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:

September 29 Update
3 months ago – Sun, Sep 30, 2018 at 12:37:39 AM

Hi all! Brief update - we are still waiting to hear about printing being complete and ready to ship to our distributors. We've been communicating with the printer and expect an update soon. If you missed our last update, check it out - it reveals the physical assembled proof, which is what you'll be getting if you ordered the physical copy.

September 14 Update: Assembled Physical Proof is Here!
3 months ago – Fri, Sep 14, 2018 at 09:29:18 PM

Laura holding the physical proof of the game
Laura holding the physical proof of the game

We've just gotten the assembled physical proof, and it looks great! We had a previous update with the physical proof of the printing and layout quality. This proof shows it all assembled into its final form. The rest of the production will begin soon.

Check out the unboxing below. (The cameraman could barely contain his enthusiasm.)

In the meanwhile, remember to pick up your PDFs that you should have access to.

The next steps:

  • It'll be about another 10 days before production is complete.
  • After that, we'll ship from our printer in Shanghai, to our fulfillment partner in the US. 
  • The fulfillment partner ships the physical game to you, our backers.

August 23 Update
4 months ago – Thu, Aug 23, 2018 at 07:38:25 PM

Hi all! This week's update is short - we are still waiting on everything we mentioned in last week's update. Check out that post if you didn't see it previously! Specifically, we are in the middle of waiting for our assembled physical sample from our printer.

To recap the next steps:

  • We'll receive our assembled physical sample in roughly 9 days.
  • After approving the sample, It'll be another 10 days before production is complete.
  • After that, we'll ship from our printer in Shanghai, to our fulfillment partner in the US.
  • The fulfillment partner ships the physical game to you, our backers. (Our fulfillment partner has handled Kickstarters like this before.)

Physical Proof and Component Blanks Arrived!
4 months ago – Thu, Aug 09, 2018 at 10:05:10 PM

Hi Backers! 

Our physical proof and component blanks have arrived from our printer. We've reviewed the proof and approved it for print.

Next Steps:

  • We'll receive our assembled physical sample in roughly 25 days. 
  •  After approving the sample, It'll be another 10 days before production is complete. 
  • After that, we'll ship from our printer in Shanghai, to our fulfillment partner in the US.
  • The fulfillment partner ships the physical game to you, our backers. 

I've reviewed the proofs and they are fantastic. Here's the proofs below:

 The cards arrived on a huge roll of glossy paper. It was incredible to see the textures up close.

 I reviewed the print order for the booklet as well as the print quality.

 Reviewing the box art, I was pleased at the depth of color and how all of the details appeared.

Here's the full unboxing video. We were able to approve the proofs and are looking forward to receiving the assembled print sample. 

Digital-Proof Accepted!
5 months ago – Mon, Jul 30, 2018 at 09:37:56 PM

An image from our Digital Proof.
An image from our Digital Proof.

After working closely with our layout designer and our printer, the files have been accepted and we have received an electronic proof. 

We have reviewed the proof, did a trial print and approved them. 

Next steps: Our printer will send us a physical print of the game for review. I will have an unboxing post when it arrives.