The game begins NOW.
Hello noble backers, today marks a new stage of the campaign.
I welcome you to check out the updates to the home page if it's been awhile. I have updated the rewards, and add-ons. The Treasure Chest was updated to include even more stuff. But enough of that! Time for the big event!
I respectfully invite you to partake in a truly fascinating experiment. Ladies and Gentlemen, nothing like this has ever been attempted on Kickstarter. We're all going to play a game.
Normally we hit a stretch goal and unlock something. This time, it will be interactive.
Backers pledging 100.00, in any shape or form have a chance at winning actual treasure, in a live action game we will all watch unfolding, right on the Maelorum home page.
Only these, our brave Maelorum Heroes, will be able to risk an attempt to seek glory and fame. The treasure they find in the game, is real, and will be included in their rewards. But, like real Heroes, if four or more can destroy the end boss, it unlocks the TREASURE CHEST 2, which will become available to everyone. It will take several backers fighting together to destroy the end boss, so come and join the fight!
But beware. The Heroes risk real consequences if they fail. And, people WILL fail. Read the details below. Those who want to get in this game, please be pledged at 100.00 and be prepared to at least stay pledged at that level until funding ends. When I have at least fifteen Heroes volunteering to conquer the Dungeon, I will begin the game. I will accept late stragglers up to 30 Heroes for so long as the end boss remains alive. If more than 30 people want to play, I will consider it on a case by case basis, but more than 30 will be hard to track and email constantly back and forth.
To begin, you will email me your backer name, and a photo of yourself. I will crop your face onto the hero pic, and post your stats on the game board. You will get HP, DEF and Persona, just like in the real Maelorum game. I will email you back the rules, which includes not sharing your findings with other backers on pain of your Hero's instant death, and loss of all treasure.
I will narrate the game like a dungeon master, everyone will be able read the opening lines of the quest, from then, you will email me your next move. I will then start moving the Heroes for all of us to watch advance throughout the dungeon, and email you back the results of your move.
Traps, monsters, and failing at puzzles will reduce your HP. Other backers may even attack you, or turn into Goblins themselves. You can trade me back treasure to get healing potions and armor, in order to win exclusive merch.
Everyone will move one step at a time, and we will all wait until everyone is caught up before moving on. I expect to update the game board once a day, or every other day. There will be at least three puzzles / challenges. Read the rest for more details! The complete rules will be emailed back to you once you sign up by agreeing, and sending me a photo of yourself!