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Second Expansion to the Critically Acclaimed Character Building Game -- Roll Player!
Second Expansion to the Critically Acclaimed Character Building Game -- Roll Player!
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ROLL PLAYER - Fiends & Familiars Expansion

$513,761

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 Roll Player: Fiends & Familiars is the exciting second expansion to the critically acclaimed Roll Player -- the dice game that builds character! 

In Roll Player: Fiends & Familiars, players compete to construct the greatest fantasy characters, now with the help of Familiars and the hindrance of Fiends

Familiars lend unique powers to their keepers, and along with new goods in the market, offer hope. But all the while, malicious Fiends torment the players with new obstacles

Prepare for a showdown against an all new onslaught of Monsters and earn Reputation Stars by banishing their minions while developing your hero. Prove that your character with your familiar is the greatest champion of Nalos!


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Regular Box Size: 318mm x 227mm x 48mm // Big Box Size: 318mm x 227mm x 120mm
Regular Box Size: 318mm x 227mm x 48mm // Big Box Size: 318mm x 227mm x 120mm

This expansion does not fit in the base game box with the Monsters & Minions expansion. For fans who want everything in one box, we offer the [Big Box] version of Fiends & Familiars which can hold the Base Game, Monsters & Minions, and Fiends & Familiars.

The [Big Box] will not be available at retail, but will be available through the TWG webstore after release and at gaming conventions, while supplies last.

 Orgins 2019 Preview

Roll Player is a dice drafting character creation game that was successfully Kickstarted in the Fall of 2015. Here's how you play!

Here's what some reviewers had to say about it: 

Rahdo Runs Through  

"Oh my gosh, it's like this game was purposely designed for me... It's amazing.  My #3 best game of the year." -- Rahdo (Link

"It's fantastic.  We really like this game a lot. ...one of the most fun experiences we've had this year...."

 Man vs. Meeple

"There are all sorts of juicy decisions to make.... I love this game. I think it's great.... Go grab Roll Player!"

  Dice Tower 

 "I was very impressed.... Playing it, I gotta give this points for a really unique, interesting theme.... having really good excellent thought-provoking decisions." 

Roll Player: Monsters & Minions is the first expansion for Roll Player. It was successfully Kickstarted in the Summer of 2017 and released early 2018. It introduces combat, adds a 5th player, and features Boost Dice.

Here's what some reviewers had to say about it:  

Dice Tower

"... Put it all together, and it is something that I will always play with.... Amazing expansion.... Fantastic. Fabulous. Love it."

Rhado Runs Through

As with previous projects, we'll be shipping all pledge levels from various fulfillment partners across the world.  As a result we're covering the duty fees associated with importing the games to the United States, Canada, the European Union, and Australia. Outside of these areas, we cannot guarantee friendly shipping.

 Fiends & Familiars Expansion Pledge Level 

  • Shipping is included to the US. 
  • +$8 to Canada, Norway, Switzerland, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia,  Philippines Taiwan, and Vietnam.
  • +$15 to the EU, and Australia.
  • +$25 to everywhere else.

 Fiends & Familiars Expansion [Big Box] Pledge Level 

  • Shipping is included to the US 
  • +$10 to Canada, Norway, Switzerland, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia,  Philippines, Taiwan, and Vietnam.
  • +$20 to the EU, and Australia.
  • +$28 to everywhere else.

Monsters Exp + Fiends [Big Box] Exp OR Base Game + Fiends Exp [Big Box] Pledge Levels 

  • Shipping is included to the US. 
  • +$12 to Canada, Norway, Switzerland, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia,  Philippines, Taiwan, and Vietnam.
  • +$25 to the EU, and Australia.
  • +$30 to everywhere else.

Roll Player Complete Collection Pledge Level 

  • Shipping is included to the US.
  • +$18 to Canada, Norway, Switzerland, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, and Vietnam.
  • +$35 to the EU, and Australia.
  • +$45 to everywhere else.

Shipping charges are automatically added after selecting a pledge level. You will not be asked to pay additional shipping after the campaign is complete.

 24 Lenticular Monster Cards - $15 

  • Alternate versions of all 12 Monster cards in both Monsters & Minions and Fiends & Familiars. 
  •  Multiplayer and Solitaire versions of each of the 12 Monster cards.
  • All new combat ranges and Monster abilities for each monster.
  • "Champion Bonus" Reputation Stars added to the multiplayer Monster cards from Monsters & Minions.
  • Lenticular "animations" for each monster.

More info on Lenticular printing here!

After the KS campaign ends, you will be able to add additional items to your pledge via a Pledge Manager!  

You can expect:

  • Copies of Roll Player or Roll Player: Monsters & Minions for immediate delivery
  • Promo character sheet punchboards like the Minotaur and the Frogkin
  • Custom box insert from Meeple Realty
  • Play Mat
  • Metal Coins
  • Dice Tower
  • Lockup Roll Player Promo Pack (6 cards)
  • And More!

Printing a board game is expensive and Thunderworks Games is a small company. Without the help of backers on Kickstarter, Roll Player: Fiends & Familiars simply will not exist. 

I need your support to make this game a reality. The design is complete. The art is complete. Now, all I need is enough people who think Roll Player: Fiends & Familiars is as cool and fun as I do to join me and we can fire up the printing press!

Help us spread the word! Share, follow, like, thumb, or tweet!  

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 As before, I've had the pleasure to work with Luis Francisco as the graphic designer on the project. In addition to being a great artist and friend, he's also part of a Brazilian publishing company — Grok Games. Luis and Grok Games is excited to announce that Ludofy will be publishing the Brazilian Portuguese edition of Roll Player: Fiends & Familiars for the Brazilian market. So, this Kickstarter does not ship to Brazil, but Brazilian gamers will have the opportunity to get it from Ludofy in the near future!

This is Thunderworks Games' seventh project funded through Kickstarter. All previous projects have been delivered to backers on time -- Bullfrogs, Roll Player, Blend Off!, Roll Player: Monsters & Minions, and Dual Powers: Revolution 1917.  Lockup: A Roll Player Tale was on Kickstarter last fall and is on track for an on-time delivery to backers.

We plan to also deliver this great game to you with good/frequent/honest communication within a reasonable timeline. I truly believe in this project and I'd appreciate your support. I am dedicated to transparency throughout this campaign. This game is for you, the gamer. Let's go on this adventure to make Roll Player: Fiends & Familiars a reality together. If you have any advice, comments, questions or just want to say hi, please feel free to contact me through the "Contact me" link under my bio on this page. Or send me an email at keith@thunderworksgames.com. 

Risks and challenges

Every project has risks. I've outlined some common areas of risk in boardgame projects and how I've done my best to address them.

> Artwork: All the artwork for the game is complete, with the exception of any images added due to achieving stretch goals or any last minute tweaks before sending the final files off to the manufacturer.

> Component Quality: I've worked with and built a great relationship with one of the best game manufacturers around, Panda Game Manufacturing (www.pandagm.com). Their proven track record on games like Eclipse, Terra Mystica, Pandemic, Belfort, and Mice & Mystics, proves they make great games with a high standard to quality. They also printed the base game of Roll Player as well as the Monsters & Minions expansion!

> Delivery Timeline: Unexpected delays out of my control can always occur (i.e. component shortage, manufacturer issues, customs delays, etc...). For the production schedule of Roll Player: Fiends & Familiars, I've used conservative estimates to account for unknowns and bumps in the road.

> Fulfillment: I have received multiple estimates and will be working with established fulfillment companies that have proven track records for delivering quickly and efficiently all over the world.

> Seventh Project: Even though this is my seventh Kickstarter project, I have continued to spend endless hours researching Kickstarter as well as participating in many Kickstarters. I have done my best to foresee and minimize any obstacles or stumbling blocks.

In addition, in my life outside of this campaign, I have over a decade of project management experience on large-scale software projects. I will continue to leverage that experience and apply it to this project by anticipating issues and sidestepping hurdles that may arise.

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    Fiends & Familiars Exp. - Print n Play

    After the final files are sent to the printer, you'll receive a download link with the final artwork. You can print it, grab some spare dice and tokens and start playing!

    Includes all stretch goals.

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    Fiends & Familiars Expansion

    Add $44 more for each additional copy of Roll Player: Fiends & Familiars (up to 6). Click to see additional shipping charges for delivery outside of the US. Not available in Brazil.

    Includes all stretch goals.

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    Fiends & Familiars Expansion [Big Box]

    Add $59 more for each additional copy of Roll Player: Fiends & Familiars [Big Box] (up to 6). Click to see additional shipping charges for delivery outside of the US. Not available in Brazil.

    Includes all stretch goals.

    Includes all content from the standard Fiends & Familiars box, but has more room to fit the Base Game and the Monsters & Minions expansion inside! This pledge level does not include the regular Fiends & Familiars box.

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    - Add $59 more for each additional copy of Roll Player: Fiends & Familiars [Big Box] (up to 6). Click to see additional shipping charges for delivery outside of the US. Not available in Brazil.

    Includes all stretch goals.

    Includes all content from the standard Fiends & Familiars box, but has more room to fit the Base Game and the Monsters & Minions expansion inside! This pledge level does not include the regular Fiends & Familiars box.

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    Monsters Exp + Fiends Exp [Big Box]

    Add $103 more for each additional copy of both Roll Player: Monsters & Minions and Roll Player: Fiends & Familiars (up to 6). Click to see additional shipping charges for delivery outside of the US. Not available in Brazil.

    Includes all stretch goals.

    Includes:
    • Roll Player: Monsters & Minions
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    Base Game + Fiends Exp [Big Box]

    Add $115 more for each additional set of: Roll Player, and Roll Player: Fiends & Familiars [Big Box] (up to 6). Click to see additional shipping charges for delivery outside of the US. Not available in Brazil.

    Includes all stretch goals.

    Includes:
    • Roll Player
    • Roll Player: Fiends & Familiars Expansion [Big Box]
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    Roll Player Complete Collection

    Add $159 more for each additional set of all three boxed games: Roll Player, Roll Player: Monsters & Minions, and Roll Player: Fiends & Familiars [Big Box] (up to 6). Click to see additional shipping charges for delivery outside of the US. Not available in Brazil.

    Includes all stretch goals.

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    • Roll Player
    • Roll Player: Monsters & Minions
    • Roll Player: Fiends & Familiars Expansion [Big Box]
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