Yey! The project got funded on 11th April! Well done, fellow Shardhunters, thank you all for your support! This couldn't have happened without you!
You have unlocked all stretch goals, so everyone will get a beautiful, full package with both physical and digital content. You have unlocked 6 extra Hero cards, the 4 player's rule cards, the solo mode variant and even the extended digital Art Book, which will now be introducing you to the lore of Shardhunters on 70 pages!
Learn the super easy rules within a few minutes and master the tactics while you play. Fight hordes of undead Monsters, collect Bloodshards, recruit the right Heroes and make powerful skill combos! Be cunning and try to outsmart your friends with unexpected moves. But don’t ever forget, you are not the only strategist in the party!
Here’s how we keep the gameplay flowing:
- All actions happen simultaneously so you'll never have to wait for the other players.
- There's no handicap for new players, the game is easy to learn and because 7 Monster cards are always out of the game, players can't tell what's in their opponents' hands by memorizing the cards that were previously played in a Hunt.
- There's no stealing in this game. In Shardhunters as soon as you have a Monster, a Hero or a Bloodshard it is yours alone and nobody can take it from you.
- We're keeping it simple so you can enjoy the game and the time with your friends. With only 2 active Heroes allowed per player, you don't have to remember a thousand things at once. What matters for you is your cards plus a handful of Hero abilities that can also alter other players' gameplay (e.g. reducing the value of all yellow cards in play)
- You can't drop out of the game, everyone will be in play until somebody wins.
- Monster cards are completely language independent.
Download the English Rulebook for a deeper understanding of the game's rules or to see alternate ways to play, etc. Please note that it is still subject to change.
OFFICIAL RULEBOOKS (ENG & HUN):
If you want to buy more than two packs of Shardhunters - The Card Game, just make a custom pledge without a reward. £10 per pack + £4 shipping cost per 2 packs (the shipping cost is £4 for a pack and every second pack's shipping fee is free). Don't forget to drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your pledge amount and the desired reward. Here are a few examples:
1. Fallen Ones Digital Comic Book (pdf format, 150 pages) - £3
For the Backers of this campaign only. Can't be purchased on its own.
We thought some of you might be interested in knowing more about the dark fantasy world Shardhunters - The Card Game is set in. So we decided to open up an addon that offers this digital comic book for you for a significantly reduced price. Its normal price is $10 (USD), but now you can get it for £3 (GBP), if you are a backer of the Shardhunters - The Card Game campaign. It's worth noting though before you purchase that the comic book includes 18+ content (Blood / Violence / Nudity / Sexual behaviour / Bad language).
Just increase your pledge amount with £3 and once the campaign is successfully over we'll email you a digital copy of this 150 page comic book. Shooting us a Kickstarter comment about your addon upgrade couldn't hurt either :D
If you’re not a Backer of this campaign you can still get the comic book here: igg.me/at/fallenones
Stretch goals are tied to these achievements, the more you unlock, the better the content gets. Here's a little help with the achievements, links to the tweets / posts / videos you need to interact with to get those juicy stretch goals:
Retweet achievements: Retweet this tweet
Facebook achievements: Share this post
YouTube achievements: Watch this video on YouTube
BoardGameGeek achievements: Visit the Shardhunters page on BGG and become a Fan (❤) - requires logging in
Cosplay achievements: This is the most challenging but the most fun set of achievements. Post your Shardhunters cosplay photo on your Instagram (or Twitter, if you don't have Instagram, if you want to use another platform, pls contuct us beforehand) with the hashtag #ShardhuntersCosplay. The theme can be anything related to Shardhunters, to name a few: werewolf, pirate, mummy, rats, werebear, undead or any of the heroes you see here on the Hero cards. There are many choices and the only limit is your imagination ;)
Links to valid entries (feel free to show your support with a like):
- 1. https://www.instagram.com/p/BwAs0Kvhr-D/
- 2. https://www.facebook.com/janos.obert.3/posts/3020006918028276
- 3. https://www.instagram.com/p/BwaNvAgnJgQ/
- 4. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bwr8T71HMmb/
- 5. https://www.facebook.com/frederick.flahaut/posts/10214083053850624
- 6. https://twitter.com/BG_Heaven/status/1125338896613675009
The cosplay rules are the following:
1. One Insta / Twitter user only counts as one cosplayer, regardless of how many pics they post. You are allowed to post more for fun though, that's something we would love to see :)
2. One cosplay / picture counts as one cosplayer, regardless of how many people are there on the pic. Reposting the same image / or the same cosplay on a bit different image doesn't count as a new entry.
3. It has to be your own pic. If we find it on the internet as a pic you just downloaded, we'll be very sad :( And it doesn't count as an entry either in that case.
4. The theme has to be something related to Shardhunters - The Card Game. I guess this one is obvious ;)
We might also extend these rules if we find you're being too creative ;)
Shardhunters - The Card Game is set in the dark fantasy universe of Unseen Domains.
It is the middle of the 17th century. Magic has awakened and the world is overrun by hordes of the undead revived by the Witchplague. Entire nations have disappeared, and their people are scattered all over the continent.
With the magical veil broken between worlds, creatures that were previously known only in legends have crawled out of their lairs. It’s become clear that things once thought to be nothing more than myth and superstition have in fact always existed, people just lacked the magical sense needed to see them.
In this new era nothing is more valued than the magical Bloodshards, which only grow in a few places swarmed by these supernatural creatures. These mysterious crystals were first discovered by the people of the Canton, who rediscovered ancient sacrificial rituals that cracked the Alps open and opened up a path to refuge from the undead hordes.
Finding it strange that the sacrificial blood disappeared in the ground without leaving a trace, they conducted a series of rituals to reveal where the blood was going. It turned out that all the human blood spilled was sucked away by some strange crystals buried deep within the the mountains, which glowed in a hellish red colour.
Bloodshards crave human blood. When there's bloodshed around them they absorb every single drop of it and grow into a stunning crystal shape in the process. They have extremely strong magical powers, some of which remain unknown to the world. It is clear though that combining them with the ancient runes of the Canton will give anyone power over dead matter, be it the rocks of a mountain or an entire army of mechanical soldiers.
Since then Bloodshards have been smuggled out of the Canton and are now scattered in a few hidden places, where they grow relentlessly in this world of unstoppable carnage. As many crave the power of the shards, adventurers gather from far and wide to fight for this almost unattainable treasure. They are called the Shardhunters.
Heroes play a very important role in Shardhunters - The Card Game. With a carefully selected team, you can get lots of Bloodshards and win the game quickly. You’ll be able to choose from 20 different Shardhunters (Heroes). Pair them up, and form various possible combos. We’ll leave it up to you to find the perfect combinations, so let’s just take a look at them and their backgrounds in general to see who will accompany you on your journey into the grim world of the Unseen Domains universe.
The Witchplague took many lives on the seas, where entire fleets disappeared and flourishing trade routes ceased to exist. Oceans and seas did not escape the curse either. While huge, mythical beasts dominate the world underwater, frigates swarming with the undead float aimlessly on the surface. Only the most desperate of pirates and merchants (yellow cards) dare to try their luck on the cursed waters. Selena, Morgan, Hector and Triton are the Shardhunters who aid them, gaining lots of Bloodshards from this alliance. So long as Clemence, the Manhunter doesn't enter the scene. After all, pirate skulls can still fetch a fortune...
Repelling the ever growing hordes of monsters gets harder all the time. There are, however, a few Shardhunters who are at their most lethal when facing masses of enemies. Alicia, Constantine, Ulrich, Anna and Luther will all gain Bloodshards in the 3rd Combat if you use their abilities well.
Some wield battleaxes, others may carry rifles and there are a few who summon up magical powers to counter the swarming hordes of the undead, obliterating the foul creatures with a cool mind and never ending patience. If during the Hunt you don’t want to care about anything but wreaking the most tactical destruction, then select Heroes who gain their Bloodshards at the end of the Hunt, based on the loot they secured. Nimrod, Angelo and Benedictus are your best choices.
Beside the undead many other unspeakable creatures roam the wilderness, from huge werebears to tiny white rats. Varden and Shena are your best choices if you want to form alliances with these mythical beasts.
The Heroes all gather in Stambul to share their stories of adventures and prepare for their next Hunt. As the rumours go around about the might of our team, and the fortune they make selling the almost priceless Bloodshards they acquired, more and more aspiring Heroes will want to join us. There are, however, two peculiar fellows in the Tavern. One is always surrounded by a crowd, while the other always sits in a dark corner all alone. Although she lacks any kind of martial skills, Natasha, the Seducer, is welcome on any team because of her beauty and her various other talents… While no one would accompany the lone wolf Crow on a Hunt… and he doesn’t want them to either. He is more than capable of completing his quests on his own, staying true to his nickname: the Deathbringer.
We're an international team, mostly based in Hungary, Europe. Shardhunters - The Card Game is part of the Unseen Domains dark fantasy universe that we're building in all genres, platforms and basically everywhere possible. We have released an anthology book and a comic book and we're also working on a digital card game. Check out our other works too, if you like the mood of this game: www.lycanstudio.com
Get the Fallen Ones digital comic book here: igg.me/at/fallenones
Read a novel set in the same universe as Shardhunters: https://www.lycanstudio.com/novel
Risks and challenges
Thank you for reading this far and for your support and trust in our team! Basically the game is ready for production, the cards are already drawn, the texts are written and proofread, the game was tested on many occasions, so the only thing we need the money from the pledges for is manufacturing.
We already received the prototype, so the quality is already checked carefully, and it is great!
We plan to ship with ordinary post, as it worked well with our previous crowdfunding project. This might be subject to change later though, but it should not affect any shipping costs that are stated for the rewards.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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