Backers! I know... its been forever since we last said hello. We wanted to give an update... actually for several months, and today it finally is happening!
First up - I just wanted to say thanks for all of the positive feedback on the game. A lot of people genuinely love Damage Report, and are excited for future content. Thank you again for helping support the game and making it a reality.
Damage Report - On Fire!
We have been working on the finishing touches of the Damage Report -On Fire! expansion, and are ready to see it printed. Many of you (310, so almost half) are owed this expansion (if you backed at the Gamer's Pack or above). We absolutely plan on getting this into your hands - and we know many of you are really looking forward to it! Our original plan for this was a small mini-expansion that was going to include 4 tool, instructions, and maybe even just in a bag. But we think we can do better than that.
Unfortunately, our funding is not keeping pace with our ambitions. We made Damage Report a fantastic game! We ended up with a game that weighed over 5 pounds of quality components, and cardboard - and even a digital timer. Retailing at $65.00, there is not a better value on a game store shelf. This focus on quality and content swiftly ate through our funding... and the ending heavy-weight boxes impacted our shipping costs. Subsequently - we are short on funding to complete the printing of the expansion... as it has come from just a small add on to a full blown expansion of 3 scenarios, 2 new tool types, and additional items including robots!
To get this properly printed - we think the best way to do this would be to Kickstart the expansion. Once we fund, we can press the 'print' button, and hopefully have the game in hands in record time! We wanted to let you know what our intentions were, and where we are in the development process. Here is a (blurry) pic of the completed prototype. Some of the art is not final... and depending on the success of the Kickstarter, we may even do miniatures possibly for the robots. It is an over fund goal.
We will also post an instruction manual soon for you folks to take a look at. The manual will be open to feedback as we will continue to work on it until the week we go to print. When we post it feel free to take a look and email us your feedback. We would appreciate it greatly.
I know we are really late in getting this done for many of you. This is squarely on us... and attempting to do more than what our team was capable of handling. We are continuing to work on getting better at this.
I want to thank you all for your patience, and for the kind and exciting feedback we have received about the enjoyment of Damage Report. We have a lot planned for it, and we are glad that it will have a fan base to support those plans. More details about the Kickstarter will be discussed as we get closer to this. Right now we are hoping this will be next month.
These two characters are due to everyone still from the Kickstarter. We will be delivering this to you as well. These will print with the On Fire Expansion.
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