We have arrived at the end of February 2021. It’s been 9 months since our Kickstarter and over 2 years since we began working on Kingless. Such a huge amount of our lives over the past 2 years have been dedicated to making Kingless (and Two19) as great as possible. Without a doubt, we could not have done this without the help of our backers and everyone involved in the development, design and testing of Kingless.
As of right now, the next part of the Kingless journey has come to fruition. All around the world, Kingless is starting to arrive with each of our amazing backers. If you have not received yours yet, hold on tight, you will be receiving it very soon!
Once you get your copy of Kingless, please share your favourite card(s) with us on the socials! Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Discord – Pick your pipe, we absolutely love hearing from our backers and fans of Kingless. Oh, and if you are a Nobel Tier backer, with box #2 or #19 – Get in touch! we want to send you a little something.
We are on BoardGameGeek as well. Please head over there and leave us a rating, that’s super important to help with the growth of Kingless.
It might look like a short update this month, but wow is it an exciting one!
Kicking off with Something a little different
A few days ago, we sat down with Josh, Nick and Dave from Neon City Daily to talk about Kingless on their Dev Spotlight podcast. If you have not heard of Neon City Daily, check them out! They are a local (to us anyway) group doing some awesome work with their various podcast offerings. While they mainly focus on video games, they also have some board game devs on, like us!
The Episode will be going live on the 4th of October – You can check out the podcast over on their website or search Neon City Daily on your podcast player of choice.
Now for something even more exciting… Our pre-production model is on the way!
That’s right, we have been hard at work getting all the files proofed and signed off. PandaGM has been amazing at helping us through the process. The team over there is absolutely fantastic and without doubt, we are in great hands.
Right now, the first-ever, pre-production copy of Kingless landed in Australia and is making it’s way to the Two19 HQ. It should only be a matter of days before we get our hands on it now!
This is a huge step in the development of Kingless. Once we have spent some time with the PPC, checking, checking and checking again, we will be moving into full-scale manufacturing.
We will be teasing some photos of the PPC when we have it – so again, keep an eye on the social channels for a first look! But we will, of course, share a roundup in our next update with you all.
Get into the head of Two19’s Director of Games Design and play the songs that inspired Kingless! kinda…
Two19 Expedition Map
Back in August, we mentioned we were working on a public roadmap for Two19. Well, here it is! You can read the full announcement over on The Big Milkshake. But in short, The Expedition Map is an overview of everything going on at Two19.
We wanted to provide a way for people to see what we were up to, whenever they wanted. Not only on the current status of Kingless but everything that is going on behind the scenes at Two19.
Join us again next month when we’ll return with even more exciting news. Who knows what’s going to happen between now and then!
Until next time… stay safe and join us on Discord! 👋 – As a backer, if you use the !backer command, you will gain access to the backer lounge channel and role.
Welcome to the end of July! This month, we come bearing news, updates, and a freebie! Let’s jump straight in…
We are done! The artwork is now 100% complete. All the new cards have been through rigorous playtesting to make sure nothing has broken and we have not thrown off the balance.
This work has, unfortunately, put us a little behind schedule. We had planned to run a live stream this month, but we wanted to take the time to make sure everything is right. especially the new artwork. This has resulted in not being able to to put together the new deck to live stream with. As we start to package up all the artwork over the next couple of weeks, we will have a better estimate as to when we can run these live streams. Keep an eye on our socials for more information. Super exciting news here, we have now finished all the artwork for the new cards! It has taken a little longer than expected, but I am sure you will agree, these look amazing!
In the interest of being open with all of our backers (and anyone else reading this, hi! 👋). We wanted to share some more information on our timeline.
We are currently a couple of weeks behind schedule. Our plan was that we would have all the artwork ready to go by mid-July. Unfortunately, as these things do, it has taken a little longer than expected. This delay shouldn’t push out our delivery for the end of the year. But as we get more information throughout the manufacturing process we will let you know.
Our August update should be a little more production orientated!
Two19 Public Roadmap
We are in the process of building a public roadmap for Two19. This roadmap will display not only the info for Kingless but also any other current and future projects by Two19. The hope is, any time you are interested in seeing where are at in the development process, you will be able to jump in and get an overview.
We are still planning this out at the moment, but keep an eye on our socials for an announcement in the future. We think this will be a really handy tool for our future and keeping everyone in the loop with our progress.
Everyone loves a freebie!
We wanted to say thank you to everyone for supporting our Kickstarter by giving away a little freebie this month.
We have worked with the extremely talented Remy Loz to put together this absolutely beautiful background.
Remy has a distinct minimalist art style. This scene is Remy’s interpretation of the Hammer & Crown at sunset. You can download the background in full 5K Resolution from our Google drive. (be warned, It’s a big file!).
I hope you like this as much as we do. Feel free to share this around!
We have some pretty awesome Two19 and Kingless T-shirts up on our merch store. There are some cool Kingless Dwarf T’s coming soon as well so keep an eye out.
That’s a wrap for July! Please take care and we shall see you in August!
June is almost over and we got our June update in just-in-time!
We have been really busy this month preparing all our artwork for print. We still have 3 of the 10 new cards left to draw and then we are done! While we are on the topic of new cards, we wanted to share a couple of the sketches…
We have had great fun building these new cards, we know you are going to love them when you get your copy of Kingless later in the year.
The design of the rules is now complete, minus a few changes in the layout of the text. Once that final coat of varnish is dried, we will share the full versions. But to give you an idea of how it’s looking, here is a small screenshot.
Since we designed Kingless to be fast and easy to play, we felt a folded sheet suited the nature of the rules better than forcing you to thumb through pages of a booklet.
Rather than having a wordy list, we wanted to have a large reference guide for individual card effects, along with supporting imagery. You will find this on the reverse side of the rule sheet so you can easily refer to it as you play if required.
We thought it would be cool to run some live streams of Kingless. Over the next few weeks, we will lock in a date/time and announce via our social media channels. We would love for you to join us in a round or two of Kingless. Don’t worry if you can’t make it, we will record and put the videos up on our YouTube channel.
In the interest of being open, we wanted to share some details on our timeline. This is all subject to change, of course. We hope to have the remaining cards complete and signed off by the middle of July. This will allow us to have the proofs ready with the manufacturer (Panda Game Manufacturing) and start the process of manufacturing shortly after that.
As we have more concrete dates we will provide further updates. But at this stage, we are on track!
July is going to be a big month, so look out for our update in a few weeks time.
As always, hit us up on the socials with any questions or just drop by and say hi!
See you in July 👋
Alex, Nathan and Sebastian.
P.S. We now have an official Merch store on Cotton Bureau. If you’re interested in a Kingless or Limited Edition Two19 T-shirt, they are now available! We would love to grow this over time, so if there is anything you would like to see, let us know! https://cottonbureau.com/people/two19