Day Four Update: Galactic Counselor Pledge Update & Add-Ons
Good afternoon, backers! We have some exciting news to share in today's update. Designer Touko, Lautapelit.fi, and Kolossal have been working daily to integrate as much of your feedback into the campaign for Second Dawn. Our hope is to best align our goals for Eclipse with what fans love and want out of this new core experience.
GALACTIC COUNSELOR PLEDGE & ADD-ONS
The Galactic Counselor pledge level will now include a brand new rules module for Minor Species. These 9 tiles allow players to forge alliances with exotic alien species much in the same way they do with other players.
Diplomatic relations with a Minor Species can be formed at any time on any of your turns. Pay the Money cost shown on the Minor Species Ambassador tile and place the tile on one of the free spaces on your Reputation Track. The ability of the tile is immediately in effect. You are allowed to have multiple Minor Species Ambassador tiles. You are not allowed to discard them.
If you head to the campaign page, you will also see that we have added an option for miniatures detail wash to your pledge. This wash is applied in the factory to all the minis (ships, orbitals, ancients, etc.), which better shows off the details of the sculpts for backers that won't be painting their minis, but want an elevated aesthetic. To do so, manually add $10 to your Terran or Galactic Counselor pledge levels--an additional 108 ships detail washed if you are backing at the highest level. This can also be done later during pledge management.
Lautapelit.fi has also been working hard on a playmat for the game. While this has not yet be added as an option to the campaign, we expect it will be finalized by early next week as we await pricing and shipping info.
The playmat will be a 90cm X 90cm, two-sided neoprene add-on. One side will be for the basic game setup, while the other addresses the 5-player setup, allowing the two players that are slightly farther from each other to have equal access to the galaxy.
And that's all for today. Thanks again for your passion for this project, this game. We will be back later tonight for a quick update on what new has been unlocked on the fourth day of the campaign.
Travis R. Chance