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€2,626
pledged of €10,000pledged of €10,000 goal
38
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, May 30 2016 9:58 AM UTC +00:00

About

The Setting

Zombies are lose and on the march
Zombies are lose and on the march

The inevitable has finally happened. The zombie apocalypse has fallen upon mankind. Hordes of grotesque, uncoordinated figures are now stalking the streets and seeking shelter from the zombies. And it’s only getting worse. The zombies are spreading like sand in a bathing suit and innocent people are dying faster than extras in a third-rate horror movie.

The story is missing a hero to unify the opposition and coordinate all efforts for the survival of our species from a safe distance: the new Lordprotector of the planet. Of course you and only you qualify for this job. So prove that you are the greatest protector and let your rivals be eaten by the zombies. As a player, you take on the role of leader of a group of survivors.

There is only one problem: in your area there are tons of zombies but no one is fighting them. As fate – and the rules – would have it, larger-than-life heroes are constantly appearing to dispose of the zombies. The trick is to lure your zombies to these heroes in order to get rid of them. But beware! Even heroes can only deal with so many zombies. If you can’t get rid of them all, they will turn on your followers – or even you. So, use your brain if you don’t want it to be eaten!

The Campaign

What does it take to make a dream reality?
A lot of work and a lot of money.

We put a lot of both into this project but to really get this thing off the ground (or out of it) we need your help. Obviously – why else would we be on kickstarter?

So what can you do to support Lordprotector?

Make a pledge
That’s obvious. Make a pledge to increase both the number of our backers and our funding.

Facebook Likes
Like and share our facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/Lordprotector-894725640654423

Wikipedia Page
Create a page on Wikipedia about Lordprotector

Foto Challenge
Take a picture of a conspiracy-nut getting eaten by a zombie and upload it to our facebook-page.
The achievement is unlocked when there are at least 50 entries.

Video Challenge
Film a video of a zombie flashmob and upload it to our facebook page.
Put on a zombie mask or paint yourself green (we dare you!) and stumble through a public area. You need at least five people for it to count.
The achievement is unlocked when there are entries by at least ten hordes.

Short Story Challenge
In the setting of the apocalypse a lot of people are experiencing a lot of different things. Wirte a short story about something that might happen to you when the undead rise and upload it to our facebook-page.
The achievement is unlocked with entries by at least five people.

This is what we already achieved as a community:

That is what we as a community have already achieved.
That is what we as a community have already achieved.

The Rewards

What do you get out of it?

You'll find a list of all the pledges you can make on the right or (if you use a phone) in an extra tab.

We already put all the extra cards and expansions we came up with in the basic game, because we think regardless of numbers and money you deserve the best game possible. 

The game itself comes in a metal box including the cards and a rule book in English and German. If we make 1000% of our funding goal the metal box will be specially produced in a unique look, complementing the theme of the game.

The box of boxes
The box of boxes

If you go crazy and we reach 10.000% of our funding goal we include world wide free shipping.

And as a community reward, when you manage to complete 12 of the 14 achievements, we will add a Lordprotector spin-off comic to all the pledge levels.

The unique cards will be individually designed for you, so there’s not much we can tell you about them in advance.

The Game

4 Players set up
4 Players set up

In this section we will explain the basics of the gameplay. If you want to learn about the game in more detail, please watch our How-To-Play-Video.

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There are Zombie Cards and Defense Cards with a value ranging from 1 to 10. Each player is dealt Zombie Cards to represent the undead that roam his territory. The Defense Cards are shuffled and placed in the middle. The top Defense Card is flipped over.

Zombie and Defense Cards
Zombie and Defense Cards

A new hero has entered the town. The player now has to try to get rid of his zombies by playing one or more Zombie Cards to lure them into battle with the hero. Consequently, the sum of the Zombie Card values must never be higher than the current Defense Card values because the hero would otherwise be immediately overwhelmed.

After the player has played his cards, it’s the next player’s turn. He may also play Zombie Cards. However, he has to factor in the value of the cards already played by the previous player. If the player cannot play a card because all his Zombie Cards have too high a value or he doesn’t have any cards left he is finished for this round.

Example
Example

The fight is over as soon as the total sum of the Zombie Cards equals the sum of Defense Cards. The Zombie is defeated and the player can claim the Denfense Card. This means that the Defense Card goes to the player whose turn it was when the fight ended. The next player then draws a new Defense Card to determine who the new hero in town will be.

Additionally every player gets a Dark Secret Card which he can use once every round.

Dark Secret Cards
Dark Secret Cards

They represent some information or rumor about the origin of the zombies that allows the player to manipulate the zombies or his competitors more efficiently. Once played it allows for a lot of special actions like jumping to your turn right away, skipping your turn or canceling someone else’s Dark Secret Card.

The round is finished when all the players have been eliminated. When the fights are done it is time to honor our hero’s achievements and determine how many of his followers have been eaten by zombies. So you distribute points after each round. Now each player adds up the value of the Defense Cards claimed. He then adds up the value of all the Zombie Cards left in his hand and subtracts that value from the sum total of his Defense Cards. If the value is positive, the player receives honor in this amount. However, if the value is negative, the player loses the corresponding number of followers.

Player 1 wins 11 honor points - Player 2 loses 13 followers
Player 1 wins 11 honor points - Player 2 loses 13 followers

So you’ve defeated all of the zombies and peace has returned to mankind - right?

As if!

We’ve hardly gotten rid of the ugly monsters before the next wave of them is around the corner and you start another round.

To win the game you have to gain more than 100 honor before all your followers have been eaten.

There are a lot of Variations available in the rulebook. Most of them use extra cards that are already included in the game. They allow for games with only one or two players who have to compete with an artificial intelligence that is programmed to take their place.

You’ll even find a variation to play without any person at all. Why, you ask? Why not!

Other variations allow you to adjust the difficulty or introduce special cards and strategies. Like the generals that give every Player unique powers. So a lot of stuff you usually find in add-ons and booster editions we already included in the basic game.

A glimpse of who we are

So here is hopefully not the last about us game designers. We are from the wonderful imperial city of Vienna in the greatest small country in the World - Austria. We are total game fanatics and enthusiastically played and created games for most of our lives. Now we finally have designed an official game that we can safely and without exaggeration claim is by far the best game ever made in our circle of friends and a good addition or start for anyone’s gaming-collection.

Thank you for reading this far and don’t let the green get you.

Maximilian Rupp (game design) and Markus Theiner (artwork)

T-Shirts and Stuff

You can find some shirts and accessories on spreadshirt:

http://shop.spreadshirt.at/zombierights

Risks and challenges

There isn’t a lot of risk left – once we reached our financing-goal.
The game is finished, tested and ready. We already negotiated with the contractors we need to make it happen and even got the first prototypes (they’re awesome).

So you don’t have to worry about a long period of development – we are eager to produce and ship your copy of the game as soon as possible.

The unique cards you can get with some of the pledges still have to be made individually. Since we want to make every one of those as awesome as you deserve, it could take a while if there are a lot of them to be made. But we have gotten a lot of practice so even if there might be some delay it shouldn’t be much.

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    Pledge €1 or more About US$ 1.13

    The I'm A Good Person Pledge

    You get the feeling of a good conscience, for your help to create something that will bring joy to people around the world.

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    The Early Zombie Pledge

    You get one copy of Lordprotector for infinit hours of fun.* Plus all the stretch goals the community is able to unlock.

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    The Greek Wisdom Pledge

    You get one copy of Lordprotector for infinit hours of fun.* Plus all the stretch goals the community is able to unlock. Plusplus special cards and rules for fraternity members.

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    The Bargain Pledge

    You get two copies of Lordprotector for infinit hours of fun.* Plus all the stretch goals the community is able to unlock and one of the decks will be personally signed by the game designers.

    So you get one to show and one to go.

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    The Collectors Pledge

    You get two copies of Lordprotector for infinit hours of fun.* Plus all the stretch goals the community is able to unlock and one of the decks will be personally signed by the game designers.

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    The One In A Million Pledge

    You get two worldwide unique cards plus the art design so it can not be recreated unless you want it. On top of that this card will have a special rule only the cards of the advanced collectors edition will have.

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    Pledge €7,000 or more About US$ 7,911

    Because I Can!

    This is the reward for people that love unique things and can afford to get them.

    You get your copy of the game, in a specially handcrafted wooden box, delivered to you by the game designer himself, who will explain Lordprotector to you in person. And of course your copy of the game will have two unique cards no other game in the world will have.

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