I am happy to announce that the second edition of Dig Down Dwarf will be launching on Kickstarter Monday July 11th. That is this Monday! So I thought I would discuss a few of the new features of the game that make it stand out from its predecessor. I also want to talk about reasons to back the game on Kickstarter and not waiting until release.
So What is New?
Objective Cards – This new edition will come with 18 Objective Cards. Players will randomly draw 3 at the beginning of the game and these will become a way to score bonus points at the games end. Players decide, as a group, if the objectives are be kept secret or placed up for all to see.
New Artwork – Second Edition comes with clean new graphic design work and artwork throughout. You will still recognize some of the icons and fonts, but the new design is meant to convey a sense of nostalgia.
More Gems – Second Edition comes with 20% more of the shiny gems that made the First Edition such a smash hit!
Six Player Support – With the addition of extra gems and other components, Dig Down Dwarf Second Edition can host up to six players.
New Dwarf Power Cards – These new cards utilize acrylic cubes to track the dwarven skills you have unlocked during the course of the game, instead of rotating the card like you had to do in the older version.
New Dice Colors – Like the new Dwarf Power Cards, we have listened to the feedback over the course of hundreds of plays since the first Kickstarter over two years ago. One thing I noticed was players not noticing that they triggered a dwarf power, because each dice was a different color and it was too much to keep track of for many. A very simple solution has been implemented. You now roll three black dice and one red die on your turn. The red die activates everyone’s dwarven powers.
New Gem Colors – Another complaint we got was that some of the gems looked alike in color. We made sure to make that a non-issue this time around. Star gems are now really yellow and we are now able to manufacture the gems in black for the cursite (fossilized dragon dung) which further helps distinguish each gem type.
Why Back the Project of Kickstarter?
Award Winning Gameplay! Dig Down Dwarf was the winner of the Micro Game Challenge and has since been reviewed and loved by critics and players alike all over the world!
MEGA Discounts! By backing Dig Down Dwarf you will get your copy at a deep discount. The MSRP for Dig Down Dwarf will be $22, plus you are getting a $5 shipping credit (Shipping Included within the U.S.). That means that by pledging now, you will save more than 30%.
Exclusive Content! Some of the stretch goals will add Kickstarter exclusive items!
Stretch Goals! By backing Dig Down Dwarf you will actually alter the outcome of the final game. The more we raise, the more that can be approved or added.
Backers First! We have made it a priority in the past, and will continue to in the future, to ship games to our backers before we open up sales to the public. It is only fair that those that helped make the game happen get their copies first!
Hope to see you all Monday!