Shadows of Esteren - A Medieval Horror RPG: Tuath

A project in Knoxville, TN by Jim Searcy

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A medieval role-playing game somewhere between Ravenloft, Game of Thrones and Call of Cthulhu. Winner of three ENnie Awards in 2013!
Backers: 1053
Average Pledge Per Backer: $131

Funded: $137,602 of $20,000
Dates: Feb 15th -> Apr 6th (51 days)
Project By: Jim Searcy
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Latest News

Secret Goal Unlocked: Support your local retailer!

April 6th - via:
The Tuath Kickstarter campaign has now become our most successful Shadows of Esteren campaign! We have just gone beyond the score of the Book 2 Travels campaign. It's just amazing !!! Congratulations everyone, we can be proud of everything we've... (Read More)

#14 Stretch Goal Unlocked: Enhanced Black Rose 2

April 6th - via:
You are amazing !!! What an end to this campaign! Another threshold reached! This time, it's another bunch of upgrades for The Black Rose. We will add 4 Investigators to the Standard version. These cards will allow you to play as some of the... (Read More)

Summary of Pledges and Options

April 5th - via:
We are in the last 24 hours and it is useful to make a summary of all the available options. There are two main tools to help you: A spreadsheet gathering all the rewards and options. This way, you can quickly and easily see the exact content of your... (Read More)

#13 Stretch Goal Unlocked: New Mini Option – Feond!

April 5th - via:
We've made it! We are glad to reveal the contents of this 13th threshold! This new threshold unlocks a new option: Aodann-Bàs (“Death Mask” in the Tri-Kazelian tongue... yes ok, you can see I am a St Seiya fan here but please, keep it secret... (Read More)

The Last Stretch!

April 4th - via:
This is now the last stretch… the final moments of yet another great adventure shared with all of you, with its joys, its hopes, its concerns, and sometimes its frustrations! What a ride! But it’s not over yet! We still have a few dozen hours... (Read More)

FAQ pour nos petites Grenouilles ! French Only !

April 4th - via:
Chères Grenouilles, Tout d’abord, merci pour votre soutien… un peu plus, nous aurions envie de vous offrir une peluche de grenouille, rien que vous ! Avouez qu’elle est mignonne : Bon, passons aux choses sérieuses. Nous avons avons reçu pas... (Read More)

New Reward Tier: The Black Rose

April 1st - via:
The Black Rose is the first board game set in the Shadows of Esteren universe. Taking place in the same setting as the official scenario Vengeful Words, written by Nelyhann, it is a 3- to 5-Player game, somewhere between Werewolf and Clue. Black Rose... (Read More)

#12 Stretch Goal Unlocked: Enhanced Black Rose 1

March 31st - via:
That's it: another threshold down; the twelfth one of this campaign! Congratulations everyone! This new stretch goal unlocks an enhanced version of “The Black Rose.” Now, all the editions of the game (Limited AND Standard) will be delivered with... (Read More)

Online Options Catalog

March 31st - via:
We've been working on this for some time now (an advantage of long Kickstarter campaigns! :)): a catalog designed by our layout artist with a description of every option unlocked during this campaign. It will mostly be useful to those who have... (Read More)

The Black Rose: Demo Video #1

March 28th - via:
After an introduction to the rules (check the video here), here is the first video showing a complete game of The Black Rose. The password to watch the video is garan. Thank you very much to our playtesters, Crystal, Gary, David, Robert and Martin... (Read More)

Urvan is here!

March 28th - via:
Roberto just finished Urvan! He did a great job. In the team, maybe our favorite miniature!  You can get Urvan by adding $25 to your pledge. This resin limited edition comes in a box, an art print and a numbered card.  (Read More)

How Kickstarter Enables Indie Publishers - Shadows of Esteren Interview

March 27th - via:
How multiple Kickstarters made it so Horror RPG Shadows of Esteren could not only exist, but thrive. (Read More)

Restructured Daols Options

March 26th - via:
Greetings, faithful community of the Shadows, We've had quite a lot of requests about getting to make your own bundles of Daols, so that you may take a certain number of each type according to their value. Indeed, in Shadows of Esteren, 100 ember... (Read More)

The Black Rose: Video Tutorial

March 21st - via:
Dear Backers, Here is a short video made by Sebastian that will explain the rules for The Black Rose. This prototype contains material in a minimalist version but it is enough for playtesting purpose. The password to watch the video is garan. Enjoy!... (Read More)

#11 Stretch Goal Unlocked: Daols + New Options!

March 21st - via:
The $100K stretch goal is reached! You are amazing, thank you for your incredible support. And we still have two weeks to go... With this threshold, we will be able to fulfill an old dream of ours: coining genuine metal Daols, the currency of... (Read More)

End of the "Spread the Shadows" promotion campaign + new artworks

March 21st - via:
Hello, Kickstarter staff have asked us to stop the promotion campaign "Spread the Shadows". Indeed, contests are not allowed by the guidelines. This contest will no longer be offered as part of our project. All entries submitted before the... (Read More)

The Black Rose: Limited Edition + New Reward Tier + New options!

March 18th - via:
Dear backers, We are now very close to $100K, and we have two weeks left... First, we would like to thank you all for your support and involvement. With your help, we'll certainly go a long way! However, we have not remained idle either! Actually,... (Read More)

Artwork WIP + a short preview video for The Black Rose

March 15th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Spread the Shadows!

March 14th - via:
We are already more than 800 to be part of this adventure. This is a lot, but we can make the Shadows spread even further... and this will be up to you! As thanks for your efforts, you will be rewarded with an exclusive print (or a special wallpaper,... (Read More)

Esteren T-shirts!

March 11th - via:
Dear backers, During the previous Kickstarter campaigns, we released T-shirts... well, we received quite a lot of messages asking for new T-shirts. We really thank you for your enthusiasm but sorry, we will not make new ones for this campaign.... (Read More)

New Reward Tier: Complet Minatures Set "Tuath Monk"

March 10th - via:
Today, we unlock a new reward tier: TUATH MONK. Fopr $75, you will get all 4 Esteren miniatures: Daernic, Joris, Urvan & Adeliane. It is a limited deal for early birds only: this set of 4 miniatures has a value of $100 and are limited editions.... (Read More)

#10 Stretch Goal Unlocked: Mini Upgrade + New Option: Minis + New reward tier: Monk!

March 8th - via:
We did it! We've reached $90K! First, the Daernic and Joris minis will get an upgrade: they will be delivered in a small box, along with an art print and an authentication certificate, since they are limited editions in resin. It will look something... (Read More)

A preview of the next stretch goals + bonus track for Dearg in streaming

March 7th - via:
Hello everyone, These last days, we have been working on the next stretch goals. This is no easy task: our experience of the previous Kickstarters has shown that we must be very careful regarding manufacturing costs and time. Here are a few clues... (Read More)

New option: Rise Concert Mp3 & Dearg Concert Mp3

March 6th - via:
We approach the $90K stretch goal now… ! To help us reach this new goal, we offer you new options: high resolution MP3 (FLAC format) of the two Esteren Live of November 30th in France. The first concert is Rise (around 35 minutes of music) ; it was... (Read More)

New rewards tiers: Greater Tri-Kazelian & Osta-Baille Collector Reload

March 1st - via:
Hello everybody! Nice, we are over $83K now... by the way, please keep on speading the words about this campaign. We are preparing a nice bonus for those who have borne the word and spread the shadows! We have not decided yet but it may be a... (Read More)

#9 Stretch Goal Unlocked: Hardcover & KS Special Edition

February 27th - via:
 With this threshold, even the Standard Edition of the Monastery of Tuath will get a hard cover! This threshold applies to all backers: Tri-Kazelian and all reward tier including a standard edition of Tuath will get the hardcover edition. Besides,... (Read More)

$100K Stretch Goal Teaser

February 27th - via:
 Sculpted by Roberto Chaudon. Can you guess what it is ?  (Read More)

A first finished artwork for "Deduction"

February 26th - via:
Hi, Gawain is working hard on the deck of cards for our game "Deduction". By the way, the name of the game is only a WIP and it should be something like "The Black Rose" in the end... a wink to the Name of the Rose and a link with the religion of the... (Read More)

New Reward Tier: Osta-Baille Collector

February 25th - via:
Hi! A new reward tier is online : the OSTA BAILLE Collector! Basically, it merges Ard-Amrach and High Varigal + additionnal item. You can check the contents on the updated excel spreadsheet here. The goal is to propose a reward tier with ALL that can... (Read More)

Shadows of Esteren Kickstarter

February 25th - via:
Shadows of Esteren is a Medieval Horror RPG (TRPG), that seems to be very successful already without any help from me, and probably most will already know of this game, but for those that do not I thought I would enlighten you to this game project on Kickstarter. (Read More)

New options + updated artwork

February 24th - via:
Hello everyone! Today, we propose new options to help us reach the next strech goal : These artworks are printed Shadows of Esteren illustrations. This set was unlocked during the first Kickstarter. Each set contains 6 reproductions in a special... (Read More)

#8 Stretch Goal Unlocked: RISE

February 23rd - via:
On November 30th 2013, the Esteren collective revealed the third album, named Rise, during a 30-minute private concert. RISE stands out from the other two albums. Where “Of Men and Obscurities” depicts a universe with ambient, almost industrial... (Read More)

Medieval Horror Tabletop RPG Shadows of Esteren Enters 4th Kickstarter

February 23rd - via:
Shadows of Esteren, a medieval horror tabletop RPG described as a cross between Ravenloft, Game of Thrones and Call of Cthulhu, has began a fourth Kickstarter campaign to fund a new supplement. (Read More)

New Options: Blue Box "Fearil" & Set of 6 Travels Journal

February 22nd - via:
Today, we propose you two new options: A gorgeous blue box with a community-voted design, perfect for storing your books and game aids (except black folders)! By the way, Fearil is a village involved in Book 3 Dearg, the campaign for Shadow of... (Read More)

Ding! Another Stretch goal bonus!

February 21st - via:
Congrats! We have now reached the score of the Kickstarter dedicated to Book 0 Prologue! To celebrate, how about a little extra on the (haunted) house? Thanks to you, we will further improve the contents of the book "Ghost Stories". The current... (Read More)

Options pour les Grenouilles de Farl: réserver vos Editions Limitées des Livres 0, 2 et 3 !

February 20th - via:
[FRENCH] This update is about special option for the french reward tier « Grenouille de Farl » Dans cette mise à jour, nous allons vous expliquer comment ajouter un exemplaire des packs collectors des Livres 2 Voyages et 3 Dearg… et même du... (Read More)

#6 Stretch Goal Unlocked: Artworks!

February 20th - via:
 (For our dear frogs, update in French below / mise à jour en français en bas) Another stretch goal unlocked! We will select 5 illustrations from the Monastery of Tuath and make physical prints of them. This set of 5 artworks will be delivered in... (Read More)

Deduction Board Game: Blurb & Sketches

February 19th - via:
Good morning eveyrone! (For our dear frogs, update in French below / mise à jour en français en bas) $60K! Looks like we have reached a new stretch goal .... We are working on the update! For now, some information about the board game "Deduction"... (Read More)

Surprise! $55K Bonus Stretch Goal!

February 18th - via:
Ding! We have reached the score of our very first Kickstarter, dedicated to Book 1 Universe. Let's raise our glasses to that! It took place in summer 2012 and is the first milestone of our great adventure... to celebrate, we are going to make a... (Read More)

Studio 2 Publishing Posts Shadows of Esteren: Monastery of Tuath on Kickstarter

February 18th - via:
Following a very successful Kickstarter campaign, Studio 2 Publishing is heading back to the site to bring players a brand new supplement in the Shadows of Esteren RPG line. This new supplement, Monastery of Tuath, offers players tons of new content to explore in Shadows of Esteren’s darkened world. The winner of three different ENnie Awards last year, Shadows of Esteren is most certainly worth checking out. (Read More)

Fourth Stretch Goal Unlocked: DVD concert of Esteren OST

February 17th - via:
Kablam! We've made it! On November 30th 2013, a classical orchestra performed in Lyon, France. It was the very first time that a live orchestra played a role-playing game's OST. 30 musicians and as many choristers gave a memorable, thrilling... (Read More)

Third Stretch Goal Unlocked: Portfolio + new options unlocked!

February 17th - via:
Third threshold reached! This is a small bonus as we almost reached the $50K mark! In addition to the clue and suspect cards, the Monastery of Tuath includes game aids for the Leader: summary of the plot, chronology of the events, reminders about the... (Read More)

Studio 2 Publishing's Latest 'Shadows of Esteren' Explodes on Kickstarter

February 17th - via:
Studio 2 Publishing has a new Kickstarter project for the international hit Shadows of Esteren. This project allows for the option of simply getting your hands on the latest supplement, The Monastery of Tuath, in PDF format for ten bucks or both the PDF and physical book for $30 or you can go for the whole shebang and grab all four books in digital and softcover for a current early bird of $110. You can check out our review of Book One: Universe here. There are plenty of other pledge levels as well and there’s even a board game set in Esteren. (Read More)

More Shadows darken Esteren

February 17th - via:
Studio 2 Publishing launched a new Shadows of Esteren Kickstarter campaign. They’ve got 48 days to go and are 2.5x funded already. Stretch goals ahoy! (Read More)

Second Stretch Goal Unlocked: Enhanced Game Aids

February 16th - via:
Yeah! One more threshold reached! In the original, French version, the game aids (clue and suspect cards) for the Monastery of Tuath were delivered as cardboard cutouts:  With this new stretch goal, they will be delivered as a deck of 23 cards for... (Read More)

Stretch Goal! Here Comes Joris!

February 16th - via:
The first threshold has been reached! A big thanks to all of you; you are simply awesome, and it is with your help that we are able to always go further. But how far will this campaign take us exactly? That remains to be seen! This first threshold... (Read More)

Objective Reached!

February 15th - via:
WOW!!! The initial objective has now been reached... in less than 5 hours! Thank you VERY MUCH everyone for your amazing support. We'll go far together! Onward to the first stretch goals!  The first one will unlock a miniature of Joris, one of the... (Read More)

Shadows of Esteren wows Kickstarter with Tuath

February 15th - via:
One of my favourite RPGs to come to me via Kickstarter is Shadows of Esteren. There have been some really great RPGs made possible by Kickstarter but I hold up Esteren as iconic for two reasons. (Read More)

Shadows of Esteren - A Medieval Horror RPG: Tuath via Kickstarter

February 15th - via:
Shadows of Esteren – A Medieval Horror RPG: Tuath. Studio 2 läutet in Zusammenarbeit mit dem französischen Urheber Agate Edition die nächste Runde für das preisgekrönte Rollenspiel Shadows of Esteren ein. Der Klassiker Der Name der Rose von Umberto Eco stand dieses Mal Pate für die “Kloster”-Abenteuerergänzung The Monastery of Tuath. (Read More)

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