Hi everyone! First off, just wanted to let you all know that we’re re-shuffling our website a bit so you’ll see some welcome changes to it. Currently, there’s a “Character’s List” tab that shows the characters from Fairytale Games: The Battle Royale, the Fairytale Expansion, Legends of Time Expansion, and the Teaser Pack. Soon, we will update it with the characters you’ll see in Horror Edition, Steampunk Edition, and Zombie Edition.
Another section you’ll see us grow in the next few weeks, is the “Our Artists” tab. We have listed our current artists (and will update the list with additional ones who join our team) and will start showing off their work with new cards from time to time. We’ve actually received a lot of artwork so far, but have not released them online yet. So please check often! (Most likely whenever you see an update here, that’s a good hint that we also uploaded some cool new illustrations.)
We temporarily took down the Rules/Gameplay tab and will be re-releasing it with a more detailed version, starting from basic to more advanced mechanics. We’re a little behind on this because of a new addition ….. (I’m foreshadowing here.)
What’s coming to Kickstarter?
As we hinted, there’s a few exciting things we’re doing for our upcoming campaign, most of which were a compilation of backer requests and suggestions that we really liked a lot!
One of our focuses in the campaign, will be Minis. Just by skimming our list of characters, there are so many awesome characters we can bring to life from our Fairytale World that would look pretty awesome next to the minis you’ll be getting from our last campaign. But what would make this campaign more than just a bunch of figures? There’s actually a game element to it that will be a standalone dungeon tactic game that can also combine with the main Fairytale Games. Because of its relation, we’re calling it Fairytale Games: Hero Quests. We’ll be offering a couple of quest scenarios that include 24 minis (10 unique sculpts) in each box. Some of these characters were suggestions from the recent mini voting (yep, we were listening!) And because of its design, you can re-create different Hero Quest scenarios from our games.
Ok, tell me about the minis!
Artistic Justice is proud to reveal that the company working with us to bring you top quality minis, is none other than Greenbrier Games! You may know them as the ones that brought us the awesome Zpocalypse series. For those who don’t know, check them out here:
Another thing to note is that our sculpts are created also by an award-winning sculptor who has done work for BioShock’s action figure line as well as many of the top Minis for games many of you have already backed on Kickstarter, such as High Heavens and more!
For the tech specs, our Minis will be 30mm for normal human characters and 40mm for larger “boss” monsters. They will be plastic pieces done using injection moulding and will come unpainted. For more details, be sure to check out our upcoming campaign 🙂
But what if Minis aren’t our thing?
That’s ok too since we are releasing a DIFFERENT standalone and combinable card game (without minis) at the same time! Our campaign is set up a bit uniquely so that you can go the card game route or the minis route and still receive very interesting stretch goals.
The new game is called Fairytale Games: Escape! Basically, the game begins in a holding area for all the prospective champions the Queens have gathered. Your goal is to escape with or without the help of others who are also trapped in confinement. This is our parody of the several “Prison Escape” themes out there, minus the bar of soap and racy humor. The Queens deem Prison Escape as a test, a prerequisite to be exact. Those who escape, end up worthy to participate in the Fairytale Games. Those who don’t….. just rot behind bars. The cards from Fairytale Games: Battle Royale can cross-over into this game, making the large lineup of characters available to you at get-go. More on this game coming soon!
Any Cool Add-Ons and Stretch Goals?
You bet! By popular demand, we’re expanding on the Super Fairytale Fighters 2 line as well as offering a few things specifically requested like artbooks for Horror/Steampunk/Zombie, more cheesecakery, some of our past campaign items, as well as a few surprises (one that was something I had a personal hand in…LOL).
For Stretch Goals, I can’t really say much. But, we are working with the awesomeSlamfist Media to expand upon the fight scenarios and some of our own character stories in something that MIGHT resemble an illustrated, hardcover storybook kind of thing. And as to whether you’ll see anything like our crazy Special Editions again during this campaign? As a one word hint, I give you ….. Pantheon.
When is the Campaign?
Good question! We were planning for the last week of August, but because of a few things we’d like to surprise you with, we are taking the time to finish them first, then launching either on Monday, September 2nd or 9th. When we have a solid date, we’ll announce our Facebook/Website launch party date where we’ll release the Kickstarter Campaign link and offer some pretty fun prizes and promos on Day-1. Looking forward to see you then! (And yes, this time we’ll make sure that everyone knows it’s Central Standard Time. LOL).
I know it’s been asked but…. will backers of the last campaign get
something for backing the next campaign?
Do you even need to ask? Of course! But I can’t say what it is because the team has started looking over my shoulder as I write this and is waving a stapler around my head. So for now, it’s a secret.
Today’s card is from the story of The Hunchback of Notre-Dame and is a character from our Fairytale Expansion…. Esmeralda! To tell you about her character, she’s an alchemist, chemist, and can create any number of poisons from the combines of fruits, insects, and reptiles. She’s trained to be a master assassin and uses her attractive nature and supply of concoctions to get in close and paralyze or kill her opponents, stealing whatever loot or information they might have.
Enjoy the beautiful illustration from Kiki and get to know her more during our highlight on Quasimodo at a later time.