Voice of Community.
We return to you quickly after the shipping update to let you know how the campaign progresses. You are really close to yet another Stretch Goal milestone of $180,000. Once through, you will unlock 5 wasteland cards to expand the decks. We encourage you take another leap! We are sure you will find Cerbero Finest and other vile creatures from this pack challenging enemies, worthy of your blades and ammo!
Next, we will head toward an even bigger task! It is about time to find Doctor Feng somewhere in the Waste. He beckons you with screams of his test subjects and rest assured – once in the knights’ crew, he will take his scientific research to a higher level.
There is another thing we wish to share with you. A couple of days back, when we announced the Dogs of War add-on, some of you were a little disappointed that we had not given you any heads-up or informed about plans of additional paid game content at the beginning of the campaign. We do not want to make the same mistake twice. Thus, we would like to tell you a little about 2 more optional buys that we have been working on and ask your opinion whether you would like to see them as part of the campaign.
The first one is named Remnants of Civilization and deals with 6 largest hubs of human activity left in the Waste – Cities! This expansion features a completely new mechanics of city Task Cards, adding 18 cards to the game (3 for each city). Along with 6 large City Tokens, it will enrich the game with a new strategic layer, enabling you to win favors from inhabitants of a given place. This way, you can secure for yourselves a safe place to barter and heal, assuming that you will deal with problems troubling a given location. In addition to that, you get a completely new Adventure: Spreading Corruption, during which you must fight an insidious cult gathering followers all around the continent. In addition to new entries, the adventure utilizes the city tokens in various ways, making each gameplay gripping and unique! Add to this 2 Special Cards with hidden content, and you end up with even more hours of thrilling gameplay. We estimate the price for $10.
The second expansion is both very climatic, considering the theme, and answers your comments regarding the content you wish to see in the game. Through the Waste features a number of new elements and mechanics. Let’s start from the biggest one: Part Cards. They form a completely new deck of 14 cards enabling you to tune and upgrade your vehicles, attaching armor, weapons, and other equipment. You will be able to get them in the Garage in any City and through special abilities or narrative entries. In conjunction with all the vehicles already present in the game and 4 more vehicles in this expansion, you will be able to find the perfect ride for your knight… and then make it even more powerful and deadly! We also have for you 4 more Malfunction Cards, not to make the game too easy with your new toys ;-) New Wasteland Cards will enter the decks and with them – powerful and bloodthirsty gangs. But there are still people who uphold justice in this ruined continent. We add another knight to the fold: Frank Strzelecki, the Judge, belonging to a group of self-appointed vigilante fighting any enemies no matter how strong they are and giving people hope for a better future. Naturally, he comes with a knight sheet, 4 Upgrade Cards, and a miniature. Finally, we have for you a real narrative treat! The new Adventure: Deadly Cargo will pit you against the best drivers of the Waste, all of you fighting for a mysterious prize. This adventure will contain unique, dynamic rules for vehicle combat to guarantee you will not stand from the table until you see the end of this lethal race. The adventure comes with lots of new entries, 2 Special Cards and an assortment of tokens to trace your advancements and mark other unforeseen events. We feel $15 is an affordable price for this content.
We feel both expansions add lots of new game mechanics, adventure, and replayability to Waste Knights: Second Edition. Considering this, we do not plan to come up with any other optional add-ons paid separately that would feature new stuff you would feel somehow obliged to buy. We do have some plans for cosmetic add-ons, but they will not affect the gameplay or the narrative.
Please let us know in the comments what you think and if you react positively to these 2 expansions, we will add them to the campaign and make them available for purchase soon.
That’s it for now. Thank you very, very much for your support. See you in the Waste!