Maybe it was the great Super Bowl Blackout, or maybe it was just the right time, but we passed $55K last night and that means the Lab Partners Inspansion is a go! Thank you all for continuing to spread the word of Compounded - you have all helped to keep the funding curve growing at a steady and very healthy pace.
So, since we passed $55K that means it's time for some more stretch goals. That's right, we said goals. We've decided to shoot for two upgrade goals for the latter half of the campaign. These are component upgrades that we wanted to include in the box from the beginning, but could not do so without cutting into the shelf price that we were shooting for. If we can reach these new funding numbers, we can bump up the production number, cut down the overall production cost, and sneak these upgrades in!
The first component upgrade would be possible at $75K. We want to upgrade all the player pieces and Wild Elements (each player gets one Wild Element at the start of the game) to colored wooden discs, and produce a custom sticker sheet that will mark the front and back of the discs. You can see what the discs and stickers would look like close up and on a Lab Table below.
The next component upgrade would be possible at $85K. If we reach that funding level we can produce a larger, premium folding score board. Right now, the score track is thick punchboard, and still rather nice, but we can make it better, we can make it bigger - and we can make it fold!
Now, if funding remains healthy, there's a good chance we may well shoot past $85K before the final days of the campaign. If that happens, we have one final stretch goal in mind that isn't a components upgrade and won't go in the box - it'll just be for all the Kickstarter backers. We won't reveal what it is just yet, but we will tell you that there's more than one of them, and they are very useful for containing things in a lab...
Again, thank you all so much for the support and well wishes! This has been an amazing campaign - and it's not even over yet! We'll be back soon with a couple of special videos to mark some Kickstarter milestones we just passed. Until then, since many of you asked for it, we produced an image of all the basic compounds (and a Lab Fire card) that are in Compounded. Until next time, happy gaming!
All the best,
Chris, Cherilyn & Darrell