Dice Hate Me Games

Issue #17: Loading Up!

Alright, Dice Hate Me Games fans, it's just about time to load up and put the hammer down! That's right, The Great Heartland Hauling Co. is all tuned up and ready to head to Kickstarter very soon!

At left you'll see some exclusive sneak peaks at some of the awesome new card art for The Great Heartland Hauling Co. At the bottom left, you'll find one of the Lade cards for soy beans. These are cards you'll need to load that precious cargo onto your trailer and also what you'll need to unload them when you reach your destination. For each card in hand and each cube you have in the back of your truck when you reach that location, you'll earn valuable cash to keep your haul alive. At bottom right, you'll see an example of a Gas card. These are used in various combinations (up to value 3) to move your truck along the highways and biways of the Midwest. And, at top, you'll see one of the many Location cards that make up the variable game board. Each card indicates the Native Good you can pick up there (for one Lade card each), as well as the goods that are in demand at that spot.

We're super excited to show you more about The Great Heartland Hauling Co. - and it won't be long until you can learn more, and help us get this great game funded. We'll have an interview with the designer, Jason Kotarski, on the next State of Games. And the Kickstarter campaign for this fantastic game goes live next Tuesday, July 31 at 11:59 P.M EDT. So mark your calendars and get on the CB to tell all your good buddies!

Potholes Happen!

In our last newsletter we shared the exciting news of the upcoming Kickstarter campaign for Soapbox Derby. Our excitement for our fast and furious card game has not waned, but we've recently had to put on the brakes. Why? Well, from time to time, companies hit a pothole or two on their road to development and Dice Hate Me Games is no exception. We recently learned of a copyright issue with the game name and we're doing our best to work through it. Not to worry - we'll keep you all up to date as we reconcile this issue, and never fear, this wonderful game will be heading your way before you know it!

WBC Bound?

That's right, Dice Hate Me Games will be at the World Boardgaming Championships again this year, and we'll have demo copies of The Great Heartland Hauling Co., VivaJava, Compounded and Take the Bait with us for anyone interested in checking those out. We'll also have the VivaJava "Coffee to Go" rewards with us for anyone who added that to their pledge levels during the Kickstarter campaign. If you're going to be at the WBC and would like to pick that up instead of having it shipped to you, check out this update and get in touch with Cherilyn!
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