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Adventure, survival co-op Board Game set in unique grim world inspired by Arthurian Legends. Unforgettable experience for 1-4 players
Adventure, survival co-op Board Game set in unique grim world inspired by Arthurian Legends. Unforgettable experience for 1-4 players
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Surprise pack donkey pack! THANK YOU ALL! (25 000 backers! )

Posted by Awaken Realms (Creator)
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Ok guys! 

We have crossed 25 000 backers some time ago... let that sink in...25 000 BACKERS! We have 14 more days to go! It is crazy, we are trending to be in most funded top 5 board games or even top 3! 

So, we had to give you guys something to celebrate that! We also could not close our ears to some VERY popular idea out there... ;) (<wink wink> Amarice) But we did not manage to do everything in time, so we will do it now, as every timing is good for some extra small gift ;) 

He was always in the game as an Item Card, but the number (and engagement) of donkey aficionados in Tainted Grail community slowly made us consider another option. Finally, when one of the 3D artists provided an appropriately charming sculpt, we had no other choice but to introduce Pack Donkey as a separate miniature with a small set of cards.

He was always in the game as an Item Card, but the number (and engagement) of donkey aficionados in Tainted Grail community slowly made us consider another option. Finally, when one of the 3D artists provided an appropriately charming sculpt, we had no other choice but to introduce Pack Donkey as a separate miniature with a small set of cards.

I know I’ll call mine Sir Prance-a-lot.

 A charming companion – Pack Donkey!

Our donkey is more than just a cosmetic upgrade. He comes with five cards that can be used once per day, giving his owners some nice, additional actions. These actions aren’t free. Apart from acquiring a donkey in-game, you will have to spend 1 extra unit of Food each night to keep your companion happy – and some actions require even more.

So, what can Sir Prance-a-lot do for you? For now, we’re testing the following:

  • Extended travel range.
  • Hauling Items and Resources between distant Characters.  
  • Safer retreat from Combat.  
  • Protection from Item discard caused by the “You are dying” status. 

Finally, when pushed against the wall, you may decide to eat your donkey, gaining three units of Food - though we’re hopeful no human being would ever do such a thing. Then again, hunger and Wyrdness make terrible things with your mind…

In total, the Pack Donkey Pack stretch goal includes:

  • A reference card  
  • 5 Donkey Action Cards (each usable once per day)  
  • A Pack Donkey miniature 

The donkey is naturally usable in every campaign. Let us know how you like this new arrival and have a wonderful weekend!

Safe travels guys! 

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    1. François Nathan on

      Cards dimensions please ?

    2. Mårten Carlzon on

      +1 for keeping the bow! \o/ :)

    3. Eric Chénard
      Superbacker
      on

      Maybe it has been asked.. how many donkey will be in the box? one for every character?

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      Andrew Unwin on

      Love it. A must for all travelers. But loose the bow on his rear end.😁

    5. Skarlan on

      Lovely idea! This is sooo cool!

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      Michael Ciraco on

      I petition to change it to a Wyrd-donkey

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      Smeeks on

      Love the bow, keep it. It will probably be the one ray of light in a dark world. I can imagine even the most battle hardened warrior still having a soft spot for their companion, compelling them to give them a ribbon/bow.

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      Enric Cabello on

      fantastic!! hard to improve this!!!

    9. Hal9000 on

      Cant wait to see what 30k gets us!

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      Maciej on

      Bow is perfect!

    11. Jordan Dyksley on

      Keep the bow! sculpt is perfect!

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      Wacky
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      The bow is a fantastic touch! Keep it!

    13. partenopei on

      for those complaning about the bow

      working donkeys and mules etc are very often decorated in some way by their owners as they are such a crucial and beloved addition to the workforce or group.

      it is not out of theme at all to have the bow on its tail

    14. Kirsten Blom on

      Lol if you let a small bow break you out of a game you really just are making a fuss over nothing.

      Plus 50 for the bow!

    15. TigerNineThree
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      on

      Great Donkey! And not even sure why it's a movement, but... Keep the BOW!

    16. Bart M
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      on

      Is the gift a ks exclusive?

    17. Galahad777
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      on

      So cute, fun addition, especially with option to eat him. But I agree with others that the bow is out of place.

    18. AGN1964 on

      I get the bow, but a year from now it is will not be a "gift", it will be a game component. And the odd bow will suspend disbelief, the exact opposite of what you want in an immersive game.

      Even it you remember the "surprise gift", the bow will break you out of game world immersion, to talk about how great the manufacturer is.

      How about a two part mini, donkey and bow, and those that want it can glue the bow on?

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      Aiko on

      The donkey looks fantastic. Keep the bow/ribbon. It gives a personal touch. It creates the feeling that, even in this tainted and hostile world, somebody loves this donkey and cares so much for his/her well being. In my opinion, it would be a totally different atmosphere without this small item.

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      Stephen Layton on

      Well would you just look at that Ass! ;)

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      KH on

      +1 for the bow, love it

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      Jerry T on

      Is charming the note that Tainted Grail is aiming for ? Dark , gritty, tainted maybe or is it meant to be someone's love interest.

    23. Amarice on

      A gift and a "charming" companion.

    24. Realarete on

      @Kirsten , yes they are missing the obvious point.

    25. Kirsten Blom on

      It's a "GIFT" donkey. Don't tell me I'm the only one who get's this bow hint?

    26. N.C. on

      The ribbon is way too much, guys. ^_^" @AR

    27. Lars A.
      Superbacker
      on

      Thank you, Awaken Games

      The game looks great and love the mini.
      Keep the bow. Looks great.

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      Jerry T on

      How is the bow in theme ? You work so hard to create an atmosphere and then a bow.

      Feels like taking the piss out of us?

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      Marco Herreras
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      on

      Thanks for the secret SG, keep up the good work!

    30. Balloongineer
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      on

      +1 to No ribbon/bow. Otherwise looks great!

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      Jonathan87 on

      please remove the ribbon..

      otherwise cool :)

    32. Hellspark
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      on

      Rreally not a fan of the bow at the tail end, however you are creating this game and such choices are yours to make.

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      Randy McBride on

      I love this campaign so much

    34. Thomas M
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      on

      I personally think the donkey should be 4 food (looks like it would feed the party to me). :-)

    35. Realarete on

      Donkey is a good meal! Thanks AR! I'll assume the donkey is female .. since the 'bow" boom now we have an equal distribution of heros

    36. Shawn Palmer on

      He is going to be really hard to eat. Too cute.

    37. Eric Chénard
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      on

      Great Idea for the donkey character as a familiar.. and Amarice has always wonderful ideas!

    38. J Dean
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      on

      Great looking mini, but not a fan of the bow. It ruins the feel of the game. Just my opinion.

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      Kevin on

      i like the Donkey. Just be careful to not add too many odd ball things.. but this I think could be good/interesting. I would love to be the player to stumble across finding the Donkey in the game.

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      Mike Collison
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      on

      Jon Bon Pony?

    41. adamthesonofgod
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      on

      I would like to repeat my request for a donkey player board.

    42. Maxime Côté-Gauvin on

      The bow! The freaking bow! Love it! Its a gift! It needs a bow!

    43. David
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      on

      !! Hi donkey !!

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      Jiri Tresnak on

      Great upgrade.
      Thank You.

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      Jamie Lawrence on

      Great addition to an already impressive line up. Really making it too easy for me to encourage my friends to pledge too!!

    46. japester
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      on

      Raise your hand if you've actually worked with real pack mules (or donkeys).
      *raises hand*

      Long ago, I did backcountry trail blazing and repair at high altitudes. We had a beautiful team of pack mules that would carry our gear to set up our long-term base camp (we'd spend at least a month at a site). And we'd usually get one big resupply. Even without the wonderful Eeyore reference, the bow fits. I never had to fight any demons or bandits, but I know what it's like to live simply in the wilderness. And a pack mule is like heaven. It's your tie to survival, comfort, and sometimes luxury. Even a hardened adventurer would baby his/her mule with little touches like that. :-)

    47. Minx on

      Love the Eeyore tail bow! Nifty concept on how you incorporated a companion pet, makes me want more now ;)

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      kirk99 on

      super cool merci c'est très chouette :))