Production Well Underway!

October 27, 2020 4 min read

Brooklyn Here!
Middara is deep in the production cycle and is looking awesome! Our manufacturer is absolutely killing it on communication and making sure that they can fulfill the game within our current timeline.
You can check out some of the images they sent us this week!
All the armor you'd ever need
Books before they're bound.
This means that an Feburary delivery is on the horizon! We’re currently gearing up to prepare all of our wave 1 content to be sold on our website. This is a huge milestone for us and we’re very excited to deliver Middara 1.1.
Playtesting, Discord, and a Creative Community!
Remi daring to descend the depths of the Pit Boss
Our Discord has been invaluable to us. A Digital Tabletop is the way to go for playtesting large and varied games like Middara. For these reasons, we will be setting up a playtest schedule for most if not all future content we produce here at Succubus Publishing. This will allow us to catch complex interactions between abilities, spelling errors, and improve our encounter design.
If you’re interested in participating, giving feedback, and helping us make the best dungeon crawl ever, go ahead and join our Discord Channel. Right now we’re using Table Top Simulator. Unfortunately this cost money to use, but our Mod is a free download.
Our Playtesting will be about two months per product with some being live shorter and others being live longer. After the Playtest, we’ll gather all the feedback on BGG and Discord and make sure that any issues are resolved.
Itlum Mask, to protect yourself against the deadly miasma.
Currently, we plan on having additional Bounty Packs and Pirates of Elenia up for playtesting first. While the exact date hasn’t been determined, we will make sure to announce it on our Discord, so don’t forget to join up!
This is a great way to preview future content. In addition, I’m sure our Discord members can back me up when I say that we really do listen and include good ideas and fixes recommended by our playtesters. We have plenty of individuals who have seen their own ideas and mechanics come to life in Middara already in just the base game.
A Group of Adlet Drudge defending their Itlum Mines
Of course, with all that said, we’ll be posting illustrations, previews, and other news here on Kickstarter as well! So if you have no interest in the dirty trenches of game design, you can just sit back and get the tuned pretty highlights on Kickstarter. That way, you can enjoy all the good stuff while keeping the bitter taste of the grossest design mistakes away from your gaming palate.
So Many Cool Kickstarters!
Just a personal observation, I’ve been keeping up with The King of Average on youtube. Boy, oh boy is there a ton of cool Kickstarters running right now. Some are veteran titans in the industry and some are new creators trying to see their dreams.
We don’t make any money or have any affiliation with them, but Townsfolk Tussle really deserves some love. I backed it day 1 with my own money. Those creative peeps got a really special looking game over there. At the very least, I haven't seen a board game that looks like theirs. It will be a shining gem amongst the disproportionate lineup of grimdark fantasy games on my shelf.
Many of our friends in the industry have been hustling hard to see their dreams too. Filippo and Emiliano over at Dark Gate Games just got the re-launch of Neo-Morphosis going and I'm excited to see their game come to fruition! If you need more of that cooperative sci-fi miniature madness in your life go check it out! They might even put a gritty Nyx in their sci-fi world!
Ludus Magnus Studios has Nova Aetas: Renaissance running too! No matter how many of these story driven games keep coming, I’ll never get my fill of historical-fiction story driven cooperative miniature game morsels. Honestly, as a dungeon master, It’s very refreshing to have other’s take the stage and perform for me. So keep them coming!
And of course, Darkest Dungeon? What?! Perhaps one of the kings of Grimdark Fantasy on PC, there is no better time to put a board game at the top of that growing shelf of spooky fantasy games with dark line-art and desaturated colors.
If you haven’t played Darkest Dungeon on PC, you are doing yourself a disservice. To be serenaded by the decadent chocolate covered voice of Wayne June is reason alone to play the game. It will undoubtedly make a wonderful board game.
While I await the arrival of this game, I'll certainly take the time to relax and give myself...
“A moment of respite, a chance to steel one-self against the coming horrors.” -Narrator
That's it for now. We got lots to show off in the coming months. In the mean time, stay sexy! 

Alex Hansen
Alex Hansen

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