Hi HEXers. It seems fitting that I'm typing this from inside the Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino, the site of Cryptozoic's 2013 World of Warcraft Trading Card Game North American Continental Championship. Yeah, that's a mouthful. With $237,000 in PayPal donations-- growing every day from our Slacker Backer pledges-- we're over 2.5 million dollars for HEX!
That means we're going to HEX Con! Just a few weeks ago, this was just a dream, so we don't have any specifics yet aside from this: all backers, from Squire to Producer, will receive all digital items from the convention whether or not they attend as thanks for believing in HEX and making this campaign such a success. This also means that you King backers and above will be getting that early Friday sneak peek!
For you HEX fans outside of the United States, we have international shirt sales up! Head to our International Store and pick out your favorite design: Underworld, Ardent, or HEX logo. Remember, the order window closes June 30th and we're shipping in August, so get yours today.
We've been busy this week at E3, showcasing HEX to media and industry people. Cory dropped by the Gamespot E3 stage to discuss the game and our mission. As you may have heard, the Gamespot video showed both the Shroomkin city and the Shin'hare dojo panoramas. If you missed out, you can see that video at the bottom of today's update.
As you probably heard over the week, we'll be introducing treasure chests into booster packs and those will contain super sweet items and vary in rarity. They're a huge value add for you, the players. We can't speak about them specifically yet, but as soon as we can, we'll make that announcement.
What an engaging group we have! Many HEX backers have started their own fan websites and our community has compiled a list of them on our forums.
I also want to help you feature your best content, so please tweet me (@HEXTCG) your best articles and I'll retweet the links as I can. We're working on more tools for you content creators and I'm looking to announce support before alpha.
Vanity Cards, Dungeon Development, Sleeves, Gen Con Dinner, and More
For you Dragon Lord backers and above, you have some super special rewards coming your way. We'll be in contact sometime in the week to start the process of collecting art references, descriptions, and more for your vanity cards, dungeons, sleeves, and the like as well as provide you information about the Gen Con dinner.
Mike K knows you PVE fans have been hungry for more information. He gives a brief overview of a few of the dungeons he's been working on this week: The Ambush, Wild Heist, and Wooly Bully. Orc Ninjas await!
That's all for this week. I'll have your Vennen race art update next week as well as more info as we progress through HEX development. In case you missed the Kickstarter campaign, remember that you can still support HEX as a Slacker Backer.