About this project
Super Heroes are starting to thrive in numbers in the small Metro City. Indeed, as the city tends to attract crime and unpredictable events, wannabe heroes must come here to grow some good reputation and - who knows? - maybe join the famous Liberty Patrol!
Guardians' Chronicles: The Clash of Heroes is a board game with minis for 2 to 8 players, in which two super-powered teams fight a system-generated Super Villain... while trying their best to be on the newspapers front pages more often than the enemy team!
This new game is a standalone you can use to play countless entertaining games, but it is also compatible with the heroes of Guardians' Chronicles Season 1. Thus, you will be able to build the Super Hero teams of your choice by combining their powers in the first season just as in this.
Next Stretch Goal
Before they begin to play, the players divide into two Teams. Each player shall choose one Hero, coming with their own set of attributes and powers.
Each Hero has the following elements for the player to play them during the game:
- A miniature to help locate the character on the game board
- An ID Card showing their attributes (Speed, Attack, Defence, Mental, Health and Special Power)
- A set of Power Cards used to trigger the Hero's specific powers
- An Initiative Card showing the order in which the Heroes will act within the team.
During the Strategy Phase, each player will secretly choose one or two Power Card(s) for the turn. They can use each card in two different ways:
- As a Secret Technique: play this card to the right of your Hero's ID card to modify their Attributes for the duration of the turn.
- As a Special Power: play this card to the left of your Hero's ID card to use the card's Special Power during this turn.
Once all Power Cards have been chosen for every Super Hero, each Team will secretly choose the order in which their members will act thanks to the Initiative Cards.
This new core box makes it possible for all players to play against the Super Villain and try to thwart their Machiavellian scheme, all this stuff being handled by the game system. All you have to do is refer to the Menace Sheet corresponding to the chosen scenario's Super Villain which will specify:
- The Starting Positions for both Hero Teams, for the Super Villain and the other items to be used in the scenario
- The Actions to be performed at the end of a turn which will help the Super Villain getting inexorably closer to their final goal
- The Super Villain's Reactions which describe their behaviour whenever a Hero comes too close or attacks them directly
- The different End game conditions which will help both teams gain newspapers articles relating their achievements
These titanic battles are set in a town, and the scenery elements shall suffer from it! Many scenery elements can be used by your Super Heroes in two different ways:
- The usual way, which will allow for various Special Actions
- As improvised weapons that can make a difference in a fight
Besides, many Civilians walk the streets of Metro City and you can interact with them in the course of your adventures.
All over the game, both Teams will build up the front page of their respective newspapers:
- Prevent the Super Villain from achieving their Machiavellian scheme grants one big article (i.e. 4 victory points)
- Defeat the Super Villain grants one normal article (i.e. 2 victory points)
- Knock Out one enemy Hero or achieve one's personal goal grants one small article (i.e. 1 victory point each)
Once the game is over and the Super Villain is under lock and key, it is time for the Teams to compare their front pages. The Team with the higher score wins the game in this media struggle to be called "Saviours of Metro City".
Guardians' Chronicles - The Clash of Heroes miniatures pre-production has already started in order to reduce the production time and we will be able to show you the resin masters before the end of the campaign. It will allow us to start the molds production as soon as the campaign is over.
Guardians' Chronicles miniatures are 28mm Heroic (32mm) scale which is the scale used in most of current boardgames as you can see on the picture.
The quality of our miniatures is a priority for us, so you can expect the same quality for this campaign as the one showed on the picture below which is equal to the quality of our previous expansions.
We just received our resin prototypes :
To purchase an optional buy, simply click on the Manage my pledge button in the top right hand corner of the Kickstarter page. On the next page, there will be a bar with your pledge total. Add the amount of the optional buy(s) to that sum and hit confirm near the bottom of the page.
Please note there is no additional shipping cost for optional buys, you can add as many optional buys as you want, with no more shipping cost.
We prepared many Stretch Goals to make your Super Heroes' adventures even more unforgettable! The more you will be, the more we will expand the boundaries of each pledge content!
Social Strech Goals
If you want more than one pledge (either to make a great present or to lower the shipping cost by grouping you with your friends), note that you can add as many Rookie pledge (60€) or Veteran pledge (80€) as you want with reduce shipping for each additional copy!
And of course all of them come each with all the applicable stretch-goals!
Now, the technical Kickstarter doesn’t allow us to modify the pledges. So we will ask you, if you re canadian or australian, to choose USA as delivery country (don’t worry, you ll be able to change during the pledge manager) and to add 10€ to your pledge. You can also add the new shipping fees during the pledge manager. The choice is on you.
All costs displayed in $ are based on the exchange rate in effect during the first day of the campaign (1€=$1.12).
By pledging on this Kickstarter, you acknowledge that the final appearance, materials and content of the rewards (and the Kickstarter) are subject to change and may differ slightly from what is presented during the Kickstarter campaign.
Be aware that all pledges that are confirmed after the pledge manager deadline will be shipped from our main hub at a later date, that will likely incur increased shipping costs.
Here is a review from “D&E Miniature & Board games” which gives their feeling after having tested the new rules of Guardians’ Chronicles - Clash of Heroes, with the content of season 1 and the downloadable scenario.
There s also an open the box of the Night Squad expansion. You can have a more precise idea of the miniatures qualities.
You will see here an unboxing video of the Guardians’ Chronicles first box by “GMS Magazine”.
The RED JOKER is a young board game publishing company whose CEO, Frédérick Condette, has been working for nearly 20 years in the game industry.
After being a graphic designer at Rackham, he accumulates experiences diversifying his responsibilities in different positions in the industry. After a rewarding experience as a partner at Hazgaard Editions he finds his own publishing company - The RED JOKER with one goal in mind: to offer high quality games for the most enthusiastic of players.
The following published games are: “Guardians' Chronicles”, “The Valley of the Kings”, and now “Guardians' Chronicles: Clash of Heroes”.
Louis, born in 1971, is a comic book illustrator and scriptwriter.
We can mention his series “Tessa, the Intergalactic Agent” (with Nicolas Mitric as scriptwriter), the first opus of “42 Intergalactic Agents”, and the ninth opus of the “Kookaburra Universe” series, where he wrote the script as well.
He also illustrated a large amount of board games and miniature games, along with the characters' design for the games “Eden” and “Infinity”.
Born in 1973, Sylvain Guinebaud becomes graphic artist and comic book illustrator after graduating as a Bachelor of Plastic Arts.
He works with François Froideval, Ange, Nicolas Mitric and Herik Hanna on different comics projects such as: “La Geste des Chevaliers Dragon”, “La Porte des Mondes”, “Kookabura”, “Seven Dragons”, and more recently on the “Detectives” series.
Moreover, he's the illustrator of the following board games: “Guardians' Chronicles”, “Pina Pirata”, “Eden”, “Drakerys” and many more.
Sébastien Lamirand is a colourist who rightfully deserves to be proclaimed a truly Unique Artist. His work on the “Tessa” series, “Kookabura Universe”, “Les Conquérants de Troy” and more recently - “L’Héritage du Kaiser” gave him the opportunity to work internationally as well and make him a valuable asset, courted even in the United States.
He’s also doing work for Atlantic and their «Black Box» series. Along with his good friend and multi-tasking cartoonist LOUIS, Sébastien recently worked on board games as well. We are able to appreciate his superb work on «Guardians' Chronicles» or «Eden».
Many more artists participated in bringing Guardians' Chronicles’ to life:
- Julien Carette, a great trendy comic book graphic artist,
- Anne Rouvin, an illustrator with an elegant style,
- Romain Gaschet, an eclectic artist and game creator,
- Mario Gully, whose work «Ant» allowed him to start collaborating with Marvel,
- Radja Sauperamaniane, very famous among the French board game publishers,
- Ben Rennen, an exquisite German illustrator,
- Chris Malgrain, whose independent comic book “Les Formidables”, immediately displays the strong passion he has for a superheroic universe.
Being passionate for imaginary universes and 3D since childhood, Jacques Duriez started a versatile artistic career mixing 2D and 3D projects.
He starts his graphic designer career with the famous French companies Cyanide Studio and Ubisoft. More enthusiastic than ever, he doesn’t separate passion from work. Jacques chooses 3D sculpture and 3D modelling for his approach to offer his talent to the game industry.
Origames is a very well-known French company dedicated to the conceptualization of board games. They working closely with the publishers at all development stages of a project. Passion is the motto of their engagement. And with the help of this simple rule, each project becomes amazingly unique in feel.
“Guardians' Chronicles: Clash of Heroes” - an original and unique, tactical and dynamic skirmish game, with a card system where combos create an excellent teamwork, was simply an impossible-to-resist game for Origames!
Risks and challenges
GUARDIANS' CHRONICLE SAISON 1
Long story short... Guardians' Chronicles first season was brought to Kickstarter by Iello, The Red Joker being the publisher of the game. Unfortunately, and without this being the fault of any of the parties, many little disagreements and exchanges for all decisions led to repetitive delays...
Finally, all core boxes and the campaign Stretch Goals (even those that had not been unlocked) have been delivered to the backers, and only extra heroes were missing. In March 2016, The Red Joker and Iello agreed that The Red Joker alone would take over the management of the project, in order to make the delivery of remaining elements easier. From this date on, we started manufacturing the missing miniatures, and we should be able to show you the resin masters during the campaign, by the way.
SEASON 1 BACKERS
Season 1 backers who had pledged for the Hero: Alter Ego ($100) or higher will receive for free a Veteran pledge of this campaign, while the other backers will receive the missing miniatures with their associated items
If you wish to add some of this campaign's addons, you can do it without additional shipping fees by simply making a pledge equal to the amount of the addons that you wish to buy.
READY TO PROCEED TO PRODUCTION
Unlike the first campaign, this time all basic pledges, and a big part of the Stretch Goals, are almost ready for production.
Besides, we have already begun pre-producing all the miniatures, and we should be able to show you definitive masters by the end of the campaign.
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