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Day 9: $525K Goal Unlocked and Game Trayz Update Clarifications

Posted by Kolossal Games (Creator)

Good evening, backers! Today we unlocked yet another new goal at $525k! 


More rewards unlocked! The bags for the game will now be screen printed! Check it out!

Next up at $550k we have the 24-page short story which will feature 6 brand new illustrations! This will be printed in A4 format and included in Worlds Afar. We have no images to share at this moment, but we will as they come in.

At $575k we unlock the species pdf template so fans can customize their own species! Eclipse has had a long history of encouraging fans to make their own content, so this will only continue that tradition with Second Dawn.


Real quick, our graphic for the Upgrade tray yesterday was missing a number. Here is the updated image in case you were curious.

Some of you have asked for further clarification on the human ship storage. The species trays will hold all things belonging to one particular species. Players will need to decide which of the ships they would like to store in the species tray and the additional ships will fit in the common pool space in the base box.

Noah is working on updating and rendering the Base & Table Trayz for us to show to you tomorrow, so stay tuned for part 2!

Thank you!

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      Alexander on

      uuuuh, I just saw there are going to be plastic stands for the ships (hopefully). that is amazing!!! I almost bought some a week ago just for eclipse. thankfully I didn't :) this is really a cool stretch goal I am looking forward to.

    2. Craig Tubbs on

      @Kolossal Thanks!

    3. Kolossal Games 10-time creator on

      @Craig Thanks for the questions. We have another update tomorrow and will try to address all of those with that update.

    4. Richard Osterhout

      you guys are killing me - first you complain that no one uses the human ships, then you complain because there's no place to store them. if you're not going to use them, why does it matter how they are stored? and even if you *do* use them, does it take all that long to swap out the ships for a player?

    5. 7 B on

      For the point raised about human ships and storage for them, I do think it's a very fair point. I would think that the 149 level would include storage for those. It's something to consider since a majority of the pledges are indeed on this level...

    6. Jon Mercurio Knight

      Ah, common pool space in the base box. That sounds promising. Fitting it all in the base game makes this even better!

    7. Nicolas Corai on

      @Kira - Thanks for the prompt answer.

      That's too bad though, having the mat price available now would have allowed us to restart the funding dynamic and (hopefully) vault past the illustration and species template SGs, the latter being especially contentious as a goal with a funding threshold attached (while at the same time being a wonderful gift to the fans - humans are weird that way).

    8. Craig Tubbs on

      Hi Kira! Appreciate the info, thanks! For tomorrow's update if it's possible I think a lot of backers would be interested in the following polite requests for clarity:

      What other stuff beyond what was shown in Part 1 fits in the Game Trayz storage solutions?

      Exactly what from the GC pledge level (including all stretch goals) is there room for in the base box outside of the Game Trayz? (presumably in baggies)

      What has to be stored separately? (I'm hoping just the game mat!)

      Is there the possibility of putting lids on the species trays to hold the population cubes during storage for faster set up?

      Will additional species trays be available as an add on for storing the human ships?

      Thanks in anticipation.

    9. Nicolas Corai on

      @Joe - I find your comment misleading. The game accomodates up to 6 players and there are storage trays for 6 ship sets. If you purchase the Worlds Afar expansion, you get another 6 (human) ship sets. You can argue that the extra ship sets are superfluous, but you cannot argue that there is no storage solution for ships.

    10. Kolossal Games 10-time creator on

      @Nicolas - Hi! Kira, here. We are working through the logistics piece right now and hope to update you in the next day or two. Just waiting on a couple of answers so we can give you accurate info.

    11. Nicolas Corai on

      Hi Travis, when can we expect an update for the play mat?

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      If the ships have no storage, then what's the point of the trays!?! You defeat your own point! Storage solution has failed to find a solution that stores them effectively! This is such an infuriating campaign.... I want to pledge, I really really do, but common guys, make me feel like it's worth it!