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Fast paced, simultaneous play, dueling card game uses blind play, scouting, positioning, creatures & spells to break the enemies morale
Fast paced, simultaneous play, dueling card game uses blind play, scouting, positioning, creatures & spells to break the enemies morale
Fast paced, simultaneous play, dueling card game uses blind play, scouting, positioning, creatures & spells to break the enemies morale
358 backers pledged $14,536 to help bring this project to life.

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Forged Realms: Core Set

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Forged Realms is a complete, simultaneous, dueling card game that plays in about 10 minutes

AFTER KICKSTARTER CONTACT INFO!

www.ForgedRealms.com

Facebook.com/ForgedRealms

Twitter.com/ForgedRealms (@ForgedRealms)

Email: Info@ForgedRealms.com

 

 

(prototype images and will change for production)
(prototype images and will change for production)

 

Demo cards for Con of the North
Demo cards for Con of the North

 

While most dueling games share a lot of game mechanics like declaring attackers and assigning blockers, or building up resources to play bigger and better cards, with each player playing separate turns, Forged Realms is truly an unique experience and stands on its own

Simultaneous Play - Both players play at the same time! No 'going first' advantage to try and balance (extra resources, draw or play, etc)

Speed - ALL creatures in the game have a Speed value for Scouting and other abilities

5 Turns - That's right, you only have 5 Turns! If both players make it that long, the game will last about 10 minutes total

Blind Play - Play out every card for each turn in advance and hidden from your opponent, then see how it goes versus your opponent's hidden strategy

Ranked Combat - Every creature controls a Rank during play. Lose that rank and you will start taking massive damage from creatures that have broken through your lines!

Along with:

Simple to learn with great depth - 4 unique factions, tons of combos to set up, manage Speed with Scouting, control Ranks with large creatures and powerful spells, etc...

Very low price! - We're excited to get the entire set into your hands for a fraction of the price of a traditional collectible card game

Extensive game testing - We've played this game hundreds of times over the last 1 1/2 years to streamline the game play, balance each card, and make each faction feel and play unique

Creature Card Breakdown
Creature Card Breakdown

 

 

$3500 - Done!

FUNDED! - 8 Exclusive Promo Legendary creatures!

2 (of the 8) EXCLUSIVE promo cards included in each set!
2 (of the 8) EXCLUSIVE promo cards included in each set!

 

$5000 - Done!

Add-on pack: 16 NEW cards to expand the core set

New creatures, spells, abilities
New creatures, spells, abilities

$6500 - Done!

FREE Core set upgrade: 8 NEW cards (2 from each faction)

(prototype images and will change for production)
(prototype images and will change for production)

$8000 - Done!

FREE Core set upgrade: 8 NEW cards (2 from each faction)

FINAL Add-on pack: 16 NEW cards to expand the core set

$10000 - Done!

3 EXCLUSIVE* Full Art Gem card promos!

 

May flip or rotate to use (design not final)
May flip or rotate to use (design not final)

These exclusive full art resource cards will be used in place of your normal Gem cards and can be used every game, no matter which factions you choose. Like all exclusives, they will not be available by normal distribution (won't be sold or printed again)

$12000 - Done!

FREE Core set upgrade: 8 NEW cards (2 from each faction)

(prototype images and will change for production)
(prototype images and will change for production)

 

$14000 - Done!

FREE 16 card add-on pack for each Core Set pledged

 

(prototype images and will change for production)
(prototype images and will change for production)
 

 

 

 

Very good instructional/overview video from Board Game Brawlers : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dC6b85irxBQ&t=17s

Players combine any 2 factions to build their battle deck. Then players play a quick match over 5 Turns to try and drive each other from the battlefield

For each turn, players do the following in order (each at the same time):

OPEN NEW RANK

  • Each turn a new Rank will open for card deployment
  • IE: On Turn 3 there will be 3 Ranks to deploy into

DRAW STEP

  • Draw 1 card (no max hand size)
DEPLOY CARDS
  • Place up to 1  faced-down card in each Rank
  • The newest Rank is also called the Scouting Rank
  • The Scouting Rank is the only Rank you can normally deploy a creature (Don't lose the Rank!)
  • No more than 1 creature may ever occupy a Rank
REVEAL SCOUTS
  • Flip over the newest Rank's card
  • Compare the Speed of both creatures
  • The fastest creature outmaneuvers the other and immediately does it's damage to it's opponent
  • Next, resolve any "When Revealed" effects

RESOLVE OTHER RANKS ONE AT A TIME

  • (Skip this step on Turn 1 as there is only a Scouting Rank)
  • Each other Rank (starting with the closest one to the Scouting Rank) does the following in order:
  • Reveal and resolve Spells
  • Engage creatures here as listed in COMBAT below
  • Resolve next Rank (if any are left)

END OF TURN

  • If this is Turn 5, the game ends with the highest Morale winning and the other player's army breaking and running from the field
  • If this is NOT Turn 5 (Or Morale is tied after Turn 5) play another Turn starting with the "Open New Rank" step

Damage to a player's Health (also called Moraleis done through Scouting, Combat and Spells

If your Morale is ever 0 or less, your army breaks and is driven from the battlefield. Otherwise, you battle for 5 turns and then the highest Morale wins

 

 

 

"Exceeded my expectations and delivered a solid experience. Forged Realms elicits all the feelings normally associated with two player dueling games but in a condensed format. It really stands on it's own with a fresh take on this genre. The blind play aspect makes the game exciting and adds a level of tension"- Board Game Authority

Full Article & video: http://www.boardgameauthority.com/forged-realms-a-tactical-expandable-card-game-review/

"Very quick to play. Love the initiative process. I like that the decks are very signature in feel. The Goblins feel like a chaotic mess and the Knights feel very stout. This game is a breath of fresh air.  There is so much fun about the last round, you may have these perfect plans but you have no idea what your opponent is doing until revealed" - Undead Viking

Preview video by Undead Viking: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAx63cHDfM0

Instructional/overview video from Board Game Brawlers : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dC6b85irxBQ&t=17s

"For me, the game has a perfect learning curve. I was able to pick up the general rules after only a couple of games, but then was amazed at how much depth and subtlety there is within the five turns. After playing, I still leave the game thinking about all of the different combinations that I would try next" - Corey B - Game Tester

"Easy to learn, fun to play. Looking forward to expansions!" - Jason T - Demo Player @ Fantasy Flight Games Event Center

 

 

Risks and challenges

With this being my 3rd Kickstarter, I am more aware of the issues that come up with shipping and production. This project will be my first one that is EU friendly to save on custom charges, which I was very happy to get.

There are no components to this project right now outside of cards. At most I may add some play mats down the road but otherwise the production side should be straight forward.

I will always be 100% up front with any issues that may arise but will also take quality over speed.

We want to make sure this game is an exceptional product in art, game play and production so we choose October to fulfill it. This should give us the time to put 100% of what we want into this game

This is a relaunch from just a couple of weeks ago and I will also be up front about that: At 2 days in, we realized we had packaged the game completely wrong. For over a year we planned on releasing a Collectible Card Game (CCG) and at the last minute we changed it to an Expandable Card Game (you get the whole collection in one purchase). We decided to split it into 2 boxes and went with premium board game boxes. That was our mistake. The cost to produce was high, the weight was high, thus shipping was higher than we wanted. In the end it was almost $50 for a complete set of cards and 50% more shipping than we wanted.

Today, we were able to get everything down by moving both box sets into 1 deck box. The production, weight and shipping costs went down. Not to mention the playing cards went from 80 cards to about 100. Results: 33% less shipping, 25% more deck cards, and the best part (since only producing 1 box instead of 2), our Funding Goal dropped from $10,000 to $3,500. Unfortunately, we could not update all of the rewards, tiers and goals in the ongoing campaign so we had to do a relaunch.

The final result is more game and less shipping for everyone (and hopefully more stretch goals since the funding goal is much lower)

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