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A Druid's Duel: Whimsical Turn-based Strategy

A project in Minneapolis, MN by Kris Szafranski

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Dominate the landscape in this chess-like battle of wits featuring shape-shifting druids and an ever-changing game board.
Backers: 226
Average Pledge Per Backer: $34

Funded: $7,780 of $7,000
Dates: Mar 10th -> Apr 9th (30 days)
Project By: Kris Szafranski
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Latest News

A Druid's Duel, A Magically Strategic Experience

March 13th - via:
We review A Druid's Duel, a strategy game by Thoughtshelter games. It's a curious mixture of Q*Bert and Chess, but is it any good? (Read More)

Kickstarter Successfully Funded and PAX East 2014 news - A Druid's Duel Game

April 21st - via:
A Druid's Duel was successfully Kickstarted and had an amazing showing at PAX East 2014. Exhilarating and exhausting, it's been a wild two months. Read all about it! (Read More)

Add Ons and Extras

April 7th - via:
Only 48 hours to go! As a thank you for your continued support, I am including an additional reward to everyone at $15 or higher: A cool red 1.5-inch diameter anodized aluminum medallion with the game logo on it. It comes with a chain to hang it on... (Read More)

Update: Funded!?

April 6th - via:
Dear Friends, I'm in a bit of a shock, to be honest. I'm overwhelmed and its a good thing this is email or I might not be able to get the words out but... Thanks to all of you and your amazing support, we have just surpassed the original $7,000... (Read More)

Home Stretch: Rewards + Add-Ons

April 3rd - via:
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An Urgent Message From the Realm of Six Seasons

April 3rd - via:
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Working without a net: Thoughtshelter's Kris Szafranski discusses A Druid's Duel

April 3rd - via:
Last year, after a great deal of planning, Kris packed up his office at The Nerdery and formed Thoughtshelter Games to develop a title that he’s been daydreaming about for over a decade: A Druid’s Duel. (Read More)

New Art Extravaganza!

April 2nd - via:
Greetings! I'm dropping you all a quick note tonight to give you a taste of the amazing art being dropped in. Many of the basic animations are in place: Transforming to animals, attacking, casting spells, and some nice background poses to give it... (Read More)

New Highsommar Art

March 27th - via:
The halfway point has come and gone and in fact, Wednesday will mark the start of our final week. I'll be making a big push to try to finish out strong. When we see the next update on Wednesday, please help as much as you can to spread the word that... (Read More)

Season of Change

March 18th - via:
Greetings Folks! Quick update to let you know that work continues to progress on A Druid's Duel. Despite inching up to only about 42% of our goal, there is some buzz building for the project and I am very excited to see where the second half of the... (Read More)

A Cute Strategy Game About Death & Destruction

March 17th - via:
Strategy games often come off as big, scary, serious, complex things, and A Druid’s Duel is hoping to make the genre both more interesting and a little less scary for newcomers. Blending elements of strategy with a focus on adaptation and change, A Druid’s Duel promises to be much more than just another in a long line of strategy clones. With a whimsical art style and game-changing transformative abilities, A Druid’s Duel attempts to set itself apart from what we know about the strategy genre. (Read More)

The Train Keeps A Rollin'

March 14th - via:
It has been a wild week, my friends. From the launch on Monday to the build of momentum today, it has been a whirlwind of activity. Thank you all so much for your continued support. It means a lot to me that people are finding out about A Druid's... (Read More)

Kickstarter Watch: A Druid’s Duel

March 13th - via:
Started a few short days ago, A Druid Duel‘s Kickstarter has raised just over $1,500 of its modest $7,000 goal, putting it at 22% funded with 26 days to go. (Read More)

Minneapolis indie game developer turns to Kickstarter

March 11th - via:
A Druid’s Duel — turn-based strategy game for iPad, Mac, Windows and Linux, launched a Kickstarter campaign this week to crowdfund $7k. (Read More)

Climbing The Hill

March 10th - via:
Howdy!Thanks to you, we had a rocket start on Day 1, which is fairly typical I think. Now A Druid's Duel is starting to pick up some Day 2 steam from around the web. We'll need all the sharing and word-of-mouth we can muster to meet our goal. The... (Read More)

What A Day

March 10th - via:
It's hard to even summarize a day like today. I'm exhausted but so very excited. Together we've hit 10% of the funding goal for A Druid's Duel! In less than a day! That's an amazing accomplishment and I am so grateful to have your support. This is... (Read More)

A Druid's Duel Brings Strategic Battles To Kickstarter

March 10th - via:
For strategic battle fans looking for some new twists on a favorite genre, A Druid’s Duel might provide the spell-flinging fisticuffs you’ve been looking for. It’s slated for a June release on everything from iPad and Mac to Windows and Linux and, with the help of a recently launched Kickstarter campaign, the development team at Thoughtshelter Games looks to offer up some solid competitive gameplay for 2-4 players. (Read More)

A Druid's Duel on Kickstarter

March 10th - via:
We just launched our Kickstarter campaign! Check out the pre-alpha demo for Mac and Windows on our Kickstarter page. Feel free to give it a whirl and give us any feedback you might have! (Read More)

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