Swords & Sails, Rewrite History in 1000 AD

Created by Jason R. Williams

Swords & Sails is an epic game of strategy, conquest, diplomacy and intrigue about leading your armies and fleets through medieval Europe in 1000 AD. Take on the role of one of the major political factions; the Byzantine Empire, the Holy Roman Empire, the Fatimid Caliphate, the Kievan Rus' Empire, the North Sea Empire, the Kingdom of France, or the Anglo Saxon Kingdom of England. Make alliances and win as a team or win individually Using military might, political intrigue, and diplomatic savvy.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Swords&Sails at GenCon Online
6 months ago – Thu, Jul 09, 2020 at 09:43:06 AM

Play Swords&Sail and Tali at GenCon Online:

We will be hosting virtual sessions of both Swords&Sails and Tali during GenCon Online, here is our schedule:

Learn to Play Swords & Sails, 4 hrs duration, Location: Tabletop Simulator & Discord ::Cost: $2

  • BGM20183657    Learn to Play Swords & Sails,  Thu July 30th @ 12:00 PM EDT - 4 hrs,
  • BGM20184089    Learn to Play Swords & Sails,  Fri July 31st @ 12:00 PM EDT - 4 hrs,
  • BGM20186317     Learn to Play Swords & Sails,  Fri July 31st @ 7:00 PM EDT - 4 hrs,
  • BGM20184090    Learn to Play Swords & Sails,  Sat August 1st @ 12:00 PM EDT - 4 hrs,
  • BGM20186314     Learn to Play Swords & Sails,  Sat August 1st @ 7:00 PM EDT - 4 hrs,
  • BGM20184091     Learn to Play Swords & Sails,  Sun August 2nd @ 12:00 PM EDT - 4 hrs,

Learn to Play Tali, 1 hr duration, Location: Tabletop Simulator & Discord ::Cost: $2

  • BGM20186311      Learn to Play Tali, Fri July 31st @ 10:00 AM EDT - 1 hr,
  • BGM20186316     Learn to Play Tali, Fri July 31st @ 5:00 PM EDT - 1 hr,
  • BGM20186312     Learn to Play Tali, Sat August 1st @ 10:00 AM EDT - 1 hr,
  • BGM20186315     Learn to Play Tali, Sat August 1st @ 5:00 PM EDT - 1 hr,
  • BGM20186313     Learn to Play Tali, Sun August 2nd @ 10:00 AM EDT - 1 hr,

Open games  outside of these times are also possible, just message me to setup.

Jason R. Williams

Swords&Sails News
7 months ago – Fri, Jul 03, 2020 at 08:12:24 AM

I would like to let everyone know about the digital version of Swords&Sails which we have in prototype on Tabletop Simulator.  We will be using this digital version at GenCon Online and you will be able to play Swords&Sails at the daily scheduled events during the digital conference.  Also, message me if you would like me to setup a server session of Swords&Sails for you to play with your friends on Tabletop Simulator.  I will do my best to setup any game for any backer as much as my schedule will permit at any time, until we are able to publish the digital version.  The current prototype is fully playable and nearly complete.

Thanks and everyone stay safe and healthy.

Jason.

Swords&Sails: Tabletop Simulator implementation
8 months ago – Sun, May 24, 2020 at 09:59:36 PM

I hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy.

We have been hard at work creating a implementation of Swords&Sails for everyone to play on Tabletop Simulator.  We think this is especially important for these unique times when it is not possible to get together with your friends except for virtually.  

We have initially generated the 7 player version which we are looking for players to help with testing, to verify everything before the release.  We will have a testing session tomorrow, Sunday May 24th at 3pm EST.   We are looking for a few more volunteers for playing this session, and for future sessions, which we are initially planning for on Sundays at 3pm for 4-5 hours.

You will need to have a copy of Tabletop Simulator which you can buy from Steam, and therefore will also need a steam account.  Current pricing for Tabletop Simulator is $20.

We also will be using Discord for communications.

If you are interested in helping us play test, then please send me an message, either through Kickstarter, email, or Facebook.

S&S 48"x36" Prem. Neo Game Map, Last 70 minutes
11 months ago – Fri, Feb 28, 2020 at 06:51:04 PM

We are on the last 70 minutes of the campaign to Make 100 more of the Swords & Sails 48"x36" Premium Neoprene Game Maps.  I have decided to get a bit more aggressive with the stretch goals to try and encourage a few more people to join before the curtain falls.

Now if we get to the $2500 funding level, all award levels will get an additional Minor Player Add On of their choice, a $20 MSRP item (you will be able to choose in the pledge manager).

And again if we get to the $3000 funding level i will add in another Minor Player, to each and every award for free.

We are very close to reaching the $2500 level, come help us reach this goal if you would like to get one of the Extra Large Neoprene Maps and you did not get it the first time.

Jason.

Swords&Sails: Last 48 Hours for the Make 100 KS for S&S Extra Large 48"x36" Premium Neoprene Game Maps
11 months ago – Wed, Feb 26, 2020 at 11:35:43 PM

We down to the last 48 Hours on the Make 100 campaign to reprint more of the Swords & Sails Extra Large 48"x36" Premium Neoprene Game Maps.  The campaign had funded in 1 day and we have unlocked our first stretch goal.  We are close to unlocking the second stretch goal.

To recap, the cost for ordering a reprint of the Extra Large 48"x36" Premium Neoprene Game Maps, is the same as it was in the Swords & Sails campaign, however to show thanks, we have decided to give everyone a free S&S Minor Player expansion as a way to say thanks, you choice of which of the 6 original made ($20 retail value).

Also, if you missed getting the game or have friends / family who would like to get the game as well, I have added a few awards which will include the game and the Neo Map.  still with you choice of a free Minor Player expansion.  I have even made a few available awards to include the 7 Player Historic Metal coins and an additional Minor Player Expansion.

The first and now unlocked stretch goal was to add an extra Orange or White Extra Units Pack to each minor player expansion included with your pledge.

We are very close to the next stretch goal of adding an additional Minor Player to the Top reward level.   The next stretch goal will add an additional minor player to both the top two reward levels.  

Check out the campaign.

http://kck.st/2tg4Ku9