THE BOYS: This Is Going To Hurt The Board Game

Immersive Battle Maps for Tabletop Roleplaying Games

A project in Orem, UT by Tanner Yarro

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The first book of detailed fantasy battle maps that you play directly inside of.
Backers: 16025
Average Pledge Per Backer: $59

Funded: $939,834 of $10,000
Dates: Feb 7th -> Mar 9th (30 days)
Project By: Tanner Yarro
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Latest News

Backerkit surveys

March 9th - via:
So another update on the surveys, they will be sent out close to 14 days from now to allow everyone time to process their cards and make sure everything is squared away. I want to start it sooner but it will depend on how many cards are processed and... (Read More)

5 min left. What happens next?

March 9th - via:
At the time of typing this there is only 5 minutes left in the campaign! We basically raised a million dollars. Map books and Vox Machina cartoons... what a time to be alive. Pretty soon you'll get a survey sent to the email you used with the... (Read More)


March 8th - via:
alright everyone we hit the goal! and I have a ton of work to do now to get these books done and delivered.  You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00 Here is the straw poll for the... (Read More)


March 5th - via:
 First things first I have a perfect production sample with me to show you all, but those pics will have to wait till I get back from the mainland. Second as I was in the shower today I was overwhelmed with gratitude for what WE have all been able... (Read More)

Lamination Perfection, and more production pictures!

March 4th - via:
Some of you were wondering about the lamination and the tiny seam where the page bends in the middle! Check these pictures out! push the ramparts! Photos pick up so much glare! close up back cover detail!  (Read More)


March 4th - via:
Ok I knew the books were going to be amazing, but I am still blown away by what my team over here was able to accomplish. The soft touch cover looks and feels amazing. All of the pictures of the cover on the campaign are renders. This is the first... (Read More)

China update, now with more pictures!

March 2nd - via:
Hey ya'll, spent an amazing day with the factories today. Ran some more digital prints and worked on lamination and binding! I was also able to sample a number of soft touch and faux leather textiles for the cover! All I can say is stay excited this... (Read More)

Terrain Crate With Map Books?

March 1st - via:
Hey everyone, my good friends over at terrain crate printed out the wizards study and did an incredible photoshoot with their terrain and minis! Check out their kickstarter live now and also if you like fantasy terrain head on over to... (Read More)

China Update

March 1st - via:
Hello all it has been a few days since the last update. We are so close to half a million. That is amazing and every day I am so grateful for all of you! There has been a lot going on on our end with travel and family stuff but we are in china! We... (Read More)

Backer's Guide to Kickstarter #03 - March 2019

February 28th - via:
Welcome to the 3rd article in our  (Read More)


February 26th - via:
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Sticker update!

February 25th - via:
Im trying to add the new sticker images with pricing to the kickstarter page, but it keeps getting stuck at processing image. Stand by and ill post again here when it is up!  (Read More)

Reddit AMA

February 25th - via:
I have been fielding a lot of questions not entirely related to the project lately and have been having a blast with it! Thought id use some of my down time to do a reddit AMA and make this QandA formal! head over to... (Read More)

Personal Update with New Sticker pages!

February 22nd - via:
Hey everyone, over the past couple weeks now I feel i have gotten so close with all of you as we have traded messages and comments and just had a great time together so far! These last few days have been very crazy for me as I have had a member of my... (Read More)

Social Stretch goals DONE!

February 20th - via:
Happy Wednesday everyone. Congrats on hitting all our social stretch goals. We did some crazy things over the last 15 days and we are almost at the halfway mark.  A lot of people were raising concerns about a timely delivery. I have a pretty good... (Read More)

New Stretch goal!

February 19th - via:
Ive heard you all loud and clear, ive cleaned up a lot of the maps to allow more customizability with your stickers and added a new stretch goal for a new map! Most likely the last map to be added to the book! Hail the Open Seas! just water, but I... (Read More)

New Social Stretch goals unlocked!

February 19th - via:
Hey everyone Ill keep it short today, but we bugged Critical role enough and we hit that social stretch goal! im sure they have seen the project now and thats all I really wanted. Just a fun thing that happened over the weekend. A family member of... (Read More)

New Stretch goal added 2300% funded!

February 17th - via:
Hey everyone. The response for stickers has been so high that i've decided to make more available for purchase, if we can hit the stretch goal! That would bring the total add on pages to 8! I took a ton of your suggestions and the next sticker set is... (Read More)

Chinese new year and New York toy fair!

February 16th - via:
Hey everyone! congrats on unlocking the fancy cover! im excited to add that to an already amazing book! I have 2 more sticker pages in the works because you all had too many good suggestions so stand by for those coming soon! Its Chinese new year but... (Read More)

Backer Kit Partnership and add ons!

February 13th - via:
Thanks so much for all your amazing support in the first week — it’s been amazing seeing the community come together! I wanted to post an update addressing add-ons, as I’ve been receiving lots of questions surrounding sticker packs, additional... (Read More)

Spell effects sticker pages now all viewable on the campaign page!

February 13th - via:
Finished the last of the 4 pages so they are now all available for you to see and decide if you need them!  (Read More)

New Stretch Goals Added

February 13th - via:
It took me a bit to nail down pricing for the new stretch goals with Chinese new year and all, but we are in a great spot! Check out the changes to the campaign page to see what they are!  (Read More)

Early Bird and Stretch Goals

February 13th - via:
Hey everyone. I let the early birds run for a few extra days with discounted shipping. So to all that bought in the first week of the campaign thank you! to all who are still on the fence, i have some amazing stretch goals to announce.  1st i've... (Read More)

What do you want to see on the last sticker page?

February 11th - via:
Ive had such a positive response from you all on the stickers that I want to open the last page up to you! More traps? Monsters? Ground Hazards? The floor is yours. leave a comment on what you want to see and if you like someone else's idea let me... (Read More)

Stickers, Social Stretch Goals, and 8o Freaking thousand.

February 11th - via:
I HAVE AMAZING NEWS. I have put in work for you all and got my manufacturer to partner with me to make these stickers as affordable as possible. Ive got my cost almost cut in Half so I am going to do the same for you. Each page will roughly be $2.50... (Read More)

Thumbnails of all the unlocked maps in the book!

February 10th - via:
Many of you asked to see what maps will be included so I uploaded an image to the campaign page with thumbnails of all the maps!!! I'll also post it here below.  thanks everyone!   (Read More)

50k update and free digital maps!

February 9th - via:
Thank you all so much for your hard work! the links have been shared hundreds of times and it was all you that got us this far!  The free map chosen is the Wizards study! Many of you requested it and so I thought you could dive in and relish in its... (Read More)

All digital maps pledge available

February 9th - via:
Short update! ive added a 20$ pledge level that includes all digital maps as well as all digital spell effects! 43k  woohoo!  (Read More)

Stretch goals unlocked, Sticker pages, and Meet some more of the team!

February 9th - via:
So awesome. Blowing past stretch gnolls while I catch up on some short rest. Thats 2d8 health back right? Where is a bard when you need one. Alexa play song of rest. OK i'm sorry back to business We've unlocked 2 maps this morning! The mountain pass... (Read More)

chg chg chg chg chg choo choo! all aboard the unlock train!

February 8th - via:
Without further ado i present to you the Prison!  The next closest stretch goal is the 13k followers on instagram! Follow @Dmsguild on insta if you don't already! we are about 200 followers away! and get your friends to follow us as well! so close ... (Read More)

Questions about the grid!

February 8th - via:
So each map is pre printed with a 1 inch grid. If there is enough demand in the digital versions for maps without the grid that is super easy to alter and offer those. I wanted to show you what the grid will actually look like as the grid on my first... (Read More)

Reward levels, shipping, and Unlocks!

February 8th - via:
Hello everyone! I cant believe we hit 16k this morning and blew past our first stretch goal! Ill be sure to share what that map looks like and add the next stretch goal as soon as I finish writing this! How about another 2k in funding for the blank... (Read More)

Incredible start! we are well on our way to making our goal!

February 7th - via:
Hey everyone! we are $1000 left to meet our goal in the first 12 hours! if we can do it I will be able to drop the price on the new sticker pages when they become available as add ons! I also just finished the first page of giant spell effects! If... (Read More)

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