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A mature, story-driven, turn-based strategy game steeped in viking culture, by three game industry veterans.
A mature, story-driven, turn-based strategy game steeped in viking culture, by three game industry veterans.
A mature, story-driven, turn-based strategy game steeped in viking culture, by three game industry veterans.
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    1. Robert Faulkner on

      Thanks so much for the quick reply! I'll send out that email :)

    2. Khatie Collaborator on

      @Robert - yes you can. Please email support AT stoicstudio DOT com from the email you used on the first Kickstarter. Thank you. :)

    3. Khatie Collaborator on

      @Alex - yes you will receive it from us via your original Kickstarter email. :)

    4. Khatie Collaborator on

      @Jesse - yes, you will after launch on July 24, 2018. :)

    5. Robert Faulkner on

      Sorry if this has been asked before but here goes....

      I backed for all 3 games and find myself with a tremendous lack of free time lately as a result of having had kids :)

      I love the original game but never had time to grab #2 on Steam. I now have a Switch and a really long commute. Can I grab 2 & 3 on the Switch with my original pledge?


    6. ABCHEE Alex on

      Hi guys Now that banner saga 3 date had been announced it's mean backer like me from the 1st campaign we will receive a steam code ? but where ?

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      Jesse Garrison on

      Just saw the email with the BS3 launch date and details about pre-order bonuses. Do those of us who backed for $50+ back at the beginning (and so will already be getting BS3) have access to such things automatically?

    8. Khatie Collaborator on

      Hello again, @MikeWRX. I just realized I answered what may be a Banner Saga 1 question with a Banner Saga 3 answer and I apologize for that!

      If you have a question about Banner Saga 1, please email us at and we can get you sorted out. Thank you! :)

    9. Khatie Collaborator on

      Hello @MikeWRX - thanks for your question! The desktop wallpaper has not yet been given out. The only codes backers are able to receive at this point are Banner Saga 1 and 2 after they complete the PledgeManager process and check out. The rest, including the community backer access, will be granted at a later date. Thank you for your kind words about the trilogy; we're very proud of it and humbled by all the support! :)

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      MikeWRX on

      Hello Stoic!

      I'm a 25$ backer; in regards to one of your previous messages to contact you here with regards to rewards issue, was the 25$ desktop wallpaper reward ever distributed? I never received a download link or copy of it. Is it possibly hidden in my Steam folder?

      Thank you in advance, and thank you for such a great game trilogy! Phenomenal work.

    11. Khatie Collaborator on

      Hi @Lathorp - I've responded again - you're all set now. :)

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      Lathorp on

      @Khatie I received an email reiterating the same process as three years ago which only takes me to a 404 page on the website even when logged in. I verified my account and made sure it is logged in but nothing seems to work.

    13. Khatie Collaborator on

      @Lathorp, if you did not already - please write to us at or send a message through this Kickstarter page and we'll help you out (I think I heard from you already though). Thanks!

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      Lathorp on

      Never received anything. Been checking up on Kickstarter since I have a competent pc now.

    15. Stoic 2-time creator

      If anyone is having any issues with any of your rewards - please send us a message on here for the best results. Thanks!

    16. Stoic 2-time creator

      As a reminder if anyone needs help with any of the Kickstarter Rewards - please send us a message on here. It'll be the easiest and quickest way to get you your rewards.

    17. Céline .S. Sauvé on

      Only me? Really?

      So they only want to completely annoy the Let's Players who might otherwise give the companies they publish for free press?

      Odd business choice.

      Either way, if anyone else has found that companies only related through Versus Evil have also blocked them after BannerSaga/Stoic/vs-evil accounts have on Twitter, please let me know.
      Still interested.

    18. Stoic 2-time creator

      Our survival mode beta for Banner Saga 2 is up and running (check out our latest KS update for more details.).

      Once again if anyone needs anything or has any troubles please don't hesitate to send us a KS message.

    19. Stoic 2-time creator

      @Celine - sorry to hear that.

    20. Céline .S. Sauvé on

      Anyone else blocked by Stoic/BannerSaga/vs-evil on Twitter finding other devs who use that publisher also blocking them out of the blue?

      (Cross referenced the companies with the publisher's main site and found that I was blocked there with the exception of a few of them.)

      So I'm fully boycotting anyone who works with VS Evil.

      Interested in knowing if anyone else has noticed this on their Twitter account or not.

    21. Stoic 2-time creator

      @Yangtian Li - Send us a KS message and we'll get you your key and info!

    22. Yangtian Li on

      Hi Stoic,

      I was the original $25 tier backer, since I have a Mac so I was waiting for the Steam release, and I don't think I have received any keys to play the original game or the art book PDF. Can you let me know how to get these? Thank you!


    23. Valeriy on


      You are welcome! Good luck! :-D

    24. Stoic 2-time creator

      Thanks for the kind words Valeriy - really, that sort of comment does mean a lot to us and does indeed teach us. Thank you.

    25. Valeriy on

      So, the whole *bright* idea of Steam-DRM-only release flopped big time...

      With this move and no Linux support for ep 2 and 3 (and, honestly, ep. 1 also) I can not say I pity you and your *brilliant* GOG release during GOG sale with "Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines" as a big bully present.

      Be ready for another flop.

    26. Stoic 2-time creator

      Yup - let us know if you have any more trouble Nick! Thanks @Glaring :)

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      Glaring Mistake

      @ Nick You see where it says Created by Stoic?
      Click on Stoic and then on Contact me.

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      Nick on

      This may be a dumb question, but I can't figure out how to send a message on Kickstarter. Can anyone assist?

    29. Céline .S. Sauvé on

      Glad to see. And the release thread on GOG is a mixed bag, but it appears to be more on your favour with people glad for the most part that it's not only on STEAM-DRM. (Though the current GOG sale might stunt the release there a bit.)

    30. Stoic 2-time creator

      @Celine - please see our latest update for more info.

    31. Stoic 2-time creator

      Celine - as we've explained to you numerous times, we haven't said "NO" to DRM-Free and we haven't said "NO" to anything just yet. We're working on numerous things that we can't make public but we do want to ensure we get TBS2 in as many places as possible. It's now been 10 days since our Steam launch and we ask that you be patient. If you cannot be patient, then please go forward and do whatever you feel like you need to do.

    32. Céline .S. Sauvé on

      "Maybe contact Patrik Klepek or Patricia Hernandez of Kotaku or Adam Smith of RPS" is the advise a friend gave me.
      I wonder if that would fall under Kickstarter's "take it to Social Media" response?

    33. Céline .S. Sauvé on

      @Stoic In other words you can't actually quote anything.
      I am not surprised.

    34. Stoic 2-time creator

      @Celine - with all due respect, we understand you're upset and we've tried to explain things to you, but you seem intent on just being negative regardless of what we have to say or regardless of how many times we try to reason with you.

      Talking to anyone on Social Media isn't a "right" and every company has the option to block whomever they wish. It was clear you were only there to be negative/cause problems and you got blocked as a result of that. We use twitter to talk with our fans openly and help them if they need it. You have repeatedly had the situation regarding DRM-Free explained to you.

      If you have other problems or concerns we'll gladly listen and try to help you if we can.

    35. Céline .S. Sauvé on

      @Stoic And I am still very interesting in knowing how many other Backers you, and your Publisher, have attempted to silence in this manner.

    36. Céline .S. Sauvé on

      @Stoic There is indeed, and I'd love you to quote any Tweet you think crossed that line.

    37. Stoic 2-time creator

      @Bryy - Shoot us an e-mail - and we'll see if we can help troubleshoot. Haven't heard of that before, but we can try and help!

      @Celine - with all due respect, there's a fine line between talking to us via Social Media and harassing us via Social Media.

      @xawesomecorex - only backers at the $50 and up are getting keys for TBS2/TBS3

      @Brandon - not currently, but we hope to have some more stuff available at some point.

      @Joseph - send us a KS message!

      As always - the best way to contact us is to send us a KS message or an e-mail! Thanks!

    38. Céline .S. Sauvé on

      In case anyone's wondering, @stoicstudio and @BannerSaga have also both blocked me.

      So much for an open and HONEST discourse!

    39. Céline .S. Sauvé on

      Has anyone else who publicly Tweeted against the DRM-swap found themselves preemptively blocked by their Publisher

    40. Bryy Miller on

      Anyone else having an issue where the game crashes and you get a message saying "Graphics card stopped working but recovered"? I have Windows 10.

    41. Céline .S. Sauvé on

      @xawesomecorex There is a whole issue in the Comments about how people were potentially tricked into increasing their pledges up to $50 to get the second and third chapters.
      No, the $10 one doesn't have the further parts of the game included.

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      xawesomecorex on

      I was in the $10 tier way back in the beginning. Does that include a key for Part 2? If so, I haven't received mine yet.

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      Brandon on

      Hey guys, I was in the $50 teir that included the emblem. Wishing I chose the poster instead, is there any place that sells them now?

    44. Joseph Roberge on

      Hey Stoic! I was an original backer at the $80 tier (I have the signed poster framed and hanging proudly in my office) and I have been patiently waiting for the Xbox Live (XBLA) console release of this game since I am really not a PC gamer. I just saw that it finally came out on Xbox Live for Xbox One and I know you originally wanted to make sure that the original backers would be able to get a copy of the game on any system they wanted assuming it was possible.

      That being said I was wondering if and when an original backer past the $50 tier like myself may be able to get a digital code to download the Xbox Live version of the game which I would absolutely play more than the PC version. Since my name is in the credits I would love to be able to see it on the big screen of my home television! Thanks for listening.


    45. Stoic 2-time creator

      Hello All!

      We're handling all of our The Banner Saga 2 news and information via our official sites (not the KS). We will still be sharing content here from time to time however as we do want to keep you informed of all things The Banner Saga related. If you have any pressing issues or concerns please e-mail us at .

      We haven't announced an official date for The Banner Saga 2 just yet.

      Yes, all original backers of The Banner Saga at the $50 and up tier will get the next games.

      No - nothing to hide, just trying to share backer only info with backers.

      Linux has been especially difficult and we've got this steam thread with more info about our Linux Beta branch:

      The Banner Saga 2 will not have it's own KS because the first game funded development of the next game.

    46. Bryy Miller on

      "Why "backer only"? Do you have something to hide? Something to be ashamed of?"
      Gotta love the public.

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      Lamasco on

      According to Update #8 for Banner Saga, Stoic stated that backers at $50+ tiers will get the next two Banner Saga games. Is that still true?

    48. Céline .S. Sauvé on

      Seems Chapter 2 is going to be released this year?

    49. Valeriy on

      No Linux DRM-free version so far...

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