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You and up to three friends must try to reclaim the realms. Explore, gather, trade and customise your hero to prepare for battle!
You and up to three friends must try to reclaim the realms. Explore, gather, trade and customise your hero to prepare for battle!
You and up to three friends must try to reclaim the realms. Explore, gather, trade and customise your hero to prepare for battle!
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    1. Frank West Creator
      Superbacker
      3 days ago

      @Grzegorz Krausiewicz
      Hey! Rising Blades info will be coming soon ;)

    2. Frank West Creator
      Superbacker
      3 days ago

      @Becki Kaze
      I will be at Essen but I wont be exhibiting. I'm looking into what options I might have for doing some sort of meetup and will keep you posted.

    3. Frank West Creator
      Superbacker
      3 days ago

      @Martin Landelius I believe we have now spoken via email, please contact me again if there are still any questions.

    4. Martin Landelius 4 days ago

      @Frank
      How do i change shipping adress?

    5. Grzegorz Krausiewicz 4 days ago

      @ Frank

      By the way - there is not really much news on Rising Blades... not to mention some pics ;))

    6. Grzegorz Krausiewicz 4 days ago

      Hi @ all CoK fans :) and of course @ Frank :)

      Long time not being here. I know most of us went to Epoch and other great campaigns/games.
      Just dropped in to say hello, check what's going on and to tell ya that there is an interesting "adventure" game on KS right now, ending in 8 days... CoH... Yes, CoH (do not be mistaken with our beloved CoK ;) ).
      CoH -> Champions of Hara. Maybe you would like to check this one out. The art is gorgeous and it does not look like anything I have so far. Or I have not so many games... hopefully ;)
      And SOLO mode unlocked recently :)

      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gbg/champions-of-hara-0/description

      Next year will be full of adventures... :D

    7. Becki Kaze 5 days ago

      Dear Frank, is there any chance to see you in Essen? :)

    8. Frank West Creator
      Superbacker
      6 days ago

      Pre-orders are now closed.

      If you missed out, you can subscribe to our newsletter on www.thecityofkings.com (bottom of the page) and we'll notify you when the game is available once again.

    9. Frank West Creator
      Superbacker
      on September 17

      I believe I've responded to your message now, please let me know if you don't get the response. Thanks!

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      Faust on September 16

      Hi Frank,
      I just sent you an email with my address change. I can't wait to play this game. Game Nite!

    11. Frank West Creator
      Superbacker
      on September 16

      Jason: With the lock down of addresses this early, will we be able to make changes? Because I know for certain that I will have a new address in November.

      People can message me with address updates as needed, I just need to be able to keep track of changes moving forward to be able to optimise delivery.

    12. Frank West Creator
      Superbacker
      on September 16

      Thanks Wang Tan, I very much appreciate that and look forward to getting the game to you!

    13. Wang Tang on September 15

      @Frank West: Greatly appreciate the response. Very understandable wanting to increase theme for worldbuilding. I just think you've created a marvelously fun system with immense potential for expansion, the simplest being custom or ported characters. That early talent tree design sounds like the perfect module for the job.

    14. Misfiring Chong
      Superbacker
      on September 14

      @Jason Sullivan

      I don't think the address is locked down, you can change it in Backerkit. The game ships in February 2018.

    15. Jason Sullivan
      Superbacker
      on September 14

      With the lock down of addresses this early, will we be able to make changes? Because I know for certain that I will have a new address in November.

    16. Frank West Creator
      Superbacker
      on September 13

      Hey Wang,

      In one of the very early versions of the game there was a different system which was more along the lines of a randomly generated talent tree and over time I moved it to the current system.

      I found giving each character their own set of unique skills helped the game feel more thematic, whilst giving people a reason to try out different characters as they play. The skill tree really becomes your personal tool kit and your choices will often be influenced by the situation at hand.

    17. Wang Tang on September 12

      @Frank have you toyed around with randomly generated talent trees?

    18. Frank West Creator
      Superbacker
      on September 11

      Hi Raul, just to let you know I've sent you a message.

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      Raul Talmaciu on September 8

      @Frank I was wondering until when I could upgrade my pledge to Deluxe if I decide to. If it's even possible anymore. Thanks!

    20. Frank West Creator
      Superbacker
      on September 6

      General Update:

      I am starting to run out of some addons and editions of the game, I have written a post here covering the sold out stock:

      https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1843918/game-availability

    21. Frank West Creator
      Superbacker
      on August 30

      Pubbles: Damn that update made me pre-order the Art book

      Thank you!

    22. Frank West Creator
      Superbacker
      on August 30

      Måns Christensson: Frank. Will you be going to Essen so that one might meet you and you steal your copy? I mean... can one meet you and not steal your copy?

      Sara and I will both be at Essen, we wont have a booth but I'm hopeful we can organise a way to meet with people and show them the game/book.

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      Pubbles on August 30

      Damn that update made me pre-order the Artbook

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      Måns Christensson on August 30

      Frank. Will you be going to Essen so that one might meet you and you steal your copy? I mean... can one meet you and not steal your copy?

    25. Frank West Creator
      Superbacker
      on August 30

      Hey Chris and Grant,

      If you want to update your shipping address you can login to BackerKit and make the alterations. This can be done using the same link your were originally sent, or by simply going directly to BackerKit and logging in.

    26. Grant Miner on August 30

      Is there still a chance to change the shipping address?

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      Chris Tantalo on August 29

      How can I update my address for shipping?

    28. murteas on August 25

      Definitely would love to see another playthrough!

    29. Frank West Creator
      Superbacker
      on August 25

      I hope so Jeff! I've not been happy with the lightning/setting I've been using at home which has reduced my desire to record playthroughs.

      Once I have moved office I will be looking into how viable it is to record there, and if it isn't then I will need to make some re-arrangements at home. Videos are really key to my plans moving forward so I will find a way to make it work!

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      Jeff Clark on August 24

      Once you're in your new office any chance of a YT Plays TCoK again Frank?!

    31. Frank West Creator
      Superbacker
      on August 23

      Hey Brian, apologies we didn't get a chance to meet :(

      I'm back in the UK now and I'm going to be looking into a better system for next year. Whilst Gen Con was great my internet connectivity was much worse than I had hoped.

      Thank you to everyone who did manage to say hi!

    32. Brian Lewis
      Superbacker
      on August 20

      Well, I didn't end up seeing you, but I hope you had a good time! =)

    33. Brian Lewis
      Superbacker
      on August 16

      Hope you made it into town okay, Frank! See you in the couple days, I'm sure.

    34. Adam Trezise on August 15

      I've got Eclipse, so this box is bigger than I thought it'd be!

    35. Carlos D
      Superbacker
      on August 15

      Thank for the update. Things are progressing nicely!
      All the best at GenCon. I will be stuck with work several thousand miles away from the event, unfortunately ;)

    36. René Schultze on August 14

      Yeah, thanks for the update. Hopefully we'll soon hear more of Raising Blades! :)

    37. Alexander Bergenstråle on August 14

      Frank "..I'm going to be organising videos and "hopefully" starting a new series on YouTube."
      Awesome!

    38. Kurt Temmerman on August 14

      @creator Thanks for the update.

    39. Frank West Creator
      Superbacker
      on August 14

      @QuoteStar / @Brian Lewis

      I'm hoping to send out an update later today which will include some info, but my goal really is to scout things out on Thursday and get an idea of how it all works and then try to make arrangements on the BGG forums / here.

    40. Frank West Creator
      Superbacker
      on August 14

      AlexB: Well that all sounds good! I'm sure some people would be interested in a little video of the Rising Blades play tests, just a thought.

      It's certainly something I plan on doing, I actually have videos of all the early playtests of The City of Kings which I will edit and release one day as well!

      I'm moving into a new office next month and once I'm settled in I'm going to be organising videos and "hopefully" starting a new series on YouTube.

    41. AlexB on August 12

      Hey guys, just trying to get a little attention for this other game, The Exiled: Siege (Tactics expansion and core box). Just throwing it out there! Looks like a fun game.

    42. Brian Lewis
      Superbacker
      on August 11

      How do we hunt you down, err find you, at Gen Con?

    43. QuoteStar
      Superbacker
      on August 11

      @Frank
      What are your plans for GenCon? You said you didn't have a booth, but it would be really cool to meet you there!

    44. AlexB on August 11

      Well that all sounds good! I'm sure some people would be interested in a little video of the Rising Blades play tests, just a thought.

    45. Frank West Creator
      Superbacker
      on August 11

      Well hmm...!

      I don't want to send out the next update until I have something exciting to share, I have a parcel on it's way to me from China which ticks that box. However... It's currently estimated to arrive late Monday and I'm leaving for Gen Con at 6am on the Tuesday so I really hope it gets here in time for me to take a photo.

      Rising Blades is going well, I've done a lot of playtests this week, put up more playtests for after Gen Con and will soon be putting together a system to organise blind playtests. I'll put out some info about how you can get involved in that soon as well.

      Moving forward I'm really hoping that some of the backers of The City of Kings will get the opportunity to test future games and help refine them well before the next Kickstarter launches.

    46. Jacque L.
      Superbacker
      on August 10

      Heh, I had to whine for a week about backing so many games for my wife that I would not be able to afford Epoch until she felt guilty enough to go in for a Swanky pledge for me.

      Now I need to kill time until it arrives.... I'm looking at you here Frank... Entertain me.

    47. n4Sphere
      Superbacker
      on August 10

      big tom is right. epoch turned out similar to tcok :) great community and cool people there :)

    48. Big Tom Casual on August 10

      It's the final hours of the Epoch: the Awakening campaign, the only Kickstarter campaign I've ever had rival City of Kings for community and excitement. There are SO MANY backers from this campaign all reuniting over there, it has been a special experience. Come join us and help unlock the grand finale stretch goal.

      This will be a game you're looking hard at a few months from now, why not do that now instead when you can also rejoin the CoK crew and get some swanky extras too!!

      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/orangenebula/epoch-the-awakening-board-game…

      Thank you all for being such an amazing group. In the Epoch comments we reminisce about this game all the time.

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