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:

Working with our printer to get to press!
5 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
6 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!
7 months 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.

More Progress on the Print and Play Layout + Updating Backer Emails for Delivery
8 months ago – Thu, Apr 12, 2018 at 11:08:23 PM

Tiara has made some fantastic progress on the card layout and we're reaching a point in the production where we're getting ready for distribution of the Print and Play. 

Here's an image of recent progress:

Theme Card - Courage
Theme Card - Courage
Role Card - The Companion
Role Card - The Companion

While Tiara is wrapping the Print and Play layout, I'll be reaching out via Kickstarter Messages and your Backerkit registered email address to resolve all of the backers who have not yet filled out their survey. 

Right now we're at 97% backerkit survey completion, so I'll be reaching out to the final 3% so that everyone has access to the Print and Play edition. 

As we finish the print and play distribution, I will make additional posts to make sure that everyone is notified so they may receive their print and play edition. 

March 22 Update
9 months ago – Thu, Mar 22, 2018 at 09:22:25 PM

Hey all! Here's what's new this week:

Our layout artist refreshed the card layouts to echo the style we were using, and it's looking great. It's continuing to move towards print-and-play. We are also paying attention to the final publication specs for our printer, which will hopefully make those steps easier.

Our box art is complete! It looks amazing and really expresses what we're hoping for in this game. Once it's composed into its format for the box, we'll be happy to share it.

Requirements for release of Print-and-Play PDF:

- Rules Layout: in progress.

- Printable Layout (for cards): in progress.

Requirements to begin production of physical version:

- Box Art: done!

- Publishable Layout for physical version: pending the completion of Print-and-Play.

- Box Design: pending.