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

Created by Laura Simpson

Companions’ Tale—an epic game of map-making & storytelling
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944 backers pledged $31,921.00 on Kickstarter

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

Raised in Kickstarter
$31,921.00 / 944 backers
Raised in BackerKit
$1,475.00 / 947 backers

Latest Updates from Our Project:

February 23 Update
4 months ago – Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 10:38:31 AM

Hi all. Our update this week is short, but we wanted to check in. We're still working on the same action items. The new box art continues to move forward. One factor is that we've needed to bring on a new layout person to get the layout tasks done (and these are the last tasks before the Print-and-Play is available). To clarify a question: we *will* release the Print-and-Play version once its tasks are done (rather than waiting for the publication version to be ready).

To recap our action items:

Requirements for release of Print-and-Play PDF:

  • Printable Layout (for cards): in progress.
  • Rules Layout: in progress.

Requirements to begin production of physical version:

  • New Box Art: in progress.
  • Box Design: on hold, pending the new Box Art.

February 8 Update
4 months ago – Thu, Feb 08, 2018 at 11:23:16 PM

Hi all! Firstly, from this point onward we are going to make our regular updates public. Previously they were visible to Kickstarter backers only, but we thought the public updates would be more convenient for Backerkit pre-orderers, as well. Our updates are about every two weeks, even if we don't have much new to update.

To recap our current estimates: We don't have an updated ETA yet because we want the next date we provide to encompass a timeframe for the print version. We are very close to finishing the print-and-play version, and have been working through the last blockers to release that to everyone.

Requirements for release Print-and-Play:

  • Editing of Variants: complete. All variants are edited, and we even got in a few more improvements to the cards and the core text.
  • Card Layout: complete. This covers the Theme, Companion and Reference cards.
  • Printable Layout: in progress. (This means laying out the cards above in a convenient format for print-and-play.)
  • Rules Layout: in progress. Continuing to iterate on this.

Requirements for going to print:

  • New Box Art: in progress. We approved some great initial sketches and color schemes.
  • Box Design: on hold, pending the new Box Art.

In the last month, we continued working through blockers. One thing that slowed us that down is that we (Dev & Laura) seem to have spent January taking turns being sick. Hopefully that will stop!

We are working to get the print-and-play out to all our backers as soon as possible.

Happy New Year - More Layout Ahead
5 months ago – Fri, Jan 26, 2018 at 05:29:11 AM

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Reviewing edits and layout updates
5 months ago – Sat, Jan 06, 2018 at 05:02:40 AM

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Book Layout and more updates!
6 months ago – Sat, Dec 09, 2017 at 08:47:37 PM

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