King's Forge

A project in Manchester, NH by Game Salute

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Craft legendary blades and armor to beat out your fellow smiths for the prestigious title of King's Forge!
Backers: 1686
Average Pledge Per Backer: $48

Funded: $80,820 of $5,000
Dates: Aug 1st -> Sep 3rd (34 days)
Project By: Game Salute
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Latest News

The Ring of the Lords & All Those Upgrades

September 3rd - via:
Jonathan Kirtz has been knocking out the art like crazy, lately.  Today he sent the Kickstarter Exclusive "Ring of the Lords" Craft card.  Here it is... I've had a great time working with you these last four weeks to make King's Forge the best game... (Read More)

Final Stretch Goal

September 3rd - via:
Hi All.  I saw the total was a little over $70K so I started working on the $75K stretch goal graphic. By the time I was done, the total was over $73K!  Wow. So, this is, unfortunately, the final stretch goal. I've got nothing else. I know you have... (Read More)

$72,000 Stretch -- Gather Card & Dice

September 3rd - via:
Hi All.  You're just steamrolling on and on!  Super.  In the 24 hours from 6am yesterday to 6am today, you pledge over $8,600.  That's amazing! I was all set to tell you that the next stretch goal was the Journeyman Crafters (previously... (Read More)

The Kirtz Must Flow

September 2nd - via:
At the risk of angering backers with so many updates, I just got a bunch of craft card art from Jonathan, and I want to share them with you now.  (Read More)

The $65,000 Stretch

September 2nd - via:
It's so amazing to sign on in the morning and find another stretch goal smashed to smithereens by you folks.  Thanks!!  So, that must mean it's time for another stretch goal. When your pledges hit $65,000 we're going to commission four more pieces... (Read More)

Two New Stretch Goals

August 31st - via:
I'm heading out the door in a few minutes on my way to PAX Prime.  We'll be in the Olive8 open gaming area so please come by and see us if you're at PAX today. Since I'll be out al day, I want to post the two newest stretch goals. Here you go. Have... (Read More)

The Queen's Jubilee Gather

August 31st - via:
Hi Everyone...As I type this, you're less than $100 from unlocking the last Queen's Jubilee Craft card. You might even have topped the $47,000 by the time I finish.  I'll be at PAX most of the day, so I'll leave you with a $3,000 stretch goal to... (Read More)

It Takes A Village To Craft The Sword Of Destiny

August 29th - via:
We've got a big surprise for you. Many of you have expressed an interest in getting a game board for King's Forge. Someplace organized and thematic where you can place all of the cards and dice while you sweat over a hot anvil making beautiful... (Read More)

1000 Backer Stretch Goal

August 29th - via:
I know that many of you have read my postings in the general comments thread, but for those who have not, the 1000 Backers stretch goal is upgraded black dice. The black dice represent metal in King's Forge so the upgraded dice will be black with... (Read More)

New Art from Jonathan Kirtz

August 29th - via:
Just about to go to bed when I got five finished art pieces from Jonathan and I wanted to share them with you right away. They're not on the craft card background yet, but they still look pretty darned good! --David  (Read More)

The Full Queen's Jubilee Deck

August 28th - via:
Here is a graphic of the full Queen's Jubilee deck. Cards with green seals have already been achieved. Cards with red seals and $$ listed are our new list of stretch goals. You are on the verge of unlocking the Dragon Kite. .  (Read More)

Queen's Jubilee: Magnum Opus

August 25th - via:
Y'all are just steamrolling forward.  You've unlocked two new Queen's Jubilee cards: Ornamental Dagger and Firework.  The party is gonna be quite festive with all those bright explosions overhead. You may know that I'm also managing another Clever... (Read More)

$34K, 800 Backers, and New Stretches

August 25th - via:
I was pretty busy yesterday and look what you did while I was away...You've pushed past 800 backers and scored the upgrade for the 22 "wood" dice, and you've hit $34,000 in total funding to unlock four more Queen's Jubilee cards. Keep pushing... (Read More)

Magic Box, Holy Hand Grenade, Awesome Gaming Project Vote!

August 23rd - via:
The Magic Box and the Lyre of the Wyld StallyonsCongrats, you popped us over the $30,000 mark and added the Magic Box to the Queen's Jubilee deck. Next up is the totally awesome Lyre of the Wyld Stallyons at $31,000. I'm sure Bill and Ted will do an... (Read More)

The 800 Backer Stretch & King Sedgewickson's Anvil

August 22nd - via:
The Die is CastThank you all for your responses in the previous update's poll. Like many of you, I thought it would be cool to have the wood resource represented by actual wooden dice, however, the points made by the majority of respondents... (Read More)

Smiling Tom and A Backer Poll

August 22nd - via:
A Dice Tower PreviewNow that GenCon is over and we can all unwind a bit, Tom is back in front of the video camera taking a look at King's Forge. Tom is all-smiles when he gets to roll a fistful of dice and King's Forge has more than enough dice to... (Read More)

King's Forge: Facebook Header

August 21st - via:
A backer has asked for a Facebook header graphic for King's Forge, so here it is. If you're on Facebook and want to update your page header and help King's Forge all at once, now's your chance!! And here are the avatars... .  (Read More)

Queen's Jubilee Deck and Punchboard Cards

August 20th - via:
Back from GenConHi Everyone! I'm finally back from GenCon and back to work. I ran a lot of demos during the convention, including a side-by-side double King's Forge demo.  A little hectic, perhaps, but it was so good to see so many people wanting to... (Read More)

King's Forge takes on GenCon!

August 18th - via:
King's Forge has been going down a storm here at GenCon 2013! So much so that we're often having to demo two games at a time...! Buzz around the Game Salute booth has been incredible with people heading to Kickstart the game immediately after trying... (Read More)

600 backers approaches!

August 16th - via:
Hello all!  So, we're well over the 500 backers mark which is something to be celebrated! Thank you to all of you for making the campaign such a blistering success so far. Now we move on - our next step is 600 backers, and to entice you to spread... (Read More)

King's Forge's New International Shipping Pledge Level

August 14th - via:
I'm pleased to announce that we've added international shipping options in a new pledge level so that new international gamers can jump in with out having to click over to the site. We really do listen when you post comments. Even... (Read More)

GenCon, Backers, and Dollars

August 14th - via:
Hi All...I've been at GenCon since Monday so I'm not as active as I should be on the project. --GenCon We got most of the Game Salute booth set up on Tuesday and today we'll be putting the final touches on that and unwinding a little in preparation... (Read More)

King's Forge: The Queen's Jubilee

August 10th - via:
Each year, to celebrate the union of the five Duchies and the election of the first Sovereign Queen, the royal family holds a grand reception to renew their oath of justice and unity to the hereditary Dukes. This event is called The Queen's Jubilee,... (Read More)

Craft Card Sketches

August 9th - via:
I've mentioned before that we've acquired the amazingly talented Jonathan Kirtz to create the art for King's Forge, and you've already seen some of the art he's done for the project – but it's great art, so lets look at it again. Well, Jonathan is... (Read More)

Stretch Goals & Awesome Gaming Projects

August 7th - via:
Stretch Goals RevealedIt's been requested that I post more than just the current stretch goal, so, since I'm so eager to please you wonderful is the current stretch and the two coming after that. Vote For Awesome Gaming ProjectsThe... (Read More)

Congrats & A New Stretch & Avatar Re-Redux

August 6th - via:
CongratsYou've pushed the pledges over the $12,000 mark and earned all six of the extra craft cards we've been building over the last few days.  You've done a GREAT job!! 400 Backer StretchA lot of commenters have been asking for stretch goals that... (Read More)

The Arch Wizard's Orb

August 5th - via:
High in the highest tower on the highest mountain in the High Reaches range there lives a wizard. He's an ill-tempered shriveled old man that finds life a tedious tribulation and his only joy is found by tormenting the small furry pikas that nest in... (Read More)

Dragon Whistle, Avatar, and Print & Play

August 5th - via:
Dragon WhistleNow that you've crafted that Iron Golem prototype, it's time for a little more fun.  The King's son, Prince Humphrey, likes his toys and pets, so what better item to test your skill than a bright shiny Dragon Whistle so Humphrey can... (Read More)

The Iron Golem

August 3rd - via:
The King knows he has enemies in the neighboring kingdoms, and he knows there are those at Court looking for weakness, so what he needs is an army of unstoppable soldiers...and you get to craft the prototype model. The Iron Golem was suggested by... (Read More)

Let's Craft The Dice of Deceit

August 3rd - via:
You've crafted the Trumpet so the Royal Court can listen to beautifully soothing music. You've crafted the Wizard's Goblet so the King can imbibe magically tasty potables. Now it's time to craft something to amuse the Court Jester...Dice of Deceit.... (Read More)

Kickstarter Tabletop Round-Up

August 3rd - via:
I’ve had my hands full with the new baby, but that doesn’t mean I’m not still eyeing a lot of board games on Kickstarter as always. With Gen Con coming up, there have been a slew of projects launching—so many that with some of the prototype copies I’ve been sent I’ve only been able to play once or twice so far. (Plus, hey, I’ve been playing some of my long-awaited Kickstarter rewards…) (Read More)

Funded In 15 Hours

August 2nd - via:
Congrats to all of our backers.  Your support pushed King's Forge over the funding goal in only 15 hours. In effect, you've crafted your first item.  Excellent!  Thank you. So, now we're into Stretch Goal territory.  The first six stretch goals... (Read More)

Craft Card Stretch Goals

August 1st - via:
Welcome to the Kickstarter project for King's Forge, a game about gathering dice resources to craft nifty items to earn royal favor and the reward of the much-coveted title of King's Forge! The first three stretch goals will be new items to craft and... (Read More)

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