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Innovative card game mixing a strong role-play flavor with deck construction and fast mechanics. 10 Stretch Goals already unlocked!
Innovative card game mixing a strong role-play flavor with deck construction and fast mechanics. 10 Stretch Goals unlocked!
Innovative card game mixing a strong role-play flavor with deck construction and fast mechanics. 10 Stretch Goals unlocked!
461 backers pledged €30,279 to help bring this project to life.

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Warage Card Game: Extended Edition

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Greetings Heroes, these are the most recent news:

  • 1 Stretch Goal unlocked on July 28th having reached the €30,000 milestone!
  • New review from Cloack and Meeple added to the Review Section
  • 1 Stretch Goal unlocked on July 25th having completed the Social Quest #4!
  • 1 Stretch Goal unlocked on July 21st: have a look at update #21
  • Warage Extended Edition release is featured on ICv2 hobby stores US site on July 21st: here is the link 
  • Last Social Quest opened on July 19th: have a look at our Update #20
  • 1 Stretch Goal unlocked on July 16th having reached the €23,000 milestone!
  • 1 Stretch Goal unlocked on July 14th having reached the €22,000 milestone!
  • 2 Stretch Goals unlocked on July 13th as a result of the Social Quest #3 - Now 4 Stretch Goals were unlocked so far: War Frenzy, Magic Dominion, Iron Skin and Screams of Wrath Chapters!
  • New review from GeekDad added to the Review Section

 

 

 

 

This is our track record, for your security. Rest assured: if you pledge, you will receive Warage on time.

District Games is a 5 years old company:

- We create and license games to famous publishers, such as CMON, Kinder/Ferrero, The Walt Disney Company, PlanPlay, Ulisses Spiele.

- We have developed, manufactured and distributed in Italy four games ourselves.

- We have successfully delivered one Kickstarter with Eagle-Gryphon games, reaching more than 300 backers as promised.

However, you should be protected from uncertainty to the maximum extent possible. That's why we have a refund policy on our own, (Risk and Challenges section).

Warage is an exciting turn-based strategic card game - up to 1,040 cards in one box, 2-6 Players, deck construction and strategy: get ready to rumble. 

You are a solitary Hero fighting to survive in a world once afflicted by ancient wars between Races (Orcs, Elves, Humans, etc.). To survive get the most powerful equipment you can find, such as handcrafted swords and shields, magic scrolls or hi-tech weapons produced by a now-gone civilisation. Defend yourself and defeat your opponents. Are you ready to fight?

The key mechanics of the game are based on the Hero's 100 Hit Points (HP): in order to play any card you have to pay its cost in HP. During your round you can equip your Hero with the items you have in our hand and you can attack your opponent(s) either through Physical Attacks or Magic Attacks. You can also sell some equipment, gaining back some HP...but will this be enough to save you from being defeated?

Create your Hero by choosing one of the available Class and Race cards and construct your deck by picking any other card - you should have at least 55 cards in your deck. And don't worry, you will already have 3 copies of each card, this is not a collectible game.

Print & Play version: download here

You can try out two decks we've built for you: page 1-6 Deck n.1 ; page 7-13 Deck n.2. Do not expect to know how to play without reading the rules - no real games works like this. It's a PnP, so it's hard to cut precisely and even harder to shuffle. That's why there is a Kickstarter to have the real game! 

Moreover, this is just a tiny little amount of cards, just to try. The completed campaign will have 1,040 cards!

 At the following link you can download the full rulesheet of Warage (click to download). Rules don't cover the entirety of possibilities you have: PvP, co-op campaigns, free-for-all games. Your creativity comes into play!

Here below you can have a look at the quick guide to learn to play Warage in few minutes:

 This is how the cards will look during a game:

Each Hero is a unique combination of Race, Class and Equipments! 

The Kickstarter Exclusive board provides you with a handy HP and Skill tracker. This is awesome to use during a game: you can easily keep track of all the important values - HP, Attack, Defense, Magic!

How does it work? You place two die on each of the A/D/M spaces, representing the tents and the units of the value. This is an example with the base values of the Warrior class (A=14, D=10, M=0):

 

Gameplay Videos

Here is a play-through video of Warage:

This is the explanation of the different type of cards you can find (some new ones are not printed yet, but we've renderings if you want!):

You can also have a look at an explanation of this Angel Paladin Hero deck. There can be thousands, but we build ours like this:

Here is a video of a Warage game played in fast-forward:

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In Warage you have to choose a Race card and a Class card (which define your Hero) that will be placed on the table at the beginning of the game. Than you can build your Hero deck by choosing at least 48 cards among all the available ones: Equipment cards, Amulet Cards, Magic cards, Helper cards and Flash cards. Finally, you will need a Seasons deck (one per game) made of 20 Season cards randomly shuffled.

Here below you will find a brief description of the key elements shown on each type of card:

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Card types

 

 

Preview by Cloak and Meeple:

New Podcast (11/07) -  Creator's Interview,The Final Roll

GeekDad review: "I found Warage to be an addictive game. I love playing all sorts of games, but at the moment, I’m forever looking to find a reason to pull out WarAge. With people who know what they are doing, games can last as little as 15 mins, so it’s easy to slip in a quick rumble."

A few comments from players and other reviewers that already had the chance to enjoy the game:

  • "I'm still in the process of learning the game and the more I play, the more I discover the little things that make a card game great. The friend I'm playing the game with keeps asking me when the next game is! :)" - Raphaël Lévy - Magic Pro Tour Hall of Famer
  • "Warage has balls. I admire the fact that it dares to be something a bit different in an overcrowded genre, and that it dares to make the differentiation the lowest common denominator of being simple and stupid, trashy and thematic" - Matt Thrower, NoHighScores 
  • "A clean and solid mechanic with great illustrations - Score: 4 on 5" - BalenaLudens.it 
  • "Warage has an immense volume of cards. For players (like myself) that really enjoy deck-sculpting there is a lot of meat here. I can imagine playing this game at lunch with co-workers, where each of us keeps a pre-constructed battle deck with us. The game plays briskly and is highly competitive, but will reward careful deck construction" - Jon Beall on BoardGameGeek 
  • "The concept of weakening yourself to play cards – This is neat and I haven’t seen it before. It really makes you think about what cards you need/want to play, and it limits you from simply dumping your whole hand out onto the table."  - Mark Jackson, opinionated gamers 

Warage will be available everywhere thanks to ADC Blackfire Entertainment, that loved the game at the very first sight and already signed an international distribution agreement:

"Warage is a beautiful and very versatile game system. We believe in its international success!” - Uli Blennemann, Blackfire

 

 Please note: all pledges will be charged in EUR at checkout.

 

KING LEVEL: $65 only (€59)

Retail price of $75 (€67) minimum - up to $255 (€227) including all the stretch levels

Bulk orders: available. Just do a normal pledge with a higher amount (e.g. $130 for two boxes). Number of boxes will be defined at the end of the campaign via the pledge manager.

You will receive a big box containing:

  • All the cards already included in the First Edition of Warage starter set, successfully funded in 2014, or 4 pre-built decks (50 cards each) + 107 additional cards + 20 Season cards [327 cards in total] 
  • 2 Kickstarter Exclusive Chapters of 55 cards each [110 cards in total] 
  • Set of 55 Foil cards Kickstarter Exclusive
  • Kickstarter Exclusive Seasons deck board (with Hit Points and Skill tracker)
  • Warage Rulesheet 
  •  4 Dice 
  •  + All the stretch goals unlocked throughout the campaign [up to 600 additional cards]
 

HERO LEVEL: $60 only (€54) 

[LIMITED ACCESS: AVAILABLE UNTIL JULY 25th - 11:59pm EST]

Retail price of $75 (€67) minimum - up to $255 (€227) including all the stretch levels

Bulk orders: available. Only 1 box per backer will contain the 55 extra foils. Just do a normal pledge with a higher amount (e.g. $110 for two boxes). Number of boxes will be defined at the end of the campaign via the pledge manager. 

You will receive a big box containing: 

  • All the cards already included in the First Edition of Warage starter set, successfully funded in 2014, or 4 pre-built decks (50 cards each) + 107 additional cards + 20 Season cards [327 cards in total]  
  • 2 Kickstarter Exclusive Chapters of 55 cards each [110 cards in total]  
  • Set of 55 Foil cards Kickstarter Exclusive [Note: this set is not explicitely mentioned in the Pledge Description on the right column of the page because it was added to the reward later - don't worry!]
  • Kickstarter Exclusive Seasons deck board (with Hit Points and Skill tracker)
  • Warage Rulesheet  
  • 4 Dice  
  • + All the stretch goals unlocked throughout the campaign [up to 600 additional cards] 
 

HERO LEVEL - EARLY BIRD: $55 only (€49)

Retail price of $75 (€67) minimum - up to $255 (€227) including all the stretch levels

Bulk orders: available. Just do a normal pledge with a higher amount (e.g. $120 for two boxes). Number of boxes will be defined at the end of the campaign via the pledge manager.

You will receive a big box containing:

  • All the cards already included in the First Edition of Warage starter set, successfully funded in 2014, or 4 pre-built decks (50 cards each) + 107 additional cards + 20 Season cards [327 cards in total] 
  • 2 Kickstarter Exclusive Chapters of 55 cards each [110 cards in total]
  • Set of 55 Foil cards Kickstarter Exclusive
  • Kickstarter Exclusive Seasons deck board (with Hit Points and Skill tracker)
  • Warage Rulesheet 
  • 4 Dice 
  • + All the stretch goals unlocked throughout the campaign [up to 600 additional cards]

All levels also contains the cards included in the First Edition starter set of Warage, successfully funded in 2014 on Kickstarter, on top of the rest of the content. Here is an unboxing of the original box:

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 ...and here you can find the full list of cards of the 4 decks included:

 Do you want a Discount on shipping? Check out the SHIPPING SECTION to discover the Social Quests and the Backer-get-Backer promotion.

With any of the pledges, you will also receive all the chapters that will be unlocked throughout the campaign as soon as the stretch goals will be reached. That is, up to 12 total additional chapters (see the stretch goals below!)

Up to 12 x 55 = 660 new incredible cards to expand your choice and build the best deck possible! 

 The FAST FORWARD option will let you have ONE ADDITIONAL (+1) Stretch Goal included in your pledge level. You can always be one step ahead!  

Example:  

  • We unlock the first Stretch Goal at 20k EUR? You get also the second Stretch Goal, even if we don’t reach the new goal.  
  • We unlock five Stretch Goal? You get also the sixth.  
  • We unlock all of them? You will get the thirteenth. Even if it’s not announced!  

The retail price of a Stretch Goal will be around 16.7$ (15EUR), therefore you get a 46% discount on it. Anyone can pledge 9$ (8EUR) to secure 1 Stretch Goal more than the ones that are unlocked.  

If you're interested in purchasing this optional add on, please just click the "Manage Your Pledge" button on the Warage Kickstarter page and add the amount in the pledge manager. Pledge only one time - it's a non cumulative offer.

 

  

District Games is the card game development studio that created Warage. Since 2012, it has brought to market over 10 different expansion sets in Italy and sold to more than 3,000 players around the country. The project involved over 40 talented illustrators, that worked on the 400+ different cards released so far in Italy. In January 2014, District Games funded the development of the English edition of Warage starter set in less than 3 days, which was successfully shipped around the world to the first 350 international players. District Games is now ready to bring card game lovers an entire series of expansions covering a 12-month release plan, to be launched as soon as we reach our funding goal - this is the development diary that accompanied us during these months.

Here below you can see a couple of pics of people playing Warage at our booth in recent events and game fairs all around the country: 

 

 

 

We align with the current best practices and we will be charging shipping after the Kickstarter concludes, based on the actual costs incurred to ship. We will collect this via our pledge manager after the campaign ends. This is so we can be fair to all our backers, as shipping is rarely one size fits all.   

We will ship your rewards at our cost to our international hubs. Depending on where in the world you are, we will either ship to you from our hub in Germany (EU backers), China (Asia Pacific backers), Canada (Canadian backers), Australia (Australia and New Zealand backers) or Atlanta (USA and the rest of the world). Following is a list of rough estimates for shipping a standard game package (2.5kg volumetric weight). Keep in mind these are just estimates, and costs may rise based on weight increases from unlocked stretch goals.  

  • USA: $5-$10 (€4-€8) to most states. $18 (€16) to Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. 
  • CANADA: $10-$15 (€8-€13) to most cities. 
  • EUROPE: $10 - $20 (€8-€16) to most countries. 
  •    $35 (€31) to Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania Greece, Turkey, the Ukraine, Bosnia/Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Romania. 
  •    $50 (€44) to Iceland, Russia, and Israel.
  •  LATIN AMERICA: $24-$55 (€21-€48) to most countries. 
  •  ASIA: $20 (€16) to China and Hong Kong. $30 (€27) to most other countries 
  • OCEANIA: $25 (€22) to Australia. $30 (€27) to New Zealand. 
  •  AFRICA: $50 (€44) to most countries. 

Be aware that all pledges that are confirmed after the pledge manager deadline will be shipped from the EU hub at a later date and non-EU backers will likely incur increased shipping costs. We also cannot ship to PO Boxes domestically or internationally. Due to the size of each package there is too great a risk of the package being bounced back to us. Please note that while we do our best to get you your rewards in a timely manner, you may not necessarily receive your rewards before the product makes it into distribution in your own country or before it's made available in conventions and special promotion opportunities. We hope that the special price and exclusive items you will get during the Kickstarter will make up for any such possible lag. Thank you for your understanding.

For what concerns the timing, we expect to send out surveys and pledge manager within 1 month after the campaign ends, to finalise all data gathering within 2 months. Production will run in parallel. Shipping will likely commence 3 months after the campaign ends. Keep in mind these are just estimates, and the timeline may vary due to circumstances.

OUR SHIPPING PROMOTIONS

SOCIAL QUESTS

We are running Social Quests. You can get a Discount on Shipping Costs which sums up Quest after Quest ($2,20/ €2,00 each time)

Quest n.1 - Closes July 2nd

BACKER-GET-BACKER promotion 

Invite your friends to back the project and get discounts on shipping costs! Here is how it works:

Make your pledge (any!) and invite your friends to pledge (HERO level or higher!) Send us a message with the name and surname of all the friends you will invite (use the private messages you can send to project creators) Leave a comment on this Kickstarter page saying «I am in!» 

  • If 1 friend makes a pledge you will get 50% discount on shipping costs; 
  • If 2 or more friends make a pledge you will get free shipping!
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Risks and challenges

This is the 12th game we create (5 of them developed and also sold with our brand). We're not amateurs: producing games and giving companies advices on how to produce games it's our daily business. We have tons of experience with all the supply chain and our products are printed in Poland (EU quality standards!).
We might incur in: (i) Production delays, (ii) Shipping delays or (iii) Customs delays for deliveries outside EU. We will do more than our best to deliver the product to you within the estimated delivery date, although due to the logistics of international shipping, backers in different regions of the world may receive their rewards sooner than others.

We've done our best to minimise risks as much as possible, and we are always happy to refund pledges if for some totally unforeseen reason the game can't be delivered at all. To be more precise:

REFUND POLICY
We can refund you within 14 days after the end of the campaign, including all the fees that Kickstarter will get back to us. No justification needed. After this time, we will have already submitted our Purchase Order to the manufacturer and therefore the production of your pledge will be on the way. Thus, no refunds are possible after this deadline.
We are proud to confirm, however, that If we cannot deliver what promised AT ALL, we refund all completely, including fees.

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