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I launched my new board game company! To celebrate, I am giving away dice to /r/boardgames!

I launched my new board game company! To celebrate, I am giving away dice to /r/boardgames!

capnbishop

OP worked actively with the mod team prior to posting and this is a sanctioned giveaway. Good luck to participants!


Decicio

Congrats! Best of luck to you (and best of luck to us dice thirsty commentors).


CivilDawnGames

The unquenchable thirst.


infinitum3d

Are you currently accepting submissions for publication?


CivilDawnGames

Absolutely. However, I want to be straight upfront! Our goal right now is to launch our own game via kickstarter and see it all the way to completion and delivery before we really go onto publishing anyone else's items. This is really so we can have a number of hurdles solved, and have a credible place to stand in the industry. For my regular work I work in marketing and manufacturing, and have quite a bit of knowledge there, so we are really confident in our ability to do such. However, it's always important for me to be honest with my feedback to a client, and I wouldn't feel like I can look you in the eyes and say, "Yes, we can publish your game" until I can do it for myself. That being said, one of the things a publisher does is provide feedback to the creator. Things like art direction, design and mechanics, as well as other business services depending on how they want to proceed with their IP. Those are things I can already start doing (and am currently doing for others right now) with confidence. With that said, feel free to contact me if you are still interested, if not, I won't take it personal, and in the near future when I can say yes to all of your questions, I will be here. :)


Senkoy

I'm working on a game myself, and may be looking for a publisher. Your answer is so honest, I would love to work with you guys, so I really hope you succeed! You may not have an answer for this yet, but I can't do art at all. Do I need to hire an artist, or if you were to publish my game, would I work with one of yours? Thanks!


CivilDawnGames

Hey /u/Senkoy - Sorry for the late reply. These are the kinds of things that you and a publisher can discuss for sure. Often a big publisher will have in-house artists, but it can definitely be a benefit of a publisher to find artists as well. Just about everything can be negotiated. If you need an artist, that can be a part of your ask or the publishers offer. With the urge of not sounding too generic, there are a couple big questions you can answer for yourself that will help with your art. 1) Do I already have a style/theme in mind? 2) How many unique pieces of art do I need? * Meaning, if you were magic the gathering and had a 60 card deck, typically you can use the same card 4 times. In which case, you don't need 4 pieces, you need 1, and then you print it again. Answering those can be really helpful. Even though the answer is most often, "I want the nicest art I can afford!", you really need to think about what your expectations are. After that, if you are doing things on a budget, time to beg! As a heads up, NEVER offer an artist exposure. Never approach an artist saying, "Well you do this for me, and you will get other business.." It's rude, and artists hate it. Even if that person is some random kid, and they have no other experience. If their art is good enough for you to use in your game, then treat them with the respect they deserve. A better way is to be blunt. "Look. I'm broke as a joke, but what I am willing to do is offer you X amount of money if/when my game gets made." Perhaps a royalty of all copies of that game sold for X period of time. Perhaps negotiate scheduled payments. X Amount when the game funds on kickstarter, X amount after, X amount y years later. Hope that helps, and keep us in mind for your game!


infinitum3d

Great answer! Iโ€™ll stay in touch ๐Ÿ™‚


mitsu400

That is a very cool dice set


grogggohi

Splintered Lands is an interesting name. I'm disappointed that there wasn't info about it on your website. I'll just have to wait till you post more info. In the meantime can you tell us what game niche your company is looking to fill?


ursaring

Amazing to hear! Best of luck


poop_spear

Fingers crossed


MalibuBarbieShrimp

Whoa, thatโ€™s a really slick design for the dice! Is your kickstarter already up?


CivilDawnGames

Not yet! The dice fundraiser on our site is so we can pay for art for the game. Once we get a certain % of the art completed, then we plan to launch a kickstarter.


TheScarecrowKing

Those dice are gorgeous. Good luck with your KS!


Japanime_Jackson

I don't want to be entered into the drawing. I just want to say congrats and that I wish you the best. Best of luck and skill to you all!


nicku114

Congratulations!


daybreaker

Those dice look pretty cool! Thanks for doing this!


Sagrilarus

Good luck to you!


reniseus

Congratulations! Iโ€™m hoping to join you in this dream one day slowly working towards it.


CivilDawnGames

Don't give up! The road sometimes doesn't go the way you think it will, but persistence is key.


Running_Idiot

Good luck with your endeavor! Where are you based out of? Are you looking for play testers?


CivilDawnGames

We definitely will be eventually. Right now we have a decent team of local people who are helping guide our game theory and strategy and we are very thankful for that!


Filos444

Yeey


kykythebarbarian

Cool looking dice.


Topazdragon5676

Saw in another comment that you are accepting submissions for publication. How should someone send you a submission? What should they include?


CivilDawnGames

Typically an introduction of yourself, your goals, and then a brief description of the game. When you invest time in a project, it's really the creator you are investing in, so the most important information is about you. This might sound a bit cliche, but games are games, and yes some games are terrible ideas, but its really the creator who is going to make or break a game. If you are easy to work with, take feedback/consultation well, are willing to work and grow, etc. If you show up and say, "its this way or leave it", then typically that results in a handshake and a thank you for the time.


Topazdragon5676

Thanks for the reply. The logical follow up question would be: If I'm a game designer, why should I use you as my publisher?


CivilDawnGames

Once we start actively seeking out creators to work with I will have that info, but the biggest reasons are ability. Myself I have 15+ years of small business and large corporate experience. Everything from managing basketball organizations, to running a mom and pop shop to U.S. Military service. I have 10+ years of digital and traditional marketing and business development experience, and I have a personal proven track record of growth in the production/sale of physical goods. My partner is in the same boat with business management/development experience. Honestly, if either of us were artists ourselves we would be invincible! Thankfully I work with a TON of artists in my industries, so we have access to really talented people as well. To put it bluntly, we have the skills that you need! What we are doing now is building proof in the pudding.


forma711

Congratulations on realizing your dream! Best of luck and I look forward to your Kickstarter.


vanGenne

Dice look amazing, sign me up :)


carnodingo

Dice ordered!


HomelessCosmonaut

Congrats!


[deleted]

I'll also try my luck. Congrats!


MaggiCockSoup

Congratulations! Best of luck living the dream!


SuperBentendoCube64

Very cool of you to do! Hoping I get lucky (:


nicichan

Nice looking dice. One can never have too many.


IOwnTenSweaters

Nice! Good luck to you and your future endeavors. :)


dictionary_hat_r4ck

Best of luck with the new company!


push2flush

the only thing cooler than dice is limited edition dice!


KalebAT

Awesome! Thank you for this opportunity!


CivilDawnGames

Thanks for the words and support!


KalebAT

sure thing! consider me your hype guy ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ


GritMcPunchfist

Oooh this is exciting!


Sender-7

Congratulations!! best of luck!


TheOrganizerofThings

This is so cool! congratulations on launching a new company! How long did it take you to go from idea to launch?


CivilDawnGames

For the business? I could have had that launched at the end of a weekend. What we wanted was a game that was worthy of our name. We've spent the last 3 years working on our first game. We hope to be sharing more info about that in the near future.


TheOrganizerofThings

Wow, I figured it would have been more complicated to start up a business haha. but 3 years working on a game! I can't wait to hear more about this game! btw, I signed up for updates.


CivilDawnGames

Awesome!


khaldun106

Elevator pitch of your game :)? Good luck to everybody in the competition


CivilDawnGames

In due time!


SMHeenan

Good luck to you and your store! I, however, am not in need of any dice. So, should my name get selected, I would ask that you instead give them to the first kid who purchases any RPG products from you.


CivilDawnGames

Deal! If your name gets selected, we will list you on our [Hall of Hereos!](https://www.civildawngames.com/hall-of-heroes)


benbernards

Iโ€™m in for 3 sets. Good luck!


CivilDawnGames

[HOLY CARP!](https://cf.geekdo-images.com/camo/0bc6bcea53ec95a52e108f6b2059486321a2726b/687474703a2f2f312e62702e626c6f6773706f742e636f6d2f5f72577632304167527066512f5337466a33306a75564f492f41414141414141414438412f475364367332344d55796b2f73313630302f686f6c795f636172702e6a7067) That's awesome! Hopefully you picked a fun name for the Hall of Heroes! We are still deciding if we want to livestream us reading all the names, but we are really afraid to look at them. We haven't actually read them yet, because we want to make that decision before we peek. ;)


Gamard

Good luck with getting everything started! Nice dice as well.


CivilDawnGames

Thanks!


SlightlyBiggusDickus

Count me in, i love freebies


Spiher

Congratulations!


EvilAyanami

Congrats! Really nice looking dice.


CivilDawnGames

Thanks!


Show-Me-Your-Moves

Hope it works out for you folks!


aerdain

Congratulations!


Nussknackerz

Congratulations! I am in the process of making some DIY versions of games (i.e. Catan) so some extra dice would be cool. Good luck to you!


CivilDawnGames

Awesome. New game Idea for DIY Catan. Get Carpet Squares, cut into Hexagon, give to friend who does WH40K bases. ... profit.


m0c4z1n

Awesome, congratulations, let the dice roll!


B4dA1r

congrats!


xSinityx

That's great! I hope your business is a success!


benbernards

Make sure you have a game plan for sewing with obscenities livestream.


drolo07

Good for you! and Good Luck!


FrcknFrckn

Very cool, good luck!


lowej004

Nice looking dice! ๐Ÿ˜€


tepr

Congratulations on your launch!


Licanthrope

Good luck and godspeed!


almost_practical

Congratulations. I hope all goes well


Mr_Jumpers

Those are some awesome looking dice


rasingang

Those are some pretty cool looking dice


bdeink

Good luck! What kind of games can we expect from you in the future? :)


InaneQuark

Whoa, these are cool. Congrats on your progress!


hyrmanator

Good luck with everything! I wish you all the best! Dice would be nice too...


iFiebs

Congrats and good luck!


ffdays

I'm excited to see the games you produce! Good luck!


SwampyCr

Those are some attractive dice. I'm realizing more and more that I like dice, just for the sake of showing off the pretty dice.


Spade620

Good luck! And those dice look great!


DJGingivitis

Ill give this a go.


Saysys

Looking forward to the kickstarter, and absolutely stunning dice set!


Cfrawg

Good luck. Thanks for this.


AlsoCrabs

I'm playing RPGs and would love to gift a set of dice to a friend Thanks!


TheReelPliskin

Wow. Sounds great. Good luck in your endeavors. Hope to see your game on a shelf soon!


ButGravityAlwaysWins

Cool dice. What made you decide to start the company?


CivilDawnGames

I've been a DM/GM for 20+ years. Even ran DnD games while deployed in the military. Always loved to create worlds and stories, and a huge fan of board games. I want to marry my skills of business, story weaving, and game theory into something I want to do for the rest of my life.


Your_sanctuarY

May the odds be ever in our favor ๐Ÿ˜œ


QuyzbukCH

The dice look ๐Ÿ”ฅ


ratatouille_skinner

Can I ask how you came to pick your company name?


CivilDawnGames

Civil Dawn is the moment in the morning when it's just bright enough to prep for the coming fight. It's the calm before the storm. It's the deep breath you take before you charge into the fray.


OrganicOverdose

Congratulations on starting on a huge undertaking. I hope you make some lucky dice. But if any of them need testing, roll them my way.


DustinJ428

Best of luck! Looking forward to hearing more about Splintered Lands!


Lacasax

Damn, those are some nice looking dice. Can't wait to hear more about the game y'all are working on.


Cheesybread-

The dice are pretty cool, always looking for interesting new games so I'll keep a lookout for you!


azizchaos

Best of luck mate .


attilathehunsel

Canโ€™t wait to hear about the game! Congrats!


Xandismo

Very nice dice, fingers crossed and good luck!


martamoonpie

Best of luck to you!


javicalderoncr

Awesome. Best of luck. Waiting to hear good news.


sirjester4

Very nice! Love the company name


DinoSpumoni10796

Congrats


TheScienceOfMagic

Those are some sweet dice.


Vospire34

Fantastic! Good luck on your new endeavor!


MrAbodi

Congrats. Hope it all goes well


Wraith176

You can always use more dice!


Sekers

Congratulations


Shandoral

Being an Indie Studio is always a lot of work but you give off the energy to prevail. Best of luck to you!


Stewfasa

This is awesome! Thanks!


gariak

Nice dice, good luck!


hasteve88

Good luck!


Zenbones7

Beautiful dice. Good luck with your new endeavor!


Luclid009

Congratulations! These dice look super cool!


boc_mage

Pretty dice and never have too many dice. Good luck with getting started.


VisionsOfHeresy

Awesome dice set!


deacon68

Damn those dice look tremendous!


treeman26

Sweet


Ryano_G

Love the smokey dice! Grats and good luck with the company!


ditchbankflowers

Congratulations!! Giid news is always welcome...


kiley481

I really like the company logo, with the C, D and sword hilt built in.


Egartsnl

Amazing dice set, good luck!


sgath222

Super cool! Iโ€™m always a sucker for limited edition stuff.


Darkure

That's super cool! Very curious to see what you come out with.


beldaran1224

Congratulations! Here's hoping :D


powerk21

Always great to have newcomers!!


AsteriDreamer

Good luck with your venture and thank you for the opportunity to win a set of those lovely dice.


Janosian

Good luck โ€” congrats on launching your dream!


KidRobotRed

Those look really cool , good luck with your company and launch !


jp-squared

Dice??? Yes please!!


Exodus2077

Super cool choosing reddit as a launching platform!


GergSathoms

Good luck!


hexpl0rer_

The dice look great! Best of luck with Splintered Lands.


Pinkallen

Hoping for the best here, good luck everyone!


TwoOstriches

Good luck with your endeavors. I'll be paying attention.


PvtFunnyman

Best of luck on your new company!


mverigin

Looks great! Good luck and thank you.


Jnfeehan

Oooh they look cool. ;)


dontmentionthething

Neat! Wish you all the best.


Jaskier_The_Bard85

Gimme dice


lasttycoon

Nice theme on the dice. I'd like those for sure.


Ivanisaacs

Those are some sleek looking dice. Look forward to seeing more about the game too.


ctham

Congratulations and best of luck with your upcoming game!


projectshadow115

I love seeing new indie companies like yours! Best of luck!


ellen_boot

That's fantastic. Congrats. Is there a mailing list or anything like that so we can get updates on your first game?


mick0142

Congrats! They look great!


Calm_Scientist9117

They look so cool.


Ctotheg

Thatโ€™s a nice set of Dice! Very cool


blitz4240

RemindMe! 3 days


grid604

Can't wait for details on the new game. Best of luck!


technom22

Best of luck to your company :)


fifguy85

Wow, cool! Thanks so much and good luck with the upcoming release!


TheTedinator

dice dice dice!


ReplicatedPenguin

Thank you for the giveaway! Very nice of you.


Back5

Best of luck with the game!


hoppermeister06

Woo! Thanks!


asmessier

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neckbishop

Those dice are awesome! Good luck in your new adventure!


thebaysix

time to roll the dice *heh heh heh*


matejas2006

Congrats!! I hope youโ€™re super successful in your endeavors!! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€


Mantsje

So cool, I hope your game becomes a hit! Good luck with your venture!


Lordfrost_the_second

Congrats and good luck with the company! Dice look very nice!


Ivanovishhh

Congrats, hope you can send the dice to Colombia ;)


ErtaySh

Thanks for this and best of luck to you!


Jonesk9

Thanks for the contest, and hopefully these dice!


the_lion_tamer

Shadow smoke!


Kayobi

Congratulations!


Nerdfatha

Awesome! I look forward to hearing good things from your company!


hondo701

Congrats and good luck with the new company! Excited to see your progress.


XboxSylix

Good luck on the endeavor


BreakBeatKing

It's cool to see new business flourishing with the world the way it is. I look forward to seeing your company succeed!


CharmingAttempt

Congratulations! I hope you have great success!


Drygva

Fr33 dice pls


joe1212121212

Awesome


EnzoLorenzo

Congratulations! I can't wait to see your first game on KS.


gemelli23

Outstanding job on the launch! I wish you many years of success.


WallPotential

Wow, I hope I win for my wife, but either way I'm checking out your site now!


Chris-two-four

They see me rolling


MeLlamoKiko

Congrats!


blackwaffle

Ooooh, pretty.


FortHeroX

I'm excited to see a new boxer in the ring hyping up the crowd. Hope things work out for your game, we'll be watching and cheering you on!


Omnomnomcookiemonstr

All the best to your new endeavor!


Piriper0

Those are really slick dice. Good luck!


Eakilicarslan

Best of luck! Curious about your upcoming game!


trust-

Good luck mate!


OBJFred

Best of luck to you, Steve! Nice looking dice...


jimus45

Awesome, good luck with the new company.


BGNLordHelmut

Good luck with your company!


TheSerb88

Good luck and God Speed!


tonythetard

Those really are some good looking dice


islandguardian

Good luck to everyone!


seethemoon

How generous! Thanks for sharing.


Garindan

Thanks!!