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The Ming Voyages and The March of Progress

A project in London, UK by 2TOMATOES

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The Ming Voyages: A Game of Treasure and Conquest for 1 or 2 players. The March of Progress: A 2-player Strategic Micro-wargame
Backers: 771
Average Pledge Per Backer: €34

Funded: €26,459 of €12,500
Dates: Feb 24th -> Mar 16th (22 days)
Project By: 2TOMATOES
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Latest News

March of Progress WW2 Variant cards achieved!

March 16th - via:
Thank you once again for helping us to reach the next Stretch Goal!  As I mentioned yesterday, the new Stretch Goal is no longer a Your Choice one. If we reach €27,500 by the end of the campaign, we will implement both The March of Progress... (Read More)

March 3-player variant and Ming Voyages gold

March 15th - via:
As we near the end of this stage of our project, we feel that it's a bit of a false choice to ask our backers to decide between these 2 options. Therefore, we have combined the next 2 "Your Choice" options into 1 Stretch Goal. If we make it... (Read More)

Better card quality Stretch Goal achieved!

March 14th - via:
As prefigured earlier, we have also reached the Better card quality Stretch Goal in addition to the printed settlement markers! I've updated my previous Update message, but in case you missed that....  (Read More)

Another Stretch Goal reached!

March 14th - via:
Once again, thank you to all our backers for helping us all to the next Stretch Goal. The votes are in, and the Your Choice result is.... (drum roll).... The Ming Voyages printed settlement markers: 55 The March of Progress WW2 variant cards: 46 So,... (Read More)

The Ming Voyages: the board

March 14th - via:
Klemens has sent me the latest version of the Ming Voyages board. Here's a preview:  (Read More)

Impact of COVID-19 on our project

March 13th - via:
As we all know, the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19 is having an impact almost everywhere. This project is no different. We have already minimised the risk to our delivery time scales by manufacturing the games in Europe rather than China.... (Read More)

Boxes: Chinese Junks and European Soldiery

March 12th - via:
We hope you like the slightly changed style of boxes. These are designed to show off more of Klemens' artwork and to be a bit more distinctive. It still retains a similar look to The Cousins' War. We're excited that the artwork is so close to... (Read More)

Better card quality Stretch Goal

March 11th - via:
A number of backers have been worried that we might not reach the 'better card quality' Stretch Goal. This goal increases the card stock weight to 320gsm for both games. It had an original target of €27,500.  In response, we are pleased to... (Read More)

Ming Voyages cards - preview

March 9th - via:
We've been doing a lot of work to finalise the cards for The Ming Voyages. For the Ming Emperor's cards, we've used mainly red with a scroll motif, as red symbolises luck and happiness in Chinese culture. For the barbarians, we've used more sombre... (Read More)

Update on votes for Ming Voyages printed Settlements versus March WW2 variant cards

March 9th - via:
Thank you to all of you who have voted so far on the next Your Choice pair of Stretch Goals! We're only €1,000 or so away, so please vote if you haven't done so yet. Current vote tallies: March of Progress WW2 variant cards = 32 Ming Voyages... (Read More)

March of Progress cards - preview

March 7th - via:
Klemens has been hard at work producing artwork for The March of Progress. Here's a few examples of how they're going to look - nearly final! The cards will be 75x105mm (same size as The Cousins' War cards). For the country cards, we have reproduced... (Read More)

€18,500 Stretch Goal Unlocked! Printed junks ahoy!

March 5th - via:
Thank you once again to all our backers for achieving the next Stretch Goal! We will now have the printed junks in The Ming Voyages. For the next 2 Stretch Goals, we have another backers' choice: EITHER 1) for The March of Progress, we add 4 new... (Read More)

Five Games for Doomsday: The Pocket Campaigns - A 5G4D Review, by Ben Maddox

March 4th - via:
The set-up: "Five games for Doomsday is a show in which people are thrust into a cabin in the woods but can only take five of their games with them. Which will they choose?" Ben Maddox has been creating wonderful whacky and philosophical podcasts for... (Read More)

March of Progress box update

March 2nd - via:
Just a quick confirmation that we have the Pocket Campaigns number '3' on box now! March of Progress box (3D) For those that visit our stand at various conventions (UK Games Expo, Essen Spiel primarily), we are looking at having a supply of stickers... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlocked!

February 29th - via:
Thank you all for getting us to the next stage! For this milestone, we gave you, our backers, the choice of whether to stretch The Ming Voyages - with printed junks - or The March of Progress - with historical neutral country cards. The votes are all... (Read More)

Stretch Goal: Your Choice* - specific themed country cards for March, or printed junks for Ming

February 28th - via:
We are nearing our first Your Choice* stretch goal! For this goal, we're asking you, our backers, to vote on which one you would prefer. Of course, we all hope that we can fund both choices, but just in case... If you haven't yet voted for one of the... (Read More)

Project Funded!

February 26th - via:
We have lift-off! Our sincere "thank you" to every single backer for this tremendous milestone. The next step in our journey is the first Stretch Goal.  For some of our Stretch Goals, we have asked our backers to choose between 2 options, 1 for each... (Read More)

Great start to the campaign!

February 25th - via:
To all our backers: Thank you so much for your amazing response to the start of our Kickstarter project! We're looking forward to reaching the initial funding goal very soon. Our team is working hard on finalising layout and artwork. We'll keep you... (Read More)

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