The July Update
8 days ago
– Thu, Jul 30, 2020 at 10:30:02 AM
Welcome to the end of July!
This month, we come bearing news, updates, and a freebie! Let's jump straight in...
We are done! The artwork is now 100% complete. All the new cards have been through rigorous playtesting to make sure nothing has broken and we have not thrown off the balance.
This work has, unfortunately, put us a little behind schedule. We had planned to run a live stream this month, but we wanted to take the time to make sure everything is right. especially the new artwork. This has resulted in not being able to to put together the new deck to live stream with. As we start to package up all the artwork over the next couple of weeks, we will have a better estimate as to when we can run these live streams. Keep an eye on our socials for more information. Super exciting news here, we have now finished all the artwork for the new cards! It has taken a little longer than expected, but I am sure you will agree, these look amazing!
In the interest of being open with all of our backers (and anyone else reading this, hi! 👋). We wanted to share some more information on our timeline.
We are currently a couple of weeks behind schedule. Our plan was that we would have all the artwork ready to go by mid-July. Unfortunately, as these things do, it has taken a little longer than expected. This delay shouldn't push out our delivery for the end of the year. But as we get more information throughout the manufacturing process we will let you know.
Our August update should be a little more production orientated!
Two19 Public Roadmap
We are in the process of building a public roadmap for Two19. This roadmap will display not only the info for Kingless but also any other current and future projects by Two19. The hope is, any time you are interested in seeing where are at in the development process, you will be able to jump in and get an overview.
We are still planning this out at the moment, but keep an eye on our socials for an announcement in the future. We think this will be a really handy tool for our future and keeping everyone in the loop with our progress.
Everyone loves a freebie!
We wanted to say thank you to everyone for supporting our Kickstarter by giving away a little freebie this month.
We have worked with the extremely talented Remy Loz to put together this absolutely beautiful background.
Remy has a distinct minimalist art style. This scene is Remy's interpretation of the Hammer & Crown at sunset. You can download the background in full 5K Resolution from our Google drive. (be warned, It's a big file!).
I hope you like this as much as we do. Feel free to share this around!
We have some pretty awesome Two19 and Kingless T-shirts up on our merch store. There are some cool Kingless Dwarf T's coming soon as well so keep an eye out.
That's a wrap for July! Please take care and we shall see you in August!
As always, you can find us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook ❤️
Alex, Nathan & Sebastian.
The June Update
about 1 month ago
– Tue, Jun 30, 2020 at 06:48:11 PM
June is almost over and we got our June update in just-in-time!
We have been really busy this month preparing all our artwork for print. We still have 3 of the 10 new cards left to draw and then we are done! While we are on the topic of new cards, we wanted to share a couple of the sketches…
We have had great fun building these new cards, we know you are going to love them when you get your copy of Kingless later in the year.
The design of the rules is now complete, minus a few changes in the layout of the text. Once that final coat of varnish is dried, we will share the full versions. But to give you an idea of how it’s looking, here is a small screenshot.
Since we designed Kingless to be fast and easy to play, we felt a folded sheet suited the nature of the rules better than forcing you to thumb through pages of a booklet.
Rather than having a wordy list, we wanted to have a large reference guide for individual card effects, along with supporting imagery. You will find this on the reverse side of the rule sheet so you can easily refer to it as you play if required.
We thought it would be cool to run some live streams of Kingless. Over the next few weeks, we will lock in a date/time and announce via our social media channels. We would love for you to join us in a round or two of Kingless. Don’t worry if you can’t make it, we will record and put the videos up on our YouTube channel.
In the interest of being open, we wanted to share some details on our timeline. This is all subject to change, of course. We hope to have the remaining cards complete and signed off by the middle of July. This will allow us to have the proofs ready with the manufacturer (Panda Game Manufacturing) and start the process of manufacturing shortly after that.
As we have more concrete dates we will provide further updates. But at this stage, we are on track!
July is going to be a big month, so look out for our update in a few weeks time.
As always, hit us up on the socials with any questions or just drop by and say hi!
See you in July 👋
Alex, Nathan and Sebastian.
P.S. We now have an official Merch store on Cotton Bureau. If you're interested in a Kingless or Limited Edition Two19 T-shirt, they are now available! We would love to grow this over time, so if there is anything you would like to see, let us know! https://cottonbureau.com/people/two19
The May Update
2 months ago
– Sun, May 31, 2020 at 03:41:55 AM
The end of May already!
We are still working from home here in Australia, or as we like to call it, the workplace of the future! We are beginning to dip our toes into our new normal lives, however that may look. Now, onto the updates!
Kickstarter has now finished processing all your pledges. While the funds are on their way to us, we wanted to take this time to thank all our backers for helping us to bring Kingless to life and joining us on this exciting journey.
We are well underway with the development of the stretch goals 10 new cards. The new artwork is making wonderful progress. It’s been great having the opportunity to work on the creative side of game development once again!
Meanwhile, we are busy running these cards through our testing process, making sure they are well balanced and fit with the current design of Kingless. As you might expect this is one of our favorite parts of the development process and the new cards will be seamlessly integrated with Kingless very soon.
Once the artwork is done we will be able to begin pre-production of kingless. We will have more to share on this when we get there.
The final touches are being put on the design and layout of the rulebook. We are toying with a couple of layout choices at the moment and will be able to share the final product with you soon. We are really excited with how the rulebook is coming together.
You can expect the surveys later in the year when the manufacturing is underway and we are preparing to ship Kingless to you. This will allow us to accurately charge shipping based on the weight and dimensions of the production version of Kingless. It will also mean that a more recent address is provided just in case you have a change of address.
Anyone who pledged to the Kickstarter will be able to order additional copies of Kingless through the backer survey.
If you or anyone else you know missed out on the Kickstarter you can still order a copy of the retail version from our pre-order store. Available Now.
Going forward, we would like to commit to providing you with at least one update at the end of each month. Obviously, we will update you with any significant news as and when it happens.
With that being said, stay safe and see you in June!
Alex, Nathan and Sebastian
The End of the Beginning
3 months ago
– Sat, May 16, 2020 at 04:42:21 AM
What an amazing achievement. We are so grateful to everyone that has supported us over the past 30 + 7 days…
We wanted to thank you for believing in Two19 and Kingless, we couldn’t think of a better way than to bring to you the 5 additional cards we originally had planned as a later stretch goal. We will have more to share on this over the next few weeks, we might even tease some of the new artwork.
Meanwhile, we are busy working to put the final touches on the design of the rule booklet, we will be able to share this with you in the next few weeks as well.
Don’t forget, Kingless is still available to play on TableTop Simulator so between now and your crisp copy arriving at your door, get some practice in!
Those of you experienced in Kickstarter will know over the next few days Kickstarter will be processing and finalising payments from all backers. If you’re not familiar, Kickstartrer will begin processing payments over the next few days. If you have any issues please just reach out to their support.
Once the dust has settled and we get the payment information from Kickstarter, we will be sending out shipping surveys to capture all your details so we know where to send your copy of Kingless later in the year!
If you would like to purchase more copies of Kingless or you know someone who is interested but missed the live Kickstarter, we will have a preorder store open very shortly. You will be able to find the link to this on our Kickstarter page.
We will keep you updated over the next few months as to the progress with Kingless. We want to be as open and transparent with you as possible as we move into manufacturing. So expect to hear lots more from us!
Some people have asked about the expansion to Kingless. We have lots of plans for the future of the franchise but we don’t have anything to share at this stage. We are committed to building and publishing Kingless first. Keep an eye on our social media channels for news on the future of the franchise.
Once again, thank you for your support, we are very proud of Kingless and know you will love playing it later in the year.
Until next time!
Alex, Nathan and Sebastian.
Less than 12 hours to go!
3 months ago
– Thu, May 14, 2020 at 06:00:12 PM
As we roll into the last 12 hours of the Kickstarter we wanted to take a minute to share our social media channels with you.
We would really appreciate any sharing and mentions across your platform of choice. Join us in counting down the final few hours of the Kickstarter!
We are also on Boardgame Geek if you wanted to check us out there https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/283591/kingless
As always we are happy to answer any questions and we would love to hear from you.
We will be in touch again soon!