Tidal Blades - Heroes of the Reef

A project in Los Angeles, CA by Druid City Games

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Worker placement and dice management board game with high strategy and depth set in an incredibly immersive high fantasy water world!
Backers: 8889
Average Pledge Per Backer: $88

Funded: $782,918 of $75,000
Dates: Oct 16th -> Nov 9th (25 days)
Project By: Druid City Games
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Reaping the Rewards: 'Tidal Blades: Heroes of the Reef'

April 4th - via: geekdad.com
Tidal Blades: Heroes of the Reef is a worker-placement game for 2 to 4 players, ages 14 and up, and takes about 60–90 minutes to play. Tidal Blades was designed by Tim and Ben Eisner, based on a concept and illustrations by Mr. Cuddington. It’s published by Skybound Tabletop and Druid City Games. (Read More)

TENTACCOLADE Awards - Best Kickstarter Tabletop Games of 2018

January 3rd - via: kick.agency
2018 was full of surprises, huge projects and changes on tabletop gaming related Kickstarter sections. Some creators appeared out of nowhere, others lost popularity and some rose to power, by completely obliterating the competition. Today we (Read More)

We have found our new Tidal Blades...

November 9th - via: kickstarter.com
The green and blue pennants of the Chronosseum flapped in the warm breeze. A chorus of trumpets announced the arrival of the official tournament delegation. Iran Toru, resplendent in the purple robes of the High Arcanists led the Engineers, followed... (Read More)

The Myriad Maze - Final Challenge Part 2

November 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Pandemonium erupted in the arena as smoke poured from the Elder Tidal Blade’s podium, obscuring the platform completely. The voice of Gills, the announcer, cut in adding to the mayhem. “There seems to have been a...malfunction…I..uh...” As... (Read More)

Heroic Challenge in Chronosseum

November 8th - via: kickstarter.com
The buzzing excitement of the crowd was overwhelming. The vast seats of the Chronosseum were overfull and the arena was rippling with anticipation. On a small circular dais set midway up the stands, a pair of Fish-folk announcers sat. Speaking into... (Read More)

Final Chapter - Angler's Wrath

November 8th - via: kickstarter.com
The long cavernous halls of Angler’s laboratory stretched ahead of them and Sagashi was amazed at the size of the place. “A quite impressive structure. It must have been quite a feat to build.” Angler disregarded the compliment “I didn’t... (Read More)

Axl and Dad - A new addition to the final Stretch Goal! - 2 player live play tonight!

November 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Axl stared out over the water, frustrated with himself. What was he doing back here, on his father’s drifting repair station. He kicked at the edge near where he sat and a piece of the dock crumbled into the water. It felt like everything here was... (Read More)

Preparing for the 48 hour push - Our Final Stretch Goal reveal!

November 7th - via: kickstarter.com
We have a few stretch goals to unlock along the way that will be revealed in the update later today as well!  Kase journal coming later today on the Druid City Games Newsletter  Click to sign up!  (Read More)

Caiman's Journal : Black Market Set #2 - Solo Mode Design Diary

November 6th - via: kickstarter.com
Caiman could sense her presence in the dark room. The hissing, scrabbling sound of her breathing, and an indescribable menace. Clenching his jaw he spoke calmly “Horn Eyes, ahem, hauh, sorry to bother you at this hour.” She hissed loudly, coming... (Read More)

Artist Diary #4 - Ian Moss and Jon Gilmour play Tidal Blades - Axl's Love of Heights

November 6th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello fellow Navirians! We are so excited to welcome our 6000th backer! More and more people are joining this Tidal Blades adventure, and we need your help to continue pushing through this final week of campaign. Let's make it count! Concerning our... (Read More)

The Sagashi Chronicles - Chapter 4 - The Battle Pit

November 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Sagashi peered over the railing into the huge, underground arena, where several Crocs were wrestling down a very unpleasant looking constrictor. “You here to enter?” asked a reptilian attendant standing nearby. “No Citadel rules, here!” he... (Read More)

Mystic Training - Preparing for the Final Challenge

November 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Dust watched the sun dip beneath the sea from her perch at the restaurant counter. Outside, a group of revelers was passing by, singing and shouting. The festivities never seemed to stop on Lamara. “I wonder if they know what’s out there?”... (Read More)

King of the underworld! - Making the Deluxe even more deluxe!

November 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Caiman looked down at the cold glass key in his hand, hard won through a near impossible challenge. “All that work and for what?” The crowd and judges were too distracted fleeing for their lives to notice his triumph. Pocketing the key and... (Read More)

Bab's Favorite Contestant

November 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Axl stared up at the stars, his mind ablaze. He hadn’t been sleeping well, and tonight seemed like it was going to be no exception, despite the fact that the party had quieted down early, leaving only the gentle rocking of the yacht. Usually that... (Read More)

Seize the Key

November 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
 “Wait, huagh, hold on, I need to do this Challenge” Caiman huffed as he lumbered into the Droska Ring gate. The attendant, startled by the appearance of the frantic Croc merc, spoke with a friendly smile “Of course sir, no rush, haven’t... (Read More)

The Sagashi Chronicles - Chapter 3 - The Entanglers Hideout

November 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
It was growing dark by the time Sagashi crested the stairs carved into the steep cliff. It took him a minute to locate the small door hidden in the stone face. He knocked, and a narrow slot slid open to reveal a pair of eyes. “Yes?” “I’m... (Read More)

The Sagashi Chronicles - Chapter 2 - The Coral Mine

November 1st - via: kickstarter.com
“Angler, eh?” The two Crocs eyed Sagashi warily, their hands resting on their coral hammers. Their eyes followed Dru as he skittered up the Chameleon’s leg onto his shoulder. “Well, your askin’ the wrong pair o’ reptiles, I’d say.”... (Read More)

Day 17 - Influence

November 1st - via: kickstarter.com
The crystal waters of the inner bay were sparkling in the afternoon sun. Eko’s small watercraft cut through the gentle waves with Sagashi, the stranger perched atop the back, his Isopod curled around his arm. They were headed away from the Citadel... (Read More)

Sagashi Chronicles #1 - Angler's Cove an "add on expansion" - Deluxe Edition reimagined!

October 31st - via: kickstarter.com
Sagashi sat in the large circular room, rolling the pads of his chameleon fingers on and off the smooth marble table. Above him, the ceiling vault spiraled to an intricate dome, high enough to house the lush plants and trees growing around the... (Read More)

Akora, The Fire Mountain

October 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Fans stared in dismay as Axl abruptly pulled his watercraft to the side, exiting the arena and leaving the race. He revved his engine as he left the harbor, trying to clear his mind. Usually racing eased his anxiety and helped him forget. But ever... (Read More)

Further discovery of The Fold reveals something new...

October 29th - via: kickstarter.com
With the added monsters and challenges from the stretch goals, Characters will have more opportunities to rise on the Champion Board. This new board not only looks fantastic, it also allows the competition for first to continue deep into the... (Read More)

$400,000! Scorepads! The Footsteps of Legends!

October 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Wow! You keep astounding us with your enthusiasm and excitement. We've hit $400,000 and unlocked the score pad! Next up--the amazing round marker mini, a statue at the Citadel of Time commemorating a battle between the Elder Tidal Blade and a... (Read More)

A Most Perilous Endeavor

October 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Eko scanned the crowded circle of Lamara Stadium. Racers were lining up to compete, the stands were full, and boats and watercraft of all shapes and sizes filled the outer ring. She had to find Axl, that’s what that giant Crocodilius had told her... (Read More)

Sword and Claw

October 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Dust advanced slowly out of the house onto the surrounding raft, shield held high. She chose her footing carefully on the still-rocking structure, keeping her eyes on the swirling water. There! A large shadow darted towards the platform from her... (Read More)

Monster Challenge Part 3

October 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Greetings Backers! The Monster Challenge part 2 voting is complete and we have heard your voices and the winner is the Island Monster. This gargantuan creature at first appears to be an island--only upon closer inspection do you see its monstrous... (Read More)

Unexpected Adversary

October 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Greetings Backers, We continue to be blown away by this campaign! Thanks so much for helping spread the word, sharing your Monster ideas, and your enthusiasm for this world! We have just unlocked the pearlized coating for the upgraded shells which... (Read More)

Grido the Tooth and Design Diary #2

October 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Tim and Ben Eisner have written another Design Diary exploring the creation of the islands of Naviri, their unique bonuses and the way in which Challenges are attempted. Check it out on BGG and give it a thumb! A commotion awoke Dust from her dream.... (Read More)

Axl's Greatest Competitor

October 24th - via: kickstarter.com
“Really, I couldn’t eat any more,” said Axl, refusing what must have been his tenth plate of fruit from the bespectacled Professor Flish. Flish, his long whiskers shaking in excitement, downed the fruit himself. “Arxle,” he managed to say... (Read More)

The Hazards of Time

October 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
The morning bell at the Guild of Time hit its final note and Master Wu looked at the young Betalod with pride. “The brain can lay many angles, but the heart is what brings us home.” Eko was only half listening as she took two steps forward,... (Read More)

Battle Tales and Monster Challenge Part 2

October 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Backers we have entered part 2 of our Monster Challenge. Many thanks to all of you who submitted so many fantastic ideas. We have created a poll on BGG and invite you follow this link to vote. Each backer can vote for up to 5 unique Monsters.The... (Read More)

Artist Diary #3 and Axl's Racing Reflexes

October 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
David and Lina have written another fantastic Artist Diary that reveals the backstory of Dust and gives us an insight into the creation of the Desert, the Droska Ring and more. Check out the newest Artist Diary here on BGG and give it a thumb.... (Read More)

Push it

October 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
 “This is more like it,” thought Dust, enjoying the warm sand beneath her feet. She looked around at the other contestants in the Droska ring, each hoping to catch the eye of the Judge. She recognized Miskie, the fish-folk, Abel, a young... (Read More)

Howl from the Depths

October 21st - via: kickstarter.com
 Kee-lin heard the creak of the oars before she saw the boat. It’s prow split the knife-thin line of moonlight on the water, and she could see the outline of five bulky figures, hunched low. A sixth leaned out over the prow, his forked tongue... (Read More)

Short Story From The Edge Of The Fold

October 20th - via: kickstarter.com
The waves lapped gently at the shore of the tiny atoll. Two tall palms stood at its center, casting their shade onto a small, well-used watercraft. It was a hot day, even by Naviran standards and Murgrom and his sister Nirell were tired after a long... (Read More)

Backer Created Monster Challenge! Bab's get another upgrade! RPG Show!

October 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Backers, we invite you to share your idea of a new Monster that will emerge from the Fold. We will be accepting submissions until Monday the 23rd, at 8 PM PST. We have opened a forum thread on Boardgamegeek.com where all backers can vote on which... (Read More)

The Black Market might stain your reputation...

October 19th - via: kickstarter.com
 “Huah, huah, ha...I’d have to be blind to pay that much” Caiman’s laugh was intimidating to say the least and the small bearded fish-folk glanced up at him with fear in his eyes. “No..no disrespect sir but I--” “Huah! Save your Sirs... (Read More)

Temporal Treasures

October 18th - via: kickstarter.com
The Droska Ring was dry. "Dry and dead," thought Axl. Sure, a few contestants were doing smaller challenges, but the Judge was nowhere to be seen, and the sun was relentless. "You coming?" asked the gate attendant. "I'd rather be hooked," replied... (Read More)

Support creators on Kickstarter

October 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Every campaign I try to highlight some of the other campaigns that I am excited about on Kickstarter while our campaigns are running. Why would I do that? Aren't they competition? Someone might drop their pledge and go with a game you highlighted?... (Read More)

Circuit Challenges increase your difficulty!

October 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Hopping down the steps of the Citadel, Eko couldn’t help but smile. Since her first monster sighting two days ago, she had been working closely with the Elders, bringing them daily updates on what was transpiring at the barrier’s edge. While her... (Read More)

Use your competitor's location to your advantage!

October 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Dust bounded from her watercraft and almost lost her footing as the dock rolled awkwardly under her. To the drifts with all this floating! She glanced around, but no one seemed to have noticed. Well, it wasn’t going to make her look like any more... (Read More)

Beware of the Twin Thunder Eels

October 17th - via: kickstarter.com
A young Betalod came to me this morning with troubling news of a never before seen monster breaching the Fold. This confirms what my Coral Guards reported from their morning patrol - two other monsters have broken out near the northern edge. The... (Read More)

Axl challenges the Elder Judge - Revealed component stretch goal marks

October 16th - via: kickstarter.com
 Axl's jaw dropped in surprise as he saw the names appear on the leaderboard. He was somewhere he'd never been before--second place. Not waiting to hear the rest of the speech, he raced to his watercraft and disappeared out of the harbor in a... (Read More)

Artifacts to fight powerful foes!

October 16th - via: kickstarter.com
With the new Monsters pouring out of the rifts in The Fold, our champions need all the assistance they can muster.  The Artifact Character cards represent a special device or tool each character brings to the competition. Unlike other character... (Read More)

Eko sees a Lobobster for the first time...

October 16th - via: kickstarter.com
The Fold has seen increasing activity for months. More and more monsters have been finding their way out of the rift. Why is this happening now after 15 years of peace? What is behind that ethereal barrier? And the previous generation of Tidal... (Read More)

Our Stretch Goal strategy, The Narrative Reveal System

October 16th - via: kickstarter.com
James here and I wanted to introduce you to our stretch goal system for Tidal Blades. The Narrative Reveal System will give you a mix of structured stretch goals that have certain milestones that we need to hit to unlock, something you are probably... (Read More)


October 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Beware Navirians!  The threat from The Fold is greater than anyone anticipated, and you’re the only contestant who realizes how dire the situation is. The monsters are not just prowling the outer reaches, they’re coming farther and farther... (Read More)

Funded in 45 minutes!

October 16th - via: kickstarter.com
FUNDED!  Y'all absolutely crushed that 24 hour challenge in less than 45 minutes!!!  Give us a little bit of time to get our bearings, we knew y'all were excited about this game but this is knocking our socks off! We are excited to start revealing... (Read More)

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