PLAYTESTING IS A GO
Hey everyone, Arthur Here.
Today Charles and I began the playtesting part of the writing process. We've done playtests of Cretacea in the last few months but this is our official beginning of the "official" partnership playtesting under our new contract. Most of the week prior was spent sorting out contracts, plans and ideas (as well as some tech stuff) but now we're underway.
Little "Wicked Wargames" trivia, we named some of our contractually obliged meetings after lord of the rings moments. Our monthly financial meeting is called "Durins Day" and our pre release meeting is called "The council of Elrond" - This gave us a solid giggle and definitely helped us to remember that we're running a games company, and not something to grey and dreary!
Our first few playtest games will be smaller games as one of the factors we want to focus on is minimising the model count for people who are starting out. In this game we play a small predator side of T-Rex and one Deinonychus VS Two Triceratops and and Edmontosaurus. We're filming all of our playtests to keep track of things and soon we will be releasing some playtest videos for you all to watch and be part of the process with us.
Today we hit a wording snag in the rules so we posted it in the group on facebook and got an immediate answer. What a lovely crowd we have!
WARGAMES VAULT "DEAL OF THE DAY" FOR ORIGINAL CRETACEA
Tomorrow (10 am us central time) the original Cretacea will be up for sale on Wargames Vault for $5.88 (price of a coffee!)
(Above, my lovely brother helping me out with the original)
Remember that everyone who has a copy of the game will get a FREE copy of the new game that will include everything in their current copy. Some parts may be ommitted from the free version but we promise that -
EVERYONE WHO OWNS ONE - WILL GET A FREE UPDATE!
EDIT: THE FREE VERSION IS THE RE RELEASE RE-WRITE THAT WILL HE GIVEN FOR FREE TO ALL PEOPLE WHO HAVE EVER PURCHASED A COPY OF THE BOOK OR PDF. THIS WILL COVER ALL THE NEW NECESSARY UPDATES THAT CHANGE GAMEPLAY. WHEN WE SAY OMMITTED WE MEAN THAT THE NEW KICKSTARTER VERSION MAY HAVE SOME ELEMENTS THAT ARE AVAILABLE TO BACKERS ONLY. BUT THE UPDATED GAME IS FREE FOR ALL PREVIOUS OWNERS.
This is a great way to "reserve" the new book in a way with the updated rules about enviroments, dinosaur ages, enhanced and clarified existing rules among a lot more. Let me leave you with this glowing review from wargames vault that always reminds me why we're re-releasing this game...and also why we miiiiiight be adding cavemen in the future - SSSSHHHH! Don't tell anyone ;) - Ask and thou may receive Michael.
18/5/2021 04:55:21 pm
Not clear on what the upgrade is. "some parts may be omitted from the free version" Is there a free version of Cretacea somewhere?
18/5/2021 09:21:54 pm
Great question and lazy wording on our behalf! Sorry about that. Some really early mornings happening over here and a few mistakes where made today. We're giving a free update of existing rules plus any explicitly necessary updates that affect gameplay to all backers and owners of the existing pdf. Thanks for asking this! In short basically everyone who has a copy so far gets an update. They'll have the new stat blocks for their current dinosaurs and models and also the updated rules and clarifications including all the associated imagery and whatnot. The "omitted" bits are just the new Dino's and the new terrain and paint section. For the most part it's going to be a saving for many and we're so excited to present a rule set that is more congruent with the original intention.
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