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Cartogrophers: A Roll Player Tale - A Fantasy Map-Making Game - Preorders LIVE (Includes free MINI-EXPANSION)

Posted by Keith Matejka (Creator)
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Hey Roll Player fans,

I wanted to give a quick head's up that my next game in the Roll Player universe is coming out this summer, and I'm taking preorders on my website.  It's a stand-alone title called Cartographers: A Roll Player Tale.  It plays any number of players, and takes 30-45 mins to play.

This is the first title I've done outside of Kickstarter, so it's a bit of an experiment for me. I'd love it if you take a second to check it out. 

 CARTOGRAPHERS: A ROLL PLAYER TALE

Cartographers: A Roll Player Tale - Releasing Aug of 2019. Now taking Preorders
Cartographers: A Roll Player Tale - Releasing Aug of 2019. Now taking Preorders

Queen Gimnax has ordered the reclamation of the northern lands. As a cartographer in her service, you are sent to map this territory, claiming it for the Kingdom of Nalos. Through official edicts, the queen announces which lands she prizes most, and you will increase your reputation by meeting her demands. But you are not alone in this wilderness. The Dragul contest your claims with their outposts, so you must draw your lines carefully to reduce their influence. Reclaim the greatest share of the queen’s desired lands and you will be declared the greatest cartographer in the kingdom.

In Cartographers, players compete to earn the most reputation stars by the time four seasons have passed. Each season, players draw on their map sheets and earn reputation by carrying out the queen's edicts before the season is over. The player with the most reputation stars at the end of winter wins!

 Read the full rulebook here to find out more.

The target release date is August 2019. 

There are options for shipped copies, or for free pickup at Gen Con 2019 at the Thunderworks booth. That being said, this title will make it's way to the standard distribution channel worldwide upon release.

Game in-play
Game in-play

BONUS

If you preorder from the Thunderworks website, you will also receive a cool mini-expansion (1 rule card+8 Skill cards) for Cartographers called the Skill Expansion.

Skills Mini-Expansion for Cartographers
Skills Mini-Expansion for Cartographers

Anyway, I hope you're all doing well. As always, if you have any questions feel free to reach out. Also, keep an eye out for the latest expansion for Roll Player later this year!

The second Roll Player expansion - Fiends & Familiars. Coming to KS May of 2019.
The second Roll Player expansion - Fiends & Familiars. Coming to KS May of 2019.

Till next time.

Keith

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    1. Keith Matejka 7-time creator
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      @Greg, Cartographers is being printed now and will release August. Assuming all goes according to plan, RPFF will go to print this summer after the KS and ship to backers in Feb/March 2020. If you're interested in Cartographers, it probably makes more sense to just pick it up at your local retailers in Aug/Sept without paying VAT or shipping charges, TBH.

    2. Greg Phillips
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      Is there any chance you could consider adding a pre order of Cartographers as an Add On to the Roll Player campaign? That would allow international backers to save on shipping.

    3. Wesley Swipes
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      Annnnnnd Ordered...

    4. Keith Matejka 7-time creator
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      Jonas, correct. This is not Adventures. Adventures will be on Kickstarter either late fall or winter and is a much larger title. Cartographers is a smaller flip and write game where players are making fantasy maps.

    5. Jonas Gabrielson
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      Just to clarify: this is not the same as the "Roll Player Adventures" game, right?

    6. Steven Crane
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      A pity. As expected putting in my UK address for cartographers adds a further $22.80, plus I'll assume customs charges. I guess I'll be waiting for it to hit retail and get the mini expansion from BGG