JT Smith and The Game Crafter featured on Funding The Dream Podcast

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Richard Bliss has a popular podcast about Kickstarter called Funding The Dream. Our very own CEO and Chief Maker, JT Smith, was the featured guest on Episode 229 and talked about The Game Crafter’s print on demand board game service, bulk orders, and offering Kickstarter fulfillment.

Listen to the full podcast at:

http://www.buzzsprout.com/4646/197426-ep-229-running-your-kickstarter-with-the-game-crafter

We’re pleased to announce the availability of our new selection of herbs in each of our standard 8 colors. This was made possible by Scarborough Fair being included in The Captain is Dead Kickstarter.

Nightlight - Final Week on Kickstarter!

Last chance to join the fight as a stuffed animal hero!

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Defend the child and the nightlight against the nightmare! 

Nightlight, a unique card game featuring stuffed animal heroes facing down childhood nightmares, is entering its final week in its Kickstarter campaign. Funded within 4 days of launching, Nightlight has been rewarding increased funding with exciting stretch goals and fan-chosen additions to the game! 

Nightlight is a cooperative tabletop card game for up to four players. As a stuffed animal in a child’s collection of toys, you must defend the nightlight from terrible creatures that are trying to snuff it out. Arm yourself with your unique deck of skill cards and the weapons you salvage from the toy chest to fight back the creepy-crawlies and unknown shapes threatening the dream that gave you strength. Survive three rounds, and you win! 

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Nightlight is the first project of BNKB Games. We’re group of friends who came together to create fun and exciting games for all ages. With over 300% of Nightlight’s goal raised so far, we’re utilizing our stretch goals to maximize player experience. Unlocked stretch goals include a downloadable coloring book for all pledge levels, a Kickstarter exclusive character, and fancy wooden heart tokens.

Along with pledge levels that allow players to create their own unique character or nightmares, we want to offer our backers a chance to determine what new weapons and toy chest items will be throughout the stretch goals. We’ve already added one item based on backer feedback; join the conversation as a backer and your suggestion could be the next addition to the Nightlight game! 

Our newest stretch goal will be to create unique art work for the Character Skill Deck, allowing the players to become more fully immersed in the world of Nightlight

Defend the Nightlight Today on Kickstarter!

Nightlight has a variety of pledges ranging from $5 to $250 and more. With several international shipping options, an artwork booklet, customizable characters, and a Print-and-Play downloadable pledge level, Nightlight has something for everyone who wants to help defend against the Nightmare! 

For more info, or to join the Nightlight Campaign, check out the Kickstarter. Spread the word, and like on Facebook, follow on Tumblr, and see the page on BoardGameGeek. Keep the Nightlight burning!

Note: This article is being promoted on TGC News because the designer is participating in The Game Crafter’s Crowd Funding Promotion. If you would like to be promoted by The Game Crafter then read the details here.

Summoner’s Grimoire has 1 week left on Kickstarter!

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It’s the last week for the Summoner’s Grimoire Kickstarter! Get your boardgaming and Lovecraft fix in one of three different game modes! The first mode is Basic, where players Roll to Move, and is lightning-quick and merciless. The Advanced mode introduces Incantation cards, Patrons, and direct combat. The Holy War mode has players hunting the planes for abominable Nephilim.

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All three modes are included in the game, which is packed with hand-painted art, arcane sigils, and iconic mythology. The monstrous Patrons include Legion, Baphomet, Cthulhu, and Yog-Sothoth. The powerful Incantation cards include the Necronomicon, the Philosophers’ Stone, and the Malleus Maleficarum.

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Summoner’s Grimoire has reached its first two Stretch Goals, unlocking Horrors From Beyond, a Lovecraft expansion, and The Holy War, an entirely new game mode. Help us reach the next two, Ars Regulis, optional cards that massively expand replayability, and The Dreamlands, an entirely new game board! Check out Summoner’s Grimoire here!

Note: This article is being promoted on TGC News because the designer is participating in The Game Crafter’s Crowd Funding Promotion. If you would like to be promoted by The Game Crafter then read the details here.

As part of The Captain is Dead Kickstarter, one of the stretch goals was to create customizable sticker pawns. We’re really pleased to be able to offer these to you now. You can now download the template for the sticker, and add the pawns to your game. Enjoy!

Voting Begins in the 5th Street Challenge

We’re pleased to report 65 entries in the 5th Street Challenge. It is now time for the community to vote on which entries are the best. They must narrow the field from 65 to only 20 semi-finalists. This is going to be a tough job, as there are some amazing looking games in here. 

Listen, listen, listen! When the publisher speaks - really listen to what he/she is saying. Then respond in a way that shows you were listening.
Jay Cormier (@bamboozlebros)
cardboardedison:

How to quickly and effectively pitch your game to a publisher

cardboardedison:

How to quickly and effectively pitch your game to a publisher

Way Of The Ninja: Capture The Shoguns Enemies! - Now on Indiegogo

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The Shogun’s enemies have escaped! As a Ninja, you are tasked to capture them back. But beware! Your rival Ninjas are on the same task!
It’s an all-out war to gain the Shogun’s favor! Can you capture more enemies than your rivals?

Way of the Ninja: Capture the Shoguns Enemies! is a card and dice game designed to be played by 1 up to 4 players of ages 12 years and above and can be played for a minimum of 30 minutes and onwards. The objective of the game is to acquire victory points by defeating as many enemies as you can and reach the end of the game by defeating all bosses hidden inside the enemies pile. At the end of the game, the player or team of players with the most number of victory points wins!

Features:

  • Easy to Setup and Track
  • Customizable Setup for Varying Difficulty of Play
  • Expandable World Through Expansions
  • Supports Single, Multiple Cooperative and Multiple Competitive and Team-Based Play
  • Easy to Play but Challenging to Beat!

Support our campaign now at Indiegogo!

Note: This article is being promoted on TGC News because the designer is participating in The Game Crafter’s Crowd Funding Promotion. If you would like to be promoted by The Game Crafter then read the details here.

Who is in the Tavern? - Now on Kickstarter!

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So your party walks into the Tavern and asks, “Who is in the Tavern?" Answer: Cards with custom illustrations, statistics and more!

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They say that a picture says a thousand words.  Why describe your tavern NPC’s by reading text off of a boring trait sheet or generator when you can have a fun FULL COLOR ILLUSTRATION of the NPC, and important tavern stats to go along with them!

Have you always wanted to have a personal character drawn by an artist? Here is your chance! Almost all of the cards will be designed with the help backer’s submissions! Cards consist of a number of very important features:

  • Full Color Illustrations drawn by Toby Allen - Ideas submitted by backers!
  • Tavern Stats - Chosen by backers using a custom point buy system. (Alcohol Tolerance, Appetite, Preach, Perform, Bar Fighting, Stealth, Gaming and Gossip)
  • Personal Traits - Profession, Personality, Family, Local Ties, Income Level, Possible Connections, all chosen by backers!
  • Why is this Person in the Tavern? - Six different reasons for why the person is in the tavern, all chosen by backers!  Just roll a die!

Here’s an example of one that the project artist, Toby Allen, created using this short description:

"Human Rogue: Male, Brown hair, brown eyes, Goatee, Black scale armor, black velvet hat with a blood red feather in it, large black coat that extends to the ground.  Overall very fancy looking, but no visible weapons)"

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Visit the Who is in the Tavern? Kickstarter Page to bring your Tavern to life!

Note: This article is being promoted on TGC News because the designer is participating in The Game Crafter’s Crowd Funding Promotion. If you would like to be promoted by The Game Crafter then read the details here.

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You may not have heard, but we’re bringing the country’s best board game design convention to Madison! Protospiel Madison 2014 will be October 24-26th. We’ve already sold over 30% of our available tickets in just the first three weeks they’ve been on sale. And the ticket sales are increasing, so get yours today, before they are all gone.

Sovereignty of Dust - Final Week on Kickstarter!

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Sovereignty of Dust is a social card & dice game with “Take that!” style of play, set in a post-apocalyptic future. Players choose one of five factions representing the remnants of humanity and fight for the control of the ruins of what used to be a grand, gleaming metropolis now known only as “Dust.”

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Featuring a sandbox day/night system and both free-for-all and team based play. Capture your enemies, meet trade caravans and vicious gun runners, collect useful items and resources in the wasteland, gather intel on your opponents and undertake missions to carve your place in a crumbling world.

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Check out the Kickstarter project page for more information, artwork, gameplay videos, and updates. Your pledges can help make another indie game designer’s dream a reality!

Note: This article is being promoted on TGC News because the designer is participating in The Game Crafter’s Crowd Funding Promotion. If you would like to be promoted by The Game Crafter then read the details here.

Say hello to the Small Square Card. It measures 2.5” x 2.5”. Our fans have been asking for a smaller square card for quite some time, and we’re pleased to be able to offer this to you now. Enjoy!

Say hello to the Small Square Card. It measures 2.5” x 2.5”. Our fans have been asking for a smaller square card for quite some time, and we’re pleased to be able to offer this to you now. Enjoy!