Forest of Radgost

A project in Belgrade, Serbia by IVAN

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A co-operative storytelling board game based on Slavic mythology.
Backers: 3003
Average Pledge Per Backer: $99

Funded: $296,683 of $75,000
Dates: Feb 10th -> Mar 3rd (21 days)
Project By: IVAN
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Latest News

PSA: What comes next (& final impressions from the team)

March 3rd - via:
This is a final house-keeping update to let you know what happens next, particularly if you are a first-time backer new to Kickstarter, but even if you are experienced, I encourage you to read.  When will Kickstarter charge me? Once the campaign... (Read More)

~2 hours remaining: Will we let the tribe scatter away after the campaign ends? No!

March 3rd - via:
Six years ago my family and I set out to design a board game. We thought that launching it successfully on Kickstarter would be as big of an achievement as we could hope for. But now, in these last few hours, I realize that the game itself ranks... (Read More)

~3 hours remaining: Dutch community translation swoops in

March 3rd - via:
Koen Decoster dashed into our tent earlier this morning (virtually speaking) waving a fresh copy of our latest community translation and the last one to be added to the glorious (digital) pile before the Kickstarter campaign ends — the Forest of... (Read More)

Unlocked Mission #3: Ratibor's runaway Vila wife

March 3rd - via:
This is the final of the three additional missions unlocked early in the Kickstarter campaign, that take place some time after the children were rescued from the forest.  The first one was called The Witch's secret ties. It introduced a novel... (Read More)

Illustrating the Mora pt.5: Final illustrations

March 2nd - via:
Mora in the Book of Encounters Mora in the forest (for the standee) Nothing makes me feel better than seeing how great Edin and Emir are at what they do, knowing that all of it will show in the final version of Forest of Radgost that will be shipped... (Read More)

Final Stretch Goal unlocked!

March 2nd - via:
Click to read the original announcement Possibly even as you're reading this, Bogdan Španjević and his team of artists (the same one that brought you the Kickstarter trailer) are sitting together in the recording studio at the Belgrade  Faculty... (Read More)

Unlocked Mission #2: The unfinished destinies

March 2nd - via:
Let's continue tying up loose ends before the campaign ends (I know a thing or two about tying loose ends from tying all those strands of twine for the prototypes Ivan and I assembled).  A few updates ago, we described what happened immediately... (Read More)

South Slavic Vila expansion unlocked!

March 1st - via:
The South Slavic Vila expansion is unlocked! Your copy of the game will come with additional cards and a booklet of Vila encounters. To prepare for their arrival, I put together an introduction of sorts to get yourself acquainted with the Vila. I... (Read More)

Draft list of possible add-ons

March 1st - via:
Dear tribe members here it is the draft list of possible add-ons. Let us know what you think and is there anything else you will be interested in? Neoprene playmat map with stitched border Story starter dice with wanderer`s top spin Standees Book of... (Read More)

Illustrating the Mora pt.4: Not one but 2 illustrations in progress!

March 1st - via:
The winning concept sketch, as you can see, now evolved into two separate illustrations.  The first composition will be used for the black & white Book of Encounters illustration. All the illustrations in the Book of Encounters are black &... (Read More)

Final Stretch Goal: If you would step into the forest of Radgost – what would you hear?

March 1st - via:
If you would step into the forest of Radgost –  what would you hear?  Can you imagine songs and sounds of this strange world - left behind somewhere between myth and imagination?  What would you say if you'd hear Vilas singing? Would you dare to... (Read More)

Time keeps ticking in the Forest of Radgost, even after the children are brought back

February 28th - via:
Ah, Kickstarter started its countdown. It no longer shows how many days are left until our campaign ends. Now it shows the hours.  Tick, tock, tick, tock. Let's talk about the passage of time inside the game. Hypothetically, let's say that less than... (Read More)

Forest of Radgost guide for parents

February 27th - via:
Since the campaign started parents kept asking about the suitability of Forest of Radgost for their kids. In this post, we share everything we observed through playtests conducted with children of different age groups. Hopefully, it will be useful... (Read More)

The Wanderer's Spinning Top spawns into existence and other KS-only goodies

February 26th - via:
When we shared the STL file, the Wanderer's Spinning Top spun up a whirlwind of excitement and demand. We had no choice but to circle back on our original decision to leave it out of the box. Now we have a surprising twist: all Kickstarter backers... (Read More)

A spinoff research project that may turn into a Kickstarter-exclusive expansion

February 25th - via:
You may have noticed that my avatar picture is Darena, the Herb Healer. But when I am in research mode I follow a trail like Vitalij, our village hunter.  I fancy myself one of these two and I'll explain why One of these "hunting" escapades led me... (Read More)

German, Czech and French community translations now available

February 25th - via:
We interrupt our regularly scheduled program to proudly announce that, over at Dice Tower, Forest of Radgost received the distinction of being both Tom's and Zee's pick of the week, out of more than 20 crowdfunding projects they considered. Pretty... (Read More)

Illustrating the Mora pt. 3: The concept sketch that won is...

February 24th - via:
C won. Illustration A came in a close second, followed by E. It was a great turnout with almost twice as many people voting as the first time. A lot of thoughtful comments too. C proponents said it's the only one that shows Mora's duality and that... (Read More)

Illustrating the Mora pt.2: concept sketches (VOTE INSIDE)

February 23rd - via:
The warm-up The Durmišević twins studied and absorbed the brief.  Then they picked up their pencils to warm up with a few rough sketches to get their creative juices flowing... Rough sketches And then they returned with five concept sketches... (Read More)

I will teach you how to speak these creatures' names

February 22nd - via:
This is Dobromislil, the tribal Žrec, speaking. Last winter a man was found in the vicinity of our village. He was almost frozen to death; he claimed to have no memories of his past, and he couldn't speak a word of our language. And yet, once we... (Read More)

Illustrating the Mora pt.1: Brief (+ new SG?)

February 21st - via:
First, let me interrupt the regularly scheduled program to note that we just surpassed 2000 backers. Like any milestone, this one too is a good occasion to take a break and ponder on the road ahead. So let me drop a few hints of things to come. The... (Read More)

And the creature the Durmišević twins will illustrate next is...

February 20th - via:
*Drum roll* Even though the Vila created a strong lead out of the gates... The Witch and the Wraith quickly caught up... But in the end, it turned into a vicious head-to-head duel between Mora and Omaja. A dead tie + some arguable ambiguity in the... (Read More)

Tie-break vote: Omaja vs Mora (1 hour window)

February 20th - via:
Oh my, who would have thought that the vote for which creature Edin and Emir will illustrate next would be this close?  Due to a dead tie between the two leaders, and some possible ambiguity in the voting procedure, I have no choice but to extend... (Read More)

Forest of Radgost rulebook in Spanish (community edition)

February 19th - via:
Un miembro de la tribu del Bosque de Radgost que ha visitado recientemente la aldea (Norberto Rodríguez), y ha tenido acceso al armario del Žrec, ha hallado un manuscrito, muy valioso para todos aquellos que hablan español, y ha querido compartir... (Read More)

Peek over their shoulders as the Durmišević twins create another creature illustration (VOTE INSIDE)

February 19th - via:
Deadline to submit your vote is Saturday, 2:00 PM CET. Post a comment with "I vote for..." + the name of one of these five creatures The Durmišević brothers, Edin and Emir, have their hands full ever since you unlocked the illustrated standees... (Read More)

The Wanderer's Spinning Top (GIFT INSIDE)

February 18th - via:
Just this morning a member of our tribe shared a freshly printed and painted mini of Ivan's favorite Ala: Michael and Sarah from Melbourne, Australia, printed and painted Ivan's favorite Ala (shared with their permission) And because it so happens... (Read More)

Better shipping rates for parts of EU and Asia (+ clarifying EU VAT)

February 17th - via:
The giant just grew even larger, relatively speaking at least, because I made some moves behind the scenes to shrink the shipping prices for some of our EU, Asia, and Oceania backers. Here are the new numbers: Note: All EU countries not listed in the... (Read More)

The Giant's growth leap

February 16th - via:
Growth shown here for illustration purposes, not necessarily to actual scale Our tribe grew large enough to support a taller giant. And since that's what many of our backers requested, I am more than happy to oblige both myself and you: The giant... (Read More)

Designing a boardgame is like staging an opera (NEW INTERVIEW)

February 15th - via:
The stage may be restricted to the size of your average living room table, but I believe that designing a board game includes just as many moving parts as staging an opera production. This in terms of story, artwork and other tradecraft, all being... (Read More)

Forest of Radgost is looking for tribal seer. Are you the chosen one?

February 14th - via:
Dear @Heathen thanks for idea to add creature or character on main image of project each time tribe grows for 100 backers. So first goal reached 1700 and passed. Which creature we have added for 1700? And what it will be for 1800? And what it will be... (Read More)

The man behind the minis (GIFT INSIDE)

February 14th - via:
The following letter was originally sent to our tribe about a week prior to the Kickstarter launch. I am reprinting it here because several backers asked me so in the comments section, for the benefit of new arrivals — except, now I am adding a new... (Read More)

Exploring Forest of Radgost during a pleasant evening conversation

February 13th - via:
(Ivan asked me to post this instead of him he had some guests over for the evening) Ivan: When a breeze ruffles the forest leaves near a place where a stream washes over a formation of rocks, a rich white noise fills the ear. And sometimes this noise... (Read More)

Der Wald des Radegast

February 13th - via:
Yes, throughout the ongoing feast that this campaign is, perhaps the loudest noise came from the section where the German folks partied. You have been as persistent and chatty as Poljevoj in his best mood. And so I had no choice but cave in -- from... (Read More)

Time to rest, and dream

February 12th - via:
Day was packed with good feedback and unlocking last stretch goal. It is getting late and we are going to pause a little while, so we can be ready for next day  time to dream...  (Read More)

In honor of unlocking the final stretch goal

February 12th - via:
We are unveiling a brand new illustration for one of the creature standees    Our illustrator Edin Durmišević raced against the stream of incoming backers to finish this illustration so we could share it in time to celebrate unlocking our final... (Read More)

Illustrated companion standees unlocked !

February 12th - via:
Illustrated companion standees unlocked Now, even our minor companion creatures will get an A-list treatment. The Durmišević twins will be adding Biberče, Međedović, the ex Mora, Zduhač, and Rarog to the list of creatures to illustrate. Not... (Read More)

Full-color unique illustration for creature standees unlocked!

February 12th - via:
Full-color unique illustration for creature standees unlocked! Our team favorite stretch goal unlocked –> here at team we hoped that this will be unlocked, standees was not planned.  When standees were given as an option we did not have... (Read More)

First 24h (give or take) recap

February 11th - via:
For the members of the village search party, time will forever be divided into that which transpired before, and after entering the forest. For us in the camp here, it will be divided into before and after Dimitrije's LAUNCH NOW button click. Here's... (Read More)

All 11 stretch goals unlocked

February 11th - via:
Quality upgrade unlocked! All 11 initial stretch goals unlocked! This final of our first batch of stretch goals comes as a conveniently placed log to catch one's breath while out on a demanding forest trek. What does quality upgrade mean? Look, I... (Read More)

Map modifier cards unlocked!

February 11th - via:
No one leaves Forest of Radgost unchanged is what we often mention. But it's also true that the forest will change because of what you do while wandering through it. Map modifier cards are overlay tiles that will enliven the forest map. Whenever a... (Read More)

New type of stretch goal unlocked — story-starter dice set

February 11th - via:
Story-starter dice set unlocked! These stretch goals are whizzing by like forest shadows on a windy moon-lit night. By the time I turn my head another one already went by. The story-starter dice carries us into the realm of seasoned Forest of Radgost... (Read More)

Final mystery mini unlocked!

February 11th - via:
We surpassed 1000 backers and unlocked the final mystery miniature! The final mystery mini is Rarog. Straightforward to pronounce this one! I'll tell you more about all these new creatures soon, but first, by popular demand, here are all the Mystery... (Read More)

Incredible pace! Just finished news on one update and next is unlocked 4th miniature revealed!

February 11th - via:
Back with really colorful human with supernatural powers Zduhač, he is part of the village but far from  ordinary man. Believe me you would like to meet him and get his help. But he also is missing from  village... Is he with children already, and... (Read More)

The third mystery miniature unlocked!

February 11th - via:
The third mystery miniature is a character called Ex Mora. After short break, after amazing day, we woke up to find that we have pleasure to unveil third mystery miniature, and there is backstory and much more in the game before you will know more... (Read More)

Second mystery miniature unlocked!

February 10th - via:
The second mystery miniature is a character called Međedović. These are getting harder and harder to pronounce, right? Don't worry. We will guide you. More about each mystery mini character will be revealed in a subsequent update. We intend to... (Read More)

First mystery miniature unlocked!

February 10th - via:
The first mystery miniature is Biberče. He is one of the... Well, let's keep it a mystery for now. We will introduce him and others in a subsequent update!  (Read More)

All additional missions unlocked!

February 10th - via:
All three additional missions are now unlocked! These will concern the entire village and will allow multiple characters to pursue each mission, adding more storytelling with new narratives and knowledge. Now we move on to the second tier of stretch... (Read More)

Two stretch goals unlocked!

February 10th - via:
First two additional missions unlocked! These will concern the entire village and will allow multiple characters to pursue each mission, adding more storytelling with new narratives and knowledge.  (Read More)

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