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This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by .
About this project
This Kickstarter is to fund the production of a brand new rulebook and 2-Player Starter Box of the new version of Carnevale. Featuring high quality 28mm resin miniatures, the Guild & Rashaar battle for supremacy in Venice. We want to make this the best possible experience for new & returning Carnevale players alike.
The Starter Box contains everything you need to play:
- 8 Guild characters - Capodecina, Gondoliere, 2 Fishermen, and 4 Citizens of Venice
- 7 Rashaar characters - Magi, Radru & 2 Ugdru-Rashaar, & 3 Slaves
- Rulebook & Campaign guide
- 12 dice
- 8 pre-cut cardboard buildings & 9 card street tiles
- Card tokens, templates, & range ruler
Set in 1790's Venice. Safe from the effects of the Rent in the Sky that tore Italy in half, Venice is now a hot-spot of magical activity. Strange creatures rise from the canals, the ruling class play violent games with lesser men, & the population of Venice try to survive. All vie for power in the street fights that take place in the dark of the night.
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Our entry level pledge containing a Faction Box, rulebook & KS exclusive Mask Maker.
The 2-Player Starter Box & exclusive Mask Maker. Everything you need to start playing with a friend.
The Capodecina pledge level is the perfect choice for those looking to delve a little deeper into the world of Carnevale, at a great price!
Included is the 2-Player Starter Box with the Starter Booster of 8 additional single-piece miniatures, two Bundle Add-ons of your choice to expand your factions (or start new ones!), Kickstarter Exclusive art book and Artist miniature, Mask Maker, Gifts of the Harbinger box, and enough Cobblestone bases to base all your miniatures!
Our recommended pledge level is for the most noble of backers!
This pledge includes everything from the Capodecina pledge, but also includes your selection of expansions. Pick two Faction Boxes to either reinforce your Guild and Rashaar or delve into a new faction, and then support them with two out of any of the Kickstarter Bundles (either A or B) to further increase your gang's numbers! And of course enough Cobblestone bases to base them all!
In addition, this pledge includes Venetian Bundles B, C, and D, which will provide you with enough MDF scenery to fill a 3' x 3' board for your games, and a whole pack of resin accessories to further enhance your canals! Also 4 Venetian bridges, a dice tower & an additional rule book, so this pledge is perfect for splitting with a friend!
The Prince of Thieves pledge level literally contains everything we're making. I mean, look at that picture. We couldn't even fit all the terrain on there!
You'll get the 2-Player Starter Box, every single Add-on (including every faction T-shirt), every Kickstarter Exclusive item, and even an extra Mask Maker exclusive miniature thrown in for good measure! We've also added SIX extra rulebooks to this pledge level! You've got seven factions, so now you've got seven rulebooks to split the pledge with your friends.
Our Merchant pledge level is specially for retailers. It contains 7 of the 2-Player Starter Boxes, and 7 of the Kickstarter Exclusive Mask Makers. If you'd like more information on this, please contact us!
Choose any number of Add-ons below! Simply add the £ listed to your pledge level.
The Mask Maker is a strange figure, his expertise heightened by The Rent. His magical powers spill over into his creations, and those that wear his carnival masks find themselves gaining strange powers. However, he knows not to keep a single mask on too long, lest its persona take over his own.
All the information you need to delve into the world of Venice, including detailed background, stories, full rules, campaigns, a miniatures gallery, & a quick reference section. This full colour book is brought to life with beautiful art depicting a shattered world where Venetians are desperately trying to hold their lives together. Available in 2 languages: English & Spanish.
Our reborn world of Carnevale is brought to life with dozens of illustrations by a whole team of artists. We thought that the best way to fully appreciate it is to produce an entire book to showcase it! The book contains sketches, concept art, and final pieces in full detail.
Also included is an exclusive miniature. The Painter has found her world irrevocably changed by the Rent. Her paintings become flesh, bringing life to all of her twisted creations. Art becomes life as she paints what she sees to protect her and spite others.
Cast in translucent purple resin, these limited miniatures beautifully capture the swirling maelstrom of magical energy that this fearsome Gifted is made of of. We're limiting this miniature to 250 copies, and they will come numbered. These are limited to one per backer, and may have slight variation in their colours.
If any of these remain after the Kickstarter, the only way to pick them up will be by attending events and buying one from us on the day. On the chance that more than 250 backers want one of these collectors' pieces, we will increase the amount made to fulfil those orders, &d then never make any more!
This limited edition miniature is coiled around a statue.
We're limiting this miniature to 250 numbered copies, one per backer. If any of these remain after the Kickstarter, the only way to pick them up will be by attending events and buying one from us on the day. On the chance that more than 250 backers want one of these collectors' pieces, we will increase the amount made to fulfil those orders, and then never make any more!
Show your support for Carnevale with our exclusive Backer T-shirt. When you meet us at events wearing these shirts you will receive free high-fives!
Or choose from any one of seven designs of Faction T-shirt to show your allegiance! Whether you stand side by side with members of The Guild, want to perform experiments with The Doctors, or show off your magical powers with the other Gifted, these are for you! We can't guarantee high-fives when attending events from everyone, but if you see me and are wearing a Patricians T-shirt, I'll give you one!
T-shirts available in S-XXXXL.
8 one-piece miniatures to boost the factions in the 2-Player Starter Box.
Since the Rent opened The Guild have been working to protect the working people of Venice. Previously the shadowy members of the Thieves Guild, they have opened their doors to keep the citizenry safe. Of course, this protection comes at a price, and those that don't pay it... well there are lots of disappearances in Venice, who's going to miss one more person?
The Guild work to overwhelm their enemies with numbers, using multiple citizens to support their specialists, and led to battle by the enigmatic and acrobatic Capodecina. The Guild need to work together to protect themselves, striking in numbers to defeat any foe.
The Guild's Faction Box contains a dizzingly fast Capodecina to lead your gang, a deadly Barber, a Butcher to hold the line, and two Citizens.
The Guild Bundle A contains some of the more esoteric members of the faction.
A King Pulcinella leads his Pulcinella and Ostrich Riding Pulcinella. These citizens have decided to eschew all responsibility and focus solely on causing havoc. A Madame takes to the streets to protect her two Harlots, both male and female. These characters support your warriors and are demure enough that the opponent will never see the short knife coming when they turn their backs.
The Guild Bundle B gives you more tactical options than ever!
The Bundle is lead by a Prince of Thieves, offering some sneaky support to your gang. He's backed up by a Baroni, who is a pistolier with no equal. A Dog Keeper with two Dogs, a Recruiter to bolster your Citizens, a Gondolier and a swift Pilferer complete this set.
The Guild stole a shipment of magical artefacts, and within they found these lamps. The lamps exude an other-worldly energy that seems to counteract the effects of the Rent, cancelling out magic wherever they shine. The Black Lamps take them to battle to protect their fellow Guild-members.
The Rialto Assassin is even more shadowy than The Guild themselves. He (they?) didn't originally get along with The Guild, but has since reached a mutually beneficial shaky truce.
Baba-Yaga's origins are a mystery. People say that she has been living in Venice for centuries. A blood sacrifice is required to summon her to battle, and The Guild don't undertake that pact lightly. But times must, and her magical expertise is unsurpassed, meaning that her cauldron is often overflowing crimson.
It's a good bet to say that if there is a monster roaming the streets at night, it will be one of the many creatures of the Rashaar. Summoned by a Magi-Rashaar or members of the Cult of Dagon, the Ugdru, Radru, and Agláope all consume and consort with the cult's members, becoming stronger or transforming cultists into new monstrous hybrids.
The Rashaar are a faction heavily invested in both magic and monsters, with the most mages and the toughest characters in the game, the Rashaar have a multitude of play styles.
The Faction Box of the Rashaar contains the powerful Magi-Rashaar to cast magic into battle. He's supported by a hulking Ugdru, the alluring and magical Agláope, and two Slaves to get in the way or become food!
Rashaar Bundle A introduces the Cult of Dagon. Lead by The Voice of Dagon, the two Officiants and joined by an Agláope showing her true form. The four of them accompany a Kaceros-Rashaar, a dangerous and vile creature summoned forth by the Rent.
The Rashaar Bundle B contains a whole host of monsters and dregs of society. A Priest of Dagon joins forces with a majestic but deadly Siren, leading two Advanced Hybrids, a Hybrid, and a Hybrid Gondolier. Finally they are all joined by the colossal Radru-Rashaar, a monster as deadly to its opponents as it is to any Slaves in the gang, as it can eat them whole to regain its stamina!
The Flame That Burns Underwater is a mystic creature, emerging from the depths to terrify her quarry and drag them back to from whence she came.
The Karcharos is the ultimate predator, combining the cunning and bloodthirsty nature of a deep sea creature with legs to fully traverse the ground of Venice. Don't be caught by one in an alley!
We said that the Rashaar had the biggest monsters, and we weren't lying! The Morgraur towers over men and buildings alike, bursting forth from the depths of the canals of Venice to feast upon hapless citizens.
Doctors of the Ospedale
Originally built as a mental institution, the Ospedale dei mente Santa Maria dei Senzatetto now serves a much more sinister purpose. Using the insane to power their magics and technologies, The Doctors quickly burn out the minds of their unfortunate charges, necessitating the need to stalk the streets and bring in the homeless and needy to the dark and bloody dungeons of the Ospedale.
The Doctors make heavy use of special attacks and abilities, channelling the power from their madmen to boost them. With lots of specialists the Doctors are able to tailor their gang to deal with almost any threat, just as long as they keep their madmen alive.
The Doctors Faction Box contains a vile Plague Doctor, out to do nefarious experiments on the people of Venice. He is joined by a Doctor of the Arsenal, who using stored magic potential to power his spirit cannon. Finally a Warden keeps the two Madmen in check, so that the Doctors can siphon their magical energy for themselves.
The Doctors Bundle A contains a Doctor of the Mind, performing his experiments with the help of a Nurse. The Unleashed Madman is the result of the experiments, and a Warden is there to keep them in check. The Doctor of Beasts forces a Winged Ape to traverse the streets, bringing pain to the citizens of Venice.
Wealth, power, arrogance. Few words describe the patricians more, the ruling class of Venice spend their days gambling and attending parties. By night the nobles roam the streets looking for a fight, flanked by other nobles and their attendants. The patricians only care about a good time. If that involves killing unfortunate citizens on the street in the dead of night, so be it.
The Patricians are an expensive faction, but get what they pay for. Each character is individually strong, and more of their characters are able to pick the weapons they are equipped with than any other faction. With more possibilities of ranged weapons you can play to the Patrician's defensive strengths.
A Noble leads his gang into battle. His followers include two Barnaboti - nobles in everything but name - his stalwart Butler, and a fierce Maid.
The Patricians play out a constant carnival, but use their wealth to buy off the city to continue their perverse pleasures. Patricians Bundle A sees them recruit a City Guard Commander, Guard Captain, and three City Guard. The bundle also includes a Foreign Noble, Foreign Spy, and a greedy Merchant.
Patricians Bundle B contains all the support staff, friends, and characters a noble can surround themselves with. A Fencing Master trains the house, while a Butler, Maid, and two Courtesans help keep the noble happy. A White-Collar Thief has made her way into high society with her daring raids, while the Adventuring Noble has done so with his stories of far off lands and magic learned whilst there. Finally the Syphilitic Noble shows the hidden side of noble life.
Sun & Moon are two Patricians who have been affected by the Rent. They manifested magical powers but rather than renting out their services to the highest bidder with many other Gifted, they use their magics to show off in front of their other noble brethren. While flashy and mysterious, their powers are a welcome addition to many a noble's gang.
Originally the recipient of the Herald's knowledge, members of the Vatican transcribed many magics before having him assassinated. This would cause a great shift in the church as the assassination caused the great Rent in the Sky to appear over Italy, shattering the very land itself. After the destruction of Rome the Holy See needed a new pope, electing the very same man that had plotted the downfall of the Herald. The Pope now sends a delegation to Venice, to bring the light of God back to the city, as well as look for a copy of the book made from the knowledge of the Herald and the man that stole it.
Synergy is the key to the Vatican, using the right miracles and skills will ensure the dominance of the church. While each individual of the Vatican may not be the strongest, or the fastest, they form part of a whole and need to work together to being the light of God to Venice.
The Vatican Faction Box contains everything you need to get started with the Holy See. An Inquisitor leads two Priests to battle, accompanied by their Altarboy. The darker side of the new church also shows its head with the mighty form of an Executioner.
The Vatican Bundle A has eight fighters that show the varied nature of the church. An Exorcist and Inquisition Commissioner lead, supported by a Cross-bearing Deacon, and the healing hands of a Lacrimosa. A Prelates of the Flaming Sword and a Knight of Malta provide offensive capabilities, and two Martyrs show their devotion.
Domonique de Pierre de Bernis leads this envoy from the Vatican in France. He brings with him two Bishop Guards, two French Guard, and an Altar Boy. The Witch Hunters Felix Baumgartner and Thomas Thieme join them - whilst they might not be completely in line with The Vatican's thinking, they are reluctant allies in the madness of Venice.
The Summoner Priest calls for a mighty Golgotha from the very paving stones of Venice itself. A once-pure summoning ritual has become twisted by the vile nature of the city itself, warping into a bloodthirsty creature with a single purpose.
The Rent in the Sky awoke a man that should have been long dead, Vlad Tepes Dracula. Gathering his strength and what Strigoi he could muster, he learned of the Rent and knew that beyond it he could sate his eternal thirst. Slaughtering his way to Venice Dracula regained the aid of the Romani people as well as brought the curse of the Varcolac back into the world. Gaining new allies in Venice the Strigoi are not a force to be trifled with.
The Strigoi rely on their powerful vampires to do the heavy lifting, while the mortal elements of a Strigoi force are there to support their vampire masters. With more unique characters than other factions the Strigoi need to be careful to protect their more expensive characters and get the most use out of them.
The Strigoi Faction Box contains a Noble Strigoi, fitting in with high society, a Strigoi, a bloodthirsty Newborn Strigoi, and two Servants.
Vlad Dracula is the most infamous Strigoi in the lands. In Strigoi Bundle A he's accompanied by his three Brides: Miriam, Ceres, and Cibele. The three have a collection of monsters with them: a Strigoi, an Aquatic Strigoi, a crazed Reaper, and a deadly and mobile Strige.
Strigoi Bundle B contains two of the ancient and frail Nosferatu, a perverse Strigoi Priest, and a Romani train. Two Romanis help the Stirgoi during the daytime, and are led by a Blood Crone, and supported by the fierce Varcolac.
The Gifted are a band of loners. They are from all walks of life, united by one thing: the Rent in the Sky. They got given strange powers during the event. Some see these as a blessing, and others see them as a constant reminder of those they've lost, and the world left behind. The powers given often have a bittersweet taste, manifesting as forms of their shattered psyches.
The Gifted aren't a faction in themselves, but can be taken alongside any other gang... for a price. They give powerful abilities to help your warriors or act as one-warrior armies, battering your opponents into oblivion.
Il Capitano, Il Dottore, Pantaleone, Colombina, and Brighella make up the Commedia dell'Arte, a troupe of actors who have been changed by the Rent in the Sky. As time goes on they sink more into the characters they once played on stage, becoming a twisted reflection of humanity.
Gifted Collection 1 contains a whole selection of the weird and wonderful beings that have been changed by the Rent. Fate and Justice are two sides of the same coin. Only one shows up at any time, but can become the other with but a second's glance away. Fadhila-bint-Dahab has learned to control her powers, able to push attackers away and protect her friends. The Duke is a most enigmatic of individuals. No one quite knows who he is or what he can do, but he has a twisted sense of justice and a code that he follows to the letter. Finally, the Aberration is a result of The Doctors' twisted arts. A man who was changed by the Rent and then experimented on, an otherworldly energy erupted forth from his body, mutating him forever.
Gifted Collection 2 contains some of the greatest heroes and most depraved monsters in Venice. Harlequin is so fast that he is almost impossible to hit in combat, which makes his upbeat personality even more frustrating to his foes. White Dove flies through the air, stopping opponents with her magical blasts. Divuorafuoco is a man turned mad, his puppet Burattino coming to life and enacting a bloody vengeance on the city. Finally, Black Spectre is what remains of a man that has passed through death itself. The Rent destroyed his family, estate, and the man he was, coming back from the other side to torment the survivors of the city.
Venetian Scenery Bundle A contains a whole set of card buildings and card playing tiles.
Venetian Scenery Bundle B contains 8 MDF buildings to replace the card ones in your 2-Player Starter Box.
Venetian Scenery Bundle C includes enough MDF board sections to make a full 3' x 3' Venetian table.
Venetian Scenery Bundle D has a whole host of resin accessories to take your Venetian tablescape to the next level. Included are pieces to upgrade your MDF buildings with pillars and plaques, crates for cover, an imposing lion statue, and a hugely impressive centrepiece in the shape of a fountain!
The Abandoned Venetian District bundle has 8 brand new MDF buildings, all of them dilapidated almost beyond repair, and 2 MDF bridges, both of which have seen better days! These are expertly detailed kits with removable floors and interiors.
The Venetian bridges set includes four stunning MDF bridges to cover the canals of your Venetian table.
Venice can be a crowded place, and finding an area to roll your dice can sometimes be tricky. So we made a dice tower out of a building!!
The Cobblestone bases Add-on has 11 detailed resin bases to add to your Carnevale miniatures. 8 30mm bases, 2 40mm bases, and a 50mm base.
Shipping is nice and easy, thanks to TTCombat's already established distribution network.
UK: Free shipping
EU: £5 shipping
Rest of the world: £10 shipping.
That's it! Put as many Add-ons as you like, because flat rate shipping is in!
Here at TTCombat we have lots of experience working within the hobby. We've been making & selling MDF scenery for several years, gaining a large following of people who love our affordable and quality products, praising our dedication to multiple gaming systems, and customer service.
Our previous Kickstarter RUMBLESLAM was very successful and has now released to retail, picking up many more players in the few months since its release, and shows no sign of slowing down!
We were fans of Carnevale long before we started working on it. It has been a dream come true to be able to shape the direction of this fan-favourite game.
Risks and challenges
TTCombat has successfully delivered Kickstarter projects which have shipped around the world. TTCombat is part of a growing team of more than 40 colleagues. We are also an established games company that design, manufacture and sell thousands of products. We are very experienced in the production and delivery of products.
We have limited the risk of delay by bringing much of the production in-house and we are passionate about producing a high quality game. We have also built strong relationships with companies to produce items we are unable to.
We are committed to providing total transparency with timely communication and updates during the campaign and production process.
Having in-house design and manufacturing teams means that we can make changes to improve the game and products for manufacture. This means that a lot of trouble is mitigated, but that some designs may change before shipping.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter