I wanted to give everyone a quick look at the city office cards as they came in this morning as well as an overview of the changes to the board artwork.
These are all works in progress, so keep that in mind when checking them out!
There were two big objectives in the design of the city office cards. The first was to provide a reminder to players to use their power of office, and the second was to bring the flavor of the awesome Thomas Nast political cartoons into the game. I think these designs hit both of those goals.
On the board art, here is an overview of the updated artwork. You’ll notice the new brass plaque and thin black lines we had previously announced, but we’ve also made two other small changes.
The white cubes and favor chips along the waterfront are now a light grey. This is to avoid confusion as winning these wards allows the player to place an immigrant or take a favor chip in a color of their choice. We didn’t want to confuse anyone into thinking they had to take Enlgish favors. We’ve also updated the old ward boss silhouettes on the board with the new street gang meeples!
Note: There is no text on the board currently because that is added by a different design program, it will be on the printed copy.
I’m finishing up the cleanup to the rulebook right now, and everything is on schedule to hit the printer by early July!
In that regard, I also wanted to ask a favor of all of our backers. If you have a friendly local game store that you visit or an online game store that you are a customer of, please let them know about Tammany Hall. Right now there are about 800 copies that aren’t already spoken for from Kickstarter backers, and we need to make a decision pretty quickly about a larger print run for the retail copies of the title. So please call or tell your local retailers about the game so that we can be sure they are able to get a copy of the game.. we want to make sure as many stores as possible can copies of the retail game. If they are intersted, our website has information for ordering retail copies of the game: http://pandasaurusgames.com/contact-us-2/retail-orders/