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The Red Dragon Inn adventurers are off to the high seas aboard the Crimson Drake, and you can be a part of the adventure!
The Red Dragon Inn adventurers are off to the high seas aboard the Crimson Drake, and you can be a part of the adventure!
1,198 backers pledged $86,474 to help bring this project to life.

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New Allies and RDI Design Contest!


Hey Slugfans!

It has been ages since we updated you, but we've been busy! We have two major announcements to share with you, so lets get this show on the road!

New Allies are in Stores Now!

We have been working on two brand new Allies for The Red Dragon Inn. Thanks to you, we've been able to reach deeper into our release schedule than ever before. Your support gave us the chance to release both Cormac the Mighty and Witchdoctor Natyli early last year, leaving space available for two brand new Allies this year. Over the last year RDI4, Cormac and Natyli have all been selling swimmingly, and we are incredibly grateful to you for helping the company keep moving forward.

Brother Bastian

Brother Bastian's god Korash grants his blessing on those who are generous.
Brother Bastian's god Korash grants his blessing on those who are generous.

Brother Bastian was a member of a severe sect devoted to Korash, the god of justice and light. When he learned of an orc masquerading as a paladin of his god, he was furious. But upon meeting her, he realized that this orc was no imposter and that there was more to Korash than he had been taught.

  • The Good: Brother Bastian knows many powerful prayers and knows exactly when to use each one.
  • The Bad: Unfortunately, because he knows so many prayers, you never know what he’s planning next.

Brother Bastian introduces a new prayer mechanic to the game, letting him make sacrifices to earn powerful card effects! You can find out more about Brother Bastian on our blog post about his mechanics: Playing Brother Bastian.

Ozrik the Adept

Ozrik is an all-powerful elementalist!
Ozrik is an all-powerful elementalist!

 After years spent in the pursuit of elemental power during which Ozrik caused a great deal of damage, he realized he had literally burned bridges behind him. Now he travels the world as an adventurer. He’s still causing damage… only now he’s doing it for the right reasons!

  • The Good: Ozrik’s phenomenal control of the elements is useful versus undead, monstrous humanoids, and other evil dungeon dwellers.
  • The Bad: Side effects for Ozrik’s companions may include spontaneous combustion, static discharge, and clammy hands.

Ozrik literally burns (okay, discards) cards from his hand to get more power! With his technicolor deck, he can harness the elements to do his bidding, and serve up a nasty drink or two! You can find out more about Ozrik the Adept on our blog post about his mechanics: Playing Ozrik the Adept.

The Red Dragon Inn Character Design Contest

Do you have an awesome new game mechanic for The Red Dragon Inn? Maybe a hilarious take on a classic RPG trope or a brilliant story you’d like to share about a new recruit to The Party? Well then let us know and design an awesome RDI character. We just might print it!

Of course, there are some rules and terms:

  • Your submission must include a signed Contest Waiver. Any character design submitted without a signed waiver will be immediately deleted.
  • Your submission must include a brief description of your character. Who is he/she? What does he/she look like? How does he/she act? Why was he/she invited to join The Party?
  • Your submission must include a PDF that we can use to print and test your character. We recommend 2.5 x 3.5 cards, 9 to a page. And if your character uses special rules or mechanics, include a write-up of them.
  • Send your signed waiver, description and cards to, with the subject line: “RDI Design Contest”.

We will be accepting contest submissions through December 31, 2014 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time. Submissions received after that time will be deleted.

There will be two prize levels:

  • Winner(s) will receive $500
  • Honorable Mention(s) will receive $250.

So if you’re a budding game designer, or if you’ve had a homebrew character kicking around the table for years, it’s time to show off!

Moving Forward

That's plenty to take in for now. If you feel like keeping up to date with what we have been doing, be sure to follow our Blog or like us on Facebook!

Happy Gaming!

Checking In and Kung Fu Fighting!


Hey SlugFans!

By this point everyone who has backed The Red Dragon Inn 4 should have received your rewards! We were happy to make the vast majority of your holiday deadlines and are pleased to announce that RDI4, Cormac, and Natyli have been hitting the ground running. Sales through distribution are amazing, and we can't thank you all enough for helping us fund each and every one of these releases.

If you have, for whatever reason, still not received your rewards, and we are not currently working them out with you, please let us know at:

Kung Fu Fighting

We are also excited to announce that we have just launched our next Kickstarter campaign: Kung Fu Fighting!

Many of you have been asking about our very first game, and we are happy to bring it back! We just launched moments ago, and already backers are working on our earlybird specials. We are also very interested in your feedback, and would love to invite you over to help us play test the game! So check the campaign out here and give the print and play game a shot!

Fullfillment Complete!


Hey SlugFans!

Everything everyone should be receiving for their rewards has been shipped out Monday. That means anyone domestic who was delayed or has told us about a miss packaging issue, should have their rewards arriving this week or early next week.

If you are a Domestic Backer and HAVE NOT recieved your reward by DECEMBER 20th please contact us through:

All of the international rewards have also shipped, but we cannot promise that they will be delivered before December 25th.

If you are an International Backer and HAVE NOT recieved your reward by JANUARY 1st please contact us through:

Wizgille - Homecoming

And as an added bonus, another character history! Meet the ever optimistic mad genius Wizgille. Find out how she came to be an adventurer on our blog!

Where in the World is Cormac and Natyli?

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Hey Slugfans!

The most popular question in our mailbox nowadays is either:

  • 1. We got our rewards and everything is awesome! :D


  • 2. My friend/Some backers got their rewards already and I haven't yet… :(

If you have not yet received your rewards, fear not as we will finally be able to mail them!

Why the delay?

Because when freight delivered our games, they shorted us 5,000 copies each of Cormac and Natyli!


That's what we said.

At the end of November we received 10,000 copies of RDI:4, 10,000 of the reprint of RDI:1, and only 1,000 each of Cormac and Natyli. With the vast majority of our backers getting both allies and with a huge margin of them getting more than one pair of them we immediately hit a fulfillment SNAFU. This is the infamous "counting error" - pretty much the only information we could share until we had some manner of resolution in hand.

We did the best we could with what we had, and we went ahead and fulfilled as many rewards as we could. Meanwhile we were running around trying to find out where exactly the missing allies went. They had been printed, we had even paid for them, but they were not in our warehouse. At least 200 rewards needed to be delayed and this delay primarily affected backers at the Whole Party pledge level.

Did you find them?

Starting with our printers in China, and then to each truck stop on the way back to Fort Wayne, Indiana (where we warehouse our stuff), we started calling and asking about the missing product. It couldn't be that hard to lose track of multiple pallets of inventory after all!

Eventually we found them again, in a warehouse in Chicago, Illinois. When the cargo container was getting split up into specific freight deliveries, the allies just hadn't been loaded in. SlugFest Games has had issues with deliveries out of Chicago before, and apparently the fateful city is the setting for yet another one. However, we are stoked to finally have everything in hand and will be immediately going forward with fulfillment for the rest of our backers.

When will they arrive?

Domestic backers should get in touch with us if they have not received their rewards by December 20th.

Unfortunately we cannot guarantee that international backers will have their rewards before the holidays, and should get back to us if they have not received their rewards by January.

I've changed my address!

We are shipping everything through USPS, which means as long as you have set up mail forwarding, you'll be fine.

We apologize for keeping quiet about the problem behind the scenes, but we didn't want to jump the gun until AFTER we determined if we would have to do an additional print run of Cormac and Natyli (delaying things until 2015 for some backers). We hope that answers a number of questions. If you have anything to share, please feel free to hit us up through e-mail ( or leave a comment!

Happy Gaming!

How's Fullfillment Going?


Hey SlugFans!

We hope everyone had a lovely week, especially for us folks in the US who are now stuffed with turkey. How about a brief update on how shipping is going?

The Majority of Rewards Have Shipped!

That means most of you will soon be receiving your rewards and a number of you already have. When you get it, crack the game open, try it out, and let us know what you think. If you are looking for a great place to share opinions, reviews, and images, you can hop on over to the RDI:4 Board Game Geek page and share to your heart's content! Someone should definitely get the sea event deck up there.

Some Rewards Shipped Later in the Week

This applies primarily to the Retail Level supporters as well as anyone who got TONS of add-ons. Our guys needed to get a new packing method together to deal with the challenge of getting 10+ games safely out into the world. The majority of those have also already shipped, but you can probably expect to see them showing up this upcoming week rather than over the Thanksgiving Weekend.

A Handful of Rewards Haven't Shipped

A small handful of rewards haven't shipped yet, either because of a counting error or incomplete mailing information. We are working hard to fix these issues, and if you haven't been contacted directly from us, then everything on your end has been done right and it's our own goofing up! We are still on track to get everything out there before too long.

And there's your update! For those of you with the game in hand, happy gaming! For those of you still eagerly waiting on it to show up, it won't be long now!