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Hi! I'm Tim Olinger, Creator of Kingdoms of Erden: King of the Mountain. King of the Mountain is a faction set-collection strategy card game similar to UNO except you're trying to collect cards, instead of getting rid of them. Each faction card has a special ability and a number rank. In the game, you'll attempt to defeat a champion to become the new "king" of the mountain. You'll also collect rewards for staying on top. You'll collect faction members of the same faction to gain victory points that will let you take the mountain by storm, proclaiming your factions dominance. Your characters will claim victory over the kings mountain and gain fame and glory for however briefly they can retain the position of victor against future challengers. Use strategy and build a strong faction hand to take the mountain by force and proclaim your chosen factions dominance or simply outlast your opponents.

 

  In their turn, each player will choose a card from their hand to play and discard. The chosen card must be able to defeat the victor card on the top of the discard pile. Cards with higher number ranking can defeat lower ranked cards. Character cards and wild cards have special abilities that  spice up the action. Gain reward cards for defeating the victor card and for holding your ground as the new "king" of the mountain. Faction Dominance allows the first player who has 35 faction points for a single color faction in their hand to win the game. If a player has no cards left to play, they lose the game and the remaining players will continue until only one player remains. The victorious player is the last one to place a card on the discard pile.

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Quick start Tutorial -Cardboard Stacker.

 

  Here we see the beautiful cover art, a glimpse into the world of Erden. The Kings Mountain summit is a hotly contested site similar to the fountain of youth. Instead of water, this site grants health, gold, fame, glory, glowing skin, adoring fans and bragging rights to the one who plants their feet on that hallowed ground.

 

  Let's take a closer look at the factions and the cards. These cards are from the blue faction known as the Imelridh. Each faction character has a number rank that is shown in the cards upper left corner. That's my face on the blue king.

Blue Imelridh faction character cards
Blue Imelridh faction character cards

 

 

  These next cards are from the red faction known as the Carnaros. You might notice that underneath the title of the characters, each character card has a special ability. My brother let me use his face on the red king. He's a really nice guy. (My brother, not the red king.)

Red Carnaros faction character cards
Red Carnaros faction character cards

 

 

  The yellow third faction, known as the Brigon Empire, also has it's eye on the mountains peak. On each character card, you can see the characters title and faction color & sigil in the upper right hand corner. The sigil color and faction name help you identify the characters faction. You may not defeat a character with a card of the same faction.

Yellow Brigon faction character cards
Yellow Brigon faction character cards

 

 

 Wild Cards;  

In addition to the faction characters you may utilize for your dominion of the mountain, you may also use other means to secure your place at the top. Wild cards will help you in times of great need. Five different types of wild cards will lend variety and more strategy to your campaign for supremacy.

wild cards.
wild cards.

 

  Check out the reward tiers and pledge for your copy of Kingdoms of Erden; King of the Mountain today! Check out the early bird specials and bundle deals!

The Goal; $600 USD. 36 cards / Core Game & Optional add on Faction Reinforcement expansion.

 Reaching our primary goal will let us print the faction reinforcement expansions (four additional characters per faction and 6 extra wild cards), and deliver them and the core decks of 36 game cards (3 factions x 9 characters per faction and a variety of wild cards) in a customized sturdy, hinged, plastic case with the printed rules / mini poster included. 

Core game faction & wild cards, rules and box
Core game faction & wild cards, rules and box

 

 You may also add $10 to your order for the faction expansion cards to be included with your game when you pledge. It will have additional classes for the factions contained in the core game as well as new wild cards that will allow for more strategy.

Faction reinforcement cards and wild cards included in the reinforcement expansion.
Faction reinforcement cards and wild cards included in the reinforcement expansion.

 

 You may also add $10 to your order for the Elven Faction Expansion cards to be included with your core game when you pledge. It will allow you to play with one more person. This will also mean that your box will be upgraded and larger to hold all future expansions.

Elven Faction Expansion Cards
Elven Faction Expansion Cards

 

 

  You may also add $10 to your order for the Dwarven Faction Expansion cards to be included with your core game when you pledge. It will allow you to play with one more person. 

Dwarven Faction Expansion Cards
Dwarven Faction Expansion Cards

 

 

About me.

My name is Timothy. When i discovered Kickstarter, I realized that I could actually design, produce and sell the art and game ideas that have been fermenting in my brain. My years of varied work history has given me many ideas. I love figuring out how to make a board or card game work. I also think art should be functional. My dream is to make a variety of games using the Kingdoms of Erden IP. Sebastian and I have been creating the art assets for Kingdoms of Erden for five years.
If you have any suggestions or if there is some swag you would like to add to your pledge, please let me know. If you would like to make a quantity order, we may be able to give you a bulk discount.

Kingdoms of Erden Playing Cards Add-on

Kingdoms of Erden Playing Cards
Kingdoms of Erden Playing Cards

  Creative Minds behind Kingdoms of Erden

 Kingdoms of Erden .com

  Kingdoms of Erden Facebook page

 

 

Risks and challenges

The challenges that come with any card game project include the cost of printing and shipping the product. I will be using MPC.com to print the cards as they have proven their speed and quality to me several times.
I will also be using USPS to ship out the rewards. For all other challenges, I will be using my army and power as King of the Imelridh, to effect a positive outcome for all who back this venture.

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