Funded! This project was successfully funded on May 14, 2012.

Update #5

$60k Achieved! New Tiers, New Stretch Rewards, New Forums & More...

We reached a major milestone when our supportive Founders brought us past the $60,000 stretch reward!

We have added new updates, improvements, stretch rewards and new pledge levels:

  • Founders Sigil The lapel pin of rank denoting you as a Founder of Serpents Tongue. This will only be available to you Founder's. Other pins will be developed over time, but no one else will gain access to this brass cloissone. 
  • Final Art UpgradesApproximately 14 more beautiful pieces, which will complete the artistic over-haul of the game we have wanted.
  • Signed Codex UpgradesAll US & Canadian backers will receive Signed Codices for all levels above Awakened. International Founders will either receive Signed Codices OR enjoy more affordable shipping from drop ship points in Europe and Asia. 
  • All Apprentices and above will receive all previously announced KickStarter exclusive bonus cards. This includes all four original KS Specializations & Artifacts, as well as the Eve Speaker specialization, and the two stretch reward artifacts: Dee's Pentahedron, and the Shroud of Nimith, 
  • Master level Founders and above will receive an obscure Master exclusive card, TBA. 
  • & possibly more.

After laborious effort and THREE website overhauls - Gunnar, web adept, has created the Serpents Tongue Community Forums.  They look great Gunnar, good job! He will continue to build more functionality into the forums like forming Cabals, this week. We hope you all stop by and register. We have a custom field for you to enter your rank, for now, until Gunnar implements a Founder level  tracking plugin.  FORUMS LINK.

We have added 2 new pledge levels: the Magi Officiant ($125) and  Inscriber ($495).  The Inscriber is a Speaker level rank who's name, background story and unique symbology is worked into the Codex itself.  They are powerful Magi, Casters, Researchers and Mentors that encode Codices to contain Incantations, and impart their wisdom for the Magi of future centuries, who sometimes turn out to be  themselves 

**We are also adding a single LINE FOR LIFE to the SACRED FONT pledge level.

A community interactive FAQ is now live on the new website. We have imported many key questions but now you can post your own questions that can be answered by the development team as well as the community. FAQ LINK

Remaining Updates:

Web revision. Its a brand new website that can take us all the way to launch and beyond. Content is still being transferred and updated. 

Sneak Peek Gameplay Video: 3 turn gameplay explanation with Brian Gabrielson introducing the walk through to new players. VIDEO LINK 

Ordo Principium page has been revised and will allow for faster updating (within 24 hours)

Rewards Page and Chart has been revised and is currently being updated. 

Thank you for all the great support. We are really falling in love with this community. 

Christopher Gabrielson

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      Creator christopher gabrielson on May 7, 2012

      @Master Stephen, the reason for the either or option, is that in order to get the Codex signed it has to come to the US from the manufacture, but if it's unsigned then it can go directly to the drop shipment points we are still getting set up.

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      Creator Stephen Rodger on May 7, 2012

      Quote: Signed Codex Upgrades - All US & Canadian backers will receive Signed Codices for all levels above Awakened. International Founders will either receive Signed Codices OR enjoy more affordable shipping from drop ship points in Europe and Asia. 

      Ummm.... so I could save on postage or have personalised Codices which don't weigh any more with or without.

      I think the crew better for the Greater World

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      Creator James Yee on May 3, 2012

      *Reads what Michael said and what's written*

      DUR... so yeah I could technically get 6 players with that level.

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      Creator Michael Russell on May 3, 2012

      core sets have 2 codices in them

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      Creator James Yee on May 2, 2012

      Hmm.. I guess if I want four I'd have to jump to $155 anyway. :\

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      Creator Bobby Allen on May 2, 2012

      Yall are evil that way :D. I had a hard time convincing myself to make the jump for 85 to 155. The jump from 85 to 125 I could justify. New day... The jump from 125 to 155 for an extra case I just could not turn that down.. My bank account hate you. Looking forward to this game.

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      Creator James Yee on May 2, 2012

      Yeah but I would only have 3 core sets I'd still be short one codex?

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      Creator christopher gabrielson on May 2, 2012

      Yes Correct. The Magi Officiant adds one more Core Set or Case of Inscription Packs to the Magi Level. We added this rank after a lot of feedback and requests for an intermediary step between Magi and Master. The Magi Officiant is a very SOLID route for setting up 4 - 6 player games. With 2 Core Sets you have everything you need for 4 players, PLUS a solid collection of Obscura Cards to supplement everyone's Codices with.

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      Creator James Bryan Rodgers on May 2, 2012

      @James : I think Kyle is correct.

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      Creator James Yee on May 2, 2012

      That's how I read it first but I wasn't sure. I'd like some clarification because the extra money isn't worth it if I can't keep 4 players. :(

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      Creator Kyle McCullough on May 2, 2012

      @James Yee: To me it reads up to 3 core sets or inscriptions cases in any combination. Which means you can get 1 core set and 2 cases, 2 core sets and 1 case, or 3 core sets, or 3 cases. Your choice. I don't think that in addition to the core set and case from Magi. A forty dollar bump since comparable for an extra core set or case. That help?

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      Creator James Yee on May 2, 2012

      Okay so the MAGI OFFICIANT level is confusing to me. Is it basically saying I can get up to 5 core sets and 1 case of inscriptions? OR up to 4 cases of inscriptions and 2 core sets? Am I reading that right? Because I might be tempted to upgrade my pledge (again) to get 4 core sets and 2 inscription cases. (Again assuming I read that correctly.

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      Creator Chris Hinkes on May 2, 2012

      Hi! First, I am very excited for this project!

      I originally pledged at the Adept level. I then upgraded to Magi level because I wanted to get the exclusive KickStarter cards. Now those are available at Adept level, which is sort of incentive to downgrade to that. But, now you are going to have an exclusive card at the Master level. While I would love to have that card, that is just too much of a price jump. Would you consider giving the new exclusive card to Magi level supporters as well? That would give significant incentive to back at Magi level over Adept level. The inscription packs are nice, but they can always be gotten later.

      Thank you!

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    THE AWAKENING Our gratitude for supporting us and your name listed on our web page as a backer for all time & eternity.

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    INITIATES receive a hardbound 44 page Spell Codex from the game signed by the lead designer Christopher Gabrielson. Listed under Supporting Magi in Web and Published materials as an Initiate. All Rewards Include Domestic SHIPPING! International shipping is forthcoming.

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    APPRENTICE level = A LONE MAGI SET of Serpent's Tongue, which is a smaller version of the game for solo players or for a traditional TCG experience; containing a single Codex, 90 Incantation, Artifact, Specialization & Encounter Cards, the walk-through tutorial and the solo campaign adventure. Plus a single focus gem, ready stone and a set of Resonance, Essence, and Willpower chips. 1 Kickstarter Exclusive Specialization. Listed as an Apprentice in our Founder's list in Published and Web materials. All Rewards Include Free Domestic SHIPPING! International pricing is forthcoming. See a more detailed list of contents at www.becomemagi.com

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    ADEPT Level = The Core Multi-player Set of the game (See Components List to the Left) including the 40+ hour cooperative campaign 'Out of Eden', Plus an additional 40 advanced cards, including higher level incantations, rare artifacts, and adept specializations. Plus 2 unique kickstarter specializations & 1 unique artifact only available to our KS Backers! PLUS your name worked into FUTURE source materials or campaign adventures. We want to put you in as a character in the Serpent's Tongue universe that players will hear about and even interact with or fight with, as soon as we can. You will be identified as an Adept in all Founder lists forever. All Rewards Include Domestic SHIPPING! International shipping is forthcoming.

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    PRODIGY ADEPTS receive everything an Adept does but the PRODIGY version of the Acolyte Set guarantees your name worked into current source materials and the campaign adventure Out of Eden. We want to put you in as a character in the Serpent's Tongue universe that players will hear about, interact with and fight with RIGHT FROM LAUNCH!

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    The MAGI's Cabal. This set is designed for those that want to support 4 player games, right out of the gate. Includes TWO CoreSets + 8 Inscription Packs. ++ 3 Unique Kickstarter Specializations & +2 Unique Artifacts. Your name worked into future Serpent's Tongue materials. Magi Cabal's are enumerated as Founders online and in Published Materials for all time.

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    MAGI have mastered the higher realms of Serpent's Tongue, becoming a force to be reckoned with, and receive a full complement of the advanced canon of Serpents Tongue. You will receive a CORE SET of the game as well as a full CASE of Inscription Packs. The case alone retails for $75, and includes 288 additional uncommon, rare & legendary incantations. artifacts & specializations. Receive 4 Kickstarter UNIQUE CARDS. (2 Specs & 2 Artifacts) PLUS the SACRED SITES expansion which incorporates Area control into standard ST Battles. Your name will be prioritized over Adepts in future campaign adventures. We will eventually work in ALL our backers you will just be sooner : ) And of course listed as a Founding Magi for all time eternity AND dimensions. Free domestic shipping, International rates forthcoming.

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    PRODIGY MAGI - Receive everything a Magi receives except they are worked into current source materials right at launch! They will take on pivotal roles in the story line, interacting heavily with players.

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    MAGI OFFICIANT - Faction coordinators, specialists and teachers have more liberal access to resources, sacred sites and artifacts. Receive all Magi level KickStarter exclusive rewards. Receive 3 Core Sets or cases of Inscription packs in any combination.

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    MASTER PLAYERS receive 2 Complete MAGI sets with all their bonus rewards. Masters are prioritized over all non-prodigy backers for inclusion into the Serpent's Tongue World. Be honorized as a Founder in all published and online materials. 5 Extra Reputation Ranks when online rank tracking launches. See www.becomemagi.com for a more detailed list of this reward package.

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    MASTER COLLECTORS Receives 1 Core Set of Serpent's Tongue + 3 Cases of Inscription Packs. + All Kickstarter Exclusive rewards to this point & the Sacred Sites Expansion. Build the ultimate Codex, Hoard the most powerful cards, or Dominate the trading market. Be recognized as a Master In all published and online FOUNDER Lists.

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    LINE FOR LIFE UPGRADE. $175. Support the future of Serpent's Tongue by adding LINES FOR LIFE to any reward level. Future releases are not guaranteed to have free shipping, but we do promise to do our best to subsidize them to the best of our abilities.

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    PRODIGY MASTER. Your choice of MASTER set (Player or Collector) plus your name worked into an incantation or Artifact for launch. This will be YOUR incantation, as if you were the Magi that invented it or created it. Instead of Mordenkainen's Sword it will be YOUR NAME"s Flame Eternae, or whatever you want your spell to be, including your backstory and notes on the inscription side of the card. Plus these 10 Incantations / Artifacts are particularly powerful and useful and should find their way into most Codex's. You're famous baby!

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    SPEAKER ANTAGONIST. LINE FOR LIFE. PRODIGY SPEAKER. LINE FOR LIFE. Receive 2 Master Sets (Player or Collector) with all Rewards and extras and expansions. Plus a free copy of all expansions and a Case of Inscription Packs each time a new set is released. Forever. YOU on a custom Encounter card. Your name, your concept, even YOUR face/image (if we can work the image around to stay on theme : ) on one of the primary 'Bosses' of the game. The Encounter cards are used in the adventure campaign for Climax battles, and as a challenge deck or 'horde' mode where players attempt a certain amount of Bosses on various difficulty levels, Apprentice, Adept, or Magi. YOU are the BOSS.

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    INSCRIBER - LINE FOR LIFE. This is a Prodigy Class Speaker level. In addition to everything a Speaker receives, Inscribers' names, backstory and unique symbology are incorporated into the Codex. Inscribers represent powerful Magi, Researchers and Mentors that encode Codices to be able to contain multiple Incantations, and impart their wisdom for the Magi of future centuries, who sometimes turn out to be themselves

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    NAME OF POWER (Official Title to be released in Serpent's Tongue) Become (a word of) Power! After centuries of perfecting its use, your identity has merged with the Great Tongue. Have your name incorporated into the language of Serpent's Tongue as a fundamental phrase utilized in level 2 Incantations and higher. Become an integral aspect of the incantations used by thousands, and your back-story referenced as a key part of the Serpent's Tongue story. Includes other Rewards equivalent to Speaker Legacy.

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    THE CAIN - There can be only one. This Magi is the reincarnation of the ultimate Speaker Antagonist. Resonating throughout time, defying the gods and all concept of order. Only kept in check by the most vigilant arcane powers. To overthrow the kingdom of God, s(he) would devour the world. An unstoppable, inexorable, force of reality. Your name and personal details will be incorporated into the modern saga of Serpent's Tongue as the Cain Unfolding. A Magi that awakens not only to power, but a legacy stretching back to the dawn of the world. Additional Rewards equate to a Sacred Font Level.

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