Smiths of Winterforge: A game for 2-5 dwarven blacksmiths (Canceled)
Smiths of Winterforge is a euro-style, management game for 2-5 players where you control one of the six dwarven guilds of Winterforge.
The cavernous halls of Winterforge echo with the roar of fire and the ring of steel. The six legendary guilds of Winterforge compete for the favour of the royal family, a favour that brings with it a contract of unrivaled value, the Royal Centenary Contract, guaranteed work for 100 years. Only one thing stands in your way... everyone else.
Throughout the game, you will compete against your fellow players to earn Reputation Points for your guild. You gain these points by completing contracts, hiring a full crew, improving your skills and being debt-free at the end of the game. Be the first player to finish their Royal Contract and a nice bonus will come your way. The player with the most Reputation Points at the end wins!
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You control one of the six legendary blacksmith guilds of Winterforge: The Forgehammer Clan, Gilmead's Jewellers, The Gilded Oak, The Redcloaks, The Battleforgers and Ironbrow's Master Arms. Each guild comes with its own starting skills that you will increase over the course of the game by completing contracts and an agent meeple, that you move around the city of Winterforge.
On each turn, you may perform three actions. With these actions, you may move your agent to a connected precinct or perform a precinct action. Each Precinct has its own distinct actions that can only be performed when your agent is in that space.
While your agent is in the Guildhall precinct, you may:
- Acquire more contracts for your guild
- if you have less than three coin, request funds from the guildhall
While your agent is in the Bank precinct, you may:
- Take a loan for your guild
- Pay back a loan that you already have
While in the Tavern precinct, you may:
- hire a crewmember to improve or modify your guild’s abilities
While in the Market precinct, you may:
- Purchase components to add to your stockpile
- Initiate a trade with another player in the game
And, while in the Forge precinct, you may:
- Train a contract type skill on your guild board
- Forge a contract
To forge a contract, attach components from your stockpile and roll the dice your components give you, adding any bonuses from your contract and your skills. If your forge action succeeds, you will be paid the coin value for the contract, and your guild’s skill in the contract type will go up by one. This contract will then provide Reputation Points at the end of the game.
The game's ending is triggered when a player completes their royal contract, or when there are no more contracts in the contract deck. The game will end at the conclusion of the current round so that all players have taken the same number of turns. Players will then calculate their final score by adding together the Reputation Points earned from their completed contracts, plus adding any bonuses from having a full crew, completing a royal contract and upgrading guild skills, and applying any penalties from outstanding loans. The player with the most Reputation Points wins.
To see a great run through of gameplay, check out the video by the guys at BoardGamingAtHome.
What's in the box?
All art for Smiths of Winterforge has been created by the amazing Jamie Noble-Frier from the United Kingdom. To see more of Jamie’s fantastic artwork, please visit thenobleartist.com.
Want more than 2 copies? Every group pledge is different, so get in touch with us and we'll work out the correct amount to pledge for shipping to try and make is as affordable as we can for multiple copies shipped to the same address.
To ensure you won't be charged any additional fees such as VAT or other customs charges, we have created an EU-friendly fulfillment process but it is possible it will take a little longer for your rewards to arrive since we will be shipping the rewards for European backers to an EU-specific fulfillment company first.
Want to get hold of Table Tyrant Games' previous game, Tavern Fame? Well, now you can! Just add $25AUD (usually $35AUD) to your pledge amount and we will throw in a copy of Tavern Fame with your copy of Smiths of Winterforge!
Risks and challenges
This isn’t the first project for Table Tyrant Games, our previous project Tavern Fame went off without a hitch and, with feedback from our backers and business contacts, we’ve endeavored to make this project even better.
Table Tyrant Games is now a development studio working under Rule & Make, another Australian publisher that has found success here on Kickstarter with their games Rise To Power, Entropy, Burger Up and Skyward. By bringing their logistics knowledge into the project, we are better able to fulfill the Smiths of Winterforge pledges.
Smiths of Winterforge is being manufactured by Ninox games, a print company that has already worked with Rule & Make on both Entropy and Burger Up. We have already received prototype prints of the game and are comfortable that the final print of Smiths of Winterforge will be of the highest quality.
Table Tyrant Games is also part of the Tabletop Game Designers Australia group, a community of fellow game designers, manufacturers and publishers experienced in both direct sale publishing and crowdfunding campaigns. This group’s combined knowledge base has been invaluable in the creation of this campaign and helps not only us, but all Australian designers, manufacturers and publishers to properly design, manufacture, promote and fulfill a tabletop Kickstarter campaign.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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