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A circular abstract-like game in which both dragons are bound together, for each action taken leaves different options for your foe.
A circular abstract-like game in which both dragons are bound together, for each action taken leaves different options for your foe.
A circular abstract-like game in which both dragons are bound together, for each action taken leaves different options for your foe.
6,460 backers pledged €281,529 to help bring this project to life.

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Tao Long is a circular abstract-like game in which each action taken leaves different options for your foe.

On it, each player controls a dragon striving to diminish the other whilst bound together by the Tao - you will manipulate tokens on a special board in order to activate your dragon, leaving that same board to be manipulated by your opponent on their turn.  

Among customizable scenarios and increasingly profound modes, both dragons will move, attack, block each other's way and seek dominance. At the end, there can be only one... That is, at least until tides of change come once again. 

Pledges at Octo Studio counts towards the Stretch Goals!
Pledges at Octo Studio counts towards the Stretch Goals!

  • Bringing Tao Long to reality will only be possible with your support
  • Make the game better for everyone; stretch goals will enhance the final quality and content of the game, the more we fund, the more we can upgrade.  
  • Get exclusive kickstarter components like the metal token and receive special items for free that will also be available after the campaign ends for an additional cost.
  • During the campaign your opinion and constructive feedback will help to shape and improve the game.  
  • Get more value of what you pledge and a competitive discounted shipping rate
  • Obtain deluxe and collector editions that will not be available in distribution. 

This project is retailers friendly. We are offering the Kickstarter version of the game during the campaign to game stores. We treat retailer backers just like any other backer in that they will receive their rewards before we release the regular retail games into distribution.

We have been working on a system to manage better our retailers network. These are the advantages of affiliating to ThunderGryph Games: 

  • Get retailer's discounted rate for all our games
  • Get access to our Deluxe Editions during the Kickstarter Campaign
  • With your purchase, receive our game's "Tournament pack" with promos and prizes for your in-store demos and tourneys. 
  • Get your store listed in our website on the "where to buy" map of retailers (Starting on February)
  • Get competitive shipping rates

If you are a retailer interested in joining our network, visit our website and after a smooth verification process, get access to our retailers web store to manage your orders freely. Thanks!

If you are a distributor interested in an exclusive deal for Tao Long in the language of your preference, please write an email to: gon@thundergryph.com

Risks and challenges

With any project there are a variety of variables that need to be managed. It is a challenge to create a game, manufacture it and then ship to the warehouse, but the most important of all, fulfill our backers. After what we learnt from our first project, Overseers, we feel confident and prepared to manage this project in the best way possible.

The game design and art has been completed for the project and we already have the blank samples in our hands for some material quality control.

After some hiccups we experienced during Overseers campaign, we realized fulfillment is the most important thing to coordinate perfectly. For this project we will be sending out the rewards in different waves so every backer will receive the game at the same time regardless of where they are. We will also make sure that our fulfillment centers pack it up the games accordingly to prevent any kind of damage to the box.

- VFI will deliver the games to all our Asian and Australian backers.
- Happy Shops will deliver the games to all our European Backers.
- Fulfillrite will deliver the games to our backers in the US.
- Snakes & lattes will deliver the games to our Canadian Backers.
- Any "rest of the world" backers will be fulfilled by VFI.

We are consistently monitoring the project and working hard to remove as much risk as we can from you and bear with it ourselves, If you have any questions about the project development please don't hesitate to ask. We are striving to be as transparent as possible.

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    Curious Dragon

    Thank you for support our project!
    This pledge will make you receive a notification for every single update we make to satisfy your curiosity.

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    Early Bird - Tao Long Retail

    Special for 72 hours only! One copy of Tao Long (retail edition), the Kickstarter exclusive Flux Metal Token, the special early bird gift: 4 Player Expansion (retail edition) and all stretch goals unlocked (35€ value)

    Includes:
    • Tao Long Retail Edition
    • KS Exclusive Metal Flux Coin
    • 4 Player Expansion Retail Edition
    • All unlocked Stretch Goals
    • Money-back Guarantee
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    Tao Long Retail

    One copy of Tao Long (retail edition), the Kickstarter exclusive Flux Metal Token and all stretch goals unlocked (30€ value)

    Includes:
    • Tao Long Retail Edition
    • KS Exclusive Metal Flux Coin
    • All unlocked Stretch Goals
    • Money-back Guarantee
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    Early Bird - Tao Long Deluxe

    Special for 72 hours only! One copy of Tao Long (deluxe edition), the Kickstarter exclusive Flux Metal Token, the special early bird gift: 4 Player Expansion (deluxe edition) and all stretch goals unlocked (55€ value)

    Includes:
    • Tao Long Deluxe Edition
    • KS Exclusive Metal Flux Coin
    • 4 Player Expansion Deluxe Edition
    • All unlocked Stretch Goals
    • Money-back Guarantee
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    Tao Long Deluxe

    One copy of Tao Long (deluxe edition), the Kickstarter exclusive Flux Metal Token and all stretch goals unlocked (50€ value)

    Includes:
    • Tao Long Deluxe Edition
    • KS Exclusive Metal Flux Coin
    • All unlocked Stretch Goals
    • Money-back Guarantee
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    Pledge €100 or more About $105

    Tao Long Numbered Collector's Bundle

    This was created exclusively for the Kickstarter Campaign #Make100. It is a Collector's numbered bundle which includes every item in the deluxe edition, plus a limited handmade print made by Tao Long illustrator: Dox Lucchin, the limited Golden Flux Metal Token and all add-ons available and to be unlocked during the campaign. (200€ value)

    Includes:
    • Tao Long Deluxe Edition
    • 4 Player Expansion Deluxe Edition
    • Tao Long Cotton Bag
    • KS Exclusive Metal Flux Coin
    • Limited Edition Golden Metal Flux Coin
    • Signed Handmade Print with woodcut technique
    • All unlocked Stretch Goals
    • Any other add-on unlocked during the campaign
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    Tao Long Golden Bundle

    For a true Tao Long Enthusiast! This Bundle includes every item in the deluxe edition in a limited black box, plus a Tao Long print, the limited Golden Flux Metal Token, the limited Golden Portals and all add-ons available and to be unlocked during the campaign. (200€ value)

    Includes:
    • Tao Long Deluxe Edition
    • 4 Player Expansion Deluxe Edition
    • Tao Long Cotton Bag
    • Tao Long Cardboard Board
    • KS Exclusive Metal Flux Coin
    • Limited Edition Golden Metal Flux Coin
    • Limited edition Foil Golden Portals
    • Tao Long Print
    • All unlocked Stretch Goals
    • Any other add-on unlocked during the campaign
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Funding period

- (30 days)