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    1. Kyle Krueger just now

      @Dave "crash" - I've seen a bunch of different copies of the prototype game, some that had been played really heavily, and even those were still working surprisingly well and looking good. The final version is going to be thicker and carry a better coating so I can see this game standing up to the test of time for sure.

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      Dave "crash"
      about 1 hour ago

      Of the quality I've no doubt that has been the hardest part for you to keep a tight fit and keep the playability for many years. I hope more backers come on board in the homestrech. Looks like a truly amazing game.

    3. Adam Rehberg 3-time creator about 2 hours ago

      @Dave "crash" - Appreciate the enthusiasm! We've put our full 120% effort into bringing this game to the finish line so we're going to be super proud of it no matter what happens. This game requires premium components out of the gate to function well so you can be confident you're getting our best design. I am also known for adding a late surprise upgrade as a way to say thank you for the early support bringing our games to life and I hope to continue the trend.

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      Dave "crash"
      about 13 hours ago

      I wish this game had reached more stretch goals would be good to see all you had planned. Hopefully we get a big push for the last 48 hr

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      Chris Collaborator about 15 hours ago

      @Henry So, We are working with the manufacturer to make sure the pieces show as little wear and tear as possible as they get used. We are adding a v shaped opening to the slot to make it easier to find the connection, using thicker stock, like any punch out it will have slightly rounded edges which will help and we testing out various finishes to the cardboard to find the fight balance of slide and stick. Let me know if you have any other questions!

    6. Henry So about 16 hours ago

      What are you doing to protect against wear on the pieces being inserted and removed many times?

    7. Jeff
      1 day ago

      Really hope this picks up some steam here in the last 48, but I’m in till the end either way. Even without hitting a lot of stretch goals, I think this game will be great as is and the cost is more than reasonable for what we get.

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      Chris Collaborator 1 day ago

      Thanks for the support @Henry So, we really appreciate it!

    9. Henry So 2 days ago

      Finally caught up on the livestream. The We're Not Wizards interview brought me here, and the livestream is going to keep me here. Thanks for letting us into your home.

    10. Adam Rehberg 3-time creator 3 days ago

      @Backers - Thanks for tuning in for the live stream! It was really fun hosting this and I hope to do this again in the future. I hope it was helpful to see the game in this setting. I apologize for the technical difficulties airing the stream 30 mins late.

    11. Adam Rehberg 3-time creator 3 days ago

      @John Ayers - I haven't done a pledge manager in the past and include shipping costs (free to US) in the checkout process on Kickstarter. I have offered a separate presale tier in the past after the campaign ends. Let me know if there is something you had in mind and I'll do my best to accommodate.

    12. Adam Rehberg 3-time creator 3 days ago

      @Ethan Storeng- Awesome to have you on board the cardboard sword!

    13. Ethan Storeng 3 days ago

      I can't believe I almost didn't hear about this game in time to back it! Super excited to be on board for this!!

    14. John Ayers
      3 days ago

      I may have missed it, but is there a plan for a pledge manager?

    15. Adam Rehberg 3-time creator 4 days ago

      Awesome stretch goal! We'll chat more about it tonight on the live stream and then post an update with the new Magic Cards.

    16. Henry So 4 days ago

      Yay! Stretch goal!

    17. Adam Rehberg 3-time creator on March 9

      @jeff - Sword tips are still in the concepting phase. My goal is to develop them and include them into the expanded edition at no additional cost. This is still TBD but we are testing this weekend with players at Gary Con to make sure they're functioning as planned and providing value without extra clutter. It's a cool concept thought so I'm excited about developing it further.

    18. PK Levine on March 7

      Thanks, Adam!

    19. i hate buying gas
      on March 6

      Give me some beef tips and mushrooms skewered on a cardboard sword with brown gravy and mashed potatoes.

    20. Jeff
      on March 6

      Will the sword tips be an add on or stretch goal?

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      Chris Collaborator on March 5

      We did it everyone! If anyone will be at Gary Con in Lake Geneva this weekend stop on by!

    22. Matthew Henning
      on March 5


    23. Adam Rehberg 3-time creator on March 5

      Great success team! Thanks for continue to spread the word and make Swordcrafters a reality! A small celebratory update will come through tonight. I'll add more detail behind the upcoming stretch and outline my plans to make another large push spreading the word into the 2nd half of the campaign.

    24. Jeff
      on March 5

      Woo hoo!!!

    25. Marcus Ross
      on March 5


    26. Adam Rehberg 3-time creator on March 3

      @PK Levine - Just a quick check-in here. The expansion rules are complete and I'm bouncing them off my editor before releasing them into the wild later tonight. Some new artwork made it into my inbox in time for this as well. Stay tuned!

    27. Adam Rehberg 3-time creator on March 3

      @Tim Thorson - Thanks for the kind words and the support. I had a blast at Waconia and will definitely be making it out in the future with a new game or without :)

    28. Jeff
      on March 2

      $800 to go. Come on people!!!!

    29. Adam Rehberg 3-time creator on March 2

      @PK Levine - I haven't forgotten and promise to deliver this on the page by Saturday evening. I'll also elaborate how exactly sword tips will integrate. Thanks for pushing me as I'm sure others have this question as well.

    30. PK Levine on March 2

      The sword tips sound really interesting! I'm still waiting to hear more about the expanded edition rules -- specifically, a breakdown of relics that shows what kinds there are and shows how they work in play.

    31. Tim 'thor0298' Thorson on March 2

      Got to play this with Adam at my boardgame group this week. It was a good time. We had two games going.

    32. Adam Rehberg 3-time creator on March 2

      Hey Crafters, If you're around the Twin Cities, there is an amazing Board Game Potluck meetup at the church basement of St. Albert the Great located in South Minneapolis. I will be there with Swordcrafters and would love to play games together! It's open to anyone through meetup.com and the meetup organizers are truly amazing people. Bring a potluck item or $5 to join in. Shoot me a message if you are interested and want details - I hope to see you there.

    33. Adam Rehberg 3-time creator on March 1

      @all Thanks again to everybody who's on board the cardboard sword early! We're still not funded, but the effort to spread the word has not slowed. I've had boots on the ground the past three days demoing Swordcrafters at various game groups and meetups around town. I have an update coming tonight that announces a new module in the early stage of development, how we can spread the word through BGG, and an update on production plans. And of course more fun graphical sword quotes. If you have any questions or other ideas or opportunities to spread the word, do not hesitate to reach out.

    34. Adam Rehberg 3-time creator on February 27

      @Josh no problem thanks for the support!

    35. Josh Pfeffer on February 26

      Pledge updated :) Thank you!!!

    36. Adam Rehberg 3-time creator on February 26

      @Josh Pfeffer - I'm going to open up a new two copy reward tier since it wouldn't be fair to international backers to simply double the pledge amount. That should be open in just a few minutes.

    37. Adam Rehberg 3-time creator on February 26

      @Scot Eaton - Yes absolutely. The pommel or hilt support is definitely shipping with the game. I'm working through a few designs to see what functions well, feels good in the hand, and is intuitive for hilt building.

    38. Josh Pfeffer on February 26

      If one were to purchase two copies, do we just double our pledge amount?

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      Chris Collaborator on February 26

      @Scot Eaton ,yes we are planning on adding something to the bottom to make it feel a more solid!

    40. Scot Eaton on February 25

      Is there going to be a "pommel" piece? I think the only complaint I have about the game is how flimsy the hilt fells. I am worried I am that children playing the game will crease the cardboard.

    41. i hate buying gas
      on February 25

      Show the sword! Behold! The Sword of Power! Excardibur! ~ Merlin

    42. Matt Rehberg on February 25

      "The frost... It sometimes makes the blade stick. But not with the cardboard sword!" - Maximus

    43. Jeff
      on February 25

      2 grand to go! I’m shocked this hasn’t funded yet.

    44. Adam Rehberg 3-time creator on February 25

      @Richard Simpson - I had a blast and thanks for having me on the show to chat and spread the word!

    45. Richard Simpson
      on February 24


      Had the pleasure of interviewing Adam for the podcast. If you'd be interested in hearing more about the man behind the game. Then please give it a listen. Thanks.

    46. Adam Rehberg 3-time creator on February 24

      Great creativity everybody! Posting an update later tonight and including some of the fun image quotes. Heading off to Lodestone Coffee & Games in Minnetonka, MN to demo some Swordcrafters!

    47. Kevin Innarelli on February 24

      "Puny sword! I will crush you with my pecs!" - Conan the Barbarian

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      Ryan Lambert on February 23

      Four swords and seven years ago - Abraham Lincoln

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      Jeff Rehberg on February 23

      King Henry Vlll says "Swordcrafters is an excellent game to execute with your wives!"

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