Major Update! 666% = $100k funded?!?

Major Update! 666% = $100k funded?!?

by Jun Yu Phang February 27, 2019 3 Comments

Cue organ music with tritones, min maj7th chords and demonic minor scales (you won't regret clicking but please come back to the update after you've had a good laugh)

Coin-C-dence? I think NOT!


Detailed update ahead! Summary:

  • Shipping discounts for additional units confirmed
  • Cards and Boxes are getting upgrades
  • Jacob Collier mode developments (lol)

My loyal update readers! Seeing as we're all musicians here and this update is a little long (BUT VERY VERY AWESOME), I would like to make a request of you: please press play on the soundcloud link below to enjoy maximum update immersion (it'll be the most epic kickstarter update reading of all time.):

We did it! We hit S$100k! As Joo said when we showed him Lord of the Chords, "THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE"

Who knew there would be so many of you geeky punny people who love a little music theory?!
Who knew there would be so many of you geeky punny people who love a little music theory?!

In fact, we will be past a whopping 700% funded by the time you guys read this! (You folks are pledging way faster than I can churn out these updates 'cause I put in way too much effort to make these entertaining to read. Tell me, do you actually enjoy these?? Do you???-) To celebrate, we have a few note-worthy announcements to make! The Lord of the Chords brings major news:

1) Shipping for your 2nd unit onwards will cost less!

How much less? About $5 USD less than the usual shipping give or take $2, depending on your region. For example, if you're in the USA (U-S-A! U-S-A!) and pledge for 3 Major Packages, as opposed to shipping costing $12 + $12 + $12 = $36 USD, it will now cost only $12 USD + $7 USD + $7 USD =$26 USD.

Essentially, shipping for your second and third units and so forth will cost only cost $7 each, instead of $12 each.

Different regions have different discounts for additional copies because... well because geography and volumes and stuff.

Once again, just in case, we've over-estimated shipping costs for now, until we can promise lower rates than these. To the best of our knowledge, shipping rates will not be higher than these numbers :D On the other hand, they could go lower after we confirm all pledges (fingers crossed ><). Final shipping costs will all be reflected in the pledge manager survey form that will be sent out at the end of the campaign.

Check out the updated "shipping" section on our campaign page for more details on your particular region. Look out for this updated chart:

A word to the wise - The thief of joy is comparison =)
A word to the wise - The thief of joy is comparison =)

2) PAGANANI?! (yes we will run this joke into the ground) Product imProvement Points

Taking in all of your feedback, we are looking to:

  •  Slightly increase the box's size so that you can ergonomically lift our delicious cards out of the box, while also fitting sleeved cards in.
  • We are also looking into designing some form of gametrayzzz (sorry, can't resist the Z's) for the interior of the box to neatly contain both the base game and the Who Let The Chords Out?! Extension Packs that will be in the Major/Augmented Packages.
  •  Linen Finishes on all cards are now guaranteed! That means that the cards will be more durable, and handle and feel better. Hooray! Do a dance! A durable dance! (It's late don't judge)

3) GIMME' THE GUSTAV! Game Development Gustav (Mahler)

We thought of some more composer puns that we'll try to fit into the game elegantly (Pachelbel's CANNON, Paganinja- OKNOMORESPOILERS) but prepare your bodies for even cooler developments in 3... 2... 1:

Inspired by many of your Facebook comments and the like, we experimented with more music theory-infused game mechanic ideas today! IT WAS SO FUN. AND DIFFICULT. LIKE, SO-DIFFICULT-OUR-BRAINS-MELTED-SO-WE-WENT-FOR-THAI-FOOD-AND-ICE-CREAM-(MHMMMM)-KIND-OF-DIFFICULT.

ok i will Bach Orff now
ok i will Bach Orff now

Just like how us musicians choose specific chord extensions to play, based on the specific emotional affect we want to invoke in our audiences, we played around with the idea to let you choose to add chord extensions to completed chords to invoke specific buffs/power-ups!

it gets better
it gets better

For example, by adding 8ves, 9ths, 11ths, #11ths, 13ths or #13ths (whichever ones are in key) to your diatonic triads, you get to protect your chords from getting stolen, draw extra note cards every turn, draw extra action cards every turn, get extra moves every turn or get free accidental tokens every turn, respectively! It was such a thrill to make huge chords to get multiple benefits, especially when the risk (of getting your stacked chord "chop-in"ed/stolen) rises in tandem with the rewards.

Just like how chord extensions add a whole new dimension to music, these chord extension mechanics added a whole new dimension to Lord of the Chords that we didn't think was possible given how fun it already was. It was actually so much fun that we are literally excited FOR YOU to get to play this when we finalise everything! 

We will do a redesign of most, if not all the cards to standardise style, explanation copy, and symbols to visually communicate etc, after the campaign ends. So things are only going to get BETTER!)

Tell us what you guys think in the comments section below! (Is this youtube?? Remember to like, subscribe, and follow us on everything! Kidding. Go practice .

I find myself devising more crazy strategies to try out again tomorrow against Jun Yu and Keith, LOL. Hopefully they don't read this. My plan is to build a root chord with 7th, 9th and 11th extensions e.g. CEGBDF to get 3 buffs, then use the Harp's instrument power to remove B, D and F to complete my final chord without using any moves, HEHEHE
I find myself devising more crazy strategies to try out again tomorrow against Jun Yu and Keith, LOL. Hopefully they don't read this. My plan is to build a root chord with 7th, 9th and 11th extensions e.g. CEGBDF to get 3 buffs, then use the Harp's instrument power to remove B, D and F to complete my final chord without using any moves, HEHEHE

Because we don't want to overwhelm the casual musician portion of our player base (who am I kidding, you're all hardcore), these gameplay mechanics will only be in the Major and Augmented Packages, in the (Who Let The Chords Out?!) Modulation/Advanced Jazz Chords Extension Packs.

We want to thank you for your amazing, amazing support, by doing our absolute best - to truly deliver:

The Geekiest, Punniest, Most Secretly Educational Music Theory Card Game.

May you all be Satie-sfied customers ;D

Lots of Love (we legit love you),

Jon, Jun Yu and Keith




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