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The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, April 27 2014 6:23 AM UTC +00:00
$4,098
pledged of $22,000pledged of $22,000 goal
84
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, April 27 2014 6:23 AM UTC +00:00

About

In Forces of Evil, you and your friends each take on the role of an evil overlord bent on overthrowing the kingdom from your underground lairs. You compete individually to build a dungeon, hoard treasure, and recruit minions to your cause (and try to keep them happy). However, The Forces of Good will rally against you and attack! You must successfully defeat these ambitious adventurers or they will ruin your plans! When the last hero falls, the most powerful Force of Evil will rule the land!

If you have ever played the classic computer game Dungeon Keeper, this is our attempt to bring that unique experience to the tabletop. It is also inspired by classic sword-and-sorcery role-playing games like Dungeons and Dragons. Check out the preview video to see what we mean!

Each box includes tokens with thematic artwork to represent heroes, minions, treasures, and more. The game board comes in four pieces each of which is decadently illustrated. Finally, 12 dice are also included.

Prototype pictured. All cards will have rounded corners.
Prototype pictured. All cards will have rounded corners.

Each of the over 80 cards is finely illustrated. The Cards of Light and Darkness have an evocative medieval woodcut style while dungeon and garrison cards are colorfully drawn.

Prototype pictured. Force of Evil cards are 5" x 3.5".
Prototype pictured. Force of Evil cards are 5" x 3.5".

The seven unique Forces of Evil are diabolically portrayed on extra big cards for players to enjoy.

Example tokens. Not to scale. Approximate diameter varies from 2-2.5 cm (3/4-1").
Example tokens. Not to scale. Approximate diameter varies from 2-2.5 cm (3/4-1").

Each copy of the game has more than 200 tokens for heroes, minions, treasure, and evil influence.

A comprehensive list of components can be found here on our website.

Please check out the rule book as well as the free preliminary print-and-play and see the game firsthand for yourself. Also check out our Treasure Valley Games YouTube channel for tutorials and fun-facts.

For an overview of how combat works, watch this video (no sound so safe for work!).

 Check out Undead Viking's overview video!

"Forces Of Evil from Treasure Valley Games is a game that appeals to a slightly darker side. Having had enough of the fanfare and glory of the heroes. Treasure Valley wants to exult those hard working fiends that have had the foresight, vision, and minions to make evil lairs and caverns of corruption a reality.

The product that was delivered unto us is ripe with promise. A full array of Overlords to choose from, each with different management style for their dungeons. A box chock full of minions, monsters, and the living impaired meant to keep the forces of good at bay. A system for the easy creation of one’s lair and a smooth battle system for when those cleric, rogues, and fighters get a bit uppity. And with a little planning, some clever uses of the Pit Of Despair, and some elbow grease (with real elbows), Good’s Downfall (and your victory) will truly be assured.

With just the taste we’ve seen of Forces Of Evil, the players in our shop are ready to shield their eyes from the Pillars Of Hope, prepared to add on their own mushroom caverns, and more importantly round up their own forces to show people who’s bad!” -- CJ DeSilvy - Diversions Puzzles and Games

Tom Vasel at the Dice Tower previews the early prototype of Forces of Evil.

1) Theme. Every aspect of this game is built around the theme. You will feel like the cretinous villain that you are as you build your dungeon abode. You will regret naught as you throw your minions against the heroes' onslaught, whilst pursuing your nefarious agenda. In every game, Forces of Evil tells a story.

2) Every Player Matters. There is no player elimination in Forces of Evil. You are like Sauron; you may be defeated, but never destroyed. That means you are always in the game and what you do is always important. The game is a race to come out on top, but every player gets to finish and enjoy the feeling of accomplishment at Good's Downfall.

3) Intelligent Choices. Forces of Evil uses a unique card-driven game mechanic that allows players to make clear and strategic decisions. There is minimal hidden information and little guesswork--things which often cause the dreaded analysis paralysis.

4) Predictability and Uncertainty: a healthy mix! Forces of Evil combines the best of Euro-style decision making with the excitement of American-style dice-rolling. Players spend time executing their building strategy and then have it tested in the crucible of fast, tactical dice combat. This makes the game entertaining and dynamic without being random.

5) Replayability. Forces of Evil encourages players to learn the game and it favors experience and intuition over brute calculation. Every game plays differently so strategy changes each time. Win or lose, you always look forward to the next game's unique experience!

We are a new publishing company and this is our first game. In order to afford a quality print-run, we need to reach our minimum funding goal.

You deserve this game well-made and at an affordable price. But to do that, we need your help. And that is why we are using Kickstarter.

We offer rewards at a variety of pledge levels. Whether you pledge one dollar or one-thousand, just putting your name behind our project is invaluable.

But money isn't everything. By far. The success of this campaign depends upon getting the word out. Even if you just like our Kickstarter page, our facebook page, or follow us on Twitter, mentioning us to your friends helps us to meet more people--a service money can't buy! And we thank you!

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Dear Reader, 

First of all, thank you for your interest in Forces of Evil. I set out to make Forces of Evil because there was no other game that gave me the experience and game play I wanted in a dungeon-building game. This is a labor of love for me, but it has also gotten a lot of love from other people, to whom I am eternally grateful. Without them, this game wouldn't be here. And now I would like to share the pleasure and experience of Forces of Evil with you, the board gaming community that has given me so much over the years.

Thank you!

Patrick Runyan, Treasure Valley Games

Since this is our first game, our Kickstarter backers are incredibly important to us. To show our appreciation, we are giving you exclusive bonus content and stretch goals. These perks will never be available again. But we think it is the least you deserve!

Pledge today and get more!
Pledge today and get more!

There is still a lot more we would like to add to the game and make it even better. If we exceed our minimum funding goal, we can give you even more in each box--all for the same price!

Excess funding will be used to further enhance the game!
Excess funding will be used to further enhance the game!
Help spread the word and we'll throw in even more!
Help spread the word and we'll throw in even more!

US - Shipping is free. 

Canada - Please add $20 to your desired pledge level.

Other International - Please add $40 to your desired pledge level.

International backers, please note that you may have to pay additional taxes and/or tariffs.

We apologize for the cost of shipping overseas. But rest assured you are getting a quality delivery from FedEx. Part of this expense is used to mitigate that price, and part of it is to keep shipping costs from creeping into the game itself. We want you to know you are paying for the game at or below retail with extra expenses clearly allocated toward shipping.

Package Deals

We are offering bundle deals at discount in order to mitigate the cost of shipping several smaller single packages to people who know each other. However, we realize that not every group of friends comes in numbers of 2, 3, and 10. If you want more than 3 copies, just add $30 to your pledge. Note: Kickstarter will not allow us to send more than 10 copies to one backer. Please contact us if this is an issue.

All backers at $1 or more will be listed on the website.

For backers who take advantage of the bundle deals, each person in the bundle receives the BACKER level rewards (including listing on the website).

For the "Portrait of a Hero" pledge level, please choose which card you would like to be depicted on.

  • Peasants (up to 3 people per pledge) -- 3 AVAILABLE
  • Knight Errant (fighter) -- AVAILABLE
  • Initiate Cleric (priest) -- AVAILABLE
  • Locksmith (thief) -- AVAILABLE
  • Journeyman Mage (mage) -- AVAILABLE

* One hero is currently reserved but not specified. All four picks are still available.

This is a first-come-first-reserved basis.

Risks and challenges

We are small company (of volunteers) and this is our first Kickstarter campaign. We are conservatively estimating delivery in December. This is based purely on our experience with other Kickstarter board games. If things go smoothly, we should be done *before* then. But there are a number of factors which may cause delays:

1) Manufacturing schedule. Manufacturers give estimates based on the time of the estimate, but the actual time may vary based upon the season when work is to commence. Furthermore, before production begins in earnest, production prototypes must pass quality control inspection.

2) Art. Most of the game's art is complete, but some remains. This is outsourced to independent contractors who have various clients. Like manufacturing, all final artwork must be approved.

3) Acts of God. The Forces of Evil are indestructible immortal powers. We humans, however, are susceptible to disease and fatality.

4) Shipping. Nature and international trade also play their part in overseas shipping.

It has been a bumpy road just to get to the stage of starting our Kickstarter. We have learned about what can go wrong just from printing prototypes and play-testing. No matter what, our backers on Kickstarter are guaranteed to receive their copy before anyone else.

Although we are working alone, we have already received immense support from the larger community. We are taking advantage of the consultation and warehousing services of Greater Than Games, LLC and we've received great consultation from Stonemaiergames. As mentioned above, we are using FedEx to guarantee delivery.

If you have any questions, suggestions, or would like to help out in any way, please contact us!

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    BACKER -- Thank you! Just backing the project means a lot to us. You will receive the "Eternal Gratitude of Evil" on the Treasure Valley Games website, a digital download of all music used for the Forces of Evil project, and a digital download of all final artwork in the game! This reward level is included with all higher reward levels.

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    THE GAME -- One complete Forces of Evil game delivered to you with all stretch goals and Kickstarter exclusives and all rewards at the BACKER level. Please add $40 for international shipping ($20 for Canada).

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    SIGNATURE OF EVIL -- One _signed_ copy of Forces of Evil. This includes all stretch goals and Kickstarter exclusives and all rewards at the BACKER level. Finally, your name will be listed in the rule book as a "Signatory of Evil". Please add $40 for international shipping ($20 for Canada).

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    DIABOLICAL DUO -- TWO complete Forces of Evil games delivered to you with all stretch goals and Kickstarter exclusives and all rewards at the BACKER level for you and a friend. Please add $40 for international shipping ($20 for Canada).

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    TRIO OF DESPAIR -- THREE complete Forces of Evil games delivered to you with all stretch goals and Kickstarter exclusives and all rewards at the BACKER level for you and up to two other friends. Please add $40 for international shipping ($20 for Canada).

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    PORTRAIT OF A PEASANT -- You and up to two other friends will appear in the game in one of the Peasants cards! This can be as simple as using your likenesses from pictures or you can dress up in costume and dictate a pose! Pets included freely. You and anyone else appearing in the picture will be acknowledged in the rulebook as "peasants". Includes all rewards at SIGNATURE OF EVIL level. Note: subject to some artistic liscense and editorial approval (ie: dress like a peasant). Please add $40 for international shipping ($20 for Canada).

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    PORTRAIT OF A HERO -- Get your portrait in the game as either the Knight Errant, Initiate Cleric, Locksmith, or Journeyman Mage card! This can be as simple as using your likeness from a picture or you can dress up in costume and dictate a pose! You will be acknowledged in the rulebook as the hero you pick. Includes all rewards at the SIGNATURE OF EVIL level. Note: subject to some artistic liscense and editorial approval. See the reward level description for details and availability. Please add $40 for international shipping ($20 for Canada).

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    DECAHEDRAL HORROR -- TEN complete Forces of Evil games delivered to you with all stretch goals and Kickstarter exclusives. This is the BEST DEAL. Also, you and up to 9 other friends receive all rewards at the BACKER level and, as a token of our appreciation for such a large order, each be listed in the rulebook as "Evil Minions". Please add $40 for international shipping ($20 for Canada).

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    RIGHTEOUS INDIGNATION -- Work with the designer and artists to create an extra nasty Card of Light to throw at the Forces of Evil in the first expansion! You will get a prototype of Forces of Evil sent to you immediately so you can try out your ideas. Also, you will be credited in the expansion rulebook as part of the design team. Finally you will receive all rewards at the SIGNATURE OF EVIL level. Please add $40 for international shipping ($20 for Canada).

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    EVIL OVERLORD -- Work with the designer and artists to create an eighth Force of Evil to appear in the first expansion! You will get a prototype of Forces of Evil sent to you immediately so you can try out your ideas. Also, you will be credited in the expansion rulebook as part of the design team. Finally you will receive all rewards at the SIGNATURE OF EVIL level. Please add $40 for international shipping ($20 for Canada).

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    COOKIES OF DARKNESS -- Get a homemade batch of Cookies of Darkness delivered to you personally by the game designer (within the contiguous USA) along with all rewards at the SIGNATURE OF EVIL. The game designer will also play a game of Forces of Evil with you and your friends. The exact date and time to be mutually agreed upon. Note: The Cookies of Darkness look exactly like regular cookies but taste better (thus their diabolical nature). Cookies of Darkness are gluten-free. Do not mock the Cookies of Darkness or suffer the wrath of indigestion. You may share the Cookies of Darkness with others, or you may eat them all yourself.

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