January Progress Report
7 months ago
– Thu, Jan 30, 2020 at 02:44:31 AM
It’s time once again for the monthly progress report. First of all, big thanks to James and Thad from Vorpal Board for having me on last night to play some Spire’s End! As always I had a blast! We played portions of Chapters 3 and 4. Check it out if you are spoiler immune!
I think you can check it out here: Twitch.tv/VorpalBoard
The game is currently chugging along on schedule. I completed the first draft of Chapter 6 right before the new year. Christian (one of the game's editors) and I have been doing weekly read-throughs of Chapters 4-6. Chapters 4 and 5 have been passed off to another editor (Erica) for her pass. We will continue to toss them back and forth until March.
Ben and I have also had weekly meetings to review the illustrations. The art for Chapters 1-4 is complete and we are 2 illustrations away from completing Chapter 5. There are about 15 illustrations left to finish the game off.
I can finally say that the card count will be 128 (that includes the Story Deck, Instruction Deck, and Ally deck). On the campaign page, I said there would be 105 Story Cards. We now have 3 additional stretch goal cards: Magic Mirror, the Mirror Card and the Vista Card. The revised Story Card total is 109. I had to add one more to finish it off- Bonus Card!
In regards to the Pledge Manager. The tentative plan is to have it close at the end of February. I will give you an update on that next month.
I would like to do a playtesting session with any interested backers. If you’re game (see what I did there?)…and live in the Los Angeles area send me a message via Kickstarter. Maybe we can set something up!
You may recognize the little guy (or glob) above if you saw the Vorpal Board play through last night. The word of the month is "globsplosion."
Until next time!
On Vorpal Board tomorrow!
7 months ago
– Tue, Jan 28, 2020 at 02:23:41 AM
I will be back on Vorpal Board tomorrow night to play a little Spire's End! Will be looking at some old and new stuff.
Tuesday, 9pm Eastern
- Will have a progress report by the end of the week.
8 months ago
– Tue, Dec 24, 2019 at 01:46:02 AM
Happy Holidays & Happy New Year!
I wanted to give everyone a brief update on the past month. I finished up the writing for chapters 4-5. They are ready to send out for another round of edits. Now onto the final chapter!
Ben’s been hard at work on the illustrations, and 95% of them are done chapters 1-4. What’s exciting is the work on the final boss! It’s looking great. That should be wrapped up by the new year. Since the last image I shared (Magic Mirror), we have finalized more than 15 illustrations.
The goal is to have the writing done by the 1st of January, and the bulk of the illustrations done by the end of January. Then the transition to editing and encounter play-testing begins. So far development is on schedule and I am looking forward to wrapping up the writing.
I don’t want to show too much in terms of card art, but I gotta show something right? Here's a bit from chapter 4, with my reference sketch below (for entertainment value). I can’t wait to share more!
See you in 2020!
BackerKit surveys are coming!
8 months ago
– Thu, Dec 05, 2019 at 01:28:53 AM
Soon, you’ll receive an email with a special link to your BackerKit survey.
You don’t need to create a BackerKit account to fill out your survey. When you receive the email with the survey, click the survey link to respond. Answer the questions about your reward preferences, provide shipping information, and purchase add-on items if you like. You don’t have access to this survey link yet, but it will be available soon via email!
After you respond to your survey, you can go back later and change your responses at any time before we close the surveys and get our final counts.
If you need to review your information or pledge status, you can return to your survey by clicking the link in your survey email or requesting your survey link under "Lost your survey?" on our BackerKit project page at https://spires-end-solo-and-cooperative-card-game-adventure.backerkit.com
Backerkit Survey Update
9 months ago
– Mon, Dec 02, 2019 at 10:38:48 PM
Expect the Backerkit survey emailed to you later in the week. It won't make it out today due to the Thanksgiving holiday here in the US. The survey is currently with Backerkit and still needs a day or two for review.
Thanks for your patience.