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Play Harry Dresden & his friends in this tense, strategic co-op card game from Evil Hat, based on Jim Butcher's NYT bestselling novels!
Play Harry Dresden & his friends in this tense, strategic co-op card game from Evil Hat, based on Jim Butcher's NYT bestselling novels!
Play Harry Dresden & his friends in this tense, strategic co-op card game from Evil Hat, based on Jim Butcher's NYT bestselling novels!
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Expansions 4 & 5 Available Soon / Now!

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OMG!

OMG?

OMG!!!

...?

Expansions 4 and 5 are available! Or will be soon! 

!!!

Exactly! You want details. I know it. Don't hit me. Keep that pyrofuego in your pocket. Here you go.

The release date is June 18th. Look for copies in your local gamestore of choice then!

In the USA you can order the expansions from Evil Hat today; we're giving you a little lead time so if you order them from us this week, they'll show up close to that release date. Orders can be placed at our webstore (clicky-click!). Don't forget to pick up any other DFCO or Evil Hat stuff you may have missed while you're there. (Free shipping kicks in at $70.)

At Origins later this week in Columbus, Ohio you can buy copies while supplies last from the Indie Press Revolution booth, #823. We'll be there at the booth too, showing off the new expansions and running a few demos with the new decks as well as for our new card game Greedy Dragons

Internationally we did get a few of our international distribution partners placing their orders early, so there's a good chance they've got their initial stock already and are hopefully ready for that June 18th release date. So check in with your gamestore of choice next week, and if they don't have it in yet, make sure to encourage them to place orders!

Details about the expansions can be found in the last update we did here, back in April. Check it out here.

These are our first expansions for the game that we're releasing without Kickstarter funding — we'll be very curious to see how sales go on these without one. Naturally the information we gather from our sales figures will play into our plans for the future. Can't wait for the data, the delicious data!

And of course, thanks again for your support. We couldn't have gotten here without you. Hope to see a few of you at Origins!

Digitally Preview Expansion 4 At PAX East, Oh And Also There Are More Expansions Coming, Did I Forget To Mention?

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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!

Shiny losing! Shiiiiny!
Shiny losing! Shiiiiny!

Fred?

Hm, yes, what?

You buried the lede.

I guess I could have. (Bonus points for spelling "lede" correctly, by the way. Ku—

Fred!

So... you're asking about...

THE EXPANSIONS!

Oh, these things?

Yeah, they're pretty cool.

NOW?!

Oh... no. No, not now.

WHEN?!!

*gak!*

If you... could just... release my... throat...

*WHEEZE*

Thank you. 

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. 

KICKSTARTER?!!!

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. 

The DFCO App is About To Debut on Mobile Devices

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The Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game is coming to iOS and Android on January 7! 

When it releases (which could have a lot of variance around that 24 hour period), you can find the mobile versions here — links won't work until the app shows up in these marketplaces:

The base price for the mobile version (priced according to how that market works) of the game is $6.99, with expansions at $3.99 (for Fan Favorites, Helping Hands, and Wardens Attack) and $2.99 (for Mouse & Variants).

As a reminder, Kickstarter backers receive all the expansions that were unlocked as part of the Kickstarter for free. You'll need to purchase the app on whatever platform(s) you wish to play on; your properly set up Hidden Achievement account can then be used to unlock the expansions at no added cost inside of the app.

You will need to use the code you got (or can retrieve, if your email account bounced the message) through BackerKit on the Hidden  Achievement website account service for the game to get those expansions unlocked. 

(Why an account through Hidden Achievement? Because it'll let you unlock the expansions across all platforms, mobile and non-mobile.)

Here are the instructions on how to unlock the expansions in your Hidden Achievement account (if you didn't already do this):

  • Register an account at https://accounts-dfco.hiddenachievement.com/ 
  • Fill in your information: Pick an account name that you will used to log in from the game (different from any screen name you might use - this will not be visible to others), enter your full name, email address, and pick a password.
  • Check the confirmation boxes
  • Click on the “Register” button at the bottom of the form.

After you register, you will receive an automated email with a code to complete the registration. When that arrives, click the link in the email or enter the code on the web page and then log in to your account.

At this point, you can set up two-factor authentication for increased account security, either with an authenticator app like Google Authenticator or using email for your two-factor authentication.

You can then redeem your key from the “KEYS” tab on your profile.

Once your key is redeemed, you should see the list of entitlements on your account, like this:

Once you’ve installed the game on your mobile device, you can log in to the account you created by opening “Options” and then selecting to the “Network” tab and entering your account name and password, and then verifying your two-factor authentication code if you set one up.

If you run into any problems, contact support@hiddenachievement.com for help. Evil Hat won't be able to help with app issues!

And as a final note: Wherever you choose to purchase the app, please leave a review. The Steam release of the game has been struggling in ratings mainly from a sub-section of reviewers who don't like the game play of the card game itself. (It's perfectly fine not to like the gameplay, but it's not really the app's fault, even if those reviews and ratings still affect both the app's visibility and the overall viability of the adaptation.) So if you're a fan of the card game's gameplay and enjoy the opportunity to play it in an electronic medium, your positive voice could really help the app (and the folks who've been pouring their efforts into it) succeed.

As always, thanks for your support!

DFCO Is On Steam and Mac, Now! Plus a Ghostly Teaser From The Future...

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It's Halloween, and that means it's launch day for the desktop version of the DFCO app!

On Steam: 
http://store.steampowered.com/app/661280/Dresden_Files_Cooperative_Card_Game/

On the Mac App Store:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dresden-files-co-op-card-game/id1249868527?mt=12

(Mobile versions, for both iOS and Android, continue to be in the works as mentioned in our last update, and are coming soon. They're just delayed because mobile apps pose some additional challenges that need to get sorted out before those versions, too, can be released.)

I have a problem: [Any customer service issue at all having to do with the app]

100% of these sorts of messages need to be sent by email to support@hiddenachievement.com — Evil Hat can't work any customer service issues having to do with the app, since we're not the publisher of the app: that's Hidden Achievement. 

Leaving comments here on the Kickstarter has no guarantee of consistently reaching Hidden Achievement in a timely fashion either; we welcome your conversation, but if you need help with the app or registering your keys for across-all-platforms free access to the expansions, send that email!

Where's the best place to chat about the app?

That'd be over on the Hidden Achievement forum! (Sensing a theme here...)

https://forums.hiddenachievement.com/topic/40/the-dresden-files-cooperative-card-game-is-now-available

If I play the app, should I leave a review?

Emphatically yes. Especially for small developers and niche apps like this one, reviews are a make-or-break crucial component of success.

Where's the Ra Deck?

Given that Ra is from a separate intellectual property (Greater Than Games' most excellent Sentinels of the Multiverse) and that that game is already licensed to another app developer (Handelabra), we felt it was better to focus on the primary IP covered by the game (Dresden Files) and avoid any potential IP conflicts around that outlier, promotional deck within the electronic rights space. So, for now, and maybe for good, no Ra. Apologies! You'll have to content yourself with the other canonical 12 decks you'll have available in the game.

But otherwise all the other decks are there, especially once you redeem your keys!

Speaking of the Board Game, Any News About Future Expansions?

Yes.

News?

Yes, there is some.

Fred. Fred.

Couldn't resist, sorry. 

Anyway: Yes! We've been working over the past half-a-year-or-so on expansions 4 and 5, which will cover from Changes up through Skin Game, and feature Kincaid, Mortimer, and two alternative Wintery versions of existing character decks. Playtesting has by and large concluded and art is underway. We've got an eye on releasing these for sale around the middle of 2018, so stay tuned this Summer.

I'm particularly excited about these expansions because I got to work heavily on expansion 4, drafting the decks for Kincaid, Mortimer, and Ghost Story. Probably my favorite card out of all of those is the Soul Train, an Obstacle that marches down the board as you play and makes you lose the game if it reaches Range 1 at a bad time. Couldn't resist a spot of mischief, there. Tho the cruel things I do to Harry's player in the Ghost Story deck are a hoot, too. Like Jim and Eric, I also delight in your tears. 

With that in mind, let me conclude this post with a look at some of the art we've got coming in from Tyler Walpole (whose Blood of Dragons Kickstarter is in its final 24 hours now — if you haven't checked it out, today's the day)!

We got yer broken spines, world-shattering sacrificial rituals...
We got yer broken spines, world-shattering sacrificial rituals...

 

... yer touching family moments ...
... yer touching family moments ...

 

... yer super-potentially-lethal birthday celebrations ...
... yer super-potentially-lethal birthday celebrations ...

 

... and yer trains bent on dragging your soul away to Hell or worse. Good times!
... and yer trains bent on dragging your soul away to Hell or worse. Good times!

 And thank you as always for your support. :)

It is Nigh! The DFCO App Debuts on Steam & Mac Store This Halloween!

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Good news, folks! The DFCO app is set to debut on Steam and on the Apple Mac App Store soon (in the next few weeks). Details a bit further down the page, including release dates. 

What About iOS and Android?

iOS and Android versions are still under development and should be coming out within a couple of months. (Turns out that the mobile versions have a few additional complexities that still need some implementation, testing, debugging, etc.)

The keys will work to unlock the expansions for the mobile versions once they’re released, even if you redeem the keys now, before the release. 

Hidden Achievement is still evaluating pricing for the mobile versions of the app, but the release price should be in the appropriate range for those platforms.

In the meantime, for those of you with a laptop or desktop system who are itching to get some electronic play happening soonest, you'll be having a happy Halloween indeed.

A Recap: What Was Funded

Our last stretch goal for the campaign was to unlock free expansions in the app version of the game. 

Due to the way some of the digital marketplaces for apps work, we couldn't put together a deal where you could get the app itself for free. You'll still need to pay for that. 

But the expansions that this KS funded — Fan Favorites, Helping Hands, Wardens Attack — and the Mouse deck and variants too, you'll be able to get for free by setting up your KS backer keys with your Hidden Achievement account.

Sometime in the next few days we'll be sending those keys out to you from BackerKit. You can get your account set up in advance of getting that key, tho, so keep reading.

Setting Up Your Account for the App (Do This Now) 

Here's are instructions for redeeming your key to unlock the expansions.

First, create an account on the Hidden Achievement website. You can do this part right now before your key even arrives:

  • Open your web browser and visit https://accounts-dfco.hiddenachievement.com/
  • Click the "Register" button
  • Fill in your information - pick an account name that you will use to log in (this is not a screen name, and will not ever be visible to others), enter your full name, email address, and pick a password.
  • Check the confirmation boxes.
  • Click the "Register" button at the bottom of the form.

After you register, you will receive an automated email with a code to complete your registration. Once that has arrived, click the link in the email or enter the code and then log in to your account.

At this point, we recommend you enable a form of two-factor authentication to increase your account security. You can either use an authenticator app like Google Authenticator, or enable email-based two-factor authentication.

Redeeming Your Free Expansions Key (Once It Arrives)

Once your key arrives from BackerKit (I'll be working on setting that up next!), head back to the Hidden Achievement website.

Click on the "Keys" section of your profile, enter the key in the box, and click "Redeem". You should see the key information and entitlements show up. Congratulations! You're done until you have your copy of the game.

What To Do After the App Releases

Using your account in the game to unlock expansions:

After you've launched the game, you can go to the "Network" section of the "Options" screen and log in with the account you created above. That will unlock all the expansion content.

Other Important Details

Is It Good? Level With Me, Fred!

Whoa mamma. :) I've been playing the game off & on as a playtester during development. It's a very faithful adaptation of the game for sure, and makes what's already a fast to setup/play/breakdown game into something even faster. I haven't gotten a chance to play multiplayer yet, but I know others have, and for me it's been fantastic for solitaire play and getting to spend some time with decks I don't see as often at the table. If you like it on the table, you'll definitely like it on the screen!

I'm Ready. Lay Some Sweet Visuals On Me!

Sounds like you missed the game's trailer. Which is an excellent note to end this post on. Here you go!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYhuf0_OCpw