Day 6 Update: shipping, ship wash, and more rewards
Happy Monday, all! Quick update today on a few topics, so let's dive in! But first, we wanted to clarify one thing regarding the blueprint stretch goals we have been unlocking: in Eclipse you ever only use ONE blueprint per ship type. So if we unlock one alternative Ancient blueprint, in that game where that alternative Ancient blueprint is chosen ALL Ancient ships use the stats on the ONE blueprint for the entire game.
We're excited to share that there are more updated locations in the adjusted shipping pledge levels. You will find $20 for Norway, Ukraine & Switzerland, $40 for Turkey, Russia, & Israel now added.
Wanted to quickly share some examples (not final) of the ship wash for our backers. By adding $10 to your pledge, all of your minis in your chosen pledge level will have the wash applied in the factory. For backers at the Galactic Counselor pledge, this is 108 additional minis with ship wash for the same price!
Quick aside: We hope to have more info for the aforementioned play mat later this week.
Warp Portals open up the galaxy, making it often possible to connect and move to the other side of the galaxy. This offers new options for both offensive and diplomatic strategies. In addition to the three Warp Sectors, the Warp Portal stretch goal contains a Warp Portal Technology and an Ancient Warp Portal Discovery. All hexes with Warp Portals are considered to be adjacent to each other and to have a full Wormhole connection between them. You may Move, Influence and form Diplomatic Relations through the Warp Portals.
Warp Portal Technology: You must immediately place the Warp Portal tile in one of your controlled hexes. It is worth 1VP at the end of the game.
- Ancient Warp Portal Discovery: Place the Discovery in the hex where found. It is worth 2VP at the end of the game if controlled.