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Empyreal: Spells & Steam - A Fantasy Railway-Building Game

A project in Albuquerque, NM by David B. Talton Jr.

Status: Active

Vie for mystical resources, hire skilled specialists, research new tech, and build railways to industrialize a vast fantasy realm.
Backers: 1498
Average Daily Pledges: $6,385
Average Pledge Per Backer: $85

Funding: $127,703 of $75,000
Dates: May 4th -> Jun 3rd (31 days)
Project By: David B. Talton Jr.
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Latest News

Delivery Complete: New Surveyors unlocked! Plus some stretch goal updates!

May 21st - via:
Happy Monday, and Happy Stretch Goals!  $120k Stretch Goal: More Surveyors!Over the weekend we made a stop at the $120,000 station and delivered four new Surveyors for the base game. Surveyors give your Company a super powerful, once-per-game... (Read More)

Designer Diary Part 2: Spells and Systems

May 18th - via:
Empyreal (formerly Fantasy Rails) has been in development for several years, and what a wild and crazy journey it has been! Magical, you might say. The core design has held through the many redesigns though. What are the core gameplay elements?... (Read More)

Tutorial Video and New Stretch Goals Revealed!

May 15th - via:
If you've taken a look at the campaign page recently, you may have noticed a few more stops have been added on the Stretch Goal Express... Let's check them out! Better insert trays will turn our storage solution into a premium game component. We... (Read More)

The Companies of Empyreal

May 14th - via:
In Empyreal: Spells & Steam, you'll be building up your Company by hiring Specialists, developing new Engine technologies, and improving your economy. One of the first choices you make in the game is deciding which Company you'll play as. With... (Read More)

Delivery Complete: New Station Masters unlocked!

May 12th - via:
Around the time of last night's update, we unlocked another stretch goal! $105k Stretch Goal: More Station Masters!Station Masters provide new abilities for your Company that are available for use each turn. No need to Refresh them—they're always... (Read More)

Designer Diary Part 1: Fantasy Rails

May 11th - via:
The history of Empyreal: Spells and Steam is long and complicated. I suppose its deepest roots are in a game I have never played but had heard of, Iron Dragon, which is a crayon rails game set in a fantasy world. I wondered for years why no other... (Read More)

Rulebook Update and a TTS Refresh!

May 10th - via:
We've been hard at work updating the Empyreal rulebook and our Tabletop Simulator mod, and you can check out our newest version now! The rules include some changes to setup, clarification on Specialists, icon updates, and a few scoring changes. Our... (Read More)

Delivery Complete: New Engineers unlocked!

May 8th - via:
Shortly after last night's update, we unlocked four more Engineers for the base game! Let's keep the train rolling and push on towards Station Masters! $95k Stretch Goal: More Engineers! Engineers provide new activated abilities for your Company... (Read More)

First Project Stretch Goal and Social Goals Unlocked!

May 7th - via:
Over the weekend we not only funded the project, but got to a few stretch goals as well! Let’s check out what you guys have unlocked... $85k Stretch Goal: More Engines! Engines allow players new opportunities to build across the world! The... (Read More)

Empyreal Funded! Welcome to the project!

May 5th - via:
Greetings friends! I'm pleased to welcome you to our latest project! :D Our train has just pulled into the station, hopefully the first of many! With our base goal of $75,000 met, we are now fully committed to picking up Empyreal: Spells & Steam... (Read More)

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