Welcome to Warlords of Terra!!
Everything you need to know about the game or us, you can find it in our website warlordsofterra.com. If you like project, please vote in STEAM Greenlight page: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=568227655
WHAT IS WARLORDS OF TERRA?
Warlords of Terra or WoT is a new card game we classified as BTCG (Battlefield Trading Card Game),because of one thing that makes it different from the rest of card games you have seen: THE REAL BATTLEFIELD!
Instead of attacking/defending classical tactics, WoT has a Real Movement Battle System based on the existence of a board, divided in 25 zones, which our troops (cards) will have to cross if we want to reach our "enemy" lines and beat them. Next, you may appreciate an example of the battlefield in this online version.
But we think a video could be better than a single screenshot, so here you can see our VERY first pre-alpha version working!
This kickstarter is for ONLINE VERSION, but we developed this game for it to be a card-board game. So, with the appropiate support, next kickstarter would be to launch WoT physically!
The PLATFORMS in which WoT will be available are:
1st) PC, MAC and Linux (this probably a BIT later).
2nd) After a While, we'll adapt it for tablets, putting it on Google Play (Android) and IOS (with certain degree of success, we'll pay IOS license, count with that). IMPORTANT: because of the game design, WoT won't be playable in smartphones, as battlefield couldn't be seen properly, and cards couldn't be well used or even seen.
Consider WoT a true FREE TO PLAY game, as it'll have a double coin system (real money and Shields, game coins). So, players will earn shields by playing PvP matches, rising levels and earning rewards for that. That will allow them, without needing to spend money (if they don't want), to buy more regular boosters, additional decks, or entering drafts or tournaments.
Some recently taken decisions are fundamental in this sense:
Although probably won't be available in the release date for the game, not much later we'll add an AUCTION HOUSE, for players to trade with their cards and earn shields. So, their purchases become investments, as they can take back that money in game products again and again.
We've also decided to add Direct Trade System, which will allow players to sell directly cards to friends/whoever. However, this mode will be implemented later. Anyway, players have our commitment, we'll develope it! For cheapest cards, or just for helping friends, you'll have the option to get into Gift Mode too!
Two Important data for AUCTION/SELL systems: a)There will exist a fee for trading: 7% for Auction and a small tax (10 shield) for direct sell/trade. In 1st case, fee will be discounted from seller benefits, but in direct trade/sell mode, both players will have to pay the small tax.
SEE UPDATE NUM. 12 TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THIS SYSTEM!
If you want to know more and feel curious about the point of view of the project CEO, you can see him answering several questions in the next video. Don't miss it!
Why is Warlords of Terra a great choice? Here we show you the four main factors that make us believe strongly in our project and its quality.
- New Battlefield Playing System (explained).
- Two-Deck System. As we have seen in other TCG Games, putting resources (mana, for example) in the same deck with playable cards may bring to boring Auto-lose games because we draw no resources cards, or even only those cards (and not playable cards).
So, we have a Battle deck (40 cards-right in picture) and a Building deck (20 cards-left), and every player will draw 4 battle cards and 3 resources cards. But it's not as rigid or monotonous as 1 turn=1 resource. In building deck we find Place cards, which have a cost of building and add a specific resources (gold or mana) amount each turn.
As you can see, cost and production vary depending on each place (Ancestral Valley: cost 2 Mana/add 1 mana per turn; Cathedral: cost 3 Gold/ adds 1 mana+1 gold per turn).
This allows the player to develop a specific building plan and, as a consequence, a concrete resources curve adapted to its battle deck.
- True EPIC Aesthetics. We break with the contemporary concept "the simplest, the best". In our opinion, an epic game deserves a true EPIC aspect, and our cards show that (and our battlefield and graphic interface will). In WoT, the frame is not a mere "rule container", as it represents the spirit of the kingdom that belongs to. We defend a concept of aesthetics with something we could call a "Retro-Epic touch", but always without being excessive.
To reinforce the Epic feeling, we have composed the Original Soundtrack in order to sound as epic as possible, even when you are in battle with your opponent! Here we leave you a sample, the theme that will sound while fighting at the Kingdom of Terra:
- A Whole Universe. We consider this online version only the beginning, a platform to launch a whole universe composed by this game, physical board game (we want to organise even regional, national or worldwide tournaments someday), novels, or even comics. Depending on the acceptation it gets, we'll reach more frontiers with WoT. If you want to know more, don't doubt to support us and just will be a matter of time!
Next you can read a short desciption of the kingdoms, their history and know more about their (main) recommended tactics. Each kingdom has been designed to be focused on a specific strategy, but it's not a close option. All kingdoms allow different playing modes and ways to win. Here we explain their general game concept, but you will finally choose your option.
Targos, when leaving Terra domains, funded Overlords kingdom, and he ruled all over the mountains. It was a long campaign of fighting Giants, Trolls or even the mighty Red Dragon, but finally they all joined to survive in the most dangerous environment of all Terra.
This kingdom has the best fast troops. However, it's not recommended to try in WoT a Fast Ramp Deck. As tested, the existence of battlefield makes really difficult this way to beat opponent, as troops need to reach their invocation line, and that gives them time enough to defend before losing. Anyway, there are also powerful troops and skills will help Overlord players to overcome that obstacle and finish the job (Raze skill is specially good in this sense).
Kingdom of human kind, was born due to the need of a common army, as town after another, like cities, were being destroyed by unstoppable Hellscion hordes. Now, having joined forces and the support of their father god Theridas, they've become a fearsome enemy.
At first, they don't have powerful troops. Their strenght is their life points, quite high, which allow them to resist alive more combats. Properly combined with their healers, resistance can be an effective tactic to play them. Spells and skills are focused on life gaining and damage preventing (absorb in WoT). All together can make slow decks a good choice, as players will resist until medium-late turns.
Then their (possibly) strongest point enters the scene: legions are a very powerful option, perfect to counter any other kingdom top troop. They will cost a big amount of mana, but they'll had no rival on the battlefield.
Centuries ago, in a town in Southern Theridom, a peasant listened a loud and terrifying noise coming from Firedune Desert. When he leaved his work to look up, he saw a kind of stampede running towards him. He'd never seen such those creatures, and wouln't again. That's all people know about the origin of demon hordes of Hellscions. Theridanian religion has a theory, but the fact is that it's a mistery for everyone, except for heretics and pyromancers, most of them human betrayers with power lust.
Playing hellscions is, probably, the most difficult option for a beginner. Like other kingdoms, it's possible to play different strategies, but it's the best option for control lovers. Main synergies are: producing more (weak) troops to change them for benefits (even enemy troops), or controling the game with hate cards and preparing the strongest troops and spells (or Inashka finisher skill) to end the game victorious.
Kingdom of Nature, protected by elves, considered its guardians. Elvish champions fight together with beasts or other kinds which live in forests and oceans. Their home is the whole world, or at least the part not inhabited by humans, orks or demons. As the've seen how their domains ahve been razed, they don't let anybody enter there, fighting any foreign menace to death.
Terra has (in obvious way) the most powerful troops, which makes from it, at first sight, the best kingdom. Even it could seem this kingdom is unbalanced, as we can observe a lot of strong creatures in fast, medium and late game range. However their power, concentrated in troops, can be countered by other kingdom tactics, for exmple with powerful spells that automatically can kill their troops.
Anyway, Terra is the perfect kingdom to begin playing WoT, asi its curve is good most of turns, and its playability isn't too complex.
PvP. The classical match game between players. After matches, they'll win xp and rise levels. Of course, rewards (as shields, boosters, or even new great cards) will be given to players when they reach new levels. This will be the first type of game you'll be able to enjoy.
Draft Mode (About 1.7€ entrance/shield amount not available yet). After selecting a kingdom between 2, players will be able to build new decks from random cards that appear to pick. 3 cards will appear each time, and players will have to choose one of them. So, pick after pick, luck and player skill join to decide how strong the deck will be. This will be a survivor mode, as players can be defeated twice before being eliminated. Third lost game means the player is out. They will earn prizes depending on the wins they got.
Tournament mode (cost not available yet). After paying entrance (money or shields), players will be able to choose "tournament match". Then they will play like in a normal PvP mode, with their own decks. The difference will be that losing or winning will modify an ELO Score, which situates the player in a concrete ranking position. After 2 weeks of qualifying, the best 12 players will play a Final Day Tournament. This will consist of knockout rounds which will decide final positions between classified players. All of them will get rewards but the podium (obv) will obtain considerably better prizes.
Tournament Mode (Fast version). This will consist of a version of the final phase of the 2 week tournament. When a players enters a Fast Tournament, gets into a room for max. 12 players. When full, knockout phase begins. Basically, the same system, but playable when anybody wants (and other 11 players, of course). Prizes, however, will be obviously lower than in big tournament. About daily Draft/Tournament Rewards, they'd get access during that time to both tournament modes (fast version daily, big tournament each 15 days).
Campaign Mode? Honestly, as our programming team is reduced and this would require a really hard and long work (as AI for this game mechanichs should be really advanced to be efficient), we aren't developing this mode at first. It's a matter of the degree of acceptation WoT gets that this mode becomes a fact someday. Of course, with good acceptation of the game, a bigger team and budget, this mode will be programmed, as Terra world has a deep and interesting story we'd love to tell, not only in books, but also in game.
We want backers to know the current status of our project, as we think it's an important thing to consider to support (or not) a serious project. So, next we indicate the point our project has reached when launching our kickstarter, by exposing the status of our main tasks:
- DONE: Full card artwork, Full OST/ Full card design/ Networking programming/ Database creation/ Game structure and function programming/ Card manager programming and testing/ Menu Programming/ Web page/ Teaser Video/ Launch Social Webs.
- IN PROGRESS: Game mechanics development and testing/FX Sounds/ Card Function programming/ Menu&In-game graphic interface/ Visual effects/ Hero voices recording.
- TO DO: Implement FX Sounds/ Implement Soundtrack/ Test card functions (starting)/ Test global functioning(starting)/ Test server/ Develop Draft & Tournament modes.
Here you had a general explanation of the project and its main facts, but (let us insist) if you want to know more, you may visit warlordsofterra.com
So, now you know what is this going to be about. It's time to know more about our rewards!
Next we expose our rewards for our backers, which basically consist in a) Game products but much cheaper for backers b) Exclusive products, even physical products of the game, available ONLY for backers. Let's have a look!
With 1€, appart for feeling very grateful and our "special thanks" mention, we'll reward you with 3 WoT Boosters.
With 5€ you will get a mention in our "special thanks" page in our website, cause we'll realy thank you! But gratitude is not the only reward, of course. You will get, when the official game becomes released (expected March) a free WOT MASTERS BOOSTER. What's that? Let us explain:
WOT BOOSTER (0,99€): A normal booster composed by 6 cards, 2 of them with normal chances to get special (uncommon, rare, epic) cards.
WOT MASTERS BOOSTER (1,99€): A special booster which has much more chances to get special cards (more cards with chances to be special).
You'll also get 5 normal WOT BOOSTERS and...
YOUR SECOND BASIC DECK FOR FREE! (2,99€)
With 10€, appart from our special mention (always included), you'll get 2 WOT MASTERS BOOSTERS and your THIRD BASIC DECK (4,99€) unblocked. Don't forget your 7 WOT BOOSTERS!
With 25€ get ALL BASIC DECKS UNBLOCKED! (+4.99€) And of course 3 WOT MASTERS Boosters, 10 WOT Boosters, and...
Unblock HERO AVATAR. While the rest of players will be able to get troop avatars, you'll be able to get an avatar with the image of a hero of the game. Choose Azrael, Targos, Hylesnia...never mind which one, but just command your troops like a hero!
CHOOSE YOUR HERO. Appart from the basic deck heroes, you will get the chance to select a hero of your choice and add it to your collection. As simple as that, enjoy it!
With 50€ get 20 WOT MASTERS Boosters, 50 WOT Boosters, unblock all basic decks, choose a hero avatar, select TWO additional heroes for your collection and...
Yes, your CLOSED BETA TESTING PHASE PASS! It also gives you the chance to keep your nickname before than any non-beta player!
You'll see the title "WARLORD" with your nickname.
>>All rewards will be given in March 2016, except the BETA PASS, which is estimated to be launched in January. During this phase players will get ALL BASIC DECKS, but nor more cards of WOT basic collection. Beta players will be able to help us with their feedback, informing about bugs or whatever they consider relevant. But appart from this...
IMPORTANT>> ALL REWARDS WILL BE GIVEN IN MARCH 2016!!!
With 100€ enjoy unpacking your 30 WOT MASTERS Boosters and your 75 WOT Boosters! Of course, basic decks are unblocked, you'll get your Hero avatar, you'll choose 2 heroes for your collection, get your BETA pass, your Warlord title but also...
An EXCLUSIVE ALTERNATIVE HERO SKIN made ONLY FOR BACKERS!
A great WOT POSTER, SIGNED by Eloy Tárraga, our Art director; Manuel Piedra, one of our best artists and designer of the poster; and Marco Martínez, CEO and inventor of the game!
A 6 Month Daily Draft/Tournament PASS, which will allow you to access to 1 Tournament or/and Draft each day for free. Of course, the year will count since the mode starts (draft will arrive sooner than tournament mode). IMPORTANT to know about this is that, for developing reasons, we don't know if tournaments (drafts included) will be available in March. We want to start with draft mode, in which you pick cards to build a deck, but we'll add official and competitive tournament mode later.
If you feel curious about when, we just can say that we expect drafts to become available in April, and Tournament mode in summer. When Draft and Tournament are both available, you will have a weekly pass for EACH of them!
With 250€, appart from everything in 100€ reward...
Change your 6 month for a whole YEAR Daily Draft/Tournament Pass!! Choose THREE heroes for your collection and add another ALTERNATIVE UNIQUE SKIN only for backers. Of course, increase boosters amount to 50 WOT Masters and 100 WOT Boosters.
In addition to this, get a suscription to see a PREMIER SPOILER of every new set before nobody else could see it! (rest of people will see reduced samples, not the whole set like you)
With 500€ we know that the special mention, 150 WOT MASTERS Boosters, every basic deck unblocked, a Hero Avatar, choosing 4 ADDITIONAL HEROES for your collection, the BETA pass, the premier spoiler, the signed poster, a title of "Lord of War" and the 3 Exclusive Hero Skins are not enough. So...
Get a PREMIER ALTERNATIVE SKIN each new set! This will be also available for the rest of players, but it'll be for purchase (not for you), and you will get it before they are even able to buy it!
Get a Lifetime Daily Tournament Pass! All time WoT remains active, you'll be able to play a tournament and draft each day for free!
Moreover, get 4 PRINTED BASIC DECKS to play WoT with anybody at home, over a table, touching cards! You will receive your decks with 4 high quality paper printed playmats, so you can play them instantly! You can also download rulebook on our website, but anyway you'll get it recorded in a CD, together with the playmat design (maybe you want to print more in the future) and the poster you got physically. Everything packed and shipped in a WOT Design box.
DESIGN YOUR NON-HERO CARD!! Yes, participate with us to create new expansions by designing a new card for the future. Of course, we'll reveal to you several "little secrets" we have, for you to consider them to design your card. The only limitation is that the card won't be a hero, but you can invent an awesome magical object, a devastating spell, a gorgeous troop...whatever! (Backer-designed cards will be added in our 3 first expansion sets, we HOPE to be able to publish all of them. If the game wouldn't go on for a lack of success, we'd try to find a solution with backers whose cards haven't been published. Anyway, we are not doing this for failing!)
Finally, play with an EXCLUSIVE GOLDEN GRAPHIC INTERFACE none else (but rest of 500€ or more backers) will be able to unlock in at least 2 months after game release!
With 1000€ get the mention, BETA pass, the poster, the hero avatar, the premier spoiler pass, a special title in your name (Theridas, Terra, Hellion or God of War), the golden graphic interface...but nothing like having a...
PREMIUM WOT ACCOUNT, which includes:
> ALL basic game cards unblocked from the beginning.
> Lifetime FULL free draft/tournament pass. This year will begin the date Draft is considered officially released. Play as many drafts or Tournaments as you want! (since that format begins).
4 PRINTED BASIC DECKS, but in this case they come with 4 HQ PLASTIC-RUBBER PLAYMATS, for you to play like a Sir! Of course you will get the CD with the jpg poster and playmat designs, but also the FULL OST of the game! Everything packed and shipped in a WOT Design box.
2 EXCLUSIVE & PREMIER ALTERNATIVE HERO SKIN EACH SET! Appart from receiving the 4 backer exclusive hero skins, you will get TWO Alternative Hero skins each set (those available to buy for players) for free and BEFORE nobody can buy them!
DESIGN ANY CARD!. Yes, a hero if you want (and we know you want :)) Work together with us and help creating the future of WOT! (Backer-designed cards will be added in our 3 first expansion sets, we HOPE to be able to publish all of them. If the game wouldn't go on for a lack of success, we'd try to find a solution with backers whose cards haven't been published. Anyway, we are not doing this for failing!)
With 3000€ get the mention, the beta pass, the signed poster, the premier spoiler pass, a "SUPREME GOD" title, the golden graphic interface, and the exclusive...
ABSOLUTE WOT ACCOUNT, which includes:
> ALL Cards in basic game.
> LIFETIME FULL ACCESS to our tournaments or drafts.
> 50 WOT MASTERS Boosters each new expansion set.
GIVE whoever you want A WOT PREMIUM ACCOUNT (described in 1000€ reward).
FULL PRINTED BASIC COLLECTION With 3 copies of each nonplace card and 6 copies of each place card. Of course, they come with 4 HQ PLASTIC-RUBBER PLAYMATS. Everything packed and shipped in a WOT Design box.
ALL PREMIER EXCLUSIVE ALTERNATIVE HERO SKINS! Add to your 4 backer exclusive skins ALL Alternative Skins made each new Set before they are even on sale!
DESIGN YOUR CARD, no matter which one, for our FIRST Expansion Set.
PUT YOUR FACE IN A CARD! It may be the card you designed or not, it doesn't matter. You CHOOSE THE ARTIST who will make the card between our Art team artists!! Work together with us to develop the illustration from the concept, and enjoy!
PENDRIVE with the FULL ART of the basic game (including sketches and previous designs of the artists), the poster, the Full OST, and our TEASER VIDEO.
Our main goal is, of course, funding the project. So, if we achieve funding it, we'll give a special reward to ALL BACKERS. An ADDITIONAL (5TH) SPECIAL HERO SKIN! If we fund the project successfully, we will include a poll in our website to vote the alternate skin you prefer between 4 heroes (from heroes without alternative backer skin). The skin which becomes more voted will be done by one of our best artists, and it will be ONLY FOR BACKERS! In fact, this hero WILL NEVER HAVE MORE ALTERNATIVE SKINS to thanks backers with a completely exclusive and unique thing.
Doubled? That deserves a bigger compensation. A unique, exclusive and non-repeated (ever) skin is great but...if we add AN EXCLUSIVE HERO CARD? That's it. An exclusive hero just for everyone who supported us. And don't worry, it will fit all kingdoms (It will be the first card able). And, of course, it won't be reproduced later, IT'S JUST FOR BACKERS!
Crazy! Thanks to all backers! You all will start the game with ALL Alternative Hero Skins. Of course, appart from your Special skins for backers and your unique hero card! As 1000 and 3000€ Rewards would have anyway 2 or all of them, we'll make another special and unique CARD for them!
For us, the most important is counting with a supporting community, and this maybe the best way to find people that shares our passion for games, who get involved with our project. Only with faithful followers who really enjoy Warlords of Terra we will finally make a whole universe of it. This is our chance to meet them, to find their support. After that, we won't deceive them!
But of course, money also matters, as we decided to improve the project with some additional elements like 3d battlefields, Sound effects for almost all cards and real voices for heroes. Our budget has reduced considerably and your help would be useful for us.
Moreover, we'd like to start printing our first physical game packs, in order to begin our project for the board game, as we already have some product demand. Anyway, if the project finds success in online version, we'll launch kickstarter for board version in some time.
We also want to start a strong marketing campaign to reach more people who could enjoy the game. We are conscious that a good product also dies if doesn't find its market. So, if our budget becomes stronger, we could add payment elements to our marketing campaign for it to be much more effective.
So, to pay all those things, plus taxes, rewards, etc. is what we will use the money for. Thanks for helping with that!
We've been asked directly: "How do we know you are not just succeeding Ks and then leaving?" Well, although this question seemed to us "strange", maybe some people could feel more confortable after a solvency analisis.
M2R GAMES is, in fact, a low budget and recently born company. Yes. But we want to point out several things:
1) We are not a couple of friends in a garage making fun by developing a game at home. We are a company that FOUND INVESTORS who liked and believed in WoT project. So, we have a SMALL budget, but will allow us to develop the game with or without KS success. This brings next point.
2) The budget we successfully took from private investment has decreased strongly to develop our game, so it's important for us to reinforce it mainly for a reason: making serious estimations about how long our budget will resist, we found that WoT could be released and resist with ZERO incoming for about 3-4 months. KS is a way to give WOT a fair and REAL CHANCE to get to general public and show what it really is: a GREAT GAME.
With a successful KS campaign, we won't only improve game development with new/better features. We'll also be able to reinforce marketing campaign (as it's being now our main lack) and subsist at least double the previously indicated time (even more). That will increase our success chances considerably.
By the way, backers will have our guarantee that, with KS campaign success, we'll release successfully game and survive enough time to enjoy (and make a lot of people enjoy) Warlords of Terra!
We hope this info helps to calm down some possible concerns about our project.
Our team has grown with time, and currently is formed by more than 30 members, including technical developers, illustrators, graphic designers, music composers, programmers... You can see all of their names in our website.
All of them have been important and necessary to develop WoT as it is today, but here we present their "captains", the members we could say represent all of them.
We are M2R GAMES, and we thank you've visited our kickstarter page. If you become a backer and help the universe of WoT to become real, we're double thankful! Thank you!
Risks and challenges
If it's true that normally artwork is an important cause of delays and we have already finished that, it's also true that programming WoT is being a hard work. Specially because our programming team, although is capable, it's reduced and has to work for many hours a day to make WoT real on time.
It is a possibility we find some difficulties in that aspect, although it's not provided. In that case, backers will be compensated getting:
> 1-7 days: 1 WOT Booster for each day of delay.
> 7-15 days: 1 WOT Masters Booster for each 2 days of delay. Of course rounded up.
> 15 days- 1 Month: 10 WOT Masters Booster + A Hero card (not in basic deck).
> More than 1 Month: in that rare case, appart from our strong apologies, backers will choose a kingdom and get all cards of that kingdom unblocked.
2. Server Collapse.
We are ensuring that's not happening by contracting (addapted to traffic, of course) the strongest server is possible. Anyway, if that happens, we pray our backers and players in general to be patient with that. For sure we will be working hard to solve that situation as soon as possible. If that would last for long time (days) we will compensate with some free products, but be comprehensive with that (please).
In any case, be conscious we are going to continue with Warlords of Terra and we will push hard to overcome any difficult situation, as we have been working on it for almost 3 years (more than 30 people) and we won't give up easily, you can be sure of that. We will thank your comprehension and support to any difficulty. Thanks in advance!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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