Tak Pairs Deck!
Welcome, Backer 4500!
Our first week is behind us, and it was a crazy one. 4500 backers, lots of great feedback, and nearly 800% funded. Thanks to everyone for your patience and your good suggestions. Now, please tell all your friends, and let's see if we can make it all the way to a million!
Introducing: The Tak Pairs Deck
We've been talking for a while about adding a Tak-themed Pairs deck, for those backers who love both games. Today we're officially announcing this as a $10 add-on. The art doesn't exist yet, but we like the suggestion of using Nate Taylor's simple pencil sketch style, so it might look a little like this:
The Tak Pairs deck will depict ten Tak games from around Temerant and the people who play them. showing locally flavored piece shapes, game styles, costumes, and backgrounds.
For now, we think this deck will be a limited print run, which means we will likely make the deck at DriveThruCards. This print-on-demand card service makes high-quality card decks at reasonable prices (check out some of our other decks). If we make the deck at DriveThru, it will come without a box.
If the demand for this deck is high enough, we may go ahead and print it alongside one of our other card games this summer, meaning that it can have a normal deck box. We estimate that will happen right around 8000 backers. But for the moment, you should assume that it will come sans box.
To learn more about how add-ons work, check out the details in Update #4.
We are hearing a lot about cloth boards... and we're listening! We have ordered more samples and price quotes this week. Our goal is to make a simple cloth board by printing a design on a bandanna. We need to find a decent source for these at a reasonable price, and if we do it will become an add-on, similar to the Pairs deck.
We're talking with our friend BJ Becker, who is an art instructor when he's not being Doctor Lucky, about a design for the cloth board. It will be a simple one-color pattern, a 5x5 board, with squares roughly 2" in size. But until we get a bid that we like, on a fabric that we like, we can't tell you much more.
We want to have some real fun with the Tak campaign, and also get the word out, so look for an update soon with some great challenges and rewards. Also, stay tuned for more announcements about game art and components, as soon as our team gets a chance to work out the details!
Until then, thanks for supporting Tak!