Hi, I’m Tom Truman!

Welcome, my name is Tom Truman. You are off the beaten track fellow geek, but you are most welcome.

I’m carving out this corner of the internet to introduce Trolls ‘n’ Rerolls, a new independent board game company which will be releasing a board game on Kickstarter this year!

Introduction

But before we get into that, let me start off by introducing myself:

Trolls 'n' Rerolls: Tom Truman
Trolls ‘n’ Rerolls: Tom Truman

Once upon a time (not too long ago actually), I was a teacher and musician (opens in a new tab) who made board games to play with friends just for fun. Then that pandemic arrived…

While the Covid response in each country was different, here in sunny ol’ England we entered a series of lengthy and unapologetic lockdowns. As a result, like many of you I found myself newly unemployed and trapped inside a small box for over a year. I decided to make the most of my time:

Trolls 'n' Rerolls Tabletop Simulator
And STILL not every achievement?!

Between GMing two homebrew HeroQuest campaigns and mastering the flick function on Psyrek’s Tabletop Mini Golf mod (opens in a new tab), I began creating several of my own games to play with friends. Over the lockdown months we tried my different ideas out. Some were questionable, some were great, but one game in particular stood out. It made such an impression that my friends actually suggested I do the unthinkable – take the game from the safe confines of my hard drive and unleash it upon the world through Kickstarter!

We all have that pipe dream of creating the next Gloomhaven and getting it crowdfunded, but time constraints and fear of failure always seem to get in the way. Well with buckets of time now on my hands, and not much left to lose, I had no excuse… I decided I had to bite the bullet and go for it!

Being a reclusive ex-musician with little to no money and no online presence, this seemed daunting to say the least. However, undeterred I’ve spent the last six months working hard behind the scenes. The result…?

The original Trolls 'n' Rerolls logo

Trolls ‘n’ Rerolls

More than just a cool name, Trolls ‘n’ Rerolls (opens in a new tab) is the company I’ve created to take the game to Kickstarter and beyond. As the website becomes a bit more substantial over the next couple of weeks, I will introduce the company and the game in more depth.

To do this alone would be terrifying, and I’m lucky enough to have some incredible people involved in making the game a reality who I will also introduce in the coming weeks. This includes the game’s artist Vincent, who is super talented and made the frankly awesome Trolls ‘n’ Rerolls logo. You can check out his profile here (opens in a new tab).

There should be a new blog post every Monday and Thursday BLT (Blighty Lockdown Time). For now, why not follow our social media(s) for the latest news and announcements:

Finally let me just say thank you for being here at the beginning! Whether you’re just passing through or you’re already raring to sign up as a Reroller, it means a lot to me that you took the time to read this post, so thanks.

Here is a link to the exclusive “Trolls ‘n’ Prerollers” Discord Server (opens in a new tab) (this is the only place this link will be), where you can shoot the breeze about board games with me and the team and other likeminded Prerollers, and receive updates and news before anyone else (blimey!).

Thanks for reading!

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