Spirits of the Rice Paddy Board Game

A project in Cypress, TX by APE Gamer

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Step into the life of a Balinese farmer. Build your paddies, then plant, weed and harvest the rice. Let the Spirits guide your way...
Backers: 1881
Average Pledge Per Backer: $46

Funded: $87,375 of $16,000
Dates: Jan 8th -> Feb 9th (32 days)
Project By: APE Gamer
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Latest News

Just One More Day!

February 8th - via: kickstarter.com
I mentioned in my last update that I wanted to do a thank-you to backers, but not the foil cards. The comments on that decision were overwhelmingly positive. A popular suggestion I got was  turn-order markers. That got me thinking - there was one... (Read More)

$64,000 Stretch Goal Removed - Working on New Backer Reward

February 7th - via: kickstarter.com
After going to bed, I had all sorts of thoughts about why the new $64K stretch goal (a new foil card every $K) was a bad idea. And a number of you emailed me about not being very excited about it. One problem is that it's weird unless all cards in a... (Read More)

$64K Living Stretch Goal

February 6th - via: kickstarter.com
Alright, this may be crazy, but this campaign has gone really well, and I want to thank all the backers, so I'm trying something different - a Living Stretch Goal! Once we hit $64,000 (400% funded) we'll add one Kickstarter-exclusive foil card to the... (Read More)

Let's Dive into Water

February 6th - via: kickstarter.com
We've talked a lot about water during this project, but nothing like we're going to talk about it tonight! Water is the lifeblood of Spirits, like it is with most everything in life. Without it you can't plant rice, and your rice won't grow once you... (Read More)

Achievements in Spirits of the Rice Paddy

February 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Achievements are a relatively new addition to the game. They were added to give players a means for collecting income before their harvesting engine is fully in place. Early-game income gained from collecting achievements allows players to hire the... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Clarification

February 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
There have been a lot of comments today about whether there will be any more stretch goals after weeds and pests. I want to eliminate any confusion and say that there won't be any further stretch goals for this project.  The developers and I have... (Read More)

Weed/Pest Stretch Goal

February 1st - via: kickstarter.com
I'm still at death's door - this cold just won't go away. I have a doctor's appointment for tomorrow. But enough about me.  Weed/Pest Stretch GoalI did crawl out of bed long enough today to add a weed/pest stretch goal at $60K - a simple goal given... (Read More)

Day 18 Update - Alternate Pest Art

January 26th - via: kickstarter.com
I got a bad case of con crud at PAX South last weekend, so I'll keep this short.  First, we passed 1000 backers over the weekend - specatular! Not only that - we should hit 300% funding this week. I talked to Daniel about the pest art, and he came... (Read More)

Day 14 Update - APE at PAX

January 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
The project is almost exactly two weeks in and we're at nearly 950 backers and $43K - que bueno! APE Games at PAX SouthAPE Games has a booth at PAX South in San Antonio this weekend. Stop by if you're in the area. We got a tiny booth because I've... (Read More)

Day 12 Update - AAAH!! AAAAAAHHH!! We're Almost at $40K - Where's the Next Stretch Goal?!

January 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Next Stretch Goal(s)Don't panic - it's happening. Truth be told, I didn't expect to hit $40K - at least not so quickly! And unfortunately my printer contact is out of the office right now. As soon as he's back in we'll spend a couple hours Skyping... (Read More)

Day 11 Update - Weeds and Pests

January 19th - via: kickstarter.com
We breezed past the fourth and last published stretch goal at $35K, and we should hit 800 backers by the time I post this. This is my 6th KS game project, and it's already broken records for both total amount and total number of backers. And we're... (Read More)

Day 9 - EU Shipping Reduction and Player Boards

January 18th - via: kickstarter.com
I'm gone for a couple days and  look what happens - we fly by 700 backers and hit the third stretch goal (linen finish). And if that wasn't enough, we passed 200% funding and are close to the fourth stretch goal (bi-level player boards) -... (Read More)

Day 7 - Arcadia Details

January 15th - via: kickstarter.com
It's a long time coming, but I finally have a couple hours free to supply some details about our theme park-building card game Arcadia, which will be published at the same time as Spirits of the Rice Paddy. Arcadia IntroductionArcadia is a card game... (Read More)

Day 5 - Almost to Second Stretch Goal!

January 13th - via: kickstarter.com
We are about $1000 away from the second stretch goal - rice hat laborer meeples!  International ShippingI've reduced the price of 'rest of the world' shipping by $10, to a total of $80. I closed the $90 'rest of the world' level, and if you've... (Read More)

Day 4 - Short Post

January 13th - via: kickstarter.com
Well, another day, another major goal achieved! We passed 500 backers and tipped over the first stretch goal - astronomical! All Spirits backers will get components for solo Spirits play at no extra charge! These components won't be available in the... (Read More)

Day 3 - Funded, and Then Some!

January 11th - via: kickstarter.com
We funded early this morning, and didn't look back. We went on to pass 400 backers and then $17,000 - astounding! Spirits Profile ImageI worked some on badges today. Given how Kickstarter is using circular profile images now, I created this, which... (Read More)

Day 2 - Almost There!

January 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Barely two days into the project and we're nearly 90% funded - astounding! (Keep amazing me like this and I'll have to hit thesaurus.com for more adjectives that mean 'amazing') I spent today rebuilding my computer after a catastrophic hard drive... (Read More)

Great First Day!

January 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Wow - less than 24 hours into the project and we're over 50% funded and have over 200 backers - fantastic! And thanks for the comments - keep them coming. One of the primary pain points seems to be the price of overseas shipping. I'll look into that... (Read More)

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