About this project
*Please note the miniatures shown in the picture are for the prototype only. Reaper Miniatures kindly allowed us to use them to prototype the game with, but they do NOT come with the game. Dungeon Crusade is retro inspired. Our cardboard miniatures will have a unique and awesome retro style, with a dash of modernization.
However, I have created a list for people who would enjoy building a custom collection of Reaper miniatures for use with Dungeon Crusade.
Welcome to the world of Avalon!
Dungeon Crusade is a solo/co-operative, sandbox dungeon crawl. Inspired by the classic age of board games, role-playing games and video games but fitted with new and fresh mechanics.
In Dungeon Crusade your party will enter an ancient dungeon located beneath a village to stem the tide of evil beleaguering the poor villagers. Each time you visit the dungeon you will have an over arching goal that you need to achieve, but you can also pick up side quests and even some odd jobs from the tavern to further modify your adventure!
Six stalwart Heroes are accompanied by their trusty fetch hound Albus. Each Hero has strengths and weaknesses and it is up to you to decide if you will split the party to cover more ground or stick together in case a larger threat presents itself...
In the dungeon you will encounter wandering monsters who move about the board. Beware! These monsters might turn into raiding monsters and make their way to the village.
You can mine for minerals to craft enhancements for your weapons. Seek out and hunt down rare and legendary artifacts. You can also send Albus back to the village to get a potion in a pinch.
If your quest is successful then the village celebrates in your honor, throws you a grand feast and presents your party with gifts. You can shop around for new gear from the ever changing marketplace, gamble some gold in the house of chance, visit a temple and pray for assistance and more!
Don't get too comfortable because evil never rests and you'll find yourself back in the dungeon facing tougher challenges but hopefully better armed!
So why back Dungeon Crusade?
Dungeon Crusade is a fresh take on a lot of classic gameplay mechanics presented in a world that is full of lore and history. Rodger was adamant that the game did not become too fiddly or complex but at the same time he also did not want the gameplay to become shallow. It was a balancing act that I personally think he nailed. Dungeon Crusade is a blast to play!
Rodger also designed the game to be modifiable. As we are both huge board gamers we delighted in the idea of one day heading over to the Dungeon Crusade BoardGameGeek page and seeing what cool mods and variants players have come up with. We plan to support the game with a website that includes blank templates of cards used in the game so people can create their own quests, scenarios and campaigns!
Before I jumped on board to help Rodger with the relaunch I was just a backer. Now I am a project manager and I couldn't be more proud of what he accomplished to get here today. Hopefully my project management and his passion shows that we are dedicated to bring this game to life and share it with fellow Dungeon Crawl fans!
We don't have plans to go to retail for our first release. If we smash enough stretch goals we'll have extra copies printed that we can sell as a limited retail release however. This is your best chance of supporting Dungeon Crusade if you are interested as waiting for retail will likely never happen. I feel Kickstarter was made for projects such as Dungeon Crusade, to help an artist's or designer's passion come to life. So pull up a seat, have a look around, ask questions and watch some videos. We hope you decide to stay and help make Dungeon Crusade a reality!
Thanks for your support!
Created and developed exclusively for Dungeon Crusade, the patrol route system is how monsters roam and lurk the halls of the dungeon with unpredictable movement patterns, this provides a sense of a "living dungeon", where you must adapt your strategy, tactics and planning every turn with your heroes.
You will never have to think where monsters will move in the dungeon. The monsters will tell you where they wish to traverse every turn. Prepare for a new type of dungeon crawler you have never quite experienced, thanks to the patrol route system.
What treasures await to be plundered? Will you find a chest long forgotten stuffed with gold or will you trigger a deadly trap?
Knight of the Realm
The complete game of Dungeon Crusade. This is the entire game and provides you with hours of dungeon crawling fun. You get the base game which includes everything listed here and a Print and play copy of the game. You also get a 12 track custom made soundtrack created by Battlebards to bring your game to life! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/357343358/dungeon-crusade-book-i-genesis-of-evil/posts/1600890
- The Dungeon Board
- Tower Attack (House of Chance game)
- 189 Loot Cards
- 30 Blessing Cards
- 20 Celebration Day Cards
- 24 Ability Cards
- 26 Secret Room Cards
- 66 Gem Recipe Cards
- 6 Pickaxe Cards
- 36 Minion Cards
- 48 Champion Cards
- 32 Guardian Cards
- 70 Encounter Cards
- 30 Treasure Cards
- 120 Mining Cards
- 15 Main Quest Cards
- 5 Side Quest cards
- 6 Tavern Task Cards
- 36 Affliction Cards
- 276 Tokens
- 40 Currency Tokens
- 10 Red Round Tokens
- 20 Damage Tokens
- 20 Lifeforce Tokens
- 44 Doors with plastic bases
- 32 Cardboard Standees with plastic bases
- 19 Dice
- 12 Hero Sheets
- 18 Plastic Clips
- 2 Albus cards
- Dungeon UI Board
- Village UI Board
- Rule Book and Scenario book
Crusader of the Realm
You'll get everything in the Knight of the Realm pledge plus The Avalon Adventure Board Game and a Print and play copy of the game. You also get a 12 track custom made soundtrack created by Battlebards to bring your game to life! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/357343358/dungeon-crusade-book-i-genesis-of-evil/posts/1600890
The Avalon Adventure Board game is an overworld adventure set in the mystical and ancient lands of Avalon. This is a preadventure where you are questing to find the 3 runes to shatter the curse on the dungeon door. Your experiences in The Avalon Adventure Board Game will carry over to the Dungeon Crusade game, whether that be loot you found or wounds you suffered.
The world of Avalon is brought to life by a beautiful hand drawn map made by Damien Mammoliti creator of the Collector's Edition Map for The Witcher 3!
- Everything included in the Knight of The Realm Pledge
- Avalon Game Board
- 49 Red Markers
- 9 Cardboard Tokens
- 50 Adventure Cards
- Avalon Adventure Booklet
Master of the Realm
This is the definitive experience for Dungeon Crusade! You'll get everything from the Knight of the Realm and Crusader of the Realm Pledges Plus the expanded House of Chance games and a Print and play copy of the game. You also get a 12 track custom made soundtrack created by Battlebards to bring your game to life! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/357343358/dungeon-crusade-book-i-genesis-of-evil/posts/1600890
The Expanded House of chance includes 3 additional games to be played when you go back to town.
The Adventures of Bravely the Knight:
In the Adventures of Bravely the Knight, descend with Bravely into a trap ridden, monster infested dungeon in an attempt to grab the treasure that resides within. Spin the spinner for Bravely's movement, and prepare for a micro dungeon crawl! All gold you find, you keep! But if Bravely dies, you lose all the gold!
Heroes vs Monsters:
Take control of 3 brave heroes in the form of a mage, warrior and archer, as they defend the Chapel of Light from the advancing monsters. Draw challenge cards, and set up the board with the monsters as instructed. Each challenge card gets tougher than the last. Heroes use action points to move and attack. How long can you hold off the advancing monsters with the valiant heroes?
Skull Jack is a simple form of blackjack. 2000 gold is placed in the bank at the start. Up to 3 heroes can play at once and can bet 200 gold per hand. If a hero has a winning hand, they will receive 400 gold! So put your gold on the table, grab a mug of ale and get to playing!
- Everything included in Dungeon Crusade Crusader of the Realm Pledge
- Skull Jack board
- Heroes Vs. Monsters board
- The Adventures of Bravely the Knight board
- Deck of 52 playing cards
- Deck of 8 challenge cards
- 1 Red Plastic Spinner
- 20 Cardboard Tokens
- Expanded House of chance Booklet
We have a lot of cool stretch goals planned that add more content to your game! These stretch goals are included with each of the 3 core pledge levels (except the $5 Squire level); From new loot to new monsters to whole new dungeons and quests! Use this handy map of Avalon to help chart the course as we slay each stretch goal. New goals will be revealed as we knock out previous ones.
Stretch Goals Legend
$80,000 - Additional Dungeon Layout - Each pledge, $95 and up will receive a brand new dungeon printed on the other side of the original dungeon board and 9 new Main quests to go along with it!
$95,000 - Front and Back - Each pledge, $95 and up levels will receive double sided cardboard miniatures featuring front and backside art for all of the heroes and monsters in Dungeon Crusade!
$100,000 - 20 Encounter Cards - Each pledge, $95 and up will receive an additional 20 encounter cards to add to your dungeon delving adventures!
$110,000 - Dark Avengers - Each pledge, $95 and up will receive 3 Dark Avenger Minions (cards and cardboard standees) to encounter while braving the depths of the dungeon.
$120,000 - Fabled Gear - Each pledge, $95 and up levels will receive the Fabled Gear loot pack. Fabled gear is gear that belonged to the characters of the story I created for Dungeon Crusade. These pieces of gear will be a little more powerful than some of the other gear in the game, and of course be specific to that character who owned it. 15 pieces of Fabled Gear are within this loot pack.
$130,000 - Creator's Content Pack - Each pledge, $95 and up levels will receive a set of new quest items to use for crafting and creating your very own quests in Dungeon Crusade. We would like our backers feedback on some items they would personally like to have. Use your imagination and creativity on this one! :)
$145,000 - 3D Treasure Chests - Hearken back to a time when chests were 3D and crafted of cardboard and plastic! Each copy of the game will now contain 3D chests as well as the chest tokens.
Add-ons to enhance your Dungeon Crusade experience. Please note these will not come in retail packaging.
Additional Patrol Route Die - $3
An extra Patrol Route Die!
Expert Difficulty Monster Deck - $10
Think you're good? Increase the difficulty of your adventures as your Heroes wage war against expert versions of the monsters included in the base game. Use your special abilities, strategy and planning to overcome these challenges as you become a Dungeon Crusader!
This add on comes with 98 Expert level monster cards. Please add $1 additional shipping. (Shipping is collected at a later date, before we ship)
Heroic Difficulty Monster Deck - $10
Take your game to the next level with Heroic versions of the monsters included in the base game. These monsters are not pulling any punches so you will have to rely on tactical mastery of the game and a hint of luck to overcome these brutal foes.
This add on comes with 98 Heroic level monster cards. Please add $1 additional shipping. (Shipping is collected at a later date, before we ship)
Hero Pack - $15
6 additional Heroes for you to create the ultimate dungeon delving party. The splendid Paladin, the quiet Ranger, the dark Warlock, the cheery Bard, the fierce Battlemage and the devout Priest all join the Crusade against evil. Read more here:
This add on comes with 18 Hero sheets (3 for each Hero), card board standees and ability cards for each hero. Please add $2 additional shipping. (Shipping is collected at a later date, before we ship)
Dungeon Pack - $35
2 additional Dungeons for you to plunder and cleanse! Will you brave the dark and twisted Cavern of Lost Souls? Can you muster the courage to breach the massive doors to Castle Blackwood? Entirely new thematic dungeons, entirely new Main Quest chains and entirely new dangers await you. Read more here:
This add on comes with 1 double sided dungeon board (a new dungeon on each side) and 2 new quest chains for each side of the dungeon. Please add $4 additional shipping. (Shipping is collected at a later date, before we ship)
Dungeon Crusade is pretty heavy (being pretty epic after all!). After much consultation we decided to charge a flat rate for shipping as listed below. We are EU and Canada friendly. These are per copy of the game. If you pledged for multiple copies of the game reach out to us so we can see if we can get you a lower shipping cost.
$30 E.U. And Canada
$40 Rest of the World
Shipping will be charged before we ship, not when the project ends.
The Quest Table is where your set of challenges are laid out.
Dungeon Crusade Setup
Dungeon Crusade Advanced Setup
Dungeon Crusade The Patrol Route System
Dungeon Crusade Combat
Dungeon Crusade Fundamentals
Dungeon Crusade Gameplay (Long)
Dungeon Crusade The Avalon Adventure Board Game
We have posted a first draft of the rules for you to take a look at. Your feedback is super valuable at this stage so please take a look and let us know what you think!
The village mat. Shop at the market, pray for blessings, craft, gamble and more!
Take a look at the amazing team of Artists we brought together to bring Dungeon Crusade to life!
Cornerstone Creative Studios
Hello, my name is Jesse "Cadre" Hansen, along with Joseph Arnold and Freddy Lopez and we represent a studio of talented and experienced artists, it’s what we do.
With over 40 years of experience and professional credits under our collective belts at comic book and gaming companies that include Marvel, DC, Image, Disney, Games Workshop, Capcom, Blizzard, Wizards of the Coast and Amazon*, we have seen and done about everything there is to do in the comic book industry. We also have members within our organization that have extensive animation experience, fine arts, merchandising and toy making experience.
Our members consist of long time veterans to up and coming talented youngsters which helps us branch out to all age categories and tastes. Many of us have had our own independent endeavors as well in owning our own businesses outside of the entertainment industry, thus expanding our knowledge and experience in the business world. We are Cornerstone Creative Studios. https://www.facebook.com/CornerstoneCreativeStudios/?fref=ts
Damien Mammoliti is a professional freelance artist living in sunny Alberta, Canada. He's worked companies such as CD Projekt Red and Sega Europe to help create memorable and exciting art for video and board games. When he's not working, he's a game-o-holic, or wandering outdoors in the mountains. http://www.boneandbrush.com/
Camron Brown is a freelance artist based in Irvine United Kingdom. He has worked on a variety of book covers, card games, and character designs, for various clients and companies. He also enjoys playing tabletop games in his down time. You can find most of his work at the links below.
K. "Kezrek" Laczin
From a small perch in Austin TX, Kez Laczin creates illustrations and designs for games. Her artwork can be found in Pathfinder, Legend of the Five Rings, Heroes' Tale, In a World of Dinosaurs, and many others. Between projects she continues development on an art book called What Wonders May Lie. If you pose a question while she's working, the answer you receive will likely be a small series of gargling noises.
Shaun Ellis is a freelance artist currently living in Orlando, FL. He has worked on a variety of projects, most of which are indie video games and tabletop games. In his freetime this nerd is normally reading and learning anything he can get his hands on, making his own game prototypes, and does the occasional cosplay with his wife. https://sellis.artstation.com/
Leslie Casilli Leslie was one of the first artists to join the Dungeon Crusade team. She provided a few pieces of incredible art to get the project going. Leslie has since moved onto her own exciting projects to pursue her own dreams and goals. I hold Leslie in the highest regard, as she is part of the Dungeon Crusade history. I would invite you to look at some of her art, Simply stunning!
Take a gander at some of the amazing art our artists have created to make Dungeon Crusade look incredible!
Here are a few sections from the Dungeon Board. The Dungeon Board will be created by the very talented Shaun Ellis.
A look at some of the many pieces of Loot you can find in Dungeon Crusade created by Kez and Shaun Ellis.
Here is a breakdown of where your money is going. If you are interested in more details please see the relevant update on finances here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/357343358/dungeon-crusade-book-i-genesis-of-evil/posts/1600271
Risks and challenges
We have done our home work and will try our hardest to make this work. This is our first project (hopefully one of many) for our start up company so it is important to us to make sure we get our flagship game right!
I plan to be as clear and transparent as possible with backers throughout this process and to let them know of any issues as they arise.
The game is mechanically complete and might only take some minor tweaking; We are awaiting on art, then printing and finally shipping. Each step of that process can have delays, but we will do our best to make sure you know of any such delays and what we are doing to fix it.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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