Campaign Update #2 — Too quick for us! Let's see some Stretch Goals!
The last 48 hours have been a whirlwind. We had an inkling that Smiths of Winterforge was going to be popular but not this popular! So thank you so much for giving us a chance to make this game a reality.
Stretch Goals Revealed
With the campaign moving so fast, we did get a little caught without stretch goals. The stretch goals had been planned for a while now, but the successful start to the campaign has given us the confidence to bring a couple of the more ambitious goals into the mix. But more on that later since right now we have very exciting news!
Not only can we reveal the first stretch goal, but it's already been broken!
The Runesmith Expansion adds a new deck of specialised components called Runes. When you forge a contract, you can add a Rune from your stockpile to modify the contract in some way.
These Runes could increase the money you get for a contract, increase the skills gained from a successful forge, or add some extra dice to the Forge action. You'll never know until you get it, though, as, despite components, contracts, loans and crew all being purchased face-up from their respective precincts, Runes are purchased face-down for two coins from the Runesmith, an extra precinct that is added to the board.
Everyone will now get this expansion included in their copy of the game.
Upcoming Stretch Goals
So, one stretch goal down already! Lets see what we have coming up...
Our next stretch goal will add a linen finish to both the cards and the boards found within the game. This will create a nice feel to the cards as well as make them easier to shuffle.
And the stretch goal after, which we are just going to tease for now, will have a delightful 'gotcha' theme to it. If we break this funding goal, it might just "steal" the show...
So that's all for tonight. As always, we'll be keeping an eye on the comments and messages and answer any questions that come up. If you have any questions, don't forget to check out the FAQ as well. We'll be updating it regularly with important information as the campaign progresses.
Thank you all again for your amazing support!
Dylan, Aaron, & the rest of the Winterforge Team