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Designer/Developer Diary, Oath

Oath: New Foundations | Design Diary 4 - In the Weeds

Tomorrow, we’ll be launching the Kickstarter campaign for the next Oath expansion. Today, I want to talk a little bit about how we think about our crowdfunding campaigns and how they have shaped the identity of our studio. I’m also going to write a little about an element of the Oath expansion which I think illustrates our approach.

Designer/Developer Diary, Oath

Oath: New Foundations | Design Diary 3 - Family Histories in Oath

Back in the early days of Oath’s design, I made two structural decisions that I never really questioned. The first determined the size of the game’s deck, roughly how many cards were in play, and the general size of the game’s initial card-base (as well as its rate of change).

Designer/Developer Diary, Oath

Oath: New Foundations | Design Diary 2 - What Oath Forgets

When we were first pitching Oath during the first Kickstarter, I would often describe it as “a game that remembered how you played it.” This was less of a pure description than a kind of aspiration. My main task in those days was to find ways to quickly sum up what made the project special and to communicate its ambitions.

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Leder Games

Based in Saint Paul, Minnesota, we are a spunky indie board game publisher with asymmetric tendencies. We strive to make exciting, narrative driven games that are fun to play while being artistically and socially conscious.

We are best known for publishing the following acclaimed games: Vast: The Crystal Caverns, Vast: The Mysterious Manor, Root: A Game of Woodland Might and Right, Fort, Ahoy, and Oath: Chronicles of Empire and Exile.

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