Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
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
29 backers pledged $531 to help bring this project to life.

About

Kingdoms of Erden: King of the Mountain (Elven Expansion) project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

Kingdoms of Erden: King of the Mountain (Elven Expansion)

$531

29

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

Elven Faction Concept
Elven Faction Concept
 project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

 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.

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.

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.


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.

  Character Cards

360 view of characters.

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.

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 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; Core Game & Optional add on Faction Reinforcement & Elven Faction expansions.

Elven Faction
Elven Faction

 Reaching our goal will let us print and ship;

The Elven faction expansion (including 13 faction characters cards), and deliver them and the

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

  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 $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. 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

  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)

 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.

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

Kingdoms of Erden Art book Preview!

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.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 1 or more About US$ 1.00

    Faction Member

    Follow along with the campaign, get updates & comment on the campaign & get a shout out on social media!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 5 or more About US$ 5

    Shrink wrapped game Cards & PDF rules

    1 copy of the King of the Mountain core game cards (36 cards) . Cards are shrink wrapped and the PDF rule book can be downloaded. (add to pledge total for each additional playing card deck or faction expansion pack you add on)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 5 or more About US$ 5

    Elven Expansion only.

    If you already have the core game and reinforcements for the core factions and just want the Elven expansion, select this pledge level. Or you may add the total of this pledge to other rewards to add the Elven faction to your order. (add $ to your pledge total for each additional playing card deck or faction expansion pack you add on)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    7 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 5 or more About US$ 5

    Core Factions Reinforcements Only

    If you already have the core game and need just the reinforcements expansion for the core factions, select this pledge level. Or you may add the total of this pledge to other rewards to add the core reinforcements expansion to your order. (add $ to your pledge total for each additional playing card deck or faction expansion pack you add on)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 5 or more About US$ 5

    Digital Reward - PDF Concept Art Book

    A PDF copy of the Art-book containing many character illustrations and concept art and introduction to the world of Kingdoms of Erden. (print copy may be ordered from Blurb Books - preview link at bottom of campaign page)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 10 or more About US$ 10

    Kingdoms of Erden Playing Cards/Add-on

    A deck of playing cards featuring the Kingdoms of Erden characters and factions. Includes jokers, art card and tuck box. Add the amount of this add-on to your chosen reward tier to add the playing cards to your order. Select this pledge to order just the playing cards.
    (add $ to your pledge total for each additional playing card deck or faction expansion pack you add on)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 10 or more About US$ 10

    Dwarven Expansion only.

    If you already have the core game and reinforcements for the core factions and just want the Dwarven expansion, select this pledge level. Or you may add the total of this pledge to other rewards to add the Dwarven faction to your order. (add $ to your pledge total for each additional playing card deck or faction expansion pack you add on)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 12 or more About US$ 12

    King of the Mountain Core Card Game

    Unlimited copies ($12 each - plus international shipping for each if applicable ) of the King of the Mountain "Core" card game. Includes custom box and printed rule booklet.
    (add $ to your pledge total for each additional playing card deck or faction expansion pack you add on)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 12 or more About US$ 12

    Core game & Reinforcements. Early

    1 copy of the core game with the "core factions reinforcements expansion" added.
    The core faction reinforcements and wild cards for the expansion will be added to this copy of the core game. (add $ to your pledge total for each additional playing card deck or faction expansion pack you add on)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 15 or more About US$ 15

    Core game, Reinforcements & Elves. Early

    1 copy of the core game with the "core factions reinforcements expansion" added.
    The Elven faction and core faction reinforcements and wild cards for the expansion will be added to this copy of the core game. (add $ to your pledge total for each additional playing card deck or faction expansion pack you add on)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 16 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 20 or more About US$ 20

    King of the Mountain cover art Poster

    18 x 24 high quality poster featuring the Kingdoms of Erden: King of the Mountain cover art. (add $ to your pledge total for each additional playing card deck or faction expansion pack you add on)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (32 days)