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Your favorite fantasy board game on Android Tablets, PCs (Steam) - and iPads too... Read on!
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Days of Wonder

7,044 backers pledged $394,019 to help bring this project to life.

New Avatars & Off to Europe

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Wow! A big thank you to all of you Backers for your support this far! Needless to say, based on our prior experience, little did we expect Small World 2 to garner so much support so fast.

With over 2/3rd of our $ 150,000 goal reached within the first 24 hours of this campaign, the Android and Steam versions definitively look like they will happen now!

As a result of this, I'm flying off to Paris first thing tomorrow, to discuss possible stretch goals with the R&D team.

This means answers might be coming slower for the next couple of days, but for a good cause. :)

In the meantime, here are a few avatars to help us spread the word on Kickstarter and various social networks. To use any of these, simply right click on the image you like best, "Save As" somewhere on your computer, and set your Avatar on Kickstarter and elsewhere to spread the love for Small World 2. On Kickstarter, you can change your avatar by clicking on Me -> Edit Settings -> Picture.

Enjoy!

Eric @ DoW

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Comments

    1. Creator Eric Emond on April 6, 2013

      Storage for everything that has come out would be great ;)

      I love this game <3

    2. Creator Gábor Németh on March 17, 2013

      i think develope and publish an all-in-one storage for stock + UW + all extension (not as high quality as the DE) would be an awesome strech goal ;)

    3. Creator Jake Fernandez on March 17, 2013

      @Jason +1 man. I just did some quick math. Can anybody confirm if I got it right? But I basically multiplied the number of backers per pledge level amount, and then added everything. It comes out to roughly USD60k.

      I'm assuming then that the rest of the USD80k is coming from add-ons, probably from the DE. I hope that DoW acknowledges this if this is true, and makes stretch goals that are appropriate to the desire of its backers. Meaning more stuff for the DE. :D

      After all, it seems like it's the desire for the DE that is funding this project. :D

    4. Creator Jason Speicher on March 15, 2013

      would be great to see stretch goals for physical items, especially for those going after the DE. Not sure what that could be, but maybe additional something that's not digital.

    5. Creator Alyindar on March 15, 2013

      I'd like to see the Tales and Legends deck added as an expansion, I've always enjoyed the randomness it adds to the game, especially in 3 or 4 player games.

    6. Creator Bgameman on March 15, 2013

      @Chrisoc13 I am with Jesse. I made my own copies because of the black market pricing on expansions. they aren't great quality, but will do the trick if I ever get to use them. I would have loved the opportunity to pledge more for the Necromancer and Leader's expansions. Regardless, just Smallworld2 is exciting, and maybe this KS will show DoW how much people really want to be able to play this series, SWU, the expansions to these and designing of races. Stretch goals...bring em on!

    7. Creator Chrisoc13 on March 14, 2013

      @Robert I see your point! But if their fist kickstarter is any kind of indication they didn't seem to understand at that point how it works. Just hoping for some good stretch goals at this point! Hopefully if they want pointers they look around at some of the other KS projects with good stretch goals.

    8. Creator tarasis on March 14, 2013

      @ Chrisoc13 I have no problems with him getting on a plane and talking to his colleagues in Paris, but KS has been around for a while so its hard to imagine that they haven't seen how they are generally done and technically this is their second KS :) You don't go into a pitch meeting and say after an hour "hold on a for a bit, I have to pop out to go talk to my colleagues about additional things we could possible do".

      (Though Brabben made this mistake with Elite, basically starting it without any real thought or effort and they barely scraped by compared to say Torment, Project Eternity, Wasteland 2, Chris Roberts KS with their near daily updates, regular stretch goals and what not)

    9. Creator Chrisoc13 on March 14, 2013

      @Jesse I actually have a copy and think it is a very weak expansion, as is necromancer island. I never use either of them so I completely agree with you on them. But I still think it would be nice to have the option to use them on the digital version. And I know a lot of people want the leaders still it's always nice to have a complete set so I understand their desire.

    10. Creator Travis Clarke on March 14, 2013

      And frankly, since we're already participating in a limited run situation, and some of us are shelling out over $400 for the privilege, many of us (myself included) feel that it would be right and reasonable to get a hold of a $10 limited expansion.

    11. Creator Travis Clarke on March 14, 2013

      @Jesse, We want it because we can't get it. Anywhere. The world of board gaming is thick with "limited edition" stuff that you can only get if you're "In the know", or at the right place at the right time. Those of us who are less than lucky, or aware, we lose out and have to pay outrageous prices to the scalpers who bought up a bunch at just the right time so they can re-sell for 2x, 5x, or even 100x the original price. Necromancer's Island and Leaders are each going for over $50 right now.

    12. Creator Emily Ant-slayer D'Aurora Baraf on March 14, 2013

      Super excited for this project! We are huge fans! Great work thus far!

    13. Creator Martin Gregory on March 14, 2013

      @ Andrew - congratulations mate, complaining about the creator getting on a plane is now the worst bit of misplaced whinging I've ever seen on KS.

    14. Creator Jesse on March 14, 2013

      @ Chrisoc13 - have you ever played with Leaders? You might really like it, but I'm kind of surprised to see so many people saying they want the physical copy of this expansion because personally it was my least favorite expansion. By a long shot. I don't think it adds anything to the game and I never play with my set. But maybe adding it to the App version would turn out to be more fun! :-)

    15. Creator Chrisoc13 on March 14, 2013

      @Robert The trip was probably already planned for something else and while he is there they will discuss stretch goals. This is their first real kickstarter, perhaps they are not sure how these work out?

    16. Creator Chrisoc13 on March 14, 2013

      Leaders of small world would be nice. Perhaps even give a physical copy since they are pretty hard to get these days.

    17. Creator tarasis on March 14, 2013

      My only complaint (apart from DOW abandoned SW for 3 years) is that he is only not flying over to talk about stretch goals.

      Surely this should have been planned ahead of time? Not a few days into the KS campaign

    18. Creator Jesse on March 14, 2013

      I think it's a great thing that Eric is flying to Paris to talk over bigger plans of the project!! Stretch goals, here we come! Anyone have some realistic ideas for them? I'm thinking that adding the Tales and Legends cards to the app would be my top pick!!

    19. Creator Saul Escobar on March 14, 2013

      Him flying to Paris to talk face to face is a good thing. Having the big boss in office has a much greater effect on the people working there then him calling in. People who want to to impress him in hopes of a raise or promotions will work better and people who are afraid of getting fired will work harder.

    20. Creator Mike Dudemeister on March 14, 2013

      Well spoken, Chrisoc13, totally agree. Let's look forward to some hopefully amazing stretch goals, dudes! Don't think DOW are going to disappoint us :)

    21. Creator Chrisoc13 on March 14, 2013

      Who cares how he is getting to Paris. Or why he is going. Just because we back a kickstarter doesn't mean we get to tell them how to run their business. They obviously know what they are doing they make fantastic games. Some of my favorites. I'm just glad they are looking at stretch goals! That is very exciting.

    22. Creator J.R. Riedel on March 14, 2013

      To anyone reading this who doesn't think the android market is as profitable as the iOS market or to people who complained about the first try being canceled - we are looking at 900 more backers on day two than the first run at the halfway point.
      Hopefully more companies will take the hint and go for the android approach! ;)

    23. Creator Nick on March 14, 2013

      I am with Alyindar, I doubt he is dipping into the kickstarter coffer to find a first class trip across the globe. And even if he was traveling from the US, face to face meetings when you are basically looking down the road at getting the necessary funding are important. Making a phone call sometimes just doesn't cut it.

    24. Creator Marcus Hambraeus on March 14, 2013

      Please look into making a DE of Underground aswell (stand-alone or included), I know there are a lot of us wanting that! Also, please consider using dark wood for the components of the DE : )

    25. Creator Alyindar on March 14, 2013

      That was a little harsh. Days of Wonder is based out of both France and the US, so I doubt this is a trans-continental flight.

    26. Creator NasosP on March 14, 2013

      Please use the opportunity to further explore the possibility of shipping the DE to European backers from Europe. There are a lot of people waiting to up their pledges and include the DE, provided you guys eliminate th import duties risk.

    27. Creator Andrew Dabrowski on March 14, 2013

      Hey, maybe instead of flying to Paris you could just call long-distance?

      Then put the saved airfare towards, you know, this Kiskstarter project?

      Is that what the $150,000 is for, executive airfare to and from Europe?