Knocking down stretch goals & Q&A with designer
Wow, things are really looking up! Thank you so much to all our new backers who are helping us unlock many stretch goals!
Read on for:
- stretch goal updates
- live Q&A with the game designer
- new artwork for leader #8
- honey piece outcome
In case you missed it, see update #8 for details on reduced worldwide shipping and the new playmat add-on.
Note: the podcast starts talking about Rurik at the 1 hr, 5 min and 40 second mark.
Since our last update, we've unlocked 3 new stretch goals! Great job.
We now have unique artwork for each household mat (art coming soon!), a premium box thickness, and 15 goods randomizer tokens to provide more variability each time you play Rurik!
Just around the corner is the wonderful plastic tray at $100k for all the goods and coins. After that:
- At $103k we add 2 more solo rebellion cards to increase solo replayability.
- At $107k we upgrade the scoring tokens to thematic shapes (a crown for the main 3 "tracks" - Rule, Build, Trade - and swords for warfare)!
The designer of Rurik, Stan Kordonskiy, will do a live Q&A from the Kickstarter page later today, July 27 @ 5 pm CDT!
Join him to ask questions about the design process and how he created this fun game! If you miss it, the video will be accessible on the Kickstarter page for a couple of days.
Yaroslav has created another fantastic character illustration for our newest leader (unlocked earlier this week). The background still needs more details, but the character details are getting close enough that we wanted to share him with you!
Sudislav was the youngest of Vladimir's sons. He was imprisoned by his older brother Yaroslav and ended up outliving all of his siblings. It was fun to integrate his backstory into his character ability. When playing as Sudislav, you can limit combat in the game by taking the attack actions and using them to muster instead! Of course you can still use some of them to attack, if you'd like. :)
Stay tuned for the miniature sculpt from Heriberto, coming soon!
Honey Piece Outcome
Thanks to all 204 of you who voted on what shape to use for the honey pieces.
The results of this vote were clear - so we changed the plastic honey cubes (as decided previously in update #7) to the 7 Hex shape. Note that we also made sure to make the pieces closer to orange, so as not to confuse the pieces with the yellow player's pieces at a glance.
As a reminder, if you still wanted the original 10mm translucent yellow plastic cubes (12 pieces), you can add them to your pledge for $2.
The PieceKeeper Games team [written by Kirk]