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SEK 71,340
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Mar 7 2017
SEK 71,340
pledged of SEK 140,000pledged of SEK 140,000 goal
123
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Mar 7 2017

About

An epic, strategy board game. Build your nation in a dark fantasy world. Establish your rule by dominating your enemies. Defy Death himself, as he returns to reclaim his land from the living.

Nocturn is a survival strategy game for 3 to 5 players set in a horror-themed underworld.  Gameplay lasts from two and a half to four hours. Players create customized nations and fight to expand their empires in a brutal and unforgiving race for supremacy. The rise of Death threatens the very best of plans, as he attempts to reclaim his lands from the living.

Designed specifically with replay value in mind, Nocturn introduces several new game mechanics never seen before. Delivering a truly unique experience, Nocturn allows you to make varied and critical decisions, both short and long-term, as you reign over your kingdom.  Will your nation rise to glory as a mighty empire?  Or will it be swept into the shadowy annals of history, vassalized and humiliated by a stronger and more devious rival?

Click Here for the Nocturn Rulebook Preview in English.

 *ADDITIONAL COPIES:  

If you want to order one or more additional copies of Nocturn, you can add 700 SEK to your pledge per additional copy desired.

 

Bundle Pledge Upgrades: Lord’s pledge boxes can be optionally upgraded to King’s pledge boxes in the Bundle Pledge for an additional 500 SEK per upgraded box.

Funds raised above and beyond the campaign goal will be used to upgrade the game even further!  Each unlocked stretch goal will allow Nocturn to be improved with new and better quality content.

Social media Stretch Goal: If Nocturn’s Facebook page reaches 1000 likes, a special drawing pouch will be added to each copy of Nocturn after the successfully funded campaign. 

Plastic figures will replace the wooden figures, as seen in the picture above.  Our talented team will take backer input into account when sculpting the remaining figure designs.  

Update of all illustrations in Nocturn: Game art will feature a high-resolution upgrade for a better look, and new art will be added on top of the quality work already featured in Nocturn. 

Redesigned Game Board: Better quality?  Check.  More provinces?  Check.  Larger seas?  Yeah, check that.  Let’s turn the epic dial up to 11 and add even more strategy and playability to an already vast game.

 English Review by Undeadviking:

 Polish Review by Wookie:

*The review by Wookie is currently available only in Polish. Since it has been published, Nocturn has been updated to fix the issue that were pointed out.

*The above is the copy of Nocturn that was sent to reviewers.  It includes prototypes of wooden Brigade figures and prototypes of plastic Stronghold figures.

Testimonials from people who have playtested and completed Nocturn:

 

 

Players win Nocturn by accumulating the most Renown points.  Players can do this by collecting Influence Cards, occupying Capitals, capturing Realms or fulfilling objectives outlined by Special Cards.

Round:   

Gameplay consists of ten Rounds, each of which is divided into three Phases:

Darkness Phase: Death builds its armies, and Rulers resurrect their fallen heroes.

Action Phase: Players take turns selecting and executing the actions available to them.

Siege Phase: Players besiege and capture enemy strongholds.

 

Examples of potential actions:

Building and upgrading fiefs: Building actions allow a player to put up to two new fiefs on the board.  Development actions can be used to upgrade on of the fiefs already on the board to a City or Citadel. 

Army movement: Upon activation of a House, a player can move Lords to adjacent provinces. Moved Lords can take units with them that were present in the province they left. After moving, a player can decide to attack an enemy army or besiege enemy Strongholds that are within the province.

Battle takes place when a player moving his army into a province decides to attack the enemy already present in said province. Both sides choose Tactic Cards to begin battle, which can gain them advantages over their adversary. Players then gather dice for every formation in their army and begin combat.

Technology action: Players can buy new technologies that have various effects on their countries. From trade caravans that put extra coins in their treasury to funding bandit activity in neighboring territory, Nocturn features a host of varied Technology Actions that can be implemented to coincide with the player’s strategy.

Players do not directly control their territories. Rather, all fiefs belong to the players’ Houses. Players can gather new Treasure Chests and Brigades by taxing their Houses and requiring them to pay Tributes.

An example of a Ruler’s hand – On the image above we see: Strongholds and Brigades available to the Player; a treasury made up of Treasure Chest tokens; House cards with Tributes; Lord and Fiefdom tokens; Influence Cards and Technology Cards.

This is our first Kickstarter campaign, and we have diligently researched shipping and the best method to get our game to backers.  After studying many other Kickstarter campaigns, we’ve concluded that the safest and best practice will be to collect shipping costs after the Nocturn campaign concludes.  By doing so, we will be able to allow each backer to individually choose the carrier option that best meets their needs.

To further reduce shipping costs, we will use shipping hubs located inside the EU, USA, and Australia.  Additionally, if we receive enough pledges from Canada and other countries, we will engage additional hubs in those regions to reduce shipping costs for as many backers as possible.

About Us

We are a team of avid board gamers who have worked meticulously to create both a unique and replayable game to be enjoyed amongst our friends.  As time passed and our game grew, the project transitioned from a small, somewhat casual, idea to something expansive that we are very proud of.

The majority of our team is family, scattered throughout Europe (Sweden and Poland in particular), working together on a project we all truly love.

Game design, graphics and text design - Jakub Pawela  

Project Manager - Oliver Pawela  

Game design, 3D design- Maciej Pawela, Bartosz Pawela  

Concept artist, Illustrator - Georgi Georgiev  

Various other artists have lent their talent to create other illustrations in our game.  A big thanks and nod of appreciation to Shen Fei, Andrei Pervukhin, Anselm Zielonka and Hyunseonk Lee for contributing to the gorgeous look and feel of Nocturn.

We want to also give special thanks to Michael Bane for editing and rewriting the campaign text.

This is not a big money project, nor do we have large sponsors fronting our efforts.  Nocturn was built through hard work and sacrifice.  Our tiny budget forced us to learn to do the things we couldn’t afford.  We are a true Kickstarter project, an independent and small group of creators hoping to share the fruits of our hard work with those who would truly appreciate it.  We are confident, that with your help, Nocturn will meet and surpass all expectations backers have for our game.

Please do not hesitate to email us directly at Onegday.games@gmail.com, find us on Facebook.com/Onegday.games, or send us a message on Kickstarter.  As we do not have the big advertising budgets of an established company, word of mouth has a huge impact on helping us get exposure.  Telling your friends of our efforts, or sharing our Facebook page goes a long way in making Nocturn a reality.


Thank you so much for supporting Nocturn!  We are truly humbled that you have put your faith in us, and we are confident we will deliver a unique gaming experience that you will be happy with.

Risks and challenges

Nocturn is both our first game and our first Kickstarter campaign. It has been rigorously playtest by our local boardgaming community. The result has been a gameplay experience that is both unique and found nowhere else. Outside of finishing the final pieces of cover art, Nocturn is a completed project. Our final step is taking the game from prototype to manufacturing, but this requires an amount of funding we cannot meet on our own. That is where your support comes in, helping us to create something rare and special that can be a proud piece in any gamer’s collection.

While this is our first endeavor in game publishing, our lack of experience will not hold us back. We have meticulously overseen every aspect of this project, and will continue to diligently minimize any possible risk to those who put their faith in us.

We have investigated and planned every stage of this project. The quotes we’ve received from multiple manufacturers give us confidence that we will be able to publish a game of the highest quality. While manufacturing is the most complicated step of this process, we will carefully supervise production of Nocturn to eliminate the potential mishaps that even experienced publishers encounter.

Due to factors beyond our control, there is always the possibility of damaged or incomplete copies of our game being delivered. In the event that happens, each case will be dealt with appropriately to ensure that all backers receive the entirety of their pledge in good condition.

Nocturn is a dream a long time in the making. We have worked hard and put in countless hours in getting to this point, and we have no intention of giving any less effort going forward. We are determined to overcome any obstacles that may prevent us from achieving our goal. The funding of our campaign will make Nocturn a reality. We thank you for your time and support, and look forward to giving you a fulfilling and incredible game.

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    Early Lord's Pledge for the first 50 backers.

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