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:

This Weekend: Sweet Potato Press at Big Bad Con
about 1 year ago – Tue, Oct 10, 2017 at 05:22:37 PM

This weekend, Sweet Potato Press will be guests at Big Bad Con in Walnut Creek, CA! Come by if you're in the area. We will be running some sessions of Companions' Tale (hopefully the 8-player Diaspora variant!) and Love Commander.

Pre-Orders are open to the public!
about 1 year ago – Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 05:58:29 PM

A quick update: We are now taking Pre-Orders for Companions' Tale via BackerKit. Click this link, or the button at the top of the Kickstarter. If you had any friends who missed out on the Kickstarter, let them know!

Thank you for your support.


The Kickstarter has ended! But this tale is not over...
over 1 year ago – Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 05:27:06 PM

With 944 backers (one in the last 60 seconds!), the Companions’ Tale Kickstarter has come to a close. All our stretch goals have been unlocked, and we are ready to finish this game and get it in our players’ hands.

We are so grateful to our backers who have had faith in our project and helped it come to fruition. Your support has given us a real creative boost and we will take that with us in the months to come.

Here’s what’s next for us:

If you’re an upper-tier backer, we’ll be in touch soon! We want to get started quickly about creating custom content and integrating it into the game.

Beyond that, we’re continuing with our production plan. We’ll set up Backerkit shortly to handle post-Kickstarter upgrades and multiple orders.

We’ll continue to post updates here and share our progress. We also encourage you to subscribe to our mailing list to hear about other Sweet Potato Projects!

We’ll talk to you all soon!

Final Hours… (And Backerkit)
over 1 year ago – Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 12:43:06 PM

Thank you all for joining us. It looks like our final stretch goal is in reach, and Creation Myth will be part of the game! This has been an amazing journey.

I wanted to mention that we’ve partnered with Backerkit to handle post-Kickstarter logistics and multiple orders, which many of you have expressed interest in! We’re finalizing those details, so expect more on that soon.

Last day! And “Creation Myth” Variant Revealed…
over 1 year ago – Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 05:56:29 AM

We’re down to the last day of the Kickstarter! Hello to our newest backers, and thanks to everyone for their support. We’re close to the finish line for this Kickstarter, and the funding will allow us to finish this game and bring it to you all.

Our upper tiers sold out rather quickly, but since the highest tier is still available, we wanted to mention it one final time. For $300, your can become a Companion, and we’ll use your likeness for the art on one of the Face cards. It is a great way to make your mark on Companions’ Tale! (We will also be working with you to create a custom content for the game.)

Finally: We’ve broken $25k! So we are going to reveal our final stretch goal…

New Variant: Creation Myth

In our next variant, we’ll explore the creation myth of a people - and the creation of that myth.

We’ll follow the tale of a Hero and the Companions, but also watch how their legacy grows far beyond them. You’ll be telling the stories of human, fallible people, but you’ll also be stitching together the epic legends that replace them and change the world. We draw from the civilization-spanning scope of Babylon 5, and the self-aware myth-making we see in Hamilton.

Are your characters remembered as the demigods that created the land, or the exemplars of your civilization, or the founders of your nation? And how did that happen?