Game Designers’ Meeting

It’s been a busy spring so far, and we are excited to finally start getting our game into the hands of our backers! We are still on target with our reward goals and have sent out the first of our rewards. 

We hope you enjoy the Sticknia game along with the PnP version of Runes & Bones. The Orcish Wisdom is guaranteed to be eye opening for your Runes & Bones fun! We are plugging away building the game and can’t wait to send those out to everybody. 

While we are working on Runes & Bones, we are also forming a Game Designers’ group to help support each other through play testing, sharing information, and good old fashioned gaming fun! They will be held monthly at rotating game stores unless we find a store we want to call home. 

Our next meeting will be on May 4th from 1-4 at Total Escape Games in Broomfield. We hope to see some of the people we met at the Un-Pub conference in Denver a few weeks ago and will be starting a group on both Google Groups and Meetup.com. 

The address for Total Escape Games is:

6831 W 120th St

Broomfield, CO

We are looking forward to building our group, meeting new gamers and game designers, and sharing experience and supporting each other alone the way. Consider yourself invited if you would like to come, and please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions. 

Game Designers’ Meeting

It’s been a busy spring so far, and we are excited to finally start getting our game into the hands of our backers! We are still on target with our reward goals and have sent out the first of our rewards. 

We hope you enjoy the Sticknia game along with the PnP version of Runes & Bones. The Orcish Wisdom is guaranteed to be eye opening for your Runes & Bones fun! We are plugging away building the game and can’t wait to send those out to everybody. 

While we are working on Runes & Bones, we are also forming a Game Designers’ group to help support each other through play testing, sharing information, and good old fashioned gaming fun! They will be held monthly at rotating game stores unless we find a store we want to call home. 

Our next meeting will be on May 4th from 1-4 at Total Escape Games in Broomfield. We hope to see some of the people we met at the Un-Pub conference in Denver a few weeks ago and will be starting a group on both Google Groups and Meetup.com. 

The address for Total Escape Games is:

6831 W 120th St

Broomfield, CO

We are looking forward to building our group, meeting new gamers and game designers, and sharing experience and supporting each other alone the way. Consider yourself invited if you would like to come, and please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions. 

Long Overdue Update

Hi guys,

We apologize that we haven’t posted any updates recently, it’s been a crazy couple of weeks. Corey was hospitalized a couple of weeks ago with blood clotting issues and has been laid up in the hospital until Saturday. He is home and on the mend, but it’s going to take some time to make a full recovery. As of right now, we don’t expect a delay in any of the rewards. The pdf’s will be our focus the next week or so, and the first round of games is still on schedule. The card games are complete and will be delivered on time in May and the first set of May’s games are also nearly ready to send out. If anything changes and his condition worsens in such a way that your rewards will be late, I will make sure to let you all know. 

Thanks for your support, and feel free to contact me with any questions.

Christina

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Bloody Knuckles

We celebrated our first successful Kickstarter project last night with wine, food and friends. 

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As I write this post, Corey is cutting and shaping runes in the garage. We are actually having to weed out the bloody runes from the rest of them so we aren’t sending any out with spilled blood. Who knows, maybe that would make them more appealing? Corey isn’t the only one spilling blood for the love of the game, our friends that volunteer to help are taking their share of injuries, too. All for the love of the game!  On the days he is building our game, he comes home dirty, bloody, and happy. His hands are chewed up and his nose is caked with sawdust, but he smiles all night. 

ImageWe may spend several months making copies of Runes & Bones and focusing on our education materials, so don’t look for new projects before June! In the meantime, we will keep our blog updated with other gaming related topics and send out monthly newsletters to keep people posted about our projects. 

Our online presence may be spotty in the next week or so, however. We are not only building the games, we are expecting a grand child. She is due today and we can’t wait to see her!

 

Be patient with us the next few weeks and know that we are making runes, sculpting bones, and spending time with the new baby!

Orcish Wisdom

Our latest game, Runes & Bones, has seven days left to close. We have been very happy with the popularity and success of this project, and have been spending every spare moment making games. Ok, confession time… Corey has been spending every spare moment building the games, but now is where my part comes in. I will be helping him sand, burn and mark the runes and then my favorite part – the bones!

To make the bones we take an enormous bucket of Sculpey, roll out and shape the clay bones, and then bake them in the oven. I can do that all day, it reminds me of play dough, and who doesn’t love play dough?

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Ok, not a bucket of Sculpey, but we are going to find one!

We are excited to hear whispers of an Unpub Game convention coming to Denver the first week of April and are already planning our games to bring. Unpub is a group of game developers that do nothing but network, share advice and experience, and play test new and exciting games. The developers group we are forming will kick off the week after Unpub, and we hope to meet many local developers at the convention that share our love of game creation.

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A rare glimpse of Wasad Qa, Spirit Talker, in his natural environment..

 

 

 

My loving husband’s alter ego, Wasad Qa, is now joining our game company. Our first Wasad Qa video is now on our Kickstarter page, but you can watch it here.

 

 

There is no better way to spend your days than doing what you love, and those words were always hollow to me before launching this game company. Success is not what brings happiness – happiness is what brings success.

Runes & Bones Deluxe

Our latest game release, Runes & Bones, has been a huge success. Our request was $500, hoping to send a few hand made copies out into the world. We are currently over $3000, and nearly sold out of every set.

This week has been a flurry of updates, stretch goals, and reaching out to other companies to partner with. We have included a new digital game called Sticknia, which is a hoot to play!

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In addition to Sticknia, we added a deluxe version of Runes & Bones, leather bags, and personalized runes.

Thank you to everybody who pledged their support, and we are excited about where this game is leading us!

If you haven’t already, please swing by our Kickstarter page and check out Runes & Bones!

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Runes & Bones

Runes & Bones have been sources of power and divination for Tribal Orc Spirit Talkers for countless generations.  As the wisdom of the few remaining spirit talkers fell to the blood lust that consumes the race, the Runes and Bones once used to guide the strategy of the warriors now serve only to entertain them.  What once was an honored system of divination, now serves as a campfire game for Orcish warriors everywhere.

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Corey and I have spent many hours over the last week hand crafting our newest game, Runes & Bones.  It is now live on Kickstarter. We launched our game this morning, and we met our modest goal by noon. As hand making these versions of the game are time intensive, we are making a limited number of copies with the goal of getting a few copies in the hands of players.  It is our hope that with the game in the public, we can receive reviews and feedback and be more prepared to launch the manufacturing campaign this year.

We made our goal before noon, and are currently at 166% funded.

In our video, we show the process of making this game by hand. It’s a lot of fun, but a lot of work. It’s a good thing we love what we do!

We are overwhelmed with gratitude and excited about the interest and enthusiasm for our game and our company. We cannot thank our backers and supporters enough.

Please check out our game, if you haven’t already!

RUNES & BONES EDITION ZERO