News and Bestsellers
It's been a while since our last newsletter, but we haven't been idle!
Version 1.0 of Banda's Grove Released
After over ten months of development, we have released the completed version of Banda's Grove! There is a bunch of new content, tweaks and a whole new layout.
New Solo Mode and Solo Rules! Banda’s Grove is now a 1+ Player game! This was a collaborative effort between the solo game designer Armanda Haller and ourselves to produce a unique experience for solo players.
New layout! With writing complete, the game went to layout. About 100 hours of time was spent getting the book formatted. With the new layout and content, we are at 174 pages total.
Rules complete. With edits and tweaks gathered over months of playtesting, we believe we have a polished game that gives the tools and systems for players to build and explore the Grove however they choose.
Updated art and graphics. Lots of work went into getting the feeling of the book right, including expanding our graphics. Huge thanks to our Artists and Graphic Designers: Tony Tran, Elyssa Boyd and Rachel Smith!
Updated New Camper Orientation. From feedback, we have updated the no-prep tutorial to be more streamlined and helpful.
New Quickstart: The Hapdash Grove! Many people want to jump right in to the Banda's Grove without first needing to build the Grove during the first session. The new Hapdash Grove gives you just that: A prebuilt Grove with facilities, NPCs and unique features for each fragment that has converged while leaving plenty of room to add your own details.
An updated website full of free downloads and generators. Visit bandasgrove.com/#resources to discover all the goodies, including adventure supplements!
Thank you to everyone who has helped support Banda's Grove and Pandion Games. We couldn't have done this without you!
Monsters & Counselors now available in Print!
That's right! We have been going through all our games to update and format them for print and as of the first of November, our 5th game is now available in print!
Monster & Counselors is a fun horror summer camp game where you'll be balancing the camper's mundane complications with the monstrous dangers that lurk in the woods. It includes rules to build the camp, define your favorite camper, and launch into the session with no prep needed from the GM.
3 Games on the IPR Bestseller's List
Each quarter, Indie Press Revolution updates their Bestseller's list with the 36 top games from their store, and three of our games made the list! A huge thanks to everyone who has purchased our games through IPR. This was such an amazing surprise. The three games were:
Badger + Coyote - A cozy two player game where each player takes on the role of Badger or Coyote and join in a playful romp to outwit Miss Hallowtallow and her dogs or explore the prairies where bears and hawks pose dangers to your gathering goals.
Storyteller: A Campfire Narrative Game - A spooky horror game that reignites the fun of telling ghost stories around a campfire. Build the story at the table (or campfire!) with an adlib story prompt and jump in. Unique resolution mechanics don't require dice or even a table.
Whispers in the Walls - Our solo horror game. Investigate, survive, and solve mysteries by interpreting the horrors the walls have seen.
We have many plans in the works. Some we can't discuss just yet, but here's a sneak peek at what's coming!
Banda's Grove Crowdfunding
We are investigating ways to take Banda's Grove to crowdfunding, so we can take the game to print and offer additional goodies like legacy campaign books, maps, pins and more!
Creating Banda's Grove Supplements
We will continually work to release Banda's Grove adventure and game supplements. Most of these will be free to all. Check out The Night The Undergrove Awoke for an example adventure supplement.
New GM-Less Player Aid Cards
We are in the early stages of designing and making player aids for GM-less games such as Banda's Grove, Wanderhome, and many others. We are hoping to utilize letterpress printing to create high-quality card packs along with offering print-and-play PDF options.
New Games Under Development
We have three games underdevelopment currently. Stay tuned here for additional information as we go along!
Until next time!