About this project
Roll Player: Monsters & Minions is an exciting new expansion to the critically acclaimed Roll Player -- the dice game that builds character!
In Roll Player: Monsters & Minions, players compete to construct the greatest fantasy character, gather information about the looming threat and prepare for a final showdown against a Monster!
This expansion adds the following new features to Roll Player:
- Play up to 5 players!
- Battle one of six different Monsters after the party has completed their characters.
- Hunt 20 different Minions to gain Honor, Experience, and critical information on the upcoming battle against the Monster.
- Earn Experience Points to gain the upper hand in combat.
- Expanded market: new Weapons, Skills, and Traits. Plus an all new type -- Scrolls.
- New custom numbered Boost Dice (range from 3-8 pips) that open up new options for completing attribute goals.
- 12 new Classes and 5 new Races.
Want to read through the Roll Player: Monsters & Minions rulebook? Check out the alpha version:
Want to try out Roll Player: Monsters & Minions right now? Go ahead and download the FREE prototype quality Print and Play version. Grab some dice, tokens, the base game of Roll Player, and try it for yourself!
Man vs. Meeple
Rahdo Runs Through and special guest James Hudson from Druid City Games!
"...it completes the game. It's the Skullport to Lords of Waterdeep for me. I give it two thumbs up." -- James Hudson
James Hudson of Druid City Games
Ant Lab Games
"Homerun on an expansion.... I really think it adds a lot."
"If you liked Roll Player, then chances are good that you'll like Monsters & Minions. It adds another layer to an already excellent game, and gives everyone more options during play." -- Jonathan Liu (Geek Dad)
"Roll Player: Monsters & Minions adds just the right amount of new experiences to keep the game exciting yet familiar. If you enjoy Roll Player, the Monsters & Minions expansion is a must-have. " -- George Jaros (Game Reviewer at GJJGames)
"Monsters and Minions expands the gameplay of Roll Player and increases its replayability without a hint of bloat, gives fans the carnage they demanded, and gives the solo gamer that loved the base game even more to love." -- Corey Mayo (Playtester, member of the BGG 1 Player guild)
"Dice Dice and more Dice!!!! I really enjoyed the additional choices and strategies that Roll Player Monster & Minions implores. The game's simplistic, but unique game play adds to its charm and replay ability." -- Zak Koehler (Playtester)
Roll Player is a dice drafting character creation game that was successfully Kickstarted in the Fall of 2015. It was released and immediately reprinted in the Fall of 2016. The third printing (largest to date) for the base game is underway and will hit retail in June/July of 2017. 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!"
"I was very impressed.... Playing it, I gotta give this points for a really unique, interesting theme.... having really good excellent thought-provoking decisions."
Jamey Stegmaier of Stonemaier Games
Monsters & Minions Expansion Pledge Level
- Shipping is included to the US
- +$8 to Canada
- +$12 to the EU
- +$20 to everywhere else
Roll Player + Expansion (One Shipment) Pledge Level
- Shipping is included to the US
- +$12 to Canada
- +$18 to the EU
- +$25 to everywhere else
Shipping charges are automatically added after selecting a pledge level.
Backers may add copies of the following items at the $39, $89, and $109 pledge levels. Simply add the amount shown to your pledge. You can pledge to a total of up to 6 of each item per pledge.
- Roll Player (base game): $50
- Roll Player: Monsters & Minions: $39
- Frogkin Promo race board: $6 (if added to $109 tier, this ships in Feb with the expansion)
- Set of 60 custom metal coins: $20 (if added to $109 tier, this ships in Feb with the expansion)
Additionally, after the KS campaign ends, you will be able to add additional items to your pledge via a Pledge Manager! If you add physical rewards (now or during Pledge Manager) not included by default in your pledge level (e.g. base game when pledging at $39 level), you will have to pay the difference in shipping between the level you pledged at and the level that reward usually comes in. For example, if adding base to the $39 level, you would add shipping as follows: $0 to US, 4 to Canada, $6 to EU, $5 to everywhere else.
Printing a board game is expensive and Thunderworks Games is a small company. Without the help of backers on Kickstarter, Roll Player: Monsters & Minions 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: Monsters & Minions is as cool and fun as I do to join me and we can fire up the printing press!
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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 -- Mandala Jogos. Luis and Mandala is excited to announce that they'll be publishing the Brazilian Portuguese edition of Roll Player: Monsters & Minions for the Brazilian market. So, this Kickstarter does not ship to Brazil, but Brazilian gamers will have the opportunity to preorder it from Mandala Jogos in the near future!
This is Thunderworks Games' fourth project funded through Kickstarter. All previous projects have been delivered to backers on time -- Bullfrogs, Roll Player, and Blend Off! 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: Monsters & Minions 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
> 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: Monsters & Minions, 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.
> Fourth Project: Even though this is my fourth 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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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