Bare Your Fangs
Bare Your Fangs is a 2-player dice fighting game devoted to resolving which species will reign supreme: Vampire or Werewolf!
***Check the UPDATES section for latest News! Rules have been posted to the expansion game (see below) and now, everyone that pledges $25+ will also receive a Blood Syringe Pen. And don't forget the 3 Seal Tokens are coming soon!
Bare Your Fangs is a two-player dice fighting game devoted to resolving once and for all which species will reign supreme: Vampire or Werewolf. Players choose their faction dice and roll to attack! The fully customized die icons determine successful hits, blocks, and of course, one’s ability to hunt for humans!
Links to the latest rules posted to BGG:
Video of sample Gameplay:
(Please note there have been revisions to some of these components...like changing the font completely and removing gore effects, etc.) and rules since this video was made. The Victim dice no longer have gunshot icons to harm players, instead replacing that with a bonus +3 new Health icon. The Vampire player now uses both Bloodstones as trackers while the Werewolf player uses both Moonstones, for simplicity sake. For latest nitty gritty details on rules, see links above.)
Designed as a fast-fighting dice game, it offers players choices that effect the outcome of their survival. Should you go hunting while you can and try to regain health or choose to re-roll for more attacks on your opponent this round? Should you roll to hit your main opponent or try to be the first to eliminate the NPC (Non-Player Character) Hunter before he keeps whittling away at your health?
The best part is it can be played casually the beer-&-pretzel way, rules easy to explain in a single round. Each game lasts about 10 minutes and the zippered pouch is pocket-sized so portability isn't a problem.
Got more than 2 players with a passion to spar? Multiple copies of the game increase the number of players. 2 copies of the core set allow for 2 Vampire players and 2 Werewolf players teamed up. The expansion to the core game also adds an additional player, so the core game w/expansion allows you to have 3 players. (Wha? Expansion? See Backer Rewards below for information.) 3 copies of the game + expansions allows for up to 9 players! Talk about a wild fight.
*If you'd like to try before the buy, pledge at the $10 level to get a (P&P) print-and-play version, the cost of which will be deducted from a future purchase of the game bought direct from me. You won't miss out on Backer coolness either since you will get a set of ATCs and Seal Tokens as well.
So What's in the Pouch?:
still13 fully etched custom dice by Q-Workshop: 5 Werewolf die, 5 Vampire die, 2 Unique Victim Die, 1 NPC Hunter die, 2 Bloodstone life trackers, 2 Moonstone life trackers, 4 Scorecards, & 1 Rules sheet.
Any access funds that go over the initial project goal gets put back into the game and offsets shipping fees to international buyers. I'm absorbing some of the shipping costs in order to get the game to our friends outside the US who so often suffer shipper-shock. It also goes to build a bigger initial run, fund necessary things like add space, finding distributors, & nitty gritty stuff like that.
I've planned for wicked rewards that everyone will get with their core game if we go over our into goal. The more you back me, the more you will receive, & I believe in paying it forward! What's to come? Even more dice to make the game truly chaotic! Unlock the D10 Chessex Borealis Blue Moon Die, 3 D8 Power Dice, & shhh, it's a secret! Should we exceed these 3 stretch goals, don't worry, I have even more stuff in my "coffin"!
*Here's a first look at the actual production of the Chessex Borealis Blue Moon Die! This will only be available, however, if we go over our goal and into the first tier of stretch goals! Note: The Borealis effect is truly awesome in person and these photos just don't do it justice!
* ATCs & all hand-made items are limited solely to this Kickstarter campaign!
Bare Your Fangs: THE HUNT IS ON!
As two macabre monstrosities vie for supremacy over mankind, only one type of human dares to stonewall their efforts. Enter, the Hunter! As centuries have passed, those who would oppose the terrors in the darkness have stood fast in their determination to banish such creatures from existence. Vampires and Werewolves have run rampant too long, their bloodlust for humanity insatiable. While the two predators brawl, concerned only with their own quests for revenge and domination, the Hunter has his eye on seizing the opportunity and destroying his opponents before they can reply in kind. It’s time to even the score. Tonight the blood that sheds will be righteous, and mankind will once again be the paramount species.
Links to the Latest Rules posted on BGG: http://boardgamegeek.com/image/1197880/bare-your-fangs
Underestimated by Vampires and Werewolves alike, the Hunter has steadily nurtured his powers until now he’s a force too deadly to be played with, and worse - ignored. Unparalleled in his healing ability, he can now snatch victims from the clutches of death and shepherd them to safety. Bare Your Fangs: The Hunt is On is an expansion to Bare Your Fangs and requires the core game to play. It adds a third active player by replacing the non-player-character (NPC) Hunter die with 5 new customized Hunter character die (you naturally still keep the NPC die in case you can't always find 3 players). Also included is a blue relicstone life tracker and rules, which will fit and be shipped in the zippered game pouch. Now up to 3 people can battle royale! As with the core game, multiple copies will allow for team play.
3 Seal Tokens:
*Coming Very Soon!
Art Trading Cards (ATCs):
Art Trading Cards (ATC's, or ACEOs - art card, editions, & originals) are pocket-sized art no larger than a playing card. EVERYONE who backs Bare Your Fangs will receive printed art cards designed solely for this project, featuring originally created artwork befitting the raging characters of the night. There are 3 cards in the set, and anyone pledging $10+ will get at least 1 full set. Add some artistic flavor to whichever room in your home best befits er...the macabre. They are extremely limited edition ONLY to however many people contribute. Cards will NOT be made available anywhere else at any time outside of Kickstarter and any extra cards leftover from the original run will be destroyed. They ship sleeved in an unbend-able, heavy duty plastic card holder, signed & numbered by the artist. The option to get extra ATCs may be had at a very reduced rate for backers who pledge at or above the $25 level. You can trade them on-line to those not lucky enough to get them as part of this project, or give them to friends you deem worthy and deserving of preternatual coolness.
Fangs, Claws, & Gargoyles - Oh My!:
Certain backers will have access to special hand-made Fang Life counters, rare Hunter's Fang & Claw Necklace Talismans as pictured on the dice, and uber-rare gargoyle trophies. These items will be 100% unique since they are custom made and painted by hand. Different level talismans have different coloration, the standard being realistically-painted. They are crafted from high quality polymer, painted in acrylics, and finished with a heavy gloss exterior for added durability. Necklaces are also hung on a leather strap. The fang counters effectively replace the Bloodstone Life Trackers that come standard with the core game and have little droplets of blood painted on their tips...how quaint! (Don't worry, you still get to have the crystal counters too.)
The Gargoyles are little trophies to designate the most awesome, ultimate winning player/team. Like the aforementioned rewards they are made with polymers and each will be totally unique looking. All will have tiny eyes that look into your gaming soul. Each has a name which cannot be changed lest bad luck befall you. They don't take part in the game itself but the winner of which, as long as the holder keeps the garg on hand as his/her personal mascot, can choose which game to play next, goes first for all games taking place that day (and has extra luck in said games), gets a free drink, and of course has hefty bragging rights until the next Bare Your Fangs game is played! And when it is, during the very first round, the trophy-holder has the option to re-roll up to all 5 of his/her dice. After which time, the gargoyle belongs to no one and awaits its next owner!
About the Original Artwork:
Those who pledge high enough will have the super-uber-rare option of getting original, hand-drawn art from me based on the game, featuring either a werewolf or vampire character in a pose of their choosing. The art will be done in the same vein as the ATC artwork (monochromatic coloration) and designed to the winner's specifications. You want a werewolf transforming under the moon, you got it! You want a vampire with huge outstretched wings ready to take a victim, you got it! All artwork will be crafted on high quality Bristol or Strathmore art papers with pencil, pen & inks, Prismacolor colored pencils, & Faber-Castell brush pens, signed and labeled in thanks for backing this Kickstarter project. Original artwork will not ship framed due to the fragility of glass and orgish-ness of mail handling but will come protected for the trip to you! Those who pledged high enough to get custom artwork made by me can get their rewards around the same time as the game, but as they are customized to those who ordered them, may take longer depending on the image desired and therefore ship later.
Where Does all that Money Go?
The project's goal cost is determined solely on component production and associated Kickstarter fees. Simply put, this is the lowest goal I could possibly set in order to get the game produced at high value. The playing cards, pouch, and counters are cheap enough, but engraved dice of this caliber are quite costly.
How Close to Final Production Are We?
Manufacturers are standing by. I'll be creating the hand-made tidbits during the Kickstarter campaign. Once the goal is met, tentatively the game should be ready for shipping out by the end of March/April 2012. Delays outside of my control can push this back, however, but you'll be kept informed. There's also playtesters "hard at work" helping to refine the game mechanics and look over the rules right up until zero hour. Their feedback has been essential in the production of this title.
If you have any questions on how Kickstarter works, how to pledge, or about any aspect of the game, components, or rewards, feel free to drop me a line! You can also email me at Watergazer@Comcast.net or through BoardGameGeek Geekmail to SledgePainter.
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