Ever After : Twisted Realm
Ever After is a Twisted Fantasy Themed Board Game. Players work on their quests while finding who are friends and foes on the journey.
Since we were young, we were told a tale of "The 3 Little Pigs" living in their houses, but one day they were attacked by the "Big Bad Wolf." The "Big Bad Wolf" blew away house by house until he ran out of breath at the mighty brick house. He then decided to climb the roof and jumped down the chimney, not knowing there was a boiling pot ready for him. He screamed and fled away. What happened to him after that? He might have been stalking the "Red Riding Hood," hiding in her grandmother's bed waiting to eat her for dinner. Yeah, eventually he died trying, but have you ever had doubt that both "Big Bad Wolfs" could have been the same one? 'Ever After' was conceived based on the premise that "fairy tales were told without names. So anyone might be anyone." The little lost "Red Riding Hood" could be the same girl who got lost in "Wonderland" or maybe Dorothy and Snow White might be the same person since they both were stalked by the "Wicked Queen." Both stories might have been told by different people, at different times. Stories change. Storytellers can add anything to the stories they tell. However, based on this theory, all fairy tales might be connected in some way we can't imagine.
Once upon a time, there was a land of legends and tales. Peace kept the land warm. Every day went by smoothly. Until one day, without any clues, the Red Queen started the war and dyed her land with the blood of townsfolk. Her rage was unprecedented. Defiance meant death. Those who suffered could only cry for mercy that was denied. In despair, the White Queen came forth to confront the Red Queen. However, it did not alleviate the war. In fact, it caused more tear than anyone could ever imagine.
From the deepest sorrow of her heart, the White Queen decided to do the most forbidden action. She decided to open the Pandora's Box. The box contained the power that could fulfill all desires. In the blink of an eye, the Red Queen's Army was wiped out of existence. Peace was restored to the land.
However, what lingered under the apparent tranquility was the shadow that gradually tainted people's hearts. Once the power of Pandora's Box was unleashed, the deepest desire of the White Queen also came true. She desired that everyone wishes should come true. Therefore, the shadow sought the people's deepest darkest desire. Those who could not resist the temptation fell into the pit of darkness and became evil.
Only a few of those who could resist the temptation of the box gathered up and formed a resistance, the Dawnguard. Hiding in the shadow, they struggled to live and survive in the land tainted to the core. They still stand even in the darkest hours. They still wish that someday they could bring the peace back to their beloved homeland. They still fight although almost all of them know in their hearts that this war is hopeless. The fate is in their hands. Will they succeed or will they fail? Will the world be tainted into the damnation or will they be able to live happily Ever After...?
Players play a role as a character from well-known tales.
At the start of the game, you will be dealt a hidden identity. It will determine who you are, who you fight for and what your hidden agenda is. You cannot reveal it to anyone, but you may tell anyone who you think you might be.
Decide who will be your partner and what mighty artifact you shall have.
Then you get to choose who shall fight along your side to accomplish your agenda as well as what powerful artifact you shall take with you. Pick wisely. It could save your life in your journey. Every character in Ever After may also be a character from another tale. As you journey through Ever After, you may unleash the hidden potential of your partner and change the course of the game.
The Dawnguard is risking their life to cleanse the tainted from the corrupted land ruled by the Eclipse.
After you choose your partner and mighty artifact, each faction's objective will be dealt randomly. Who knows it might be different or it might be the same one but the flavor of the game will be different every time you play.
You have friends and foes, but you don't know who they are.
You will know everyone's partner, but you never know who they truly are underneath. He/she might be your friend or your foe. So, pick wisely who you trust. Watch carefully what they do, listen to their rumor, or you will regret it later.
Evaluate the environment, craft your strategy and win!!
The game will take cause in a limited number of turns. Think wisely about what you will do. Find out who your friends and foes are. Evaluate the situation, execute your strategy and bring victory to your side! Be aware that everyone has their own hidden agenda. It might turn the tide of the game. The faster you know their identity, the faster you can interfere with their plan. Don't let them take the win you deserve.
There is no coincidence that fairy tales are somehow connected. Since that is not by chance, why should we let randomness dictate the gameplay? No dice means you will win the game with your own ability and strategy.
We have already published English subtitle in the Video.
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If you want to know the rules in text, you can download here
Sample play by TVmunk
Ark book contains artwork from this project in a single book. It does not include only the artwork within this board game. Ever After: Twisted Realm is the first series of Ever After, we are continuously developing other games within this world. So we give you all artwork developed up until the launching date.
Moreover, within this art book, we have exclusive add-on content for the board game. We call it the "Epilogue." The Epilogue contains end game story for all character separately. Each of the 16 characters will have six different ending, depending on how you play your game. Here are some samples of the Epilogue.
Ever After: Twisted Realm have some element of secret identity in the game. To determine who they are, you need to use deduction method. Within the box, we give you some table which will help you deduct. However, while we test the game, it seems that we need to take lots of note and eventually the paper ran out. Therefore, we are developing a mobile app which will help you make deductions. Also, since we already develop the app we also add a scoring feature to help your end game process as well as Live2D effect. This will be available on both Androids and IOS for FREE.
On rework, we want to miniaturize Ever After: Twisted Realm. However, due to cost, the game might not be suitable for everyone. Therefore, we offer an add-on solution for those who really love miniatures. It's still work-in-progress, but these are some of the miniatures we finalize. In the end, we will make all characters and boss miniatures. The characters miniatures will be approximately 50mm depending on the height of the characters. On the other hand, the boss miniatures will be bigger than 80mm depending on the height of the boss. You can just purchase only the one you like, or as a package, it's up to you.
- Character Miniature : $8 / miniature
- Boss Miniature: $10 / miniature
If you're interested in purchasing any of these optional buys, please just click the "Manage Your Pledge" button on the Ever After: Twisted Realm Kickstarter page and under pledge add the amount of the items you'd like to get. We'll sort out what your extra money is going towards after the campaign has closed and our Pledge Manager will contact you with 1 month after the campaign.
To learn about Retail Pledges, please contact us at email@example.com
We will ship your rewards via an international carrier. Depending on where in the world you are, the international carrier we use will be different to minimize the shipping cost as much as possible. Moreover, no matter how much stretch goals are unlocked, we will not charge you extras since you are already so kind to unlock so many goals for us. Following is a list of rough estimates for shipping a standard game package.
China / Hong Kong / Thailand - Free
Asia / USA/ Canada – $15
EU / Australia - $20
Rest of the world will be charged at $25*** The shipping cost may be cheaper in some sub–areas but we will never charge backers more than this rate. ***
We also cannot ship to PO Boxes domestically or internationally. Due to the size of each package, there is a risk of the package getting returned to us.
We are now EU & US shipping friendly! No more customs charge for every backer in those regions. For other backers in other regions, we do have plans to make this project Canada & Oceania. However, at this point, we do not have enough backer in those areas. When we have enough backers in those regions we will make the project friendly as well.
Risks and challenges
This maybe the first game we published through Kickstarter, XrossTales Studio is a fully functional game studio. We are very dedicated to doing what we do. Making top quality board games and digital games is a dream we all shared in XrossTales Studio.
From our experience in mass production from our other projects, Commandeer TCG, we learn that there are some vagaries regarding timing when it comes to anything produced in China. There may be delays from external uncontrollable causes such as production delays, shipping delays, and customs delays. So please bare in mind that the estimated delivery time, April 2018, is just only an estimate.
We’ll do our best to minimize this as much as possible, and we are always happy to refund pledges if for some reason the game can’t be delivered at all. Since the game is 90% complete and all arrangement have been made, we don’t believe this is the least bit likely.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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