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 14 - Keep Safe
9 months ago – Fri, May 11, 2018 at 03:38:17 PM

Hey everyone,

It’s the end of the second week of our Kickstarter campaign and things have been amazing, we're just coming up to 1/4 of a million pounds which seems like a crazy amount. Thank you all for being so great and spreading the word, I can't thank you enough!

During the last couple of weeks we've continued to receive loads of great photos and drawings, so thank you to everyone sending them in. You can email yours to frank@tcokgame.com if you wish!

Featuring magic flying hands and tear inducing stat bar organisation!
Featuring magic flying hands and tear inducing stat bar organisation!
Congratulations to Pita, successful token stacker number 3!
Congratulations to Pita, successful token stacker number 3!
An awesome Earthshaker, Vyliria duo from Kristina!
An awesome Earthshaker, Vyliria duo from Kristina!

 Day 14 begins!

I hope you have a fantastic week, and I look forward to spending the second half of this campaign with you!

- Frank

Day 17: Burnt Cakes
9 months ago – Fri, May 11, 2018 at 03:37:47 PM

Hey everyone, 

It is Day 17 of the Kickstarter campaign and that means we're just over half way! A lot of people have joined since the last update and I wanted to welcome you all and thank you for supporting the project, it means the world to us.

Live Stream

Unfortunately, yesterdays live stream didn't happen due to some technical issues with Kickstarter. I've emailed them and I'm currently trying to get this resolved, it's a real shame as I've never had streaming problems before, so I'm hoping this was a one-off issue. As soon as we get the problem fixed I will organise another stream. I'm very sorry to all of you who turned up and had nothing to watch!

Celebrations

On a positive note, another fantastic person has achieved the stacking challenge!

Congratulations to AccesofDeath7!
Congratulations to AccesofDeath7!
 

 Not only did they manage to stack 16 tokens, but they also created a scene around the tower! We've now got 4 of the required 7 photos to complete the day 7 quest, can anyone top this?

I continue to receive artwork and it's incredible, I will keep sharing it in each update, if you've created something feel free to email frank@tcokgame.com and I'll share it later in the campaign!

Lionel took on Vyliria and created something amazing!
Lionel took on Vyliria and created something amazing!

 The School of Games

Here is the current progress:

  • Day 1 - Complete
  • Day 2 - Complete
  • Day 3 - Completed option A, still need more for option B
  • Day 4 - Complete
  • Day 5 - Complete
  • Day 6 - Complete
  • Day 7 - 4 out of 7 done
  • Day 8 - 1 out of 5 done
  • Day 9 - 7 out of 10 done
  • Day 10 - Not complete
  • Day 11 - Complete
  • Day 12 - Completed option A, still need more for option B
  • Day 13 - Complete
  • Day 14 - Complete
  • Day 15 - Not complete
  • Day 16 - Complete

You can see a complete list of all the daily quests along with instructions for what you need to do here:

http://thecityofkings.com/news/the-school-of-games/

Day 17 - Burnt Cakes

Is anyone hungry?

 I hope you all enjoy the rest of your week!

- Frank

Day 22: The Foul Winds of Vesh!
9 months ago – Fri, May 11, 2018 at 09:14:22 AM

Hey everyone!

I wanted to send out a quick update to tell everyone about the live stream tonight, it starts in just under 4 hours.

You can access the stream by visiting the Kickstarter page or this link: 

https://live.kickstarter.com/frank-west/live/lets-chat-about-the-city-of-kings-and-vadoran-gardens-1

It's going to be a great opportunity to chat and answer all your questions, I hope you pop by and say hello!

Apologies to all those who missed the previous announcement!

The School of Games

The pet photos have started rolling in and so far, our cat lovers massively out number our dog fans, perhaps this is a Vesh conspiracy?

I am pleased to confirm The City of Kings can be enjoyed by cats, as well as humans.

Is this the end of T'Lorra?
Is this the end of T'Lorra?

  For anyone wondering whether they need a bigger box, it's always worth remembering they make great homes for cats!

 Day 22 begins!

 I look forward to chatting with some of you in a few hours, and I hope the rest of you have a great week!

- Frank

Day 21: Cornered
9 months ago – Thu, May 10, 2018 at 05:40:16 PM

Hey everyone,

Did you have a good weekend? It's been amazing here in England, the hottest days of the year so far!

More amazingly though is the fact we have now reached 3000 backers, your comments and willingness to spread the campaign never cease to amaze me.

I've received so many amazing photos this week I can't get them all in this update, but I will continue to share them over the coming days, so keep them coming!

Greg and Paul join the ranks of stacking champions, amazing job guys! It looks like we might actually reach our goal.
Greg and Paul join the ranks of stacking champions, amazing job guys! It looks like we might actually reach our goal.
René kicks off our landmark photos with a fantastic photo of The City of Kings outside Elbphilharmonie, great job!
René kicks off our landmark photos with a fantastic photo of The City of Kings outside Elbphilharmonie, great job!
Pita has made some "resourceful" cookies, kicking off the food quest!
Pita has made some "resourceful" cookies, kicking off the food quest!
I'm not sure whether the lizard is fighting for or against Vesh, but our heroes may have a challenge either way! Fantastic job Jon.
I'm not sure whether the lizard is fighting for or against Vesh, but our heroes may have a challenge either way! Fantastic job Jon.

 You can submit your drawings and photos to frank@tcokgame.com. We are still looking for more food, pets, landmarks, drawings and stacking champions!

Live Stream

Kickstarter have reported the streaming problems have been resolved and I will be live streaming tomorrow!

You can get notified of the stream going live, or ask your questions here:

https://live.kickstarter.com/frank-west/live/lets-chat-about-the-city-of-kings-and-vadoran-gardens-1

The School of Games

Here are the daily quests for the past few days!

Day 18

 Day 19

 Day 20

 Day 21

I hope you all have a fantastic week and I look forward to chatting with you tomorrow on the live stream!

- Frank

Day 1: The adventure begins & The School of Games
9 months ago – Wed, May 09, 2018 at 02:03:31 AM

Hello!

What an incredible start to the campaign, we didn't only fund in an hour, but we've already reached £100,000 and have over 1,000 backers. It's incredible, thank you so much for joining us on this new adventure!

For those who backed our last campaign I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for returning, and for those of you who are new, I thank you for your support and hope you enjoy this new adventure with me!

Ready?

Over the duration of the Kickstarter I will be releasing daily quests giving you the opportunity to earn Experience Points for the Kickstarter. In addition, for every £20,000 we raise I'll add another 2xp to the total. You can monitor the progress on the Kickstarter campaign page at any time by checking this graphic:

We've already raised £100,000 so we're at level 2!

The daily quests will be posted on our website everyday, and I will also be posting them in the comment section on Kickstarter, and on Facebook, Twitter and Board Game Geek. I'll include them in our Kickstarter updates as I make them, but I don't want to send you emails everyday so will send them in groups.

To take part, all you need to do is read the quest and then follow the instructions on the card! The quests will vary each day, some will be physical tasks, others will be trivia or directly related to adding to the world or playing the game. We're going to start with something you can do right here in the comments of this update, but be warned, these quests will not be easy and you will need to work together!

The School of Games

 Before Vesh came, there used to be a place called the School of Games. Not much was known about this mysterious academy, but sometimes one of their Games Masters would venture out into the lands, orchestrating mind-boggling challenges of dexterity and wits, for which the hopeful champions would receive rare and precious riches. The School vanished before the Darkhand had a chance to destroy it, but now, it seems, the last Games Master of the School of Games has resurfaced, and is at the Inn of Lost Hope with a new series of games for the daring heroes of the world...

Day 1 - The Games Masters’ Questions

 If you know the answer to any of these, then post them in the comments below, you don't need to know them all as this is a cooperative adventure and you'll do better if you work together.

You have until the end of the Kickstarter to complete the quests!

The coming month

The next month is going to be great, alongside The School of Games I will be doing live streams, running events and more! So, you joined at the right time, and once again, thank you for joining us on this adventure!

- Frank