The City of Kings: Ancient Allies and Vadoran Gardens

Created by Frank West

You and up to three friends must try to reclaim the realms. Explore, gather, trade and customise your hero to prepare for battle!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Day 2: The Lost Pendants
9 months ago – Fri, May 11, 2018 at 03:39:35 PM

Can you believe we raised over £150,000 in our first 24 hours? That’s over 50% of what we raised in the first campaign! You are incredible, I don’t know where we will end up but whatever happens now, thank you!  

I am putting together some timelines for live streams and will get some information released about this soon. Let me know if there is anything specific you would like to see!

Geek & Sundry have just released a fantastic review of The City of Kings and I thought some of you might like to read it!  

The School of Games  

The first day of the school of games went well! So far the first 5 questions have been answered and the quest is complete, but we still have the bonus question for another 1 XP! 

Does anyone know Brutius’ favourite chef?  

Day 2 - The Lost Pendants

Day 4: The World Bestiary
9 months ago – Fri, May 11, 2018 at 03:39:16 PM


Are you ready for the weekend? It's been a crazy few days and it is really sunny here in England, I'm looking forward to going out for a picnic this evening with Sara.

Yesterday I sent out the Day 3 update via social media and our website, but I wanted to bring you all up to speed in case you missed it!

Day 3 - The Games Festivals

I have received 6 photos so far and we're nearly half way there to the first reward! I'm looking forward to seeing some more game faces over the weekend.

If you don't want your full face in the photo, I'll accept an arm or a foot!
If you don't want your full face in the photo, I'll accept an arm or a foot!

Day 4 - The World Bestiary

With the weekend about to start I thought we would take a different path and let those with some time to spare show us their skills.

 Now don't worry, it doesn't have to be a master piece - As long as I can work out what it's meant to be then I'll accept it!

Have a fantastic weekend everyone and keep spreading the word, the further this campaign goes, the more I'll be able to continue to dedicate myself to growing it in the months to come.

- Frank

Day 6 - The First Exam
9 months ago – Fri, May 11, 2018 at 03:38:59 PM

Hey, how's your weekend going? We're getting to the end of Sunday here and I want to start by thanking you all for sharing the campaign over the weekend. It's been amazing to see so many people discussing it all over the web, thank you!

The School of Games

Your efforts in the School of Games haven't gone unnoticed and to date we've unlocked 5 new scenarios, including a special seasonal one increasing the total number of scenarios from 12 to 17, nearly a 50% increase and we're only in the first week!

Day 5

Yesterday I announced the day 5 quest over social media and we've already had 12 submissions, so we're only 3 away from the first reward. As of this update you can now submit your ideas as comments in this post.

 Day 6

Are you ready for day 6?

 It was fantastic to see all the searching for the answers of the day 1 questions so I'm really looking forward to seeing how this goes.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone!

- Frank

Day 9: Choose your Adventure
9 months ago – Fri, May 11, 2018 at 03:38:47 PM

Hey everyone, how’s your week going?

I’ve been having a fantastic time looking through all the photos and pictures you have submitted for the various day quests, some of you are very talented (and a few of you, well you tried!).

It's wonderful to see people of all ages playing The City of Kings
It's wonderful to see people of all ages playing The City of Kings

The campaigns now into it’s second week and we’re still gaining new people every day, thank you for joining us, it means everything to me!

For the past week we’ve been running the School of Games, which is our daily side quests to unlock more content for the game, which sits alongside the funds raised. I thought I’d take a moment to do a progress update!

Quest Update  

  • Day 1 – Complete, including bonus!  
  • Day 2 – Complete
  • Day 3 – Option A is complete, but we still need 5 more photos to get option B!  
  • Day 4 – Complete
  • Day 5 – Complete
  • Day 6 – Complete

Here's a selection of some of the fantastic drawings we received (I'll release more in future updates).

In total you've earned 16xp from quests (and 22xp from funding) which in itself has added several new scenarios to the game. Let's see what else we can achieve in the coming weeks.

New quests

Since the last update I have released Day 7 and 8 via social media, here they are for those who haven’t seen them yet.

For those of you thinking this isn't possible, here's a fantastic example that got sent over yesterday!

 Day 9 

Are you ready for the next quest?

A note on Brazil

Earlier this week I received notification that our fulfilment company could no longer ship to Brazil due to increased complications with customs. As such, I'm very sorry to say I can no longer offer The City of Kings to anyone in Brazil at this time. I will continue looking for options, but please note anyone from Brazil who has backed the project, may end up having their funds refunded.

Until next time

Tomorrow I am spending the day with Ian doing a World Building exercise to grow The City of Kings, I look forward to sharing the results with you soon!

- Frank

Day 12: Live streaming next week!
9 months ago – Fri, May 11, 2018 at 03:38:36 PM

Hey everyone, happy Saturday! 

I hope you all have some great plans for the weekend and are enjoying a few games to celebrate international tabletop day!

Live Stream

I'm pleased to confirm I will be live streaming on Wednesday and intend to walk through some of the basics of both The City of Kings and Vadoran Gardens whilst answering your questions. You can submit questions in advance and get a notification of the stream going live here:

Linda's beautiful T'Lorra drawing submitted for the Day 4 quest.
Linda's beautiful T'Lorra drawing submitted for the Day 4 quest.

 The School of Games

Day 9: Have you ever wanted to write a side quest? Then submit your idea here and it might make it into the game (with credit going to you), not to mention you can help complete the Day 9 quest!

Day 10: Perhaps this was a little too hard? As we're still looking for some answers! As of now, I'm opening the comments section of this update up for answers too. Feel free to post them here.

Day 11: How well do you know Vadoran Gardens? I've had a few correct answers submitted, but before I give it away, does anyone else want to try and work out the score in this game?

Congratulations to Cory!

The day 7 stacking quest has proven to be much harder than I expected, so I'm going to be celebrating everyone who completes the 16-token challenge. Today a massive congratulations goes to Cory! The second person to successfully tackle the quest.

Day 12: 

And now, for the next quest!

 Have a fantastic weekend everyone, and good luck!