Welcome to Day 2
Thanks for an amazing first day! We are almost 400% funded in the first 24 hours, and we are are on track for our biggest campaign ever. We are so excited to tell you about what's next.
Upgraded Capstones for the Tavern Set
A few backers have suggested upgrading the basic cubic Capstones in the Tavern Set to something a little fancier. We've always wanted to do this, but as in most cases, cost is a function of volume. With 1200 Tavern Sets now spoken for, we can afford to upgrade those capstones to a simple turned piece, such as the prototype shown below.
We will upgrade these pieces right away, with no stretch goal required. This is just our way of saying "thank you" for your enthusiasm on day one!
New Content for the Companion Book: "Kaen"
As our numbers grow, we get to print more books, which means we can add more pages. We are already near 2000 books, and will certainly go higher, so we've decided to beef up the book a little by adding a complete second game in the book as our first stretch goal.
Kaen is an ancient precursor to Tak, using mostly the same equipment, but it's a gambling game, so it also has some kind of randomizer. This game will be designed by James Ernest and Patrick Rothfuss, and woven into the backstory of Tak.
We're setting the stretch goal at 2500 backers (we're almost there) to allow us to add the full rules for Kaen to the companion book.
We can't tell you about all the cool new stuff yet, because some of it is still in the works. We are expecting delivery of one of our samples this afternoon - we got the text from DHL during our morning conference call.
We still don't know if we can add these items, because the samples have to be good.
Today's samples are for a metal piece set. These are the flat stones only, and we're still working with another manufacturer on the capstones, but that process is a bit better understood than the flat stones. (Weird, huh?)
By the end of the week we also hope to have a sample of a wooden board.
When these items arrive and pass muster, we'll share photos and details, and we'll craft levels that include them. So please stay tuned!
Thanks again for your support on day 1 of Tak. Only 30 more amazing days to go!