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Swords and Bagpipes. Freedom, Treachery, Power!

A project in by Moroz Publishing

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Fight for freedom or betray your friends like never before! A game of hidden intentions, diplomacy and warfare for 2-6 players.
Backers: 770
Average Pledge Per Backer: $42

Funded: $32,645 of $7,500
Dates: Jun 29th -> Jul 23rd (25 days)
Project By: Moroz Publishing
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Latest News

Mel Gibson Stretch Goal is Coming Up!

July 23rd - via:
Hail! WOW!!! We congratulate you!!!!! The campaign for Swords and Bagpipes passed the $30,000 level! This means that we will add the stunning exclusive Badge of Honour token made of wood to each box of Swords and Bagpipes! (At these words the body... (Read More)

Six clans unleashed and alternative Badge of Honour revealed!

July 22nd - via:
Hail! This time we are truly amazed! Six Clans stretch goal was unleashed in less than a day. This is fantastic! We just started to think that this stretch goal will be the last one, and that it will be opened only at the very end of the campaign,... (Read More)

Hammer of the Scots and new Bagpipe cards!

July 21st - via:
Hail! Hammer of the Scots Epic Stretch Goal is bashed open! We'll talk about it and also show you the new Bagpipe cards that have been drawn recently. We will also tell you more about Tabletopia — there is a demo version of Swords and Bagpipes at... (Read More)

New clans, Know Your Enemy deck and Lamberton’s stretch goal

July 17th - via:
Hail! We have achieved the sixth stretch goal for the Swords and Bagpipes campaign – William Lamberton stretch goal! Hooray! Today we will show you the cards of William Lamberton stretch goal, describe Know Your Enemy deck and finally present a new... (Read More)

Wooden Castles, plastic units and coins, wooden Badge of Honour with tartan and more!

July 15th - via:
Hail! We are pleased to present a set of unique components that we worked on for the last month. The components are all handcrafted by Rightgames using a laser. All awesome gaming components that you see below are available as optional add-ons. You... (Read More)

July 2015 Kickstarter Updates

July 15th - via:
We’re halfway into this month and all the heat hasn’t affected the constant flow of tabletop Kickstarters. (Read More)

Go Village!

July 13th - via:
Hail! Recently we told you about the amazing Village deck that you have unlocked at the end of last week. And now, the second part is unlocked. This time it is absolutely Kickstarter exclusive! Exclusive part of Village deck unlocked! We don’t have... (Read More)

Clan ability deck unlocked!

July 10th - via:
Hail! Today is a special day for all of us. With your support, we have finally added the Village deck to Swords and Bagpipes! So, a village, eh? Doesn’t sound very impressive? How about adding strongholds, battering rams and catapults, or, at the... (Read More)

My Scottish Clan!

July 9th - via:
Hail! We’d like to present you our first fantastic optional add-on. Now you have the opportunity to get your own personal Scottish clan! My Scottish Clan If you pledge for My Scottish Clan add-on, Yan Egorov, game author and game artist at once,... (Read More)

New stretch goals achieved, and more!

July 6th - via:
Hail! In our today’s update we want to talk about two new stretch goals, that you’ve opened during the last days, and about an outstanding game that we’ve backed ourselves on Kickstarter — Battalia: The Creation! There are also new game... (Read More)

Top 8 Kickstarter Campaigns and the Viral Triangle

July 5th - via:
There are three distinct features that create a viral Kickstarter campaign for new creators, I've dubbed the Viral Triangle. This, plus 8 great campaigns! (Read More)

Special Dagger deck unlocked! A word about daggers, betrayal and choice

July 2nd - via:
Hail! So we have the first stretch goal achieved. You unlocked it in less than 3 days since the beginning of Swords and Bagpipes campaign! Yes, that’s totally incredible! Let’s talk now about Dagger cards and the stretch goal we achieved today!... (Read More)

Games by Rightgames added to pledges!

July 2nd - via:
Hail! Swords and Bagpipes is developed and published in Russia by Rightgames company. Rightgames is well-known in Russia for more than 10 years. It is one the oldest game board companies here. Rightgames is focused on publishing our own games. Among... (Read More)

We are funded!!!

July 1st - via:
Hooray! We are funded in less than 2 days. There aren’t enough words to express our gratitude to you for supporting Swords and Bagpipes. THANK YOU!!!Reaching the funding goal is just the beginning. Now let’s head to those stretch goals! The... (Read More)


June 30th - via:
Greetings, everyone! We welcome all backers of Swords and Bagpipes campaign! Thank you very much for your support! In a half of the day, we have raised more than a half of the funding goal and we keep growing! Just as you, we are very eager to... (Read More)

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