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7 New Dragon Generals & Dark Agents, New Art & Rules are in this 2nd Edition Expansion of DOTR--the classic Co-Op Fantasy/Strategy Game
7 New Dragon Generals & Dark Agents, New Art & Rules are in this 2nd Edition Expansion of DOTR--the classic Co-Op Fantasy/Strategy Game
7 New Dragon Generals & Dark Agents, New Art & Rules are in this 2nd Edition Expansion of DOTR--the classic Co-Op Fantasy/Strategy Game
751 backers pledged $69,621 to help bring this project to life.

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Defenders of the Realm: Dragon Expansion (2nd edition)

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Did you just miss pledging for the DOTR Dragon Expansion on this Kickstarter?

If so, don't worry--just pre-order it on www.EagleGames.net!

Defenders of the Realm (DOTR) was first published in 2010 and has sold many thousands of copies worldwide since then. Created by the wonderfully fertile and imaginative mind of designer Richard Launius, and enhanced by the genius of artist Larry Elmore, DOTR has developed an ever-increasingly larger and loyal fan base. This Kickstarter campaign is primarily geared to that fan base and generally assumes that Backers will be familiar with the base game of DOTR. However, Eagle-Gryphon Games recognizes and appreciates that some Backers will not be familiar with DOTR and for them we offer this link so that you can check out the world of Defenders of the Realm and then perhaps purchase the base game as an add-on to this Kickstarter project:

More about Defenders of the Realm

Once again, Darkness has spread across the Realm. The Dark Lord has rallied his forces to overrun the walls of Monarch City. Four dreaded Dragon Generals have emerged from the far corners of the land and legions of foul dark-spawn sweep the horizon -- leaving only flames and terror in their wake.

Yet -- there is hope! 

The King has called his champions to slay these denizens of the dark, and bring peace once more to the realm. These Heroes will battle throngs of Imps, Zealots, Fire Elementals, and dreaded Dragons to banish the darkness forever more. These Heroes are the DEFENDERS OF THE REALM.

If you're new to the Defenders of the Realm world, the above video serves as a great introduction to some of the base mechanics of the game. In the base game, you still play against 4 unique generals. Sapphire, the Dragon King, is still terrorizing the land, but you must also stop Undead, Orc, and Demon Lords from entering Monarch City while fighting your way through throngs of minions to claim victory for the King!

Because without your support for this Kickstarter we are not sure what to produce.  Specifically, how many and which of these expansion items is there demand for?

A lot of preliminary artwork has been done for us to be able to prepare the molds and sculpts for the new Dragon miniatures, but we have not submitted any orders to produce them as of yet. Hence, the February, 2016 delivery date. The same is true for the Flame minis and the Inn minis and for the two new Heroes, the Dragon Hunter and the Dragon Slayer.

If this Kickstarter campaign achieves the pledge levels associated with each of these, then it's easy, they will ALL be ordered and produced.

We have set all the prices you will pay for this Kickstarter at 30% or more BELOW expected MSRPs so that you are not tempted to wait until the KS is over, and if it was successful, buy them elsewhere. We will provide shipping for no more than our cost and in fact we will subsidize it for up to $10 per order in most cases. But shipping is an expensive fact of life and someone has to pay for it. It is simply not possible for us to pay all of it and remain profitable as a company.

We are including three-headed STERLING (perhaps the coolest Dragon of all!) for FREE if we can hit $100,000 in pledges. The new Minion art, placards and rules are also FREE (Now that we've unlocked the first stretch goal!)

In short, we are giving you every incentive we can to back this project on Kickstarter NOW! A project like this is very expensive (lots of molds and minis) and we really need your help to fund it!

Please give us your support on this Kickstarter!

Defenders of the Realm: The Dragon Expansion (2nd Edition) provides the means to ramp up, ease up, expand and customize your Defenders of the Realm gaming experience in a variety of ways. The three Dragon Generals (Onyx - black, Hemlock - green, Brimstone - red) join Sapphire, the original blue Dragon from the base game, in a struggle that will severely test the mettle of the Heroes of the Realm.

The Artwork, Rules, and Molds have all been updated for enhanced game play. If you decide to back us, we have LOTS of fantastic stretch goals for you to help us unlock, including everything from New Dragon miniatures, to New Heroes, to Flame and Inn Miniatures!

This Dragon icon will appear on all Dragon Expansion cards for easy sorting after playing
This Dragon icon will appear on all Dragon Expansion cards for easy sorting after playing
  • New art & graphics for eight (instead of 4) dragons (incl. Sterling)
  • Re-written rules and new graphics in an expanded Rulebook
  • New graphics for card decks (all now contain a Dragon icon)
  • The "Winds of War" expansion
  • Provided various Stretch Goals are achieved (see below):
  •        a) New artwork, graphics, placards and rules for Minions (Unlocked!)
           b) Three Dark Agent Dragon miniatures ($70K, $80K, and $90K)
           c) Sterling--the 3-Headed Dragon, friend of the Realm ($100K)
           d) Inn and Flame miniatures to replace tokens ($110K and $120K)
           e) Hero miniatures, art, and placards ($50K and $60K)

The details: New Dragon Dark Agent miniatures (3 of them) from New Molds (these become available as add-ons--for $7 each--when the Stretch Goal levels of $70K, $80K and $90K are achieved).  Sterling (the fourth new Dragon) is FREE if we can achieve a pledge level of $100K.

  • Emerald: Taller than most trees and angrier than a raging forest fire
  • Cinders:  The huge-headed, pot-bellied fire breather
  • Drakus:   The menacing, lethal loner
  • And introducing Sterling (FREE at the $100K Pledge Level): The Silver Dragon and Guardian of the Realm, this dragon may be called upon only in an adventurer's most dire time of need. He comes with a miniature, a placard, his own set of cards and rules describing his  function in the game.

 New Artwork

  • For all of the eight dragons that are (or will be at $100K) in the game
  • For two new Heroes (achieved as Stretch Goals at $50K and $60K)
  • For three new Minions (Unlocked!)
  • For the Inns and Flames miniatures (at $110K and 120K)

New Graphics

  • For the Eight Dragon and Dark Agent placards (incl. Sterling at $100K)
  • For the Hero cards
  • For the Minion Cards
  • For a far better Rulebook--clearer, better organized, more art, FAQs
  • For many new cards
  • For the Winds of War expansion
*Keep in mind this New Rulebook IS a DRAFT, and is not finalized nor fully edited. For instance, if we do not fund all stretch goal levels, then certain sections (such as Sterling, for example) may not be included.
*Keep in mind this New Rulebook IS a DRAFT, and is not finalized nor fully edited. For instance, if we do not fund all stretch goal levels, then certain sections (such as Sterling, for example) may not be included.

The Winds of War Expansion adds an entirely new dynamic to any Defenders of the Realm game. There are 16 Winds of War cards that can be activated, each with their own unique effects. 

Details: Whenever the players use three "Special" Hero cards, a Winds of War card is activated. Each Winds of War card provides the players with two options: An Action, and a Prevention.

The action will unleash a devastating effect upon the board. In the case of the "Burned Inns" card, the resulting action is "All the Inns Burn to the ground." However, the Prevention allows the players to collectively stop that action from occurring, but at a cost. In the case of the "Burned Inns" card, the prevention is to "Place 1 taint crystal in each Inn. The Inns remain open, but they are tainted by the Dark Lord."

Hemlock is probably the most evil of all the Dragons. He enjoys the suffering of his enemies, and his hatred of humans is evident when speaking with the crippled adventurers that survive battle with the Green Dragon - of which there are few.

Brimstone lives for one purpose and that is to see the world burn. The current conflict and chaos enable him to pursue one of his greatest desires: to see the Realm set on fire, not only by him, but also by the army of Fire Elementals at his command.

The Black Dragon is the perfect warrior: ruthless, cunning, intelligent, and lightning fast. Onyx is different from most dragons in that he has human followers, The Order of the Black Dragon, that join him on his march to Monarch City.

Sapphire, wise in the ancient dragon spells, draws power from the other dragon generals and becomes the Dragon High General - ruler of all the dragons and their forces. Under Sapphire’s direction, the dragon generals are an even more formidable threat to the Realm.  

Sterling, like most Silver Dragons, prefers to take the form of a human, dwarf, or elf, and mingle amongst the people. In fact, many wise adventurers believe the three heads of the Silver Dragon each represent the fabulous creature's mental link to each of the 3 races and as such offer different responses when called upon, depending on which head's attention the adventurer has gained.

Emerald's heart is as venomous as his breath, and his task of finding the Heroes' sanctuaries lead him to the Inns, seeking them out when and where they are least prepared.

"Set the world aflame to welcome the master..." - That was the charge of Brimstone, and one this Dark Agent is far too happy to obey...

Drakus enjoys operating alone to harass the Heroes that stand between the Dark Lord's Army and his ultimate victory over the Realm. 

This project, as to the Stretch Goals, is a work-in-progress. We need your Kickstarter support to make the decision to produce each of these stretch goals.  We will provide artist drawings, and samples of sculpted figures, (and painted examples if we have any) and whatever else we may have as we get closer to achieving each of these Stretch Goals.

How do I add something onto my pledge?

You simply add the amount of money needed to purchase any of the add-ons below to your pledge! You can always change the amount of your pledge (while the KS project is active) by using the "Manage My Pledge" button.

Where or how do I indicate the specific item(s) I have added-on? 

About 7-14 days after this KS project ends we will send you a survey and ask you to indicate exactly how to allocate your pledge between the base game and the add-ons offered here. You will work with our Pledge Manager, Ruth, until you both have all the details of your pledge and shipping worked out.

How much shipping do I add for Add-Ons? 

It depends on too many factors to do a chart for, so we will ask you to send a Message (not a Comment please) to us and we will figure it out and let you know. In your Message please tell us what you want shipped and your "ship to" location.

*The Dwarf and Paladin can also be used as the Dwarf Noble and Errant Paladin if you have the placard(s) for them--available for sale as an Add-On for $3 each
*The Dwarf and Paladin can also be used as the Dwarf Noble and Errant Paladin if you have the placard(s) for them--available for sale as an Add-On for $3 each
*Due to limited quantities, the only Minion Expansions now available are UNPAINTED.
*Due to limited quantities, the only Minion Expansions now available are UNPAINTED.
                                                                      

Your order (with what we assume might be various add-ons) will be difficult to project shipping expense for.  Our sole objective with shipping is to cover its costs, not make a profit (but not to lose money either--see info above and below).  The base shipping cost in the US for the Dragon Expansion: (2nd Edition) itself, will be $15 (and will cover that game box and small, light extras).  We will subsidize this by $10 -- both in the US and in all countries. 

But that does mean that $5 will be added to the $25 level, and $9 will be added to the $45 level,  to cover shipping in the US.  IF your pledge is $100 or more, then shipping in the US is FREE.

 Shipping is not cheap but we will do the best we can to find group opportunities in various countries which might reduce shipping costs. We will ship US orders from our Eagle-Gryphon warehouse in Kentucky; Canadian orders from Board Games Bliss in Ontario; EU orders from Boosterbox in the Netherlands; Australian orders from The Games Capital in Canberra; and Asian orders from our warehouse in Shenzhen, China (mainland).

AUSTRALIAN Backers take note: Our partner in Australia, The Games Capital in Canberra, currently has a large number of DOTR games and extras in stock.  Please get directly in touch with them at thegamescapital.com.au right away to see what they have and save on shipping!

For most countries, the BASE shipping charge (less the $10 subsidy we are giving to you) will be automatically added to your pledge. You will need to contact us for unusual shipping costs you expect. 

For most routine extras, please allow us to calculate them and bill you after the KS project ends.  If you are unhappy with the amount of extra shipping you can cancel your order at that time.  If your country shows $0 (that would be impossible for us; or $500 (that would be impossible for you) then please send us a Message (not a Comment please) and tell us what you want and where you want it shipped to. Thanks!

It has been our experience that many people (including sophisticated Kickstarter Backers) frequently confuse "shipping" expense and "postage" expense. What we try to cover with the above fees (in part) is shipping expenses, not just postage. Postage is the actual charge your country's postal service (or UPS, FedEx, etc) charges us to deliver a package within that country. Shipping is far more comprehensive and includes: getting the container shipped to the US, or the EU, or Australia; the Customs and VAT (or equivalent) and other import fees and taxes; the drayage from the port to the warehouse (not cheap!); the warehouse fees to unload and sort out and prepare packages; the materials and labor involved in the last item; fees to the warehouse for their service to us, and only after all of that, the postage! We need to cover all of those costs--and they really add up. Frequently they cost as much or more than the game(s) did to produce. When we combine a low margin price (such as this one we are offering on DOTR Dragon Expansion) with this shipping expense, we do not make any profit if we are not very careful. The shipping we are charging for this project is as low as we can make it and still stay in business.

Internationally, for two or more games, get in touch with us and tell us the total of how many games you want and which ones; and where you would like them shipped. To get in touch with us, please send us a Message (not a Comment please) using the "Contact Me" button at the top.

We will not ship to Russia, the Ukraine and select other places except for specially-made arrangements wherein the Backer takes the risk involved in getting the package actually delivered.

Risks and challenges

Eagle-Gryphon Games stands by our products, but sometimes issues do happen. Please contact our customer service department with regard to any such issues within 90 days of receiving your copy of DOTR Dragon Expansion.

Shipping issues are relatively uncommon, but they do sometimes occur, especially when shipping to destinations outside of the US. We will obtain tracking information when it is possible, but sometimes it is not. We cannot guarantee that there will not be shipping problems, as we cannot guarantee the service and reliability of the various postal/delivery services involved around the world. You will have to assume that risk along with us.

Eagle-Gryphon Games has completed 46 Kickstarter projects to date. 37 of those projects have completed delivery. Five of the projects are in containers on the ocean right now and 2 have already been printed and are waiting to ship. We keep Backers notified by Updates about the status of their projects. We deliver on our promises reliably and usually on time (the very few delays we have ever had were related to production schedule issues which we have only, at best, partial control over).

To put it simply, you will get everything you are promised when you pledge to one of our Kickstarter Projects, and it will be delivered to you in as timely a manner as possible.

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    DRAGON HUNTER: For those who already own the Dragon Expansion, this contains all the new items: Seven New Dragon Placards; All New Cards; New Rules, the Winds of War Expansion, and all achieved Stretch Goals, including Sterling at $100K.

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