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Joe Mellanby
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Hi everyone,

UPDATE : WE ARE LIVE:
http://kck.st/1mjzn6v


I am posting here to get some thoughts and advice regarding my new game Castilion that is about to hit Kickstarter, likely mid June.



The realm of Castilion begins in the C14th and is a fast paced game with no dice or counters where you use skill and strategy to defeat the enemy.

We've set up a website http://www.castilion.co.uk where you can currently access some of the games information, including my proposed Kickstarter pledges.

We will gradually unlock more and more of the website in the future as we perfect the content.

This game has been produced using local artists and designers and we are hoping to promote the game in local papers but we want to run an online campaign to help exposure. We're still looking at useful avenues and any advice on this would be great.

Let us know what you think,

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Website: http://www.castilion.co.uk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Castilion/514417511919691
Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/102506528627347561621
Twitter: https://twitter.com/castilionwars
 
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Joe Mellanby
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Here's a little more information about Castilion

The game is easy to play, fast moving with no dice and different each time. 2 players can be finished in 20 minutes, or with formidable opponents, and up to 8 players, can take much longer! It needs thought, strategy and tactics to win.

Castles are placed on a large map, marked with squares, in the centre of their lands. Each player has a Royal (King or Queen) and General who can move around the map using movement cards. Collecting Troops, Heroes and Heroines as you play, the General marks your position on the board. When the General and his Troops land on a Castle or square with the opponent’s General, a battle is fought. The winner of the battle sends the losers Troops to the Graveyard, or can knock defence points off the opponents Castle if there is no Troops defence. Defending with your Troops can be as effective as attack, it’s up to you.

There are things to collect around the board to aid the campaign which can help win the game if played correctly! Destroying all the opponents’ Castle defences makes you the winner, or you can get them to surrender by annihilating all the Troops!
 
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Tim Harrison
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Have you submitted this game to the BGG database?
 
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I'd worry about game name confusion with Castellan that came out last summer.

Seems like a nice game, too.
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GamesOnTheBrain wrote:

Have you submitted this game to the BGG database?


Thanks for the response.

No not yet,can I do this as I haven't submitted it to Kickstarter yet?
 
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klz_fc wrote:
I'd worry about game name confusion with Castellan that came out last summer.

Seems like a nice game, too.


Thanks, we're hoping it's a real success!

Hopefully that won't be too much of a problem, as the name is set it stone so no changing it now, thanks for highlighting that though.
 
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Castilion wrote:
GamesOnTheBrain wrote:

Have you submitted this game to the BGG database?


Thanks for the response.

No not yet,can I do this as I haven't submitted it to Kickstarter yet?


Absolutely. It typically takes 2 weeks or so to get a game listing approved anyway.
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Joe Mellanby
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Thanks Tim

Do you suggest any other places I should register the game?
 
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Hey guys,

Before we go live (any day now) we were hoping to get some feedback, take a look at our draft and see what you think;

http://kck.st/1nZPkNn

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Castilion wrote:


Sadly, the BGG "paranoid mode" seems to strip away query parameters in links - better to put it in text, I guess...

That said, thumbs up: The project page (once I added the parameter) looks good.
 
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JadedGamer wrote:
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Sadly, the BGG "paranoid mode" seems to strip away query parameters in links - better to put it in text, I guess...

That said, thumbs up: The project page (once I added the parameter) looks good.


Thanks for the tip and comment, I've had to add spaces to get it to work, sorry guys that means you have to copy and paste them remove them, very annoying!
 
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Here you go, Joe - if you paste your link into bitly it will generate a shortened version that redirects to the right place and doesn't break here in the forums:

http://kck.st/1nZPkNn

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delinear wrote:
Here you go, Joe - if you paste your link into bitly it will generate a shortened version that redirects to the right place and doesn't break here in the forums:

http://kck.st/1nZPkNn



You're a genius thanks Barry!
 
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Joe Mellanby
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The time has finally come, Castilion is now live on Kickstarter, thanks for your help guys we hope you like it!

Find it here;

http://kck.st/1mjzn6v
 
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Joe Mellanby
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We've updated our Board game page adding new pictures and information:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/159013/castilion

Feel free to ask us any questions in our forums!
 
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