Happy New Year!
Updated: Jan 14, 2018
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Jonathan Faith and I am the COO and a senior designer here at Stumptown Games. I’m sitting here with my cup of coffee and bowl of cereal (Oatmeal Squares) thinking about how excited I am for the new year. 2018 is going to be a dynamic year for Stumptown Games! We have a bunch of new concepts, a game to Kickstart, a podcast to record, and a convention to run! And that’s just in the first six months!! Like I said, it’s going to be quite a year!
At the core of all this is a concept we’re calling Blended Entertainment, where we integrate board games, podcasts, blogs and live action events to tell a larger story. And the engine that runs it is Morinfell, a world of high fantasy, deep adventure, and memorable characters that all of our product is set in. A land of ancient history, soaring mountains, and intriguing political factions, Morinfell provides a rich tapestry as our backdrop. The first location you’ll be introduced to in Morinfell is Gol Gorad, the City of Granite.
Our podcast follows the (mis)adventures of a group of young characters eager to leave their mark on the world. We find them in Gol Gorad swept up
in the sinister intrigues that are the hallmark of that city! As time goes by we will watch as this group of intrepid adventurers grows and matures into a force to be reckoned with (we hope)!
During the first half of 2018 we will be launching a new Kickstarter campaign for our game Mysticards: Deck of Ancients. In this card game players assume the personas of various warlords eager to activate the Ancients Obelisk, each for their own (nefarious) reasons! Cagey players might realize that the names of the warlords match some of the names of the characters from the podcast. Coincidence… I think not! This game uses the rule set from classic card games such as Pinochle and Hearts but with a twist. Each card has text that modifies the gameplay and challenges players to create strategies on the fly! Each hand of the game takes place at a different battlefield, all of which are locations in Morinfell of course!
June 21-24 2018 Stumptown Games will be hosting the second annual CamperCon game convention. Gamers from around the northwest (and further afield) will descend on Champoeg State Park for four days of camping, food, revelry, and of course gaming. The signature event will be the unveiling of Epic Wilds, a live action role play experience in which you assume a character from Morinfell
and adventure through the hundreds of acres of Champoeg. Transport yourself to a time of high fantasy and slay monsters, sling spells, overcome obstacles, and solve complex puzzle traps! You will gain loot along the way which you can use or sell at the tavern store!
At the end of the day tell your tales of grand adventure around the huge bonfire, before retiring to your tent for the night! more details can be found here. We hope to see you there!
Well, that’s all for now. Lots to do, so I’d better get busy. Chat with ya later!!