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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!
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Production Samples and Essen

Posted by Frank West (Creator)
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Expected delivery: January

Hey everyone,

I’m pleased to confirm the final samples are finally here! So rather than lots of text, let’s get straight to the photos!

The front of the boxes
The front of the boxes
The back of the boxes
The back of the boxes
Character Pack 1
Character Pack 1
Character Pack 2
Character Pack 2

 The new box for The City of Kings is a lot bigger than the original box, and as a result I felt the sword would work well on the side of the box as well as the front. So if you like to keep your games sideways, you'll now be able to see the full artwork at all times!

 I also wanted to add some extra narrative to the game to help set the scene for Vesh's creations. The result of this was adding a new letter to the box, which is also included in the Upgrade Pack.

That's all the photos for now! I'm very happy with how everything has turned out and we are now in full production and getting ready to put everything on ships next week. In November I'll be able to share with you information on the ships and start talking about the fulfilment process!

Essen

A few people have been asking about meeting up at Essen and whether or not I will have promo cards with me, so I wanted to confirm the situation.

We will not have a booth, but I will be at the show, I will have our convention promo cards on me at all times so please don't be afraid to ask.

I will also be at the main entrance (front of the building) to hall 1 at 12:00 on Friday for anyone who would like to meet at a specific time. I'll post on Facebook and Twitter a photo of the location assuming I can get a phone connection.

If you miss me, feel free to send me a message on Kickstarter to try and arrange a meet.

Live Stream

A quick reminder about our Monday live streams as today I'll have the samples with me and I'm happy to answer any questions people might have. The stream starts at 16:00 UK time (about 30 minutes from this being posted) and you can find it here: 

https://www.facebook.com/CityofGamesHQ/

Have a fantastic couple of weeks and I look forward to discussing shipping with you all soon!

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    1. Piet Wenings
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      @Frank, great. I will be at the MATH, so I hope I can combine it. Trading is also at 12:00.
      What an amazing number of typos in my previous comment!

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      Joshua Ryan Smith on

      A photo of the bigger box but no banana for scale? :)
      These production samples look great and I'm looking forward to receiving them. Great work!

    3. jhaelen on

      Wow, the new game box looks really huge! Could you please post the measurements?

    4. Frank West 3-time creator
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      Hey Piet, it will be the entrance already inside the building, the one that directly steps you into the hall. I will post a photo on twitter and facebook tomorrow to make sure people are aware of where it will be.

      I'll be wearing a t-shirt with one of our characters on!

    5. Piet Wenings
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      Hi, Frank. I will be at Essen. Do you mean the main entrance where the MATH trading takes place. Or the entrance already inside the building. Will you be walking City of Kings advertisement are will my recognition skills have to work overtime? Anyway, have a great time and hopefully I can unburden you from some promo’s. A sneak peak at your next game would be cool too.

    6. Grant Morgan
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      Why did you have to have pics?! Now the waiting is even harder! :) Seriously, though, these are looking fabulous! Already trying to decide which color schemes to try out when I paint them. Thanks for the update!

    7. René Schultze
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      The letter is amazing!!! :)

    8. Frank West 3-time creator
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      Peter Ruscher: This looks really great. Thanks for the pics, canˋt wait to play it! Unfortunately I canˋt come to Essen like I planned because I hurt my ankle joint badly last weekend and canˋt walk or drive a car. Should have been my first time to Essen or a board game con ever (I am from Germany / Hamburg). So, no promos for me 😓

      I'm sorry to hear that, I hope you get better soon. I'll certainly be looking at other ways to make the promos available to non-convention goers :)

    9. Frank West 3-time creator
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      David: Looks great. Just to clarify, will everything fit into the new bigger box? Thanks.

      Hey David, it will all fit, yes.

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      Andrew Taylor
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      Looks great and can't wait to get the game. I'll be at Essen so will keep an eye out for you on Friday

    11. Peter Ruscher
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      This looks really great. Thanks for the pics, canˋt wait to play it! Unfortunately I canˋt come to Essen like I planned because I hurt my ankle joint badly last weekend and canˋt walk or drive a car. Should have been my first time to Essen or a board game con ever (I am from Germany / Hamburg). So, no promos for me 😓

    12. J.D. Zuber Jr on

      Wow! I have rather allowed thoughts of this game to simmer on the back burner—I have learned this is the best way to approach anything from Kickstarter—but the pictures and news in this update are both so cool! Looks so good!

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      Greg Martinez on

      Awesome update! Looking forward to diving into this adventure!

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      David on

      Looks great. Just to clarify, will everything fit into the new bigger box? Thanks.

    15. Frank West 3-time creator
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      PiHalbe : Will you be wearing a City of Kings shirt in Essen for easy identification? :-)

      Yes! All of my shirts have characters from The City of Kings on them

    16. Frank West 3-time creator
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      Icarus: Looks great! Will the new upgraded box be available to purchase later on?

      It will until we run out, as this comes by default with the new print, we've only printed a very limited amount of extras for owners of the first print who haven't already pre-ordered it.

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      PiHalbe
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      Will you be wearing a City of Kings shirt in Essen for easy identification? :-)

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      Icarus on

      Looks great! Will the new upgraded box be available to purchase later on?

    19. Filipa Tato
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      Looking great! I want it now 😄

    20. Russonc
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      Looking fantastic! Have a great time at Essen!
      I don't think I can swing a trip up to PAX unplugged this year....but it's tempting!

    21. Frank West 3-time creator
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      No worries Chris, I will have all 3 with me at Essen as the exclusive period has now expired on the 2 I had sent to various Media people.

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      Chris Spath on

      Thanks Frank, I wondered if they were the costume ones. I have two out of three so far :-)

    23. Frank West 3-time creator
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      Jim Priest: By the way, I know Essen is serious business and all, but any chance you'll be able to make it across the pond to PAX: Unplugged?

      I will be at PAX: Unplugged, yes! I don't have a booth there, but I'm more than happy to meet up, I'm just not familiar with the show so not sure on the best way to manage it yet!

    24. Frank West 3-time creator
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      Ilya Petoukhov any way to find you on the Sunday?

      Once I've arrived at Essen I'm going to ask around a little to see if I can find a location for Sunday, I'll let you know if I do!

    25. Frank West 3-time creator
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      Chris Spath: Nice! You mention convention promos – which are they? Are they listed on BGG or new ones?

      They are all on BGG, if you search for The City of Kings they are the 3 costume promo cards.

    26. Jim Priest
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      Everything looks great! I can't wait to field the new figures, and try out the new characters.

      By the way, I know Essen is serious business and all, but any chance you'll be able to make it across the pond to PAX: Unplugged?

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      Ilya Petoukhov
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      any way to find you on the Sunday?

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      Chris Spath on

      Nice! You mention convention promos – which are they? Are they listed on BGG or new ones?

    29. Jason Cope
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      Gulp! Looks awesome, can't wait for these even more now mate :)

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      Patrick
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      Looking forward to see you there!