 'bridge' size (56mmx87mm), if you want to know for card sleeves, though I don't think you'll want, or need, to sleeve these bad boys.
I couldn't be more excited about turning The Agents plastic!
New tier - Complete color expansions PnP
Quite a few of you have asked for a complete digital version of the game. Whether it's because you want to avoid customs charges* or because you enjoy getting busy with scissors and glue, we're going to make your dreams come true.
I've added a new tier at the $5 mark which will get you the complete digital PnP - base set + 3 expansions + any stretch goals that can be delivered as a PnP format.
This tier is best for those of you who don't plan to pledge for the physical game, but if you have pledged for the physical game, and don't want to take your chances with the stretch-goals for the expansions, you are welcome to add $5 to your current pledge for the complete PnP experience.
Translated versions of The Agents
After a few days of polling, suggestions, discussion and chat, I think a front-runner for how to deal with translated versions has emerged. It's clear that you don't really want to take a step down in quality, and nor do we have enough uptake to do a full offset print run. So I'm going to release a full color PnP + expansions + Stretch Goals in the most requested languages. So far these are Spanish, French, Russian & German.
I've also decided not to add a surcharge for this translated complete PnP, so all you need to do is follow the same instructions as above. I.e select the 'Complete PnP' tier if you just want to stick with a digital version OR add $5 to your existing pledge if you also want the physical game.
At the end of the campaign, I'll put out a survey asking what language you would like to request your Complete PnP in.
***To re-cap, if you want a complete PnP with all expansions + Stretch Goals in English, Spanish, French, Russian or German, just add $5 to your existing pledge or select the 'Complete PnP' tier.***
Wallpaper me up
And as another little thank you from me to you, as we push towards the big $100,000, I'm releasing an awesome, Danny Morison design as a wallpaper, so you can gaze at the artwork for The Agents all the day long.
Click here for the wallpaper in different sizes.
I plan to release a couple more wallpapers in the next few weeks, so make your preferences for your favorite piece of art (or additional sizes) known in the comments.
And that's all for today folks, but more news coming your way soon!
*I am still working on making sure that International customers won't be hit with customs charges and are likely to ship from outside the US to ensure this. I'll confirm this asap.