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A one-of-a-kind, 1-8 player deduction game with infinite replayability. Based on the innovative Brilliant Deck System!
A one-of-a-kind, 1-8 player deduction game with infinite replayability. Based on the innovative Brilliant Deck System!
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Our alternative for the dry erase boards

Posted by Megacorpin Games (Creator)
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Hi, investigators!

Many of you requested dry erase boards as a stretch goal. Sadly we have to tell you that finally it won't be possible but... we think we have good news for you!!!

Watch this:

dry erase feature on the screens!
dry erase feature on the screens!

This is only a prototype but we can proudly announce that the game screens will include a dry erase function and will look like this:

Improved screens
Improved screens

Is it a stretch goal? Yes, but this one is ALREADY UNLOCKED.

We would like to thank Awkward Guests' manufacturer, FABRYKA KART, for such an incredible idea.

Thanks for being there.

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    1. John Irwin on

      I would rather the screens contained more information, than dry erase function. It will just be a duplicate of what’s on the sheets and not used

    2. Jedra7609
      Superbacker
      on

      I applaud your desire to give us a solution. But, I think I’ll just print off and laminate a score sheet and voila, I have a dry erase sheet. It’s what I do with all RPG character sheets and any game with a score sheet. It works very well.

      You can buy an A4 laminator for a few quid and laminator pouches are a few quid for a 100 pouches. A laminator is a useful tool to have in the house anyway!

    3. Shane on

      I was probably one of the first people to suggest dry erase in the comments back when the campaign started. I only suggested it for the player score boards, not the screen. As people have said, adding it to the screen is pointless as you can't easily write on a vertical surface and placing them flat defeats the purpose. Having the player aids on the screen should be the primary goal. If you can't afford to make a dry erase scoring sheet, make it a paid add on or remove the idea completely. Doing a compromise is great, when it actually results in something both parties like... Not really liking this too much or seeing it's benefit.

    4. Arjan de Haas
      Superbacker
      on

      I agree, in my opinion I see a couple of negative things about this:
      * Writing and reading on a vertical stand is not comfortable compared to writing on something lying down.
      To fix this
      * Player screens will move while writing, or people will pick them up and write. Putting the screen down to write destroys their purpose.
      * Having a map on screen that many probably won't use is a waste of space which instead could have been used for gameplay/card tutorial.

      @Johan: The redesign of the checkboxes is a nice thought, but removing half the text makes a quarter of the cards useless, unless they are rewritten to a more boring version.

    5. Johan Kristoffersson on

      I agree with Clint. Many people are backing this game, of course they want to discuss improvements and give feedback, which also creates discussion. How is that bad?

      In my opinion I see a couple of negative things about this:
      * Player screens will move while writing, or people will pick them up and write. This might be a disturbing element.
      * Having a map on screen that many probably won't use is a waste of space which instead could have been used for gameplay/card tutorial.
      * Writing and reading on a vertical stand is not comfortable compared to writing on something lying down.

      Question: What are the dimensions of the trifold?
      The deduction sheet can be printed as A4 (21x30cm) and A5 (21x15cm). If printed as A4 would the sheet fit inside?

      I haven't printed A5 and I guess most people would print A4. I personally believe A4 is the perfect size for taking pencil notes when downloading the sheets.

      But if possible I would love to have an A5 tracking sheet dry erase IF you could create a cleaner more compact design for the A5 version which uses the space more wisely, allowing for say 50% bigger checkboxes, bigger size of map etc. I tried to modify the Berwick Sister's just to give an example (made in paint...)

      https://imgur.com/a/qXkVIFF

      As of now the A5 sheet is just a smaller version of A4.

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      Clint Walker
      Superbacker
      on

      @Ryan Moore
      Ummm who exactly who is acting like that...people are discussing the benefits and drawbacks of this idea. This is Kickstarter and backers have a voice. Voicing it in the forum is far better because others can bounce off of your thoughts and discussion can ensue. I've seen venomous chats on KS...this was a pretty civil discussion of the options...

    7. moltenryan on

      It is always really disconcerting to see how gross people can be to someone trying to figure out a way to satisfy their customers. Instead of sending a polite private message to the creator offering a different solution, they decide to embarrass themselves by being rude and obnoxious in public. But I guess that is Kickstarter for you.

      Don't forget, if this game goes to retail, having white boards could make the game very expensive! If they can keep the price lower and more attractive for the retail shelf by keeping pads of paper, then I would prefer they do that and be able to make more unique games in the future.

    8. Christian A. on

      Johann Kristoffersson has a great solution; this is how I imagine incorporating the erasable board into the trifold screen would work to keep each player's information hidden. Marking a vertical board with no support behind it may not be hard for some but it certainly isn't as easy as writing on a horizontal surface.

    9. ijonesfr on

      I agree with last comments

    10. Test Monkey
      Superbacker
      on

      I think it’s a decent compromise. It’s not to hard to mark things off on a vertical board. Writing full sentences is though, so maybe adding a little stand would be nice.

      Besides you can always make the paper into dry erase sheets. It’s not hard at all

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      Batman
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      on

      This is just a bad idea. There is absolutely no way that will work while the screen is standing up.

    12. ijonesfr on

      Question please, where is clue #13 ??

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      Andrea R on

      Ultralike
      I would still probably laminate one of the sheets but it’s nice to have the alternative.

    14. Johan Kristoffersson on

      Also I would honestly prefer the trifold as it is now to contain summary of gameplay, like most other games do. But in addition to that you could add the map as a floor to the trifold on the inside.

    15. Slyde on

      however this works out, i really appreciate the developers trying their best to respond to the community..

    16. Johan Kristoffersson on

      This is my suggestion:
      https://imgur.com/a/8cMJ24l

      Add an extra front wall to the trifold screen with the map which you can fold down as floor

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      Markuson on

      It looks bad to me... rather sticking with paper and pencil

    18. Megacorpin Games 2-time creator on

      Investigators, the game will also include the paper tracking sheets. This is not a replacement but a complement.

    19. WEREDINO on

      Dienes: I absolutely LOVE that idea. Don’t know if it would be possible for them to do that, but that is downright smart.
      That would be the ideal solution; I have to agree.

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      Jonathan Drake on

      This is a clever solution - really like it. Can't wait to try the game :)

    21. Dienes on

      I believe if this is supposed to replace the paper sheets, then instead of a trifold shield it should lay flat and have a cover that opens up like a notepad. Like an "L" shape if looked at from the side.

    22. FountainStone Games LTD on

      I don't fully understand exactly how it works, but it looks cool :)

    23. Dienes on

      Mh, paper is still better than this, because it's standing upright and very uncomfortable to write on.

    24. WEREDINO on

      It’s a decent compromise. Dry erase boards turned out not to be practical, and players could always use the paper if they’d rather or even laminate pages if they’d like. I’m also not sure how easy it would be to write on a vertical screen, but I’m not to worried about it. The way I see it, players have a choice and can go with their preference.

    25. Johan Kristoffersson on

      Please no, writing on a standing screen is not optimal. The screen will move around while writing and erasing. This is not a good solution. Prefer a separate piece lying behind the screen.

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      Capucine on

      @Robbert Vervuurt It might be a wet erase marker (you need water to erase those). But I don't see why a dry erase marker couldn't be used instead, if you don't want to have to use water to erase what you wrote.

    27. Henry So is not a wizard on

      My concern here is that you'd have to lay down the screen in order to write on it, which defeats the purpose of having the screen.

    28. Henry So is not a wizard on

      @Robbert Vervuurt: Most likely, it's a wet-erase marker rather than a dry-erase marker.

    29. Qumad
      Superbacker
      on

      As long as it's "glossy" we can use normal dry erase markers that we get ourselves

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      she long huai on

      Will it cover existing information on the original screen? And does it comes with a marker?

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      Robbert Vervuurt on

      So, how exactly is it working? Why isn't it being rubbed off by the finger?