Veil of Ruin

New Bedford: A Boardgame of Historic Whaling & Town Building

A project in Chapel Hill, NC by Dice Hate Me Games

Cancelled by Creator

Change the scope of history in the mid-1800s by building up New Bedford, Massachusetts - "the city that lit the world."
Backers: 597
Average Pledge Per Backer: $41

Funded: $24,527 of $30,000
Dates: Nov 14th -> Dec 14th (31 days)
Project By: Dice Hate Me Games
board gameboard gametabletop gametabletop game +Suggest

Suggest Tags

Begin typing to search or pick from a list. You can add multiple tags at the same time!
Saving your suggestions...
Suggestion Saved Successfully
Thank you for your help! The Kicktraq gnomes will get to work on your suggestions very soon.

Please keep in mind not all suggestions may be used, and repeated re-submissions may result in being rejected automatically (and we don't want that to happen).

If you have any questions, have a good idea for a tag, or a more in-depth suggestion - please feel free to let us know!

Hrm... something went wrong.
Hey, bad things happen to the best of us. Don't worry, the gnomes have been dispatched. Maybe try again in a little while.



current pledge level
Last Updated: December 9 @ 15:01 -0500 GMT


of goal
project cancelled


trending toward
Trends are not projections.


of goal

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

Now you can share!

Help your backers reach your daily goals and help others see how you're doing. It's easy, with Kicktraq Mini.

Here are a few quick snippits of code you can use to embed your personalized widget on your website, in your blog, and even on your favorite forum.

HTML for websites & blogs

BBCode for forums
Copy BBCode

Reddit code for... well, Reddit
Copy Reddit Code

Special Note: Kickstarter recently disabled remote embedding for images on project pages, so embedding code doesn't work on project pages (yet) - just everywhere else.

You can read more about it here.
Latest News

Ship's Log #8

December 4th - via:
Greetings Historical Gamers! We’re back today with another post to show off some game art - this time with new art for the Whaling Board! Below, you can see a shot of the new Whaling Board in action with the custom wooden ship tokens out at sea.... (Read More)

Ships Log #7

December 1st - via:
Greetings historical gamers! Just a quick update to post the Unpub Live Play video that was recorded last night. You all can check it out below and see exactly how a game of New Bedford might play out. If anyone has any questions about game play... (Read More)

Unpub Live Play

November 30th - via:
Ahoy nautical gamers! As many of you probably know, New Bedford was discovered through the Unpublished Games Network, also known as Unpub. Unpub has two main goals, assist designers in gathering playtesters for their game and provide an outlet for... (Read More)

Ship's Log #5

November 30th - via:
Greetings historical gamers! We hope everyone in the US had a great Thanksgiving holiday! Despite a bit of an unexpected flu bug that hit me suddenly, I was able to at least finally have a productive post-Thanksgiving, and so I'm checking in to show... (Read More)

Ships Log #4

November 24th - via:
Greetings historical gamers! We’re finally back from BGGCon, and we had a great time meeting quite a few of you and showing off New Bedford to a lot of new, potential backers. Since we had some unexpected hiccups with table schedules in Proto... (Read More)

Ships Log #3

November 21st - via:
Greetings historical gamers! Just a quick update today from BGGCon in Dallas, Texas! We wrapped our first full day in Proto Alley showing off New Bedford, and we had a lot of plays - and a lot of satisfied gamers. Many gamers who approached the demos... (Read More)

Ship's Log #2

November 19th - via:
Greetings historical gamers! After the fifth day of the campaign, we are still sailing smoothly along. The winds have died down a tad today, but there are many gamers out there who are currently making their way to a big, yearly convention - and... (Read More)

Casual Game Crowdfunding: Dinosaurs, Dragons, and Whales

November 17th - via:
This month, Kickstarter brings games with lots of fun themes and ideas behind them, from one telling the history of an actual town to another that is played on two boards of the same island separated by several million years. (Read More)

Strong Winds!

November 15th - via:
Greetings historical gamers! Well, it's been a great 36 hours for the campaign! We had an amazing push after the launch for the first day, and the funding curve is healthy and about what we have seen with previous projects. The momentum has been good... (Read More)

If you have additional news that doesn't appear here, shoot us a link!