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🗡44 BCE – A Game of Strategy and Betrayal🗡

Created by Gray Forrest Games

Shifting all-on-one strategy tabletop game for 2 to 5 players that takes about 30 min/player.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Ready for Production
9 months ago – Wed, Oct 18, 2023 at 08:58:28 PM

We are thrilled to share a significant development with you regarding the production of our game.

We have received the digital sample of 44 BCE, including all of the miniatures, from our manufacturer. To put it simply: it looks absolutely amazing! We couldn't be more excited about how the game is shaping up, and we know you'll be just as thrilled when you see it. Here are some pictures of the digital sample for your viewing pleasure:

While reviewing the digital sample, we identified a few very minor issues. However, rest assured that we have already addressed and corrected these issues with our manufacturer. Your satisfaction and the overall quality of 44 BCE are our top priorities.

Now, for the most exciting part: we have officially given our manufacturer the green light to commence mass production of 44 BCE! The production process is set to begin immediately, and we estimate that it will take approximately 50 to 70 days to complete. During this time, our team will work closely with the manufacturer to ensure that every detail is perfect, from the game components to the packaging.

Pledge Manager Reminder:

We want to express our heartfelt gratitude for your continued support and patience throughout this journey. It is because of backers like you that 44 BCE has become a reality, and we can't wait to get the finished product into your hands.

However, we've noticed some backers have not had the chance to complete their pledge manager survey. If you fall into this category, please take a moment to do so at your earliest convenience. Your survey responses are crucial for us to accurately fulfill your order and ensure that you receive your copy of 44 BCE without any hiccups.

Now, let's talk about the timeline for charging your credit cards for shipping. Based on our current production schedule, we anticipate charging everyone's credit cards for shipping and new orders in late November or early December. To provide you with ample notice, we will announce the exact date approximately two weeks prior to initiating any charges.

We sincerely appreciate your cooperation and support throughout this project. Your engagement has been instrumental in bringing 44 BCE to life, and we can't wait to share the final product with you.

If you encounter any issues with your pledge manager survey or have questions, please don't hesitate to contact us via Kickstarter messages.

Thank you for being a part of the 44 BCE community, and we look forward to delivering an incredible gaming experience to your doorstep soon!

Christian, Kelly, and Holt

September Update
10 months ago – Sat, Sep 16, 2023 at 11:14:57 AM

Hello friends, Romans, countrymen!

We have some updates to share regarding the progress of 44 BCE, and we're thrilled to include a picture of the sample in this email.

Our manufacturing partner is working to produce the digital sample of 44 BCE. This crucial step ensures that the game meets the quality standards we have. This is an integral part of our quality assurance process.

Once we receive and approve the sample, we will swiftly move forward with mass production, bringing us closer to delivering your copy of 44 BCE.

However, we must address a minor delay in the production of the digital sample. The miniatures have been delayed. Despite our best efforts, unforeseen circumstances have caused a brief setback. We are actively working with our production partners to expedite the process.

In the meantime, we ask those backers who have not yet completed their pledge manager surveys to do so as soon as possible. Your input is essential to accurately fulfill your rewards and ensure a smooth delivery process. If you haven't received the survey or have any questions about it, please don't hesitate to contact our support team.

44 BCE is a project close to our hearts, and your continued support is greatly appreciated. We remain committed to delivering an outstanding board game you will be thrilled to add to your collection.

Thank you once again for your incredible support and understanding!

Christian, Kelly, and Holt

Ready for Mass Production
11 months ago – Sun, Aug 13, 2023 at 08:05:40 PM

Hello friends, Romans, countrymen!

We are beyond excited to tell you all artwork has been approved by us and the manufacturer! We will have a physical game sample from the manufacturer (in our hands) before our next update goes out! Once we have it, we will send pictures.

We have 70% of the pledge manager surveys completed. If you have not yet completed the pledge manager, please do so. We would love to see that number get to 100%!

Thank you all so much for your support! We have loved this journey (and it's not over yet) and are excited to be one big step closer to getting 44 BCE in your hands!

Christian, Kelly, and Holt

Almost Ready for Production!
about 1 year ago – Sun, Jul 09, 2023 at 07:53:10 PM

Hello friends, Romans, countrymen!

We have been working hard, and are thrilled to tell you about some exciting milestones we have reached.

The rulebook for 44 BCE has been meticulously crafted down to the pixel. We have poured countless hours over the last 18 years (literally) into making it understandable for new players, with the right balance of depth and detail to ensure an epic gaming experience. Announcing it is now locked and loaded for production is huge! Get ready to dive into the world of ancient Roman political intrigue with ease!

We have received samples of the miniatures for the Emperor Edition, and wow, are they spectacular! These will bring the characters and key elements of the game to life on your table. Each miniature encapsulates the essence and personality of its historical counterpart, injecting an extra dose of depth into your gaming. 

The metal prints are now in our possession, and they are magnificent! These prints are bursting with detail that reflects the dedication poured into every aspect of the game's production.

Finally, hold onto your laurel wreaths because we have saved the best for last – all the artwork for 44 BCE has received the official seal of approval from our manufacturing partner! The rich and evocative illustrations will draw you into the immersive historical setting, characters, and game events. With this green light, we are almost ready to start full-blown production!

We cannot express enough how grateful we are for your unwavering support and trust in us. Your enthusiasm fuels our passion, and together, we're forging an extraordinary gaming experience that will dazzle players around the globe.

In the coming weeks and months, we'll continue to pour our hearts and souls into every aspect of 44 BCE! We are eagerly preparing for production! We will keep you updated throughout the manufacturing and shipping process.

Once again, a colossal thank you for being an integral part of this thrilling journey. Together, we're bringing history to life and creating unforgettable gaming memories.

Wishing you amazing adventures at your game table!

Christian, Kelly, and Holt

Reminder: Please Complete Your Survey
about 1 year ago – Sat, Jun 17, 2023 at 08:39:41 PM

Hello friends, Romans, countrymen!

We hope this update finds you well.

First and foremost, we want to express our sincere appreciation for your unwavering support and belief in 44 BCE! Your enthusiasm and dedication have been invaluable throughout this journey, and we are immensely grateful to have you as part of our community as we enter the final stages.

The rulebook is practically complete, but we need your help! Your name is an integral part of making 44 BCE truly special, and we want to include it on the “Founders of Rome” page in recognition of your contribution. Ensure your name is accurately featured by completing the pledge manager survey by Wednesday, June 21 (the pledge manager will remain open but we will no longer be taking names for the rulebook). This small but significant action will forever commemorate your involvement in and support for 44 BCE.

In other news, we are thrilled to announce that we have received samples of the metal coins that will be included in the 44 BCE Emperor Edition. These coins are modeled after the Eid Mar denarius. Our goal is to exude ancient Roman authenticity. Holding these coins has been very exciting for us! We know they will elevate your gaming experience and bring an extra touch of historical immersion to your table. We cannot wait to get these coins in your hands (it's not too late to get the Emperor Edition)!

Lastly, our custom art for all Emperor pledges has been completed. You can also see what each of these Recruits are and what abilities they grant you on our Instagram (@grayforrestgames). Let us know what you think! 

As we enter the final stages of development, we are working to ensure the highest quality standards. We are verifying all the artwork with our manufacturer and double-checking details before mass production.

We are here to assist you if you have questions or encounter issues with the pledge manager survey. Your involvement has been instrumental in making this project a reality! Thank you!

Christian, Kelly, and Holt