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backers
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on May 3 2018

About

 We want to make this project even better for you, something that makes you excited to share it with your friends and delighted to see it arrive on your doorstep. 

To that end, we're re-launching May 15th with free domestic shipping, a lower base price, and a new goal.

Please view our most recent project update and let us know what you would like to see improved for On Their Merry Way

If you'd like to see the changes as they are announced and be notified when we relaunch, consider backing for $1! You won't be charged and you'll be able to comment on all the upcoming improvements!

On Their Merry Way puts players in the role of Robin Hood's Merry Men. Rich and heartless merchants travel the road through Sherwood forest and it's up to you to pilfer their profits! By scrounging resources, setting traps, and undercutting your opponents you can ensure you'll collect the most loot and become Robin's right-hand man!    

So how do you win?

Set Traps
Set Traps
Undercut Your Opponents
Undercut Your Opponents
Profit!
Profit!


DISCLAIMER: The 24mm plastic miniature Traveler Pawns are a stretch goal. If the goal is not met, they will be replaced with standard meeples of the same size and color.   

  • To include an Add-On in your pledge just add the appropriate amount to your core pledge for the type and quantity you desire. There will not be a pledge manager, so please adjust your pledge now! Doing so will help everyone unlock the fantastic stretch goals that we hope to share with you all. 
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  • Playmats! These are the same size and thickness as the popular playmats from our previous project and, as with our prior campaign, mats of this size and thickness will be Kickstarter Exclusive
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Here's an upside-down explanation! When you get to the bottom you'll be ready for the top of the round!   

3. Travel Phase

  • At the end of the round, all of the travelers head down the road they are on. If there are no traps that match their folly, they make it to the end safe and sound. Otherwise, they are lured off the main road on the shortest route towards the first trap that matches their folly. Merchants pay profit for the traps they fall for, but Guards remove trap tokens, setting back your plans!
Travelers can go all over the place, but follow 3 simple rules when traveling.
Travelers can go all over the place, but follow 3 simple rules when traveling.
  • Travelers always go forwards, never backwards.
  • Travelers head straight for the end of the road, unless there is a trap ahead of them that matches their folly.
  • Travelers move the shortest distance towards the next trap that matches their folly, turning left if there is a tie.
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Merchants come in bands of one, two, or three.
Merchants come in bands of one, two, or three.
  • Roadblocks can help your strategy by diverting traffic towards- or away from- your own traps.
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2. Build Phase  

  • If you want to trick those Merchants, you'll have to build traps that match their follies. Players take turns playing trail cards and moving the roadblock until they are satisfied or run out of resources. 
Merchant bands with multiple follies fall for each type of trap once, in the order they are listed, from top to bottom.
Merchant bands with multiple follies fall for each type of trap once, in the order they are listed, from top to bottom.
  • Each trail card not only adds a trap that you own, it connects to the road and the other trails which change the ways the Merchants can travel!
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Trails connect together and at the maximum number form a pyramid shape.
Trails connect together and at the maximum number form a pyramid shape.

1. Scrounge Phase  

  • To build your traps, you'll need resources. Look at the upcoming travelers and plan accordingly as you take ten total of Plans, Manpowers, and Materials. You'll get some new trail cards to use at this time as well. Don't forget, the travelers and their follies change every round! 
Look at the upcoming travelers to decide what and where you want to build.
Look at the upcoming travelers to decide what and where you want to build.

With that, you should be ready to start your first round!  

If you'd prefer to see everything right-side-up you can download the rulebook below:  

Click to download the latest version of the rulebook! (Not Final)
Click to download the latest version of the rulebook! (Not Final)

$17,000 Funded!
On Their Merry Way will be produced and sent to all backers. Fun for all and all for fun!   

$18,000- Two-Sided Trap Tokens
Trap tokens will be printed with folly icons on the reverse side, to make them easier to see from a distance for visually impaired gamers.

$20,000- The Sheriff Card
The Sheriff will be added to the traveler card deck. Like the guards, The Sheriff removes traps, but unlike the guards the Sheriff is looking for traps of multiple different follies each time!

$23,000- The King Card
King John and his personal attendants will be added to the traveler card deck. They operate like ordinary merchants, but their extraordinary wealth means they are worth an additional profit for every trap that tricks them!

$27,000- Wooden Supply Tokens
Made from actual wood from Sherwood Forest!*
*Or another similarly tree-filled forest

$40,000- Plastic Miniatures and MORE
Incredible 24mm plastic traveler pawns for every copy of the game, plus more traveler cards, component upgrades and more to be revealed once the project reaches the previous stretch goal.

       

 "This is a very fine-tuned game, a well-oiled machine" -Unfiltered Gamer

   

“I really like how much planning is involved, but it never really felt like a lot of work. Just fun!” -Parent Geek, via Father Geek 

On Their Merry Way was also nominated as Most Innovative Game at the Boston Festival of Indie Games 2017!

Watch a full 4-player game of On Their Merry Way here, or watch NEW weekly livestreams as they are posted! The first one is at the top of the page and will be added here when it changes. The next livestream will be Friday, April 20th at 6PM CST.

 Pledge $34 or more (Merry Man)  

  • The standard pledge will get you all of the content of the game and every unlocked stretch goal in the highest quality possible!
  • Playmats and sleeves can be added to you pledge for +$25 and +$5, respectively.

Remember, if we fully fund within the first 48 hours all backers receive sleeves for FREE! You can still increase your pledge to receive additional sleeves or upgrade to Premium sleeves.

Pledge $250 or more (Founder of Sherwood)  

  • In addition to receiving your copy of the game with unlocked stretch goals, you will also have your name included in the rulebook's Trap Glossary! Choose a trap and cast yourself as a Merry Man, the trap's inventor, or one of its victims! 
  • You'll also receive one playmat and premium sleeves at no additional charge.
  • Quantity is limited to 28 backers, one per trap entry.

Examples: 

Grifter- "Pick the shell with the coin! So easy to win, it's basically free money! Care to give it a try?" First pulled on Elizabeth Piston.

Will-O-Wisp- These lights appear on foggy nights to lure travelers to their treasure. Or their deaths. I forget which. Invented by Jerry Amburn.

Damsel Distress- Let's just see who needs saving from whom exactly. Favorite of Renate Cochran.

 Pledge $1,500 or more (Wealthy Merchant)  

  • You'll receive your copy of the game, all stretch goals, AND all add-on rewards. 
  • Additionally, you will claim one of the 5 clearings on the board to include the illustration of your choice! Francesca Da Sacco will add to the setting by drawing in your favorite animal, yourself as a merry man, wacky merchant hi-jinks, a family of birds to represent your family, or anything else reasonably appropriate! When this reward is chosen you will be contacted right away to ensure that you will be satisfied with your pledge.
  • Quantity is limited to 5.

All clearings that remain unclaimed at the end of the campaign will be filled via the decisions of the community! Make suggestions in the comments and a vote will be held shortly after the campaign for the most popular ones!  

Pledge $5 or more (Retailer Pledge)

  • This pledge is to allow verified retailers to order 4 or more copies at an early rate, as well as receive their copies at the same time that the Kickstarter rewards are being fulfilled! Secure your rate now and set your order and pay when the game is ready to ship.

Shipping and Budget  

We're working very closely with our manufacturing partner, Liya, to ensure our budget is as lean as possible while still allowing us to provide a high-quality product with speed and efficiency.  

Quartermaster Logistics will be handling the fulfilment for this project, and has assured us they will handle each pledge with the speed and quality you've come to expect from New Experience Workshop.   

Thanks to this partnership, we are able to offer Customs Friendly Shipping to US, EU, Canada, Australia, and China backers. This means backers in these regions will not have to pay customs or import taxes!

About New Experience Workshop

Chris Amburn is the Lead Designer and Founder of New Experience Workshop. He believes games create a shared construct in which people can be comfortable getting to know one another.  


Rachel Gravenmier is the Public Relations Manager for New Experience Workshop. Always ready to demo our games with new players at conventions, her effort and support is instrumental in making New Experience Workshop games a reality.   


Francesca Da Sacco is a talented artist, best known for dark graphic novels with an incredible style, and is responsible for all of the artwork of On Their Merry Way. You can see more projects and support her art via her Kickstarter campaigns or Patreon.  

Risks and challenges

New Experience Workshop is experienced with the Kickstarter process and has a reputation for delivering projects on time or early.

Our manufacturing partner, Liya, is a well-known company in the industry and has assured us they will be able to deliver the top quality we expect in a fast and affordable manner.

Quartermaster Logistics will be handling the fulfilment for this project, and has assured us they will handle each pledge with the speed and quality you've come to expect from New Experience Workshop.

If for any reason you are unsatisfied with your game, all New Experience Workshop games come with a full money-back guarantee.

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