Watch Rurik live, Vote on honey pieces
Thanks to all our new supporters! We're so grateful for your help creating this game. In this update, we cover:
- a live playthrough of Rurik
- vote on the honey pieces
- recently unlocked deed cards
We're making a great push towards unlocking the awesome plastic tray to hold the sleeved cards and leader minis - let's get it!
We also unlocked the higher quality household mats - great job!
If you wanted to watch Derek & Lizzy from Board Game Spotlight play Rurik live, click the link below to watch it on Facebook. The video can also be viewed afterwards if you miss it.
Vote on Honey Pieces
We've been getting some great feedback from backers on various game components. It's time to put one of those suggestions to a vote!
We initially found that many playtesters wanted a translucent yellow plastic piece for honey, so that is what we have used until now. But we've had quite a few backers ask for this to be a custom wood piece in the shape of the honeycomb icon.
Which way do you prefer? We'll go with whichever type of piece the majority of backers prefer!!
You score the majority of points in Rurik via ruling lands, constructing buildings, and trading goods. But you can also score points by accomplishing great deeds.
Deeds provide alternate scoring options during the game to reward you for collecting different combinations of resources or having specific configurations of buildings, among other deed requirements. You also earn a bonus action when you accomplish the deed. Players each gain one deed in between rounds and may occasionally gain additional deeds.
The two deeds we recently unlocked reward you for focusing on two different rarer resources - fur and honey, respectively.
Great Hunter gives you 2 points and a bonus move action for spending 2 fur (the scarcest resource) and having possession of the start player marker (the bear meeple).
Master Beekeeper gives you 2 points and a bonus build point for spending 2 honey and discarding a scheme card.
What aspects of Rurik would you like us to discuss in future updates? Let us know in the comments!
The PieceKeeper Games team [written by Kirk]