Day Three Update: Campaign and Shipping Revisions
Good afternoon, backers. Travis here again! Massive update today on a number of topics which many of you have been patiently waiting to be covered. We thank you for that patience, as we have thoughtfully collected feedback over the first 48 hours of the campaign to address concerns and concepts from fans the world over. So without further delay...
WHAT IS SECOND DAWN FOR THE GALAXY?
There has been some confusion about this new edition of Eclipse. In particular, we have seen comments about the game being "incomplete." With so many revisions to content and components and the incorporation of content from prior expansions, I thought I would take a moment to illuminate the intentions of Lautapelit.fi and Touko.
Second Dawn has even more content than the original base game. As mentioned, some content from expansions like Rise of the Ancients now finds itself in the core game. Why? Because over the many years fans have enjoyed this content, it became evident it should be part of the new core experience. Additionally, a great deal of development has been done by the publisher and designer. Considerable updates to species, technologies, and overall play have been applied to improve upon the already outstanding experience Eclipse has brought gamers for years.
Think of the content moved from expansions into the new base game and/or stretch goals as starting fresh. Yes, Eclipse will have more content in the future, but the expansions on the horizon will be tremendously different than the ones fans now own. This truly is the second dawn for this game, wherein the accumulation of years of feedback and additional development has resulted in much more refined and robust experience. There is nothing incomplete about this edition, nor the prior one. This is merely a new chapter for what Eclipse will offer as a game based on feedback from fans like yourselves. Old fans will see issues with the prior base game addressed and new players will be able to enjoy this new core experience at the highest level.
A list of the revisions to Second Dawn can be found here.
Another comment we have noticed is the mention of nothing new in the stretch goals for Worlds Afar. To better illustrate what is brand new that players have never yet seen, we have revised the graphics on the page to denote new content.
We have already unlocked a few new rewards, with even more new content ahead of us. Further, I have spent some time with Lautapelit.fi on how to better show the value of Worlds Afar by revising the funding cadence of our goals, as well as some of the rewards themselves. If you look on the page, you can see we have added something exciting to the stretch goals at 400k
As we have shown the Guardian minis, which will replace the Guardian tiles, originally introduced in Rise of the Ancients, this will encompass all of the miniatures for this campaign.
GALACTIC COUNSELOR LEVEL
We have seen comments that the promo packs contain more than 1 tile per pack. These were originally released through platforms like the BGG geekstore (selling out instantly) and at conventions. This content adds new options and even more replay value for each game of Eclipse you play.
We are currently awaiting some assets, but we will have some exciting news about new content for this pledge level tomorrow.
COVER IMAGE POLL
We have been working on new smaller regions, using an Asian hub rather than the original plan to ship to the "Rest of World" from Germany, which now allows us to reduce the costs and prices for the Asia region but also Australia and New Zealand.
- $30 (China, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan)
- $38 (Australia/New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand Philippines)
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are backing and have one of these regions selected, we need you to change to a different region OR switch to a no reward pledge so we can go in and update the shipping for your region.
Once we have made the updates, we will send out a note to let you know to go back in and update your pledge.
And that's all for today! Check back tonight for a wrap-up of the goals we have unlocked in our third day of the campaign!
Thanks so much,
Travis R. Chance