About this project
If you missed out on the Kickstarter Campaign, check www.foretold-game.com in the days after the Kickstarter concludes to find out more information on how to Pre-Order your own copy of Foretold: Rise of a God! We'll also have Promo Cards and all accessories available.
Backer Exclusives Announced!
All backers at the Oracle Tier or Higher will receive a set of promotional cards at no extra cost! These 12 cards (a Fate Card, Faithful Card and Relic Card for each of the 4 Fate alignments of Chaos, Grace, Prosperity and Wisdom) will feature artwork by prominent Magic card artists RK Post, John Matson, Chuck Lukacs and Rob Alexander!
They will be creating art based on some classic elements of Greek Mythology, and the cards that they are creating will be powerful additions to the game itself! Jay designed them to have that "Wow!" factor and add interesting twists to the game.
Card visual image list now online
Check out our current visual spoilers here! We'll have all in-game components on the Apotheosis Games website!
Kind words for Foretold:
"There's nothing else like this on the market, it fills a currently empty niche." - Bob Maher, Magic: the Gathering Hall of Famer and owner of ACD Distribution
"I love the temple building aspect!" - John Fiorillo, Stoneblade Entertainment, game designer: Vs system, WoW minis, Ascension, Solforge
"This is the first game that broke my 'don't buy a new board game' rule this year." - Brian Giese, Crippled System podcast.
Foretold: Rise of a God is a open-world, turn-based strategy game that combines familiar elements of fantasy card games and combative dice games in a new and exciting way. For 2 to 4 players, Foretold delivers an epic free-for-all experience where only 1 deity can reign supreme - all in one box!
Foretold is easy to learn! Within several turns, you'll have the basics down - and then it's up to you to develop your own strategy! You will expand a Temple, acquire Faithful followers to collect gold and fight in combat, and buy powerful Relics to tilt the game in your favor.
The Faithful in Foretold function similarly to cards you'd see in a deck-building game - but you never build a deck or have random draws! In Foretold, you have full control over where you "station" each of your Faithful - they can dwell in your Temple to defend and generate gold, or they can be sent to the Raiding Party to attack rival Temples. This unique control over your units makes Foretold stand out: no more losing to bad or frustrating draws. And because play features a balance between combat, gold production, and table politics, no one is truly out of the game until their life points are eliminated. Games have exciting finishes that really come down to the wire!
Another great component of Foretold are the Fate Decks. Fate Cards are powerful spells that add 'flavor' and variety to each game and interact with everything from combat to Tiles and the Marketplace. You can draw from any of the four Fates as the game progresses: the covetous Prosperity Deck, the defensive Grace deck, the aggressive Chaos deck, and crafty Wisdom deck. Align with your personality or try a new strategy every time - you're never truly locked in, but the most powerful cards require devotion! The wide variation in these skillfully crafted cards will offer new and veteran card gamers a deep, fascinating experience - again and again.
Tiles and Your Temple!
Foretold's most unique element is the modular nature of the Tiles which add a Tower-Defense aspect that is rarely seen in a table top game. Each Tile is double-sided, and capable of flipping over even on an opponent's turn. There are traps, unique rooms that create sub-quests while Raiding, and a number of other creative twists to keep the experience fresh over many games. The ultimate goal of a Raiding Party is to conquer the Heart Tile to Smite the opponent and knock out their life force, so a well-defended Temple requires buying additional Tiles from the randomized Tile Deck as well as stationing your best defenders in your Temple!
Every Tile with 'Stations' is a new battle, and the attacking player must wager how many Faithful it takes to defeat the defenders played on that Tile. If the attacking player 'dispatches' too few Faithful to fight, he is vulnerable to buffs and tricks from Fate Cards - even opponents can jump into the fray! A single defeat ends the raid - time to retreat! But each Faithful that makes it through to the Heart of the Temple deals extra damage to the opponent - so there is always pressure to defeat your rivals as efficiently as possible to maximize your damage. Combat might take players a few tries to master - but there's no penalty if your Faithful are defeated in a raid - they are all returned to your Temple or Raiding Party at the end of turn, ready for a new day. Only deadly Traps or certain Fate Cards can force you to sacrifice your devoted followers.
For more information
To see a detailed rules breakdown, click here. To see our game played live, we've got a Twitch Channel! We have a live play on Twitch every Sunday evening at 7:30 pm EST until we close our campaign. Become a backer at just the $1 level to stay current on our info, or join our Facebook group!
Delivering a refined, high-quality product
Jay has worked tirelessly on Foretold for more than a year, and all art and design aspects are finalized. As soon as the campaign ends, with your help, we will be able to fund and deliver a production run with a manufacturer known for delivering other high-quality card and board games. We could not create such a high end product without your help!
Foretoldis fine-tuned to appeal to a number of play styles, thereby including all gamer types:the aggressive player, the defensive player, the political player, etc. Everyone can find their niche in this game.
Every component is streamlined and carefully crafted to create a fun, interactive experience with enough variance that every game seems fresh- and most importantly, delivers lasting entertainment.
Exceptional Art and Design
Garrett Post is a talented young artist, son of renowned artist Randy "rk" Post, who, along with our Graphic Designer Neal Rasmussen, is contributing to the wonderful, epic feel of the game. Garrett's classic style compliments Neal's clean, accessible design.
Full Game Contents:
Decks: 80 Faithful Cards (20 starting, 60 Faithful Deck), 40 Relic Cards, 30 Wisdom Fate Cards, 30 Prosperity Fate Cards, 30 Grace Fate Cards, 30 Chaos Fate Cards. (240 total)
Tiles: 20 Starting Tiles, 25 Deck Tiles.
Other: Game board, full color illustrated rules document, a special over-sized "Smiting die", 10 combat dice, 4 20-sided dice, gold and Fate Relic counters.
FREE SHIPPING is offered for all backers investing in the $10 tier or higher, if they live within the United States or its territories.
Why we need you: All great games have great communities behind them. This is a chance for us all to come together ahead of the curve and create something special. With your help, we can stretch our product goals and make the game even better: we're talking better dice, sculpted miniatures and more! Our backers will be thanked in abundance, and with access to exclusive sleeves and all promo cards that are unlocked - at no extra cost - we really want to give you a great value for your backing!
Who We Are: Legion Supplies, INC was founded by Steve Port in 2009 to deliver high-quality merchandise to gamers. Legion Supplies has created and distributed dozens of successful products- and even helped other Kickstarters fulfill project goods to their backers. With an experienced team, strong relations with international manufacturers, and a dedicated warehouse, Legion is well-equipped to handle this project effectively and efficiently.
Apotheosis Games, LLC was founded by Jay Semerad to launch his brand, Foretold: Rise of a God. Jay is an experienced musician, designer, and gamer with a passion for tabletop games and CCG's. Jay also wrote the music and produced all of the audio and video content for the Kickstarter trailer.
Legion Products and Accessories
The sleeves, on-the-go box, and playmats that will be included with backers of the Foretold Kickstarter will be the same high-quality products that we offer in our online store and to retail shops across the country. For more information on products, check out Legion Supplies.com
The Uncut Print Sheet: Uncut sheets of cards arrive directly from the manufacturer and are suitable for framing or as wall-posters. They are very rare, and we are limiting the quantity delivered to our first print run only, at this time. The cards shown may vary, depending on the print run, and may include Faithful, Relics or Fate Cards. If you back a tier that has an uncut sheet as part of your reward, you may specify which card type you prefer - although we can't guarantee it until the print run is delivered.
Avatar and Demigod Tiers: For these tiers, you will correspond with our design team in your preferred method of communication and assist us with pitching of ideas and concepts for a card you want to see brought to life. The cards name, flavor, and ability will all come from your input - with some balancing insurances from our end of course! Your name will be credited on the card at the bottom.
And, with the Avatar, we'll include your likeness on the card as well, if it is a Faithful or Relic. Then, when the card is finished, we'll either include it in our first expansion or release it as a promotional card - either way, you'll have some exclusive copies of this card to horde away for yourself, or give to friends, until the date of the release!
The Special Birthday Tier: Yes, Jay will hand-make the prototype in whatever manner you wish: the game was originally made and tested on post-it notes, then beer coasters. If you prefer that throw-back style, so be it! OR we can make a version with our current art-work. Your choice! Jay will just be happy to have your backing and reward you in kind.
The Divinity Tier: If you're interested in backing us at this Tier, the Cruise Cabin package involves a window or balcony stateroom for two. Taxes and Tip will apply. You are responsible for your own air fare to San Juan Puerto Rico. Upon backing this tier, a representative of Legion Events will contact you to assist in the booking of the cabin. You will join in an amazing time with our regular cruisers and some very famous VIP's in the gaming world as well! More details about the Magic Cruise are available here on the Legion Events website. For physical rewards, we will mail you everything in advance of the cruise - you will receive 2 copies of everything under the Warrior Tier.
Reviews: If you are a game reviewer and run an online postcast or other site that is interested in previewing our game, please contact us!
Retailers: If you are a retail store interested in carrying our game when it arrives, please contact us for additional details and pricing.
Risks and challenges
We are manufacturing this product overseas, and with any manufacturing process, delays can happen. Additional potential for delay happens during shipping, where items could be held back for a month at the whim of the shipping industry. We have set a fairly tight goal for our project, but expect to be able to deliver in time. We even have a few backup plans in place to help us deliver to our backers on time, regardless of extra cost to us!
Legion Supplies has been working with Manufacturers in Taiwan for 5 years and understand the processes that go into making a product. The only production aspects that may change involve upgrades from stretch goals, and we are ready to move forward with those changes as soon as that goal is reached.
We have already invested time and proper research into production of this project and have the preparatory work under control. On the day this kick-starter ends, we can send the project to our manufacturer: templates will be completed, decisions about material types have been made, etc. This should give us our best odds for delivering a quality product on time!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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