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Hire apprentices, construct the cathedral and develop the city in this unique worker placement game for 1-5 players.
Hire apprentices, construct the cathedral and develop the city in this unique worker placement game for 1-5 players.
Hire apprentices, construct the cathedral and develop the city in this unique worker placement game for 1-5 players.
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    1. Shem Phillips 10-time creator
      Superbacker
      about 18 hours ago

      @Adam: We found during playtesting that a score sheet wasn’t really necessary, as each player can tally up their score quite easily.

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      Adam Wilson about 20 hours ago

      I just had a random thought, but since there is not a score track, will we be getting a score sheet?

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      Shaun Rogers 4 days ago

      Really excited about both the raiders solo and architects.

      Love raiders so being able to solo it will be great.

      I also have to echo what others have said about seems communication. Top notch both on here and on BGG. I’ve always got very quick feedback. Very interested to see where the architects trilogy goes. I’m late to the party with raiders so excited to see the next one trough.

    4. Shem Phillips 10-time creator
      Superbacker
      5 days ago

      @Felix: There are no plans for retail at this stage. Just an online promotion.

    5. Felix Chu
      Superbacker
      5 days ago

      Will the solo variant for raiders and/or the jarl promo be available at physical stores?

    6. Shem Phillips 10-time creator
      Superbacker
      5 days ago

      @Deaser: I will post an update tomorrow. All good news!

    7. Pete Thane 5 days ago

      @Deaser - Shem is probably tied up with the Explorers expansion fulfilment which is just going through at the moment, and handling the Raiders solo pre-orders (ordered mine the other day)

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      Deaser 5 days ago

      any update soon?

    9. Pedro C. Martins on June 13, 2018

      Shem gives the best updates and feed back... just saying from other kickstarter campaigns that are not the greatest.. There are soooo many games out that I am not bothered by delays, just lack of backer feed back FROM other campaigns . No worries here as I get the feeling this game is ready to go, designed and will be done by trusted suppliers and will be solid like his other games. Reason I preordered the Raiders collector box a way back and some other parts. Things arrive when they arrive and are a big surprise when they do, and I never hound over delays just feedback. Good feedback Shem...I'll check back in a couple of months when it rains or summer here is over in Canada

    10. Shem Phillips 10-time creator
      Superbacker
      on June 8, 2018

      @Gambit_0815: Yes, we are still on schedule. Thanks.

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      Gambit_0815 on June 8, 2018

      @Shem

      What d you think?
      Are you still in time with "architects"?
      Do you think that the game arrives before Christmas (German Version)?

      Greetings

    12. Zachery Prater on June 7, 2018

      Wish you were going to be at Origins. Would love to try this game out.

    13. Shem Phillips 10-time creator
      Superbacker
      on June 7, 2018

      @Jose: I will do a formal update next week. Everything is moving along smoothly though. Thanks!

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      Jose Manuel Acuaviva on June 7, 2018

      Hello! Any news? the last update was more than a month ago

    15. Shem Phillips 10-time creator
      Superbacker
      on June 3, 2018

      @Robert: Click on the blue "View Pledge" button on the campaign page and go to the "Survey" tab to update your address.

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      Robert Clemm
      Superbacker
      on June 3, 2018

      I recently moved - what would be the easiest way to get you my new address?

    17. Shem Phillips 10-time creator
      Superbacker
      on May 30, 2018

      @Paolo: I can't confirm yet, but it could possibly be before Christmas. It all depends how quickly they get to print.

    18. Paolo Bax on May 30, 2018

      @Shem, that's great news! Any idea when it will be available in stores here in Italy?

    19. Shem Phillips 10-time creator
      Superbacker
      on May 25, 2018

      @Jonah: I am just waiting on EU Kickstarter rewards to be sent out. Should be any day now. I will make Rocks of Ruin available on my website once that happens. Thanks!

    20. Jonah Fortin on May 25, 2018

      Hey Shem, we’re running out of days in May - just wondering if Rocks of Ruin is still coming out this month?

    21. Shem Phillips 10-time creator
      Superbacker
      on May 25, 2018

      @Paolo: That’s correct. Ghenos Games are producing the Italian version in the near future. Expansions may follow if it sells well.

    22. Paolo Bax on May 25, 2018

      @shem Sorry, I was referring to Raiders and its expansions. I thought the box contained the game, but maybe I'm wrong and it is just a box for the game owners.
      In this case... any chance to have Raiders and its expansions in Italian? :-)
      Thank you

    23. Shem Phillips 10-time creator
      Superbacker
      on May 24, 2018

      @Andrew: It is the same size as Raiders, Explorers, etc. Thanks!

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      Andrew Prentice on May 24, 2018

      This question may have already been asked but do we know what size the box will be? I was curious if it would be the same size as the North Sea Trilogy games or if it was more of a “Ticket to Ride” sized box.

    25. Shem Phillips 10-time creator
      Superbacker
      on May 24, 2018

      @Paolo: No. The Collector's Box doesn't have any language-dependent components inside the box though (just wooden provisions and a plastic insert). On the back it has English, German and French. Each side of the box has either an English, French, German or no logo present. So if you don't want one of the other languages displayed on your shelf, you can show the side without a logo.

    26. Paolo Bax on May 24, 2018

      Any chance to have the Raiders Collector's Box in Italian language? :-(((

    27. Shem Phillips 10-time creator
      Superbacker
      on May 21, 2018

      @Max: Very soon!

    28. Max on May 21, 2018

      Any idea when will the next update be?

    29. Shem Phillips 10-time creator
      Superbacker
      on May 8, 2018

      @Jonah: Available

    30. Jonah Fortin on May 8, 2018

      Oh sweet. For pre-order or readily available?

    31. Shem Phillips 10-time creator
      Superbacker
      on May 8, 2018

      @Jonah: Rocks of Ruin should be available at www.garphill.com inside the next couple of weeks. Just waiting for Kickstarter rewards to ship out first.

    32. Jonah Fortin on May 8, 2018

      Thanks Eric.

      Is there any word as to when Rocks of Ruin will become available for order/per-order? Or is it just ‘sometime in May’?

      It sucks we have to wait 2 months for these, I didn’t want to start playing my copy of Explorers until I got the expansion but I’m not sure if I can hold out for two months.

    33. Eric Fersten
      Superbacker
      on May 8, 2018

      In case anyone didn't catch the announcement on Garphill's Facebook page... pre-orders for Raider's Collector's Box are available at garphill.com.

    34. Shem Phillips 10-time creator
      Superbacker
      on May 5, 2018

      @Andrew: The Raiders Solo Variant will be released next month. I also I something else being announced later this month!

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      Andrew Prentice on May 5, 2018

      Any future campaigns planned for this year? Curious about potential expansions or the next game? Yes I know this is super early to ask but I just want to keep riding this Garphill Games high. Any tiny information would be awesome... please lol

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      ThomasDN
      Superbacker
      on May 4, 2018

      Raiders of the North Sea just became a Mensa Select:
      https://www.us.mensa.org/newsroom/press-releases/2018-mensa-select-winners-announced/
      Congratulations to Shem!

    37. Shem Phillips 10-time creator
      Superbacker
      on May 3, 2018

      @Jonah: Only in the Renegade version. I'll flick you a private message in a sec...

    38. Jonah Fortin on May 3, 2018

      Oh that’s a bummer. I’ve heard rumours that it’s now included in the base game, is this true?

    39. Shem Phillips 10-time creator
      Superbacker
      on May 3, 2018

      @Jonah: That is sold out now. No plans for a reprint either.

    40. Jonah Fortin on May 3, 2018

      Awesome! Also where could we pick up the villager expansion for Shipwrights? I don't see it on the website.

    41. Shem Phillips 10-time creator
      Superbacker
      on May 2, 2018

      @Jonah: I'm just waiting on an accurate date for the Collector's Boxes. I should open pre-orders soon to save your refresh button though. Thanks!

    42. Jonah Fortin on May 2, 2018

      Hey Shem, is there a specific time in May that the Collector’s box is coming out? (So I can stop checking everyday)

    43. Eric Fersten
      Superbacker
      on May 1, 2018

      I bought Raiders and its expansions several weeks ago based on the suggestion of a friend and before I even got the chance to play Raiders, I pledged Architects with the hope that lightening will strike twice/again. I finally got Raiders to the table last night and I'm now sold on anything Shem Phillips touches. Raiders is such a great game that takes the usual worker placement mechanic and changes it up in a way to make it fresh, unique, and different with each time the game is played. Looking forward to adding the expansions to the core game and I can't wait to get the solo variant and the Collector's Box.

    44. Shem Phillips 10-time creator
      Superbacker
      on April 30, 2018

      @Caleb: It should be available in June. Thanks!

    45. Caleb Beeman on April 30, 2018

      I was wondering if you knew when the solo version for raiders will be sold

    46. Shem Phillips 10-time creator
      Superbacker
      on April 27, 2018

      @Admiral Moggie: It will likely be later in the year, perhaps around September.

    47. Admiral Moggie on April 27, 2018

      Hey Shem,
      Would you have a rough ETA on when preorders will open up for purchase? I want to make sure I've got the clams in my wallet on time!

    48. n4Sphere
      Superbacker
      on April 26, 2018

      ah okey was not aware of it. thanks

    49. Shem Phillips 10-time creator
      Superbacker
      on April 26, 2018

      @n4Sphere: There is no pledge manager for this campaign. You can sign-up to be notified of when pre-orders open here: https://mailchi.mp/bf49f57e1df5/architects-pre-order-sign-up

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