Hello fellow Doomtown fans,
Over the last week or so two new podcast episodes have come out, including one featuring an interview with Pinebox's Community Manager David Lapp.
I've typed up some highlights below, but as ever I recommend people listen to them too, I've not covered everything. Links to both below, the Booted Dudes stuff is on iTunes too. I couldn't find the new Gomorra Gazette on iTunes - this might be user error on my part or perhaps they're not uploading it there?
http://gomorragazette.com/node/13 Gomorra Gazette Experienced Episode 2 - Interview with David Lapp
- They're excited to be bringing new product to players and appreciate the community's patience.
- There will be another tournament series in the Fall (google tells me this is American English for Autumn). This will have more events than the Epitaph series - they had more applications than they were expecting so they're planning to expand things for the next series! Good news for the health of the game and for anyone who misses out on an Epitaph event.
- Story: want to do something new, so they're doing a prequel for the Epitaph expansion as they're opening, but they may do something different from here onward. Perhaps they're planning to accelerate closer to the latest Deadlands RPG products once the prequel is out of the way? It would match the descriptions given in the Euro Marshal story prize summary.
- There will be an epic grudge match between David Lapp and Scott Wisely at Gencon.
- This episode featured the Epitaph preview "You Had one Job" (spoiler compilation here: http://forums.pineboxentertainment.com/t/tales-from-the-epitaph-spoiler-compilation/1724), an Outlaw tournament prize. They're planning to hold back on the other Outlaw prize cards until the Kicckstarter (http://pineboxentertainment.com/2017/05/16/hellstrommes-journal-3-name-a-card-prizes-and-organized-play/).
- Pinebox are keen to get Epitaph decklists from people so they can summarise these for the community.
- They're interested in what kind of goodies/tournament prizes people are interested. After the Sloane mat is released (referred to as the "missing" faction mat) they're planning on keeping playmats to only events they attend as playmats are bulky and expensive for shipping. They think tokens would be a good prize support and are easy to distribute (lowball winner markers, Sun In Yer Eyes/Unprepared markers etc).
- Pax Unplugged (http://unplugged.paxsite.com/) in November should have a story prize, but it is under wraps for now.
- They're working on a way to distribute errata cards to players beyond simply giving them out at tournaments and mentioned some other forthcoming candidates for reprints (such as No Turning Back, given that it doesn't state how long its bonus lasts for).
http://analoggaming.libsyn.com/ep-19-deck-stealing-triptych - Booted dudes Episode 19
- A really interesting episode in which the Booted Dudes duo run through some high profile decks from dtdb and play them in matches against each other.
- It would be a shame for these to get buried under all the Euro Championship decks and upcoming Epitaph decks.
- Plus their conversation is particularly interesting as something close to one of these decks was played by the original creator at the Euros (http://dtdb.co/en/decklist/2395/the-sitdown-strike-european-edition-5th-) and they also discuss a Putting the Pieces Together deck. While the deck they're discussing wasn't played at the Euros, a PTPT deck finished 8th (http://dtdb.co/en/decklist/2401/the-long-con-huddersfield-euro-2017-8th-place-).
- I particularly enjoyed the analysis of the Sit Down Strike deck as the Booted Dudes suggested some of the same changes the player in question happened to end up using at the Euros and noted that it would likely fare well at a tournament due to its surprise factor: this is exactly what happened!
Here are the decks they discuss: