About this project
Overview of Game
A game of Lawless Empire transports you to the seedy underworld, where you walk in the shoes of a Mafioso, vices and all. Using the unique dice mechanics of the game, you will scheme, bribe, extort, recruit, and command syndicates in order to fulfil your persona agenda, winning only if you gain the most Mafioso Points from conditions stated on your hidden Mafioso card by the end of 5 rounds. There is more than one path to victory; strategise by building your empire with filthy lucre, or recruit various soldati to carry out your dirty jobs and dominate the syndicates early. To emerge triumphant, you must learn to negotiate and manipulate your opponents ruthlessly.
We value you as our backers and we are creating a journey that is made for you and your needs. For this kickstarter only, we are allowing our backers to customise what they are getting in the box according to their needs and preference. The choices include:
- Customised vs Standard dice
- English vs German edition
- Lucre and Bribery Tokens: Chit Board vs Plastic Cubes
The options will be chosen at the end of the campaign through our survey. If none are selected, a default set will be delivered. The default is:
- Customised engraved dice
- English edition
- Lucre and Bribery Tokens: Chit Board
To thank you for your support, we are providing FREE shipping worldwide. There will be no gimmicks, no surprises and what you see is what you pay. Rewards shipped to backers in the US, EU, CAN and AU will be shipped from within those regions, and we will have already paid any customs fees.
"I would describe Lawless Empire as a heavy worker-placement game... this is a very heavily thematic game." Never Bored Gaming
In a 5 players game, players will randomly draw 6 Mafioso cards from the deck. 5 cards are then dealt to each player and held in secret. With each different set up, the dynamics of each game changes significantly. Players interactions will become very different with each different set up.
There is a total of 5544 possible set ups for a 5 players game. And this is how you can play many games of Lawless Empire and still enjoy it.
All the rewards in this campaign are at least 20% off MSRP:
- Soldato pledge: 22% off MSRP
- Don pledge: 32% off MSRP
- Undercover pledge: 20% off MSRP
The <Crowd is King> scheme card is an Exclusive item for Kickstarter backers, with remaining stock available at conventions and special promotions only.
We cannot make this game without you. Every dollar and cent of what you pledge will go into making this a reality.
Lawless Empire and Lawless Invasion might never make it into the retail channels. This might be the only platform to purchase these.
Thanks to the effort of Torsten Sammet, our German translator, we are able to offer a German edition of Lawless Empire and Lawless Invasion to our German audience.
The German edition includes the printed rulebook in German. Also, all cards that has wordings on them will be translated.
There is Spanish rulebook available for download on our website.
Many thanks to Luis Lopez Alcaide & Mario Quiles Calatayud for their contribution to our Spanish community.
At this moment, only the raw document version of the translation is in place. Later on the translation will be implemented into the proper layout with graphics. Please be patient with us.
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Risks and challenges
This is our first Kickstarter project. There is a lot of things that we will need to learn and mistakes are unavoidable. In order to minimize the risk of huge mistakes, we have consulted many successful project owners regarding the running of the project. Most importantly getting Lawless Empire delivered to your tables.
Firstly, to get the game delivered it has to be produced first. We are confident of our manufacturer, WinGo Games. They have amazing production track records. We had personally went down to their factory for our prototyping. We are also making a promise to everyone here that we will be making a trip down to the factory during production time, to ensure even the most minute hiccup will be fixed right away. So production is the least of our worries.
Fulfillment and getting the games shipped will be another challenge. We are currently going for the one stop service of WinGo Games. And that includes the fulfillment of the rewards. We understand there will always be a few damaged shipment or missing shipment, regardless of the service or method used. We are dedicated to work this out with WinGo Games in the fastest time to ensure that any problems with fulfillment will be fixed immediately.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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