2022 Quest Calendar 📅 An Adventure-a-Day RPG

Created by Sundial Games llc

A role playing calendar taking you on a journey with a quest-a-day in 2022. Choose a hero to play the story throughout the year. Level-up with quests, combat, treasure. Just minutes a day.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Print & Play, More Heroes, Shipping
12 days ago – Tue, Nov 16, 2021 at 04:58:35 AM

Print & Play

We are releasing the Print and Play PDFs in a couple days. You will get an email from BackerKit that says you have digital downloads available. You can access your codes from links in that email and you can always see them on your survey confirmation page (Lost yours?). These codes will be links with unique keys to unlock the files from the itch.io website.  It will require you to create an account to claim them. 

We are providing 3 different formats for printing for those that wish to keep the order of the pages and save paper by printing multiple per sheet and printing front and back. 

Heroes 

As one of our stretch goals, we made the heroes from 2021 available in the new character sheet format. These are print only versions, however.

We have posted the updated versions of our 2021 heroes. Some of them required minor rework to balance them for the new calendar. However, the Sorceress is practically a whole new hero. As requested, we released colored versions of ALL the heroes. You can find them all at: https://www.sundialgames.com/2022heroes. (Board Game Geek has size limitations for files and so the colored versions will not be available on the BGG site.

We still have work to do to provide rules for custom heroes. This is turning out to be quite a challenge. In the Hero Books you will find a blank character sheet available for this purpose. We will have more available to download as well once we finalize the rules.

Shipping Update

Everything seems to be going smooth enough so far. We have been getting notices that products are arriving at the designated fulfillment centers across the globe. Centers in Canada, UK, Germany, and Asia have all the items and are getting scheduled for fulfillment soon. 

Items arriving to Australia and US are still in transit and expected to arrive soon. We still anticipate delivery in time for the holidays.


We forgot to showcase the Hero Books for this year. Here are some photos.

Locking your shipping address!
24 days ago – Fri, Nov 05, 2021 at 01:07:09 AM

We’re getting ready to ship!

We will locking shipping addresses soon. That means you have two days to update your shipping address in your BackerKit survey.

If you need to review your shipping address, you can return to your survey by clicking the link in your survey email or requesting your survey link under "Lost your survey?" on our BackerKit project page at https://2022-quest-calendar.backerkit.com/

You will also get an email from Backerkit with a notice and link.

If you haven’t answered your survey yet, you can still fill it out to get your rewards, but your shipment may be delayed.

We’re currently aiming to ship rewards near the end of this month, though fulfillment may run into early December as well. 

If you need to change your shipping address, please make the changes in your BackerKit survey in the next two days.

How to update your address in Backerkit

Once you access your survey:

From Desktop: There is a "Edit Your Address" button in the top right
From Mobile: Expand the menu from the top right with the carrot "V". Then click "View Confirmation". Then expand "Shipping Info" and click "Edit Shipping Info"

If you need to update your country (even for Local Pickup), you may have to contact backerKit or reach out to support@sundialgames.com


Thanks!

Local Pickup Date, Rules, Helpful Pages, Manufacture Pics
29 days ago – Sat, Oct 30, 2021 at 02:35:51 AM

Local Pickup Date

If you decide that you would like to come visit and pick up your copy of the 2022 Quest Calendar, you can do so by going into your survey link and edit your address to select your Country as "Local Pickup".

Lost your survey?

Where and When?

  • Petrie's Family Games @ 7681 N Union Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80920
  • Saturday, November 27: 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Find me at a table in the side room. Pick up your stuff. I'll sign your Quest Calendar and Hero Book if you'd like. Ask questions and chat with me about games, Kickstarter, whatever. I might have extra copies but I can't guarantee it at this time.

What if I don't make it?

Things happen. If you end up not being able to make it, I will leave your copy at the store and you can pick it up there. Just talk to the person at the counter (likely Cameron - he is a cool guy) who will have a list.

If you would rather have it shipped, you can go into your survey and change your address to your shipping address. You will then need to pay for shipping.


New Rules?

We posted the rules in the last update but wanted to talk about some fun additions in this update. The rules haven't changed much this year, but there are a few edits for clarity and additions for new features. One of our favorite is Pickpocket.

Pickpocket

For 2022, Our hero Azmyra, the Swashbuckler can pick the pockets of others she encounters on her travels. Other heroes have the chance to acquire this skill later. It is a great way to earn extra coin. Unlike other adventure abilities where you are reminded when you can use them, with Pickpocket you have to earn your coin by looking out for marks among the travelers and merchants you encounter. Opportunities to Pickpocket can be found on pages where you spot the hidden icon.

Our favorite barkeep should lock up his coin better.

You can only pickpocket on pages with the special icon, so be on the lookout. However, if you get too greedy, word could get around and sully your name, causing you to lose points in Virtue.

Virtue

This is a new story telling mechanic that helps to translate some of your decisions into other ways to interact with the story. A decision to rob someone, kill when unnecessary, or take a shady job can decrease your Virtue. At the same time,  good deeds can increase Virtue. Occasionally, your virtue can impact how you fair with other encounters by giving you bonuses or penalties to rolls.  The Paladin is effected tremendously as the potency of his abilities are driven by Virtue.

Other Minor Changes you may note:

  •  "Armor" changes to "Defense" (name change only) This reflects a hero's other abilities to avoid getting hit.
  •  "Per Day" and "Per Combat" change to "Per Page" This should eliminate ambiguity when "Attack and Damage" rolls occur on non-Combat days (days without tables), and when Saturday and Sunday occur on the same page. 
  •  Followers have an upkeep cost.  Instead of leaving for random reasons, followers expect to be paid.  When you encounter a follower, they all have a Hiring Cost to initially acquire them and an Upkeep Cost that must be paid when you rest. If you can't afford to pay to keep them, they will leave you.
  •  Equipment. Through the course of the year's adventure, you will have the chance to pick up various equipment. Only one type (ring, helmet, shield, etc.) can be equipped at a time.  So make your choices wisely. 

New Helpful Pages

We have new pages to help manage equipment and inventory. These appear in the Hero Book. The black and white versions can be downloaded from our website at the top of the heroes page and from board game geek files page


Manufacture Pics

As a creator, it is always exciting to see your work come to life. It is a truly an unreal feeling to see pics from the warehouses as your project takes shape. I wanted to share some of those with you:

Have a Happy and Safe Halloween!

Rules, Character Sheets, and Timeline Updates
about 2 months ago – Fri, Oct 08, 2021 at 03:45:54 AM

Game Rules

When Questing across Terralon, be sure to follow the posted laws rules less you be stopped by the guards.

Published rules for the 2022 Quest Calendar can be found here. Glance them over at your leisure. Feel free to post any rule questions to this update or on this rules thread on BGG.
In our next update, we will address some of your questions and talk a bit about some of our favorite additions and new features.

Timeline Update

Worldwide shortages of shipping containers and factory workers, blocked canals, and general pandemic issues have caused many delays with freight shipping around the world. This has hit the board game industry as well. Anyone who has backed other Kickstarter projects has likely seen updates regarding this matter. I apologize for addressing this sooner.
While we will not be hitting the estimated shipping dates in October, we are on track to begin shipping these out in November.
Other projects can afford to push dates back a bit. I am personally not concerned if I get my personal copy of another's board game a bit late. However, a Calendar set to start on January 1st has a hard deadline that can't be causally missed. Also, we understand that many of are excited to deliver these as gifts for the holiday season. We don't want to disappoint you.
Our Battle Plan
While some of this is out of our hands, we are doing what we can to combat this where feasible. We are paying additional fees to expedite the shipping. Internationally, we are shipping express to the fulfillment centers. Within the US, we will be shipping priority mail that normally guarantees fast delivery and tracking information.  Also, we don't anticipate the postal delay the US had last year. since the USPS is hiring 40,000 seasonal workers across the US for 2021.
We will continue to update you regarding any timeline changes.

Character Sheets

We have published the downloadable character sheets for the 2022 Heroes here.  If you didn't order the Laminated Hero Book, you can print these off and use them.  The Laminated Hero book will have fully colored pages. Let us know your favorite heroes and the ones you are excited to play. Also feel free to post questions to this update or on this thread on BGG.

We will post the 2021 Heroes' character sheets soon.

Combat Mechanics and Afflictions
2 months ago – Thu, Sep 16, 2021 at 12:15:41 AM

You've been Poisoned!

We wanted to add more depth to combat in the 2022 Quest Calendar. We also felt the the 2021 version was missing some important status effects and afflictions that you see in other RPGs.

Simplicity is a big goal of the Quest Calendar, so we made these statuses only affect you, the Hero. We felt it was a good balance to increase complexity, but not so much that combat became cumbersome.


Combat Effects

In many combat encounters (but not all), you may face an enemy that has an additional advantage over you by potentially causing one of the following statuses. (Each status only lasts for the round.)

  •  Restrained - Unable to attack and deal damage for the round. Proceed directly to taking damage and hope you have a high defense to ward off some of it.
  •  Frightened - Roll your Attack again and take the new result if it is lower.
  •  Confused - Roll your Damage again and take the new result if it is lower.
  •  Weakened - Take double the damage this round.

You have a chance to avoid these statuses by rolling against one of your traits: Restrained (Dexterity), Frightened (Wisdom), Confused (Intellect), Weakened (Strength). We added reminders to the combat tables when you need to make these rolls. We thought it could help.

There is also one last combat mechanism, but it is a bit special. I'm not sure I should spoil it here since it relates closely to the story.

Ongoing Effects

In addition to having some effects happen in combat, you can get Poisoned and Cursed which persist daily. These can happen in or outside of combat.

  •  Poison - At the end of each day, roll d20 + Constitution. If the result is 10 or less, reduce your health by 1.
  •  Cursed - For every roll against a trait (Str, Dex, Con, Int, Wis, Cha), roll twice and take the smaller result.

Since these last outside of combat, we added icons to the Hero Pages to help remind you when you are afflicted. Hopefully the icons speak for themselves.

Remedies

We have added these new effects along with a few hero abilities and items that can directly help to overcome them.

  •  Poisoned can be removed with Rest and an Antidote.
  •  Cursed can be remove with Rest and Holy Water.

Some fun art

Would you like one of these cute little characters on a t-shirt?

Still to come

Character Sheets, maps, and virtue.