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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:

Wallpapers Almost Ready & Other Update
over 1 year ago – Tue, Nov 29, 2022 at 06:26:24 AM

We are progressing through the manufacturing process. They are currently working on the tooling process for the miniatures in the Emperor edition, which is the most lengthy part of the process.

Additionally, we are getting back on track with the artwork. We are also working on completing our desktop wallpapers. We expect to have those delivered to you by Christmas. Below is a sample of one of the wallpapers.

Thank you again for your support of 44 BCE!

Christian, Kelly, and Holt

Quick October Update
almost 2 years ago – Mon, Oct 17, 2022 at 05:19:16 PM

Hello friends, Romans, countrymen!


It has been a while since our last update. We have had a rough couple of months with game production and personally. An artist was unable to deliver some updated custom artwork (we are scrambling to find another), our developer for Board Game Arena backed out, and we suffered a lightning strike that took down our entire network. We have also had covid make its way through our families, not to mention a few other health concerns that have come up.


The good news is we are getting new artwork in, our network and computer equipment are back up and running, and everyone is healthy and generally no worse for the wear. We are working on updating our timeline now. We hope to bring in extra help and not stray from our original delivery date. Once we have an updated schedule from our vendors, we will provide an updated and more detailed schedule.


Here is another custom card art that was created for the Laticlavius! More to come soon.

Thanks again for your awesome support of 44 BCE! We truly appreciate each of you!

August Update
almost 2 years ago – Tue, Aug 02, 2022 at 01:12:31 AM

Hello friends, Romans, countrymen!

Wow! We are already in August! We are continuing to work on getting 44 BCE ready for production. We have gotten a couple of pieces back from the artists for the Emperor pledge. Below take a look at the new art for the Censor. Let us know what you think!

We have had some technical difficulties over the last week and a half with computers and networks that have delayed the opening of the pledge manager. We are working to get that rectified as soon as possible this week. 

If you ever have any questions, please do feel free to reach out to us here, or you may email us at [email protected].

Below is a brief summary of our progress, next steps, and risks. Please send us feedback on this format! We want to get you the information that you want in a format that is easy to use.

Progress

  • The component review & conversion to manufacturer specifications is progressing.
  • All pictures for the Emperor pledge have been collected and artwork updates are in progress.
  • Board Game Arena development continues.

Upcoming

  • Component review & conversion to manufacturer standards will be finalized and completed.
  • The pledge manager (Backer Kit) will be opened within the next week.

Issues & Risks

  • We have experienced some issues outside our control that have put us slightly behind schedule. We have overcome these issues, and are now working out the details to make up the ground that was lost.
  • Emperor pledge artwork is running behind schedule due to some conflicts that have come up outside of our control. Once all updated artwork has been completed we will be able to finalize and submit it to the manufacturer.

One Month Progress Update
about 2 years ago – Tue, Jul 19, 2022 at 10:53:31 AM

Hello friends, Romans, countrymen!

I cannot believe it has already been a month since we completed our first successful Kickstarter Campaign (thanks to you)! We have been making some steady progress towards finalizing everything for production! We have hit a few road bumps over the last month that slowed us down a bit, but we are working hard to catch up and get 44 BCE into your hands as soon as possible! Our next big step forward is that we plan to open up the pledge manager this week!

Going forward, we will send a progress update on the first Monday of each month, or sooner if we take a big step on one of our milestones. If you ever have any questions, please do feel free to reach out to us here, or you may email us at [email protected].

Below is a brief summary of our progress, next steps, and risks. Please send us feedback on this format! We want to make sure that we get you the information that you want in a format that is easy for you to use.


Progress

  • The component review & conversion to manufacturer specifications has started.
  • 7 of 8 pictures for the Emperor pledge have been collected and artwork updates are in progress.
  • Board Game Arena development started.

Upcoming

  • Component review & conversion to manufacturer standards will be finalized and completed.
  • The pledge manager (Backer Kit) will be opened within the next week.

Issues & Risks

  • We have experienced some issues outside of our control that have put us slightly behind schedule. We have overcome these issues, and are now working out the details to make up the ground that was lost.
  • Emperor pledge artwork is running behind schedule due to some conflicts that have come up outside of our control. Once all updated artwork has been completed we will be able to finalize and submit to the manufacturer.

Last 24 Hours
about 2 years ago – Fri, Jun 17, 2022 at 06:34:47 AM

Hello friends, Romans, countrymen!

We are in the last 24 hours of the 44 BCE Kickstarter campaign!


Shipping to Australia

We have received several messages concerning shipping to Australia. I have reached out to our shipping company and we were able to work out a deal to bring the cost of shipping to Australia down to a more reasonable rate. We are very excited to announce updated shipping rates to Australia! We are now estimating that the shipping rate for Australia and New Zealand will be $27.


Stretch Goal updates

The $38K stretch goal of upgrading the cards has been officially unlocked! Yay! That means the cards will be made with a heavier cardstock as well as get a linen finish!

We are currently less than $60 away from hitting the next stretch goal, which would be developing 44 BCE for Board Game Arena!

If we really push today in our final 24 hours, we could hit our $46k stretch goal to unlock the upgraded player mats!

Origins and 44 BCE Giveaway

We had a great time at our very first Origins this year! Thank you to all of you that participated in our 44 BCE Giveaway! It was very successful, we had over 1900 entries! We drew a winner and sent out an announcement on Monday. Please continue to share 44 BCE and help us to finish our campaign strong!


Thank You

We cannot say this enough! Thank you for all of your amazing support throughout this entire process! It has really been very encouraging for Holt, Kelly, and me! We look forward to beginning the manufacturing process and keeping you all updated as we progress towards getting 44 BCE on your table at game night. Our next update will be a recap of our campaign! 


Thanks again for your support!