Stretch goals, boxes, and blogs
Now that Gen Con is over it's time to get caught back up with all the things.
Stretch goal update
We've unlocked every single component stretch goal we have, so the games are going to be pretty spiffy! We've also hit 7 (coming up on 8) of the 10 Kickstarter promo goals. The art for most of these promos is still in work, but the next one's complete:
The Feast: With the Kickstarter promos we've implemented some of the really weird, fun ideas that weren't straightforward enough to justify inclusion in the core game. The Feast exemplifies this. You can push your luck with it to tell the group a huge amount of information, but it creates a lot of tension because it tends to fade alongside other cards (and doom stacks).
Co-op Board Games preview
The great folks over at Co-op Board Games have posted their preview of The Shipwreck Arcana. Take a look if you're curious!
Gen Con photos
We had a great time demoing the game at Gen Con and managed to snap a few photos. There were some really sharp younger players (all the way down to 10 years old).
This second picture is actually demo of our other new project, Norsaga: Odds and Endings.
Updated prototypes of the Leviathan box
For those pledging at the Leviathan level, we've been working with CDH Creations to get an updated prototype of the box ready for showing. There are still some little elements being tweaked, but it should give a good idea of the overall design. The box pictured here is made of walnut and the lid is maple (so that The Hours design shows up better).
The final lid will be reversible (with the boxart on the flip side) and held shut with a magnet. The custom tokens aren't shown here but the box will be able to hold them, along with all cards (including promos and sleeves). You'll have some options for the wood used in the main body, and you can have your custom engraving almost anywhere on the box (CDH logo is pictured here as an example).
Design blog on card art
Kevin posted the first in a series of blog entries that talks a bit about the thematic elements of The Shipwreck Arcana's world, starting with how we put together and populated the tarot designs. Click to find out more!