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$1,350
pledged of $20,000 goal
28
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, June 30 2016 2:03 PM UTC +00:00

About

Big Bad Overlord is a strategic card and dice game where you use luck and attitude to take over the world. Players assume the role of an evil Duke trying to eliminate his rivals. Players take turns drawing cards to build armies of evil minions and attacking each other with mind control, magic, and melee assaults.

In addition to 68 evil minion cards, the deck contains two magical artifacts, which look cool and are vital for survival: only players with an artifact will survive the cataclysm when the cards run out. As players draw more and more cards, the pressure mounts to either find an artifact, take one from someone else, or make sure you kill everyone else before the cataclysm.

The deck contains 10 Do-gooders as well, pesky forces of justice and light which players have to fight off or redirect towards their rivals.

If you're into card games, world domination, betting everything on a roll of the dice, and evil laughter, this is the game for you. Help us inflict Big Bad Overlord on the world. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Origin Story

Big Bad Overlord was one of several prototypes I developed in college. Back then "game designer" was high on my list of potential careers. Overlord was by far the most successful of my prototypes. We play tested the other games; we played Overlord. For three years the game was a go-to game for my friends and I when hanging out in someone's dorm room not doing our homework. But back then Kickstarter wasn't a thing. Heck, the Web wasn't a thing yet. As graduation loomed I decided to pursue a career path with more income potential and set aside the games.

The original prototype, circa 1987.
The original prototype, circa 1987.

Fast forward a few years. In January I found a box in the basement containing the game (which had somehow survived moves across 5 states and 2 foreign countries). I realized that I had the tools to create new versions of the cards right on my desktop, and Kickstarter to make it a reality. I updated the cards and rules, gathered a new group of play testers, and ran Big Bad Overlord through its paces. It's ready for the big time. 

Embrace the dark side! OR ELSE!

"We're hoping to see this one come to fruition, so put your wallets behind it! - Dice. Card. Go!

"Has potential to be a great elimination game" - indietabletop.net

"We liked how involved everyone in the family is when playing... [and] all of the different mechanics that come into play." - thedicehaveit.com

"A great game... lots of fun" - cloakandmeeple.com

 

Visit our website: bigbadoverlord.com

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Music: Royalty-free music from Bensound.

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge for us would be if demand exceeds our expectations. We're a small operation. But we want to make sure we can get the game out the door as quickly as possible and into your hands. This is why right now the reward tiers are relatively simple. Support Big Bad Overlord, and we'll send you the game.

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    MENACING HORDE

    Your name will be inscribed on the Virtual Obsidian Wall of Darkness, there for all the world to see that it's partly your fault Big Bad Overlord has come to be.

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    KNIGHT OF DARKNESS

    You get one copy of Big Bad Overlord. (Ages 10 and up).

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    LEGION OF DOOM

    You get one copy of Big Bad Overlord PLUS six Kickstarter exclusive cards including the Grim Leapers, Octobats, Thunder Newts, Hungry Hungry Harpy, Serial Killer Bees, and the mighty Brain Stormer!

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    CHAMPION OF EVIL

    In addition to all the previous tier awards (a copy of Big Bad Overlord plus the six Kickstarter exclusive cards) I will create for you your very own customized Evil Duke card! Provide me with a name and picture (or just some desired features, such as "lots of horns") and I will use all my eldritch artistic powers to transform it into an Evil Duke card. Stand proud next to Eekrah, Losik, Kamu, Grundar, Ithrok, and Gurth!

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