A project in Lafayette, IN by Isaac Childres

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A board game of cooperative card-driven tactical combat in a persistent, ever-changing fantasy campaign world
Backers: 4904
Average Pledge Per Backer: $79

Funded: $386,104 of $70,000
Dates: Sep 2nd -> Sep 30th (29 days)
Project By: Isaac Childres
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Another pie has joined the adventure

September 29th - via:
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The final day

September 29th - via:
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September 28th - via:
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Four pies

September 28th - via:
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Counting down the hours

September 27th - via:
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A grand weekend

September 26th - via:
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A stretching legacy

September 25th - via:
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A quarter of a very large number

September 24th - via:
WOW. Just when you think the campaign might be slowing down, you all knock out an entire stretch goal in a single day. We got enchanting yesterday, which is totally great and gives you more ways to sticker-up your game real good. And today we get a... (Read More)

One week left

September 23rd - via:
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September 22nd - via:
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September 21st - via:
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A small update

September 20th - via:
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Our adventuring party grows

September 19th - via:
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September 17th - via:
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Halfway down the road

September 16th - via:
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Another day in Gloomhaven

September 15th - via:
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Super element tokens!

September 14th - via:
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Now capable of ending friendships

September 13th - via:
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And we continue, ever forward

September 12th - via:
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September 10th - via:
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September 10th - via:
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The craggiest of hearts

September 8th - via:
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Concerning the wanton destruction of stretch goals

September 7th - via:
Man, every day I sit down to write an update, and every day you all have demolished yet another stretch goal. You are like machines. Unstoppable wrecking machines. But seriously, you guys are champs. We've got handy dandy monster stat envelopes now,... (Read More)

Regarding the many kinds of clutter

September 6th - via:
Envelope stretch goal!(It's cooler than it sounds.) So there are these monster statistics cards in the game. They're pretty cool because in a limited amount of print space we can easily convey the statistics and special bonuses of both the normal and... (Read More)

Time to get creative

September 5th - via:
Hello! We busted through another stretch goal today: the non-destructive, colorful sliders. But we've already talked about those at length, so it's time to talk about the next goal we're bearing down on. Fan-made scenariosI believe I have already... (Read More)

Six whole figures

September 4th - via:
Well, there it is. We're in the big time now. On my last project, we ended up reaching the six figure mark in the last day or so. It was a huge achievement. This is also a HUGE achievement and I could not be more excited, but you guys made it look... (Read More)

The first of many

September 4th - via:
I must admit that this project is moving along at a much faster pace than I anticipated! It's only day 2 and we're already busting through stretch goals, no problem. Who knows what the future might bring? I can tell you what the present will bring.... (Read More)


September 3rd - via:
Quick, release the doves! You all are the best. I think I said that last night, but it bears repeating. The best. The most superlative of superlatives. We can get into the stretch goals and all that other cool stuff in other updates. We're into the... (Read More)

Wow. Just, wow.

September 3rd - via:
You all have been one amazing bunch and it's only been about 12 hours. $50,000 in 12 hours! I am just...I am just taken aback. This is beyond what I could have expected. I am afraid to go to sleep because you crazy people might fund the project while... (Read More)

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