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The Decemberists Present: ILLIMAT 
A Game by Keith Baker for 2-4 players
The Decemberists Present: ILLIMAT A Game by Keith Baker for 2-4 players
5,963 backers pledged $418,628 to help bring this project to life.

January Backer Update

Posted by Twogether Studios, LLC (Creator)

Happy New Year Backers & Friends! Here’s the latest news on Illimat development process & progress:

Production Milestones 

Thanks to the great team at SMOG design, we completed the December tasks of updating the board design and finalizing all of the card files for pre preproduction review. They also completed the design for the tuck box which houses all of the playing card sized cards. We think it’s going to be a beautiful colorful element when you open the box. Keith & Jenn continued to do testing on Illimat standard variant rules, designing the 812 ID cards, and drafting the script for the record. See more info on some of these items below. 

 Our February goals are: 

  •  All box and packaging design ready for pre-production review 
  • All 3D token designs ready for pre-production review 
  • Rules & Variant booklets formatted and ready for pre-production review

Standard Rules v2.0 - Give Us Feedback! 

Have you ever tried to play a game you were excited about but didn't because the rules were confusing? Writing solid rules that support the different ways people learn sometimes feels like the hardest work of the game product design process. We spent some time last month dissecting the rules we shared with you and adding improvements based on your feedback and a good dose of perspective. They could always be better, so before we ask the team at SMOG design to format them for the game insert we’d love to get another round of feedback from you. We’ll post a quick update before the end of the week with the rules 2.0 draft for your input.

Check Out Illimat Solitaire! 

We did a live update last week and demonstrated the Illimat solitaire play variant. The rules for which will be included in the Variants & Apocrypha backer only booklet. Not only is the solitaire variant a great way to brush up on your skills, we’ve been finding that it's a nice unplugged way to get your brain going. Check out Keith's demo here

Illimat: Spoken Word Recording Recording

 A how-to album for a board game is an interesting creative challenge. We think we have a fun and unique outline for the content and can't wait to collaborate and get in the recording studio with Colin Meloy & Chris Funk from the band to make it something amazing. Follow us on Twitter & Instagram so we can share pics with you when we record!

Answering Your Messages 

We love Kickstarter and would love if they could improve the message and comment tools so we could keep better track of your messages to us. We apologize as last month the wheels fell off our process that we were using to maintain this. Because of this you might get multiple replies from us this week or the reply you have been waiting for as we reconcile all the communication. Thank you for your patience with us!

All The Best

Keith & Jenn 

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    1. Drew Vogel

      We're happy to give the draft 2.0 rules a thorough review!

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      chris leko on

      Solitaire you say? Here I was backing a game just because it was connected to one of my favorite bands and I thought I'd really never get another shot at getting a copy, and you go and tell me it has a solitaire variant too. Excited!

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      Doug Jones on

      Looking forward to it! I used to play a lot of Casino with my grandmother years ago and the new mechanics that's been added to that main game intrigue me. The solitaire variation looks like fun.