Pack of Heroes is a two-player twenty-minute card game set in a fun parallel universe of vintage comic books! Each player picks their team from the 30 different heroes in the game, and then takes on their opponent in an exciting tactical battle with all sorts of crazy super powers! Combat is resolved with the unique "power card" system, designed to have all the excitement of dice-based combat, but with far less randomness. Whoever has the last hero standing wins control of Power City!
Game design by: Phil Walker-Harding (Small publisher and designer of Archaeology: The Card Game, Sushi Go!, Pirates of the Spanish Main: Shuffling the Deck and Dungeon Raiders.)
Art and graphic design by: John D-C (See more of John's awesome artwork at www.johnd-c.com)
What you get: 30 hero cards, 18 power cards, 6 team cards, 2 reference cards, 25 wound markers, 4 stun markers, and the rule book, all in a sturdy 2-piece box.
PLUS: Every copy of the game you receive through Kickstarter will come with an exclusive chrome-foil promo hero card! This will not come with regular copies of the game!
And you'll get it all before anyone else in the world!
The heart of the game is the hero cards. They represent one hero in the game, and are modelled after vintage trading cards. On the front side is a picture of the hero, and all the gameplay info about their powers. On the back are fun stats and an origin story! Sorry, we couldn't include a stick of gum!
The game comes with 30 unique and originally designed heroes, each with their own powers, personality and strategies. Each hero really does feel like a totally different character! They come in six awesome teams:
Liberty Legends (The patriotic good guys!)
Safari Squad (Animals, and half-animals!)
Guild of Ghouls (Spooky, scary, ooky!)
Data Brigade (Robots! Robots! Robots!)
Freak Show Five (Circus freaks turned good!)
Knights of the Five Realms (Fantasy cliches!)
At the start of the game, each player assembles their team. You can either pick one of the set starting teams, or draft your team. Drafting allows you to put almost countless sets of heroes together to try out all sorts of crazy combos and synergies! Drafting works almost like a mini-game before the main event, as the players try to put their best possible team together.
Once you have picked your team, it's time to fight! The players take it in turn either bringing a hero into play, or using their hand of power cards to trigger one of their heroes' amazing special abilities!
Check out this new video where we walk-through a whole game!
Also, check out prolific board game reviewer, Tom Vasel's video preview of Pack of Heroes!
Want to actually play Pack of Heroes? You can right now with...
PACK OF HEROES PRINT 'N' PLAY EDITION!
That's right! If you have a printer, some scissors, and a little patience you can take Pack of Heroes for a spin right away! All you need to do is download the PDF and follow the instructions.
This document includes the full pre-release rules, the hero glossary and all the prototype cards! So even if you don't intend to make and play the game, it is a great way to find out what it's like. Here is the PDF link (it is 4.7 MB):
$25: Get a copy of Pack of Heroes shipped free anywhere in the world!
$45: Get 2 copies of Pack of Heroes shipped free anywhere in the world! Combine the 2 sets to pit the same heroes against themselves in a bizarre mirror match-up!
$45: Get a copy of our latest game, Sushi Go! along with Pack of Heroes. Both shipped free anywhere in the world! Find out more about Sushi Go! at http://www.adventurelandgames.com/sushigo.html
$85: Get 4 copies of Pack of Heroes shipped free anywhere in the world! Share an order with friends!
Make your Pack of Heroes experience even cooler with these add-ons. Just add the listed amount to your pledge!
NEW! The Super-Fan Add-On Mega Bundle! For just $55 you can have one of every add-on (except an action figure, sorry). Shazam! That's a savings of $15!
$5: Exclusive Embroidered Patch!
Show your allegiance to Pack of Heroes with this old-school embroidered patch! The below art is not final, but give you a goo idea of how it will look. This is a kickstarter exclusive and will never be available again!
$10: Pack of Heroes activity book!
This 24 page activity book includes pages to colour in, find-a-words, mazes and even a create a hero page! A great gift for the young superhero fan in your life!
$20: Pack of Heroes custom play mat!
This makes it easy to organize cards during a game and see what's going on. This is a kickstarter exclusive and will never be available again!
$35: Pack of Heroes T-shirts!
Pick any of the five awesome t-shirt designs created especially for this campaign by John D-C! These sweat-shop-free American Apparel shirts come in any size you like! We will ask for size and design information after the campaign. Check out the American Apparel size chart at http://www.americanapparel.net/sizing/default.asp?chart=mu.shirts
$250: Amazing custom-made Pack of Heroes ACTION FIGURES!
Believe it or not, John D-C has made 6 one-of-a-kind custom-made action figures! Each comes with unique accessories and its own plastic display pack. These are true collector's items! The figures are: Clownfather, Doc Feelgood, Trashatron, Big Walt, Flamingal, and Zombie Lad. There is only one of each figure available, so if you pledge for one, please message us immediately with your choice. First in, first served! We will update the page with what is available.
These are retro "Mego" style action figures. Built for display and light play. Not suitable for children.
Check out this promo video for a closer look at the figures!
We have several fantastic over-funding goals set up should we exceed our initial goal! The first three are listed here, and we will reveal more as we reach certain funding amounts!
$17,500: Upgraded card quality!
If we reach this goal, we will upgrade the already fine quality of the cards to 300gsm Bluecore Casino cardstock.
$20,000 - Upgraded rule book!
If we reach this goal, we will beef up the rule book with a more illustrated hero glossary section, and a Pack of Heroes comic illustrated by John D-C!
$22,500 - Deluxe wooden tokens!
If we reach this goal, every copy of Pack of Heroes will come with extra-special wound markers for players to replace the basic cube markers with. We will keep you posted about how these will look!
$25,000 - A brand new hero card!
If we reach this goal, every copy of Pack of Heroes will come with an extra special new character. This hero will be a lone ranger with no team affiliation, but will be a surprising addition to a drafting game!
$ ????? - More hero cards and who knows what else!
Adventureland Games is a very small operation; actually it is more or less a one-man show! While we have had some success with a few other games, our biggest obstacle in bringing out a game is still the up-front production costs. Pack of Heroes is ready to go. The game is designed, the artwork is done, but we just don't have the cash-flow to get it to print. Releasing a game (even a relatively small one) to an international audience is an expensive undertaking, so please help us make Pack of Heroes a reality!
About Adventureland Games
Adventureland Games is a publisher of exciting strategy board and card games, run by designer Phil Walker-Harding. His most popular games have been Archeology: The Card Game, Dungeon Raiders, Pirates of the Spanish Main: Shuffling the Deck, and the brand new Sushi Go!. Adventureland Games began in 2007, simply as a hobby for Phil. We are now stepping up to become a more professional publishing house with our games more widely available.
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