Final Shipments & Second Printing
As many of you have already heard, we recently announced that a second printing Kickstarter campaign for Folklore: The Affliction is on its way October 31st. We’ve got a full rundown of all the details for the reprint launch, but first a few words about shipping:
At this point, almost all packages have shipped out in the US, AU, UK and mainland EU. As of the past Monday, all packages have been shipped to the Canadian depot, and We expect any day now for those in Canada to start receiving shipping notices or pledges in the mail. Thank you for your patience everyone - we’re almost there.
If you have not received your pledge or a tracking notice yet, please contact ShipNaked at: https://www.shipnaked.com/help/. This is true for all regions, as ShipNaked is managing fulfillment worldwide.
Alright, and now to consult the gypsies for a glimpse into the future of Folklore:
The goal of this new Kickstarter campaign is to continue to grow this community as much as possible. To do that, the second edition of Folklore: The Affliction will have its plastic miniatures packaged separately, replaced by full art cardboard standees in the core boxes. This change will allow us to make Folklore more widely available at a lower price point, with the intention of bringing the game to retail for the first time.
Though most of the actual game content unlocked in the first campaign will be available in reprint, we’re making a few changes to the general structure of the project:
First up, we have created a level specifically with you guys in mind. The minstrel tier contains two books - a printed version of the Adventure Creation Kit, and a Nightmarish new story journal, each approximately 60 pages long. The Adventure Creation has everything you need to turn Folklore into your own sandbox adventure system - create your stories, creatures, characters, afflictions, maps, and more! It also contains two full length stories. You guys have seen a WIP version of this so far, and we’ll be making the polished kit’s contents available for you guys digitally as well. The Nightmare Adventures story journal has four more full stories, packed with awesome endgame challenges. Combined, you’re looking at six adventures, not to mention the countless perilous missions you’ll undoubtedly create to destroy your friends :)
Finally the minstrel level comes with a Kickstarter exclusive embossed metal collectors coin, inlaid color on each side to replace the leader token that comes in the core game. Honestly? Even we’re a little surprised at how awesome they came out…
Next up, the change to the base game:
As stated above, the second edition of Folklore: The Affliction will not contain any plastic miniatures in the core box (or the Dark Tales expansion). The miniature box contains all of the minis previously found in the core game and Dark Tales expansion. It contains 76 miniatures in 44 unique sculpts. Those will instead be sold separately, and replaced by cardboard standees, such as the ones shown below:
The mammoth of a premier bundle will remain exclusive to the first campaign. In its place, we have “the soldier” level, which includes the plastic miniatures and Dark Tales expansion.
Though there is no all-in pledge level, almost all of the extra content will be available for folks to mix and match add-ons as they see fit. Additionally, this allows you guys, the original backers, to pick up content you might have missed the first time around.
Here is the break down:
As you can see, all the essential game content will still be available; however, the tan and grey miniature packs, as well as the player dashboards (the mystery box), will remain exclusive to the first campaign, and will not be available in the reprint Kickstarter.
Waiting for your super-deluxe-mega-awesome-ultra-premium wooden box of holding for all things Folklore? We’re so, so close. Take a look at these pics from Dog Might as they put the final touches on these beauties:
There are two final things we’d like to bring your attention to:
1: The conversation
Things are abuzz on the Folklore: The Affliction Community Facebook page. We’re encouraging all backers who feel so inclined to join the group, and share your photos and stories from the fray! Likewise, share your questions and discuss the game with us on boardgamegeek.com
2: The contest
In honor of the glorious holiday approaching, we’d like to celebrate! Here’s a challenge for you guys: We want to see your best Halloween Folklore play session photos! Costumes, decorations, painted miniatures, gaming setups, adorable kid gamers - whatever you got. If you and your friends or family get together on or around Halloween to play some Folklore, snap a photo of the group and post it on the Folklore community facebook page. Whomever posts the most objectively awesome photo will receive a free Minstrel pledge in the new campaign. The only rule is the photo has to be PG.
With Samhain right around the corner, I hope you guys are fortifying your homes in defense of a fright, and settling in for an epic campaign of Folklore: The Affliction.
Talk to you soon,