Scribe's Arena - A Fantasy-Themed Word-Solving Game

A project in Vancouver, Canada by Fredrick Chan

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Scribe's Arena is a new tabletop game where players create and decipher their opponent's words using a wide array of powers and spells!
Backers: 264
Average Pledge Per Backer: $117

Funded: $30,987 of $25,000
Dates: Jan 4th -> Feb 2nd (29 days)
Project By: Fredrick Chan
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Latest News

All stretch goals unlocked for all games: Sneak Preview!

February 2nd - via:
All stretch goals have been unlocked when we made 30k! If you haven't upgraded to our deluxe game ($45 and above tiers), then it may be a good time to do so! 10 Extra Cards!Every deluxe game will be receiving 10 additional cards to play with. Here is... (Read More)

Last 24 hours, First Stretch Goal Reached, and Battlefields New Format

February 1st - via:
Hello Scribes, Last 24 hours for our CampaignWe have less than 24 hours to go - Let's spread the word and see if we can make a strong finish for our Scribe's Arena campaign! First Stretch Goal Reached  With the achievement of our first stretch goal,... (Read More)

Stretch Goals to $30,000 - Extra Perks and Additions!

January 30th - via:
Hello Scribes! Thanks so much for helping us reach our goal. For the last 3 days, we want to introduce 3 stretch goals to improve our game and take it to the next level! The trek to $30k starts now: would you be the backer that helps us push our goal... (Read More)

We just hit our funding goal!

January 30th - via:
What great news to have hit our funding goal! We are busy implementing new ideas for cards, re-designing our layouts, and finalizing our components. We could not have done it without you - thanks so much for your continued support! Keep spreading the... (Read More)

New Ally Card Formats, Another God Preview, and our Contest Winners!

January 29th - via:
Hello guys, Only 3 days left to go: how time flies so fast, hopefully just like when you have fun with Scribe's Arena. We are very close to our goal! Here's an update to our ever-expanding game: New Ally Card FormatsWith the Spell Cards getting a... (Read More)

New Card Formats, Glacia God-Sneak Peek, and the Final Five days!

January 28th - via:
Hello guys! We are less than a week to go, and very close to our goal. I hope you guys are excited as we are. Here are some more updates to the current workings of Scribe's Arena. New Card FormatsYou guys asked for it, and now they are here! We have... (Read More)

Which element will you choose? + Reveal of 6th Element!

January 25th - via:
Hello Scribes, Jason here bringing you another update. We are 1 week away from our campaign's end. A lot of backers expressed their enthusiasm on the game, and I appreciate the comments, suggestions, and of course your support all-in-one! The Five... (Read More) CONTEST - Enter now!

January 22nd - via:
Hello Scribes, If you feel like you missed your chance at our previous 2 contests, here's one for everyone! Contest BGG Contest Simply answer some questions about the game to increase your chances in winning prizes, including the grand prize,... (Read More)

Backer Badges, Cover Arts, and Contest Winners!

January 21st - via:
Hello Scribes, It's been a while since our last update - don't worry, we are still working hard behind the scenes to develop this game! Backer BadgeSome of our backers suggested to do a backer badge for further promotion, and here it is below! Change... (Read More)

Panda GM, Blog Post Features, and Contest Winners!

January 11th - via:
Hello Scribes! Panda GM is our Manufacturer We are pleased to announce that Panda Game Manufacturing will be making Scribe’s Arena. They are famous for their solid and high-quality game components, and have created popular games such as Pandemic... (Read More)

Casual Game Crowdfunding: 8-bit Villages and Aspiring Stew Chefs

January 10th - via:
Several new card games have hit Kickstarter, and Tasty Minstrel Games has another pay what you want campaign that worked so well for them with Coin Age. There's an interesting mix of game companies and independent designers seeking funding, so here's a list of our favorite Kickstarter projects for January 2014. (Read More)

Let's get our artwork highly rated on BGG!

January 9th - via:
Hello backers and all future ones! Thanks so much for backing the project so far. I am very happy on our progress and will continue working very hard. But we need your help: Please give us a thumbs up in our artwork... (Read More)

100 backers, Tom Vasel Dice Tower preview, and DFWNN interview live now!

January 8th - via:
Hey guys, Thanks to your support, we have reached 100 backers and about 30% in our funding in our first 5 days - A very warm thanks to all supporters! Here are a few upcoming things we are excited to share: Video Preview by Dice Tower Tom Vasel went... (Read More)

Awesome First 3 days!

January 6th - via:
The initial pledges of Scribe's Arena have been great! We are over a quarter of the way there: keep spreading the word and make our goal in no time! First, our artwork spotlight is ready for a look! Check it out below: Second, a sneak peek of some... (Read More)

3 New Videos!

January 4th - via:
Hello Scribes, We are off to a great start! Thanks to all the early backers who have pledged to Scribe's Arena, and also to any future Scribes who want to join in as well. Check out the 3 new videos we added in our Reviews section. They are: 1)... (Read More)

Previewing Scribe’s Arena

January 1st - via:
Today, I (p)review a really cool word game now Kickstarter called Scribe’s Arena. (Click to visit) It takes the basic premise of hang man and turns it competitive, giving the players strategic options throughout gameplay to guess the words chosen by their opponent. (Read More)

Scribe’s Arena Mini Review

December 12th - via:
I discovered Jason Chan and his game Scribe’s Arena in the Demoland area of BGG.Con. I was drawn in by the fantastic artwork on display at the table. Jason greeted me warmly with a smile and offered to show me the game. (Read More)

(P)review: Scribes Arena

October 21st - via:
The trees glisten around me in the dark and damp swamp, providing me with my only source of light. It's getting harder for me to breathe this foul air, as I wade through the thick soup of algae and water. A layer of mist cakes around me, making it harder for me to see, but I'll survive. Years have passed since the destruction of the crystal. I am the only one in my quest to reunite the shards of the crystal and I grow weary of my fight against the other Scribe. That heathen who worship false idols. My faith in Icarus is strong, but I do not know how much longer I can continue this struggle. (Read More)

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