by Comeback Games
Aaaaaaand... pledge! Game looks better than I thought by the description alone. Way to go guys! Thanks! :)
For whatever it's worth, I also noticed that I can't find Dreams of Typhon on BGG, and you don't have a Facebook page that I can Like. Might help get some traffic if there were a bunch of images that players could happen across via other sites. And, of course, more orders means a larger production run, which means a lower production cost.
(I'm here to help -- which is just a way of saying sticking my nose in where it wasn't invited. :-P)
With all my Devil's Advocate talk, I want to be clear I am looking forward to the game! I'm always on the lookout for another quick dungeon crawl, and this looks like a fun one!
Yes. The tokens will include specific tokens to show a room as been disabled.
The thought of including additional d12 in the game is one we have been investigating.
The price of Dreams of Typhon is higher than a game like Munchkin for a few reasons. The most important reason is the difference in the shape of the card and the cost of producing each card. Square shaped cards are irregular and cost more to print while the cards used in Munchkin are smaller than the average playing card and considerably cheaper to print more of. I'm always looking for a way to reduce the cost without cutting quality because I agree with you Marty, $40 MSRP is a bit high. Mike and I have been talking about reducing the price if the Kickstarter is successful but we have yet to land on a hard number. In regards to the vendor pledge I had been meaning to reduce that for some time. It was created when Dreams of Typhon was at a different stage of development and its price had not been edited to reflect it. It has been edited as of this post. As of right now the MSRP would be $40 but that could change as Comeback Games grows.
The other question I have is, what is the expected MSRP? I'm okay with the $40 to back a cool game and maybe get some extra content, but when I see that vendors are paying $35 for the game (the $175 for 5 pledge level), I get concerned. I'm sorry for being a naysayer, but 120-ish cards + some tokens + a die is basically Munchkin, which retails for $25. Not sure if anything can be done about that at this point, but a $40 MSRP for a small card game is a pretty hard sell.
After watching the video, I have a couple questions regarding components:
1. Will the token punch-out include something to track when rooms are "disabled". It seems like that could be easy to forget otherwise.
2. There is a lot of die rolling -- which I think is essential in any good dungeon crawl, so no problem there. But some of those rolls are really simultaneous (like initiative) and/or could speed up game play if everyone rolled together (like the check at the beginning of the video). Any chance there will be more than 1 die included in the final game so every player gets one? I know that might be an issue for your current box size, but I think it would really help game play.
Good work on the game play video :)