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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!
8,616 backers pledged $549,486 to help bring this project to life.

My Stretches! What Have You Done?!

Posted by Fred Hicks / Evil Hat Productions (Creator)
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All my precious preannounced stretches, in flames! In FLAAAMES! What have you done?

Wait, the stretch goals are on fire and it's not your fault?

And this is a good thing?

Oh. Okay. Well! Let's have a look, then.

Hell's Bells! Look At What You've Done!

You:

  • DESTROYED our $48k initial funding goal in under 13 hours.
  • ANNIHILATED our $64k art-expanding stretch goal in just 3 more hours.
  • OBLITERATED our $72k foe-art-booster goal in just over 3 more hours.

That's a whole lot of fire and mayhem, folks. (I knew I liked something about you.) And it didn't even take the whole day to do it!

Feel the burn!
Feel the burn!

Stars And Stones! What's Next?!

Next up are our expansions for the game. Here's what's true about each expansion:

  • 2 new player decks
  • 2 new book decks
  • 5 new Side Jobs cards
  • That makes 55 total cards
  • Priced at $10 each
  • At just a few ounces each, will not increase your shipping cost to add to your shipment

You can add an expansion to your pledge simply by increasing your pledge amount by $10 (assuming you're already getting the main game). 

  • To do so, go to the front page of this project and click on Manage (blue button in green box).
  • On the next screen, click the blue Change Your Pledge button.
  • On the next screen, increase the amount in the "Pledge Amount" box by $10. 
  • Then click Continue.
  • Confirm your changes with the Confirm button and you're good to go!

(The same process works for adding another copy of the core game; just add $39. Outside the USA, more copies of the core game will increase your shipping cost, billed later, though. While we can handwave a few ounces, handwaving several pounds is a bit trickier.)

If things go well with the funding progress from here, we could make it up to three expansions total before the campaign is over. That's not to say we'll stop at three expansions forever (especially if the game performs well in distribution after release), but that's as far as we can comfortably go with things we can have ready to ship to you by our delivery target!

Fred You Keep Talking But You Haven't Shown Me The Next Expansion Yet

Yes.

Yes, that's true.

Fred!

Hm?

Expansion!

Right!

I'm gonna show you one, and I'll announce the next one as we hit the prior one, until we've got all three covered. Cool?

Fred, Don't Make Me Fuego You.

Okay, okay! Don't get hot about it.

Our next stretch goal at $102,000 is the FAN FAVORITES expansion!

That's right, Thomas and Butters are coming to Chicago!
That's right, Thomas and Butters are coming to Chicago!

Thomas Raith's deck is butt-kicker best at clearing obstacles and taking down foes. The deck features a slightly higher average Fate value per card, giving him potent discards as suits his family's wealth. The killer app? His Inner Demon stunt lets him play the top card of his deck for free. If luck's on your side, it can be a real game-changer. 

While Thomas kicks butt with his beautiful, perfectly formed bod...

Mmm... Thomas...

Where was I? Oh!

... Waldo Butters' deck uses his incisive intellect to take advantages and investigate cases. Not making enough progress on your cases? With his talents as a Forensic Pathologist, Waldo can turn your hits into clues. (And yes—you'll get to play a Polka Will Never Die! attack with this new deck, too.)

Round all that up with two new book decks based on books #6 and #7, Blood Rites and Dead Beat — along with a few more Side Jobs cards — and you'll add tons of new team combinations and hours more of potential for play. And, yes: we'll have Sue in there (as a potent Advantage card—she'll be our signature image for Dead Beat's advantages, in fact), along with plenty more Foes (individually illustrated thanks to the latest funded stretch!), Cases, Obstacles, and Advantages arrayed in new, exciting, dismaying ways. :)

I Want More.

Of course you do! And as soon as we knock this stretch goal out, believe me, there's more coming. But, please, mercy! I need a little breather before I get the next set of graphics ready for you. :)

And so, thank you all again, so much, for your support so far. This has been an incredible first day, and it's not even over yet. 

Let's do this!

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    1. Ryan on

      Please for the love of all that is good in the world can we get more of the Fae Courts?

    2. David Wetzel on

      Wow. I'm so pleased there's this much interest! Well done all!

    3. James Louis Friery on

      102k! Bah! We laugh at your 102k. BWAHAHAHAHA!

    4. Sheryl Olszewski on

      Just like Harry, to bust out kickin ass and takin names from Day 1!!

    5. Fred Hicks / Evil Hat Productions 13-time creator
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      on

      Bryan - As extensively detailed on the front page of the campaign, yes. :)

    6. Bryan Gerding
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      on

      So will there be a pledge manager at the end for those of us that forget to check and want to add on expansions?

    7. Jesse Pudewell on

      I'm sliding three tenners across the table, Fred. Consider this a hard compel. :)

    8. Charles Fox
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      on

      I decided to skip a few steps and just added the 30 for the 3 expansions i know we will unlock.

    9. Fred Hicks / Evil Hat Productions 13-time creator
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      on

      I said every expansion will be $10 each. That'll be true once there's more than one that's been revealed. Right now there's only been one that's been revealed. If you're a betting mortal, tho, and think we're certain to fund all expansions intended for this Kickstarter, $30's a valid increase to cover the future intentions. :)

    10. Byron Campbell
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      on

      @Fred, actually you did say that the three expansions would be $10 each. Is that not true?

    11. Tony M
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      on

      Is it too early to ask for a Mouse and Mister expansion?

    12. Fred Hicks / Evil Hat Productions 13-time creator
      Superbacker
      on

      If you're buying two copies of the game, that's $39 each, or $78. If you're buying two copies of the first expansion (assuming it funds at $102k), that's $10 each, or $20. If you're buying two copies of the game and two copies of the first expansion, that's a total of $98.

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      Paul A. on

      If I am buying two copies of the game do I add $10 or $20? My math skills are telling me $20 but you never know.

    14. Fred Hicks / Evil Hat Productions 13-time creator
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      on

      Crystal, I said *this* pack is $10 total for all the things listed (2 player decks, 2 book decks, 5 side jobs cards). I haven't revealed any others. :)

      John, good question! The expansions aren't art complete yet (expansion art has only been started so far as to get the card back images done; artist is right now starting on the rest of the images). So, it's likely to be a while.

    15. Crystal K. Stearns on

      Oooh and will there be Mouse with Blood Rites?

    16. John Cohen
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      on

      but when do we get to see the expansion full player and book decks, man? (I know. After its funded. I'm just impatient and greedy.)

    17. Crystal K. Stearns on

      So question. I want all of the expansions available. Is more than one available at this time? If so do I pledge $10 for each? Or do I just pledge one additional $10 now and more packs available later? I'm asking because you said there were 4 packs at $10 each.

    18. Fred Hicks / Evil Hat Productions 13-time creator
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      on

      Yup, that's how you do it. When we launch the BackerKit much later, you'll get to make your selection.

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      William Curran on

      So all I do for the expansion (and future expansions that might be added) is just add to my initial funding? So I changed my pledge from $39 to $49 and I am done?

      Just making sure, first time doing any type of Kickstarters...

      Glad it is having a great start..

    20. Fred Hicks / Evil Hat Productions 13-time creator
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      on

      Sorry about the confusion. It's a $10 expansion containing all that's listed. Each individual thing contained in it is not, itself, an expansion. It's just part. $10 total for 2 player decks, 2 book decks, 5 side jobs cards.

    21. Edward Benjamin Hunter
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      on

      Be honest: You just wanted aaaaaaaall of the $69 pledges. Even if just for a minute.

    22. David Wetzel on

      Of course we set all the stretch goals on fire... It's a Dresden game!!

      I don't actually care if we call it add ons or goals... I'm in for the expansion.... It's only $10....

      And yes, I am a Butters fan!

    23. Ruben Smith-Zempel on

      I'm confused. To get the expansion stuff, do I need to add $10 or $40? Like is the player deck $10, the book decks each $10, and so on? Because $40 for an expansion sounds a bit steep.

    24. Fred Hicks / Evil Hat Productions 13-time creator
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      on

      Funding additional products is entirely normal for a Kickstarter. It's not an add-on until it exists, and it can't exist until it's funded.

    25. Trev Or on

      So another $30k in funding is needed to create a stretch goal that will allow backers to pay more money for expansions?

      I believe those are called an Add-Ons.

    26. Trev Or on

      So another $30k in funding is needed to create a stretch goal that will allow backers to pay more money for expansions?

      I believe those are called an Add-Ons.

    27. Fred Hicks / Evil Hat Productions 13-time creator
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      on

      Mmmm... butter.

    28. Eric B Vogel on

      Where are all the Butters lickers? Don't tell me Fred is the only one ;)

    29. Michael W. Mattei on

      So Thomas's take advantage is a picture of Justine, right? I feel dirty for even thinking that....

    30. John Skotnik on

      I went ahead and upped my pledge to include the expansion. Seems like an easy way to get us closer.

    31. Priscilla Spencer on

      Will Thomas' cards be water-resistant in case someone accidentally licks them? Not naming names, but it could happen.

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      Shawna Buchanan on

      Yay, Thomas! Mmm, Thomas...