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About this project

The thirst for power is never quenched. 

In the game of Ascended Kings®, you have been set with an ultimatum; face each King in combat to the death or let Empyrnea and all you hold dear, fall. You and up to three other players each choose from one of the Ascended Kings® and take to the arena... prepared to decide the fate of all, on the outcome of a single battle. 

The Ascended Kings® board game is a high fantasy battle royal game with no player elimination and includes miniatures, cards, dice, and gemstones. As walls of fire close in around the combatants, the Kings engage in free for all combat to the death—their sights set on taking the bloodstones from their rival Kings. As Kings fall, players are reborn in the fight as powerful entities known as Revenants. Regardless of the number of times a Revenant falls, it will continue to return to the fight, allowing each player the opportunity to win until the very end. The Omega Stone, fabled to hold ultimate power, will be revealed to the King or Revenant able to possess all four bloodstones.

Concepts & Illustrations by Dylan Pierpont from Elder Scrolls: Legends and Assassin’s Creed Rogue. Graphic Designs by Anthony Benedetto. Minis by Andrew Martin.

Animation showing random Fire Wall progression
Animation showing random Fire Wall progression

Listen to the Married with Board Games podcast interview with designer Jason M. Allen.

Undead Viking Review

 

Ascended Kings®: The Fall of Empyrnea is a 60-page, fantasy hardcover graphic novel based on the arena combat board game centered around the four kings of Empyrnea. The graphic novel follows each king separately, before weaving the four story arcs together in an unforgettable arena combat climax. Each king originates from a completely different land and culture and has dominion over a unique form of energy. Multiple layers of detail and story lore make the graphic novel an extremely rich and engaging experience. 

Story by Jason M. Allen and Nick Macari, written by Nick Macari, and illustrated by comic legends Renae De Liz & Ray Dillon, artists from A Game of Thrones and The Legend of Wonder Woman. Ascended Kings®: The Fall of Empyrnea is the first installment of the Omega Mundus Series. This book is not required to play the board game, but it is a perfect companion to immerse yourself into the Ascended Kings® Universe!

Game Highlights  

  • No player elimination  
  • Return as a Revenant upon death  
  • Fire Walls close in around the players  
  • Use Dice and Cards to attain various Gemstones  
  • Use Gemstones to perform actions  
  • Obtain bloodstones by slaying your opponents  
  • Reunite the 4 bloodstones to reveal the Omega Stone  
  • Claim Omega to win the game!  
  • Number of players: 2-4  
  • Time required: 60 min - 120 min (depending on number of players) 
  • Recommended ages: 14+

Get more in depth using the following links:

Ascended Kings® - Overview of the Game

Ascended Kings® - Rulebook 

Available here only on KickStarter, backers of the game will receive two additional 50mm miniatures, the Apsu reversible playmat, and 18 new cards. Everything you'll need to rise victorious!

 Upon reaching and surpassing our goal, stretch goals will be revealed and unlocked. Stretch goals that are "Included" with your pledge will be clearly described. "Exclusive" stretch goals will contain an optional buy item called an ‘Add-On.’    

To buy an Add-On you must increase your pledge by the amount shown for the item. After the project closes, we will send a survey through BackerKit where you'll tell us exactly which of the following you want from the full selection of Add-on items. All Add-Ons ship in 2017.

As people supporting our project increases, the amount of cool stuff we can offer increases! 

 All backers receive all these digital rewards! The 'You're a Gem' + 'The Artist' + 'Digital Graphic Novel' rewards include a digital bundle of wallpapers, concept art, design and the graphic novel!

 

 

 About the Story

As one of the four Ascended Kings®, you sensed this day was inevitable. The High King is dead. Your own immortality dissolves before your eyes as the power of the bloodstone rings fade. A surrounding army of stone giants march from the oceans intent on laying waste to all Empyrnea.

Only one hope remains. A single chance for the four kings to restore power to the bloodstones. The ruling power of Empyrnea’s high city, the Enclave, secretly summons forth the kings. In the immolation chamber high above the city streets below, the Enclave reveals the alarming news—The power of the stones may be returned only by blood… The blood of Ascended Kings®.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Hello, KickStarter! My name is Jason Allen. I’m the lead designer and production manager for Ascended Kings®, Incarnate Games’ debut tabletop game. Over the last 2 years or so, the Incarnate Team, including Dylan Pierpont, Anthony Benedetto, Andrew Martin, Nick Macari, DC comic artists Renae De Liz and Ray Dillon, Ryan Waite, and me, have set out to create a tabletop game in a vast fantasy world known as Empyrnea. We are ecstatic to introduce to you Ascended Kings® – a battle royal combat game using miniatures, cards and dice; and a companion graphic novel!

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Married with Board Games Reviews: Ascended Kings® the Board Game

Testimonials

 Playthrough

 

Using the power of BackerKit tools, we will be charging shipping after the Kickstarter campaign is completed. This will ensure that the amount you pay for shipping is based on the actual cost that is incurred to ship. We believe this is the fairest option to all of our backers and is more efficient than charging a one-size-fits-all shipping price. Using BackerKit allows both our backers and us to have more control over this process, helping to increase the smoothness of the fulfillment process for everyone.

 

 To help give everyone an idea of what the price for shipping will be, please have a look at our rough estimates for shipping of the Board Game (approximately 3lbs). Please note that these are only rough estimates and costs may be higher based on weight increases from optional purchases and Add-Ons.

We are working with shipping partners for our fulfillments; this means is that any VAT/Import Duty/Customs Fees on packages will be taken care of for our customers. You will only pay a single shipping cost for your geographical location.

  • USA: $10-$15 to most states. $15-$20 to Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico.
  • CANADA: $15-$20 to most cities  
  • EUROPE: $17 USD by shipping within the EU  
  • OCEANIA: $18 - $25 to Australia. $30 to New Zealand  
  • OTHER INTERNATIONAL: $32 - $36 to most other countries (Latin America, Africa, Asia)

The table below gives you a general idea of the full schedule of what to expect once the campaign ends. Keep in mind these are just estimates, and the timeline may vary due to circumstances.

 

About Incarnate Games: Incarnate Games transforms Art into Play™. We make games with rich, inspiring content that engage players while they achieve goals, claim victory, and above all, have fun with their friends.

The Incarnate Promise

The opportunity we are able to offer to backers through KickStarter is a Limited Collector’s Edition version of the game of the highest quality. This version will only be available through this KickStarter campaign. The level of quality and production value that we bring in this KickStarter exclusive edition includes high quality cards, gold and silver metallic FX on the board, box and printed materials, highly detailed miniatures, custom gemstones and bloodstones, a specially debossed Omega Stone, and custom, removable organizer card/gemstone trays to keep everything tidy and accessible. There are even Crown Rings used as level counters called "Golden Rounds."

In short, we don’t compromise on any aspect of our products – that is the Incarnate Promise.

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Risks and challenges

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RISKS AND CHALLENGES

Every KickStarter project is faced with numerous risks and challenges, especially as it pertains to having accurate timing for complex products containing multiple components.

With this project, the Ascended Kings® game design and all base game and graphic novel artwork is already complete, and we are already in pre-production with Liya International. We fully expect to be shipping in May 2017 - however, the exact timing is impossible to predict. There are sometimes unpredictable challenges in terms of timing when producing anything in China, the most common are production delays, shipping delays and/or customs delays. The global logistics involved with shipping may also cause some regions to receive their pledges sooner than others.

We believe that an open flow of communication between us and the backer community is vital. Once the project is successfully funded we will deliver regular updates on progress via Kickstarter as well as in our news section at AscendedKings.com. We will do our best to keep our backers as up to date as possible!

Our team has planned and prepared for a successful KickStarter and smooth production, of course if for some unforeseen reason the game or component cannot be delivered, we will refund your pledge.
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REFUND POLICY

After the campaign is completed, we would be able to refund you within 14 days, with fees included. We cannot get payment processing fees back from KickStarter after 14 days, so any refunds after this timeframe would have to be returned minus those fees. Keep in mind, however, that if we have already begun to package your pledge for shipping/fulfillment (4 -6 weeks before actual shipping date), no refunds are possible. As mentioned previously, if for some unforeseen reason the game or a component cannot be delivered, we will refund your pledge completely – including fees.

The refunds within the 14 day time period after the campaign is completed are reversed via Stripe to your credit card. Any refunds occurring after the 14 day time period after the campaign is completed may be processed via Paypal or reversed via Stripe to your credit card at our discretion.

This project is being funded in USD and any refunds processed will be in USD for the exact amount received in USD, excluding any applicable fees depending on the time of the refund being processed.
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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

You must confirm your pledge and shipping details through BackerKit. If you do not confirm your pledge and shipping details from the notification email sent to you via BackerKit by the deadline (4 - 6 weeks before shipping), it will be treated as abandoned. If this occurs, we will look at each instance on a case by case basis in order to do our best to satisfy each and every backer.

You agree that when you pledge to this KickStarter that we are responsible to you for fulfilling your order and shipment as is determined by you in the BackerKit pledge management system. You agree that you are responsible for any import and/or further duties that may be required to be done or paid to applicable tax authorities. You agree that you are liable for incorrect shipping details and we cannot be responsible for your pledge fulfillment being unable to be delivered or becoming lost in transit due to incorrect shipping information. We do not ship to PO Boxes.

If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions please do not pledge on this Kickstarter project and wait for the global general release of the standard edition.

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    You're a Gem!

    Welcome to Empyrnea.
    May the light of Ylem be with you!

    In addition to regular updates, you also receive:
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