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Question with regards to playtest - is it just backers of appropriate levels that get access to the materials (and then its up to them to cascade to players that signed the NDAs) or does everyone who signed the NDA get the link to the materials?
Thanks Sean! It was a good one (but they all are).
New design diary! This one's about the importance of the First Session, where you get together as a group to establish connections between the characters and add interesting elements to each character's neighborhood. https://www.montecookgames.com/invisible-sun-design-diary-7-the-first-session/
I'll present those questions to the rest of the team. I'm sure Monte has plans to address most of them in future updates, but I'll let him know that you're getting curious about those aspects. :)
**Disclaimer** This is not a complaint! This is only enthusiasm!
I am looking forward to the May Design Diary / Update. If we discount half of September for a rest period, we're just under six months now. Since a new Design Diary has not been posted yet, I was going to put a bid in for a few additional comments on the state of the project. Not out of worry, but good natured nosiness and curiosity.
Examples: How does MCG think the playtest is going and anything they have learned or improved? (Since backers cannot comment per their NDA) How are the art orders going? The Black Cube had to be resized to accommodate more materials; how is that design going? Is Bear in charge of the physical Black Cube too, as well as the art? How about the rules primer; still on target for summer sometime? Last GenCon you were in talks with a company to do the Mobile App?
I'm just snoopy. :) These felt like fun questions to ask.
If you're an Invisible Sun backer whose backer level includes playtest materials, keep an eye on your inbox today--we're sending out notifications for Round 3 of the playtest materials. (The software sends out notifications in waves so it doesn't look like spam, so it might take a few hours for the notification to reach you.)
@Saajan I'm investigating so I can find where the break in the information link is. I should have an update for you soon. :)
hi i still need my playtest stuff - thanks!
Is it November yet?
New design diary today about the thrill of hunting for secrets. :) https://www.montecookgames.com/invisible-sun-design-diary-6-we-need-secrets/
@Krzysiek Piwowarski in general, we'll send out a playtest update when we actually have new information ready to share with playtesters. Soon, though. :)
Sean I've emailed you guys a few days ago but had no reply yet - what's the status on the playtest? Feels like I've missed something cause I haven't had any update since stage 2.
request for vislae to contribute to the story square-space:
I'm with Brett B and his BS! I'd love an official update.
When can we expect the next official KS update to come out?
There is a new Monte design diary about vislae death and vislae ghosts. :-) https://www.montecookgames.com/invisible-sun-design-diary-5-vislae-ghost-play-experience/
Monte has written a new design diary about long form magic. :) https://www.montecookgames.com/invisible-sun-design-diary-4-long-form-magic/
@Joseph Noll I've replied to you via email!
Sean - no email for me either. I submitted my NDA and I filled out a request for info form from the MCG website, and no response. I know you guys are busy making great games but I've got a play testing itch that only Invisible Sun can scratch.
Ok - so not entirely sure why things went astray but only fair to say that Sean is on top of things :)
I got an email yesterday morning.
Did others get a mail ? Still nothing here :(
Thanks Sean, I am in :-)
I see your messages about not getting the playtester information and I'm investigating. I have a theory. Please stay tuned!
I did get the auto response saying my request had been received when I filled out the form the other night. Nothing otherwise, yet. I just used the Ask A Question on the FAQ here to ping MCG. Hopefully someone will see that soon.
I should say thats the contact form Sean said to fill in - My NDA was returned mid December ...
I am trying to be understanding - but its now been two weeks without even an email to say the form has been received (i've now filed it in twice 10 days apart) ...
I can't review the details of my pledge on Backerkit anymore, it displays the project as closed (when a project I've backed three years ago still has the review details button). Is this normal?
I'm pretty sure there's no problem with my account, but I like to review things from time to time.
I've not received a reply to my submitted completed NDA yet. I reckon the team are super busy. Time differences make things interesting as well.
Ha, just had a friend text me to see if I had an update on the playtest (he's one of the folks I got an NDA from). Guess I haven't checked here in a couple of weeks. I haven't received a playtest email yet, either.
@John I'm sure that Tammie is busy upon her return to the office.
Hope we receive our Playtest emails soon
I also am not annoyed, really eager
NDA was signed within 10 mins of it turning up. Still not had the play test email however.
Not annoyed - just eager
Just found an email from December � Grrr, requesting NDA �. I've controlled PDF Expert via my intangible black cube and just sent a signed NDA. I'll keep my senses peeled for responses and Playtest materia. ���
So uh is it november yet?
Just sent form as instructed. Thanks
Nothing yet. Form submitted per your instructions below.
We just sent out the playtest documents, so if your backer level gets you the playtest materials, please check your email. It might take a few hours to arrive, as the emails are sent in bursts so they're less likely to be mistaken for spam. If you still haven't received them by about noon tomorrow, let us know with the Contact Us form and we'll sort it out:
Sean: I probably gush too much. I just want Monte to get that positive energy / excitement going.
...And I return you to Krzysiek's question..
So about that playtest...how's that coming along?
Thanks, Jim! We appreciate that you're excited. And we get it. :)
Monte and Company,
Thank you for the design diaries! I thought about asking for one, earlier this January, but I told myself to be patient because it was still in the wake of the winter holidays. It was a genuine pleasure to see my patience was rewarded. These design diaries do a lot to soothe the necessary waiting while you create and finish the game. I just wanted you and the team to know that I didn't take this update for granted. I look forward to hopefully reading another one next month!
We posted a new IS design diary today! https://www.montecookgames.com/invisible-sun-design-diary-3-visual-and-tactile-design/
@Doug Smith Do you mean the playtest materials?
Any word on ship date?
I was wandering through the mazes
of sunlit Satyrine.
I've drunk thought wine
Played the Screams
There's no vestige left within me
Just a baleful harmony.
Oh the spells, we used to weave
and the marvels of Between.
Happy (belated) New Year peeps!
Still not November, I see. :(
@Sean C Campbell- Thanks for the reply! Good luck to those able to participate.
@Jim Groves - Not yet. Early next year.