Argent: the Consortium - Influence. Intrigue. Power.

A project in Albuquerque, NM by David B. Talton Jr.

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A Wizard-Placement game of Secret Conspiracy in a Magical University. Enroll now and be part of the Great American Eurogame!
Backers: 1308
Average Pledge Per Backer: $106

Funded: $138,708 of $30,000
Dates: Nov 21st -> Jan 6th (46 days)
Project By: David B. Talton Jr.
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Latest News

Last 2 Hours Live with Brad and Trey!

January 5th - via:
We're live now on youtube!!!Come and join us and comment! We'll answer questions that you post in the comments area. We also have J. R. Honeycutt of the Nerd Nighters here with us to moderate and chat with the discussion!  I hope to see you all... (Read More)

125k Surpassed! The Ultimate Stretch Goal Revealed?!

January 5th - via:
Good News Everyone! We've surpassed the 125k Stretch Goal! Plastic coins in every copy of Argent! So what's left?I was wracking my brain last night, trying to figure out what I should promise to make Argent even more spectacular. More rooms? More... (Read More)

Drawing Live with Nokomento + Stretch Goals + Bonus Pack!

January 5th - via:
With just 13 hours to go on Argent: the Consortium, things are going strong! We've smashed through the awesome shiny box stretch goal, and we're on to the plastic coins stretch goal! I want to make a few other things plastic too (like the first... (Read More)

Final Day! Share the word!

January 5th - via:
We're down to the final day of Argent! Just about 22 hours left to go for now. We have two big events planned for tomorrow! In the morning, you'll be able to join Trey, myself, and Nokomento drawing (barring any internet trouble on her end). Trey... (Read More)

$100k Unlocked! Pixel Tactics and Drawing Live!

January 4th - via:
Woot! Everyone getting Argent will now also get a special Pixel Tactics Promo set, with Pixel Tactics versions of some of the candidates in Argent! Pixel Tactics is that lightweight, ubiquitous game that we try to slip in everywhere we can. You can... (Read More)

Plastic Minis! Plus Designer Diary #3 - Spells! Art Previews!

January 3rd - via:
Congratulations Everyone! Every copy of Argent will now ship with plastic mage pawns for the five schools of magic (plus neutral mages and the archmage's apprentice)! Also, the 'Mancers of the University Expansion will now contain plastic... (Read More)

60 Hours left! Drawing Live with Nokomento!

January 3rd - via:
We're drawing and chatting live right now at Nokomento's livestream! Also, we're halfway to the miniatures goal! Thanks so much to everyone who takes a few minutes out of their busy Friday to share Argent and help us get there! :D  (Read More)

Special Gift Stretch Goals! $100k and Beyond!

January 2nd - via:
Everyone's been asking for new Stretch Goals, so here they are! $100,000 - Pixel Tactics: Argent University - A special Pixel Tactics minipack that features the candidates from Argent! This pack will be free for everyone who is getting a physical... (Read More)

Artbook Arrives!

January 2nd - via:
Congratulations on unlocking the Artbook for Argent! All Backers receiving a copy of Argent will receive a digital edition of the artbook.  You can also get a hardcover edition of the Artbook for $35 by pledging at the new ART BOOK, JUNIOR, or... (Read More)

Designer Update #2 - The Mages -- Plus, Gripmats!

January 1st - via:
Hey everyone, it's my (Brad's) wedding anniversary today, so I'm just signing in to post a short update, and then pass along some of Trey's designer notes. I wish you all a very Happy New Year! I expect we'll be telling you all about the artbook... (Read More)

Argent Origins - A Designer Diary by Trey Chambers

December 31st - via:
This is a short designer diary by Trey Chambers on Argent: the Consortium and how it came to be what it is today. We hope you enjoy a look at the game's beginnings, and we wish you all a Happy New Year! InspirationI don't think Argent has one true... (Read More)

Drawing Live with Nokomento this morning!

December 30th - via:
I hope you're all having a Happy New Years! We're drawing live with Nokomento right now. Join us as we finish up Lavanina, Dean of Planar Studies! (who is secretly a cosmic alien horror, believe it or not--who said we weren't going to have a Cthulhu... (Read More)

Trias Blackwind - Student Body President

December 28th - via:
With the artwork done, it's time to introduce Trias Blackwind, Student Body President at Argent. This is mostly an update on lore and backstory, but if you want to get an idea of how Trias plays in-game, scroll down to the last paragraph in the... (Read More)

Archmage Unlocked! Also, it's Summer Break at Argent!

December 27th - via:
"I welcome you, my new confidants, into the circle of Argent's deepest and most amazing school of magic. In the Department of Mysticism, working alongside some of the world's most renowned mages, you will be able to unlock secrets that baffle the... (Read More)

Interview with Nerd Nighters

December 27th - via:
Hey everyone! In about 10 minutes (7:30 western US time or 11:30 eastern US time), I'll be doing a live chat/interview with the Nerd Nighters videocast. I'd like to invite you all to come and watch the show, talk about Argent and Level 99 in general,... (Read More)

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Argent!

December 24th - via:
Thanks everyone for supporting Argent, and I hope you all have a great holiday season with friends and family! Trey and I have some special surprises planned for you after the holiday break, so look forward to news coming soon! :) Take care and... (Read More)

Scenarios Unlocked!

December 20th - via:
"Nature lives, nature moves, nature breathes. In each one of you, the cycles of life are continuing, beating in your hearts, flowing through your veins. It is this connection to nature that gives us our power.  "We are a part of the world around... (Read More)

Scenarios Looming on the Horizon...

December 19th - via:
"Planar Studies, colleagues, is the future of magic. Only twenty years ago, our craft was considered the scribblings of madmen. Today, it has risen to recognition as the most utilitarian discipline of the art. In those twenty short years, we've... (Read More)

Expanded Campus -- Technomancy is here!

December 17th - via:
"We live in a World of Order. Everything around us moves according to reason. All things, living, dead, physical, spiritual, magical... all are subject to laws and bounds. As scientists, first and foremost, we study these laws–not in hopes of... (Read More)

What's in the Box?

December 16th - via:
Here's a look at what comes in your copy of Argent: the Consortium!  (Read More)

Schools of Magic

December 15th - via:
It was asked by some of our backers that I share a little more about magic in the World of Indines. Since the lore of Indines isn't really necessary for playing Argent, I thought it would be better to store that info over on my blog. While it's... (Read More)

45k Down, Department of Technomancy, here we come!

December 12th - via:
The best part of waking up is finding that the game you kickstarted now has even more cool stuff included for you! The Astronomy Tower is now included in every base game, maxing out the number of rooms that will fit in the base box! If you're... (Read More)

Crowdfunding Highlights

December 12th - via:
If I understand the translation correctly, the Cambod’jeu 2014 project is raising funds to enhance toy and game libraries, and train librarians, at orphanages in Cambodia. C’mon, gamers! It’s not a zombie miniatures project but surely it’s worth your support. (Read More)

Alternate Candidates Unlocked!

December 9th - via:
Congratulations! With your support, we've unlocked Six New Playable Candidates in Argent! Five will be from the five departments in the University, while the sixth is now designable in a new pledge tier, Student Honor Chief Justice. These new... (Read More)

Rulebook Preview!

December 6th - via:
Download a preview rulebook for Argent! Hey everyone! The rulebook you've been waiting so long for is now here! Just click on the image above to download it and start reading! :D Since this is still a preview, there will be lots of changes before we... (Read More)

Vote Argent for Most Anticipated game of 2014!

December 5th - via:
Good morning everyone! I was notified this morning that Argent is in the running for "Most Anticipated Game of 2014" on Board Game Geek! This award would help us bring in a lot more exposure and reach a few more stretch goals, so if you're looking... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlocked! Student Sketches! New Avatars!

December 5th - via:
Congratulations on unlocking your first stretch goal! The first of many as we plan to make Argent a top-notch, triple-A gaming experience! :) The Archmage's Study will now appear in all copies of Argent! New rooms make the number of possible... (Read More)

Drawing Students with Nokomento

December 4th - via:
We're drawing right now with Nokomento, sketching characters for potential miniatures sculpting. Come visit and chat about Argent and see some art come to life! Here are some existing sketches...  Mysticism Student  Planar Studies Student... (Read More)


December 1st - via:
Hey Everyone! We made it! Congratulations on your copy of Argent: the Consortium, coming in June 2014! I think this is the fastest that we've ever hit a funding goal on a project for Level 99 Games, which bodes well for some of the awesome stretch... (Read More)

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 29th - via:
Hey Everyone! I hope you're having a Happy Thanksgiving here in the USA, or just a Happy Thursday in the rest of the world! We've taken the day off for some time with family here at Level 99 Games, so I just wanted to drop in and spread a little... (Read More)

The Cool Art Update

November 27th - via:
Hey everyone! We're shooting towards our project goal, and all seems to be well on the path to making this a real blockbuster game. :D  I'm traveling for the Thanksgiving Holiday, but I've gotten quotes from our printer to cover our stretch goals,... (Read More)

6th Playable Candidate!

November 26th - via:
Hey Everyone! I've been emailing with one of our fans about the possibility of taking the 6th candidate slot and creating a Student Body President character--a sixth playable candidate. I'm happy to announce that the slot has been taken, and Argent... (Read More)

More Live Drawing with Noko

November 24th - via:
If you enjoy game art and 90's pop music, or any combination thereof, you can find Nokomento livestreaming today as she continues to work on Argent.  We'll be showing off the game at BGG today in the final day here in Dallas, and I'll post up our... (Read More)

Drawing this morning with Noko

November 23rd - via:
Our lead artist, Nokomento, is now drawing live for the game :D Come visit and chat with her as she designs some of the exciting characters that will appear in the game!  (Read More)

Day 1 Complete! Thanks for your support!

November 23rd - via:
It's been a fun first day on Kickstarter! Thank you all so much for the huge wave of support in our first 24 hours of having Argent live! We're nearly 50% of the way to the goal already. I'd love to see what we can put together with a budget like... (Read More)

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