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Build, tax, and attack to become the next ruler of 11th century Kievan Rus. Rurik is a euro-style realm building game for 1-4 players.
Build, tax, and attack to become the next ruler of 11th century Kievan Rus. Rurik is a euro-style realm building game for 1-4 players.
2,319 backers pledged $172,812 to help bring this project to life.

Final 48 Hours! New Player Trays, AU Friendly Shipping, Rebel Rewards Update

Posted by PieceKeeper Games (Creator)
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Hey backers,

Wow, we are in the final 48 hours of the campaign! How high can we go and what will we unlock? Please share the campaign with others (online & in person) to help us get there!

Lots of great stuff in this update. Read on for:

  • New custom player trays
  • Stretch goal update
  • AU Friendly shipping
  • Resolution on the rebel "rewards"

Thank you to all our new backers - we're so glad you chose to be a part of Rurik.

New Player Trays

It's time to reveal our biggest goal yet that we've been teasing - custom player trays with lids! Even better for you - they are Kickstarter Limited - so don't miss out on backing Rurik! We want to make set-up and tear-down in Rurik a breeze.

All pieces in your player color fit neatly in a wonderful plastic tray and lid!
All pieces in your player color fit neatly in a wonderful plastic tray and lid!

That's right - we're adding FOUR custom plastic trays to Rurik (one for each player). Your buildings and advisors fit in the bottom and your soldiers, scoring markers, and leader base go in a bag in the recessed lid. 

The lids support the box lid and snap into the resource tray that we unlocked since our last update (see below). And all of these sit on top of the first tray we unlocked, which holds all other game components, with all boards and mats held in place in that tray as well. It's going to be so slick - masterful work by Dan Cunningham!

The player trays snap into the resource tray.
The player trays snap into the resource tray.

Stretch Goal Update

Since our last update, you've knocked out FIVE stretch goals - way to go! First, we unlocked the plastic resource tray that is shown above to make it easy to store and use all the resources and coins!

 Then we also unlocked 2 more solo rebellion cards (for those paying close attention, yes, we used the same placeholder solo rebellion card image).

 Followed by the awesome new 16 thematic scoring markers!

We also added more Kickstarter limited content by means of 2 more Intrigue cards.

And finally we upgraded all cards in the game to premium 300gsm black core cards.

 Beyond the player trays, we have a few more stretch goals. It's been a wonderful ride together - let's get them all!

AU Friendly Shipping

After crunching the numbers, we now have enough Australian backers to offer complimentary AU Friendly Shipping! This means that your games will be shipped from within Australia, and therefore you will not be assessed any GST on your orders.

Share the word with your AU friends who may have been holding off!

Rebel Rewards

Thanks to all who contributed such wonderful feedback on the rewards given by defeating rebels. For those who are missed the incredibly helpful and civil discussion (we loved how thoughtful and kind your ideas and comments were!), here's the summary.

  • The game has 15 rebel miniatures with stickers on the bottom. When you defeat one, you flip it over and gain the reward shown on the bottom (a specific good, 1 coin, or 2 coins).
  • Some backers expressed concern over some minis becoming marked and beginning to memorize where certain rewards were.
  • At the same time, many players have enjoyed the "fun" factor of revealing the rewards on the bottom of the rebels.
  • We realized it would be necessary to offer an alternative option to giving rewards for defeating rebels. There were a number of options - some more feasible than others.
After much deliberation, we decided to add 15 rebel rewards tokens to the game. We will still provide the stickers so you can choose whether you want to play with the stickers on your minis or whether you want to use the tokens to give rewards to players.
After defeating a rebel, you flip over a token from the rewards supply and earn the listed reward!
After defeating a rebel, you flip over a token from the rewards supply and earn the listed reward!
Let's get those stretch goals!

The PieceKeeper Games team [written by Kirk]

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    1. Missing avatar

      Sander Schippers on

      Do the tokens fit beneath the rebels?

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      Tibetan Steve on

      Thanks for the prompt clarification ref UK shipping - much appreciated.

    3. Nathan Allen Mason on

      @Geoɹgǝ Jɐɹoƨ: I agree! you could even put them Face up on the board, which will make initial placement and opening moves so much more calculated!

    4. Geoɹgǝ Jɐɹoƨ - GJJ Games on

      Love the rebel reward tokens. That also opens up the possibility for play variants:
      1. Gain the reward and remove the token from the game. So rewards are limited and you can start to deduce what rewards are left.
      2. Gain the reward and return the token to the pool. So all rewards are always a possibility.

      And the trays look awesome!

    5. PieceKeeper Games 3-time creator on

      @Tibetan Steve: Good question! Yes, we will ship some games to our U.K. warehouse in Telford, so it would always be U.K. friendly, even if a trade deal is not worked out.

      @Finrod: The minis in the tray have plenty of room to move around.

    6. Erik The Big "E" on

      Great rebel reward option!

    7. Finrod on

      Can the minis in the tray move around or do they get holes in the plastic cover?

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      Tibetan Steve on

      Sorry - forgot to say that I love the Rebel Tile option/addition.

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      Tibetan Steve on

      Hi
      Great news on the new stretch goals and good luck for the final 2 days.
      I see that you are now offering AU friendly shipping. Given that there are more buyers from the UK than Australia, can we assume that should the UK leave the EU without a Trade deal that the distribution will also be UK friendly?

    10. PieceKeeper Games 3-time creator on

      @Sander: The rebels are in the bottom tray, in a compartment below all the boards and mats.

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      Sander Schippers on

      And where the rebels goes?

    12. PieceKeeper Games 3-time creator on

      @Admiral: Great question - there are no additional charges for you. The $15 shipping charge for AU covers the AU friendly shipping. :)

      @Game Savior: You are most welcome!

    13. The Game Savior
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      Great news on the AU shipping! Thank you

    14. Admiral Moggie on

      Hey creators, great work on the goodies in the update! Just a quick question on AU shipping; how does that affect the existing international pledge choices or is it that there would be no more additional charges after the campaign? Cheers!