Loot Quest is a family-friendly table-top board game for 2-6 Players, ages 8+.
What does family friendly mean? Well, Loot Quest was designed as a game I could play with my son (age 9). Something to bridge the gap between the simplicity of mass-market board games (ie. Candyland), and the complexity of adult tabletop gaming. It was a way for him to learn about the rules of role-playing without needing to understand the deeper challenges and strategies of advanced games. But that isn't to say advance Players won't find the layers of combat appealing. Items allow for seasoned tabletoppers to have the utility and battering they so love! Here's how it works:
Players use the dice to move around the board, taking on Quests as they go. Quests are small stories, often involving choices for the Player to make. Will they Lose a Turn to gain a bit of extra Gold? Will they be virtuous, moving back spaces to help a commoner in need? It's all up to the Player!
But Players must beware...lurking on the board are Monsters who are just waiting for a snack! Monster Cards are ferocious beasts which can cause Players to Lose Turns, move back spaces, and many other nasty effects! The closer the Player gets to the goal, the stronger the Monsters become!
But Players can fight back! For a bit of Gold, they can purchase Item Cards. Items allow Players to change how the Game plays. Potion of Might cards can make the Player more Powerful for a Turn, while Flask of Agility allows them to Add to a dice roll.
But Items aren't just for helping. The other Players are out for victory, too! Items can also be used to force other Players to Lose Turns, or fight a Monster, or to re-roll a dice roll!
Items are the bread and butter of the game. While the game can be approached casually, Items allow for indepth play and layers of complexity. Advance players will quickly take to the utility of each Item. Some examples include:
In addition, trading, bribing and blackmail of Items are all encouraged. Players may freely make their own terms to trades. For example, a Player may request 3 Gold from another Player, or they will force them onto a Monster space. Or a Player may help another Player win a battle in exchange for Loot, or the Item(s) of their choice. Political alliances in a game are as important as any dice roll!
Congratulations! At this level you receive Loot Quest and any additional unlocks from the stretch goals! Each version of Loot Quest arrives in a high-quality 10.5 x 10.5 x 1.5" box. It includes: a deck of 53 Quest cards (totaling 145 Quests!), a deck of 10 Monster cards and a deck of 20 Item cards; 6 playable characters with stat tracking sheets; Gold, Power and Lost Turn tokens; a six sided die; A fully illustrated 20 page rule book; and a quad-folding, highly detailed 18" x 18" game board!
Level $70: THE HISTORIAN
In addition to the full game and all reached stretch goals, supporters at the HISTORIAN level are rewarded with an in depth strategy guide for Loot Quest, complete with tips and tricks for players, concept art, the lore of Loot Quest, Monster or Item details, and game development history!
Level $90: THE ADVENTURER
In addition to the full game, Strategy Guide and all reached stretch goals, pledgers at this level will have a unique opportunity to help design and hide a fun Easter Egg on the game board! This could be a family heirloom, mysterious artifact, pop-culture reference, or even Waldo! Could be just about anything (let's keep it legal, of course).
Level $90: THE SCRIBE
In addition to the full game, Strategy Guide and all reached stretch goals, pledgers at this level will have a unique opportunity to help design a one of a kind Quest! Have a favorite fictional reference you've just been dying to sneak into the game? Or perhaps you have a personal story you'd just love to subject other Players to. This is your chance! Players will receive a signed copy of their contributed card with their delivered game.
Level $110: BEAST MASTER
In addition to the full game, Strategy Guide and all reached stretch goals, supporters at this level will be able to select a mythical beast to include in the Loot Quest universe! Feel the game is sorely lacking a chimera or Dune's sandworms? This includes input for the art and Monster curse! Players will also receive a signed copy of their contributed card with their delivered game.
Level $110: ALCHEMIST
In addition to the full game, Strategy Guide and all reached stretch goals, supporters at this level will be able to assist with brewing their very own Item for inclusion in the final game! What devious artifact will you come up with?! This includes input for the art and Item effect! Players will also receive a signed copy of their contributed card with their delivered game.
Level $150: HERO
The highest of the highest tier! Supporters of the HERO tier will have the opportunity to help design one of the playable characters of Loot Quest! Players can choose between the remaining major colors (Black, Brown, Pink or White) and then pick a class, look and personality for their Hero! Will your hero be an occult Black Necromancer, a brutish Brown Barbarian, or a passionately Pink Dark Knight? It could be just about anything! In addition, Players will receive a signed copy of their contributed character sheet with their delivered game.
Once our funding goal has been reached, it's time for the stretch goals! As we hit each of these levels, we will provide new rewards to all our supporters at certain pledge levels. You don't need to do anything to add these to your order -- they will automatically be added if you're supporting at a given level.
If the campaign reaches all of these goals, we have plenty more we'd be interested in added. Keep following the campaign for more details!
Risks and challenges
Loot Quest is designed, play-tested and nearly complete. The largest risk to the success of the project at this point will be securing the funds for a large scale production run. Approvals from production companies are still pending, and Kickstarter will help demonstrate to these potential manufacturers that there is a demand for the game, and ensure the utmost quality!
ADVENTURER'S PACK: In addition to all previous rewards, you'll also be able to mark yourself on the map -- literally! At this level, you'll be able to help hide an Easter egg on the game board for Players to find!
SCRIBE'S PACK: In addition to all previous rewards, you'll also contribute to Loot Quest's lore. At this level, you can help develop a Quest all of your own! These quests will be added to all versions of the game!
BEAST MASTER PACK: In addition to all previous rewards (excluding design rewards), you'll also be able to help design a Monster card to call your own. Have a favorite beast of legend, you can make it a reality! New Monsters will be added to all versions of the game!
ALCHEMIST PACK: In addition to all previous rewards (excluding design rewards), you'll also be able to help design a powerful Item card to call your own. Concoct new and terrifying brews! New Items will be added to all versions of the game!
HERO'S PACK: In addition to all previous rewards (excluding design rewards), you'll also be able to help design a heroic champion of legend for Players to play as! Who hasn't wanted to play as the 'Black Necromancer' or 'Pink Priestess'? New Heroes will be added to all versions of the game!
RETAIL BUNDLE: You just bought yourself 6 copies of Loot Quest! This package is for retail stores (or people who fancy 6 copies all for themselves!) The game comes as a boxed set, including everything you need to play! Domestic delivery is included FREE!