Tessen News and the latest VRG project
There has been some great news with Tessen being named one of Rahdo's top 10 filler games! I sent Rahdo a copy quite a long time ago and thought... Read more
Domestic Deliveries, Rating Tessen, and a Carrot
Domestic Deliveries should have arrived
If you are in the U.S. and have NOT received your rewards, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will look up your tracking. ... Read more
All Tessen copies are away!
I am pleased to let you know after a lot of hard work this weekend all of your games are on the way! I dropped off the remainder... Read more
Tessen arrived at VRG HQ yesterday Feb. 20th. As you can imagine, VRG is not a large operation, BUT I was able to get a significant amount of... Read more
Tessen will hit the warehouse today
Ok well there were some delays to the truck due to weather, but it looks like the truck will deliver to our distribution partner's warehouse today. From here my partner... Read more
Remaining Surveys are available
Everyone should have their survey link now. Please fill them out at your earliest convenience.
Tessen is in port!
Somewhere on the ocean there is a vessel...
And on this vessel there are many containers...
And in one of these containers there are boxes...
And in these boxes there are samurai...
And mystical beasts...
And Japanese war... Read more
Tessen on the news!
You may remember my post on how Tessen and the relationship between Cardboard Edison and Van Ryder Games came to be (if not click here).
Well tonight at... Read more
The latest update... a slight delay
To be honest I was thrilled how well everything was going because there is always something that goes not according to plan... The good... Read more
Production proof video!
Sorry I didn't do a better job showing the card faces... they look great. Trust me.
Production copy inbound!
Quick update to let you know the first production copy off the line is on its way to me. I will share pics/video when it arrives. Hope you are... Read more
Hard Proofs approved off to Manufacturing
Here is the latest...
Over the last couple weeks since we last spoke I have received the hard proof. I found a few issues with some colors and... Read more
Press Proofs and more Progress
I am going to lead off every update from now on with an update on production. There are different schools of thought on how much to share with... Read more
Ok all the post campaign shipments (domestic only) of Tessen Classic should have arrived by the end of this week. This includes boxes for those of you who... Read more
More info on Tessen Classic & link to PDF
Tessen Classic PDF
Tessen Classic Add-ons and conversions
As indicated on the project page, all Tessen Classic copies that were added on or converted in the bulk levels will... Read more
Tessen Classic is on its way!
Good day all,
I am pleased to announce that for those of you receiving Tessen Classic at the $30 pledge level, your games are on the way! I received them... Read more
All of the files have been provided to the printer! The cards and box proofs have been approved. There is one final adjustment to make for the rulesheet and... Read more
Action plan and Next Steps for Tessen
Top of the list...
All of the Tessen Classic copies have been ordered (box and all!) and should be arriving at VRG HQ in the next 7-10 days... Read more
THANK YOU ALL FOR HELPING MAKE TESSEN A REALITY!
In the next day or two I will be sending a thorough update on what happens next. Now the real work... Read more
12 hours and about $1k to go for the Shogun
Ok this is it!
Just 12 hours left and just over $1,000 to go to get the $14k stretch reward for the Shogun! We must honor the Shogun and spread... Read more
500 Backers and Thank you Classic Box Sponsor!
Wow what a day! We shot right through 500 backers and we are just over $1k away from the $14k Shogun reward! Am I crazy to think $16k is possible... Read more
Final 48 hours
Last chance to help spread the word!
Whether you joined in today or on day one, we are grateful that you are here. Time is running out for family, friends,... Read more
Artist Spotlight: The incomparable Wayne O'Connor
A few updates ago I promised to show a progression of the art for the awesome Shogun card everyone will get if we hit $14k in funding. Then I... Read more
The home stretch!
Hello all, as we come into the home stretch we reflect on the amazing support we have received so far. This has been a really fun campaign to run and... Read more
Dollar Drive! Plus teasers for Expansions #3 and #4
The Great Dollar Race!
Hello warriors! The end of this great hunt is drawing near. We have added a new pledge level for just ONE DOLLAR. It is a great... Read more
All copies of Tessen, including Classic will receive stretch rewards!
Stretch rewards will be included with each copy of the game including Tessen Classic!
We have spent the last 24 hours trying to figure out a way to make this... Read more
Oversized Ryuu Achieved! 2nd Stretch reward in sight...
Stretch Goal #1 Achieved!
Good evening all!
Late last night/early morning a wonderful backer upped their pledge vaulting us over $10k in funding! This milestone is one that benefits everyone... Read more
Gencon Recap! Also, Customized Colors and Clans!
Ok so Gencon has come and gone and it was a fantastic time! We held a Tessen tournament/demo each day of the con and shared the game with... Read more
Gencon! and The next stretch goal announced
As some of you are probably aware, the largest board game convention in the United States begins on Thursday 8/15. Van Ryder Games and Cardboard Edison are traveling tomorrow... Read more
Boxes for Tessen Classic... on one condition
I hope everyone has had a great weekend. I am writing this update to communicate an exciting development with respects to Tessen Classic. The response to the traditional art has... Read more
"Se Habla Espanol?" and Quid Pro Quo
First and foremost, we are over 25% of the way to the first stretch goal and bonus if we make it by August 15th! Great Job!
Rules in Espanol which... Read more
Funded! Sprechen Sie Deutsch? and a challenge...
Funding goal achieved!
Thanks so much for those who helped us reach funding with so much time to spare. It feels good to know that Tessen WILL happen! This is... Read more
The Grind, parlez-vous français, and Animal Card symbols
Hello backers and visitors,
We have reached the point of the campaign I like to call the grind. This is the middle of the campaign where the volume... Read more
Cardboard Edison and the story of Tessen
One of the things I love about Kickstarter is the connection it allows project creators to have with backers and vice versa. You can get the skinny on a game... Read more
How to add additional copies of the game?
Several of you have asked how you can help spread the word about the project. Of course sharing it on Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, and other social networks really... Read more
Whew! What a ride! - First stretch goals announced
Just a phenomenal first day!
Friends, let me just tell you that we are ecstatic about the outpouring of support through the first day of the campaign. I have to... Read more