Privateer Press Launches Widower’s Wood Kickstarter Campaign

By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 16th, 2016
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Widower's Wood

Privateer Press has headed to Kickstarter in order to fund their latest board game. Widower’s Wood takes players into the dark and swampy places of Western Immoren. The game is a companion to The Undercity, with the two sets being compatible. But Widower’s Wood is also a full game in and of itself. Much like Hordes is to Warmachine, the two games are separate, compatible, and equal.

The base game will come with 43 figures (plastic, and I assume already assembled, based on The Undercity), four hero character sheets, 202 cards, 202 tokens and markers, 8 dice, 16 map tiles, rulebook, villain reference sheet, and a campaign guide that has 7 adventures in it.

That is, of course, before any stretch goals might add to it.

The campaign just launched and is set to run for another 32 days.

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  • mathieu

    I had no idea Privateer Press had award-winning sculptors. Can anybody shed some light on that?

    • Bad Meat

      They are probably counting Origin Awards as a legit accolade.

      • mathieu

        It has to be something else. The last Origin Award they got was for the Storm Strider sculpted by Ben Misenar who hasn’t worked for PP in over 3 years.

  • crazytuco

    Are they still using a super-soft plastic for the minis?

    • I’m not entirely sure. I’ve not seen any specifics like that yet.

      I will say that I was very underwhelmed with the minis from Undercity. I got one out and instantly was like, “whoah… what’s up with this?” Also, my red Warjack had his arms on backwards. 😛

    • mathieu

      The official word is:
      “we have chosen an industry standard plastic for board game miniatures. We believe these are excellent quality for their use in a board game and are solid hobby miniatures […]”.

      and, later on:
      “While we won’t be changing material, we are exploring options to increase the rigidity of the figures for Widower’s Wood. That said, we believe the figures we produced for Undercity are of good quality for their use as board game figures.”

      NB: these “options” do not exist. A given plastic piece is not going to become stiffer if you don’t change the material.

      • Ghool

        Industry standard???

        Every other board game I own (and I have 300 so far in my collection, most of which contain miniatures of some kind) that has miniatures in it uses the same material that PP uses for their WM/H models – PVC, except one.

        How can they even begin to say that this plastic is ‘industry standard’ when I own one single game that uses that floppy, bendy Bones plastic?

        Unless they consider Reaper Bones to be industry standard plastic for board games, I don’t see how that statement is even close to truth.

        • mathieu

          I believe it is still PVC, except with a different plasticizer (or a different amount of the same one).

          Regardless I don’t disagree with you. PP needs to stop relying so much on the devotion of their fanbase to buy everything with a PP stamp on it.

  • bouncergriim

    they recently updated some stretch goals, the project is looking good to me.