Tales from the Red Dragon Inn

Created by SlugFest Games

If you missed the Kickstarter campaign, we've got you covered! You can still get this 1-4 player cooperative dungeon crawl board game starring characters from The Red Dragon Inn!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Watch Your Mailboxes! Pledge Manager is Live!
2 months ago – Fri, Nov 19, 2021 at 11:22:42 PM

Greetings SlugFans!

Today’s update is full of important information! Please read carefully so you are well aware of all the ins and outs.

Our pledge manager, BackerKit, is going live today! This will be where you will fill in your mailing information, pay for shipping, VAT and add-ons. Today we are going to go over everything you need to know about BackerKit.

For those of you who may not know, BackerKit is a tool used by backers to adjust their pledge details. The process is pretty straightforward:

  • You will receive an email from BackerKit (remember to whitelist backerkit.com).
  • A link in that email will send you to your BackerKit profile for Tales.
  • From there you can upgrade your pledge level, pay for shipping, pay for taxes and add optional add-ons to your rewards.
  • You will also be asked to provide your mailing address (which you can change at any time until we lock down addresses for shipping).

The emails from BackerKit will roll out over the next few days. BackerKit has a creator-end feature called the Smoke Test, where a random 5% of backers are sent their invite emails first, letting us and BackerKit troubleshoot any problems before the remaining 95% log in to the pledge manager. Basically, we get to run a little quality assurance before the flood gates open.

Furthermore, you will not be receiving a survey from Kickstarter for Tales. The BackerKit pledge manager asks you all the important questions and collects all the necessary information to send you your rewards.

Again, please make sure you have backerkit.com whitelisted in your email settings (and if you didn’t please check your spam folder). If you have not received an email from backerkit.com by Tuesday, November 30th, then send us an email at support@slugfestgames.com and we will help you into your pledge manager.

Your Email is a Golden Ticket

Do not delete your BackerKit email. Your invite email from BackerKit is your lifeline to your account in case something goes wrong. So star it, flag it, favorite it, print it out and stick it on your wall! This email is your number one way to update your mailing address and order add-ons.

Furthermore, Backers should not click on the “Pre-order Now!” button on the campaign page. That button is for folks who missed the campaign or had a billing issue. If you do click on that button and go through the process, you’ll end up ordering and being charged for an additional copy of the game.

Add-Ons and Extras

Your link to BackerKit will also take you to the Add-on Store, where you can add our other games to your pledge, as well as some sweet stuff just for Tales.

While you are in the Add-On Store, if you are at the Adventurer level you will find a copy of Tales in your cart ready for checkout. This includes your Kickstarter Kit and all the minis! If you add additional copies of Tales to your rewards, these additional copies will also include the Kickstarter Kit and minis.

If you would like extra Kickstarter Kits or Minis, they will also be available as add-ons.

To reiterate, if you are a backer at the Adventurer pledge level you do not need to add anything to your shopping cart to get your rewards. Everything available on BackerKit is there for you if you want extras of something.

Payment Processing and Fees

Much like Kickstarter, you’ll be asked by BackerKit to put in some payment information, but will not be charged until a later date. Even if you do not purchase any add-ons, you will still need to put in a form of payment for shipping and taxes (where applicable). You will be charged in mid-ish 2022 when the game and add-ons are in manufacturing.

In Summary

We know this is a ton of information to take in, but it’s all super important. That said, here is a quick summary of the important bullet points:

  • In the next few days you will receive an email from backerkit.com taking you to your personal pledge manager page.
  • Your email from backerkit.com is your golden ticket to providing and updating your shipping information, getting add-ons and paying for shipping and taxes.
  • Do not click on the “Pre-Order Now!” button on the campaign page. That will take you to an entirely different area on BackerKit and will result in you paying for a completely new order.
  • Payments for items in your BackerKit shopping cart, your shipping and your taxes will be charged in Q2 or Q3 of 2022

Thank you everyone for reading through this update. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. We are thrilled to be making this game for you and want to make sure you actually get it! We’ll be in touch again at the end of the month. For now, have a great holiday and get your info plugged into BackerKit!

Extra Life Stream, New Artwork, Velrock Minis Campaign
2 months ago – Sat, Nov 13, 2021 at 06:16:01 AM

Greetings SlugFans!

It’s been a quiet couple of weeks! We would like to invite you to a very important stream we have coming up this Saturday, as well as provide a brief update on the project. We’re also excited to share a Kickstarter run by one of the Tales artists!

We will be raising money for UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals as part of Extra Life this Saturday (November 13th) from noon until 4PM PST. You can catch the stream on our Twitch.tv channel where you’ll be able to participate in the pledge drive as we give away copies of the new promo Bitecoin and raffle off other yet-to-be-revealed prizes.

Like we mentioned earlier, our job over the next few months is all about artwork and layout. That includes things like incorporating your poll feedback as well as adjustments suggested by our Discord channel. Check out some of the stuff our artists have been delivering:

Who are these unfamiliar faces? You’ll have to play the game to find out!

Click here to go to the campaign!

To finish off today’s update, we’d like to share a project we love. The artist responsible for our awesome miniature sculpts is running his very own Kickstarter right now! He’s offering the STLs for some fantastic dragon-folk miniatures. Your $15 pledge gets you the pre-supported 3D print files for 14 different classes of dragon-folk with both male and female variants. He’s also working on some sweet riding drakes and rider sculpts. Velrock’s campaign ends November 16th so go check it out before it’s too late!

More cool images on the campaign page.

The Campaign is Over! Now What?
3 months ago – Sat, Oct 30, 2021 at 12:50:46 AM

Hey SlugFans!

Thank you all so much for helping us make this game! We are humbled by your trust and enthusiasm and are excited to make a great game for you. With the campaign wrapped up, we would like to make sure you are all well aware of what the next few weeks are going to look like.

During the first two weeks after the campaign ends, Kickstarter charges all backers in all pledge levels. You, the backers, will be responsible for making sure the payment gets processed, and responding to Kickstarter’s emails if something doesn’t process correctly. If your payment fails in some way, and you are not able to correct the issue with Kickstarter, don’t worry! We will be able to help you secure your pledge through the BackerKit Pledge Manager Pre-Order page.

You may have noticed a new link appearing on the campaign page. This link is not for backers who have successfully processed payment. This link is also not for the pledge manager. This link is for folks who missed the campaign and still want to get on board (also known as “late backers”) and for backers who have payment issues with Kickstarter.

After Kickstarter releases the campaign funds to us, we will be sending out your surveys via BackerKit, our pledge manager for the campaign. You can expect your BackerKit links to arrive in your email in mid-November. Please make sure you whitelist emails coming from backerkit.com so you do not lose this email in your spam! We will definitely be putting out another update to  the campaign when these emails are sent out!

Once you have your link to the pledge manager, you’ll have access to the add-on store, be able to adjust your pledge level up to the Adventurer tier, and have your first opportunity to plug in your shipping information. From that point on, you’ll be able to use this link to BackerKit to change your shipping information at any point up until we begin shipping the game.

Speaking of add-ons, we have the majority of our game catalog available to add to your pledge, all with free shipping. Because you’re all waiting for it, we have two Tales-related add-ons available to share right now. Both the Kickstarter Kit and extra sets of the standard game minis (the heroes plus Pooky and Otto) will be available as stand alone add-ons. Please note that these add-ons are for extra sets of miniatures. and that the Adventurer pledge level already includes this content.

We are working with a number of artists and sculptors to put together the rest of the illustrations and models for the game’s components. We have heard absolutely wonderful feedback for the look and feel of the game and are thrilled to share some of it with you right now. So as we sign off, check out some of these fantastic illustrations:

Final Hours! Lock in Those Pledges Now!
3 months ago – Fri, Oct 29, 2021 at 12:36:17 AM

Hey SlugFans!

It’s the final countdown! There are only a handful of hours left to lock in your pledges and boost the funding level toward those stretch goals. We’ve unlocked three of the last round of them so far and are on the precipice of the fourth! With that, there’ve been oodles of additional FAQs:

If I back at the $1 pledge level, will I be able to upgrade to Adventurer in the Pledge Manager? Will I still get all the KS bonuses?

  • Yes! When the Pledge Manager goes live you will have the opportunity to upgrade your pledge by paying the difference. You will also still get Scenario 00 and the Kickstarter Kit.

What are the mystery miniatures?

  • They are minis that replace the standees for various bosses, mini bosses and important non player characters you meet in the campaign.

Thank you all once again for supporting us and our game! We invite you all to join us for our celebratory Countdown Stream on Twitch.tv where you can watch us get our buts handed to us on a Legendary Difficulty playthrough of The Copperforge Convocation!

Paint Stream, FAQs and Two Days Left!
3 months ago – Tue, Oct 26, 2021 at 08:16:21 PM

Greetings SlugFans!

It’s paint stream day! Jen will be painting our four-legged friend today at 3pm PDT, so join in and check out this fantastic new miniature!

We are also very close to the 48 hour countdown, so we're going to pre-emptively answer some important questions for you:

Will the locked Stretch Goals be available as add-ons post-campaign?

  • No. The stretch goals are for content that does not yet exist. So sculpts and injection molds for content that is still locked when the campaign ends will not be made and there will be none of that product available to buy. If you want us to get to a specific Stretch Goal you can do your part by sharing the campaign!

The campaign has ended. What now?

  • The first 14 days after the end of the campaign we be spent with Kickstarter trying to collect payment from you. After that 14 day billing period, KS sends us the money, along with confirming all of the pledges that were successfully processed. Please make sure your payment information is up to date!

I missed the campaign! Can I still back it!?

  • Yes. We will have a pre-order page available soon after the campaign ends for “slack backers” who missed the deadline. Your pledges will not contribute to stretch goals, but you will be able to get the Adventurer Pledge Tier with all the KS bells and whistles. Pre-orders will be available for a limited time, and we will warn folks well in advance before we close down pre-orders.

We will have a post-campaign update with even more information related to Slack Backing, Add-ons and Backerkit (our pledge manager tool) later this week. Thursday at 4pm PDT will be our Countdown stream. Watch us get wrecked as we show off Legendary difficulty while we celebrate the last hour of the campaign with you fine folks who made it possible! We look forward to seeing you there!