One Week Left to Behead your Friends!
"Off with his head!"
The Council of Blackthorn Kickstarter enters its final week. There are almost 240 backers and about $19,000 pledged so far. Based on the fact that Kickstarters... Read more
Council of Blackthorn now on Kickstarter
Council of Blackthorn is now available on Kickstarter. Here is the link:
Council of Blackthorn
Council of Blackthorn is a board game for 2-6 players that plays in 45-90 minutes.... Read more
Council of Blackthorn coming to Kickstarter
First, I wanted to thank all of you again for your support on Noble Treachery. Over two years ago all of you helped me turn one of my dreams into... Read more
Off to Gen Con
For those of you who are going to Gen Con, please stop by and say Hi ! I would love to meet you. Great Northern Games is in booth 2834.... Read more
Games Have Been Shipped!
Spent 14 hours over the last 3 days at the Post Office.
All of the games have been shipped. Thanks everyone for all of your support. It's been a crazy... Read more
Games are Packed...
Games are packed. My game night friends and my wife became a packing crew last night. We packed 200+ boxes and 350+ games! I won't be able to park in... Read more
Games Have Arrived - Need BoardGameGeek Ratings Please
The games have arrived at my house today at 1:00 PM. I have started packing them out and have started to ship! I have a packing party planned for tomorrow... Read more
Games Shipping to My House Tomorrow
Hi everyone. The games have been delivered to my fulfillment company's warehouse in Indiana.
They will ship out the Kickstarter portion of the games tomorrow to my home in Minneapolis... Read more
Shipment in Port
Shipment has arrived in port in L.A. This is the last e-mail from the shipper that I received on Sep-26 (8 days ago):
"Ocean freight Shipment confirmed discharged off the... Read more
Mass Pro Update
Hi everyone, just a quick update. I was contacted by Panda today.
They have informed me that the games will be assembled, packed and sent to port on Aug 30.... Read more
First Mass Production Copy Approved
First MPC arrived last Friday. Looks great. I approved the assembly of the rest of the production run.
Panda did a great job. The materials and quality are excellent. If... Read more
Mass Production Phase
Hi everyone....quick update.
Panda has begun mass production. We are trying to get the first run copy air shipped to me prior to Gencon (Aug 14-17).
I am currently initializing... Read more
I received the prototype last week. I reviewed all of the contact sheets for color and verified all of the text (cards, box top, box bottom, insert, rule book, counters).... Read more
Art Files Complete!
I got word on Wednesday night from Panda that the art files were approved.
The digital proofs were sent to me that night. I reviewed all tokens, 80... Read more
Dice Samples Approved
I received and approved the dice samples from Panda today. I'm very happy with both the colors and the weight.
We are getting toward the end of the pre production schedule timeline which was originally set at 30-45 days.
There are some die cut line issues with the... Read more
Pre Press Continues
Hi everyone, it's been a couple of weeks since my last update. My updates have two purposes: 1. Status update for backers and 2. Give insights to those who have... Read more
Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD)
All of the artwork was finally completed: Rev7 of the rules, rev9 of the Cards, rev7 of the Tokens and rev8 of the... Read more
Onward and Upward...
Graphic Art Update:The changes to rev 6 of the rulebook were completed. I proof read all 20 pages of rev 7 (which include an almanac of all the cards).... Read more
Artwork:I have finally commissioned all of the final artwork! 43 illustrations! To think 3 years ago I had no idea how to commission artwork. As I posted earlier, I... Read more
Lots of Stuff going on!
A lot of progress since the last update:
Artwork:I have 32 illustrations completed and sent to MCAD out of the 35 uncommon cards. One of my artists had a... Read more
Final Uncommon Card Set
Happy New Year! There was a lot of activity over the holidays. I had two weeks off from my day job and could dedicate myself full time to getting the... Read more
We funded! Thanks everyone for your support! It's been a wild journey!
The heavy lifting continues:
1. I met with the Minneapolis College of Art and Design this week. Completed... Read more
New Stretch Goal Levels
I've set new stretch goal levels.I would love to see both of these achieved!
4 days 19 hours remaining.
$10,500 Level- All backers will receive an enhanced alliance token... Read more
We are 100% funded with 5 days remaining. Thanks everyone for your support! It's a great milestone in a 3 1/2 year journey to date.
The day after tomorrow, I... Read more
90% Funded !
We came into the week at $6,000 and we've reached $9,000 (90% funded!). There's still 10 days left. We have 168 backers. We still need another 25 to... Read more
Important News for Backers - Please read!
Happy Thanksgiving and Black Friday to all in the U.S.!
Great News for Backers!The play demos and tests of the new uncommon cards are going so well that I... Read more
Half Way! New Art and Demo
We passed the 50% funded milestone this week! We are currently at 53% funded with 120 backers. Thanks everyone for spreading the word.
Renowned artist Randy... Read more
100 Backers and New Art!
We passed the 100 Backers milestone! 48% funded. Thanks everyone. Please continue to spread the word! : )
Charles Urbach Signs on to add 5 New Illustrations
Famous... Read more
Demos This Week
I have had several requests to post some of the latest demos. Here are three from the last week. I have other updates as well that I will post later... Read more
New Artwork and Card Cameo
Alex Stone has submitted his second set of uncommon expansion cards: Captain of the Guard and War Troll (check them out in the body of the kickstarter).
Card Cameo... Read more
New Artwork and Demo
We are testing the new uncommon cards and art work has started on four proposed new cards. See the "Assassin" and "the Crown" new card illustration sketches in... Read more
I just got back from watching Thor. I am normally pretty hard on Sci-Fi/fantasy writers. I think there is a lot of bad writing out there these days.
I have... Read more