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Nocturnal is a multi use card game in which players are hiring a team of vampire hunters in a race to infiltrate the vampire lair.  Players score points by taking out vampires better and faster than their opponents.

2 - 4 players

30 - 45 Minutes

ages 13+ 

Players take turns performing actions such as: drawing cards, hiring hunters, equipping hunters, and infiltrating the vampire lair. Players want to collect enough different icons and equipment to be versatile enough to take out the vampires that are currently in the lair.  

The game features multi use cards, cards can be used as currency, as hunters, or as equipment. The game also features a unique card tucking mechanism that allows you to equip your own hunters or equip your opponents hunters gaining you extra actions.  

To be successful in Nocturnal you must hire the best team of hunters and take advantage of equipping your opponents hunters to gain more actions on your turn!

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 "I liked the little nods here and there with the artwork...a very light-hearted and a very fun game!"  Lance Myxter - Undead Viking Videos

 "I think there should be a few more decent vampire games out there...and I really enjoyed it!" Lindsay Miller - Shiny Happy Meeples

  "I really want to play this again, and again" Mike Vander Veen - Print and Play Games

  "Every game plays out differently, I'm always learning new strategies for the next time I play" @thecoffeewizardofdarkness

 "Some cool artwork done by the designer...It's a quick card game in a small box and offers quite a bit of strategy and hand management." Felicia - Bored to Death Reviews

 

 

ALL EXCLUSIVES AND STRETCH GOALS WILL BE INCLUDED IN EACH BACKER COPY OF NOCTURNAL! 

EXCLUSIVE FACTION - The game already comes with enough variability to stay interesting from play to play, but the new black faction really changes up the game play! Exchange the wild faction in the base game with the new black faction and these hunters turn into powerhouses that only you can equip if you own them. This mechanism creates some very powerful teams that can steamroll their way to victory!  

FACTION CARDS - The team faction cards are a fun way to play with a bit of unique flavor for your team. They will offer each player an added scoring opportunity. Also they will feature new vampire hunter-esque illustrations that will look great on the table! Help unlock this stretch goal by telling your friends to back Nocturnal, 100 backers will unlock the team faction cards!

SUPER VAMPIRE #1 - Let's start adding some more powerful vampires to the game!  At 200 Facebook Shares we will unlock the first super vampire!  HERE IS A PIC OF THE 1ST SUPER VAMPIRE!!!

 

SUPER VAMPIRE #2 - Super vampire #2 will unlock once we've reached $5,000!  We're almost there!  HERE'S A PIC OF THE 2ND SUPER VAMPIRE!

SUPER VAMPIRE #3 - Super vampire #3 will unlock once we've reached $8,000!

EXCLUSIVE ARTIFACT CARDS - A set of 4 artifacts that offer the owner special abilities will be unlocked once we have 400 Facebook Shares!  As of this update we are sitting around 300 Facebook Shares!

We have more plans for unlocks as well!  Let's get these stretch goals into the game!

 

 

$25 HUNTER - 1 copy of Nocturnal and all KS exclusives and unlocked stretch goals

$60 MASTER - 1 copy of Nocturnal and all KS exclusives and unlocked stretch goals.  Also includes a custom illustrated Vampire or Hunter with the likeness of your choice.  You will get to collaborate with artist Cole Munro-Chitty to create your own unique vampire or hunter card.

$70 TEAM - 3 copies of Nocturnal an all KS exclusives and unlocked stretch goals.

$140 RETAILER - Includes 10 copies of Nocturnal and all unlocked stretch goals.  Free shipping to the US.  (Must provide retailer credentials.

$150 FAVORITE VAMPS - 1 copy of Nocturnal and all KS exclusives and unlocked stretch goals.  Also includes a custom illustrated set of Vampires with the likeness of your choice.  You will get to collaborate with artist Cole Munro-Chitty to create your own unique set of vampire cards.

$200 YOUR TEAM - 1 copy of Nocturnal and all KS exclusives and unlocked stretch goals.  Also includes a custom illustrated set of Hunters with the likeness of your choice.  You will get to collaborate with artist Cole Munro-Chitty to create your own unique set of hunter cards.

 

https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/129070/phase-2-rules-booklet-final-art

In Nocturnal, players take two actions on their turn.  The actions available are : 

  • Draw 1 card
  • Hire a hunter 
  • Equip a hunter 
  • Build a location 
  • Infiltrate the vampire lair 
  • Attack an opponent’s hunter  

- Hire a hunter :  When a player Hires a hunter they pay it’s cost with cards from their hand. The hunter then gets added to their team in their tableau on the table.

- Equip a hunter :  When a player Equips a hunter they use a card from their hand as the equipment printed on the card. Most hunters only take certain equipment. Players may choose to equip their own hunter, or equip an opponent’s hunter to gain bonus card draws and actions.

 - Infiltrate the vampire lair : When a player Infiltrates the vampire lair, they announce that they have the matching troop symbols and equipment to successfully Infiltrate and they collect the vampire card from the center of the table. They then discard any equipment used to Infiltrate to the discard pile.

 - Building a location works similar to Hiring a hunter. New locations replace old ones and usually give you a special power and/or increase the limit of hunters you may have on your team.  

- Attacking an opponent’s hunter can only be done with purple hunters. A purple hunter must discard equipment to attack a same/or lesser level hunter and remove them from their opponent’s tableau.

 

 GAME END : Turns alternate between players until one player has collected a predetermined number of vampire cards. Then the game ends and players calculate the points on their vampires and on any hunters in their team. Whoever has the most points wins the game.

 

Board Game Brawl

https://www.youtube.com/user/boardgamebrawl

Bored To Death Reviews

https://www.youtube.com/user/BoardtoDeathTV/featured

 Lance Myxter - Undead Viking Videos

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY7bAs4PMlywLpes2kurWgA

Lindsay Miller - Shiny Happy Meeples

https://shinyhappymeeplesblog.wordpress.com

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3er0ALHBlHc0LyVVwS4Svw

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 This is my first Kickstarter. Though I can’t guarantee there won’t be some bumps in the road, I can confidently say that production and receipt of the game will be handled in a very timely matter. All the artwork and templates for the game are finished and I already have a production and distribution deal to get the games printed and shipped out to you as soon as possible. I’ve made a wonderful game that I love to play and I can’t wait to get it in your hands and on your tables. And with your help funding the project, I can make that dream a reality.  

 My long term goal after this game is funded is to continue support for the game and to develop my brand as a self publisher and artist/designer. Sword Rabbit Games has many more games to offer the community and working on this Kickstarter campaign is helping me understand how to bring them to the market and to players like you.

Where are the funds going? 

Most of the funds raised here are going to produce the game and ship it to backers.  The rest has been used to pay reviewers and for banner ads and to compensate the artist and designer of the game.

 

 

 

 Cole Munro-Chitty is the designer, artist and publisher of Nocturnal. He has been working on boardgame designs for himself and other designers for over three years. His experience as an illustrator and board game player has helped him develop his own brand of designs with Sword Rabbit Games.  You can see more of his work at:  https://colemunrochitty.wordpress.com/board-game-designart

SHIPPING INFO

- US - Free Shipping for single copies.

- CANADA - $6 Shipping for single copies.

- EU - $13 Shipping for single copies.

- UK - $13 Shipping for single copies. 

- AUSTRALIA - $13 Shipping for single copies.

- SINGAPORE - $13 Shipping for single copies. 

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Risks and challenges

The risk factor is very low for this project. I have all the art and templates finished and ready to print. I already have a deal made with a printer and distributor. All I need is funds to print the game and get it shipped out to you guys. All that being said, there's a small possibility that I've forgotten something and slight delays could happen. I believe for a first time Kickstarter this will be remarkably smooth going.

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