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Nick Brachmann
2 months ago
Team Mode & Screen Printing & Treasure, oh my!
Hi everyone, We’ve got some pretty big announcements for you today. Team Mode! During development I had the realization that, given how the Blackfish Brigade and Shellfire Reb...
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Nick Brachmann
4 months ago
April TTS and PNP Update
Ahoy, Sailors!  I come with riches from afar; an updated Tabletop Simulator Mod and Print and Play are now available! During Josh’s visit we were able to make great progress ...
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Cole Wehrle
5 months ago
A Call for Testers as Ahoy Enters Final Development
Hello everyone, We've all been hard at work testing the new factions. At this point everything is very close to complete in terms of development, but there's still final balanc...
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Cole Wehrle
5 months ago
A Fresh Wind and a Fresh TTS Kit!
Ahoy, ye backers! It’s been all-hands-on-deck here at Leder Games as we take the new factions in Ahoy through their final development pass. I doubt any midshipman has ever had ...
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Caryl Tan
7 months ago
Ahoy Base Game Shipping Status
Hi everyone, This is a quick update on the status for pledges that contained the Ahoy base game (“Ahoy, All Aboard!” backers) A Note on Tracking Data Once your order for the ...
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Caryl Tan
7 months ago
Pledge Manager Surveys and Ahoy Base Game Shipping
Hi everyone! Please read the following on what the next steps are now that the funding campaign has ended. We will cover information on how to submit your order for your pledge,...
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Please check our campaign FAQ for answers to our most common questions.

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Do you have questions about the design of the Ahoy: New Horizons content?

First, make sure you read the Design Diaries on Board Game Geek.

Otherwise, post what you're curious about below!
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Curious about the box for new horizons. Will it be large enough to hold all the original bad game components neatly? Excitedly waiting for it so I pulled out my base game copy to play again and I realized the existing box, at least the existing insert, doesn’t seem designed to hold that kind of extra content. And having just received my Arcs pledge it’s clear you all don’t mind an expansion box bigger than the base game. 😁. I just don’t recall any discussion of the expansion packaging. Care to share what to expect? Thanks

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I backed at the All Aboard level but have yet to receive the base game. What's the status on this?

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Nick Brachmann
CREATOR
2 months ago

Project Update: Team Mode & Screen Printing & Treasure, oh my!

Hi everyone,

We’ve got some pretty big announcements for you today.

Team Mode!
During development I had the realization that, given how the Blackfish Brigade and Shellfire Rebellion had to be designed, they theoretically should work in a team mode. After only one game, it was clear that this was worth exploring, and the feature soon became one of my favorite parts of the new expansion. 

The rules are simple. Players split into two teams (Blackfish and Bluefin vs Shellfire and Mollusks) and start with a slightly larger map. Teammates can trade crew and gold while in the same region, and have the ability to use their ally’s Patrols and Comrades. As you might imagine, this opens up a wide range of strategies and daring new gambits.

Screen Printed Wood
Team mode did initially present a problem for the game’s production. Normally, the two blue and yellow factions would never be in the same game, so it was okay that their pieces had similar colors and designs. But, with team mode, we suddenly needed a better way to distinguish the pieces. The easy solution was to add screen-printing to them. Thankfully, the performance of this campaign gave us extra room in the budget. 

Not final


Of course, if we were going to screen print the new factions, then it only made sense to do the old factions as well. So, along with the metal coins, we decided to add an additional freebie to everyone’s pledge. Now everyone will be getting a full set of pieces which will replace all wooden ships in the base game with new, screen-printed pieces.

Not final
 
We have been blown away by how much Kyle’s new designs add to the look of the overall game. Between the new coins and screen-printed ships, we think this is one of the best looking games we’ve ever worked on, and we cannot wait for you all to see the pieces in action. 

So, in short, we’ve been able to follow that time-honored Leder Games tradition of finding new things to add to your pledges without adjusting any prices. I want to emphasize that you do not need to do anything. The deluxe components pack will now contain updated screen-printed pieces that replace all of the wood in the base game (except the comrades, since they are stickered). In addition, all of the wood for the new factions will also be screen-printed. And, best of all perhaps, the screen-printing will be double-sided. This is a first for us, but Ahoy deserved the deluxe treatment!

Treasure and Turmoil
Treasure and Turmoil has completed development! This micro-expansion contains a trove of 13 cards that will surprise even the saltiest sea dog. They can be easily folded into any games of Ahoy, even those featuring only the base factions. At the start of the game, players are given two cards and asked to pick one. Choose wisely though, as they can radically transform your plans! 
 
Twitch Stream
If any of that sounds interesting you can check it out today on Twitch at 2pm CDT where we will be playing Team Mode with the Treasures and showing off the screen printed wood!

Oath: New Foundations
If you're a fan of our other games check out our latest on Kickstarter which will be launching in a few weeks!

Support Questions
As always, if you have any questions, feel free to write to us at [email protected].  

 


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The screen printed meeples look GREAT, so excited for this project. Can’t wait to finish building the PnP and try the new changes. Are screen printed meeples for the base game going to be available as well?

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PROJECT UPDATE
Nick Brachmann
CREATOR
4 months ago

Project Update: April TTS and PNP Update

Ahoy, Sailors! 

I come with riches from afar; an updated Tabletop Simulator Mod and Print and Play are now available!

The Brigade ready to cause a ruckus!


During Josh’s visit we were able to make great progress on the remaining development concerns and start adding that nice layer of polish. You’ll probably want to re-read the rules before you dive in. (You’ll also notice the rulebook has entered into preliminary layout!)
But here’s a summary of the changes…

Shellfire Rebellion
  • Build requires a 4 or 6
  • Plan Deck Adjustments 
Coral Cap Pirates
  • Captains of Frigates now keep abilities
  • Changed how various Frigates score
  • Adjusted Battle Victories
Leviathan
  • Feast requires a 4 or 6
  • Size is no longer a track
  • Fangs only applies to battles with a head
  • Ambitions have been removed
  • Adjusted how they score at round end
  • Changes to multiple Evolutions
  • Game end scoring for Evolutions is back

If you have an opportunity to play we’d love to hear about your experience, sharing feedback here or in our Discord is always appreciated!

Streaming
Catch us live on Twitch April 16th at 2pm Central for a live play of the new Ahoy content!

Testing
If you want to be included in Ahoy Usability Testing or other future testing, sign up for our Playtesting Newsletter.

Support Questions
As always, if you have any questions, feel free to write to us at [email protected].  


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I’m sorry if this is a repeated question that has been answered, but when is the expected time for this to be finished and shipped out. Thanks.

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Ahoy all I am quite interested about new factions. They will be added to the existing ones or substitute them?

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Cole Wehrle
CREATOR
5 months ago

Project Update: A Call for Testers as Ahoy Enters Final Development

Hello everyone,

We've all been hard at work testing the new factions. At this point everything is very close to complete in terms of development, but there's still final balancing on the horizon. 

Today, we want to extend an invitation to anyone who would like to help test the final game. We coordinate most games over the Woodland Warriors, our official fan discord. If you’re interested in seeing the new factions in action or just want to find a way to play more Ahoy, you’ll find plenty of players over there. 

Link to the Woodland Warriors server on Discord.

If you haven’t used this Discord server before, you’ll be greeted by a welcome message after you sign up. Make sure to react to this messaging using the Ahoy button. Once you press it, you’ll be given access to all of the Ahoy channels, including “#ahoy-lfg” helps players who are currently looking for a game find each other. 


Regardless of whether or not you might want to help the final balancing push, you're welcome to take a look at the most recent changes by subscribing to current kit on Tabletop Simulator mod here.

And, you can check out the rules document here.

For those that are wondering, we are planning on release a physical print-and-play kit as well. We should have something ready in the next couple of weeks which we will post over on the Woodland Warriors and include in next month's campaign update. 

Support Questions

As always, if you have any questions, feel free to write to us at [email protected].  

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Cole Wehrle
CREATOR
5 months ago

Project Update: A Fresh Wind and a Fresh TTS Kit!

Ahoy, ye backers!

It’s been all-hands-on-deck here at Leder Games as we take the new factions in Ahoy through their final development pass. I doubt any midshipman has ever had to suffer under a more exacting instructor than Captain Brachmann, and these new factions are ready to go toe-to-toe with any in the core game…or should I say “sail-to-sail?” I don’t know how long I can keep up the nautical talk. 

At any rate, we’re happy to report that we’ve got a big update for you all. Over the past few months, Nick has been working hard  to get the final balance right on all four of the new factions. Each has received a number of gameplay and balance improvements. For my part, I’ll say that I’ve become a particular fan of the Coral Cap Pirates whose pickup-and-deliver puzzles will baffle even lovers of Root’s Keepers in Iron. 

If you’d like to play the game now, you can find the updated module for Tabletop Simulator here.

(We'll also have a print-and-play kit for folks who want to try the game out physically. This should be ready next update once we've gotten a little more art and we have a few more things finalized.)

In addition, Kyle has been chipping away at the art list. We’ve got some exciting surprises on that front we’ll share with you next month, but for now, please enjoy these charming backs for two of the Blackfish Brigade’s cards. 


From here to the end of the project, we’ll likely be providing you with monthly updates relating to the design of the final game, the “Treasures and Turmoil” pack, and any news about the game’s eventual production and fulfillment. 

Support Questions

Finally, as always, if you have any questions, feel free to write to us at [email protected].  


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Hi. I backed with the All Aboard pledge level .. but have received two base game boxes, instead of one base game and the expansion, metal coins etc. I lodged a support ticket with Leder Games' website but have had no response other than the automated one. Please help?

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What is the size of the cardboard hole tokens?

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Hey fedex left y package not anywhere near my apartment and it was stolen, how can I get this fixed?

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