I recall when the end of the game was announced, and what feelings that brought on. I stared at the cards in my collection thinking, “If we could have had just a couple more... just a FEW more years to build the game up the possibilities would have been fantastic." -Marshal David Hammond, on the eve of the Kickstarter launch for There Comes A Reckoning
In the conclusion of creating Too Tough to Die, we’ve opened up deck building to an array of starting posse and draw structure options, leaving the game in a great place of themes being fully rounded out, competitive, fun, and able to be played in a more enjoyable manner than ever before.
I began to write about exactly how I feel this was done, but there is nothing I can say that wasn’t already expressed by our Playtesters in the six faction articles featured in the blog section here (http://pineboxentertainment.com/). I can’t thank all our testing teams from around the world enough for their hard work and dedication; without them, this set could not have been possible.
When There Comes a Reckoning was being made, the folks at Pine Box Entertainment discussed what we wanted to see in this set to continue developing the themes and needs for Doomtown players that enjoy a variety of deck types. While Blood Moon Rising opened up possibilities in the end of the AEG era, there were three Saddlebag sets that were completed, but never released. Some of these cards were altered and used to help round out the game’s themes, but more importantly they’re an example of the hard work that was going into balancing out the values and improvement of this great game. They helped accompany the new designs by Lead Designer Emre Guzelsu; while he had also created these unreleased cards, they were sent back into playtest for further revision as well.
While our pardners at Pinnacle Entertainment Group are working on distribution to retail, Too Tough to Die and There Comes A Reckoning can be ordered at https://www.peginc.com/store/doomtown-too-tough-to-die-expansion/
And now I wanted to open the discussion to all of you about what you feel was accomplished with this set, what’s still missing, and what you are hoping to see in 2019 with the next set, Out for Blood. This is Emre’s final set, which has been submitted, before Lead Designer Richard Carter takes over.