Companions’ Tale—an epic game of map-making & storytelling

Created by Laura Simpson

Companions’ Tale is a map-making storytelling game about an epic hero—from the point of view of the hero’s companions.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Jan 14 Update - Happy 2019! & Store Update
4 months ago – Mon, Jan 14, 2019 at 08:06:21 PM

Sorry we haven't been posting much since we announced shipments. Laura has been ill for a few weeks, so that slowed us down. Even so, it has been so exciting seeing the comments and pictures from people who've gotten their copies! We're really happy it's out in the world, and can't wait to hear about your games.

If you've reached out to us about missing copies or anything else, we have caught up to messages as of tonight - kindly send us another email ( if you haven't gotten a response. It is our priority to make sure all our backers get their shipments!

You're also welcome to email us with any rules questions! We're happy to help people get their games started.

Store Update

We plan on making the game available for sale at Indie Press Revolution around January 25. This is a bit earlier than we said, but our distributor believes most packages have been delivered, and we want to make the game available to others.

Update Schedule

We will be posting on a less firm schedule at this point, but we will still be checking in a few more times on this project. We will also soon create some other ways of staying in touch - an updated website and a mailing list, for example.

Dec 27 Update: Games are shipped! Check your mailboxes
5 months ago – Thu, Dec 27, 2018 at 11:25:20 PM

Hi Backers! 

The physical copy of the game has been shipped! Thank you everyone for your patience and support. 

Some backers have already reported getting their games! If you're still waiting for yours: the last of our shipments went out on December 26.

Some important Shipping information:

For our US based Backers: By January 16th, you should have received your game.

International Backers: By January 23th, you should have received your game.

If you haven't received your game by these dates, contact us! 

Email is the best way to reach us:

Rules Questions and Map Photos:

If you have any questions about rules, don't hesitate to reach out to us and we'd love to see photos of your maps! 

Future Sales:

We plan to make our game publically available for purchase at Indie Press Revolution in early February.

Thank you everyone! 

REMINDER: Backerkit Address Lockdown and Pre-order Lockdown
5 months ago – Tue, Dec 11, 2018 at 01:12:28 AM

Hi backers! 

We're locking down addresses and pre-orders Tuesday night at 10pm EST. You'll receive one last prompt from Backerkit at your registered email. 

Please check on your backerkit survey to make sure the addresses that you have are correct and will be correct through January.

Check your Address here: 

If you're having problems related to your email or with backerkit, contact us:

We're planning on shipping as soon as the games reach our distributor. 

Thank you everyone for checking your addresses! We look forward to sending you the physical games.

December 3 Update: Address Lockdown Soon
6 months ago – Mon, Dec 03, 2018 at 08:50:30 PM

Address Lockdown

We will lock down addresses next Monday the 10th. Please use your Backerkit link to update your address. You will also see a final notice once we hit the button in Backerkit.

You can access the BackerKit site to get another link to your backer survey:

If you have any last-minute issues, the best contact for us is

Last Call For Surveys

There are a handful of backers who haven't responded to surveys. We'll attempt to email you directly before lockdown.

Reminder About Digital Rewards

Digital rewards were sent out in May via Backerkit. If you didn't receive yours, and you can't find a Backerkit email, contact us at


The game is stateside, and pending final transport to our fulfillment partner. With the fulfillment partner we'll make a final quality check to make sure it's ready to ship. Then, we'll lock down addresses and begin shipping the physical game to all of our backers.

November 9 Update
7 months ago – Fri, Nov 09, 2018 at 07:38:37 PM

Our printed game is complete and ready to ship. We're waiting for confirmation that the ship has left port, but that should happen shortly.

Our games are in boxes, ready to ship.
Our games are in boxes, ready to ship.

The next steps: the shipment will make its way to the fulfillment partner in the US, and from there they will begin to be mailed to our backers. We'll update once the shipment has arrived with our fulfillment partner.