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Small games designer into small games publisher.

The End of the Beginning

Over the last few days I have dispatched almost all copied of Forks. A few copies have been held back for people who need to confirm there address, but otherwise over 250 copies are winging their way over the world, … Continue reading

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Working 9-5

It’s been over a month since my last blog update, so here;s a quick update to say the reason for that is because I’m working on getting Forks made. Cards are printed, rules are being proofread (here: main instructions stretch … Continue reading

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Kickstarter finished loved!

Thanks to all backers, sharers, bloggers, podcasters, reviewers, play testers and supporters! We funded massively over our modest expectations. If you are interested, but missed the Kickstarter, or a retailer please send me an email at mark@radical8games.com and I’ll get … Continue reading

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Final 48 Hours for Forks on Kickstarter!

We have funded and hit all stretch goals. It’s been a fantastic journey, but the Kickstarter is now coming to a close. If you haven’t backed you have a got a limited time to do so and get the version … Continue reading

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Kickstarter is now Live!

A quick update today to announce we have launched on Kickstarter! The link is here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/radical8games/forks-a-card-game-about-embezzling-investing-and-c?ref=project_build For the first 48 hours Forks is just £10 with UK P&P included! Please check it out, especially if you like clever small box … Continue reading

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Designer Diary 8: Choice Art

Whilst I liked the logos created for the companies, I didn’t want the box art just to be a composition of all the logos. Instead I wanted something which represented the game’s theme of offering a choice. I also wanted … Continue reading

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Designer Diary 7: Asymmetric Abilities

It was a playtest session earlier this year which persuaded me to finally include Abilities in the base copy of the game (or at least, the playtesters did). I’d originally come up with variable player powers (abilities) when I was … Continue reading

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Kickstarter Date Announced for Forks: 14th May

Quick update, we have a date for Forks to go live on Kickstarter! The Kickstarter will launch on 14th May, and will cost just £10 for the first 48 hours. This includes shipping to the UK, and subsidised shipping to … Continue reading

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Designer Diary 6: ETC Industries

The theme of Forks came about quite early on, during the Wibbell competition. Why would the cards with the lowest values in the middle be negative, well because they’re being audited for having all their investment mysteriously dissapear. Post-competition I … Continue reading

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Designer Diary 5: Merge/Swap

Since the Wibbell++ competition ended Forks has remained quite consistent. The number of companies has changed form 6 to 5 (and back to 6 for 5 player games), and one particularly memorable playtest session resulted in a key change to … Continue reading

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