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We're bringing the hit fantasy deck-builder to Steam with some new exclusive content!
We're bringing the hit fantasy deck-builder to Steam with some new exclusive content!
1,936 backers pledged $37,653 to help bring this project to life.

Funding Success and Stretch Goal Reorganization

Posted by Handelabra Games (Creator)
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You did it! Thanks to your support, Aeon’s End is coming to Steam. And thanks to the Mobile Mages and add-ons, tablet players will only have to wait about 2 weeks to play Aeon’s End on the go (the final count on that is still pending results from backer surveys). THANK YOU!

You did it!
You did it!

So what comes next?

Early next week, our plan is to send out backer surveys to gather your information. We will be running all our post-campaign administration through BackerKit, a great service that streamlines the gathering of backer info as well as delivery of rewards. Watch for an update to see when surveys are available, and you'll get an email too.

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Stretch Goals 

When the dust settled, you reached both the $32k and $34k Promo-Pack stretch goals which means 2 bonus nemesis cards and 2 brand new player cards will be added to the game. At the final funding amount of around $37.5k, we were about halfway to the first crossover mage, but alas, it wasn’t enough to make it all the way there. However, the story isn’t over!

On our previous campaigns, we have opened up the BackerKit store to allow pre-orders for folks who missed the Kickstarter, and we plan to do the same here. In the past, we have counted any add-on and pre-order sales towards unmet stretch goals. However, BackerKit has a brand new feature that allows us to offer add-on and pre-order sales of an item that will ONLY be charged if we reach a certain threshold. Since there was lots of interest in the expansions, we think this might be a good way to start pre-funding one or more of the expansions that were at higher goals.

As a result, we are releasing a new stretch goal list for the pre-order period that will only include the new mages. In addition to this list, we will be offering add-ons and pre-orders of The Nameless. As the funding for these 2 things will now be separate, their totals differ slightly from what they were when they were all in one list.

March of the Mages
March of the Mages

The Nameless 

The first expansion for Aeon’s End adds 2 nemeses and 1 breach mage to the game, as well as new gems, relics, spells, and nemesis cards.

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BackerKit’s stretch goal feature works just like a mini-Kickstarter campaign: If you add it onto your pledge, or pre-order it, you will only be charged if enough other people pledge to make it happen. However, while the Aeon’s End Kickstarter was only 30 days, the pre-order period will last until the game launches into Early Access next year. We’ll have more details when surveys go out, sometime next week.

What about the other expansions? Since this is an experiment, and a new feature of BackerKit, we’re going to start with just the first expansion and we’ll see how things progress. If there appears to be enough interest, we can look into adding The Depths, War Eternal, The Outer Dark, and The Void later.

Thanks for all your support so far, we can’t wait to get Aeon’s End into your hands so you can start saving Gravehold from the Nameless!

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    1. Nate Hasiak
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      on

      So I was clicking there, but something on my computer was preventing the modal window from displaying. It was sending me back to the first page when I clicked there. I found it a couple of minutes ago when I switched computers.

    2. Handelabra Games 3-time creator on

      @nate - when you click the link from the backerkit email, look just below the big green button. you should see "switch you pledge level" (they don't exactly make it easy to see) :-)

    3. Handelabra Games 3-time creator on

      @nate i'm checking with backerkit now to see what's going on because I do believe that is something you should be able to do.

    4. Nate Hasiak
      Superbacker
      on

      I received the link to the survey a little while ago. I would like to upgrade from the Steam Key to the Kickstarter Edition by paying an extra 5 dollars. This doesn't seem to be possible though. I cannot find any way to change my pledge level or purchase and upgrade.
      The only option available to me is to buy an entire additional copy of the Kickstarter Edition for $20. I don't plan on doing that, as I only need one copy of the game.

    5. Sean Wheeler
      Superbacker
      on

      Well I am in for the SG's and I hope we get enough for them to be done.

    6. jarnhaan
      Superbacker
      on

      @Handelabra Games - nice touch for add-on and stretch goals in Backerkit. Can't wait to see this come to life and into my hands. I really like having the ability to play some of my favorite board games on my tablet and/or phone when I'm not near a table and friends.

    7. Handelabra Games 3-time creator on

      @JT unfortunately, not much. The situation regarding mobile delivery has not changed so this fundraising will only be for the Steam version.

    8. Jt Crawford
      Superbacker
      on

      This is exciting news!!!!
      I do have one question though. What does this mean for mobile backers who want the expansion?