Shadows of Kilforth: A Fantasy Quest Game for 1-4 heroes

Created by Tristan Hall

RPG-based adventure card game of gothic high fantasy for 1-4 heroes, and sequel to the award winning Gloom of Kilforth by Tristan Hall

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Shadows of Kilforth, July 2019 - GenCon!!
20 days ago – Tue, Jul 30, 2019 at 01:47:50 AM

Hey everyone, how's it going?

It's a particularly crazy month here at HoN HQ (otherwise I'd have updated you earlier): our latest gorgeous game Lifeform ( https://lifeform.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders ) is currently landing with backers, we're finalising all of the files for Shadows of Kilforth, plus preparing to launch the Kickstarter for 1565, St Elmo’s Pay - there is simply not enough chaos in our lives right now; so we moved house a few days ago, and I’m flying to GenCon in a few hours too...  :D

SoK Progress Report

All of the delicious final art is in, including the extra commissions for the stretch goal stuff. Once again, like Gloom of Kilforth before it, Shadows of Kilforth is going to look utterly outstanding on your gaming tables.

All of the final cards have been sent to our crack team of special forces play-testers for a last round of scrutinising, breaking, spell-checking, and sanity-proofing and the feedback has been brilliant. Even when someone spots a typo it feels like a minor victory because we're tightening that web ever closer to bring the best possible quality we can.

We're sending the approved files (box art, etc.) to the printers and we're over 90% through the check-list of stuff that we need to do before we can begin production in earnest. Ultimately the actual start of manufacturing will depend on the factory's timelines of availability, but we are in regular contact with them so fingers crossed everything should progress smoothly.

GenCon Events!!

I've managed to book two GenCon events, details below, each of which is an excuse for me to say hello and thank you to US backers, sign games, and chat about geek stuff. I requested that there be no charge for either event as it's just a meet and greet but GenCon has slapped a $2 fee on for tickets anyway for use of their table space. It would be great to see some of you at the show if you're going and this just gives us an organised way to do it, but if you do see me at the show anyway be sure to say hello as I will be an English fish out of water in any case!

1066, Tears to Many Mothers GenCon Event 1 of 2

Start Date & Time: Thursday at 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM

Location: Stadium: Field : Blue : 13--14 

https://www.gencon.com/events/166398


Gloom of Kilforth GenCon Event 2 of 2

Start Date & Time: Friday at 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM

Location: Stadium : Field : Blue : 29--30

https://www.gencon.com/events/166399


Outcast + Shopkeeper added to SoK!!

Two reprinted cards for the misprinted Shopkeeper from Gloom of Kilforth (2nd print run) and the confusingly worded Outcast from the Encounters expansion have been added into Shadows of Kilforth. We'll add a note explaining their existence for any newbies too but wanted to let you know here as well.

Extra Polymorph Spell added to the Adventures expansion

One bonus spell 'Polymorph' has been added to the Spell deck for Shadows of Kilforth because of, well hey, we just love ya. Consider it a secret bonus stretch goal!

Reviews!!

Here are some more great Gloom of Kilforth reviews to whet your appetite whilst we wait for the Shadows to consume us...

Gloom Of Kilforth — Dark N’ Stormy

https://bigbossbattle.com/gloom-of-kilforth-dark-n-stormy/

ENGN 144 – Kickstarter Roundup: Fantasy Throwdown

https://boardgamersanonymous.com/engn-144-kickstarter-roundup-fantasy-throwdown/?fbclid=IwAR0JkP5SY3sMsQTFkwo7ty6nVL3xJ0X-ERyCO169brnie9i3myIoyHnyxds

With GenCon and other life stuff happening for the next couple of weeks I won't be around as much on social but if you have anything urgent you can still email me directly (ninjadorg at gmail.com) and pop URGENT in the message title. If you’re waiting on Lifeform, do not panic, it will be with you within the next couple of weeks. And if you have any rules questions and stuff about any of our games the experts are all on hand here to deal with your queries. I’ll be back!

Ciao for now,

Tristan xx

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BackerKit PM Open Another 48 Hours!!
3 months ago – Wed, Jun 05, 2019 at 01:50:43 AM

Hi guys, 

Following your feedback this is just a very quick note to say that I've now reopened all of your pledges in BackerKit for another 48 hours from now to give you some extra time to finalise your orders. 

If you want to add anything else to your order after 48 hours you will have to message me directly - but I cannot promise that I will be able to accommodate you because we need to lock in these numbers so that we can get everything set up and ready for you guys to get your game loot as soon as possible! :)

Cheers peeps,


Tristan xx

Shadows of Kilforth, June 2019: pledge manager funds will be collected in 48 hours
3 months ago – Mon, Jun 03, 2019 at 07:49:43 PM

Greetings Shadow Wanderers,

I hope you're absolutely dancing a jig of happiness on this bright Monday morning, because we are totally shattered after UK Games Expo! More on that in a bit, but now here's an important message...

BackerKit Pledge Manager: Cards will be charged and funds will be taken in 48 hours. After this the game prices will update to RRP in BackerKit so please don't miss out!!

Thank you to the vast majority of you who have already completed your BackerKit orders. To those of you who haven't: the pledge manager Kickstarter discounts are now ending, and orders paid by PayPal have already been locked. If you're paying by card you still have two days to complete your pledge orders, after which time everyone's orders will be locked and cards will be charged. Then the Kickstarter discounts will end, and prices will revert to RRP in the BackerKit pre-order store in line with our commitments to our retailers.

If you need any help or have any comments or questions about this please email us directly via francesca at hallornothingproductions.co.uk

Please note that you will still be able to change your address right up until fulfilment begins.

Playmats!!

The prototype Hero Playmats are looking blooming spiffy with the fancy stitched edges - check out all 4 of these beauties below, still available to add to your order in the pledge manager. As my mum always used to say about Saturday Morning sweets and treats: when they're gone, they're gone!

Comet Playmat
Comet Playmat
Visitation Playmat
Visitation Playmat
War Playmat
War Playmat
Whipping Snow Playmat (the crinkle on the left flattened out fine, I was just in a hurry to get the pics taken and uploaded!)
Whipping Snow Playmat (the crinkle on the left flattened out fine, I was just in a hurry to get the pics taken and uploaded!)

And here's an earlier prototype of the world playmat - the final version will have stitched edges as well and sport the Shadows of Kilforth logo too:

World Playmat (unstitched)
World Playmat (unstitched)

We've tried roll tube packaging and flat packaging for the playmats via international post and both worked out fine, but flat packaging is easier and more cost effective for all of us so that's what we're going to do.  

UK Games Expo 2019

We had an absolute belter of a time meeting so many cool gamers and talking everything gameage all weekend. I've taken a vow of silence for the next week or so to allow my throat to recover from chattering non-stop the whole time! :D Here are some photos from the show:

The HoN booth pre-show
The HoN booth pre-show
Martin Wallace came to check out 1066, Tears to Many Mothers and I got a teeny bit starstruck
Martin Wallace came to check out 1066, Tears to Many Mothers and I got a teeny bit starstruck
The HoN Team for the weekend: big thanks to legends Leki and Sam for manning the booth with us, to wunderkind game designer Mark Chaplin for demoing Lifeform to the masses, and of course to the amazing Francesca for being the Hall to my Nothing!
The HoN Team for the weekend: big thanks to legends Leki and Sam for manning the booth with us, to wunderkind game designer Mark Chaplin for demoing Lifeform to the masses, and of course to the amazing Francesca for being the Hall to my Nothing!
Francesca teaches 1066, Tears to Many Mothers
Francesca teaches 1066, Tears to Many Mothers
The HoN Stand Shadows of Kilforth art - thanks to lovely backer Alex Teng for the photo
The HoN Stand Shadows of Kilforth art - thanks to lovely backer Alex Teng for the photo
Mark Chaplin demos Lifeform with Ready Steady Play
Mark Chaplin demos Lifeform with Ready Steady Play
BoardChitless' Leki teaches Shadows of Kilforth
BoardChitless' Leki teaches Shadows of Kilforth
UKGE Press Preview for 1066, Tears to Many Mothers and Shadows of Kilforth
UKGE Press Preview for 1066, Tears to Many Mothers and Shadows of Kilforth
The team still alive at the show's end...
The team still alive at the show's end...

Ciao for now peeps, have a most excellent week!


Tristan xx


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Shadows of Kilforth May 2019: Pledge Manager is Live and the Surveys are out!!
4 months ago – Fri, May 03, 2019 at 02:55:23 AM

Howdy fair folk of Kilforth!

Hope you're enjoying this beautiful Friday morning - it's absolutely tipping it down with rain here in sunny Manchester, which is no surprise to anyone. But our spirits are high, because we've been beavering away this last month working in the shadows on the pledge manager for... Shadows. And it became somewhat more logistically complicated when we added Gloom of Kilforth and all its expansions to BackerKit! 

Yes, it's done - you spoke, we listened, and a third print run of Gloom of Kilforth will be underway to ship along with Shadows of Kilforth for those of you who opt for it.

BackerKit Pledge Manager is Live and the Surveys are out!!

All of the BackerKit surveys have now gone out...

We had a successful smoke test yesterday - thank you to those  of you who already filled in your surveys, it really really helps us to get organised when we receive this information from you sooner rather than later - and now every one of you should have access to the BackerKit pledge manager. Here you will be able to finalise your shipping and pledge info, and also add in anything you might have missed from the campaign including all of the expansions for both games, and any of the gorgeous playmats, which are compatible with Shadows of Kilforth and Gloom of Kilforth.

If you did not get the invite (maybe it was lost in the gloom of your junk filters), or if you have any trouble logging in, or if you lost your survey email just click here and log in:

https://shadows-of-kilforth.backerkit.com

Everything should be fairly straightforward as you literally just click on the stuff that you like, but if you have any questions or issues or comments or if you just want to tell Francesca how lovely her music is just email us directly - francesca at hallornothingproductions.co.uk - we're here to help you.

As promised, we'll fix the Kickstarter discounts in place for you for Shadows of Kilforth for another month before the game prices are updated to RRP. 

Evalfor Seina
Evalfor Seina

UK Games Expo 2019

Francesca Hall and I will be representing Hall or Nothing at UK Games Expo 31st May - so come and say hello at stand 1-1016. UKGE is our favourite convention - it's the first one I went to as a punter many years ago, and it's an absolute privilege to now have a stand there to demo our games, and also to be a sponsor of the event, but the most fun bit of all is to meet you guys and talk about games and other cool stuff! Here's a quick dose of what we got up to last year:

We can't wait to deliver Shadows of Kilforth to you - the next beautiful game in the fantasy world that has become my second home - and we hope you'll join us for many more adventures to come. We'll keep you updated with progress development on Shadows as we go of course. And for those of you interested in our other offerings our third game, the alien themed sci-fi horror Lifeform is about to ship out from China and is still available for pre-order through BackerKit. And if you love gorgeously illustrated historically themed games (perhaps you already played our sophomore game 1066, Tears to Many Mothers?) we will be back on Kickstarter later this summer with our next campaign for 1565, St Elmo's Pay...

One of the 100+ unique images from 1565, St Elmo's Pay
One of the 100+ unique images from 1565, St Elmo's Pay

That's all for now folks, 

Cheer-o!

Tristan xx

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Would you like to see Gloom of Kilforth + expansions available in the pledge manager?
5 months ago – Mon, Apr 01, 2019 at 02:07:44 AM

Hi guys, more of you are asking for this since we sold out so we're just gauging interest for a very limited reprint run of Gloom of Kilforth (+ expansions) to print alongside Shadows of Kilforth. So...

Would you like to see Gloom of Kilforth + expansions available in the pledge manager?

If you are interested in purchasing Gloom of Kilforth (and/or expansions) please post a simple "Yes" in the comments section below this update. 

Please do not post a "Yes" in the main comments section instead as that would just be confusing.

You do not need to reply if you're not interested/have already ordered it/own it/etc...

Cheers to all of you, you wonderful peeps - can't believe we only have 3 hours left now!

Tristan xx