Happy New Year, people! :)
Looking forward to 2017, I will hopefully be able to re-launch the Kickstarter that failed to reach the funding in late 2016.
Apart from this, I am continuing to working on the background of the world and the game itself, although it is still going quite slow. I am also still working on getting the character cards done, and while most of the basic layout is done, I will have someone to touch the layout up a bit to make it look a little more nice.
I have also had the icons of each factions reworked, and while these are not the only factions, these are the ones that will be the focus point initially. Each faction will include around 6-9 characters, to provide a little variation when designing the warband in-game. This means that the more factions I add, the harder it will become from a balancing point of view. With these current five factions, I am looking at around 30-45 characters. Honestly, this many individual characters are already now a challenge to get right, which is one reason why the development is taking time.
Anyway, here are the icons for the five factions.
From left to right:
The Clansmen of Caer Loch; The Sons of Yetl Black; The Outcasts of Dur Makeb; The Nomads of the Birch House; The Exiles of the Tetsu Clan.
This means that two factions that have been developed will be put a bit on hold. The Guardians of Raven Oak and the Militia of the Free City of Rexen. Some of the sculpts have been commissioned for these two factions, and they could potentially be made available just as miniatures until the development of the other five factions are completed. This will also mean that some of the background story will have to be readjusted. For example, the Free City has been a central part and they have been the "narrative focal point" of the background. I do realise, though, that the background is by far more important for the creator than for others, so I do not expect most people to care too much about this. :)
Anyway, if you have any thoughts about the icons, good or bad, let me know. :)