Demo Kit Video Tutorials :)

Hi Everyone,

As a followup to the last update, we’ve posted a few YouTube videos that you can follow along with in order to better familiarize yourself with Fairytale Games: Battle Royale, and more specifically the Demo Kit. The tutorials utilize the demo kit and discuss the components (part1), battle (part2), and the overall setup of the game. In part3 we do a Solo Game walkthrough.

One VERY important thing to note is that this is not the entire game, but just the demo kit. As well… after watching them, we also understand that we are boring, monotone and obviously have no hope as broadcast journalist talents or an acting career. So…. instead of entertaining you, the videos do more of informing you through the rambling and hacking/coughing from our speaker having the flu.

So without further a do:

Any New Development?

There’s a lot going on at the moment! The past couple weeks, the team and I have been doing a few rounds of getting each other sick so we are finally all just recovering. But one bit of news that’s pretty exciting is… well… let me show you:

Yep, if you look closely, those are the factory sealed BOXED sacred40 miniatures! The manufacturer sent 2 sets right off the presses to let us know they are making minis at this very moment and will start shipping them to our warehouse soon after ­čÖé

While that’s going on, we’re working with the print manufacture to get Battle Royale ready (we’re going through a few layout revisions again to meet the printer’s needs.) As well, there were a few backer refunds from created cards that we need to replace in the core edition with new cards, or with backer cards that initially wanted to be in the core edition but couldn’t because of space limitations. I’m super excited to get that ball rolling in hyperspeed. Other items that are finalizing are art books and some of our spinoff items.

As well, I’m looking forward to our next update as we’ll have a few more cool gameplay things to talk about (that weren’t part of the demo kit) as well as a followup with production ­čÖé

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Picking up Abandoned Pledges!

Hi Everyone,

This is an update for those who want to pledge for abandoned pledges in both our Battle Royale and Minis Campaign Kickstarter. (Disclaimer: If you’re not interested in picking up a rare Lion King pledge or any from the Minis campaign, ignore this entire update).

We just finished populating our online store and are ready to release them to you. We only uploaded the store with pledges that have been refunded or are in the process of refunds, nothing more.

Later, when we do have product inventory in, we will populate the site with them but at a close to MSRP pricing. So get these pledges WITH their original Kickstarter Stretch Goals while you can here:

http://artisticjusticegames.com/shop/

A VERY important thing to note…. all products will have to have shipping. Because our online store isn’t very innovative, we can’t separate the shipping for purchases from both campaigns. So instead of giving ourselves a headache, we’re going to eat some of the shipping costs. US is free where everywhere else is $25. This ends up being a cheaper for some countries and a bit more expensive for others. As well, for Battle Royale it’s more expensive, but for the Minis Campaign it’s cheaper than our campaign shipping. So I guess it’s a compromise ­čÖé

Ok, stay tuned for next time, when we have our regular scheduled update!

Some news to kick off January!

Hi Everyone,

With the dropping temperatures and gross weather we’re having here, hope everyone is staying warm and safe! Today’s update has a few big things going for it so let’s get right down with it.

The Demo Kit?

Yep, it’s finally here in all its glory! Still, there’s a few things we need to first mention before you start downloading. The demo kit has roughly 160 cards in total. In a nutshell, it will showcase about 75% of the gameplay mechanics, just enough to familiarize you with the basics. Since Fairytale Games: Battle Royale was never meant to be shrunk down to a demo version, there will be more to it with all the cards present in a regular full game. So what is different?

  • Although there are 8 characters available in the demo kit, you should only play a max of 4 players. The reason behind it is that without enough bonus cards or cards that gear you up with more weapons, armor, action cards, and allies, it would be to drawn out for an 8 player death match.
  • You are only able to sample 4 quests, just so you can get an idea how it works. There are many quests that are available in the game, all of which will help you acquire “legendary” items or “epic” items (by defeating bosses.) The 2 quest branches to win the game without having to get kills, is not part of the demo kit. So if you’re wondering how you can face off against the Trinity, you’ll have to wait for the core game ­čśë
  • For the kit, we threw a few legendary weapons there just so you can gauge their power. There’s also one Epic Weapon for when you defeat a boss in the demo, but you can try it out if you want. There are a lot of location and landmark location variety missing in the kit. So don’t worry if you don’t see the Jolly Roger or if some of the basic lands are monotonous. We had to tweak some of the card stats to tailor make it to be playable for the demo.
  • There are only 3 minions and 1 boss type in the demo, whereas a lot more are part of the core game. Please ignore some of the card numbers on some of the cards as these were not the final cards.
  • Since November, we’ve made a fair amount of adjustments and edits, especially to some of the grammar and fonts/spacing.
  • Some gameplay mechanics are absent from the demo kit since there aren’t enough of the key cards to use them such as Backstab/Alliance Bonuses and stuff like that. Plus there are a few mechanics that were tweaked for the demo kit which you’ll see in the instructions.

Following the above disclaimer, I have two other important things to give you by the end of this week. Actually, VERY important….. The Demo Kit rules and an Instructional Video! Both will be posted so you can actually play the demo rather than just look at pretty pictures ­čÖé

For those who are going to print them out, we made a page of “Backs” and followed with the respective card pages. Obviously, you’ll need to use the “Back” files multiple times for all the “Fronts”. Anyway, if you have any questions, please let me know!

And here we go (There are 2 parts):

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/7h54pd17fez987j/AACFmSJ1uigSFtk-QVpOgvEya?dl=0

Refunds for Battle Royale Complete

Another great bit of news is that we’ve finally rounded up the last of the BATTLE ROYALE refunds. If you haven’t received your refund for the Minis Campaign yet, there’s good reason. We haven’t started on them yet. But this week and next, we’ll get to it. As for Battle Royale refunds that have some issues still and you have already sent us an email, rest assured we’ll take care of you this week. For those who missed the October deadline, once again….. we will not be issuing any more refunds. What we CAN offer you, is to post up your abandoned pledge on our online store and send you payment for it if someone pledges for it. But currently, we do have quite a bit of inventory that have been refunded back to us in October.

Which brings me to…..

For those who want to pledge for abandoned pledges…!

We just finished populating our online store and are ready to release them to you. We only uploaded pledges that have been refunded or are in the process of refunds, nothing more. Later, when we do have product inventory in, we will populate the site with them, but at close to MSRP pricing. So get these pledges WITH their stretch goals while you can!

http://artisticjusticegames.com/shop/

Ah, a VERY important thing to note…. all products will have to have shipping. Because our online store isn’t very innovative, we can’t separate the shipping for purchases from both campaigns. So instead of giving ourselves a headache, we’re going to eat some of the shipping costs. US is free where everywhere else is $25. This ends up being a cheaper for some countries and a bit more expensive for others. As well, for Battle Royale it’s more expensive, but for the Minis Campaign it’s cheaper than our campaign shipping. So I guess it’s a compromise ­čÖé

Raffle Winners

As a follow up from the last update, we’ll be sending out prizes this week. When you do receive them, definitely post up photos of them and tell us all how you like them! If you’re on BGG, you can post some photos on our Fairytale Games page as well. This also gives our fellow backers and new eyes to our universe a better sense of what they look/feel like (rather than just us showing off something that might get assumed as vaporware.)

Production Schedule

This week, I’ll be updating the google doc again. But frankly, we’ve been moving forward steadily so there’s not much to change (except for the internal assignments like posting videos and stuff.) Right now, we’re finishing up with prepping Battle Royale to be sent off to the printers along with some of the spinoff stuff (it should be completely submitted within the next 2-3 weeks in totality, box art and all.) Following, the next “big” thing would be receiving inventory of the Sacred40 minis in March. Those will be actual product and no longer proofs. I am REALLY excited about that.

I think to keep things organized and focused, we’ll be knocking things out one by one rather than scattering among trying to get all items out at one time. So once Battle Royale’s core is out to the printer, we’ll start finalizing Horror Edition. Keep in mind, I am not going to promise a demo kit for that this time around (to avoid shooting myself several times in the foot, face and gut). But you never know…. if it’s within our new time frame, we’ll be more than happy to post one up so you can see the new mechanics incorporated in that version.

To make this less wordy…

Since that was a lot to read, here’s a few iphone photos from our demo kit in action during the holidays.

Announcing some names!

Hi Everyone,

This is just a very quick follow-up update to announce the winners of the holiday raffle. Winners will receive a signed manufacture miniature from our last batch of minis campaign proofs (since we had quite a few extras sent to us.) As mentioned, 20 (we added one more to round it out) names were chosen from all our current list of campaign backers. Here are the winners:

  • Frost
  • ┬áNova Forge Enterprise
  • ┬áMichael Dalili
  • ┬áZarthemad
  • Bryan Behl
  • Jay
  • ┬áTom Davey
  • ┬áLily
  • ┬áTim Felts
  • ┬áLiz Engebrecht
  • ┬áHaily
  • ┬áCourtney Powell
  • ┬áDisrobed monk
  • ┬áMoneypenny
  • ┬áNed
  • ┬áEric
  • ┬áJohn Dossa
  • ┬áSVR The Boy
  • ┬áChristopher Brown
  • ┬áSimona Dostalova

All of these raffle winners will be contacted tomorrow via the KS messages just to confirm that you won. We’ll be sending out your winnings to you by next week. And among the 20, one of you will receive the Dr.Frankenstein+Frankenstein’s Monster combo. Congratulations to all of you!

Next Update

Yep, it’s one you really want to see. Something to see, something to download, really useful and cool stuff like that. See you this weekend!

Oops I forgot! (Continuing from the last update…)

I definitely had too good of a New Years cheer and completely forgot to upload these two minis that were part of the Manufacture Proofs we just received …

Golem
Golem
Steampunk Tik Tok
Steampunk Tik Tok

If you missed the other minis that we showcased, check our our last update from yesterday here:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/682539325/fairytale-games-the-miniatures-campaign/posts/1097134

For a holiday cheer!

In the spirit of the New Year, we wanted to do something fun. We have put aside some of the minis from this last manufacture proof run and will raffle them out individually to you all. So if you backed ANY of our campaigns, you are automatically entered. We have about 20 minis (including the two minis above) to raffle that will be signed by me to prove authenticity, making a total of 19 winners. Why 1 winner short? Because one winner will get a combo of Dr. Frankenstein and Frankenstein’s monster! (Why break them up, right?)

We’ll be announcing the winners next Wednesday so good luck to all of you and more importantly, wishing you all a wonderful and happy 2015!

Happy New Year Everyone!

Hi Everyone,

2014 was definitely a wild one, with many ups and downs. But most of all, a long journey of learning experiences at every turn. We’ve become stronger as a team and hopefully our efforts will begin to show in 2015. There’s a lot of exciting things to come this year and we’re very happy to have you here with us for it.

To kick off the New Year, we have something pretty cool to show you….

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Ok ok, Just kidding! No seriously …. IT WAS A JOKE!!!┬á(Please don’t kill me, there is NO Skirmish Wars).

In fact, the minis you see are from our newest batch of Manufacture Proofs! Let’s take a look and start off the New Year on an awesome foot forward ­čÖé

Want a closer look? Let’s do it!

Steampunk White Rabbit
Steampunk White Rabbit
Steampunk John Henry Steel
Steampunk John Henry Steel
Steampunk Little Mermaid
Steampunk Little Mermaid
Steampunk Tinker Bell
Steampunk Tinker Bell
Jack The Ripper
Jack The Ripper
Voodoo Doll
Voodoo Doll
Spring Heeled Jack
Spring Heeled Jack
Ichabod Crane (Front) ... We took more of a "Supernatural" look
Ichabod Crane (Front) … We took more of a “Supernatural” look
Ichabod Crane (Back) ... Notice the headless horseman's head!
Ichabod Crane (Back) … Notice the headless horseman’s head!
Dr, Frankenstein
Dr, Frankenstein
Frankenstein's Monster
Frankenstein’s Monster
Futakuchi Onna
Futakuchi Onna
Blackbeard
Blackbeard
Lu Bu
Lu Bu
Prince Charming
Prince Charming
Sheriff of Nottingham
Sheriff of Nottingham
Hulder (she has a hollow back like her folklore!)
Hulder (she has a hollow back like her folklore!)
Little Miss Muffet (and her spider)
Little Miss Muffet (and her spider)
Steampunk Twiddle Sisters
Steampunk Twiddle Sisters

And with that, we look forward to bringing you new updates on more campaign goodness as well as a continuing to update you when the manufacture starts shipping it to us. Right now, we are waiting on the last 2 batches of manufacture proofs (one batch will be made from the casts created from the master moulds you saw in our previous update and the other is the batch with Guan Yu in it) then we’ll be good to go! Good to go meaning that the boxes will be created with VAC trays and mass production will begin.

See you all in 2015!