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Cruciblecrusher14 Apr 2016 6:18 p.m. PST

Lots going on at Crucible Crush in terms of Flint and Feather.
Our blog was updated this week. We worked on Furs Markers, Nerve Tests and Magic for the rules this past week. Don't worry you don't have to use magic if you don't want to.
See us at flintandfeatherplaytest.blogspot.ca

Also, the preview for our Kickstarter is up. Please visit and let us know your thoughts https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1313980061/2065171416?token=966c1bfb

Here is a picture of some figures from our latest game.

tberry740315 Apr 2016 4:56 a.m. PST

I'm in!

jefritrout15 Apr 2016 6:50 a.m. PST

I am a bit confused. The 110 pledge does not include the rules? I thought that one of the reasons for the delay of 18 months was to get the rules ironed out to be put out in the kickstarter. The rules along with cards as well as additional sculpts. The new sculpts are great, but it seems unfinished as for the rules.

Bob Murch Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Apr 2016 8:17 a.m. PST

The fact of the matter is that the rules are still being worked on and we didn't want to delay figure availability anymore. At my insistence, we intend to release the initial 4 boxed sets at Historicon this summer. Huron & Iroquois Warriors, Canoe set & Spirit Creatures.

This Kickstarter is designed to give early supporters a bit of a deal with respect to the first release and will provide our naccent company with much needed operating capital.

A beta version of the rules will be made available as a PDF, likely in the summer, on the Crucible Crush web site.

jefritrout15 Apr 2016 9:56 a.m. PST

I was just trying to understand. I already bought a handful of figures when they first were out 17 months ago. I am just looking forward to the whole shebang as well as the cool new figures.

Lee Brilleaux Fezian15 Apr 2016 11:14 a.m. PST

The rules are well in hand. Worry not. We just need to iron out a couple of things for clarity's sake (because I understand what I said, but someone else might not).

Also, we do need to make sure the rules cover the vagaries of giant flying heads and those scary hairless bears.

tberry740315 Apr 2016 12:27 p.m. PST

I would suggest handing the "finished" rules off to a gamer who hasn't seen them before. This would help clear up any "… because I understand what I said, but someone else might not…" problems.

Lee Brilleaux Fezian15 Apr 2016 5:01 p.m. PST

That's the nub of rules development. Where we've had some interpretation issues is exactly that – things that have run perfectly smoothly in my own game have been harder to follow for 'cold readers'. So I have to understand where the problem is, and either revise the rule or rewrite the explanation.

This is a slightly tedious phase of rules development, but in the long term it means that there's a much better chance that the reader can follow the designer's intent with minimum head-scratching.

Winston Smith16 Apr 2016 9:01 a.m. PST

Can I use a pinochle deck?

Disco Joe16 Apr 2016 12:37 p.m. PST

So what is difference between the original group of figures that were released at Historicon last year and what is shown in the Kickstarter?

jefritrout16 Apr 2016 5:53 p.m. PST

I believe that the Hurons were released at Historicon. The Iroquois are new as much as I can tell. There are also some new command and priest type figures.

Cruciblecrusher20 Apr 2016 3:11 p.m. PST

There were three packs previously available. Two were labeled as Iroquois and one was a Huron Pack.
These figures have been integrated into the box sets under their appropriate title.

Cruciblecrusher20 Apr 2016 6:26 p.m. PST

Playtest blog is updated with most recent game AAR. Also we are trying to get the Kickstarter approved and started by Friday. Stay tuned. flintandfeatherplaytest.blogspot.ca

Bob Murch Sponsoring Member of TMP03 May 2016 4:39 p.m. PST

Our Kickstarter for the rule book is about to go live:

link

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Cruciblecrusher08 May 2016 6:45 a.m. PST

So we are over %50 funded now.
We have lots of Stretch Goals to add to this KS as well as Add-ons to open up.
We have four individual figures to add to the offering, plus open handed figures as well as Canoes and Spirit creatures to offer.
We also have some musket armed figures to add to the offering.
Come help us bring this unique and interesting subject to life!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1313980061/flint-and-feather-game-system-and-28mm-metal-minia/comments

Cruciblecrusher08 May 2016 6:47 a.m. PST

Also get the first set of preview rules here as a pdf download.
cruciblecrush.com/files/FF%20Intro_ForKS_May2016%281%29.pdf

Lee Brilleaux Fezian10 May 2016 11:22 a.m. PST

The remainder of the basic rules will be up shortly. By which I mean, "Lee called me and told me to stop messing about and get the editing finished."

Cruciblecrusher10 May 2016 4:48 p.m. PST

The first add-on is available for our Kickstarter because what is a tabletop game without a moose.

Cruciblecrusher12 May 2016 4:21 p.m. PST

Basic Rules pdf is now available cruciblecrush.com/files/Flint%20and%20Feather%20Basic%20Rules%281%29.pdf
This is not the final version of the rules, we still have lots to add but it will let you play the game.

A pic of some cool figures to go along with it.
Support us on the Kickstarter!

Lee Brilleaux Fezian12 May 2016 5:55 p.m. PST

Think of them as the test drive version. There's a lot more in terms of campaign rules and between games activity, scenarios, and a whole deck of random events (mostly unpleasant) to come.

Cruciblecrusher13 May 2016 2:52 p.m. PST

The Spirit Monsters are here! Pledge now! Pledge Often!

You can get these creatures by pledging at the Add-Ons level for $10 USD and then adding in extra $55 USD CAD for the Monsters. Get them now at this great price! Only $42.51 USD USD at today's exchange rate. That's $12.50 USD of the MSRP!

Cruciblecrusher17 May 2016 4:06 p.m. PST

Miniatures only pledge added! Limited to twenty. Come over and join us now!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1313980061/flint-and-feather-game-system-and-28mm-metal-minia

Cruciblecrusher19 May 2016 4:34 a.m. PST

The Canoe Add-on has been added! Come get your canoes only $50.00 CAD which is $38 USD (At the time of writing this) for three canoes, six paddlers and some furs!! Come on out and join us!

Cruciblecrusher20 May 2016 11:28 a.m. PST

Accessory packs are up including muskets. You can now customize your warbands for better Flint and Feather gameplay!

Cruciblecrusher21 May 2016 3:12 p.m. PST

We have funded!! Congratulations to all our supporters and a hearty thank you. Oh and a free figure added to everyone's pledge pile to celebrate.
Come by and join up and get your free figure.

Cruciblecrusher23 May 2016 10:46 a.m. PST

New Add-on Opened up


And only $600.00 CAD from another free figure.

capncarp24 May 2016 9:30 p.m. PST

I see a Snake-alope: where's the Jack-alope?

Cruciblecrusher19 Jun 2016 11:52 a.m. PST

I did a little blog entry on Modelling the Three Sisters this weekend.
Although doing corn rows is nothing new for gamers I thought modelling the three sisters, beans, squash and corn onto a terrain piece would be a novel twist. Please let me know your thoughts.

flintandfeatherplaytest.blogspot.ca

capncarp23 Jun 2016 8:59 p.m. PST

You've got my vote. Top honors for bringing something so basic to the culture to the gaming table. Careful, or you'll have us dumb gamers start studying stuff like history, and agriculture, and archeology, and mythology, and….

Cruciblecrusher27 Jun 2016 4:24 p.m. PST

This weeks blog entry talks about the campaign rules in depth. link

Cruciblecrusher09 Jul 2016 10:01 a.m. PST

Pulp Figures & Crucible Crush are in the final scramble to get product shipped for Historicon next weekend in Fredericksburg.

We have begun production of the Flint & Feather miniatures that were part of our rule book Kickstarter and we are beginning the fulfillment phase for the miniatures. Any backers who would like to pick up their Kickstarter minis at the show please contact us asap.

The following Flint & Feather sets will be available at the show:

Iroquois/Haudenosaunee Warriors -box set #1
Huron/Wendat Warriors -box set #2
Iroquoian Canoes -box set #3 (3 canoes and 6 paddlers per box)
Iroquoian Spirit Creatures -box set #4 (Flying Head, Naked Bear, Great Horned serpent & Stone Coat Giant)

Open Handed Warriors- 5 figure pack
Iroquois with Muskets- 5 figure pack
Iroquoian Accessories #1, pack
Iroquoian Accessories #2 pack

We will be treating all Flint & Feather sales as part of the Kickstarter total with the intent to reach the pledge level that will unlock the Medicine Cards for the game.

barcah200112 Jul 2016 6:30 p.m. PST

The figures look great. How do they compare in size to existing 28mm Iroquois figures like Perry and Conquest which many of us already have?

zippyfusenet13 Jul 2016 12:41 p.m. PST

I saw some of the new figures at Nashcon. I didn't get a side-by-side comparison, but they looked like standard modern 28mm figures, not 'heroic' scale, a good match in size for Perry, Conquest or Old Glory.

But. Perry and Conquest, with flintlock muskets, iron hatchets and knives, trade cloth breechclouts and blankets, are 18th century figures, suited for the French & Indian War, the American Revolution, Little Turtle's War or even the War of 1812. The new Crucible Crush Iroquoians, with their flint spear and arrow points, shields, wooden armor and untailored hide garments are pre-contact or first-contact people, not yet introduced to European technology. I wouldn't use them in the same war as the Perry and Conquest.

The Crucible Crush figures look like they'd be a better match for the Foundry 16th-17th century Indians or the Eureka Powhatans.

marco56 Supporting Member of TMP31 Dec 2016 8:35 a.m. PST

Just got a few of these.Got the ones with the matchlocks and are neat little figures.I will collect these figures slowly as they are a little expensive but worth it for their uniqueness.Hope they eventually introduce some europeans eventually.
Mark

marco56 Supporting Member of TMP24 Feb 2019 7:57 a.m. PST

They are coming out with europeans but I don't know when.First the French then English and Dutch.
Mark

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