2023 Quest Calendar 🚀 A Space Fantasy RPG

Created by Sundial Games llc

A desktop tear-away calendar with a year full of adventure.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Marker Test, Mechanic, SD-247
14 days ago – Wed, May 04, 2022 at 01:20:29 AM

Remember to finish your pledge manager.

Lost your survey? use this link: https://2023-quest-calendar.backerkit.com/


Lock and Charge Early?

If you wish to have us charge your card early and lock your order, send an email to support@sundialgames.com and we can do this. We would like to encourage you to wait until we release the final designs of the dice case. You might really like it.


SD-247 pdf

With the Adventures of SD-247 completed (for now) you can download play it again within a single PDF. Get the full adventure here. Feel free to send it to your friends.


Marker Test

It is admittedly odd that we have so much trouble with the markers. In 2021, the dry-erase markers left a smear. In 2022, they wiped off too easily. We aimed this year to find the perfect balance and fix this once and for all. So we did a test.

We gathered various markers to test visibility, dry time, size, erase-ability, and smear. We even tried a different type of laminate for the paper. 

We weren't absolutely the most scientific about this. There were flaws in our experiment, but we have chosen a winner. Some key takeaways.

* The new laminated paper did the best with all the markers. The new hero book will have a gloss finish.

* The finest tip was disqualified because it stopped writing. That tip just wasn't made for this ink.

* The marker tip we chose can write fine if you write gently or thick if you write hard.

* Dry erase did the best overall, but wipes off easily. When flipping back and forth between pages, it will be important to avoid this so as to keep data from being wiped away.

* Two of the wet erase markers did the best and we will be choosing one of these. We agree it can be cumbersome to erase with a cloth, but we believe the overall experience will be better.

* We are considering providing both a wet and dry marker.



Meet the Mechanic

For those looking to play an intelligent and very useful crew member, here is some background on our hero, Erzhril, the Mechanic. No good ship stays afloat without one.



Up Next

Some other information to come in future updates include:  bio for the Mystic,  final dice case design, meeting the crew of the Karnack, ship and crew management sheets, final rules, featured artists, and more.

Surveys Today + Local Pickup
about 1 month ago – Thu, Apr 07, 2022 at 05:39:51 AM

OOPS

There was a small mistake in the survey's that got caught through the smoke-test backers. We are getting this corrected now. There will be a short delay as this is worked out. 


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Surveys are going out now. 

Expect an email today from us with a special link to your BackerKit survey. Remember to keep this email handy if you ever need to change your address or update your pledge.

More info about this can be fount in our last update.


Local Pickup

For those nearby that would like to travel to Colorado Springs in Colorado,  we are having a Local Pickup event in November.  You can save on shipping by coming by to pick up your copy, meet the creator, chat about games and Kickstarter, or pick up extra copies.

How do I select Local pickup?

To select this option in your BackerKit survey, you must choose "Local Pickup" from the "Country" drop down list when inputting your address. This can be done on the first page for the survey. Do not select United States as your country, select Local Pickup as your country.

When? While the date is not determined yet. It will be in November. More details will go out later.

Where? We will be having this at Petrie's Family Games.


The Adventures of SD-247

SD-247's character sheet in this update,  bio in this update.

Day 1,  Day 2,  Day 3,  Day 4,  Day 5,  Day 6,  Day 7,  Day 8,  Day 9


Is this the end of SD-247, or will we see more of him in 2023? 

The 6th Hero + Pledge Manager out soon.
about 2 months ago – Fri, Apr 01, 2022 at 06:27:45 AM

BackerKit surveys are coming!

Soon (few days to a week), you’ll receive an email from us with a special link to your BackerKit survey. 

You don’t need to create a BackerKit account to fill out your survey. When you receive the email with the survey, click the survey link to respond. Answer the questions about your reward preferences, provide shipping information, and purchase add-on items if you like. 

After you respond to your survey, you can go back later and change your responses at any time before we close the surveys and get our final counts. This will be in August.

If you need to review your information or pledge status, you can return to your survey by clicking the link in your survey email or requesting your survey link under "Lost your survey?" on our BackerKit project page at https://2023-quest-calendar.backerkit.com/

If you have another email address that you prefer to use, please contact support at https://2023-quest-calendar.backerkit.com/faq.


The 6th Hero

You voted and here are the results. With nearly 40% of the total votes, the 6th Hero to be included in the 2023 roster is: 

Stay tuned as we reveal more about her at a later date. 

The Adventures of SD-247

After this, we have 1 last day with our beloved ship bot. Then we will put the series together as a single PDF.

SD-247's character sheet in this update,  bio in this update.

Day 1,  Day 2,  Day 3,  Day 4,  Day 5,  Day 6,  Day 7,  Day 8

Thank you all!!! Now, what's next?
about 2 months ago – Wed, Mar 23, 2022 at 04:40:03 AM

We owe a big "Thank you" to everyone that has backed us. It is good to see new and returning players alike. None of this could have happened without you. We are especially grateful for all the players that have been around since the beginning.

What Happens Next?

Well, we have a lot of work to do to finish up this Quest Calendar, and we aren't taking breaks. While we get back to the creative process, here are some things you'll want to know:

Kickstarter Payment Processing

Kickstarter will bill your pledge to the credit card associated to your Kickstarter account. If there are any issues, they will automatically try to resolve them for several days; this process takes care of itself in most cases, but if you have something special that needs to be asked or addressed, you can try to reach their support department if necessary.


The Pledge Manager

Over the next couple of weeks, we will be finalizing and testing the pledge manager.  When this is finished in early April, you'll be sent a survey link from BackerKit. Then, you'll have the option to confirm your pledge, upgrade, add additional copies, provide your shipping address, and take care of shipping.

Missed the Campaign?

You can still place a late pledge Here!

If you pledged, you will still be able to upgrade or add on to your pledge in the pledge manager. New orders placed in the pledge manager will be considered "Late Pledges" and will not receive the free Galaxy Dice (although it may still be added on for an additional charge). 

Updates

We will post here to keep you up-to-date with all the news until the calendars have been fulfilled.  The exciting conclusion to The Adventures of SD-247 will be released soon, as well as the winner of the 6th hero voting.


Until then, happy questing everyone.


Stay in contact with us at the following places.

  •  Discord - https://discord.gg/Hn6RgxFeNN 
  •  Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/sundialgames 
  •  Twitter - https://twitter.com/sundialgamesllc 
  •  Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/sundialgamesllc
     

Last Day + Title
about 2 months ago – Mon, Mar 21, 2022 at 11:49:25 PM

With the last day here, we can safely say that this campaign had been a great success, but we can't celebrate just yet. Almost. We still have time to make that last stretch goal.


Title : The Voidspark Chronicles 

The official title of 2023 Quest Calendar will be "The Voidspark Chronicles".

This is based on the core of space ship engines in the Zenula Prime galaxy.  With a Voidspark engine core,  a spaceship can travel at speeds faster than light: an important technology for travelling vast distances.

With this title, we can now get the game up on Board Game Geek. We look forward to revealing the official cover design at a later date.

 Q & A Session - in 1 hour!

Don't forget to join us over at Randomworlds RPG chatroom tonight for a live Q and A session. I will be available for 2 hours to answer any of your questions and for a general chat. 

March 21st, @ 6:30 PM Mountain Time.  Join with the following discord link.

https://tinyurl.com/randomworlds-discord

Dice Case Changes

Some information came to light recently that the dice case we have been offering is similar to the one offered by GeekOn!.  We love their case, and while it didn't feature everything we were looking for, it inspired us to do something similar.  We made some changes, such as smaller dimensions for better portability, and have other ideas in the works to try a different shape and add a mesh pocket to the top. While we were waiting for our samples, we did mock our prototype images after theirs. For that, we are sorry.  

If you like the case as it was initially depicted, we suggest you support GeekOn! and order theirs here.

The Adventures of SD-247

SD-247's character sheet in this update,  bio in this update.

Day 1,  Day 2,  Day 3,  Day 4,  Day 5,  Day 6,  Day 7