A Character Update and First Look at Unlocked Minis!
Lot's to share today, but first! A message from our CEO:
Hello again, backers!
When we set out to make Western Legends, we chose characters who had a great impact on history. Some of these characters were more known than others, but all lived incredible lives. As inclusion is important to how we make our games, we wanted to include characters like Crazy Horse and Geronimo for their incredible struggle and courage. We didn’t want to gloss over or tiptoe around this part of the subject matter for the game, nor did we want to share their stories in a confrontational manner.
Last week we had some very thoughtful feedback about these character choices and, out of respect, we have decided to replace Geronimo and Crazy Horse from the game. Through research and consideration, we will be adding two more incredible Native American characters in their stead. We share those changes with you today.
Without further ado, we give you Bloody Knife and Y.B. Rowdy.
Bloody Knife was born to a Hunkpapa Sioux father and an Arikara mother and was abused and discriminated against by the other Sioux in his village because of this background. When Bloody Knife was a teenager, he left his village with his mother to live with the Arikara tribe. He later found employment as a courier and hunter for the American Fur Company and then served under Alfred Sully before scouting for and befriending George Custer, who arranged to pay him significantly more than other scouts of the time (nearly 500% the average scout wage!). He died during the Battle of the Little Bighorn.
An Indian Wars Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient, Rowdy was born a Yuma Arizona tribesman, and he served as an Army Sergeant Scout in Company A, US Cavalry. During engagements with hostile Apache Indians, Sergeant Rowdy showed continuing courage in locating the enemy and relaying the information to his command. Rowdy was killed three years later in a saloon and was buried in Santa Fe National Cemetery with full military honors.
Again, we want to stress that our original choices for Native Americans were done with respect and with that same respect in mind it is why we share this change with all of you today. With regard to the impact on the game itself, we have kept the ability originally on one character and implemented another we had approved in development, but that was not used.
A Newly Unlocked Stretch Goal!
We have unlocked yet another goal! Additionally, We have new images to share of our sculpts.
Another stretch goal has fallen! Having passed $385k, every copy of Western Legends will include 22mm dice. This brings the total number of unlocked stretch goals to a whoppin' 23! Thank you all for your continued support.
A Look at More Minis!
We come to you today with a first look at the miniatures that have been unlocked, but not yet seen. So without further ado, let's just dive right in. First up, the Sheriff!
Here is a look at the Bandit sculpts that have been unlocked so far.
Player minis that have been added to the Fistful of Extras expansion:
Western Legends Live Stream!
We will be streaming gameplay of Western Legends on Thursday, January 25, at 12:30pm EST. The Kolossal team will be playing the game and taking your questions through chat. If you've not already done so, head to the campaign page and click the green "Subscribe" button to get notified when we go live. We can't wait to chat will all of you!
New BGG Images and Forums
We've entered the final week of the campaign, and it is more important than ever that we keep eyes on the project. Head over to BGG add some thumbs and comments to these images and help keep Western Legends on the BGG Hotness!
- Wyatt Earp
- Kit Carson
- Provisions and Ten Gallon
- Cattle Tokens and Prospecting Dice
- Story Card - The Widow
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