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Vadoran Gardens & Rise to Nobility on Polyhedron Collider!

So, sometimes things like this happen.

Two games that I have worked on get reviewed at the same time by the boys over @ Polyhedron Collider gaming podcast. And, to make it even more eye-wateringly strange they also devote half the show to talking about AD&D; a game I spent my formative years in.

If you want to hear what the inside of Ian’s head is like (which would be me, by the way), then this episode pretty much sums it up. I don’t know if that’s a good thing or a bad thing XD

A great show once again, reviewing Vadoran Gardens (the City of Games second game that is available right now over here on Kickstarter) and Rise to Nobility from Final Frontier Games shipping now.


The City of Kings: Ancient Allies & Vadoran Gardens on Kickstarter!


Comrades, Kittlings, and Drekkheads, lookit!

Back by public demand, The City of Kings has returned to Kickstarter as of today, and brings with it new content in the form of 4 X new World Packs and our brand-new game Vadoran Gardens.


What’s It Got?


First, a complete reprint of the full game (including all previous stretch goals) in both Adventurer and Deluxe editions. Mr. Frank has always wanted to do a reprint, and one of the most frustrating things about the original Kickstarter was not getting it to as many players who wanted it!


World Packs:

1 X Yanna Stormtree & Kuma the Old Character Pack.

1 X Rapuil and Neoba Olembe Character Pack.

Four entirely new heroes to add to the defence of the City (in two sets of two) with their own campaign-style stories and bosses. Each set has been carefully crafted by our arting wizard Miguel Da Silva, and add new dimensions to the game in the form of some unique skills and games mechanics (including sidereal characters; a pet wyvern and a giant armoured turtle!). AND MINIATURES!


1 X Side Quest Pack.

50 Vesh-smitingly new quests to add to your world (whatever edition or combination you’ve got), including more of an insight into the world itself, as well as some new games mechanics.

1 X Hero Pack.

And this. THIIIIIIIS. 6 hand-sculpted 32mm miniatures in the same series as the Character Packs, blank for you to paint yourself. I am thinking very seriously about a rudeboy two-tone Calamis.


Vadoran Gardens

You can add-on a copy of this newest addition to the City-verse; a game about gardening and learning in the Sacred Gardens of the Vadora. This is a different take on the world of Vesh and the City, with entirely different game-play (it’s a card-drafting game, where you connect different ‘paths’ of land alongside doing training tasks).


The School of Games

And if all of that wasn’t enough, during the 31 days of this Kickstarter, The City of Games will also be running an online adventure, with new print-and-play quests released every day [yes. you read that right. every single goddamn day. we dont need sleep. we live on herojuice.]. In the spirit of the City, it’s collaborative, so every task that anyone completes will help you win XP, and the more money raised in the KS gives XP too. The prize? Unique content for the game!


The City of Kings

The City’s Tweetertowers



Vadoran Gardens Sneak Review on Creaking Shelves

A lovely little review on the next City game over on Creaking Shelves.

“It’s a really neat approach to expanding on the success of a huge, thematic, game like City of Kings. Especially for a small Kickstarter based company with only that one game under its belt. It provides a hook into a, mechanically, very different game for all the fans of the first(…)

So… what’s all this about gardening?

Vadoran Gardens is about going for a walk in a garden. A pretty garden made up of square tiles filled with dirt flower beds, statue dotted ponds, animal filled lawns and… sand. Coarse, nasty sand, it gets everywhere! And doesn’t score you any points.”

I’m biased and I love all the City Games, of course – but I can also say what a treat it was to help out on this. With a slightly younger aesthetic (recommended age 8+) Vadoran Gardens centers around just one aspect of the City of Kings universe: the retirement of Old V’Sheel, the Vadoran Priestess in the City, and the selection and training of the new acolytes. There are still a few places in the City-world where Vesh Darkhand hasn’t reached his foul claws!

And the Gardens will be opening soon, as a part of the new Kickstarter that Mr. Frank has announced, and afterwards available through online webstore/retail.


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