Althingi - A Viking Game of Strength & Influence

A project in Kansas City, MO by Joshua Gillingham

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Althingi is a card game set in medieval Iceland. Take on the role of a powerful Icelandic Chieftain and vie for influence and power!
Backers: 196
Average Pledge Per Backer: $45

Funded: $8,765 of $7,810
Dates: Nov 9th -> Dec 1st (22 days)
Project By: Joshua Gillingham
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So Great a Following - ALTHINGI IS FUNDED!!

December 1st - via:
“Unn the Deep-minded was in Caithness when her son Thorstein fell. When she heard that Thorstein was dead, and her father had breathed his last, she deemed she would have no prospering in store there. So she had a ship built secretly in a wood, and... (Read More)

Why do you steer so close to the wind? - LAST CHANCE to Back or Upgrade!

November 29th - via:
“They sailed now into the open sea, and had a fair wind until they saw Greenland, and the mountains below the joklers. Then a man put in his word and said to Leif: "Why do you steer so close to the wind?" Leif answered: "I attend to my steering,... (Read More)

At Ithavoll Met the Mighty Gods - FINAL 3 DAYS!

November 28th - via:
 At Ithavoll met | the mighty gods, Shrines and temples | they timbered high; Forges they set, and | they smithied ore, Tongs they wrought, | and tools they fashioned. In their dwellings at peace | they played at tables, Of gold no lack | did the... (Read More)

Wanderings Wide - Althingi travels around the world!

November 26th - via:
"A better burden | may no man bear For wanderings wide than wisdom" - Hávamál 11 (Trans. H.A. Bellows)  Raise your mead horns and give a cheer! As of today nearly 150 people have rallied together to back this project and we are looking strong... (Read More)

Valhalla Calls! - The Final Week of the Campaign

November 24th - via:
'Wolf-battening warrior, Wield we high gleaming swords. In snake-fostering summer, Such deeds well beseem. Lead up to Lundr: Let laggards be none! Spear-music ungentle, By sunset shall sound.' -A Stave of Egill Skallagrímsson from Egil's Saga... (Read More)

Grettir the Strong - Only 8 DAYS left in the campaign!

November 22nd - via:
"Then Grettir entered into the barrow, and right dark it was, and a smell there was therein none of the sweetest. Now he groped about to see how things were below; first he found horse-bones, and then he stumbled against the arm of a high-chair, and... (Read More)

A Fire is Kindled by Another Fire - Approaching 60% at the Campaign Midpoint!

November 20th - via:
A torch is lit by another and burns till it’s burned out;  a fire is kindled by another fire.  A man becomes wise by speaking with other men,  but foolish by keeping to himself. -Hávamál 57 (trans. Dr. Jackson Crawford) The fire has been... (Read More)

The Stuff of Sagas - One Week in and We're Halfway There!

November 17th - via:
"You have many qualities that make you as great a man as any other here at the Althing. In the first place, you are as well-born as all those who are descended from Ragnar Hairy-Breeks." -Njal's Saga (Trans. Robert Cook) One week in and we are... (Read More)

100 Backers! - And a Note about Fjorn's Hall Access

November 15th - via:
"Know, if thou has a friend whom thou fully trustest, and from whom thou woulds’t good derive, thou shouldst blend thy mind with his, and gifts exchange, and often go to see him." -Havamal 44 (Trans. Benjamin Thorpe) As of today Althingi is... (Read More)

Who were the Icelandic Vikings?

November 13th - via:
"My father thought it victory to die a king with honour rather than become in his old age another king's subject. Thou, as I judge, wilt think the same, and so will others who have any high spirit and claim to be men of valour." -As spoken by Solvi... (Read More)

How will we remember the Vikings?

November 11th - via:
Ravens, Hugin and Munin, of Thought and Memory wing the wide world each day : I tremble for Thought, lest he come not again, yet for Memory more I fear. - “The Sayings of Grimnir” in Edda Saemundar (Trans. Olive Bray, 1908) How will we remember... (Read More)

Wide and Straight is the Way to a Friend

November 10th - via:
Crooked and far | is the road to a foe, Though his house on the highway be; But wide and straight | is the way to a friend, Though far away he fare. -Hávamál 34 (Trans. H.A. Bellows)  I feel tonight as if I am sitting in a warm firelit hall, mead... (Read More)

Over $1200 CAD in the first 3 Hours!

November 9th - via:
Thank you all for your support! You are the earliest Althingi backers and the first into the fray. I was absolutely floored by your lightning-speed berserkergang which rocketed Althingi up past $1200 CAD in funding (well over 10% of the total project... (Read More)

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