About this project
Pack of Heroes is a 2-player 20-minute card game set in a fun parallel universe of vintage comic books! Each player picks their own superhero team from the many 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 (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)
Adventureland Games has been publishing board and card games for over 5 years, and has recently released their latest game, Sushi Go! via a crowd-funding campaign.
What you get: 35 hero cards, 18 power cards, 7 team cards, 10 weapon cards, 2 reference cards, 25 wound markers, 4 stun markers, rule book, hero almanac (including origin comic)... plus 3 Kickstarter-exclusive chrome foil hero cards and 2 Kickstarter-exclusive badges! And a wall chart poster featuring every hero! And a standalone mini comic (not pictured)! And you'll get it before anyone else in the world!
"As soon as I was done playing it, we played it again and again because it just has that quality of well, what if I had this team? The drafting is very fun! Gameplay is simple and easy." - Tom Vasel, Host of The Dice Tower and prolific game reviewer
"The game is fast and satisfying, you will be playing matches in a row. It has the right amount of depth without being complex, it's elegant in its design and it looks beautiful. The game really nails it in every aspect." - Yiorgos Golfinopoulos, review on BoardGameGeek
"There is plenty of re-playability in having different teams match-up against one another and the added depth of team drafting. I can also see it becoming something of a cult-classic beer 'n' pretzels kind of game at universities and gaming conventions." - Neil Thomson, BoardGameGeek gold reviewer
Check out Tom Vasel's full video preview of the game:
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 35 unique and originally designed heroes, each with their own powers, personality and strategies. Each hero really does feel like a totally different character! Check 'em out:
There are 7 superhero teams in Power City, each with their own unique background and personality:
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! There is a very simple structure to gameplay. 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 super powers!
At the start of each turn, you may also move a hero, based on their movement ability. Getting your team into the right positions to attack is a big part of the tactical play. At the end of each turn, you'll draw a power card. You'll need to manage your hand and watch your opponent's power card discards carefully to attack at just the right time!
Check out this gameplay walk-through video of a full game!
If we reach the following goals, awesome stuff will be added to the game!
Make your Pack of Heroes experience even cooler with these add-ons! Just add the listed amount to your pledge. Note: Many of our pledge levels come with included add-ons, but you can always add to your pledge for extra goodies!
$150: NEW! Original Sketch! You can own one of John D-C's original sketches for The Elementeens! Each sketch comes signed and mounted, ready to frame. If you pledge for one of these you get to choose which sketch you want (Shivers, Muddy, Beau, Furnace or Cyc-Clone). Please message us with your choice, but it is first in, first served!
$2: Card sleeves! You will get 10 deluxe card sleeves - 5 with a white backing and 5 with a black backing. When you play a drafting game, each player can put their 5 hero cards into a set of sleeves. This helps differentiate them during play and just looks cool!
$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 good 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 deluxe exclusive playmat! This makes your game of Pack of Heroes look awesome! It also makes it easier to organise cards during a game and see what's going on. This is a kickstarter exclusive and will never be available again!
$18: A copy of Sushi Go! Grab a copy of Phil Walker-Harding's latest game, Sushi Go! It's the super-fast sushi card game for the whole family! For more info on the game check out: http://www.adventurelandgames.com/sushigo.html
$35: Pack of Heroes T-shirts! Pick any of the nine 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!
ADD TO YOUR PLEDGE FOR EXTRA COPIES OF PACK OF HEROES:
$19: 1 more copy of Pack of Heroes!
$38: 2 more copies of Pack of Heroes!
$48: 3 more copies of Pack of Heroes! Add this to your pledge and you'll be getting 4 copies of the game, with each one costing $17! Share an order with friends!
$130: 9 more copies of Pack of Heroes! Add this to your pledge and you'll be getting 10 copies of the game, with each one costing $15! Share an order with friends!
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You can help get the word out about Pack of Heroes in some really simple ways!
Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/PackOfHeroes
Follow us on Twitter: @AdventurelandG
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What's different about this campaign?
Pack of Heroes has been re-launched on Kickstarter with quite a few differences from our first campaign. We have been able to lower our funding goal by aiming for a smaller print-run of the game. We have also removed quite a few components from the basic version of the game, including them again once we reach add-on goals. This has also allowed us to bring our initial goal down. We have also added some new pledge levels and perks based on our backer survey. Please get in touch if you have any questions!
Risks and challenges
As with most tabletop games on Kickstarter, the main risks involve printing and shipping delays; and possible fulfillment delays.
We are confident that having run crowd-funding campaigns in the past, and with good communication with one of the most respected printers in the industry, that our experience will overcome any unforeseen delays.
We have fulfillment structures in place, so any delays in fulfillment should be overcome quickly.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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