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Update #6 – (Almost) 90% of the Way There!

Published on September 4, 2012 by in SlugNews

We are 10% away from funding the project!

We have a whole week to go and that makes our stretch goals absolutely within reach. Help us finish this Kickstarter with a bang! To those of you have been helping spread the word, THANK YOU! To the rest of you (you know who you are…) now’s the time to step up to the plate. Anything you can do to help bring more eyes to the project will go a long way! Seriously though, every little bit we get at this point will be going directly into making a better quality book.

Oh, and don’t forget the Stretch Goals – Drinking Condition Cards, and Tavern Tiles, and Adventures, oh my!

Wooden GII case:

Cliff finished the first Wooden Gambling? I’m In! box (available at the Games of Chance Pledge Level).

The box is solid hardwood (mahogany) with a hand forged steel knob, and gives you plenty of room for your brand new Gambling? I’m In! set. All of the pictured bits are included. Some one has already snached one of these up and there are only 4 left, so get them while they are available!

An Ode to the Tavern 

One of our most awesome backers, Roy Corey, has felt the same way about inns and taverns that we do for some time. He’s even written a song on the topic that we thought you all might enjoy!

You can check the video out here.

In his own words:

“We share a common interest in that ubiquitous plot-furthering location, the tavern. I’ve had a couple regular Pathfinder games where the characters were based out of a tavern, one of the craftier players actually made a scale version because we had such frequent encounters there. Because of all that and the various plot hooks that were game standards I wrote a ukulele song about it, an Ode to the Tavern.”

Update #4 – A Change of Scale

Published on August 28, 2012 by in SlugNews

The Book is Getting Bigger!

We have heard from a TON of people! Backers, fans, Gen Con attendees, and forum-goers have all been letting us know they want this book. They have also been letting us know what they want to see in it, including some things we didn’t think of before. Long story short, all your energy has gotten us nerding out about what we can do with this project. We’ve been reworking sections and expanding them with even more content.

For example, one Redditor asked if we would be covering the specifics of how long it takes to build a tavern. While we had expenses, materials, and the like covered, actually outlining the number of days/weeks/months/years needed to acquire the resources and fabricate the building will now also be included!

Long story short. We’ve been writing more, and all this stuff isn’t gonna fit into 48 pages!?

We thought about issuing a new stretch goal, but decided that if we are going to do this, we’re doing it right! So we are making a ‘slight’ change to the project… We don’t think any of you will mind though.

The Red Dragon Inn Guide to Inns and Taverns will be a full color 96-page sourcebook! 

What Does that Mean? 

That means folks who have already gotten on board are going to get a book that’s twice the size of the one they were already receiving. We are also altering our stretch goals:

$12,000 – Condition Cards: The Condition cards will help you track just how intoxicated your characters are getting. Everyone receiving a hardcover copy of the Guide will also receive 6 sets of condition cards, enough for a whole party of adventurers and a little bit extra! If you have a softcover or PDF reward coming your way we will make a Option for you to add them to your backer level.

$15,000 – Tavern Tiles: We will make print-and-play tavern tiles, allowing players to easily build their own tavern floorplans! These tiles will be made available for free on our website as a downloadable PDF.

$20,000 – “The Cursed Inn” Adventure! If we can reach the $20,000 level, we will send everyone who donates any amount amount at any level (even a dollar!) all also receive “The Cursed Inn”, A first level pathfinder adventure.

Wait? What? Did you just say an adventure? Yes, we did! Okay, we’ll come clean… The real goal of this campaign is not just raising the funds to put together an amazing sourcebook. We want to see if people are interested in SlugFest Games going into RPG-writing! We actually have an entire Campaign planned. If we can reach the $20,000 level, we will commit to releasing additional 96-page adventures that will tell the story of the founding of the first Red Dragon Inn!

“The Cursed Inn” will be the first adventure in the story. You see, there is this crazy dwarf named Warthorn Redbeard and he just bought this great inn… but it’s kind of cursed and infested with beasties… and that’s where you come in. He needs some heros to clean the place up… of course this will just be the beginning. Trust us, we have some awesome stuff planned!

We really want to tell this story, but we need to see you all supporting us! If we don’t hit that $20,000 mark, we will not be able to devote time into developing the adventure series right now. If you want to see SlugFest Games deliver another fantastic story, spread the word!

If you still haven’t checked out our Kickstarter click through bellow:

 

Happy Gaming!

Sam

Cliff

Red Dragon Inn Cosplay!

Published on August 24, 2012 by in Uncategorized

We’ve got our Red Dragon Swagger! (more…)

Doppelganger Tournament at Gen Con

Published on August 22, 2012 by in SlugNews

For the last few years at Gen Con, we’ve run a unique tournament: The Red Dragon Inn Doppelganger Tournament!  In this tournament, players are first randomly assigned to 2-4 player games in which each player plays the same character (i.e. 2-4 Zots, 2-4 Fionas, etc.). The last standing Gog or Serena at their table is declared the “real” character, and proceed to the semifinal matches.

This year we had the largest turnout we’ve ever had for the Doppelganger tourney: 38 players!  The first-round winners were:

  • Gog: Bobbie Almy from Michigan
  • Fleck: Joe Hopper from Chicago, IL
  • Zot: David Kowalski from Grand Rapids, MI
  • Dimli: Krista Borja from Indianapolis, IN
  • Fiona: Carrie McMichael from Greenfield, IN
  • Pooky: Charlie Schaefer from Greenfield, IN
  • Deirdre: Brandon Stepro from Corydon, IN
  • Gerki: Garrett Lindgren from Florida
  • Wizgille: Andria Mahl from Columbus, IN
  • Kaylin: Dusty Easley from Kingsford Heights, IN
  • Eve: Klaudia Stamatakis from Chicago, IL
  • Erin: Sarah Craft from Indianapolis, IN
  • Serena: Matthew Forsyth from Chicago, IL

The final table consisted of Deirdre, Kaylin, Wizgille, Pooky, Serena, and Gog. And in case there’s anyone out there who still thinks that there’s no skill involved in RDI, check this out. Final table player Matthew Forsyth (playing Serena) was last year’s champion! This guy knows how to play!

The final standings were:

  1. Pooky
  2. Kaylin
  3. Wizgille
  4. Serena
  5. Deirdre
  6. Gog

Doppelganger Finalists

Dusty Easley (Kaylin) and Charlie Schaefer (Pooky) play heads-up for the title.

A big thank-you to everyone who participated, and congratulations to our champion, Charlie Schaefer!

Red Dragon Inn 2 on The Gaming Gang

Published on August 20, 2012 by in SlugNews

Red Dragon Inn 2 was up for review by The Gaming Gang on Episode 45 of their podcast! You can check out their review for the game here.

Welcome to Gen Con!

Published on August 16, 2012 by in SlugCrew, SlugNews

Gen Con 2012 Booth

Setting up booth #2119. (more…)

So What Happened to the RDI 1 and 3 Restock?

Published on August 13, 2012 by in SlugNews

Bad news everyone! (more…)

Deluxe RDI Boards!

Published on August 12, 2012 by in SlugNews

Deluxe RDI Board

We are happy to to say that one of our friends and former SlugCrew will be laser cutting brand new deluxe RDI Boards! Barry has been a huge help in advising us on our own Kickstarter, and it only seems fit to let him tell you about his own awesome project!

Lyris Laser Studio creates laser-cut board game accessories that make your games faster, more organized, easier to learn, and easier to play. We put an emphasis on attractiveness and affordability, and we keep a huge variety of designs in stock, with more being added every day!

Lyris Laser Studio is currently active on Kickstarter, raising funds to improve our equipment and introduce new designs. We’ve been working closely with our backers, taking suggestions and improving our designs. You can check out my project here:

Lyris Laser Studios – Custom Cut Board Game Accessories

Thanks for your support!

Barry Figgins is the founder and lead designer of Lyris Laser Studio. A veteran of the online gaming industry, he’s now putting his design expertise and gaming intuition to work to bring organization and quality components to gamers around the world.

The Kickstarter is Live!

Published on August 12, 2012 by in SlugNews

It’s official, The Red Dragon Inn: Guide to Inns and Taverns is live on Kickstarter and you can check it out here!

If you hadn’t noticed, The Red Dragon Inn has been SlugFest Games’ most popular card game to date. We have filled the game with brilliant characters and fantastic stories to tell, and are extremely proud of the game. And thanks to you, we are constantly sold out of it!

We get asked a lot at conventions about roleplaying games. It’s obvious we draw a lot of our inspiration from tabletop tropes, and one thing that kept getting brought up was Pathfinder. We adore roleplaying games, and Pathfinder is one of our favorites. We started putting together character sheets for the Party, as well as new rules for drinking and gambling, and before too long, we where outlining histories and even adventure paths. When the dust cleared, we had the core to a sourcebook, and were excited to write more.

That’s where we need you. We are stoked to be writing a sourcebook. We are excited about even going on to write more material that’s Pathfinder compatible. The problem is we don’t know if YOU are as excited about it as we are. We’ll be at Gen Con with samples and plenty of info about the project, but I know there are more of you than the folks we’ll see next week. Visit the Kickstarter page. Check out our samples. Leave us feedback and tell us how we are doing, and what sort of stuff you want to see. If you are feeling generous, back the project. But most important, if you are as excited about this project as we are, spread the word!

Help make The Red Dragon Inn: Guide to Inns and Taverns a success!

The New Site is Live!

Published on August 10, 2012 by in SlugNews

Wo-aah! That was a lot of work the past few weeks! We are finally live with the brand new website thanks to the wizardry of Jeff’s web hacking talents and Sam and Cliff’s own brand of Photoshop magic.

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