My favourite time of the year is quickly approaching as convention season is here, in just a few weeks I’ll be heading to the NEC in Birmingham for the UK Games Expo and I hope to see you there.
As always, when I have a stand at a convention my favourite moments are chatting with people like yourself so please don’t be afraid to say hello. I make sure not to plan meetings or run demos during the opening hours so you should be able to find me in hall 1 at stand 1-823 at any time.
Race to the Raft
My newest game Race to the Raft has made it onto the boats and is now sailing towards my various fulfilment centres. I am currently planning to fulfil the Kickstarter and ship out pre-orders in July, with the retail release following in August.
A few copies are also on route to me right now and I’m hoping to soon be able to share some photos, I’m very pleased with how the game has turned out and hope you will be as well.
The City of Kings reprint
I wanted to give a quick update on The City of Kings reprint which is in the works and at this time I can confirm the game, all 4 expansions, and the deluxe upgrades will all be available again when the stock arrives.
I currently expect this to be around the end of this year and will keep you updated as we get closer to completing production.
This month in publisher lessons I discussed the following topics:
- Should I include multiple game modes?
- 12 tools I use every day
- Printing shipping labels at home
- The power of reputation
- 9 lessons from Diablo 4
- 5 game design tips
- Good news is hard
- AI – A brief introduction
An update on Frank
Last weekend I found myself in the garden digging up tree stumps and discovered it’s not a task I want to be doing again anytime soon! I have however been enjoying playing the new Ruthless mode in Path of Exiles and trying out the Diablo 4 beta – I look forward to its full release soon!
Until next time
I’ll be finalising the plans for UK Games Expo while watching the ships carrying Race to the Raft depart from the factory. It’s going to be a very exciting few months!
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Frank West is a gamer and designer based in Bristol, UK. He published his first board game, The City of Kings, in 2018 and now works on other games and organising events in the local area. His goal? To design and publish games focusing on immersive themes, fun mechanics and beautiful components. If you have any questions or would just like a chat, feel free to get in touch at any time!
4th May 2023 at 2:57 pm
Thanks for the updates!
Does the reprint of tCoK have any error fixes or other changes from the original campaign? I have all the things from their first printings, and wonder if there are any updated components that can be ordered.
4th May 2023 at 3:02 pm
Hi Dan, at present I can say there are a couple of very minor typo corrections but nothing large enough to warrant updating those pieces or repurchasing the game. The majority of corrections were done between the first and second print in 2018. When the games are closer to being available I will provide more specific information as things may change between now and then. I hope that helps!
15th May 2023 at 11:52 am
Will try to pass by and say hi.
15th May 2023 at 11:58 am
I hope to see you there!