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Set your sails and calibrate your compass! It's time to take these artisan-edition vessels and castles out for a spin!
Set your sails and calibrate your compass! It's time to take these artisan-edition vessels and castles out for a spin!
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Feudum: Rudders and Ramparts

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Rudders & Ramparts Rules now in Eleven Languages!
Rudders & Ramparts Rules now in Eleven Languages!

By Jove!  A splendid array of vessels has just arrived at port!  You and a host of wealthy nobles have assembled to ogle these kingly keels in hopes of procuring one. Will you return gloriously aboard your sturdy sloop, stealthy submersible or ethereal airshipor save your shillings to reinforce your ramparts?

Feudum: Rudders & Ramparts is a clever expansion to the award-winning game Feudum featuring artisan-edition vessels and castles!  Exquisitely crafted by Justin Schultz, Bruce Monson and Scott Ryan, these deluxe components may be used to play a military variant of the game—or enjoyed solely for their beauty. 

How to Play this Expansion

These minor rule additions add a boatload of interesting choices! Players with castles forego the need to reinforce their feudums with subjects because a gold-clad "royal guard" accompanies each castle! Conversely, deluxe vessels make targets of any opponent in a nearby port.  But beware! The expensive upkeep may slowly impoverish a player. 

How to Play the Base Game

Download the base game rules to Feudum or watch the animated rules or video playthroughs below!

Jon Gets Games does a wonderful playthrough/teach of the base game Feudum.

Anthony and Frances from Ant Lab Games do a stellar two-player playthrough/review.

Try Feudum on Tabletopia!

Play directly in your browser (IE, Safari, Chrome) or download on Steam

Play Feudum Online!
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3D rendered models
3D rendered models
Prototypes of the stealthy submersible, seaworthy sloop and etherial airship!
Prototypes of the stealthy submersible, seaworthy sloop and etherial airship!
Prototypes of three riotous ramparts!
Prototypes of three riotous ramparts!
A single set of hand-painted prototypes!
A single set of hand-painted prototypes!
The blue player rushes down the river careful to avoid the siren's gaze.
The blue player rushes down the river careful to avoid the siren's gaze.
The yellow player soars toward the outer island.
The yellow player soars toward the outer island.
The red player's submersible navigates the narrow trench.
The red player's submersible navigates the narrow trench.
The king's dominion awaits the arrival of these splendid vessels.
The king's dominion awaits the arrival of these splendid vessels.

Choose one of several fetching reward pledges ranging from $1 to $200! Backers who pledge $35 or higher will receive all Rudders & Ramparts Kickstarter Edition stretch goals earned during the campaign! (upgraded components, game enhancements and other special rewards).

Pledge $1 or more just to toast our good fortune! You'll also receive access to the "Pledge Manager" after the campaign—just in case you want to order anything later!

Pledge $35 or more (plus shipping) to get:

  •  1 Copy of Rudders & Ramparts Kickstarter Edition (MSRP: $45, KS MSRP: $50) Note: This expansion requires the base game Feudum to play. 
  •  Rudders & Ramparts Stretch Goals (Earned During Campaign)

Pledge $89 or more (plus shipping) to scale to 9 vessels and 9 castles!  While the combat variant only requires 1 copy of the expansion, having 3 will allow you to upgrade your entire fleet and fortify all of your feudums! (Note: 1 box in this bundle will feature all Kickstarter stretch goals earned during the campaign).

  •  1 Copy of Rudders & Ramparts Kickstarter Edition (KS MSRP: $50)
  •  2 Copies of Rudders & Ramparts Retail Edition (MSRP: $90)
  •  1 Set of Rudders & Ramparts Stretch Goals (Earned During Campaign)

  Pledge $99 or more (plus shipping) to get:

  •  1 Copy of Rudders & Ramparts Kickstarter Edition (KS MSRP: $50)
  •  1 Copy of Feudum the Base Game (Retail MSRP: $79.99) Optimize your hand, leverage your resources and compete for guild status in a fantastical realm! The base game Feudum is required to play the Rudders & Ramparts expansion!  Watch this Feudum Rules Summary to learn more!
  • Rudders & Ramparts Stretch Goals

 Pledge $130 or more (plus shipping) to get:

  •  1 Copy of Rudders & Ramparts Kickstarter Edition (KS MSRP: $50)
  •  1 Copy of Feudum "Big Box" w/FOIL (Retail MSRP: $120) The "Big Box" is the same size as the regular box, but is stuffed with the base game PLUS the following expansions (minus their boxes): Windmills & Catapults, Seals & Sirens and Alter Ego. Learn more by downloading the Expansion Rulebooks!  
  •  Rudders & Ramparts Stretch Goals (Earned During Campaign)

 Official Retailers may pledge $200 or more (plus shipping) to get:

  •  8 copies of Rudders & Ramparts Kickstarter Edition (KS MSRP: $50 each)
  •  8 Sets of Rudders & Ramparts Stretch Goals (Earned During Campaign)

Verified retailers will receive access to special retail pricing on all Feudum inventory. "Early adopter" retail backers will receive rewards before the regular retail street date.

Pledge $250 or more (plus shipping) to get a bundle with an MSRP value of $325:

  •  1 Copy of Rudders & Ramparts Kickstarter Edition (KS MSRP: $50)
  •  1 Copy of Feudum "Big Box" w/FOIL (Retail MSRP: $120) The "Big Box" is the same size as the regular box, but is stuffed with the base game PLUS the following expansions (minus their boxes): Windmills & Catapults, Seals & Sirens and Alter Ego. Learn more by downloading the Expansion Rulebooks!  
  •  Rudders & Ramparts Stretch Goals (Earned During Campaign)
  • Royal Steed Coin
  • Flying Epoch Marker in Foil
  • Feudum Campaign Stretch Goals (original)
  • Custom Metal Coins
  • Deluxe King Seals, Rosary Beads & Archery Targets 
  • The Queen's Army
  • The Queen's Army Playmat
  • Squirrels & Conifers
  • Feudum Playmat Board
  • Guild Tracking Dice
  • Metal Flight Stand

After the campaign, you will receive a Backerkit survey or "pledge manager" that will capture your pledge, calculate shipping and let you select other specially-priced add-ons WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. (PayPal accepted). Backers interested in reaching stretch goals may over pledge now as they will be given a credit that can be redeemed for shipping and add-ons after the campaign!

  • Royal Steed Coin: $1 ($1 MSRP)
  • Flying Epoch Marker in Foil: $1 ($1 MSRP)
  • Original Feudum Campaign Stretch Goals: $14 
  • 50 Custom Metal Coins: $17 ($23 MSRP) 
  • Deluxe King Seals, Rosary Beads & Archery Targets: $16 ($21 MSRP)
  • Feudum the Game: $64 each ($79.99 MSRP)
  • Feudum "Big Box": $96 each ($120 MSRP)
  • Rudders & Ramparts KS Edition: $35 ($50 KS MSRP)
  • Rudders & Ramparts Retail Edition: $31 ($45 MSRP)
  • The Queen's Army: $19 ($24.99 MSRP)
  • Windmills & Catapults expansion: $24 ($29.99 MSRP)
  • Seals & Sirens expansion: $20 ($24.99 MSRP)
  • Alter Ego expansion: $20 ($24.99 MSRP)
  • Squirrels & Conifers expansion: $12 ($14.99 MSRP)
  • Original Feudum Game Insert from Meeplerealty.com: $40 ($45 MSRP)
  • Modular Expansion to Meeple Realty Insert: $TBD (Will extend original insert to accommodate 3x sets of Rudders + Queen's Army)
  • The Queen's Army Playmat: $5 ($7 MSRP)
  •  NEW! 20% Larger Playmat Board: $24 ($29.99 MSRP)
  •  NEW! Guild Tracking Dice: $12 ($15 MSRP)
  •  NEW! Metal Flight Stand: $2 ($3 MSRP)
  • Fixed Alter Ego Action Cards: $Free  (Available as an add-on after campaign)

Epic 20% Larger Playmat Board (With Extra Wine Barrel)

This stunning neoprene playmat features a 6th player wine barrel, another influence marker row in the Knight Guild and enhanced submersible routes for greater visibility! Add this to your order in the pledge manager after the campaign! Measures 489 mm x 1277 mm.

Add this epic playmat board to your order after the campaign!
Add this epic playmat board to your order after the campaign!
A stroke under each bubble enhances submersible route clarity.
A stroke under each bubble enhances submersible route clarity.
Components on 20% larger neoprene mat. NOTE: Castles come painted.
Components on 20% larger neoprene mat. NOTE: Castles come painted.

Guild Tracking Dice

Easily keep track of your guild status in every guild with 36 resin dice (12 mm). Use multiple dice should you go above 6 status stars!

36 total dice (6 in each of 6 player colors)
36 total dice (6 in each of 6 player colors)

Metal Flight Stand

Elevate your airship in style with this metal flight stand etched at the base with the flying machine icon! Each airship features a cavity that accommodates a 3 mm diameter rod. The base is 29 mm wide and 4 mm tall. The rod itself is 39 mm tall.

Metal flight stand etched with flying machine icon
Metal flight stand etched with flying machine icon

Metal Shillings & Deluxe Wooden Pieces!

Add metal shillings or these wooden kings seals, rosary beads and archery targets to your order in the pledge manager after the campaign.

Give your punchboard pieces a royal upgrade!
Give your punchboard pieces a royal upgrade!

The Queen's Army 

Foil the Queen's treachery and rise to power in this solo (and multi-player) variant of the game Feudum! Add the Queen's Army Playmat add-on to this expansion to simplify play.

Challenge the Queen's Army in this solo or multi-player variant!
Challenge the Queen's Army in this solo or multi-player variant!

Squirrels & Conifers

Featuring 50 tasty squirrels and 6 wooden conifer trees, this color-blind accessible mini-expansion brings the board's topography to life! This expansion replaces the green food cubes with pink ones and creates a multiplying food source on the map.

This color-blind accessible expansion adds a multiplying food source to the board—squirrels!
This color-blind accessible expansion adds a multiplying food source to the board—squirrels!

Pledge $35 or higher to unlock stretch goals earning free expansion enhancements! All funding raised by backers of the Spieleschmiede (Germany) will also count towards unlocking stretch goals!

This friendly-finned creature will shimmer when Reflective Foil is applied to the box!

Unlock this stretch goal to receive 3 Free months of Premium access to Tabletopia to every backer that emails ardenis@tabletopia.com by March 25, 2019!

Unlock this stretch goal to receive your own private island! A player aboard a vessel who possesses this Royal Writ “Lone Isle” Card may travel between the board and this card. Each trip to/from the card counts as 2 spaces. 

Unlock this stretch goal and Rudders & Ramparts will be Added to Tabletop Simulator along with all other Feudum expansions! This DLC by Berzerk Games is expected Q2, 2019.

 Unlock this stretch goal to upgrade to a set of shiny Golden Deluxe Royal Guard Guards! The upgraded markers will be included with the expansion's standard wooden markers.

It appears as if a rathole leads to a new wine chamber within the cellar! Finally, a 6th player may preserve his or her wine in style with the 6th Player Wine Barrel.

Unlock this stretch goal to display your vessels and castles on this luxurious Embroidered Velvet Staging Mat! After the game, drape this swatch of smooth velvet over your minis in the box to keep them safe and snug.

 Unlock this stretch goal to reel in this iridescent, fish-scaled Artisan Box Sleeve! 

Unlock this stretch goal to elevate your airships with this Metal Flight Stand! (Additional Flight stands will be available for multiple airships!) 

Unlock this stretch goal to receive a small Royal Writ Compendium depicting all of Feudum’s expansion and promo cards!  

 Rudders & Ramparts Previews

Feudum Base Game Reviews

"Feudum is a rarity of rarities in the board game world. Feudum feels like it's a Pandora's box of that thing that I’m looking for: Tons of exploration and tons of ways to win. This is a game that I will be pulling down on a repeated basis. The game is absolutely fantastic." — Lance Myxter of Undead Viking 

“I really like the game! I'm excited to play this more, which usually doesn't happen after a fair handful of plays.” — Edward Uhler of Heavy Cardboard

“This will be a top 10 game...Mark has done a fantastic job of building a deep immersive world.” James Hudson in the Kickstarter Boardgame Spotlight

“It melts my brain in the most glorious way! The artwork and the whole style is so fanciful, lighthearted and fun that it begs people to play it!” —David Waybright of Man Vs Meeple

"There's such a great depth...I saw all the ways everything could work out, and now I just keep wanting to play it." — Eddie Inzauto of GamerNode

"If you like heavy games... you HAVE to get this game...I absolutely love it!" — Jimmy Hudson of Board Game Closet 

"I am nearly positive that this game is going to be inside the Hall of Fame inside of five years." — Joel Kratzer of Joel's Cardboard Corner

"I hope the game gets some kind of GOAT recognition. I certainly put it on such a pedestal. Time will tell." — Kevin Garnica on BoardGameGeek Forums

Justin Schultz and Mark Swanson
Justin Schultz and Mark Swanson

Justin Schultz, Artist

As he likes to put it, Justin Schultz is an "earthling living in Jackson, Mississippi." Justin studied graphic design at Mississippi State University and worked for a number of advertising agencies before focusing on concert posters, album covers, package design and, just recently, board game art! His distinctive style of populating his art with monsters, reptiles and robots conjures up memories of children's picture books, albeit slightly skewed. Justin explains that he likes to lure viewers in with "superficially charming images," but then reveal something more "heartbreaking" or "daunting" upon closer inspection.  In 2010, Justin started his independent studio, The Flying Chair.

Mark Swanson, Game Designer

Professor by day and game designer by night, Mark Swanson lives in Columbia, Missouri with his three splendid daughters. Mark was was Inspired by Eurostyle games in the late 90s and became a fan of legends like Reiner Knizia, Klaus Teuber, Martin Wallace and Andreas Seyfarth. He unveiled his prototype of Feudum at GenCon 2014 and was thrilled to meet and gain insight from folks like Eric Lang, Mike Eliott, Bruno Faidutti and Jamey Stegmaier. Mark is grateful for Feudum's wonderful reception back in November of 2016 and thrilled by its ever growing community. Check out facebook.com/feudum  or BoardGameGeek to learn more.  

Bruce Monson and Scott Ryan
Bruce Monson and Scott Ryan

R&R | R&R x3 | R&R + Feudum | R&R + Big Box R&R KS Edition For Retailers | Collection

0.380 kg | 1.14 kg | 3.03 kg | 3.23 kg | 3.04 kg | 6.18 kg

  • $10 | $13 | $17 | $17 | $17 | $22 — United States 
  • $18 | $19 | $27 | $27 | $27 | $30  — European Union* 
  • $21 | $27 | $34 | $34 | $34 | $37  — Norway/Switzerland 
  • $17 | $19 | $23 | $23 | $23 | $29  — Canada 
  • $15 | $21 | $22 | $23 | $22  | $26 — Australia 
  • $19 | $23 | $29 | $32 | $29 | $40  — New Zealand 
  • $12 | $13 | $15 | $15 | $15 | $19 — China/Hong Kong/Macao 
  • $28 | $29 | $42 | $42 | $42 | $75  — Rest of Europe*** 
  • $20 | $22 | $28 | $30 | $28 | $39  — Rest of Asia** 
  • $29 | $46 | $58 | $63 | $58 | $89  — Rest of World    

*** Rest of Europe included in this single rate include: Albania, Andorra, Belarus, Bosnia, Cyprus, Gibraltar, Macedonia, Moldova, Malta, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine 

Risks and challenges

With two successful Kickstarter campaign under our belts, the rough waters of fulfillment houses, freight shippers, manufacturers and backer relations....have turned to calmer seas!

Of course, we don't take full credit for navigating this ship! We continue to receive generous support from seasoned game designers and key partners in the game industry. We consider them "shipmates."

Our reliable shipmates from the Spieleschmiede endeavor to offer Rudders & Ramparts in Germany provided they reach their crowdfunding goal. The localization team at Spieleschmiede specializes in German-edition translations and are committed to the highest standards.

Meanwhile, Backerkit will continue to facilitate backer orders with a new and improved system; OTX will ensure that freight shipping goes off without a hitch; and QM Logisitcs will permit our games to ship from within backers' countries of origin. These partnerships will always be marked by transparency and free-flowing communication!

Not too long ago, Odd Bird Games was a methane gas-sniffing canary trapped deep within the bowels of a coal mine. But, by good fortune, we escaped up the shaft towards the light. And now, we are fiercely fluttering toward the heavens.

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    RUDDERS & RAMPARTS + FEUDUM "BIG BOX"

    This Kickstarter-edition expansion also comes with Feudum "Big Box" w/foil (Includes the unboxed expansions Windmills & Catapults, Seals & Sirens and Alter Ego). Combined Kickstarter MSRP: $170 *Shipping charged after campaign ends

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    8 Kickstarter-editions copies of Rudders & Ramparts are available to verified retailers at $25/game (50% off of KS MSRP of $50) + standard shipping rates. For access to retail pricing on add ons after the campaign, choose this reward level. *Shipping charged after campaign ends

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    FEUDUM "THE COLLECTION"

    This bundle comes with the entire Feudum Collection including Feudum "Big Box" w/foil (Includes the unboxed expansions Windmills & Catapults, Seals & Sirens and Alter Ego), Rudders & Ramparts, The Queen's Army, Squirrels & Conifers and ALL other Feudum accessories listed below! Combined Kickstarter MSRP: $325 *Shipping charged after campaign ends

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    • Rudders & Ramparts Stretch Goals
    • Royal Steed Coin
    • Flying Epoch Marker in Foil
    • Feudum Campaign Stretch Goals
    • Custom Metal Coins
    • Deluxe King Seals, Rosary Beads & Archery Targets
    • The Queen's Army Playmat
    • Squirrels & Conifers
    • Feudum Playmat Board
    • Guild Tracking Dice
    • Metal Flight Stand
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