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Last year Indie Boards and Cards Cards & Action Phase Games released the exciting co-op deckbuilder Aeon’s End. This year we are excited to expand the Aeon’s End universe with a standalone game compatible with the existing world. If you aren’t familiar with Aeon’s End, you can check out the BGG page, watch The Dice Tower review where it was given the Seal of Excellence or the "Watch It Played" video tutorial.
Gravehold remains the last bastion of The World That Was. As the otherworldly incursions from the creatures known only as The Nameless intensify, a cadre of strange survivors emerge from the void itself. Will they be Gravehold's salvation or its undoing?
War Eternal is a standalone game compatible with the hit cooperative deck building game Aeon's End. Players will struggle to defend Gravehold from The Nameless and their hordes using unique abilities, powerful spells, and an all new cast of dynamic characters. Featuring 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, War Eternal can be played alone or combined with other Aeon's End content for a game experience like no other.
Click here to read Aeon's End designer, Kevin Riley explain the new LINK mechanic.
Man vs Meeple's review and developer interview:
Rahdo Runs Through review:
Bower's Game Corner: Aeon's End: War Eternal Review:
Two Bats Aeon's End: War Eternal Review:
Backers that would like to further enhance their game play experience can add $20 to the pledge level of their choosing to receive the Accessory Pack.
The Accessory pack includes:
- 124 Player cards - enough cards to have a unique set of starter cards for each mage included in War Eternal, Aeons End, and all the expansions/stretch goals for these two projects.
- 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 Translucent Power tokens - "Gems" used to track Player abilities.
- 10 Translucent Nemesis tokens - "Gems" used to track Nemesis abilities.
These accessories make the game easier to store, set-up and play, and even more visually appealing.
With the new graphic design of Aeon's End, we are offering updated player cards, nemesis cards, and player mats to backers who already own the original release. We are not changing card backs, so those who prefer to not update their cards may continue to enjoy their existing games and expansions with new expansion materials across the different editions without using the Update Pack.
If you backed or preordered Aeon’s End directly, and you back War Eternal: You will automatically be sent the Update Pack (for Aeon’s End, Depths & Nameless) with your War Eternal rewards for no extra charge.
If you back War Eternal, and you purchased Aeon’s End, Depths and/or Nameless elsewhere: You will be able to get the Update Pack for what you’ve already purchased by adding $10 to your pledge amount (includes shipping costs worldwide). We will require photographic proof of purchase (a picture of your Kickstarter username on post-it note attached to the game box and/or nemesis mats). Your Update Pack will include cards and Player Mats for Aeon’s End and the expansions you’ve purchased.
A limited number of Update Packs will also be available directly from Indie Boards and Cards in the late fall of 2017. Those update packs will be $10 plus shipping & handling, and will require photographic proof of purchase.
This player mat isn’t necessary – but it is very functional! If you want the player mat sent with your rewards, add $25 to your pledge. You can add more than one copy.
New Games from Indie Boards and Cards
In addition to War Eternal, we are planning on releasing two new games at GenCon this year. Both of these games are in a similar vein as Coup; light, fun, high player interaction, and definitely more strategy to them than is apparent on the first play.
Pirate 21, by Jeremy Commandeur & Franklin Kenter, is a trash talking, special power using, and deductive (but no bluffing) variation of 21 for 2 to 6 players. It’s a game that we first played at BGG Con in 2015 and have been tweaking it since then. If you want Pirate 21, add $10 to your pledge amount. You can add more than one copy.
Witching Hour, by first time designer Bruce Baskir, is a very clever hand management game for 2 to 5 players that we first played at Geekway 2016 and have been playing and thinking about it ever since. If you want Witching Hour, add $10 to your pledge amount. You can add more than one copy.
Extra copies of rewards
We know that some backers want more than one copy of a reward level. To do this, you will need to 1) pledge at the highest level from which you want the rewards, and 2) add to your pledge amount based on the chart below. The numbers in the two leftmost columns in chart below are inclusive of shipping (ie, you don’t have to add shipping cost for each item, just the first which Kickstarter does automatically).
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, April 20th. 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 (see details below to help) and won’t get an immediate confirmation of what you have added. This has to be done before the project ends (10pm pacific, Thursday April 20th). We will get all the details we need from you when we send the project surveys out, that will be done the week of April 24th (we need to get the information quickly in order to send the right number of games and add-ons to their fulfillment centers).
Example 1 – US backer wants Enlightened Exile ($65), Accessory Pack, Update Pack & Witching Hour:
Select the $65 pledge level and change the pledge amount to $109 - $65 pledge level, $20 Accessory Pack, $10 Update Pack, $14 Witching Hour. Note the Update Pack will require a photographic proof of purchase, see the FAQ for more details.
Example 2 – Canadian Backer wants Voidwalker ($130), two Enlighted Exile ($65) and 3 player mats:
Select the $130 pledge level and change the pledge amount to $340 - $130 pledge level, $15 shipping, 2x$60 add-on Enlighted Exile (from chart above) and 3x $25 Player Mats.
Note – Add-ons are only available at the $65 and higher pledge reward levels. Add-ons are not available on the $1 or no reward levels.
Note that anything marked with these symbols are:
Promo - an item that Kickstarter backers (and those signed up to get rewards at Gen Con & Essen) will get in their rewards, and will not be included in the retail edition of Aeon's End: War Eternal or The Void Expansion. These items may be released at a future date as promotional materials and/or game expansions.
Kickstarter Exclusive - an exclusive item for Kickstarter backers (and those signed up to get rewards at Gen Con & Essen), with remaining stock available through conventions and special promotions only.
- Aeon’s End: War Eternal is the 36th project from the combined teams behind Indie Boards and Cards & Action Phase Games. With the successful execution of our first 35 projects, we have become experienced publishers with a reputation for great games (in design and production) that are delivered in a timely fashion.
- Aeon’s End: War Eternal was designed by the talented Kevin Riley. This game has undergone extensive testing and development to ensure the best possible experience. We are confident that this game will be in your collection for years to come.
- The original base game Aeon's End received The Dice Tower Seal of Excellence
- 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.
Kickstarter is the world's largest funding platform for creative projects. Every month, tens of thousands of people pledge millions of dollars to creative projects in dozens of categories.
A person who supports a project is called a "backer." The process of giving money to this project is called a "pledge."
In return for your pledge, we (the creators of the campaign) are able to offer "rewards," depending on the amount you pledge. For example, if you pledge $65 to help back the project, we'll offer you a copy of the game along with any stretch goals we achieve as soon as it is manufactured.
You can become a backer in just three easy steps:
- Step 1: Read through the pledge levels and rewards we're offering in the right sidebar of this page.
- Step 2: Click the large, green "BACK THIS PROJECT" button to the right of the trailer video at the top of this page.
- Step 3: Enter your pledge amount, and complete the steps for filling in your information. This process takes just a few seconds! That's it! It's really that simple! Thank you for backing!
Once you've backed this project, we encourage you to share this page on social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter, and share with your friends and family. Also, be sure to like Indie Boards and Cards on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for real-time updates about this project and more!
SURVIVOR: (Pledge $1 or more) Your continued support will help Gravehold to endure. (NOTE: this reward level is not eligible to receive the Update Pack, nor the Accessory Pack).
ENLIGHTENED EXILE: (Pledge $65 or more) One copy of War Eternal and The Void expansion with all stretch goals. Backers of the Aeon's End 2016 Kickstarter will also receive the Update Pack. Others can add $10 to receive the Update Pack. All backers can add $20 to receive the Accessory Pack. For additional copies in the US and international, check our rates below.
HENGE MYSTIC: (Pledge $80 or more) One copy of War Eternal and The Void expansion with all stretch goals, and one expansion for Aeon's End, either The Depths or The Nameless. All of this content will feature the new graphic update.
Backers of the Aeon's End 2016 Kickstarter will also receive the Update Pack. Others can add $10 to receive the Update Pack. All backers can add $20 to receive the Accessory Pack. Shipping included in the US. Other shipping pledge rates based on location. For additional copies in the US and international, check our rates below.
ELDER: (Pledge $95 or more) One copy of Aeon's End: War Eternal and The Void, The Depths and The Nameless expansions with all stretch goals. All of this content will feature the new graphic update.
Backers at this level can add $10 to receive the Update Pack. All backers can add $20 to receive the Accessory Pack. Shipping included in the US. Shipping included in the US. Other shipping pledge rates based on location. For additional copies in the US and international, check our rates below.
VOIDWALKER: (Pledge $130 or more) One copy of Aeon's End, The Depths, The Nameless, Aeon's End: War Eternal, and The Void with all stretch goals. All of this content will feature the new graphic update. Add $20 to receive the Accessory Pack. 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 Aeon’s End: War Eternal available at Gen Con. While our current production schedule looks like Kickstarter rewards will ship out before Gen Con, it may be the case that we have games at Gen Con before the Kickstarter backer copies are sent. It may also be the case that we are unable to get games to Gen Con 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 want Gen Con or Essen pickup – DO NOT PLEDGE FOR THIS PROJECT – all you have to do is sign up for our Gen Con email list by giving an email address here or the Essen email list by giving an email address here. Shortly before each event, we will ask you what you would like to reserve for Thursday pickup (NOTE: we cannot handle prepaid reservations or hold items past Thursday).
All the stretch goals will be available in the games we bring to Gen Con and Essen – your support is very valuable to Indie Boards and Cards & Action Phase Games and we look forward to seeing you again this year with lots of great new games.
Risks and challenges
This is the 36th 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 Eternal 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.
The component quality of Aeon's End was lacking in a couple of places. We are working hand-in-hand with the factory to make sure that these issues are addressed. We've expressed concern with them that the cards must be aligned better, the dials must be tighter, and some of the components must be thicker. We are confident we will be able to deliver a final product for War Eternal that is more in line with our, and your, expectations.
We can refund you within 14 days of the campaign’s end, fees included. After that, we have a policy of no questions asked, though that’s minus 20% for Kickstarter and payment processing fees (which we can’t get back from them after 14 days). However, if we’ve begun packaging your pledge for shipment (usually 4 to 6 weeks before the actual shipping date), no refunds are possible. If a component cannot be delivered AT ALL, we refund that completely, including fees.
All refunds after the 14 days close of the campaign may be processed via PayPal or reversed via Stripe to your credit card at our discretion. Refunds within 14 days are reversed via Stripe to your credit card.
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.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
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