Survivor Spotlight: The Surgeon, a feedback poll and some clarifications
First up congratulations on unlocking 8 Stretch goals already! I'm trying to prepare stretch goals for a huge spike in our final week/days. I also want to link to a very short feedback poll so that I can aggregate some of the great comments we have received throughout this campaign. Your answers will help me decide on some of the final stretch goals and also help steer the game and future expansions a bit.
Survivor Spotlight: The Surgeon
Surprise! The Surgeon acts as a medic and support class. Her innate ability allows her to restore the health of other characters. Many of her operating tools help her increase the effectiveness of her healing. Be careful though, she’s quite fragile and defenseless on her own.
The surgeon has other ways to supporting the party besides just healing. She has a variety of shots that she can administer that give players extra actions or equipment. She also can equip a gurney which allows her to pull other players towards her for emergency medical care.
A few clarifications:
- Kickstarter Exclusive: When we label a stretch goal or add-on as Kickstarter Exclusive it means that it will only be available via Kickstarter, directly from our website and at conventions. Consider these hard to find promo items. They may show up in retail (we do have a handful of Brick and Mortar store backers who will have access to ordering these items) and like our Brass Empire promo back, they may make their way onto the BGG store or similar sites. The point is that these items will not appear in the retail version of the game.
- Kickstarter Bonus: Hopefully we'll be using this label soon. This label will denote stretch goals which are free and included for all backers but will be sold later at retail, online etc. as small expansions or paid add-ons.
- $1 Print and Play: I have seen some questions asking if the Print and Play level will include all the stretch goals etc. The short answer is NO. $1 backers will get access to the final retail version of the game in PDF format as it is prepared for the printer. The means things like the Rise of the Robots cards and the new map tiles will be included. The play mat, promo cards and other things may not be included. I'm not going to spend a lot of time and effort into supplying and laying out PNP files. The bulk of our effort will go towards manufacturing the best game and components we can for our backers. We're not going to waste time laying out cards to print 9 to a sheet for your at home printer.
- Alpha Playtester Tier: I saw a bit of confusion when I revealed that the alpha tier gets Stretch Goals as they're announced. Unlocked Stretch Goals are free and will be given to every backer getting a physical copy of Maximum Apocalypse. As new Stretch Goals are revealed, I may add select items to the alpha tier in order to have players test them out and give me some feedback. It's also a little extra something for them; they may get something that never gets unlocked as a Stretch Goal (but is only revealed).
Finally, I plan to do an in-depth update next week on everything that the Alpha Pledge level includes with pictures of the prototype etc. Hopefully, we'll plow through a few more stretch goals so that I can reveal some other goodies for that level.