Right after we prepared yesterday’s update, you managed to reach the social Stretch Goal for our BoardGameGeek game page! We already have almost 700 fans! Thank you for this. In return, we offer you the Battle Rig, a mighty, petrol-hungry machine with which to cross the wasteland!
Now, we wish to tell you about this big thing we announced yesterday. Some of you might think this is somehow connected to different language versions, but this is not the case. We want to assure you that we are working on this and we will inform you once we learn more and find a good solution to this issue.
In your comments, you often ask if adventures from Waste Knights: Second Edition will really provide you with many hours of enjoyable gameplay. Despite the fact that we have designed the narrative system so that we can surprise players even when they play the same adventure more than once, we are excited to tell you that we have a tool to make the replayability even higher.
Given your positive reactions to our project, we are proud to announce the creation of a Companion App for Waste Knights: Second Edition that will take the whole narrative to a new level!
First of all, the app will contain the Book of Tales that will facilitate handling the multitude of plot sheets and gripping entries. When you type the necessary entry number, the text will be displayed on the screen for you to read it. The basic app functionalities combined with unique adventure resolution mechanics will provide us with immense options regarding future development and expansion of the game.
Below you can find the most important elements of the app:
- Official Adventures: All adventures from the core box and the official expansions will be uploaded and available after the game’s release. Gradually, we will also be adding new adventures created by our in-house writers and designers.
- Changing Adventures: Printed adventures cannot be changed. However, the app is a different matter! Imagine that you are playing the same adventure for the second time and you are surprised to find a tale or story completely different from the one you found the last time. A place full of helpful people may turn into some gang’s hideout, or ashes may be the only remains of a homely town.
We plan to alter the existing adventures (including the core ones) from time to time using the app, so that the story changes and surprises players with something entirely new. Thanks to this solution, even the adventure you have played a couple of times can become as fresh as when you entered ruined Australia for the first time. When a given adventure changes, the app will feature two adventure modes marked as ver. 1.0 and ver. 2.0. It will be up to the players to choose the one to start.
- Fan Adventures: Now comes the most important thing that – we hope – will provide you with lots of stories told by different authors who will choose to share their talents and ideas. All fans of the game will gain access to a tool enabling them to create their own entries and adventures that we will publish through the app! We have seen many games, both digital and tabletop ones, enriched with really awesome content designed by their fans. We can’t wait to expand the Waste Knights: Second Edition setting with your help and creativity!
When you choose to create your own adventure, you will just need to design a couple of adventure plots and tell your story in the form of narratively combined entries. The size and complexity of a given adventure will completely depend on its author’s preferences. On top of that, authors will have access to the current database of generic entries, so that they can focus on their main idea and add some extra flavor with our tales.
Once we accept a new fan-made adventure and verify it regarding the theme, game mechanics and narrative cohesion with the Waste Knights: Second Edition setting, it will be added to the app and become available to all players.
We will also create a dedicated webpage for the app content, where you will easily find a quick overview of each adventure, its author with a short bio and downloadable PDF files featuring adventure plots and such. We are very excited thinking what adventures our great Community may create! Their authors will become living wasteland legends for all the Knights out there!
Independently from the fan activity, the core game as well as unlocked SGs will provide all players with tons of narrative and hours of exciting gameplay. Especially that each adventure can be played more than once guaranteeing completely new experience every single time.
Let us know in the comments what you think about this idea. We are very thankful for your unending support and social media work! See you in the Waste!