In the immortal words of the Bard: “that was a hell of a night.”
Thanks to EVERYONE who came down to Snakes & Lagers last night to be part of the official game launch. Beer was drank, dice were rolled, backstabbing commenced (for the table I was at it came on the very first turn from a particularly feisty Juliet), and all in all it was very Shakespearean.
Thanks also for the feedback you gave us. We really appreciated hearing what you loved about the game (the depth, the replayability, the awesome design) and what you thought could be improved (a rulebook that was easier to understand).
We’re happy to say that IDW is busy working on a new version of that slightly wonky rulebook. For those of you at the event you got to work off of some of the new cheat sheets
they created(created by the amazing David Minken at Connect-More.ca, thanks David!) you could see how much they helped – we’ll have a full set of those ready to go to Kickstarter backers soon.
But if you have the game through non Kickstarter means, or are going to order it, give us a shout at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can get you those files ASAP. While the game itself works amazingly well there are a FEW confusing bits in the rulebook that make the first turns a bit longer than they need to be.
But even with that minor challenge, I was amazed at how people tackled the game and kicked some Ricardian ass!
Now if you’re sad you missed the event, have no fear, TONIGHT (December 10th) at 6PM on SPACE’s news journal show, Innerspace, you can see the whole thing and geek out as if you were right there WITH US!
Now of course I need to say a HUGE thank you to Aaron, Ben and Kayla at Snakes & Lagers. You guys were fantastic hosts and we couldn’t have asked for a better venue to unveil the game. I also want to say thanks to Barry and the MacAuslan team for putting together the beer prize packs. And of course a big thank you to Doug and Matt from Paradise Comics who shocked everyone by DEBUTING VOLUME 4 of Kill Shakespeare at the event.
(I also want to nod towards John at 401 Games and George at the Silver Snail who generously allowed us to grab their stock to make sure we had enough games to meet demand.)
If you missed the event but NEED some Kill Shakespeare in your games cupboard and you don’t see it at your local game or comic shop the Snakes folks can help you there too — they send more games around Canada than anyone else. So you can buy your copy here: http://www.snakesandlattes.com/shop/
What a great night — we can’t wait to do it all again!