“You are not breach mages yet,” Brama lectures as she paces down the line of students, her frail form belying her immense power. “Breach mages have protected us since the beginning — since the burning of the world and our pilgrimage into the dark. It was they who founded Gravehold, our last bastion, and if you wish to stand beside these living legends, you must listen and learn. The Nameless shall come again, as they always have, and you will need to be ready. You are the hope of our future.”
As a young apprentice, you grew up to stories of the breach mages. Brama, the teacher, wisest of the mages. Dezmodia, the prodigy, master of great magic. Mist, the stoic leader and tactical genius. Malastar, the magical craftsman. Rebellious, powerful, and reckless perfectly sum up Xaxos. These mages are your heroes and tomorrow, after your ordeal, you will join their ranks.
“Each of you must overcome your ordeal to learn discipline and focus, the tools you will need to defend Gravehold." Brama continues. "We are nothing without Gravehold. To be a breach mage is to sacrifice your life for Gravehold. When you die, it will be in defense of our city. Once you understand this universal truth...only then will you be ready to become a breach mage.”
In 2016, Action Phase Games released the critically acclaimed, cooperative deck-building game, Aeon’s End. Last year Indie Boards and Cards & Action Phase Games released the exciting standalone/expansion Aeon’s End: War Eternal. This year we are excited to grow the universe with Aeon's End Legacy, a standalone game that also expands all previous Aeon's End content.
Aeon's End: Legacy is a full "campaign", where you'll build your character over multiple "chapters," fighting increasingly powerful nemeses to defend Gravehold, the last bastion of humanity. At the end of each game, you will choose new upgrades for your character and more powerful player cards to add to the market. At the end of the campaign, you'll have unique characters, new nemeses, new player cards, and new basic nemesis cards that you can play with indefinitely and/or play with all the other Aeon's End content released. If you would like to play the campaign again, we also offer a Reset Pack as an add-on.
Aeon’s End: Legacy is a cooperative deckbuilding game for 1-4 players that plays in 60 minutes per chapter (game). Players will struggle to defend Gravehold from The Nameless and their hordes using unique abilities, powerful spells, and the help of familiar characters.
Aeon's End: Legacy uses the same critically acclaimed deck-building system made in Aeon's End. This core features a number of innovative mechanisms, including a variable turn order system that simulates the chaos of an attack and deck management rules that require careful planning.
If you aren’t familiar with Aeon’s End, you can check out the BGG page or watch The Dice Tower review, which gave Aeon's End their Seal of Excellence (and note that we've significantly updated all the graphics & components - so everything you can get from this project is re-formatted with the 2nd Edition look and feel).
For more information on Aeon's End: Legacy, we encourage you to view the video below, or read our draft rulebook here.
- Daily Worker Placement - Aeon's End: Legacy Preview
- BGG: Cold hard facts - A mostly informative Aeon's End: Legacy review from a playtester. [Spoiler-free]
- BGG: Playtester Review of Aeon's End: Legacy
- BGG: Aeon's End now explores the world of Legacy, is it done well?
Note that anything marked with these symbols are:
Promo - An item that Kickstarter backers will get in their rewards, and will not be included in the retail edition of Aeon's End: Legacy. These items may be released at a future date as promotional materials and/or game expansions.
Kickstarter Exclusive - An exclusive item for Kickstarter backers with remaining stock available through conventions and special promotions only.
The Reset Pack provides all of the cards, mats, sticker sheets, and tokens that players will need to reset the game so that they can play through the campaign again. Unlike some other legacy games with reset packs, a copy of Aeon’s End: Legacy can be reset any number of times. One Reset Pack will be needed each time the game is reset. Add $25 for each copy of the the Reset Pack you would like to receive.
Add $20 for the Accessory Pack to further enhance gameplay experience.
The Accessory Pack includes:
- 124 Player cards - enough cards to have a unique set of starter cards for each mage included in War Eternal, Aeon’s End and all the expansions.
- 24 Player Dividers - Dividers for each Mage's starting deck.
- 10 Translucent d10s - Life Counters for each Mage, and extras for Minions.
- 24 Translucent Charge tokens - "Gems" used to track charges on Player mats.
- 12 Plastic Power tokens - "Gems" used to track Nemesis Power cards.
- 10 Plastic Nemesis tokens - "Gems" used to track Nemesis abilities.
These accessories make the game easier to store, set-up, and play, on top of making the game even more visually appealing.
We have designed a new playmat for this Kickstarter. While it isn’t necessary, the playmat, produced by Gamermats, is a high quality neoprene mat that helps organize the game and adds table presence. Add $25 to your pledge for each playmat you want.
We know that some backers want more than one copy of a reward level. To do this, you will need to do the following:
1) Pledge at the highest level from which you want the rewards.
2) Add to your pledge amount based on the add-on chart (ie, you don’t have to add shipping cost for each item, just the first item. Kickstarter does automatically).
- You are in the US and want two copies of Aeon's End: Legacy - Pledge $125 ($65 + $60) at the Adept ($65) pledge level.
- You are in Canada and want two copies of Aeon's End: Legacy and one copy of the Aeon's End bundle - Pledge $210 ($130 + $60 + $20 shipping) at the Prodigy ($130) pledge level.
- You are in Australia and want two copies of Aeon’s End: Legacy, two copies of Aeon’s End bundle and two copies of War Eternal bundle – Pledge $470 ($195 + $70 + $70 + $70 + $65 Shipping) at the Breach Master ($195) pledge level.
The Update Pack is only for those that have a 1st edition copy of Aeon’s End, The Depths, and/or The Nameless and would like to get cards with the new graphic design from 2017. This pack contains all of the cards and playmats from those games with the updated graphic design from the second edition.
Add $10 for the Update Pack.
There are limited quantities available of the Update Pack.
Proof of purchase (a photo of your games) will be required for this add-on.
- The 1st Edition of Aeon’s End was sold in 2016, if you bought Aeon’s End, Nameless or Depths in 2017 and/or our last kickstarter project, you already have the latest graphic design and don’t need this Update Pack.
- There are no new game play features in this add-on.
- The Update Packs are not required even if you have the 1st Edition of the game. The card backs remained the same between editions and can be combined without affecting game play.
- Aeon’s End: Legacy, War Eternal, Void and Outer Dark and the 2nd Editions (currently being sold) or Aeon’s End, Nameless and Depths all have the updated graphic design.
It is important that everyone knows that we are not using a pledge manager. That means you’ll have to add to your pledge amount for all the add-ons that you want, before the project is completed at 10pm pacific, March 15th. To change you pledge amount, click the “Manage your Pledge” button on the top of this page.
Then, click “Change your Pledge”, enter the new pledge amount and click “Continue”. The tricky part is that you’ll need to calculate the total pledge amount on your own and won’t get an immediate confirmation of what you have added. This has to be done before the project ends (10pm pacific, Thursday, March 15th). We will get all the details we need from you when we send the project surveys out, that will be done the week of March 19th (we need to get the information quickly in order to send the right number of games and add-ons to their fulfillment centers).
- Aeon’s End: Legacy is the 41st project from the combined teams behind Indie Boards and Cards & Action Phase Games. With the successful execution of our first 40 projects, we have become experienced publishers with a reputation for great games that are delivered in a timely fashion.
- The previous Aeon’s End games have been very well received, with over 3000 ratings with an average of 8.1 and higher on boardgamegeek.com. Aeon’s End is the 216th ranked game on that website out of over 20,000 games.
- Aeon’s End: Legacy was designed by the talented Kevin Riley and Nick Little, the same team that designed the previous games in the series. This game has been blind tested by hundreds of people, in addition to being extensively tested in-house, ensuring that every part of the game is of the best possible quality. We are confident that this game will be in your collection for years to come.
- Aeon’s End: Legacy builds on the existing Aeon’s End universe by introducing a rich and engaging narrative experience. It allows players to make meaningful choices during and after every game that will impact the rest of the campaign.
- The main plot line of Aeon’s End: Legacy involves the players developing from apprentice mages to full-fledged breach mages. Players will make meaningful choices about how their character develops after each game. There are over 500,000 different possible character configurations. At the end of the campaign, you will be able to use the mage you have built to fight the nemeses from other Aeon’s End games.
- At the end of each chapter, not only will players upgrade their mage, they will also gain access to new and more powerful market cards which will allow them to advance and adapt their strategy.
- Aeon’s End: Legacy is the first legacy deckbuilder. Since Aeon’s End does not use a traditional gameboard, many innovative legacy-based mechanics were created by the design team to recreate all of the aspects that people love about legacy games.
- Unlike other legacy games, once the campaign is finished you can replay individual scenarios and nemeses as many times as you would like. Additionally, over 80% of the content is compatible with other Aeon’s End games. That amount of compatible content is roughly equal to the amount of content provided in Aeon’s End and The Depths combined.
- All of the art assets are complete and ready for immediate upload after the project funds.
- Prices include US shipping. This project is also EU & Canadian friendly.
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- ADEPT: (Pledge $65 or more) One copy of Aeon’s End: Legacy with all of the stretch goals, including the Buried Secrets expansion. Shipping included in the US. Other shipping pledge rates based on location. For additional copies in the US and international, check our rates below.
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- BREACH MASTER: (Pledge $195 or more) One copy Aeon’s End: Legacy, Aeon's End, The Depths, The Nameless, Aeon's End: War Eternal, The Void, and The Outer Dark with all stretch goals, including the Buried Secrets expansion. This is all of the Aeon’s End retail products. Shipping included in the US. Other shipping pledge rates based on location. For additional copies in the US and international, check our rates below.
Our plan is to have a limited number of Aeon’s End: Legacy available at Essen with all the stretch goals from this project. We will not be taking reservations as in years past, everything will be first come, first served at Essen. If you would like to get the rewards from this project, we suggest you back through kickstarter!
While our current production schedule looks like Kickstarter rewards will ship out well before Essen, it may be the case that we have games at Essen before the Kickstarter backer copies are sent. It may also be the case that we are unable to get games to Essen in time. I wish we were able to absolutely guarantee results, but we simply know that we can't make such commitments when so many other parties are involved in the process.
If you still want to try Essen pickup – DO NOT PLEDGE FOR THIS PROJECT.
Risks and challenges
This is the 41st Kickstarter project from the combined teams behind Indie Boards and Cards & Action Phase Games. We have learned how to streamline the game publishing process and have successfully delivered all of our previous Kickstarter projects to thousands of supporters. Our previous experiences will enable us to also deliver this project on time and we have every confidence that Aeon’s End: War Legacy will be on schedule and of the highest possible quality.
That said, there are always complexities and considerations in a project of this scope that may cause delays. Indie Boards and Cards & Action Phase Games will use contract manufacturing to make this game, freight forwarders to get games through customs, and 3rd parties like Amazon, the US Post Office, and FEDEX to ship the games to you – we don't control everything and there are lots of opportunities for delay. We have a track record of making everything work out for backers in the end – so please be confident and supportive of our efforts to get this great game into your hands.
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