About this project
Spring is coming ! It's time for battle and slaughter. It's time to conquer this lovely but not so strategic hill. You know, the one with the picnic table on the top. Like every year, the four armies are preparing for war. Line up your troops and crush your enemies!
Kharnage is a fun, fast and violent card game for 2 to 5 warriors, even little warriors, like 8 years old warriors. With more than 150 cards for four armies, the game brings you anything you need to butcher your friends and be crowned King of the Hill.
FINAL STRETCH GOAL
And what is a Kickstarter campaign without Cthulhu? Without this oversized, iconic and terrifying creature? This strech goal is simultaneously a Guest (illustration from Goomi), an all new terrifying game mode... and the biggest creature we created for the game !
Now, it’s time to conquer it, it is not so far away, and we are sure that you can unlock it before the end!
BONUS STRETCH GOALs
You have reached the Final Stretch Goal so fast, we cannot imagine not to do something for you, crazy Kharnagers, we asked Gä to make a new illustrations for “Bonus Strech Goal”!
For those who want to be sure to not miss anything, we created this pledge that includes absolutely everything available in this KS. This pledge also includes a discount (compared to the retail price) and the shipping costs are offered.
Note: If you want an additional playmat for 6 players games, just add 25€ to your pledge.
Each Battle card shows an Initiative Value, a Reinforcement Value, one or more Attack Types and sometimes a Special Power.
- Initiative Value: A value from 9 to 56, to determine the turn order.
- Reinforcement: Draw and deploy as many Unit Cards as there are flags on your Battle card.
- Attack Types: Perform one attack per icon, respecting its type: Range or Assault.
- Special Power: For example, Beer Time, Hurling Charge or Sacrifice...
At the beginning of each turn, the players secretly select one Battle Card among the three in their hands. Then, the cards are revealed and the player with the lowest Initiative Value begins.
The black and red flag present on your Battle card, allows you to deploy your General instead of drawing a Unit card.
Your General is an important element of your army. He can immediately perform an attack and allows you to deploy more troops... Choose wisely when he should enter the battle.
Depending on the chosen Battle Card, you may perform one or more attacks. To know how many Combat Points you have, add all the identical icons (even those with the Elite symbol). You can divide your Combat Points in two (rounded up), to attack two armies.
With an Assault, you can only attack the army directly on your left or on your right. If this is a Range Attack, you can attack any army.
You have to destroy the first line before attacking the second one, and the second before attacking the third line. Spend your Combat Points to destroy enemy units according to their Defense Value.
If you eliminate an entire army, shout « KHARNAGE », punch the table and score 1 Kharnage Domination Point. The other players have to cheer you or lose 1 Domination point.
Note : if then you break the table, you win the game immediately...
Once all the armies have played, the player who destroyed more unit cards than the others, wins 5 Domination Points, the second, 3 Domination Points, the third, 1 Domination Point. And the remaining players? They get nothing! They know nothing… So, butcher the weakest, slay the four eyes, death for the tiniest!
At the end of the four turns, the player with the most Domination Points wins the hill, makes fun of his opponents and rides toward new battlefields…
You can download the booklet to have a look at the complete set of rules (beta version).
Notice for retailers: if you are interested by the project, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
To purchase an optional buy, simply click on the Manage my pledge button in the top right hand corner of the Kickstarter page. On the next page, there will be a bar with your pledge total. Add the amount of the optional buy(s) to that sum and hit confirm near the bottom of the page.
Please note there is no additional shipping cost for optional buys, you can add as many optional buys as you want, with no more shipping cost.
If you want more informations about this "The Dark Rampage" Expansion, just check update #30.
Note: You will be able to play up to 6 players if you choose the Mega Death pledge.
If you want more informations about this "Big Monsters" Expansion, just check update #18.
Actually, in order to have enough sleeves to protect everything, you need 8 packs (20.00€). By everything, we mean all the core box, the Devil Pigs cards and all the unlocked stretch goals and optional buys.
You asked us how many sleeve packs you need to protect everything. Actually, we don't know because the campaign is not over, so, we have decided to make a pack with enough sleeves to protect EVERYTHING you can have during this campaign. If at the end of the campaign, you need more, we will add the necessary amount in order for you to have enough.
Because some of you want a bigger playmat and we didn’t plan to produce it, we took this demands into account and decided to change the visual of our playmat to allow people to create a bigger one with two playmats. The design will fit this new challenge. Have a look on the scheme above.
If you want more informations about this playmat, just check update #15
As the armies progress on the hill, many amazing stretch goals will be unlocked. Call for reinforcement to get more exciting stuff in your Kickstarter!
Undead Viking review:
Kharnage at International Game Festival of Cannes 2016:
If you want more than one pledge (either to make a great present or to lower the shipping cost by grouping you with your friends), note that you can add as many Slayer pledge (22€) or Mega Death pledge (30€) as you want with no additional shipping cost!
And of course all of them come each with all the applicable stretch-goals!
Important message for Australian, Canadian, Chinese, Japanese and Neo Zelander backers:
A lot of you asked us to find a solution for the shipping, so we searched it for you and we found it!
Kickstarter doesn’t permit us to change the shipping after the project onset, that’s why we didn’t make modifications until now. But we can propose you 3 solutions, choose the one you prefer:
- Change your country by a country of Central Europe. Don’t worry, you will give us your real address during the pledge manager.
- Do nothing and you will have a credit of 6€ on the pledge manager.
- Until 30 days after the campaign end, send us a mail with your delivery address at email@example.com to have a refund of 6€.
Y&C (Yann and Clem) are the game designers of the Heroes System Tactical Scale (Heroes of Normandie and Shadows over Normandie) and the creators and founders of Devil Pig Games. Their story started a long time ago, in a different galaxy. They were kids and loved to play board games. They started to create their own games and finally published Frontiers (Asmodee 2006). It took a long time but they did it. And the adventure doesn't stop here... But this is another story…
Gä aka the Machine, Fast and Furious, Mister Speed Line, the Printerman, the Holy Pencil. He’s the illustrator for this game. Gä started to draw while he was in his mother’s belly, and since then, no one has taken his pencil away from him… Since 1991, he’s been working on comic books (Les Blattes, Devenir riche et célèbre grâce à la B.D), fanzines (Coma Lucide) and comic magazines (Spirou, Le Journal de Mickey, Aaarg and Kamikaze). He now teaches at the Académie Brassart Delcourt art school.
Pascal Nino and Sylvain Aublin are the two guys coloring these beautiful illustrations. A huge task for a great team!
Risks and challenges
This is our fourth Kickstarter campaign. The previous ones were successful, but challenged by several issues. All of this issues have been improved and we’re now ready to face almost any challenge!
Talking about the previous Kickstarters, the first wave of our last one is nearly finished, and should be shipped on time.
For this Kickstarter campaign, the core box content is almost finalized, and will be ready to be printed before the end of this campaign - all stretch goals are well advanced.
This Kickstarter will be awesome!
ZERO RISK DOES NOT EXIST. BUT IT’S STILL A LOT SIMPLER WITH CARDS.
Cards being the main component of Kharnage, this project has a lower level of risk than our previous projects.
That being said, apart from making sure that the game is properly prepared, and choosing our partners wisely (printers, logistics, etc.), we could still have issues with heavy meteor impact, zombies invasion and other holy armageddons…. This may cause some delay in the delivery date, but rest assured that if this were to happen, we will keep you informed about the situation.
DIFFERENT GAME, DIFFERENT TEAM
The Kharnage Kickstarter campaign won’t impact our work on Heroes of Normandie and Shadows over Normandie. The Kharnage team is not the same as the one working on HoN/SoN. Different illustrators, different writers… So don’t worry, we’ll be able to face these two challenges at the same time.
All pledges can be refunded up to 60 days before departure of the games from the manufacturer location, without question.
If the refund is asked more than 60 days after the end of the Kickstarter campaign, penalty fees will be charged.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
All costs displayed in $ are based on the exchange rate in effect during the first day of the campaign (1€=$1.12).
By pledging on this Kickstarter, you acknowledge that the final appearance, materials and content of the rewards (and the Kickstarter) are subject to change and may differ slightly from what is presented during the Kickstarter campaign.
You agree that our responsibility to you is to ship your order as initially placed into our pledge manager system, that title and risks pass on to you upon delivery to a common carrier for such shipment, and you are responsible for import duties or any other duties that may be payable to the relevant tax authorities, providing correct address information and ensuring this address is deliverable by normal methods. We regret to inform you that we are unable to ship to PO Boxes.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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