In this fun game, The Road to Canterbury, you play a pardoner just like Chaucer’s deliciously wicked figure. As you travel the road on pilgrimage to Canterbury, you sell indulgences delivering pilgrims from the eternal penalties brought on by the Seven Deadly Sins. But to succeed as a pardoner, you will need to do more than just sell forged pardons for quick cash. To keep your services in demand, you will actually need to lead these pilgrims into temptation yourself! Perhaps some phony relics might help? There is one big catch. The Seven Deadly Sins live up to their name: each sin that a pilgrim commits brings Death one step nearer, and a dead pilgrim pays no pardoners!
The designer, Alf Seegert, is an American game designer and professor of literature at the University of Utah. He is a five-time finalist at the Hippodice game design competition in Bochum, Germany and is the designer of the games Bridge Troll, Trollhalla, and now The Road to Canterbury.
Components include cards with details of each individual Deadly Sin painted by Bosch and seven thick pilgrim cards with art from the earliest illustrated manuscript of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. Individual cloth coin bags are provided so each player can hide away his ill-gotten gains.
The Pardoner's Guild awaits your support, so visit Kickstarter.com for more information or to make a pledge for this game and get your pre-ordered game first.
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Gryphon Games has produced such popular titles as Roll Through the Ages, Incan Gold and For Sale. But occasionally a game like The Road to Canterbury comes along—which is just too good for us to ignore, and yet we have no idea how to assess the demand for what we know is an excellent game. That’s where all of you Kickstarter Pardoners -- ahem, PARTNERS -- come in. A good Kickstarter response will encourage us to publish this terrific game and it will give us an idea of just how many to publish as well.