The long-awaited campaign for the new Dockside Expansion for Tavern Masters is here! Dann Kriss Games is raising funds to finish the last of the remaining art, print the new expansion, and ship it back here to the States! Reserve your copy now and get some awesome promo cards along with it for being a part of this exciting campaign!
Tavern Masters: Dockside Expansion is the newest addition to our beloved Tavern Masters series. In the base game of Tavern Masters there are 70 Tavern cards and 75 Patron cards. This new Dockside Expansion adds in 30 new Tavern cards and 30 new Patron cards, as well as 12 new Dirty Deeds cards, a 40 card Song deck, and a 20 card Port deck; for a total of 132 new cards! That almost doubles the number of cards for your base game!
NOTE: The Dockside Expansion is NOT a stand-alone expansion; it requires the base game of Tavern Masters to make use of its contents.
In Tavern Masters, there are three base Drink types: Ale, Wine, and Mead. In the Dockside Expansion, you'll get new a new main Drink type... Rum!
You'll also get lots of new Sailors and other sea-faring patrons!
There are fun new Food and Games to be added to your Tavern!
Hire some great new Staff to serve your Patrons!
Keep a few new tricks up your sleeve with new Dirty Deeds to play on opponents!
You'll also get some great new Dirty Deed-based NPCs!
Plus, you will get the exciting new Song deck! Song cards are a great way to spice up your Tavern each Night!
You will also get the new Port deck! The Ship cards are coming into Port, and with them come thirsty sailors and exotic trade goods!
Set sail with this fun new expansion by pledging for your copy today! Copies are expected to begin shipping to backers in May '19!
You can now get a copy of Tavern Masters and the first expansion, Dirty Deeds right here on this Kickstarter campaign! Check out our add-on menu below!
Tavern Masters and its first two expansions are available at your local FLGS (Friendly Local Game Store)! If they don't already have it in stock, you can get them to order you a copy!
NOTE: If you know of a game store in your area that carries Tavern Masters or other DKG products, please list their name, address, and contact info in the comments below!
If you prefer to support DKG directly, you can order a copy of Tavern Masters, its expansions, our King's Treasury coin sets and lots more Tavern Masters goodies... all on sale now in our webstore's "Set Sail Sale"! Order your copy now and have it in less than a week (or reasonable delivery time for your region).
We wanted you to know what other gamers like yourself think of Tavern Masters, so we've been asking people what they thought after playing it at various conventions and our recent Dockside Kickoff Party! See what they have to say!
Here are some reviews of Tavern Masters from popular reviewers! These are from our original campaign for Tavern Masters, so the copies they are reviewing in the videos are the final prototype before our 1st printing (which is why many of the cards in the video don't have art yet):
To add on specific items to your pledge rewards package, just add the YELLOW price amount to your pledge. The shipping estimates are just to let you know what to expect when fulfillment begins and shipping is charged.
NOTE: To add any Add-On items to your pledge, you must already be pledging at a reward level that has physical shipping, i.e. "Troubador" level, "Sailor" level, or anything beyond "Sailor" level.
At Dann Kriss Games, we love exploring our worlds and sharing them with you in every way we can manage! To heighten your gaming experience while playing Tavern Masters and other fantasy tabletop games, we created a Tavern Soundtrack just for you (and us)!
Caden L. Welborn is an excellent up-and-coming musician and composer, and has crafted an amazingly immersive tracklist! Dripping with atmosphere, this experience for the ears will help you find yourself sitting in your own tavern, listening to the minstrels playing while running the bar or relaxing at a table swilling ale.
01 - Gambler’s Last Bet (03:15)
02 - Horn Of Plenty (03:12)
03 - A Lusty Tune (03:07)
04 - The Fat Dragon (03:52)
05 - Miner’s Lament (03:02)
06 - Queen’s Ballad (03:18)
07 - Arcane Verse (03:33)
08 - Traveler’s Rest (03:24)
09 - Smuggler’s Sails (03:11)
10 - Sea Shanty (03:13)
11 - The Dragon Slayer (04:26)
12 - Champion’s Anthem (03:11)
13 - The Old Vineyard (03:31)
14 - The Looking Glass (01:53)
15 - The Noble Suitor (01:47)
16 - The Silver Chalice (03:24)
17 - Tale Of The Cobbler (03:17)
18 - The North Wind (03:05)
19 - Brewer’s Barrels (03:08)
Each Song card in the Song deck from the Dockside Expansion is represented here on the CD, as well as songs for the three exclusive Song cards that come inside the Soundtrack, and a song for the exclusive Song card "The Silver Chalice" that comes with the Silver Lady coin.
The Tavern Menu is a fun collection of alternate "House" rules which you can use to spice up your Tavern Masters fun! Think the base game is "too easy"? Try it On The Rocks, where each player only starts with 1 Gold! Does your game end too quickly? Why not Make It A Double, where the game doesn't end until a player has 40 Gold!
You can even mix and match different Menu Rules! Mix the rules for Top Shelf (where each player starts the game with 2 extra Gold) and With A Twist (where each player gains 1 Gold at the beginning of each round) to have a Gold to burn, but you might want to Make It A Double! Or you can find out why it's good to be Shaken, but not when Stirred!
With each different rule on its own card, you can use this deck to draw rules randomly to try! Who knows what kind of crazy combinations you can find!
Click on the card image above to visit the interactive version of the Tavern Menu on our website!
The Silver Lady coin is a special release Server (1st Player) coin to use in place of the cardboard server token which comes with the base game. Beyond just looking cool, it has an interesting history and place in the lore of the World of Destiny.
"Queen Callista II was born of the Von Leehold dynasty, but born in exile during a dark period in the history of the Kingdom of Elderon. Her great-aunt Queen Callista I was assassinated along with most of the royal family during a coup led by corrupt Senators in the pocket of the zealous Order of Light in an attempt to end the dynastic line and instill their own theocracy to rule the kingdom.
At the age of 19 in 538 NA (Novem Aurora), Callista II banded together with the remaining Senators and other Noble families still loyal to the crown and reclaimed the throne, executing the spies and declaring the land a constitutional monarchy once more. She ruled from 538 NA until her death in 605 NA. The Silver Lady coin was issued during the first year of her reign, and was produced for the following 100 years after her death until 705 NA."
The coin bears the motto that Callista II gave the Von Leehold dynasty upon her reclamation of the throne: Throni Ad Protegi Et Regnum, Et Regnum Ad Protegi Et Throni ("A Throne to protect the Kingdom, and a Kingdom to protect the Throne.")
Along with this awesome 1st player token coin that also serves as a piece of Elderian history, you'll get an exclusive Song card only available by purchasing the Silver Lady coin.
PLUS we have some bonus cards if you help us spread word of the Kickstarter campaign!
Share one of our campaign posts on social media, play Tavern Masters with some friends, or even just tell some fellow gamers about us, and get the Cat Burglar for free with your rewards!
Do it two or more times and you'll also get the Flagon Slayer!
Schedule based on quotes from Whatz Games, our artists, and Ship Naked. Some extra time has been figured in to accommodate for delays, but in the end we have little to no control over issues within the manufacturing or shipping portions of this campaign which often cause further delays.
We have been fortunate to engage the services of Ship Naked, who have an excellent track record for fulfilling hundreds of campaigns. We have full faith that Whatz will keep production delays to a minimum, and we feel sure that Ship Naked will do an amazing job of getting your pledge rewards to you in a timely and safe manner. We will do our best to mitigate any problems to the very best of our abilities.
We always want to make sure that you receive your pledge rewards in a safe and timely manner, and so we have now enlisted the services of Ship Naked to handle our entire fulfillment for this campaign. We have subsidized the shipping costs to the best of our ability to help you save as much money as possible while getting your awesome pledge rewards. Instead of rolling shipping charges into the pledge levels and inflating the pledge costs, we have elected to have you cover a portion of your own shipping to keep our prices as low as we can. These shipping funds will be charged separately through your PledgeManager, and you won't be charged for shipping until the rewards are ready to ship out directly to you.
Risks and challenges
We have taken every care to ensure that pre-production should go smoothly. We have a number of great artists lined up to finish up the remaining art, so all of the remaining pieces should be ready fairly quickly for this amount of art work. Once all of the art and layout is completed and ready to print, we will release the Print & Play files while the final layout heads to Whatz for printing.
The soundtrack is already complete and ready to manufacture. Once the campaign ends and funds are collected, the MP3 files will be released to the backers who will receive them at their pledge level. The CDs will be manufactured later this year, although final packaging will await the 3 included Song cards per disc to arrive from Whatz before the jewel cases are sealed up.
We have experienced delays with Whatz in the past, so we have heightened our communication with them to ensure a much more timely production and delivery of the final product, and we have still allowed some extra time into our projected schedule to allow for some small delays. In the end Whatz creates a fantastic quality product, so we feel that working hard to mitigate delays is a worthy effort in order to achieve our standard of quality, rather than relying on another manufacturer.
In the past we have worked with a few different fulfillment companies or tried to fulfill a campaign ourselves, but every time there was some factor that my efforts did not account for or some delay or issue that I was not prepared for. When it comes to my backers, I want each one of your to know how important your pledge and your support are to us, and the best way to show that is delivering you a top quality product in a timely and efficient manner. To better ensure a smooth and expedited fulfillment process, we have now enlisted the aid of Ship Naked who will be handling our campaign fulfillment logistics and shipping from this point forward. We have every confidence that this is one of the most important pieces missing from our past campaigns, and feel that this will ensure a smooth fulfillment process from now on.
In the end, there are so many factors involved with overseas manufacturing and international shipping, but we feel confident that we have arranged for each phase of this campaign to flow easily enough one into the next that we should only face small delays at most, all of which are hopefully already allowed for in our projected timeline. We are well known by this point for fulfilling our campaigns through even the most tenuous of troubles, and we're only getting better with each new campaign! Pledge with confidence! We always do our best to bring you our best!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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