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Campy Creatures Expansion I provides 4 new creatures, a new mortal and a new gameplay feature, LOCATIONS. At the beginning of the game, Player's will choose the creatures with which they'd like to play. Players will collectively choose to have all matching hands or play "chaotically" where every player builds their own unique hand of creatures. Either way, a player's hand must contain a single card of each number (0-8). With the addition of a new mortal card, the Expansion also invites you to customize your game play experience with a unique mortal deck every time you play the game. Every round, or Night, you'll also play to win location cards that give you added bonuses in future Nights.
You've asked for more re-playability, so we've refined how the Mortal Deck gets built allowing for new deck variants, added an additional Mortal card, The Assistant, and added the Location mechanic. We also improved the game layout and redesigned the rulebook. It will also feature a larger Clash-O-Meter, providing room for both the Clash Tokens and Location cards, all in a bigger box that will fit both the base game and future expansions.
We're providing every backer of The Expansion tier with a Conversion Kit that includes all the new and updated Mortals Cards, the new Location Cards, and the2nd Edition rulebook. This kit updates all the card components of a 1st Edition game to the design standards of 2nd Edition.
Alternatively, if you want all of the new components in addition to the updated cards and rulebook, you can back at the Conversion Edition tier. The Conversion Edition includes Expansion I and the Conversion Box. The Conversion Box includes all of the new and updated 2nd Edition cars as well as the new box, updated Clash-O-Meter, Clash Markers, Monster Tokens, and rulebook.
Here is a comparison of the Conversion Kit and the Conversion Box.
Note, Conversion Kits and Conversion Editions will be available for purchase in BackerKit after the campaign, but we will not be selling Conversion Boxes individually. In the video below, Mattox talks through some key points to keep in mind with these kits and more!
With the addition of Expansion I creatures, players will get to choose between 2 creature options for Creature cards 2-6, just like players get to pick between the Demogorgon and Invisible Man today. A player's hand must contain 9 creatures, one of every number from 0 to 8. Standard setup involves players having identical hands of cards, but players can also decide to play "chaotically" where each player chooses their hand of Creature cards at the beginning of the game. Feeling extra mad (in a science-y way of course)? Choose different Creature hands every round!
Along with the original Mortal sets of Teenagers, Classics and Enginneers, two new Mortal sets are being added.
2nd Edition contains The Assistant, a Mortal that, once captured, chooses to join your ghoulish team. Assistants persist across rounds earning an increasing number of points based the quantity you've captured. These points are collected at the end of every round!
Expansion I contains The Angry Mob. These Mortals are always on the move! Capturing an Angry Mob will cause neighboring (players to the left or right) Angry Mobs to join your collection. Capture The Instigator and ALL Angry Mobs will move to you. Lots of negative points, but a great way to secure Location victory.
Locations are new to both 2nd Edition and Expansion I. One location is revealed every round, which is won by the player who captures the most Mortals containing the relevant "location icons." The winning player gains that location's reward. 2nd Edition includes 6 new Locations and Expansion I adds 3 more.
Mattox Shuler, designer of Campy Creatures
2nd Edition is not only a reprinting of Campy Creatures, it is an opportunity to pull our community into the development process. When we thought about changing up the base game content, we looked directly at community and player feedback about their experiences. A couple of key features stood out to us as must haves in this new edition. First, we wanted each round to have a different feel and flavor—culminating in the Final Act. This comes in the form of a new Mortal type (Assistants) that are kept round to round and Locations cards that change up each round. Second, the size of the board has increased to make scoring and maneuvering around the Clash-O-Meter a little easier. Lastly, because we want to make more things in the Campy-verse, we re-arranged the Mortal deck in a new way to make the game more expandable and give players more control over how it's setup. Thank you for all of your feedback and support!
Mario Radmilovic, co-designer of Campy Creatures Expansion I
My name is Mario and I am one of the designers for this expansion after being a playtester and somewhat of an idea man during the first Campy Creatures Kickstarter campaign back in early 2017. Working on this expansion and actually filling the role of a designer has been a completely new experience for me, but I'm really excited about where we arrived and can't wait for you to try it.
All shipping charges will be handled after the campaign via BackerKit. Although we haven’t finalized the specifics, we do have estimates for pledge items (i.e. before add-ons) based on prior campaign data and fulfillment partner estimates. Add-ons will be communicated separately.
Risks and challenges
We are continuing our manufacturing partnership with Panda Game Manufacturing. Production and assembly is scheduled for January/February and is likely to be impacted by Chinese New Year. We have worked with several different fulfillment partners in prior campaigns, but have not made a final decision on this campaign. Each partner has strengths based on different funding/regional backer distribution scenarios. We will share decisions with our backers when made, but in the meantime, here is our decision criteria:
1. High level of customer service regarding communication and issue resolution
2. Accountability for timelines
3. Quality of shipment (picking accuracy and package safety)
4. Balance of speed/affordability
5. Customs Friendly (US, CA, UK, EU, AU, NZ)