"Ow! Ow! It hurts to be this good!"
So I announced the second expansion this morning (less than twelve hours ago) and thought, heyyy, that's got me covered for the day. There's no way these guys are gonna keep it going strong enough to hit this goal before I turn in for the evening, so I'm in the clear until Thursday!
Man, do I love being wrong.
Pricing II: The Clarifying
I've been asked this several times now, so I'm sure I keep goofing it up somehow. :) Let's try again:
Each expansion (you've funded two of them so far) is priced at $10. That's $10 for the first expansion, and $10 for the second. (It's not $10 for each deck in each expansion, and it's not $10 to get both of them.)
We're about to announce a third one. The third one will be priced at $10 as well! And to make things super clear, shortly I'll put up two new reward tiers that you can jump to if you're interested in getting the core game + all three expansions. (Seems pretty likely y'all are gonna push just as hard for that third one as the second — normally I'd wait to offer such a tier until the third's funded, but I think you'll all feel better having a nice clearly priced reward tier to select!)
My body is ready. What's next?!
This third expansion will be the last expansion we have planned for this Kickstarter and once funded will complete the set of stretch goals called the circle of essentials. We'll then start on a new stretch goal circle, the circle of gratitude, where we work on doing a bunch of stuff for you, our lovely fund-makers, as a way of making things more awesome for you.
Retailer backers, rest assured, if you have a customer preordering the game through you as a part of your store's pledge, we'll make sure you can convey circle of gratitude benefits to your preordering customers too, one for each copy of the core game you're getting. We're grateful for you as well, after all!
Speaking of the circle of gratitude, here's what it looks like now.
I know! Right? That's a LOT of fire!
But Also: !!!!!!!!!
Yes! The Wardens are coming, the Wardens are coming — our third and final expansion (for this campaign) is the WARDENS ATTACK expansion!
This brings us up to books 10 and 11 — Small Favor and Turn Coat, maximizing your options for play and offering new ways to ensnare and complicate your heroes' lives. But the real stars of this expansion are the two new player decks, Wardens both: Regional Commander Carlos Ramirez and Captain Anastasia Luccio herself!
Anastasia Luccio's deck is all about strategic plays and decisive moves. Overall her deck is focused most strongly on taking on the challenges that decide your ultimate win-or-lose fate, and nowhere is that more apparent than with her two "on the table" cards. Use her Captain of the Wardens talent to go after the toughest challenges you face, whether they're Case or Foe. Flip her stunt to Focus Our Efforts! from one Case or a Foe to another, maximizing your chances of clearing them off the board.
And as you might expect, Carlos Ramirez's deck is just plain swashbuckling fun, at its best when he's taking on Foes or clearing Obstacles. On the battlefield, a Young Hotshot Warden like Ramirez knows that knowledge is power; his Talent lets you remove a Clue from a Case to land two Hits on an injured Foe. And as a Warden, Carlos has always Got Your Back, using his stunt to allow an ally to reclaim a card from their discard, letting the team deploy its greatest strengths a second time.
Let's Do This!
I couldn't agree more. Thank you all SO MUCH for an incredible first two days! I can't wait for you to reach this next goal, so we can begin the circle of gratitude because, man, I am feeling really flippin' grateful right about now. All of us are, here at the Hat.
So, thank you, Paranetters. You're the best there are. Onward, to $162k!