Yeah, as @baronwr says–no real KS exclusives, unlike your standard CMON plasticfest. The bulk of the box (which is upwards of 20 lbs, they say!) is the same for backers and “retail” (which I put in quotes because it looks like a good portion of anything that was slated for retail inventory is already spoken for).
That said–backers are supposed to get a special, exclusive thank you letter from the designer (…possibly it’s in code? or it includes some sort of encoded spoiler?) And, you could only get the version of the game with cardboard standees through KS. Other boxes will all have only minis. But those are the only conceivable exclusives.
It’s really shaping up to be quite a box–kinda on par with KD:M, but without the crazy (in both amount and form) minis.
Some folks over the past week were estimating the amount of gameplay in the box. It’s scenario based, and there’s 70-some in total. Add in the party upgrade/town phases, possible unlocked extra scenarios, different character and skill combinations, and various estimates put this at 100-300 HOURS of gameplay in the box. That’s some chunk of game, there.
So I’m really looking forward to this landing on my doorstep (…just checked, and it’s still not there :sad panda:). It’s been hard for me to get time to get out and play recently (or even to check in here on the forums regularly!) and the chance to run a few solo missions of a solid tactical battler wrapped in an evolving, solid narrative would really great!
What’s really frustrating is I actually do have a small window of time to play with some friends this week, but it looks like the game won’t get here in time for that. Ah well, I’ll just have to dry my tears with the literal wall of other games I can and should be playing…#firstnerdproblems.