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The epic cross-time card game where Gods and Generals clash on the plains of Valhalla and in the Minotaur's Lair.
The epic cross-time card game where Gods and Generals clash on the plains of Valhalla and in the Minotaur's Lair.
42 backers pledged $5,331 to help bring this project to life.

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 STANDALONE GAME AND EXPANSION SET

In Heroes of History, you are the general and Gods and Kings are awaiting your orders. Give Thor Mjolnir and hammer away at King Leonidas and his Spartan Warriors making a last stand for Greece. Or, turn the tables with Odysseus wielding Artemis's Bow and feed Norse kings to the Minotaur. Make the right moves, and be remembered for all time. Make the wrong moves, and become a footnote in history!

This is an expansion set for the original Heroes of History card game, featuring Midnight Riders (Revolutionary War) and Echoes of the Plains (Civil War). You do NOT need the first set to play Iron Phalanx and Dragonboat Raiders. The sets can be played together or separately.

Score markets will look different in the final set based on feedback we recently received.

Each deck comes shrink-wrapped and has the same number of cards for deck balance:

20 Combatants

7 Weapons

4 Battlefields

19 Supply cards

Watch the video to see how to play a full round of Heroes of History:

 

 

 

Click to read the basic rulebook (final graphic design and editing to come)
Click to read the basic rulebook (final graphic design and editing to come)

 

         

 

Click here to read the DDO players review of Heroes of History
Click here to read the DDO players review of Heroes of History

 "As a fan of history I like the twist this puts on the ECG/Battle card game genre. Art is top notch. Great lessons on the cards...I could see families with children enjoying this, and you will get the side effect that the players will learn history and probably not even know it!" Weldon Glenn, DDO Players

 

 "We really enjoyed playing Yu-Gi-Oh with history cards. Though I like this more than Yu-Gi-Oh, to be honest." Eliot Carney-Seim, KiteLion Games

We talked about Heroes of History at Origins 2016 with BGG TV!

 

 

 

 

 "This game was very pleasant. The strategy depth was creative and made the game enjoyable." Inod, Geek Test & Yatta Fanzine

 

 "A history infused card combat tour de force." James Freeman, ToDieForGames

 

-Rob Oren, War and Pieces (The Dice Tower) 

The first two stretch goals have not yet been unlocked, they are there for your view
The first two stretch goals have not yet been unlocked, they are there for your view

WHY HEROES?

Heroes of History is more than just a fun, fast-paced card game. This game fills a need to educate people on the complicated lives people from the past lived, good and bad. All around the world, people are debating whether to take down statues of long-deceased individuals whose lives have generated controversy, both in their lifetime and after it. The side you take is less important than the reasons why- here at Bradan's World, we want to share the historicalvfacts with you, so you can not only kick butt in the Trench, but also know why we care bout a subject most people find boring.

Backing this game means you will not only get to find out if Odysseus is able to outwit Loki, or if Alexander the Great can cut down Erik the Red with the Xiphos blade- you will also help yourself and everyone you share the game with gain a great appreciation for the truth.

A big thank-you for this launch goes to:

-Eric Friedman

-Benji Seyler

-David North

-Michelle Graves

-Dagmara Gaska

-Ben Ramos

-Karl Thiart

-Caezar Al-Jassar

-Sebastian Koziner

-Amit Ghadge

-Shawn Hilliard

-Stéphane Mulder

-All of our reviewers, interviewers, social media supporters, and Facebook friends who helped to review the page or offer feedback on this set.

Finally, a big thank-you to every one of our loyal backers who waited patiently for us to restart this campaign.

 

 Day 1: Launched!

 

Risks and challenges

The biggest risk we have is whether enough people will support this project- we've spent over 18 months showing this set to fans, playtesting, and building our community. Now it's time to see who will make their mark on history by helping to bring the Heroes of the past back to life.

For this set we are using Wingo Games, a reputable Chinese manufacturer with 20 years experience and the manufacturers behind games such as Tiki Island, Mothership, Go Fish, and many more. We expect the same high quality product as we did with our first set. We are also using GamesQuest, a UK-based fulfillment company that is well regarded for its affordable shipping rates and speed of service.

Our first game was successfully funded and we shipped all our copies within 12 weeks of receiving the Kickstarter funds. We take shipping on time seriously and for this set our pledge to you is to ship the finished game, and all stretch goals within 180 days of receiving our Kickstarter funds. This game has been playtested and besides the graphic design for the rulebook and a few minor changes to the cards or box final design, the rest of the game is ready to print now. The only part of our process that could take time to produce the artwork for the new cards if this game is funded, and upgrading some of the components if we hit any stretch goals.

Finally, we have Caezar Al-Jassar from Alley Cat Games, the publisher for Dice Hospital, assisting us with this campaign. His experience has been critical for us in getting this campaign relaunched and in finding the right contacts to help fulfill our Kickstarter pledges.

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    Cavalry Captain

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    Spartan Warrior

    • ONE first-edition copy of Heroes of History: Iron Phalanx vs. Dragonboat Raiders

    • ONE limited-edition print run expansion pack, Millennium Legion, featuring 9 new cards:
    • Blackbeard-Combatant
    • Julius Caesar-Combatant
    • Genghis Khan-Combatant
    • Queen Anne’s Revenge- battlefield
    • Roman Coliseum-battlefield
    • Mongol Armor-Weapon
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    Dragonboat Raider

    • ONE first-edition copy of Heroes of History: Iron Phalanx vs. Dragonboat Raiders

    • ONE original-edition copy of Heroes of History: Midnight Riders (American Revolution) vs. Echoes of the Plains (Civil War). This is the 1st set in the game.

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    Hero of History

    • ONE first-edition copy of Heroes of History: Iron Phalanx vs. Dragonboat Raiders

    • ONE first-edition copy of Heroes of History: Midnight Riders (American Revolution) vs. Echoes of the Plains (Civil War). This is the 1st set in the game.
    • ONE Kickstarter-only expansion pack, Millennium Legion, featuring 9 new cards:
    • Blackbeard-Combatant
    • Julius Caesar-Combatant
    • Genghis Khan-Combatant
    • Queen Anne’s Revenge- battlefield
    • Roman Coliseum-battlefield
    • Mongol Armor-Weapon

    3 unique terrain cards
    • Downpour
    • Mosquito Infestation
    • Starvation

    • All Stretch Goals
    • Customs friendly shipping to US, Canada, UK, and EU

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