We are back home safely from the Board Game Bash – a really cool event, and we have to give major props to Jonathan for putting together such a splendid shindig.
To get ready for the Bash, we got some new prototype dice in – a HUGE upgrade from the dice with stickers that he had before. It was $70 for about 27 custom dice, which SEEMS like a lot, but it was a rush job (made and sent from Kentucky to Texas in less than a week) and Jay from Custom Dice answered his phone at 8 o’clock at night. Considering that I can’t get most businesses to answer their phones during regular business hours I have huge respect for someone who would answer the phone that late.
We also got a brand new print out – and boy were we cutting it close with these, we picked them up on the way out of town – many thanks to Cheryl with Outburst for helping us out with those! It felt great to get a new print after six months of using the last one. We’ve changed the data on a lot of cards, updated the
artwork, and added in some last minute ideas that did pretty well (like the Resting Grounds card giving players a Star Token on top of healing). The final bosses may have been a LITTLE too hard, but this event was great for playtesting Random Encounters.
We had several groups of people play and a fair number of them actually made it through and defeated the final boss (although not all were so lucky). Many thanks to Sam for being such a fan of Random Encounters.
All in all, it was an excellent event, but we’re glad to be back home. It can be strange to go from what feels like long periods of isolation to being submerged in social activity, however it was nice to hear from so ma
ny folks that they enjoyed the game and the artwork. It’s both draining and recharging! The moment I got home I decided to turn my living room into a work room, so now Jordan and I now have a lot of space to work. I’ll post a picture of that once I’ve got the posters up. =)