Good stuff! We've passed the first stretch goal at $7500. This means that anyone who is getting a physical copy of Shift can up their pledge by $5 to receive a custom 'heads & tails' die! This die is an excellent aid to the flipping-impaired. These custom Chessex dice are not printed on, they're engraved; and the faces will not rub off. Jawesome. We're super excited to offer these!
Next up, if we reach $8500 we will build a FREE iOS and Android application that includes Shift's rules, a coin flipper, and spirit management functionality! All you'll need to play Shift is your card and a smartphone!
Speaking of free, here's a gift: some computer and phone sized wallpapers, icons, and a Shift... song? Want to hear Sam rap about Shift? I assure you that the song alone is worth the download. More goodies to come!
Also, Crits Happen's preview of Shift went live today:
Some people have expressed confusion about how Shift is collectable, so we wanted to address this directly: The pack of cards you receive will not be randomized. You get every card in Season 1 (and the Kickstarter card, which is exlusive to this campaign and therefore not a part of Season 1). So why do we call it a CCG?
We refer to it as a CCG to give people an idea of the kind of game it is. "The Single Card CCG" is an elevator pitch: When we say that, you start to picture a certain kind of play, but those mechanics are boiled down to one card. We like to call it an SCG, a Single Card Game. Where the Deck Building Game is one solution to a problem posed by traditional Collectable Card Games, the Single Card Game is another! Maybe we made a new game genre? Time will tell...
That said the game is also collectable in that we won't be reprinting Season 1 for a very long time (if ever, and if we do they would feature a different Season icon to differentiate them from the originals). We're a small company and won't be doing a very big run (the exact run size won't be finalized till the campaign ends). So while they may be available in different forms (such as Print & Play), the real deal cards will be extremely limited.
Next Friday we'll be sharing our first Card Reveal, and hopefully that next stretch goal will be in the bag!