The Thornwatch Kickstarter was a huge success but it’s possible that you missed the opportunity to back it. Don’t worry, If you missed the campaign you’ve got another opportunity to get in on all the cool stuff we offered. We’ve got a PledgeManager page set up for Thornwatch that will allow you to preorder the game from now until April 21st. You can get the base set, the Dark of the Wood expansion, the acrylic pawns for both sets, and the deluxe wood box from Dapper Devil.
(Dark of the Wood concept art)
If you have somehow managed to miss all my posts about Thornwatch, here’s how the folks at Lone Shark games describe the project.
Thornwatch is a graphic novel adventure created by Penny Arcade and Lone Shark Games. It is designed by Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins of Penny Arcade and Mike Selinker, Chad Brown, and Rodney Thompson of Lone Shark Games. It bridges the gap between board games and RPGs, the first of three interlocking games in the Eyrewood Adventures line. Through the game’s unique modular storytelling structure, players get the experience of an RPG in a board game. Thornwatch can be pulled off the shelf for 60 minutes of fun, or provide 2+ hours of epic adventure. It is a visually arresting game, unlike anything we’ve ever made before. When you play Thornwatch, you are inside a comic book story of your own making.
I am in the asset creation phase now. After working on it for years, I’m actually drawing the stuff that will go in the box now which is pretty exciting. I’m also assembling a little team of artists to help me bring it all together. It’s a big game that needs a ton of art and I’ve found some really talented folks to help me. Nick Trujillo who you might remember from Strip Search is working on the paintings that will become our map tiles. I’ve also enlisted the incredibly talented Aviv Or to help me with the comic book style story boards that you will use to build your adventures. It’s going to be a beautiful game and you can still get in on all of the cool Kickstarter action (for a little bit longer) via our PledgeManger page. Thanks so much for all your support, this project has been in the works for a long time but we can finally see the finish line!