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"Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule!' by David Luis Sanhueza

We did it. Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! met its funding goal and then some, because we picked the right partners: you. So much work and love have gone into this game. So much preparation for the campaign on Kickstarter, and so much diligence to keep it going. Hard work and loving attention are the basis of any worthwhile creative project. But for GDFR! to reach its full potential, it also needed a community of passionate believers who wanted it to exist. Thank you for being a part of our winning formula: Us + You = Win! 

I would also like to extend my personal thanks to the team that made this project stand out from the crowd. To Chris and Cherilyn Kirkman for their effort and creativity in putting together the videos and the reward graphics, and for all their awesome advice. To Dan Yarrington for running a very smooth campaign, being the man with the answers, and for always pushing for top quality. And to Mike Maihack for making sure that the people who love his art would know exactly where they could get more of it. Also thanks to everyone who took the time to play the demo copies or print-and-play copies of GDFR! and write or record such amazing reviews.

Now that the mushy stuff is past us, here is some info about the project moving forward. The estimated delivery date for the game and rewards is December. If the production process goes extremely well, we might even be able to get them out before then. But even if we encounter a few hiccups that are common and inevitable in a first print run, our intention is to get your rewards to you before Christmas. The estimated delivery date for the Digital Rewards Bundle is August. This includes The Art of Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! book in PDF format, as well as a mass of desktop wallpapers for various screen sizes (including iPhone and Android), featuring artwork from the game. When the Bundle is ready, our Kickstarter backers will receive a message with instructions how to download it.

If you missed the Kickstarter campaign, or know other folks who did, fear not! You can pre-order Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! products from Game Salute. This includes the card game, the double-sided puzzle, and the art book, in any combination you choose. The Kickstarter campaign has completed, but the game development continues. We will be adding more updates over the next few months, including:

Team Goblin desktop wallpaper
Fan Page bundle
Updated rulebook with new game modes, a poem, and credits
Photos of the game and other rewards when we get them from the printers
…and more!

So please stay tuned to find out more about Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! and other upcoming GAME-O-GAMI games. Thank you for making this all possible! Sincerely,

– David



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"Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule!" goblin - Big Big Belly

Big Big Belly

Your votes have been tallied and… Team Goblin wins by a landslide! Team Goblin received 156 votes +3 bonus votes for a total of 159. Team Fairy received 106 votes +2 bonus votes for a total of 108. The goblins have clearly run amok, and it’s not going to be easy to send them back where they came from. For now, we will have to appease their vanity by creating a special Team Goblin desktop wallpaper. We’ll let you know when the wallpaper is finished and ready to download. In the meantime, you can find a few previously released wallpapers here.

As we begin our last week of this Kickstarter campaign, we want to provide the community another way to have a lasting positive effect on Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! We have a fun idea to add a little extra mileage to the gameplay experience, but to do so we’re going to need the help of your creativity.

We want to add a poem as an optional rule for the game. Each player will recite this poem on their turn, inserting the different card names where appropriate. The idea for the poem was originally suggested by Andreas Pelikan (aka Puschl) in this discussion on BoardGameGeek. A very special “thank you” to you, Andreas, for setting us down this path!

"Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule!" goblin - Salamander Snoop

Salamander Snoop

Here is one suggested version of the poem:

(Add a card)
Here comes Gobble T. Goop!

(Flip rhyming cards)
Good night
Lemon Loop,
Salamander Snoop,
and Rainbow Swoop.

(Take matching symbol cards)
Sleep tight
Needs a Shower,
and Poppy Smock.


Here is another version:

"Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule!" goblin - Chicken Pock

Chicken Pock

(Add a card)
Gobble T. Goop jumps inside! 

(Flip rhyming cards)
Now flip to hide

Lemon Loop,
and Salamander Snoop.
— or —
Now flip to hide
no-one far and wide.

(Take matching symbol cards)
The Sun will shout:
Needs a Shower out,
Poppy Smock rout,
… is a trout,

— or —
The Sun will shout:
No-one’s about. 

"Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule!" goblin - Cringe and Cower

Cringe and Cower

I’m willing to bet that you can come up with something even better than this. So send us your ideas! This is your chance to flex those creative muscles and have your clever words repeated at gaming tables around the world. Ideally, the poem will be cute/funny AND help convey what is going on during the actions that the players are performing.

There is no deadline for submitting your ideas, nor is there a limit of how many. We’ll pick our favorite entry (with some possible editing), and add it to the rule book when GDFR! is ready to go to print. You can submit your ideas on the comments page, or in the BGG rules discussion, or by emailing –> contact [at] game-o-gami [dot] com

Can’t wait to see what you come up with! Good Luck,

– David


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Hello fellow faerie folk! There is a battle brewing between mirth and mischief, and we want to know which side you’re on. Are you Team Goblin? Or are you Team Fairy? Are you down with frogs, snails and puppy dogs’ tails? Or do you delight in sugar, spice, and everything nice?

"Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule!" - Team GoblinWe’re running a survey on SurveyMonkey to find out which side is the most popular among the community. For whichever team gets the most votes by the end of the survey, we will create an original desktop wallpaper, featuring the cute (or creepy) characters from Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! So that means either a Team Goblin wallpaper or a Team Fairy wallpaper. The losing team gets diddly squat…

In addition to casting your vote on the survey, there is a way to earn bonus votes for your team. If you are a member of BoardGameGeek, we have a discussion thread going on in the forums. Just follow the link, and post a reply telling us a compelling reason why YOUR TEAM is the coolest. Why do Fairies rule while Goblins drool? Why are Goblins number one and Fairies no fun? If your reply is good enough, we’ll count it as an extra vote for your team. "Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule!" - Team Fairy

Click here to vote for your team now!

The survey will run from RIGHT NOW until 6:00pm EST on Saturday, June 9th. We will announce the results on the Kickstarter page once they have been tallied. When the wallpaper is ready, we’ll make it FREE for everyone to download. Vote to have a say in which wallpaper you’re going to get!

Survey link:
Discussion on the BoardGameGeek forums link:

Good luck, and let the best team win!

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