Reshaping a Champion
Today’s update does not include any rules development or production details but rather some changes we’ve made to the visuals for one of our Godtear champions. Multiple champions have changed slightly between the Kickstarter campaign and the final files that went to production, but one champion has changed quite substantially, and we’d like to share the new design with all of our amazing Kickstarter backers out there.
At the time of the Kickstarter campaign, Grimshalla and her followers were part of the last group of models sculpted and designed. As such, we didn’t have too long to reflect on her design in the lead-up to the campaign, and the artwork and model sculpt weren’t quite as final as other champions. Since the campaign, we have had a lot of time to reflect on all of the models and on the Godtear model line as a whole. For most champions, that led to minor tweaks (or no changes at all), but Grimshalla stood out, and some of you contacted us to let us know you did not think her art and sculpt meshed well with the rest of Godtear. So we decided to change that champion’s aesthetics to better fit the world of Godtear and the initial intent for the model. Without further ado we would like to introduce… Grimgut and his followers.
We believe the new design of Grimgut and his followers better suits the world we are trying to create with Godtear and more accurately captures our original vision for this champion. We understand that reactions to change are always going to run the gamut. Some of you will be on board with this change right away while others will need a little time to get used to this new look for our follower-munching maelstrom champion.
Either way, we can’t wait to see Grimgut and the rest of the Godtear cast hit the tables and battle over the Godtear crystals once production is complete in 2019.
For anyone wondering if this aesthetic change has led to gameplay revisions, fear not. Grimgut holds the same themes, skills and traits as Grimshalla… it’s just a visual rework!