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:

Physical Proof and Component Blanks Arrived!
10 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!
10 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. 

Working with our printer to get to press!
11 months ago – Thu, Jul 05, 2018 at 09:32:58 PM

Hi all. Our brief update is that we are continuing to tweak the layout of the physical version, working with our designer and our printing company to fit with their specifications, and diligently checking things off. 

Things keep moving closer to hitting the printing press! 

June 12 Update
12 months ago – Tue, Jun 12, 2018 at 10:32:30 PM

Hi all. We are continuing to work to get the game into physical production. We're really happy with the box design, and are just moving around the last few bits of it. Here's a mock of what it will eventually look like:

A mock of the Companions' Tale box.
A mock of the Companions' Tale box.

We're also continuing to talk with our printer, tweaking a last few details on our quote, etc.

Once printing is under way, we'll have an updated timeline based on what they say.

May 15 Update: Print and Play Is Live!
about 1 year ago – Wed, May 16, 2018 at 06:31:39 AM

The Companions' Tale Print and Play PDF is available! You should be getting an email from Backerkit with download information within the next 24 hours. If you purchased any add-ons, or joined in the pre-order phase, those charges will be happening as well. (If you're having trouble with the email, contact us and we'll sort it out.)

We are so glad to finally show you what Companions' Tale has become. Take a look!

We are continuing to work to get the printed game into production. We'll have an update on the 24th about its progress.