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:

Dark Souls™: The Card Game - Shipping Update
over 1 year ago – Wed, Feb 07, 2018 at 12:17:31 AM


Hi Survivors,  

Big news for those of you who added Dark Souls™: The Card Game to your BackerKit earlier in the campaign. This morning ALL copies of the game arrived at SFG HQ! Our warehouse team began unloading them immediately and its full steam ahead to get them shipped to you as soon as possible!  

 


Dark Souls™: The Card Game hits Retail on March 16th and we’re very confident that if you ordered a copy via the BackerKit then you will have your game before then! In fact, some of you will see yours within the next few days!  


If you pre-ordered the game via our webstore then you can expect to receive it for March 16th. Can’t wait for the game to arrive? Check out these reviews & testimonials:

PolyGon: “Dark Souls™ - The Card Game is the series’ best tabletop version” 

TechRaptor: “Dark Souls™ - The Card Game is my favourite release in a long time”

WhatCulture: “Inspired, Challenging, Worthy of Sun Praising”

 
Playthrough?

We recently hosted a Staff Playthrough of the Game via out Twitch/YouTube Channels. You can see Part 1 & Part 2 here:

 

 

Last Night's Livestream with Alex
over 1 year ago – Fri, Feb 02, 2018 at 06:34:59 PM

Hi Unkindled,

If you weren't able to join in the Livestream on Twitch.tv/steamforged last night then don't worry, we've trimmed the stream down to it's component parts and uploaded them to our YouTube Channel. 

We were joined by Alex, one of the Lead Developers on Dark Souls™ - The Board Game, who answered your questions and talked us through the finer points of the Guardian Dragon and Black Dragon Kalameet. 

We also discuss some of the processes involved in the production of the game boards, and how these Print Proofs highlight where something can be overlooked initially but allow us to catch them before they go to mass print. 

Dark Souls™ - The Card Game

We'll have an update coming next week regarding the delivery status of Dark Souls™ - The Card Game for those who added it to their BackerKit (it's good news!!)

Until the next time!

Praise the Sun \[T]/

Black Dragon Kalameet - Print Proof Copy
over 1 year ago – Thu, Feb 01, 2018 at 11:43:36 PM

Hi Unkindled,  

We’re back again with the ‘Print Proof’ for Black Dragon Kalameet. If you’ve not seen the Guardian Dragon update check it out here, where we explain what a Level 4 Encounter is.  

The ‘Print Proof’ boxes for Black Dragon Kalameet, and the Guardian Dragon are the copies that get sent to the Project Team from the factory in China, so they can check everything is how it should be. We got in early today and have taken the Black Dragon Kalameet box away from the Project Team to show to you!  

Legend tells that long ago before the forgotten kingdom of Oolacile was swallowed by the Abyss, the last of the ancient Everlasting Dragons made its home in that land. Known to the unwise as the one-eyed dragon, Black Dragon Kalameet was as dark in colour and nature as its true name suggests, the only spark of light the glowing chaos gem between it’s eyes…  

SPOILER ALERT: If you want the gameplay experience of the Black Dragon Kalameet 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 Kalameet Miniature  
  • 1x Kalameet Health Dial  
  • 1x Kalameet Data Card  
  • 13x Kalameet Behaviour Cards  
  • 8x Strafe Cards  
  • 2x Kalameet Treasure Cards  
  • 4x Calamity Condition Tokens  
  • 4x Level 4 Encounter Cards  
  • 1x Mega Boss Game Board (Double Sided)  


Level 4 Encounters  

We revealed how difficult a Level 4 Encounter could be yesterday, here is another such encounter. Prepare to Die really is a fitting slogan… The encounters we have shown are one of the ones that use only the Core Game miniatures, there are also Level 4 encounters that combine other expansion sets. The encounter we see here ‘Great Stone Bridge’ utilises:  

  • 2x Sentinel  
  • 3x Crossbow Hollows  
  • 2x Silver Knight Swordsmen  
  • 1x Gravestones  
  • 1x Treasure  


Black Dragon Kalameet Mega Boss  

Again, we don’t want to spoil too much of this encounter but the Custom Game Elements introduced by Black Dragon Kalameet are the Calamity Condition and Strafe Attacks. As the name suggests the Calamity Condition will make your block, resist & dodge rolls harder to accomplish. Whilst Strafe Attacks represent Kalameet taking flight and scorching the ground doing massive AoE Damage. This is a tough fight, and Strafe Attacks make your positioning all important.   


Campaign Scenario ‘Bathed in Flame’  

If you played through ‘The First Journey’ Campaign on pages 34 and 35 of Dark Souls™: The Board Game rulebook then you can immediately continue your adventure with ‘Bathed in Flame’ which will pit you against two Level 3 encounters, a Level 4 encounter and finally Black Dragon Kalameet.  

The Guardian Dragon also comes with Campaign Scenarios, but we’ll leave that for you to discover.  

Before we sign off, we will be doing a live unboxing of both the Guardian Dragon, and Black Dragon Kalameet on Thursday 1st February (today) at 4PM GMT after we finish our playthrough of Dark Souls™ - The Card Game on twitch.tv/Steamforged  

Praise the Sun \[T]/

Guardian Dragon Expansion - Print Proof Copy
over 1 year ago – Thu, Feb 01, 2018 at 12:12:24 AM

Hi Unkindled,  

The SFG Community Team have taken over the Kickstarter Updates! We’re the guys who answer your questions on Facebook/Twitter, and we’ll keep you up to date on everything going on with Dark Souls™ - The Board Game (and let the Project Team focus on making sure we stay on track). If you’ve not seen the timeline for the project, you can view it HERE.  

SFG have been sent through the ‘Print Proof’ boxes for Black Dragon Kalameet, and the Guardian Dragon Expansions for Dark Souls™ - The Board Game. These are the copies that get sent to the Project Team from the factory in China, so they can check everything is how it should be. We managed to pry the Guardian Dragon away from them and get some photos. When they go on lunch tomorrow we’ll grab Black Dragon Kalameet and show that off too!!  

Guardian Dragon Expansion

Guardian of the passage to the Dragon Aerie from Lord Aldia’s Keep, this creature is not truly a dragon as those Everlasting were but is, rather strictly speaking, a drake. It is no less mighty or fearsome for its breed, however, and its kind rule the skies far above the earth, unquestionably the predominant predators of their domain…  

SPOILER ALERT: If you want the gameplay experience of the Guardian Dragon 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 Guardian Dragon Miniature  
  • 1x Guardian Dragon Health Dial  
  • 1x Guardian Dragon Data Card  
  • 11x Guardian Dragon Behaviour Cards  
  • 4x Fiery Breath Cards  
  • 2x Guardian Dragon Treasure Cards  
  • 4x Level 4 Encounter Cards  
  • 1x Mega Boss Game Board (Double Sided)  

Level 4 Encounters  

For starters, before you can take on the Guardian Dragon you have to complete a Level 4 Encounter. If you thought fighting 2 Hulking Hollows, 2 Hollow Soldiers, 2 Crossbow Hollows in a room with barrels and traps was tough…you should take a seat. There are SO many foes in your way that a Level 4 Encounter can only be completed on a Mega Boss Game Board and uses pretty much your entire grunt collection from the Core Game. For example, the Dragon Shrine encounter has:  

  • 1x Sentinel  
  • 3x Crossbow Hollows  
  • 3x Silver Knight Swordsmen  
  • 3x Hollow Soldiers  
  • Traps  
  • 2x Gravestones  
  • 1x Chest  
This won't be easy...
This won't be easy...

 

Your reward for completing this fiendish Encounter is a whopping 8 Souls per Player, and entry into the Mega Boss Encounter.   

Guardian Dragon Mega Boss  

We don’t want to spoil too much of the encounter as fighting a Mega Boss should be a new and exciting (and difficult) fight. However, be warned that the Guardian Dragon not only has a Mega-Boss Behaviour Deck but also a deck of Fiery Breath cards which can relocate the Guardian Dragon and reign scorching hot fire onto the intrepid adventurers. Each Mega Boss Expansion includes it’s own custom gameplay elements that bring unique challenges and opportunities to Dark Souls™ - The Board Game players.  

Out of the frying pan, into the fire.
Out of the frying pan, into the fire.

That's all for today everyone join us tomorrow for a look at Black Dragon Kalameet.

Praise the Sun \[T]/

Progress Update - Jan 22
over 1 year ago – Tue, Jan 23, 2018 at 12:56:03 AM

Hi Unkindled,  

Hopefully the January Blues aren’t getting you down. If they are then we have some photos that will hopefully bring a little cheer to this dreary month.  

Progress Update  

Timeline Reminder HERE  

We’ve had the photos come through from the factory floor in China. It’s a neat insight into how the components for games are produced before the packing factory sorts them into boxes to be sent.

Wave 2  

Model Production: Production continuing and well underway. The January target set out for model completion is still on track. It remains unlikely they will ship prior to Chinese New Year due to how close to the end of January they will be completed. The manufacturer has sent us through these photos :D

 

 

 


Graphical Assets: In production. Graphical assets have all been signed off and approved. The sheer number of cards is astonishing!

 


The 9 Tile Set (Darkroot Basin/Iron Keep) – No further update as of yet, we remain confident that this will be landing in Wave 2, as ever we’ll keep you informed of any changes.

Wave 3  

Work continues on Wave 3! We’re awaiting the production samples of the Invaders/Summons to see their various colours in person, so we can select the ‘right’ colour...  

 

 

Now obviously things can look a little different in photos, so we’ll be making a final decision based on the minis that we receive, but, which colour do you think gives the ‘right’ feel for the Invaders/Summons? Let us know in the comments below! 

As ever we’ll keep you updated with how the project is coming along.  

Praise the Sun! \[T]/