This is a copy of the Kickstarter Update #30. Source: https://bit.ly/EUpdate30
Keep yourself updated!
First and foremost, if you would like day-to-day updates about development. The place to go is Aegir Games Facebook Page and Aegir Games’ Discord Server where there are daily discussions and playtesting of the game. There is also a collection of Kickstarter Updates with in-depth information about the game development over the past year.
💍 The Rulebook 💍
One file to rule them all and in the mechanics, bind them.
Sometimes there are so many people active in the rulebook link that gets frozen, one solution is to use the link in incognito mode, another one is logging out (if you already logged in). https://adobe.ly/3yq5ZE5
This is the Rulebook, all in one file, with all the feedback (750+ comments processed) up to this date incorporated. There is still some language to clean up, but we are making no further changes to the rules at this point, except if there is some blatant error or inconsistency issue. We still hope that some of you can have a quick look through it to see if can find any of those elusive typos or discrepancies we have been blind to.
We also have gone through all the mechanics again since the last iteration, streamlining some aspects, and taking out some unnecessary, unused, or marginal rules, for a better gameplay experience.
📙 The Solo Rules 📙
We are working on the Solo Rulebook at the moment, and we have had some incredible help from community members Christophe Correia and Marc Piolle in testing those bots over and over, and making suggestions for refining or adjusting them. This work is also a much easier task now that we have the Rosetta Stone of the complete Main Rulebook to go by. Here is proof:
The Discord server should be the place to be if you want to chip in with quick and daily suggestions and questions.
🏪 The Webshop 🏪 – https://www.aegirgames.com/shop/
We have re-opened the Web Shop for pre-orders, with two conditions.
- 📑 First, there are just going to be 50 copies available from our Web Shop of the Deluxe Edition of Europa Universalis: The Price of Power. First come, first served.
- 📑 Second, since we are based outside the EU, we need to register the company for VAT purposes in an EU country before we can start selling and shipping from within the EU; and this is something that will not happen until next year. This means that all orders from our webshop made from now on, and until further notice, are under this disclaimer:
At the moment (effective from the 1st of July 2021), all new orders made from our Web Shop will be fulfilled from outside of the EU, and will be subject to the new VAT laws – this means:
Duties and Taxes:
Import duties, taxes, and brokerage fees are not included in the product price or shipping and handling cost. These charges are the buyer’s responsibility as we are only charging the transportation fee for your order. You may check with your country’s customs office to determine if there will be additional costs.
Regulations and Restrictions:
The buyer is responsible for obtaining information regarding their country’s laws, regulations, and restrictions that may apply when purchasing our products. By placing an international order (shipping outside of Norway) the buyer is responsible for abiding by their country’s laws, regulations, and restrictions. If the product is seized and destroyed by customs, we will NOT be responsible for the losses, product, or shipping refunds.
If you are looking for shops fulfilling orders from within the EU, go here.
(Important: This issue does not apply to orders placed prior to July 1st, 2021 in the Webshop, or through Kickstarter and Gamefound)
Additionally, if you are in the US, The Game Steward has a very good all-in offer with free shipping and I have been told that they have superb customer service. The beauty of retailers!
⛵ The Gemstone of the Netherlands ⛵
Jarige (the gemstone himself) and friends are organizing and recording gameplay on TTS with the new rules to showcase some of the new changes and offer some frenetic Diplo-military moves, for our entertainment. IN ENGLISH this time! (he also has dutch content)
First Episode: Defending the HRE
🇼 Wargamer.com 🇼
A little while ago we were approached by Wargamer.com about an interview. It was initially intended to be more closely tied to the game’s release, but they really wanted to go through with it now, even at this stage, and the result was these four articles about the game, which is a fresh view, and we liked it a lot.
It is possible, the tools are in the box, and the sandbox lets you:
Right in the spot where we wanted to be:
This is what we are aiming for for the retail release. We will of course make sure that we fulfill Kickstarter orders first. Wait for an official statement from us regarding the timeline.
Rest assured, we are only working on finishing the core game at the moment. But we were asked about what the future holds, and of course, we have some ideas for potential expansions (suggestions are already coming in from community members as well). We are, after all, creative people, and there are quite a few ideas that weren’t within the scope of, or there simply was no space for in, the core game. Do not be misled by juicy headlines.
🎄🎄 Happy Holidays, Newton’s Birthday, and Saturnalia (among many other festivities) to you all 🎄🎄
Eivind & Víctor at Aegir Games