Evil Jon Becomes Canon, and Jared Visage
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Deep Madness continues its steady advance toward overtaking the world. It's just a matter of time now… (And they said we had no ambition…)
First of all, I'd like to direct your attention to a sweepstakes going on with Board Game Revolution! Deep Madness is currently being featured in a contest over there, where Thomas and friends are giving away an all-in pledge. You can find it at https://www.facebook.com/729635570472234/posts/1483737291728721/.
Also, I'd like to remind you all that the new DM expansion is currently up for Most Anticipated Game of 2019 on BGG! Even cooler, currently we're at #1 in the nomination stage! Wow, that's awesome! Thanks for your help with this! If you hadn't had a chance to vote yet, then head over to Board Game Geek at https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/248375/item/6539254#item6539254 and give us a thumbs up! The top 50 nominations will be entered into the final vote for the top 20.
EVIL JON BECOMES CANON
So a few days ago we asked for your help in designing a monster of Evil Jon, and said that we may end up making that into an official card. Well, now we're making it official. Evil Jon will be our next stretch goal, and it's coming up fast. When we reach $600,000 we'll commit to making Evil Jon a real monster for Deep Madness. This means we will include a monster card in all five languages for Deeper Terrors, Investigator, and All-In pledge levels, and we will furthermore include a copy of the grey Jon miniature in every Investigator and All-In pledge. (The rest of you should already have him.)
We will leave the comments open for more ideas until this stretch goal funds, and then we will take our favorite ideas from your suggestions and work them into the finalized Evil Jon card. If you'd still like to submit your ideas for Evil Jon, then go to https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/diemensiongames/deep-madness-second-printing/posts/2341053 and post them in the comments!
We've slowly been working our way through the stories of the Visages, and today we'll turn our attention to Jared Drake.
Jared raises his pistol, his heart hammering in his chest. This, this isn't right. He feels hunted. Cornered. Powerless.
It's been so long since he felt this way. He became the strong one so that he couldn't be bullied anymore. He became cold steel so that no one would be able to break him again. But now he's alone. Alone, and cold, and… frightened.
You find the hidden food cache and let out an exultant cry. Jared offers you a withering look from his place at the hatch standing guard.
"Keep it down," he growls. "Unless you want to bring all of them down on top of us."
"You need to lighten up, Jared," you say, tossing him one of the food bars. Jared deftly catches it in one hand without lowering his pistol. "Learn to enjoy the little pleasures."
"Why don't we enjoy them in silence?" he says. Even still, he rips in to the food bar and takes a big bite. You almost think you see a fleeting glimpse of happiness on his face. But then you both hear the sound in the corridor.
"Who's there?" Jared calls. There's a shuffling, scraping sound in the distance. Whatever it is, it's big. Really big. Jared raises his pistol, ready to fight back. He's the bully now. He's the big man on campus. Whatever this thing is, it's not going to be able to change that. He'll take it down just like he took down all the others before it.
Then he sees the big man. It lumbers toward him, an amalgamation of everything he has ever feared and everything he tried to make himself become. Jared's knees give out beneath him. He can't even make himself run.
"P-please," Jared murmurs as the horror looms over him. It offers him the same mercy he would have.
Cautiously Jared peers around the edge of the door. The sound is growing closer by the second.
Jared looks back at you and motions with his head out the door. "Go," he says. "It's just down the next corridor." Nodding, you dart out the hatch, Jared falling in right behind you with his pistol raised.
You hear Jared gasp behind you. Glancing back, you stumble, overcome by the sight of the thing coming toward you. The horrific lumbering brute advances relentlessly down the corridor, little chattering faces scuttling over its body like fattened spiders. Its head is lost behind the rusted grate of a cage, its right arm a macabre conglomeration of brutal metal instruments. But the thing that shocks you the most is what it carries in its one remaining hand.
Jared opens fire on the thing, his eyes closed tightly shut. He can't look at it, you realize. Because, if he does, he will see his own eyes staring back - empty, cold, and dead.
Jared's Visage is an engine of destruction, and it frankly doesn't care who (or what) it hurts. When it is in the same room as either a monster or an investigator, someone will roll a d6. The result of that die will be halved (rounding up), and the remaining total will be the amount of damage Jared's Visage will inflict on that monster - and on that monster's linked investigator (or vice versa.) In other words, this thing can be devastating both to monsters and investigators, within the same activation. (A linked investigator is the investigator directly above a certain type of monster in the activation track.) As such, Jared's Visage is one you will probably want to take out as quickly as possible - though preferably from a healthy distance away.
Well that's it for today, friends! Before we go, though, I wanted to thank everyone who joined me on the live stream yesterday. We had an absolute blast, and it wouldn't have been the same without you all there. I also wanted to apologize to those who missed it and wanted to see the replay. Our last two Kickstarter Live videos have had a strange glitch that has kept the video from finalizing, and we've had to delete both of them. I'm sorry about that. Having said that, we are going to do at least one more before this campaign ends, and the next one that's scheduled for sure will be next Tuesday - just as the campaign ends! Come hang out with us at 2pm PST next Tuesday, one hour before the campaign ends, as we celebrate the end of this awesome campaign together! It's going to be so much fun!
And one more thing: I'm hoping to have the second part of our little Choose Your Own Terror story up later today, so keep an eye out! (If not today, then definitely tomorrow!) The last one has a whopping 210(!) comments currently, so I'm going to go wade through those to see if we're going to fight or run. =D
More fun stuff coming soon! Have a great day!