Riding the Owlhoot Trail
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New Strech Goal Unlocked!
Three new bandit mini sculpts have been added to every copy of Western Legends. We're adding the Bandido, Horse Thief, and Gambler (replacing one Robber, one Desperado, and one Fugitive), giving you six unique bandits on the board.
A Look at the Bandit Sculpts
A word from our President, Travis R. Chance
Making a game is a tricky thing. You can spend months of your life, years even, tick every box, turn over every stone, but discover something once the doors swing open to the public. When we set out to have individual bandit sculpts, we saw no need for a reason beyond “MINIS!!!” However, some have expressed a desire for an ostensible reason as well.
No stranger to Kickstarter, I always (and I mean always) endeavor to be transparent and stay the course on what I know to be right and will keep us on time. Backers have lots of cool ideas, but often they are unrealistic with costs and timelines. But this time, I stopped, I thought and had a “eureka” moment that inspired me to put together something that I know the backers will enjoy.
Many times throughout this campaign, I had said there would be no difference in the bandit minis regarding play. I am now happy to retract that statement to share with you a new rules variant with components available in the Fistful of Extras expansion backers have been building: bandit cards!!!
For players that want their bandits to have some more personality, these 6 cards add a simple yet dynamic option for Western Legends. We have six different bandit sculpts, each with a different feeling. When playing with the bandit card variant, players that enter a bandit’s space will now draw a card, which slightly modifies the fight based on which bandit it is. The may be a little harder to beat. They may offer an additional reward if defeated. And they might just have an additional penalty if they manage to edge you out in the fight.
This variant will include 6 cards and 6 stickers, which are applied to the bottom of the base. The sticker denotes the name and number of the bandit, which ties to the card. For example, the Gambler bandit is always 1 on each bandit card - and should be stickered thusly.
Each bandit has two slightly iterated effects, three specific effects, and a quote - which is effectively “nothing happens” with some added theme. For example, the Horse Thief, you guessed it, might steal your mount! The Desperado is deadly and focuses on wounds. The Robber loves cash. The Bandido has a penchant for gold nuggets and story cards. The Fugitive has a bounty worth LP--if you can catch her. And the Gambler, well, he likes cards and rolling (prospecting) dice.
After some aggressive testing, we are happy to share this variant with our backers. And while some might see this as an invitation for more quick additions to the game, alas, it will be the last one we can make for this campaign. Nonetheless, we wanted to share this as a special thank you for your support and enthusiasm on Kolossal’s first of many games. The final 48 hours are upon us, so be sure to hoot, holler, and share our campaign so we can have a legendary finish!
A New Stretch Goal Revealed
Having knocked down the bandit sculpts goal, next in line to be unlocked are the two Joker cards when we reach $450k.
At $475k, we're going to add four additional cattle tokens to the game. We'll talk a bit more about these once they've been unlocked.
BGG Threads and Images to Thumb and Comment on
As we enter the final 48 hours of the campaign, it's more important than ever to get as many eyes on Western Legends as possible. The best way to do so is to keep the game climbing the Hotness on BGG. Your thumbs and comments on the following images and forum posts will go a long way to making that happen.
- The Abilities of the Ladies of Legend
- The Story of the Widow
- Wrangle Up Some Cattle
- All About Belle
- Annie Get Your Gun
- Don't Mess With Mary
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