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Latest News (June 29th) - New update featuring the final stretch goals.
Latest News (June 28th) - New update with info about the new 6 Pack Tier to reduce shipping costs, and a new addition that everyone gets - the Campaign book (Digital for the Hero Tier, Physical book for Champion and above)!
Lords of the Eastern Reach is a strategic card game of adventure and empire building based on the Pillars of Eternity video game from Obsidian Entertainment. You must protect and build a city. Hire heroes and troops for defense or to delve into dangerous dungeons for loot and glory. Build towers, blacksmiths and other buildings to gain the advantage and go for the win.
Lords of the Eastern Reach is for 1-4 players and takes about 20-30 minutes per player. This is an Officially Licensed game designed by veteran game designers Chris Taylor (Lead Designer of the much loved Fallout 1), and Scott Everts (Designer on many well known computer RPGs like Fallout 1&2, Fallout: New Vegas, and Planescape: Torment). The original video game development team was actively involved in its development. It includes everything you need to play, including rules for solitaire play.
Backers of this Kickstarter will be the first to receive Lords of the Eastern Reach. And with your support, we will upgrade and expand the number and type of components. Each boxed copy will include the following:
Players start with an allegiance card based on one of six areas from the Eastern Reach. Each allegiance has an unique ability, balanced by limits on food and buildings.
Turns are very interactive with all players able to build and hire. First, the active player may send his army into the dungeon or to attack another player’s city.
After combat, that player draws resource tokens from the bag and is the first to build/hire. If there are any remaining resources, they are passed around the table, giving each other player an opportunity to build/hire in order. More details on resources and the build/hire phase are in this Update.
Resources are used to build cards and hire troops and heroes. Buildings may give you more resources or let you manipulate them to maximize the number of cards you can play. More details on the City Deck can be found in this Update.
You will have to build more farms and inns to grow the food necessary for your expanding army or hire additional craftsmen to maintain more buildings.
Finally, the active player may discard cards from their hand and all players draw back up to their hand limit. When the last player finishes their turn, an event die is rolled that usually causes a little bit of chaos and destruction.
The game ends when the deck of city cards is emptied. At the end of the round, players tally their scores to find the victor!
HERO: Want the game and nothing but the game? Choose HERO and you will receive one copy of Lords of the Eastern Reach along with all Stretch Goals.
CHAMPION: This reward comes with Lords of the Eastern Reach in a DELUXE box and includes a gameboard and 8 giant hero art cards. You will also get PDF copies of the Pillars of Eternity Almanac and Guidebook Volume 1 along with a digital version of the Pillars of Eternity soundtrack.
DUKE: This includes everything in the ROYAL level which includes the deluxe version of Lords of the Eastern Reach, Almanac, Guidebook, and soundtrack. The box will be signed by members of the card game and computer game development teams. You will also get a digital key for the Pillars of Eternity (Hero Edition) computer game for either Steam or GOG.
THE DELUXE SIX PACK: SIX copies of the DELUXE boxed version for gaming groups, or anyone wanting to get SIX copies. Includes the DELUXE box, all Stretch Goals, the gaming board, and the BIG character cards in each of the SIX boxes. No digital rewards, and shipping will be added for each territory (including the US).
LORD: Come out and hang with us at Obsidian Entertainment, play the game (or even D&D), and have dinner with us. You'll also get the DUKE level and we will ship it anywhere in the world to you for free.
Deluxe Version: The deluxe version with the optional gameboard & hero art cards will not be available through retail. After this Kickstarter campaign, any remaining copies of the deluxe version will be sold only at conventions or direct online until supplies run out. We will release a PDF of the gameboard at some point, so players may craft their own board.
Digital Items: The PDFs, MP3, and digital key for Pillars of Eternity will be supplied once the campaign is complete and the funds are processed through Kickstarter. This can take a couple weeks. Once the process is complete, codes will be sent through the Backer Portal. To use the digital key for Pillars of Eternity, an account on Steam or GOG is required.
United States: Included
Canada: $10 (added at reward selection)
International: $25 (added at reward selection)
While we are shipping to many parts of the world, due to fulfillment complications we are unable to ship everywhere. To check whether we ship to you, please pledge to one of the reward tiers. If you feel there is an error as to where we are shipping, please message us here on Kickstarter and we will get back to you right away.
Though EU copies will ship from within the EU, please check your local postal laws to make sure there are no other additional taxes or fees. We can't be responsible for any additional shipping costs.
Signed product reward levels: Please note we are still determining whether we will be able to ship signed boxes of the game in an EU friendly manner.
Game Design: Chris Taylor
Game Development: Scott Everts & John Lewis
Additional Game Development: Feargus Urquhart
Building & Troop Illustrations: John Lewis
Monster & Item Illustrations: Polina Hristova
Hero Illustrations: Kazunori Aruga, Polina Hristova, Bobby Hernandez, Lindsey Laney, Lisa Clark, Andrew Erickson, & Carmen Sinek
Graphic Design: Scott Everts
Video Production (Kickstarter & Rules Overview videos): Paul Grogan - Gaming Rules!
Live Video Production: Egg Sandwich Entertainment
World Map & Additional Graphic Design: Rob Nesler
Special Thanks: Josh Sawyer, Adam Brennecke, & Katrina Schnell
Playtesters: Zachary VandeKamp, Shane DeFreest, Tom Decker, Nick Hayes, Mark O’Green, Feargus Urquhart, Mary Taylor, Nate McDorman, Bryson Thill, George Wang, Daniel McPhee, Kazunori Aruga, Steven King, Brady Lang
The really clever bits of Lords of the Eastern Reach were inspired by the classic Groo: the Card Game by Ken Whitman & Sergio Aragonés.
Thanks to Game-icons.net and the talented artists that create icons for public use - Lorc, Delapouite, John Colburn, Felbrigg, John Redman, Carl Olsen, sbed, PriorBlue, Willdabeast, & Viscious Speed.
Thanks to John Wootress for inspiration.
Risks and challenges
The Zero Radius Games team has previously made a number of card and board games along with re-creations of out of print games and enhanced versions of current games for personal use. We have also already reached out to manufacturers and distributors to make sure we can fulfill what we have promised in the Lords of Eastern Reach Kickstarter campaign.
However, any project has the possibility of hitting unforseen risks and challenges. Our major concerns are fluctuations in shipping costs, having to delay final production due to lack of quality in pre-production versions of the game, shipping time from manufacturers overseas, and shipping delays beyond our control such as the closure of ports due to weather or labor disputes.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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