Thank you for a fantastic project launch!
Hello all! It's exciting to be with you as we venture into the fringes of the galaxy. We really appreciate all of the support, discussion, and questions.
Last night I painted the updated player board for the Parasites of Sreech. Take a look:
Like in the original Empires of the Void, the Sreech have the ability to place a parasite on a planet and take advantage of the special ability there, even if they are not allied!
I'm working on getting this done soon. It should be up some time in the next two days.
We've already reached so many! Now we will be able to add 16 more event cards to the game—already double what we had originally planned for the base game. Event cards add a lot of replayability and content to the game, and you'll only see one per planet each time you play. Many of these do things like add space stations and other new places you can visit on the board. Some of them change the rules for their system, or add alien monsters that you have to fight. This is where the real variation in game setup comes in. In fact, the Fusian Beast is associated with an event. When the beast's card is revealed, it is placed on a planet region, and on that region no player can build and the region is worth no points because of the chaos that the creature causes. Players can pay command to move it, or even pay to ship it to another planet and cause havoc somewhere else!
We will also be able to add spot UV to the box cover, a process that will add a shiny coating to the title.
Attribute cards are a great addition as well. These work as secret goals, where players will be rewarded for completing specific tasks that focus on long-term planning and focus.
The cloth bag will hold goods, making the play area cleaner and easier to set up.
$225K Stretch Goal (Mini cards upgraded to Euro.)
This is a big change to the components and something I think would add a lot to the presentation. Currently, the game uses mini cards, which have worked well in testing, but being able to increase the size would let us add illustrations to each card. This would mean a quite a lot of extra illustration work for me, but I would love to be able to show more images of the Empires of the Void setting. Not every action card would have a unique illustration, but many of them would. Also, because of the size increase, we would have to increase the size of the system boards. See below:
I would love for this to happen!
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