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Collect faction members and dominate the mountain in this fantasy "set collection" strategy card game. Ages 10+ 2-5 players 15-45 min
Collect faction members and dominate the mountain in this fantasy "set collection" strategy card game. Ages 10+ 2-5 players 15-45 min
Collect faction members and dominate the mountain in this fantasy "set collection" strategy card game. Ages 10+ 2-5 players 15-45 min
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Kingdoms of Erden: King of the Mountain (Dwarven Expansion)

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This Campaign is all about the Dwarven Faction expansion to the Kingdoms of Erden: King of the Mountain card game.

Dwarven Priest
Dwarven Priest
Dwarven Paladin
Dwarven Paladin
Dwarven General
Dwarven General
Dwarven Steam Smith
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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. 

360 view of characters.

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.

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

  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 and add more strategy. 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.

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.

Three Human Factions in the Core Game
Three Human Factions in the Core Game

 Character Cards

Let's take a closer look at the character cards for the three factions included in the core game. 

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.

Blue Imelridh faction character cards
Blue Imelridh faction character cards

These 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.

Red Carnaros faction character cards
Red Carnaros faction character cards

  The yellow 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 included in the core game.
wild cards included in the core game.

  "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 of this Campaign; Print and distribute the Core Game & Optional add on Core Factions Reinforcements, and Elven, and Dwarven Faction expansions.

Dwarven Faction
Dwarven Faction

  Reaching our goal will let us print and ship;  

The Dwarven faction expansion (including 13 faction characters cards),

The Elven faction expansion (including 13 faction characters cards), 

The Core Decks of 36 game cards (3 factions of 9 characters each and a variety of wild cards) and,  

 The "Core Faction Reinforcements expansion" in a custom box with the printed rules / mini poster included to those who choose them.

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

You can add $5 to your order for the faction expansion cards to be included with your game when you pledge. It will have additional classes for the three 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 $5 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 $5 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. This will also mean that your box will be upgraded and larger to hold all future expansions.

Dwarven Faction Expansion Cards
Dwarven Faction Expansion Cards

We have two different boxes available.

Orders that have only the Core Game and Reinforcement expansion get the box on the left.  

Orders that add the Elf or Dwarf factions automatically get upgraded to the box on the right.

Core game box (left) Upgraded box to hold core and all expansions (right)
Core game box (left) Upgraded box to hold core and all expansions (right)

 Kingdoms of Erden Playing Cards Add-on $10

Kingdoms of Erden Playing Cards
Kingdoms of Erden Playing Cards

Reviews, Previews & Totorials!

Geek City USA Review/Tutorial

  Unfiltered Gamer Review-tutorial

Unfiltered Gamer - Faction Expansion Review Preview 

 Hive State Preview - Tutorial 

 A Pawns Perspective Preview 

 Quick start Tutorial -Cardboard Stacker.

Kingdoms of Erden.com

Kingdoms of Erden Facebook page

Kingdoms of Erden Art book Preview!

The creative minds behind Kingdoms of Erden

  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. We 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.

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.

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