Adventures Closes Today!
What a perfect way to start the week! With The Fantasy Trip Legacy Editionin the final days of assembly -- the game ships from the factory this week! --... Read more
TFT Progress Report From Steve
Time for a general TFT progress report.
tl;dr Things are great!
Oh, okay. More detail.
The Legacy Editiongoes on the water next week. Phil’s already posted about his trip... Read more
Factory Pics - I Want It All Solutions
When we were at the factory a few days ago (pics posted here), we also reviewed the assembly of the I Want It All shipping carton . . . and... Read more
Yesterday, David and I spent 15 hours on the road visiting factories and going over current and upcoming projects with the teams in China. The factory tours are always an... Read more
Greetings From Hong Kong! The Adventures Project is Live!!!
I am in Hong Kong now, preparing for drives into China to check on the final assembly of The Fantasy Trip Legacy Edition. If all goes well over the... Read more
Final Assembly and the Adventures Cover WIP
Over the last few days, we've reviewed the assembly instructions for the I Want It Allcarton and everything at the factory is proceeding on schedule. Next week, David and... Read more
Melee, Wizard, and Death Test Retail Release & Austin Visit?
Part of the process of producing and selling games into stores is the announcement of titles. Roughly four months before release, we send sell sheets to our distributor partners. What... Read more
Pocket Folders, Companion Update, and January Kickstarter Campaign
The completed pocket folders arrived and turned out so snazzy that I regret not ordering a few hundred extras to use for our retailer mailings in 2019. Note to self:... Read more
A New Adventure!!!
After last month's release of The Chaos Triads, the team didn't stop working on new adventures for The Fantasy Trip. As mentioned, we have multiple new PDF adventures in... Read more
Melee and Wizard Samples!!!
This week, Sabrina reviewed the production samples of the Melee and Wizardgame: Approved! That means another key part of the project is moving toward final assembly and is on... Read more
Player Folio, Melee & Wizard Character Pads, and Fighter Cards
We continue to review factory samples; we're now waiting on the Melee and Wizard production samples to arrive and, best of all, everything is still on schedule!
This morning, while... Read more
Death Test, a closer look.
As you know, thanks to your support, the Legacy Edition includes the Death Test and Death Test 2adventures. The $55,000 and $92,500 stretch goals added the two adventures to... Read more
Important Scheduling Update and the Warehouse 23 Holiday Sale
Yesterday, in the Massachusetts GPI office, David and I reviewed The Fantasy Trip project as well as the upcoming Pocket Boxcampaign. The big news to come out of the... Read more
Pocket Box Tooling Complete!
Our office is closed today, so the latest factory samples were sent directly to Sabrina's house. One of today's samples was the latest tooling test for the new Pocket Box... Read more
Megahex Storage Box, Megahex Sprues, and a GM Screen Update
First up, a look at how the megahex storage box works inside the Legacy Editionbox. Two finger holes in the top of the box make it so that you... Read more
Manufacturing Update and More Pocket Box Games
As of this moment, everything looks to be on schedule to go into final assembly at the factory in early January. To guarantee that the project comes together smoothly and... Read more
The Fun of Packing
Sabrina identified a minor issue with the Legacy Editionpackaging last week and, as she does, she attacked the problem and proposed a solution. The issue in question? Stacking items... Read more
A Brand New Adventure!
The first official Fantasy Trip adventure in decades is now on Warehouse 23 – for only $5!
A dying heir, an abandoned mine, and a closely-held secret feature in this... Read more
More Tooling Samples Approved!
Today was a big day at the office: Another wave of factory tooling samples arrived! Sabrina spent the day reviewing all of the samples and providing the factory with feedback;... Read more
Gamehole Con and Custom Octopus Miniatures
Steve ran the special session last night for three of our generous supporters who pledged to be a part of the Gamehole Con event, and the dungeon quickly turned into... Read more
New Pocket Box Sample and The Fantasy Trip at Gamehole Con
The factory has adjusted and improved the Pocket Box tooling, and our Austin team is reviewing the results and sending the factory feedback. We're not quite at the finish line,... Read more
Pocket Box Sample
The factory has shipped the first test shot of the new Pocket Box design and, we're happy to report that it's close to complete! We have some minor tweaks to... Read more
The Last 7 Days... and a PDF update!
The Fantasy Trip PDF
As you know, we uploaded The Fantasy Trip files to the factory a few weeks ago, and have been working to get the PDF files into... Read more
Melee, Wizard, and Death Test Tooling
Sabrina is going over the factory tooling samples for Melee, Wizard, and Death Test today, making one last round of checks before we give the factory approval to... Read more
Box Mockup, JPEG Proofs, Pocket Box Tooling, and Inventory Report
In preparing for upcoming conventions, Ben took time yesterday to construct an actual-size mockup of the Legacy Edition box . . . and it's a monster! The Munchkinbox in... Read more
Playmat samples arrived!
Samples of Dyson's illustrated Melee and Wizardplaymats have arrived . . . and look incredible! The factory did a spectacular job; the printing and colors look incredible, and these... Read more
At The Printer!
Today was a day of double-checking corrections, and now the Legacy Edition is officially at the printer! The final size of the Legacy Editioinbox is 10.75" x 13.75" x... Read more
First off, we need to thank Sabrina, Ben, and Gabby for putting in a long, long day at the office yesterday and for planning to work through the weekend. We... Read more
Premortem and Experimentation
Today, the team sits down for a final review of the Legacy Editionbox. We will examine every component, making the last corrections and preparing the game to go to... Read more
Status Report and Illuminati Coins
We're zeroing in on the final stages and preparing the files for the factory, with several members of the team hard at work on the last pieces of the Legacy... Read more
BackerKit Goals Closed
It's October 2, and we must now officially close the BackerKit goals stage of the project. In the end, thanks to your continued support of the project, you have added... Read more
One Last Facebook Goal!
Tomorrow, we close down the BackerKit goals and lock the project's components. At the moment, we're roughly 50 surveys away from the 95% of surveys complete by October 1 goal.... Read more
First Printing Exclusive Components and I Want It All Packaging Update
With every day, we grow closer to completing the game and sending the last bits of the project to print. Already, we can report that we have officially submitted the ... Read more
PDFs, Round Two!
We have updated the zip file to include the second round of PDFs for those of you who backed the project at $25 or higher and completed your Kickstarter survey... Read more
Two New BackerKit Goals!
Both the 90% of surveys complete and $125,000 in BackerKit funding goals are now unlocked, adding four more pre-generated character cards and four more blank cards to the Legacy Edition ... Read more
Own A Liz Danforth Original
Liz Danforth is selling the originals of the counters and illustrations she did for The Fantasy Trip. I’ve got one, and they look great – ink on art paper... Read more
"Limited" and Size Comparison
Recently, some of you noticed that the items listed in the BackerKit survey are showing as "limited." What does this mean? As we prepare to send the files to print,... Read more
Blank Mock-Up Components
Yesterday, our partners at GPI sent over this snapshot of some of the first blank mock-up bits for the Legacy Edition box. This is not a complete package; some of... Read more
PDFs, Round One!
We have started sending out the first round of PDFs to those of you who backed the project at $25 or higher andcompleted your Kickstarter survey as requested. If... Read more
More Character Cards!!!
With the 75% of surveys complete and $100,000 in funding (both by October 1) goals down, we're packing even more into every Legacy Editionbox! The box now includes a... Read more
As Requested: Cardboard Heroes Bases and Eye-in-the-Pyramid Dice
Be sure to thank Philip and Darryll, because I had said "no, we cannot do that" to the requests that we add the Cardboard Heroes Bases andEye-In-The-Pyramid Dice to... Read more
New Add-Ons: TFT Character Cards and Ogre
We've opened new add-ons for the project, one that you've unlocked by breaking BackerKit goals and (eight) others that have been made available after a project supporter made a reasonable... Read more
More BackerKit Goals!
We've broken through the 50% of surveys completed and $60,000 in BackerKit funding goals before October 1, meaning that we're now adding eight different dry erase character cards (four for... Read more
BackerKit Goal Unlocked, New Add-On, and a New Goal Revealed!
That was fast! Thanks, everyone, for the quick response to your surveys. Thanks to your continued support of The Fantasy Trip, we're happy to report that we have added one... Read more
The BackerKit surveys are in your email! And, with them, we're ready to reveal our first two BackerKit goals.
What is The Fantasy Trip Player Folio?
This 9" x 12"... Read more
Survey Update, BackerKit Goals
Kickstarter surveys for the PDF rewards have been sent out! Please complete your Kickstarter survey by the end of September 14 so that we can send your first PDF rewards... Read more
Project Update and Surveys Next Week
Steve shared a status report in the Daily Illuminator today. The highlights include:
- Melee, Wizard, Death Test, and Tollenkar's Lairall look good to enter premortem next... Read more
Melee, Wizard, and Death Test Status, TFT Mapping, and Facebook
Yesterday, the final parts of the Melee, Wizard, and Death Testparts of the project moved into prepress. Prepress is where the last round of checks are made before... Read more
Manufacturing Decisions . . . Soon.
I spent yesterday with David Blanchard, our factory rep from GPI, reviewing the project and discussing our options and, most importantly, estimating the final Legacy Editionpackage size. Typically, when... Read more
We've laser-cut some prototype megahexes in the office, and Steve has given them a once over to make sure they're on the right track. He created a little layout just... Read more
And that brings the campaign to an end! Last month, on July 23, we started on this journey and, as a group, we've taken The Fantasy Tripto the beginning... Read more
All Stretch Goals Unlocked!
With about three hours left to go, you have broken that final $300,000 stretch goal: You have unlocked everything we have to offer! Those of you who have backed at... Read more
Character and Reference Sheet Booklet + Labyrinth Map Add-On
We've had enough requests come in for extras of the character and reference sheet booklet, as well as the $275,000 stretch goal labyrinth map that was unlocked last night, which... Read more
Final Day and One Stretch Goal Remains!!!
In less than ten hours, this Kickstarter project closes, and the serious fun begins. We've unlocked the $285,000 stretch goal, adding a second 9" x 12" pocket folder to all ... Read more
Megahexes, the 14-Hex Dragon, and the Final 24.
Steve and Ben reviewed the megahex sheets today, moving those closer to completion. Please remember that in the finished game, you won't find the megahex "sheets" as actual die-cut sheets. The factory will pre-punch... Read more
$265,000 Stretch Goal Unlocked and Pocket Box Add-On?
And there goes the $265,000 stretch goal! Also, to keep you entertained as we close in on the final hours of the Kickstarter project, we're happy to report that the... Read more
We're gonna need a bigger box.
As we continue to unlock stretch goals, the Legacy Editionbox gets more and more packed, to the point that we'll wait until next week to calculate the final depth... Read more
14-Hex Dragon and $250,000 Goals Unlocked, Your Group Here, and Pocket Folder Add-On Now Available
Well, that was fast, When we launched the project back in July, it took over a week for us to unlock the first Facebook goal. Today, when we opened the... Read more
New Facebook Goal: 14-Hex Dragon Counter!
We have a surprise for you today: If we reach 750 shares of this Facebook post, we will add a new 14-hex dragon counter -- illustrated by Liz Danforth! --... Read more
Melee, Wizard, and Death Test Counter Sheet Add-Ons and Your Best Game Ever!
As requested, we have three new add-ons for the project!
- Extra set of Melee counter sheets. Four sheets, each double-sided. $5 add-on.
- Extra set of Wizardcounter sheets. Four sheets,... Read more
$235,000 Unlocked, Add-On Update, and Green Ronin's The Expanse Roleplaying Game
Great work, team! With the $235,000 stretch goal down -- and already posted at thefantasytrip.game-- we can turn our attention to the next stretch goal as we work toward... Read more
More Pages, Random Dungeon Generation, and the Melee/Wizard Pocket Box Stretch Goal
That's another two goals down! After your support yesterday, we have unlocked:
- $230,000 - We’ll make the font larger, AND make room for a bit more art, by increasing In... Read more
Dungeon Challenge Cards
This is Steve, with an update about another project I’d like you to look at. You know that Phil Reed has been spearheading the TFT campaign. What you might not... Read more
Poster Maps Unlocked!!!
Now packed inside the Legacy Editionbox: Two 17" x 22" poster maps, each illustrated by Rick Hershey. These maps, folded to fit inside the box, will be printed in... Read more
Typo Spells Unlocked, Wizard at BGG, and the $250,000 Stretch Goal
The last few days have been phenomenal, with dozens of new project backers joining us each day and stretch goals falling almost rhythmically. Thanks to your continued support, we start... Read more
Two Goals Unlocked, New Goals Added!
You're shattering goals faster than a party of adventurers kicking down dungeon doors! Over the last day, your support of The Fantasy Trip has unlocked:
- $215,000 - We will add a... Read more
Companion Update, BGG Goal, and Legacy Edition Back Cover Progress
Yesterday, we received positive responses from three authors of older articles for The Fantasy Trip, and we are now securing the necessary contracts so that we can pack even more... Read more
Private Game Sessions
We have four game sessions among the reward levels - Gary Con, Gamehole Con, Origins, and Gen Con - and as I write this, each has at least one open... Read more
Your Face Here - Some Details
This is not a FAQ because it’s only been asked a couple of times, but $1,000 is a lot of support, so we should clarify: How does “Your Face Here”... Read more
Dice, New Stretch Goal, and Publish Your Own Adventures!
With the $205,000 stretch goal down, we will add two dice -- one Melee and one Wizard -- to the Legacy Editionbox. Additionally, for those of you who always... Read more
Stretch Goal Report
As we close in on the $205,000 stretch goal, it is a good time to review the status of all of the project stretch goals as of this time. This... Read more
Canada - Shipping Info Updated
Thanks to the assistance of Snakes & Lattes, we're happy to report that we have revised the estimates for shipping to Canada. Additionally, all rewards delivered to Canadian addresses will... Read more
Greetings, Monday! We start today with the fantastic news that the $200,000 stretch goal has been unlocked, adding more megahexes to the Legacy Editionbox. That puts the total number of... Read more
Stretch Goal Update!
With less than two weeks to go, the project continues to grow as more and more adventurers join the cause. At the moment, we're less than $2,000 from unlocking the... Read more
RPGGeek Goal Unlocked, New BGG Goal, and the Wizard Playmat Add-On
The 500 fans of the Legacy Editionat RPGGeek goal has been unlocked, meaning that we will add a duplicate of one of the megahex sheets to the box. That... Read more
New Add-On, a Question at RPG.net, and RPGGeek Goal Update
Recently, we were asked if we would open the GM screen as an add-on option for the project. Yes! Now that the screen has been unlocked (and upgraded!), we are... Read more
Death Test and Death Test 2 Stretch Goals Unlocked, Join in the Discussion at RPGGeek, and More OSR Fun
You have now unlocked the $185,000 and $192,500 stretch goals: The Death Test and Death Test 2covers will be in color! We will have to ask Rick to go... Read more
Five More New Rumors, Preparing for Conventions, and RPGGeek
The $189,000 stretch goal is behind us, so we have posted Steve's five more new rumors to the official website. That makes more content you can enjoy now and more... Read more
New RPGGeek Goal and Updated UK and EU Shipping Information
We have a new RPGGeek goal: At 500 fans of The Fantasy Trip on this RPGGeek page, we will add a duplicate of one of the megahex sheets to the ... Read more
GM Screen Upgrade, New GM Screen Stretch Goal, and GM Screen Artwork Progress
It is a GM screen day! Last night, you unlocked the $180,000 stretch goal and gave TFTgamemasters stronger defenses against those pesky players. That three-panel GM screen will now... Read more
More Stretch Goals Unlocked (and posted!), Interview at Tenkar's Tavern, and Different Worlds
The $174,000 stretch goal and 325 fans at RPGGeek goal are now both behind us, and Steve has completed and posted those two extras (as well as the first RPGGeek... Read more
Update on Stretch Goals, RPGNet Questions, GM Screen Art Progress, and More from Judges Guild
Two important stretch goal updates:
- The $74,000 stretch goal is close to being knocked down and its treasures captured by the party, so please be sure to get out there... Read more
We wake this morning to both another day of demos at the Gen Con booth and this happy news: The $170,000 stretch goal has been unlocked, and we are now... Read more
GM Screen Unlocked, Rumors Posted, RPG.net Thread, and a Judges Guild Bonus
What an awesome surprise to wake to on Friday: The GM screen stretch goal is down! Now, the Legacy Editionbox will include a three-panel, landscape GM screen. Why packed... Read more
Twitter Stretch Goal Down, Gen Con, BGG, and a Hexcrawl
Congrats, team! For the first day of Gen Con, we are happy to announce that you have knocked over that Twitter stretch goal . . . and now it is... Read more
More Stretch Goals Down, Tollenkar's Lair, and New Stretch Goals
Since unlocking the hardcover of In the Labyrinth yesterday, you have also unlocked:
- 150 RPGGeek Fans - Posted on the website: five (more) new plants for The Fantasy Trip.
- $153,000... Read more
Thank you, everyone, for taking the project past the $150,000 mark . . . and in the first week! We still have over three weeks to go before the project... Read more
Facebook Stretch Goal Down, New RPGGeek Stretch Goal, and Hardcover Approaches
You've done it, gang! We knew an adventuring party of over 1,700 could unlock our Facebook stretch goal, and now we're adding a fourth sheet of die-cut megahexes to the ... Read more
Stretch Goal Unlocked, Closing in on Hardcovers
We've now unlocked the $142,500 stretch goal: Five new practical spells for The Fantasy Trip. These are already posted on the site, and we will be incorporating material into the ... Read more
Superheroes in TFT and Dyson's Melee Playmat
First up, we've posted another unlocked stretch goal article -- Superheroes in TFT from the Space Gamer magazine -- leaving one more Space Gamer article to prepare and post to... Read more
Stretch Goal Unlocked: The Fantasy Trip Companion
Now you've gone and done it! You have unlocked the $137,500 stretch goal and all backers at the I Want It All reward level will now receive -- as a... Read more
$133,000 Stretch Goal Defeated, More Space Gamer Articles Posted, and New Stretch Goals Revealed
That's another stretch goal down, and we're now well on our way to the $137,500 goal and the creation of The Fantasy Trip Companionsoftcover book. Fortunately, the $133,000 stretch... Read more
Another Stretch Goal Down and Two Requested Add-Ons Added . . . On
It looks like it is time we call Rick and say "Hey, Rick, please upgrade your cover to Tollenkar's Lair to color. Thank you."
And thank you, everyone, for... Read more
1.5-Inch Hexes, Space Gamer Articles, and Hardcover In the Labyrinth
First, the big news. Thanks to your feedback and encouragement, we are updating the Melee and Wizardmaps, as well as the megahex sheets, to expand the game's hexes to... Read more
More Goodies and New Stretch Goal Reveals!
If you've not yet voiced your stretch goal requests in the previous update, there's still time to add your ideas into the mix for our team to review and consider.... Read more
Now that you've unlocked a third sheet of megahexes, and the Facebook goal to unlock another sheet of megahexes is close to falling (share this post!), we've opened up a new... Read more
Wizard Character Pads Unlocked, New Stretch Goals Revealed, and Art from Liz Danforth
Fantastic work, everyone! The 5" x 3.5" Wizard character sheets pad is now a part of every Legacy Editionbox and, absolutely, available as an add-on for those of you... Read more
Second Megahex Sheet Added to the Legacy Edition and Space Gamer Articles
You're blowing those stretch goals away and keeping us on our toes, gang, and there's no way that we can thank all of you enough for your enthusiasm for The... Read more
Megahexes, Wizard Character Pad, and Updated International Shipping Estimates
There has been some confusion regarding the sheet of die-cut megahexes that was added to the Legacy Editionbox when we broke the $80,000 stretch goal. Rather than continue to try and... Read more
Death Test 2 Unlocked, Questions Answered, Five New Creatures Posted, and a Compilation?
You're making this better and better with your support! Now, joining the Death Test solo adventure, it's time that our team start work on preparing Death Test 2for inclusion... Read more
Bonus: Character Record Pads
Those of you who have seen the character card designs (discussion at the official forums) and asked for a similar character sheet for use with the game, this one is... Read more
Megahexes and the Melee/Wizard POP
You've done it! The $80,000 stretch goal is slain, and now the Legacy Editionbox will include a single megahex sheet. The megahexes -- die-cut, two-sided, and dry erase -- will be... Read more
Space Gamer Articles Unlocked, Megahexes, and Interviews with Steve
Thanks, everyone, for the continued support! You're knocking down the stretch goals and keeping our team buzzing and working away at the project, making it clear that there's still a... Read more
Death Test Unlocked, New Add-On, $24,000 and $32,000 Stretch Goal Extras Posted
It has been a busy day! We're working as fast and hard as we can, but you're unlocking stretch goals and spreading word of the project so fast that we've... Read more
Next Stretch Goal: Death Test!
For those of you who have been asking about the solo adventure, Death Test, we're happy to announce that the project's $55,000 stretch goal, if we make it, adds... Read more
And we're off, gang! After months of behind-the-scenes work by our team, we're proud to bring The Fantasy Trip to Kickstarter. . . and based on the response, you're... Read more