$11,923
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Apr 13 2015
Last updated March 15, 2016

Arcasam: Beat The Dragon (Canceled)

Collect materials, buy weapons, fight opponents and beat the Dragon! A 2-5 player sandbox style board game.

Arcasam: Beat The Dragon (Canceled)

Collect materials, buy weapons, fight opponents and beat the Dragon! A 2-5 player sandbox style board game.

$11,923
pledged of $18,000pledged of $18,000 goal
186
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Apr 13 2015
Last updated March 15, 2016

About

Board game setup
Board game setup

Arcasam: Beat The Dragon is a strategy board game for 2 - 5 players. You are about to play a game, where you can fight monsters as well as your opponents, and get a reward if you win the fight. At the end, when you are strong and equipped enough, you can dare to fight and beat the evil Dragon - which is menacing the world of Arcasam - before your opponents do. You will get better, stronger and more powerful each round, however your victory depends on the strategy you choose.

  • 11 Miniatures
  • 7 Big hexes & 6 Triangles
  • 5 Player Boards & 1 Main Board
  • 6 Castle Chips, 6 Tavern Chips & 40 Material Chips
  • 36 Unique Talismans
  • 24 Weapon Cards
  • 65 Action Cards
  • 6 Monster Cards
  • 1 Dice, 114 Materials, 60 Markers & RULEBOOK

 GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Sandbox style board game - there are many options in the world of Arcasam: you can fight the monsters or the opponents, complete quests, gain talismans, collect materials, get a companion that will be at your service,buy the weapons of your preference, upgrade the skill tree. However every aspect of the game is important if you want to win the game.
  • Variable game board for 2 - 5 players - original game mechanism
  • This game requires a lot of strategic thinking. There are many strategies players can try out. Dice is used just for the monster fights. Everything apart from that is pure strategy.

GAME BOARD

There are 7 big hexes in the game - 1 center hex, which is the Dragon's den and 6 other hexes creating the terrain. The shape of the game board varies according to the number of players - it is versatile. This will guarantee that the game board will be always adequate - not too big, not too small.

Example of game board for 2, 3, 4 and 5 players
Example of game board for 2, 3, 4 and 5 players

Each hex contains 5 slots - you can place a castle, tavern, iron mine, tailor, tanner, orchard or monsters there. You can place them evenly or randomly. This factor contributes to the variability of the game as well.

PLAYER BOARD

Each player has his own player board in front of him during the game.

Player board
Player board


QUICK GAMEPLAY OVERVIEW

Each round,player has a fixed number of steps he can make (at the beginning it is 13) and during his turn, he can step on/pass through the following:

  • Empty spot
    No action
  • Iron mine / Tailor / Tanner / Orchard
    You will get the supply of iron / cloth / leather / food
  • Monster
    Once you step on this slot, you have to fight the particular monster. If you win, you get a precious piece of gold along with the loot.
  • Castle
    In the castle, you can buy weapons needed for the fights, or you can improve your skill tree.
  • Tavern
    Each time you pass through the tavern, you have to draw 1 companion card, where you will find some kind of advantage. In the tavern, you can be also healed after the fight. (1 step = 1 life).

If you encounter one of your opponents during your round and you both already have a weapon, you or him can choose to fight one another. The winner gets 8 materials from the backpack of the loser and the loser will have to get healed in the tavern. 

During this game, you are a warrior and you are longing for the fame arising from killing the Dragon which terrorize Arcasam. You travel the world and collect materials (iron, cloth, leather) which you can use to buy a proper weapon in the castle. Type of the weapon you buy determines your strength and defence. 

With the weapon, you can either fight your opponents and win their materials or you can fight the monsters, win the gold and find the loot. Your companion will be at your help during the fight. With food, you will be able to buy the action cards that you will need to attack and defense during the fight. 

There are 4 types of weapons - each one (except for the sword with the shield) has some advantage. 

4 types of weapons
4 types of weapons
    As the game goes on, you will get stronger and stronger - you will have better armor, more loots and a perfected skill tree. At the end, you will be experienced warrior and finally, you will be able to face the Dragon himself and beat him. By beating the Dragon, you will become the winner of the game and the saviour of the world of Arcasam.

    This game has maximum of 22 rounds (divided into 3 phases), however it could be ended earlier, when one of the players beats the Dragon. Current round is marked on the Counting board.
Counting board
Counting board

I just wanted to give you a quick overview, complete rules will be contained in the beta version rulebook, which I will add shortly.

  • If you got here, you certainly like board games. Will you give this game a chance?
  • You will own this unique sandbox style RPG board game
  • You will be one of our first customers before the game goes into production (if the funding was successful, at first it would be available just in central Europe)

This is not a project created by a company (it is just me) that you can skip and get later through the retailer. If the game does not get funded in Kickstarter, it will not be published: I do not have the money to publish it by myself.

If you wish to buy some of the add-ons with the game, please add the respective prices to the price of the game. The castle/tavern miniatures will replace the castle/tavern chips, which are contained in the basic version of the board game.

Risks and challenges

The game has been completed - the game board, all the cards and the 3D models, however everything is just in a digital form and I still only have the beta version of the game. The only challenge we are facing is collecting the funds to print out the game. It depends on you, our backers, if this board game will be successful.

I already have a deal with a company specialized on board games that will print out the game for us. I made sure that everything goes smoothly once i have the funding for my board game.

I invested one year of my life into this project and naturally I would like to see it succeed. When the funding is successful, I am ready to take the next step and I want to move Arcasam: Beat The Dragon into production.

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