Tracy & Laura Hickman's Sojourner Tales Board Game

A project in South Jordan, UT by Tracy Hickman

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Sojourner Tales is a board game featuring new, downloadable ebook adventure modules that make the experience new every time you play.
Backers: 776
Average Pledge Per Backer: $72

Funded: $55,651 of $26,000
Dates: Sep 6th -> Oct 10th (34 days)
Project By: Tracy Hickman
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Latest News

4 Hours: Twisted Dice Achieved!

October 9th - via:
What an amazing day! We've just swept past our next stretch-goal...  Now every game will be upgraded to include specially designed dice. These dice will add entirely new levels of capability to the game play and new options for designers who write... (Read More)

8 Hours: Rocketing Past Two Stretch Goals!

October 9th - via:
We are in the last eight hours of our storytelling board game kickstarter and we've been zooming past two exciting stretch goals!  EVERY Sojourner Tales Game will now include the disk upgrade from cardboard punch to engraved plastic Chapter Disks... (Read More)

24 Hours: Special Shroud of the Avatar Offer!

October 9th - via:
Shroud of the Avatar and Sojourner Tales are excited to announce a very special offer to celebrate the final 24 hours of Tracy and Laura Hickman's Sojourner Tales Kickstarter (and to show how determined we are to get to the $55,00 Stretch goal)! We... (Read More)

28 Hours: The Lord British Decree!

October 8th - via:
Richard Garriott (a.k.a. Lord British) gave such a wonderful, heartfelt plea last night on behalf of our Kickstarter for Sojourner Tales that we thought we might want to share that with you!  Just under 28 hours left in the project! Time is... (Read More)

36 Hours: Shroud of the Avatar Hangout for Sojourner

October 8th - via:
Last night we enjoyed one of our best Sojourner Hangouts ever with Richard Garriott and members of his development team for the 'Shroud of the Avatar' computer RPG. Laura joined Richard and me as well as Gina 'Firelotus' Dionne and Artist Geoff... (Read More)

Countdown to Sojourner: Richard Garriott

October 7th - via:
T-57 hours and counting to the successful lift-off of Sojourner Tales. Today we are sojourning in the realms of both space and fantasy with Richard Garriott de Cayeax and his Development Team from Shroud of the Avatar.  As many of you know, I am... (Read More)

New Stretch Goals: Dave Wolverton

October 7th - via:
We are counting down that last hours of our Sojourner Tales kickstarter campaign and could not wait to announce our stretch goals ... in reverse order, of course!  Pro Author: David Farland Dave Wolverton (born 1957) is a science fiction author who... (Read More)

4 Days Remaining: New Stretch Goals & Kevin J. Anderson

October 5th - via:
With only four days remaining in our Kickstarter phase, we're pulling out all the stops! Last night's google+ hangout with Kevin J. Anderson was a delight.   It includes Kevin talking about his current work, what he hopes to write for a Sojourner... (Read More)

Lord British and Sojourner

October 4th - via:
One of the great privileges in my life is to be able to call Richard Garriott de Cayeux my friend. I am excited each day to be working with him as the Lead Story Designer on his Shroud of the Avatar online game project. So you might imagine my joy in... (Read More)

Hard Magic Comes to Sojourner Tales!

October 4th - via:
Larry Correia's Grimnoir setting is coming to Sojourner as we pass our third stretch goal!  All of our backers will be receiving a download copy of Larry Correia's Sojourner Story Module set in his Grimnoir Chronicles world -- a place where magic... (Read More)

Larry Correia's Sojourner Hangout

October 3rd - via:
Tonight we had a really great Sojourner Tales hangout with our first pro author, Larry Corriea.  It was great to chat with him and hear his thoughts on story and his involvement in Sojourner Tales. As we are really close to his stretch goal now, I'm... (Read More)

R. A. Salvatore is a Sojourner

October 2nd - via:
We are delighted to announce our latest amazing stretch goal: R. A. Salvatore wants to Sojourn with you! R. A. Salvatore is an American author best known for The DemonWars Saga, his Forgotten Realms novels, in which he created the popular character... (Read More)

Hickman's Tuesday Hangout

October 1st - via:
We held a much-improved Google Hangout last night, took questions and had a wonderful time.  Tomorrow we hope to have the preliminary Sojourner Design Guide ready for your perusal and are looking forward to announcing our final set of stretch goals!... (Read More)

Design Guide Hangout Tonight

October 1st - via:
As we head into our final week of our Sojourner Tales Kickstarter project, we're excited to announce a series of Google Hangouts that we'll be hosting online. We'll be updating those events on our website Hangout page but we'll announce the first two... (Read More)

Sojourner Story Modules: Where to Start?

September 30th - via:
We have less than ten days from the completion of our Kickstarter! We are driving hard toward the finish line to bring you the best possible game we can produce. We'll have amazing content and a wide variety of adventures to explore ... and it's FUN!... (Read More)

Beta for 'Grass-roots Sojourners'

September 27th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Hangout with the Designers

September 26th - via:
Tonight we will hold the first of our hangouts on Google plus, and you are all invited. It will be at 9 pm Eastern, 6 pm pacific time. We've created a special Hangout page on our Sojourner Tales website, just to help you find the hangout. We'll be... (Read More)

14 Days: Professional Sojourners

September 25th - via:
An epic game of Sojourner Tales was played last week at GrandCon in Grand Rapids, Michigan, one which I approached with both excitement and not just a little trepidation. It's one thing to play a game that you designed with your friends ... but... (Read More)

Sojourner Pro: Kevin J. Anderson

September 24th - via:
THANKS TO YOU FOR MAKING OUR GAME POSSIBLE! I am thrilled today to announce our second set of stretch goals which is topped off by a VERY exciting addition to our Sojourner Professional Writers: SOJOURNER PROFESSIONAL #2: Kevin J. Anderson is the... (Read More)

Special Announcement: License Bonus & Add On

September 18th - via:
We are packing our bags with fierce determination for our flight in the morning to Grand Rapids, Michigan and the Grand Con convention there this weekend. However, something happened today that we just had to share ... and which has led us to an... (Read More)

High Wire Act: Stretch Goals, Add Ons & You

September 17th - via:
Hurry! Hurry! Step right up! Now appearing in the center ring, the Flying Hickmans and their death-defying Kickstarter balancing act! Thrills... chills... and the looming threat of spills will leave you -- and them -- breathless!  Stretch Goal... (Read More)

FUNDED! ... thanks to YOU!

September 16th - via:
It happened sometime last evening. The cumulative efforts of you good Sojourners brought our dream into reality by pushing our funding total over the full funding mark.  Thanks to you... Sojourner Tales is going to be a reality! Of course, now that... (Read More)

Sojourner Sampler

September 14th - via:
Many of you have asked us for a sample of how the game flows during actual play. Here is a video sampler that should give you an idea of how all the parts come together as the game is played. Thanks to Tasha, Makayla and Derek for allowing us to film... (Read More)

Stretch Goals Part 1: Near Funding Experience

September 12th - via:
Dear Fellow Sojourners... because of your support and the incredible backing of others like you, we are approaching the full funding goal for Sojourner Tales. We are both overwhelmed and incredibly grateful to you for making this dream happen. Of... (Read More)

Day 6: A Peek Behind the Curtain

September 10th - via:
Many of you have been asking about just how the Sojourner Story Module ... the part of the game where the story takes place .. relates to the play of the game. For that matter just what is it LIKE to play a Sojourner Tales Game let alone design one!... (Read More)

Day 4: ComicCon and the Stretch Goal Rush!

September 9th - via:
Laura and I meet Krynn -- literally -- at the Salt Lake City Comic Con convention. The parents of this lovely lady between us named her Krynn as she very excitedly showed us on her driver's license. She was one of many astonishing and magical moment... (Read More)

Kickstarter O’rama

September 9th - via:
First off, no. This post isn’t for the Kickstarter you’ve all been waiting for, but yes, we are working on putting together the Monster Hunter International Challenge Coins KS. It is coming. I’ve teamed up with a good friend who is an awesome graphic artist, we’ve got a ton of designs ready to go, and it is going to be pretty darn sweet. (Read More)

First day: 200+ backers and 44% funded!

September 7th - via:
What an wild and wonderful first day! Laura and I are at the Salt Lake City Comic Con and thrilled with the response to our game both at the convention and from you, our fellow Sojourners. Over two hundred backers of the project and after the first... (Read More)

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