24 hours left - Six. Hundred. Thousand.
We are truly humbled and admired by the effort you are making to defeat our final Boss.
I imagine 3000 Heroes lifting their shields to block Diabolo's mace swings and fire breaths. Some get lost in the way (aka cancel their pledges) but most stand loyal to the cause and firm in the effort to beat this monster.
Meanwhile, a few others run away from the battlefield, but for a good cause: they go to taverns and towns (aka social media) to recruit new Heroes.
The result? Good news for you: If the next 24 hours are as good as the previous 24 hours, we will unlock Diabolo super miniature. Let's keep up with this intense pace!
Implementing backer ideas.
It's safe to assume that we won't stretch much farther than the $666k Stretch Goal, meaning we would not be able to implement some of the finest ideas given by our backer community.
However, we don't want to miss the opportunity to implement something that will greatly increase your experience with Arena.
With all our game modes (Nightmare, Solo, Campaign, PvP, Tournament), and the recently unlocked "Capture the Orb", Arena is an infinitely replayable experience, so it would be cool to add even more variety to your fights.
How about new game boards?
These new boards will allow you to play simultaneous matches (hosting that tournament at the comfort of your own home, and with bigger parties, is already possible!). They can also be used at your RPG games (for those of you who don't play only boardgames).
These scenarios will be specially assembled by the game designers and ready to receive:
- Board 1, Side 1: Regular PvP Match (alternate Arena)
- Board 1, Side 2: Capture the Orb Match
- Board 2, Side 1: One v All Match
- Board 2, Side 2: Elder Dragon preassembled Boss Fight deathmatch.
By the way, did you vote for the losing alternate tiles? Tall grass? Ice wall? Electrostatic field? Not all is lost! Perhaps you will see even more than you asked for in these new boards!
Important disclaimer: these new boards add to your experience, but not to the gameplay. You will still be able to play capture the orb matches, and the Elder Dragon fight, and One v All fights, on the empty side of the Core Box game board. This will just have different and improved aesthetics, being preassembled via the artwork.
Choosing the themes: Do you want one of the scenarios to be a forest? Tundra? Swamp? Snow? Flooded/Waterlogged? Wreckage of a sunken ship? Mars? The inside of a cave? Do you want to fight the Elder Dragon at the border of an active volcano?
We are open to suggestions.
Contrary to the other times we collected your opinion on BGG (alternate Lava, Walls, Ruins and Hero artwork), this time your suggestions will only influence, but not determine, the final board themes (we won't make four snowy scenarios if all of them won at a poll/vote, for example).
Dragori Games will make the final theme/artwork choices, so we can have a minimum of quality control, and so that the suggestions can be as open-ended, creative and specific as you want.
We will disclose via KS Update the final board themes. You may ask a refund if you despise them.
Where to make your suggestions. The Final Quest.
We appreciate your feedback so much that we will even reward it:
Feel free to include your craziest and wildest ideas. What experience is missing in your gamer life? Where would you like to play Capture the Orb? In an Orc Fortress, so you can replace the Orb miniature for a villain and play Capture the Orc? (¬¬')
We will be closely watching your suggestions, to implement the ones we like most.
One vs. all, also known as Be a Dragon Game Mode, is best-suited for five players, where one, controlling a Dragon, will challenge the others. What wins? Coordination/teamwork, or raw, immense power? Both sides will have to think hard and conceive the best strategies in this ultimate clash of minds.
WHY COMMENT ON BGG?
BGG is the biggest platform in the world to discuss and learn about all kinds of boardgames. As such, after this campaign ends, we recommend all the awesome conversation happening right now at the "Comments" section be moved to our BoardGameGeek Page there.
Our BGG Page will be the official place to discuss all kinds of things related to the game (strategies, fan/custom contributions, doubts about rules), upload files and new images/pictures, get news about the game and its upcoming expansions, and more. We will make this game's future happen there.
(If you don't own a BGG account, you will also get news about this project on your email, via Kickstarter updates, don't worry).
Short list of products / add-ons:
$7 - Harun, the Shapeshifter (included in all early pledges. Free if the same backer gets two or more Full Pledges).
$19 - Dice & Sleeves
$19 - Two new double-sided game boards
$25 - Art & World of Arena (included in all Full Pledges)
$35 - The Elder Dragon (included in all Full Pledges)
$89 - Heroes & Dungeons Expansion Box (included in all Full Pledges and Deluxe Pledges)
The Collector Pledge comes with all add-ons.
Remember how to manage your pledge in this Kickstarter Update.
Coming VERY soon: We will talk more about everything you unlocked, disclose more information about the Capture the Orb and One vs. All Game Modes, and more!