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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!
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October Update! Core Set's Manufacture Hits Milestones; Expansion Art Nears Completion; BackerKit Status

Posted by Fred Hicks / Evil Hat Productions (Creator)

Happy birthday to Harry, happy birthday to him, happy burnday to Haaa-REEEEE—


Oh jeez sorry what did I do?


I don't—oh! I suppose I did make that typo. Haha, Freudian slip there, I supp—


Uhhh... you know I'm on the Internet right? I'm not actually... there? With water buckets and fire extinguishers and such?


Unless I somehow am.... HOLY CRAP I'M A WIZAR—

Tricked Ya!

Hmph! Well, aren't you a treat? At least you're on-theme for the month. 

And I suppose you were preempting my usual antics so I'd get to the point faster. I dunno tho, I think you were supposed to light a fire under my ass instead of the other way arou—



Where We At?

Lots of progress! I've gone through almost the entirety of proof approvals and design with the manufacturer for the core set. That covers the box, the insert, the dice, the cards, the board — all of that. 

I caught a few things worth correcting (I put the wrong showdown on the Grave Peril deck's showdown card, we decided to go with a less visually noisy version of the box image for what 'peeks through' on the game board, and adjusted the token count for the fate point tokens when it turned out the manufacturer was supplying too many of them), as is normal for this process. 

The result's looking pretty swank.




So that's trucking along nicely. Since the core set has so many more moving parts than the expansions do, it made sense to us to get the ball rolling on that part as soon as the necessary art updates were done, and push the expansions into manufacture later on, after the core set's kinks are ironed out and Tyler Walpole's had time to get the expanded art supply for the three expansions done, too.

Tyler is getting real close, tho. Here are a few samples of the work he's been turning in these last few days.





All of which to say is, everything that we said was on track remains on track. No hiccups yet, fingers crossed. :)

BackerKit has been going well too: we've gotten over 8000 responses, and have less than 600 left to receive. If you have not filled out your BackerKit information yet, please do so soon as you can. Having as close to a complete picture as possible is a huge boon for us in terms of planning the shipping operation well — even if all you're doing in the BackerKit is confirming that you're staying digital and are not going to have a shipment. 

Bottom line, backers who haven't responded to BackerKit are variables, and variables are what we're trying to pin down during the long steady run between end of campaign and beginning of shipment. :)

At any rate, that's it for this month's update. I hope to have some fun stuff for you to explore come November... maybe even a sneak peek at further expansions we have in development, and an opportunity to playtest a few of the decks...?

We'll see. ;)

Stay tuned, and thank you as always for your support!

Jacob Chalut, Mark Picklesimer, and 76 more people like this update.


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    1. Fred Hicks / Evil Hat Productions 13-time creator

      That would be Wizard Peabody. :)

    2. Felicity Malpass on

      My brain is totally failing me as to who the older guy with the scrolls is but he looks 100% like Jeremy Corbyn! (not a bad thing!)

    3. Poisonfish Games on

      Oh my the gruff look so good!!!!

    4. Fred Hicks / Evil Hat Productions 13-time creator

      Yep. We're using it as the background image behind each individual foe for that novel. :)

    5. Mark Storer on

      Is that Demonreach?

    6. Fred Hicks / Evil Hat Productions 13-time creator

      The logistics of getting everything to the various fulfillment centers we'll be using are such that it makes sense to trigger that distribution only after we have all the necessary product on hand, so it'll all ship together.

    7. Mark Thomas on

      Will shipping start once Core is ready to ship, or will it wait until the Expansions are done too? (whichever answer you give will be contentious, but I have a vested interest in one of the answers)

    8. Munji Studios on

      Yeap, getting pretty excited for this now.

    9. Sarah Reed

      So awesome!! Thanks for the update!

    10. Rudy Clemente on

      This is awesome, what a great job guys. Thank you for all of us fans!!

    11. Susi Michels on

      OMG! Tyler's drawings are awesome!

    12. Atramagus on

      Very excited to get this ^_____^

    13. Brent Brown on

      Thanks for the update! Looking fantastic!

    14. Patrick P.

      Fred always gives the best updates! Really like the art from Tyler. The image with the river, the tower in the background, and the village, all with the reddish hue is excellent. It would make a good poster, just sayin'.