Empyreal: Spells & Steam - A Fantasy Railway-Building Game

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

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Vie for mystical resources, hire skilled specialists, research new tech, and build railways to industrialize a vast fantasy realm.
Backers: 2388
Average Pledge Per Backer: $92

Funded: $220,829 of $75,000
Dates: May 4th -> Jun 3rd (31 days)
Project By: David B. Talton Jr.
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Latest News

Indines Gauge

February 21st - via: spacebiff.com
Now Chambers is back with Empyreal: Spells & Steam, again set in Indines, and again stuffed with magic. Only this time, Chambers has his sights set on trains. (Read More)

Final Countdown Stream in 4 hours! Some notes about Deluxe Materials, plus our $200k stretch goal!

June 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Hey everyone, $200k Stretch Goal!Congrats on breaking through the $200k stretch goal! With this goal we'll be able to put some fancy foil finish on the captains. We recently worked out our punch sheets and set it up so that we can also use this goal... (Read More)

Final 48 Hours! Stretch Goal Status, pictures of a physical prototype, and Solo Mode Stretch Goal Announcement!

June 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
We are down to the final 48 hours of the Empyreal Kickstarter! Thank you for making this project a smash success! :D However, it's not over yet! There's still over a day to go, and we have plenty more in store! Integrated Storage Trays: $175,000k Our... (Read More)

As Above, So Below now available!

May 29th - via: kickstarter.com
Greetings friends! As promised in our previous update, we have unlocked As Above, So Below the expansion for Empyreal: Spells & Steam, a little bit early. This is to make sure that everyone who wants this extra expansion has time to update their... (Read More)

Retail / Group Pledges

May 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey everyone, I just wanted to give a heads up to groups and those ordering the game in large numbers. While we weren't able to work out a flat 'group discount' for large orders, we are able to offer a retailer tier where you can get entire case of 6... (Read More)

Special Thanks / As Above, So Below / Stretch Goals

May 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Greetings friends,  It's been a busy few days here at Level 99 Games, as we prepare for the last week of Empyreal. Things are picking up for the project, which is nice, but I'd like to encourage everyone not to stress too much over stretch goals met... (Read More)

Delivery Complete: New Surveyors unlocked! Plus some stretch goal updates!

May 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Happy Monday, and Happy Stretch Goals!  $120k Stretch Goal: More Surveyors!Over the weekend we made a stop at the $120,000 station and delivered four new Surveyors for the base game. Surveyors give your Company a super powerful, once-per-game... (Read More)

Designer Diary Part 2: Spells and Systems

May 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Empyreal (formerly Fantasy Rails) has been in development for several years, and what a wild and crazy journey it has been! Magical, you might say. The core design has held through the many redesigns though. What are the core gameplay elements?... (Read More)

Tutorial Video and New Stretch Goals Revealed!

May 15th - via: kickstarter.com
If you've taken a look at the campaign page recently, you may have noticed a few more stops have been added on the Stretch Goal Express... Let's check them out! Better insert trays will turn our storage solution into a premium game component. We... (Read More)

The Companies of Empyreal

May 14th - via: kickstarter.com
In Empyreal: Spells & Steam, you'll be building up your Company by hiring Specialists, developing new Engine technologies, and improving your economy. One of the first choices you make in the game is deciding which Company you'll play as. With... (Read More)

Delivery Complete: New Station Masters unlocked!

May 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Around the time of last night's update, we unlocked another stretch goal! $105k Stretch Goal: More Station Masters!Station Masters provide new abilities for your Company that are available for use each turn. No need to Refresh them—they're always... (Read More)

Designer Diary Part 1: Fantasy Rails

May 11th - via: kickstarter.com
The history of Empyreal: Spells and Steam is long and complicated. I suppose its deepest roots are in a game I have never played but had heard of, Iron Dragon, which is a crayon rails game set in a fantasy world. I wondered for years why no other... (Read More)

Rulebook Update and a TTS Refresh!

May 10th - via: kickstarter.com
We've been hard at work updating the Empyreal rulebook and our Tabletop Simulator mod, and you can check out our newest version now! The rules include some changes to setup, clarification on Specialists, icon updates, and a few scoring changes. Our... (Read More)

Delivery Complete: New Engineers unlocked!

May 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Shortly after last night's update, we unlocked four more Engineers for the base game! Let's keep the train rolling and push on towards Station Masters! $95k Stretch Goal: More Engineers! Engineers provide new activated abilities for your Company... (Read More)

First Project Stretch Goal and Social Goals Unlocked!

May 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Over the weekend we not only funded the project, but got to a few stretch goals as well! Let’s check out what you guys have unlocked... $85k Stretch Goal: More Engines! Engines allow players new opportunities to build across the world! The... (Read More)

Empyreal Funded! Welcome to the project!

May 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Greetings friends! I'm pleased to welcome you to our latest project! :D Our train has just pulled into the station, hopefully the first of many! With our base goal of $75,000 met, we are now fully committed to picking up Empyreal: Spells & Steam... (Read More)

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