Campaign Update #30 - New rulebook version, your questions answered, and a special gift
Hey there backers,
Sunday is here so you know what that means; it's time for an update! With manufacturing coming down fast on us, we're expecting the start of the QA process shortly.
Next Rulebook Draft
The new version of the rulebook is now available for download from within the Kick'd pledge manager. We've gone through and enacted a lot of the errors you have found in the last two drafts and anything not implemented should be answered below.
We have implemented some Frequently Asked Questions already but, if you have any more quirky situations you need to be clarified, feel free to add them to the comments below and we'll see if they're worth throwing in.
Answers to your questions
If there is going to be a custom formed plastic insert, please make it accommodate sleeved cards, thanks! - chocolate eclair
Yes. There is going to be a plastic insert and yes, there will be room for sleeves. We love sleeving our games as well and would never create something that can't fit sleeved cards.
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As part of the set-up, each player takes additional 2 meeples, but the component list on says that the game only has 6 Smith Meeples. Is the game coming with more meeples? - Stephan Bradley
Yes. We have purposely left off expansion and stretch-goal components from the component listing as including them would include substantial layout work for the rulebook after the campaign (if/when the game goes to retail without these components).
We will be releasing a supplemental components list available for digital download here and on the BoardGameGeek entry.
Rulebook in general - Components depiction It is weird that the dice depiction on the rulebook moves from realistic rendering on the component list to simplified icons on the forging description. - Stephan Bradley
We went with the current imagery as it matches the dice symbol found on the component cards and is much easier to read than the rendered 3D faces.
TEST YOUR METAL
If pun is intended then that's fine. But if pun was not intended it should be: TEST YOUR METTLE - chocolate eclair
It's a pun... it stays ;)
The biggest outstanding issue is the fact that the rulebook, while it has the correct breakdown, still says we're only getting 40 Coin Tokens. - Cole Feeser
Regardless of what we make the final component count of the game, all backers will still get 50 metal coins per pack :) we promised that in the campaign and we will be delivering on that promise.
On page 3 it says that the game includes 25 Work Tokens but yet the campaign description says the game includes 30 Work Tokens. So which is it? 25 or 30? - Cole Feeser
As further testing occurred and the game changed over time, we found that the work tokens were not used as much as they originally were, meaning we wouldn't need so many.
The background stories to the Guilds have been removed. Is this a temporary thing or are they gone for good? They add flavour and it would be a shame for them to be gone. - chocolate eclair
They're gone sorry. With the limited space (as rulebooks pages come in lots of 4) we were faced with the decision of increasing the rulebook size by another four pages, just putting in some of the Guild Flavour but not all of it, and not putting in any of it. We went with the zero option as only putting in 4 out of the 6 guilds at most was not acceptable to us. We're currently discussing what we can do to bring these lore elements back into the game but we can't guarantee that they will be in the final copy sorry. The primary goal for us is to get everything related to playing the game clear first, and bring in the story if we have space, so, in this particular case, we had to go with the gameplay explanation.
A Desktop Gift For You
We have released some special Desktop Background images for you to use on your computer. You will find these images in the Kick'd pledge manager. We have included not just the fantastic piece done by Grzegorz Pedrycz for the Limited Edition Backer Sleeve, but we have also included the original cover piece illustrated by Jamie Noble-Frier. Each desktop background comes in 2560x1440, 1920x1080, and 1600x900.
That's all for today. The excitement is building here as we start to lock things down prior to manufacturing.
Catch you next week,
- Dylan, Aaron, and the Smiths of Winterforge team.