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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Nov 26 2018
$59,078
pledged of $120,000pledged of $120,000 goal
470
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Nov 26 2018

About

Early game prototype
Early game prototype

In this hardcore adventure you will be tasked with completing 10 levels of a hellish dungeon. Under your control is a character with 9 types of stats, that have a huge impact on your gameplay and walkthrough style. It doesn’t matter what character class you choose - you will always have an option to respec your hero. For example, you can start off playing as a mage, but spec it into a tank, or vise versa. By defeating enemies you will receive experience and loot that will allow you to level up and create your unique hero.

Hero miniatures
Hero miniatures
Hero miniatures
Hero miniatures
Townsfolk miniatures
Townsfolk miniatures

You will also be able to increase your stats by equipping armor, accessories, and weapons. In order for the hero to be able to use an item his stats will need to pass the use requirement threshold. New items are available for purchase in town or can be looted from monsters. Main goal of the story mode is to reach to final level of the dungeon. Each level hold a quest mission, new items, and tougher enemies. 

Heroes facing off against Balaurus
Heroes facing off against Balaurus

All enemies in the game are automated, their behavior, tactics, and stats are described monster cards. Enemy actions are to be done by the player that has drawn the monster card.

During your playthrough you will encounter horrendous monsters and bosses that will challenge you with their tactical and strategic options.

Regarding shipping prices

We’ve heard your complaints regarding the high price of shipping and we’ve been looking for ways to amend this situation since day one.

We came to the following conclusion: our logistics partner confirms that we won’t be able to significantly reduce the cost of shipping. To negate the high cost we found a way to add a bit of extra content into the box itself, without significantly affection our production costs. We will be including 10 additional monster miniatures, 25 additional cards, and 70 additional tokens.

This extra content will be included in all reward tiers that have the full game in it. The ‘what you get’ list has been updated to reflect this extra content. 

Rulebook will be localized into Spanish, German, French, and Brazilian Portuguese
Rulebook will be localized into Spanish, German, French, and Brazilian Portuguese

Hi! My name is Tsuchitana, I’m the Game Director of Borderhaime Chronicles and I want to introduce the game that we’ve been working on for the past 2 years.

Since early childhood I’ve been a huge fan of video games, especially RPGs (the original Diablo will forever be dear to my heart). Almost 10 years ago I discovered the 4th edition of D&D and I completely fell in love with tabletop games. That’s when the idea of creating my own tabletop game came to life.

Juggling my day job I started to work on Borderhaime in my spare time, aiming to create a game that would encompass everything that I loved in video and tabletop games in a single box. After about 6 months I had completed designing the game on paper and started to build an early prototype out of a shoe box and improvised materials (we’ll try to post a few pics of it in our updates). I let a couple of close friends try out the game and they absolutely loved it. At that stage I realized that this could be more than a fun side-project and invited a few close friends to help out.  

Early work-in-progress
Early work-in-progress
 Kickstarter photo session in progress
Kickstarter photo session in progress

After a few more months of work I made a crazy decision — to quit my job and focus on bringing this project to life. Once we secured the help of our friends in the US we began preparations for launching Borderhaime on Kickstarter. After 24 months of hard work and sleepless nights, dozens of focus groups and playtests, we’ve finally printed a prototype of the game that in our opinion brings something new to the table for every tabletop game fan. Please, let us share our dream with you!

Borderhaime team
Borderhaime team

We started development of Borderhaime in 2016 part time. We've been full time, since January 2018. For our 12 member team we’ve come pretty far and are about 85% of the way in development and have printed a working prototype. While we've come a long way, there's still a lot of work left to do and we need funding to start mass production. In order for us to continue development and keep creative control we need to ask for your help.

After completing the early game prototype and seeing the amount of non-duplicate content that it includes, we've decided to apply for a Guinness World Record in the category board game with the most content without reiteration.

Application Reference: 180822110332bgwt

Borderhaime will launch with 3 bosses. At the initial budget of $120k, we'll release the basic version of the game. Following release we will begin work on add-on. 

Further stretch goals allow us to expand scope. We can add more miniatures, tokens, and more bosses. Stretch goal bosses will be free to all backers that back at the $100 amount or more. 

Here's a look at everything included in the box:

Dynamic Character Sheet
Dynamic Character Sheet

We offer friendly shipping, that means no import fees and taxes for the US, EU, Canada, and Australia!

Friendly shipping
Friendly shipping

Cost estimates:

USA and Canada: $20-35. 

South America: $25-45

EUROPE regions: $20-40.

Eastern countries: $15-25.

Australia and New Zealand: $35-45.

The size of the box is 450mm x 450mm x 150 mm and weight is 6.2 kg / 13.6 lb. 

After creating the main mechanics of the game process, our team has started work on the graphic design of the game.

First of all, we began with game concepts. Our team had been discussing every idea and wish. Taking into account opinions of all the members of our team and having heard friends’ criticism and comments, we have come up with the image of the universe with the middle-aged fantasy atmosphere, in which evil tries to crash out from deep in the earth. We have organized and completed a task table to make the working process of designers more effective. Then it was the correct time to visualize everything. The following designs have been created: 22 final enemy concepts, 3 lords of the dark (bosses), 3 villagers, 6 characters of different classes. There are also more designs of enemies, bosses, and characters.

Early steps
Early steps

Besides game concepts, we had to think about the overall design for the game as well. Collecting all the references and studying the mythology of different cultures and nations, after analyzing everything, we created the game’s sign.

Sign variants
Sign variants

Afterward, we started making playing cards and thinking of a logo. After long days of hard work, we created the first variants of graphic design of cards. Our team had the aim to make the cards that would be extremely informative and comfortable in using, so we had to make many changes to the original design. In spite of some cases of long text, we have left enough space for illustrations. 

Card designs
Card designs

As we had working drawings “Part of the city” and “Dungeon parts”, which had been created earlier and used for making and testing the game, we began to work on screen painting. After collecting some elaborated versions, we built the unique world atmosphere. Dungeon parts were designed in such a way that made it possible for 49 puzzles to link smoothly and shift accurately. These 49 puzzles include 38 ordinary puzzles, 9 story puzzles, 1 starter and puzzle that allows going to a next level. “Part of the city” is a fragment of Branville settlement and is a starting position of players. For this reason, we paid much attention to its details. It was important that the color range clearly showed the difference between dark premises and places where the dark has not reached yet.

Our next step was creating 3D model images based on the developed concepts. After modeling, we printed models with 3D printers to check how different weights of elements will look after manufacturing. It often happened that elements that looked nice on the computer screen turned out to be too thin or not practical in real life or looked different from the way we wanted. During some period of time, we had to improve and remodel our images. Then we made illustrations based on art concepts and 3D modeling. The position of a pictured enemy was built orienting to all the elements of a card interface.

Creation of key visual art
Creation of key visual art

Meanwhile, we were working on the Inventory and Characteristic plates. We tried things out to let a player not fill paper form. When all the elements were ready, we only had to put them all together to make the alpha release of the game. After setting and arranging everything, we got our first box with the game that you can see on the attached video and photos.

Our team hopes that you will enjoy our work! 

The ancient continent Borderheim has existed for thousands of years. It was majestic and unbreakable. The great capital of Borderheim is located on the banks of a huge river. Narrow, dirty streets, eternal darkness, and tall stone buildings fill the city. Most of the capital is occupied by commerce chambers because the location of the city was accommodating for trade. Therefore, it's the place you can meet people from different parts of the continent.

During many centuries was filled with bloodshed and suffering, the inhabitants of the continent regularly asked the Highest Forces for help. In desperation and hope, they were shaking from fear of demons and bowed before the gods. The Dark Lord was the strongest of the gods and patron of all the demons. Many people sold him their souls for life immortality. Most dark guilds acted on its behalf. One of them was the oldest generation of dark magicians Verigo. Throughout its history, the Verigo family served the Dark Lord and once in this family was born a baby, it was a girl. She was named Genhelia Verigo.

The baby grew up surrounded by the forces of darkness and evil, from childhood she was accustomed to cruelty and dark magic. Genhelia was a very gifted child, she studied easily, and she demonstrated unprecedented success in magic and sorcery. However, at the age of 15, the girl started to resist her mother and father and refused to learn dark knowledge. And when Genhelia turned 20 she ran away from home and settled in the small town of Branville. Her knowledge and abilities quickly brought her prominence and glory among people. She became a doctor and a healer. Once people brought to Genhelia a young guy named Amel. He could not walk and he was blind. But the witch agreed to help him. Three difficult years she did not depart from Amel, treated him, looked after him, talked to him long evenings. In early spring of the fourth year, a miracle happened. Amel began to walk and see. The joy of them both knew no bounds. Amel was amazed by the beauty of Genhelia and her kind heart. He proposed to her and the girl agreed. The wedding was scheduled for the Month of the gold leaf, the favorite month of Genhelia. 

On the day of the Summer Solstice, Amel, being in a healthy body, could not resist the temptation of a young dancer with whom he met during the celebration, in the Central Square. When Amel returned with the dancers to the square, they met Genhelia and she immediately understood what had happened between them. Her pain was overwhelming, and the heart was torn by the despair, she felt as the pain filled every cell of her body. At that moment, all the dark forces that Genhelia had suppressed, woke up. She felt the strength and power of dark knowledge. With a flick of her wrist, she turned Amel and the girl in the bloody dust that sprinkled all the people in the square. The whole town tried to manage Genhelia, but it was vain. Everyone who has tried to harm her was destroyed in the blink of an eye. Having left her home and her previous life she went to the dead forest.

Genhelia - the Duchess of the Dark World
Genhelia - the Duchess of the Dark World

Since then no one has seen Genhelia. During 322 years she lived as a recluse, invaded the destiny of peoples through plague, leprosy, and famine. During her whole life, she was trying to avoid the fate of death - Genhelia was looking for a way to become the Duchess of the Dark World. Through the long practices, she created a ritual, but it lacked only one thing – Tenebris bowl, which remained in Branville in the basement of her old house.

In the night she secretly returned to Brenville. Having invoked dope in the city and its residents, she quietly reached her house. She made his way to the basement and found what she had been looking for. The ritual with Tenebris bowl opened for Genhelia a portal to the Dark Realm. The Dark Lord himself appeared and held out his hand to her and with every moment, getting closer to the portal, the bony, feeble old woman turned to the young Grand Duchess of Darkness. In a moment the DarkKingdom swallowed them up.

The next day groans and cries were heard from the abandoned house. They made the blood freeze. The residents were so frightened that most of them left town and the remaining people closed themselves in houses and cellars, waiting for inevitable death. At that time in the capital city the Mages Guild and wizards in cooperation with the Ministry of military culture, called for the best warriors and mages of the continent to understand what was happening in Branville. And if they needed to, to take up arms in an unequal battle against with the forces of evil.

Risks and challenges

We are fully aware of potential delays that may happen with our project since all production is handled in China. The issues that may arise are delays in production, shipping, and customs.

We are currently estimating the delivery for our backers for November 2019, however, this is only an estimate. Due to complex logistics involved in shipping, delivery times for some regions may vary.

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