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Eternal Dynasty: The Game of Generational Territory Control!

A project in Rochester, NY by Nicholas Yu - Zucchini People Games, LLC

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Vie for dominance of ancient China through multiple generations of rulers. Territory control, politics, and global events abound!
Backers: 522
Average Pledge Per Backer: $66

Funded: $34,194 of $22,500
Dates: Jan 14th -> Feb 16th (34 days)
Project By: Nicholas Yu - Zucchini People Games, LLC
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Latest News

3 Kingdoms Stretch Goal Achieved! 4 Hours Left!

February 16th - via:
Hi, Team Dynasty: It looks we were able to knock down another Stretch Goal! 5 more personalities from the 3 Kingdoms era will be added as Rulers to Eternal Dynasty. As we are actually ahead of Lea in terms of completed art at the moment, the final... (Read More)

Stretch Goals Demolished! New Stretch Goal Posted!

February 16th - via:
Hi, Folks: Wow! Sham-Wow, even! Things have certainly gotten interesting since we began The Final Countdown! Thank you, everyone, for joining us on this adventure, some of you since Day 1 of the campaign a month ago and those of you just discovering... (Read More)

$30k Stretch Goal Achieved!

February 15th - via:
Great job, everyone! We're heading into the final day with some terrific momentum! Now that we're over $30k, 50 more cubes (10 of each player color) will be added in! We're moving up to 5 new Events at $31k with 5 new Rulers from the 3 Kingdoms close... (Read More)

Water Margin Rulers! Big Board! New Stretch Goals! Exclamation Points!

February 15th - via:
Hello again, Team Dynasty! Lots of info today, so please buckle up and join me for the ride! Water Margin is in! Bam! You wanted Lu Zhishen picking up a tree and carrying it over his shoulder in Eternal Dynasty? Lea has realized your dreams! Perhaps... (Read More)

Dream of the Red Chamber Stretch Goal Achieved! Winding into the Final Days!

February 14th - via:
Hi, folks! Let's thank backer Ryan and all of the other pledgers who've joined us recently to help push us to the $26,750 Stretch Goal! That means 5 Rulers from Dream of the Red Chamber will be added to every copy of Eternal Dynasty! Nooice! Let's... (Read More)

First Stretch Goal Achieved!

February 10th - via:
Thanks to backer Kareem for kicking us into Stretch Goal territory! That means injection-molded Structures for everyone, hooray! People also really seem to love the concept of new Rulers, especially if we can concurrently chase 400 Backers to get 5... (Read More)

350 Backers: Journey to the West Rulers Unlocked & Final Week of the Campaign!

February 9th - via:
Thank you, backer Abram, for being our special 350th backer and unlocking the Journey to the West Rulers! *Victory Music* Zhu Bajie, Sun Wukong, and Sha Wujing. Now let's take a look at the 5 Rulers from Journey to the West! Sadly, for game-play... (Read More)

Full Four-Player Game of Eternal Dynasty

February 7th - via:
We had some technical issues at the beginning of our set up, so we didn't announce the Google+ Hangout while it was live; however, here is a full 4-player game of Eternal Dynasty from front to finish. It's completely unscripted and unrehearsed, so we... (Read More)

Live Stream on Saturday, Secret Objectives, and Four Tribes Closing Out Today!

February 4th - via:
Hi, Folks: We've continued to have a great time showing Eternal Dynasty off to local crowds. Here are a couple more photos from us running game demos over the past week. We set a world record by having 3 games of Eternal Dynasty being played... (Read More)


February 3rd - via:
Woo hoo! We did it, everyone, thank you! Now that we're funded and chasing Stretch Goals and Campaign Achievements in the campaign's final two weeks, I made this handy little chart to document where we're at! I know the injection mold structures are... (Read More)

300 Backers: 3 Kingdoms Mini-Expansion Unlocked! Next Campaign Achievement Revealed!

February 2nd - via:
Thanks to backer Elise for being our magical 300th backer to unlock the 3 Kingdoms Mini-Expansion! And, of course, thank you to the 299 backers who came before to help pave the way! Let's check out some of that sweet sweet 3 Kingdoms action! (As... (Read More)

Happy Chinese New Year! Stretch Goals Re-Shuffled

January 31st - via:
Happy Chinese New Year! It's the Year of the Horse! I collected a lot of worthwhile information from the survey! While it wasn't an overwhelming favorite (37.50% vs. 33%), the Stretch Goal for the injection mold Structures did come in first and will... (Read More)

Sneak Peek at 3 Kingdoms Cards & Stretch Goals?

January 29th - via:
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250 Backers, Podcasts, & New Stretch Goal Unveiled!

January 26th - via:
Hi, Folks! Thanks to backer Michael for helping us crack another double-milestone by being our 250th backer and pushing us over $19k! We're right on the cup of funding, so I'm excited to start peeking at more potential Stretch Goals! First off,... (Read More)

75%, Dice Tower, and More!

January 23rd - via:
Hi, everyone! Thanks to backer Mark, we are over 75%! Bam! Spice weasel! Thank you, all, for your support! Eternal Dynasty got a couple of nice mentions over at The Dice Tower this past week. It was first brought up during the Kickstarter Update... (Read More)

Four Tribes Cross-Promotion, Jason Glover, and Extra Ruler!

January 21st - via:
Hello, Team! I wanted to take some time today to talk to you about Jason Glover of Grey Gnome Games. Jason and I originally met through The Game Crafter chat about a year ago when I was taking my first fledgling steps into the wide world of game... (Read More)

150 Backers Goal Unlocked & Official 2-Player Variant Unveiled!

January 20th - via:
Wow, all the good stuff always happens when I'm asleep! Maybe I should try to sleep for the next 27 days? Thanks to backer Bart for being our 150th backer! Huzzah! That means we get 5 new Events! So, let's talk Events, shall we? In Eternal Dynasty,... (Read More)

Halfway There, 1st Stretch Goal Revealed!

January 19th - via:
Thanks to backer Cory, we're over the 50% mark! Three cheers for Cory! And, don't forget, a round of applause for the rest of you as well! Thank you for continuing to keep the momentum going for this campaign! Now that we're closer to approaching... (Read More)

All Us Geeks Review, Previews, and More!

January 19th - via:
Jeff and Jordan of All Us Geeks took Eternal Dynasty for a spin and shared their thoughts in their podcast. "I definitely enjoyed the mechanics of this game. The artwork and everything else lends itself really nicely to the theme. In terms of... (Read More)

FatherGeek Review & New Backer Images

January 17th - via:
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3 Kingdoms Campaign Achievement Art & 2-Player Variant

January 17th - via:
Hi, folks! I'm not to going to say it aloud or even type it out, but I'm thinking it. A lot. And maybe I'll just leave this link here. Thank you for your support in making this dream a reality! I received some terrific presents from our artist, Lea,... (Read More)

Reddit AMA & Board Game Geek Thumbs

January 16th - via:
Thank you, Justin, for being our 100th backer! That brings us within 50 total backers of 5 new Event cards for Eternal Dynasty.  Hooray, you guys are the best! I'm pretty bad at reddit and not using proper names as verbs, but one of my New Year's... (Read More)

30% Funded, New Components, and Campaign Achievements Revealed

January 15th - via:
Hi, Folks: We had a great night at Millennium Games and introduced Eternal Dynasty to a new group of Rochester gamers to help get the word out locally (photos will be at the tail end of this update). After getting some more feedback from other... (Read More)

Thoughts on a 2-Player Variant, Alliance Cards, and More!

January 15th - via:
Hi, Eternal Dynasty Team! I thought I'd share some updates on what's going on in the world of Eternal Dynasty. Two-Player Variant: Short side story first: I brought my friend Josh on board to help design Eternal Dynasty, and I'm very glad that he... (Read More)

Over 20% Funded & Covered on GeekDad

January 15th - via:
Hi, folks! We're about 20 hours into the campaign and slightly over 20% funded! Let's keep that momentum rolling, please! :) I'd like to highlight a very thorough and thoughtful write-up over at GeekDad by Jonathan H. Liu. Here's a quick excerpt from... (Read More)

Kickstarter Board Game Alert: Eternal Dynasty

January 15th - via:
Eternal Dynasty is a board game set in ancient China in which players spread their political and military influence over a series of generations. It just launched on Kickstarter yesterday, and I got a prototype to try out. The gorgeous artwork and simple-to-learn gameplay make for a great combination. If you’re a fan of area-control games and a bit of political maneuvering, it’s worth checking out. (Read More)

10% Funded & Backer Avatars

January 14th - via:
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