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Last updated August 31, 2019

THE VEIL: Rulers of Darkness

Venture into the underworld with 20 new characters & 5 new decks in this stand-alone expansion to the dark fantasy deck building game.

THE VEIL: Rulers of Darkness

Venture into the underworld with 20 new characters & 5 new decks in this stand-alone expansion to the dark fantasy deck building game.

$7,412
pledged of 15.000 $pledged of 15.000 $ goal
63
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, July 8 2019 12:07 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated August 31, 2019

About

A new collective of Villains and Heroes form a tentative alliance to venture into the Veil and confront the cruel dangers of the underworld.  The Warlock, Groal, and the demons of Hell must be confronted. The Wizard, Xernon, is stranded within that dark dimension, alone and in despair.  Graver still, an ancient evil makes plans to seed our world with its colossal offspring, the dragons. Only the bravest of souls are willing to descend into the abyss and face THE VEIL and its RULERS OF DARKNESS! 

The Veil is an epic, dark fantasy DECK BUILDING game that emphasizes character driven combat and thematic decks.  If you have never played a deck building game, check-out the video tutorial.  The Veil is easy to learn but provides a lot of strategic depth.  If you are familiar with other deck building games, the Veil has some great things to offer you that many other deck building games lack. 

Unlike most other deck building games, each player has his or her own starting deck, as well as, another set of cards (called a Fate Route) that may be exclusively purchased by that player. This creates a much more immersive experience that fits your play style, with your Hero or Villain gaining power and skills within the theme of their character class.  For example, your Paladin character does not purchase Cultist spells. Your Demon character will not have Angel Recruits in his or her deck. The decks and character classes are designed thematically, and the resulting experience is loads more fun.

The Veil is easy to learn, but it provides plenty of challenge and numerous opportunities to adapt your strategies for each opponent you face along the way.  Additionally, The Veil has greater replay value than the majority of deck building game out there. Owning both sets will allow you access to 30 different Heroes and 10 different Villains. Each character class has numerous viable builds and caters to many play styles, which means you can play The Veil for hundreds of hours before even looking at the amazing campaign experience.   

Check out THE VEIL for yourself on Tabletopia!

Here is a brief tutorial of the Veil.

One of the most exciting and unique aspects of The Veil is its immersive Campaign Mode. Each Campaign can be played as a solo adventure OR as a cooperative team game. There are at least 25 quests (per campaign) arranged in a “choose-your-own-adventure” style of narrative story-telling, this hearkens back to the classic Role-Playing-Games.

Your Hero will face many challenges and reap great rewards along the way, gaining powers and abilities that will aid you in your conquest.

The last Campaign was the brain-child of our very own Kickstarter crowdfunding community. As a result of our community's many insights and input, it brought me great pride to turn The Veil into something bigger and better than I had originally planned! This time around, Campaign 2 will be written by award-winning, published author and Veil enthusiast, Jacob Kempfert.

From a narrative perspective, Campaign 2 follows the events of Campaign 1, however, you DO NOT need to play Campaign 1 to understand the story line. THE VEIL: Rulers of Darkness is being arranged as a proper sequel. Those players who experience Campaign 1 will have a deeper background into the narrative, but each campaign and card set is designed to be played as a stand-alone game OR to be combined to form a larger experience. 

CHECK OUT THE RULES AND FULL CAMPAIGN FROM SET 1
CHECK OUT THE RULES AND FULL CAMPAIGN FROM SET 1
PREVIEW CAMPAIGN 2 THROUGH OUR WEBSITE!
PREVIEW CAMPAIGN 2 THROUGH OUR WEBSITE!

You can play a Hero vs a Hero.  You can play a Villain character against 2 Heroes (for a very exciting 3 player match).  Additionally, Team games, Free-For-All, Villain vs Villain, and other match-ups provide you access to the most replay value of any deck-building game out there.



You may find that customizing your order, beyond the basic tier rewards, is extremely beneficial before venturing into the depths of hell and the dark worlds beyond.   Tagged below each Add-On is a shipping cost adjustment for you to include with your adjusted order.  All you need to do is increase the payment of your order to include the Add-Ons, adjusted shipping, and then message me privately to name your chosen Add-On(s).   

For example, if you are purchasing domestically (inside the USA) and you wish to include the SET 1 Box Set and 2 game mats, simply add $133 to your order ($66 for the box + $5 for shipping and handling + $26 for Game Mat 4 + $5 for shipping and handling + $26 for Game Mat 6 + $5 for shipping and handling) then message me privately-- "I'm including the Add-On of Box Set 1, Game Mat 4, and Game Mat 6 to my order." 

Thank you so much for your order! 

+$5 Domestic Shipping (USA only) OR +$8 International Shipping (outside USA)
+$5 Domestic Shipping (USA only) OR +$8 International Shipping (outside USA)
+$3 Domestic Shipping (USA only) OR +$5 International Shipping (outside USA)
+$3 Domestic Shipping (USA only) OR +$5 International Shipping (outside USA)
+$3 Domestic Shipping (USA only) OR +$5 International Shipping (outside USA)
+$3 Domestic Shipping (USA only) OR +$5 International Shipping (outside USA)

+$5 Domestic Shipping (USA only) OR +$8 International Shipping (outside USA)
+$5 Domestic Shipping (USA only) OR +$8 International Shipping (outside USA)

More Stretch Goals coming soon! 

Death Angel Entertainment is the gaming company formed for the release of THE VEIL and other future products. We are committed to excellent products and an enjoyable community experience. We are always growing and learning. We greatly appreciate all the support we have received from players and patrons in the last year. We look forward to continuing to challenge the status quo in gaming and becoming a household name synonymous with excellence! 

My name is Logan Gendron.  Being the founder of Death Angel Entertainment and the creator of The Veil shows my passion for gaming. I have been tinkering with existing mechanics of my favorite games all my life and consider myself very fortunate to live in a time when the internet, technology, and trade networking enable me to bring my passion to life for all to enjoy. I am a graphic artist and perform much of the layout and art direction for Death Angel Entertainment. 

The name of the company is taken from my competitive gaming handle. I’ve used the name Death Angel in online gaming for the past 20 years. I was excited to be able to (literally) incorporate the name into my favorite past time to produce high quality games, materials, and entertainment!  

Thank you for your support!  The Veil cannot exist without the continued support of backers like you.  Your feedback, encouragement, and financial support is very appreciated!

Game Design by Logan Gendron
                Campaign 2 by Jacob Kempfert and Logan Gendron

Animations by  Ispiryan Frunz
                Trailer Music by Gerado Garcia Jr
                Voice Acting by Mel Shiner 

Logo and Card Back by Mombaedo and Logan Gendron
                Additional Graphic Elements provided by Jojo-ojoj
                Game Simulation Data Entry by Jonathan Basel and Jim Davies

Distribution and Operations Assistance by Melissa Zoeller 

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*Please note all game elements and images are subject to change as a result of play testing and consumer feedback.  The final shipped product and card mechanics may not be identical to what is shown in the crowdfunding campaign.  Thank you all for your continued efforts and feedback to help make The Veil a new standard for Deck Building Games!



Congratulations!  You've earned the achievement "TOO LONG, BUT I READ IT ALL ANYWAY!" 50 points awarded to your school of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Risks and challenges

First, I want to remind any international backers. If your country has any “duty taxes” for packages shipped from the USA, you will be responsible for those charges. These are usually charged upon delivery or held until you pick up the parcel at your local postal facility. I never see these charges; they are added to you from your country of origin.

One possible risk for THE VEIL: Rulers of Darkness would be the higher funding goal. On the previous Veil launch, the initial goal was a bit lower because the full-color collector’s box and the Campaign book were initially set as stretch goals. Both of these features were wildly popular and huge selling points, so I decided to include them as part of the launch cost for THE VEIL: Rulers of Darkness (which, of course, increases the printing costs). I believe this will actually help the Kickstarter campaign because all backers will have a more complete idea of the finished product at the beginning of launch,

This will also be my first 30 day campaign. Kickstarter recommends it. Previously, I've always done 60 day campaigns. I'm going to try 30 and see how it goes. Fortunately, if the 30 day launch is unsuccessful, we will still have enough time do launch a 60 day launch immediately after and begin deliveries in October (as planned).

This will be my 4th time leading and managing a Kickstarter project from concept to a successful delivery. THE VEIL is a complete, tested, and solidly well-crafted game. I have a trusted printer and distribution team ready to go.

The most exciting risk for every crowdfunder is the possibility of scaling the distribution to a much larger market, but that is a good risk for us to face. Regardless, I have a great team and am confident that we can handle a large scale distribution model with efficiency and timeliness. Thank you for checking out THE VEIL. I hope to see you on the backer page! Have fun and enjoy the game!

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