Engaging the Enemy: Sharing top secret info
We've had another amazing week, with more incredible suggestions, comments, discussions and chat from so many of you. Thanks as always for being so enthusiastic, encouraging and involved.
Permission to Engage
I'm going to start today's update off with a bit of personal news. I feel that we've become so close these last couple of weeks that I wanted to share some good news from my personal life with you all!
In fact, I think the image below says it all;
Yup - that's right. A few days ago I proposed to my girlfriend now known as 'The Fiance', and of course I had to give the occasion an 'Agents' twist! Between the engagement and the campaign, I truly am on top of the world, so thank you for being a part of this incredible time!
Back to business...
I know you have all been waiting patiently for me to de-classify info about the expansions and booster packs, so I'm pleased to be able to share some more details now.
"The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting...".
When carrying out the Black Ops Missions, you can now benefit from your enemies' good fortune. The Black Ops expansion is a set of Missions with conditions that relate to other players and their situation.
Example: "The Honey Trap: +1 for every +2 completed data-tokens in this faction facing your neighboring player"
"Secret agent man - They've given you a number and taken away your name."
The Secret Agents come with a twist - they carry intel points that count towards reaching 40 points if you manage to keep them secret in your hand until the end of the game. But beware, this expansion also include extra "stealing" agents, such as the Interrogator, and perhaps some "revealing" agents, such as the Informant, making it tricky to keep hold of your bonus points. The Agents is now more cut-throat - more exciting but much more brutal!
Example: "Agent 003: +3 intel points"
"Your mission, should you choose to accept it...".
Accept new exciting assignments and embark on new dangerous adventures. Mission Critical is a set of new missions, some of which explore new types of conditions. These critical Missions bring the warfare of The Agents to a new level.
Example: "The Witness - +1 for any command re-activated in YOUR factions"
Inked artwork from Danny
Commanders Promo Pack
"Any commander who fails to exceed his authority is not of much use to his subordinates."
The Commanders promo pack is a Kickstarter exclusive. These commanders are a select group of characters which players receive at the beginning of the game, awarding them with special skills that endure throughout the game. With the high ranking Commanders, your Agents are never alone in the field, and the game's strategy level is upgraded.
Example: "Commander X - perform 3 actions per turn throughout the game"
"Just the two of us, we can make it if we try...".
Never go it alone. With Partner Agents, you can boost or protect your Faction Agents, making them more lethal than ever. The Partners expansion introduces new types of Agents and another level of tactical maneuvering for experienced professionals of double-edged cards.
Example: "The Bodyguard - partner agent is protected from killing, turning, swapping and extracting"
Props to anyone who can figure out where all the quotes come from correctly!
As you know, since we hit our next mini Stretch-Goal, I'm also going to be releasing the PnP for 'The Secret Agents' once the campaign ends as well!
Without giving too much away, I wanted to give you a sneak peek of a few ideas (some of mine and some of yours) that are in the pipeline for the next couple of weeks;
a. Fancy box (big enough for all expansions and sleeved cards, super sturdy and completely bullet proof.*)
b. 'Spoofspansion' (You requested. I listened. Working on this, propelled by your magnificent ideas. More info to come soon)
c. Mysterious new expansion (I'll be releasing a new expansion in the next week or two. This expansion will contain some heavyweight Agents who add some really cool commands to the mix)
d. T-shirts (A new add-on! You can choose from a selection of my favorite Agents printed on a t-shirt. Example designs to be released soon)
And finally, I've made a new batch of wallpapers that are available now to download here!
Here's to many more wonderful weeks, wonderful celebrations and wonderful new friends!
*This is not true. The box will not be bullet proof.