Defenders of the Realm: Battlefields by Richard Launius

A project in Chicago, IL by Keith Blume II

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A stand-alone fantasy game designed by Richard Launius, set in the artistic world of Larry Elmore.
Backers: 395
Average Pledge Per Backer: $62

Funded: $24,465 of $10,000
Dates: Apr 23rd -> Jun 21st (60 days)
Project By: Keith Blume II
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Latest News

New Games: Defenders of the Realm, Road to Canterbury, and Mirror Mirror

June 4th - via:
Despite all of the recent advances in technology, board games are making an incredible comeback. Many people think board games are just for kids, but the modern board game movement is proving the opposite. There are many great games out there that bring us around a table again for face-to-face interaction, and crowdfunding is certainly helping to bring many of these games to market. Here is a list of new games we have added to our catalog this week. (Read More)

Elf Lord rules

November 28th - via:
The Kick Starter Wild cards are provided as Tiles. Here is how to use them. Setup: Players shuffle and play their deck as normal. If the Hero player wants to include their KS Elf Lord tiles, they take these 4 tiles and shuffle them, placing them face... (Read More)

Your games are shipping out on 11/20 and 11/21!

November 20th - via:
We started shipping Defenders of the Realm: Battlefields out to Kickstarter Backers (only) today, November 20, and we will have all KS Backer copies mailed out by the end of the day on Wednesday, November 21. We cannot control when you will receive... (Read More)

Shipping Update--everything is on schedule

September 29th - via:
Hi Defenders: Battlefields backers-- We are in the midst of final preparations for the annual games fair in Essen, Germany. But we wanted to assure you, before we leave for Germany at the end of next week, that the factory has assured us that we are... (Read More)

Production, shipping and Essen pickup

September 6th - via:
Hello Defenders of the Realm:Battlefields Backers:  We are in the midst of production, and the games should be completed during the first week of October--just in time to airfreight a few of them to Essen.  To pre-order and pick up your game at... (Read More)

Thank you very much for your support!

June 23rd - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Richard Launius' notes on the "Battlefields"design process

June 19th - via:
I thought you all should see the notes about the design of Battlefields that Richard Launius has prepared: Most people know that I only design games that I truly enjoy to play, and every now and then I am fortunate enough to have a publisher make... (Read More)

Prototype art for the latest stretch goals (McCorm Highlands and The Seeker)

June 14th - via:
As mentioned in the previous update, here are the prototype images for the latest stretch goals. Thank you so much for your support! Keith  (Read More)

The next stretch goal for Battlefields!

June 11th - via:
Hi everyone, Thank you so much for your support of Defenders of the Realm: Battlefields! If we reach $30,000, we have a new Hero (the Seeker) and a new Battlefield (McCorm Highlands) to add to the game. We will include the prototype images shortly.... (Read More)

Origins update on conversation with Richard Launius

June 4th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

$30K Stretch Goal

May 22nd - via:
Hello Everyone- First off I'd like to give you a all a big "Thank You!" for your continued support of Defenders of the Realm: Battlefields!!  The success this campaign has had is great and is very much appreciated. As we move towards reaching the... (Read More)

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