July Update! Backerkit Timeline, Art Progress, Audio Tracks, and DC-area Demo This Weekend
Hey! Hey, you. Hey. There. There you are.
How's it going?
Oh, you know. Busy.
I'm forgetting something...? OHHH, right, the UPDATE. I should post one.
... now? Now. Okay! Let's get into it.
BackerKit Target: October
I'm setting October as my target for getting the BackerKit set up and ready for y'all to start making your selections, changing your address information, all that jazzmatazz. (Not a real word. Should be a real word. Sounds snazzier than razzmatazz. Snazzmatazzier, even. ... I'll show myself out.)
As we've noted on an earlier update, there's no need to change your address info that you gave in your preliminary survey response, since that survey wasn't about delivery, it was about getting an overall sense of where folks are so we can do logistical planning. If your address has changed since then, no worries, just wait until October. You'll get a chance to change it then.
Art Update Continues
Tyler Walpole continues working on the update for the Book decks' art. It's looking real good, y'all. Real good.
In more auditory new—
Uh... you okay? You seem to be—
... vibrating, I guess? Oh, you want to see some of the updated art? How about Storm Front? Here's a look at how that scenario is getting a facelift, a little before/after action:
I love love love Tyler's rendition of Kalshazzak in particular. This is all going to look really great on the board. Thank you all for making it happen!
At any rate, in less visual news...
Ambient Audio Tracks!
We've got em! As you may recall, our final round of stretches pushed for some thematic ambient audio tracks to play in the background while you're playing through the scenarios of the card game.
And you funded six tracks, enough to cover Storm Front, Fool Moon, Grave Peril, Summer Knight, Death Masks, and Side Jobs — all the options in the core game.
So, since that was the goal you set for us, we figured we should over-deliver instead, and asked Wes Otis from Plate Mail Games for twice as many.
That's right, you'll be getting twelve audio tracks today instead of six, with additional tracks covering the three expansions y'all funded as well. Sorry! You'll just have to enjoy them twice as much. It's a heavy burden to bear. We're sure you'll soldier on despite it all.
These are 10-minute tracks each of background sounds inspired by the events and cards of each novel & scenario deck. So with 12 tracks, you've got two hours of gameplay audio here. Enjoy!
You can find the files now (or soon, after they sync up) in the folder linked from Update #1: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/evilhat/the-dresden-files-cooperative-card-game/posts/1551446
Demoing, Playtesting, Etc in the MD/DC/VA Area
I live just north of Washington, DC. This Sunday afternoon (July 29th, 1pm-6pm, ish) I'm going to be at Comics & Gaming in Fairfax, VA to demo the Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game! I'll do my best to have at least two or three sets to run games with, assuming available table-space.
If you haven't gotten a chance to play yet, or if you'd like to come watch me blather about the rules and run around like a wild beast, come on by on Sunday between lunch and dinner time. Location: Comics & Gaming Fairfax 10385 Main Street / Fairfax, VA 22030, USA / ph. 703.865.8110
Relatedly, I'm interested in building up a list of folks who might be interested in playing and/or playtesting future expansions for DFCO who live locally to the DC area.
So if you live near DC, whether in DC itself, or nearby in Maryland or Virginia, and you're interested in guinea-pigging for me occasionally, please sign up for the Hat-Fans-DC mailing list. Whenever I'm ready to play or test something, I'll post a message there. I'm splitting the design duties with Eric Vogel for possible-future-expansions #4 and #5 for DFCO, so that means you may get a chance to test-drive my designs of decks for Kincaid, Mortimer, and Ghost Story, as well as other stuff that Eric sends me to give a whirl. And this may expand beyond DFCO at some point — we'll see!
You can sign up for Hat-Fans-DC here: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/hat-fans-dc (I've only just now set it up, so if anything's hinky, please let me know.)
That's it for today's update — thank you as always for your support, and I look forward to giving you