Update on fixing first print issues: Replacements Are Ready To Ship (6)
Hi Monster Lover,
Happy Thanks Giving! (if you don't know what that is please ignore). I just wanted to inform you that the survey is complete, and now that we have a much better understanding of issues with the game, it is time to begin fixing them. The replacement cards for misprinted collector decks (vampyre, zombie, alien) have already been printed, and will be shipped out asap. Everyone who has received any of the above collector decks will receive a replacement.
If you have not received your copy of the game yet, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get the game out to you asap.
Finally, I just wanted to share the most awesome story one of our fellow backer has shared so far! It is exactly the kind of awesome experience I hoped to bring to your table, and at the end of the day it is why I do game design!
I got a chance the other night at my comic shop to play a game of Monster Mansion with 6 players! It was definitely better than the 3 or 4 times before when we just had 3 or 4 players. Lots of fun with more people, and the conclusion to the game was very dramatic! I played Scruffy the Dog, whose special power is being able to assist twice.... and I got the Henchman agenda card... and I basically played it cool most of the way through the game, and we had discovered that one of the players was the VIP, and figured out another who was the Scoundrel. We were to the 2nd to last room, and at this point, the scoundrel was all the way at the beginning. I bought a firebomb, as I wasn't able to attack effectively on my own. Our VIP actually was in the 2nd to last room, but with 1 hp... I firebombed him, and it surprised everyone... unfortunately the guy who is able to automatically absorb damage without using the assist was there, so even after he did that, and I attacked, the VIP still lived, I then got killed and knocked back to the start with the scoundrel. The following turn, the VIP moved into the final room, ready to win, I defeated a monster, securing me enough gold to buy the teleport crystal, I then gave it to the scoundrel, and she teleported to the final room with the VIP, and rolled to win the game! I'll be playing with 8 players in a couple weeks hopefully, but I don't know if we'll ever get an ending as dramatic as that one! I figured I'd share my experience as there is mixed reception right now (not with the game itself, necessarily, but because of the shipping problems), to show that you do have some cool experiences to look forward to, once you're able to appreciate the game! Still waiting on my corrected expansion decks for the ultimate edition, but I'm enjoying the game a lot so far.
(feel free to share YOUR stories in the comments)
P.S. For anyone who wants additional avatar bases, you can order from http://www.litko.net/products/Paper-Miniature-Bases%2C-20mm-Circle.html#.VlvN5N-rTBI (around $4.50 for a pack of 10). If you have missing pieces, I will pay for the order. If you paid for extra bases, I will offer a refund for the additional cost. Thanks.