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Unforgiving dungeon crawler inspired by Lovecraftian horror with 5 unique game modes, characters and a progressive Campaign.
Unforgiving dungeon crawler inspired by Lovecraftian horror with 5 unique game modes, characters and a progressive Campaign.
Unforgiving dungeon crawler inspired by Lovecraftian horror with 5 unique game modes, characters and a progressive Campaign.
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Godforsaken Scavengers: Survival Card Game

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Madness. Screams. Blackout… Only a few survived. The Hive is far, no one remembers the way and yet, finding it is your only chance. Monsters of the Deep draw close. What was a tunnel entrance a moment ago just became a giant Worm’s maw, devouring your half-mad leader. Queen be with you now!

Godforsaken Scavengers is a game for 1-6 players that can be played in co-op, semi-co-op, versus and even solo scenario modes in about 30 minutes.

The Kickstarter version comes with a progressive Campaign mode and a dozen of unique Characters.

 

 

 

                      
In collaboration with our awesome backers, we will bring you downloadable rules and cards overview, translated into these languages: Czech, Spanish, French and German.
In collaboration with our awesome backers, we will bring you downloadable rules and cards overview, translated into these languages: Czech, Spanish, French and German.

 

                      

 

 

 

                      

MAJOR stretch goals DETAILS!

Campaign stretch goal is detailed in Update 4. Click to read more!
Campaign stretch goal is detailed in Update 4. Click to read more!

 

 

Characters are detailed in Update 5 and 6. Click to read more!
Characters are detailed in Update 5 and 6. Click to read more!

 

Is the Game for You?

Godforsaken Scavengers is a game of improvisation and survival against the odds. Simple rules, thrilling player interaction, several play modes and a pinch of hazard. How far will you push your luck?

Casual players will appreciate simple rules, smooth game flow and freedom of interaction, while more hardened players can customize the game easily, investigate probabilities and explore hidden combos. On top of this, all can enjoy chewing on their unlucky friends.

For a truly immersive and memorable experience you can not only follow, but also create meaningful stories using lore pieces on the cards, all accompanied by our unique Art style.
For a truly immersive and memorable experience you can not only follow, but also create meaningful stories using lore pieces on the cards, all accompanied by our unique Art style.

We drew inspiration from both heavier story-driven games like Dead of Winter or Robinson Crusoe and smart lighter games like Control or Port Royal to create a mixture that is very accessible with optional depth somewhat hidden from the plain sight.

Quick Overview

Awesome guys from BoardGameCloset made a great preview of what to expect from Godforsaken Scavengers. Don't just take our words and check what they think.

 

 

Our Story

We're an aspiring game studio in Prague, that loves both tabletop and video games. A year and a half ago we formed a dark and Lovecraftian world whose story we'd like to share with you. And this card game is hopefully just the humble first step on this journey.

Inspired by Darkest Dungeon and Dark souls, we wanted to make a tense game where nothing is certain and where you must keep making smart risks, improvise, collaborate and inevitably face bad luck the best way you can. A game that may punish any misstep with insanity and old-school death, while giving you the tools to survive it through. If you are willing to pay their price, that is.

Fit Your Playstyle

Choose the way you want to face the apocalypse. Compete with others for supremacy, work together for the greater good or strive to survive on your own.

Three distinct scenarios (co-operative, semi-cooperative and versus) will accommodate to your tastes whoever you play with or you can dare to challenge the fourth solo scenario.

You can find out more about scenarios in detailed blog here: https://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/59545/godforsaken-scenarios-and-what-makes-them-unique

Thanks to your help and passion, we were able to unlock an additional Hardcore against-the-clock scenario!



What's in the Box

 

Rewards for Your Support

We are incredibly grateful for your support - be it a message, comment, share or actually backing the game. We’ve prepared a few exclusive tokens of gratitude if you decide to help us beyond getting the game itself.

 

 

 

 

Travel case fits everywhere, is durable, and can hold even clear-sleeved cards.
Travel case fits everywhere, is durable, and can hold even clear-sleeved cards.

 

We refused to offer an average quality T-shirsts, because we want you to wear these with pride, instead of thinking when will they fall apart. This is the finest cloth and print quality we found.
We refused to offer an average quality T-shirsts, because we want you to wear these with pride, instead of thinking when will they fall apart. This is the finest cloth and print quality we found.

 

 

Every metal box is unique and can be heavily customized as we're personally crafting them one by one.
Every metal box is unique and can be heavily customized as we're personally crafting them one by one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Experience the Desperation

Peril lurks at every corner, Starvation presents a constant threat and overconfidence is an insidious killer. Do you take the 2 cards you need to survive right now or dare to venture further? Do you sacrifice the cards for powerful effects or harvest them for food? Choose wisely if you wish to live. Explore the depths and find your way home.

 

 

 

Brief Survival Guide

To win the game, you must cross several distinct Areas, each posing a unique challenge in terms of round-long effect and its food value that must be met in order not to starve.

To gather food, you choose one of the three piles in the center of the table and scavenge as many cards as you dare to. Naturally, there are significant risks involved as well as options to scout and maneuver. 

Note that the fiendish red cards are the most valuable but also the most dangerous while the yellow ones are much safer, though weaker. 

Once you finish the scavenge, you can take all the scavenged cards. But beware. Once a Peril is revealed, all scavenged cards are lost and you will likely gain an Affliction. Although both effects can often be prevented, it comes at a cost.

When you finally have the cards in your hand, you can either play their effect at any time or harvest them for food. Fine balance between the two is the key to your survival. You also can trade and make bargains which are often vital in making the most of your resources.

That's the basics. As the game goes on, you will find yourself in more and more dire situations and only the best will manage to push on as death is brutally real here and saving a friend a turn ago can well be the reason your own journey ends in blood and groans.

Face your inner demons!

To spice up the game, horrifying encounters will leave semi-permanent marks on your soul through the course of the game. In the depths, it's just a matter of one bad desision to become Paranoid or Compulsive and these Affliction will shape your play, making it more challenging, but also much more personal and unique.

Consult the Hive Mind

Discover how easily Afflictions can make you a babbling paranoid madman and soothe yourself with knowing that some lucky Opportunities may be found even in this hellish place.

 

 

In collaboration with our awesome backers, we will bring you downloadable rules and cards overview, translated into these languages: Czech, Spanish, French and German.

You can even check a French draft of the rule-book right now. (Done by Razoupaf and Jean-Pierre)

Solo Playthrough

Watch Ricky from Box of Delights run through the solo scenario and get the feel for the basic rules and godforsaken atmosphere. Also note that a multiplayer experience brings much more action, as well as interaction.

 

Join the swarm

Have a look at the articles our wonderful backers wrote about the game:
Anatomy of the game and Solo play experience - by Dave
(French) Entrez dans la Reine - by Razoupaf
(Finnish) Hurja korttipeliseikkailu - by Olli

All social goals were UNLOCKED! Thanks for all the help.

     

 

 

 

 

Meet our Team

Plus Cassidy Wilson and who handles the business side of things.

 Special thanks go to:

  • Printing: Jaroslav Hor 
  • Video shooting: Pavel Přichystal
  • Motion Design: Petr Kubíček, Radim Zeifart
  • Audio: Petr Štefan
  • Corrections: Markéta Bečevová, Dan Černý
  • Video Location: Dark Velvet Cafe Bar
  • Fancy physical rewards: Art of Nova
  • All our patient and amazing testers
  • And many more... We wouldn't be here without your support.

Shipping

We send all the rewards from within the EU. So you will face no taxes/customs if you're from the EU. Also, most countries* have minimum limits which should make hassle-free the Lost Scavenger and Forward Scout tiers, possibly the Restless Hunter too. We recommend you to check your country import duties however, to know exactly what taxes/customs to expect.  

* We did not check every single one

Wicked Warrior and Mad Prophet tiers include FREE SHIPPING to the following regions: USA, EU, AUS, BRA, RUS. Shipping to other countries is unfortunately more than 2 times more expensive, but the included amount is deducted from shipping price to other countries.

 Pictures you might want to check

                                                    

 

Detail of the travel case. Comfortable straps to hold the cards and a rulebook pocket.
Detail of the travel case. Comfortable straps to hold the cards and a rulebook pocket.

 

 

Detail of the Queen's Guard metal box.
Detail of the Queen's Guard metal box.

 

Detail of the T-shirt artwork
Detail of the T-shirt artwork

 

Detal of the poster artwork, not final
Detal of the poster artwork, not final

 

Early sketches of our poor heroes
Early sketches of our poor heroes

 

The very first card concepts
The very first card concepts

 

Old box cover concept
Old box cover concept

 

Risks and challenges

Most parts of the game from mechanics to graphic design is ready to go and illustrations are currently being finished. You can follow our Facebook page to watch the process up close. On the other hand we still have time to make adjustments based on unlocked stretch-goals and your feedback as there is always room for improvement.

We're in a close contact with reliable printers from the start and ready for all kinds of Kickstarter outcomes. Once the campaign is finished, we can begin the production process. Being our first published game, we want to make the first impression as great as humanly possible.

As for any potential unforeseen problems, we're also in contact with a few successful Kickstarter authors and with their experience, we can tackle any surprises head-on.

And that's all for now. Thanks for your time and have a wonderful day. Until the next time ;)

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