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Welcome to Eternal Kings — the game that combines the classic strategy of chess with the diverse combos of a card game!
Welcome to Eternal Kings — the game that combines the classic strategy of chess with the diverse combos of a card game!
355 backers pledged $26,557 to help bring this project to life.

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Eternal Kings is shipping next week! and a MUST WATCH video :)

Posted by Rolando Issa (Creator)
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Hey everyone,

Shipping Update:

I just wanted to let everyone know that your Eternal Kings board game will be shipping next week!

How To Play Video Update:

So I've been editing the "How To Play" video for a few weeks now, and I'm happy to say I'm almost finished. Just in time for you to watch when you get your games! But I think it's very important for you all to know how to use a specific card in the game. It's called Chilling Breath. As you might recognize him from the Gameplay Video, CJ Caldwell, one of our developers, does a fantastic job explaining exactly how to use it. If you want a heads up on the competition, this video is a must watch!

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I hope you enjoyed the humor in this video! It took us 2 days to shoot, each day consisting of about 8 hours. Cj did a wonderful job in his explanation, as you will soon see. But sometimes, especially when you're tired and running on fumes, it's hard to get the words perfect. So what do you think. Did he ever nail the script?

Eternal Kings on Board Game Geek:

If you have not done so, I encourage you to SUBSCRIBE to Eternal Kings on Board Game Geek. If you have any comments, we have a FORUM for discussion. Ask away folks! Let's start some discussions. You can also thumbs up our images, which helps us become more visible on BGG. You can give us a "thumb" by clicking the green icon to the left of the image.

Thanks!

- Rolo

We're so close!

Posted by Rolando Issa (Creator)
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Hey everyone!

As the title says, we're getting close! We currently have all the games on a boat and are expected to arrive at their destination on November 2nd. At that point, they'll take an extra week to arrive to the designated ports for Quartermaster Logistics (fulfillment company) to pick them up and start processing the orders. I'm hoping that they can be fulfilled by the end of November. They haven't promised me anything, but have assured me they will try their best. Cross your fingers everyone!

I will tell you one thing: I have learned so much through this experience. And I can honestly say I'm very happy with how everything turned out. The next step, once everyone gets their games, is to start spreading the word and building this community. Which makes me think of a funny story that happened in my life when I was a child:

The Photon Laser Tag Story:

When I was around 10 years old, my parents decided to get me a special gift on Christmas. That gift was absolutely amazing compared to the normal socks and sweaters that I would normally open up. Socks lol. The present was huge. I wondered all month what was under, well, more to the side of that tree. On Christmas day, I opened up a present containing PHOTON, the epic laser tag game!!! Here's a link of the commercial if you want to see for yourself:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqgH2TSVzmc

I was jumping in joy! (I'm sure my sister is going to read this and laugh.) "Oh my goodness, I'm going to have so much fun!!" Or so I thought.... You see, there was just one problem with the Laser Tag equipment that they bought me. None of my friends had it! And they only bought me one! I tried to find anyone that had it, so we could play. But I never could. No one had PHOTON!

The moral of the story here is: in order for something like that to work, you need to be able to play it with others.

So how does this relate to Eternal Kings? Well, I designed this game to be played as a tournament game. All my years playing competitive games like Magic the Gathering taught me this: sure, you can have fun playing it at home with your friends, but the true beauty of a game like this is the competition. And what better way to compete and test your skills than to join a tournament!

So I'm asking YOU, the amazing backers that see the potential of Eternal Kings, to help spread the word. I can't do this without you guys. You're literally going to be the first ones to ever own this game. And I'm telling you. It's no joke. The industry just doesn't know about it yet. All the big guys will brush this off as just another chess variant but it's not. It's so much more than that! Chess is just the foundation. I can't wait for you to see :)

So let's not build a PHOTON community where we have no one to test our skills against. I'm going to do my best to spread the word, and I hope you all do the same.

Here is a link to pre-order Eternal Kings. You can help by sharing this to your friends:

https://eternalkings.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders

Also, if anyone has any ideas or would like to get involved with the spread of this game in your region, please feel free to direct message me on Kickstarter. I'm open ears.

Together, we can make this happen. My dream, more than anything, is to watch the final match of a huge tournament. That game is going to be so good!

How To Play Video:

Do you guys remember CJ from the Gameplay Video? You know, the guy I let win? lol

Well, he's coming over on the 16th of November, and we're going to shoot the video. We'll have it ready just in time for you to learn how to play. Of course, there is a rulebook that comes with the game, but it's always nice to be able to learn how to play in detail watching a video. It just makes it easier that way.

Eternal Kings on BGG:

If you have not done so, I encourage you to SUBSCRIBE to Eternal Kings on Board Game Geek. If you have any comments, we have a FORUM for discussion. Ask away folks! Let's start some discussions. You can also thumbs up our images, which helps us become more visible on BGG. You can give us a "thumb" by clicking the green icon to the left of the image.

If you've made it this far in the read, thank you so much for your endless support. Together, we're going to make this happen!

Eternally,

- Rolo

New Proof & Shipping Dates

Posted by Rolando Issa (Creator)
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Hey everyone!

In this update, I'd like to talk about important dates and to go over the second proof that came in.

Important Dates:

Our manufacturer LongPack Games has let me know that they will be finished with the manufacturing of Eternal Kings on September 20th. Shortly after, they will be sending the product to Quartermaster Logistics (by boat) for them to pack and send out everyone's games. We are now estimating a late November fulfillment.

Proof #2:

On our last update, I let everyone know that the first proof came in. Most everything looked good but there were some details that needed to be fixed. And now, the second proof came in, and I couldn't be more delighted. So much that I gave LongPack the green light and we are ready to go. I think you will all be more than happy with this first version of Eternal Kings! We're now so close.

I just wanted to share some photos from this final version. Please, in the comments, let me know what think.

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I'm going to start recording personal videos of myself showing you all how to play, in detail. I'll post these to our YouTube channel so that you all can start to become familiar with how to play.

If you have not done so, I encourage you to SUBSCRIBE to Eternal Kings on BoardGameGeek. If you have any comments, we have a forum for discussion. You can also thumbs up our images, which helps us become more visible on BGG. You can give us a "thumb" by clicking the green icon to the left of the image.

I don't know about you guys, but I'm ready to get this thing started. It's been too long in the making. I can't thank you all enough for helping make this game come alive. We're almost there.

Eternally,

- Rolo

Proofs came in!

Posted by Rolando Issa (Creator)
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Hey everyone,

I received the proofs from LongPack earlier today and am thrilled to say everything looks great! And just in time for Gen Con! Here are some pics of Eternal Kings and its contents:

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I'll be meeting with LongPack this week at Gen Con to go over any last notes that I have on the contents of the game. Overall, I'm pleased with how everything turned out with these proofs. If all goes well, which it looks like it should, we'll be shipping the game out in a few months! In the meantime, I'll continue to keep you updated with the entire process. Up until the game is at your front door!

Thanks everyone for being awesome. No really, if you're reading this right now, you're an absolutely awesome person!

Eternally,

- Rolo

Quick Update

Posted by Rolando Issa (Creator)
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Hey everyone,

It's been a quick minute since my last update (thanks for reminding me Ben). Right now where we stand, the files are all in, and I'm about a few days away from getting in the proof from LongPack (the manufacturing company). The proof is basically the final version of Eternal Kings that everyone will be getting. But before they mass produce it, they need me to give it the go. I'm very confident that everything will look good! We worked extremely hard on making sure all the files were perfect.

On my next update, I'll have a more definitive time frame of when we'll start mailing your copies. I'm waiting to hear back from LongPack for that exact estimate (I emailed them this morning). But they've been very helpful, responsive, and quick to act with the entire process so far. So I have no doubt that we'll be able to get this game manufactured and sent soon!

As far as what is going on with EK?

We ran a small tournament a few weeks ago and it was flawless! The game is playing so well. Congrats to Kevin Barber for winning. He had to get through me before making it to the finals, and, well, he destroyed me. What can I say... he's good! I hope to see this from all of you guys/gals as well. Here are some pics:

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San Diego Comic-Con!

We'll be demoing at the San Diego Comic-Con this Thursday-Sunday, July 19-22, in the Mezzanine area of the convention center. If anyone happens to be attending, please stop by and check us out. Here as some cool pics from some of the previous years:

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Ok, on the next update, I'll let you know how things went with the proof and also update you all on the time frame for fulfillment. I seriously can't wait to get you this game!

Talk to you soon,

- Rolo