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 6 - The First Exam
about 1 year 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
about 1 year 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!
about 1 year 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:

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

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!

Day 14 - Keep Safe
about 1 year 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
about 1 year 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