RULE of POWER a fantastically illustrated fantasy card game!
Rule of Power is your new exciting fast-paced card game richly illustrated by Italian artist Oliviero Berni and humble disciple (me)
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, October 31 2018 11:18 AM UTC +00:00.
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You'll love the Rule of Power because it has it all!
Exciting, fast-paced gameplay!
Magnificently illustrated cards!
- Two, three, four or even more players!
- Easy to learn and memorize rules!
- Customizable strategic deck!
- Endless variables: you'll never get tired of playing it over and over!
Download the rules in pdf format FREE here: http://ruleofpower.com/blog.html
Rule of Power is a highly addictive fishing card game richly endowed with overwhelmingly beautiful illustrations. You manipulate Men, Elves and forces of Darkness, competing in the ultimate struggle to control the supreme Powers of the universe taking turns matching a card from their hand with one (or more) of those lying face-up on the table, trying to capture the most powerful combination. A separate strategically customizable deck allows you to temporarily change some of the cards values or game dynamics to their advantage. As the game progress it gets even more intense as with each card played, and therefore fewer cards left in the deck, there is a greater chance of guessing your opponent’s remaining hand!
Rule of Power is generally played by two players or by two teams of two players, but it can be also played by 3, 5, or 6 players.
Two separate decks of cards are used in the game: the World Deck and the Fate Deck.
Only one World Deck is used in a game, shared between all players, and it always include the same cards. The standard deck consists of forty cards divided into four suits, with each suit having ten cards ranking in value from 1 to 10. The card suits represent Men, Elves, Forces of Darkness and Powers of nature. You can also useit on its own as a standard playing card deck to play many traditional games...
In addition, you assemble your own Fate Deck. This is a feature unique to RoP and consists of seven cards freely chosen by you from your whole collection of Fate Cards, with the only constraint that it cannot contain more than one copy of each. In other words you can never have two identical cards in your Fate Deck. Each player select the Fate Cards he wants to use for the coming game, then shuffles his Fate Deck before the games starts and places it face down on the playing area next to him. Note that you can reassemble his own Fate Deck as you prefer at the beginning of each game, but must use the same set of seven cards for the entire duration of a single game. It is not permitted to alter one own Fate Deck in any way between the rounds of the same game!
Each card feature either an original illustration made by me and/or my father (Oliviero Berni) or one of many illustrations that were originally made by us for book covers. Now the license granted to the publisher has expired and the rights have reverted to us, so we are doing a sort of celebration of all the handwork done back in the glorious years before digital existed and rather than the usual "the fantastic art of..." book we thought it would be cool to do it as a card game instead!
Each and every card in both the World Deck and the Fate Deck have a seal of ownership in the bottom left corner. You can use the white space inside the seal to personalize your cards with your very own signature. It can be your autograph, your initials, a symbol or even just a stroke of color, or maybe it can be a die punch mark or a stamp... the possibilities are endless, unleash your fantasy! Wathever you do make sure it will be unique, your personal seal is very important! It is your seal that will let you tell which ones are your own cards after they are mixed with those of the other players during the game!
The Rule of Power rule book contains all the rules to play the basic game plus an explanation of how all the fate cards included in the starter deck works, all in a very richly illustrated high quality publication. The print proofs have been made for the US letter format but we may change to the A4 format for final publication. In any case the 24 pages paperback will be a full color, heavy, high quality matte paper, saddle-stitch booklet.
Please note that there will be an additional shipping charge for the rule book if you add it to your pledge. This will be calculated after the campaign ends and will be the very minimum possible extra postage required to ship your reward to you.
The paperback is going to be available only in English for the moment, but there will be also a pdf downloadable version and we later plan to release the pdf version also in Italian and other languages (if possible).
As well as the seven basic Fate Cards which will be included in the retail version of the Starter Deck, you will get a unique EXCLUSIVE limited edition Fate Card (which we will reveal later) and which is only going to be available to the supporters of this Kickstarter campaign!
All supporters will also receive one more additional fate card in their starter decks, FREE, every time a Stretch Goals is reached!
Free additional Fate Cards will unlock if we reach 3000 Euro and for each additional 1500 Euro thereafter, up to a maximum of 7 additional cards, including the unique exclusive limited edition one (14 in total).
Unlike most campaigns on Kickstarter we have included no Add-ons here. This is to keep things simple and manageable so as to maximize the chance we can deliver your rewards in time for Xmas (which should be possible, although unfortunately we can not guarantee this will be the case!). We hope this campaign will be a success in which case we will love to release also some follow-up expansions and add-ons for it, starting with these two:
Risks and challenges
Hi! and first of all, thank you for your interest!
Baueda Wargames is a small Italian company that strive to produce quality tabletop games and accessories. We have been in business for over a decade and managed to get a very respectable reputation with all our customers. We sell our products anywhere in the world and we always look at customer satisfaction first and profit later, which probably explains why we are still a very small company… :)
This game was created by me, Claudio Berni and my partner Valentina Zanetello over the course of several years of passionate testing playing together. We think this game combines all the best elements of both traditional and collectible card games, and we hope you’ll love it as much as we do!
We would like to hear from you on any aspect of the Rule of Power project. All of your feedback is always very welcome, please use the contact form available online at
Another great place to discuss this project with other players is on our facebook page at www.facebook.com/baueda
New powerful Fate Cards are always in development so make sure to check out the latest open beta tests!
You can read more about us in the website at
Anyway in short I have run several other successful projects in the past, including here on Kickstarter, and I have been working in publishing since I was a teenager (last millenium) so I have a pretty decent understanding of what it takes to complete this project...
Everything is ready, both rule book and Starter Deck print proofs have been made and approved, so the project is ready to go to print!
Based on past experience we expect that some unforeseen circumstance may cause some small delay so unfortunately we can not guarantee that we can ship the rewards in time for Xmas, as there are too many variables out of our control… rest assured we will do our very best anyway as always!
Thank you again for your support and welcome to the Rule of Power!
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The game will be printed in and ship from the EU Community. At the end of the campaign we will ask, via the Kickstarter survey, your billing and shipping details and a contact phone number for the courier to ensure timely and trouble-free delivery. This information is necessary to send you the reward for your pledge. If you do not complete the survey, we will not be able to send you the reward and we will not take responsibility for any delay in sending your order.
Under your request, we will be able to change the address for the shipment of your pledge until the moment we will announce that we are ready to start shipping the rewards.
Base shipping has been calculated on the assumption you only order one starter deck. Please note that there will be an additional shipping charge if you order more than one deck or if you add the rule book to your pledge. This will be calculated after the campaign ends and will be the very minimum possible extra postage required to ship your reward to you.
Baueda Wargames is able to refund backers within 14 days of the campaign’s end, fees included. A refund request after this period will only be processed through PayPal. In this case we will refund the amount paid deducting Kickstarter's and Paypal’s fees.
No refund will be possible anymore after we will announce that we are ready to start shipping the rewards.
This project is being funded in EURO and any refunds processed will be in EU for the exact amount received in EU, excluding any applicable fees depending on the time of the refund being processed.
We also will accept replacement requests in the case of missing or damaged products for 30 days after you received the shipping confirmation and tracking number.
If you do not accept ALL of these terms, please do not pledge on this project and instead wait for the official release!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter