Primal: The Awakening


A project in Madison, WI by Cory Scanlan (Vorpal Chainsword Games)

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Ravingspire: A deck-building, rotating-dungeon boardgame of Swords, Sorcery and Madness. For 1-6 Players.
Backers: 1153
Average Pledge Per Backer: $65

Funded: $74,858 of $7,500
Dates: Mar 29th -> Apr 28th (30 days)
Project By: Cory Scanlan (Vorpal Chainsword Games)
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Latest News

Ravingspire Update #16 - Vengeance of the Goblin Queen Unlocked!

April 27th - via:
Wow! We've hit the Goblin Queen bonus stretch goal! With this stretch goal achieved we'll be able to move up production of this expansion set sooner, and will be able to mail copies to all Kickstarter game backers as soon as its available! You've... (Read More)

Ravingspire Update #16: The Tower Awakens

April 26th - via:
The Tower Awakens - For the first five turns of the game as the Tower sleeps, and as the five spaces in the outer dungeon ring are filled with encounter cards one-at-a-time, the Adversary and Chaos cards are set aside and do not threaten the heroes.... (Read More)

Ravingspire Update #15: Revealing a New Level

April 26th - via:
When the heroes start out in the Tower the outer Dungeon level is slowly revealed, allowing new heroes to strengthen their skills and build their deck. But once they align the passages and move further into the Tower the entire next level is revealed... (Read More)

Ravingspire Update #14: The Well of Souls

April 25th - via:
I think an interesting part of Ravingspire’s system is that it can be as effective to destroy the weaker cards in your deck as it is to buy new stronger cards. One path to victory could focus on strengthening your hero by focusing on deck-trimming... (Read More)

Ravingspire Update #13: Gamebox Insert and Organization

April 25th - via:
Hey everyone, we’ve gotten the latest shaped box insert prototype for storing and organizing all the components for the game, and I’ve tested it out and I think its pretty darn cool. I made a short video below showing how things will basically... (Read More)

Ravingspire Update #12: Two New Stretch Goals!

April 24th - via:
I know, three updates in one day is too many. Okay, I promise I will try not to bother you this much after today! We've reached the $50,000 stretch goal and we’ll all be getting wooden boxes for Ravingspire! We have accomplished all of the stretch... (Read More)

Ravingspire Update #11: Wooden Boxes Unlocked!

April 24th - via:
We did it! Now all Kickstarter backers of the game will receive their copy in a wooden Ravingspire book box with magnetic clasps! The wooden version of our box is how I dreamed the game could be transported and stored when we were designing it, but... (Read More)

Ravingspire Update #10: Sanity and Madness

April 24th - via:
Thought I’d show a little bit more of how losing sanity and going mad can happen in Ravingspire. Cursed items, wandering monsters, and dastardly foes can all drain the sanity from a hero, and when madness strikes any hero the tower comes a little... (Read More)

Ravingspire Update #9: Meet the Heroes

April 22nd - via:
Good morning fellow Ravers! I thought you might want to meet the nine heroes that will soon be fighting for their sanity in the dark depths of Ravingspire. First up we have the Runelords! Runelords generate mystical Charm to confound their enemies.... (Read More)

Ravingspire Update #8: Board Game Geek

April 17th - via:
Hey hey everyone! Just wanted to send out a quick update to let everyone know that Ravingspire is officially up on board game geek! We invite you to explore the page and share it with your friends. We’ll be adding more art and information to it as... (Read More)

Ravingspire Update #7: Wooden Boxes within reach!

April 12th - via:
Astonishing! With your help, we have already gotten more than 75% of the way to the big stretch goal, Wooden Boxes for Ravingspire, and still with two weeks to go. I think we can make it. Thank you so much for your support these last two weeks,... (Read More)

Ravingsprie Update #6: Stretch Goal 5 achieved - Lost Gunslinger Expansion!

April 4th - via:
Amazing! We've already hit the expansion pack stretch goal! Now the lost gunslinger will not only be an adventurer you can recruit, he'll also be a playable character! You'll also be able to find some of the powerful and mystical objects he brought... (Read More)

Ravingspire Update #5: Stretch Goal 4 achieved – 3-D Gameboard!

April 2nd - via:
Okay, now we’re really cooking. The 3-D Gameboard has been unlocked! Now instead of a flat game board, the three rotating levels of the dungeon sit at different altitudes. This makes rotating the individual levels a lot more fun. I am so glad we... (Read More)

Ravingspire Update #4: Stretch Goal 2 achieved - Eldritch rulebook!

March 31st - via:
Amazing! We've already reached our second stretch goal, the Eldritch Rulebook! We will now be able to include more graphical and literary elements to the rulebook, making it more entertaining than simply an outline of play. Thank you and please keep... (Read More)

Ravingspire Update #3: Stretch Goal #1 hit - 5 New Endgame Spire Cards!

March 30th - via:
Wow! We've already hit our first stretch goal! This is a really cool one too, because we can print five more unique endings to Ravingspire. The endgame spire cards are large, double-sized cards that fold over and are sealed with a small sticker, that... (Read More)

Ravingspire Update #2: Funded!

March 29th - via:
We did it! We reached our funding goal in less than 24 hours, guaranteeing that Ravingspire will be made and you will be receiving it! I can't thank you enough! I am amazed, and because of your efforts Kickstarter chose us as a "Project we Love," and... (Read More)

Project Update #1: Ravingspire

March 29th - via:
Holy smokes! We've reached 90% of our funding goal in less than 24 hours thanks to all of you! Thank you! I can still hardly believe it! We've been working on Ravingspire so hard over the last year that it is really fulfilling to confirm that so many... (Read More)

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