Digitally Preview Expansion 4 At PAX East, Oh And Also There Are More Expansions Coming, Did I Forget To Mention?
Hi all! Wanted to drop you a quick line about stuff our friends from Hidden Achievement are doing at PAX East this week.
So! If you’re headed to #PAXEast2018 this weekend our friends Hidden Achievement will have a special playable demo of the upcoming Dead Ends expansion for the Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game. Drop by booth 18084 (part of the Indie Megabooth) to check it out!
Hm, yes, what?
You buried the lede.
I guess I could have. (Bonus points for spelling "lede" correctly, by the way. Ku—
So... you're asking about...
Oh, these things?
Yeah, they're pretty cool.
Oh... no. No, not now.
If you... could just... release my... throat...
If they show up at our warehouse in very late May as expected, they'll be seeing release on or around June 18th, as well as at the Indie Press Revolution booth at this year's Origins game fair.
What? No! They're already getting made; Kickstarter is more for maybes and we-need-help-to-stretch-our-budget type stuff (we are running a Kickstarter for an RPG right now).
We're going to be releasing them the "usual" way, through our webstore, convention presences, and specialty gamestores everywhere via distribution.
INSIDE THEM, PRECIOUS?!!!!
Wow, that's a good impression. Serkis would be impressed. Wait, is that why they're called impressions? Nah, couldn't be. I wond— okay, look, put that down. I was getting off track. I admit it.
Expansion 4: Dead Ends covers Changes and Ghost Story and debuts character decks Mortimer Lindquist and Jared Kincaid. I got to personally design 75% of this expansion (the character decks and Ghost Story), so I'm particularly excited to see how you like this one.
Expansion 5: Winter Schemes covers Cold Days and Skin Game, and contains two full deck variants for Harry and Molly. Idea is you'd either play the original version or the Winterized version of these characters, but not both in the same game because we're pretty sure that violates a Law of Magic or something. In terms of function the decks have some similarities to the ones they're variant-ing, with a few twists of the dials so they're both familiar and fresh at the same time.
Eric designed all the decks that I didn't, and... well, yeah. He's a cruel, cruel man. You're in for a real challenge. (Not that I was much nicer, but I think I lean a little more into the merry mayhem side of things... just wait until you see the Obstacles in the Ghost Story deck, you'll see what I mean.)
TELLS US, YOU WILL
Yes. Yes! Of course! Soon as we can actually make them available for sale we'll post here again so you can start planning your purchases.
To bring this full circle: I don't have a firm timeline on the in-app digital releases of these expansions for the DFCO app from Hidden Achievement. More testing and debugging and iterating is underway for the expansion 5 stuff at the least, and they may still be tweaking expansion 4 as well. But again, of course we'll be over here to let you know when those see release as well.
Anyway, that's the scoop. Expansions coming this Summer. They'll be a lot of fun to add to your game. See you then!
And thank you, as always, for your support.