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Dev Diary #1 - Ready for Kickstarter!

Updated: Jul 27, 2023

Greetings Adventurers!


The excitement is off the charts! While you may have had some contact with some of us in other projects before, it's now time for the launch of our first project as Bad Badger Games. With the help of this series of Developer Diaries that will be released regularly, we are determined to involve you in our journey.


Who is Bad Badger Games?

Bad Badger Games is a new tabletop game studio founded by experienced professionals in RPG industry. Their greatest achievement is not just the products they have created but rather the fact that they have been able to play tabletop role-playing games at the same table every week for the past 8 years. We proudly say that there is hardly anyone in our team who has not been passionate about D&D or board games for a long time (except our lead designer Yigit, who seems to constantly play Call of Cthulhu for some reason).


We also have a goal of developing a repertoire focused on board games and publishing at least two products by the end of this year. We will talk about them in due time. But first, let's take a look at our first project.


What is Shadow Over Vansreik?

Shadow Over Vansreik, or simply SoV, is a comprehensive project designed for D&D 5th Edition (but also compatible with the Black Flag system). While it takes its name from the adventure module within, it has many other contents beyond its story. First and foremost, it will be the first published setting guide in English for our beloved "Lands of Exile" universe.


In addition to the adventure and the setting guide, we are also preparing new mechanics, rule sets, and facilitative tools for game masters. For example, the Mercenary Compendium will have all of these expanded rules, a hundred unique mercenaries and all additional content you shall ever need for the next thousand years related to mercenary work. I won't go into detail about them now. Instead, you can download our demo booklet from here and take a look for yourself. In future dev diary entries, I will provide detailed information about specific features and sections of the book.


K’reani, Guardian of the Forest
K’reani, Guardian of the Forest

What's Next?

We, the badgers, have been working on the SoV project for about 2 months. We have many drawings and finished sections that we haven't shown or talked about. But the most exciting part is that our project will soon be in the "upcoming projects" section on Kickstarter. If you're reading this, click here to follow the project. It really helps. (Dear wizards of the arcane web, please remember to add the link when the project becomes public, so I don't embarrass myself.)


Also from here, join our mailing guild and gain access to special deals, limited-time offers, and insider updates tailored exclusively for you!


Finally, let me leave you with a fresh-from-the-oven illustration to enjoy. See you in the upcoming dev diary entries, on our Kickstarter page, and in the dark alleys of the City of Vansreik!


-Fatih Şahinbaş, Project Lead


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