Dark Souls™ - The Board Game

Created by Steamforged Games Ltd

Dark Souls™ - The Board Game is a strategically challenging, deeply immersive combat exploration game for 1-4 players.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Wave 2 Shipping Update
about 1 year ago – Fri, Jul 20, 2018 at 12:16:11 AM

Hi unkindled,  

As we’re sure you can imagine, we’ve been pretty busy working on getting all the Wave 2 product manufactured and shipped around the world. Sadly, despite our best efforts, some of our expected dates haven’t been met by our manufacturing partners which has led to an unavoidable delay in some of the expansions. This means we’re faced with a big decision:

a) Hold all Wave 2 product until the final boat arrives and then send out in one-hit to everyone  

b) Send Wave 2 products in batches immediately upon arrival at our distribution hubs

Obviously, neither option is ideal, each with it’s own downsides so we’re between a rock and hard place. Upon serious reflection, we feel that option b) is the best course of action to start getting the games to the majority of backers as quickly as possible.

This decision now means that shipping to backers from our hubs starts from Monday in the following territories if a backer has ordered any combination of the following product(s):  

UK/RoW – Darkroot Basin and/or Extra Dice.  

US – Darkroot Expansion, Aslyum Demon and/or Extra Dice.  

SFG UK Hub pre-boxing parcels ready to start sending.
SFG UK Hub pre-boxing parcels ready to start sending.

For a more detailed breakdown (and a glimpse into the size of the operation) please click HERE for the shipping schedule for the remaining boats of product. Upon arrival at the hubs shipping of these products will begin immediately.  

Our current best estimate is that all territories will have all products at the hubs and out for shipment to backers by the 10th September 2018 – completing Wave 2 delivery for all backers.

The start of the orders ready to ship Monday from the SFG UK Hub.
The start of the orders ready to ship Monday from the SFG UK Hub.

Vordt + Tile Set

Upon receiving our Wave 2 products we noticed that a lot of Vordt’s were broken in transit. Although this can occasionally happen (we allow for breakages) the frequency of faults found meant it caused a major concern point for us. The fault is due to the vacuum-form tray that had been made for the model being too loose and allowed the piece to shake, rattle and break into pieces whilst in transit. 

Vordt transport damages due to vaccum-tray.
Vordt transport damages due to vaccum-tray.

We therefore requested additional samples to be sent in order to confirm the failure rate and the problem was occurring far too frequently - clearly unacceptable. We have been working with our manufacturers to re-tool the vacuum-form tray to better secure the model. Although we had hoped we could get this on the last boat of Wave 2 unfortunately this will not be the case and so Vordt will now be arriving with Wave 3.

The tile set is also unfortunately still going through the approval process with BANDAI NAMCO. Obviously its vital to ensure the IP holders are fully happy with what we produce for the consumer and as such the tileset will also be pushed to Wave 3 to allow for the approval process to complete.

Wave 3  

So where are we at with Wave 3? Well, its pretty clear to us (and to you) that the above issues will have knock-on impact on Wave 3 delivery. At this stage, it feels completely unavoidable. The original quotes and length of production estimates supplied by our manufacturing partners were simply too short for a project of this size. The sheer volumes involved are huge and so we are currently deep in talks with our manufacturing partners to update the delivery roadmap. 

We do not want to guess as to what the timeline now looks like until we have been to China and thrashed this out with the team over there. We will come back to you all with a roadmap we can all believe in as soon as possible.

FAQ  

How will my order be affected if I had Vordt/and or the tiles included?  

We will simply remove those items from Wave 2 (shifting them to Wave 3 fulfilment) and send the rest of your items as normal. For example, if you ordered Vordt and the Darkroot Expansion we would send you the Darkroot Expansion immediately followed by Vordt in Wave 3.  

When will you update us on Wave 3 shipping?  

As we did with the last major shipping update, we want to get all the facts before we confirm anything. Even with all our pre-planning we have experienced slippage with wave 2 and we do not like passing on information that turns out to be incorrect – it feels real bad and helps no one for us to guess.  

How long does it take to get from a hub to my house?  

We have ensured with Wave 2 delivery as best we can that all products will have the shortest route to arrive at their destination. It would be impossible for us to say due to the variety of locations and hubs around the world so we cannot give an accurate estimate until the product leaves the hubs.

Does this affect the retail bosses?

No, retail bosses will be shipped separately from Wave 2/3 content as previously discussed and retailers will be informed when these are ready directly.

[Reminder] Have you updated your shipping address?
about 1 year ago – Fri, Jun 29, 2018 at 04:34:02 PM

We're going to be collecting Backer's shipping details for Wave 2 after this weekend (30th-1st).  

If you do not update your address, and your package is sent to an old address, and is not returned to SFG you may not get your parcel redelivered.  

IT IS VITAL THAT YOU UPDATE YOUR ADDRESS IF IT HAS CHANGED RECENTLY!  

If you need to update your shipping address please follow these instructions!

[ACTION REQUIRED] Do You Need to Update Your Shipping Address??
about 1 year ago – Tue, Jun 26, 2018 at 11:09:42 PM

We're going to be collecting Backer's shipping details for Wave 2 after this weekend (30th-1st). 

If you do not update your address, and your package is sent to an old address, and is not returned to SFG you may not get your parcel redelivered. 

IT IS VITAL THAT YOU UPDATE YOUR ADDRESS!

If you need to update your shipping address please follow these instructions:

STEP 1: Head to the link below and enter your email address. You will then receive an email from backerkit which will contain a link that will take you to the confirmation page.

https://darksouls.backerkit.com/

Enter your email address & wait for the link from Backerkit
Enter your email address & wait for the link from Backerkit

STEP 2: On the confirmation page you will need to push the “view confirmation” button in the top right corner, this can be seen circled in the picture below.

Click 'View Confirmation'
Click 'View Confirmation'
STEP 3: You will now be on your pledge overview page. You can make the adjustment to your shipping address by pushing the “Edit Shipping Info” button.
Click 'Edit Shipping Info'
Click 'Edit Shipping Info'
STEP 4: Make sure to fill in all the relevant boxes and press the “next” button once you have updated your information.


Type in your UPDATED Shipping Address
Type in your UPDATED Shipping Address
STEP 5: You may be prompted with a pop-up states it cannot validate your address if this is the case please double check the information which you entered and press the “Submit Address” button once complete.

Make sure your address is correct then hit 'Submit'
Make sure your address is correct then hit 'Submit'


We hope this helps you update your shipping address. If you need assistance please reach out to us via support@steamforged.com

Wave 2 - Shipping Containers Arriving!
about 1 year ago – Thu, Jun 21, 2018 at 01:00:19 AM

A short but sweet update today – Wave 2 is progressing well! We’ve had two of six containers arrive at the UK Warehouse, there was so much to unload that we drafted in every single onsite member of staff, including the CEO, to help unload the vehicle. We’ve also had confirmation from our Global Hubs that they too have begun to receive their shipping containers! 

Once we receive the third we will begin to ship Wave 2 to backers. This is still on target to begin shipping in July, and we’ll be sure to let you know as soon as we begin shipping direct to Backers.  

Container the First

Over 4000 Darkroot Expansions to unload...
Over 4000 Darkroot Expansions to unload...
...but the sun was shining, if only we could be so grossly incandescent...
...but the sun was shining, if only we could be so grossly incandescent...
...after two hours we'd emptied the container...
...after two hours we'd emptied the container...
...and the games were palletised for storage in the warehouse.
...and the games were palletised for storage in the warehouse.

 
Container the Second

We were dab hands at this whole passing a box down the line gig...
We were dab hands at this whole passing a box down the line gig...
...and emptied this one after just an hour...
...and emptied this one after just an hour...
...all palletised and ready for storage until container 3 arrives!
...all palletised and ready for storage until container 3 arrives!

Old Iron King Expansion - Production Sample
over 1 year ago – Thu, May 31, 2018 at 12:20:30 AM

 
Welcome Unkindled!  

Today we’re delving back into the unboxing of the Mega Boss Expansions. So far, we’ve revealed:  

Wave 2 is on track for delivery in July 2018. Containers are currently making their way to SFG HQ!  

This week we’ll be opening Old Iron King Expansion and taking a look at the contents inside. This product is a Kickstarter Exclusive Expansion and will not be available for general sale.  

No one now remembers the true identity of the man who became the Old Iron King, once a minor lord with little to his name. Aided by Sir Alonne, an enigmatic knight from the east, his lust for power created a vast and indomitable empire carved from the old kingdom of Venn. Not even the sure of undeath could stay his vision, as he hunted them down and imprisoned their lifeless corpses…  


SPOILER ALERT: If you want the gameplay experience of the Old Iron King Expansion to be entirely unexpected do not read the text, just look at the pretty pictures.
 

Obligatory Spoiler Alert out of the way…let’s have a look at what you get in the box.  

  • 1x Rules Insert  
  • 1x Old Iron King Miniature  
  • 1x Old Iron King Health Dial  
  • 1x Old Iron King Data Card  
  • 12x Old Iron King Behaviour Cards  
  • 2x Old Iron King Treasure Cards  
  • 6x Fire Beam Cards  
  • 4x Level 4 Encounter Cards  
  • 1x Mega Boss Game Board  


Custom Game Elements  

The Old Iron King presents a new challenge for players in this encounter. The Game Board features three unique ‘Iron King Nodes’ on which Old Iron King may be placed during the encounter. The Old Iron King submerges into and emerges from these three nodes during his Fire Beam attacks, behind these nodes lava spews, players may not enter this area of the board.  

A Fire Beam attack is a devastating blast of energy released from Old Iron King’s palm that devastates the battlefield hitting multiple nudes for a high amount of damage. Players must memorise both the Behaviour Deck and the Fire Beam Deck to gain victory against the Old Iron King.  

Campaign Scenario ‘Go Beyond Death’  

The Old Iron King Campaign draws upon content from the Core Game, the Explorers Expansion and Iron Keep Expansions, and can be played over four game sessions. You will fight through the Tower of Flame, Threshold Bridge, Ironhearth Hall and finally Eygil’s Idol. Along the way you will face Old Dragonslayer (Mini-Boss), Smelter Demon (Main Boss), Pursuer (Main Boss) before steeling yourself against Old Iron King himself.