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Lagoon: Land of Druids

A project in Portland, OR by David C

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Lead a circle of magical druids, explore a mystical world, and bend its destiny! A board game for 2-4 players.
Backers: 3503
Average Pledge Per Backer: $42

Funded: $147,762 of $20,000
Dates: Jan 31st -> Mar 3rd (31 days)
Project By: David C
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Latest News

Kickstarter, Games, and Portland

PORTLAND, OR - Monday morning, Kickstarter announced that the crowdfunding platform has received over $1 billion in pledges for projects around the world. $215 million of that has gone into games projects. That's so much money, you guys. Kickstarter loves sharing its data, especially this data—but we went ahead and broke down some Portland-specific stats for you. (Read More)

Lagoon Soars!

March 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
We've done it! Lagoon has $125,000 in funding, and an unbelievable 3000 backers! I can't believe it, someone pinch me. This druid can't tell if he's in the waking world or somewhere else. Time and again, my expectations get blown out of the water by... (Read More)

New Reward Tiers Added

February 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Welcome new backers! If you're so new that you didn't receive update twenty one that I sent earlier today, please go back and give it a quick read to catch up on where this project is at and where it is headed! Two Copy BundlesFor all the backers... (Read More)

Lagoon Breaks $100,000!!!

February 28th - via: kickstarter.com
This achievement upgrades the 36 wooden seed tokens from 16mm to 19mm. Backed copies now offer the full deluxe wooden experience! Your full complement of 76 wooden tokens also includes 40 wooden druid tokens in 8 different factions, shown... (Read More)

Wooden Seed Tokens!

February 26th - via: kickstarter.com
WE DID IT! All of us will now get a 16mm set of 36 wooden seed tokens with every backed copy of Lagoon: Land of Druids. I can't tell you how thrilled I will be to use these myself in a game! The funny thing is when backer Silver first suggested... (Read More)

Two New Stretch Goals!

February 25th - via: kickstarter.com
The number crunching is complete. I'm delighted to lay out a two phase roadmap for adding the wooden seed tokens we all want!  Eleventh Stretch Goal - $90,00016mm WOODEN SEED TOKENS! This goal will add 36 wooden seed tokens with screen-printed seed... (Read More)

Wallpapers Unlocked, Next Steps

February 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Congratulations, we've unlocked the 3-pack of Lagoon art wallpapers! Funding has exceeded $80,000, and Lagoon: Land of Druids now has more than 2000 backers! Download Gruu's Refuge wallpaper: Standard (4:3) | Widescreen (16:9) Download Overlook Free... (Read More)

8 Wooden Druid Circles!

February 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Today I woke to see $75,000 in funding for Lagoon, and it jolted me to attention!  This campaign has been intense, and my mind is constantly running with the long and growing list of tasks I must see to. It's hard to maintain proper appreciation for... (Read More)

Lagoon Digital Wallpapers

February 20th - via: kickstarter.com
We're only about $2500 away from unlocking the second 4 sets of screen-printed wooden druid tokens! And then, after that... Wallpaper 3-Pack Unlocked at $80,000! Many among you have been asking to get some of Lagoon's wonderful art to use as digital... (Read More)

Fancy Druids Arrive!

February 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Goodbye stickers, we've unlocked screen-printed druid tokens! This means the 4 unlocked sets of druid tokens will have their druid emblems painted directly on them. I'm currently expecting the wooden discs to be entirely painted in the color of that... (Read More)

Wooden Druid Tokens Achieved!

February 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Yesterday I demoed Lagoon with several Portland backers at Guardian Games, my friendly local game store. Roberto, one of the friendliest backers I could hope to have, brought his friend John in to play, and their friend Lee joined us at the table to... (Read More)

8 Druid Circles

February 14th - via: kickstarter.com
The poll determining two new druid circle emblems wrapped up yesterday, with Dragonfly and Turtle being voted to join the previously chosen Owl! For reasons that will become clear shortly, I decided to also accept third place finisher Moon as an... (Read More)

Advanced Sites Achieved. Next?!

February 12th - via: kickstarter.com
We've done it -- Lagoon has crossed the $50,000 line! That's 250% of the initial goal, and I'm beside myself at reaching this milestone! This was about as far as I dared hope for Lagoon to come.  Thank you to all 1250 of you for throwing your... (Read More)

Owls, EU Friendliness, Art!

February 11th - via: kickstarter.com
Owl Be DarnedHere's what the new Owl Druids look like (recently chosen by backers): The final poll to choose the designs for the 6th and 7th druid circles is now live. Cast your vote here! Runs Feb. 12 and 13. (Voting is via BoardGameGeek poll,... (Read More)

Druid Emblem Poll

February 9th - via: kickstarter.com
The polls are open for YOU to decide which of 35 nature-themed emblems will represent the 6th and 7th Druid Circles! Nominations of marine life were filtered out because Lagoon is a forest world. Time to Vote!Voting takes place via a BoardGameGeek... (Read More)

Druids Galore, Six New Sites!

February 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Lagoon just topped $40,000 -- twice its initial funding goal! Welcome to all you new backers who helped push us over! This adds two new druid circle options to the game, for a total of 7 choices. But even better... SIX Advanced Sites Added at... (Read More)

Lagoon Goes Chunky!

February 6th - via: kickstarter.com
Hooray! We just passed $35,000 in funding! This means all the cardboard components in Lagoon will now be a chunky 3mm thick: the large site tiles in Lagoon, the druid tokens, the seed tokens, and the player markers. That's about 1/8 inch for the less... (Read More)

Final Poll for 5th Druid Circle

February 6th - via: kickstarter.com
The final poll runs one day only: Thursday, February 6. See below. The first round of voting is over for determining what nature-themed emblem should be used on the 5th Druid Circle,added by a stretch goal. Backers cast 382 votes. It was exciting... (Read More)

Solitaire Lagoon Achieved!

February 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks to all the people we're adding to our druid circle, Lagoon: Land of Druids will be playable by a single player! This will be a great way to play when you're a druid circle of one, or when the game first arrives and you're eager to learn it on... (Read More)

5th Druid Circle Poll

February 4th - via: kickstarter.com
The nominations are in, and the polls are open for YOU to choose which nature-themed emblem will represent the 5th Druid Circle being added to Lagoon! The poll consists of 52 druid emblem nominations contributed by backers on the comments page. Time... (Read More)

Thicker Components Achieved!

February 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
The second stretch goal has been achieved, and now the Lagoon: Land of Druids punchboards will be 2.5mm thick instead of the original 2mm! This will make all site tiles, druid tokens, seed tokens, and player markers/exploration aids thicker, more... (Read More)

5th Druid Circle Added!

February 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
The first stretch goal was unlocked earlier this morning, and now a 5th druid circle will be added to the game! It will include an Eldrid and four normal druid tokens just like the other four circles. If you're a new backer, full details on this... (Read More)

Lagoon Funded in 3 days!

February 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks to all of you, we have manifested the magically mysterious world of Lagoon from the realm of dreams into the fabric of reality! I am indebted to you for believing in me and my unconventional fantasy druid world. Collectively, our druid circle... (Read More)

Gratitude and Stretching

February 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you! Thank you!I've been overwhelmed by the incredible response to Lagoon these first two days. The project was more than half funded on day one, and at this moment it is 77% funded. At this rate, Lagoon might well fund before the weekend is... (Read More)

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Lagoon: Land of Druids

January 31st - via: geekdad.com
In the board game Lagoon: Land of Druids, you control druids who are shaping the world—exploring new sites as well as unraveling sites. At the end, one of the three competing energies will be dominant, and the player who supported that energy best will win. The Kickstarter campaign for Lagoon just launched today. (Read More)

Interview with David Chott

January 31st - via: hyperbolegames.com
As I often do, I encountered David Chott via Twitter and its growing game design community. David and I hit it off and began exchanging emails with some regularity. We even met at a small cafe near my home when he came to visit SF. David has been working on his game, Lagoon: Land of Druids, for quite some time. In this period, he has quit his job and formed a publishing company, launched by this game. That seemed like a good interview. (Read More)

Review: Crushing At Lagoon At BGG.con

January 31st - via: boardgamegeek.com
I had the opportunity to play Lagoon at BGG.con with it's designer David Chott in 2013. We played either 2 or 3 times over the course of the weekend and it was one of my favorite games that I played at BGG.con. (Read More)

Review: Should I Bother? Lagoon: Land of Druids

January 29th - via: boardgamegeek.com
Sometimes you see a game and the incredible presentation makes it a must play. But then there's always the moment of truth. Will the gameplay actually deliver, or will the game end up on the scrap heap with the many other over-produced and under-developed titles that prove to be just flashes in the pan that slowly die away? Such was my thought process going into Lagoon. I couldn't have been more excited based on what I had seen, but that had completely raised the bar of my expectations. Fair or unfair, my opinion was now sure to be polarized either toward strongly liking or being completely dismissive. So which side did I end up on? Is this game of druid energy and landscape shifting worthy of a spot in your collection? Short answer: YES! (Read More)

Review: Based on One Play at Unpub - A Beatiful, Engaging Gem

January 22nd - via: boardgamegeek.com
I had the pleasure of meeting David Chott and trying out Lagoon at Unpub 4 this past weekend. This review is based on one 2-player session. The copy I played had most of the final art, and I believe all of the final mechanics and rules. (Read More)

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